Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordlist - 018

ABSCESS n. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
BEFOG v. To confuse.
CANTO n. One of the divisions of an extended poem.
DECALOGUE n. The ten commandments.
EFFECTIVE adj. Fit for a destined purpose.
FANCIER n. One having a taste for or interest in special objects.
GASEOUS adj. Light and unsubstantial.
HAVOC n. Devastation.
ILLIBERAL adj. Stingy.
JUGULAR adj. Pertaining to the throat.
LASCIVIOUS adj. Lustful.
MAIDENHOOD n. Virginity.
NAVEL n. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
OBSEQUIOUS adj. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
PAMPHLETEER v. To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
QUEUE n. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.
RAPTORIAL adj. Seizing and devouring living prey.
SANCTITY n. Holiness.
TAXIDERMY n. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them.
UNCOMMON adj. Rare.
VARIANCE n. Change.
WHEREUPON adv. After which.
ABSCISSION n. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
BEFRIEND v. To be a friend to, especially when in need.
CANTONMENT n. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
DECAMERON n. A volume consisting of ten parts or books.

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