Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wordlist - 157

ARBORICULTURE n. The cultivation of trees or shrubs.
COROLLARY n. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration.
DOGMATIC adj. Making statements without argument or evidence.
INOFFENSIVE adj. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing.
MULTIFORM adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.
PHYSIOCRACY n. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.
RETRENCH v. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity.
STAID adj. Of a steady and sober character.
ARCADE n. A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.
CORONATION n. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch.
DOGMATIZE v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
INOPPORTUNE adj. Unsuitable or inconvenient, especially as to time.
MULTIPLICITY n. the condition of being manifold or very various.
PHYSIOGNOMY n. The external appearance merely.
RETRIEVE v. To recover something by searching.
STALLION n. An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding.
ARCHAIC adj. Antiquated
CORONET n. Inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.
DOLEFUL adj. Melancholy.
INQUIRE v. To ask information about.
MUNDANE adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
PHYSIOGRAPHY n. Description of nature.
RETROACTIVE adj. Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities.
STANCHION n. A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall.
ARCHAISM n. Obsolescence.
CORPORAL adj. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.

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