Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wordlist - 002

ABBESS n. The lady superior of a nunnery.
BACTERIUM n. A microbe.
CABALISM n. Superstitious devotion to one's religion.
DARKLING adv. Blindly.
EARTHENWARE n. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
FABULOUS adj. Incredible.
GAIETY n. Festivity.
HABITANT n. Dweller.
ICHTHYOLOGY n. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.
JAUNDICE n. A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin.
KERCHIEF n. A square of linen, silk, or other material, used as a covering for the head or neck.
LABYRINTH n. A maze.
MACHINERY n. The parts of a machine or engine, taken collectively.
NAPHTHA n. A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
OAKUM n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.
PACKET n. A bundle, as of letters.
QUADRATE v. To divide into quarters.
RACY adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.
SACRIFICIAL adj. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin.
TACIT adj. Understood.
ULTERIOR adj. Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.
VACCINATE v. To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox.
WAISTCOAT n. A vest.
ZENITH n. The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness.
ABBEY n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
BADGER v. To pester.

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