Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wordlist - 071

ADVERSITY n. Misfortune.
BRIC-A-BRAC n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
COERCIVE adj. Serving or tending to force.
DEPRECIATE v. To lessen the worth of.
ENIGMA n. A riddle.
FOREFATHER n. An ancestor.
GUILE n. Duplicity.
HONORARIUM n. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services.
IMPERMISSIBLE adj. Not permissible.
LICIT adj. Lawful.
MATRICIDE n. The killing, especially the murdering, of one's mother.
NOMINAL adj. Trivial.
ONSET n. An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification.
PATHOS n. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
RECTITUDE n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.
SEDITION n. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
THOROUGHBRED adj. Bred from the best or purest blood or stock.
UPROARIOUS adj. Noisy.
VIGNETTE n. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.
ADVERT v. To refer incidentally.
BRIDLE n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
COGENT adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
DEPRECIATION n. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.
ENJOIN v. To command.
FOREGO v. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of.
GUILELESS adj. Frank.

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