Monday, August 29, 2011

Wordlist - 147

CONTRADICTORY adj. Inconsistent with itself.
DISTENTION n. Expansion.
EXTRAJUDICIAL adj. Happening out of court.
INFRINGE v. To trespass upon.
MONOLOGUE n. A story or drama told or performed by one person.
PETULANCE n. The character or condition of being impatient, capricious or petulant.
RESILIENT adj. Having the quality of springing back to a former position.
SPASMODIC adj. Convulsive.
TYPOGRAPHICAL adj. Pertaining to typography or printing.
APEX n. The highest point, as of a mountain.
CONTRAPOSITION n. A placing opposite.
DISTILL v. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation.
EXTRANEOUS adj. Having no essential relation to a subject.
INFUSE v. To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
MONOMANIA n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
PETULANT adj. Displaying impatience.
RESISTANCE n. The exertion of opposite effort or effect.
SPECIALIZE v. To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.
TYPOGRAPHY n. The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
APHORISM n. Proverb.
CONTRAVENE v. To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
DISTILLATION n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.
INFUSION n. The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
MONOPOLY n. The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.

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