Friday, October 21, 2011

Wordlist - 001

ABASE v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
BACONIAN adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
CABAL n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
DARING adj. Brave.
EARNEST adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.
FABRICATE v. To invent fancifully or falsely.
GAUGE n. An instrument for measuring.
HABITABLE adj. Fit to be dwelt in.
ICHTHYIC adj. Fish-like.
JARGON n. Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.
KEEPSAKE n. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver.
LABORIOUS adj. Toilsome.
MACADAMIZE v. To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone.
NAMELESS adj. Having no fame or reputation.
OAKEN adj. Made of or from oak.
PACIFY v. To bring into a peaceful state.
QUACKERY n. Charlatanry
RABID adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
SACRIFICE v. To make an offering of to deity, especially by presenting on an altar.
TABLEAU n. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
UBIQUITOUS adj. Being present everywhere.
VACATE v. To leave.
WAIF n. A homeless, neglected wanderer.
YEARLING n. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
ZEALOT n. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner.
ZEITGEIST n. The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.

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