Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wordlist - 017

ABROGATE v. To abolish, repeal.
BEDECK v. To cover with ornament.
CANT v. To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
DECALITER n. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
EFFECT n. A consequence.
FANATIC n. A religious zealot.
GARRULOUS adj. Given to constant trivial talking.
HARMONIOUS adj. Concordant in sound.
ILLEGITIMATE adj. Unlawfully begotten.
JUGGLERY n. The art or practice of sleight of hand.
KNIGHTHOOD n. Chivalry.
LAPSE n. A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just.
MAHARAJA n. A great Hindu prince.
NAVAL adj. Pertaining to ships.
OBSEQUIES n. Funeral rites.
PAMPHLET n. A brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest.
QUERY v. To make inquiry.
RAPT adj. Enraptured.
SANCTION v. To approve authoritatively.
TAXATION n. A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.
UNBRIDLED adj. Being without restraint.
VARIABLE adj. Having a tendency to change.
WHEREABOUTS n. The place in or near which a person or thing is.
ABRUPT adj. Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
BEDLAM n. Madhouse.
CANTATA n. A choral composition.

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