Friday, April 15, 2011

Wordlist - 043

ACETIC adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
BIGAMY n. The crime of marrying any other person while having a legal spouse living.
CHAMELEON adj. Changeable in appearance.
DEGRADE v. To take away honors or position from.
EMACIATE v. To waste away in flesh.
FILIBUSTER n. One who attempts to obstruct legislation.
GHASTLY adj. Hideous.
HESITANCY n. A pausing to consider.
IMMERSION n. The act of plunging or dipping entirely under water or another fluid.
LEGALIZE v. To give the authority of law to.
MANIAC n. a person raving with madness.
NEOCRACY n. Government administered by new or untried persons.
OCTAVO n. A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves.
PARAPHERNALIA n. Miscellaneous articles of equipment or adornment.
RECESSIVE adj. Having a tendency to go back.
SCOPE n. A range of action or view.
TERCENTENARY adj. Pertaining to a period of 300 years.
UNGAINLY adj. Clumsy.
VENOUS adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained or carried in a vein or veins.
WRETCHEDNESS n. Extreme misery or unhappiness.
ACHE v. To be in pain or distress.
BIGHT n. A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
CHANCERY n. A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
DEHYDRATE v. To deprive of water.
EMANATE v. To flow forth or proceed, as from some source.
FINALE n. Concluding performance.

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