Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wordlist - 003

ABBOT n. The superior of a community of monks.
BAFFLE v. To foil or frustrate.
CABINET n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
DARWINISM n. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
EATABLE adj. Edible.
FACET n. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem.
GAILY adv. Merrily.
HABITUAL adj. According to usual practice.
ICHTHYOSAURS n. A fossil reptile.
JEOPARDIZE v. To imperil.
KERNEL n. A grain or seed.
LACERATE v. To tear rudely or raggedly.
MACHINIST n. One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools.
NARCISSUS n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
OBDURATE adj. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
PACT n. A covenant.
QUADRUPLE v. To multiply by four.
RADIANCE n. Brilliant or sparkling luster.
SACRILEGE n. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred.
TACITURN adj. Disinclined to conversation.
ULTIMATE adj. Beyond which there is nothing else.
VACILLATE v. To waver.
WAIVE v. To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.
ZEPHYR n. Any soft, gentle wind.
ABDICATE v. To give up (royal power or the like).
BAILIFF n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.

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