Friday, September 30, 2011

Wordlist - 180

AWAKEN v. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or the like.
INTROVERT v. To turn within.
POTION n. A dose of liquid medicine.
SUPERFICIAL adj. Knowing and understanding only the ordinary and the obvious.
AWRY adv. & adj. Out of the proper form, direction, or position.
INTRUDE v. To come in without leave or license.
POWERLESS adj. Impotent.
SUPERFLUITY n. That part of anything that is in excess of what is needed.
AYE adv. An expression of assent.
INTRUSION n. The act of entering without warrant or invitation; encroachment.
PRACTICABLE adj. Feasible.
SUPERFLUOUS adj. Being more than is needed.
AZALEA n. A flowering shrub.
INTUITION n. Instinctive knowledge or feeling.
PRATE v. To talk about vainly or foolishly.
SUPERHEAT v. To heat to excess.
AZURE n. The color of the sky.
INUNDATE v. To fill with an overflowing abundance.
PRATTLE v. To utter in simple or childish talk.
SUPERINTEND v. To have the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.
INUNDATION n. Flood.
PREAMBLE n. A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows.
SUPERINTENDENCE n. Direction and management.
INURE v. To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or exposure.
PRECARIOUS adj. Perilous.
SUPERINTENDENT n. One who has the charge and direction of, especially of some work or movement.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wordlist - 179

AVERSE adj. Reluctant.
INTRINSIC adj. Inherent.
POSTGRADUATE adj. Pertaining to studies that are pursued after receiving a degree.
SUMPTUOUS adj. Rich and costly.
AVERSION n. A mental condition of fixed opposition to or dislike of some particular thing.
INTRODUCTORY adj. Preliminary.
POSTSCRIPT n. Something added to a letter after the writer's signature.
SUPERABUNDANCE n. An excessive amount.
AVERT v. To turn away or aside.
INTROGRESSION n. Entrance.
POTENCY n. Power.
SUPERADD v. To add in addition to what has been added.
AVIARY n. A spacious cage or enclosure in which live birds are kept.
INTROMIT v. To insert.
POTENT adj. Physically powerful.
SUPERANNUATE v. To become deteriorated or incapacitated by long service.
AVIDITY n. Greediness.
INTROSPECT v. To look into.
POTENTATE n. One possessed of great power or sway.
SUPERB adj. Sumptuously elegant.
AVOCATION n. Diversion.
INTROSPECTION n. The act of observing and analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings.
POTENTIAL n. Anything that may be possible.
SUPERCILIOUS adj. Exhibiting haughty and careless contempt.
AVOW v. To declare openly.
INTROVERSION n. The act of turning or directing inward, physically or mentally.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Wordlist - 178

AUTONOMY n. Self-government.
INTOXICATE v. To make drunk.
POSSESSION n. The having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
SUFFICIENCY n. An ample or adequate supply.
AUTOPSY n. The examination of a dead body by dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
INTRACELLULAR adj. Occurring or situated within a cell.
POSSESSIVE adj. Pertaining to the having, holding, or detention of property in one's power or command.
SUFFRAGE n. The right or privilege of voting.
AUTUMNAL adj. Of or pertaining to autumn.
INTRAMURAL adj. Situated within the walls of a city.
POSSESSOR n. One who owns, enjoys, or controls anything, as property.
SUFFUSE v. To cover or fill the surface of.
AUXILIARY n. One who or that which aids or helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary or accessory.
INTREPID adj. Fearless and bold.
POSSIBLE adj. Being not beyond the reach of power natural, moral, or supernatural.
SUGGESTIBLE adj. That can be suggested.
AVALANCHE n. The fall or sliding of a mass of snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often bearing with it rock.
INTRICACY n. Perplexity.
POSTDATE v. To make the date of any writing later than the real date.
SUGGESTIVE adj. Stimulating to thought or reflection.
AVARICE n. Passion for getting and keeping riches.
INTRICATE adj. Difficult to follow or understand.
POSTERIOR n. The hinder part.
SUMMARY n. An abstract.
AVER v. To assert as a fact.
INTRIGUE n. A plot or scheme, usually complicated and intended to accomplish something by secret ways.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Wordlist - 177

AUTHENTICITY n. The state or quality of being genuine, or of the origin and authorship claimed.
CYNICISM n. Contempt for the opinions of others and of what others value.
INTIMACY n. Close or confidential friendship.
PORTFOLIO n. A portable case for holding writing-materials, drawings, etc.
SUCCESSFUL adj. Having reached a high degree of worldly prosperity.
AUTOBIOGRAPHY n. The story of one's life written by himself.
CYNOSURE n. That to which general interest or attention is directed.
INTIMIDATE v. To cause to become frightened.
POSIT v. To present in an orderly manner.
SUCCESSOR n. One who or that which takes the place of a predecessor or preceding thing.
AUTOCRACY n. Absolute government.
INTOLERABLE adj. Insufferable.
POSITION n. The manner in which a thing is placed.
SUCCINCT adj. Concise.
AUTOCRAT n. Any one who claims or wields unrestricted or undisputed authority or influence.
INTOLERANCE n. Inability or unwillingness to bear or endure.
POSITIVE adj. Free from doubt or hesitation.
SUCCULENT adj. Juicy.
AUTOMATON n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.
INTOLERANT adj. Bigoted.
POSSE n. A force of men.
SUCCUMB v. To cease to resist.
AUTONOMOUS adj. Self-governing.
INTOXICANT n. Anything that unduly exhilarates or excites.
POSSESS v. To own.
SUFFERANCE n. Toleration.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Wordlist - 176

AURIFEROUS adj. Containing gold.
CURTAIL v. To cut off or cut short.
INTERVALE n. A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river.
PONTIFF n. The Pope.
SUBTRAHEND n. That which is to be subtracted.
AURORA n. A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
CURTSY n. A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
INTERVENE v. To interfere for some end.
POPULACE n. The common people.
SUBVERSION n. An overthrow, as from the foundation.
AUSPICE n. favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
CYCLOID adj. Like a circle.
INTESTACY n. The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will.
POPULOUS adj. Containing many inhabitants, especially in proportion to the territory.
SUBVERT v. To bring to ruin.
AUSTERE adj. Severely simple; unadorned.
CYGNET n. A young swan.
INTESTATE adj. Not having made a valid will.
PORTEND v. To indicate as being about to happen, especially by previous signs.
SUCCEED v. To accomplish what is attempted or intended.
AUTARCHY n. Unrestricted power.
CYNICAL adj. Exhibiting moral skepticism.
INTESTINE n. That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach, extending to the anus.
PORTENT n. Anything that indicates what is to happen.
SUCCESS n. A favorable or prosperous course or termination of anything attempted.
AUTHENTIC adj. Of undisputed origin.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Wordlist - 175

AUGUR v. To predict.
CURATOR n. A person having charge as of a library or museum.
INTERROGATE v. To examine formally by questioning.
POMMEL v. To beat with something thick or bulky.
SUBSTANTIVE adj. Solid.
AUGUSTINIAN adj. Pertaining to St. Augustine, his doctrines, or the religious orders called after him.
CURIO n. A piece of bric-a-brac.
INTERROGATIVE adj. Having the nature or form of a question.
POMPOSITY n. The quality of being marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
SUBTEND v. To extend opposite to.
AURA n. Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons
CURSIVE adj. Writing in which the letters are joined together.
INTERROGATORY n. A question or inquiry.
POMPOUS adj. Marked by an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of manner.
SUBTERFUGE n. Evasion.
AURAL adj. Of or pertaining to the ear.
CURSORY adj. Rapid and superficial.
INTERRUPT v. To stop while in progress.
PONDER v. To meditate or reflect upon.
SUBTERRANEAN adj. Situated or occurring below the surface of the earth.
AURICLE n. One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.
CURT adj. Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expression.
INTERSECT v. To cut through or into so as to divide.
PONDEROUS adj. Unusually weighty or forcible.
SUBTLE adj. Discriminating.
AURICULAR adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Wordlist - 174

AUBURN adj. Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair.
CULPABLE adj. Guilty.
INTERMITTENT adj. A temporary discontinuance.
POLYGON n. A figure having many angles.
SUBSERVIENCE n. The quality, character, or condition of being servilely following another's behests.
AUDACIOUS adj. Fearless.
CULPRIT n. A guilty person.
INTERPOLATION n. Verbal interference.
POLYHEDRON n. A solid bounded by plane faces, especially by more than four.
SUBSERVIENT adj. Servilely following another's behests.
AUDIBLE adj. Loud enough to be heard.
CULVERT n. Any artificial covered channel for the passage of water through a bank or under a road, canal.
INTERPOSE v. To come between other things or persons.
POLYSYLLABLE adj. Having several syllables, especially more than three syllables.
SUBSIDE v. To relapse into a state of repose and tranquillity.
AUDITION n. The act or sensation of hearing.
CUPIDITY n. Avarice.
INTERPOSITION n. A coming between.
POLYTECHNIC adj. Pertaining to, embracing, or practicing many arts.
SUBSIST v. To be maintained or sustained.
AUDITORY adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.
CURABLE adj. Capable of being remedied or corrected.
INTERPRETER n. A person who makes intelligible the speech of a foreigner by oral translation.
POLYTHEISM n. The doctrine or belief that there are more gods than one.
SUBSISTENCE n. Sustenance.
AUGMENT v. To make bigger.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Wordlist - 173

ATONEMENT n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
CRYPTOGRAM n. Anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
INTERLUDE n. An action or event considered as coming between others of greater length.
POLLUTE v. To contaminate.
SUBMERSION n. The act of submerging.
ATROCIOUS adj. Outrageously or wantonly wicked, criminal, vile, or cruel.
CRYSTALLIZE v. To bring together or give fixed shape to.
INTERMEDIATE adj. Being in a middle place or degree or between extremes.
POLYARCHY n. Government by several or many persons of what- ever class.
SUBMISSION n. A yielding to the power or authority of another.
ATROCITY n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness.
CUDGEL n. A short thick stick used as a club.
INTERMINABLE adj. Having no limit or end.
POLYCRACY n. The rule of many.
SUBMITTAL n. The act of submitting.
ATTACHE n. A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy.
CULINARY adj. Of or pertaining to cooking or the kitchen.
INTERMISSION n. A recess.
POLYGAMY n. the fact or condition of having more than one wife or husband at once.
SUBORDINATE adj. Belonging to an inferior order in a classification.
ATTEST v. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true.
CULL v. To pick or sort out from the rest.
INTERMIT v. To cause to cease temporarily.
POLYGLOT adj. Speaking several tongues.
SUBSEQUENT adj. Following in time.
ATTORNEY-GENERAL n. The chief law-officer of a government.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wordlist - 172

ATHEISM n. The denial of the existence of God.
CROCKERY n. Earthenware made from baked clay.
INTERCESSION n. Entreaty in behalf of others.
POIGNANT adj. Severely painful or acute to the spirit.
RUTH n. Sorrow for another's misery.
SUBLINGUAL adj. Situated beneath the tongue.
ATHIRST adj. Wanting water.
CRUCIBLE n. A trying and purifying test or agency.
INTERCESSOR n. A mediator.
POISE n. Equilibrium.
SUBMARINE adj. Existing, done, or operating beneath the surface of the sea.
ATHWART adv. From side to side.
CRUSADE n. Any concerted movement, vigorously prosecuted, in behalf of an idea or principle.
INTERDICT n. Authoritative act of prohibition.
POLAR adj. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere, especially of the earth.
SUBMERGE v. To place or plunge under water.
ATOMIZER n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.
CRUSTACEAN adj. Pertaining to a division of arthropods, containing lobsters, crabs, crawfish, etc.
INTERIM n. Time between acts or periods.
POLEMICS n. The art of controversy or disputation.
SUBMERGENCE n. The act of submerging.
ATONE v. To make amends for.
CRUSTACEOUS adj. Having a crust-like shell.
INTERLOCUTOR n. One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion.
POLLEN n. The fine dust-like grains or powder formed within the anther of a flowering plant.
SUBMERSIBLE adj. Capable of being put underwater.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Wordlist - 171

ASSONANT adj. Having resemblance of sound.
CREMATORY adj. A place for cremating dead bodies.
INTENTION n. That upon which the mind is set.
POETASTER n. An inferior poet.
RUMINANT adj. Chewing the cud.
SUBJACENT adj. Situated directly underneath.
ASSONATE v. To accord in sound, especially vowel sound.
CREVASSE n. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
INTERACT v. To act reciprocally.
POETIC adj. Pertaining to poetry.
RUMINATE v. To chew over again, as food previously swallowed and regurgitated.
SUBJECTION n. The act of bringing into a state of submission.
ASSUAGE v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease.
CREVICE n. A small fissure, as between two contiguous surfaces.
INTERCEDE v. To mediate between persons.
POETICS n. The rules and principles of poetry.
RUPTURE v. To separate the parts of by violence.
SUBJUGATE v. To conquer.
ASTRINGENT adj. Harsh in disposition or character.
CRITERION n. A standard by which to determine the correctness of a judgment or conclusion.
INTERCEPT v. To interrupt the course of.
POIGNANCY n. Severity or acuteness, especially of pain or grief.
RUSTIC adj. Characteristic of dwelling in the country.
SUBLIMINAL adj. Being beneath the threshold of consciousness.
ASTUTE adj. Keen in discernment.
CRITIQUE n. A criticism or critical review.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Wordlist - 170

ASSETS n. pl. Property in general, regarded as applicable to the payment of debts.
CREAMY adj. Resembling or containing cream.
INTELLIGIBLE adj. Comprehensible.
PLURALITY n. A majority.
ROTUND adj. Round from fullness or plumpness.
SUAVE adj. Smooth and pleasant in manner.
ASSIDUOUS adj. Diligent.
CREDENCE n. Belief.
INTEMPERANCE n. Immoderate action or indulgence, as of the appetites.
PLUTOCRACY n. A wealthy class in a political community who control the government by means of their money.
RUDIMENTARY adj. Being in an initial, early, or incomplete stage of development.
SUBACID adj. Somewhat sharp or biting.
ASSIGNEE n. One who is appointed to act for another in the management of certain property and interests.
CREDIBLE adj. Believable.
INTENSION n. The act of stringing or stretching, or state of being strained.
PNEUMATIC adj. Pertaining to or consisting of air or gas.
RUE v. To regret extremely.
SUBAQUATIC adj. Being, formed, or operating under water.
ASSIMILATE v. To adapt.
CREDULOUS adj. Easily deceived.
INTENSIVE adj. Adding emphasis or force.
POESY n. Poetry.
RUFFIAN adj. A lawless or recklessly brutal fellow.
SUBCONSCIOUS adj. Being or occurring in the mind, but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception.
ASSONANCE n. Resemblance or correspondence in sound.
CREED n. A formal summary of fundamental points of religious belief.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Wordlist - 169

ASSAY n. The chemical analysis or testing of an alloy ore.
CRASS adj. Coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
DUTIFUL adj. Obedient.
INTEGRITY n. Uprightness of character and soundness of moral principle.
PLUMB n. A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.
ROOKERY n. A place where crows congregate to breed.
STUPENDOUS adj. Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree.
ASSENT v. To express agreement with a statement or matter of opinion.
CRAVING n. A vehement desire.
DWINDLE v. To diminish or become less.
INTELLECT n. The faculty of perception or thought.
PLUMMET n. A piece of lead for making soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
ROTARY adj. Turning around its axis, like a wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus.
STUPOR n. Profound lethargy.
ASSESS v. To determine the amount of (a tax or other sum to be paid).
CREAK n. A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
DYNE n. The force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
INTELLECTUAL adj. Characterized by intelligence.
PLUPERFECT adj. Expressing past time or action prior to some other past time or action.
ROTATE v. To cause to turn on or as on its axis, as a wheel.
SUASION n. The act of persuading.
ASSESSOR n. An officer whose duty it is to assess taxes.
CREAMERY n. A butter-making establishment.
INTELLIGENCE n. Capacity to know or understand.
PLURAL adj. Containing or consisting of more than one.
ROTE n. Repetition of words or sounds as a means of learning them, with slight attention.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wordlist - 168

ASSAILANT n. One who attacks.
COWER v. To crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
DURANCE n. Confinement.
INSURGENCE n. Uprising.
PLENARY adj. Entire.
RIVULET n. A small stream or brook.
STRIPLING n. A mere youth.
ASSASSIN n. One who kills, or tries to kill, treacherously or secretly.
COXSWAIN n. One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer.
DURATION n. The period of time during which anything lasts.
INSURGENT n. One who takes part in forcible opposition to the constituted authorities of a place.
PLENIPOTENTIARY n. A person fully empowered to transact any business.
ROBUST adj. Characterized by great strength or power of endurance.
STUDIOUS adj. Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge.
ASSASSINATE v. To kill, as by surprise or secret assault, especially the killing of some eminent person.
CRAG n. A rugged, rocky projection on a cliff or ledge.
DUTEOUS adj. Showing submission to natural superiors.
INSURRECTION n. The state of being in active resistance to authority.
PLENITUDE n. Abundance.
RONDO n. A musical composition during which the first part or subject is repeated several times.
STULTIFY v. To give an appearance of foolishness to.
ASSASSINATION n. Murderer, as by secret assault or treachery.
CRANIUM n. The skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain.
DUTIABLE adj. Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
INTANGIBLE adj. Not perceptible to the touch.
PLENTEOUS adj. Abundant.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Wordlist - 167

ASPERITY n. Harshness or roughness of temper.
COURTESY n. Politeness originating in kindness and exercised habitually.
DUET n. A composition for two voices or instruments.
INSULAR adj. Pertaining to an island.
PLEASURABLE adj. Affording gratification.
RIGOROUS adj. Uncompromising.
STREAMLET n. Rivulet.
ASPIRANT n. One who seeks earnestly, as for advancement, honors, place.
COVENANT n. An agreement entered into by two or more persons or parties.
DUN v. To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
INSULATE v. To place in a detached state or situation.
PLEBEIAN adj. Common.
RIPPLET n. A small ripple, as of water.
STRINGENCY n. Strictness.
ASPIRATION n. An earnest wish for that which is above one's present reach.
COVERT adj. Concealed, especially for an evil purpose.
DUPLEX adj. Having two parts.
INSUPERABLE adj. Invincible.
PLEDGEE n. The person to whom anything is pledged.
RISIBLE adj. capable of exciting laughter.
STRINGENT adj. Rigid.
ASPIRE v. To have an earnest desire, wish, or longing, as for something high and good, not yet attained.
COVEY n. A flock of quails or partridges.
DUPLICITY n. Double-dealing.
INSUPPRESSIBLE adj. Incapable of being concealed.
PLEDGEOR n. One who gives a pledge.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Wordlist - 166

ASCRIBE v. To assign as a quality or attribute.
COUNTRYMAN n. A rustic.
DRUDGERY n. Hard and constant work in any menial or dull occupation.
INSTILL v. To infuse.
PLAYFUL adj. Frolicsome.
RIGHTFUL adj. Conformed to a just claim according to established laws or usage.
STRAIT n. A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
ASEXUAL adj. Having no distinct sexual organs.
COURAGEOUS adj. Brave.
DUBIOUS adj. Doubtful.
INSTRUCTIVE adj. Conveying knowledge.
PLAYWRIGHT n. A maker of plays for the stage.
RIGMAROLE n. Nonsense.
STRATAGEM n. Any clever trick or device for obtaining an advantage.
ASHEN adj. Pale.
COURSE n. Line of motion or direction.
DUCKLING n. A young duck.
INSUFFICIENCY n. Inadequacy.
PLEA n. An argument to obtain some desired action.
RIGOR n. Inflexibility.
STRATUM n. A natural or artificial layer, bed, or thickness of any substance or material.
ASKANCE adv. With a side or indirect glance or meaning.
COURSER n. A fleet and spirited horse.
DUCTILE adj. Capable of being drawn out, as into wire or a thread.
INSUFFICIENT adj. Inadequate for some need, purpose, or use.
PLEASANT adj. Agreeable.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Wordlist - 165

ASCENDANT adj. Dominant.
COUNTERFEIT adj. Made to resemble something else.
DRAMATIZE v. To relate or represent in a dramatic or theatrical manner.
INSTANT n. A very brief portion of time.
PLASTICITY n. The property of some substances through which the form of the mass can readily be changed.
RIDICULOUS adj. Laughable and contemptible.
STIPEND n. A definite amount paid at stated periods in compensation for services or as an allowance.
ASCENSION n. The act of rising.
COUNTERPART n. Something taken with another for the completion of either.
DRASTIC adj. Acting vigorously.
INSTANTANEOUS adj. Done without perceptible lapse of time.
PLATITUDE n. A written or spoken statement that is flat, dull, or commonplace.
RIFE adj. Abundant.
STOICISM n. The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure.
ASCENT n. A rising, soaring, or climbing.
COUNTERVAIL v. To offset.
DROUGHT n. Dry weather, especially when so long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.
INSTIGATE v. To provoke.
PLAUDIT n. An expression of applause.
RIGHTEOUSNESS n. Rectitude.
STOLID adj. Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
ASCETIC adj. Given to severe self-denial and practicing excessive abstinence and devotion.
COUNTING-HOUSE n. A house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
DROWSY adj. Heavy with sleepiness.
INSTIGATOR n. One who incites to evil.
PLAUSIBLE adj. Seeming likely to be true, though open to doubt.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Wordlist - 164

ARTFUL adj. Characterized by craft or cunning.
COUNTER-CLAIM n. A cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
DRAGNET n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
INSOLENT adj. Impudent.
PLACATE v. To bring from a state of angry or hostile feeling to one of patience or friendliness.
RIBALD adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse indecency or obscenity.
STIMULATE v. To rouse to activity or to quickened action.
ARTHURIAN adj. Pertaining to King Arthur, the real or legendary hero of British poetic story.
COUNTERACT v. To act in opposition to.
DRAGOON n. In the British army, a cavalryman.
INSOMNIA n. Sleeplessness.
PLACID adj. Serene.
RIDDANCE n. The act or ridding or delivering from something undesirable.
STIMULUS n. Incentive.
ARTIFICE n. Trickery.
COUNTERBALANCE v. To oppose with an equal force.
DRAINAGE n. The means of draining collectively, as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc.
INSPECTOR n. An official appointed to examine or oversee any matter of public interest or importance.
PLAGIARISM n. The stealing of passages from the writings of another and publishing them as one's own.
RIDICULE n. Looks or acts expressing amused contempt.
STINGY adj. Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
ARTLESS adj. Ingenuous.
COUNTERCHARGE v. To accuse in return.
DRAMATIST n. One who writes plays.
INSTANCE n. A single occurrence or happening of a given kind.
PLANISPHERE n. A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Wordlist - 163

ARRIVAL n. A coming to stopping-place or destination.
COSMOLOGY n. The general science of the universe.
DOUBLET n. One of a pair of like things.
INSIPID adj. Tasteless.
PITIABLE adj. Contemptible.
RHAPSODY n. Rapt or rapturous utterance.
STIGMA n. A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evil-doing.
ARROGANT adj. Unduly or excessively proud, as of wealth, station, learning, etc.
COSMOPOLITAN adj. Common to all the world.
DOUBLY adv. In twofold degree or extent.
INSISTENCE n. Urgency.
PITIFUL adj. Wretched.
RHETORIC n. The art of discourse.
STILETTO n. A small dagger.
ARROGATE v. To take, demand, or claim, especially presumptuously or without reasons or grounds.
COSMOPOLITANISM n. A cosmopolitan character.
DOWRY n. The property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.
INSISTENT adj. Urgent.
PITILESS adj. Hard-hearted.
RHETORICIAN n. A showy writer or speaker.
STIMULANT n. Anything that rouses to activity or to quickened action.
ARTESIAN well n. A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure
COSMOS n. The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and arrangement.
DRACHMA n. A modern and an ancient Greek coin.
INSOLENCE n. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in contemptuous and overbearing treatment of others.
PITTANCE n. Any small portion or meager allowance.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Wordlist - 162

ARRANGE v. To put in definite or proper order.
COSMETIC adj. Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
DONATOR n. One who makes a donation or present.
INSIGHT n. Intellectual discernment.
MYTHOLOGY n. The whole body of legends cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes.
PIOUS adj. Religious.
REVISE v. To examine for the correction of errors, or for the purpose of making changes.
STEPPE n. One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia.
ARRANGEMENT n. The act of putting in proper order, or the state of being put in order.
COSMIC adj. Pertaining to the universe.
DONEE n. A person to whom a donation is made.
INSIGNIFICANCE n. Lack of import or of importance.
PIQUE v. To excite a slight degree of anger in.
REVOCATION n. Repeal.
STERLING adj. Genuine.
ARRANT adj. Notoriously bad.
COSMOGONY n. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
DONOR n. One who makes a donation or present.
INSIGNIFICANT adj. Without importance, force, or influence.
PITEOUS adj. Compassionate.
REVOKE v. To rescind.
STIFLE v. To smother.
ARREAR n. Something overdue and unpaid.
COSMOGRAPHY n. The science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
DORMANT adj. Being in a state of or resembling sleep.
INSINUATE v. To imply.

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APPREHENSIBLE adj. Capable of being conceived.
CONVEX adj. Curving like the segment of the globe or of the surface of a circle.
DIVINITY n. The quality or character of being godlike.
INJUNCTION n. Mandate.
MOTLEY adj. Composed of heterogeneous or inharmonious elements.
PHONIC adj. Pertaining to the nature of sound.
RETCH v. To make an effort to vomit.
SPRIGHTLY adj. Vivacious.
APPROBATION n. Sanction.
CONVEYANCE n. That by which anything is transported.
DIVISIBLE adj. Capable of being separated into parts.
INKLING n. A hint.
MOTTO n. An expressive word or pithy sentence enunciating some guiding rule of life, or faith.
PHONOGRAM n. A graphic character symbolizing an articulate sound.
RETENTION n. The keeping of a thing within one's power or possession.
SPURIOUS adj. Not genuine.
APPROPRIATE adj. Suitable for the purpose and circumstances.
CONVIVIAL adj. Devoted to feasting, or to good-fellowship in eating or drinking.
DIVISOR n. That by which a number or quantity is divided.
INLAND adj. Remote from the sea.
MOUNTAINEER n. One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise.
PHONOLOGY n. The science of human vocal sounds.
RETICENCE n. The quality of habitually keeping silent or being reserved in utterance.
SQUABBLE v. To quarrel.
AQUEDUCT n. A water-conduit, particularly one for supplying a community from a distance.
CONVOLUTION n. A winding motion.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

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APPOSITION n. The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
CONVERGENT adj. Tending to one point.
DIVERTIBLE adj. Able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
INIQUITY n. Gross wrong or injustice.
MORIBUND adj. On the point of dying.
PHILOSOPHY n. The general principles, laws, or causes that furnish the rational explanation of anything.
RESURRECTION n. A return from death to life
SPINOUS adj. Having spines.
APPRAISE v. To estimate the money value of.
CONVERSANT adj. Thoroughly informed.
DIVEST v. To strip, specifically of clothes, ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment.
INITIATE v. To perform the first act or rite.
MOROSE adj. Gloomy.
PHLEGMATIC adj. Not easily roused to feeling or action.
RESUSCITATE v. To restore from apparent death.
SPINSTER n. A woman who has never been married.
APPRECIABLE adj. Capable of being discerned by the senses or intellect.
CONVERSION n. Change from one state or position to another, or from one form to another.
DIVINATION n. The pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.
INJECT v. To introduce, as a fluid, by injection.
MORPHOLOGY n. the science of organic forms.
PHONETIC adj. Representing articulate sounds or speech.
RETALIATE v. To repay evil with a similar evil.
SPONTANEOUS adj. Arising from inherent qualities or tendencies without external efficient cause.
APPREHEND v. To make a prisoner of (a person) in the name of the law.
CONVERTIBLE adj. Interchangeable.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

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APPELLATION n. The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.
CONVALESCENT adj. Recovering health after sickness.
DIVERSION n. Pastime.
INHUMAN adj. Savage.
MORBID adj. Caused by or denoting a diseased or unsound condition of body or mind.
PHILOLOGIST n. An expert in linguistics.
RESTITUTION n. Restoration of anything to the one to whom it properly belongs.
SPHERICITY n. The state or condition of being a sphere.
APPEND v. To add or attach, as something accessory, subordinate, or supplementary.
CONVENE v. To summon or cause to assemble.
DIVERSITY n. Dissimilitude.
INHUME v. To place in the earth, as a dead body.
MORDACIOUS adj. Biting or giving to biting.
PHILOLOGY n. The study of language in connection with history and literature.
RESUMPTION n. The act of taking back, or taking again.
SPHEROID n. A body having nearly the form of a sphere.
APPERTAIN v. To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.
CONVENIENCE n. Fitness, as of time or place.
DIVERT v. To turn from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
INIMICAL adj. Adverse.
MORDANT adj. Biting.
PHILOSOPHIZE v. To seek ultimate causes and principles.
RESURGENT adj. Surging back or again.
SPHEROMETER n. An instrument for measuring curvature or radii of spherical surfaces.
APPOSITE adj. Appropriate.
CONVERGE v. To cause to incline and approach nearer together.

Friday, September 2, 2011

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APPARENT adj. Easily understood.
CONTUSE v. To bruise by a blow, either with or without the breaking of the skin.
DIVAGATION n. Digression.
INHERENT adj. Intrinsic.
MORALITY n. Virtue.
PHILATELY n. The study and collection of stamps.
RESPITE n. Interval of rest.
SPECTRUM n. An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy.
APPARITION n. Ghost.
CONTUSION n. A bruise.
DIVERGENT adj. Tending in different directions.
INHIBIT v. To hold back or in.
MORALIZE v. To render virtuous.
PHILHARMONIC adj. Fond of music.
RESPLENDENT adj. Very bright.
SPECULATE v. To pursue inquiries and form conjectures.
APPEASE v. To soothe by quieting anger or indignation.
CONVALESCE v. To recover after a sickness.
DIVERSE adj. Capable of various forms.
INHOSPITABLE adj. Not disposed to entertain strangers gratuitously.
MORATORIUM n. An emergency legislation authorizing a government suspend some action temporarily.
PHILOGYNIST n. One who is fond of women.
RESPONDENT adj. Answering.
SPECULATOR n. One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit.
APPELLATE adj. Capable of being appealed to.
CONVALESCENCE n. The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

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APOTHECARY n. One who keeps drugs for sale and puts up prescriptions.
CONTROLLER n. One who or that which regulates or directs.
DISTRUST n. Lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
EXUBERANCE n. Rich supply.
INGRATITUDE n. Insensibility to kindness.
MOONBEAM n. A ray of moonlight.
PHILANTHROPIC adj. Benevolent.
RESONANCE adj. Able to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
SPECIOUS adj. Plausible.
APOTHEOSIS n. Deification.
CONTUMACIOUS adj. Rebellious.
DISUNION n. Separation of relations or interests.
EXUBERANT adj. Marked by great plentifulness.
INGREDIENT n. Component.
MORALE n. A state of mind with reference to confidence, courage, zeal, and the like.
PHILANTHROPIST n. One who endeavors to help his fellow men.
RESONATE v. To have or produce resonance.
SPECTATOR n. One who beholds or looks on.
APPALL v. To fill with dismay or horror.
CONTUMACY n. Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
DIURNAL adj. Daily.
INHERENCE n. The state of being permanently existing in something.
MORALIST n. A writer on ethics.
PHILANTHROPY n. Active humanitarianism.
RESOURCE n. That which is restored to, relied upon, or made available for aid or support.
SPECTER n. Apparition.