Saturday, March 5, 2011

Wordlist - 014

ABORIGINES n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
BEATIFY v. To make supremely happy.
CANAANITE n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
DEBUT n. A first appearance in society or on the stage.
EDITORIAL n. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument.
FALLIBLE adj. Capable of erring.
GARNISH v. In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment.
HARBINGER n. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
ILIAD n. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
JUDICIARY n. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice.
KNEAD v. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands.
LANDSCAPE n. A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.
MAGNIFICENCE n. The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power.
NAUSEATE v. To cause to loathe.
OBLIVION n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.
PALPABLE n. perceptible by feeling or touch.
QUARTO n. An eight-page newspaper of any size.
RAPACIOUS adj. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.
SALVAGE n. Any act of saving property.
TAPESTRY n. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
UNBECOMING adj. Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.
VALOROUS adj. Courageous.
WELL-BRED adj. Of good ancestry.
ABOVEBOARD adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
BEATITUDE n. Any state of great happiness.
CANARY adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Wordlist - 012

ABOMINABLE adj. Very hateful.
BATTEN n. A narrow strip of wood.
CALVINIZE v. To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
DEBATABLE adj. Subject to contention or dispute.
EDICT n. That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
FALLACIOUS adj. Illogical.
GAMESTER n. A gambler.
HARANGUE n. A tirade.
IGNOBLE adj. Low in character or purpose.
JUDICATURE n. Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment.
KINSFOLK n. pl. Relatives.
LANDLORD n. A man who owns and lets a tenement or tenements.
MAGNET n. A body possessing that peculiar form of polarity found in nature in the lodestone.
NATURALLY adv. According to the usual order of things.
OBLIQUE adj. Slanting; said of lines.
PALLIATE v. To cause to appear less guilty.
QUARTERLY adj. Occurring or made at intervals of three months.
RANCOR n. Malice.
SALUTATION n. Any form of greeting, hailing, or welcome, whether by word or act.
TANTALIZE v. To tease.
UNAVOIDABLE adj. Inevitable.
VALEDICTORY n. A parting address.
WEARISOME adj. Fatiguing.
ABOMINATE v. To hate violently.
BATTER n. A thick liquid mixture of two or more materials beaten together, to be used in cookery.
CAME n. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wordlist - 011

ABNEGATE v. To renounce (a right or privilege).
BATON n. An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.
CALVARY n. The place where Christ was crucified.
DEBASE v. To lower in character or virtue.
EDIBLE adj. Suitable to be eaten.
FACTIOUS adj. Turbulent.
GAMBOL n. Playful leaping or frisking.
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY adj. Improvident.
IDOLIZE v. To regard with inordinate love or admiration.
JUDGMENT n. The faculty by the exercise of which a deliberate conclusion is reached.
KINGSHIP n. Royal state.
LANDHOLDER n. Landowner.
MAGNATE n. A person of rank or importance.
NATIONALITY n. A connection with a particular nation.
OBLIGATORY adj. Binding in law or conscience.
PALL v. To make dull by satiety.
QUARTER n. One of four equal parts into which anything is or may be divided.
RAMPART n. A bulwark or construction to oppose assault or hostile entry.
SALUTARY adj. Beneficial.
TANNERY n. A place where leather is tanned.
UNANIMITY n. The state or quality of being of one mind.
VALEDICTORIAN n. Student who delivers an address at graduating exercises of an educational institution.
WEAN v. To transfer (the young) from dependence on mother's milk to another form of nourishment.
ABNORMAL adj. Not conformed to the ordinary rule or standard.
BATTALION n. A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment.
CALVINISM n. The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Wordlist - 010

ABLE-BODIED adj. Competent for physical service.
BASS adj. Low in tone or compass.
CALORIE n. Amount of heat needed to raise the temperature of 1 kilogram of water 1 degree centigrade.
DEATH'S-HEAD n. A human skull as a symbol of death.
ECSTATIC adj. Enraptured.
FACTION n. A number of persons combined for a common purpose.
GAMBLE v. To risk money or other possession on an event, chance, or contingency.
HANGER-ON n. A parasite.
IDIOSYNCRASY n. A mental quality or habit peculiar to an individual.
JUBILATION n. Exultation.
KINGLING n. A petty king.
LAGGARD adj. Falling behind.
MAGNANIMOUS adj. Generous in treating or judging others.
NATAL adj. Pertaining to one's birth.
OBLIGATE v. To hold to the fulfillment of duty.
PALINODE n. A retraction.
QUARRELSOME adj. Irascible.
RAMPANT adj. Growing, climbing, or running without check or restraint.
SALINE adj. Constituting or consisting of salt.
TANGIBLE adj. Perceptible by touch.
UNANIMOUS adj. Sharing the same views or sentiments.
VALEDICTION n. A bidding farewell.
WEAL n. Well-being.
ABLUTION n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
BASTE v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
CALUMNY n. Slander.