Monday, May 23, 2011

Wordlist - 075

AERONAUTICS n. the art or practice of flying aircraft
BRITANNIA n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
COINCIDENCE n. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident.
DERISION n. Ridicule.
ENORMOUS adj. Gigantic.
FOREORDAIN v. To predetermine.
GUZZLE v. To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp.
HOSPITABLE adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
IMPERTINENCE n. Rudeness.
LIFELIKE adj. Realistic.
MAUDLIN adj. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
NON-EXISTENT n. That which does not exist.
OPAQUE adj. Impervious to light.
PATRIOTISM n. Love and devotion to one's country.
RECURRENT adj. Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.
SEER n. A prophet.
TIMBRE n. The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
URBANITY n. Refined or elegant courtesy.
VINDICATIVE adj. Revengeful.
AEROSTAT n. A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
BRITICISM n. A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
COINCIDENT adj. Taking place at the same time.
DERIVATION n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
ENRAGE v. To infuriate.
FOREORDINATION n. Predestination.
GYNECOCRACY n. Female supremacy.

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