Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wordlist - 035

ACCOMPLISH v. To bring to pass.
BESTRIDE v. To get or sit upon astride, as a horse.
CAUSTIC adj. Sarcastic and severe.
DEFENSIVE adj. Carried on in resistance to aggression.
EJECT v. To expel.
FERVENT adj. Ardent in feeling.
GENTEEL adj. Well-bred or refined.
HERBARIUM n. A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study.
IMITATION n. That which is made as a likeness or copy.
LAX adj. Not stringent or energetic.
MALTREAT v. To treat ill, unkindly, roughly, or abusively.
NEGATION n. The act of denying or of asserting the falsity of a proposition.
OCCASION n. An important event or celebration.
PARADOX n. A statement or doctrine seemingly in contradiction to the received belief.
REBUILD v. To build again or anew.
SAVAGE n. A wild and uncivilized human being.
TENACIOUS adj. Unyielding.
UNDERSTATE v. To fail to put strongly enough, as a case.
VENDOR n. A seller.
WIZEN v. To become or cause to become withered or dry.
ACCORDION n. A portable free-reed musical instrument.
BETHINK v. To remind oneself.
CAUTERIZE v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
DEFER v. To delay or put off to some other time.
ELAPSE v. To quietly terminate: said of time.
FERVID adj. Intense.

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