Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wordlist - 088

AGITATE v. To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts).
BUREAU n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
COMMITTAL n. The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
DETER v. To frighten away.
EPIGRAM n. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.
FRANKINCENSE n. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
HYPNOTISM n. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion.
IMPROPER adj. Not appropriate, suitable, or becoming.
LINGUIST n. One who is acquainted with several languages.
MEDIATE v. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties.
NOVELLETTE n. A short novel.
OPTICIAN n. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.
PECCANT adj. Guilty.
REFERABLE adj. Ascribable.
SEMINARY n. A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.
TOLERATE v. To passively permit or put up with.
VIRULENT adj. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious.
AGRARIAN adj. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
BUREAUCRACY n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business.
COMMODITY n. Something that is bought and sold.
DETERIORATE v. To grow worse.
EPILOGUE n. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.
FRANTIC adj. Frenzied.
HYPNOTIZE v. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.
IMPROPRIETY n. The state or quality of being unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate.
LINGUISTICS n. The science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words.

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