Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordlist - 006

ABERRATION n. Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
BALSAM n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
CADENZA n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
DAUNTLESS adj. Fearless.
ECCENTRICITY n. Idiosyncrasy.
FACILE adj. Not difficult to do.
GALORE adj. Abundant.
HAGGARD adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance.
ICON n. An image or likeness.
JOCULAR adj. Inclined to joke.
KILOMETER n. A length of 1,000 meters.
LACTEAL adj. Milky.
MADONNA n. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.
NARRATIVE n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
OBESITY n. Excessive fatness.
PALATE n. The roof of the mouth.
QUALM n. A fit of nausea.
RADIX n. That from or on which something is developed.
SAGACIOUS adj. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.
TACTICIAN n. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.
ULTRAMONTANE adj. Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).
VAGABOND n. A wanderer.
WANTONNESS n. Recklessness.
ABET v. To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
BANAL adj. Commonplace.
CAITIFF adj. Cowardly.

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