Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Wordlist - 025

ABUNDANT adj. Plentiful.
BENEFACTOR n. A doer of kindly and charitable acts.
CARNAGE n. Massacre.
DECIMATE v. To destroy a measurable or large proportion of.
EFFICACIOUS adj. Effective.
FAWN n. A young deer.
GENERALITY n. The principal portion.
HEEDLESS adj. Thoughtless.
ILLUMINATE v. To supply with light.
JURISPRUDENCE n. The science of rights in accordance with positive law.
LATTICE n. Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars.
MALCONTENT n. One who is dissatisfied with the existing state of affairs.
NECROLOGY n. A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.
OBSTETRICIAN n. A practitioner of midwifery.
PANIC n. A sudden, unreasonable, overpowering fear.
QUINTET n. Musical composition arranged for five voices or instruments.
REACTION n. Tendency towards a former, or opposite state of things, as after reform, revolution, or inflation.
SAPIENTIAL adj. Possessing wisdom.
TELEPATHY n. Thought-transference.
UNDEREXPOSED adj. Insufficiently exposed for proper or full development, as negatives in photography.
VEGETARIAN n. One who believes in the theory that man's food should be exclusively vegetable.
WIELD v. To use, control, or manage, as a weapon, or instrument, especially with full command.
ABUSIVE adj. Employing harsh words or ill treatment.
BENEFICE n. A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
CARNAL adj. Sensual.
DECIPHER v. To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible.

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