Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wordlist - 146

ANTONYM n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
CONTORT v. To twist into a misshapen form.
DISTEMPER n. A disease or malady.
EXTORTION n. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.
INFLUX n. Infusion.
MONOGRAM n. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials of a name.
PETER v. To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.
RESIDUE n. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated.
SPARSE adj. Thinly diffused.
TYPICAL adj. Characteristic.
ANXIOUS adj. Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.
CONTRABAND n. Trade forbidden by law or treaty.
DISTEND v. To stretch out or expand in every direction.
EXTRADITE v. To surrender the custody of.
INFREQUENCE n. Rareness.
MONOGRAPH n. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject.
PETRIFY v. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
RESILIENCE n. The power of springing back to a former position
SPARTAN adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
TYPIFY v. To serve as a characteristic example of.
APATHY n. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.
CONTRADICTION n. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
DISTENSIBLE adj. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
EXTRADITION n. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.
INFREQUENT adj. Uncommon.
MONOLITH n. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.

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