Friday, October 28, 2011

Wordlist - 008

ABHORRENT adj. Very repugnant; hateful.
BAROMETER n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
CALCULABLE adj. That may be estimated by reckoning.
DEAD-HEAT n. A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
ECONOMIZE v. To spend sparingly.
GALVANISM n. Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
HALE adj. Of sound and vigorous health.
IDEALIZE v. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard.
JOURNALIZE v. To keep a diary.
KIMONO n. A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan.
LADDIE n. A lad.
MAGISTERIAL adj. Having an air of authority.
NARROW-MINDED adj. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
OBJECTIVE adj. Grasping and representing facts as they are.
PALEONTOLOGY n. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms.
QUANTITY n. Magnitude.
RAMIFY v. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
SALIENCE n. The condition of standing out distinctly.
TANGENCY n. The state of touching.
UNACCOUNTABLE adj. Inexplicable.
VAINGLORY n. Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
WAVELET n. A ripple.
ABIDANCE n. An abiding.
BARRING prep. Apart from.
CALCULUS n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.

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