Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wordlist - 057

ADAMANT n. Any substance of exceeding hardness or impenetrability.
BOMB n. A hollow projectile containing an explosive material.
CIRCUMNAVIGATE v. To sail quite around.
DEMONSTRATIVE adj. Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts.
EMPORIUM n. A bazaar or shop.
FLUCTUATE v. To pass backward and forward irregularly from one state or degree to another.
GRADIENT adj. Moving or advancing by steps.
HILARIOUS adj. Boisterously merry.
IMPASSABLE adj. That can not be passed through or over.
LEVEE n. An embankment beside a river or stream or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow.
MARTIAL adj. Pertaining to war or military operations.
NEUTRAL adj. Belonging to or under control of neither of two contestants.
OFFSHOOT n. Something that branches off from the parent stock.
PAROXYSM n. A sudden outburst of any kind of activity.
RECOIL v. To start back as in dismay, loathing, or dread.
SECANT adj. Cutting, especially into two parts.
THEOCRACY n. A government administered by ecclesiastics.
UNSOPHISTICATED adj. Showing inexperience.
VERSATILE adj. Having an aptitude for applying oneself to new and varied tasks or to various subjects.
ADDENDUM n. Something added, or to be added.
BOMBARD v. To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.
CIRCUMSCRIBE v. To confine within bounds.
DEMONSTRATOR n. One who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner.
EMPOWER v. To delegate authority to.
FLUCTUATION n. Frequent irregular change back and forth from one state or degree to another.
GRANARY n. A storehouse for grain after it is thrashed or husked.

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