Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wordlist - 089

AIDE-DE-CAMP n. An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
BURGESS n. In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia.
COMMOTION n. A disturbance or violent agitation.
DETERMINATE adj. Definitely limited or fixed.
EPIPHANY n. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
FRATERNAL adj. Brotherly.
HYPOCRISY n. Extreme insincerity.
IMPROVIDENT adj. Lacking foresight or thrift.
LINIMENT n. A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
MEDICINE n. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties.
NOVICE n. A beginner in any business or occupation.
OPTICS n. The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight.
PECTORAL adj. Pertaining to the breast or thorax.
REFEREE n. An umpire.
SENILE adj. Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age.
TOLERATION n. A spirit of charitable leniency.
VISAGE n. The face, countenance, or look of a person.
AILMENT n. Slight sickness.
BURGHER n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
COMMUTE v. To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
DETERMINATION n. The act of deciding.
EPISODE n. An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.
FRAUDULENCE n. Deceitfulness.
HYPOCRITE n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.
IMPROVISE v. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand.
LIQUEFACIENT adj. Possessing a liquefying nature or power.

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