Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Wordlist - 149

APOSTASY n. A total departure from one's faith or religion.
CONTRIVANCE n. The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose.
DISTRAIN v. To subject a person to distress.
EXTREMITY n. The utmost point, side, or border, or that farthest removed from a mean position.
INGLORIOUS adj. Shameful.
MONOTONY n. A lack of variety.
PHENOMENAL adj. Extraordinary or marvelous.
RESISTLESS adj. Powerless.
SPECIES n. A classificatory group of animals or plants subordinate to a genus.
TYRO n. One slightly skilled in or acquainted with any trade or profession.
APOSTATE adj. False.
CONTRIVE v. To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
DISTRAINOR n. One who subjects a person to distress.
EXTRICATE v. Disentangle.
INGRAFT v. To set or implant deeply and firmly.
MONSIEUR n. A French title of respect, equivalent to Mr. and sir.
PHENOMENON n. Any unusual occurrence.
RESONANCE n. The quality of being able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
SPECIMEN n. One of a class of persons or things regarded as representative of the class.
APOSTLE n. Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
CONTROL v. To exercise a directing, restraining, or governing influence over.
DISTRAUGHT adj. Bewildered.
EXTRUDE v. To drive out or away.
INGRATIATE v. To win confidence or good graces for oneself.
MONSTROSITY n. Anything unnaturally huge or distorted.
PHILANDER v. To play at courtship with a woman.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Wordlist - 148

APIARY n. A place where bees are kept.
CONTRIBUTION n. The act of giving for a common purpose.
DISTILLER n. One occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
EXTRAVAGANCE n. Undue expenditure of money.
INGENIOUS adj. Evincing skill, originality, or cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
MONOSYLLABLE n. A word of one syllable.
PHARMACOPOEIA n. A book containing the formulas and methods of preparation of medicines for the use of druggists.
RESISTANT adj. Offering or tending to produce resistance.
SPECIALTY n. An employment limited to one particular line of work.
TYRANNICAL adj. Despotic.
APOGEE n. The climax.
CONTRIBUTOR n. One who gives or furnishes, in common with others, for a common purpose.
DISTINCTION n. A note or designation of honor, officially recognizing superiority or success in studies.
EXTRAVAGANT adj. Needlessly free or lavish in expenditure.
INGENUITY n. Cleverness in contriving, combining, or originating.
MONOTONE n. The sameness or monotony of utterance.
PHARMACY n. The art or business of compounding and dispensing medicines.
RESISTIVE adj. Having or exercising the power of resistance.
SPECIE n. A coin or coins of gold, silver, copper, or other metal.
TYRANNY n. Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly administrated.
APOLOGY n. A disclaimer of intentional error or offense.
CONTRITE adj. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
DISTORT v. To twist into an unnatural or irregular form.
EXTREMIST n. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
INGENUOUS adj. Candid, frank, or open in character or quality.
MONOTONOUS adj. Unchanging and tedious.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Wordlist - 147

CONTRADICTORY adj. Inconsistent with itself.
DISTENTION n. Expansion.
EXTRAJUDICIAL adj. Happening out of court.
INFRINGE v. To trespass upon.
MONOLOGUE n. A story or drama told or performed by one person.
PETULANCE n. The character or condition of being impatient, capricious or petulant.
RESILIENT adj. Having the quality of springing back to a former position.
SPASMODIC adj. Convulsive.
TYPOGRAPHICAL adj. Pertaining to typography or printing.
APEX n. The highest point, as of a mountain.
CONTRAPOSITION n. A placing opposite.
DISTILL v. To extract or produce by vaporization and condensation.
EXTRANEOUS adj. Having no essential relation to a subject.
INFUSE v. To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
MONOMANIA n. The unreasonable pursuit of one idea.
PETULANT adj. Displaying impatience.
RESISTANCE n. The exertion of opposite effort or effect.
SPECIALIZE v. To assume an individual or specific character, or adopt a singular or special course.
TYPOGRAPHY n. The arrangement of composed type, or the appearance of printed matter.
APHORISM n. Proverb.
CONTRAVENE v. To prevent or obstruct the operation of.
DISTILLATION n. Separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.
INFUSION n. The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
MONOPOLY n. The control of a thing, as a commodity, to enable a person to raise its price.

Phrases - 10

A look threatening and peremptory
                               [peremptory = ending all debate or action]

A many-sided and far-reaching enthusiasm

A marvelous sharpener of the faculties

A melancholy preponderance of mischief

A memory-haunting phrase

A mercenary marriage

A mere conjectural estimate

A microscopic care in the search of words

A misconception which is singularly prevalent

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wordlist - 146

ANTONYM n. A word directly opposed to another in meaning.
CONTORT v. To twist into a misshapen form.
DISTEMPER n. A disease or malady.
EXTORTION n. The practice of obtaining by violence or compulsion.
INFLUX n. Infusion.
MONOGRAM n. A character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials of a name.
PETER v. To fail or lose power, efficiency, or value.
RESIDUE n. A remainder or surplus after a part has been separated or otherwise treated.
SPARSE adj. Thinly diffused.
TYPICAL adj. Characteristic.
ANXIOUS adj. Distressed in mind respecting some uncertain matter.
CONTRABAND n. Trade forbidden by law or treaty.
DISTEND v. To stretch out or expand in every direction.
EXTRADITE v. To surrender the custody of.
INFREQUENCE n. Rareness.
MONOGRAPH n. A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject.
PETRIFY v. To convert into a substance of stony hardness and character.
RESILIENCE n. The power of springing back to a former position
SPARTAN adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
TYPIFY v. To serve as a characteristic example of.
APATHY n. Insensibility to emotion or passionate feeling.
CONTRADICTION n. The assertion of the opposite of that which has been said.
DISTENSIBLE adj. Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
EXTRADITION n. The surrender by a government of a person accused of crime to the justice of another government.
INFREQUENT adj. Uncommon.
MONOLITH n. Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.

Phrases - 8

A hideous orgy of massacre and outrage

A high pitch of eloquence

A homelike and festive aspect

A hopeless enigma

A hotbed of disturbance

A hushed rustle of applause testified to a widespread approbation
                                   [approbation = warm approval; praise]

A keenly receptive and intensely sensitive temperament

A kind of fantastic patchwork

A kind of surly reluctance

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Wordlist - 145

ANTISPASMODIC adj. Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.
CONTINUATION n. Prolongation.
DISSUADE v. To change the purpose or alter the plans of by persuasion, counsel, or pleading.
EXTINGUISH v. To render extinct.
INFLEXIBLE adj. That can not be altered or varied.
MONITORY n. Admonition or warning.
PESTILENT adj. Having a malign influence or effect.
RESENT v. To be indignant at, as an injury or insult.
SORDID adj. Of degraded character or nature.
TUTORSHIP n. The office of a guardian.
ANTISTROPHE n. The inversion of terms in successive classes, as in "the home of joy and the joy of home".
CONTINUITY n. Uninterrupted connection in space, time, operation, or development.
DISSUASION n. The act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
EXTOL v. To praise in the highest terms.
INFLUENCE n. Ability to sway the will of another.
MONOCRACY n. Government by a single person.
PESTILENTIAL adj. having the nature of or breeding pestilence.
RESERVOIR n. A receptacle where a quantity of some material, especially of a liquid or gas, may be kept.
SOUVENIR n. A token of remembrance.
TWINGE n. A darting momentary local pain.
ANTITOXIN n. A substance which neutralizes the poisonous products of micro-organisms.
CONTINUOUS adj. Connected, extended, or prolonged without separation or interruption of sequence.
DISYLLABLE n. A word of two syllables.
EXTORT v. To obtain by violence, threats, compulsion, or the subjection of another to some necessity.
INFLUENTIAL adj. Having the power to sway the will of another.
MONOGAMY n. The habit of pairing, or having but one mate.

Phrases - 9

A laudable stimulus

A law of retributive justice

A less revolutionary innovation

A life of studious contemplation

A limpidity and lucidity of style
                  [limpidity = transparent clearity; easily intelligible]

A lingering tinge of admiration

A lively sense of what is dishonorable

A long accumulating store of discontent and unrest

A long tangle of unavoidable detail

Friday, August 26, 2011

Wordlist - 144

ANTIQUE adj. Pertaining to ancient times.
CONTINGENCY n. Possibility of happening.
DISSOLVE v. To liquefy or soften, as by heat or moisture.
EXTERIOR n. That which is outside.
INFIRMITY n. A physical, mental, or moral weakness or flaw.
MONETARY adj. Financial.
PERVIOUS adj. Admitting the entrance or passage of another substance.
RESEAT v. To place in position of office again.
SOPRANO n. A woman's or boy's voice of high range.
TUTELAGE n. The act of training or the state of being under instruction.
ANTISEPTIC n. Anything that destroys or restrains the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.
CONTINGENT adj. Not predictable.
DISSONANCE n. Discord.
EXTERNAL n. Anything relating or belonging to the outside.
INFLAMMABLE adj. Easily set on fire or excited.
MONGREL n. The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties.
PESTILENCE n. A raging epidemic.
RESEMBLANCE n. Similarity in quality or form.
SORCERY n. Witchcraft.
TUTELAR adj. Protective.
ANTISLAVERY adj. Opposed to human slavery.
CONTINUANCE n. Permanence.
DISSONANT adj. Harsh or disagreeable in sound.
EXTINCT adj. Being no longer in existence.
INFLAMMATION n. A morbid process in some part of the body characterized by heat, swelling, and pain.
MONITION n. Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.

Phrases - 7

A graceful nonentity

A great and many-sided personality

A great capacity for generous indignation

A great source of confusion

A gross piece of stupidity

A habit of riding a theory too hard

A habit of rigorous definition

A happy and compensating experience

A haughty self-assertion of equality

A hideous absurdity

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Wordlist - 161

ARMFUL n. As much as can be held in the arm or arms.
CORROSION n. Gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
DOMINATION n. Control by the exercise of power or constituted authority.
INSENTIENT adj. Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving.
MYSTIC n. One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
PINCHERS n. An instrument having two jaws working on a pivot.
REVERT v. To return, or turn or look back, as toward a former position or the like.
STATUTE n. Any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law.
ARMORY n. An arsenal.
CORROSIVE n. That which causes gradual decay by crumbling or surface disintegration.
DOMINEER v. To rule with insolence or unnecessary annoyance.
INSEPARABLE adj. That can not be separated.
MYSTIFICATION n. The act of artfully perplexing.
PINNACLE n. A high or topmost point, as a mountain-peak.
REVILE v. To heap approach or abuse upon.
STEALTH n. A concealed manner of acting.
AROMA n. An agreeable odor.
CORRUPTIBLE adj. Open to bribery.
DONATE v. To bestow as a gift, especially for a worthy cause.
INSIDIOUS adj. Working ill by slow and stealthy means.
MYTH n. A fictitious narrative presented as historical, but without any basis of fact.
PIONEER n. One among the first to explore a country.
REVISAL n. Revision.
STELLAR adj. Pertaining to the stars.
ARRAIGN v. To call into court, as a person indicted for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty or not.
CORRUPTION n. Loss of purity or integrity.

Phrases - 6

A firmness tempered by the most scrupulous courtesy

A fitting interval for penitence

A flippant rejoinder

A flood of external impressions

A flourish of rhetoric

A fund of curious information

A furtive groping after knowledge

A gambler's desperate chance

A ghastly mixture of defiance and conceit

A glaring example of rapacity            [rapacity = plundering]

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wordlist - 160

ARID adj. Very dry.
CORRIGIBLE adj. Capable of reformation.
DOMINANCE n. Ascendancy.
INSCRUTABLE adj. Impenetrably mysterious or profound.
MUTILATE v. To disfigure.
PILLAGE n. Open robbery, as in war.
REVERE v. To regard with worshipful veneration.
STATUESQUE adj. Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue.
ARISTOCRACY n. A hereditary nobility
CORROBORATE v. To strengthen, as proof or conviction.
DOMINANT adj. Conspicuously prominent.
INSECURE adj. Not assured of safety.
MUTINY n. Rebellion against lawful or constituted authority.
PILLORY n. A wooden framework in which an offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to public scorn.
REVERENT adj. Humble.
STATUETTE n. A figurine.
ARISTOCRAT n. A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
CORROBORATION n. Confirmation.
DOMINATE v. To influence controllingly.
INSENSIBLE adj. Imperceptible.
MYRIAD n. A vast indefinite number.
PINCERS n. An instrument having two lever-handles and two jaws working on a pivot.
REVERSION n. A return to or toward some former state or condition.
STATURE n. The natural height of an animal body.
ARMADA n. A fleet of war-vessels.
CORRODE v. To ruin or destroy little by little.

Phrases - 5

A distorted and pessimistic view of life

A dogmatic and self-righteous spirit

A duel of brains

A dull collocation of words

A fastidious sense of fitness

A fatal moral hollowness

A feeling of lofty remoteness

A feminine excess of inconsequence

A final and irrevocable settlement

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wordlist - 159

ARCHETYPE n. A prototype.
CORPULENT adj. Obese.
DOMAIN n. A sphere or field of action or interest.
INROAD n. Forcible encroachment or trespass.
MUNIFICENT adj. Extraordinarily generous.
PICCOLO n. A small flute.
RETROSPECTIVE adj. Looking back on the past.
STATICS n. The branch of mechanics that treats of the relations that subsist among forces in order.
ARCHIPELAGO n. Any large body of water studded with islands, or the islands collectively themselves.
CORPUSCLE n. A minute particle of matter.
DOMESTICITY n. Life in or fondness for one's home and family.
INSATIABLE adj. That desires or craves immoderately or unappeasably.
MUSTER n. An assemblage or review of troops for parade or inspection, or for numbering off.
PIECE n. A loose or separated part, as distinguished from the whole or the mass.
REUNITE v. To unite or join again, as after separation.
STATIONARY adj. Not moving.
ARDENT adj. Burning with passion.
CORRELATE v. To put in some relation of connection or correspondence.
DOMICILE n. The place where one lives.
INSCRIBE v. To enter in a book, or on a list, roll, or document, by writing.
MUTATION n. The act or process of change.
PIECEMEAL adv. Gradually.
REVELATION n. A disclosing, discovering, or making known of what was before secret, private, or unknown.
STATISTICIAN n. One who is skilled in collecting and tabulating numerical facts.
ARDOR n. Intensity of passion or affection.
CORRELATIVE adj. Mutually involving or implying one another.

Phrases - 4

A cynical and selfish hedonist

A dangerous varnish of refinement

A dead theological dogma

A decorous and well-intentioned person

A deep and most impressive solemnity

A deep and strange suggestiveness

A deep authentic impression of disinterestedness

A dereliction of duty

A disaster of the first magnitude

Monday, August 22, 2011

Wordlist - 158

ARCHANGEL n. An angel of high rank.
CORPORATE adj. Belonging to a corporation.
DOLESOME adj. Melancholy.
INQUISITION n. A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.
MUNICIPAL adj. Of or pertaining to a town or city, or to its corporate or local government.
PHYSIOLOGY n. The science of organic functions.
RETROGRADE v. To cause to deteriorate or to move backward.
STANZA n. A group of rimed lines, usually forming one of a series of similar divisions in a poem.
ARCHBISHOP n. The chief of the bishops of an ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, and Anglican church.
CORPOREAL adj. Of a material nature; physical.
DOLOR n. Lamentation.
INQUISITIVE adj. Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.
MUNICIPALITY n. A district enjoying municipal government.
PHYSIQUE n. The physical structure or organization of a person.
RETROGRESSION n. A going or moving backward or in a reverse direction.
STATECRAFT n. The art of conducting state affairs.
ARCHDEACON n. A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
CORPS n. A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together.
DOLOROUS adj. Expressing or causing sorrow or pain.
INQUISITOR n. One who makes an investigation.
MUNIFICENCE n. A giving characterized by generous motives and extraordinary liberality.
PICAYUNE adj. Of small value.
RETROSPECT n. A view or contemplation of something past.
STATIC adj. Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.
ARCHAEOLOGY n. The branch of anthropology concerned with the systematic investigation of the relics of man.
CORPSE n. A dead body.

Phrases - 3

A conscientious anxiety to do the right thing

A conspicuous and crowning service

A constant source of surprise and delight

A contemptible species of mockery

A convenient makeshift

A copious torrent of pleasantry

A course of arrogant obstinacy

A crumb of consolation

A crystallized embodiment of the age

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Wordlist - 157

ARBORICULTURE n. The cultivation of trees or shrubs.
COROLLARY n. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration.
DOGMATIC adj. Making statements without argument or evidence.
INOFFENSIVE adj. Causing nothing displeasing or disturbing.
MULTIFORM adj. Having many shapes, or appearances.
PHYSIOCRACY n. The doctrine that land and its products are the only true wealth.
RETRENCH v. To cut down or reduce in extent or quantity.
STAID adj. Of a steady and sober character.
ARCADE n. A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.
CORONATION n. The act or ceremony of crowning a monarch.
DOGMATIZE v. To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
INOPPORTUNE adj. Unsuitable or inconvenient, especially as to time.
MULTIPLICITY n. the condition of being manifold or very various.
PHYSIOGNOMY n. The external appearance merely.
RETRIEVE v. To recover something by searching.
STALLION n. An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding.
ARCHAIC adj. Antiquated
CORONET n. Inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.
DOLEFUL adj. Melancholy.
INQUIRE v. To ask information about.
MUNDANE adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
PHYSIOGRAPHY n. Description of nature.
RETROACTIVE adj. Operative on, affecting, or having reference to past events, transactions, responsibilities.
STANCHION n. A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall.
ARCHAISM n. Obsolescence.
CORPORAL adj. Belonging or relating to the body as opposed to the mind.

Phrases - 2

A certain catholicity of taste        [catholicity = universality]

A cheap and coarse cynicism

A civilizing agency of conspicuous value

A cleanness and probity of life   [probity = integrity; uprightness]

A commendable restraint

A condescending and patronizing spirit

A confused and troublesome time

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Phrases 1

A bewildering labyrinth of facts

A blank absence of interest or sympathy

A bloodless diplomatist

A breach of confidence

A brilliant and paradoxical talker

A burning sense of shame and horror

A century of disillusionment

Wordlist - 156

ARBOR n. A tree.
COPIOUS adj. Plenteous.
DOCKET n. The registry of judgments of a court.
INNOVATE v. To introduce or strive to introduce new things.
MUFFLE v. To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
PHOTOMETRY n. The art of measuring the intensity of light.
RETOUCH v. To modify the details of.
STAGNATE v. To become dull or inert.
ARBOREAL adj. Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
COQUETTE n. A flirt.
DOE n. The female of the deer.
INNUENDO n. Insinuation.
MULATTO n. The offspring of a white person and a black person.
PHYSICIST n. A specialist in the science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
RETRACE v. To follow backward or toward the place of beginning, as a track or marking.
STAGNATION n. The condition of not flowing or not changing.
ARBORESCENT adj. Having the nature of a tree.
CORNICE n. An ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
DOGMA n. A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority.
INNUMERABLE adj. Countless.
MULETEER n. A mule-driver.
PHYSICS n. The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
RETRACT v. To recall or take back (something that one has said).
STAGY adj. Having a theatrical manner.
ARBORETUM n. A botanical garden or place devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs.
CORNUCOPIA n. The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Wordlist - 155

AQUEOUS adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
CONVOLVE v. To move with a circling or winding motion.
DIVULGE v. To tell or make known, as something previously private or secret.
INLET n. A small body of water leading into a larger.
MOUNTAINOUS adj. Full of or abounding in mountains.
PHOSPHORESCENCE n. The property of emitting light.
RETICENT adj. Habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
SQUALID adj. Having a dirty, mean, poverty-stricken appearance.
ARBITER n. One chosen or appointed, by mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide matters.
CONVOY n. A protecting force accompanying property in course of transportation.
DIVULGENCE n. A divulging.
INMOST adj. Deepest within.
MOUTHFUL n. As much as can be or is usually put into the or exercise.
PHOTOELECTRIC adj. Pertaining to the combined action of light and electricity.
RETINUE n. The body of persons who attend a person of importance in travel or public appearance.
SQUATTER n. One who settles on land without permission or right.
ARBITRARY adj. Fixed or done capriciously.
CONVULSE v. To cause spasms in.
DOCILE adj. Easy to manage.
INNOCUOUS adj. Harmless.
MUDDLE v. To confuse or becloud, especially with or as with drink.
PHOTOMETER n. Any instrument for measuring the intensity of light or comparing the intensity of two lights.
RETORT n. A retaliatory speech.
STAGNANT adj. Not flowing: said of water, as in a pool.
ARBITRATE v. To act or give judgment as umpire.
CONVULSION n. A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body.

Friday, August 5, 2011

Wordlist - 143

ANTIPODES n. A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.
CONTIGUITY n. Proximity.
DISSIPATION n. The state of being dispersed or scattered.
EXTENSIVE adj. Extended widely in space, time, or scope.
INFINITY n. Boundless or immeasurable extension or duration.
MOMENTUM n. An impetus.
PERVERSITY n. Wickedness.
REQUITE v. To repay either good or evil to, as to a person.
SOPHISTICATE v. To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.
TURGID adj. Swollen.
ANTIQUARY n. One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
CONTIGUOUS adj. Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
DISSOLUTE adj. Lewd.
EXTENSOR n. A muscle that causes extension.
INFIRM adj. Lacking in bodily or mental strength.
MONARCHY n. Government by a single, sovereign ruler.
PERVERT n. One who has forsaken a doctrine regarded as true for one esteemed false.
RESCIND v. To make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or a superior authority.
SOPHISTRY n. Reasoning sound in appearance only, especially when designedly deceptive.
TURPITUDE n. Depravity.
ANTIQUATE v. To make old or out of date.
CONTINENCE n. Self-restraint with respect to desires, appetites, and passion.
DISSOLUTION n. A breaking up of a union of persons.
EXTENUATE v. To diminish the gravity or importance of.
INFIRMARY n. A place for the reception or treatment of the sick.
MONASTERY n. A dwelling-place occupied in common by persons under religious vows of seclusion.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Wordlist - 142

ANTIPATHIZE v. To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
CONTEMPTIBLE adj. Worthy of scorn or disdain.
DISSEVER v. To divide.
EXTEMPORE adv. Without studied or special preparation.
INFIDEL n. One who denies the existence of God.
MOLT v. To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc.
PERVERSE adj. Unreasonable.
REQUISITE adj. Necessary.
SOPHISM n. A false argument understood to be such by the reasoner himself and intentionally used to deceive
TRUISM n. A statement so plainly true as hardly to require statement or proof.
ANTIPHON n. A response or alteration of responses, generally musical.
CONTEMPTUOUS adj. Disdainful.
DISSIMILAR adj. Different.
EXTENSIBLE adj. Capable of being thrust out.
INFIDELITY n. Disloyalty.
MOMENTARY adj. Lasting but a short time.
PERVERSION n. Diversion from the true meaning or proper purpose.
REQUITAL n. Adequate return for good or ill.
SOPHISTICAL adj. Fallacious.
TRUTHFUL adj. Veracious.
ANTIPHONY n. An anthem or other composition sung responsively.
CONTENDER n. One who exerts oneself in opposition or rivalry.
DISSIPATE v. To disperse or disappear.
EXTENSION n. A reaching or stretching out, as in space, time or scope.
INFINITE adj. Measureless.
MOMENTOUS adj. Very significant.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wordlist - 141

ANTICYCLONE n. An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.
CONTEMPLATE v. To consider thoughtfully.
DISSENTIOUS adj. Contentious.
EXPULSION n. Forcible ejection.
INFERENCE n. The derivation of a judgment from any given material of knowledge on the ground of law.
MODISH adj. Fashionable.
PERVASION n. The state of spreading through every part.
REPUTE v. To hold in general opinion.
SONOROUS adj. Resonant.
TRUCULENCE n. Ferocity.
ANTIDOTE n. Anything that will counteract or remove the effects of poison, disease, or the like.
CONTEMPORANEOUS adj. Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.
EXTANT adj. Still existing and known.
INFERNAL adj. Akin to or befitting hell or its occupants.
MODULATE v. To vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound.
PERVASIVE adj. Thoroughly penetrating or permeating.
REQUIEM n. A solemn mass sung for the repose of the souls of the dead.
SOOTHSAYER n. One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.
TRUCULENT adj. Having the character or the spirit of a savage.
ANTILOGY n. Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.
CONTEMPORARY adj. Living or existing at the same time.
DISSERVICE n. An ill turn.
EXTEMPORANEOUS adj. Done or made without much or any preparation.
INFEST v. To be present in such numbers as to be a source of annoyance, trouble, or danger.
MOLLIFY v. To soothe.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wordlist - 140

ANTIC n. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.
CONTAGION n. The communication of disease from person to person.
DISSENSION n. Angry or violent difference of opinion.
EXPOSTULATE v. To discuss.
INFALLIBLE adj. Exempt from error of judgment, as in opinion or statement.
MODERNIZE v. To make characteristic of the present or of recent times.
PERUSAL n. The act of reading carefully or thoughtfully.
REPULSE n. The act of beating or driving back, as an attacking or advancing enemy.
SONATA n. An instrumental composition.
TRIVIAL adj. Of little importance or value.
ANTICHRIST n. Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.
CONTAGIOUS adj. Transmitting disease.
DISSENT n. Disagreement.
EXPOSURE n. An open situation or position in relation to the sun, elements, or points of the compass.
INFAMOUS adj. Publicly branded or notorious, as for vice, or crime.
PERVADE v. To pass or spread through every part.
REPULSIVE adj. Grossly offensive.
SONNET n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or octosyllabiclines expressing two successive phrases.
TROUBLESOME adj. Burdensome.
ANTICLIMAX n. A gradual or sudden decrease in the importance or impressiveness of what is said.
CONTAMINATE v. To pollute.
DISSENTIENT n. One who disagrees.
EXPRESSIVE adj. Full of meaning.
INFAMY n. Total loss or destitution of honor or reputation.
MODIFY v. To make somewhat different.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Wordlist - 139

ANTHRACITE n. Hard coal.
CONSUMMATE v. To bring to completion.
DISSECTION n. The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal.
EXPLOSIVE adj. Pertaining to a sudden and violent outbreak.
INEXPLICABLE adj. Such as can not be made plain.
MODERATION n. Temperance.
PERTURB v. To disturb greatly.
REPUGNANCE n. Thorough dislike.
SOMNOLENCE n. Oppressive drowsiness.
TRITE adj. Made commonplace by frequent repetition.
ANTHROPOLOGY n. The science of man in general.
CONSUMPTION n. Gradual destruction, as by burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing out, etc.
DISSEMBLE v. To hide by pretending something different.
EXPOSITION n. Formal presentation.
INEXPRESSIBLE adj. Unutterable.
MODERATOR n. The presiding officer of a meeting.
PERTURBATION n. Mental excitement or confusion.
REPUGNANT adj. Offensive to taste and feeling.
SOMNOLENT adj. Sleepy.
TRIUMVIR n. One of three men united coordinately in public office or authority.
ANTHROPOMORPHOUS adj. Having or resembling human form.
CONSUMPTIVE adj. Designed for gradual destruction.
DISSEMINATE v. To sow or scatter abroad, as seed is sown.
EXPOSITORY adj. Pertaining to a formal presentation.
INEXTENSIBLE adj. Of unchangeable length or area.
MODERNITY n. The state or character of being modern.