Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wordlist - 070

ADVENT n. The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
BRETHREN n. pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
COERCE v. To force.
DEPRAVE v. To render bad, especially morally bad.
ENGROSS v. To occupy completely.
FORECASTLE n. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
GROUND n. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.
HOMOPHONE n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
IMPERIOUS adj. Insisting on obedience.
LICENTIOUS adj. Wanton.
MATINEE n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime.
NOMIC adj. Usual or customary.
ONRUSH n. Onset.
PATERNITY n. Fatherhood.
RECTIFY v. To correct.
SEDIMENT n. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
THESIS n. An essay or treatise on a particular subject.
UPPERMOST adj. First in order of precedence.
VIGILANT adj. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
ADVERSE adj. Opposing or opposed.
BREVITY n. Shortness of duration.
COERCION n. Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical.
DEPRECATE v. To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
ENHANCE v. To intensify.
FORECLOSE v. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
GUESS n. Surmise.

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