Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Wordlist - 024

ABSTRUSE adj. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
BEMOAN v. To lament
CARET n. A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
DECIDUOUS adj. Falling off at maturity as petals after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
EFFETE adj. Exhausted, as having performed its functions.
FAUN n. One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.
GENEALOGIST n. A tracer of pedigrees.
HEATHENISH adj. Irreligious.
ILLUMINANT n. That which may be used to produce light.
JURISDICTION n. Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
LATISH adj. Rather late.
MALARIA n. A fever characterized by alternating chills, fever, and sweating.
NECESSITY n. That which is indispensably requisite to an end desired.
OBSOLETE adj. No longer practiced or accepted.
PANEL n. A rectangular piece set in or as in a frame.
QUINTESSENCE n. The most essential part of anything.
RAVINE n. A deep gorge or hollow, especially one worn by a stream or flow of water.
SAPIENT adj. Possessing wisdom.
TEEM v. To be full to overflowing.
UNDERCHARGE v. To make an inadequate charge for.
VEGETAL adj. Of or pertaining to plants.
WHOLLY adv. Completely.
ABSURD adj. Inconsistent with reason or common sense.
BENEDICTION n. a solemn invocation of the divine blessing.
CARICATURE n. a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
DECIMAL adj. Founded on the number 10.

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