Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wordlist - 165

ASCENDANT adj. Dominant.
COUNTERFEIT adj. Made to resemble something else.
DRAMATIZE v. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner.
INSTANT n. A very brief portion of time.
PLASTICITY n. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed.
RIDICULOUS adj. Laughable and contemptible.
STIPEND n. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.
ASCENSION n. The act of rising.
COUNTERPART n. Something taken with another for the completion of either.
DRASTIC adj. Acting vigorously.
INSTANTANEOUS adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time.
PLATITUDE n. A written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace.
RIFE adj. Abundant.
STOICISM n. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure.
ASCENT n. A rising, soaring, or climbing.
COUNTERVAIL v. To offset.
DROUGHT n. Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.
INSTIGATE v. To provoke.
PLAUDIT n. An expression of applause.
STOLID adj. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
ASCETIC adj. Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
COUNTING-HOUSE n. A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
DROWSY adj. Heavy with sleepiness.
INSTIGATOR n. One who incites to evil.
PLAUSIBLE adj. Seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt.

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