Monday, October 31, 2011

Wordlist - 016

ABRIDGE v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
BECK v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
CANINE adj. Characteristic of a dog.
DECAGRAM n. A weight of 10 grams.
EFFACE v. To obliterate.
FAMISH v. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst.
GARROTE v. To execute by strangling.
HARDIHOOD n. Foolish daring.
ILLEGIBLE adj. Undecipherable.
JUGGLE v. To play tricks of sleight of hand.
KNIGHT errant n. One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure.
LANGUOR n. Lassitude of body or depression.
MAGNITUDE n. Importance.
NAUTICAL adj. Pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
OBNOXIOUS adj. Detestable.
PALY adj. Lacking color or brilliancy.
QUERULOUS adj. Habitually complaining.
RAPINE n. The act of seizing and carrying off property by superior force, as in war.
SANCTIMONIOUS adj. Making an ostentatious display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or piety.
TAUT adj. Stretched tight.
UNBIASED adj. Impartial, as judgment.
VAPORIZER n. An atomizer.
WELL-TO-DO adj. In prosperous circumstances.
ABRIDGMENT n. A condensed form as of a book or play.
BEDAUB v. To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
CANON n. Any rule or law.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Wordlist - 015

ABORIGINES n. The original of earliest known inhabitants of a country.
BEATIFY v. To make supremely happy.
CANAANITE n. A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
DEBUT n. A first appearance in society or on the stage.
EDITORIAL n. An article in a periodical written by the editor and published as an official argument.
FALLIBLE adj. Capable of erring.
GARNISH v. In cookery, to surround with additions for embellishment.
HARBINGER n. One who or that which foreruns and announces the coming of any person or thing.
ILIAD n. A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
JUDICIARY n. That department of government which administers the law relating to civil and criminal justice.
KNEAD v. To mix and work into a homogeneous mass, especially with the hands.
LANDSCAPE n. A rural view, especially one of picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an elevation.
MAGNIFICENCE n. The exhibition of greatness of action, character, intellect, wealth, or power.
NAUSEATE v. To cause to loathe.
OBLIVION n. The state of having passed out of the memory or of being utterly forgotten.
PALPABLE n. perceptible by feeling or touch.
QUARTO n. An eight-page newspaper of any size.
RAPACIOUS adj. Disposed to seize by violence or by unlawful or greedy methods.
SALVAGE n. Any act of saving property.
TAPESTRY n. A fabric to which a pattern is applied with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings.
UNBECOMING adj. Unsuited to the wearer, place, or surroundings.
VALOROUS adj. Courageous.
WELL-BRED adj. Of good ancestry.
ABOVEBOARD adv. & adj. Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
BEATITUDE n. Any state of great happiness.
CANARY adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wordlist - 009

ABJECT adj. Sunk to a low condition.
BARITONE adj. Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
CALLOSITY n. The state of being hard and insensible.
DEARTH n. Scarcity, as of something customary, essential ,or desirable.
ECSTASY n. Rapturous excitement or exaltation.
FACSIMILE n. An exact copy or reproduction.
GALVANIZE v. To imbue with life or animation.
HANDWRITING n. Penmanship.
IDIOM n. A use of words peculiar to a particular language.
JOVIAL adj. Merry.
KIND-HEARTED adj. Having a kind and sympathetic nature.
LADLE n. A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids.
MAGISTRACY n. The office or dignity of a magistrate.
NASAL adj. Pertaining to the nose.
OBJECTOR n. One who objects, as to a proposition, measure, or ruling.
PALETTE n. A thin tablet, with a hole for the thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for painting.
QUARANTINE n. The enforced isolation of any person or place infected with contagious disease.
RAMOSE adj. Branch-like.
SALIENT adj. Standing out prominently.
TANGENT adj. Touching.
UNAFFECTED adj. Sincere.
VALE n. Level or low land between hills.
WEAK-KNEED adj. Without resolute purpose or energy.
ABJURE v. To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
BASK v. To make warm by genial heat.
CALLOW adj. Without experience of the world.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Wordlist - 008

ABHORRENT adj. Very repugnant; hateful.
BAROMETER n. An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
CALCULABLE adj. That may be estimated by reckoning.
DEAD-HEAT n. A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
ECONOMIZE v. To spend sparingly.
FACILITY n. Ease.
GALVANISM n. Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
HALE adj. Of sound and vigorous health.
IDEALIZE v. To make to conform to some mental or imaginary standard.
JOURNALIZE v. To keep a diary.
KIMONO n. A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan.
LADDIE n. A lad.
MAGISTERIAL adj. Having an air of authority.
NARROW-MINDED adj. Characterized by illiberal views or sentiments.
OBJECTIVE adj. Grasping and representing facts as they are.
PALEONTOLOGY n. The branch of biology that treats of ancient life and fossil organisms.
QUANTITY n. Magnitude.
RAMIFY v. To divide or subdivide into branches or subdivisions.
SALIENCE n. The condition of standing out distinctly.
TANGENCY n. The state of touching.
UNACCOUNTABLE adj. Inexplicable.
VAINGLORY n. Excessive, pretentious, and demonstrative vanity.
WAVELET n. A ripple.
ABIDANCE n. An abiding.
BARRING prep. Apart from.
CALCULUS n. A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wordlist - 007

ABEYANCE n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
BARCAROLE n. A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
CAJOLE v. To impose on or dupe by flattering speech.
DAY-MAN n. A day-laborer.
ECLIPSE n. The obstruction of a heavenly body by its entering into the shadow of another body.
FACILITATE v. To make more easy.
GALVANIC adj. Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
HALCYON adj. Calm.
ICONOCLAST n. An image-breaker.
JOGGLE n. A sudden irregular shake or a push causing such a shake.
KILOWATT n. One thousand watts.
LACTIC adj. Pertaining to milk.
MAGICIAN n. A sorcerer.
NARRATOR n. One who narrates anything.
OBITUARY adj. A published notice of a death.
PALATIAL adj. Magnificent.
QUANDARY n. A puzzling predicament.
RAILLERY n. Good-humored satire.
SALACIOUS adj. Having strong sexual desires.
TACTICS n. Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.
UMBRAGE n. A sense of injury.
VAGRANT n. An idle wanderer.
WARLIKE adj. Belligerent.
ABHORRENCE n. The act of detesting extremely.
BAROGRAPH n. An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
CAJOLERY n. Delusive speech.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wordlist - 006

ABERRATION n. Deviation from a right, customary, or prescribed course.
BALSAM n. A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
CADENZA n. An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
DAUNTLESS adj. Fearless.
ECCENTRICITY n. Idiosyncrasy.
FACILE adj. Not difficult to do.
GALORE adj. Abundant.
HAGGARD adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance.
ICON n. An image or likeness.
JOCULAR adj. Inclined to joke.
KILOMETER n. A length of 1,000 meters.
LACTEAL adj. Milky.
MADONNA n. A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.
NARRATIVE n. An orderly continuous account of the successive particulars of an event.
OBESITY n. Excessive fatness.
PALATE n. The roof of the mouth.
QUALM n. A fit of nausea.
RADIX n. That from or on which something is developed.
SAGACIOUS adj. Able to discern and distinguish with wise perception.
TACTICIAN n. One who directs affairs with skill and shrewdness.
ULTRAMONTANE adj. Beyond the mountains, especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their Italian side).
VAGABOND n. A wanderer.
WANTONNESS n. Recklessness.
ABET v. To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
BANAL adj. Commonplace.
CAITIFF adj. Cowardly.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Wordlist - 005

ABDUCTION n. A carrying away of a person against his will, or illegally.
BALEFUL adj. Malignant.
CADAVEROUS adj. Resembling a corpse.
DATUM n. A premise, starting-point, or given fact.
ECCENTRIC adj. Peculiar.
FACIAL adj. Pertaining to the face.
GALLANT adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous spirit.
HACKNEY v. To make stale or trite by repetition.
ICINESS n. The state of being icy.
JOCOSE adj. Done or made in jest.
KILOLITER n. One thousand liters.
LACTATION n. The secretion of milk.
MADDEN v. To inflame with passion.
NARRATION n. The act of recounting the particulars of an event in the order of time or occurrence.
OBESE adj. Exceedingly fat.
PAGEANT n. A dramatic representation, especially a spectacular one.
QUALIFY v. To endow or furnish with requisite ability, character, knowledge, skill, or possessions.
RADICAL n. One who holds extreme views or advocates extreme measures.
SAFEGUARD v. To protect.
TACT n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown in saying or doing the proper thing.
ULTRAMUNDANE adj. Pertaining to supernatural things or to another life.
VACUUM n. A space entirely devoid of matter.
WANE v. To diminish in size and brilliancy.
ABED adv. In bed; on a bed.
BALLAD n. Any popular narrative poem, often with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
CADENCE n. Rhythmical or measured flow or movement, as in poetry or the time and pace of marching troops.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Wordlist - 004

ABDOMEN n. In mammals, the visceral cavity between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; the belly.
BAIZE n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
CACOPHONY n. A disagreeable, harsh, or discordant sound or combination of sounds or tones.
DASTARD n. A base coward.
EBULLIENT adj. Showing enthusiasm or exhilaration of feeling.
FACETIOUS adj. Amusing.
GAIT n. Carriage of the body in going.
HABITUDE n. Customary relation or association.
ICILY adv. Frigidly.
JINGO n. One of a party in Great Britain in favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign policy.
KILN n. An oven or furnace for baking, burning, or drying industrial products.
LACKADAISICAL adj. Listless.
MACROCOSM n. The whole of any sphere or department of nature or knowledge to which man is related.
NARRATE v. To tell a story.
OBELISK n. A square shaft with pyramidal top, usually monumental or commemorative.
PAGAN n. A worshiper of false gods.
QUALIFICATION n. A requisite for an employment, position, right, or privilege.
RADIATE v. To extend in all directions, as from a source or focus.
SACRILEGIOUS adj. Impious.
TACK n. A small sharp-pointed nail.
ULTIMATUM n. A final statement or proposal, as concerning terms or conditions.
VACUOUS adj. Empty.
WAMPUM n. Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.
ZODIAC n. An imaginary belt encircling the heavens within which are the larger planets. ΓΏ

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wordlist - 003

ABBOT n. The superior of a community of monks.
BAFFLE v. To foil or frustrate.
CABINET n. The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
DARWINISM n. The doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
EATABLE adj. Edible.
FACET n. One of the small triangular plane surfaces of a diamond or other gem.
GAILY adv. Merrily.
HABITUAL adj. According to usual practice.
ICHTHYOSAURS n. A fossil reptile.
JEOPARDIZE v. To imperil.
KERNEL n. A grain or seed.
LACERATE v. To tear rudely or raggedly.
MACHINIST n. One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools.
NARCISSUS n. The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
OBDURATE adj. Impassive to feelings of humanity or pity.
PACT n. A covenant.
QUADRUPLE v. To multiply by four.
RADIANCE n. Brilliant or sparkling luster.
SACRILEGE n. The act of violating or profaning anything sacred.
TACITURN adj. Disinclined to conversation.
ULTIMATE adj. Beyond which there is nothing else.
VACILLATE v. To waver.
WAIVE v. To relinquish, especially temporarily, as a right or claim.
ZEPHYR n. Any soft, gentle wind.
ABDICATE v. To give up (royal power or the like).
BAILIFF n. An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Wordlist - 002

ABBESS n. The lady superior of a nunnery.
BACTERIUM n. A microbe.
CABALISM n. Superstitious devotion to one's religion.
DARKLING adv. Blindly.
EARTHENWARE n. Anything made of clay and baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
FABULOUS adj. Incredible.
GAIETY n. Festivity.
HABITANT n. Dweller.
ICHTHYOLOGY n. The branch of zoology that treats of fishes.
JAUNDICE n. A morbid condition, due to obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by yellowing of the skin.
KERCHIEF n. A square of linen, silk, or other material, used as a covering for the head or neck.
LABYRINTH n. A maze.
MACHINERY n. The parts of a machine or engine, taken collectively.
NAPHTHA n. A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
OAKUM n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp rope.
PACKET n. A bundle, as of letters.
QUADRATE v. To divide into quarters.
RACY adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.
SACRIFICIAL adj. Offering or offered as an atonement for sin.
TACIT adj. Understood.
ULTERIOR adj. Not so pertinent as something else to the matter spoken of.
VACCINATE v. To inoculate with vaccine virus or virus of cowpox.
WAISTCOAT n. A vest.
ZENITH n. The culminating-point of prosperity, influence, or greatness.
ABBEY n. The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
BADGER v. To pester.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Wordlist - 001

ABASE v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
BACONIAN adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon or his system of philosophy.
CABAL n. A number of persons secretly united for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
DARING adj. Brave.
EARNEST adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.
FABRICATE v. To invent fancifully or falsely.
GAUGE n. An instrument for measuring.
HABITABLE adj. Fit to be dwelt in.
ICHTHYIC adj. Fish-like.
JARGON n. Confused, unintelligible speech or highly technical speech.
KEEPSAKE n. Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver.
LABORIOUS adj. Toilsome.
MACADAMIZE v. To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone.
NAMELESS adj. Having no fame or reputation.
OAKEN adj. Made of or from oak.
PACIFY v. To bring into a peaceful state.
QUACKERY n. Charlatanry
RABID adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
SACRIFICE v. To make an offering of to deity, especially by presenting on an altar.
TABLEAU n. An arrangement of inanimate figures representing a scene from real life.
UBIQUITOUS adj. Being present everywhere.
VACATE v. To leave.
WAIF n. A homeless, neglected wanderer.
YEARLING n. A young animal past its first year and not yet two years old.
ZEALOT n. One who espouses a cause or pursues an object in an immoderately partisan manner.
ZEITGEIST n. The intellectual and moral tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wordlist - 192

PROTRACT v. To prolong.
PROTRUDE v. To push out or thrust forth.
PROTRUSION n. The act of protruding.
PROTUBERANCE n. Something that swells out from a surrounding surface.
PROTUBERANT adj. Bulging.
PROTUBERATE v. To swell or bulge beyond the surrounding surface.
PROVERB n. A brief, pithy saying, condensing in witty or striking form the wisdom of experience.
PROVIDENT adj. Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.
PROVIDENTIAL adj. Effected by divine guidance.
PROVINCIAL adj. Uncultured in thought and manner.
PROVISO n. A clause in a contract, will, etc., by which its operation is rendered conditional.
PROVOCATION n. An action or mode of conduct that excites resentment.
PROWESS n. Strength, skill, and intrepidity in battle.
PROXIMATELY adv. Immediately.
PROXY n. A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter.
PRUDENCE n. Caution.
PRUDENTIAL adj. Proceeding or marked by caution.
PRUDERY n. An undue display of modesty or delicacy.
PRURIENT adj. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and desires.
PSEUDAPOSTLE n. A pretended or false apostle.
PSEUDONYM n. A fictitious name, especially when assumed by a writer.
PSEUDONYMITY n. The state or character of using a fictitious name.
PSYCHIATRY n. The branch of medicine that relates to mental disease.
PSYCHIC adj. Pertaining to the mind or soul.
PSYCHOPATHIC adj. Morally irresponsible.
PSYCHOTHERAPY n. The treatment of mental disease.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Wordlist - 191

PROPELLER n. One who or that which propels.
PROPHECY n. Any prediction or foretelling.
PROPHESY v. To predict or foretell, especially under divine inspiration and guidance.
PROPITIOUS adj. Kindly disposed.
PROPORTIONATE adj. Being in proportion.
PROPRIETY n. Accordance with recognized usage, custom, or principles.
PROPULSION n. A driving onward or forward.
PROSAIC adj. Unimaginative.
PROSCENIUM n. That part of the stage between the curtain and the orchestra.
PROSCRIBE v. To reject, as a teaching or a practice, with condemnation or denunciation.
PROSCRIPTION n. Any act of condemnation and rejection from favor and privilege.
PROSELYTE n. One who has been won over from one religious belief to another.
PROSODY n. The science of poetical forms.
PROSPECTOR n. One who makes exploration, search, or examination, especially for minerals.
PROSPECTUS n. A paper or pamphlet containing information of a proposed undertaking.
PROSTRATE adj. Lying prone, or with the head to the ground.
PROTAGONIST n. A leader in any enterprise or contest.
PROTECTION n. Preservation from harm, danger, annoyance, or any other evil.
PROTECTIVE adj. Sheltering.
PROTECTOR n. A defender.
PROTEGE n. One specially cared for and favored by another usually older person.
PROTESTANT n. A Christian who denies the authority of the Pope and holds the right of special judgment.
PROTOMARTYR n. The earliest victim in any cause.
PROTOCOL n. A declaration or memorandum of agreement less solemn and formal than a treaty.
PROTOPLASM n. The substance that forms the principal portion of an animal or vegetable cell.
PROTOTYPE n. A work, original in character, afterward imitated in form or spirit.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Wordlist - 190

PROFLIGACY n. Shameless viciousness.
PROFLIGATE adj. Abandoned to vice.
PROFUSE adj. Produced or displayed in overabundance.
PROGENY n. Offspring.
PROGRESSION n. A moving forward or proceeding in course.
PROHIBITION n. A decree or an order forbidding something.
PROHIBITIONIST n. One who favors the prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages.
PROHIBITORY adj. Involving or equivalent to prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic beverages.
PROJECTION n. A prominence.
PROLETARIAN n. A person of the lowest or poorest class.
PROLIFIC adj. Producing offspring or fruit.
PROLIX adj. Verbose.
PROLOGUE n. A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem, discourse, or performance.
PROLONG v. To extend in time or duration.
PROMENADE v. To walk for amusement or exercise.
PROMINENCE n. The quality of being noticeable or distinguished.
PROMINENT adj. Conspicuous in position, character, or importance.
PROMISCUOUS adj. Brought together without order, distinction, or design (for sex).
PROMISSORY adj. Expressing an engagement to pay.
PROMONTORY n. A high point of land extending outward from the coastline into the sea.
PROMOTER n. A furtherer, forwarder, or encourager.
PROMULGATE v. To proclaim.
PROPAGANDA n. Any institution or systematic scheme for propagating a doctrine or system.
PROPAGATE v. To spread abroad or from person to person.
PROPEL v. To drive or urge forward.
PROPELLANT adj. Propelling.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Wordlist - 189

PRISTINE adj. Primitive.
PRIVATEER n. A vessel owned and officered by private persons, but carrying on maritime war.
PRIVILEGE n. A right or immunity not enjoyed by all, or that may be enjoyed only under special conditions.
PRIVITY n. Knowledge shared with another or others regarding a private matter.
PRIVY adj. Participating with another or others in the knowledge of a secret transaction.
PROBATE adj. Relating to making proof, as of a will.
PROBATION n. Any proceeding designed to ascertain or test character, qualification, or the like.
PROBE v. To search through and through.
PROBITY n. Virtue or integrity tested and confirmed.
PROCEDURE n. A manner or method of acting.
PROCEED v. To renew motion or action, as after rest or interruption.
PROCLAMATION n. Any announcement made in a public manner.
PROCRASTINATE v. To put off till tomorrow or till a future time.
PROCRASTINATION n. Delay.
PROCTOR n. An agent acting for another.
PRODIGAL n. One wasteful or extravagant, especially in the use of money or property.
PRODIGIOUS adj. Immense.
PRODIGY n. A person or thing of very remarkable gifts or qualities.
PRODUCTIVE adj. Yielding in abundance.
PROFESSION n. Any calling or occupation involving special mental or other special disciplines.
PROFESSOR n. A public teacher of the highest grade in a university or college.
PROFFER v. To offer to another for acceptance.
PROFICIENCY n. An advanced state of acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or science.
PROFICIENT adj. Possessing ample and ready knowledge or of skill in any art, science, or industry.
PROFILE n. An outline or contour.
PROFITEER n. One who profits.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Wordlist - 188

ITINERATE v. To wander from place to place.
PRESENTIENT adj. Perceiving or feeling beforehand.
PRESENTIMENT n. Foreboding.
PRESENTMENT n. Semblance.
PRESERVATION n. Conservation.
PRESUMPTION n. That which may be logically assumed to be true until disproved.
PRESUMPTUOUS adj. Assuming too much.
PRETENSION n. A bold or presumptuous assertion.
PRETENTIOUS adj. Marked by pretense, conceit, or display.
PRETERNATURAL adj. Extraordinary.
PRETEXT n. A fictitious reason or motive.
PREVALENCE n. Frequency.
PREVALENT adj. Of wide extent or frequent occurrence.
PREVARICATE v. To use ambiguous or evasive language for the purpose of deceiving or diverting attention.
PREVENTION n. Thwarting.
PRICKLE v. To puncture slightly with fine, sharp points.
PRIGGISH adj. Conceited.
PRIM adj. Stiffly proper.
PRIMA adj. First.
PRIMER n. An elementary reading-book for children.
PRIMEVAL adj. Belonging to the first ages.
PRIMITIVE adj. Pertaining to the beginning or early times.
PRINCIPAL adj. Most important.
PRINCIPALITY n. The territory of a reigning prince.
PRINCIPLE n. A general truth or proposition.
PRIORY n. A monastic house.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Wordlist - 187

IRRITANT n. A mechanical, chemical, or pathological agent of inflammation, pain, or tension.
PREPONDERANT adj. Prevalent.
SYNOD n. An ecclesiastical council.
IRRITATE v. To excite ill temper or impatience in.
PREPONDERATE v. To exceed in influence or power.
SYNONYM n. A word having the same or almost the same meaning as some other.
IRRUPTION n. Sudden invasion.
PREPOSSESSION n. A preconceived liking.
SYNOPSIS n. A syllabus or summary.
ISLE n. An island.
PREPOSTEROUS adj. Utterly ridiculous or absurd.
SYSTEMATIC adj. Methodical.
ISLET n. A little island.
PREROGATIVE adj. Having superior rank or precedence.
ISOBAR n. A line joining points at which the barometric pressure is the same at a specified moment.
PRESAGE v. To foretell.
ISOCHRONOUS adj. Relating to or denoting equal intervals of time.
PRESCIENCE n. Knowledge of events before they take place.
ISOLATE v. To separate from others of its kind.
PRESCIENT adj. Foreknowing.
ISOTHERMAL adj. Having or marking equality of temperature.
PRESCRIPT adj. Prescribed as a rule or model.
ITINERANT adj. Wandering.
PRESCRIPTIBLE adj. Derived from authoritative direction.
ITINERARY n. A detailed account or diary of a journey.
PRESCRIPTION n. An authoritative direction.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wordlist - 186

IRRESPONSIBLE adj. Careless of or unable to meet responsibilities.
PREMATURE adj. Coming too soon.
SYMPATHETIC adj. Having a fellow-feeling for or like feelings with another or others.
IRREVERENCE n. The quality showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
PREMIER adj. First in rank or position.
SYMPATHIZE v. To share the sentiments or mental states of another.
IRREVERENT adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
PREMISE n. A judgment as a conclusion.
SYMPHONIC adj. Characterized by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
IRREVERENTIAL adj. Showing or expressing a deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred things.
PREMONITION n. Foreboding.
SYMPHONIOUS adj. Marked by a harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
IRREVERSIBLE adj. Irrevocable.
PREOCCUPATION n. The state of having the mind, attention, or inclination preoccupied.
SYMPHONY n. A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
IRRIGANT adj. Serving to water lands by artificial means.
PREOCCUPY v. To fill the mind of a person to the exclusion of other subjects.
SYNCHRONISM n. Simultaneousness.
IRRIGATE v. To water, as land, by ditches or other artificial means.
PREORDAIN v. To foreordain.
SYNDICATE n. An association of individuals united for the prosecution of some enterprise.
IRRITABLE adj. Showing impatience or ill temper on little provocation.
PREPARATION n. An act or proceeding designed to bring about some event.
SYNERESIS n. The coalescence of two vowels or syllables, as e'er for ever.
IRRITANCY n. The quality of producing vexation.
PREPARATORY adj. Having to do with what is preliminary.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Wordlist - 185

IRRATIONAL adj. Not possessed of reasoning powers or understanding.
PREFERMENT n. Preference.
SYCOPHANT n. A servile flatterer, especially of those in authority or influence.
IRREDUCIBLE adj. That can not be lessened.
PREFIX v. To attach at the beginning.
SYLLABIC adj. Consisting of that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
IRREFRAGABLE adj. That can not be refuted or disproved.
PREHENSIBLE adj. Capable of being grasped.
SYLLABICATION n. Division of words into that which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
IRREFRANGIBLE adj. That can not be broken or violated.
PREHENSILE adj. Adapted for grasping or holding.
SYLLABLE n. That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
IRRELEVANT adj. Inapplicable.
PREHENSION n. The act of laying hold of or grasping.
SYLLABUS n. Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise.
IRRELIGIOUS adj. Indifferent or opposed to religion.
PREJUDICE n. A judgment or opinion formed without due examination of the facts.
SYLPH n. A slender, graceful young woman or girl.
IRREPARABLE adj. That can not be rectified or made amends for.
PRELACY n. A system of church government.
SYMMETRICAL adj. Well-balanced.
IRREPRESSIBLE adj. That can not be restrained or kept down.
PRELATE n. One of a higher order of clergy having direct authority over other clergy.
SYMMETRY n. Relative proportion and harmony.
IRRESISTIBLE adj. That can not be successfully withstood or opposed.
PRELUDE n. An introductory or opening performance.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Wordlist - 184

IRATE adj. Moved to anger.
PREESTABLISH v. To settle or arrange beforehand.
SUSCEPTIBILITY n. A specific capability of feeling or emotion.
IRE n. Wrath.
PREEXIST v. To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else.
SUSCEPTIBLE adj. Easily under a specified power or influence.
IRIDESCENCE n. A many-colored appearance.
PREEXISTENCE n. Existence antecedent to something.
SUSPENSE n. Uncertainty.
IRIDESCENT adj. Exhibiting changing rainbow-colors due to the interference of the light.
PREFACE n. A brief explanation or address to the reader, at the beginning of a book.
SUSPENSION n. A hanging from a support.
IRK v. To afflict with pain, vexation, or fatigue.
PREFATORY adj. Pertaining to a brief explanation to the reader at the beginning of a book.
SUSPICIOUS adj. Inclined to doubt or mistrust.
IRKSOME adj. Wearisome.
PREFER v. To hold in higher estimation.
SUSTENANCE n. Food.
IRONY n. Censure or ridicule under cover of praise or compliment.
PREFERABLE adj. More desirable than others.
SWARTHY adj. Having a dark hue, especially a dark or sunburned complexion.
IRRADIANCE n. Luster.
PREFERENCE n. An object of favor or choice.
SYBARITE n. A luxurious person.
IRRADIATE v. To render clear and intelligible.
PREFERENTIAL adj. Possessing, giving, or constituting preference or priority.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Wordlist - 183

INVIOLABLE adj. Incapable of being injured or disturbed.
PREDICT v. To foretell.
SURETY n. Security for payment or performance.
INVOKE v. To call on for assistance or protection.
PREDICTION n. A prophecy.
SURFEIT v. To feed to fullness or to satiety.
INVOLUNTARY adj. Unwilling.
PREDOMINANCE n. Ascendancy or preponderance.
SURMISE v. To conjecture.
INVOLUTION n. Complication.
PREDOMINANT adj. Superior in power, influence, effectiveness, number, or degree.
SURMOUNT v. To overcome by force of will.
INVOLVE v. To draw into entanglement, literally or figuratively.
PREDOMINATE v. To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
SURREPTITIOUS adj. Clandestine.
INVULNERABLE adj. That can not be wounded or hurt.
PREEMINENCE n. Special eminence.
SURROGATE n. One who or that which is substituted for or appointed to act in place of another.
INWARDLY adv. With no outward manifestation.
PREEMPT v. To secure the right of preference in the purchase of public land.
SURROUND v. To encircle.
IOTA n. A small or insignificant mark or part.
PREEMPTION n. The right or act of purchasing before others.
SURVEYOR n. A land-measurer.
IRASCIBLE adj. Prone to anger.
PREENGAGE v. To preoccupy.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Wordlist - 182

INVERSE adj. Contrary in tendency or direction.
PRECISE adj. Exact.
SUPPLICANT n. One who asks humbly and earnestly.
INVERSION n. Change of order so that the first shall become last and the last first.
PRECISION n. Accuracy of limitation, definition, or adjustment.
SUPPLICATE v. To beg.
INVERT v. To turn inside out, upside down, or in opposite direction.
PRECLUDE v. To prevent.
SUPPOSITION n. Conjecture.
INVESTIGATOR n. One who investigates.
PRECOCIOUS adj. Having the mental faculties prematurely developed.
SUPPRESS v. To prevent from being disclosed or punished.
INVESTOR n. One who invests money.
PRECURSOR n. A forerunner or herald.
SUPPRESSIBLE adj. Capable of being suppressed.
INVETERATE adj. Habitual.
PREDATORY adj. Prone to pillaging.
SUPPRESSION n. A forcible putting or keeping down.
INVIDIOUS adj. Showing or feeling envy.
PREDECESSOR n. An incumbent of a given office previous to another.
SUPRAMUNDANE adj. Supernatural.
INVIGORATE v. To animate.
PREDICAMENT n. A difficult, trying situation or plight.
SURCHARGE n. An additional amount charged.
INVINCIBLE adj. Not to be conquered, subdued, or overcome.
PREDICATE v. To state as belonging to something.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wordlist - 181

INVALID adj. Having no force, weight, or cogency.
PRECAUTION n. A provision made in advance for some possible emergency or danger.
SUPERLATIVE n. That which is of the highest possible excellence or eminence.
INVALID n. One who is disabled by illness or injury.
PRECEDE v. To happen first.
SUPERNATURAL adj. Caused miraculously or by the immediate exercise of divine power.
INVALIDATE v. To render of no force or effect.
PRECEDENCE n. Priority in place, time, or rank.
SUPERNUMERARY adj. Superfluous.
INVALUABLE adj. Exceedingly precious.
PRECEDENT n. An instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
SUPERSEDE v. To displace.
INVARIABLE adj. Unchangeable.
PRECEDENTIAL adj. Of the nature of an instance that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule.
SUPINE adj. Lying on the back.
INVASION n. Encroachment, as by an act of intrusion or trespass.
PRECESSION n. The act of going forward.
SUPPLANT v. To take the place of.
INVECTIVE n. An utterance intended to cast censure, or reproach.
PRECIPICE n. A high and very steep or approximately vertical cliff.
SUPPLE adj. Easily bent.
INVEIGH v. To utter vehement censure or invective.
PRECIPITANT adj. Moving onward quickly and heedlessly.
SUPPLEMENTARY adj. Being an addition to.
INVENTIVE adj. Quick at contrivance.
PRECIPITATE v. To force forward prematurely.