Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wordlist - 014

ABORIGINES n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
BEATIFY v. To make supremely happy.
CANAANITE n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
DEBUT n. A first appearance in society or on the stage.
EDITORIAL n. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument.
FALLIBLE adj. Capable of erring.
GARNISH v. In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment.
HARBINGER n. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
ILIAD n. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
JUDICIARY n. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice.
KNEAD v. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands.
LANDSCAPE n. A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.
MAGNIFICENCE n. The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power.
NAUSEATE v. To cause to loathe.
OBLIVION n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.
PALPABLE n. perceptible by feeling or touch.
QUARTO n. An eight-page newspaper of any size.
RAPACIOUS adj. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.
SALVAGE n. Any act of saving property.
TAPESTRY n. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
UNBECOMING adj. Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.
VALOROUS adj. Courageous.
WELL-BRED adj. Of good ancestry.
ABOVEBOARD adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
BEATITUDE n. Any state of great happiness.
CANARY adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow.

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