Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordlist - 078

AFFILIATE n. Some auxiliary person or thing.
BROGUE n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.
COLLECTIVE adj. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.
DESCENDANT n. One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc.
ENTANGLE v. To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
FORETELL v. To predict.
HUMANE adj. Compassionate.
IMPETUOSITY n. Rashness.
LIGAMENT n. That which binds objects together.
MAXIM n. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide.
NON-COMBATANT n. One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
OPERATOR n. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus.
PATTER v. To mumble something over and over.
REDOLENCE n. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
SEISMOGRAPH n. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.
TINGE n. A faint trace of color.
USAGE n. Treatment.
VIOLA n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.
AFFIRMATIVE adj. Answering yes; to a question at issue.
BROKERAGE n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.
COLLECTOR n. One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.
DESCENDENT adj. Proceeding downward.
ENTHRALL v. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.
FORETHOUGHT n. Premeditation.
HUMANITARIAN n. A philanthropist.
IMPETUOUS adj. Impulsive.

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