Monday, June 6, 2011

Wordlist - 090

AIRY adj. Delicate, ethereal.
BURNISH v. To make brilliant or shining.
COMPARABLE adj. Fit to be compared.
DETERRENT adj. Hindering from action through fear.
EPITAPH n. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.
FRAUDULENT adj. Counterfeit.
HYPODERMIC adj. Pertaining to the area under the skin.
IMPRUDENT adj. Heedless.
LIQUEFY v. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.
MEDIEVAL adj. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages.
NOWADAYS adv. In the present time or age.
OPTIMISM n. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best.
PECUNIARY adj. Consisting of money.
REFINERY n. A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.
SENSATION n. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling.
TOPOGRAPHY n. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.
VISCOUNT n. In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
AKIN adj. Of similar nature or qualities.
BURSAR n. A treasurer.
COMPARATIVE adj. Relative.
DETEST v. To dislike or hate with intensity.
EPITHET n. Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas".
FRAY v. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads.
HYPOTENUSE n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
IMPUDENCE n. Insolent disrespect.
LIQUEUR n. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances.

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