Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wordlist - 005

ABDUCTION n. A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
BALEFUL adj. Malignant.
CADAVEROUS adj. Resembling a corpse.
DATUM n. A premise, starting-point, or given fact.
ECCENTRIC adj. Peculiar.
FACIAL adj. Pertaining to the face.
GALLANT adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.
HACKNEY v. To make stale or trite by repetition.
ICINESS n. The state of being icy.
JOCOSE adj. Done or made in jest.
KILOLITER n. One thousand liters.
LACTATION n. The secretion of milk.
MADDEN v. To inflame with passion.
NARRATION n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
OBESE adj. Exceedingly fat.
PAGEANT n. A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.
QUALIFY v. To endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions.
RADICAL n. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.
SAFEGUARD v. To protect.
TACT n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
ULTRAMUNDANE adj. Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.
VACUUM n. A space entirely devoid of matter.
WANE v. To diminish in size and brilliancy.
ABED adv. In bed; on a bed.
BALLAD n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
CADENCE n. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.

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