Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wordlist - 076

AEROSTATICS n. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
BRITTLE adj. Fragile.
COLLABORATE v. To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.
DERIVATIVE adj. Coming or acquired from some origin.
ENRAPTURE v. To delight extravagantly or intensely.
FORERUN v. To go before as introducing or ushering in.
GYNECOLOGY n. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women.
HOSPITALITY n. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness.
LIFELONG adj. Lasting or continuous through life.
MAUSOLEUM n. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions.
NON-RESIDENT adj. Not residing within a given jurisdiction.
OPERATE v. To put in action and supervise the working of.
PATRONIZE v. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward.
REDEMPTION n. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.
SEETHE v. To be violently excited or agitated.
TIMOROUS adj. Lacking courage.
URCHIN n. A roguish, mischievous boy.
VINERY n. A greenhouse for grapes.
AFFABLE adj. Easy to approach.
BROACH v. To mention, for the first time.
COLLAPSE v. To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
DERIVE v. To deduce, as from a premise.
ENSHRINE v. To keep sacred.
FORESAIL n. A square sail.
GYRATE v. To revolve.

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