Monday, April 25, 2011

Wordlist - 055

ACTUARY n. An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
BOLE n. The trunk or body of a tree.
CIPHER v. To calculate arithmetically. (also a noun meaning zero or nothing)
DEMOBILIZE v. To disband, as troops.
EMPHASIZE v. To articulate or enunciate with special impressiveness upon a word, or a group of words.
FLORA n. The aggregate of plants growing without cultivation in a district.
GOSSAMER adj. Flimsy.
HIBERNIAN adj. Pertaining to Ireland, or its people.
IMPALPABLE adj. Imperceptible to the touch.
LEONINE adj. Like a lion.
MARITIME adj. Situated on or near the sea.
NEUROLOGY n. The science of the nervous system.
OFFICIATE v. To act as an officer or leader.
PARODY v. To render ludicrous by imitating the language of.
RECOGNIZANCE n. An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.
SEAR v. To burn on the surface.
THEARCHY n. Government by a supreme deity.
UNNECESSARY adj. Not essential under the circumstances.
VERNACULAR n. The language of one's country.
ACTUATE v. To move or incite to action.
BOLERO n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
CIRCULATE v. To disseminate.
DEMOLISH v. To annihilate.
EMPHATIC adj. Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
FLORAL adj. Pertaining to flowers.
GOURD n. A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some similar fruit having a hard rind.

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