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annuity
An annual allowance, payment, or income.
affluence
A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
blase
Sated with pleasure.
staid
Of a steady and sober character.
decipher
To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible.
revocation
Repeal.
rapine
The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war.
locomotion
The act or power of moving from one place to another.
unbecoming
Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.
specialty
An employment limited to one particular line of work.
preeminence
Special eminence.
retaliate
To repay evil with a similar evil.
deplete
To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
gentile
Belonging to a people not Jewish.
nimble
Light and quick in motion or action.
bask
To make warm by genial heat.
blithesome
Cheerful.
explicit
Definite.
preestablish
To settle or arrange beforehand.
necessitate
To render indispensable.
pique
To excite a slight degree of anger in.
symphonious
Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
perfidy
Treachery.
assassinate
To kill, as by surprise or secret assault, especially the killing of some eminent person.
reparable
Capable of repair.
knickknack
A small article, more for ornament that use.
bleak
Desolate.
tempter
An allurer or enticer to evil.
dispel
To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions.
infusion
The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
verbose
Wordy.
henchman
A servile assistant and subordinate.
overthrow
To vanquish an established ruler or government.
mantle
A cloak.
insolent
Impudent.
jovial
Merry.
contributor
One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.
vernal
Belonging to or suggestive of the spring.
bigamist
One who has two spouses at the same time.
pretext
A fictitious reason or motive.
retrench
To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity.
manumission
Emancipation.
proportionate
Being in proportion.
surrogate
One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another.
reaction
Tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation.
possessor
One who owns, enjoys, or controls anything, as property.
conferee
A person with whom another confers.
confessor
A spiritual advisor.
martial
Pertaining to war or military operations.
script
Writing or handwriting of the ordinary cursive form.
complex
Complicated.
instantaneous
Done without perceptible lapse of time.
epitaph
An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.
encore
The call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
regress
To return to a former place or condition.
seclusion
Solitude.
witticism
A witty, brilliant, or original saying or sentiment.
impotent
Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.
pennant
A small flag.
contemptuous
Disdainful.
sidelong
Inclining or tending to one side.
baton
An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.
receivable
Capable of being or fit to be received - often money.
consignee
A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.
daring
Brave.
erudition
Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
modernity
The state or character of being modern.
superb
Sumptuously elegant.
reseat
To place in position of office again.
undue
More than sufficient.
jocose
Done or made in jest.
inconsiderable
Small in quantity or importance.
predict
To foretell.
earthenware
Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
intricacy
Perplexity.
explicate
To clear from involvement.
contingency
Possibility of happening.
auriferous
Containing gold.
gibe
To utter taunts or reproaches.
mandatory
Expressive of positive command, as distinguished from merely directory.
catholicity
Universal prevalence or acceptance.
passive
Unresponsive.
unguent
Any ointment or lubricant for local application.
deflect
To cause to turn aside or downward.
antiseptic
Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.
benevolent
Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.
innuendo
Insinuation.
magistracy
The office or dignity of a magistrate.
rdly
Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)
mandate
A command.
consumptive
Designed for gradual destruction.
undervalue
To underestimate.
regiment
A body of soldiers.
louse
A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals.
divinity
The quality or character of being godlike.
insomnia
Sleeplessness.
inviolable
Incapable of being injured or disturbed.
oversee
To superintend.
predatory
Prone to pillaging.
fugacious
Fleeting.
paragon
A model of excellence.
contemptible
Worthy of scorn or disdain.
vendible
Marketable.
denominate
To give a name or epithet to.
metal
An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard, heavy, and lustrous.
deteriorate
To grow worse.
recur
To happen again or repeatedly, especially at regular intervals.
compliment
To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise.
modish
Fashionable.
glutinous
Sticky.
joggle
A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake.
animadversion
The utterance of criticism or censure.
exemplify
To show by example.
hawthorn
A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.
resonate
To have or produce resonance.
immeasurable
Indefinitely extensive.
abbey
The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
degradation
Diminution, as of strength or magnitude.
pudgy
Small and fat.
capitulate
To surrender or stipulate terms.
offshoot
Something that branches off from the parent stock.
phenomenal
Extraordinary or marvelous.
Iliad
A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
referrer
One who refers.
exit
A way or passage out.
nominee
One who receives a nomination.
atheism
The denial of the existence of God.
batten
A narrow strip of wood.
broadcast
Disseminated far and wide.
typography
The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
parody
To render ludicrous by imitating the language of.
mercantile
Conducted or acting on business principles; commercial.
decagram
A weight of 10 grams.
conquer
To overcome by force.
prima
First.
bolster
To support, as something wrong.
assonant
Having resemblance of sound.
aristocracy
A hereditary nobility
indefensible
Untenable.
nurture
The process of fostering or promoting growth.
sequence
The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.
opposite
Radically different or contrary in action or movement.
amalgam
An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.
cosmogony
A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
integrity
Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle.
apparition
Ghost.
antenatal
Occurring or existing before birth.
speculate
To pursue inquiries and form conjectures.
incentive
That which moves the mind or inflames the passions.
stupendous
Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree.
enact
To make into law, as by legislative act.
opulence
Affluence.
betide
To happen to or befall.
imminent
Dangerous and close at hand.
optic
Pertaining to the eye or vision.
instigator
One who incites to evil.
hesitation
Vacillation.
granule
A small grain or particle.
effuse
To pour forth.
amply
Sufficiently.
corporal
Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.
perceive
To have knowledge of, or receive impressions concerning, through the medium of the body senses.
carnal
Sensual.
inextensible
Of unchangeable length or area.
ripplet
A small ripple, as of water.
advisory
Not mandatory.
conduit
A means for conducting something, particularly a tube, pipe, or passageway for a fluid.
ductile
Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread.
adroit
Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
sufficiency
An ample or adequate supply.
trickery
Artifice.
libel
Defamation.
monitory
Admonition or warning.
intromit
To insert.
estimable
Worthy of respect.
forcible
Violent.
Norman
Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
buoyant
Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
locative
Indicating place, or the place where or wherein an action occurs.
vacate
To leave.
adjacency
The state of being adjacent.
municipal
Of or pertaining to a town or city, or to its corporate or local government.
genealogist
A tracer of pedigrees.
muddle
To confuse or becloud, especially with or as with drink.
Gordian knot
Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners.
precedent
An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
acquit
To free or clear, as from accusation.
refringency
Power to refract.
complaisance
Politeness.
retention
The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession.
significance
Importance.
awry
& - Out of the proper form, direction, or position.
loam
A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.
piece
A loose or separated part, as distinguished from the whole or the mass.
impatience
Unwillingness to brook delays or wait the natural course of things.
tercentenary
Pertaining to a period of 300 years.
theism
Belief in God.
proximately
Immediately.
comparison
Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.
depopulate
To remove the inhabitants from.
prostrate
Lying prone, or with the head to the ground.
euphony
Agreeableness of sound.
squalid
Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.
transcontinental
Extending or passing across a continent.
impetuous
Impulsive.
positive
Free from doubt or hesitation.
divert
To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
plenary
Entire.
petulant
Displaying impatience.
rectify
To correct.
glacial
Icy, or icily cold.
misrepresent
To give a wrong impression.
mannerism
Constant or excessive adherence to one manner, style, or peculiarity, as of action or conduct.
precursor
A forerunner or herald.
succulent
Juicy.
culvert
Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.
pharmacopoeia
A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists.
patter
To mumble something over and over.
neglectful
Exhibiting or indicating omission.
linguist
One who is acquainted with several languages.
disarm
To deprive of weapons.
picayune
Of small value.
assess
To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid).
man-eater
An animal that devours human beings.
maleficent
Mischievous.
galvanize
To imbue with life or animation.
compulsory
Forced.
psychiatry
The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease.
endue
To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
ligament
That which binds objects together.
vernacular
The language of one's country.
profession
Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines.
sensorium
The sensory apparatus.
trident
The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune.
fraternal
Brotherly.
negligence
Omission of that which ought to be done.
sequestrate
To confiscate.
actuality
Any reality.
petrify
To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
accept
To take when offered.
encomium
A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
declamatory
A full and formal style of utterance.
telescope
To drive together so that one slides into the another like the sections of a spy-glass.
counteract
To act in opposition to.
grotto
A small cavern.
aroma
An agreeable odor.
evolve
To unfold or expand.
illusory
Deceiving or tending to deceive, as by false appearance.
wrangle
To maintain by noisy argument or dispute.
mountaineer
One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise.
fungous
Spongy.
yearling
A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
livid
Black-and-blue, as contused flesh.
lingo
Language.
festive
Merry.
missive
A message in writing.
depreciation
A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.
revere
To regard with worshipful veneration.
opportunist
One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends.
lune
The moon.
up-keep
Maintenance.
bailiff
An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
insistent
Urgent.
cosmology
The general science of the universe.
lactation
The secretion of milk.
infamous
Publicly branded or notorious, as for vice, or crime.
judiciary
That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice.
involve
To draw into entanglement, literally or figuratively.
adamant
Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
loiterer
One who consumes time idly.
eccentric
Peculiar.
Antarctic
Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.
opalescence
The property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints.
mirage
An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert.
satirize
To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit.
demolish
To annihilate.
prowess
Strength, skill, and intrepidity in battle.
characterize
To describe by distinctive marks or peculiarities.
palette
A thin tablet, with a hole for the thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for painting.
subtend
To extend opposite to.
arrear
Something overdue and unpaid.
malleable
Pliant.
literature
The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively.
corruption
Loss of purity or integrity.
mouthful
As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise.
defiant
Characterized by bold or insolent opposition.
believe
To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others.
criterion
A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.
impiety
Irreverence toward God.
demurrage
the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.
classify
To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance's and differences.
exaggerate
To overstate.
percussion
The sharp striking of one body against another.
wile
An act or a means of cunning deception.
continuous
Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence.
harbinger
One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
breach
The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
cohesion
Consistency.
inconstant
Changeable.
embroil
To involve in dissension or strife.
outrageous
Shocking in conduct.
spurious
Not genuine.
solecism
Any violation of established rules or customs.
huckster
One who retails small wares.
denote
To designate by word or mark.
severely
Extremely.
obesity
Excessive fatness.
impermissible
Not permissible.
abstinence
Self denial.
amusement
Diversion.
aghast
Struck with terror and amazement.
misbehavior
Ill or improper behavior.
usurious
Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned.
inchoative
That which begins, or expresses beginning.
torpor
Apathy.
immune
Exempt, as from disease.
prefer
To hold in higher estimation.
intolerance
Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure.
dishabille
Undress or negligent attire.
redundance
Excess.
Renaissance
The revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time.
hinder
To obstruct.
degeneracy
A becoming worse.
grapple
To take hold of.
typographical
Pertaining to typography or printing.
emphasize
To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word, or a group of words.
ebullient
Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
crag
A rugged, rocky projection on a cliff or ledge.
outright
Entirely.
cursive
Writing in which the letters are joined together.
discolor
To stain.
corollary
A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration.
effeminacy
Womanishness.
betimes
In good season or time.
corroboration
Confirmation.
unnecessary
Not essential under the circumstances.
irradiance
Luster.
vagrant
An idle wanderer.
wee
Very small.
arbiter
One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.
outcast
One rejected and despised, especially socially.
intercept
To interrupt the course of.
decorous
Suitable for the occasion or circumstances.
kiloliter
One thousand liters.
occurrence
A happening.
outskirt
A border region.
redolence
Smelling sweet and agreeable.
improper
Not appropriate, suitable, or becoming.
chagrin
Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
benefice
A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
impolitic
Inexpedient.
indicator
One who or that which points out.
treachery
Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith.
redemption
The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.
faun
One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.
perquisite
Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages.
olive-branch
A branch of the olive-tree, as an emblem of peace.
vindicatory
Punitive.
crustaceous
Having a crust-like shell.
dispensation
That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
truthful
Veracious.
conclusive
Sufficient to convince or decide.
outstretch
To extend.
infringe
To trespass upon.
physics
The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
maniac
a person raving with madness.
counting-house
A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
revelation
A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.
variance
Change.
sidereal
Pertaining to stars or constellations.
salutatory
The opening oration at the commencement in American colleges.
negligent
Apt to omit what ought to be done.
evoke
To call or summon forth.
mystification
The act of artfully perplexing.
expiate
To make satisfaction or amends for.
crematory
A place for cremating dead bodies.
extrajudicial
Happening out of court.
prehensible
Capable of being grasped.
curtsy
A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
decency
Moral fitness.
enamor
To inspire with ardent love.
privateer
A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.
labyrinth
A maze.
intension
The act of stringing or stretching, or state of being strained.
protrude
To push out or thrust forth.
liturgy
A ritual.
upheaval
Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition.
sirocco
hot winds from Africa.
renovate
To restore after deterioration, as a building.
delectable
Delightful to the taste or to the senses.
subservient
Servilely following another's behests.
simultaneous
Occurring, done, or existing at the same time.
extradite
To surrender the custody of.
arbor
A tree.
preposterous
Utterly ridiculous or absurd.
aggrieve
To give grief or sorrow to.
sluggard
A person habitually lazy or idle.
incarcerate
To imprison.
paramour
One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.
opportune
Especially fit as occurring, said, or done at the right moment.
peccant
Guilty.
nuance
A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.
inundation
Flood.
grandiose
Having an imposing style or effect.
hydra
The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.
mishap
Misfortune.
intelligible
Comprehensible.
auditory
Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.
abject
Sunk to a low condition.
Catholicism
The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
seignior
A title of honor or respectful address, equivalent to sir.
appellate
Capable of being appealed to.
reckless
Foolishly headless of danger.
torturous
Marked by extreme suffering.
hydraulic
Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
emphatic
Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
vainglory
Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
privilege
A right or immunity not enjoyed by all, or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions.
percolator
A filter.
descent
The act of moving or going downward.
proxy
A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter.
persist
To continue steadfast against opposition.
Pan-American
Including or pertaining to the whole of America, both North and South.
unsettle
To put into confusion.
rue
To regret extremely.
contiguity
Proximity.
travesty
A grotesque imitation.
foresight
Provision against harm or need.
tentative
Done as an experiment.
atrocity
Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
excess
That which passes the ordinary, proper, or required limit, measure, or experience.
discriminate
To draw a distinction.
duckling
A young duck.
blockade
The shutting up of a town, a frontier, or a line of coast by hostile forces.
mystic
One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
impetus
Any impulse or incentive.
indivisible
Not separable into parts.
maritime
Situated on or near the sea.
raptorial
Seizing and devouring living prey.
masonry
The art or work of constructing, as buildings, walls, etc., with regularly arranged stones.
misnomer
A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
forerun
To go before as introducing or ushering in.
low-spirited
Despondent.
relapse
To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
rondo
A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times.
caste
The division of society on artificial grounds.
transfusion
The act of pouring from one vessel to another.
distensible
Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
imperil
To endanger.
reck
To have a care or thought for.
dolor
Lamentation.
foreground
That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
accost
To speak to.
foppish
Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
introductory
Preliminary.
quibble
An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
intrude
To come in without leave or license.
advocate
One who pleads the cause of another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
unison
A condition of perfect agreement and accord.
orgies
Wild or wanton revelry.
defraud
To deprive of something dishonestly.
dishonest
Untrustworthy.
equivalent
Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.
disillusion
To disenchant.
palsy
Paralysis.
competent
Qualified.
mien
The external appearance or manner of a person.
authenticity
The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.
protomartyr
The earliest victim in any cause.
underworld
Hades.
felon
A criminal or depraved person.
preparation
An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event.
lucrative
Highly profitable.
tremulous
Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness.
pediatrics
The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.
natal
Pertaining to one's birth.
coxswain
One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer.
allege
To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
irksome
Wearisome.
chronology
The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events.
biped
An animal having two feet.
microscopic
Adapted to or characterized by minute observation.
convergent
Tending to one point.
accompaniment
A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
comely
Handsome.
subservience
The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another's behests.
condescend
To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors.
phenomenon
Any unusual occurrence.
executor
A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will.
illuminate
To supply with light.
denunciation
The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment.
whereupon
After which.
dolorous
Expressing or causing sorrow or pain.
hustle
To move with haste and promptness.
lunacy
Mental unsoundness.
heterodox
At variance with any commonly accepted doctrine or opinion.
primeval
Belonging to the first ages.
elicit
To educe or extract gradually or without violence.
actuary
An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
halcyon
Calm.
tinge
A faint trace of color.
obtrusive
Tending to be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
incapacity
Want of power to apprehend, understand, and manage.
thermoelectric
Denoting electricity produced by heat.
massive
Of considerable bulk and weight.
indolent
Habitually inactive or idle.
syllable
That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
braze
To make of or ornament with brass.
armful
As much as can be held in the arm or arms.
terminal
Pertaining to or creative of a boundary, limit.
sacrilege
The act of violating or profaning anything sacred.
gourd
A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some similar fruit having a hard rind.
conduce
To bring about.
acquittal
A discharge from accusation by judicial action.
quarterly
Occurring or made at intervals of three months.
frolicsome
Prankish.
imbrue
To wet or moisten.
virile
Masculine.
generosity
A disposition to give liberally or to bestow favors heartily.
sanguinary
Bloody.
reprisal
Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy.
bedaub
To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
repartee
A ready, witty, or apt reply.
nil
Nothing
obligatory
Binding in law or conscience.
cantata
A choral composition.
contrive
To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
protrusion
The act of protruding.
dilemma
A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary.
protoplasm
The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.
centenary
Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.
concurrence
Agreement.
transposition
The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.
implausible
Not plausible.
disclaim
To disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.
beatitude
Any state of great happiness.
fancier
One having a taste for or interest in special objects.
sebaceous
Pertaining to or appearing like fat.
latish
Rather late.
phonology
The science of human vocal sounds.
demonstrable
Capable of positive proof.
circumscribe
To confine within bounds.
palatial
Magnificent.
blemish
A mark that mars beauty.
superadd
To add in addition to what has been added.
cant
To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
peaceable
Tranquil.
retinue
The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance.
apothecary
One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions.
advocacy
The act of pleading a cause.
ascent
A rising, soaring, or climbing.
deity
A god, goddess, or divine person.
disinterested
Impartial.
exorbitant
Going beyond usual and proper limits.
impersuadable
Unyielding.
punctual
Observant and exact in points of time.
inarticulate
Speechless.
orthogonal
Having or determined by right angles.
fealty
Loyalty.
enrage
To infuriate.
chiffon
A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc.
misrule
To misgovern.
reiterate
To say or do again and again.
forethought
Premeditation.
percipience
The act of perceiving.
diurnal
Daily.
excursion
A journey.
archbishop
The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
destitute
Poverty-stricken.
ungainly
Clumsy.
propel
To drive or urge forward.
liquidate
To deliver the amount or value of.
cursory
Rapid and superficial.
militia
Those citizens, collectively, who are enrolled and drilled in temporary military organizations.
allotment
Portion.
nausea
An affection of the stomach producing dizziness and usually an impulse to vomit
ado
unnecessary activity or ceremony.
bromine
A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
introspection
The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
confident
Assured.
charlatan
A quack.
requite
To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
improvise
To do anything extemporaneously or offhand.
addle
To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
irritant
A mechanical, chemical, or pathological agent of inflammation, pain, or tension.
forgery
Counterfeiting.
reprieve
To grant a respite from punishment to.
monocracy
Government by a single person.
collusion
A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
gratification
Satisfaction.
redoubtable
Formidable.
mane
The long hair growing upon and about the neck of certain animals, as the horse and the lion.
kilowatt
One thousand watts.
rhetoric
The art of discourse.
perfunctory
Half-hearted.
devout
Religious.
subside
To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity.
comparative
Relative.
temerity
Recklessness.
nauseous
Loathsome.
bedeck
To cover with ornament.
stultify
To give an appearance of foolishness to.
litigate
To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.
twinge
A darting momentary local pain.
rigmarole
Nonsense.
loot
To plunder.
nutritive
Having nutritious properties.
bibliophile
One who loves books.
reflector
A mirror, as of metal, for reflecting light, heat, or sound in a particular direction.
deceive
To mislead by or as by falsehood.
impracticable
Not feasible.
ulterior
Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.
acerbity
Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
superannuate
To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.
faulty
Imperfect.
exonerate
To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.
simulate
Imitate.
menace
A threat.
obnoxious
Detestable.
buffoon
A clown.
globular
Spherical.
perfectible
Capable of being made perfect.
discredit
To injure the reputation of.
penurious
Excessively sparing in the use of money.
miscreant
A villain.
rapid
Having great speed.
overreach
To stretch out too far.
potion
A dose of liquid medicine.
exhilarate
To fill with high or cheerful spirits.
theorist
One given to speculating.
artifice
Trickery.
agitate
To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts).
inconceivable
Incomprehensible.
gesticulate
To make gestures or motions, as in speaking, or in place of speech.
interim
Time between acts or periods.
contemporaneous
Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.
plummet
A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
tolerate
To passively permit or put up with.
recreant
A cowardly or faithless person.
ingredient
Component.
deceit
Falsehood.
transfer
To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another.
depress
To press down.
liege
Sovereign.
eventual
Ultimate.
terrify
To fill with extreme fear.
overhang
A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over.
suave
Smooth and pleasant in manner.
penalty
The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law.
archetype
A prototype.
deleterious
Hurtful, morally or physically.
inadequate
Insufficient.
protagonist
A leader in any enterprise or contest.
ravine
A deep gorge or hollow, especially one worn by a stream or flow of water.
deportment
Demeanor.
acreage
Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
peninsular
Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water.
synopsis
A syllabus or summary.
sentinel
Any guard or watch stationed for protection.
forthright
With directness.
introversion
The act of turning or directing inward, physically or mentally.
excellence
Possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.
possible
Being not beyond the reach of power natural, moral, or supernatural.
frigid
Lacking warmth.
macadamize
To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone.
laud
To praise in words or song.
inject
To introduce, as a fluid, by injection.
vertigo
Dizziness.
packet
A bundle, as of letters.
monsieur
A French title of respect, equivalent to Mr. and sir.
therefor
For that or this.
oblivion
The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.
angular
Sharp-cornered.
odoriferous
Having or diffusing an odor or scent, especially an agreeable one.
latent
Dormant.
emeritus
Retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.
ramose
Branch-like.
alternate
One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.
opportunity
Favorable or advantageous chance or opening.
inland
Remote from the sea.
sophisticate
To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.
excerpt
An extract or selection from written or printed matter.
adjacent
That which is near or bordering upon.
sonorous
Resonant.
militate
To have weight or influence (in determining a question).
objector
One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling.
conservatory
An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.
brogue
Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.
hydroelectric
Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam.
Madonna
A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.
extremist
One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
populace
The common people.
transmissible
That may e sent through or across.
aggrandize
To cause to appear greatly.
racy
Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.
equilibrium
A state of balance.
diaphanous
Transparent.
evangelical
Seeking the conversion of sinners.
fiasco
A complete or humiliating failure.
extant
Still existing and known.
superlative
That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.
conservatism
Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.
abominate
To hate violently.
trio
Three things grouped or associated together.
accede
To agree.
financial
Monetary.
ecstatic
Enraptured.
frankincense
A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
variegate
To mark with different shades or colors.
personal
Not general or public.
disqualify
To debar.
lactic
Pertaining to milk.
consistency
A state of permanence.
enshrine
To keep sacred.
Arthurian
Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.
viola
A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.
precession
The act of going forward.
effervesce
To bubble up.
autopsy
The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
alluvion
Flood.
comprehension
Ability to know.
reimburse
To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended.
derisible
Open to ridicule.
distillation
Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.
absolve
To free from sin or its penalties.
rivulet
A small stream or brook.
perception
Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world.
tact
Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
liberate
To set free or release from bondage.
rebellious
Insubordinate.
admissible
Having the right or privilege of entry.
financier
One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
excel
To be superior or distinguished.
drainage
The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc.
disburden
To disencumber.
condolence
Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.
brigadier
General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general.
tremor
An involuntary trembling or shivering.
urban
Of, or pertaining to, or like a city.
eligible
Qualified for selection.
virtual
Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance.
oration
An elaborate or formal public speech.
archaism
Obsolescence.
secondary
Less important or effective than that which is primary.
weak-kneed
Without resolute purpose or energy.
Martian
Pertaining to Mars, either the Roman god of war or the planet.
exhaustible
Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
proverb
A brief, pithy saying, condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience.
importation
The act or practice of bringing from one country into another.
account
A record or statement of receipts and expenditures, or of business transactions.
infuse
To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
promiscuous
Brought together without order, distinction, or design (for sex).
discussion
Debate.
bauble
A trinket.
dragoon
In the British army, a cavalryman.
enjoin
To command.
gait
Carriage of the body in going.
isothermal
Having or marking equality of temperature.
subaquatic
Being, formed, or operating under water.
polysyllable
Having several syllables, especially more than three syllables.
satiric
Resembling poetry, in which vice, incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule.
emanate
To flow forth or proceed, as from some source.
pamphlet
A brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest.
imaginary
Fancied.
embellish
To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.
bulbous
Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.
bronchitis
Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
subtle
Discriminating.
edict
That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
acquire
To get as one's own.
repertory
A place where things are stored or gathered together.
absolution
Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
substantive
Solid.
exceed
To go beyond, as in measure, quality, value, action, power, skill, etc.
sparse
Thinly diffused.
gendarme
In continental Europe, particularly in France, a uniformed and armed police officer.
introvert
To turn within.
aggravate
To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
confer
To bestow.
ground
A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.
perversion
Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose.
decaliter
A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
consonance
The state or quality of being in accord with.
determinate
Definitely limited or fixed.
copious
Plenteous.
aspire
To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained.
indistinct
Vague.
peddler
One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.
indigestible
Not digestible, or difficult to digest.
pleasurable
Affording gratification.
animate
To make alive.
successful
Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity.
secondly
In the second place in order or succession.
agglomerate
To pile or heap together.
hazard
Risk.
olfactory
of or pertaining to the sense of smell.
negligee
A loose gown worn by women.
reticence
The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
incongruous
Unsuitable for the time, place, or occasion.
imperfectible
That can not be perfected.
reservoir
A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept.
scrupulous
Cautious in action for fear of doing wrong.
promissory
Expressing an engagement to pay.
gusto
Keen enjoyment.
domain
A sphere or field of action or interest.
dissension
Angry or violent difference of opinion.
variant
A thing that differs from another in form only, being the same in essence or substance.
stingy
Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
vociferate
To utter with a loud and vehement voice.
ingenious
Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
assonate
To accord in sound, especially vowel sound.
original
Not copied nor produced by imitation.
resurrection
A return from death to life
diverse
Capable of various forms.
midsummer
The middle of the summer.
practicable
Feasible.
juror
One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice.
auricle
One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.
pervade
To pass or spread through every part.
latency
The state of being dormant.
virtuoso
A master in the technique of some particular fine art.
vitiate
To contaminate.
dissolute
Lewd.
repugnant
Offensive to taste and feeling.
syllabic
Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
lovable
Amiable.
repudiate
To refuse to have anything to do with.
misuse
To maltreat.
negligible
Transferable by assignment, endorsement, or delivery.
lucid
Mentally sound.
seminar
Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher.
tactician
One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.
reciprocate
To give and take mutually.
beset
To attack on all sides.
admittance
Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
divisor
That by which a number or quantity is divided.
gesture
A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.
equity
Fairness or impartiality.
sextuple
Multiplied by six.
slothful
Lazy.
Antichrist
Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.
impassible
Not moved or affected by feeling.
caustic
Sarcastic and severe.
precedence
Priority in place, time, or rank.
litigant
A party to a lawsuit.
inexorable
Unrelenting.
obdurate
Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
pavilion
An open structure for temporary shelter.
zenith
The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness.
belie
To misrepresent.
clandestine
Surreptitious.
dyne
The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
brevity
Shortness of duration.
leaflet
A little leaf or a booklet.
incipient
Initial.
dead-heat
A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
doe
The female of the deer.
defamation
Malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.
siren
A sea-nymph, described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla.
accordion
A portable free-reed musical instrument.
meditation
The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind.
distiller
One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
planisphere
A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.
muster
An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection, or for numbering off.
mead
A meadow.
sanctimonious
Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety.
calumny
Slander.
veracious
Habitually disposed to speak the truth.
treasonable
Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.
littoral
Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.
ominous
Portentous.
armada
A fleet of war-vessels.
impunity
Freedom from punishment.
mischievous
Fond of tricks.
omnipotence
Unlimited and universal power.
despotism
Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
demeanor
Deportment.
auspice
favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
fungus
A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.
sophistry
Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
trajectory
The path described by a projectile moving under given forces.
ultimatum
A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions.
extricate
Disentangle.
emblazon
To set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
dedication
The voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.
conducive
Contributing to an end.
remunerate
To pay or pay for.
expediency
Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
forego
To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of.
coronet
Inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.
seduce
To entice to surrender chastity.
irrepressible
That can not be restrained or kept down.
wreak
To inflict, as a revenge or punishment.
irreligious
Indifferent or opposed to religion.
able-bodied
Competent for physical service.
triplicate
Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts.
indulgence
The yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another.
commentary
A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work.
transalpine
Situated on the other side of the Alps.
purgatory
An intermediate state where souls are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory suffering.
perseverance
A persistence in purpose and effort.
symphonic
Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
odious
Hateful.
discountenance
To look upon with disfavor.
antipodes
A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.
streamlet
Rivulet.
sensation
A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling.
outweigh
To surpass in importance or excellence.
fallacious
Illogical.
obstinacy
Stubborn adherence to opinion, arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way.
diacritical
Marking a difference.
incoherent
Not logically coordinated, as to parts, elements, or details.
offhand
Without preparation.
prescriptible
Derived from authoritative direction.
perfumery
The preparation of perfumes.
insidious
Working ill by slow and stealthy means.
premier
First in rank or position.
illiberal
Stingy.
durance
Confinement.
scuttle
To sink (a ship) by making holes in the bottom.
bumper
A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
engross
To occupy completely.
morose
Gloomy.
fledgling
A young bird.
deciduous
Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
perspicacious
Astute.
allegory
The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
cession
Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
complication
An intermingling or combination of things or parts, especially in a perplexing manner.
philosophy
The general principles, laws, or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything.
hexapod
Having six feet.
esthetic
Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
immigrate
To come into a country or region from a former habitat.
typical
Characteristic.
penetration
Discernment.
afire
On fire, literally or figuratively.
laureate
Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction.
probity
Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.
pagan
A worshiper of false gods.
muffle
To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
counterpart
Something taken with another for the completion of either.
personage
A man or woman as an individual, especially one of rank or high station.
turgid
Swollen.
unlimited
Unconstrained.
allusion
An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
professor
A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college.
vehement
Very eager or urgent.
instigate
To provoke.
divest
To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment.
obstruct
To fill with impediments so as to prevent passage, either wholly or in part.
expedient
Contributing to personal advantage.
pandemonium
A fiendish or riotous uproar.
discontinuance
Interruption or intermission.
hypercritical
Faultfinding.
overdo
To overtax the strength of.
cudgel
A short thick stick used as a club.
inconsequential
Valueless.
bitterness
Acridity, as to the taste.
whine
To utter with complaining tone.
idiom
A use of words peculiar to a particular language.
languor
Lassitude of body or depression.
microcosm
The world or universe on a small scale.
gynecology
The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women.
participate
To receive or have a part or share of.
oculist
One versed or skilled in treating diseases of the eye.
linear
Of the nature of a line.
repine
To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
accuracy
Exactness.
travail
Hard or agonizing labor.
flatulence
Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.
homophone
A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
disinherit
To deprive of an inheritance.
further
More distant or advanced.
felicity
A state of well-founded happiness.
creamy
Resembling or containing cream.
purveyor
one who supplies
gyroscope
An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation.
Anglo-Saxon
The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.
peripatetic
Walking about.
omission
Exclusion.
sufferance
Toleration.
donee
A person to whom a donation is made.
heifer
A young cow.
resistless
Powerless.
idiosyncrasy
A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
appellation
The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.
gaseous
Light and unsubstantial.
lying
Untruthfulness.
proficiency
An advanced state of acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or science.
profuse
Produced or displayed in overabundance.
annalist
Historian.
pulmonary
Pertaining to the lungs.
synod
An ecclesiastical council.
outcry
A vehement or loud cry or clamor.
untimely
Unseasonable.
prescription
An authoritative direction.
creed
A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief.
dutiful
Obedient.
precedential
Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
primer
An elementary reading-book for children.
accommodate
To furnish something as a kindness or favor.
upcast
A throwing upward.
foretell
To predict.
abase
To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
well-doer
A performer of moral and social duties.
convalesce
To recover after a sickness.
pneumatic
Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas.
antidote
Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
christen
To name in baptism.
emancipate
To release from bondage.
cede
To pass title to.
submarine
Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea.
invincible
Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.
utmost
The greatest possible extent.
cataclysm
Any overwhelming flood of water.
similitude
Similarity.
miniature
Much smaller than reality or that the normal size.
ensnare
To entrap.
viol
A stringed instrument of the violin class.
intervene
To interfere for some end.
involution
Complication.
paternity
Fatherhood.
precipitate
To force forward prematurely.
discover
To get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
moderation
Temperance.
inverse
Contrary in tendency or direction.
alcove
A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
transverse
Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.
drudgery
Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation.
hemorrhoids
pl. Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the lower end of the rectum.
desist
To cease from action.
safeguard
To protect.
moat
A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.
momentary
Lasting but a short time.
felicitate
To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
workmanship
The art or skill of a workman.
abyss
Bottomless gulf.
semiannual
Recurring at intervals of six months.
inefficiency
That which does not accomplish an intended purpose.
grievous
Creating affliction.
grievance
That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong.
circumnavigate
To sail quite around.
bustle
To hurry.
constable
An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.
quarter
One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided.
permutation
Reciprocal change, different ordering of same items.
metaphysician
One skilled in metaphysics.
formidable
Difficult to accomplish.
inkling
A hint.
biennial
A plant that produces leaves and roots the first year and flowers and fruit the second.
sorcery
Witchcraft.
solace
Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
indiscriminate
Promiscuous.
playful
Frolicsome.
injunction
Mandate.
baize
A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
fawn
A young deer.
constellation
An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
normalcy
The state of being normal.
plenteous
Abundant.
singe
To burn slightly or superficially.
soliloquy
A monologue.
Jingo
One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy.
conversion
Change from one state or position to another, or from one form to another.
vacuum
A space entirely devoid of matter.
decalogue
The ten commandments.
flagrant
Openly scandalous.
impertinence
Rudeness.
expulsion
Forcible ejection.
antistrophe
The inversion of terms in successive classes, as in "the home of joy and the joy of home".
liable
Justly or legally responsible.
encroach
To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another.
forth
Into notice or view.
tireless
Untiring.
commute
To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
introgression
Entrance.
Epicurean
Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
mythology
The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes.
nominal
Trivial.
thermoelectricity
Electricity generated by differences of temperature,
continuation
Prolongation.
incombustible
That can not be burned.
facet
One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem.
contrivance
The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose.
induct
To bring in.
recure
To cure again.
lewd
Characterized by lust or lasciviousness.
fidelity
Loyalty.
naturally
According to the usual order of things.
narrator
One who narrates anything.
provocation
An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment.
foresee
To discern beforehand.
excellency
A title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.
iota
A small or insignificant mark or part.
baritone
Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
sentient
Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception.
accomplish
To bring to pass.
mollify
To soothe.
wampum
Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.
aphorism
Proverb.
regent
One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler.
tableau
An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
irate
Moved to anger.
foible
A personal weakness or failing.
cosmopolitanism
A cosmopolitan character.
violator
One who transgresses.
manor
The landed estate of a lord or nobleman.
disparage
To regard or speak of slightingly.
prominent
Conspicuous in position, character, or importance.
amenable
Willing and ready to submit.
abomination
A very detestable act or practice.
cohesive
Having the property of consistency.
votary
Consecrated by a vow or promise.
pall
To make dull by satiety.
acumen
Quickness of intellectual insight, or discernment; keenness of discrimination.
skirmish
Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies.
exclamation
An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.
wizen-faced
Having a shriveled face.
luminary
One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.
barcarole
A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
consul
An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
deliquesce
To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air.
demonstrator
One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner.
insight
Intellectual discernment.
subjection
The act of bringing into a state of submission.
progeny
Offspring.
fluential
Pertaining to streams.
euphonious
Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
investigator
One who investigates.
constituent
One who has the right to vote at an election.
happy-go-lucky
Improvident.
observatory
A building designed for systematic astronomical observations.
artless
Ingenuous.
insufficient
Inadequate for some need, purpose, or use.
sterling
Genuine.
intervale
A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river.
recollect
To recall the knowledge of.
toilsome
Laborious.
propellant
Propelling.
hemorrhage
Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel.
genealogy
A list, in the order of succession, of ancestors and their descendants.
minute
Exceedingly small in extent or quantity.
forby
Besides.
boycott
To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
amplitude
Largeness.
complement
To make complete.
permanent
Durable.
stagnate
To become dull or inert.
sinecure
Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
hypothesis
A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion.
excitable
Nervously high-strung.
tilth
Cultivation.
batter
A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together, to be used in cookery.
optics
The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight.
sinister
Evil.
inure
To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure.
persuadable
capable of influencing to action by entreaty, statement, or anything that moves the feelings.
anagram
The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.
reproof
An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured.
perigee
The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.
aide-de-camp
An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
mismanage
To manage badly, improperly, or unskillfully.
lax
Not stringent or energetic.
explosion
A sudden and violent outbreak.
deluge
To overwhelm with a flood of water.
providential
Effected by divine guidance.
aurora
A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
astute
Keen in discernment.
wiry
Thin, but tough and sinewy.
monition
Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.
perhaps
Possibly.
livelihood
Means of subsistence.
inveigh
To utter vehement censure or invective.
duplicity
Double-dealing.
penury
Indigence.
morale
A state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like.
pittance
Any small portion or meager allowance.
nasal
Pertaining to the nose.
bedlam
Madhouse.
imbroglio
A misunderstanding attended by ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
bodice
A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.
messieurs
pl. Gentlemen.
altar
Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
emaciate
To waste away in flesh.
reclusory
A hermitage.
preface
A brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book.
luminous
Giving or radiating light.
intolerant
Bigoted.
oblong
Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
interrogative
Having the nature or form of a question.
exigent
Urgent.
comical
Funny.
tremendous
Awe-inspiring.
plumb
A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.
bravado
An aggressive display of boldness.
outrigger
A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.
ought
To be under moral obligation to be or do.
radiate
To extend in all directions, as from a source or focus.
relegate
To send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination.
onslaught
A violent onset.
concession
Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.
incandescent
White or glowing with heat.
seer
A prophet.
severance
Separation.
incoherence
Want of connection, or agreement, as of parts or ideas in thought, speech, etc.
ogre
A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings.
eloquent
Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.
banal
Commonplace.
profiteer
One who profits.
concordance
Harmony.
parlance
Mode of speech.
philosophize
To seek ultimate causes and principles.
autocrat
Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
gamut
The whole range or sequence.
sleight
A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation.
animadvert
To pass criticism or censure.
pedestrian
One who journeys on foot.
belligerent
Manifesting a warlike spirit.
gosling
A young goose.
inactive
Inert.
accustom
To make familiar by use.
manumit
To set free from bondage.
disobedience
Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.
obsequies
Funeral rites.
foggy
Obscure.
sympathetic
Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
forbearance
Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
metric
Relating to measurement.
valedictorian
Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution.
patronymic
Formed after one's father's name.
persiflage
Banter.
recant
To withdraw formally one's belief (in something previously believed or maintained).
landlord
A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements.
suggestive
Stimulating to thought or reflection.
inhibit
To hold back or in.
prickle
To puncture slightly with fine, sharp points.
rehabilitate
To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.
recuperate
To recover.
depression
A falling of the spirits.
pernicious
Tending to kill or hurt.
entrench
To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
contingent
Not predictable.
hospitality
The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness.
chattel
Any article of personal property.
acetic
Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
inert
Inanimate.
recognize
To recall the identity of (a person or thing).
medieval
Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages.
virulent
Exceedingly noxious or deleterious.
provincial
Uncultured in thought and manner.
vinery
A greenhouse for grapes.
corrigible
Capable of reformation.
raucous
Harsh.
predominance
Ascendancy or preponderance.
dermatology
The branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases.
extempore
Without studied or special preparation.
intoxicate
To make drunk.
retrogression
A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction.
veneer
Outside show or elegance.
dendroid
Like a tree.
missile
Any object, especially a weapon, thrown or intended to be thrown.
deforest
To clear of forests.
idolize
To regard with inordinate love or admiration.
surety
Security for payment or performance.
herbarium
A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study.
tolerant
Indulgent.
polycracy
The rule of many.
devise
To invent.
conscious
Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks.
ministration
Any religious ceremonial.
cosmic
Pertaining to the universe.
imperative
Obligatory.
insulate
To place in a detached state or situation.
urbanity
Refined or elegant courtesy.
inseparable
That can not be separated.
invasion
Encroachment, as by an act of intrusion or trespass.
crevasse
A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
epigram
A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.
omniscience
Unlimited or infinite knowledge.
estuary
A wide lower part of a tidal river.
seclude
To place, keep, or withdraw from the companionship of others.
payee
A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.
fluent
Having a ready or easy flow of words or ideas.
entree
The act of entering.
vivify
To endue with life.
medley
A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole.
perpetuate
To preserve from extinction or oblivion.
dilate
To enlarge in all directions.
benefactor
A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
Hibernian
Pertaining to Ireland, or its people.
viscount
In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
contraposition
A placing opposite.
litigious
Quarrelsome.
denude
To strip the covering from.
suppressible
Capable of being suppressed.
sarcasm
Cutting and reproachful language.
apparent
Easily understood.
theocrasy
The mixed worship of polytheism.
oscillate
To swing back and forth.
reliance
Dependence.
mettlesome
Having courage or spirit.
plaudit
An expression of applause.
matter of fact
Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality.
mealy-mouthed
Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly.
alteration
Change or modification.
gregarious
Not habitually solitary or living alone.
delusion
Mistaken conviction, especially when more or less enduring.
meander
To wind and turn while proceeding in a course.
somnolent
Sleepy.
condensation
The act or process of making dense or denser.
guy
Stay-rope.
quartet
A composition for four voices or four instruments.
temporary
Lasting for a short time only.
animosity
Hatred.
maltreat
To treat ill, unkindly, roughly, or abusively.
veto
The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment.
degenerate
To become worse or inferior.
trite
Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
verify
To prove to be true, exact, or accurate.
verbiage
Use of many words without necessity.
regale
To give unusual pleasure.
biography
A written account of one's life, actions, and character.
sedate
Even-tempered.
defer
To delay or put off to some other time.
permeate
To pervade.
plural
Containing or consisting of more than one.
nomination
The act or ceremony of naming a man or woman for office.
disregard
To take no notice of.
jubilation
Exultation.
specialize
To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.
soluble
Capable of being dissolved, as in a fluid.
felonious
Showing criminal or evil purpose.
supercilious
Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
extravagant
Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
dissipation
The state of being dispersed or scattered.
aspiration
An earnest wish for that which is above one's present reach.
equitable
Characterized by fairness.
stallion
An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding.
superabundance
An excessive amount.
poetic
Pertaining to poetry.
deist
One who believes in God, but denies supernatural revelation.
indomitable
Unconquerable.
lode
A somewhat continuous unstratified metal- bearing vein.
corrode
To ruin or destroy little by little.
perusal
The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully.
obese
Exceedingly fat.
abridge
To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
aye
An expression of assent.
retort
A retaliatory speech.
immigrant
A foreigner who enters a country to settle there.
minutia
A small or unimportant particular or detail.
itinerary
A detailed account or diary of a journey.
dissentient
One who disagrees.
inestimable
Above price.
irritable
Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation.
rejuvenescence
A renewal of youth.
outbreak
A sudden and violent breaking forth, as of something that has been pent up or restrained.
foreign
Belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country.
fulminate
To cause to explode.
debut
A first appearance in society or on the stage.
bungle
To execute clumsily.
accessible
Approachable.
actionable
Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
venison
The flesh of deer.
osculate
To kiss.
obstetrician
A practitioner of midwifery.
auricular
Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
vincible
Conquerable.
specimen
One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class.
epizootic
Prevailing among animals.
lyric
Fitted for expression in song.
drowsy
Heavy with sleepiness.
transplant
To remove and plant in another place.
species
A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus.
operative
Active.
contrite
Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
resonance
The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
magnanimous
Generous in treating or judging others.
excrescence
Any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.
peerage
The nobility.
orthodox
Holding the commonly accepted faith.
despond
To lose spirit, courage, or hope.
heartrending
Very depressing.
reliquary
A casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept.
conformity
Correspondence in form, manner, or use.
grantor
The maker of a deed.
forecastle
That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
hillock
A small hill or mound.
weal
Well-being.
credulous
Easily deceived.
Christendom
That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed.
conductible
Capable of being conducted or transmitted.
epic
A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.
aqueous
Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
reticent
Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
adulterant
An adulterating substance.
onrush
Onset.
folio
A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
wintry
Lacking warmth of manner.
quintessence
The most essential part of anything.
parity
Equality, as of condition or rank.
disavowal
Denial.
quarto
An eight-page newspaper of any size.
monolith
Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.
onset
An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification.
incoercible
Incapable of being forced, constrained, or compelled.
absorption
The act or process of absorbing.
taciturn
Disinclined to conversation.
brusque
Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
conceive
To form an idea, mental image or thought of.
befog
To confuse.
position
The manner in which a thing is placed.
clearance
A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail.
undermine
To subvert in an underhand way.
lithotype
In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.
seditious
Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
ruth
Sorrow for another's misery.
abet
To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
underexposed
Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography.
jargon
Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.
superintend
To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
commodity
Something that is bought and sold.
millet
A grass cultivated for forage and cereal.
presumptuous
Assuming too much.
enkindle
To set on fire.
mania
Insanity.
cynicism
Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.
inapprehensible
Not to be understood.
juicy
Succulent.
metaphysics
The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.
pseudapostle
A pretended or false apostle.
disapprove
To regard with blame.
overstride
To step beyond.
fete
A festival or feast.
contender
One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry.
augment
To make bigger.
isle
An island.
rote
Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention.
effeminate
Having womanish traits or qualities.
septennial
Recurring every seven years.
nude
Naked.
indignant
Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness.
sear
To burn on the surface.
galvanism
Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
hereditary
Passing naturally from parent to child.
actuate
To move or incite to action.
Achillean
Invulnerable.
recessive
Having a tendency to go back.
desultory
Not connected with what precedes.
wherewith
The necessary means or resources.
redound
Rebound.
narration
The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
suffrage
The right or privilege of voting.
indulgent
Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
infrequent
Uncommon.
literal
Following the exact words.
discipline
To train to obedience.
remonstrance
Reproof.
hilarious
Boisterously merry.
fuse
To unite or blend as by melting together.
antiphon
A response or alteration of responses, generally musical.
exorcise
To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.
infrequence
Rareness.
inherence
The state of being permanently existing in something.
discernible
Perceivable.
effect
A consequence.
tenure
The term during which a thing is held.
floe
A collection of tabular masses of floating polar ice.
mitigate
To make milder or more endurable.
overlord
One who holds supremacy over another.
octagon
A figure with eight sides and eight angles.
precipice
A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff.
arborescent
Having the nature of a tree.
sacrilegious
Impious.
appease
To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
amatory
Designed to excite love.
luscious
Rich, sweet, and delicious.
phonogram
A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.
aggress
To make the first attack.
exegesis
Biblical exposition or interpretation.
valediction
A bidding farewell.
avocation
Diversion.
assets
pl. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.
contaminate
To pollute.
juxtapose
To place close together.
decorate
To embellish.
culprit
A guilty person.
notorious
Unfavorably known to the general public.
enlighten
To cause to see clearly.
gambol
Playful leaping or frisking.
altercate
To contend angrily or zealously in words.
transferable
Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another.
arrival
A coming to stopping-place or destination.
conscientious
Governed by moral standard.
accursed
Doomed to evil, misery, or misfortune.
ossify
to convert into bone.
botanize
To study plant-life.
archangel
An angel of high rank.
Protestant
A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment.
ambulate
To walk about
bureau
A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
swarthy
Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion.
promulgate
To proclaim.
rearrange
To arrange again or in a different order.
jeopardize
To imperil.
inundate
To fill with an overflowing abundance.
domineer
To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.
venerable
Meriting or commanding high esteem.
conspicuous
Clearly visible.
abridgment
A condensed form as of a book or play.
narrative
An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
phlegmatic
Not easily roused to feeling or action.
ambush
The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.
risible
capable of exciting laughter.
navel
The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
clothier
One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.
influence
Ability to sway the will of another.
execration
An accursed thing.
comprehensive
Large in scope or content.
apostate
False.
kernel
A grain or seed.
subtrahend
That which is to be subtracted.
abeyance
A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
misogyny
Hatred of women.
edible
Suitable to be eaten.
spontaneous
Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause.
credible
Believable.
efficacious
Effective.
overleap
To leap beyond.
administrator
One who manages affairs of any kind.
remonstrant
Having the character of a reproof.
dilute
To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something.
alderman
A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
projection
A prominence.
pungent
Affecting the sense of smell.
amalgamate
To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
desert
To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned
metonymy
A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes.
rookery
A place where crows congregate to breed.
anathema
Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
misunderstand
To Take in a wrong sense.
neo-Darwinsim
Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.
forebode
To be an omen or warning sign of, especially of evil.
conspire
To plot.
intuition
Instinctive knowledge or feeling.
veracity
Truthfulness.
motto
An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life, or faith.
contort
To twist into a misshapen form.
anonymous
Of unknown authorship.
impel
To drive or urge forward.
disappear
To cease to exist, either actually or for the time being.
palinode
A retraction.
eschew
To keep clear of.
regime
Particular conduct or administration of affairs.
mercenary
Greedy
lifetime
The time that life continues.
execrable
Abominable.
gradation
A step, degree, rank, or relative position in an order or series.
annunciation
Proclamation.
exemplary
Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.
benefit
Helpful result.
malevolence
Ill will.
observance
A traditional form or customary act.
paucity
Fewness.
accredit
To give credit or authority to.
centurion
A captain of a company of one hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army.
topography
The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.
tangible
Perceptible by touch.
inscribe
To enter in a book, or on a list, roll, or document, by writing.
affable
Easy to approach.
retroactive
Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities.
asperity
Harshness or roughness of temper.
collision
Violent contact.
predominant
Superior in power, influence, effectiveness, number, or degree.
truculent
Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
bowler
In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.
imaginable
That can be imagined or conceived in the mind.
originate
To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of.
diatomic
Containing only two atoms.
corporate
Belonging to a corporation.
arcade
A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.
propulsion
A driving onward or forward.
stipend
A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.
preemption
The right or act of purchasing before others.
tenacious
Unyielding.
pauperism
Dependence on charity.
fervor
Ardor or intensity of feeling.
solicitor
One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney.
tortious
Wrongful.
entomology
The branch of zoology that treats of insects.
pitiless
Hard-hearted.
excavate
To remove by digging or scooping out.
bereave
To make desolate with loneliness and grief.
confide
To reveal in trust or confidence.
foot-note
A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.
despair
Utter hopelessness and despondency.
left-handed
Using the left hand or arm more dexterously than the right.
preexistence
Existence antecedent to something.
courageous
Brave.
decimal
Founded on the number 10.
brooch
An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside.
epidemic
Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region.
upturn
To throw into confusion.
crevice
A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces.
equalize
To render uniform.
hoard
To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation.
bale
A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
antiquate
To make old or out of date.
sentence
A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.
monastery
A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion.
propagate
To spread abroad or from person to person.
transparent
Easy to see through or understand.
benignant
Benevolent in feeling, character, or aspect.
kiln
An oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying industrial products.
equivocal
Ambiguous.
philanthropist
One who endeavors to help his fellow men.
incitement
That which moves to action, or serves as an incentive or stimulus.
pedagogics
The science and art of teaching.
mendacious
Untrue.
partition
That which separates anything into distinct parts.
vitality
The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance.
inhume
To place in the earth, as a dead body.
adjunct
Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
multiplicity
the condition of being manifold or very various.
pious
Religious.
heedless
Thoughtless.
semicircle
A half-circle.
dastard
A base coward.
paraphrase
Translate freely.
journalize
To keep a diary.
alkali
Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
hypnotize
To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.
dutiable
Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
liner
A vessel belonging to a steamship-line.
preordain
To foreordain.
inebriate
To intoxicate.
preamble
A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows.
ignoble
Low in character or purpose.
carnivorous
Eating or living on flesh.
abscond
To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
protector
A defender.
concerto
A musical composition.
convalescent
Recovering health after sickness.
coronation
The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch.
liberalism
Opposition to conservatism.
occupant
A tenant in possession of property, as distinguished from the actual owner.
encourage
To inspire with courage, hope, or strength of mind.
freethinker
One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
martyrdom
Submission to death or persecution for the sake of faith or principle.
overshadow
To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison.
alleviate
To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
polyglot
Speaking several tongues.
cereal
Pertaining to edible grain or farinaceous seeds.
apostasy
A total departure from one's faith or religion.
Spartan
Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
brethren
pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
fabricate
To invent fancifully or falsely.
adversity
Misfortune.
thesis
An essay or treatise on a particular subject.
syllabication
Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
subterranean
Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth.
licit
Lawful.
predominate
To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
assignee
One who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests.
pertinacity
Unyielding adherence.
sensuous
Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.
subsist
To be maintained or sustained.
illimitable
Boundless.
trenchant
Cutting deeply and quickly.
Nemesis
A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.
conjoin
To unite.
adduce
To bring forward or name for consideration.
unaffected
Sincere.
pageant
A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.
preservation
Conservation.
aversion
A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
needy
Being in need, want, or poverty.
detract
To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
alto
The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
carrion
Dead and putrefying flesh.
rigor
Inflexibility.
nomic
Usual or customary.
braggart
A vain boaster.
clarion
A small shrill trumpet or bugle.
impugn
To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.
lexicon
A dictionary.
influential
Having the power to sway the will of another.
heretic
One who holds opinions contrary to the recognized standards or tenets of any philosophy.
afresh
Once more, after rest or interval.
chateau
A castle or manor-house.
gestation
Pregnancy.
dissuasion
The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
conjecture
A guess.
maintain
To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition.
episode
An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.
deformity
A disfigurement.
dissertation
Thesis.
inadvisable
Unadvisable.
wavelet
A ripple.
ravage
To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods.
epicure
One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking.
invigorate
To animate.
crystallize
To bring together or give fixed shape to.
incapacitate
To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
duplex
Having two parts.
equivocate
To use words of double meaning.
aberration
Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
plagiarism
The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own.
precaution
A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger.
gyrate
To revolve.
ichthyic
Fish-like.
butt
To strike with or as with the head, or horns.
Unitarian
Pertaining to a religious body that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity.
elegy
A lyric poem lamenting the dead.
occult
Existing but not immediately perceptible.
cornice
An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
confederacy
A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.
illumine
To make bright or clear.
encyclical
Intended for general circulation.
luxuriant
Abundant or superabundant in growth.
ambidextrous
Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
discursive
Passing from one subject to another.
abstemious
Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
hanger-on
A parasite.
tranquil
Calm.
inmost
Deepest within.
knight errant
One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure.
bric-a-brac
Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
recruit
To enlist men for military or naval service.
intrusion
The act of entering without warrant or invitation; encroachment.
tortuous
Abounding in irregular bends or turns.
Baconian
Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
contraband
Trade forbidden by law or treaty.
pungency
The quality of affecting the sense of smell.
manliness
The qualities characteristic of a true man, as bravery, resolution, etc.
embark
To make a beginning in some occupation or scheme.
disciple
One who believes the teaching of another, or who adopts and follows some doctrine.
meager
scanty.
morality
Virtue.
aggregate
The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
incessant
Unceasing.
archipelago
Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
handwriting
Penmanship.
underman
To equip with less than the full complement of men.
vagabond
A wanderer.
pollen
The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant.
reprehend
To find fault with.
prevalence
Frequency.
belay
To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
leviathan
Any large animal, as a whale.
inquire
To ask information about.
hoodwink
To deceive.
diagnosis
Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease.
ultramundane
Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.
circumference
The boundary-line of a circle.
creak
A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
misogamy
Hatred of marriage.
collapsible
That may or can collapse.
eject
To expel.
conceit
Self-flattering opinion.
autonomous
Self-governing.
oakum
Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.
complicity
Participation or partnership, as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer.
cartilage
An elastic animal tissue of firm consistence.
conjugal
Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.
proscenium
That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra.
frugal
Economical.
compression
Constraint, as by force or authority.
intelligence
Capacity to know or understand.
refinery
A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.
secretary
One who attends to correspondence, keeps records. or does other writing for others.
elude
To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice.
interposition
A coming between.
benignity
Kindness of feeling, disposition, or manner.
limitation
A restriction.
mite
A very small amount, portion, or particle.
occlude
To absorb, as a gas by a metal.
trebly
Triply.
atonement
Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
landscape
A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.
diffusion
Dispersion.
course
Line of motion or direction.
overpower
To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.
ashen
Pale.
maharaja
A great Hindu prince.
consanguineous
Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
contribution
The act of giving for a common purpose.
eliminate
To separate and cast aside.
contradiction
The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
lethargy
Prolonged sluggishness of body or mind.
transitory
Existing for a short time only.
generate
To produce or cause to be.
surmise
To conjecture.
abbot
The superior of a community of monks.
garrison
The military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.
irritate
To excite ill temper or impatience in.
synchronism
Simultaneousness.
indispensable
Necessary or requisite for the purpose.
masquerade
A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised.
sedulous
Persevering in effort or endeavor.
simile
A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself.
inefficient
Not accomplishing an intended purpose.
debonair
Having gentle or courteous bearing or manner.
adulterate
To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
coincide
To correspond.
bronchus
Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
heathenish
Irreligious.
reformer
One who carries out a reform.
service
Any work done for the benefit of another.
epicycle
A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.
uncommon
Rare.
restitution
Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs.
convex
Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle.
undergarment
A garment to be worn under the ordinary outer garments.
donor
One who makes a donation or present.
derelict
Neglectful of obligation.
head first
Precipitately, as in diving.
cupidity
Avarice.
incipience
Beginning.
omnivorous
Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately.
fissure
A crack or crack-like depression.
polar
Pertaining to the poles of a sphere, especially of the earth.
secession
Voluntary withdrawal from fellowship, especially from political or religious bodies.
boorish
Rude.
powerless
Impotent.
remiss
Negligent.
faction
A number of persons combined for a common purpose.
Canaanite
A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
physicist
A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
sapience
Deep wisdom or knowledge.
iridescence
A many-colored appearance.
insecure
Not assured of safety.
append
To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.
plurality
A majority.
resistance
The exertion of opposite effort or effect.
necropolis
A city of the dead.
cycloid
Like a circle.
assessor
An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
recapitulate
To repeat again the principal points of.
nomad
Having no fixed abode.
presentment
Semblance.
irrefragable
That can not be refuted or disproved.
choral
Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir.
legalize
To give the authority of law to.
proviso
A clause in a contract, will, etc., by which its operation is rendered conditional.
statuette
A figurine.
pentagon
A figure, especially, with five angles and five sides.
heinous
Odiously sinful.
trestle
An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railway-bridge.
garnish
In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment.
loathe
To abominate.
protract
To prolong.
mentor
A wise and faithful teacher, guide, and friend.
acid
A sour substance.
hirsute
Having a hairy covering.
flection
The act of bending.
monosyllable
A word of one syllable.
circumlocution
Indirect or roundabout expression.
microphone
An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds.
irreparable
That can not be rectified or made amends for.
distend
To stretch out or expand in every direction.
rhapsody
Rapt or rapturous utterance.
vendition
The act of selling.
principle
A general truth or proposition.
determination
The act of deciding.
intimacy
Close or confidential friendship.
prescient
Foreknowing.
bole
The trunk or body of a tree.
declamation
A speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public.
cajole
To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
duet
A composition for two voices or instruments.
subsistence
Sustenance.
statistician
One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts.
callosity
The state of being hard and insensible.
cholera
An acute epidemic disease.
derision
Ridicule.
pertinacious
Persistent or unyielding.
amphibious
Living both on land and in water.
indicant
That which points out.
derivation
That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
orthopedist
One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
prosaic
Unimaginative.
ruffian
A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow.
overseer
A supervisor.
monotony
A lack of variety.
flexible
Pliable.
souvenir
A token of remembrance.
mnemonics
A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances.
apposition
The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
invoke
To call on for assistance or protection.
subversion
An overthrow, as from the foundation.
forecast
To predict.
athirst
Wanting water.
ostentation
A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
writhe
To twist the body, face, or limbs or as in pain or distress.
defendant
A person against whom a suit is brought.
disallow
To withhold permission or sanction.
nuisance
That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.
lingua
The tongue.
flue
A smoke-duct in a chimney.
albino
A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.
close-hauled
Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
atone
To make amends for.
righteousness
Rectitude.
nihilist
An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
futile
Of no avail or effect.
benevolence
Any act of kindness or well-doing.
solder
A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins.
moralist
A writer on ethics.
askance
With a side or indirect glance or meaning.
infidel
One who denies the existence of God.
ancestry
One's ancestors collectively.
nestle
To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
blithe
Joyous.
loneliness
Solitude.
telltale
That gives warning or information.
candor
The quality of frankness or outspokenness.
feudal
Pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal.
promoter
A furtherer, forwarder, or encourager.
variable
Having a tendency to change.
ingratiate
To win confidence or good graces for oneself.
abut
To touch at the end or boundary line.
retrieve
To recover something by searching.
counter-claim
A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
fruition
Fulfillment.
sequent
Following in the order of time.
perennial
Continuing though the year or through many years.
instant
A very brief portion of time.
enthuse
To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
vista
A view or prospect.
unbearable
Unendurable.
upheave
To raise or lift with effort.
periodicity
The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.
visualize
To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.
Artesian well
A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure
extravagance
Undue expenditure of money.
migrate
To remove or pass from one country, region, or habitat to another.
legible
That may be read with ease.
interrogatory
A question or inquiry.
theology
The branch of theological science that treats of God.
promontory
A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea.
noxious
Hurtful.
observant
Quick to notice.
inchoate
Incipient.
psychopathic
Morally irresponsible.
Anglophobia
Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.
vestment
Clothing or covering.
poignant
Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
amicable
Done in a friendly spirit.
intestacy
The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will.
gamble
To risk money or other possession on an event, chance, or contingency.
languid
Relaxed.
fluctuation
Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another.
elusion
Evasion.
casualty
A fatal or serious accident or disaster.
recidivist
A confirmed criminal.
tolerance
Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others.
inception
The beginning.
voluptuous
having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality.
prehensile
Adapted for grasping or holding.
emblem
A symbol.
extinct
Being no longer in existence.
theological
Based on or growing out of divine revelation.
procedure
A manner or method of acting.
senile
Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age.
fanciless
Unimaginative.
obsolete
No longer practiced or accepted.
acquiescence
Passive consent.
bridle
The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
expressive
Full of meaning.
expand
To increase in range or scope.
modulate
To vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound.
rein
A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal.
superfluous
Being more than is needed.
facility
Ease.
coddle
To treat as a baby or an invalid.
divertible
Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
undeceive
To free from deception, as by apprising of the real state of affairs.
medial
Of or pertaining to the middle.
saline
Constituting or consisting of salt.
illiterate
Having little or no book-learning.
valedictory
A parting address.
preexist
To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else.
regenerate
To reproduce.
invalid
One who is disabled by illness or injury.
forecourt
A court opening directly from the street.
inquisitive
Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.
sibilate
To give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s.
municipality
A district enjoying municipal government.
unicellular
Consisting of a single cell.
ichthyology
The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.
digraph
A union of two characters representing a single sound.
courser
A fleet and spirited horse.
bilateral
Two-sided.
timbre
The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
whereabouts
The place in or near which a person or thing is.
remuneration
Compensation.
vegetative
Pertaining to the process of plant-life.
anteroom
A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger.
sophism
A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
panoply
A full set of armor.
longevity
Unusually prolonged life.
dispossess
To deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.
exigency
A critical period or condition.
famish
To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst.
partible
Separable.
obligate
To hold to the fulfillment of duty.
illusive
Deceptive.
metamorphosis
A passing from one form or shape into another.
transpire
To come to pass.
intracellular
Occurring or situated within a cell.
colloquialism
Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation.
curable
Capable of being remedied or corrected.
Augustinian
Pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him.
disconsolate
Grief-stricken.
laggard
Falling behind.
cranium
The skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain.
galore
Abundant.
thereabout
Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.
tranquilize
To soothe.
chaos
Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.
optician
One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.
cull
To pick or sort out from the rest.
confectionery
The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.
joust
To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback.
chameleon
Changeable in appearance.
almanac
A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.
pharmacy
The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines.
formula
Fixed rule or set form.
folk-lore
The traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people.
despot
An absolute and irresponsible monarch.
repulsive
Grossly offensive.
iniquity
Gross wrong or injustice.
depositor
One who makes a deposit, or has an amount deposited.
technique
Manner of performance.
referee
An umpire.
peddle
To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.
extort
To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
portend
To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs.
potentate
One possessed of great power or sway.
euphemism
A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted.
probation
Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character, qualification, or the like.
tense
Strained to stiffness.
recover
To regain.
impede
To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.
dauntless
Fearless.
sonnet
A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.
paradox
A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.
transact
To do business.
seismograph
An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.
ignominious
Shameful.
encamp
To pitch tents for a resting-place.
entwine
To interweave.
globose
Spherical.
wrest
To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing.
eclipse
The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.
amateur
Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.
prefatory
Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book.
hiatus
A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting.
expostulate
To discuss.
conformance
The act or state or conforming.
detriment
Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss.
arboreal
Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
obsolescence
The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.
termagant
Violently abusive and quarrelsome.
lyre
One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class.
misapprehend
To misunderstand.
forepeak
The extreme forward part of a ship's hold, under the lowest deck.
inevitable
Unavoidable.
mawkish
Sickening or insipid.
enthrall
To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.
lieu
Stead.
unfavorable
Adverse.
flamboyant
Characterized by extravagance and in general by want of good taste.
receptive
Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.
moccasin
A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
sedition
Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
interrogate
To examine formally by questioning.
improvident
Lacking foresight or thrift.
loath
Averse.
insurgence
Uprising.
esquire
A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
regnant
Exercising royal authority in one's own right.
exclude
To shut out purposely or forcibly.
prophesy
To predict or foretell, especially under divine inspiration and guidance.
socialism
A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.
mutation
The act or process of change.
foliage
Any growth of leaves.
affirmative
Answering yes; to a question at issue.
kilometer
A length of 1,000 meters.
committal
The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
undulous
Resembling waves.
transferrer
One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.
ridiculous
Laughable and contemptible.
cameo
Any small engraved or carved work in relief.
interpose
To come between other things or persons.
magician
A sorcerer.
imperturbable
Calm.
proceed
To renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption.
satiate
To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of.
inedible
Not good for food.
irony
Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment.
commingle
To blend.
aerostatics
The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
quadrate
To divide into quarters.
hypodermic
Pertaining to the area under the skin.
culpable
Guilty.
stringency
Strictness.
respite
Interval of rest.
foist
To palm off.
approbation
Sanction.
kingship
Royal state.
bemoan
To lament
competence
Adequate qualification or capacity.
pentathlon
The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants.
privy
Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction.
insistence
Urgency.
breaker
One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
rigorous
Uncompromising.
distill
To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation.
annotate
To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
aggression
An unprovoked attack.
acute
Having fine and penetrating discernment.
besmear
To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.
metempsychosis
Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.
habitant
Dweller.
athwart
From side to side.
abundant
Plentiful.
thermal
Of or pertaining to heat.
idealize
To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard.
achromatic
Colorless,
molt
To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
aboveboard
& - Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
continence
Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion.
coagulant
Producing coagulation.
foreigner
A citizen of a foreign country.
vapid
Having lost sparkling quality and flavor.
venom
The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete.
reproduction
The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind.
maze
A labyrinth.
brimstone
Sulfur.
supernumerary
Superfluous.
acquaint
To make familiar or conversant.
conciliate
To obtain the friendship of.
militarism
A policy of maintaining great standing armies.
archaic
Antiquated
ire
Wrath.
ladle
A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids.
brine
Water saturated with salt.
relish
To like the taste or savor of.
pentahedron
A solid bounded by five plane faces.
frantic
Frenzied.
valorous
Courageous.
inbred
Innate.
officious
Intermeddling with what is not one's concern.
exempt
Free, clear, or released, as from some liability, or restriction affecting others.
photoelectric
Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity.
Bowdlerize
To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages.
phosphorescence
The property of emitting light.
irreducible
That can not be lessened.
venous
Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.
dissentious
Contentious.
ineffable
Unutterable.
genitive
Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like.
conjunction
The state of being joined together, or the things so joined.
annex
To add or affix at the end.
superfluity
That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.
testator
The maker of a will.
elucidate
To bring out more clearly the facts concerning.
inexperience
Lack of or deficiency in experience.
confidant
One to whom secrets are entrusted.
inaccurate
Not exactly according to the facts.
moralize
To render virtuous.
audible
Loud enough to be heard.
wean
To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.
reform
Change for the better.
sociology
The philosophical study of society.
accuse
To charge with wrong doing, misconduct, or error.
quandary
A puzzling predicament.
abstruse
Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
superheat
To heat to excess.
paramount
Supreme in authority.
disinfectant
A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases.
intemperance
Immoderate action or indulgence, as of the appetites.
moderator
The presiding officer of a meeting.
monotonous
Unchanging and tedious.
purloin
To steal.
parallelism
Essential likeness.
productive
Yielding in abundance.
habitual
According to usual practice.
explosive
Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak.
antemeridian
Before noon.
tipsy
Befuddled with drinks.
circumspect
Showing watchfulness, caution, or careful consideration.
convenience
Fitness, as of time or place.
tractable
Easily led or controlled.
well-to-do
In prosperous circumstances.
requiem
A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead.
excellent
Possessing distinguished merit.
metallurgy
The art or science of extracting a metal from ores, as by smelting.
queue
A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.
canary
Of a bright but delicate yellow.
negation
The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
orator
One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.
inexpedient
Unadvisable.
writing
The act or art of tracing or inscribing on a surface letters or ideographs.
penultimate
A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.
pontiff
The Pope.
monograph
A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject.
eminent
High in station, merit, or esteem.
complicate
To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.
qualm
A fit of nausea.
leeward
That side or direction toward which the wind blows.
Briticism
A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
impersonal
Not relating to a particular person or thing.
immiscible
Separating, as oil and water.
reassure
To give new confidence.
perpetrator
The doer of a wrong or a criminal act.
exhume
To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).
photometry
The art of measuring the intensity of light.
hygiene
The branch of medical science that relates to improving health.
forehead
The upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
acrimony
Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
assailant
One who attacks.
economize
To spend sparingly.
acidify
To change into acid.
pseudonymity
The state or character of using a fictitious name.
foreclose
To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
neuter
Neither masculine nor feminine.
declarative
Containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.
convene
To summon or cause to assemble.
expeditious
Speedy.
endurance
The ability to suffer pain, distress, hardship, or stress of any kind without succumbing.
disburse
To pay out or expend, as money from a fund.
deject
To dishearten.
embargo
Authoritative stoppage of foreign commerce or of any special trade.
anhydrous
Withered.
akin
Of similar nature or qualities.
irascible
Prone to anger.
pitiful
Wretched.
baffle
To foil or frustrate.
opinion
A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge.
reconsider
To review with care, especially with a view to a reversal of previous action.
effrontery
Unblushing impudence.
cadaverous
Resembling a corpse.
tripod
A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.
percolate
To filter.
exasperate
To excite great anger in.
persistence
A fixed adherence to a resolve, course of conduct, or the like.
album
A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like.
humbug
Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.
dentifrice
Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.
evangelist
A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
poetaster
An inferior poet.
pallid
Of a pale or wan appearance.
protection
Preservation from harm, danger, annoyance, or any other evil.
pedestal
A base or support as for a column, statue, or vase.
innocuous
Harmless.
incompetent
Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose.
enfeeble
To debilitate.
endemic
Peculiar to some specified country or people.
alien
One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.
consolidate
To combine into one body or system.
foreordination
Predestination.
imperceptible
Indiscernible.
enmity
Hatred.
philanthropic
Benevolent.
stagnant
Not flowing: said of water, as in a pool.
empower
To delegate authority to.
trisect
To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.
collector
One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.
secretive
Having a tendency to conceal.
insufficiency
Inadequacy.
transience
Something that is of short duration.
asexual
Having no distinct sexual organs.
perambulate
To walk about.
reliant
Having confidence.
philology
The study of language in connection with history and literature.
inborn
Implanted by nature.
insolence
Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others.
iconoclast
An image-breaker.
addendum
Something added, or to be added.
myriad
A vast indefinite number.
alienation
Estrangement.
seance
A meeting of spirituals for consulting spirits.
sapid
Affecting the sense of taste.
potential
Anything that may be possible.
electrotype
A metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.
clangor
Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.
navigable
Capable of commercial navigation.
legislative
That makes or enacts laws.
liniment
A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
reminiscent
Pertaining to the recollection of matters of personal interest.
comparable
Fit to be compared.
placid
Serene.
illicit
Unlawful.
supposition
Conjecture.
parentage
The relation of parent to child, of the producer to the produced, or of cause to effect.
motley
Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.
parricide
The murder of a parent.
dendrology
The natural history of trees.
reparation
The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong.
patrimony
An inheritance from an ancestor, especially from one's father.
theologian
A professor of divinity.
desistance
Cessation.
guileless
Frank.
overpay
To pay or reward in excess.
necromancer
One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.
flux
A state of constant movement, change, or renewal.
signification
The meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs.
emergence
A coming into view.
blaspheme
To indulge in profane oaths.
outrage
A gross infringement of morality or decency.
magnificent
Grand or majestic in appearance, quality, or action.
precise
Exact.
donator
One who makes a donation or present.
egregious
Extreme.
syneresis
The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever.
amorous
Having a propensity for falling in love.
negotiable
To bargain with others for an agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of property.
quite
Fully.
perforate
To make a hole or holes through.
assimilate
To adapt.
intolerable
Insufferable.
scholarly
Characteristic of an erudite person.
plausible
Seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt.
prophecy
Any prediction or foretelling.
frowzy
Slovenly in appearance.
impoverish
To make indigent or poor.
overture
An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet.
exuberant
Marked by great plentifulness.
ostracize
To exclude from public or private favor.
interpreter
A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation.
ligature
Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.
taut
Stretched tight.
reign
To hold and exercise sovereign power.
extortion
The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.
pandemic
Affecting a whole people or all classes, as a disease.
habitable
Fit to be dwelt in.
disservice
An ill turn.
repel
To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.
stanza
A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem.
savor
To perceive by taste or smell.
radical
One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.
lea
A field.
unify
To cause to be one.
salacious
Having strong sexual desires.
extraneous
Having no essential relation to a subject.
sordid
Of degraded character or nature.
sublingual
Situated beneath the tongue.
distention
Expansion.
nefarious
Wicked in the extreme.
malign
To speak evil of, especially to do so falsely and severely.
vituperable
Deserving of censure.
superficial
Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious.
unnatural
Artificial.
sequacious
Ready to be led.
unyoke
To separate.
prudential
Proceeding or marked by caution.
ludicrous
Laughable.
disyllable
A word of two syllables.
cabalism
Superstitious devotion to one's religion.
denizen
Inhabitant.
tricolor
Of three colors.
precocious
Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.
inference
The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law.
neology
The coining or using of new words or new meanings of words.
luxuriance
Excessive or superfluous growth or quantity.
sinus
An opening or cavity.
translate
To give the sense or equivalent of in another language or dialect.
descendant
One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc.
consign
To entrust.
intestine
That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach, extending to the anus.
jaundice
A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin.
disparity
Inequality.
advertiser
One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
maxim
A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide.
manlike
Like a man.
feminine
Characteristic of woman or womankind.
gallant
Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.
culinary
Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen.
intramural
Situated within the walls of a city.
heterogeneous
Consisting of dissimilar elements or ingredients of different kinds.
bewilder
To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.
ordination
A consecration to the ministry.
composure
Calmness.
pyre
A heap of combustibles arranged for burning a dead body.
distemper
A disease or malady.
soprano
A woman's or boy's voice of high range.
potency
Power.
disreputable
Dishonorable or disgraceful.
control
To exercise a directing, restraining, or governing influence over.
compulsion
Coercion.
pauper
One without means of support.
persevere
To continue striving in spite of discouragements.
genital
Of or pertaining to the animal reproductive organs.
surround
To encircle.
undersell
To sell at a lower price than.
lawmaker
A legislator.
inlet
A small body of water leading into a larger.
unwise
Foolish.
tincture
A solution, usually alcoholic, of some principle used in medicine.
velvety
Marked by lightness and softness.
admonition
Gentle reproof.
verification
The act of proving to be true, exact, or accurate.
decoy
Anything that allures, or is intended to allures into danger or temptation.
discomfort
The state of being positively uncomfortable.
inflexible
That can not be altered or varied.
antitoxin
A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.
perceptible
Cognizable.
epicycloid
A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
causal
Indicating or expressing a cause.
incidence
Casual occurrence.
ascetic
Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
ligneous
Having the texture of appearance of wood.
imbibe
To drink or take in.
immovable
Steadfast.
corrosive
That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
aristocrat
A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
indefinitely
In a vague or uncertain way.
hale
Of sound and vigorous health.
bequeath
To give by will.
expansion
Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like.
supplementary
Being an addition to.
narrow-minded
Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
subsequent
Following in time.
forswear
To renounce upon oath.
convulse
To cause spasms in.
autobiography
The story of one's life written by himself.
humiliate
To put to shame.
pinchers
An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot.
loquacious
Talkative.
prohibitory
Involving or equivalent to prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages.
diffident
Affected or possessed with self-distrust.
burgher
An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
abhorrence
The act of detesting extremely.
granulate
To form into grains or small particles.
tantalize
To tease.
whimsical
Capricious.
digress
To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter.
giddy
Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.
entangle
To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
philologist
An expert in linguistics.
disunion
Separation of relations or interests.
ordinal
That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third.
efficient
Having and exercising the power to produce effects or results.
innumerable
Countless.
facsimile
An exact copy or reproduction.
complaisant
Agreeable.
vivisection
The dissection of a living animal.
cat-o-nine-tails
An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.
tricycle
A three-wheeled vehicle.
suppress
To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
indolence
Laziness.
paternal
Fatherly.
outstrip
To go beyond.
disfavor
Disregard.
meretricious
Alluring by false or gaudy show.
corps
A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together.
somniferous
Tending to produce sleep.
tranquility
Calmness.
patrician
Of senatorial or noble rank.
pantomime
Sign-language.
systematic
Methodical.
floral
Pertaining to flowers.
tyro
One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.
archdeacon
A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
pertinent
Relevant.
magnate
A person of rank or importance.
fragile
Capable of being broken.
proctor
An agent acting for another.
despicable
Contemptible.
thoroughbred
Bred from the best or purest blood or stock.
gnash
To grind or strike the teeth together, as from rage.
reinstate
To restore to a former state, station, or authority.
mausoleum
A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions.
misdemeanor
Evil conduct, small crime.
coercion
Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical.
melodrama
A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents.
penchant
A bias in favor of something.
gaily
Merrily.
legislate
To make or enact a law or laws.
connive
To be in collusion.
landholder
Landowner.
annihilate
To destroy absolutely.
prelate
One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy.
allude
To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.
prurient
Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires.
moonbeam
A ray of moonlight.
tarnish
To lessen or destroy the luster of in any way.
conscience
The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
emergent
Coming into view.
parsimonious
Unduly sparing in the use or expenditure of money.
populous
Containing many inhabitants, especially in proportion to the territory.
outburst
A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual.
umbrage
A sense of injury.
preferential
Possessing, giving, or constituting preference or priority.
magnet
A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone.
modernize
To make characteristic of the present or of recent times.
parable
A brief narrative founded on real scenes or events usually with a moral.
consensus
A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons.
madden
To inflame with passion.
habitude
Customary relation or association.
nunnery
A convent for nuns.
insensible
Imperceptible.
ingraft
To set or implant deeply and firmly.
appraise
To estimate the money value of.
deceitful
Fraudulent.
diphthong
The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.
gravity
Seriousness.
impregnate
To make pregnant.
amputate
To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.
convolution
A winding motion.
cipher
To calculate arithmetically. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing)
hysteria
A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying.
prediction
A prophecy.
patronize
To exercise an arrogant condescension toward.
spectrum
An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy.
counterbalance
To oppose with an equal force.
placate
To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
transcribe
To write over again (something already written)
contuse
To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.
indelible
That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
oratory
The art of public speaking.
extol
To praise in the highest terms.
finite
Limited.
conveyance
That by which anything is transported.
unsophisticated
Showing inexperience.
rife
Abundant.
audacious
Fearless.
probate
Relating to making proof, as of a will.
fallible
Capable of erring.
sergeant-major
The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.
pupilage
The state or period of being a student.
metronome
An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music.
controller
One who or that which regulates or directs.
noisome
Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
derrick
An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights.
mete
To apportion.
dissonant
Harsh or disagreeable in sound.
paralyze
To deprive of the power to act.
remembrance
Recollection.
countervail
To offset.
indignity
Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment.
continuity
Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.
quadruple
To multiply by four.
vulgarity
Lack of refinement in conduct or speech.
bristle
One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
intercession
Entreaty in behalf of others.
extensor
A muscle that causes extension.
tactics
Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.
out-and-out
Genuinely.
vignette
A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.
passible
Capable of feeling of suffering.
translucent
Allowing the passage of light.
eccentricity
Idiosyncrasy.
gullible
Credulous.
ill-natured
Surly.
endanger
To expose to peril.
dissimilar
Different.
oral
Uttered through the mouth.
propitious
Kindly disposed.
element
A component or essential part.
vociferance
The quality of making a clamor.
persecution
Harsh or malignant oppression.
light-hearted
Free from care.
miscount
To make a mistake in counting.
countryman
A rustic.
dominate
To influence controllingly.
urgency
The pressure of necessity.
tack
A small sharp-pointed nail.
alcohol
A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste.
lifelike
Realistic.
shiftless
Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.
confluence
The place where streams meet.
proficient
Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art, science, or industry.
redundant
Constituting an excess.
disarrange
To throw out of order.
moratorium
An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily.
analogous
Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form, proportion, relations.
obliterate
To cause to disappear.
saponaceous
Having the nature or quality of soap.
recede
To move back or away.
equanimity
Evenness of mind or temper.
inaccessible
Difficult of approach.
embezzle
To misappropriate secretly.
soothsayer
One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.
tribune
Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.
territorial
Pertaining to the domain over which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction.
potent
Physically powerful.
venerate
To cherish reverentially.
soldier
A person engaged in military service.
physiognomy
The external appearance merely.
nautical
Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
mislay
To misplace.
junta
A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.
prevalent
Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
recluse
One who lives in retirement or seclusion.
medicine
A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties.
exuberance
Rich supply.
resuscitate
To restore from apparent death.
deter
To frighten away.
dismissal
Displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
masterpiece
A superior production.
stimulate
To rouse to activity or to quickened action.
insuppressible
Incapable of being concealed.
prohibitionist
One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
incandescence
The state of being white or glowing with heat.
pacify
To bring into a peaceful state.
sergeant-at-arms
An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.
penitential
Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
zodiac
An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets.
expend
To spend.
homogeneity
Congruity of the members or elements or parts.
intersect
To cut through or into so as to divide.
divergent
Tending in different directions.
profligate
Abandoned to vice.
resilient
Having the quality of springing back to a former position.
strait
A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
demise
Death.
generally
Ordinarily.
intrepid
Fearless and bold.
superintendent
One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
sprightly
Vivacious.
undercharge
To make an inadequate charge for.
absorb
To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
Newtonian
Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.
furlough
A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
vestige
A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.
salvo
A salute given by firing all the guns, as at the funeral of an officer.
posse
A force of men.
secant
Cutting, especially into two parts.
elocution
The art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
gradient
Moving or advancing by steps.
profile
An outline or contour.
scintilla
The faintest ray.
exacerbate
To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
probe
To search through and through.
appall
To fill with dismay or horror.
advent
The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
preference
An object of favor or choice.
guise
The external appearance as produced by garb or costume.
harmonious
Concordant in sound.
accurate
Conforming exactly to truth or to a standard.
converge
To cause to incline and approach nearer together.
fraudulence
Deceitfulness.
diplomacy
Tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters.
inept
Not fit or suitable.
maternal
Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood.
correlative
Mutually involving or implying one another.
brazier
An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
bestrew
To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
continuance
Permanence.
scoundrel
A man without principle.
sanctity
Holiness.
macrocosm
The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related.
prominence
The quality of being noticeable or distinguished.
panic
A sudden, unreasonable, overpowering fear.
dun
To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
microscopy
The art of examing objects with the microscope.
domicile
The place where one lives.
gastritis
Inflammation of the stomach.
permanence
A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.
evasion
Escape.
effectual
Efficient.
caitiff
Cowardly.
virtu
Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
abnegate
To renounce (a right or privilege).
stiletto
A small dagger.
extraordinary
Unusual.
inhuman
Savage.
prospector
One who makes exploration, search, or examination, especially for minerals.
centimeter
A length of one hundredth of a meter.
covey
A flock of quails or partridges.
cadenza
An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
ridicule
Looks or acts expressing amused contempt.
archaeology
The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
irreverential
Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
expectancy
The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.
repugnance
Thorough dislike.
animalcule
An animal of microscopic smallness.
anesthetic
Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.
operator
One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus.
vitalize
To endow with life or energy.
somber
Gloomy.
invert
To turn inside out, upside down, or in opposite direction.
monstrosity
Anything unnaturally huge or distorted.
levity
Frivolity.
conjugation
The state or condition of being joined together.
repute
To hold in general opinion.
laborious
Toilsome.
prefix
To attach at the beginning.
graceless
Ungracious.
prudery
An undue display of modesty or delicacy.
inglorious
Shameful.
apathy
Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.
vertex
Apex.
cosmos
The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement.
opaque
Impervious to light.
solicitude
Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire, anxiety, or fear.
rectitude
The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.
venereal
Pertaining to or proceeding from sexual intercourse.
unanimity
The state or quality of being of one mind.
preponderant
Prevalent.
reconnoiter
To make a preliminary examination of for military, surveying, or geological purposes.
impudence
Insolent disrespect.
fabulous
Incredible.
hexagon
A figure with six angles.
diffusible
Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
debase
To lower in character or virtue.
plutocracy
A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money.
reflexible
Capable of being reflected.
magnificence
The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power.
transfusible
Capable of being poured from one vessel to another.
demonstrative
Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts.
abduction
A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
perjure
To swear falsely to.
beneficial
Helpful.
difference
Dissimilarity in any respect.
differentiate
To acquire a distinct and separate character.
laudation
High praise.
insignificance
Lack of import or of importance.
spinous
Having spines.
dictum
A positive utterance.
alcoholism
A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages.
matinee
An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime.
diversion
Pastime.
revise
To examine for the correction of errors, or for the purpose of making changes.
drought
Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.
reproduce
To make a copy of.
rightful
Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage.
anemia
Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.
repress
To keep under restraint or control.
exposition
Formal presentation.
accumulate
To become greater in quantity or number.
prevaricate
To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.
censorious
Judging severely or harshly.
subvert
To bring to ruin.
venial
That may be pardoned or forgiven, a forgivable sin.
prologue
A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem, discourse, or performance.
benign
Good and kind of heart.
courtesy
Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.
translator
An interpreter.
transmission
The act of sending through or across.
sensual
Pertaining to the body or the physical senses.
alabaster
A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
vaudeville
A variety show.
recourse
Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble.
waif
A homeless, neglected wanderer.
acrimonious
Full of bitterness.
mesmerize
To hypnotize.
grenadier
A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.
pitiable
Contemptible.
impulsion
Impetus.
convulsion
A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body.
prolific
Producing offspring or fruit.
cauterize
To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
benediction
a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
suggestible
That can be suggested.
paly
Lacking color or brilliancy.
selective
Having the power of choice.
subjugate
To conquer.
clemency
Mercy.
pristine
Primitive.
speculator
One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit.
realism
The principle and practice of depicting persons and scenes as they are believed really to exist.
immutable
Unchangeable.
ascension
The act of rising.
witless
Foolish, indiscreet, or silly.
gamester
A gambler.
prodigal
One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.
cessation
Discontinuance, as of action or motion.
leniency
Forbearance.
opulent
Wealthy.
regimen
A systematized order or course of living with reference to food, clothing and personal habits.
tapestry
A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
anecdote
A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
susceptibility
A specific capability of feeling or emotion.
craving
A vehement desire.
affect
To act upon
alchemy
Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold.
crockery
Earthenware made from baked clay.
scholastic
Pertaining to education or schools.
embody
To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.
expect
To look forward to as certain or probable.
indigenous
Native.
exert
To make an effort.
purl
To cause to whirl, as in an eddy.
furrier
A dealer in or maker of fur goods.
fallow
Land broken up and left to become mellow or to rest.
amorphous
Without determinate shape.
obstruction
Hindrance.
contradictory
Inconsistent with itself.
radix
That from or on which something is developed.
anthracite
Hard coal.
apiary
A place where bees are kept.
lateral
Directed toward the side.
migratory
Wandering.
punitive
Pertaining to punishment.
parse
To describe, as a sentence, by separating it into its elements and describing each word.
upbraid
To reproach as deserving blame.
octavo
A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves.
fernery
A place in which ferns are grown.
query
To make inquiry.
misanthropy
Hatred of mankind.
magisterial
Having an air of authority.
bodily
Corporeal.
verily
In truth.
vocable
a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.
permissible
That may be allowed.
harangue
A tirade.
octave
A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other.
refute
To prove to be wrong.
thearchy
Government by a supreme deity.
indigence
Poverty.
badger
To pester.
egotism
Self-conceit.
witling
A person who has little understanding.
catastrophe
Any great and sudden misfortune or calamity.
gourmand
A connoisseur in the delicacies of the table.
rejoin
To reunite after separation.
noiseless
Silent.
statuesque
Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue.
icily
Frigidly.
aboriginal
Primitive; unsophisticated.
aliment
That which nourishes.
cajolery
Delusive speech.
semicivilized
Half-civilized.
delineate
To represent by sketch or diagram.
palate
The roof of the mouth.
cygnet
A young swan.
lacteal
Milky.
reversion
A return to or toward some former state or condition.
aural
Of or pertaining to the ear.
engender
To produce.
reflectible
Capable of being turned back.
enfranchise
To endow with a privilege, especially with the right to vote.
visage
The face, countenance, or look of a person.
dogmatic
Making statements without argument or evidence.
pare
To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) from anything.
guile
Duplicity.
aerial
Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
corporeal
Of a material nature; physical.
shrinkage
A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension.
resemblance
Similarity in quality or form.
marine
Of or pertaining to the sea or matters connected with the sea.
transcript
A copy made directly from an original.
hydromechanics
The mechanics of fluids.
cadence
Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.
nutriment
That which nourishes.
invective
An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.
irrational
Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding.
balsam
A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
unique
Being the only one of its kind.
isolate
To separate from others of its kind.
metaphor
A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another, by speaking as if the other.
autumnal
Of or pertaining to autumn.
impassable
That can not be passed through or over.
poesy
Poetry.
rapacious
Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.
separate
To take apart.
complacence
Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings.
precede
To happen first.
impious
Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
obelisk
A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.
hypocrisy
Extreme insincerity.
comprehensible
Intelligible.
optimism
The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best.
definite
Having an exact signification or positive meaning.
tutelage
The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
monarchy
Government by a single, sovereign ruler.
disjunctive
Helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
reactionary
Pertaining to, of the nature of, causing, or favoring reaction.
possession
The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
stimulus
Incentive.
navigate
To traverse by ship.
gratuity
That which is given without demand or claim. Tip.
verdant
Green with vegetation.
diabolic
Characteristic of the devil.
brokerage
The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.
ennoble
To dignify.
profligacy
Shameless viciousness.
acclaim
To utter with a shout.
disconnect
To undo or dissolve the connection or association of.
lapse
A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just.
conformable
Harmonious.
frigidarium
A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
ode
The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung.
suffuse
To cover or fill the surface of.
chronometer
A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision.
numerical
Of or pertaining to number.
chasm
A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface.
antecedent
One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
indestructible
That can not be destroyed.
analogy
Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.
dissolve
To liquefy or soften, as by heat or moisture.
spherometer
An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces.
amity
Friendship.
giver
One who gives, in any sense.
diligence
Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
treatise
An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts.
effluvium
A noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
ascendant
Dominant.
dilatory
Tending to cause delay.
decisive
Conclusive.
mileage
A distance in miles.
underrate
To undervalue.
reconstruct
To rebuild.
instill
To infuse.
bibliomania
The passion for collecting books.
ultramontane
Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).
disrobe
To unclothe.
shriek
A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror.
dissemble
To hide by pretending something different.
malefactor
One who injures another.
intermit
To cause to cease temporarily.
incompatible
Discordant.
hesitancy
A pausing to consider.
pastoral
Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life.
geniality
Warmth and kindliness of disposition.
whet
To make more keen or eager.
minimize
To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
velocity
Rapid motion.
fiscal
Pertaining to the treasury or public finances of a government.
Calvinize
To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
dignitary
One who holds high rank.
penetrate
To enter or force a way into the interior parts of.
colloquy
Conversation.
efflorescence
The state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
maize
Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn.
piecemeal
Gradually.
vulnerable
Capable of receiving injuries.
lackadaisical
Listless.
submersible
Capable of being put underwater.
Stoicism
The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure.
infamy
Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation.
unbiased
Impartial, as judgment.
pyx
A vessel or casket, usually of precious metal, in which the host is preserved.
rotary
Turning around its axis, like a wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus.
untoward
Causing annoyance or hindrance.
extenuate
To diminish the gravity or importance of.
hackney
To make stale or trite by repetition.
garrulous
Given to constant trivial talking.
discard
To reject.
epithet
Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas".
insurgent
One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place.
ruminant
Chewing the cud.
triumvir
One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.
itinerate
To wander from place to place.
meticulous
Over-cautious.
avalanche
The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock.
deface
To mar or disfigure the face or external surface of.
triennial
Taking place every third year.
arrogant
Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.
advert
To refer incidentally.
thrall
One controlled by an appetite or a passion.
valid
Founded on truth.
obvert
To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object.
investor
One who invests money.
maudlin
Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
endear
To cause to be loved.
quintet
Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.
detrude
To push down forcibly.
impulsive
Unpremeditated.
exposure
An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.
proclamation
Any announcement made in a public manner.
sequel
That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened.
suspension
A hanging from a support.
transference
The act of conveying from one person or place to another.
impassive
Unmoved by or not exhibiting feeling.
adjudge
To award or bestow by formal decision.
ambiguous
Having a double meaning.
irreversible
Irrevocable.
emerge
To come into view or into existence.
consignor
One who entrusts.
persuade
To win the mind of by argument, eloquence, evidence, or reflection.
technology
The knowledge relating to industries and manufactures.
apotheosis
Deification.
retrace
To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking.
resource
That which is restored to, relied upon, or made available for aid or support.
incisor
A front or cutting tooth.
blazon
To make widely or generally known.
finale
Concluding performance.
arboretum
A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.
cryptogram
Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
prelude
An introductory or opening performance.
perturb
To disturb greatly.
coerce
To force.
abidance
An abiding.
servitude
Slavery.
hydrous
Watery.
mallet
A wooden hammer.
psychotherapy
The treatment of mental disease.
beck
To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
rendezvous
A prearranged place of meeting.
affront
An open insult or indignity.
promenade
To walk for amusement or exercise.
hybrid
Cross-bred.
fortitude
Patient courage.
commotion
A disturbance or violent agitation.
extradition
The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.
tantamount
Having equal or equivalent value, effect, or import.
propaganda
Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system.
Narcissus
The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
kerchief
A square of linen, silk, or other material, used as a covering for the head or neck.
plasticity
The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed.
pantheism
The worship of nature for itself or its beauty.
stagnation
The condition of not flowing or not changing.
vaporizer
An atomizer.
luminescence
Showing increase.
interpolation
Verbal interference.
compliant
Yielding.
indivertible
That can not be turned aside.
parish
The ecclesiastical district in charge of a pastor.
unlawful
Illegal.
lenient
Not harsh.
non-existent
That which does not exist.
immortalize
To cause to last or to be known or remembered throughout a great or indefinite length of time.
exotic
Foreign.
conflagration
A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.
sapiential
Possessing wisdom.
disengage
To become detached.
befriend
To be a friend to, especially when in need.
curt
Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expression.
Neolithic
Pertaining to the later stone age.
postgraduate
Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree.
alacrity
Cheerful willingness.
exodus
A going forth or departure from a place or country, especially of many people.
panel
A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame.
pledgeor
One who gives a pledge.
hypnotic
Tending to produce sleep.
Parisian
Of or pertaining to the city of Paris.
Scriptural
Pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the Holy Scriptures.
epitome
A simplified representation.
laudatory
Pertaining to, expressing, or containing praise.
impute
To attribute.
reducible
That may be reduced.
derive
To deduce, as from a premise.
rancor
Malice.
patriotism
Love and devotion to one's country.
forejudge
To judge of before hearing evidence.
anemic
Affected with anemia.
recline
To cause to assume a leaning or recumbent attitude or position.
juncture
An articulation, joint, or seam.
absence
The fact of not being present or available.
check
To hold back.
possessive
Pertaining to the having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
dislocate
To put out of proper place or order.
bigamy
The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.
malediction
The calling down of a curse or curses.
temporal
Pertaining to or concerned with the affairs of the present life.
decrepit
Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity.
caricature
a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
ingratitude
Insensibility to kindness.
contemplate
To consider thoughtfully.
codicil
A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
turpitude
Depravity.
orthodoxy
Acceptance of the common faith.
participant
One having a share or part.
virago
A bold, impudent, turbulent woman.
fishmonger
One who sells fish.
vendor
A seller.
fraudulent
Counterfeit.
likely
Plausible.
significant
Important, especially as pointing something out.
sextet
A band of six singers or players.
Darwinism
The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
steppe
One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia.
indict
To find and declare chargeable with crime.
pellucid
Translucent.
emulate
To imitate with intent to equal or surpass.
partisan
Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
variation
Modification.
granary
A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked.
skiff
Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
flag-officer
The captain of a flag-ship.
inhospitable
Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously.
objective
Grasping and representing facts as they are.
Omnipotent
Possessed of unlimited and universal power.
corrosion
Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
seminary
A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.
nowadays
In the present time or age.
hypotenuse
The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
plenitude
Abundance.
dissection
The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal.
concussion
A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.
infallible
Exempt from error of judgment, as in opinion or statement.
claimant
One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.
inadvertent
Accidental.
pedigree
One's line of ancestors.
alter
To make change in.
levy
To impose and collect by force or threat of force.
mundane
Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
finally
At last.
prate
To talk about vainly or foolishly.
palliate
To cause to appear less guilty.
convalescence
The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.
divisible
Capable of being separated into parts.
inherent
Intrinsic.
dissent
Disagreement.
coniferous
Cone-bearing trees.
revile
To heap approach or abuse upon.
oddity
An eccentricity.
kimono
A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan.
pervert
One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false.
landmark
A familiar object in the landscape serving as a guide to an area otherwise easily lost track of.
anxious
Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.
ferocious
Of a wild, fierce, and savage nature.
relinquish
To give up using or having.
adhere
To stick fast or together.
heterogeneity
Unlikeness of constituent parts.
wry
Deviating from that which is proper or right.
captious
Hypercritical.
abdominal
Of, pertaining to, or situated on the abdomen.
commemorate
To serve as a remembrance of.
bight
A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
qualify
To endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions.
adhesion
The state of being attached or joined.
sapient
Possessing wisdom.
misplace
To put into a wrong place.
convoy
A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation.
liqueur
An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances.
pioneer
One among the first to explore a country.
relent
To yield.
employee
One who works for wages or a salary.
piccolo
A small flute.
concord
Harmony.
interlocutor
One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion.
excruciate
To inflict severe pain or agony upon.
austere
Severely simple; unadorned.
solvent
Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
confiscate
To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.
domesticity
Life in or fondness for one's home and family.
azalea
A flowering shrub.
gumption
Common sense.
imitation
That which is made as a likeness or copy.
logician
An expert reasoner.
bulrush
Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
armory
An arsenal.
quarrelsome
Irascible.
infirmary
A place for the reception or treatment of the sick.
knighthood
Chivalry.
editorial
An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument.
educe
To draw out.
symmetrical
Well-balanced.
deponent
Laying down.
clumsy
Awkward of movement.
angelic
Saintly.
insuperable
Invincible.
intermittent
A temporary discontinuance.
judgment
The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached.
pedant
A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning.
overeat
To eat to excess.
penetrable
That may be pierced by physical, moral, or intellectual force.
rampant
Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.
cantonment
The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
technography
The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.
indigestion
Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment.
deficiency
Lack or insufficiency.
magnetize
To make a magnet of, permanently, or temporarily.
naphtha
A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
antedate
To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.
finery
That which is used to decorate the person or dress.
arid
Very dry.
concurrent
Occurring or acting together.
procrastination
Delay.
annual
Occurring every year.
magnitude
Importance.
morphology
the science of organic forms.
misdeed
A wrong or improper act.
vortex
A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center.
nonentity
A person or thing of little or no account.
polemics
The art of controversy or disputation.
vermin
A noxious or troublesome animal.
prescience
Knowledge of events before they take place.
lough
A lake or loch.
intestate
Not having made a valid will.
tutelar
Protective.
antique
Pertaining to ancient times.
metaphysical
Philosophical.
misty
Lacking clearness
pervious
Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.
cardiac
Pertaining to the heart.
unconscious
Not cognizant of objects, actions, etc.
mettle
Courage.
aeronaut
One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
adoration
Profound devotion.
volition
An act or exercise of will.
efface
To obliterate.
adverse
Opposing or opposed.
extensive
Extended widely in space, time, or scope.
deficient
Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount.
affiliate
Some auxiliary person or thing.
exorbitance
Extravagance or enormity.
remodel
Reconstruct.
waive
To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.
disinfect
To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
polyarchy
Government by several or many persons of what- ever class.
burnish
To make brilliant or shining.
commission
To empower.
callow
Without experience of the world.
personnel
The force of persons collectively employed in some service.
intensive
Adding emphasis or force.
scruple
Doubt or uncertainty regarding a question of moral right or duty.
slight
Of a small importance or significance.
alliance
Any combination or union for some common purpose.
inexpressible
Unutterable.
protuberate
To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface.
toleration
A spirit of charitable leniency.
monetary
Financial.
mentality
Intellectuality.
confinement
Restriction within limits or boundaries.
specious
Plausible.
perspicuous
Lucid.
biology
The science of life or living organisms.
recognizance
An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.
repeal
To render of no further effect.
generalize
To draw general inferences.
sepulcher
A burial-place.
obsolescent
Passing out of use, as a word.
rupture
To separate the parts of by violence.
logical
Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning.
diplomatic
Characterized by special tact in negotiations.
moribund
On the point of dying.
monomania
The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
aforesaid
Said in a preceding part or before.
bass
Low in tone or compass.
torrid
Excessively hot.
knavery
Deceitfulness in dealing.
leisure
Spare time.
hoarse
Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.
erudite
Very-learned.
ultimate
Beyond which there is nothing else.
lacerate
To tear rudely or raggedly.
deterrent
Hindering from action through fear.
pleasant
Agreeable.
paronymous
Derived from the same root or primitive word.
dominant
Conspicuously prominent.
calculus
A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.
salutary
Beneficial.
academy
Any institution where the higher branches of learning are taught.
sediment
Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
expatriate
To drive from one's own country.
denounce
To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment, censure, or odium.
readily
Without objection or reluctance.
coincidence
A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident.
hindmost
Farthest from the front.
transatlantic
Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.
repellent
Having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally.
apology
A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.
aspirant
One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
inanimate
Destitute of animal life.
alienate
To cause to turn away.
memorable
Noteworthy.
succeed
To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
possess
To own.
querulous
Habitually complaining.
sanguine
Having the color of blood.
castigate
To punish.
cower
To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
unisonant
Being in a condition of perfect agreement and accord.
origin
The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be.
apex
The highest point, as of a mountain.
votive
Dedicated by a vow.
monopoly
The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.
reconcilable
Capable of being adjusted or harmonized.
wearisome
Fatiguing.
alternative
Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.
boatswain
A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
apposite
Appropriate.
vaccinate
To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox.
fanatic
A religious zealot.
volitive
Exercising the will.
dogma
A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority.
rescind
To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.
heptagon
A figure having seven sides and seven angles.
levee
An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.
reciprocal
Mutually interchangeable or convertible.
covenant
An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.
spectator
One who beholds or looks on.
inaudible
That can not be heard.
occasion
An important event or celebration.
augur
To predict.
comestible
Fit to be eaten.
usury
The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law.
neural
Pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.
ichthyosaurs
A fossil reptile.
refusal
Denial of what is asked.
lodgment
The act of furnishing with temporary quarters.
accession
Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
physiography
Description of nature.
incompetence
General lack of capacity or fitness.
proscription
Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege.
afterthought
A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time.
inadmissible
Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.
invaluable
Exceedingly precious.
acquisition
Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
shuffle
A mixing or changing the order of things.
stealth
A concealed manner of acting.
frivolity
A trifling act, thought, saying, or practice.
incident
A happening in general, especially one of little importance.
collegian
A college student.
invidious
Showing or feeling envy.
embarrass
To render flustered or agitated.
manufacturer
A person engaged in manufacturing as a business.
submittal
The act of submitting.
extinguish
To render extinct.
ornate
Ornamented to a marked degree.
bore
To weary by tediousness or dullness.
unutterable
Inexpressible.
appertain
To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.
overpass
To pass across or over, as a river.
egress
Any place of exit.
temporize
To pursue a policy of delay.
expense
The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
curio
A piece of bric-a-brac.
effulgence
Splendor.
academic
Of or pertaining to an academy, college, or university.
detest
To dislike or hate with intensity.
relevant
Bearing upon the matter in hand.
disappoint
To fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.
hydrodynamics
The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.
quantity
Magnitude.
lunatic
An insane person.
betrothal
Engagement to marry.
quay
A wharf or artificial landing-place on the shore of a harbor or projecting into it.
ration
To provide with a fixed allowance or portion, especially of food.
clan
A tribe.
cite
To refer to specifically.
avarice
Passion for getting and keeping riches.
amour
A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
terminus
The final point or goal.
juvenile
Characteristic of youth.
well-bred
Of good ancestry.
legging
A covering for the leg.
reprehension
Expression of blame.
clairvoyance
Intuitive sagacity or perception.
playwright
A maker of plays for the stage.
pommel
To beat with something thick or bulky.
nit
The egg of a louse or some other insect.
presumption
That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.
benison
Blessing.
operate
To put in action and supervise the working of.
hexangular
Having six angles.
prolong
To extend in time or duration.
brogan
A coarse, heavy shoe.
working-man
One who earns his bread by manual labor.
buttress
Any support or prop.
centiliter
A hundredth of a liter.
self-respect
Rational self-esteem.
summary
An abstract.
prototype
A work, original in character, afterward imitated in form or spirit.
provident
Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.
legacy
A bequest.
tannery
A place where leather is tanned.
precarious
Perilous.
rampart
A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry.
factious
Turbulent.
truism
A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof.
lawgiver
A legislator.
expectorate
To cough up and spit forth.
malevolent
Wishing evil to others.
perversity
Wickedness.
demerit
A mark for failure or bad conduct.
abrupt
Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
demented
Insane.
parallel
To cause to correspond or lie in the same direction and equidistant in all parts.
facile
Not difficult to do.
beseech
To implore.
paralysis
Loss of the power of contractility in the voluntary or involuntary muscles.
overrun
To infest or ravage.
incidentally
Without intention.
cacophony
A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
cartridge
A charge for a firearm, or for blasting.
botany
The science that treats of plants.
ambitious
Eagerly desirous and aspiring.
scope
A range of action or view.
inflammable
Easily set on fire or excited.
hideous
Appalling.
stationary
Not moving.
lexicography
The making of dictionaries.
cathode
The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
symmetry
Relative proportion and harmony.
galvanic
Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
hydrostatics
The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids.
intrigue
A plot or scheme, usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways.
novellette
A short novel.
spasmodic
Convulsive.
indescribable
That can not be described.
wield
To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.
aviary
A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
protuberance
Something that swells out from a surrounding surface.
colossus
Any strikingly great person or object.
ferocity
Savageness.
plebeian
Common.
impend
To be imminent.
voluble
Having great fluency in speaking.
posit
To present in an orderly manner.
indiscernible
Not perceptible.
desperate
Resorted to in a last extremity, or as if prompted by utter despair.
insatiable
That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably.
trepidation
Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
confidence
The state or feeling of trust in or reliance upon another.
ministry
A service.
dearth
Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
jugglery
The art or practice of sleight of hand.
fluctuate
To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another.
diplomat
A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another.
pillory
A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn.
discreet
Judicious.
devious
Out of the common or regular track.
electrolysis
The process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.
statics
The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order.
unaccountable
Inexplicable.
later
At a subsequent time.
ballad
Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
literacy
The state or condition of knowing how to read and write.
dialect
Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district.
Titanic
Of vast size or strength.
analyze
To examine minutely or critically.
reprehensible
Censurable.
knead
To mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands.
collective
Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.
tyranny
Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.
obstreperous
Boisterous.
azure
The color of the sky.
blaze
A vivid glowing flame.
Calvinism
The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.
demobilize
To disband, as troops.
bomb
A hollow projectile containing an explosive material.
fracture
A break.
resent
To be indignant at, as an injury or insult.
convolve
To move with a circling or winding motion.
immersion
The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid.
prolix
Verbose.
anthropomorphous
Having or resembling human form.
priory
A monastic house.
tangent
Touching.
stratagem
Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage.
brotherhood
Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.
prescript
Prescribed as a rule or model.
machinist
One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools.
inconvenient
Interfering with comfort or progress.
ubiquitous
Being present everywhere.
boisterous
Unchecked merriment or animal spirits.
polygamy
the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.
dissatisfy
To displease.
entirety
A complete thing.
jurisdiction
Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
reprobate
One abandoned to depravity and sin.
mimic
To imitate the speech or actions of.
filibuster
One who attempts to obstruct legislation.
similar
Bearing resemblance to one another or to something else.
ardent
Burning with passion.
burgess
In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia.
avert
To turn away or aside.
pecuniary
Consisting of money.
referable
Ascribable.
separable
Capable of being disjoined or divided.
corpulent
Obese.
waistcoat
A vest.
distort
To twist into an unnatural or irregular form.
isobar
A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment.
antecede
To precede.
hindrance
An obstacle.
wholly
Completely.
coalescence
The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
finality
The state or quality of being final or complete.
carnage
Massacre.
inexhaustible
So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied, wasted, or spent.
rapt
Enraptured.
freshness
The state, quality, or degree of being fresh.
neurology
The science of the nervous system.
aqueduct
A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.
furbish
To restore brightness or beauty to.
salutation
Any form of greeting, hailing, or welcome, whether by word or act.
choleric
Easily provoked to anger.
buoyancy
Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.
lithograph
A print made by printing from stone.
recrudescence
The state of becoming raw or sore again.
dragnet
A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
deign
To deem worthy of notice or account.
adjutant
Auxiliary.
requital
Adequate return for good or ill.
testament
A will.
influx
Infusion.
oratorio
A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures.
subordinate
Belonging to an inferior order in a classification.
usage
Treatment.
gratuitous
Voluntarily.
cabinet
The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
crustacean
Pertaining to a division of arthropods, containing lobsters, crabs, crawfish, etc.
vindicative
Revengeful.
assiduous
Diligent.
anatomy
That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.
fervid
Intense.
mendicant
A beggar.
principality
The territory of a reigning prince.
assassination
Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.
outpost
A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise.
tutorship
The office of a guardian.
credence
Belief.
preponderate
To exceed in influence or power.
polyhedron
A solid bounded by plane faces, especially by more than four.
impromptu
Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment.
blatant
Noisily or offensively loud or clamorous.
homonym
A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
micrometer
An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions.
peccable
Capable of sinning.
flippant
Having a light, pert, trifling disposition.
fixture
One who or that which is expected to remain permanently in its position.
epilogue
The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.
recurrent
Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.
junction
The condition of being joined.
predicate
To state as belonging to something.
dissipate
To disperse or disappear.
ascribe
To assign as a quality or attribute.
hard-hearted
Lacking pity or sympathy.
pretentious
Marked by pretense, conceit, or display.
ruminate
To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
antechamber
A waiting room for those who seek audience.
peaceful
Tranquil.
docket
The registry of judgments of a court.
horde
A gathered multitude of human beings.
evolution
Development or growth.
fragile
Easily broken.
broach
To mention, for the first time.
hesitant
Vacillating.
abscess
A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
treble
Multiplied by three.
brigade
A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments.
decent
Characterized by propriety of conduct, speech, manners, or dress.
interminable
Having no limit or end.
sanguineous
Consisting of blood.
octogenarian
A person of between eighty and ninety years.
differential
Distinctive.
apostle
Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
insurrection
The state of being in active resistance to authority.
bethink
To remind oneself.
disrepute
A bad name or character.
baste
To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
quiescent
Being in a state of repose or inaction.
consumption
Gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc.
frizz
To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
option
The right, power, or liberty of choosing.
corpuscle
A minute particle of matter.
anticyclone
An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.
wane
To diminish in size and brilliancy.
lassie
A little lass.
retouch
To modify the details of.
infinite
Measureless.
acquiesce
To comply; submit.
tenant
An occupant.
pentavalent
Quinqeuvalent.
incite
To rouse to a particular action.
riddance
The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable.
fetus
The young in the womb or in the egg.
inflammation
A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.
needlework
Embroidery.
dowry
The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.
corpse
A dead body.
frivolous
Trivial.
rebut
To oppose by argument or a sufficient answer.
defame
To slander.
seethe
To be violently excited or agitated.
out-of-the-way
Remotely situated.
paraphernalia
Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.
pestilent
Having a malign influence or effect.
demulcent
Any application soothing to an irritable surface
enigma
A riddle.
contumacy
Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
frizzle
To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
anterior
Prior.
bibliography
A list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.
resonance
Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
denomination
A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline.
pervasion
The state of spreading through every part.
awaken
To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.
fief
A landed estate held under feudal tenure.
altitude
Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.
premature
Coming too soon.
seize
To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly.
condense
To abridge.
personality
The attributes, taken collectively, that make up the character and nature of an individual.
nostrum
Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
exclusion
Non-admission.
statute
Any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law.
free trade
Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs.
confederate
One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement.
hypocrite
One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.
residue
A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated.
epode
A species of lyric poems.
supine
Lying on the back.
fez
A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.
luminosity
The quality of giving or radiating light.
postdate
To make the date of any writing later than the real date.
incontrovertible
Indisputable.
reflection
The throwing off or back of light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that travels in waves.
protective
Sheltering.
vacuous
Empty.
pamphleteer
To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
dimly
Obscurely.
trimness
Neatness.
frontier
The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country.
ailment
Slight sickness.
bray
A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.
furtherance
Advancement.
efficacy
The power to produce an intended effect as shown in the production of it.
propriety
Accordance with recognized usage, custom, or principles.
surveyor
A land-measurer.
ante
In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
quackery
Charlatanry
quarantine
The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease.
materialize
To take perceptible or substantial form.
disbeliever
One who refuses to believe.
consecrate
To set apart as sacred.
mordacious
Biting or giving to biting.
fictitious
Created or formed by the imagination.
laddie
A lad.
fallacy
Any unsound or delusive mode of reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning.
luminescent
Showing increase of light.
fusible
Capable of being melted by heat.
datum
A premise, starting-point, or given fact.
drachma
A modern and an ancient Greek coin.
reclaim
To demand or to obtain the return or restoration of.
prospectus
A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking.
collide
To meet and strike violently.
earnest
Ardent in spirit and speech.
prepossession
A preconceived liking.
preoccupy
To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects.
extension
A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope.
drastic
Acting vigorously.
imitator
One who makes in imitation.
necrosis
the death of part of the body.
semiconscious
Partially conscious.
component
A constituent element or part.
endurable
Tolerable.
panorama
A series of large pictures representing a continuous scene.
peccadillo
A small breach of propriety or principle.
discomfit
To put to confusion.
nuptial
Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.
menagerie
A collection of wild animals, especially when kept for exhibition.
outlandish
Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.
midwife
A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth.
illogical
Contrary to the rules of sound thought.
arrogate
To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.
peevish
Petulant. (irritable)
evanescent
Fleeting.
prodigy
A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities.
imperious
Insisting on obedience.
jurisprudence
The science of rights in accordance with positive law.
arbitrary
Fixed or done capriciously.
suasion
The act of persuading.
initiate
To perform the first act or rite.
teem
To be full to overflowing.
energetic
Working vigorously.
exterior
That which is outside.
squabble
To quarrel.
dramatize
To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner.
orthopedic
Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity
beneficiary
One who is lawfully entitled to the profits and proceeds of an estate or property.
voracious
Eating with greediness or in very large quantities.
undulate
To move like a wave or in waves.
maidenhood
Virginity.
insignificant
Without importance, force, or influence.
redress
To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
clarify
To render intelligible.
importune
To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.
anew
Once more.
inveterate
Habitual.
skeptic
One who doubts any statements.
airy
Delicate, ethereal.
explode
To cause to burst in pieces by force from within.
impregnable
That can not be taken by assault.
supplicant
One who asks humbly and earnestly.
eatable
Edible.
qualification
A requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege.
absent-minded
Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
sinuosity
The quality of curving in and out.
reluctant
Unwilling.
conscript
To force into military service.
gigantic
Tremendous.
cynosure
That to which general interest or attention is directed.
diffidence
Self-distrust.
legislator
A lawgiver.
intrinsic
Inherent.
immaculate
Without spot or blemish.
equestrian
Pertaining to horses or horsemanship.
ostracism
Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.
odorous
Having an odor, especially a fragrant one.
ameliorate
To relieve, as from pain or hardship
solstice
The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination.
nestling
Recently hatched.
generic
Noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific.
ravenous
Furiously voracious or hungry.
autarchy
Unrestricted power.
degrade
To take away honors or position from.
perspire
To excrete through the pores of the skin.
predecessor
An incumbent of a given office previous to another.
critique
A criticism or critical review.
siege
A beleaguerment.
descry
To discern.
inquisition
A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.
annals
A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
abed
In bed; on a bed.
pentagram
A figure having five points or lobes.
disrupt
To burst or break asunder.
mountainous
Full of or abounding in mountains.
allot
To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.
domination
Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority.
apogee
The climax.
devilry
Malicious mischief.
putrescent
Undergoing decomposition of animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid odors.
deplorable
Contemptible.
hydrometer
An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation.
forfeit
To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
lunar
Pertaining to the moon.
Pariah
A member of a degraded class; a social outcast.
abjure
To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
aggravation
The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.
transcend
To surpass.
enumerate
To name one by one.
frightful
Apt to induce terror or alarm.
stringent
Rigid.
merciful
Disposed to pity and forgive.
troublesome
Burdensome.
ocular
Of or pertaining to the eye.
fortify
To provide with defensive works.
wittingly
With knowledge and by design.
incomparable
Matchless.
vegetate
To live in a monotonous, passive way without exercise of the mental faculties.
resplendent
Very bright.
univalence
Monovalency.
delirious
Raving.
merciless
Cruel.
non-combatant
One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
mediocre
Ordinary.
decasyllable
A line of ten syllables.
glorious
Of excellence and splendor.
dilettante
A superficial amateur.
technicality
Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like.
protuberant
Bulging.
proffer
To offer to another for acceptance.
immense
Very great in degree, extent, size, or quantity.
abscission
The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
outlaw
A habitual lawbreaker.
effete
Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
extrude
To drive out or away.
vacillate
To waver.
vigilant
Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
unbelief
Doubt.
raillery
Good-humored satire.
secrecy
Concealment.
efflorescent
Opening in flower.
dwindle
To diminish or become less.
nameless
Having no fame or reputation.
principal
Most important.
spinster
A woman who has never been married.
retrospective
Looking back on the past.
renunciation
An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege.
symphony
A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
deviltry
Wanton and malicious mischief.
panacea
A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
sheer
Absolute.
arbitrate
To act or give judgment as umpire.
medallion
A large medal.
ineligible
Not suitable to be selected or chosen.
importunate
Urgent in character, request, or demand.
pledgee
The person to whom anything is pledged.
pedagogue
A schoolmaster.
Quixotic
Chivalrous or romantic to a ridiculous or extravagant degree.
physiology
The science of organic functions.
novice
A beginner in any business or occupation.
retract
To recall or take back (something that one has said).
guzzle
To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp.
Milky Way
The galaxy.
nugatory
Having no power or force.
countercharge
To accuse in return.
odium
A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
irruption
Sudden invasion.
malady
Any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one.
precipitant
Moving onward quickly and heedlessly.
evidential
Indicative.
heredity
Transmission of physical or mental qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to offspring.
instance
A single occurrence or happening of a given kind.
anachronism
Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
proselyte
One who has been won over from one religious belief to another.
ceremonious
Observant of ritual.
eulogy
A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
enhance
To intensify.
baleful
Malignant.
audition
The act or sensation of hearing.
pollute
To contaminate.
lithesome
Nimble.
solar
Pertaining to the sun.
subterfuge
Evasion.
microscope
An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects.
designate
To select or appoint, as by authority.
immoral
Habitually engaged in licentious or lewd practices.
triple
Threefold.
accompany
To go with, or be associated with, as a companion.
chromatic
Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
vegetation
Plant-life in the aggregate.
mutilate
To disfigure.
forefather
An ancestor.
harass
To trouble with importunities, cares, or annoyances.
overtone
A harmonic.
distrust
Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
outlive
To continue to exist after.
compute
To ascertain by mathematical calculation.
winsome
Attractive.
debatable
Subject to contention or dispute.
taxation
A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.
wretchedness
Extreme misery or unhappiness.
sacrificial
Offering or offered as an atonement for sin.
dormant
Being in a state of or resembling sleep.
privity
Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter.
agrarian
Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
ponder
To meditate or reflect upon.
contravene
To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
facetious
Amusing.
retrospect
A view or contemplation of something past.
diplomatist
One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
desiccant
Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
poignancy
Severity or acuteness, especially of pain or grief.
bolero
A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
itinerant
Wandering.
preparatory
Having to do with what is preliminary.
infirmity
A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.
reorganize
To change to a more satisfactory form of organization.
cosmetic
Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
legitimate
Having the sanction of law or established custom.
garrote
To execute by strangling.
effective
Fit for a destined purpose.
collaborate
To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.
unction
The art of anointing as with oil.
erratic
Irregular.
foreshore
That part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
salvage
Any act of saving property.
ordnance
A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war.
cognizant
Taking notice.
inexplicable
Such as can not be made plain.
fumigate
To subject to the action of smoke or fumes, especially for disinfection.
reverent
Humble.
tirade
Harangue.
indiscreet
Lacking wise judgment.
impersonate
To appear or act in the character of.
intention
That upon which the mind is set.
kind-hearted
Having a kind and sympathetic nature.
transmute
To change in nature, substance, or form.
beatify
To make supremely happy.
resurgent
Surging back or again.
dialogue
A formal conversation in which two or more take part.
munificent
Extraordinarily generous.
apprehensible
Capable of being conceived.
commitment
The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.
wizen
To become or cause to become withered or dry.
violation
Infringement.
fretful
Disposed to peevishness.
abominable
Very hateful.
arrange
To put in definite or proper order.
illegitimate
Unlawfully begotten.
mobocracy
Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.
stimulant
Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action.
success
A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted.
freemason
A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
typify
To serve as a characteristic example of.
deduce
To derive or draw as a conclusion by reasoning from given premises or principles.
epidermis
The outer skin.
ribald
Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
inconsistent
Contradictory.
leonine
Like a lion.
visual
Perceptible by sight.
verity
Truth.
refragable
Capable of being refuted.
involuntary
Unwilling.
coalition
Combination in a body or mass.
corroborate
To strengthen, as proof or conviction.
ghastly
Hideous.
premise
A judgment as a conclusion.
foppery
Dandyism.
decameter
A length of ten meters.
dissonance
Discord.
imprudent
Heedless.
arraign
To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.
secede
To withdraw from union or association, especially from a political or religious body.
flimsy
Thin and weak.
pectoral
Pertaining to the breast or thorax.
juridical
Assumed by law to exist.
calorie
Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.
convertible
Interchangeable.
furlong
A measure, one-eighth of a mile.
specie
A coin or coins of gold, silver, copper, or other metal.
telephony
The art or process of communicating by telephone.
ampere
The practical unit of electric-current strength.
abdicate
To give up (royal power or the like).
clement
Compassionate.
alienable
Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands.
curtail
To cut off or cut short.
modify
To make somewhat different.
assassin
One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly.
nucleus
A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.
colleague
An associate in professional employment.
consummate
To bring to completion.
mastery
The attainment of superior skill.
eugenic
Relating to the development and improvement of race.
enormous
Gigantic.
miser
A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
congest
To collect into a mass.
dissect
To cut apart or to pieces.
priggish
Conceited.
piteous
Compassionate.
distrainor
One who subjects a person to distress.
interrupt
To stop while in progress.
consecutive
Following in uninterrupted succession.
infidelity
Disloyalty.
divagation
Digression.
misinterpret
To misunderstand.
sinuous
Curving in and out.
invalidate
To render of no force or effect.
nominate
To designate as a candidate for any office.
Sybarite
A luxurious person.
humane
Compassionate.
curator
A person having charge as of a library or museum.
contagious
Transmitting disease.
Britannia
The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
presentient
Perceiving or feeling beforehand.
pathos
The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
implicit
Implied.
derivative
Coming or acquired from some origin.
pluperfect
Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action.
acme
The highest point, or summit.
acrid
Harshly pungent or bitter.
nauseate
To cause to loathe.
avow
To declare openly.
bountiful
Showing abundance.
cogent
Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
matrimony
The union of a man and a woman in marriage.
crass
Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
conspirator
One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.
deviate
To take a different course.
ramify
To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
scintillate
To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.
foreordain
To predetermine.
antemundane
Pertaining to time before the world's creation.
sensitive
Easily affected by outside operations or influences.
intangible
Not perceptible to the touch.
assay
The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
impetuosity
Rashness.
regality
Royalty.
prerogative
Having superior rank or precedence.
wantonness
Recklessness.
oust
To eject.
second-rate
Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.
neophyte
Having the character of a beginner.
reprimand
To chide or rebuke for a fault.
parlor
A room for reception of callers or entertainment of guests.
despondent
Disheartened.
impure
Tainted.
pedagogy
The science and art of teaching
uproot
To eradicate.
inroad
Forcible encroachment or trespass.
descendent
Proceeding downward.
impalpable
Imperceptible to the touch.
luxuriate
To live sumptuously.
lingual
Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance.
paroxysm
A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.
quietus
A silencing, suppressing, or ending.
averse
Reluctant.
facilitate
To make more easy.
mellifluous
Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
granular
Composed of small grains or particles.
rhetorician
A showy writer or speaker.
intercessor
A mediator.
prohibition
A decree or an order forbidding something.
revoke
To rescind.
fondle
To handle tenderly and lovingly.
infest
To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance, trouble, or danger.
conversant
Thoroughly informed.
inane
Silly.
delicacy
That which is agreeable to a fine taste.
tenet
Any opinion, principle, dogma, or doctrine that a person believes or maintains as true.
intermediate
Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes.
supernatural
Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power.
conjugate
Joined together in pairs.
legionary
A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor.
impervious
Impenetrable.
pompous
Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
ordeal
Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
protege
One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person.
distrain
To subject a person to distress.
tiresome
Wearisome.
vivacity
Liveliness.
opponent
One who supports the opposite side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport.
belate
To delay past the proper hour.
fatuous
Idiotic
antiphony
An anthem or other composition sung responsively.
adherence
Attachment.
scribe
One who writes or is skilled in writing.
duration
The period of time during which anything lasts.
disobedient
Neglecting or refusing to obey.
penance
Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence.
authentic
Of undisputed origin.
portent
Anything that indicates what is to happen.
isochronous
Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time.
astringent
Harsh in disposition or character.
florid
Flushed with red.
diagnose
To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena.
triad
A group of three persons of things.
opprobrium
The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
neocracy
Government administered by new or untried persons.
invariable
Unchangeable.
postscript
Something added to a letter after the writer's signature.
loch
A lake.
scarcity
Insufficiency of supply for needs or ordinary demands.
dissolution
A breaking up of a union of persons.
Elizabethan
Relating to Elizabeth, queen of England, or to her era.
termination
The act of ending or concluding.
adumbrate
To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
divination
The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.
chancery
A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
philharmonic
Fond of music.
recapture
To capture again.
overproduction
Excessive production.
abnormal
Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
matrix
That which contains and gives shape or form to anything.
attache
A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy.
virulence
Extreme poisonousness.
birthright
A privilege or possession into which one is born.
bawl
To proclaim by outcry.
cabal
A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
evanesce
To vanish gradually.
artful
Characterized by craft or cunning.
accouter
To dress.
decapod
Ten-footed or ten-armed.
glazier
One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows.
monologue
A story or drama told or performed by one person.
interdict
Authoritative act of prohibition.
pendulous
Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.
semblance
Outward appearance.
underling
A subordinate.
sedentary
Involving or requiring much sitting.
contiguous
Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
decapitate
To behead.
likelihood
A probability.
impecunious
Having no money.
uppermost
First in order of precedence.
bier
A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
deform
To disfigure.
sisterhood
A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow.
immerse
To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.
nectar
Any especially sweet and delicious drink.
sacrifice
To make an offering of to deity, especially by presenting on an altar.
obituary
A published notice of a death.
alder
Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.
scribble
Hasty, careless writing.
egoism
The theory that places man's chief good in the completeness of self.
lustrous
Shining.
maroon
To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island.
effusion
an outpouring.
creamery
A butter-making establishment.
salience
The condition of standing out distinctly.
sylph
A slender, graceful young woman or girl.
commissariat
The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.
monotone
The sameness or monotony of utterance.
obstetrics
The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy.
laxative
Having power to open or loosen the bowels.
lascivious
Lustful.
succumb
To cease to resist.
autocracy
Absolute government.
defalcate
To cut off or take away, as a part of something.
lithe
Supple.
barograph
An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
vicissitude
A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.
reestablish
To restore.
autonomy
Self-government.
ambrosial
Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
assent
To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
didactic
Pertaining to teaching.
acoustic
Pertaining to the act or sense of hearing.
antediluvian
Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
infernal
Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants.
expository
Pertaining to a formal presentation.
hypnosis
An artificial trance-sleep.
puissant
Possessing strength.
contumacious
Rebellious.
legitimacy
Accordance with law.
percipient
One who or that which perceives.
maintenance
That which supports or sustains.
elasticity
That property of matter by which a body tends to return to a former shape after being changed.
patriarch
The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal ri