Friday, June 17, 2011

Wordlist - 101

ALLEGE v. To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
COMPREHENSIBLE adj. Intelligible.
DICTUM n. A positive utterance.
ESPY v. To keep close watch.
FULCRUM n. The support on or against which a lever rests, or the point about which it turns.
INBRED adj. Innate.
LOCATIVE adj. Indicating place, or the place where or wherein an action occurs.
MERETRICIOUS adj. Alluring by false or gaudy show.
ORNATE adj. Ornamented to a marked degree.
PENCHANT n. A bias in favor of something.
REGALE v. To give unusual pleasure.
SEPARATIST n. A seceder.
TRANQUILIZE v. To soothe.
VOCABLE n. a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.
ALLEGORY n. The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
COMPREHENSION n. Ability to know.
DIDACTIC adj. Pertaining to teaching.
ESQUIRE n. A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
FULMINATE v. To cause to explode.
INCANDESCENCE n. The state of being white or glowing with heat.
LOCH n. A lake.
MESMERIZE v. To hypnotize.
ORTHODOX adj. Holding the commonly accepted faith.
PENDANT n. Anything that hangs from something else, either for ornament or for use.
REGALIA n. pl. The emblems of royalty.
SEPTENNIAL adj. Recurring every seven years.

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