Monday, June 13, 2011

Wordlist - 097

ALIAS n. An assumed name.
COMPLIANT adj. Yielding.
DIAGNOSE v. To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena.
EQUIVOCATE v. To use words of double meaning.
FRIZZ v. To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
INADVISABLE adj. Unadvisable.
LITIGIOUS adj. Quarrelsome.
MENDACIOUS adj. Untrue.
NURTURE n. The process of fostering or promoting growth.
ORDEAL n. Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
PEDIGREE n. One's line of ancestors.
REFRACT v. To bend or turn from a direct course.
SENTENCE n. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.
TRAIT n. A distinguishing feature or quality.
VITUPERABLE adj. Deserving of censure.
ALIEN n. One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.
COMPLICATE v. To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.
DIAGNOSIS n. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease.
ERADICATE v. To destroy thoroughly.
FRIZZLE v. To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
INANE adj. Silly.
LITTORAL adj. Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.
MENDICANT n. A beggar.
NUTRIMENT n. That which nourishes.
ORDINAL n. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third.
PEDDLER n. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.

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