Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wordlist - 171

ASSONANT adj. Having resemblance of sound.
CREMATORY adj. A place for cremating dead bodies.
INTENTION n. That upon which the mind is set.
POETASTER n. An inferior poet.
RUMINANT adj. Chewing the cud.
SUBJACENT adj. Situated directly underneath.
ASSONATE v. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound.
CREVASSE n. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
INTERACT v. To act reciprocally.
POETIC adj. Pertaining to poetry.
RUMINATE v. To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
SUBJECTION n. The act of bringing into a state of submission.
ASSUAGE v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
CREVICE n. A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces.
INTERCEDE v. To mediate between persons.
POETICS n. The rules and principles of poetry.
RUPTURE v. To separate the parts of by violence.
SUBJUGATE v. To conquer.
ASTRINGENT adj. Harsh in disposition or character.
CRITERION n. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.
INTERCEPT v. To interrupt the course of.
POIGNANCY n. Severity or acuteness, especially of pain or grief.
RUSTIC adj. Characteristic of dwelling in the country.
SUBLIMINAL adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness.
ASTUTE adj. Keen in discernment.
CRITIQUE n. A criticism or critical review.

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