Sunday, July 31, 2011

Wordlist - 138

ANTERIOR adj. Prior.
CONSTRICT v. To bind.
DISRUPT v. To burst or break asunder.
EXPLICIT adj. Definite.
INEXPEDIENT adj. Unadvisable.
MOBOCRACY n. Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.
PERTINACITY n. Unyielding adherence.
REPROOF n. An expression of disapproval or blame personally addressed to one censured.
SOMBER adj. Gloomy.
TRIPOD n. A three-legged stand, usually hinged near the top, for supporting some instrument.
ANTEROOM n. A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger.
CONSUL n. An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
DISSATISFY v. To displease.
EXPLODE v. To cause to burst in pieces by force from within.
INEXPENSIVE adj. Low-priced.
MOCCASIN n. A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
PERTINENT adj. Relevant.
REPUDIATE v. To refuse to have anything to do with.
SOMNIFEROUS adj. Tending to produce sleep.
TRISECT v. To divide into three parts, especially into three equal parts.
ANTHOLOGY n. A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.
CONSULATE n. The place in which a consul transacts official business.
DISSECT v. To cut apart or to pieces.
EXPLOSION n. A sudden and violent outbreak.
INEXPERIENCE n. Lack of or deficiency in experience.
MOCKERY n. Ridicule.

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Wordlist - 137

ANTEMERIDIAN adj. Before noon.
CONSTERNATION n. Panic.
DISREPUTABLE adj. Dishonorable or disgraceful.
EXPENSE n. The laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
INEXCUSABLE adj. Not to be justified.
MITIGATE v. To make milder or more endurable.
PERSUADABLE adj. capable of influencing to action by entreaty, statement, or anything that moves the feelings.
REPRODUCE v. To make a copy of.
SOLUBLE adj. Capable of being dissolved, as in a fluid.
TRIPLICATE adj. Composed of or pertaining to three related things or parts.
ANTEMUNDANE adj. Pertaining to time before the world's creation.
CONSTITUENCY n. The inhabitants or voters in a district represented in a legislative body.
DISREPUTE n. A bad name or character.
EXPIATE v. To make satisfaction or amends for.
INEXHAUSTIBLE adj. So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied, wasted, or spent.
MNEMONICS n. A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances.
PERTINACIOUS adj. Persistent or unyielding.
REPRODUCTION n. The process by which an animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind.
SOLVENT adj. Having sufficient funds to pay all debts.
TRIPLICITY n. The state of being triple or threefold.
ANTENATAL adj. Occurring or existing before birth.
CONSTITUENT n. One who has the right to vote at an election.
DISROBE v. To unclothe.
EXPLICATE v. To clear from involvement.
INEXORABLE adj. Unrelenting.
MOAT n. A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Wordlist - 136

ANTECHAMBER n. A waiting room for those who seek audience.
CONSPIRE v. To plot.
DISQUALIFY v. To debar.
EXPEDITE v. To hasten the movement or progress of.
INERT adj. Inanimate.
MISUSE v. To maltreat.
PERSPIRE v. To excrete through the pores of the skin.
REPRISAL n. Any infliction or act by way of retaliation on an enemy.
SOLILOQUY n. A monologue.
TRIO n. Three things grouped or associated together.
ANTEDATE v. To assign or affix a date to earlier than the actual one.
CONSTABLE n. An officer whose duty is to maintain the peace.
DISQUIET v. To deprive of peace or tranquillity.
EXPEDITIOUS adj. Speedy.
INESTIMABLE adj. Above price.
MITE n. A very small amount, portion, or particle.
PERSUADE v. To win the mind of by argument, eloquence, evidence, or reflection.
REPROBATE n. One abandoned to depravity and sin.
SOLSTICE n. The time of year when the sun is at its greatest declination.
TRIPLE adj. Threefold.
ANTEDILUVIAN adj. Of or pertaining to the times, things, events before the great flood in the days of Noah.
CONSTELLATION n. An arbitrary assemblage or group of stars.
DISREGARD v. To take no notice of.
EXPEND v. To spend.
INEVITABLE adj. Unavoidable.
MITER n. The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wordlist - 135

ANTE v. In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
CONSORT n. A companion or associate.
DISPLACE v. To put out of the proper or accustomed place.
EXPECTORATE v. To cough up and spit forth.
INEFFICIENCY n. That which does not accomplish an intended purpose.
MISTRUST v. To regard with suspicion or jealousy.
PERSPICUOUS adj. Lucid.
REPRIEVE v. To grant a respite from punishment to.
SOLICITOR n. One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney.
TRIMNESS n. Neatness.
ANTECEDE v. To precede.
CONSPICUOUS adj. Clearly visible.
DISPOSSESS v. To deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.
EXPEDIENCY n. Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
INELIGIBLE adj. Not suitable to be selected or chosen.
MISTY adj. Lacking clearness
PERSPIRATION n. Sweat.
REPRIMAND v. To chide or rebuke for a fault.
SOLICITUDE n. Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire, anxiety, or fear.
TRINITY n. A threefold personality existing in the one divine being or substance.
ANTECEDENT n. One who or that which precedes or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or causality.
CONSPIRATOR n. One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.
DISPUTATION n. Verbal controversy.
EXPEDIENT adj. Contributing to personal advantage.
INEPT adj. Not fit or suitable.
MISUNDERSTAND v. To Take in a wrong sense.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Wordlist - 134

ANONYMOUS adj. Of unknown authorship.
CONSOLIDATE v. To combine into one body or system.
DISPARITY n. Inequality.
EXPATRIATE v. To drive from one's own country.
INEDIBLE adj. Not good for food.
MISSAL n. The book containing the service for the celebration of mass.
PERSPICACIOUS adj. Astute.
REPRESS v. To keep under restraint or control.
SOLDIER n. A person engaged in military service.
TRIDENT n. The three-pronged fork that was the emblem of Neptune.
ANTAGONISM n. Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.
CONSONANCE n. The state or quality of being in accord with.
DISPEL v. To drive away by or as by scattering in different directions.
EXPECT v. To look forward to as certain or probable.
INEFFABLE adj. Unutterable.
MISSILE n. Any object, especially a weapon, thrown or intended to be thrown.
PERSPICACITY n. Acuteness or discernment.
REPRESSIBLE adj. Able to be kept under restraint or control.
SOLECISM n. Any violation of established rules or customs.
TRIENNIAL adj. Taking place every third year.
ANTARCTIC adj. Pertaining to the south pole or the regions near it.
CONSONANT adj. Being in agreement or harmony with.
DISPENSATION n. That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
EXPECTANCY n. The act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.
INEFFICIENT adj. Not accomplishing an intended purpose.
MISSIVE n. A message in writing.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wordlist - 133

ANNUITY n. An annual allowance, payment, or income.
CONSIGNOR n. One who entrusts.
DISOBEDIENT adj. Neglecting or refusing to obey.
EXPAND v. To increase in range or scope.
INDULGENCE n. The yielding to inclination, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or another.
MISPLACE v. To put into a wrong place.
PERSONNEL n. The force of persons collectively employed in some service.
REPREHENSIBLE adj. Censurable.
SOLAR adj. Pertaining to the sun.
TRICOLOR adj. Of three colors.
ANNUNCIATION n. Proclamation.
CONSISTENCY n. A state of permanence.
DISOWN v. To refuse to acknowledge as one's own or as connected with oneself.
EXPANSE n. A continuous area or stretch.
INDULGENT adj. Yielding to the desires or humor of oneself or those under one's care.
MISREPRESENT v. To give a wrong impression.
PERSPECTIVE n. The relative importance of facts or matters from any special point of view.
REPREHENSION n. Expression of blame.
SOLDER n. A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins.
TRICYCLE n. A three-wheeled vehicle.
ANODE n. The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
CONSOLE v. To comfort.
DISPARAGE v. To regard or speak of slightingly.
EXPANSION n. Increase of amount, size, scope, or the like.
INEBRIATE v. To intoxicate.
MISRULE v. To misgovern.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wordlist - 132

ANNIHILATE v. To destroy absolutely.
CONSERVATORY n. An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.
DISMISSAL n. Displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
EXORBITANT adj. Going beyond usual and proper limits.
INDOLENT adj. Habitually inactive or idle.
MISNOMER n. A name wrongly or mistakenly applied.
PERSONAL adj. Not general or public.
REPOSITORY n. A place in which goods are stored.
SOL n. The sun.
TRIBUNE n. Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.
ANNOTATE v. To make explanatory or critical notes on or upon.
CONSIGN v. To entrust.
DISMOUNT v. To throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like.
EXORCISE v. To cast or drive out by religious or magical means.
INDOMITABLE adj. Unconquerable.
MISOGAMY n. Hatred of marriage.
PERSONALITY n. The attributes, taken collectively, that make up the character and nature of an individual.
REPREHEND v. To find fault with.
SOLACE n. Comfort in grief, trouble, or calamity.
TRICKERY n. Artifice.
ANNUAL adj. Occurring every year.
CONSIGNEE n. A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.
DISOBEDIENCE n. Neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.
EXOTIC adj. Foreign.
INDUCT v. To bring in.
MISOGYNY n. Hatred of women.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Wordlist - 112

ALTRUIST n. One who advocates or practices altruism.
CONCURRENCE n. Agreement.
DIPHTHONG n. The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.
EVERT v. To turn inside out.
INCITEMENT n. That which moves to action, or serves as an incentive or stimulus.
LUMINARY n. One of the heavenly bodies as a source of light.
MICROPHONE n. An apparatus for magnifying faint sounds.
OUTLAW n. A habitual lawbreaker.
PERAMBULATE v. To walk about.
RELEGATE v. To send off or consign, as to an obscure position or remote destination.
SHRIEK n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, caused by agony or terror.
TRANSFEREE n. The person to whom a transfer is made.
VORACIOUS adj. Eating with greediness or in very large quantities.
AMALGAM n. An alloy or union of mercury with another metal.
CONCURRENT adj. Occurring or acting together.
DIPLOMACY n. Tact, shrewdness, or skill in conducting any kind of negotiations or in social matters.
EVICT v. To dispossess pursuant to judicial decree.
INCOERCIBLE adj. Incapable of being forced, constrained, or compelled.
LUMINESCENT adj. Showing increase of light.
MICROSCOPE n. An instrument for assisting the eye in the vision of minute objects or features of objects.
OUTLIVE v. To continue to exist after.
PERCEIVE v. To have knowledge of, or receive impressions concerning, through the medium of the body senses.
RELENT v. To yield.
SHRINKAGE n. A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension.
TRANSFERENCE n. The act of conveying from one person or place to another.
VORTEX n. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid, especially when sucked spirally toward the center.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Wordlist - 131

ANNALIST n. Historian.
CONSENSUS n. A collective unanimous opinion of a number of persons.
DISINTERESTED adj. Impartial.
EXODUS n. A going forth or departure from a place or country, especially of many people.
INDIVERTIBLE adj. That can not be turned aside.
MISINTERPRET v. To misunderstand.
PERSISTENCE n. A fixed adherence to a resolve, course of conduct, or the like.
REPLETE adj. Full to the uttermost.
SOCIALIST adj. One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital.
TRESTLE n. An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railway-bridge.
ANNALS n. A record of events in their chronological order, year by year.
CONSERVATISM n. Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.
DISJUNCTIVE adj. Helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
EXONERATE v. To relieve or vindicate from accusation, imputation, or blame.
INDIVISIBLE adj. Not separable into parts.
MISLAY v. To misplace.
PERSONAGE n. A man or woman as an individual, especially one of rank or high station.
REPLICA n. A duplicate executed by the artist himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as an original.
SOCIOLOGY n. The philosophical study of society.
TRIAD n. A group of three persons of things.
ANNEX v. To add or affix at the end.
CONSERVATIVE adj. Adhering to the existing order of things.
DISLOCATE v. To put out of proper place or order.
EXORBITANCE n. Extravagance or enormity.
INDOLENCE n. Laziness.
MISMANAGE v. To manage badly, improperly, or unskillfully.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Wordlist - 130

ANIMALCULE n. An animal of microscopic smallness.
CONSCRIPT v. To force into military service.
DISINFECT v. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
EXIGENT adj. Urgent.
INDISCRIMINATE adj. Promiscuous.
MISDEMEANOR n. Evil conduct, small crime.
PERSIFLAGE n. Banter.
REPINE v. To indulge in fretfulness and faultfinding.
SOCIABLE adj. Inclined to seek company.
TRENCHANT adj. Cutting deeply and quickly.
ANIMATE v. To make alive.
CONSECRATE v. To set apart as sacred.
DISINFECTANT n. A substance used to destroy the germs of infectious diseases.
EXISTENCE n. Possession or continuance of being.
INDISPENSABLE adj. Necessary or requisite for the purpose.
MISER n. A person given to saving and hoarding unduly.
PERSIST v. To continue steadfast against opposition.
REPLENISH v. To fill again, as something that has been emptied.
SOCIALISM n. A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.
TREPIDATION n. Nervous uncertainty of feeling.
ANIMOSITY n. Hatred.
CONSECUTIVE adj. Following in uninterrupted succession.
DISINHERIT v. To deprive of an inheritance.
EXIT n. A way or passage out.
INDISTINCT adj. Vague.
MISHAP n. Misfortune.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wordlist - 129

ANHYDROUS adj. Withered.
CONSCIENCE n. The faculty in man by which he distinguishes between right and wrong in character and conduct.
DISHABILLE n. Undress or negligent attire.
EXHILARATE v. To fill with high or cheerful spirits.
INDIGNITY n. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or treatment.
MISCOUNT v. To make a mistake in counting.
PERSEVERANCE n. A persistence in purpose and effort.
REPERTORY n. A place where things are stored or gathered together.
SLOTHFUL adj. Lazy.
TREMOR n. An involuntary trembling or shivering.
ANIMADVERSION n. The utterance of criticism or censure.
CONSCIENTIOUS adj. Governed by moral standard.
DISHONEST adj. Untrustworthy.
EXHUME v. To dig out of the earth (what has been buried).
INDISCERNIBLE adj. Not perceptible.
MISCREANT n. A villain.
PERSEVERE v. To continue striving in spite of discouragements.
REPETITION n. The act of repeating.
SLUGGARD n. A person habitually lazy or idle.
TREMULOUS adj. Characterized by quivering or unsteadiness.
ANIMADVERT v. To pass criticism or censure.
CONSCIOUS adj. Aware that one lives, feels, and thinks.
DISILLUSION v. To disenchant.
EXIGENCY n. A critical period or condition.
INDISCREET adj. Lacking wise judgment.
MISDEED n. A wrong or improper act.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordlist - 128

ANGLOPHOBIA n. Hatred or dread of England or of what is English.
CONNUBIAL adj. Pertaining to marriage or matrimony.
DISENGAGE v. To become detached.
EXHAUSTIBLE adj. Causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
INDIGESTION n. Difficulty or failure in the alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive nutriment.
MISBEHAVIOR n. Ill or improper behavior.
OVERTURE n. An instrumental prelude to an opera, oratorio, or ballet.
PERQUISITE n. Any profit from service beyond the amount fixed as salary or wages.
REPELLENT adj. Having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally.
SLEIGHT n. A trick or feat so deftly done that the manner of performance escapes observation.
TREBLY adv. Triply.
ANGLO-SAXON n. The entire English race wherever found, as in Europe, the United States, or India.
CONQUER v. To overcome by force.
DISFAVOR n. Disregard.
EXHAUSTION n. Deprivation of strength or energy.
INDIGNANT adj. Having such anger and scorn as is aroused by meanness or wickedness.
MISCHIEVOUS adj. Fond of tricks.
OVERWEIGHT n. Preponderance.
PERSECUTION n. Harsh or malignant oppression.
REPENTANCE n. Sorrow for something done or left undone, with desire to make things right by undoing the wrong.
SLIGHT adj. Of a small importance or significance.
TREMENDOUS adj. Awe-inspiring.
ANGULAR adj. Sharp-cornered.
CONSANGUINEOUS adj. Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
DISFIGURE v. To impair or injure the beauty, symmetry, or appearance of.
EXHAUSTIVE adj. Thorough and complete in execution.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Wordlist - 127

ANESTHETIC adj. Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.
CONNIVE v. To be in collusion.
DISCURSIVE adj. Passing from one subject to another.
EXERT v. To make an effort.
INDIGENT adj. Poor.
MISAPPREHEND v. To misunderstand.
OVERTHROW v. To vanquish an established ruler or government.
PERPETRATOR n. The doer of a wrong or a criminal act.
REPEAL v. To render of no further effect.
SKIFF n. Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
TREATISE n. An elaborate literary composition presenting a subject in all its parts.
ANEW adv. Once more.
CONNOISSEUR n. A critical judge of art, especially one with thorough knowledge and sound judgment of art.
DISCUSSION n. Debate.
EXHALE v. To breathe forth.
INDIGESTIBLE adj. Not digestible, or difficult to digest.
MISBEHAVE v. To behave ill.
OVERTONE n. A harmonic.
PERPETUATE v. To preserve from extinction or oblivion.
REPEL v. To force or keep back in a manner, physically or mentally.
SKIRMISH n. Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies.
TREBLE adj. Multiplied by three.
ANGELIC adj. Saintly.
CONNOTE v. To mean; signify.
DISENFRANCHISE v. To deprive of any right privilege or power
EXHAUST v. To empty by draining off the contents.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Wordlist - 110

ALTERNATIVE n. Something that may or must exist, be taken or chosen, or done instead of something else.
CONCLUSIVE adj. Sufficient to convince or decide.
DILIGENCE n. Careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
EVANGELICAL adj. Seeking the conversion of sinners.
FUTILE adj. Of no avail or effect.
INCIPIENCE n. Beginning.
LOWLY adv. Rudely.
METTLE n. Courage.
OUTCRY n. A vehement or loud cry or clamor.
PENTATHLON n. The contest of five associated exercises in the great games and the same contestants.
REJOIN v. To reunite after separation.
SEXTUPLE adj. Multiplied by six.
TRANSCRIPT n. A copy made directly from an original.
VOLITIVE adj. Exercising the will.
ALTITUDE n. Vertical distance or elevation above any point or base-level, as the sea.
CONCORD n. Harmony.
DILUTE v. To make more fluid or less concentrated by admixture with something.
EVANGELIST n. A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
FUTURIST n. A person of expectant temperament.
INCIPIENT adj. Initial.
LUCID adj. Mentally sound.
METTLESOME adj. Having courage or spirit.
OUTDO v. To surpass.
PENULTIMATE adj. A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.
REJUVENATE v. To restore to youth.
SHEER adj. Absolute.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Wordlist - 109

ALTERCATE v. To contend angrily or zealously in words.
CONCILIATE v. To obtain the friendship of.
DILEMMA n. A situation in which a choice between opposing modes of conduct is necessary.
EVANESCE v. To vanish gradually.
FUSE v. To unite or blend as by melting together.
INCIDENTALLY adv. Without intention.
LOVABLE adj. Amiable.
METROPOLIS n. A chief city, either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state.
OUTBURST n. A violent issue, especially of passion in an individual.
PENTAHEDRON n. A solid bounded by five plane faces.
REINSTATE v. To restore to a former state, station, or authority.
SEVERELY adv. Extremely.
TRANSCRIBE v. To write over again (something already written)
VOLITION n. An act or exercise of will.
ALTERNATE n. One chosen to act in place of another, in case of the absence or incapacity of that other.
CONCILIATORY adj. Tending to reconcile.
DILETTANTE n. A superficial amateur.
EVANESCENT adj. Fleeting.
FUSIBLE adj. Capable of being melted by heat.
INCINERATE v. To reduce to ashes.
LOW-SPIRITED adj. Despondent.
METROPOLITAN adj. Pertaining to a chief city.
OUTCAST n. One rejected and despised, especially socially.
PENTAMETER n. In prosody, a line of verse containing five units or feet.
REITERATE v. To say or do again and again.
SEXTET n. A band of six singers or players.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Wordlist - 108

ALTER v. To make change in.
CONCERTO n. A musical composition.
DILATE v. To enlarge in all directions.
EUREKA Greek. I have found it.
FURTHERANCE n. Advancement.
INCIDENCE n. Casual occurrence.
LOUGH n. A lake or loch.
METRIC adj. Relating to measurement.
OUT-AND-OUT adv. Genuinely.
PENTAD n. The number five.
REIMBURSE v. To pay back as an equivalent of what has been expended.
SERVITUDE n. Slavery.
TRANSCONTINENTAL adj. Extending or passing across a continent.
VOLATILE adj. Changeable.
ALTERATION n. Change or modification.
CONCESSION n. Anything granted or yielded, or admitted in response to a demand, petition, or claim.
DILATORY adj. Tending to cause delay.
EVADE v. To avoid by artifice.
FURTIVE adj. Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a thief.
INCIDENT n. A happening in general, especially one of little importance.
LOUSE n. A small insect parasitic on and sucking the blood of mammals.
METRONOME n. An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music.
OUTBREAK n. A sudden and violent breaking forth, as of something that has been pent up or restrained.
PENTAGON n. A figure, especially, with five angles and five sides.
REIN n. A step attached to the bit for controlling a horse or other draft-animal.
SEVERANCE n. Separation.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Wordlist - 107

ALOOF adv. Not in sympathy with or desiring to associate with others.
CONCEIT n. Self-flattering opinion.
DIGRESS v. To turn aside from the main subject and for a time dwell on some incidental matter.
EUPHONIOUS adj. Characterized by agreeableness of sound.
FURRIER n. A dealer in or maker of fur goods.
INCHOATE adj. Incipient.
LOQUACIOUS adj. Talkative.
METICULOUS adj. Over-cautious.
OUGHT v. To be under moral obligation to be or do.
PENTAGRAM n. A figure having five points or lobes.
REHABILITATE v. To restore to a former status, capacity, right rank, or privilege.
SERVICE n. Any work done for the benefit of another.
TRANSCENDENT adj. Surpassing.
VOLANT adj. Flying or able to fly.
ALTAR n. Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
CONCEIVE v. To form an idea, mental image or thought of.
DILAPIDATED pa. Fallen into decay or partial ruin.
EUPHONY n. Agreeableness of sound.
FURTHER adj. More distant or advanced.
INCHOATIVE n. That which begins, or expresses beginning.
LORDLING n. A little lord.
METONYMY n. A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes.
OUST v. To eject.
PENTAVALENT adj. Quinqeuvalent.
REIGN v. To hold and exercise sovereign power.
SERVICEABLE adj. Durable.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wordlist - 106

ALLY n. A person or thing connected with another, usually in some relation of helpfulness.
COMPUTE v. To ascertain by mathematical calculation.
DIGNITARY n. One who holds high rank.
EULOGY n. A spoken or written laudation of a person's life or character.
FURLONG n. A measure, one-eighth of a mile.
INCESSANT adj. Unceasing.
LONGEVITY n. Unusually prolonged life.
METE v. To apportion.
OSTRACISM n. Exclusion from intercourse or favor, as in society or politics.
PENNANT n. A small flag.
REGRESS v. To return to a former place or condition.
SERGEANT-AT-ARMS n. An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.
TRANSCEND v. To surpass.
VOGUE n. The prevalent way or fashion.
ALMANAC n. A series of tables giving the days of the week together with certain astronomical information.
CONCEDE v. To surrender.
DIGRAPH n. A union of two characters representing a single sound.
EUPHEMISM n. A figure of speech by which a phrase less offensive is substituted.
FURLOUGH n. A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
INCHMEAL adv. Piecemeal.
LOOT v. To plunder.
METEMPSYCHOSIS n. Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.
OSTRACIZE v. To exclude from public or private favor.
PENSION n. A periodical allowance to an individual on account of past service done by him/her.
REGRETFUL adj. Feeling, expressive of, or full of regret.
SERGEANT-MAJOR n. The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Wordlist - 105

ALLUSION n. An indirect and incidental reference to something without definite mention of it.
COMPULSORY adj. Forced.
DIFFUSIBLE adj. Spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
EUGENIC adj. Relating to the development and improvement of race.
FUNGUS n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.
INCEPTION n. The beginning.
LOITERER n. One who consumes time idly.
METAPHYSICIAN n. One skilled in metaphysics.
OSSIFY v. to convert into bone.
PENITENCE n. Sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
REGIMENT n. A body of soldiers.
SEQUESTRATE v. To confiscate.
TRANSATLANTIC adj. Situated beyond or on the other side of the Atlantic.
VOCIFEROUS adj. Making a loud outcry.
ALLUVION n. Flood.
COMPUNCTION n. Remorseful feeling.
DIFFUSION n. Dispersion.
EULOGIZE v. To speak or write a laudation of a person's life or character.
FURBISH v. To restore brightness or beauty to.
INCEPTIVE adj. Beginning.
LONELINESS n. Solitude.
METAPHYSICS n. The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.
OSTENTATION n. A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
PENITENTIAL adj. Pertaining to sorrow for sin with desire to amend and to atone.
REGNANT adj. Exercising royal authority in one's own right.
SERGEANT n. A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Wordlist - 104

ALLOTMENT n. Portion.
COMPRISE v. To consist of.
DIFFIDENCE n. Self-distrust.
ESTUARY n. A wide lower part of a tidal river.
FUNGIBLE adj. That may be measured, counted, or weighed.
INCENDIARY n. Chemical or person who starts a fire-literally or figuratively.
LOGICAL adj. Capable of or characterized by clear reasoning.
METAPHOR n. A figure of speech in which one object is likened to another, by speaking as if the other.
OSCILLATE v. To swing back and forth.
PENETRATION n. Discernment.
REGIME n. Particular conduct or administration of affairs.
SEQUENT adj. Following in the order of time.
TRANSACT v. To do business.
VOCIFERATE v. To utter with a loud and vehement voice.
ALLUDE v. To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.
COMPULSION n. Coercion.
DIFFIDENT adj. Affected or possessed with self-distrust.
ET cetera Latin. And so forth.
FUNGOUS adj. Spongy.
INCENTIVE n. That which moves the mind or inflames the passions.
LOGICIAN n. An expert reasoner.
METAPHYSICAL adj. Philosophical.
OSCULATE v. To kiss.
PENINSULAR adj. Pertaining to a piece of land almost surrounded by water.
REGIMEN n. A systematized order or course of living with reference to food, clothing and personal habits.
SEQUESTER v. To cause to withdraw or retire, as from society or public life.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Wordlist - 126

ANEMIA n. Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles.
CONJUGATE adj. Joined together in pairs.
DISCREET adj. Judicious.
EXEMPLARY adj. Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.
INDIGENCE n. Poverty.
MISANTHROPIC adj. Hating mankind.
OVERSHADOW v. To cast into the shade or render insignificant by comparison.
PERNICIOUS adj. Tending to kill or hurt.
REPARATION n. The act of making amends, as for an injury, loss, or wrong.
SKEPTIC n. One who doubts any statements.
TREACHERY n. Violation of allegiance, confidence, or plighted faith.
ANEMIC adj. Affected with anemia.
CONJUGATION n. The state or condition of being joined together.
DISCREPANT adj. Opposite.
EXEMPLIFY v. To show by example.
INDIGENOUS adj. Native.
MISANTHROPY n. Hatred of mankind.
OVERSTRIDE v. To step beyond.
PERPENDICULAR adj. Straight up and down.
REPARTEE n. A ready, witty, or apt reply.
SKEPTICISM n. The entertainment of doubt concerning something.
TREASONABLE adj. Of the nature of betrayal, treachery, or breech of allegiance.
ANEMOMETER n. An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.
CONJUNCTION n. The state of being joined together, or the things so joined.
DISCRIMINATE v. To draw a distinction.
EXEMPT adj. Free, clear, or released, as from some liability, or restriction affecting others.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Wordlist - 125

ANATOMY n. That branch of morphology which treats of the structure of organisms.
CONJECTURE n. A guess.
DISCOUNTENANCE v. To look upon with disfavor.
EXECUTOR n. A person nominated by the will of another to execute the will.
INDICATOR n. One who or that which points out.
MIRAGE n. An optical effect looking like a sheet of water in the desert.
OVERSEE v. To superintend.
PERMISSIBLE adj. That may be allowed.
REORGANIZE v. To change to a more satisfactory form of organization.
SIROCCO n. hot winds from Africa.
TRAVESTY n. A grotesque imitation.
ANCESTRY n. One's ancestors collectively.
CONJOIN v. To unite.
DISCOVER v. To get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
EXEGESIS n. Biblical exposition or interpretation.
INDICT v. To find and declare chargeable with crime.
MISADVENTURE n. An unlucky accident.
OVERSEER n. A supervisor.
PERMUTATION n. Reciprocal change, different ordering of same items.
REPARABLE adj. Capable of repair.
SISTERHOOD n. A body of sisters united by some bond of sympathy or by a religious vow.
TREACHEROUS adj. Perfidious.
ANECDOTE n. A brief account of some interesting event or incident.
CONJUGAL adj. Pertaining to marriage, marital rights, or married persons.
DISCREDIT v. To injure the reputation of.
EXEMPLAR n. A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Wordlist - 124

ANALYZE v. To examine minutely or critically.
CONGEST v. To collect into a mass.
DISCONSOLATE adj. Grief-stricken.
EXCUSABLE adj. Justifiable.
INDESTRUCTIBLE adj. That can not be destroyed.
MINUTE adj. Exceedingly small in extent or quantity.
OVERREACH v. To stretch out too far.
PERMANENT adj. Durable.
RENOVATE v. To restore after deterioration, as a building.
SINUS n. An opening or cavity.
TRANSVERSE adj. Lying or being across or in a crosswise direction.
ANARCHY n. Absence or utter disregard of government.
CONGREGATE v. To bring together into a crowd.
DISCONTINUANCE n. Interruption or intermission.
EXECRABLE adj. Abominable.
INDICANT adj. That which points out.
MINUTIA n. A small or unimportant particular or detail.
OVERRUN v. To infest or ravage.
PERMEATE v. To pervade.
RENUNCIATION n. An explicit disclaimer of a right or privilege.
SIREN n. A sea-nymph, described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla.
TRAVAIL n. Hard or agonizing labor.
ANATHEMA n. Anything forbidden, as by social usage.
CONIFEROUS adj. Cone-bearing trees.
DISCORD n. Absence of harmoniousness.
EXECRATION n. An accursed thing.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Wordlist - 123

ANALOGOUS adj. Corresponding (to some other) in certain respects, as in form, proportion, relations.
CONFRONT v. To encounter, as difficulties or obstacles.
DISCOMFIT v. To put to confusion.
EXCRETION n. The getting rid of waste matter.
INDELIBLE adj. That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
MINISTRY n. A service.
OVERPOWER v. To gain supremacy or victory over by superior power.
PERJURY n. A solemn assertion of a falsity.
RENDEZVOUS n. A prearranged place of meeting.
SINUOSITY n. The quality of curving in and out.
TRANSPLANT v. To remove and plant in another place.
ANALOGY n. Reasoning in which from certain and known relations or resemblance others are formed.
CONGEAL v. To coagulate.
DISCOMFORT n. The state of being positively uncomfortable.
EXCRUCIATE v. To inflict severe pain or agony upon.
INDESCRIBABLE adj. That can not be described.
MINORITY n. The smaller in number of two portions into which a number or a group is divided.
OVERPRODUCTION n. Excessive production.
PERMANENCE n. A continuance in the same state, or without any change that destroys the essential form or nature.
RENDITION n. Interpretation.
SINUOUS adj. Curving in and out.
TRANSPOSITION n. The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.
ANALYST n. One who analyzes or makes use of the analytical method.
CONGENIAL adj. Having kindred character or tastes.
DISCONNECT v. To undo or dissolve the connection or association of.
EXCURSION n. A journey.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Wordlist - 122

AMUSEMENT n. Diversion.
CONFORMABLE adj. Harmonious.
DISCIPLINE v. To train to obedience.
EXCLUDE v. To shut out purposely or forcibly.
INDEFENSIBLE adj. Untenable.
MINION n. A servile favorite.
OVERPASS v. To pass across or over, as a river.
PERIPATETIC adj. Walking about.
REMUNERATION n. Compensation.
SINGE v. To burn slightly or superficially.
TRANSPARENT adj. Easy to see through or understand.
ANACHRONISM n. Anything occurring or existing out of its proper time.
CONFORMATION n. General structure, form, or outline.
DISCLAIM v. To disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.
EXCLUSION n. Non-admission.
INDEFINITELY adv. In a vague or uncertain way.
MINISTRATION n. Any religious ceremonial.
OVERPAY v. To pay or reward in excess.
PERJURE v. To swear falsely to.
RENAISSANCE n. The revival of letters, and then of art, which marks the transition from medieval to modern time.
SINISTER adj. Evil.
TRANSPIRE v. To come to pass.
ANAGRAM n. The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.
CONFORMITY n. Correspondence in form, manner, or use.
DISCOLOR v. To stain.
EXCRESCENCE n. Any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Wordlist - 121

AMPLITUDE n. Largeness.
CONFLUENCE n. The place where streams meet.
DISCERNIBLE adj. Perceivable.
EXCITABLE adj. Nervously high-strung.
INCONTROVERTIBLE adj. Indisputable.
MINIATURE adj. Much smaller than reality or that the normal size.
OVERLEAP v. To leap beyond.
PERIGEE n. The point in the orbit of the moon when it is nearest the earth.
REMONSTRATE v. To present a verbal or written protest to those who have power to right or prevent a wrong.
SIMULTANEOUS adj. Occurring, done, or existing at the same time.
TRANSMIT v. To send trough or across.
AMPLY adv. Sufficiently.
CONFLUENT n. A stream that unites with another.
DISCIPLE n. One who believes the teaching of another, or who adopts and follows some doctrine.
EXCITATION n. Intensified emotion or action.
INCONVENIENT adj. Interfering with comfort or progress.
MINIMIZE v. To reduce to the smallest possible amount or degree.
OVERLORD n. One who holds supremacy over another.
PERIODICITY n. The habit or characteristic of recurrence at regular intervals.
REMUNERATE v. To pay or pay for.
SINECURE n. Any position having emoluments with few or no duties.
TRANSMUTE v. To change in nature, substance, or form.
AMPUTATE v. To remove by cutting, as a limb or some portion of the body.
CONFORMANCE n. The act or state or conforming.
DISCIPLINARY adj. Having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority.
EXCLAMATION n. An abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Wordlist - 120

AMPERSAND n. The character &; and.
CONFINEMENT n. Restriction within limits or boundaries.
DISBURSE v. To pay out or expend, as money from a fund.
EXCERPT n. An extract or selection from written or printed matter.
INCONSISTENT adj. Contradictory.
LYRE n. One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class.
MILLET n. A grass cultivated for forage and cereal.
OVEREAT v. To eat to excess.
PERFUNCTORY adj. Half-hearted.
REMONSTRANCE n. Reproof.
SIMPLIFY v. To make less complex or difficult.
TRANSMISSIBLE adj. That may e sent through or across.
AMPHIBIOUS adj. Living both on land and in water.
CONFISCATE v. To appropriate (private property) as forfeited to the public use or treasury.
DISCARD v. To reject.
EXCESS n. That which passes the ordinary, proper, or required limit, measure, or experience.
INCONSTANT adj. Changeable.
LYRIC adj. Fitted for expression in song.
MIMIC v. To imitate the speech or actions of.
OVERHANG n. A portion of a structure which projects or hangs over.
PERHAPS adv. Possibly.
REMONSTRANT adj. Having the character of a reproof.
SIMULATE v. Imitate.
TRANSMISSION n. The act of sending through or across.
AMPHITHEATER n. An edifice of elliptical shape, constructed about a central open space or arena.
CONFLAGRATION n. A great fire, as of many buildings, a forest, or the like.