Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wordlist - 164

ARTFUL adj. Characterized by craft or cunning.
COUNTER-CLAIM n. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
DRAGNET n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
INSOLENT adj. Impudent.
PLACATE v. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
RIBALD adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
STIMULATE v. To rouse to activity or to quickened action.
ARTHURIAN adj. Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.
COUNTERACT v. To act in opposition to.
DRAGOON n. In the British army, a cavalryman.
INSOMNIA n. Sleeplessness.
PLACID adj. Serene.
RIDDANCE n. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable.
STIMULUS n. Incentive.
ARTIFICE n. Trickery.
COUNTERBALANCE v. To oppose with an equal force.
DRAINAGE n. The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc.
INSPECTOR n. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance.
PLAGIARISM n. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own.
RIDICULE n. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt.
STINGY adj. Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
ARTLESS adj. Ingenuous.
COUNTERCHARGE v. To accuse in return.
DRAMATIST n. One who writes plays.
INSTANCE n. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind.
PLANISPHERE n. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.

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