Thursday, April 14, 2011

Wordlist - 042

ACERBITY n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
BIER n. A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
CESSION n. Surrender, as of possessions or rights.
DEGENERATE v. To become worse or inferior.
ELUDE v. To evade the search or pursuit of by dexterity or artifice.
FIDUCIAL adj. Indicative of faith or trust.
GESTURE n. A movement or action of the hands or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.
HERNIA n. Protrusion of any internal organ in whole or in part from its normal position.
IMMERSE v. To plunge or dip entirely under water or other fluid.
LEGACY n. A bequest.
MANIA n. Insanity.
NEMESIS n. A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.
OCTAVE n. A note at this interval above or below any other, considered in relation to that other.
PARAMOUR n. One who is unlawfully and immorally a lover or a mistress.
RECEPTIVE adj. Having the capacity, quality, or ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.
SCINTILLATE v. To emit or send forth sparks or little flashes of light.
TENURE n. The term during which a thing is held.
UNFAVORABLE adj. Adverse.
VENOM n. The poisonous fluid that certain animals secrete.
WREST v. To pull or force away by or as by violent twisting or wringing.
ACETATE n. A salt of acetic acid.
BIGAMIST n. One who has two spouses at the same time.
CHAGRIN n. Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
DEGRADATION n. Diminution, as of strength or magnitude.
ELUSION n. Evasion.
FIEF n. A landed estate held under feudal tenure.

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