Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wordlist - 106

ALLY n. A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.
COMPUTE v. To ascertain by mathematical calculation.
DIGNITARY n. One who holds high rank.
EULOGY n. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
FURLONG n. A measure, one-eighth of a mile.
INCESSANT adj. Unceasing.
LONGEVITY n. Unusually prolonged life.
METE v. To apportion.
OSTRACISM n. Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.
PENNANT n. A small flag.
REGRESS v. To return to a former place or condition.
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS n. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.
TRANSCEND v. To surpass.
VOGUE n. The prevalent way or fashion.
ALMANAC n. A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.
CONCEDE v. To surrender.
DIGRAPH n. A union of two characters representing a single sound.
EUPHEMISM n. A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted.
FURLOUGH n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
INCHMEAL adv. Piecemeal.
LOOT v. To plunder.
METEMPSYCHOSIS n. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.
OSTRACIZE v. To exclude from public or private favor.
PENSION n. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her.
REGRETFUL adj. Feeling, expressive of, or full of regret.
SERGEANT-MAJOR n. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.

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