Monday, September 12, 2011

Wordlist - 169

ASSAY n. The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
CRASS adj. Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
DUTIFUL adj. Obedient.
INTEGRITY n. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle.
PLUMB n. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.
ROOKERY n. A place where crows congregate to breed.
STUPENDOUS adj. Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree.
ASSENT v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
CRAVING n. A vehement desire.
DWINDLE v. To diminish or become less.
INTELLECT n. The faculty of perception or thought.
PLUMMET n. A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
ROTARY adj. Turning around its axis, like a wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus.
STUPOR n. Profound lethargy.
ASSESS v. To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid).
CREAK n. A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
DYNE n. The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
INTELLECTUAL adj. Characterized by intelligence.
PLUPERFECT adj. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action.
ROTATE v. To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel.
SUASION n. The act of persuading.
ASSESSOR n. An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
CREAMERY n. A butter-making establishment.
INTELLIGENCE n. Capacity to know or understand.
PLURAL adj. Containing or consisting of more than one.
ROTE n. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention.

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