Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wordlist - 102

ALLEVIATE v. To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
COMPREHENSIVE adj. Large in scope or content.
DIFFERENCE n. Dissimilarity in any respect.
ESSENCE n. That which makes a thing to be what it is.
FULSOME adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
INCANDESCENT adj. White or glowing with heat.
LOCOMOTION n. The act or power of moving from one place to another.
MESSIEURS n. pl. Gentlemen.
ORTHODOXY n. Acceptance of the common faith.
PENDULOUS adj. Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.
REGALITY n. Royalty.
SEPULCHER n. A burial-place.
TRANQUILITY n. Calmness.
VOCATIVE adj. Of or pertaining to the act of calling.
ALLEY n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
COMPRESS v. To press together or into smaller space.
DIFFERENTIA n. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species.
ESTHETIC adj. Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
FUMIGATE v. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes, especially for disinfection.
INCAPACITATE v. To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
LODE n. A somewhat continuous unstratified metal- bearing vein.
METAL n. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard, heavy, and lustrous.
ORTHOGONAL adj. Having or determined by right angles.
PENDULUM n. A weight hung on a rod, serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock.
REGENERATE v. To reproduce.
SEQUACIOUS adj. Ready to be led.

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