Monday, December 12, 2011

Wordlist - 022

ABSORPTION n. The act or process of absorbing.
BELITTLE v. To disparage.
CAPTIVATE v. To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.
DECEITFUL adj. Fraudulent.
EFFERVESCE v. To bubble up.
FATUOUS adj. Idiotic
GENDARME n. In continental Europe, particularly in France, a uniformed and armed police officer.
HEAD foremost adv. Precipitately, as in diving.
ILL-NATURED adj. Surly.
JUNTA n. A council or assembly that deliberates in secret upon the affairs of government.
LATER adv. At a subsequent time.
MAKEUP n. The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed.
NECESSARY adj. Indispensably requisite or absolutely needed to accomplish a desired result.
OBSOLESCENCE n. The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.
PANDEMONIUM n. A fiendish or riotous uproar.
QUIET adj. Making no noise.
RAVAGE v. To lay waste by pillage, rapine, devouring, or other destructive methods.
SAPID adj. Affecting the sense of taste.
TECHNOGRAPHY n. The scientific description or study of human arts and industries in their historic development.
UNCTUOUS adj. Oily.
VASSAL n. A slave or bondman.
WHIMSICAL adj. Capricious.
ABSTAIN v. To keep oneself back (from doing or using something).
BELLE n. A woman who is a center of attraction because of her beauty, accomplishments, etc.
CARCASS n. The dead body of an animal.
DECEIVE v. To mislead by or as by falsehood.

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