Sunday, December 4, 2011

Wordlist - 021

ABSOLVE v. To free from sin or its penalties.
BELIE v. To misrepresent.
CAPTION n. A heading, as of a chapter, section, document, etc.
DECASYLLABLE n. A line of ten syllables.
EFFEMINATE adj. Having womanish traits or qualities.
FATHOM n. A measure of length, 6 feet.
GASTRONOMY n. The art of preparing and serving appetizing food.
HEAD first adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
ILLITERATE adj. Having little or no book-learning.
JUNCTURE n. An articulation, joint, or seam.
LATENCY n. The state of being dormant.
MAIZE n. Indian corn: usually in the United States called simply corn.
NEBULA n. A gaseous body of unorganized stellar substance.
OBSERVATORY n. A building designed for systematic astronomical observations.
PANDEMIC adj. Affecting a whole people or all classes, as a disease.
QUIESCENT adj. Being in a state of repose or inaction.
RAUCOUS adj. Harsh.
SANGUINEOUS adj. Consisting of blood.
TECHNIQUE n. Manner of performance.
UNCTION n. The art of anointing as with oil.
VARIEGATE v. To mark with different shades or colors.
WHET v. To make more keen or eager.
ABSORB v. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge absorbs water.
BELIEVE v. To accept as true on the testimony or authority of others.
CAPTIOUS adj. Hypercritical.
DECEIT n. Falsehood.

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