Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wordlist - 084

AGGRAVATE v. To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
BULLOCK n. An ox.
COMESTIBLE adj. Fit to be eaten.
DESPICABLE adj. Contemptible.
ENUMERATE v. To name one by one.
FORTHRIGHT adv. With directness.
HYDROMECHANICS n. The mechanics of fluids.
IMPORTUNATE adj. Urgent in character, request, or demand.
LIKING n. Fondness.
MECHANICS n. The branch of physics that treats the phenomena caused by the action of forces.
NORMAN adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
OPPORTUNITY n. Favorable or advantageous chance or opening.
PEACEABLE adj. Tranquil.
REDUNDANT adj. Constituting an excess.
SEMICONSCIOUS adj. Partially conscious.
TOILSOME adj. Laborious.
UTMOST n. The greatest possible extent.
VIRTU n. Rare, curious, or beautiful quality.
AGGRAVATION n. The fact of being made heavier or more heinous, as a crime , offense, misfortune, etc.
BULRUSH n. Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
COMICAL adj. Funny.
DESPITE prep. In spite of.
EPIC n. A poem celebrating in formal verse the mythical achievements of great personages, heroes, etc.
FORTIFY v. To provide with defensive works.
HYDROMETER n. An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation.
IMPORTUNE v. To harass with persistent demands or entreaties.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Wordlist - 083

AGGLOMERATE v. To pile or heap together.
BUFFOONERY n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.
COLOSSUS n. Any strikingly great person or object.
DESPERADO n. One without regard for law or life.
ENTRENCH v. To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
FORTE n. A strong point.
HYDRODYNAMICS n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the dynamics of fluids.
IMPOLITIC adj. Inexpedient.
LIKELY adj. Plausible.
MEANDER v. To wind and turn while proceeding in a course.
NORMALCY n. The state of being normal.
OPPORTUNIST n. One who takes advantage of circumstances to gain his ends.
PAYEE n. A person to whom money has been or is to be paid.
REDUNDANCE n. Excess.
SEMICIVILIZED adj. Half-civilized.
TITANIC adj. Of vast size or strength.
UTILITY n. Fitness for some desirable practical purpose.
VIRILE adj. Masculine.
AGGRANDIZE v. To cause to appear greatly.
BULBOUS adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.
COMELY adj. Handsome.
DESPERATE adj. Resorted to in a last extremity, or as if prompted by utter despair.
ENTWINE v. To interweave.
FORTH adv. Into notice or view.
HYDROELECTRIC adj. Pertaining to electricity developed water or steam.
IMPORTATION n. The act or practice of bringing from one country into another.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Wordlist - 082

AFRESH adv. Once more, after rest or interval.
BRUSQUE adj. Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
COLLOQUY n. Conversation.
DESISTANCE n. Cessation.
ENTREATY n. An earnest request.
FORMULA n. Fixed rule or set form.
HYDRA n. The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.
IMPLICIT adj. Implied.
LIKELIHOOD n. A probability.
MEALY-MOUTHED adj. Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly.
NORM n. A model.
OPPORTUNE adj. Especially fit as occurring, said, or done at the right moment.
PAVILION n. An open structure for temporary shelter.
REDUCIBLE adj. That may be reduced.
SEMBLANCE n. Outward appearance.
TIRESOME adj. Wearisome.
UTILITARIANISM n. The ethical doctrine that actions are right because they are useful or of beneficial tendency.
VIRAGO n. A bold, impudent, turbulent woman.
AFTERTHOUGHT n. A thought that comes later than its appropriate or expected time.
BUFFOON n. A clown.
COLLUSION n. A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
DESPAIR n. Utter hopelessness and despondency.
ENTREE n. The act of entering.
FORSWEAR v. To renounce upon oath.
HYDRAULIC adj. Involving the moving of water, of the force exerted by water in motion.
IMPLY v. To signify.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

wordlist - 081

AFOOT adv. In progress.
BROTHERHOOD n. Spiritual or social fellowship or solidarity.
COLLOQUIAL adj. Pertaining or peculiar to common speech as distinguished from literary.
DESIGNATE v. To select or appoint, as by authority.
ENTOMOLOGY n. The branch of zoology that treats of insects.
FORMATION n. Relative disposition of parts.
HUSTLE v. To move with haste and promptness.
IMPLIABLE adj. Capable of being inferred.
LIGNEOUS adj. Having the texture of appearance of wood.
MEAGER adj. scanty.
NONPAREIL n. One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
OPPONENT n. One who supports the opposite side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport.
PAUPERISM n. Dependence on charity.
REDRESS v. To set right, as a wrong by compensation or the punishment of the wrong-doer.
SELF-RESPECT n. Rational self-esteem.
TIRELESS adj. Untiring.
USURY n. The demanding for the use of money as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is allowed by law.
VIOLONCELLO n. A stringed instrument held between the player's knees.
AFORESAID adj. Said in a preceding part or before.
BROWBEAT v. To overwhelm, or attempt to do so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or manner.
COLLOQUIALISM n. Form of speech used only or chiefly in conversation.
DESIST v. To cease from action.
ENTRAILS n. pl. The internal parts of an animal.
FORMIDABLE adj. Difficult to accomplish.
HYBRID adj. Cross-bred.
IMPLICATE v. To show or prove to be involved in or concerned

Friday, May 27, 2011

Wordlist - 079

AFFIX v. To fasten.
BROMINE n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
COLLEGIAN n. A college student.
DESCENT n. The act of moving or going downward.
ENTHRONE v. To invest with sovereign power.
FORFEIT v. To lose possession of through failure to fulfill some obligation.
HUMANIZE v. To make gentle or refined.
IMPETUS n. Any impulse or incentive.
LIGATURE n. Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.
MAZE n. A labyrinth.
NONDESCRIPT adj. Indescribable.
OPERETTA n. A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than one act.
PAUCITY n. Fewness.
REDOUBTABLE adj. Formidable.
SEIZE v. To catch or take hold of suddenly and forcibly.
TIPSY adj. Befuddled with drinks.
USURIOUS adj. Taking unlawful or exorbitant interest on money loaned.
VIOLATOR n. One who transgresses.
AFFLUENCE n. A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
BRONCHITIS n. Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
COLLIDE v. To meet and strike violently.
DESCRY v. To discern.
ENTHUSE v. To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
FORFEND v. To ward off.
HUMBUG n. Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.
IMPIETY n. Irreverence toward God.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wordlist - 080

AFFRONT n. An open insult or indignity.
BRONCHUS n. Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
COLLIER n. One who works in a coal-mine.
DESERT v. To abandon without regard to the welfare of the abandoned
ENTHUSIASTIC adj. Full of zeal and fervor.
FORGERY n. Counterfeiting.
HUMILIATE v. To put to shame.
IMPIOUS adj. Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
LIGHT-HEARTED adj. Free from care.
MEAD n. A meadow.
NONENTITY n. A person or thing of little or no account.
OPINION n. A conclusion or judgment held with confidence, but falling short of positive knowledge.
PAUPER n. One without means of support.
REDOUND n. Rebound.
SELECTIVE adj. Having the power of choice.
TIRADE n. Harangue.
USURP v. To take possession of by force.
VIOLATION n. Infringement.
AFIRE adv. & adj. On fire, literally or figuratively.
BROOCH n. An article of jewelry fastened by a hinged pin and hook on the underside.
COLLISION n. Violent contact.
DESICCANT n. Any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
ENTIRETY n. A complete thing.
FORGO v. To deny oneself.
HUSSAR n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine.
IMPLAUSIBLE adj. Not plausible.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Wordlist - 078

AFFILIATE n. Some auxiliary person or thing.
BROGUE n. Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.
COLLECTIVE adj. Consisting of a number of persons or objects considered as gathered into a mass, or sum.
DESCENDANT n. One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc.
ENTANGLE v. To involve in difficulties, confusion, or complications.
FORETELL v. To predict.
HUMANE adj. Compassionate.
IMPETUOSITY n. Rashness.
LIGAMENT n. That which binds objects together.
MAXIM n. A principle accepted as true and acted on as a rule or guide.
NON-COMBATANT n. One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
OPERATOR n. One who works with or controls some machine or scientific apparatus.
PATTER v. To mumble something over and over.
REDOLENCE n. Smelling sweet and agreeable.
SEISMOGRAPH n. An instrument for recording the phenomena of earthquakes.
TINGE n. A faint trace of color.
USAGE n. Treatment.
VIOLA n. A musical instrument somewhat larger than a violin.
AFFIRMATIVE adj. Answering yes; to a question at issue.
BROKERAGE n. The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.
COLLECTOR n. One who makes a collection, as of objects of art, books, or the like.
DESCENDENT adj. Proceeding downward.
ENTHRALL v. To bring or hold under any overmastering influence.
FORETHOUGHT n. Premeditation.
HUMANITARIAN n. A philanthropist.
IMPETUOUS adj. Impulsive.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Wordlist - 076

AEROSTATICS n. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
BRITTLE adj. Fragile.
COLLABORATE v. To labor or cooperate with another or others, especially in literary or scientific pursuits.
DERIVATIVE adj. Coming or acquired from some origin.
ENRAPTURE v. To delight extravagantly or intensely.
FORERUN v. To go before as introducing or ushering in.
GYNECOLOGY n. The science that treats of the functions and diseases peculiar to women.
HOSPITALITY n. The practice of receiving and entertaining strangers and guests with kindness.
IMPERTURBABLE adj. Calm.
LIFELONG adj. Lasting or continuous through life.
MAUSOLEUM n. A tomb of more than ordinary size or architectural pretensions.
NON-RESIDENT adj. Not residing within a given jurisdiction.
OPERATE v. To put in action and supervise the working of.
PATRONIZE v. To exercise an arrogant condescension toward.
REDEMPTION n. The recovery of what is mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt.
SEETHE v. To be violently excited or agitated.
TIMOROUS adj. Lacking courage.
URCHIN n. A roguish, mischievous boy.
VINERY n. A greenhouse for grapes.
AFFABLE adj. Easy to approach.
BROACH v. To mention, for the first time.
COLLAPSE v. To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
DERIVE v. To deduce, as from a premise.
ENSHRINE v. To keep sacred.
FORESAIL n. A square sail.
GYRATE v. To revolve.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Wordlist - 075

AERONAUTICS n. the art or practice of flying aircraft
BRITANNIA n. The United Kingdom of Great Britain.
COINCIDENCE n. A circumstance so agreeing with another: often implying accident.
DERISION n. Ridicule.
ENORMOUS adj. Gigantic.
FOREORDAIN v. To predetermine.
GUZZLE v. To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp.
HOSPITABLE adj. Disposed to treat strangers or guests with generous kindness.
IMPERTINENCE n. Rudeness.
LIFELIKE adj. Realistic.
MAUDLIN adj. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
NON-EXISTENT n. That which does not exist.
OPAQUE adj. Impervious to light.
PATRIOTISM n. Love and devotion to one's country.
RECURRENT adj. Returning from time to time, especially at regular or stated intervals.
SEER n. A prophet.
TIMBRE n. The quality of a tone, as distinguished from intensity and pitch.
URBANITY n. Refined or elegant courtesy.
VINDICATIVE adj. Revengeful.
AEROSTAT n. A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
BRITICISM n. A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
COINCIDENT adj. Taking place at the same time.
DERIVATION n. That process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
ENRAGE v. To infuriate.
FOREORDINATION n. Predestination.
GYNECOCRACY n. Female supremacy.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Wordlist - 074

AERIAL adj. Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
BRINE n. Water saturated with salt.
COHESIVE adj. Having the property of consistency.
DERIDE v. To ridicule.
ENNOBLE v. To dignify.
FOREKNOWLEDGE n. Prescience.
GUSTO n. Keen enjoyment.
HOSIERY n. A stocking.
IMPERSUADABLE adj. Unyielding.
LIEU n. Stead.
MATTER of fact n. Something that has actual and undeniable existence or reality.
NOMINEE n. One who receives a nomination.
OPALESCENCE n. The property of combined refraction and reflection of light, resulting in smoky tints.
PATRIMONY n. An inheritance from an ancestor, especially from one's father.
RECURE v. To cure again.
SEDULOUS adj. Persevering in effort or endeavor.
TILTH n. Cultivation.
URBAN adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a city.
VINDICATORY adj. Punitive.
AERONAUT n. One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
BRISTLE n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of swine: used in brush-making, etc.
COINCIDE v. To correspond.
DERISIBLE adj. Open to ridicule.
ENORMITY n. Immensity.
FOREMAN n. The head man.
GUY n. Stay-rope.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Wordlist - 072

ADVERTISER n. One who advertises, especially in newspapers.
BRIGADE n. A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments.
COGNATE adj. Akin.
DEPRESS v. To press down.
ENKINDLE v. To set on fire.
FOREGROUND n. That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
GUINEA n. An English monetary unit.
HOODWINK v. To deceive.
IMPERSONAL adj. Not relating to a particular person or thing.
LIEGE adj. Sovereign.
MATRIMONY n. The union of a man and a woman in marriage.
NOMINATE v. To designate as a candidate for any office.
ONSLAUGHT n. A violent onset.
PATRIARCH n. The chief of a tribe or race who rules by paternal right.
RECUPERATE v. To recover.
SEDITIOUS adj. Promotive of conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
THOROUGHFARE n. A public street or road.
UPROOT v. To eradicate.
VINCIBLE adj. Conquerable.
ADVISORY adj. Not mandatory.
BRIGADIER n. General officer who commands a brigade, ranking between a colonel and a major-general.
COGNIZANT adj. Taking notice.
DEPRESSION n. A falling of the spirits.
ENLIGHTEN v. To cause to see clearly.
FOREHEAD n. The upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
GUISE n. The external appearance as produced by garb or costume.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Wordlist - 071

ADVERSITY n. Misfortune.
BRIC-A-BRAC n. Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
COERCIVE adj. Serving or tending to force.
DEPRECIATE v. To lessen the worth of.
ENIGMA n. A riddle.
FOREFATHER n. An ancestor.
GUILE n. Duplicity.
HONORARIUM n. A token fee or payment to a professional man for services.
IMPERMISSIBLE adj. Not permissible.
LICIT adj. Lawful.
MATRICIDE n. The killing, especially the murdering, of one's mother.
NOMINAL adj. Trivial.
ONSET n. An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification.
PATHOS n. The quality in any form of representation that rouses emotion or sympathy.
RECTITUDE n. The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.
SEDITION n. Conduct directed against public order and the tranquillity of the state.
THOROUGHBRED adj. Bred from the best or purest blood or stock.
UPROARIOUS adj. Noisy.
VIGNETTE n. A picture having a background or that is shaded off gradually.
ADVERT v. To refer incidentally.
BRIDLE n. The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
COGENT adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or conscience.
DEPRECIATION n. A lowering in value or an underrating in worth.
ENJOIN v. To command.
FOREGO v. To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of.
GUILELESS adj. Frank.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wordlist - 070

ADVENT n. The coming or arrival, as of any important change, event, state, or personage.
BRETHREN n. pl. Members of a brotherhood, gild, profession, association, or the like.
COERCE v. To force.
DEPRAVE v. To render bad, especially morally bad.
ENGROSS v. To occupy completely.
FORECASTLE n. That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
GROUND n. A pavement or floor or any supporting surface on which one may walk.
HOMOPHONE n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
IMPERIOUS adj. Insisting on obedience.
LICENTIOUS adj. Wanton.
MATINEE n. An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime.
NOMIC adj. Usual or customary.
ONRUSH n. Onset.
PATERNITY n. Fatherhood.
RECTIFY v. To correct.
SEDIMENT n. Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid.
THESIS n. An essay or treatise on a particular subject.
UPPERMOST adj. First in order of precedence.
VIGILANT adj. Being on the alert to discover and ward off danger or insure safety.
ADVERSE adj. Opposing or opposed.
BREVITY n. Shortness of duration.
COERCION n. Forcible constraint or restraint, moral or physical.
DEPRECATE v. To express disapproval or regret for, with hope for the opposite.
ENHANCE v. To intensify.
FORECLOSE v. To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
GUESS n. Surmise.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wordlist - 069

ADULTERATE v. To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
BREAKER n. One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
CODDLE v. To treat as a baby or an invalid.
DEPOSITOR n. One who makes a deposit, or has an amount deposited.
ENGENDER v. To produce.
FOREBODE v. To be an omen or warning sign of, especially of evil.
GROTESQUE adj. Incongruously composed or ill-proportioned.
HOMONYM n. A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
IMPERIL v. To endanger.
LIBERATE v. To set free or release from bondage.
MATERNAL adj. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother or to motherhood.
NOMAD adj. Having no fixed abode.
ONEROUS adj. Burdensome or oppressive.
PATERNAL adj. Fatherly.
RECRUIT v. To enlist men for military or naval service.
SEDENTARY adj. Involving or requiring much sitting.
THERMOELECTRICITY n. Electricity generated by differences of temperature,
UPHEAVE v. To raise or lift with effort.
VIGILANCE n. Alert and intent mental watchfulness in guarding against danger.
ADUMBRATE v. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
BREECH n. The buttocks.
CODICIL n. A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
DEPOSITORY n. A place where anything is kept in safety.
ENGRAVE v. To cut or carve in or upon some surface.
FORECAST v. To predict.
GROTTO n. A small cavern.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Wordlist - 068

ADROIT adj. Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
BRAZIER n. An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
COALESCENCE n. The act or process of coming together so as to form one body, combination, or product.
DEPORTMENT n. Demeanor.
ENFEEBLE v. To debilitate.
FOREPEAK n. The extreme forward part of a ship's hold, under the lowest deck.
GRINDSTONE n. A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools.
HOMOLOGOUS adj. Identical in nature, make-up, or relation.
IMPERFECTIBLE adj. That can not be perfected.
LIBERALISM n. Opposition to conservatism.
MATERIALIZE v. To take perceptible or substantial form.
NOISY adj. Clamorous.
OMNIVOROUS adj. Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately.
PASTORAL adj. Having the spirit or sentiment of rural life.
RECRUDESCENT adj. Becoming raw or sore again.
SEDATE adj. Even-tempered.
THERMOELECTRIC adj. Denoting electricity produced by heat.
UPHEAVAL n. Overthrow or violent disturbance of established order or condition.
VIE v. To contend.
ADULTERANT n. An adulterating substance.
BREACH n. The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
COALITION n. Combination in a body or mass.
DEPOSITION n. Testimony legally taken on interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as evidence in court.
ENFRANCHISE v. To endow with a privilege, especially with the right to vote.
FORESHORE n. That part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
GRISLY adj. Fear-inspiring.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Wordlist - 067

ADO n. unnecessary activity or ceremony.
BRAY n. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass or the blast of a horn.
COAGULATE v. To change into a clot or a jelly, as by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment.
DEPOPULATE v. To remove the inhabitants from.
ENERGETIC adj. Working vigorously.
FORECOURT n. A court opening directly from the street.
GRIEVOUS adj. Creating affliction.
HOMOGENEOUS adj. Made up of similar parts or elements.
IMPERCEPTIBLE adj. Indiscernible.
LIBEL n. Defamation.
MATERIAL n. That of which anything is composed or may be constructed.
NOISOME adj. Very offensive, particularly to the sense of smell.
OMNISCIENT adj. Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.
PASSIVE adj. Unresponsive.
RECRUDESCENCE n. The state of becoming raw or sore again.
SECRETIVE adj. Having a tendency to conceal.
THERMAL adj. Of or pertaining to heat.
UPCAST n. A throwing upward.
VICISSITUDE n. A change, especially a complete change, of condition or circumstances, as of fortune.
ADORATION n. Profound devotion.
BRAZE v. To make of or ornament with brass.
COAGULANT adj. Producing coagulation.
DEPORT v. To take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony.
ENERVATE v. To render ineffective or inoperative.
FOREJUDGE v. To judge of before hearing evidence.
GRIMACE n. A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust, etc.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Wordlist - 066

ADMONISH v. To warn of a fault.
BRAVADO n. An aggressive display of boldness.
CLOTHIER n. One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.
DEPLORE v. To regard with grief or sorrow.
ENDURABLE adj. Tolerable.
FORBY adv. Besides.
GRIEF n. Sorrow.
HOMOGENEITY n. Congruity of the members or elements or parts.
IMPERATIVE adj. Obligatory.
LIABLE adj. Justly or legally responsible.
MASTERY n. The attainment of superior skill.
NOISELESS adj. Silent.
OMNISCIENCE n. Unlimited or infinite knowledge.
PASSIBLE adj. Capable of feeling of suffering.
RECREATE v. To refresh after labor.
SECRETARY n. One who attends to correspondence, keeps records. or does other writing for others.
THEREFOR adv. For that or this.
UPBRAID v. To reproach as deserving blame.
VICEROY n. A ruler acting with royal authority in place of the sovereign in a colony or province.
ADMONITION n. Gentle reproof.
BRAVO interj. Well done.
CLUMSY adj. Awkward of movement.
DEPONENT adj. Laying down.
ENDURANCE n. The ability to suffer pain, distress, hardship, or stress of any kind without succumbing.
FORCIBLE adj. Violent.
GRIEVANCE n. That which oppresses, injures, or causes grief and at the same time a sense of wrong.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wordlist - 065

ADMISSIBLE adj. Having the right or privilege of entry.
BRAGGART n. A vain boaster.
CLEMENT adj. Compassionate.
DEPLETE v. To reduce or lessen, as by use, exhaustion, or waste.
ENDEMIC adj. Peculiar to some specified country or people.
FOPPISH adj. Characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
GREGARIOUS adj. Not habitually solitary or living alone.
HOMAGE n. Reverential regard or worship.
IMPEND v. To be imminent.
LEXICON n. A dictionary.
MASTERPIECE n. A superior production.
NOCTURNAL adj. Of or pertaining to the night.
OMNIPOTENT adj. Possessed of unlimited and universal power.
PARTISAN adj. Characterized by or exhibiting undue or unreasoning devotion to a party.
RECREANT n. A cowardly or faithless person.
SECRECY n. Concealment.
THEREABOUT adv. Near that number, quantity, degree, place, or time, approximately.
UP-KEEP n. Maintenance.
VICARIOUS adj. Suffered or done in place of or for the sake of another.
ADMITTANCE n. Entrance, or the right or permission to enter.
BRANDISH v. To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
CLOSE-HAULED adj. Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
DEPLORABLE adj. Contemptible.
ENDUE v. To endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
FORBEARANCE n. Patient endurance or toleration of offenses.
GRENADIER n. A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Wordlist - 064

ADJUTANT adj. Auxiliary.
BOYCOTT v. To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
CLEARANCE n. A certificate from the proper authorities that a vessel has complied with the law and may sail.
DENUDE v. To strip the covering from.
ENDANGER v. To expose to peril.
FOOT-NOTE n. A note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.
GRATUITY n. That which is given without demand or claim. Tip.
HOARSE adj. Having the voice harsh or rough, as from a cold or fatigue.
IMPEL v. To drive or urge forward.
LEXICOGRAPHY n. The making of dictionaries.
MASSIVE adj. Of considerable bulk and weight.
NIT n. The egg of a louse or some other insect.
OMNIPOTENCE n. Unlimited and universal power.
PARTITION n. That which separates anything into distinct parts.
RECOVER v. To regain.
SECOND-RATE adj. Second in quality, size, rank, importance, etc.
THEORIZE v. To speculate.
UNYOKE v. To separate.
VETO n. The constitutional right in a chief executive of refusing to approve an enactment.
ADMINISTRATOR n. One who manages affairs of any kind.
BRAE n. Hillside.
CLEMENCY n. Mercy.
DENUNCIATION n. The act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment.
ENDEAR v. To cause to be loved.
FOPPERY n. Dandyism.
GRAVITY n. Seriousness.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Wordlist - 063

ADJUNCT n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
BOWDLERIZE v. To expurgate in editing (a literary composition) by omitting words or passages.
CLARION n. A small shrill trumpet or bugle.
DENOUNCE v. To point out or publicly accuse as deserving of punishment, censure, or odium.
ENCYCLICAL adj. Intended for general circulation.
FONDLE v. To handle tenderly and lovingly.
GRATIFY v. To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need.
HOARD v. To gather and store away for the sake of accumulation.
IMPEDE v. To be an obstacle or to place obstacles in the way of.
LEXICOGRAPHER n. One who makes dictionaries.
MASSACRE n. The unnecessary and indiscriminate killing of human beings.
NIMBLE adj. Light and quick in motion or action.
OMISSION n. Exclusion.
PARTICIPATE v. To receive or have a part or share of.
RECOURSE n. Resort to or application for help in exigency or trouble.
SECONDLY adv. In the second place in order or succession.
THEORIST n. One given to speculating.
UNWISE adj. Foolish.
VESTMENT n. Clothing or covering.
ADJURATION n. A vehement appeal.
BOWLER n. In cricket, the player who delivers the ball.
CLASSIFY v. To arrange in a class or classes on the basis of observed resemblance’s and differences.
DENTIFRICE n. Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.
ENCYCLOPEDIA n. A work containing information on subjects, or exhaustive of one subject.
FOOLERY n. Folly.
GRATUITOUS adj. Voluntarily.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Wordlist - 062

ADJACENT n. That which is near or bordering upon.
BOTANY n. The science that treats of plants.
CLANGOR n. Clanking or a ringing, as of arms, chains, or bells; clamor.
DENOTE v. To designate by word or mark.
ENCROACH v. To invade partially or insidiously and appropriate the possessions of another.
FOLIO n. A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
GRAPPLE v. To take hold of.
HIRSUTE adj. Having a hairy covering.
IMPECUNIOUS adj. Having no money.
LEWD adj. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness.
MASQUERADE n. A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised.
NIL n. Nothing
OMINOUS adj. Portentous.
PARTICIPANT n. One having a share or part.
RECONSTRUCT v. To rebuild.
SECONDARY adj. Less important or effective than that which is primary.
THEORETICAL adj. Directed toward knowledge for its own sake without respect to applications.
UNWIELDY adj. Moved or managed with difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.
VESTIGE n. A visible trace, mark, or impression, of something absent, lost, or gone.
ADJUDGE v. To award or bestow by formal decision.
BOUNTIFUL adj. Showing abundance.
CLARIFY v. To render intelligible.
DENOUEMENT n. That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
ENCUMBER v. To impede with obstacles.
FOLK-LORE n. The traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people.
GRATIFICATION n. Satisfaction.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Wordlist - 061

ADIEU inter. Good-by; farewell.
BOTANICAL adj. Connected with the study or cultivation of plants.
CLAN n. A tribe.
DENOMINATION n. A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline.
ENCORE n. The call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
FOIST v. To palm off.
GRANULATE v. To form into grains or small particles.
HINDRANCE n. An obstacle.
IMPECCABLE adj. Blameless.
LEVY v. To impose and collect by force or threat of force.
MASONRY n. The art or work of constructing, as buildings, walls, etc., with regularly arranged stones.
NIHILIST n. An advocate of the doctrine that nothing either exists or can be known.
OLIVE-BRANCH n. A branch of the olive-tree, as an emblem of peace.
PARTIBLE adj. Separable.
RECONSIDER v. To review with care, especially with a view to a reversal of previous action.
SECLUSION n. Solitude.
THEOLOGY n. The branch of theological science that treats of God.
UNUTTERABLE adj. Inexpressible.
VERTIGO n. Dizziness.
ADJACENCY n. The state of being adjacent.
BOTANIZE v. To study plant-life.
CLANDESTINE adj. Surreptitious.
DENOMINATOR n. Part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided.
ENCOURAGE v. To inspire with courage, hope, or strength of mind.
FOLIAGE n. Any growth of leaves.
GRANULE n. A small grain or particle.