Friday, November 4, 2011

Wordlist - 020

stABSENT-MINDED adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
BELATE v. To delay past the proper hour.
CAPITULATE v. To surrender or stipulate terms.
DECAPITATE v. To behead.
EFFEMINACY n. Womanishness.
FASTIDIOUS adj. Hard to please.
GASTRITIS n. Inflammation of the stomach.
HAZARD n. Risk.
ILLIMITABLE adj. Boundless.
JUNCTION n. The condition of being joined.
LATENT adj. Dormant.
MAINTENANCE n. That which supports or sustains.
NAVIGATE v. To traverse by ship.
OBSERVANT adj. Quick to notice.
PAN-AMERICAN adj. Including or pertaining to the whole of America, both North and South.
QUIESCENCE n. Quiet.
RATIONALISM n. The formation of opinions by relying upon reason alone, independently of authority.
SANGUINE adj. Having the color of blood.
TECHNICALITY n. Something peculiar to a particular art, trade, or the like.
UNCONSCIOUS adj. Not cognizant of objects, actions, etc.
VARIATION n. Modification.
WHEREWITH n. The necessary means or resources.
ABSOLUTION n. Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
BELAY v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
CAPRICE n. A whim.
DECAPOD adj. Ten-footed or ten-armed.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Wordlist - 019

ABSCOND v. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
BEGET v. To produce by sexual generation.
CAPACIOUS adj. Roomy.
DECAMETER n. A length of ten meters.
EFFECTUAL adj. Efficient.
FANCILESS adj. Unimaginative.
GASTRIC adj. Of, pertaining to, or near the stomach.
HAWTHORN n. A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.
ILLICIT adj. Unlawful.
JUICY adj. Succulent.
LASSIE n. A little lass.
MAINTAIN v. To hold or preserve in any particular state or condition.
NAVIGABLE adj. Capable of commercial navigation.
OBSERVANCE n. A traditional form or customary act.
PANACEA n. A remedy or medicine proposed for or professing to cure all diseases.
QUIBBLE n. An utterly trivial distinction or objection.
RATION v. To provide with a fixed allowance or portion, especially of food.
SANGUINARY adj. Bloody.
TECHNIC adj. Technical.
UNCONSCIONABLE adj. Ridiculously or unjustly excessive.
VARIANT n. A thing that differs from another in form only, being the same in essence or substance.
WHEREVER adv. In or at whatever place.
ABSENCE n. The fact of not being present or available.
BEGRUDGE v. To envy one of the possession of.
CAPILLARY n. A minute vessel having walls composed of a single layer of cells.
DECAMP v. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Wordlist - 018

ABSCESS n. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
BEFOG v. To confuse.
CANTO n. One of the divisions of an extended poem.
DECALOGUE n. The ten commandments.
EFFECTIVE adj. Fit for a destined purpose.
FANCIER n. One having a taste for or interest in special objects.
GASEOUS adj. Light and unsubstantial.
HAVOC n. Devastation.
ILLIBERAL adj. Stingy.
JUGULAR adj. Pertaining to the throat.
LASCIVIOUS adj. Lustful.
MAIDENHOOD n. Virginity.
NAVEL n. The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
OBSEQUIOUS adj. Showing a servile readiness to fall in with the wishes or will of another.
PAMPHLETEER v. To compose or issue pamphlets, especially controversial ones.
QUEUE n. A file of persons waiting in order of their arrival, as for admittance.
RAPTORIAL adj. Seizing and devouring living prey.
SANCTITY n. Holiness.
TAXIDERMY n. The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them.
UNCOMMON adj. Rare.
VARIANCE n. Change.
WHEREUPON adv. After which.
ABSCISSION n. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
BEFRIEND v. To be a friend to, especially when in need.
CANTONMENT n. The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
DECAMERON n. A volume consisting of ten parts or books.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Wordlist - 017

ABROGATE v. To abolish, repeal.
BEDECK v. To cover with ornament.
CANT v. To talk in a singsong, preaching tone with affected solemnity.
DECALITER n. A liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
EFFECT n. A consequence.
FANATIC n. A religious zealot.
GARRULOUS adj. Given to constant trivial talking.
HARMONIOUS adj. Concordant in sound.
ILLEGITIMATE adj. Unlawfully begotten.
JUGGLERY n. The art or practice of sleight of hand.
KNIGHTHOOD n. Chivalry.
LAPSE n. A slight deviation from what is right, proper, or just.
MAHARAJA n. A great Hindu prince.
NAVAL adj. Pertaining to ships.
OBSEQUIES n. Funeral rites.
PAMPHLET n. A brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest.
QUERY v. To make inquiry.
RAPT adj. Enraptured.
SANCTION v. To approve authoritatively.
TAXATION n. A levy, by government, of a fixed contribution.
UNBRIDLED adj. Being without restraint.
VARIABLE adj. Having a tendency to change.
WHEREABOUTS n. The place in or near which a person or thing is.
ABRUPT adj. Beginning, ending, or changing suddenly or with a break.
BEDLAM n. Madhouse.
CANTATA n. A choral composition.