Monday, October 31, 2011

Wordlist - 016

ABRIDGE v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
BECK v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
CANINE adj. Characteristic of a dog.
DECAGRAM n. A weight of 10 grams.
EFFACE v. To obliterate.
FAMISH v. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst.
GARROTE v. To execute by strangling.
HARDIHOOD n. Foolish daring.
ILLEGIBLE adj. Undecipherable.
JUGGLE v. To play tricks of sleight of hand.
KNIGHT errant n. One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure.
LANGUOR n. Lassitude of body or depression.
MAGNITUDE n. Importance.
NAUTICAL adj. Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
OBNOXIOUS adj. Detestable.
PALY adj. Lacking color or brilliancy.
QUERULOUS adj. Habitually complaining.
RAPINE n. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war.
SANCTIMONIOUS adj. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety.
TAUT adj. Stretched tight.
UNBIASED adj. Impartial, as judgment.
VAPORIZER n. An atomizer.
WELL-TO-DO adj. In prosperous circumstances.
ABRIDGMENT n. A condensed form as of a book or play.
BEDAUB v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
CANON n. Any rule or law.

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