Thursday, June 30, 2011

Wordlist - 117

AMELIORATE v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship
CONFEDERACY n. A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.
DISARM v. To deprive of weapons.
EXCAVATE v. To remove by digging or scooping out.
INCOMPREHENSIBLE adj. Not understandable.
LUSCIOUS adj. Rich, sweet, and delicious.
MILEAGE n. A distance in miles.
OUTSKIRT n. A border region.
PERENNIAL adj. Continuing though the year or through many years.
REMEMBRANCE n. Recollection.
SIGNIFICANCE n. Importance.
TRANSITION n. Passage from one place, condition, or action to another.
AMENABLE adj. Willing and ready to submit.
CONFEDERATE n. One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement.
DISARRANGE v. To throw out of order.
EXCEED v. To go beyond, as in measure, quality, value, action, power, skill, etc.
INCOMPRESSIBLE adj. Resisting all attempts to reduce volume by pressure.
LUSTROUS adj. Shining.
MILITANT adj. Of a warlike or combative disposition or tendency.
OUTSTRETCH v. To extend.
PERFECTIBLE adj. Capable of being made perfect.
REMINISCENCE n. The calling to mind of incidents within the range of personal knowledge or experience.
SIGNIFICANT adj. Important, especially as pointing something out.
TRANSITORY adj. Existing for a short time only.
AMERICANISM n. A peculiar sense in which an English word or phrase is used in the United States.
CONFER v. To bestow.

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wordlist - 116

AMBULANCE n. A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.
CONDUCTIBLE adj. Capable of being conducted or transmitted.
DISAPPOINT v. To fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.
EXAGGERATE v. To overstate.
INCOMPETENT adj. Not having the abilities desired or necessary for any purpose.
LUNE n. The moon.
MIGRATE v. To remove or pass from one country, region, or habitat to another.
OUTRIGGER n. A part built or arranged to project beyond a natural outline for support.
PERCUSSION n. The sharp striking of one body against another.
RELUCTANCE n. Unwillingness.
SIDEREAL adj. Pertaining to stars or constellations.
TRANSIENCE n. Something that is of short duration.
AMBULATE v. To walk about
CONDUIT n. A means for conducting something, particularly a tube, pipe, or passageway for a fluid.
DISAPPROVE v. To regard with blame.
EXASPERATE v. To excite great anger in.
INCOMPLETE adj. Lacking some element, part, or adjunct necessary or required.
LURID adj. Ghastly and sensational.
MIGRATORY adj. Wandering.
OUTRIGHT adv. Entirely.
PEREMPTORY adj. Precluding question or appeal.
RELUCTANT adj. Unwilling.
SIEGE n. A beleaguerment.
TRANSIENT n. One who or that which is only of temporary existence.
AMBUSH n. The act or state of lying concealed for the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy.
CONFECTIONERY n. The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Wordlist - 115

AMBIGUOUS adj. Having a double meaning.
CONDOLENCE n. Expression of sympathy with a person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune.
DISALLOW v. To withhold permission or sanction.
EVOLVE v. To unfold or expand.
INCOMPATIBLE adj. Discordant.
LUNAR adj. Pertaining to the moon.
MIEN n. The external appearance or manner of a person.
OUTREACH v. To reach or go beyond.
PERCOLATE v. To filter.
RELIQUARY n. A casket, coffer, or repository in which relics are kept.
SIBILATE v. To give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s.
TRANSFUSION n. The act of pouring from one vessel to another.
AMBITIOUS adj. Eagerly desirous and aspiring.
CONDUCE v. To bring about.
DISAPPEAR v. To cease to exist, either actually or for the time being.
EXACERBATE v. To make more sharp, severe, or virulent.
INCOMPETENCE n. General lack of capacity or fitness.
LUNATIC n. An insane person.
MIGRANT adj. Wandering.
OUTRIDE v. To ride faster than.
PERCOLATOR n. A filter.
RELISH v. To like the taste or savor of.
SIDELONG adj. Inclining or tending to one side.
TRANSGRESS v. To break a law.
AMBROSIAL adj. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
CONDUCIVE adj. Contributing to an end.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Wordlist - 114

AMATORY adj. Designed to excite love.
CONDENSE v. To abridge.
DIPLOMATIST n. One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
EVOKE v. To call or summon forth.
INCOMBUSTIBLE adj. That can not be burned.
LUMINOUS adj. Giving or radiating light.
MIDSUMMER n. The middle of the summer.
OUTRAGE n. A gross infringement of morality or decency.
PERCIPIENCE n. The act of perceiving.
RELIANT adj. Having confidence.
SIBILANCE n. A hissing sound.
TRANSFUSE v. To pour or cause to pass, as a fluid, from one vessel to another.
VULGARITY n. Lack of refinement in conduct or speech.
AMBIDEXTROUS adj. Having the ability of using both hands with equal skill or ease.
CONDESCEND v. To come down voluntarily to equal terms with inferiors.
DISAGREE v. To be opposite in opinion.
EVOLUTION n. Development or growth.
INCOMPARABLE adj. Matchless.
LUNACY n. Mental unsoundness.
MIDWIFE n. A woman who makes a business of assisting at childbirth.
OUTRAGEOUS adj. Shocking in conduct.
PERCIPIENT n. One who or that which perceives.
RELINQUISH v. To give up using or having.
SIBILANT adj. Made with a hissing sound.
TRANSFUSIBLE adj. Capable of being poured from one vessel to another.
VULNERABLE adj. Capable of receiving injuries.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Wordlist - 113

AMALGAMATE v. To mix or blend together in a homogeneous body.
CONCUSSION n. A violent shock to some organ by a fall or a sudden blow.
DIPLOMAT n. A representative of one sovereign state at the capital or court of another.
EVIDENTIAL adj. Indicative.
INCOHERENCE n. Want of connection, or agreement, as of parts or ideas in thought, speech, etc.
LUMINESCENCE n. Showing increase.
MICROSCOPIC adj. Adapted to or characterized by minute observation.
OUT-OF-THE-WAY adj. Remotely situated.
PERCEPTIBLE adj. Cognizable.
RELEVANT adj. Bearing upon the matter in hand.
SHRIVEL v. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles.
TRANSFERRER n. One who or that which conveys from one person or place to another.
VOTARY adj. Consecrated by a vow or promise.
AMATEUR adj. Practicing an art or occupation for the love of it, but not as a profession.
CONDENSATION n. The act or process of making dense or denser.
DIPLOMATIC adj. Characterized by special tact in negotiations.
EVINCE v. To make manifest or evident.
INCOHERENT adj. Not logically coordinated, as to parts, elements, or details.
LUMINOSITY n. The quality of giving or radiating light.
MICROSCOPY n. The art of examing objects with the microscope.
OUTPOST n. A detachment of troops stationed at a distance from the main body to guard against surprise.
PERCEPTION n. Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world.
RELIANCE n. Dependence.
SHUFFLE n. A mixing or changing the order of things.
TRANSFIGURE v. To give an exalted meaning or glorified appearance to.
VOTIVE adj. Dedicated by a vow.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Wordlist - 111

ALTO n. The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
CONCORDANCE n. Harmony.
DIMINUTION n. Reduction.
EVASION n. Escape.
INCISOR n. A front or cutting tooth.
LUCRATIVE adj. Highly profitable.
MICROCOSM n. The world or universe on a small scale.
OUTLANDISH adj. Of barbarous, uncouth, and unfamiliar aspect or action.
PENURIOUS adj. Excessively sparing in the use of money.
REJUVENESCENCE n. A renewal of youth.
SHIFTLESS adj. Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.
TRANSFER v. To convey, remove, or cause to pass from one person or place to another.
VOLUBLE adj. Having great fluency in speaking.
ALTRUISM n. Benevolence to others on subordination to self-interest.
CONCUR v. To agree.
DIMLY adv. Obscurely.
EVENTUAL adj. Ultimate.
INCITE v. To rouse to a particular action.
LUDICROUS adj. Laughable.
MICROMETER n. An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions.
OUTLAST v. To last longer than.
PENURY n. Indigence.
RELAPSE v. To suffer a return of a disease after partial recovery.
SHREWD adj. Characterized by skill at understanding and profiting by circumstances.
TRANSFERABLE adj. Capable of being conveyed from one person or place to another.
VOLUPTUOUS adj. having fullness of beautiful form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or sensual quality.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Wordlist - 103

ALLIANCE n. Any combination or union for some common purpose.
COMPRESSIBLE adj. Capable of being pressed into smaller compass.
DIFFERENTIAL adj. Distinctive.
ESTIMABLE adj. Worthy of respect.
FUNCTIONARY n. An official.
INCAPACITY n. Want of power to apprehend, understand, and manage.
LODGMENT n. The act of furnishing with temporary quarters.
METALLURGY n. The art or science of extracting a metal from ores, as by smelting.
ORTHOPEDIC adj. Relating to the correcting or preventing of deformity
PENETRABLE adj. That may be pierced by physical, moral, or intellectual force.
REGENT n. One who is lawfully deputized to administer the government for the time being in the name of the ruler.
SEQUEL n. That which follows in consequence of what has previously happened.
TRANSALPINE adj. Situated on the other side of the Alps.
VOCIFERANCE n. The quality of making a clamor.
ALLOT v. To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.
COMPRESSION n. Constraint, as by force or authority.
DIFFERENTIATE v. To acquire a distinct and separate character.
ESTRANGE v. To alienate.
FUNDAMENTAL adj. Basal.
INCARCERATE v. To imprison.
LOGIC n. The science of correct thinking.
METAMORPHOSIS n. A passing from one form or shape into another.
ORTHOPEDIST n. One who practices the correcting or preventing of deformity
PENETRATE v. To enter or force a way into the interior parts of.
REGICIDE n. The killing of a king or sovereign.
SEQUENCE n. The order in which a number or persons, things, or events follow one another in space or time.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Wordlist - 102

ALLEVIATE v. To make less burdensome or less hard to bear.
COMPREHENSIVE adj. Large in scope or content.
DIFFERENCE n. Dissimilarity in any respect.
ESSENCE n. That which makes a thing to be what it is.
FULSOME adj. Offensive from excess of praise or commendation.
INCANDESCENT adj. White or glowing with heat.
LOCOMOTION n. The act or power of moving from one place to another.
MESSIEURS n. pl. Gentlemen.
ORTHODOXY n. Acceptance of the common faith.
PENDULOUS adj. Hanging, especially so as to swing by an attached end or part.
REGALITY n. Royalty.
SEPULCHER n. A burial-place.
TRANQUILITY n. Calmness.
VOCATIVE adj. Of or pertaining to the act of calling.
ALLEY n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or the like.
COMPRESS v. To press together or into smaller space.
DIFFERENTIA n. Any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species.
ESTHETIC adj. Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
FUMIGATE v. To subject to the action of smoke or fumes, especially for disinfection.
INCAPACITATE v. To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
LODE n. A somewhat continuous unstratified metal- bearing vein.
METAL n. An element that forms a base by combining with oxygen, is usually hard, heavy, and lustrous.
ORTHOGONAL adj. Having or determined by right angles.
PENDULUM n. A weight hung on a rod, serving by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock.
REGENERATE v. To reproduce.
SEQUACIOUS adj. Ready to be led.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Wordlist - 101

ALLEGE v. To assert to be true, especially in a formal manner, as in court.
COMPREHENSIBLE adj. Intelligible.
DICTUM n. A positive utterance.
ESPY v. To keep close watch.
FULCRUM n. The support on or against which a lever rests, or the point about which it turns.
INBRED adj. Innate.
LOCATIVE adj. Indicating place, or the place where or wherein an action occurs.
MERETRICIOUS adj. Alluring by false or gaudy show.
ORNATE adj. Ornamented to a marked degree.
PENCHANT n. A bias in favor of something.
REGALE v. To give unusual pleasure.
SEPARATIST n. A seceder.
TRANQUILIZE v. To soothe.
VOCABLE n. a word, especially one regarded in relation merely to its qualities of sound.
ALLEGORY n. The setting forth of a subject under the guise of another subject of aptly suggestive likeness.
COMPREHENSION n. Ability to know.
DIDACTIC adj. Pertaining to teaching.
ESQUIRE n. A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
FULMINATE v. To cause to explode.
INCANDESCENCE n. The state of being white or glowing with heat.
LOCH n. A lake.
MESMERIZE v. To hypnotize.
ORTHODOX adj. Holding the commonly accepted faith.
PENDANT n. Anything that hangs from something else, either for ornament or for use.
REGALIA n. pl. The emblems of royalty.
SEPTENNIAL adj. Recurring every seven years.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Woedlist - 100

ALKALI n. Anything that will neutralize an acid, as lime, magnesia, etc.
COMPORT v. To conduct or behave (oneself).
DIATOMIC adj. Containing only two atoms.
ERUDITION n. Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
FRUITION n. Fulfillment.
INAUDIBLE adj. That can not be heard.
LOATH adj. Averse.
MERCIFUL adj. Disposed to pity and forgive.
ORIGINAL adj. Not copied nor produced by imitation.
PENALTY n. The consequences that follow the transgression of natural or divine law.
REFUSAL n. Denial of what is asked.
SEPARABLE adj. Capable of being disjoined or divided.
TRANQUIL adj. Calm.
VIVISECTION n. The dissection of a living animal.
ALLAY v. To calm the violence or reduce the intensity of; mitigate.
COMPOSURE n. Calmness.
DIATRIBE n. A bitter or malicious criticism.
ESCHEW v. To keep clear of.
FUGACIOUS adj. Fleeting.
INBORN adj. Implanted by nature.
LOATHE v. To abominate.
MERCILESS adj. Cruel.
ORIGINATE v. To cause or constitute the beginning or first stage of the existence of.
PENANCE n. Punishment to which one voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an expression of penitence.
REFUTE v. To prove to be wrong.
SEPARATE v. To take apart.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wordlist - 099

ALIENATION n. Estrangement.
COMPLIMENT v. To address or gratify with expressions of delicate praise.
DIALOGUE n. A formal conversation in which two or more take part.
ERRONEOUS adj. Incorrect.
FROWZY adj. Slovenly in appearance.
INAPT adj. Awkward or slow.
LIVID adj. Black-and-blue, as contused flesh.
MERCANTILE adj. Conducted or acting on business principles; commercial.
ORGIES n. Wild or wanton revelry.
PEEVISH adj. Petulant. (irritable)
REFRINGENCY n. Power to refract.
SENTIENT adj. Possessing the power of sense or sense-perception.
TRAMMEL n. An impediment.
VIVIFY v. To endue with life.
ALIMENT n. That which nourishes.
COMPONENT n. A constituent element or part.
DIAPHANOUS adj. Transparent.
ERUDITE adj. Very-learned.
FRUGAL adj. Economical.
INARTICULATE adj. Speechless.
LOAM n. A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.
MERCENARY adj. Greedy
ORIGIN n. The beginning of that which becomes or is made to be.
PELLUCID adj. Translucent.
REFRINGENT adj. Having the power to refract.
SENTINEL n. Any guard or watch stationed for protection.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Wordlist - 098

ALIENABLE adj. Capable of being aliened or alienated, as lands.
COMPLICATION n. An intermingling or combination of things or parts, especially in a perplexing manner.
DIALECT n. Forms of speech collectively that are peculiar to the people of a particular district.
ERRANT adj. Roving or wandering, as in search of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.
FROLICSOME adj. Prankish.
INANIMATE adj. Destitute of animal life.
LITURGY n. A ritual.
MENTALITY n. Intellectuality.
NUTRITIVE adj. Having nutritious properties.
ORDINATION n. A consecration to the ministry.
PEERAGE n. The nobility.
REFRACTORY adj. Not amenable to control.
SENTIENCE n. Capacity for sensation or sense-perception.
TRAJECTORY n. The path described by a projectile moving under given forces.
VIVACITY n. Liveliness.
ALIENATE v. To cause to turn away.
COMPLICITY n. Participation or partnership, as in wrong-doing or with a wrong-doer.
DIALECTICIAN n. A logician.
ERRATIC adj. Irregular.
FRONTIER n. The part of a nation's territory that abuts upon another country.
INAPPREHENSIBLE adj. Not to be understood.
LIVELIHOOD n. Means of subsistence.
MENTOR n. A wise and faithful teacher, guide, and friend.
ORDNANCE n. A general name for all kinds of weapons and their appliances used in war.
PEERLESS adj. Of unequaled excellence or worth.
REFRAGABLE adj. Capable of being refuted.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Wordlist - 097

ALIAS n. An assumed name.
COMPLIANT adj. Yielding.
DIAGNOSE v. To distinguish, as a disease, by its characteristic phenomena.
EQUIVOCATE v. To use words of double meaning.
FRIZZ v. To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
INADVISABLE adj. Unadvisable.
LITIGIOUS adj. Quarrelsome.
MENDACIOUS adj. Untrue.
NURTURE n. The process of fostering or promoting growth.
ORDEAL n. Anything that severely tests courage, strength, patience, conscience, etc.
PEDIGREE n. One's line of ancestors.
REFRACT v. To bend or turn from a direct course.
SENTENCE n. A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.
TRAIT n. A distinguishing feature or quality.
VITUPERABLE adj. Deserving of censure.
ALIEN n. One who owes allegiance to a foreign government.
COMPLICATE v. To make complex, difficult, or hard to deal with.
DIAGNOSIS n. Determination of the distinctive nature of a disease.
ERADICATE v. To destroy thoroughly.
FRIZZLE v. To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
INANE adj. Silly.
LITTORAL adj. Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.
MENDICANT n. A beggar.
NUTRIMENT n. That which nourishes.
ORDINAL n. That form of the numeral that shows the order of anything in a series, as first, second, third.
PEDDLER n. One who travels from house to house with an assortment of goods for retail.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Wordlist - 096

ALDERMAN n. A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
COMPLEMENT v. To make complete.
DIABOLIC adj. Characteristic of the devil.
EQUIVALENT adj. Equal in value, force, meaning, or the like.
FRIVOLITY n. A trifling act, thought, saying, or practice.
INADMISSIBLE adj. Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.
LITIGANT n. A party to a lawsuit.
MENACE n. A threat.
NUNNERY n. A convent for nuns.
ORATORIO n. A composition for solo voices, chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the Scriptures.
PEDESTRIAN n. One who journeys on foot.
REFORMER n. One who carries out a reform.
SENSUOUS adj. Having a warm appreciation of the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.
TRACTABLE adj. Easily led or controlled.
VITIATE v. To contaminate.
ALDERMANSHIP n. The dignity, condition, office, or term of office of an alderman.
COMPLEX adj. Complicated.
DIACRITICAL adj. Marking a difference.
EQUIVOCAL adj. Ambiguous.
FRIVOLOUS adj. Trivial.
INADVERTENT adj. Accidental.
LITIGATE v. To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.
MENAGERIE n. A collection of wild animals, especially when kept for exhibition.
NUPTIAL adj. Of or pertaining to marriage, especially to the marriage ceremony.
ORATORY n. The art of public speaking.
PEDIATRICS n. The department of medical science that relates to the treatment of diseases of childhood.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Wordlist - 095

ALCOVE n. A covered recess connected with or at the side of a larger room.
COMPLAISANCE n. Politeness.
DEVOUT adj. Religious.
EQUITABLE adj. Characterized by fairness.
FRIGID adj. Lacking warmth.
INACTIVE adj. Inert.
LITHOGRAPH n. A print made by printing from stone.
MEMENTO n. A souvenir.
NUMERATION n. The act or art of reading or naming numbers.
ORATION n. An elaborate or formal public speech.
PEDDLE v. To go about with a small stock of goods to sell.
REFORM n. Change for the better.
SENSUAL adj. Pertaining to the body or the physical senses.
TORTUROUS adj. Marked by extreme suffering.
VITALIZE v. To endow with life or energy.
ALDER n. Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.
COMPLAISANT adj. Agreeable.
DEXTERITY n. Readiness, precision, efficiency, and ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical work.
EQUITY n. Fairness or impartiality.
FRIGIDARIUM n. A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
INADEQUATE adj. Insufficient.
LITHOTYPE n. In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.
MEMORABLE adj. Noteworthy.
NUMERICAL adj. Of or pertaining to number.
ORATOR n. One who delivers an elaborate or formal speech.
PEDESTAL n. A base or support as for a column, statue, or vase.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Wordlisr - 094

ALCOHOL n. A volatile, inflammable, colorless liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste.
COMPLACENCE n. Satisfaction with one's acts or surroundings.
DEVIOUS adj. Out of the common or regular track.
EQUESTRIAN adj. Pertaining to horses or horsemanship.
FRETFUL adj. Disposed to peevishness.
INACCESSIBLE adj. Difficult of approach.
LITHE adj. Supple.
MELODIOUS adj. Characterized by a sweet succession of sounds.
NUGATORY adj. Having no power or force.
ORAL adj. Uttered through the mouth.
PEDAL n. A lever for the foot usually applied only to musical instruments, cycles, and other machines.
REFLEXIBLE adj. Capable of being reflected.
SENSORIUM n. The sensory apparatus.
TORTUOUS adj. Abounding in irregular bends or turns.
VITALITY n. The state or quality of being necessary to existence or continuance.
ALCOHOLISM n. A condition resulting from the inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic beverages.
COMPLACENT adj. Pleased or satisfied with oneself.
DEVISE v. To invent.
EQUILIBRIUM n. A state of balance.
FRIGHTFUL adj. Apt to induce terror or alarm.
INACCURATE adj. Not exactly according to the facts.
LITHESOME adj. Nimble.
MELODRAMA n. A drama with a romantic story or plot and sensational situation and incidents.
NUISANCE n. That which annoys, vexes, or irritates.
ORATE v. To deliver an elaborate or formal public speech.
PEDANT n. A scholar who makes needless and inopportune display of his learning.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Wordlist - 093

ALBUM n. A book whose leaves are so made to form paper frames for holding photographs or the like.
BY-LAW n. A rule or law adopted by an association, a corporation, or the like.
COMPETITIVE adj. characterized by rivalry.
DEVILRY n. Malicious mischief.
EQUALIZE v. To render uniform.
FRESCO n. The art of painting on a surface of plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings.
IMPURE adj. Tainted.
LITERAL adj. Following the exact words.
MELIORATE v. To make better or improve, as in quality or social or physical condition.
NUCLEUS n. A central point or part about which matter is aggregated.
OPULENCE n. Affluence.
PEDAGOGY n. The science and art of teaching
REFLECTOR n. A mirror, as of metal, for reflecting light, heat, or sound in a particular direction.
SENSITIVE adj. Easily affected by outside operations or influences.
TORTIOUS adj. Wrongful.
VISUALIZE v. To give pictorial vividness to a mental representation.
ALCHEMY n. Chemistry of the middle ages, characterized by the pursuit of changing base metals to gold.
COMPETITOR n. A rival.
DEVILTRY n. Wanton and malicious mischief.
EQUANIMITY n. Evenness of mind or temper.
FRESHNESS n. The state, quality, or degree of being fresh.
IMPUTE v. To attribute.
LITERATURE n. The written or printed productions of the human mind collectively.
MELLIFLUOUS adj. Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
NUDE adj. Naked.
OPULENT adj. Wealthy.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Wordlist - 092

ALBEIT conj. Even though.
BUTTE n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
COMPETENCE n. Adequate qualification or capacity.
DETRUDE v. To push down forcibly.
EPOCH n. A interval of time, memorable for extraordinary events.
FREE trade n. Commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs.
IMPULSIVE adj. Unpremeditated.
LISTLESS adj. Inattentive.
MEDITATION n. The turning or revolving of a subject in the mind.
NOXIOUS adj. Hurtful.
OPTOMETRY n. Measurement of the powers of vision.
PEDAGOGUE n. A schoolmaster.
REFLECTION n. The throwing off or back of light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that travels in waves.
SENSIBILITY n. Power to perceive or feel.
TORRID adj. Excessively hot.
VISUAL adj. Perceptible by sight.
ALBINO n. A person with milky white skin and hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and usually pink iris.
BUTTRESS n. Any support or prop.
COMPETENT adj. Qualified.
DEVIATE v. To take a different course.
EPODE n. A species of lyric poems.
FREQUENCY n. The comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.
IMPUNITY n. Freedom from punishment.
LITERACY n. The state or condition of knowing how to read and write.
MEDLEY n. A composition of different songs or parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous whole.
NUANCE n. A slight degree of difference in anything perceptible to the sense of the mind.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Wordlist - 091

ALABASTER n. A white or delicately tinted fine-grained gypsum.
BUSTLE v. To hurry.
COMPARISON n. Examination of two or more objects with reference to their likeness or unlikeness.
DETRACT v. To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
EPITOME n. A simplified representation.
FREEMASON n. A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
HYPOTHESIS n. A proposition taken for granted as a premise from which to reach a conclusion.
IMPUGN v. To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.
LIQUIDATE v. To deliver the amount or value of.
MEDIOCRE adj. Ordinary.
NOWHERE adv. In no place or state.
OPTION n. The right, power, or liberty of choosing.
PEDAGOGICS n. The science and art of teaching.
REFLECTIBLE adj. Capable of being turned back.
SENSE n. The signification conveyed by some word, phrase, or action.
TORPOR n. Apathy.
VISTA n. A view or prospect.
ALACRITY n. Cheerful willingness.
BUTT v. To strike with or as with the head, or horns.
COMPENSATE v. To remunerate.
DETRIMENT n. Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss.
EPIZOOTIC adj. Prevailing among animals.
FREETHINKER n. One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
HYSTERIA n. A nervous affection occurring typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying.
IMPULSION n. Impetus.
LIQUOR n. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Wordlist - 090

AIRY adj. Delicate, ethereal.
BURNISH v. To make brilliant or shining.
COMPARABLE adj. Fit to be compared.
DETERRENT adj. Hindering from action through fear.
EPITAPH n. An inscription on a tomb or monument in honor or in memory of the dead.
FRAUDULENT adj. Counterfeit.
HYPODERMIC adj. Pertaining to the area under the skin.
IMPRUDENT adj. Heedless.
LIQUEFY v. To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.
MEDIEVAL adj. Belonging or relating to or descriptive of the middle ages.
NOWADAYS adv. In the present time or age.
OPTIMISM n. The view that everything in nature and the history of mankind is ordered for the best.
PECUNIARY adj. Consisting of money.
REFINERY n. A place where some crude material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified.
SENSATION n. A condition of mind resulting from spiritual or inherent feeling.
TOPOGRAPHY n. The art of representing on a map the physical features of any locality or region with accuracy.
VISCOUNT n. In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
AKIN adj. Of similar nature or qualities.
BURSAR n. A treasurer.
COMPARATIVE adj. Relative.
DETEST v. To dislike or hate with intensity.
EPITHET n. Word used adjectivally to describe some quality or attribute of is objects, as in "Father Aeneas".
FRAY v. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or break the threads.
HYPOTENUSE n. The side of a right-angled triangle opposite the right angle.
IMPUDENCE n. Insolent disrespect.
LIQUEUR n. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Wordlist - 089

AIDE-DE-CAMP n. An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
BURGESS n. In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia.
COMMOTION n. A disturbance or violent agitation.
DETERMINATE adj. Definitely limited or fixed.
EPIPHANY n. Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
FRATERNAL adj. Brotherly.
HYPOCRISY n. Extreme insincerity.
IMPROVIDENT adj. Lacking foresight or thrift.
LINIMENT n. A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
MEDICINE n. A substance possessing or reputed to possess curative or remedial properties.
NOVICE n. A beginner in any business or occupation.
OPTICS n. The science that treats of light and vision, and all that is connected with sight.
PECTORAL adj. Pertaining to the breast or thorax.
REFEREE n. An umpire.
SENILE adj. Peculiar to or proceeding from the weakness or infirmity of old age.
TOLERATION n. A spirit of charitable leniency.
VISAGE n. The face, countenance, or look of a person.
AILMENT n. Slight sickness.
BURGHER n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
COMMUTE v. To put something, especially something less severe, in place of.
DETERMINATION n. The act of deciding.
EPISODE n. An incident or story in a literary work, separable from yet growing out of it.
FRAUDULENCE n. Deceitfulness.
HYPOCRITE n. One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.
IMPROVISE v. To do anything extemporaneously or offhand.
LIQUEFACIENT adj. Possessing a liquefying nature or power.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wordlist - 088

AGITATE v. To move or excite (the feelings or thoughts).
BUREAU n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
COMMITTAL n. The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
DETER v. To frighten away.
EPIGRAM n. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd observation.
FRANKINCENSE n. A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
HYPNOTISM n. An artificially induced somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestion.
IMPROPER adj. Not appropriate, suitable, or becoming.
LINGUIST n. One who is acquainted with several languages.
MEDIATE v. To effect by negotiating as an agent between parties.
NOVELLETTE n. A short novel.
OPTICIAN n. One who makes or deals in optical instruments or eye-glasses.
PECCANT adj. Guilty.
REFERABLE adj. Ascribable.
SEMINARY n. A special school, as of theology or pedagogics.
TOLERATE v. To passively permit or put up with.
VIRULENT adj. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious.
AGRARIAN adj. Pertaining to land, especially agricultural land.
BUREAUCRACY n. Government by departments of men transacting particular branches of public business.
COMMODITY n. Something that is bought and sold.
DETERIORATE v. To grow worse.
EPILOGUE n. The close of a narrative or dramatic poem.
FRANTIC adj. Frenzied.
HYPNOTIZE v. To produce a somnambulistic state in which the mind readily acts on suggestions.
IMPROPRIETY n. The state or quality of being unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate.
LINGUISTICS n. The science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Wordlist - 087

AGHAST adj. Struck with terror and amazement.
BUOYANCY n. Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.
COMMISSION v. To empower.
DESTITUTE adj. Poverty-stricken.
EPIDEMIC n. Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region.
FRAILTY n. Liability to be broken or destroyed.
HYPNOSIS n. An artificial trance-sleep.
IMPREGNATE v. To make pregnant.
LINGUA n. The tongue.
MEDIAL adj. Of or pertaining to the middle.
NOTORIOUS adj. Unfavorably known to the general public.
OPTIC n. Pertaining to the eye or vision.
PECCADILLO n. A small breach of propriety or principle.
REFERRER n. One who refers.
SEMINAR n. Any assemblage of pupils for real research in some specific study under a teacher.
TOLERANT adj. Indulgent.
VIRULENCE n. Extreme poisonousness.
AGILE adj. Able to move or act quickly, physically, or mentally.
BUOYANT adj. Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
COMMITMENT n. The act or process of entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.
DESULTORY adj. Not connected with what precedes.
EPIDERMIS n. The outer skin.
FRAGILE adj. Capable of being broken.
HYPNOTIC adj. Tending to produce sleep.
IMPROMPTU n. Anything done or said on the impulse of the moment.
LINGUAL adj. Pertaining to the use of the tongue in utterance.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Wordlist - 086

AGGRESSION n. An unprovoked attack.
BUMPTIOUS adj. Full of offensive and aggressive self-conceit.
COMMINGLE v. To blend.
DESPOT n. An absolute and irresponsible monarch.
EPICYCLE n. A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.
FRACTURE n. A break.
HYGIENE n. The branch of medical science that relates to improving health.
IMPRACTICABLE adj. Not feasible.
LINER n. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line.
MEDDLESOME adj. Interfering.
NOTICEABLE adj. Perceptible.
OPPROBRIUM n. The state of being scornfully reproached or accused of evil.
PECCABLE adj. Capable of sinning.
REFER v. To direct or send for information or other purpose.
SEMICIRCLE n. A half-circle.
TOLERANCE n. Forbearance in judging of the acts or opinions of others.
VIRTUOSO n. A master in the technique of some particular fine art.
AGGRIEVE v. To give grief or sorrow to.
BUNGLE v. To execute clumsily.
COMMISSARIAT n. The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.
DESPOTISM n. Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
EPICYCLOID n. A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
FRAGILE adj. Easily broken.
HYPERCRITICAL adj. Faultfinding.
IMPREGNABLE adj. That can not be taken by assault.
LINGO n. Language.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Wordlist - 085

AGGREGATE n. The entire number, sum, mass, or quantity of something.
BULWARK n. Anything that gives security or defense.
COMMEMORATE v. To serve as a remembrance of.
DESPOND v. To lose spirit, courage, or hope.
EPICURE n. One who cultivates a delicate taste for eating and drinking.
FORTITUDE n. Patient courage.
HYDROSTATICS n. The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids.
IMPOTENT adj. Destitute of or lacking in power, physical, moral, or intellectual.
LIMITATION n. A restriction.
MEDALLION n. A large medal.
NOSTRUM n. Any scheme or recipe of a charlatan character.
OPPOSITE adj. Radically different or contrary in action or movement.
PEACEFUL adj. Tranquil.
REESTABLISH v. To restore.
SEMIANNUAL adj. Recurring at intervals of six months.
TOLERABLE adj. Moderately good.
VIRTUAL adj. Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance.
AGGRESS v. To make the first attack.
BUMPER n. A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
COMMENTARY n. A series of illustrative or explanatory notes on any important work.
DESPONDENT adj. Disheartened.
EPICUREAN adj. Indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
FOURSOME adj. Consisting of four.
HYDROUS adj. Watery.
IMPOVERISH v. To make indigent or poor.
LINEAR adj. Of the nature of a line.