Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordlist - 105

ALLUSION n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
COMPULSORY adj. Forced.
DIFFUSIBLE adj. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
EUGENIC adj. Relating to the development and improvement of race.
FUNGUS n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.
INCEPTION n. The beginning.
LOITERER n. One who consumes time idly.
METAPHYSICIAN n. One skilled in metaphysics.
OSSIFY v. to convert into bone.
PENITENCE n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
REGIMENT n. A body of soldiers.
SEQUESTRATE v. To confiscate.
TRANSATLANTIC adj. Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.
VOCIFEROUS adj. Making a loud outcry.
ALLUVION n. Flood.
COMPUNCTION n. Remorseful feeling.
DIFFUSION n. Dispersion.
EULOGIZE v. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character.
FURBISH v. To restore brightness or beauty to.
INCEPTIVE adj. Beginning.
LONELINESS n. Solitude.
METAPHYSICS n. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.
OSTENTATION n. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
PENITENTIAL adj. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
REGNANT adj. Exercising royal authority in one's own right.
SERGEANT n. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal.

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