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Grandiloquent Dictionary

Third Edition
C.S. Bird
February 25, 2006

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c 2006, C.S. Bird and Associates
First published in electronic form in December 1998.
First published in paperback in June 1999.
Second Printing, January 2003
Third Printing, January 2006
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abacinate - To blind by putting a hot copper basin near someone's eyes
abcedarian - A person who teaches the alphabet
abderian - given to incessant or idiotic laughter
abecedarian - A person who is learning the alphabet
abishag - A child born to a married man's mistress
ablegate - A representative of the pope who assists in selecting cardinals
abligurition - Excessive spending on food and drink
ablutophobia - A fear of bathing
abnormous - Something which is misshapen
acarophobia - 1.A fear of insects
acarophobia - 2.A fear of mites
acarophobia - 3. A fear of small things, especially bugs
acathasia - The habit of sitting down
accidia - A feeling of being unable to think or act due to excessive sadness
accipitrine - having a nose like a hawk's beak
accoucheur - A man who assists in delivering babies, usually at home
accubation - The practice of eating or drinking while lying down
accubitus - Sharing a bed for sleeping only
aceldama - A blood soaked battle_eld
acerbophobia - See acerophobia
acerophobia - The fear of sourness
achluophobia - A fear of darkness or of the night
acosmist - One who believes that nothing exists
acouasm - A buzzing or a ringing of the ears
acoucheuse - A midwife, or other person who assists in delivering babies
acousticophobia - A fear of noise
acrasia - Acting against one's own judgment, or lacking self control
acrocephalic - Having a pointy head
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acronycal - Occurring at sunset
acronyx - An ingrown _ngernail or toenail
adelphepothia - An incestuous desire for one's sister
adelphirexia - An incestuous desire for one's nephew
adelphithymia - An incestuous desire for one's niece
adhocracy - Rulership by committees and task forces
adiabolist - One who does not believe in the existence of a Devil
adoxography - Skilled writing about an unimportant subject
aelurophobia - See ailurophobia
aeolist - A pompous windy bore who pretends to have inspiration
aeroacrophobia - See aerophobia
aeromancy - Divination using the air
aerophobia - 1. A fear of air
aerophobia - 2. A fear of ying
aesthete - One who obsessively pursues or admires beauty
a_atus - A divine inspiration leading to creativity
aunters - In a messy or disordered state
aforcing - Adding rice or grains to a dish to serve more people
agalaxy - Unable to produce milk
agamous - The state of being unmarried
agapetae - early church women who lived with celibate men
agathocacological - Composed of both good and evil
agelast - A person who never laughs
agenhina - A guest at an inn, who is considered to be one of the family
agerasia - The state of looking younger than one really is
ageustia - The lack of a sense of taste, either literally or in opinions
aginate - To sell small items
aginator - A merchant who sells only small items
agiotage - Speculation in the stock market
agist - A fee charged to private landowners for public services, or the re-
quirement that private land be used for public services
aglet - The plastic or metal tip on the end of shoelaces
agogic - Pertaining to the making of wax models
agonous - Engaged in deadly combat
agoraphobia - A fear of open places
agra_e - The wire that holds the cork in a bottle of champagne
agrapha - The collective name for phrases which are often quoted and at-
tributed to someone who never said them.
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agrizoophobia - A fear of wild animals
agroof - at on your face
agyiophobia - The fear of streets or crossing the street
ai - A South American three toed sloth
aichmophobia - A fear of pointed or sharp objects
aichmorhabdophobia - A fear of being beaten with a pointed stick
aichurophobia - The fear of being touched by a pointed object
ailuromancy - Divination by studying a cat's jump
ailurophobia - A fear of cats
albophobia - The fear of white people
albuminuriaphobia - A fear of kidney disease
alcedama - A blood soaked _eld or a battle_eld
alectromantia - A process in which a rooster is asked a question, and then
a single grain is placed on each letter of the alphabet and the order of his
eating determined the answer
alectryomancy - Magic using corn
alektorophobia - A fear of chickens
aleuromancy - Divination using our
algerining - Prowling around with the intent to commit burglary
algology - The study of seaweed or marine algae
algophobia - A fear of pain
alieniloquent - Speaking discursively or straying from one's point
alliaceous - Smelling like garlic or onions
alliumphobia - A fear of garlic
allodoxaphobia - A fear of other people's opinions
allotheism - The worship of strange gods
alopeciaphobia - A fear of going bald
alopecist - A person who claims to prevent baldness
alphamegamia - The marriage between a young woman and an older man
alphitomancy - Divination using barley meal
alterocentric - Someone whose life revolves around other people
altiloquent - Speaking pompously or in a high own manner
altitonant - Thundering from above or on high
altophobia - A fear of heights or high places
alychiphobia - The fear of failure
alytarch - A referee, or person who enforces game rules
amathophobia - A fear of dust
amaut - A fur lined hood on the back of a women's parka, usually used for
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carrying an infant.
amaxophobia - A fear of riding in automobiles
ambeer - The spittle produced when chewing tobacco
ambiguphobia - A fear of being misunderstood
ambulomancy - Divination by walking
ambulophobia - The fear of walking
amentia - temporary insanity or a dazed trance
amomaxiaphobia - A fear of making love in an automobile
ampherotokous - Having both male and female o_spring
amphigory - A poem that seems profound but is really complete nonsense
amphigory - A seemingly profound poem which is actually nonsense
amrita - A drink which bestows immortality in Hindu mythology
amychophobia - A fear of being scratched
anabatic - Related to wind currents, especially rising winds
anablepophobia - A fear of looking at high places
anacardic - Pertaining to a cashew nut
anadipsia - excessive thirst
anagapesis - The feeling when one no longer loves someone they once did
anasarkas - A condition in which a person is so swollen that they appear
to have no muscles
anaxiphillia - The act of falling in love with the wrong person
anconeal - Related to the elbow
androcracy - A government consisting of men
androlepsia - A kidnapping by a foreign government for political gain
androphobia - A fear of men
anemophobia - The fear of wind
angelocracy - Rulership by angels
anginophobia - A fear of choking or su_ocating
anile - Resembling a doddering old-woman, although usually used to imply
loss of mental ability
anililagnia - An attraction to older women
anklyosis - The sti_ness of immobility of a joint
ankylophobia - A fear of joint immobility
anoegenetic - Not producing new work or original knowledge
anonymuncle - A petty anonymous writer
anopisthographic - Having writing only upon one side
anserine - Like a goose
antapology - A response to an apology, usually attacking the justi_cation
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included in the apology
antedeluvian - Very old or ancient, or pertaining to the era before Noah's
ood
anteric - Pertaining to revenge against a former lover or a lover who betrays
anthomancy - Divination using owers
anthophobia - A fear of owers
anthracomancy - Divination using burning coals
anthrophobia - The fear of people
anthropoglot - Any animal, such as a parrot, which is capable of copying
human speech
anthropolatry - Worship of a human as thought they were a god
anthropomancy - Magic or divination using people, or foretelling the fu-
ture using the entrails of a sacri_ced person
anthropopathy - Ascribing human feelings or traits to God or to the gods
anthropophobia - See anthrophobia
anthroposcopy - The art of determining personality or character from
physical features
anthropotheism - The belief that gods began as humans and are human
in nature
antinomian - Rejecting the authority of moral or religious law
antiscian - A person who lives on the other of the world from you
antisocordist - One who speaks against laziness and stupidity
antlophobia - A fear of oods or ooding
antonomasia - The practice of using trademarked names as generic terms
anuptaphobia - The fear of staying unmarried
anxiolytic - Serving to reduce tension or stress
apanthropia - A fear of people
apeirophobia - A fear of in_nity
aphephobia - The fear of touching or being touched
apikoros - A Jewish person who does not follow Jewish law
apiophobia - A fear of bees
apocalocyntosis - The act of being turned into a pumpkin
apocatastasis - The belief that all people will be saved by God
apodyopsis - The act of mentally undressing someone
aporia - The feeling you have when your problems cannot be solved
apotheosis - The elevation of a mortal to deity
apricate - To spend time basking in the sunshine
aproneer - A merchant or shopkeeper
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aprosexia - The inability to concentrate
aptronym - An appropriate name for someone or something
aquabib - An individual who only drinks water
aquaphobia - The fear of water
arachibutyrophagia - The act of eating peanut butter
arachibutyrophillia - The love of peanut butter
arachibutyrophobia - Fear of peanut butter
arachnivorous - Eating spiders
arachnophobia - The fear of spiders
arctophilist - A collector of teddy bears
arietate - To strike with a battering ram or to butt like a ram
aristology - The science of dining
aristophren - A person possesing a superior intellect
arithmophobia - A fear of numbers
armomancy - Divination involving the shoulder blades of animals
arrhenophobia - A fear of male o_spring
arrhenotokous - Having only male o_spring
arsle - To move backwards or to retreat rapidly
ascian - A person who has no shadow
aspergillum - A device for sprinkling holy water, usually a perforated
sphere
aspersorium - A basin for holy water
assanka - The number ten to the sixty-third power
astereognosis - The loss of the ability to recognize shapes by touch
asthenic - Being lean and frail
asthenophobia - The fear of weakness
astragalomancy - Divination using dice
astrapophobia - The fear of thunder and lightning
astrophobia - The fear of stars
ataxiophobia - A fear of disorder
atelophobia - A fear of defects or imperfections
atephobia - A fear of rivers
atychiphobia - A fear of failure
aubade - A love song which is sung at dawn
augury - Divination using bird's ight
aulophobia - A fear of utes
aureate - Pertaining to the fancy or owery words used by poets
aurophobia - A fear of gold
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austromancy - Divination using the wind
autodeist - One who believes they are a god
autodidact - A person who has taught themselves
autodysomophobia - A fear of one's own body odour
autohagiographer - A person who speaks or writes in a smug way about
their life and accomplishments
autolatry - The worship of one's self
autology - The study of oneself
automysophobia - A fear of being dirty
autotheist - One who worships themselves
autotonsorialist - A person who cuts their own hair
autovoxiphillia - Love of one's own voice
aval - Pertaining to grand parents
avenage - Oats paid to a landlord when the tenant could not pay the rent
avenage - Oats that were paid to landlords in lieu of rent by the poor
avering - When a poor person removes all of their clothing to increase
sympathy while begging
averruncator - A long stick with shears for cutting high branches
avetrol - An illegitimate child
aviatophobia - A fear of ying
ayurnamat - The philosophy that there is no point in worrying about
events that cannot be changed
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bacillophobia - A fear of germs
badot - An idler or something or someone who is silly
ba_ound - To stun or perplex
bailiwick - The region in which a sheri_ has legal powers
baisemain - A kiss on the hand
baize - The green cloth used on billiard tables and other gaming tables
balatron - A babbling bu_oon
balbutiate - To stutter or to stammer
baldric - A belt worn over the shoulder and chest used to hold a sword
ballicatter - The ice that forms around shores and docks from the cold
ocean spray
ballistophobia - A fear of being shot, or of guns and missles
balnearii - People who steal clothing for public baths
balnearil - The people who stole clothing from a public bath in ancient
Rome
barathrum - A person who eats like they were a bottomless pit
barathrum - A pit into which condemned people are placed to die.
barleychild - A baby born less than six months after marriage
barophobia - A fear of gravity
barophobia - Fear of gravity
basiphobia - The fear of walking
basistasiphobia - The fear of standing and walking
basophobia - See basiphobia
basorexia - An overwhelming desire to neck or kiss
bataphobia - A fear of heights or high places
bathophobia - A fear of depth
bathysiderodromophobia - Fear of subways
batophobia - A fear of tall buildings
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batrachoid - Like a frog
batrachophagous - One who eats frogs
batrachophobia - A fear of frogs or toads
battology - Tiresome and repetitive talking
bawcock - A nice gentleman
bdelloid - Resembling a leech
bdellophobia - A fear of leeches
beaze - To dry in the sun
begrumpled - To be very unhappy or displeased
beldam - A foul old woman
belgard - A sweet and loving look
belomancy - Fortunetelling through the use of arrows
belonephobia - A fear of pins and needles
bialag - A person in front of a second person riding the same horse
bibliomancy - Divination using books or Bible passages
bibliophobia - A fear of books
bibliopolist - One who deals in rare books
bibliothecary - A person who collects and maintains books
bicorne - 1. The hat with two points worn by Napolean
bicorne - 2. In French lore, a two horned monster that eats hen-pecke
husbands
bi_lar - Sewing with two threads at once
biometeorology - The study of how the weather a_ects people
bissextile - 1. Related to the extra day in a leap year
bissextile - 2. Describing a leap year
bitheism - Believing in two gods
blandiloquent - Speaking in a attering or ingratiating way
blatherskite - An obnoxious braggart
blatteroon - A person who will not stop talking
blattoid - Like a cockroach
blellum - an idle boring chatterer
blennogenous - Something which produces mucus
blennophobia - A fear of slime
blennorrhea - An unusually large discharge of mucus, or a continuous
discharge of mucus
blepharon - A person with huge eyebrows
blepharospasm - A form of constant winking
bletcherous - Pertaining to something poorly designed or disgusting in
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design
blodder - To ow with a gurgling sound from a small aperture
blowsabella - A red faced wench
boanthropy - The delusion that one is an ox
bodach - In British lore, a small creature who lives in the chimney and
comes out at night to abduct naughty children
bogglish - Being uncertain or nervous
bogyphobia - A fear of goblins
bombilate - To loudly hum or buzz continuously
bonnyclabber - Milk which has become thick due to being sour
borborygmus - The rumbling sound of gas passing through the intestine
bordlode - A service tenants are required to perform as part of the rental
agreement
botanomancy - Divination using plants
botanophobia - A fear of plants
boucan - A naturally occuring bed of burning coals
bouquinist - A dealer of worthless used books
bourdon - The bass drone of a bagpipe or of the low pitched notes on a
pipe organ
boustrophedon - A form of writing which alternates left to right / right
to left, also used to describe some forms of typesetting.
bowdlerize - To purge literature of all possibly o_ensive or morally impure
material
brachiation - The act of swinging through the trees, such as performed by
monkeys
brachistichrone - The path between two points along which a particle
travels for the shortest time
brachycephalic - Having a head that is broad
brannigan - 1. A spree of excessive drinking
brannigan - 2. Any prolonged excessive indulgence, in activities or hobbies
breem - Pertaining to a female pig who wants to mate
breve - The small curve above a vowel which symbolizes a short sound
breviloquent - Speaking briey about a subject
brevirostrate - Having a short nose
brimborion - Something which is useless or nonsensical
bromatology - A discourse on food
bromidrosiphobia - A fear of body odour or sweat
bronteum - A device used in theater or movies to create thunder
brontide - The low rumbling of distant thunder
brontomancy - Divination by or magic involving thunder
brontophobia - The fear of thunder
brump - To collect branches which have fallen o_ of trees
bruxomania - The compulsive grinding of one's teeth
bubulcitate - To heard cattle or to wail like a cow
buccula - A double chin
bucculent - Having a wide or large mouth
buchette - A piece of _rewood
buchettier - A person who chops and carries _rewood
bu_arilla - An extremely ugly young woman
bufoniform - Like a toad
burghbote - Donations made to repair a castle, or to build a castle
burke - A slang term for a murder which leaves the body intact, after
William Burke who ran a business murdering people and selling the bodies
to medical schools.
burladero - The wooden barrier in a bullring used for protection
butyraceous - Resembling butter
byrthynsak - 1. The theft of a calf or a sheep
byrthynsak - 2. Stealing as much as one can carry

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cacestogenous - Caused by a poor home life
cacestogenous - Caused by an unfavourable home life
cachinnation - Loud or hysterical laughter
cacodaemonomania - Posessed by the devil
cacoepy - The incorrect pronunciation of a word
cacoethes - A bad habit or insatiable urge
cacogen - An antisocial person
cacohydrophobia - The fear of sewer water
cacophonophilist - One who loves harsh sounds
cacospectamania - The obsession of staring at something which is repul-
sive
caesious - A pale blue-grey color
cagamosis - An unhappy marriage
cagophilist - A collector of keys
cainophobia - A fear of anything new
cainotophobia - See cainophobia
caiti_ - A despicable or cowardly person
calamistration - The act of curling hair
callet - A drab untidy woman
calligyniaphobia - The fear of beautiful women
calliopean - Piercingly loud or shrill, often used to describe a voice
callipygian - Having a beautiful rear end
callipygous - Having a beautiful rear end
callithumpian - The sounds of a big parade, usually accompanied by horns
and noise makers
callow - Not having the experience and sophistication expected of an adult,
or of one in a responsible position
calypso - A fashion in which women tie a knot in their shirt and exposes
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her waist
camelopard - A mythical beast with a camel father and a leopard as a
mother.
cameralistics - The science of managing public _nances
campanology - The study of bells or of bell ringing
cancatervate - To heap up into a pile
canoodle - To kiss and cuddle in an a_ectionate manner
cantabank - A second rate singer
cantle - A piece or a fragment of a larger object
caparison - Originally the ornamental decorations on a horse, now used to
refer to any fancy clothing
capernoited - Slightly intoxicated or tipsy
caphar - Money paid by merchants for protection, originally while travel-
ling in the Middle East
capilotade - A quickly put together story or excuse
capnomancy - Divination by smoke
carapace - The shell of an animal such as a turtle or armadillo
carcinomatophobia - See carcinophobia
carcinomorphic - Resembling a crab
carcinophobia - A fear of cancer
carfumish - To dissipate a foul smell
carker - A mischievieous child or brat
carnophobia - A fear of meat
carphologia - See occillation
cartomancy - Magic using cards or prophecy using cards
cartomaniac - A collector of maps
caryatid - A female sculpture which is used as a pillar
castaneous - Chestnut coloured
casuist - A sophist who insists on debating the smallest details
catagelophobia - A fear of ridicule
cataglottism - The act of sticking out one's tongue while kissing
catapedamania - The obsession with jumping from high places
catapedaphobia - A fear of jumping from a high (or low) place
cathartic - Something which is used to clean one's bowels
cathisophobia - A fear of sitting
catholicon - A remedy for all ailments, or a miracle cure-all
catholicum - A medicine which can cure everything
catoptomancy - Divination using a mirror or several mirrors
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catoptromancy - Divination based on how a face appears when viewed in
a mirror underwater
catoptrophobia - A fear of mirrors
causeuse - A sofa built for two people
cebocephalic - Having a monkey's head or brain
ceilidh - 1. A private conversation or visit
ceilidh - 2. An evening of musical entertainment
celation - The act of hiding a pregnancy
celibataire - A bachelor
cenacle - The large room in which the last supper took place
cenatory - Pertaining to dinner or supper
ceneromancy - Divination using ashes
cenogamy - Communal marriage
cephalalgic - Any form of headache remedy
cephaleonomancy - Telling the future by examining the boiled head of an
ass
cephalomancy - Divination by boiling a head, usually that of a donkey
ceraunomancy - Divination by or magic using thunderbolts
cercopithecan - Pertaining to monkeys
cerebropathophobia - A fear of going insane because of a disease
cerulean - A light blue or sky blue colour
cervine - Pertaining to deer
cervisial - Relating to beer
chaetophobia - A fear of hair
cha_erer - A vendor who enjoys talking while making a sale
chalcenterous - Having bowels of brass
chamade - A signal inviting discussion or negotiations
chankings - Pieces of food which are rejected from what is chewed. (spat
out)
charette - an intensive e_ort to complete something before the deadline
Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchaubunagungamaugg - A Native
American lake name meaning "you _sh on your side, I _sh on my side an no
one _shes in the middle"
charientism - An artfully veiled insult
chaston - The part of a ring which holds a gem or diamond
chavish - The sound of many birds chirping together, or many people chat-
ting at once
cheiloproclitic - Being attracted to a person's lips
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cheimaphobia - A fear of coldness or being cold
cheimatophobia - See cheimaphobia
chelonian - Like a turtle
cherophobia - A fear of merriment
chessom - Soil which is free of sand and stones
chichevache - In French myth, a giant cow that eats virtuous women
chiliad - A period of one thousand years
chiliasm - The doctrine that Christ will return and reign for a thousand
years
chilihedron - A solid with 1000 equal sides
chionophobia - A fear of snow
chirocracy - The state of being ruled by force (literally by a strong hand)
chirognomy - See chiromancy
chirogymnast - A device used to exercise only the _ngers, especially for
pianists
chiromancy - Foretelling the future by studying a person's hand
chirotonsor - An alternate title for a barber
chirotony - A vote which is taken by a show of hands
cholangiocholecystocholedochectomy - The surgical removal of the he-
patic duct, common duct, and gall bladder
choller - A sagging double chin
choregus - The _nancial backer in ancient Greece, usually of a play
chorizontist - One who believes that the Illiad and the Odyssey were writ-
ten by di_erent authors
chorophobia - A fear of dancing
chorophobia - Fear of dancing
chrematistic - Pertaining to business or the pursuit of wealth
chrematophobia - A fear of money
chrematophobia - The fear of wealth
chrestomathic - Devoted to academic pursuits or to learning in general
chrisom - A child who dies before being baptised
chromatophobia - See chromophobia
chromophobia - A fear of colours
chromotocracy - A government dominated by one race
chronomancy - Divining the best time for certain events
chronophobia - The fear of time
chryselephantine - Made of or decorated with gold and ivory
chrysocracy - Rulership by the wealthy (literally a government by gold)
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chrysology - The study of production and value of precious metals
chrysophobia - A fear of gold
chthonic - Pertaining to the underworld or Hell
cibophobia - A fear of food
cicisbeo - The man with whom a women is having an a_air
cingulomania - A desire to hold someone in your arms
circumlocution - An overly complicated means of expression
clapperclaw - To berate or scold, or the person doing the scolding
clapperdudgeon - A beggar whose parents were beggars
clawscrunt - An old tree used as a scratching post, usually by cattle
cleidomancy - Divination using a key
cleisiophobia - A fear of enclosed spaces
clepsammia - An "hourglass" which measures a period of time other than
an hour
cleptobiosis - The act of plundering food
cleptophobia - The fear of thieves or of becoming a thief
clerisy - The wise and intelligent upper class
cleromancy - Divination involving dice
climacophobia - The fear of falling downstairs
clinomania - An excessive desire to remain in bed
clinophobia - A fear of going to bed
clithrophobia - A fear of enclosed spaces
clo_n - To sit idly by a _re
cnidophobia - A fear of insect stings
cnidosiphobia - A fear of itching
cockalorum - A person who thinks they are bigger than they are
coenesthesis - An awareness of one's body and overall health
cognomen - A surname or family name
coimetrophobia - See koimetrophobia
collation - A light informal meal
collieshangie - An uproar or a quarrel
colophon - The inscription or notes in the back of a book that give details
of the publisher or author
colporteur - A book peddler, particularly religious books
colposinquanonia - Estimating a woman's beauty based on her chest
comestion - A devouring by _re
comiconomenclaturist - One who collects funny names
comprachico - A person who buys and sells children after deforming them
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comprivigni - The relation of a child to its step-siblings
conchologist - A collector of shells
conchomancy - Divination using shells
concilliabule - A secret meeting of people who are hatching a plot
concinnous - Pertaining to something elegant and interesting
concionative - Pertaining to public speaking
condign - Appropriate or deserved, especially in reference to a punishment
conate - To meld or merge together
conskite - To cause a foul smell, particularly when afraid
consuetudinary - A guide to local customs and traditions, or a religious
manual
conventicle - A secret or unlawful religious assembly
coprophagan - A beetle that lives in dung
coprophagous - One who eats excrement
coprophobia - A fear of excrement
coprostasiphobia - A fear of constipation
coriaceous - 1. Leatherlike, particularly pertaining to skin
coriaceous - 2. To be tough and leathery, (such as over tanned skin)
corrade - To gather from various sources
corsned - A medieval trial in which the accused had to swallow consecrated
bread
cosherer - Someone who eats at the expense of others, especially relatives
coshering - 1. The act of feasting
coshering - 2. The privilege of landlords (or relatives) to invite themselves
to live with their tenants
cosmolatry - The worship of nature
cosmopoietic - An adjective referring to world creating
cosmothetic - A philosophy which assumes the existence of an external
world without proof
costermonger - A seller of fruits, vegetables, and other food, especially
from a street cart
cotquean - A man who does what is traditionally women's work
coulrophobia - The fear of clowns
couther - To comfort by giving refreshments and warmth
crambazzle - A worn out old man
crantara - A burnt piece of wood dipped in blood and taken from clan to
clan as a signal
crapulent - 1. Illness caused by overeating
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crapulent - 2. Eating and drink too much
cremnophobia - A fear of cli_s or precipices
cremnophobia - A fear of precipices
creophagous - Pertaining to something or someone which eats meat
crepitation - The crackling and popping sound accompanying a wood _re
crepuscle - The fading light at the end of the day, also known as twilight
cretaceous - Chalky or grayish white
cribble - To push something through a sieve
crissum - A general term for the anus of a bird
crithomancy - Divination by spreading our or dough over a sacri_ced
animal
criticasters - Third rate mean spirited critics
cromnyomancy - Magic or divination using an onion
croodle - Too coo like a dove
croosle - A low whimper, such as produced by infants
crose - To whine empathetically with someone who is in pain
crosier - The ceremonial sta_ of bishops or abbots
crotaline - Resembling a rattlesnake
cruciverbalist - Someone who loves doing crossword puzzles
crumenically - Related to money
crurophilous - Pertaining to one who likes legs
cryophobia - A fear of ice or frost
cryptaesthesia - Any form of extrasensory perception
cryptarchy - A government which is run secretly
cucurbitaceous - resembling a cucumber or a squash
culacino - The mark left on the table by a moist glass
culch - Rubbage and refuse of every form
culliage - The right of a lord to spend the _rst night with his subjects new
bride
cullion - A rude, mean-spirited person
cultrivorous - Pertaining to actual or illusory knife swallowing
cummock - A sta_ with a crooked end on it
cunctipotent - Being all powerfull, or omnipotent
cuniculous - Filled with rabbits
curculionidous - Pertaining to weevils
curgla_ - The shock felt when entering cold water
curpin - A bird's back end
cutre - Describing something which is either in poor taste, ugly, or just
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cyesolagnia - Being attracted to pregnant women
cymbocephalic - Having a head shaped like a boat
cymophobia - The fear of waves
cynanthropy - The delusion that one is a dog
cynocephalous - Having the face or head of a dog
cynophobia - A fear of dogs
cyprianophobia - The fear of prostitutes
cypridophobia - The fear of prostitutes
cypripareuniaphile - A person who loves prostitutes
cytology - The study of cells or the interaction of cells
czarevna - The proper title for the daughter of a czar

D
dactylioglyph - The mark or engraving in a ring
dactyliography - 1. The art of engraving rings
dactyliography - 2. Writing or painting with one's _ngers
dactyliology - The study of _nger rings
dactylion - The tip of the middle _nger
dactylonomy - Counting using one's _ngers
daedalian - Ingenious and cunningly designed
darraign - To prepare for combat, or decide by combat
davering - Walking or moving in a dazed manner
deasil - To move in a clockwise direction
decidophobia - A fear of making decisions
decollate - To remove someone's head, or to decapitate someone
decubitis - One's position or posture while sleeping
deesis - A speech or request made to a supreme being
defalcation - Misappropriation of funds by the person or group entrusted
with them
defecalgesiophobia - A fear of defecation
defenestrate - To throw out of a window
deiparous - Giving birth to a god or a goddess
deipnophobia - A fear of dinner conversation
deipnosophy - Learned conversation conducted while dining
deisidaimonia - The fear of supernatural powers
dejerate - To take a solemn oath
delassation - The state of being tired and fatigued
deliciate - To indulge or to make oneself happy
delitescent - To be hidden or concealed
deltiologist - A collector of picture postcards
demegoric - Relating to public speaking
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dementophobia - A fear of insanity or going insane
demitoilet - A style of elaborate but not formal dress
demiurge - The creator of a world, whether real or mythical
demonocracy - Rulership by demons
demonomancy - Divination by demons
demonophobia - A fear of demons
demonurgist - One who uses demons to assist in casting magics
demophobia - A fear of crowds or people
dendranthropology - A discipline which studies the theory that man came
from trees
dendrochronology - The study of growth rings in logs to determine cli-
mates
dendrology - The study of trees
dendrophillia - The love of trees
dendrophobia - The fear of trees
dentiloquent - Pertaining to someone who talks through their teeth
deoppilate - To remove an obstruction
deorsumversion - A turning down
deosculation - The act of kissing
dephlegmate - To distill something, such as alcohol
dephlogisticate - To make something _reproof
deracinate - 1. To pull out by the roots
deracinate - 2. To remove someone or something from their natural or
usual environment
dermatoglyphics - The study of skin patterns, such as _nger prints
dermatopathophobia - A fear of skin diseases
dermatophobia - A fear of skin
desticate - To squeak like a rat
deturpate - To de_le or dis_gure
deuterogamist - A widow who chooses to remarry
dextrophobia - A fear of the right or things to the right
dextrosinistral - A left handed person who is trained to use their right
hand
dghaisa - A small boat used in Malta, similar to a gondola
dharna - A method of collecting a debt in which the person who is owed
money sits on the debtors doorstep until payment is made, or the debtor
starves to death
diablerist - One who draws or paints devils
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diabolarchy - Rulership by the devil
diacritics - The marks used in dictionaries to symbolize pronounciation
diamerismapygian - one with attened buttocks
diamerismapygianitis - inamation from attening of the buttocks usu-
ally caused by long periods of sitting
didaskaleinophobia - A fear of school
didine - Resembling a dodo bird
dignotion - Any distinguishing mark or feature
dikephobia - A fear of justice
dilluing - The process of sorting metal from ore using a hand sieve
dinmont - A castrated ram between one and two years old
dinophobia - A fear of dizziness
diophysitic - Having two separate personalities
diplasiasmus - The incorrect doubling of a letter when spelling a word
dippoldism - The act of beating or whipping school children
dipsomanophobia - A fear of drinking alcohol
dipsophobia - A fear of drinking alcohol
discerp - To tear to shreds
discophoran - Like a jelly_sh
dishabillophobia - The fear of undressing or undressing in front of some-
one
dithyramb - A hymn or poem to honor Bacchus
ditokous - Producing twins
diurnation - To sleep during the day
divigate - To stray, as in the opposite of navigate
divitiphobia - The fear of wealth
doctiloquent - Talking about a subject which you have studied and know
a lot about
dolabriform - Shaped like the head of an ax
doles - The two short grips on the handle of a scythe
dolichocephalic - Having a head that is longer than it is wide
dolichprosopic - Having an unusually long face
dolorifuge - Something that cures grief
domatologist - A professional housekeeper
domatophobia - A fear of houses or being stuck in a house
dommerer - A beggar who fakes being deaf and mute
dompteuse - A woman who trains animals
doraphobia - A fear of fur or animal skins
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dorsodynia - A pain in the back
dowfart - A stupid dull person
doyenne - The eldest member of a group
doytin - To walk about stupidly
drachenfutter - An o_ering made by a husband to appease an angry wife
drail - A long trailing headdress
drailing - Send e-mail messages while drunk
drapetomania - An overwhelming urge to run away from home
dratchell - A slovenly, lazy woman
drawcansir - A person who kills both friend and foe, or who destroys his
own cause while _ghting his opponents
drazel - An immoral woman
dringle - Somebody who likes to waste time
drintling - The clucking noise made by turkeys
dririmancy - Divination by dripping blood
drizzen - A mounful wail, usualy by a lazy person forced to work
drogulus - Something which cannot be veri_ed, due to its lack of physical
form or e_ects
dromaeognathous - Having the palate of an emu
dromophobia - The fear of streets or crossing the street
droud - An oa_sh woman
druxy - Something which looks good on the outside, but is actually rotten
inside
dudman - A scarecrow made of old cloths
du__e - The practice of laying a bottle on its side for a long time to get
out the last drops
dulocracy - A government formed of privileged slaves
dulosis - The enslavement of ants by other ants
dulotic - A situation where one insigni_cant entity enslaves or rules another
dunnage - 1. The loose stu_ng used to keep cargo from getting wet or
from moving
dunnage - 2. The material placed in boxes to protect the contents from
damage
dunnage - 3. Any form of luggage or baggage
dwaible - being unstable
dwale - To wander about deliriously
dwizzen - To shrivel up like old fruit, especially applied to old people
dysania - The state of having a rough time waking up in the morning
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dysepulotic - Not healing quickly or easily
dysesthesia - An impairment of the senses, especially the sense of touch
dyslogistic - Expressing disapproval
dysmorphophobia - A fear of being deformed
dysnomy - The creation of awed laws which cause more problems
dysphoria - An unwell feeling
dysteleogist - One who believes in the purposeless of nature
dysteleology - The study of the organs of plants or animals while denying
that they are useful
dystopia - A society in which the conditions or horrid and people miserable.
Also the opposite of utopia
dystychiphobia - A fear of accidents
dyvors - People or businesses who have gone bankrupt or are disreputable
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earrent - The damage or removal of an ear in lieu of payment on a debt or
rent
eblandish - To get by coaxing or by attery
eccaleobion - Something which gives life or brings alive
eccedentesiast - A person who fakes a smile, such as on television
ecclesiarchy - Rulership by the church
ecclesioclastic - Disruptive or destructive to the church
ecclesiolatry - Excessive devotion to one's church
ecclesiophobia - A fear of churches
ecdysiophile - A person who likes to visit strip joints or watch people strip
echinoproctous - Having a spiny or prickly rump (like a pocupine)
echopraxia - The act of imitating others for no reason
ecophobia - A fear of one's home
ectomorphic - Being slender and thin
edacious - voracious and devouring
edentate - Having no teeth
e_ulgent - Shining or respendent
efter - A thief who robs theater patrons during a show
eidolism - The belief in ghosts and spirits
eisegesis - A faulty interpretation of a text caused by reading in one's own
ideas
eisoptrophobia - A fear of mirrors
electrophobia - A fear of electricity
eleutherophillist - Someone who advocates free love
eleutherophobia - A fear of freedom
elurophobia - A fear of cats
emacity - An urge to buy or to spend money
emetophobia - The fear of vomiting
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emmetropia - The medical condition of having perfect eyesight
empleomania - An insatiable urge to hold public o_ce
emunction - The act of removing obstructions from or cleaning bodily
passages (such as picking ones nose)
encephalasthenia - A form of mental distress caused by emotional stress
enchorial - Belonging to a particular country
endomorphic - Being short but powerful
energumenist - 1. One who is possessed by demons
energumenist - 2. One who is passionate about their cause
enetophobia - A fear of pins and needles
engastration - The act of stu_ng one bird into another
enigmatology - The study and construction of puzzles
enissophobia - See enosiophobia
enneagon - A _gure which has nine angles
enochlophobia - A fear of crowds
enoptromancy - Divination using a mirror
enoptrophobia - A fear of mirrors
enosiophobia - The fear that one has commited an unpardonable sin
entheate - Divinely inspired or possessed by a god
entomophobia - A fear of insects
entredentolignumologist - One who collects toothpick boxes
eosophobia - A fear of the dawn
epagomenic - Days which are omitted from a calendar, either in ancient
times or with modern obscure holidays
ephemeromorph - Any form of life too low to be classi_ed as animal or
vegetable
ephorize - To have a controlling inuence over
epicaricacy - The joy that results from others misfortune
epigamic - A trait or property which attracts a mate, such as antlers or
plumage
epincion - A victory song or anthem
epirot - A person who lives far away from the coast
episcopicide - The act of killing a bishop
epistaxiophobia - A fear of nose bleeds
epithymy - A lustful desire
epizootic - Any disease which a_ects many di_erent animals
eponym - A name that has become a word
epulose - An excessive feast
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equinophobia - A fear of horses
eremikophobia - A fear of sand or deserts
eremology - The study of deserts
eremophobia - A fear of being alone
eremophobia - The fear of stillness
ereuthrophobia - See Erythrophobia
ergasophobia - The fear of work
ergomaniac - One who is obsessed with working
ergophile - One who loves working
ergophobia - The fear of work
eroteme - The symbol used in writing known as a question mark
erotographophobia - The fear of writing love letters
erythrophobia - A fear of blushing
eschatological - Pertaining to the ultimate fate of humanity or the planet
escutcheon - A decorative metal plates around doorknobs or locks
esquivalience - 1. The intentional abandonment of one's o_cial duties
esquivalience - 2. An unwillingness to perform the job one has been
assigned
esquivalience - 3. The irresponsible addition of fake words into dictionaries,
as was originally done with this word
estafette - A courier who rides on a horse
estiferous - Pertaining to something which produces heat
estivation - To go away somewhere for the summer
estrapade - A horse's attempt to remove their rider
ethnocracy - Rulership by a speci_c race
ethnomethodology - The study of social customs and rules
ethnomusicology - The study of folk music
eudemonics - The study or the science of happiness
eulogistic - Expressing approval
eumoirous - Happiness due to being honest and wholesome
eunomy - The enactment of good laws that help people
euonym - A good name
euphobia - A fear of good news
eupsychics - Good education or teaching
eustress - 1. Stress that incites one to action or motivates, as in sports
eustress - 2. Stress related to a happy event, such as childbirth or wedding
eutectic - Easily melted or fused, especially at low temperatures
euterpean - Related to music
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exclaustration - The act of leaving or being expelled from a religious
retreat
exennium - A gift given at New Years
exigent - Requiring immediate attention
exiguous - Sparse or meagre
eximious - Choice, select or excellent
exonumist - One who collects things which resemble coins but are not coins
exophagy - The tradition among cannibals that they may not eat one from
their own tribe
explaterate - To talk continuosly without stop
exsibilation - The collective hisses of a disapproving audience
exsu_icate - Something which is silly or tri_ing
extispex - A person who predicts the future using entrails
extispicy - Divination using entrails

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fabulosity - 1. The state of being fabulous
fabulosity - 2. The state of telling lies
fa_e - Work which takes a long time and produces sub-standard results
faleste - A form of capital punishment in which the victim is tied up on the
beach and allowed to be pulled out by the tide
famulus - An assistant to a scholar or magician
fangast - A women who is eligible for marriage
farctate - The state of being stu_ed with food (overeating)
fardel - A little bundle or a sack
fashimite - Someone who is a slave to fashion
favillous - Resembling ashes
feague - The act of putting ginger (or a live eel) in a horse's behind to make
him carry his tail properly
feaque - A dirty, lazy man
feazings - The frayed and unraveled ends of a rope
febriphobia - A fear of fever
fe_ - Any bad smell, though usually applied to a child breaking wind
felinophobia - A fear of cats
felly - The outer wooden rim of a wheel
feriae - Days in the ancient roman culture in which all people, including
slaves, got a holiday
feriation - Taking time o_ of one's work to relax or to travel
ferrule - 1.The metal tip on an umbrella
ferrule - 2. The threaded knob that holds a lampshade in place
ferrule - 3. A protective metal cap on the end of a cane or a tool handle
festinate - To walk fast or to move rapidly
festucine - Being the colour of straw of hay
fettler - A person skilled at repairing tools or machinery
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fewterer - A keeper of dogs or manager of a kennel
_ant - To cast o_ excrement
_briophobia - See febriphobia
_deism - Reliance upon one's religion instead or reason for beliefs and
truths
_dimplicitary - A person who has implicit faith
_liopietistic - The practice of worshipping one's ancestors
_lipendulous - Suspended by a single thread
_micoloud - Living in a dung heap
_nifugal - Shunning the end of something
_ssilingual - Having a forked tongue
_stiana - Related to _sts or boxing
_ttie-lan - The near horse of the hindmost pair pulling a plough
abuginous - Something which is deceptive or fraudulent
amfoo - A woman in gaudy clothes who thinks she is fashionable
aneur - A man who is always idle, or refuses to work
aneusse - A woman who refuses to work
arting - To mock or insult
askisable - Able to be bent
attybouch - A person who spends the summer travelling and living in a
van
avescent - Yellowish or turning yellow
etcherize - To chew each piece of food at least thirty times
exiloquent - Pertaining to someone who speaks ambiguously
occillation - The delirious picking at bedclothes by a sick person
occinaucinihilipili_cation - The categorizing of something that is useless
or trivial
osculous - Pertaining to or resembling owers
othery - Being slovenly while trying to appear classy and proper
uctisonant - Having the sound of rolling waves
ychter - To run with outstretched arms, such as a child does
yndrig - An impudent or deceiving woman
foison - A very bountiful harvest
fomentation - The application of warm substances to diseased parts
foof - To howl and whine like a wounded dog
formication - The sensation of bugs crawling over one's body
fossick - To search for gold in abandoned claims or to rummage around for
anything valuable
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foudroyant - Having a stunning or dazzling e_ect
franion - A pleasure seeker or hedonist
fremescence - The grumbling sound of an unhappy mob of people
friendorphobia - A fear of forgetting a password
frigoric - The mythical substance believed to cause or transmit cold
frippery - A store which sells old clothing
frisson - A shudder of excitement that courses through the body
fritinancy - The chirping or croaking sound of insects
frottage - 1. Artwork created by rubbing charcoal over paper placed on a
rough surface
frottage - 2. The act of rubbing against a clothed person in public, for the
purpose of grati_cation
frustling - The shaking and showing of feathers by birds, or the strutting
around of someone with fancy clothing
frustraneous - unpro_table and completely useless
fruzz - To rub hair the wrong way, as when petting a dog from tail to head
fucoid - Resembling sea weed
fudgeon - A fussy person
fulgurate - To suddenly ash, such as lightning
fuliginous - Pertaining to something which is sooty
fulmination - A loud and violent explosion, either literally or _guratively
fumifugist - Something or someone which expels smoke
funambulist - A tight rope walker
fungy - A type of deep dish blueberry pie
funkify - To run away in fear
furciferous - Pertaining to a rascal or a rascal's behaviour
furfuraceous - Covered with scales or dandru_ akes
furr-ahin - The hindmost horse on the right pulling a plough
fuscoferuginous - Having a dark rusty colour
fustilug - A fat, clumsy, lazy, _lthy slob
fyerk - To ick away using one's _nger and thumb
fysigunkus - A person who lacks curiosity
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gaberlunzie - A wandering beggar or a harmless hobo
galea - A headache which covers the entire head
galeanthropy - The delusion that one is a cat
galeophobia - A fear of cats
galeophobia - A fear of sharks
galligantus - A tall and awkward person
gallywow - A man who cannot have children
gambrinous - Being full of beer
gametophobia - See gamophobia
gamin - A homeless boy or street kid
gamine - A homeless girl
gammerstang - A tall and awkward woman
gamomania - An urge to make extravagant wedding proposals
gamophobia - A fear of marriage
gardyloo - Either dirty water thrown out of a window, or the warning that
is yelled out _rst
gargalesthesia - The sensation caused by tickling
gastromancy - Divination using a crystal ball
gatophobia - See galeophobia
gaum - To stare vacantly or handle in a clumsy manner
geck - An expression of scorn or contempt
gelophobia - A fear of laughter
geloscopy - Magic or fortunetelling based on laughter
genethliacon - A poem which is written for someone's birthday
geniophobia - A fear of chins
genizah - A repository for damage or banned books
genuphobia - A fear of knees
genyplasty - Surgery to reconstruct the cheek
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geogra_y - A drink of sailors, made by soaking burnt bread or biscuits in
water
geophagy - The act of eating dirt or clay
gephyrophobia - the fear of crossing bridges.
gerasophobia - A fear of old age or of growing old
gerontocomium - An institution designed to take care of the elderly
gerontocracry - A government of old people (often the old boys network)
gerontophillia - The love of the elderly
gerontophobia - A fear of old age or of growing old
geumaphobia - The fear of taste
geumatophobia - See geumaphobia
gezellig - The comfortable feeling that one has when surrounded by friends
gigantomachize - To be at war with one's superiors
gigantomachy - A war between giants
gigmania - The smug obsession with attaining middle class respectability
gilipollas - Describing a person who is acting like a complete idiot
girouettism - Altering one's opinions to match public trends
glabrous - Having no hair
glaikery - Silly or foolish behaviour
glaucous - A yellowish green or sea-green color
glaums - An instrument used to geld horses
gleed - A hot ember or coal
gleimous - Filled with phlegm and mucus
gliriform - Resembling a rodent
globaphobia - The fear of balloons
glossophobia - The fear of speaking, especially in public
gloze - An explanatory note in the margin of a book
gnap - To criticize in a biting or snapping way
gork - A patient with unknown ailment. (Short for God only really knows)
gormandizer - One who eats to excess
gracile - Graceful and slender
graminivorous - Eating grass
grammaticaster - A person who is pedantic regarding proper grammar
grandgousier - One who will eat as much as possible of anything
grapholagnia - The urge to stare at obscene pictures
graphophobia - The fear of writing or of the written word
graptomancy - Divination using hand writing
graupel - Snow pellets or a soft form of hail
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gressible - Able to walk
gri_onage - Illegible or sloppy hand writing
grimthorpe - To badly remodel a building ignoring its character or history
grinagog - a person with a big stupid grin
groak - To stare at someone who is eating in hopes of getting food
gubbertushed - Having buck teeth
gubernator - A powerful man in government
gubernatrix - A powerful woman in government
gudgeons - The slots on a hinge which hold the pin in place
guerdon - A reward or payment
guidfather - Another name for one's father in law
gulosity - Excessive appetite or greed
guttersnipe - A member of the lowest class in society or a street person
gymnogynomania - The urge to spy on people when they are undressing
gymnophobia - A fear of nudity
gymnophoria - The sensation that someone is mentally undressing you
gynarchy - Rulership by women
gynecocracy - A government consisting of women
gynephobia - The fear of women
gynocracy - See gynecocracry
gynonudomania - The urge to rip o_ a woman's clothing
gynophobia - See gynephobia
gynotikolobomassophilia - A proclivity for nibbling on women's earlobes
gyromancy - Divination involving walking in a circle until you fall down
gyrovague - A monk who begs and sponges o_ of other monks
gyve - A shackle, usually applied to the leg, or the act of shackling someone
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hadeharia - The practice of constantly using the word "Hell" in speaking
haggersnash - A person who is full of spite
hagiarchy - A government of saints
hagiocracy - Rulership by saints
hagiography - A biography of a saint, or one written in a worshipping tone
hagiolatry - The worship of saints
haimsucken - The crime of beating a person in their own home
haingle - To amble along in a feeble and listless manner
hajj - A pilgrimage to Mecca
halakah - The set of laws supporting Jewish scriptures
halidom - Anything considered holy or sacred
halieutic - Of or about _shing
haliography - A description of the sea
halomancy - Divination or magic using salt
hamartiologist - An expert on the subject of sin
hamartithia - Being likely to make a mistake
hamartophobia - A fear of sin or of sinning
hamiform - Shaped like a hook
hamirostrate - Having a hooked beak
haphephobia - See aphephobia
haptephobia - See aphephobia
haptodysphoria - A unpleasent feeling caused by handling any fuzzy sur-
face
harengiform - Shaped like a herring
harpactophage - A predator which feeds on insects
harpaxophobia - The fear of thieves or of becoming a thief
harridan - A disreputable and violent woman
haruspex - A person who predicts the future using entrails
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haruspication - Divination using entrails
haruspicy - See haruspication
hasenpfe_er - A well seasoned rabbit stew
haspenald - A teenage boy who is tall, or who has suddenly grown
hastilude - A tournament of _ghting with spears
havelock - The cloth that hangs from the back of a hat to protect the
wearer's neck
hawsehole - The hole on a ship through which the anchor is lowered
haytiste - One who spends their days leaning on walls, and doing nothing
heautontimorumenos - 1. A form of masochism
heautontimorumenos - 2. A masochist
hebdomadal - Occuring once each week
hebephobia - The fear of young people
hebesphalmology - The study of juvenile deliquency
hecatomb - A religious sacri_ce of 100 animals, or any mass slaughter
hecatompedon - Any building which is either 100 feet long or wide
hederaceous - Pertaining to ivy
hederate - To decorate with ivy
hednon - A present given to someone at their wedding
hedonophobia - A fear of pleasure
heliolater - A sun worshipper
heliophobia - The fear of the Sun
heliotropism - The tendency of plants to turn towards the sun
Hellenologophobia - A fear of Greek terms or complex terminology
hellenomania - The obsession with using either foreign or obscure wording
helminthophobia - The fear of becoming infested with worms
helminthous - Infested with intestinal worms
hemaphobia - See Hematophobia
hematomancy - Divination using blood
hematophagous - One who drinks blood
hematophobia - A fear of blood or the sight of blood
hemeralopia - Only being able to see at night
hemeraphonia - Able to speak only at night
hemophobia - See Hematophobia
heptagamous - Having seven wives or seven husbands
heptamerous - Having seven parts or seven members
heresyphobia - A fear of heresy
hermeneutics - Interpretations of the Bible
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herpetiform - Resembling a reptile
herpetophobia - A fear of reptiles
heterarchy - A government of strangers of foreigners
heterography - The art of making spelling mistakes
heterophemist - One who does not say what they really mean
heteropraxy - Pertaining to people who do not follow the teachings of their
religion
hibernicism - An Irish trait or custom
hierocracy - Rulership by the church or by church o_cials
hierofastidia - A dislike of all holy objects
hieromachy - A war between members of the clergy
hieromancy - Divination using entrails
hierophobia - A fear of the clergy or of holy people
hieroscopy - Divination using entrails
higgler - A salesperson who insists on a certain price
hippanthropy - The delusion that one is a horse
hippobosca - A blood sucking y
hippomancy - Divination by horses, or by the neighing of horses
hippophobia - A fear of horses
hippopotomonstrosesquipedalian - Pertaining to extremely long words
hirci - Armpit hair
hircine - Resembling or smelling like a goat
hirrient - A heavy trilling sound, such as a cat purring
hirsutophilia - Being attracted to hairy men
hirudinoid - Like a leech
hisbid - Having stubbly or being unshaven
historiography - The study of history through writing styles
hodograph - A device for measuring the paces of a horse
hodophobia - The fear of travelling
hogra - A feeling of rage or depression that results from knowing that the
next day will be no better than today
holagogue - Any drug which relieves depression
homichlophobia - A fear of fog
homilophobia - A fear of sermons
hominist - One who advocates equal rights for men
honori_cabilitudinitatibus - With honorableness (a nonsense word from
medieval literature)
hordarian - The treasurer of a monastery or someone who controls a lot of
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money
hormephobia - A fear of shock
horology - The science of measuring time or making time pieces
horripilate - To get goose bumps
howdah - The riding seat on the back of an elephant
hoxter - The inside pocket on a suit or coat
huchet - A huntsmen's horn
huderon - An adjective meaning 'lazy'
humicubate - To lie still, as in some forms of prayer
humuhumunukunukuapuaa - A small Hawaiian _sh
hyalophobia - A fear of glass
hydragyophobia - A fear of mercurial medicines
hydromancy - Divination by water of magic involving water
hydrophobia - The fear of water
hydrophobophobia - A fear of rabies
hydrophobophobia - The fear of hydrophobia
hyetophobia - A fear of rain
hygrophobia - A fear of dampness
hygrophobia - A fear of liquids
hylephobia - A fear of epilepsy
hylephobia - A fear of materialism
hylophobia - A fear of forests
hylotheism - The belief that god and the universe are the same thing
hylozoism - The belief that matter has life and that life is a property of
matter
hypegiaphobia - See hypengyophobia
hypengyophobia - A fear of responsibility
hyperhedonia - Excessive pleasure caused by boring tasks
hypermnesia - Having an exceptional memmory
hyperprosexia - Excessive attention to something
hyperthemalgesia - An increased sensitivity to heat
hypnerotomachia - The struggle to decide between sleeping and making
love
hypnomancy - Divination by hypnosis
hypnophobia - A fear of sleeping
hypnopompic - the fuzzy state between being awake and asleep
hypobulia - Trouble making up one's mind
hypophobia - A fear of not being afraid
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hyposmia - A disorder in which one has no sense of smell
hypselotimophobia - A fear of high prices
hypsiphobia - A fear of heights or high places
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iatraliptic - Pertaining to the curing of diseases with lotions and creams
iatrapistia - A lack of faith in the medical system
iatrogenic - Pertaining to medical problems caused by a doctor's treatment
iatromathematique - A doctor who cures patients in a very mathematical
way
iatrophobia - A fear of going to the doctor
ichneutic - Related to the art of tracking
ichnography - A map or oor plan which is drawn to scale
ichnology - The study of fossilized footprints
ichnomancy - Divination using footprints
ichoglan - A young servant, usually serving a Sultan
ichor - The blood of a god
ichthyomancy - Divination or magic involving _sh
icker - A single ear of corn
iconomancy - Divination using icons
iconomicar - A person who writes about agriculture and farming
icterical - Tainted with a slightly yellow coloring
icthyophobia - A fear of _sh
idolomancy - Divination using idols
ignipotent - Having control of or power over _re
illecebrous - Attractive and alluring
illeism - The practice of referring to oneself as "he" or "she", or by one's
name
illyngophobia - The fear of vertigo
ilunga - A person who can forgive two abuses, but never a third o_ence
ilunga - A word from the Tshiluba language meaning a person who will
forgive you once, maybe twice, but never a third time
imberbic - Having no beard
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imbost - Foam created in the mouth, usually with sick animals
imbriferous - rain carrying, such as clouds
immerd - To cover or submerse in manure
imparidigitate - Having an odd number of toes or _ngers on each limb
impecunious - Having little or no money
impigrous - Being quick and e_cient
impluvious - Soaked with rain
inaniloquent - Speaking foolishly or saying silly things
incalescence - Growing warm and lusty with love
incicurable - Being untamable
incontunded - Not bruised or damaged
incunabula - A book which was printed before 1500 AD, in the dawn of
publishing
infelici_c - An adjective meaning 'to make unhappy'
infracaninophile - One who supports or defends the underdog
infrendiate - To gnash one's teeth in anger
infucate - To apply makeup
infucation - The art of painting or staining, especially face painting
inhebetate - To make something interesting into something dull and boring
inhume - To bury a person in a grave or tomb
inlapidate - To petrify an object
inparlibidinous - Pertaining to the love of one person for another who does
not love them
interamnian - Being between rivers
interbastation - A mismatched patchwork
intercalary - Any day, week, or month which has been inserted into a cal-
endar, such as in a leap year
intercalation - The insertion of an extra day, week, or month into a calen-
dar
interfenestration - 1. The space between two windows
interfenestration - 2. The art of placing windows
intrapreneur - A company employee who is not bound by rules or policies
and who is free to re_ne products
iophobia - 1. A fear of poison or being poisoned
iophobia - 2. A fear of rust
ipsedixitism - The practice of dogmatic assertion
irenology - The study of peace
isangelous - As good as angels, or equal to the angels
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isocracy - A government in which everyone has equal power
isopiestic - Having equal pressure
isopterophobia - The fear of termites
itaiitai - A diseases caused by cadmium entering the body
iteroparous - Describing an organism which has multiple children or mul-
tiple sets of children
izles - Any sparks or embers which rise from a chimney
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J
jactancy - The act of boasting or bragging
jactitate - To toss and turn or to toss back and forth
jactitation - The act of boasting or bragging
jaculable - Appropriate for throwing
jaculate - To throw or to hurl
jaculiferous - Having a spine resembling a row of darts
jarble - To smear with grime and mud
jauk - To dally or to trie, or to be slow in performing tasks
jecoral - Pertaining to the liver
jeeter - A rude, uncouth slob
jehu - An aggresive or enraged driver
jejunator - A person who fasts
jentacular - Pertaining to breakfast
jentation - The _rst meal of the day, or breakfast
jeofail - A costly mistake made by a lawyer , usually in court
jerque - To search for smuggled items
jettatore - One who brings bad luck, or spreads bad luck
jirble - To spill liquid, or to transfer liquid between containers
jookerie - Trickery or the act of swindling
joola - A suspension bridge built out of ropes
jowfair - An event which does not occur after much planning, such as a
wedding with no groom
jowter - A person who sells _sh
jubate - Fringed with a mane of long hair
jumentous - Smelling like horse urine
junta - All the people who are involved in some form of political intrique
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K
ka_yeh - The cloth head gear worn by many palestinians
kainophobia - See cainophobia
kainotophobia - See cainophobia
kakidrosiphobia - A fear of body odour or sweat
kakistocracy - Rulership by the worst leader
kakorrhaphiophobia - A fear of failure
kalling - Fortunetelling based on what variety of cabbage a blindfolded per-
son picks
kalogram - A monogram which uses the persons full name
kalokagathia - A nobility and inherent good character
kalology - The study of beauty
kalopsia - The delusion that things are more beautiful than they really are
kamagraphy - The process of making exact copies of paintings
kamalayka - A shirt made of seal guts
kantele - A _ve stringed harp from Finland
karao - The marriage of a widow to her brother-in-law
karmadharaya - A word in which the _rst half describes the second (such
as high-way)
karoshi - Death by overworking, or killing oneself because of work related
stress
katabatic - Relating to a cold downward wind
katagelophobia - See catagelophobia
katavothron - A chasm created by running water
kathenotheism - The belief that there are multiple gods with a single
leader
kathisophobia - See cathisophobia
keb - An ewe which has aborted its lamb
kebbie - A Scottish walking stick or cudgel
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keedug - A raincoat made out of an old sack
keelivine - A pencil which uses lead
kenophobia - The fear of open spaces
kepi - The hat worn by members of the french foreign legion
keraunophobia - The fear of thunderbolts (lightning or thunder and light-
ning)
keraunoscopia - Divination using thunder
kerdomeletia - An excessive desire for material wealth
kerf - The initial cut made in a piece of wood that is used to guide the saw
blade
kevel - To paw the ground and toss one's head like a bull
kimbly - A gift given to the person who spreads the news of a birth
kinesipathy - The practice of treating illness with exercise
kinesophobia - A fear of motion or movement
kinnikinnik - A mixture of dry leaves, bark, and tobacco used in some
smoking pipes
kirkbuzzer - One who robs churches
kishen - A measure equal to eight quarts
kiyoodle - A mangy, worthless dog
klebenleiben - A pathological reluctance to stop talking about a given
subject
klebenleiben - The reluctance to stop talking about a certain subject
knackatory - A store which sells knick-knacks
knaifatic - Describing one who is born to a low class
knissomancy - Divination using burning incense
koimetrophobia - A fear of cemeteries
koinoniphobia - A fear of a room full of people
kolophon - See colophon
koniophobia - A fear of dust
kopophobia - A fear of being mentally or physically exhausted
korinthenkacker - A person who is obsessed with every trivial detail
korophilia - Being attracted to young men or boys
kosmokrator - The ruler of the world
krobylos - A tuft of hair on top of one's head
krukolibidinous - The act of staring at someone's crotch
kurveyor - A travelling merchant who sells dry goods from a cart
kymatology - The study of waves
kymophobia - See cymophobia
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kynophobia - See cynophobia
kyphophobia - The fear of stooping
kyphorrhinos - Having a nose with a bump in it
kyphotic - Hump-backed
kyriolexy - The use of literal expressions
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L
labeorphilist - A collector of beer bottles
labrose - Having large or thick lips
lachanophobia - The fear of vegetables
laconic - Saying a lot with a few words
lacustrine - Relating to lakes
laeti_cant - An general term for antidepressants
laliophobia - See lalophobia
lalochezia - The use of foul or abusive language to relieve stress or ease
pain
lalophobia - The fear of speaking
lambdacism - The overuse of the letter L in writing or speaking
langsuir - A female vampire who can disguise herself as an owl to prey on
newborn children
lanigerous - Wool bearing or covered with _ne hair
lant - 1. Stale urine used to protect planted seeds from birds
lant - 2. A type of dilluted urine used to wash clothing or blankets
Laodicean - Being lax in one's religious beliefs or indi_erent to religion
lapidate - To stone a person to death
lapidicolous - Living under rocks
larging - The wasteful spending of money received through an inheritance,
loan, or gift
lateer - A type of candy made by pouring hot syrup into snow
latitudinarian - A person who tolerates all religions or beliefs
latrate - To bark like a dog
latrinalia - Using words that are _t for a restroom wall
latrinology - The study of writings on restroom walls
latrocination - Highway robbery or overcharging people
lavacultophilia - A desire to stare at someone in a bathing suit
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lazaretto - A hospital dedicated to treating contagious diseases
leal - Describing one who is faithful and loyal
lebensabschnittsgefahrte - The person who shares your life and your love
for a little while before moving on
leggiadrous - Graceful and elegant
leint - The process of adding urine to beer to give it more avour
leister - A three pronged, barbed spear used for catching _sh
lepidophobia - A fear of butteries
leptorrhinian - having a long narrow nose
lestobiosis - The act of pilfering food
lethiferous - Causing death
lethologica - The inability to recall a precise word for something
leukophobia - The fear of the color white
levirate - The marriage of a woman to her husbands brother
levophobia - A fear of the left side or things to the left
lexiconophilist - A collector of dictionaries and word books
lexiphanicism - Showing o_ by using words
ligyrophobia - A fear of loud noises
lilapsophobia - A fear or hurricanes, cyclones, or tornadoes
limacine - Like a slug
limbeck - A state in which an individual is exhausted as a result of thinking
limerance - The initial thrill of falling in love
limicolous - Living in mud or slime
limnology - The study of fresh water, such as lakes or ponds
limnophobia - A fear of lakes
linonophobia - The fear of string
lirp - To snap one's _ngers
lissom - Supple, limber and easy to bend
lithomancy - Divination by stones
litigaphobia - A fear of being sued or of lawsuits
loganamnosis - The obsession with recalling a certain word
logastellus - A person whose love of words is greater than their knowledge
of words
logocracy - Rulership by words
logodaedaly - Verbal trickery or legerdemain
logogogue - A person who leads others in the use of words or by the use
of words
logographer - A person who writes speeches or chronicles historical events
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logomachist - A person who engages in a war of words
logomachize - To engage in a war of words
logomachy - A war of words or a battle about words
logomancy - Divination by words or by speech
logomaniac - A person obsessed with words
logomaniac - A person who is crazy about words
logophile - A person who loves words
logophobia - The fear of words
logorrhea - Excessive talking (or verbal diarrhea)
lohock - Medicine which is administered by licking it
longanimity - The ability to su_er patiently
longiloquent - Extremely long-winded
lopadotemachoselachogaleokranioleipsanodrimhypotrimmatosilphioparaomelitokatakec
h- A goulash composed of all the leftovers from the meals of the leftovers from
the meals of the last two weeks
loranthaceous - 1. Related to mistletoe
loranthaceous - 2. Pertaining to kisses given under odd circumstances
lorgnette - A pair of glasses mounted on a handle
lotherwit - A _ne which a master may take from someone who sleeps with
his servant
loupe - The small magnifying glass used by jewellers
lubberland - A mythical paradise reserved for those who are lazy
lucelence - An adjective meaning '_ne and beautiful'
lucifugous - An adjective meaning 'avoiding light' or nocturnal
lucubrator - A person who studies during the night
ludibrous - Describing one who is often mocked and ridiculed
lusa - An Indonesian word for the day after tomorrow
lustration - Ceremonial pure_cation performed before entering a holy place
lustrum - A span of _ve years
lyceum - A public hall used for lectures or music
lychnobite - A person who works at night and sleeps during the day
lycophosed - Having keen sight or perfect vision
lygerastia - The condition of one who is only amorous when the lights are
out
lygophobia - A fear of darkness or of the night
lyncean - 1. Resembling or pertaining to a lynx
lyncean - 2. Having exceptional eyesight
lypothymia - Profound melancholy
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lysistrataphobia - The fear that women will subvert men and take over
the world
lyssophobia - 1.A fear of going insane
lyssophobia - 2. A fear of rabies

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macellarious - Like a slaughterhouse or butcher shop
machiaphobia - The fear of war
mackabroin - A hideous old woman
macrobian - Describes any organism which has a long life
macrologist - A boring conversationalist, usually met at parties
macromancy - Divination by studying the largest object in the area
macron - The horizontal line above a vowel to symbolize a long sound
macrosmatic - Having a very good sense of smell
maculate - To stain or make impure
maculomancy - Divination by spots
magirology - The art and science of cooking
magniloquent - Speaking pompously or in a high own manner
magnoperate - To work on one's magnus opus
maieusiophobia - See maieuticophobia
maieuticophobia - A fear of childbirth
malacissation - The process of making something soft and pliable
malacodermous - Soft skinned
malaxophobia - A fear of love play, especially in women
maledicent - One who is addicted to abusive speech
maledictaphobia - Fear of bad words
mallemaroking - The behaviour of drunken sailors on ice bound ships
malophile - One who loves apples
malversation - corruption and misconduct among public o_cials
mamihlapinatapei - The look between two people in which each loves the
other but is too afraid to make the _rst move
mammothrept - A child who is raised and spoiled by their grandmother
manducable - Edible or soft enough to chew
manuduction - Careful guidance or training
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manxane - A shape of three bent segments radiating from a common center,
named after the symbol on the ag of the Isle of Man
margaritamancy - Predicting the future by drinking to excess
margaritomancy - Divination using pearls
marginalia - Notes or drawing in the margins of a book
mariticide - The murder of a husband by his wife
maritodespotism - Tyrranical rulership of a woman by her husband
maritorious - Excessively devoted to one's husband
martext - A blundering preacher who stumbles through a sermon
marzavec - A person who inspires disgust in others
mastigophobia - The fear of whipping or being whipped
mataeotechny - An unpro_table art or science
mathemancy - Divination using mathematics
matronolagnia - An attraction to older women, especially women who
have children
matutolypea - Getting up on the wrong side of the bed
meacock - A meak man who dotes on his wife, or is henpecked
mechanophobia - A fear of machinery
meconomancy - Divination by sleep or magic using sleep
medicaster - An inferior doctor or a medical con artist
megalophobia - A fear of large things
megamalophile - 1. One who really loves apples
megamalophile - 2. One who love the Big Apple
melissophobia - A fear of bees
melittology - The study of bees
melliloquent - Pertaining to a smooth talker or a con artist (literally honey-
tongued)
mellisugent - Honey-sucking
melolagnia - Amorous feeling inspired by music
melophobia - A fear of music
mendaciloquent - Able to tell artful or skilled lies
mendicant - One who begs for a living
mentimutation - The act of changing one's mind
merdivorous - One who eats excrement
merdurinous - Composed of urine and dung
meretricious - Looking like a whore or prostitute
merinthophobia - A fear of being tied and bound
meritocracy - Rulership by the most skilled leader
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mesocracy - Government formed from the middle class
mesomorphic - Being big-boned and muscular
mesonoxian - Related to midnight
metallophobia - A fear of metals
metapneustic - Having one's respiratory organs in one's butt
metempsychosis - The passage of a soul from one body to another
meteoromancy - Divination using meteors
meteorophobia - A fear of meteors
metopomancy - Divination using a person's forehead
metrocracry - A government formed of mothers
metrophobia - A fear of poetry
metrophobia - A hatred or fear of poetry
metutials - A small, irritating chore which must be performed before other
work can commence
micawber - A kind but ine_ective optimist, who means well but is useless
microlipet - Someone who gets upset about trivial things
micromancy - Divination by studying the smallest object in the area
microphobia - A fear of small things
mida - The sound of a person clicking their tongue against the roof of their
mouth
mimp - To speak in a prissy manner, usually with pursed lips
minimi_dian - Having virtually no faith, almost faithless
misandronist - A person who believes men are the source of all problems
misapodysis - The fear of being undressed or seen undressed
misarchist - One who hates any form of authority
misocapnist - One who hates the smell of tobacco smoke
misodoctakleidist - Someone who hates practicing the piano
misogamist - One who hates marriage
misologist - A hater of knowledge and enlightenment
misomaniac - A person who hates everything
misomath - A hater of math or science
misoneist - A hater of things which are new
misopedist - One who detests children
misopolemiac - A hater of war and strife
misoscopist - A person who hates to look
misosophist - One who hates all wisdom or learning
misotramontanist - One who hates "whatever is beyond the mountain"
(the unknown)
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misotyrannist - One who hates tyranny
misoxene - One who hates strangers
misoxeny - The dislike of strangers
misprision - The unintentional failure to perform one's o_cial duties, or
neglect of duties, particularly pertaining to the government and government
o_cials
miter - The tall pointed hat worn by bishops and abbots
mnemophobia - A fear of memories
moil - To work hard and toil
moirologist - A person who is paid to mourn
molendinaceous - Like a windmill
molendinaceous - Resembling a windmill
molendinarious - Pertaining to any kind of mill
mollynogging - The frequent use of a prostitute or immoral woman
molysomophobia - A fear of contamination
momiology - The study of mummies
monandry - The practice of having a single husband at a time
monogenism - The belief that all humans are descended from two people
monomath - Someone who knows all about a single subject and nothing
else
monopathophobia - A fear of a speci_c disease
monophobia - The fear of a single thing
moorganize - To kill or kidnap in order to maintain a secret
morganatic - A marriage between a high ranking or wealthy man and a
lower class or poor woman in which neither the woman nor her children are
allowed the rank or bene_ts given the husband.
morigerate - An adjective meaning obedient
morologist - A boring fools who speaks nonsense
moromancy - A foolish divination
mucopurulent - Composed entirely of mucus and pus
mulciberian - Resembling Vulcan (the mythical _gure), or a Vulcan (the
alien species)
muleta - The red cape used by matadors
multatitious - Obtained by penalty or forfeit, such as items seized by the
police
multiloquent - Always talking or simply talking too much
multisonous - Composed of many di_erent sounds
multivious - Having multiple possible paths
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mundungus - A foul smelling tobacco
murenger - An o_cer whose job is to maintain the walls of the city
muriphobia - A fear of mice or rats
museology - The science of museum curatorship, including the collection
and care of antiques
musophobia - A fear of mice or rats
mutatitial - Pertaining to an item which is borrowed
mutchkin - An English pint
muzhik - A Russian peasant
myctophobia - A fear of darkness or of the night
myomancy - Foretelling the future using the movement of mice
myriadigamous - Pertaining to someone who is willing to marry all kinds
of people
myrmecology - The study of ants
myrmecophobia - A fear of ants
myrmidon - A devoted servant or disciple who follows commands without
question
mysophobia - 1. A fear of contamination
mysophobia - 2. The fear of uncleanliness
mystacial - Resembling a mustache
mytacism - The incorrect or excessive use of the letter M
mythomane - Someone who is prone to lie or believe in lies
myxophobia - A fear of slime
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nacket - A rude young boy
nanism - The condition of being dwarfed, usually applied to plants or ani-
mals
nanophilia - An attraction to short people
naology - The study of holy buildings such as churches
napiform - Turnip shaped
naprapathy - The process of massaging ligaments to cure illness
narcokleptocracy - Rulership by drug dealers with ties to politicians and
the military
narcomancy - Divination by sleep or magic using sleep
nasicornous - Having a horn on one's nose, such as a rhinoceros
nassology - The science of stu_ng animals for display, also called taxi-
dermy
natalitious - Pertaining to someone's birthday
natatorium - An indoor swimming pool
naufragate - To wreck or to cause a wreck
naufragous - Causing shipwrecks
naupathia - Sea sickness
nauscopy - The art of spotting land or ships from far away
navicular - Resembling a boat, or boat shaped
nazar - A gift given to one of a lower class by a superior
neanilagnia - An attraction to teenagers
neanimorphism - Looking younger than one actually is
nearomatria - Being a young mother
nebulaphobia - A fear of clouds or of fog
nebulochaotic - A state of being hazy and confused
necrologist - A person who writes obituaries or eulogies
necromancy - Divination using black magic or the dead
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necromimesis - Feigning death or the delusion that one is dead
necrophobia - A fear of corpses
necropoliphobia - A fear of cemeteries
necroponent - The person who temporarily runs a household following a
death in the family
necyomancy - Divination involving summoning the devil
nelipot - Someone who is walking without shoes
nelophobia - A fear of glass
neocracy - Rulership by inexperienced people
neopharmaphobia - A fear of new medicines or drugs
neophillia - The love of novelty
neophobia - A fear of anything that is new
neossology - The study of young birds
neoteinia - A state of prolonged immaturity
neoteinic - Pertaining to a prolonged adolescence
nepenthe - A potion which causes one to forget their troubles
nepheligenous - Producing clouds of smoke from tobacco
nephelophobia - See nephophobia
nephophobia - A fear of clouds
nephoscope - An instrument for measuring the speed and altitude of clouds
nepiomania - The desire of a woman to have a child
nepotal - Pertaining to a nephew
nesiote - Living upon an island
nestcock - Someone who never leaves their parent's home
neuromancer - One who tells the future by reading a person's neurons
nexum - A form of loan (in ancient Rome) in which the creditor could
enslave and og the debtor if he failed to make a payment
nicitate - To close and open the eyelids rapidly, as in a blink
nidi_cate - To build a nest
nidor - The aroma of cooked food, particularly meat
nidorosity - Belching with the taste of undigested meat
nidulation - The act of making a nest
nikhedonia - The pleasure caused by anticipating good fortune or success
nippitatum - Exceptionaly strong beer
niveous - Snow-like or resembling snow
nocent - Causing harm or being guilty of a crime
noctiphobia - See nyctophobia
noctivagant - To roam about at night or to wander around while asleep
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noeclexis - The act of selecting a spouse or lover based on intelligence
rather than beauty
noematachograph - A device used for measuring reaction times
nomancy - See onomancy
nomatophobia - A fear of names
nomiatrist - A lawyer whose specialty is medical law
nomographer - A person who writes laws
noology - The study of intuition and comprehension
nooningscaup - A break given to labourers after their meal
noop - The sharp point of the elbow
nosism - The practive of referring to oneself as "we"
nosocomephrenia - A depression caused by any extended stay in the hos-
pital
nosocomology - The study of hospital management
nosomaniaphobia - A fear of su_ering from an imaginary disease
nosophobia - A fear of becoming ill
nostology - The study of senility
nostomania - Overwhelming homesickness
nostophobia - A fear of returning home
notarikon - The art of creating new words to represent entire sentences, or
shorthand notation
novendial - Lasting nine days, or the nine-day anniversary of an event
novennial - Lasting nine years, or the nine year anniversary
novercal - Pertaining to a stepmother
novercaphobia - The fear of one's stepmother
noyade - A mass drowning
nucamentaceous - Pertaining to a nut
nuciverous - Nut eating
nucleomitophobia - A fear of atomic energy or nuclear weapons
nudiustertian - Pertaining to the day before yesterday
nugatory - Insigni_cant and unimportant
nullibicity - The state of existing nowhere
nullibiety - The state of being nowhere
nullibiquitous - Pertaining to something which does not exist or is impos-
sible to _nd
nullipara - A woman with no children
numerophobia - A fear of numbers
numinous - Suggesting the existence or presence of a god or greater being
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numismatist - A coin collector
nummamorous - Pertaining to someone who spends all of their time trying
to make money
nundinal - Pertaining to a marketplace or a fair
nurk - The worst or least desirable pig in the litter.
nutation - The involuntary nodding of one's head
nuxodeltiologist - One who collect postcards which depict nighttime scenes
nya_e - To quickly eat one's meal, not taking time to savour it.
nychthemeron - A period of 24-hours
nyctalopia - night blindness or the inability to see in low light
nycterent - A hunter who hunts at night
nyctophobia - A fear of darkness or night

O
obaceration - The act of shutting someone's mouth
obambulate - To walk around or casually wander
obdormition - The feeling one gets when a limb "falls asleep"
obesophobia - The fear of gaining weight
oblat - A soldier who, due to injuries, is given money or a job as a monk.
obliviscence - Forgetfulness
obmutescent - Preferring to have silence or to avoid noise
obnubilate - 1.To cloud or to obscure
obnubilate - 2.To be clouded and obscure
obscurantist - One who writes in a vague or obscure manner
obsolagnium - The lack of sexual desire that accompanies old age
obstipation - Extreme form of constipation
obtrude - To force oneself or one's thought on others
ochlochracy - A government formed by the mob
ochlophobia - A fear of crowds
ochophobia - A fear of riding in automobiles
octan - Something which happens every eight days
octothorpe - the symbol on telephone pads or as a number symbol
oculoplania - Letting one's eyes wander while assessing someone's charm
odontalgia - A tooth ache
odontomancy - Divination using teeth
odontophobia - The fear of teeth
odynophobia - A fear of pain
oenomancy - Divination by wine
oenophlygia - The state of being drunk
oenophobia - The fear of wine
oikology - The science of house keeping
oikomania - mental disorder caused by an abusive home
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oikonisus - The desire to start a family
oikophobia - A fear of one's home
oinomancy - See oenomancy
oinophobia - The fear of wine
olecranon - The bony tip of the elbow
olfactphobia - A fear of odors
oligarchy - A government controlled by a few people
oligophagous - One who eats only a few kinds of food
oligophrenic - being mentally de_cient or having a small brain
oligotokous - Referring to a creature that lays four or less eggs
ollendor_an - Writing or speaking in an overly formal and arti_cal style
ombibulus - Someone who drinks everything
ombrifuge - A shelter from the rain
ombrometer - A device used for measuring rainfall
ombrophilous - Capable of withstanding long periods of rain
ombrophobia - A fear of rain
ombrosalgia - Aches and pains felt when it rains
ommatophobia - A fear of eyes
omniana - Bits and pieces of various information
omnierudite - One who is educated in all subjects, or who possesses uni-
versal knowledge
omniloquent - One who can talk about any and all subjects
omophagist - A person who eats raw esh
omoplatoscopy - Divination involving a shoulder blade which has been
charred or cracked from a _re
omphacine - Pertaining to fruit which is not ripe
omphalomancy - Foretelling the future by counting the knots in a baby's
umbilical cord
omphalophobia - Fear of belly buttons
omphalopsychite - One who contemplates their naval
onamatophobia - A fear of names
oneirocritic - One who interprets dreams
oneiromancy - Divination by dreams, or interpreting dreams
oneirophobia - A fear of dreams
onimancy - Divination using _ngernails
oniomania - An uncontrollable urge to buy something
onomancy - Divination using a name or the letters in a name
ontology - The study of the nature of being
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onychomancy - Divination using _ngernails
onychophagy - The habit of biting one's _ngernails
oologist - A collector of bird's eggs
oomancy - Divination or magic using eggs
ophidiophobia - A fear of snakes
ophiomancy - Divination by snakes or serpents
ophiophagous - One who eats snakes
ophiophagy - The eating of snakes
ophiophobia - See ophidiophobia
ophthalmophobia - The fear that one is being stared at
opsablepsia - The inability to look someone in the eye while speaking
opsimath - One who acquires knowledge late in life
opsimathiphobia - A fear of learning something too late
opsimatria - The bearing of children late in a woman's life
opsipatria - The fathering of a child by an elderly man
opsiproligery - The ability to still have children late in life
opsomaniac - One who loves a certain kind of food, bordering on madness
opsophagy - The eating of delicacies
optophobia - A fear of opening one's eyes
orant - A religious _gure of a praying woman
orcheotomy - See Ochidectomy
orchidectomy - Another word for castration
ornithomancy - Divination using birds' ight and cries
ornithophobia - A fear of birds
ornithoscelidaphilia - A love of dinosaurs
ornithoscelidaphobia - A fear of dinosaurs
orology - The study of mountains
orthophobia - A fear of correctness
orthopter - A ying machine which uses apping wings
orthpolitiphobia - A fear of political correctness
orthpraxy - Pertaining to people who strictly follow the teachings of their
religion
oryctognosy - Knowledge of soils and minerals
oryctomancy - Divination by studying excavated objects
oryzivorous - Pertaining to eating rice
osculant - Pertaining to a close embrace or long kiss
osculaphobia - A fear of kissing
osmidrosiphobia - A fear of body odour or sweat
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osmology - The study of odors
osmophilia - The love of various smells
osmophobia - A fear of odors
osphresiology - The study or science of smelling
osphresiophobia - A fear of odors
ossomancy - Divination using bones
ostentiferous - Anything which brings monsters or unusual sights
osteomancy - Divination using bones
ostraconophobia - A fear of shell_sh
ostreophobia - A fear of shell_sh, especially oysters
otenchyte - A tool for injecting liquid into the ear
otolaryngologist - A doctor who specializes in treating ear, nose and throat
problems.
otology - The study of the ear and its disorders
oubliette - A dungeon whose only entrance is in the ceiling
ouranomancy - See uranomancy
ouranophobia - See uranophobia
outfangtheft - The right under law of a lord to persecute a vassal caught
outside of his jurisdiction
ovine - Sheep like
ovivorous - Egg eating
oxter - To walk arm in arm
oxyacanthous - Having sharp thorns or spikes
oxyesthesia - Being extremely sensitive to touch
oxygeusia - Being sensitive to taste
oxyosphresia - An extreme sensitivity to smells
oxythymous - Pertaining to someone who is quick to anger
ozostomia - The state of having bad breath

P
paedarchy - Rulership by a child or several children
paedocracy - A government formed of children
pagophagia - 1. The eating of ice
pagophagia - 2. A folk remedy of eating a bowl of ice daily to o_set iron
de_ciency
pagophobia - A fear of ice or frost
paleography - The study of ancient writings
paleozoology - The study of prehistoric animals
palliard - A drifter or vagabond who sleeps in the hay in people's barns
pancratic - Accomplished in many forms or sport or game or having a
mastery over numerous subjects
pandiculation - Stretching and yawning before going to bed or after wak-
ing up
panegyric - A speech or eulogy which praises a person
panjandrum - A person who is pompous and considers themselves to be
important
panpygoptosis - A pathological condition in which the thighs are sup-
pressed and the buttocks starts at the back of ones knees
pantagamy - Married to everyone
pantaphobia - A fear of lack of fear
pantler - A servant whose job is to tend the bread, or who serves bread at
feasts
pantomancer - One who sees omens in every event
pantophobia - A fear of everything
papabile - A viable candidate for pope or another high o_ce
papaphobia - A fear of the pope or the papacy
paparchy - Rulership by the pope
papyrocracy - Rulership by paperwork or by the press
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papyrophobia - A fear of paper
parabolanus - A monk who treat contagious diseases
paradiorthosis - A false correction, or the addition of mistakes to correct
work
paralian - A person who lives near the sea
paralipophobia - A fear of responsibility
paramnesia - A disorder in which one remembers events that never hap-
pened
paranymph - 1. The best man or bridesmaid at a wedding
paranymph - 2. One who assists or speaks on behalf of another, particu-
lary in love matters
parapraxis - A lapse of memory or a slip of the tongue, usually revealing
a hidden thought
parasitophobia - A fear of parasites
paraskevidekatriaphobia - The fear of Friday the 13th
parateresiomania - The obsession with being a voyeur
paravent - A shelter from the wind
parentate - To celebrate the funeral of one's parents
parergon - A second job or an additional source of money from extra work
parisologist - A person who uses ambiguous language or evasive writing
parnel - The mistress of a priest
parorexia - The craving for strange or indigestible foods
parosmia - A disorder which causes one to smell things that are not real
parousiamania - An obsession with the return of Christ
parrhesiastic - Able to speak freely
parsonarchy - A government formed by priests
partainym - A descriptive word, usually one whose de_nition begins with
"Of or pertaining to..."
partheniad - A poem which honors a virgin
parthenolagnia - The desire to make love to virgins
parthenolatry - worship of a virgin or virgins
parthenophobia - The fear of virgins
pasilaly - Any universal language
passalorynchite - A member of an old Christian sect in which members
had to take a vow of silence
passulation - The act of drying up and turning into a raisin
pastorauling - Walking through _elds, as a young couple is apt to do
pataphysics - The science of imaginary solutions or of nonsensical philos-
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ophy
patavinity - The use of local slang or expressions when writing
pathenophillia - The love of virgins
pathenophobia - The fear of virgins
pathognomy - The study of emotions or physical response to emotion
pathophobia - A fear of disease
patroiophobia - A fear of hereditary diseases
pauciloquent - Using as few words as possible when speaking
pavonine - Resembling a peacock's tail in colour and iridescence
paxophobia - A fear of peace
peccatiphobia - A fear of sin or of sinning
peckerwood - A southern term for poor anglo-saxon protestants
pecunious - Having a lot of money
pedantrocracy - Rulership by pedants or pedagogs
pediatricophobia - A fear of having to take care of children
pediculophobia - A fear of lice
pediophobia - 1. A fear of children
pediophobia - 2. A fear of dolls
pedipulate - To operate with one's feet
pedotrophy - The art of raising children properly
peenge - The complain with a whining tone
pegomancy - Fortunetelling using the bubbles in a fountain
peladophobia - A fear of people who are bald
pelagic - Relating to the open oceans
pelargic - Resembling a stork
pelology - The study of therapeutic uses of mud
pelotherapy - The medicinal use of mud baths
peniaphobia - A fear of poverty
penotherapy - Controlling prostitutes in order to eliminate the spread of
disease
penphobia - The fear of writing or of the written word
pentapopemptic - One who is divorced _ve times
pentheraphobia - Fear of Mother in Law
peramene - An obsolete adjective meaning 'very pleasant'
percoarcted - Brought into a small room or through a narrow passage
percontation - A question or inquiry
percribate - The act of sifting
perculsion - An extreme shock or concern
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perendinate - To delay until the day of tomorrow or to delay inde_nitely
perfuncturate - To perform some task in a careless or listless manner
perhendinancer - A traveller or guest at a lodge
periblebsis - The wild look which accompanies delirium
periclitate - To put at risk or in danger
peripatetic - walking about, usually while studying
periphrastic - Pertaining to circumlocution or to one who is wordy
perissodactyl - Having an odd number of toes
perissopedics - The special branch of pediatric dealing with gifted children
peristerophilist - One who collects pigeons
peristerophily - The art of training pidgeons
peristerophobia - A fear of pigeons
pernoctation - The act of staying up all night doing work or attending a
party
pernoctator - A person who studies through the night
pervulgate - To publish something
pessomancy - Divination using stones or rocks
phagomania - Insatiable hunger
phagophobia - A fear of eating or swallowing
phalacrophobia - A fear of going bald
phalacrophobia - Fear of going bald
phanerolagniast - A psychologist who studies human lust
phaneromania - The compulsive habit of picking at scabs or growths
pharisee - A very self-righteous person
pharmacophobia - A fear of medicine or drugs
pharmacopolist - A person who sells medicine
pharology - The study of lighthouses or similar signalling devices
phasmophobia - A fear of ghosts
phenakism - An act of treachery or cheating
phengophobia - The fear of the Sun or of sunlight
phigerophobia - See pnigophobia
philalethist - A lover of the truth
philandrist - One who loves men
philatelist - A stamp collector
philemaphobia - A fear of kissing
philematology - The study of kissing
philematophobia - See philemaphobia
philiater - A medical student
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phillumenist - A collector of matchbooks or matchboxes
philocalist - A lover of beauty
philocomal - Pertaining to hair care
philocubist - A lover of games involving dice
philodespot - One who loves tyranny
philodox - Someone who loves their own opinions
philogeant - One who loves everything on the Earth
philographer - A collector of autographs
philogynist - One who loves women
philologist - One who loves literature and languages
philomath - One who loves math and the sciences
philomythist - A person who loves mythology
philoneist - One who is obsessed with trends or fads
philonoist - Someone who is seeking knowledge
philophobia - A fear of love or of falling in love
philopolemicist - A person who loves to argue or debate
philoprogeneity - The love of your children
philosophaster - A person who pretends to know more than they do to
impress others
philosophobia - A fear of philosophy or philosophers
philosophunculist - A person who pretends to know more than they do
to impress others
philotherian - An animal lover
philoxenist - A person who loves to entertain strangers
philtrum - The groove in the middle of one's upper lip
phlyarologist - One who constantly speaks nonsense
phobanthropy - The fear of humanity in general
phobologophobia - The fear of words about fears
phobophobia - A fear of being afraid
phoenicurous - Having a red tail
phonascetics - Any exercise used to strengthen one's voice
phonocamptics - The science of echoes
phonophobia - 1. The fear of sound
phonophobia - 2. The fear of speaking to an audience
photoaugiaphobia - A fear of glaring lights or being in the spot light
photophobia - A fear of light
phrenology - The study of how the shape of one's skull determines char-
acteristic traits
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phronemophobia - The fear of thinking
phrontifugic - helping to escape from one's thoughts
phrontistery - A place for study or for contemplation
phthiriophobia - A fear of lice
phthirophagous - One who eats lice
phthisiophobia - The fear of tuberculosis
phudnik - An irritating person who also has a PhD
phylactery - One of two small black leather boxes which contain biblical
verses of Jewish law
phyllomancy - Magic using leaves or foretelling one's future from leaves
physiognomancy - Divination using a person's face
physitheism - Giving physical form to a deity
physitism - The worship of nature
phytivorous - Pertaining to vegetable - eating
pica - A craving for an inedible substance (such as chalk or paint chips)
Pickelhaube - The spiked helmet worn by german or prussian soldiers be-
fore World War I
pickthank - A sycophant or yes-man
pilcrow - The symbol used by editors to indicate a new paragraph
pillion - A seat for a second person on a motorcycle or on a horse
pillion - The second seat on a motorcycle or on a saddle
pilosism - Excessive hairiness
pilpul - A subtle debate between rabbincal scholars over the details of the
Talmud
pimpompet - A game whose objective is to kick other players in the back-
side
pintle - The pin that holds a hinge together
piobalreachd - A dirge played on the Highland bagpipes
piscatology - The science of _shing
pisculent - Filled with _sh
pismirism - The saving of every bit of money, such as hoarding pennies
placophobia - The fear of tombstones
plangent - A deep, reverberating sound such as heavy bells ringing or thun-
der
plangonologist - A collector of dolls
planiloquent - Talking plainly about some subject
planomania - The urge to roam
plastron - The padded jacket worn while fencing
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platyopic - having a broad at nose
pleionosis - The habit of exagerating one's own importance
pleniloquent - Always talking or full of speech
plenilune - The time of the full moon
plenipotentiary - Given complete and total authority, or a person who has
such power
pleonexia - A mental illness whose main symptom is greed
plevisable - Able to be bailed out of jail
ploddeill - A group of people carrying cudgels or staves
plongeur - One who washes dishes for a living
plousiocracy - A government consisting of the wealthy and the elite
plumassier - Someone who makes or sells feathers used in ornaments
plumpendicular - To be perpendicular to the ground
plutarchy - A government formed by the wealthy and elite
plutocracy - Rulership by the wealthy or elite
plutocrat - A member of the wealthy ruling class
plutolatry - The worship of wealth
plutomania - An obsession with money
pluviophobia - A fear of rain
pneobiognosis - The determination of whether a newborn is alive based
on the amount of air present in their lungs
pneumatophobia - A fear of air
pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis - A miner's lung dis-
ease caused by inhaling silicate dust
pnigophobia - A fear of choking
pococurante - Nonchalant or indi_erent
podlec - A bad person who inspires hatred and contempt
podoscaph - A boat propelled by bicycle treadles
poetaster - An unskilled poet, or one who writes bad poetry
pogonophobia - A fear of beards
poikilothermal - Cold blooded
poikilothermal - Cold blooded
poinephobia - A fear of punishment
polemology - The study of war
politicaster - Second rate politician or incompetent leader
politicophobia - A fear of politicians
pollarchy - Rulership by the mob
poltophagy - To chew food until it is the consistency of porridge
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polyandry - Marriage to several men
polyapopemptic - Having been divorced numerous times
polydipsia - An excessive thirst - either literally or _guratively
polyglot - 1. A person who speaks many languages
polyglot - 2. A book written in multiple languages
polyglot - 3. A confusion of multiple languages spoken at once
polygyny - Marriage to several women
polylogize - To talk excessively
polyloquent - One who can talk about numerous subjects
polymath - A person of superior and wide ranging knowledge
polyphage - Someone who eats many kinds of foods
polyphloisboian - Making a lot of noise or a loud racket
polyphobia - A fear of many things
polytheism - The belief that there are many gods
pomology - The study of how fruit grows
ponerologist - One who expounds on the evils of nature
ponophobia - The fear of overworking
popliteal - The hollow area behind the knee
porphyrophobia - A fear of the color purple
posology - The area of medicine dealing with dosages
posthetomist - A person who performs circumcisions
post-knight - A person who will testify to anything for the right price
potamophobia - A fear of rivers
potophobia - A fear of drinking alcohol
potvaliant - Describes one who is brave due to being drunk
poulaine - Pointy toed shoes such as worn by jesters
preantepenultimate - Fourth from last
precibal - Before dinner
prelapsarian - Pertaining to the time before the biblical fall
presbycusis - The loss of hearing due to old age
presbyopia - The loss of sight due to old age
prescient - Having foresight or knowledge of what will happen.
preterist - One who believes that the prophecies preceeding the Apocalypse
have been ful_lled
preterition - The doctrine that God has decided who to save and passes
over everyone else
preternuptual - After the marriage, and often used to describe an a_air
preterpluperfect - More than perfect
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proboscidiform - having a nose like an elephant's trunk
procrescophobia - The fear of gaining weight
pro_cuous - advantageous and useful
prognathous - Having a jaw which extends past the rest of one's face
propinquiphobia - A fear of being too close
prosophobia - A fear of progress
prosopography - The description of a person's appearance
prosopolepsy - The acceptance of people based on the appearance
prosopolethy - The inability to remember a face
protean - Having no permanent form or shape
psaphonic - Preoccupied with plotting your ascent to wealth and renown
psellism - An indistinct pronounciation, such as produced by a lisp or by
stammering
psellismophobia - The fear of stuttering
psephology - The study of political elections
psephomancy - Divination by drawing marked stones from a container
pseudandry - The use of a masculine pseudonym by a woman
pseudautochiria - A murder which is made to look like a suicide
pseudepigraphous - Signed with a false signature
pseudoantidisestablishmentarianism - The false support of the idea
that a government should not support the church
pseudogyny - The use of a feminine pseudonym by a man
pseudomancy - A false or fake divination
pseudophonia - See pseudautochiria
pseudorhombicuboctahedron - A solid which has twenty-six faces
psilanthropism - The belief that Jesus was not a God, but a man
psilanthropy - The belief that Jesus was a mere mortal
psithurism - The sound of wind in trees or rustling leaves
psychomancy - Divination by talking to the dead
psychopannuchist - One who believes that the souls of the dead enter an
eternal sleep
psychophobia - A fear of the mind
psychopomp - 1. One who leads the spirits of the dead to their _nal rest
psychopomp - 2. A spiritual advisor to the living
psychrolutist - One who recommends cold baths as a cure all
psychrophobia - A fear of cold
pteridology - The study of ferns
pteronophobia - A fear of feathers
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pterylology - The study of feather arrangements on birds
ptochocracy - A government formed of the poor
puellaphillist - One who loves girls
pule - To complain and whine, as a small child would
pulicose - Infested with eas
pullulate - To breed rapidly, or to overpopulate
pygalgia - A pain in the butt
pyknic - Being stocky and round
pyosis - The formation of pus or the process through which pus is formed
pyrexiophobia - A fear of fever
pyrgology - The study of towers
pyriform - Shaped like a pear
pyrography - The art of writing on wood or decorating wood by burning
it
pyromancy - Divination using _re or magic involving _re
pyrophobia - A fear of _re
pyrrhonist - A skeptic who accepts nothing at face value
pysmatic - Always asking questions or inquiring
pythogenic - Coming from garbage
pyx - The container which holds the wafer used in Holy Communion

Q
qasida - A form of arabic poetry
qiviut - The soft undercoat on a musk ox, often used in making coats
quackle - To have one's breathing interupted, as in choking
quader - To multiply a number by itself
quadragenerian - A person who is 40 years old, or between 40 and 50
quadragesimarian - One who observes Lent
quadrel - A square stone or tile
quadri_d - To be cut into four pieces
quadrigamist - Someone who either has been married four times or who
is married to four people
quadriliteral - Pertaining to a word which has four letters
quadrumane - A four handed animal, such as a monkey or ape
quadrumanous - 1. Having four hands
quadrumanous - 2. Being very destructive, or as destructive as a wild ape
quaestuary - Seeking money or trying to make money
qualtagh - The _rst person you see after leaving your house
quar - To clutter a hallway or otherwise block a passage
quartan - Something which occurs every four days
quasihemidemisemiquaver - According to British musical notation, a
128th note
quatrayle - One's great great great grandfather
quean - 1. A whore or prostitute
quean - 2. A young, unmarried woman
quercine - Pertaining to an oak tree
quiddler - A person who hangs around wasting time at work and making
conversation with people who are working
quidnunc - A person who always wants to know what is going on
quincunx - A set of _ve objects arranged with one at each corner of a
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square, and the _fth in the center
quinquagesimal - Consisting of _fty days
quinquepartite - Having _ve parts
quisquilian - Consisting of trash and rubbish
quockerwodger - Originally a wooden toy which moves when a string is
pulled, now also means a politician who is controlled by someone else
quodlibertarian - A pedantic person who engages in elaborate arguments
about minor things
quodlibet - A subtle debate over a theological point by Christians
quoin - An external angle in a wall or building
quomodocunquize - To make money by any means possible
quotidian - Occuring every day

R
rachisagra - A pain in the spine
racklettes - The skins small wrinkle lines that form at each joint, particu-
larly in old age
radiophobia - The fear of radiation
raith - A quarter of a year
rampasture - A room in which several unmarried men reside, usually in a
boarding house or inn
rasorial - Scratching the ground in search of food
ratomorphism - The belief that all mental abilities present in humans are
also present in animals
razbliuto - The feeling one has about a person they once loved, but no
longer feel anything for
reasty - Something which is covered in rust or has a rusty taste to it
rebarbative - Describing something which is extremely irritating
recrudescence - The reappearance of a disease or illness after being cured
rectalgia - A pain in the ass
rectigrade - Moving in a straight line
rectiphobia - A fear of being corrected
rectirostal - Describing a bird (or other animal) with a straight beak
rectopathic - One who is easy to hurt emotionally
recumbentibus - A knockout punch, either verbal or physical
recuse - To excuse a judge from their duties
redactophobia - A fear of editing or of editors
redhibition - The cancellation of a sale due to the product being defective
redubber - A person who steals cloths and resells them
reest - To smoke or cure either meat or _sh
refrangible - Capable of being refracted
refulgent - Shining brightly or radiating
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regiphobia - A fear of a king or kings
rehibition - The act of taking back defective products
rememble - A false memory
remiped - Having legs or arms which act like oars - especially referring to
insects
remontado - A person who lives in the forest or mountains and avoid civ-
ilization
remplissage - The padding of literary works or of musical works
renidi_cation - The act of rebuilding one's nest
repine - To express discontent or longing
resipiscent - To learn from experience or have one's sanity restored
resistentialism - The spiteful behaviour of inanimate objects
rhabdomancy - Divination using a stick or rod, such as dowsing for water
rhabdophobia - A fear of magic
rhabdophobia - A fear of sticks or rods, or of being beaten with them
rhadamanthine - Being completely fair and incorruptible
rhapsodomancy - The art of predicting the future using poetry
rhineurynter - An inatable bag used to plug a persons nose
rhinophonia - An extreme nasal sound in one's voice
rhombicosidodecahedron - An Archimedean solid composed of sixty two
faces
rhonchisonant - The sound of snorting or imitating snorting sounds
rhyparographer - One who paints or writes about unpleasant or sordid
subjects
rhypophobia - See rupophobia
rhytidectomy - The surgical removal of wrinkles
rhytiphobia - Fear of getting wrinkles
rhytiscopia - an obsession with one's facial wrinkles
ribazuba - Ivory taken from walrus tusks
riparian - Relating to the bank of a river
risorial - Related to laughter
rixatrix - A nasty old women, usually with a tendency to natter and scold
roil - To make muddy by stirring or to disturb sediment
rondelle - Any round or circular object, but especially round jewels
roorback - An ugly rumor of fabricated news story created to discredit a
political opponent
rosacea - A condition in which a person has a large red nose
roseate - Being overly cheerful and optimistic
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rosicler - The glowing light of dawn
roucoulement - The gentle cooing of doves or other soft voices
rouleau - A cylinder of coins rolled in paper
rubedinous - Reddish colored
rubicon - A line which is crossed to signify a commitment to a dangerous
act
rubricate - To mark in red
ructation - Belching or burping
ruderal - Growing in a garbage dump
rugulose - Having small wrinkles
rumbelow - 1. A song or refrain sung by sailors while rowing a boat
rumbelow - 2. A common whore
rumbelow - 3. A type of carriage
runcation - The act of weeding
rupestrian - Made out of rocks
rupicoline - Living among or growing on rocks
rupophobia - A fear of dirt
rurigenous - One who has been born in the country
rustication - Taking a trip to the countryside
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sabaism - The worship of stars (usually the celestial form)
sabbulonarium - A gravel pit, or money paid to someone who digs gravel
sacheverell - An alternate name for a chamber pot
salariat - The social class of those who earn a salary, or who have job se-
curity.
salebrosity - Uneven and rough
salutatorian - The second best student in a graduating class, whose job it
is to give an introductory speech
samizdat - A word of Russian origin meaning illegal or underground writ-
ing by dissidents
sanctiloquent - Speaking of something which is holy or sacred
sandapile - Another name for a co_n
sandillions - A slang term for the number of grains of sand on a beach
sanguinivorous - A blood sucker
sanguinolency - An addiction to the shedding of blood
sanguivorous - One who drinks blood
sapience - Wisdom
saponaceous - 1. Being soapy or slippery
saponaceous - 2. Being very nice and ingratiating
sapphism - The state of being lesbians
saprogenic - Causing rot and decay
saprophagous - One who eats dead or decaying animals
saprophilous - Living in rotting waste
saprostomous - Having bad breath
saraad - A _ne levied by ancient Welsh courts which were paid in cattle
sarcinarious - Able to carry a heavy burden
sarcle - To dig up weeds
sarcophagic - Pertaining to something which eats esh
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sarculation - Weeding using a rake
sardanapalian - Being luxuriously e_eminate like the Byron hero Sardana-
palus
sardonic - Scornful and mocking
sarmassophobia - A fear of love play, especially in women
sartorial - Pertaining to tailors
sarvodaya - An idealized society based on no class system and no violence
sarwan - A person who rides and guides a camel
satanophany - Possession by the devil
satisdiction - Having said everything that needs to be said
satrapess - An o_cial who acts like a petty tyrant
saturnalian - Wild and unrestrained, usually referring to a riotous party
saulie - A person who is hired to mourn
saxatile - Pertaining to rocks
saxify - To turn to stone or rock
scabilonian - A disliked or tacky garment
scacchic - Pertaining to the game of chess, or to chess pieces
scaldabanco - A preacher who delivers a _ery sermon
scapulimancy - Divination involving a shoulder blade which has been
charred or cracked from a _re
scarpology - The science of determining characteristic traits by examining
a persons shoes
scatology - The study of excrement
scatomancy - Magic or divination using excrement
scatophagous - One who eats excrement
scatophobia - A fear of excrement
scelerophobia - A fear of evil men, such as burglars or muggers
scelestious - Wicked or evil
schadenfreude - Taking pleasure in the misfortunes of others
schematomancy - Divination using the appearance of people
schizocarp - The winged seed pod of maple trees
schnappszahl - A number with an interesting pattern among its digits
schoenobatist - A tight rope walker
scholaptitude - A natural ability to perform scholarly achievements
schrecklichkreit - A battle tactic in which non-combatants are intention-
ally terrorized
schwa - The inverted e used to symbolized a relaxed vowel sound which is
neither short nor long
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sciamachy - Fighting with a shadow or an imaginary opponent
sciamachy - To _ght with a shadow, or shadow boxing
sciaphobia - A fear of shadows
sciapodous - 1. Having huge feet
sciapodous - 2. Having feet larger than one's entire body
scintillation - The twinkling of stars or small bursts of light
sciolist - A person who pretends to be an intellectual but is not
sciomancy - Divination by talking to the dead
sciophobia - See sciaphobia
scobiform - Resembling sawdust
scoleciphobia - The fear of worms
scolecophagous - One who eats worms
scolionophobia - A fear of school
scollardical - An insulting term for educated people, or for people who
brag of their intelligence
scopolagnia - The pleasure gained by a voyeur
scotch - A block of wood or a brick used under vehicle wheels to prevent
rolling
scoteography - The art of writing in the dark
scotomaphobia - A fear of scotoma, (having spots before your eyes)
scotophobia - A fear of darkness or of the night
scriptophobia - The fear of writing or of the written word
scutiferous - 1. Carrying a shield or armor
scutiferous - 2. Being covered in scales like a reptile
sebaceous - Oozing slime or grease
secundogeniture - 1. Being the second born son
secundogeniture - 2. Any property inherited by the second son
seel - To sew one's eyes shut
selachostomous - Shark - mouthed
selacophobia - A fear of sharks
selaphobia - A fear of ashing lights or strobe lights
selenocentric - One whose life revolves around the moon (a "space cadet")
selenography - The science of geography of the moon
selenomancy - Divination using the moon
selenophobia - A fear of the moon
self-agglandize - To make oneself more attractive by arti_cial means
semelparous - Having only one child, or one litter
sempiternal - Lasting forever
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senectitude - Old age
sepicolous - Living in a bush or hedges
septemplicate - One of seven exact copies
septimanarian - A monk who is given a week of duties to perform
septophobia - A fear of decay or decaying matter
sermocination - A speaker answering their own questions
sesquialteral - Having a ratrio of one to one and a half
sgiomlaireached - The habit of dropping in at mealtimes
sgriob - The itchiness of the upper lip just before taking a sip of whiskey
shaconian - A person who believes Francis Bacon wrote Shakespeare's
works
shakos - The hat usually worn by members of a marching band
shanachie - A person who enjoys telling stories or legends
shapka - The fur covered, brimless hat worn by many Russians in the winter
shibboleth - Any dialect or custom which marks an individual or group as
being foreign
shistaceous - slate colored or livid, especially pertaining to skin
shivviness - A rough feeling caused by new underwear
shoat - A worthless young fellow, originally a young hog
shunamitism - The rejuvenation of an older man by a younger woman
shurocracy - A government based on consensus
sialagogue - Anything which promotes salivation
sialoquent - Spraying saliva when speaking
siderodromophobia - Fear of railroads or trains
sideromancy - 1 Foretelling the future by studying the stars
sideromancy - 2. Divination using straw burned on hot metal
siderophobia - The fear of stars
si_late - To talk in a whisper
si_eur - A professional whistler
sigillate - To cover with o_cial stamps and seals
silential - Performed in silence or pertaining to silence
silentium - A place in which silence is enforced
simphobia - The fear of speaking straight forwardly and in simple terms
singerie - A piece of artwork which includes monkeys instead of people
sinistrophobia - A fear of the left side or things on the left side
sithcundman - The oldest resident of an area
sitiophobia - A fear of food
skiaphobia - See sciaphobia
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skirl - A piercing sound such as produced by the high notes of a bagpipe
skookum - First rate or the best (from Chinook jargon)
skoptsy - The act of self castration
slavocracy - A government formed of slave owners
slidikins - An oath on God's eyelids
sloken - To quench one's thirst
sloyd - Skilled work (usually manufacturing) which requires dexterous use
of tools
slubberdegullion - A boorish slob
smaragdine - Pertaining to emeralds
smatchet - A small nasty person or a nasty child
smellfungus - A person who _nds faults with everything
snarf - 1. To fall asleep with your clothes on
snarf - 2. The act of laughing while drinking and expelling the uid through
one's nose
snath - The long bent handle on a scythe
snead - The long bent handle of a scythe
snipsnapsnorum - A type of card game
snirtle - The sound made by someone who is suppressing laughter
snoach - To speak through the nose
snollygosters - Sleazy politicians or lawyers
snood - The eshy appendage on the beak of a male turkey
snup - To buy something of value which some ignorant person has discarded
or sold cheap
snurl - To turn up one's nose in scorn
snurt - To expel mucus when sneezing
snuzzle - To poke around with one's nose, as dogs do
soceraphobia - A fear of parents in law
sociophobia - The fear of society or friendship
sodality - An association or organized group
solecism - An error in word usage, grammar, or in social etiquette
solfeggio - A singing exercise using the syllable do,re,mi,fa,so,la,ti
solipsism - The philosophy the one's self or one's mind in the only thing
that exists
solivagant - Wandering all alone
solleret - A metallic pointy toed shoe worn by knights
somatology - The science of using a person's physical features to determine
their personality
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somnifugous - Something which drives away sleep
somniloquent - Speaking in one's sleep
sophist - A person who uses deceptive reasoning to win debates
sophophobia - 1. A fear of knowledge or wisdom
sophophobia - 2. A fear of learning
sophrosyne - The quality of wise moderation or discreet good sense
sorbile - Drinkable
sorocide - The killing of one's own sister
sororate - The marriage of a man to his wife's sister
soterial - Pertaining to salvation
soteriology - The doctrine the salvation can only be granted by Christ
spaneria - A place with few or no men
spanghew - To cause a frog or a toad to y through the air
spanogyny - A place with few or no women
sparge - To moisten by sprinkling with water
spargefaction - The moistening of something by sprinkling it with water
spartle - To ounder and ail about
spartostatics - The study of rope strength or how to strengthen rope
spasmatomancy - Divination using convulsions or twitching of one's limbs
spatilomancy - Divination using animal droppings
spatulamancy - Divination involving the shoulder blades of animals
spectocloacaphobia - The fear of one's eyeglasses falling in the sewer
spectroheliokinematograph - A special camera used to _lm the Sun
spectrophobia - A fear of mirrors
sphallolalia - Flirtatious talk that leads nowhere
spheksophobia - The fear of wasps
spheromancy - Divination using a crystal sphere
sphragistics - The science and history of seals and stamps
sphygmomanometer - The device used to measure blood pressure
spiculate - To sharpen to a point
spilikins - The wooden pegs used in the game of cribbage
spindrift - The ocean spray which is blown by the wind
spindrift - The spray that comes of water in a wind storm
splanchnology - The study of the internal organs of humans
spodogenous - Pertaining to being in the presence of waste
spodomancy - Divination using ashes
spoliate - The act of spoiling or damaging
spoliator - One who spoils, or destroys
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sprag - A block of wood or a brick used under vehicle wheels to prevent
rolling
sproag - To chase girls in the dark, usually through _elds of hay
spuddle - To treat minor business as if it were serious and important
squamous - covered with scales
squamulose - covered with very small scales, as in snakes
squirearchy - Rulership by the landed gentry
stafador - A fake or an imposter
stagiary - A student of law
stagnicolous - Living in stagnant water
stalko - A poor man who pretends he is rich
stasibasiphobia - The fear of standing and walking
stasiphobia - The fear of standing (for fear of falling)
staurolatry - Worship of the cross or Christ on a cross
staurophobia - A fear of crucifxes
steatopygic - Having a fat behind
stellionate - The unauthorized sale of a piece of property
stenophobia - A fear of narrow places
stenotopic - One who can only live in a very speci_c environment
stentorian - Pertaining to very loud and resonant sounds
stentorophonic - Having a loud, powerful voice or making a loud sound
stercoricolous - Living in dung
sterculius - A God who rules over feces and dung
stereognosis - Deducing the weight of an object by handling it
sternutation - The sound of a sneeze or the act of sneezing
sternutatory - Something which causes sneezing
sterquilinous - Pertaining to a dung heap
stertorous - Having a deep raspy sound produced by an obstructed air
passage
stichomancy - Divination using random lines from a book or the Bible
stigmeology - The art of proper punctuation
storiology - The study of folklore and legends
stratephrenia - A neurosis caused by serving in the military
stratocracy - A government formed of the military
stridulation - The shrill sound produced by crickets and other insects
strigil - A device for removing sweat from wrestlers
strikhedonia - The pleasure of being able to say to hell with it
strumpetocracy - A government formed of prostitutes
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struthious - Like an ostrich
stultiloquent - Speaking senselessly or babbling idiotically
stupration - The rape of a virgin
stygiophobia - A fear of hell
suaviloquent - Speaking in a sophisticated manner
succedaneum - An acceptable but inferior subsititution
sudori_c - Causing perspiration or inducing sweating
suggilated - Badly beaten black and blue
suoid - Like a hog
supernaculum - To drink to the last drop
suppedaneum - The block of wood supporting the feet of a cruci_ed person
surbater - One who walks until their companions are exhausted
surfeitigo - The sudden feeling of being stu_ed by food, friends, or invita-
tions
suriphobia - A fear of mice or rats
sutler - A person who follows the army in order to sell provisions to the
soldiers
swarf - The metallic dust that accumulates after sharpening or grinding
metal
swinophobia - A fear of pigs or swine
sybarite - A person devoted to luxury and pleasure
sycomancy - Divination using _gs
symmetrophobia - The fear of symmetry
symposiarch - A master of ceremonies
syndyasmia - The proper term for an open marriage in which either part-
ner may live with other people
synesthesia - A condition in which a stimulation of one sense causes sen-
sation of another sense
syngenesophobia - A fear of relatives
syntality - The predictable behaviour of a speci_c social group

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tachophobia - The fear of speed
tachydidactic - Being taught rapidly or teaching quickly
tachydidaxy - Rapid teaching or instruction
tachygrapher - A person who writes quickly, such as a stenographer
tachygraphy - Short hand or stenography
tachyphagia - Fast eating
tachyphrasia - The act of talking very fast
tadoma - The ability of the deaf to 'listen' to someone by placing their
_ngers on the speakers face
taeniophobia - See teniophobia
talaria - Winged shoes, such as worn by Hermes
taligrade - Walking on the outer edge of one's foot
tallith - The traditional prayer shawl worn by Jewish men
tam-o-shanter - The beret worn by Scottish higland pipers
tanquam - A person with enough education to attend college
tantony - 1. The runt of the litter
tantony - 2. The smallest bell in a church
tantony - 3. One who always follows others
tantrels - People who refuse to get a job
taphephillia - The love of funerals
taphephobia - 1.A fear of graves
taphephobia - 2. Fear of being buried alive
tapinophobia - A fear of small things
tarantism - an urge to overcome melancholy by dancing
tarantismus - A disease in which people suddenly start dancing to imagi-
nary music
tarassis - The male equivlant of hysteria (which technically only applied to
women)
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tartarology - The study of the underworld or doctrine pertaining to Hell
tatamae - A Japanese word for a belief that everyone claim publically, but
do not always agree with privately
tath - Either cattle manure or the grass that grows in dung
tatterdemalion - An unkempt person who wears rags
taurophobia - A fear of bulls
technocracy - Rulership by technicians or experts
technophobia - The fear of technology
tegestologist - A collector of beer mugs and beer coasters
teleology - The philosophical study of one's purpose in life
teleophobia - A fear of religious ceremonies
telmatology - The study of swamps and bogs
temerity - A form of extreme boldness
temulentia - An advanced stage of drunkeness, to the point of unconcious-
ness
tenebrosity - Darkness or obscurity
teniophobia - The fear of tapeworms
tentiginous - 1. Tight or strained
tentiginous - 2. Full of lust
teratophobia - A fear of deformed people
teratophobia - A fear of monsters or of having a deformed child
terebinthine - Pertaining to or resembling turpentine
terebration - A pain that feels as though a drill is boring through some
body part
tergiversate - To change sides and abandon a cause, often religious
termagant - A violent, brawling woman
terpsichorean - Pertaining to dancing, or a dancer
tessaraglot - A person who is capable of speaking in four languages
testudineous - Being as slow as a tortoise
textophobia - A fear of certain fabrics
thaasophobia - A fear of sitting
thalassophobia - A fear of the sea or an ocean
thalian - Pertaining to comics or comedy
thallasocracy - Command of the sea, or by the sea
thanatophobia - A fear of death
thanatopsis - The contemplation of death
thaumatology - The study of miracles
theandric - Pertaining to a person who is both a human and a god
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theanthropism - The belief in the union of the divine and human
theanthropist - One who believes that gods can take human forms
theanthropos - A person who is worshipped as a god
theanthropy - The belief in the union of the divine and human
thearchy - Rulership by a god or gods
thelyotokous - Having only female o_spring
thenar - The eshy mass at the base of the thumb
theochristic - anointed by God
theocracy - Government formed by the church or by a representative of
God
theocrasy - The worship of di_erent gods
theodemocracy - A democracy which is controlled by divine powers
theogamy - A marriage between gods
theoktony - The death of God or of gods
theologaster - A religious charlatan
theologicophobia - The fear of theology
theologoumenon - Individual opinion on God or divinity
theomachy - A war between gods or a war against gods
theomancy - Using gods or oracles to foretell the future
theomania - A madness in which one claims to be a god or represent God
on some mission
theomastix - A divine scourge of mortals or a disaster sent by God
theomicrist - A person who mocks God or divinity
theomorphic - Resembling a god or having godlike qualities
theonomy - Rulership by God or a government formed by God
theophagy - The eating of a god (such as in the Christian communion)
theophany - The manifestation of a deity on Earth
theophilanthropist - A person who loves both God and mankind
theophobia - A fear of Gods or the wrath of God
theoplasm - The stu_ gods are made of
theopneusty - Divine inspiration, especially one that enables someone to
reveal divine truths
therianthropic - Combining human and animal forms, such as the centaur
theriolater - A person who worships animals
theriolatry - The worship of animals as gods
theriomancy - Divination using animals or their movement
thermophobia - A fear of heat
thixophobia - The fear of touching or being touched
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thole - A pin in the gunwhale of a boat to hold an oar
thrasonical - Being brash and boastful
threpterophilia - An attraction to female nurses
thrioboly - Divination using stones or rocks
thrip - To snap one's _ngers
thumbstal - A leather cap put on an injured thumb to protect it from
further injury
thurible - The incense holder used in religious ceremonies
thuri_cation - The burning of incense
thygatrilagnia - An incestuous desire for one's daughter
tibialoconcupiscent - Having a lascivious interest in watching a women
put on stockings
timbromaniac - An avid stamp collector
timmynoggy - A device the saves time and labor
timocracy - A government of honorable people
tirocinium - A soldier's _rst battle
titubate - To stumble and stagger, or to roll back and forth
tocology - The study of obstetrics or midwifery
tocophobia - A fear of childbirth
tocsin - The ringing of an alarm, or the alarm itself
toggy - A long beaverskin coat popular among northern fur traders
tolutiloquent - Pertaining to a smooth talker
tomalley - A type of lobster liver that turns green when heated
tomecide - The act of murdering or destroying a book
tomentose - Covered with thick tangled hair
tomophobia - The fear of surgery
tonitruone - A device used in theater or movies to create thunder
tonitruous - Reverberating with the sound of thunder
tonitruphobia - The fear of thunder
topomancy - Divination using the shape of the land
toponymics - The study of place names
topophobia - 1.A fear of performing
topophobia - 2. A fear of a particular place
torschlusspanik - The fear of young women that they will not be married
until they are to old to have children
tortfeaser - A wrongdoer
toxicophobia - See toxiphobia
toxiphobia - A fear of poison or being poisoned
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tramontane - Pertaining to something foreign or strange
transume - To make an o_cial copy of a document
traumatophobia - A fear of injury
tregetour - A street magician or juggler
tremophobia - The fear of trembling
trichechine - Resembling a walrus
trichinophobia - The fear of trichinosis
trichology - The science of hair and hair diseases
trichopathophobia - A fear of hair disease
trichophobia - A fear of hair
trichotillomania - Tearing out one's hair
tricorne - A hat with three points such as was worn by american revolu-
tionaries
triskaidekaphobia - A fear of the number thirteen
tritavia - The great grandmother of one's great grandmother
tritavus - The great grandfather of one's great grandfather
tritheism - Believing in three gods, such as the Trinity
triturate - To crush into a _ne powder
triumvirate - A government consisting of three people
trochilidist - A person who studies hummingbirds
trochomancy - Divination by studying wheel tracks
tropoclastics - The science of breaking habits
tropophobia - A fear of changes or making changes
truckle - To act submissive to someone else
trullization - The act of laying on plaster with a trowel
truttaceous - Resembling a trout
trypanophobia - A fear of injections or inoculations
tsiology - The study of tea, or a dissertation on tea
tubicination - The sound made by someone blowing a horn
turistaphobia - The fear of contaminated water
turistaphobia - The fear of travelling
turpitude - A deprave or shamefully wicked act
twiss - An alternate name for a chamber pot
tychopotamic - Pertaining to something which lives in fresh water
tycolosis - Accident prevention
tyg - A seventeenth century mug having twelve handles
typhlobasia - The act of kissing with closed eyes
typhlology - The study of blindness
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typp - The number of thousands of yards of yarn which weighs one pound
tyrannophobia - The fear of tyrants
tyromancy - Divination or magic using cheese
tyrophagia - The act of eating cheese
tyrophillia - The love of cheese
tyrophobia - The fear of cheese
tyrotoxism - Poisoning by cheese
tziganologist - One who studies gypsies and their culture

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ubiquarian - A person who has travelled everywhere
ubuntu - The philosophy that society is built upon individuals helping each
other
uitbuiken - To enjoy a leisurely meal without rushing
uitwaaien - To walk in a windstorm for no reason or for fun
uliginous - Full of moisture, or swampy and slimy
ullage - The amount of a container which is empty, or the unused part of a
container
uloid - Resembling a scar
ulotrichous - Having very wooly hair
ultimogeniture - Inheritance by the youngest son
ultracrepidarian - One who speaks or o_ers opinions in subjects they know
nothing about
ultracrepidarianism - The act or habit of talking constantly about sub-
jects of which you know little or nothing
ultroneous - Pertaining to a witness who testi_es voluntarily
umtagati - A worker of evil magic
unasinous - Being equally stupid or assinine
undecillion - A large number - a one followed by either 36 or 66 zeroes.
undigenous - Created or generated by water
undinism - The trait of having erotic thoughts when viewing or thinking
of water
unigravida - A woman's _rst pregnancy
uranomancy - Divination by consulting the heavens
uranomania - The delusion that one is of Heavenly descent
uranophobia - A fear of heaven
urbicolous - Living in the city
uredinology - The study of rust
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uredinology - The study of rust
uredophobia - See urticariaphobia
urimancy - Magic or fortunetelling using urine
urophobia - The fear of urinating
urticariaphobia - A fear of itching
urticate - 1. To beat with a whip
urticate - 2. To sting with nettles
ustulate - Scorched or discolored from prolonged exposure to heat
usufruct - The right to use another's property, with the condition that the
property be unchanged
utlesse - An escape from prison
uvate - Grape jam or jelly
uxoricide - The murder of a wife by her husband
uxorious - Excessively devoted to one's husband
uxorodespotic - Tyrranical rulership by one's wife

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vaccinophobia - The fear of vaccinations
valedutinarian - 1. A person who constantly believes that they are sick
valetudinarian - 2. A person who is obsessed with some ailment
valgus - Being bow-legged
vaniloquent - Speaking only of oneself or speaking egotistically
vapulate - To beat with a whip
vastation - To purify something by using _re, or to purify a soul by cre-
mation
vaticide - The murder of a prophet
vauntie - Being proud or in high spirits
vellicate - To twitch or move erratically
veneniferous - Transferring or bearing poison
ventifact - A stone which has been shaped by the wind or wind driven sand
ventripotent - Having a fat belly, or being a glutton
venustaphobia - The fear of beautiful women
verbigerate - To continually repeat a word or phrase, usually unconciously
verbivore - A person who devours words
verbophobia - The fear of words
verdure - The shades of green describing plants and vegatation
veriloquent - Speaking nothing but the truth
vermiform - Like a worm
vermiphobia - The fear of worms
vernalagnia - A romantic mood brought on by Spring. Also known as
Spring Fever
vernorexia - A romantic mood inspired by Spring
verticordious - Describing an act that turns another from evil
vespertillian - Resembling a bat
vespertine - Happening in the evening
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vespine - Resembling a wasp
vesthibitionism - The irtatious display of undergarments by a woman
vestiphobia - A fear of clothing
vexillologist - A collector of ags
vexillology - The study of ags
viaticum - 1.Money and supplies given to someone going on a journey
viaticum - 2. The Holy Communion given to a dying person
vibratiunculation - A slight shudder or vibration
vibrissae - The sensitive whiskers of a cat
viciniphobia - A fear of neighbors or a neighborhood
vigesimation - The act of killing every twentieth person
vilipend - To verbally belittle someone
viraginity - The masculine qualities of some women
virgivitiphobia - A fear of being raped
virgulate - Shaped like a rod
virvestitism - A preference of some women to wear mens clothing
visagiste - A make-up artist or a person whose specialty is cosmetics
vitricophobia - The fear of one's stepfather
vittate - Resembling a ribbon
voidee - A last minute snack
volitorial - Having the ability to y
volower - A person who performs baptisms
voraginous - Pertaining to something which devours everything

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waggoner - A collection or book of nautical maps
wanweird - An unhappy fate
wapperjawed - Having a crooked jaw
warison - A musical note used to signal the start of an attack
wegotism - The excessive use of 'we' in writing, particulary in newspaper
editorials
wheeple - A poor attempt at whistling
whiddin - To be running like a hare
williwaw - A sudden unexpected wind storm
wimple - The traditional headress of nuns
winx - To bray like a donkey, or speak foolishness
winx - To bray like a jackass
wittol - A man who meakly accepts his wife's adultery
witzchoura - A woman's cloak with large sleeves. Primarily worn in the
early nineteenth century
witzelsucht - A feebly attempt at humor
wlatsome - Describing something which is loathed
wommacky - Shaking and weak while recovering from illness or surgery
wuntee - A lonely old bu_alo bull

X
xanthippe - An ill tempered woman. (Also Socrates' wife)
xanthochroid - Blond haired and blue eyed person with fair white skin
xanthodont - Having yellow teeth
xanthous - Yellow colored
xenarthral - Resembling a sloth, anteater, or armadillo
xenelasy - A law or rule that allows foreigners to be expelled without
reason, or that allows a business to refuse to serve customers without reason
xeniatrophobia - A fear of going to strange or foreign doctors
xenium - A present given to a guest
xenobombulate - To be malingering
xenodochiophobia - A fear of foreign hotels
xenodochium - A home for the disabled and for the friendless
xenomancy - Divination by using the _rst stranger to be found
xenonosocomiophobia - A fear of pick pockets, especially foreign ones
xerophagy - A diet of bread and water
xerophilous - Drought loving, particularly pertaining to plants
xerophobia - A fear of dryness or dry places
xertz - To gulp down quickly and greedily
ximelolagnia - The desire to look a women who cross their legs
ximelolagnia - The urge to stare at women who are sitting with their legs
crossed
xiphoid - Sword shaped
xylology - The study of wood or of the structure of wood
xylomancy - Divination using a piece of wood or magic using wood
xylophage - One who eats wood
xylophagous - Describing someone who eats wood
xylophobia - A fear of forests or of woods
xylopolist - One who sells wood products
xylopyrography - The art of making patterns in wood using a hot poker
xyresic - Being as sharp as a razor

Y
yashmak - The veil worn by Muslim women when in public
yataghan - A long knife, common in Turkey, which has a double curved
blade
yaud - A worn out or old horse
yburpananseca - The theft of a calf or ram, or of as much as the thief can
carry
yemeless - To be negligent and careless
yestreen - Yesterday evening
youf - A quiet of mu_ed bark

Z
zabernism - The unjusti_ed use of or abuse of military or police authority,
particularly in an aggressive manner
zamzodden - Anything which is heated but not boiled, or heated with a
very low heat
zarf - A special sleeve for a co_ee cup or a beer can
zeitgeist - The general culture, education, and morals of a given era
zelophobia - A fear of jealousy or intense emotion
zenocratic - A government chosen by Zeus
zenzizenzizenzic - A number raised to the eighth power
zills - The _nger cymbals worn by belly dancers
zizany - A dangerous or toxic weed
zizith - The fringes at the corners of a tallith
zoanthropy - The delusion that one is an animal
zob - A worthless person
zoilist - A very nasty or rude critic, or one who enjoys _nding faults
zoonosis - Any disease that can be passed from animals to humans
zoophobia - A fear of animals
zoosemiotics - The language of animals, or the study of animal communi-
cations
zori - A form of sandals with a leather strap over the instep and a leather
strip between the hallux and second toe
zucchetto - A skull cap worn by Roman Catholic clerics
zugzwang - A position in which any decision or move will result in prob-
lems.
zygodactyl - Having two toes pointing forward and two backwards
zymology - The study of fermentation
zythepsary - A brewery

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a cheval
phr. - 'on horseback'; astride; straddling.

a corps perdu
phr. - 'with lost body'; impetuously; in desperation.

a fond
phr. - 'to the bottom'; thoroughly.

a la belle étoile
phr. - 'under the beautiful star'; in the open air at night.

a la mort
phr. - 'to the death'; mortally.

a mensa et thoro
adj. - 'from table and bed'; applied to judicial separation of husband and
wife.

a outrance
phr. - 'to the utmost'; to the death.

ab initio
phr. - from the beginning; from the very start or outset

ab irato
phr. - from an angry man: hence, not to be taken tooseriously

ab ovo
phr. - from the egg: from the very beginning, hence completely and in great
detail; throughly or voluminously

abderian
adj. - pertaining to foolish or excessive laughter

abdominous
adj. - having or pertaining to a distended stomach

abliguration
n. - extravagance in cooking and serving

ablutomania
n. - a mania for washing oneself

abscissin
n. - hormone which triggers the fall of autumn leaves in certain trees

absquatulate
v. - to leave hurriedly, suddenly, or secretly

abstersive
adv. - serving to cleanse or purge

acalculia
n. - the inability to work with numbers
acapnotic
n. - person who doesn't smoke

acariasis
n. - infestation with mites or ticks; the itch.

acaricide
n. - substance killing mites. acaricidal, adj.

acarpous
adj. - Botany, not yielding fruit.

acatalepsy
n. - state of being impossible to understand; Philosophy, sceptic doctrine that
knowledge cannot be certain. acataleptic, adj.

acataleptic
adj. - incomprehensible

acaudate
adj. - lacking tail.

acaulescent
adj. - lacking a stem.

accensor
n. - Roman Catholic, acolyte.

acceptilation
n. - the settlement of a debt without payment

accessit
n. - honourable mention of one who comes nearest to a prize.

acciaccatura
n. - Music, very short note played before a longer note; short appoggiatura.

accismus
n. - rhetorical device of pretending to refuse.

acclivity
n. - slope upward. acclivitous, acclivous, adj.
accolent
adj. - neighbouring.

accouchement
n. - childbirth. accoucheur, accoucheuse, n. male and female midwife
respectively

accrementition
n. - Biology growth by addition of similar matter.

accrescent
adj. - Botany, growing larger even after flowering.

accubation
n. - act or state of reclining at table; Medicine, accouchement.

accumbent
adj. - Botany, (of plants) lying against something.

acediast
n. - a person who is slothful or wickedly lax when it comes to spiritual or
religious matters

aceldama
n. - field, or scene, of bloodshed.

acephalist
n. - the balky maverick who acknowledges no head or superior or authority

acephalous
adj. - lacking a head or a leader; lacking the first syllable or foot (of a
hexameter).

aceric
adj. - pertaining to the maple.

acerose
adj. - like a needle.

acerous
adj. - without horns or antennae.

acersecomic
n. - one who has never had a haircut

acervate
adj. - Botany, growing in heaps; clustered.

acervation
n. - heaping up.

acervuline
adj. - resembling small heaps

acescent
adj. - becoming, or tending to be, sour.

acetabulum
n. - cuplike hollow on hipbone to receive thighbone.

acetarious
adj. - applied to plants used in salads.

acetometer
n. - instrument measuring strength of acetic acid or vinegar. acetometry, n.

achar
n. - kind of pickles.

achene
n. - small one-seeded fruit of plant; naked seed.

acherontic
adj. - darky, gloomy, forbidding

achlamydeous
adj. - Botany having neither petals nor sepals.

acholous
adj. - lacking bile.

achondroplasia
n. - condition where cartilage does not develop normally, resulting in
dwarfism.

achor
n. - Medicine, archaic, eruption on the scalp.

achromatopsia
n. - color-blindness, where only white, grey and black are visible.

achromia
n. - Medicine, pallor. achromic, adj.

acronychal
adj. - Occurring at nightfall

achroous
adj. - colorless.

acicula
n. - a needle-shaped prickle, spine or crystal.
acicular, adj. aciculate, adj. having bristles or spines; with scratched
appearance.

acidophilic
adj. - easily stained by acid dyes; thriving in acid environment.

acidulous
adj. - sharp or sour in taste or manner. acidulate, v.

acierage
n. - process of steel-plating. acierate, v. make into steel.

aciform
adj. - needle-shaped.

acinaciform
adj. - having shape of scimitar.

aciniform
adj. - shaped like cluster of grapes; full of seeds, like a grape.

acinous, acinose
adj. - containing small seeds or drupes.

acipenser
n. - sturgeon.
aclastic
adj. - non-refractive.

aclinic
adj. - applied to line passing through all points where there is no magnetic
inclination. aclinic line, magnetic equator.

acology
n. - science of medical remedies.

acomia
n. - baldness.

aconite
n. - the monk's-hood or wolf's-bane plant.

aconitine
n. - poisonous alkaloid obtained from aconite.

acopic
n. - & a. Medicine, curative of fatigue.

acor
n. - Medicine, stomach acidity.

acosmism
n. - doctrine denying existence of universe distinct from God. acosmist, n.

acotyledon
n. - plant without differentiated seed lobes. acotyledonous, adj.

acouasm
n. - a ringing sound in the head

acoumeter
n. - instrument measuring keenness of hearing. acoumetry, n.

acousma
n. - ringing noise in head.

acquittance
n. - payment of, or release from, debt; full receipt.
acraein
n. - foul-tasting butterfly's juice

acrasy
n. - anarchy, disorder.

acratia
n. - impotence.

acritochromacy
n. - color-blindness.

acroamatic
adj. - esoteric, told only orally.

acroatic
adj. - pertaining to profound learning

acrocephalic
n.,adj. - pertaining to pointed heads; someone with apointed head

acrodont
adj. - (of a tooth) fused with the jaw; having such teeth.

acrogen
n. - Botany, any flowerless plant where growth takes place at the tip of the
main stem. acrogenous, adj.

acrolith
n. - statue with wooden trunk and stone head and extremities.

acrologic
adj. - pertaining to initials.

acromegaly
n. - gigantism; enlargement of extremities, head, jaw, etc., due to excess
secretion of pituitary gland. acromegalic, adj.

acromonogrammatic
adj. - applied to verse in which each line begins with letter with which
preceding line ended.

acronychal, acronycal,
adj. - Astronomy, happening at sunset, especially of star whose rising is at
sunset.

acronyx
n. - ingrowing nail.

acrophony
n. - The use of a word starting with a letter of the alphabet as the name of the
letter.

acroscopic
adj. - Botany, facing, or moving to, apex.

acrospire
n. - the first real shoot developing in a germinating grain seed.

acroteric
adj. - pertaining to or affecting the extremities.

acroterion
n. - Architecture, ornament or its pedestal at angle of pediment.

acrotic
adj. - pertaining to surface. acrotism, n. failure of pulse.

actamer
n. - a substance preventing the growth of bacteria in cosmetics and soaps.

actinism
n. - property of solar radiation of causing chemical change. actinic, a.;
actinic glass, glass opaque to actinic rays.

actino-chemistry
n. - chemical study of actinism; photo-chemistry.

actinograph
n. - instrument for calculating time of photographic exposures.

actinoid
adj. - star-shaped; like rays.

actinology
n. - science of chemical effects of light.
actinometer
n. - instrument measuring heating power of the sun's rays; Photography,
instrument for calculating exposure times. actinometry, n.

actinomorphic, actinomorphous
adj. - Botany, having symmetrically radiated shape.

actinomycosis
n. - parasitic disease in men and cattle resulting in inflammation of jaw;
'lumpy jaw'.

actinophone
n. - instrument in which sound is produced by actinic rays.
actinophonic, adj.

actinotherapy
n. - use of ultra-violet and other actinic rays in medical treatment.

actum ut supra
phr. - 'done as above' (abbr. a.u.s.).

aculeate
adj. - Botany, bearing many sharp points; Zoology, having sting; incisive.

aculeiform
adj. - thorn-shaped.

acuminate
adj. - pointed; tapering; v.t. sharpen; v.i. end in point.

acuminulate
adj. - very sharply pointed; ending in minute point.

acushla
n. - term of address: darling.

acutorsion
n. - twisting artery with needle to stop bleeding.

acyanopsia
n. - color blindness towards blue.
acyrology
n. - incorrect diction.

ad baculum
phr. - to the rod: appealing to or suggesting the use of force to settle the
question

ad captandum (vulgus)
phr. - 'to capture' the affection or suit the taste (of the crowd).

ad captandum benevolentiam
phr. - with intent to win good will or favor

ad captandum vulgus
phr. - with intent to take in the public: designed to court the crowd
emotionally, even if using unsound reason

ad crumenam
phr. - to the purse: appealing to greed or to the hearer's pocket

ad finem
phr. - 'to the end' (abbr. ad fin.).

ad hanc vocem
phr. - 'to this word' (abbr. a.h.v).

ad hunc locum
phr. - Law, 'at this place'; on this passage (abbr. ad loc. ; a.h.l.).

ad ignorantium
phr. to ignorance: depending for its effect on thehearer's not knowing
something essential; arguing that something is true because it has not been
proven false, or challenging another to disprove rather than endeavoring to
prove

ad interim
adj. - 'at interval'; meanwhile; for the present (abbr. ad int.).

ad judicium
phr. - to judgment: appealing to the common sense of mankind or to the
judgment of the people

ad libitum
adj. - 'at one's pleasure'; as much or long as desired; Music, according to
desire of performer (abbr. ad lib.). ad-lib, v.i. & t. speak impromptu,
especially (of actors) jokes, words, etc., not written or rehearsed, or to
replace forgotten lines; a. said on the spur of the moment; n. an ad-lib
statement.

ad locum
phr. - 'at the place' (abbr. ad loc.)

ad misericordiam
phr. - to compassion: appealing to a sense of pity or mercy; asking
compassion

ad populum
phr. - to the people: appealing to popular sentimental weaknesses rather than
to facts or reasons

ad rem
phr. - to the matter: to the point; pertinent to the matter

ad unguem
phr. - to the fingernail: with great precision; finely

ad usum
phr. - 'to usage'; according to custom (abbr. ad us.)

ad valorem
adj. - in proportion to value, especially of import duties of a percentage of
the value of the imports (abbr. ad val.).

ad verbum
phr. - to the word: word for word; literally; verbatim

ad verecundiam
phr. - to modesty: appealing to traditional values, reverence for authority, or
sense of prestige; requiring an opponent to offend against decorum

ad vitam aut culpam


phr. - 'to life or misdeed'; so long as good behaviour lasts.

adactylous
adj. - lacking fingers, toes or claws. adactylia, n. congenital lack of toes or
fingers.

adaxial
adj. - on, beside, or turned towards, axis of an organ, organism, or plant.

additament
n. - thing added.

addititious
adj. - pertaining to, or resulting from, addition; Astronomy, applied to force
increasing gravitation between planet and satellite.

adduct
v. - (of muscles) draw towards a central axis. adductor, n. such a muscle.

adeciduate
adj. - evergreen.

adelphogamy
n. - form of marriage in which brothers share a wife or wives.

ademonist
n. - person denying existence of demons or the Devil.

ademption
n. - Law, revoking by testator, donor, etc., of legacy, donation, etc., by
previously paying sum or parting with object bequeathed.

adenia
n. - Medicine, enlargement of glands.

adeniform
adj. - gland-shaped.

adenitis
n. - inflammation of glands.

adenoma
n. - usually non-lethal tumour of gland. adenomatous, adj.

adenopathy
n. - glandular disease.

adenotomy
n. - incision into or removal of gland.
adephagous
adj. - gluttonous

adespoton
n. - anonymous saying, poem, etc.

adevism
n. - denial of legendary gods.

adhibit
v. - grant admittance to; apply; attach.

adiabatic
adj. - without losing or gaining heat. adiabatic gradient, rate of change in
temperature of rising or falling air.

adiabolist
n. - person denying existence of the Devil.

adiactinic
adj. - not transmitting actinic rays.

adiaphoresis
n. - absence or lack of perspiration. adiaphoretic, n & adj. (drug) preventing
perspiration.

adiaphoristic
adj. - theologically indifferent

adiaphoron
n. - (pl. -ra), matter of indifference; Theology, religious observance left to
conscience; amoral matter. adiaphorism, n. belief in doctrine of adiaphora.
adiaphorist, n. adiaphoristic, adj. applied to certain controversies on religious
observances. adiaphorous, adj. neutral; indifferent, neither right nor wrong
(of conduct, etc.)

adiaphorous
adj. - neutral; neither right nor wrong; neither deleterious nor salubrious

adiapneustia
n. - defective perspiration.

adiathermic
adj. - impervious to heat. adiathermancy, n.
adient
adj. - tending to expose an organism to, or turn it towards, a stimulus or
situation.

adipescent
adj. - becoming fatty.

adipic
adj. - Chemistry, pertaining to fatty or greasy substance.

adipsy
n. - lack of thirst. adipsous, adj. Medicine, quenching thirst.

adit
n. - entrance, especially horizontal passage into mine.

adjectitious
adj. - added, thrown in

adjuvant
adj. - helping; Medicine, remedial; n. such drug.

admaxillary
adj. - near or connected with jaw.

adminicle
n. - something that helps or supports; corroboratory evidence; explanatory
proof

adnate
adj. - Botany closely attached; related; grown together especially unusually.
adnation, n.

adnomination
n. - punning

adonize
v. -i. & t. ornament; adorn oneself (of men).

adoptionism
n. - doctrine that Christ was Son of God by adoption and not birth.
adoptionist, n.& a.
adoral
adj. - near to mouth.

adosculation
n. - sexual impregnation by contact only; wind-pollination.

adoxography
n. - good writing on a trivial subject

adrectal
adj. - close to rectum.

adrenergic
adj. - released or activated by adrenalin.

adscititious
adj. - not essential; supplemental; superfluous

adsorb
v. - attract and hold to surface (minute particles of mixture or molecules of
gas or liquid). adsorbate, n. substance or molecules adsorbed.
adsorbent, n. & a. (substance) adsorbing. adsorption, n.

adsum
phr. - 'I am present'.

adumbral
adj. - shadowy.

adumbrate
v. - shadow forth; outline; sketch out. adumbrative, adj. adumbration, n.

aduncous, aduncate
adj. - hook-shaped; crooked. aduncity, n. inward curvature.

adust
adj. - (sun) burnt or scorched; dried up by heat; gloomy, sad.

advection
n. - horizontal movement of an air mass, causing temperature changes.

advenient
adj. - due to outside causes. advenience, n.

adventitious
adj. - Medicine, Botany, added from without; not essential; accidental;
casual; acquired; adventive.

adventive
adj.,n. -. Botany, (plant) not completely naturalized or growing out of
natural habitat.

adversaria
n. - pl. collection of notes and comments; commonplace book.

adversative
adj.,n. -. Grammar, (word or clause) expressing opposition or antithesis.

adynamic
adj. - lacking strength; causing weakness. adynamia, n..

adynaton
n. - magnifying or exaggerating an actual event by reference to something
impossible

adytum
n. - inner sanctuary of temple; secret room.

aedile
n. - head of ancient Roman office of works. aedility, n. aedile's office.

aedoeology
n. - study of generative organs.

aegagrus
n. - mountain goat of Asia Minor.

aegilops
n. - stye in inner corner of eye.

aegrotat
n. - 'he or she is ill'; certificate of student's illness for absence from
university lectures or examination. aegrotat degree, degree given to student
absent from examination by reason of illness.
aeneous
adj. - like brass.

aenos
n. - use of erudite words or allusions to appeal to the learned

aeolipyle, aeolipile
n. - first steam engine, with globe made to revolve by steam jets, described
in 1st century AD.

aeolistic
adj. - long-winded.

aeolotropic
adj. - having different physical properties in different positions or directions.

aepyornis
n. - large fossil bird of Madagascar.

aeriform
adj. - lacking substance, unreal; gaseous.

aerobiology
n. - the biology of airborne particles and organisms.

aerodonetics
n. - science of gliding.

aerogenic
adj. - derived from air; gas-forming. aerogenesis, n.

aerolite, aerolith
n. - meteorite.

aerology
n. - study of physical properties of atmosphere, especially meteorological.

aeromancy
n. - divination by the state of the air; weather forecasting. aeromantic, adj.

aeromechanics
n. - science of mechanical properties of gases.
aerometer
n. - instrument measuring weight or density of gases. aerometry, n. such
measurement; pneumatics.

aeronomy
n. - study of chemical and physical phenomena in the upper atmosphere.
aeronomic, adj.

aeropause
n. - level above surface of earth above which ordinary aircraft cannot fly.

aerophagia
n. - neurotic habit of swallowing air.

aerophobia
n. - fear of air, draughts.

aerophore
n. - apparatus for inflating lungs, especially of still-born child.

aerophyte
n. - plant obtaining all nourishment from the air; epiphyte.

aeropleustic
adj. - pertaining to aerial navigation.

aeroscopy
n. - observation of varying air conditions.

aerose
adj. - brassy.

aerospace
n. - the Earth's atmosphere and space beyond it.

aerosphere
n. - the entire atmosphere surrounding the Earth.

aerostat
n. - lighter-than-air craft. aerostatic, adj. aerostatics, n. science of gases in
equilibrium. aerostation, n. navigation of aerostats.

aerugo
n. - rust, especially of copper and brass; verdigris. aeruginous, adj.

aesculaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like horse-chestnut; belonging to the horse- chestnut
family of plants.

aesculapian
adj. - relating to that which is medical or to the artof healing

aesthesia
n. - sensibility, sense perception.

aesthesiogenic
adj. - causing sensation.

aesthesiometer
n. - instrument measuring acuteness of sense perception.

aesthesis
n. - sense perception, aesthesia.

aestival
adj. - of summer. aestivation, n. Zoology, sleepiness in animals during
summer; Botany, arrangement of organs in flower bud.

afebrile
adj. - free from fever.

afferent
adj. - carrying towards, especially of nerves carrying impulses to centres.

affiche
n. - poster; placard.

affinal
adj. - related by marriage.

affined
adj. - closely related; connected.

afflatus
n. - divine breath; inspiration. afflation, n. act of breathing upon; inspiration.
afflux
n. - flowing towards or together.

affranchise
v. - liberate from servitude, debt etc.

affreightment
n. - hiring of a ship to carry freight; such a contract.

affricate
n. - rub; grate on;, n. Phonetics, sound, as or, comprising a stop developing
into a fricative. affrication, n. affricative, n., adj.

affusion
n. - pouring liquid on, especially in baptismal ceremony or as medical
treatment.

afreet
n. - in Arabian mythology, an evil spirit or giant monster.

afrormosia
n. - a dense tropical hardwood resembling teak, used for furniture and
panelling.

afterdamp
n. - poisonous gas (mixture of carbon dioxide and nitrogen) remaining after
explosion of fire-damp in mine; choke-damp.

agalactia
n. - Medicine, absence or lack of milk secretion. agalactic, agalactous, adj.

agamic, agamous
adj. - non-sexual.

agamogenesis
n. - non-sexual reproduction. agamogenetic, adj.

agamy
n. - lack of marriage or sexual reproduction.

agastopia
n. - admiration of a particular part of someone's body
agelast
n. - somebody who absolutely never laughs

agenesis
n. - incomplete development of body or part of body. agenesic, adj.

agenhina
n. - a guest at an inn who, after having stayed for three nights, was
considered one of the family

agenocratia
n. - opposition to birth control

ageotropic
adj. - Botany, turning away from the earth; apogeotropic.

ageustia
n. - absence of sense of taste.

agger
n. - earth rampart or bank, especially Roman.

aggeration
n. - heaping up; mound raised by prehistoric people when erecting standing
stones. aggerose, adj. in heaps; having many heaps.

aggerwator
n. - locks of hair that frame the face

agglomerate
v. - collect, especially into a mass; a. so collected; clustered; n. Geology,
rock comprised of angular volcanic fragments.

agglutinate
v. - join firmly; thicken; make like glue; coagulate; Philology, make
compound words by additions. agglutinin, n. substance in blood causing
coagulation. agglutinogen, n. substance causing production of agglutinin.
agglutinative, adj.applied to agglutinated words or languages containing
many such words. agglutination, n.

agglutination
n. - compound-word formation from discrete word elements, or the creation
of derivatives and inflections, by added affixes, e.g. 'disestablishment' from
'dis', 'establish',and 'ment'
agio
n. - charge made when cash is given for paper currency, or one currency is
exchanged for another. agiotage, n. such exchange; speculation; brokerage.

agiotage
n. - playing the stock market

agist
v. - Law, care for, feed cattle, horses, for payment. agistment, n. this
practice; pastureland available for this.

aglossal, aglossate
adj. - Zoology, lacking tongue.

aglutition
n. - state of being unable to swallow.

agminate
adj. - grouped.

agnate
adj. - having same male forefather; allied; Law, related on father's side; n.
such relative. agnation, n. kinship.

agnathous
adj. - lacking jaws. agnathia, n.

agnogenic
n. - of unknown cause

agnoiology
n. - the study of ignorance

agnomen
n. - additional name. agnomination, n. surname; punning; alliteration.

agnosia
n. - loss of ability to recognize familiar things or people.

agnosy
n. - ignorance; especially ignorance shared by the wholehuman race
agomphious
adj. - toothless.

agon
n. - struggle, contest (especially athletic); conflict between main characters
in a play, novel etc. agonist, n. competitor; protagonist in literary work.
agonistic, a., competitive; striving for effect.

agonic
adj. - applied to line drawn through all places where magnetic north is the
same as true north.

agonist
n. - a struggler; a person who is contending, whether in a mental or spiritual
conflict or against an opponent for an athletic prize

agonistic
n. - combative; strained for the sake of effect

agraffe
n. - hook, especially on piano-string to prevent rattle.

agraphia
n. - inability to write due to form of aphasia.

agrestial
adj. - growing in country, fields (especially of weeds).

agrestic,
adj. - of the countryside; rustic, uncouth.

agriology
n. - study of customs of primitive peoples.

agrology
n. - scientific study of soils. agrological, adj.

agrostology
n. - Botany, study of grasses.
agrostologic(al), adj. agrostologist, n.agrostography, n. description of
grasses.

agrypnia
n. - sleeplessness. agrypnotic, n. & a. (stimulant) causing wakefulness.
agynary
adj. - Botany, lacking female organs.

ahimsa
n. - principle of non-violence towards any living creature, in Hinduism and
Buddhism.

ahypnia
n. - insomnia.

aiger
n. - tidal wave in river; bore.

aigrette
n. - spray of feathers; any object in that shape; egret.

aiguille
n. - 'needle'; sharp point; peak.

ailurophile
n. - one fond of cats. ailurophilia, n. ailurophobe, n. one with dread of cats.

ailurophobe
n. - the person who can't stand cats

airmonger
n. - the man or woman who is attracted to visionary ideas and projects

aischrolatreia
n. - worship of filth, dirt, smut; obscenity cult

ait
n. - small island in river or lake; eyot.

akinesia, akinesis
n. - paralysis of motor nerves. akinetic, adj.

ala
n. - (pl. -lae ) 'wing'; wing- shaped projection.

alalia
n. - loss of speech.
alamode
n. - soft, light silk, used in 19th century for shawls, dresses, etc.

alanine
n. - an amino-acid occuring in protein.

alar(y)
adj. - like or pertaining to a wing or shoulder.

alastrim
n. - disease like, or mild form of, smallpox.

alate
adj. - winged. alation, n. state of having wings; disposition of wings in
insect.

alaudine
phr. - adj. belonging to bird family which includes the skylark; like or
pertaining to skylark.

alb
n. - long white priestly garment.

albescent
adj. - becoming white; whitish.

albicant
adj. - growing white. albication, n. formation of white patches in plants.

albificative
adj. - able to whiten.

albiflorous
adj. - having white flowers.

alborado
n. - morning song.

albuginea
n. - white of eye; white fibrous tissue. albugineous, adj. like white of eye or
egg.
albugo
n. - Medicine, white spot on cornea of eye; leucoma; Botany, white rust.

albuminuria
n. - presence of albumin in urine.

aleatoric
adj. - (of electronic music) with random elements inside a framework.

aleatory
adj. - dependent on chance; pertaining to gambling or luck.

alectryomachy
n. - cock-fighting.

alegar
n. - sour ale; malt vinegar.

aleger
n. - in good spirits, happy

alembic
n. - ancient distilling apparatus; purifying or transforming apparatus or act.
alembicate, v. distil. alembicated, adj. rather too refined (of literary style).

aleph
n. - first letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

alethiology
n. - study of nature of truth.

aleurometer
n. - instrument measuring gluten content of flour.

aleurone
n. - protein granules in plant seeds; external protein layer of cereal seeds.

alevin
n. - young fish, especially salmon just hatched.

alexia
n. - inability to read due to aphasia.
alexipharmic
adj.,n. -. (antidote) against poisoning.

alexipyretic
n. - & a. (drug) curative of fever.

alexiteric
n. - & a. preventive of contagion; antidote against poison.

alfet
n. - test in which an accused person plunges his hand into vat of boiling
water

alfin
n. - bishop in game of chess

algedonic
adj. - pertaining to pain, especially in association with pleasure.

algedonica
n. - the science of pleasure and pain

algefacient
adj. - cooling.

algid
adj. - chilly, especially during fever. algidity, n.

algific
adj. - making cold.

alginuresis
n. - Medicine, painful urination.

algivorous
adj. - feeding on algae.

algogenic
adj. - producing pain; reducing body temperature.

algolagnia
n. - taking sexual pleasure in inflicting or enduring pain.
algolagnic, adj. algolagnist,n.
algometer
n. - instrument measuring sensitivity to pain. algometry, n.

algophobia
n. - morbid dread of pain.

algor
n. - coldness; shivering fit in fever.

algorism
n. - art of calculating, especially in Arabic numeration; arithmetic.
algorismic, adj.

algous
adj. - pertaining to algae.

alias
adj. - otherwise called; n. assumed name.

alible
adj. - nourishing.

alicyclic
adj. - denoting organic compounds that are both aliphatic and cyclic, i.e.
aliphatic in chemical behaviour but having their carbon atoms in a ring.

alidade
n. - instrument used in surveying & navigation.

alienism
n. - study of mental disease. alienist, n. expert in alienism; American,
psychiatrist specialising in legal aspects of mental illness.

aliferous
adj. - having wings.

aliform
adj. - like a wing.

aligerous
adj. - winged.
aliment
n. - food; nourishment. alimental,, adj. affording food.
alimentary, adj. pertaining to food; nourishing; alimentation, n. act of
feeding or being fed. alimentative, adj.nourishing.

alimentotherapy
n. - Medicine, treatment by dieting.

aliped
adj. - having winged feet; n. such an animal.

aliphatic
adj. - pertaining to fat; Chemistry, applied to group of organic compounds,
including the fats, having open-chain structure.

aliquant
adj. - (number) not dividing exactly into another number; not aliquot.

aliquot
adj.,n. -. (number) contained an exact number of times in another number;
equal share; v.t. divide into equal parts.

aliter
phr. - adv. 'otherwise'; Law, requiring a different rule.

alk
n. - resin obtained from turpentine tree.

alkahest
n. - universal solvent sought by alchemists.

alkalify
v. - & v.i. change into alkali.

allagrugous
adj. - grim and ghastly

allantiasis
n. - sausage poisoning.

allantoic
adj. - pertaining to allantois; sausage-shaped. allantoid, adj.
allantois
n. - sac-like fetal membrane developing into umbilical cord and forming part
of placenta.

allative
n. - & a. Grammar, (case) expressing motion towards.

alliaceous
adj. - having smell or taste of garlic; belonging to the onion family of plants.

alligation
n. - act or state of attaching or being attached; Arithmetic, archaic method of
solving 'mixture' problems; 'rule of mixtures'.

allision
n. - intentional collision, especially of ships.

allocatur
n. - Law, (certificate of) allowance of costs.

allochromatic
adj. - pertaining to change of color; variable in color.

allochroous
adj. - changing in color.

allochthonous
adj. - foreign

allocution
n. - authoritative or exhortatory address; Roman Catholic, formal papal
address to College of Cardinals.

allodium
n. - property under absolute ownership; freehold; American, estates in fee
simple. allodial, adj.

allogamy
n. - cross-fertilization. allogamous, adj.

allogeneous
adj. - different in kind. allegeneity, n.
allograft
n. - surgical graft from a non-identical donor.

allograph
n. - writing especially signature, for another; opposite of autograph.

allolalia
n. - form of aphasia in which words are spoken at random.

allomerism
n. - Chemistry, variation in constitution without variation in form.

allometry
n. - study of growth of a part of an organism in relation to the whole.

allonge
n. - Commerce, slip of paper attached to bill of exchange for additional
endorsements.

allonym
n. - other person's name assumed by writer; work published under an
allonym. allonymous, adj.

allophone
n. - any of several speech sounds regarded as variants of a given phoneme.

allopurinal
adj. - synthetic drug used against gout.

allosematic
adj. - having imitative protective coloration.

allotheism
n. - worship of strange gods

allotriophagy
n. - the craving for weird food

allotropy
n. - existence of an element in more than one form. allotrope, n. form taken
by allotropic element. allotropic, adj.

alluvion
n. - impact of water on shore; flood; alluvium.

almagest
n. - comprehensive treatise or textbook, especially on astronomy, generally
the treatise of Ptolemy.

almandine
n. - kind of violet-colored garnet.

almira
n. - furniture for storing, e.g. cupboard or chest.

almoner
n. - official who distributes alms; hospital official who interviews
prospective patients, etc. almonry, n. place for alms distribution.

almucantar
n. - Astronomy, circle of celestial sphere parallel with horizon; parallel of
altitude; telescope that, in rotating, sweeps out curves of this kind.

alnico
n. - trademark, permanent magnet alloy of aluminium, nickel and cobalt,
with some iron and sometimes copper.

alogia
n. - speech defect due to brain lesion, etc.

alogism
n. - unreasonableness; absurdity

alopecoid
n. - fox-like.

alpestrine
adj. - pertaining to alpine zone.

alphosis
n. - Medicine, lack of skin pigmentation.

alsike
n. - pink-flowered clover, grown as forage.

alsinaceous
adj. - like or pertaining to chickweed; belonging to chickweed family of
plants.

altarage
n. - offerings at altar; payment for masses for dead; certain payments to
priest.

altazimuth
n. - instrument measuring altitude and azimuth of heavenly bodies.

alterative
adj. - causing change; Medicine, changing gradually to healthy state; n. drug
or other treatment changing nutritional processes.

alterity
n. - state of being different.

altiloquence
n. - pompous, high-sounding speech.

altisonant
adj. - high-sounding, pompous.

altivolant
adj. - flying high.

alula
n. - part of a bird's wing, corresponding to thumb.

alveary
n. - beehive; outer canal of ear.

alveola
n. - (pl. -lae ) Botany, small cavity, especially in surface of an organ.

alveolar
adj. - pertaining to alveolus; bearing alveolae; Phonetics, pronounced with
tongue and alveolus; n. sound so pronounced. alveolar arch, tooth-bearing
part of upper jaw.

alveolate
adj. - having many deep cavities; like a honey-comb.
alviducous
adj. - purgative.

alvine
adj. - pertaining to belly or intestines.

amadelphous
adj. - gregarious.

amandine
n. - albumin in sweet almonds; cold cream composed of that substance.

amanous
adj. - lacking hands.

amanuensis
n. - (pl. amanuenses ), employee who writes from dictation; secretary.

amaranthine
adj. - eternally beautiful; unfading; everlasting

amarthritis
n. - arthritis of several joints.

amaryllis
n. - belladonna lily; any of several similar plants; poetic name for country
girl.

amative
adj. - amorous.

amatol
n. - explosive composed of T.N.T. and ammonium nitrate.

amatorculist
n. - an insignificant or hypocritical lover

amaurosis
n. - loss of sight without noticeable change in eye, due to failure of optic
nerve; gutta serena. amaurotic, adj.

amazia
n. - absence of breasts dating back to one's birth
ambages
n. -pl. pl. archaic, circuitous path or approach; circumlocution.
ambagious, adj.

ambari
n. - fibre-yielding plant of E Indies; kenaf.

ambatch
n. - spongy wood, often used for rafts

ambisinister
n. - left-handed in both hands; awkward.

ambit
n. - scope, limits.

ambivert
n. - someone who is both extroverted and introverted.

amblyopia
n. - partial loss of sight not due to disease of eye; early stage of amaurosis.

amblysia
n. - phrasing in such a way as to forewarn or to cushion a dire
announcement, but sometimes thereby alarming in itself

ambo
n. - raised place or pulpit in early Christian Church.

ambry
n. - niche containing sacred vessels in chancel.

ambsace
n. - double ace; lowest score; bad luck.

âme damnée
phr. - "lost soul'; dupe; tool; devoted follower.

amebicide
n. - substance killing amoebas.

amelification
n. - formation of tooth-enamel.

ameloblast
n. - enamel-producing cell of tooth.

amende
n. - fine; reparation. amende honorable, public apology; full reparation for
dishonour.

amenorrhoea
n. - abnormal absence or arrest of menstruation.

ament, amentum
n. - catkin. amentaceous, adj. like or composed of catkins.
amentiferous, adj.bearing catkins. amentiform, adj. catkin-shaped.

amentia
n. - severe, usually congenital, mental deficiency.

amerce
v. - punish, especially by fine. amercement, n. amerciable, adj.

ametropia
n. - abnormality in optical refraction, resulting in inability to focus images
on the retina. ametropic, adj.

ami de cour
n. - the fairweather or foul-hearted friend

amiantus, amianthus
n. - asbestos with silky fibres. amianthine, adj.

amice
n. - Roman Catholic, white linen square covering shoulders of celebrant
priest.

amicicide
n. - murder or murderer of a friend.

amicron
n. - one of the smallest microscopically detectable particles.

amicus humani generis


n. - a philathropist

amine
n. - compound derived from ammonia.

aminobutene
n. - synthetic pain-relieving drug, less addictive than morphine.

amitosis
n. - direct cell division. amitotic, adj.

ammophilous
adj. - sand-loving.

ammotherapy
n. - medical treatment by sand baths.

amour-propre
n. - self-love; self-respect.

ampelideous
adj. - of or like the vine.

ampelotherapy
n. - Medicine, grape cure.

amphibole
n. - rock-forming silicate similar to asbestos and hornblende.

amphibolic
adj. - able to turn backwards or forwards, especially of joints and limbs;
ambiguous; like amphibole.

amphibolite
n. - rock composed of amphibole; hornblende.

amphibology, amphiboly
n. - ambiguous speech; equivocation; quibble. amphibolous, adj.

amphibolous
adj. - susceptible of two meanings; ambiguous; equivocal,e.g. 'we'll engage
them in battle hopefully after our reinforcementsarrive.'
amphichroic, amphichromatic
adj. - producing two colors. amphichrome, n. such a plant. amphichrom, n.

amphicoelous
adj. - Zoology, having both surfaces concave.

amphictyonic
adj. - applied to ancient Greek council of state-deputies.
amphictyany, n. league of adjacent states.

amphicyrtic
adj. - with both sides convex.

amphigean
adj. - found or occuring throughout the world

amphigony
n. - sexual reproduction.

amphigory
n. - nonsensical writing

amphilogism
n. - circumlocution.

amphimixis
n. - interbreeding; joining of germ plasm of two individuals in sexual
reproduction.

amphipodous
adj. - Zoology, having both walking and swimming feet.

amphiprostyle
adj.,n. -. (building) with columns at each end but not at sides.

amphirhinal
adj. - with two nostrils.

amphisbaena
n. - Mythology double-headed serpent able to move in both directions; kind
of worm-like lizard.

amphiscian
n. - & a. (inhabitant) of tropics, whose shadow falls in different ways
according to the time of year.

amphivorous
adj. - both carnivorous and herbivorous.

amphoteric
adj. - of both kinds; Chemistry, reacting as either alkali or acid.

ampicillin
n. - an improved form of penicillin taken by mouth.

amplexus
n. - the mating embrace of frogs and toads.

ampliative
adj. - supplementary.

ampollosity
n. - bombast; pompous style

amurcous
adj. - stinking; filled with dregs

amyctic
adj. - irritating; abrasive

amygdala
n. - (pl. -lae ) any almond-shaped formation in body, e.g. tonsil.

amygdalin
n. - glucoside in bitter almonds, used as an expectorant.
amygdaline, adj.pertaining to almonds; pertaining to tonsils.

amygdaloid
n. - basaltic rock with almond-shaped cavities, adj. almond-shaped.

amylolysis
n. - conversion of starch into soluble products in digestive process.
amylolytic,adj.

amyotonia
n. - deficiency of muscle tone.
anabasis
n. - (pl. -ses ) upward journey; military advance inland, especially of
Persians and Greeks under Cyrus (401 BC); Medicine, first phase of disease;
increase of fever. anabatic, adj. ascending; Meteorology, (of wind) moving
upwards.

anabiosis
n. - return to life after seeming death.

anacampserote
n. - something which can bring back a lost love

anacardic
adj. - pertaining to cashew nut.

anacathartic
n. - & a. (drug) causing vomiting.

anachorism
n. - foreign to a certain locality; geographically impossible

anachronic
adj. - out of (chronological) order; out of date.

anaclitic
adj. - overly dependent on another

anacoluthon
n. - an abrupt shift in midsentence in syntax to another construction

anacreontic
adj. - jovial, festive and amatory

anacrusis
n. - unaccented syllable(s) at beginning of verse-line, or such notes at
beginning of piece of music. anacrustic, adj.

anadem
n. - band; wreath; fillet.

anadiplosis
n. - rhetorical device of repetition of last word of one clause at beginning of
next.

anadipsia
n. - Medicine, abnormal thirst. anadipsic, adj.

anadipsic
adj. - pertaining to excessive thirst

anadromous
adj. - ascending, especially of fish that ascend rivers to spawn.

anemotrophy
n. - insufficient nourishment of blood.

anaeretic, aneretic
adj. - Medicine destructive.

anaerophyte
n. - Botany, anaerobic plant.

anagalactic
adj. - Astronomy, beyond our galaxy; not galactic.

anagapesis
n. - lack of interest in former loved ones

anagenesis
n. - tissue regeneration.

anagnorisis
n. - denouement in play, arising from recognition.

anagoge, anagogy
n. - spiritual exaltation; mystical interpretation of sacred works such as the
Bible. anagogic(al), adj. mystical.

anagogig
adj. - relating to things spiritual and mystical; occult;gnostic

analects
n. - selected parts of a literary work or works

analects, analecta
n. -pl. pl. collection of writings; literary gleanings. analectic, adj.

analemma
n. - graduated scale in figure-of-eight, showing difference between actual
time and that shown by the sun.

analeptic
adj. n. - Medicine, restorative.

anallagmatic
adj. - Mathematics, unchanged in shape by inversion.

analphabet
n. - an illiterate, or one who is literally ignorant of the abc's

anamnesis
n. - act of reminiscence; history of medical case. anamnestic, adj.

anamnestic
adj. - reminiscent; aiding the memory

anamorphosis
n. - distorted image only recognisable if viewed through appropriate device;
method of making such images; Biology, evolution by slow changes;
Botany, abnormal change of shape. anamorphoscope, n. device for viewing
anamorphosis.

anandrious
adj. - impotent.

anandrous
adj. - Botany, without stamens.

ananias
n. - a teller of untruths; liar (from a follower of the apostles who was struck
dead for lying)

ananthous
adj. - having no flowers.

ananym
n. - name written backwards as pseudonym.
anaphora
n. - repitition of a word or phrase in successive clauses,sentences, or
paragraphs for rhetorical effect, e.g. "a sure man,a sure alternative, a sure
vote!"

anaphrodisia
n. - absence of sexual desire. anaphrodisiac, n. & a. (drug) reducing sexual
desire.

anaphroditic
adj. - asexually produced.

anaplasia
n. - reversion of plant or animal cells to a simpler form.

anapodictic
adj. - undemonstrable

anaptotic
adj. - Philology, with weakened or no case inflections.

anaptyxis
n. - insertion of a vowel between two consonants for ease of pronunciation.

anarthrous
adj. - Zoology, non-jointed; Grammar, without the article (of Greek nouns).

anastomosis
n. - (pl. -ses ) intercommunication between branches of blood-vessels,
nerves, etc., or of rivers; formation of network. anastomotic, adj.

anastrophe
n. - rhetorical device of reversing natural order of words; inversion.

anatocism
n. - compound interest; taking such interest.

anatreptic
adj. - defeating, refuting

anaudia
n. - loss of voice.
anautarchia
n. - perpetual unhappiness

ancilla
n. - a sidekick who helps another to accomplish or master something
difficult or complicated

ancipital, ancipitous
adj. - having two faces or edges; double-headed; twofold.

ancistroid
n. - having shape of hook.

ancon
n. - Architecture, one of a pair of brackets supporting a cornice.

ancoral
adj. - like an anchor; hooked.

ancylostomiasis, ankylostomiasis
n. - infestation with hookworms, leading to anaemia.

andabate
n. - one who is hoodwinked, in the dark or virtually blind to the realities of a
situation

androcentric
adj. - revolving around men; regarding the male sex as primary.

androcephalous
adj. - with human head.

androcracy
n. - domination of society by men. androcratic, adj.

androgyne
n. - hermaphrodite; effeminate man; masculine woman. androgynism, n.

androlepsia
n. - international governmental kidnapping forpolitical gain

andromedotoxin
n. - a poisonous substance extracted from plants of the heath family and used
in medicine to lower high blood pressure.

androphagous
adj. - cannibal.

androphilic
adj. - preferring the male sex, or humans rather than animals.

androphobia
n. - dread or hatred of men.

androphonomania
n. - homicidal mania.

androphorous
adj. - Zoology, having male organs.

androsphinx
n. - figure with man's head and lion's body.

androsterone
n. - androgenic steroid male hormone.

anechoic
adj. - free from echoes and reverberations; sound-absorbent.

anele
v. - archaic anoint; administer extreme unction to.

anemochord
n. - kind of pianoforte having strings vibrated by air currents.

anemograph
n. - recording anemometer. anemogram, n. record made by an anemograph.

anemophilous
adj. - Botany, pollinated by wind. anemophile, n. such plant.
anemophily, n. such pollination.

anemophobia
n. - morbid dread of high winds, hurricanes, etc.

anemoscope
n. - any instrument indicating direction of wind.

anencephaly
n. - state of lacking a brain or a part of the brain. anencephalic,
anencephalous,adj.

anenterous
adj. - lacking intestine or stomach.

anergy
n. - absence of energy; loss of immunity.

aneroid
adj. - not using liquid. aneroid barometer, instrument measuring atmospheric
pressure by recording the movements of the surface of an air- tight box.

anesis
n. - Medicine, abatement of symptoms; Music, tuning to lower pitch.

aneurin
n. - thiamine.

anfractuous
adj. - winding, tortuous

angary
n. - right of belligerent to take or destroy property of neutral, subject to
compensation.

angelus
n. - prayer(s) said at early morning, noon and sunset. angelus bell, bell
calling to prayer at such times.

angiitis
n. - Medicine, inflammation of vessel.

angiography
n. - technique for X-raying major blood vessels, using dye opaque to X-rays.

angioid
n. - like blood or lymph vessel.

angiology
n. - study of blood and lymphatic system.

angioma
n. - tumour due to dilated blood vessels. angiomatosis, n. state of having
many angiomas. angiomatous, adj.

angiospasm
n. - sudden contraction of blood vessels. angiospastic, a.; n. substance
causing angiospasm.

angiotomy
n. - dissection of or incision into blood vessel.

angostura
n. - Brazilian tree and its bark; tonic fluid extracted from the bark.

anguiform
adj. - having shape of snake.

anguilliform
adj. - having shape of eel.

anguine, anguinous
adj. - pertaining to or like a snake.

anhedonia
n. - the inability to be happy

anhedral
n. - denoting the angle at which the main planes of an aircraft are inclined
downwards to the lateral axis.

anhelation
n. - shortness of breath.

aniconic
adj. - without idols; (of objects of worship) portrayed symbolically rather
than representationally. aniconism, n. worship of object symbolising but not
representing god; iconoclasm.

anicular
adj. - old-womanish, weak; feeble-minded
anidian
adj. - (of an embryo) shapeless.

anile
adj. - like a very old woman; imbecile.

anililagnia
n. - sexual desire for older women

aniline
n. - poisonous substance obtained from indigo, nitro-benzene, etc., used in
manufacture of dyes; a. applied to dye prepared with aniline.

animadversion
n. - generally adverse criticism

animadvert
v. -i. take notice; comment; criticize; reprove. animadversion, n.

anion
n. - negatively charged ion. anionic, adj.

aniseed
n. - dried fruit of anise; cordial made from it.

anisometropia
n. - condition of eyes having unequal refractive power. anisometropic, adj.

anisosthenic
adj. - of unequal strength.

ankus
n. - elephant goad with hook and spike.

ankylosis, anchylosis
n. - joining together of bones or hard parts; resulting stiffness. ankylose, v.i.
(of bones) to fuse or stiffen in this way.

ankylostoma
n. - lockjaw.

ankyroid, ancyroid
adj. - having shape of hook.
anlace
n. - short double-edged sword or long dagger.

annatto
n. - reddish dye used for coloring foodstuffs; tropical American tree from
seeds of which it is obtained.

anneal
v. - strengthen; temper, especially by subjecting to great heat and slow
cooling.

annectant, annectent
adj. - connecting; Biology, linking, especially of species.

annomination
n. - play on words; pun.

annos vixit
phr. - 'lived (so many) years'; was aged (abbr. a.v.).

annotine
n. - one-year-old, especially bird after first moult.

annuent
adj. - nodding, especially of muscles that nod the head.

annulism
n. - ringed structure.

annunciate
v. - announce; proclaim. Annunciation, n. announcement of the Incarnation
to Mary, mother of Jesus; feast celebrated on Lady Day (March 25);
Annunciation lily, madonna lily. annunciative, annunciatory, adj.

anoa
n. - wild ox of Celebes.

anobiid
n. - one of the family of beetles which includes the deathwatch and the
furniture beetle.

anocathartic
adj.,n. -. (drug) causing vomiting or expectoration.

anode
n. - Electricity, positive terminal; electrode by which current enters, or to
which electrons flow. anodal, anodic, adj. anodize, v. coat with protective
film electrolytically.

anodon
n. - hingeless and toothless bivalve; freshwater mussel.

anodontia
n. - absence of teeth.

anodyne
adj. - painless, soothing

anoesia, anoia
n. - imbecility.

anoesis
n. - Psychology, mere reception of impressions without understanding or
intellectual effort.

anoestrus
n. - period between two periods of sexual activity in animals.
anoestrous, adj.

anoetic
adj. - pertaining to anoesis.

anogenic
adj. - Geology, formed from below; plutonic.

anolyte
n. - Electricity, portion of electrolyte about anode.

anomalistic
adj. - Astronomy, pertaining to anomaly. anomalistic month, interval
between two perigees of moon. anomalistic year, interval between two
perihelion passages of Earth.

anomaloscope
n. - device for testing for color blindness.
anonymuncule
n. - an insignificant anonymous writer

anoopsia, anopsia
n. - upward squint.

anopheles
n. - kind of mosquito. anopheline, adj.

anopisthographic
adj. - bearing writing, etc., on one side only.

anorchous
adj. - without testicles; or gutless

anorthography
n. - inability to write correctly due to imperfect muscular co-ordination.

anosmia, anosphresia
n. - loss of sense of smell. anosmic, adj.

anosognosia
n. - the lack of interest or belief in the existence of one's disease

anourous
adj. - lacking a tail, especially applied to frog.

anovulatory
adj. - not associated with ovulation; suppressing ovulation.

ansate
adj. - having a handle. ansate cross, ankh. ansation, n. handlemaking.

Anschauung
n. - intuition; sense awareness of perception

anserine
adj. - like or pertaining to a goose; foolish.

antalgic
adj.,n. -. (drug) alleviating pain.

antanaclasis
n. - a phrasing in which the topic or key word is repeated, sometimes with a
different sense or connotation, for a play on words, e.g. "the business of
america is business"

antapex
n. - Astronomy, point 180° from that to which sun is moving.

antarthritic
adj. - (drug) used against gout.

ante mortem
phr. - 'before death'.

antecedaneous
adj. - before in time.

antefix
n. - (pl. -xes, -xa) ornament at end of classical building, hiding ends of roof
tiles.

antelucan
adj. - pertaining to or occurring before dawn

antemetic
adj.,n. -. (drug) preventive of vomiting.

antemundane
adj. - before the Creation.

antenatal
adj. - before birth.

antenuptial
adj. - before marriage.

antepaschal
adj. - before Easter or the Passover.

antepast
n. - foretaste, especially a first course.

antependium
n. - altar frontal; similar cloth on pulpit or lectern.
antepenult
n. - antepenultimate syllable or word. antepenultimate, adj. third from last.

antephialtic
adj. - preventive of nightmares

anteprandial
adj. - before dinner.

antevenient
adj. - preceding.

antevert
v. - to displace a body organ forwards. anteversion, n.

antevocalic
adj. - immediately preceding a vowel.

anthelion
n. - kind of solar halo opposite sun; antisun.

anthelmintic
n. - (remedy) used against intestinal worms.

anthemion
n. - (pl. -ia) flat cluster of leaves or flowers as ornament in classical art;
Architecture, honeysuckle ornament.

anther
n. - Botany, male, pollen-bearing organ of flower.
antheral, adj. antherozoid, n.male sexual element in lower plants;
spermatozoid.

antheridium
n. - (pl. -dia) male organ in cryptogams.

anthesis
n. - the process or period of flowering.

anthimeria
n. - the using of one part of speech for another for a strking effect
anthomania
n. - great love of flowers.

anthophagous
adj. - feeding on flowers.

anthophilous, anthophilian
adj. - flower-loving; feeding on flowers.

anthophorous
adj. - Botany, flower-bearing.

anthorism
n. - a counterdefinition, or a delineation or description differing from that of
an opponent

anthotaxy
n. - Botany, disposition of flowers in cluster.

anthozoan
n. - sea-anemone; coral polyp; any creature of the natural class Anthozoa.
anthozoan, anthozoic, adj. anthozooid, n. coral polyp.

anthracoid
adj. - resembling anthrax; resembling carbon, coal or charcoal.

anthropogenesis, anthropogeny
n. - study of human generation or evolution. anthropogenetic, adj.

anthropogenic
adj. - pertaining to the effect of human beings on the natural world.

anthropogeography
n. - study of geographical distribution of human beings.

anthropoglot
n. - animal with human-like tongue; parrot.

anthropolatry
n. - worship, deification of a human being.

anthropolith, anthropolite
n. - petrified human remains.
anthropometry
n. - measurement of parts and functions of human body, especially as part of
study of evolution.

anthropopathy
n. - ascribing human feelings to a god or inanimate object.
anthropopathic, adj.

anthropophaginia
n. - a cannibal

anthropophobia
n. - fear of meeting people; fear of society

anthropophuism
n. - ascribing human nature to God.

anthropopsychism
n. - ascribing human-like soul to nature.

anthroposcopy
n. - evaluation of human bodily characteristics by inspection rather than
anthropometry.

anthroposociology
n. - study of effect of environment on race, and vice versa.

anthroposophy
n. - knowledge of human nature; human wisdom; form of mysticism akin to
theosophy. anthroposophical, adj.

anthropotheism
n. - belief that gods have human nature or are only deified human beings.

anthropotomy
n. - human anatomy.

antibasilican
adj. - opposed to principle of monarchy.

antiblastic
adj. - opposing growth, especially of harmful substances; giving natural
immunity.

antibrachial
adj. - pertaining to forearm.

antibromic
adj. - causing the elimination of odors; deodorizing

anticholinergic
adj. - blocking nerve impulses, in order to control intestinal spasms.

antichresis
n. - (pl. -ses ) possession and enjoyment of mortgaged property by
mortgagee in lieu of interest payments.

anticlastic
adj. - having transverse and opposite curvatures of surface.

anticline
n. - Geology, upward fold. anticlinal, adj. anticlinorium, n. arch-shaped
group of anticlines and synclines.

anticous
adj. - Botany, turning away from axis.

anticryptic
adj. - Zoology, having protective resemblance to environment.

antidromic
adj. - (of nerve fibres) conducting impulses in the opposite direction to
normal; Botany, twining towards right and left in members of one species.

antifebrile
n. - & a. preventive or curative of fever.

antigalactic
adj.,n. -. preventive of milk-secretion.

antihydropic
adj.,n. -. (drug) used against jaundice.

antilapsarian
adj.,n. -. (person) denying doctrine of the fall of Man.
antilibration
n. - counterpoising.

antilogarithm
n. - number of which logarithm is a power of 10 or other base (abbr.
antilog.).

antilogism
n. - Logic, statement containing three propositions two of which contradict
the third. antilogistic, adj.

antilogous
adj. - contrary; inconsistent

antilogy
n. - self-contradictory statement.

antimetabole
n. - repetition of words or ideas in different order.

antimetathesis
n. - repetition of parts of antithesis in reverse order. antimetathetic, adj.

antineuritic
adj.,n. -. preventive of neuritis, especially applied to vitamin B or food
containing it.

antinomian
n. - one believing that belief in Christ frees someone from normal legal and
moral obligations.

antinomy
n. - an inconsistency, or built-in contradiction; opposition of one law to
another

antiodontalgic
adj.,n. -. (drug) used against toothache.

antiorgastic
adj.,n. -. sedative.

antipedobaptist
adj.,n. -. (person) denying validity of infant baptism.

antiperistasis
n. - opposition; resistance; denying an inference while admitting the fact on
which it is based.

antiphlogistic
n. - & a. (drug) used against inflammation.

antiphon
n. - a response said or sung as part of the liturgy; a psalm etc. sung
alternately by two choirs. antiphonal, adj. (of music) sung alternately.

antiphrasis
n. - Rhetoric use of a word in the opposite sense to its usual one, for
humorous or ironic purposes.

antipodagric
adj. - used against gout.

antipruritic
adj.,n. -. (drug) alleviating itching.

antipsychiatry
n. - treatment of mental illness not relying on drugs, etc.

antipyrotic
adj.,n. -. (treatment) used against burns.

antirachitic
adj. - preventive of rickets, especially applied to vitamin D or food
containing it.

antiscians
n. -pl. pl. persons living on opposite sides of equator but in same longitude.

antiscorbutic
n. - & a. preventive of scurvy, especially applied to vitamin C or food
containing it.

antisideric
adj.,n. -. (substance) counteracting effect of iron.
antispast
n. - metrical foot comprising an iambus followed by a trochee.

antistasis
n. - the defense of an action that prevented something worse from happening

antistrophe
n. - stanza answering strophe in Greek chorus, recited during movement
from left to right. antistrophic, adj.

antistrumatic
n. - remedy for scrofula.

antithalian
adj. - disapproving of festivity and laughter.

antithrombin
n. - substance in blood preventing coagulation of blood.

antitoxic
adj. - neutralizing poison. antitoxin, n. antibody, especially obtained from
infected animal.

antitropic
adj. - Zoology, symmetrically reversed, as right and left hands.
antitrope, n. such appendage. antitropy, n. state of being antitropic.

antitussive
n. - & a. (drug, etc.) that alleviates or prevents coughing.

antitype
n. - object or person prefigured by the type or symbol. antitypic,
antitypical, adj.

antitypy
n. - resistance to penetration or alteration.

antizymic
adj.,n. -. preventive of fermentation. antizymotic n.

antoecial
adj. - applied to places in opposite hemispheres but in same latitude and
longitude. antoecians, n.pl. persons living in such places.
antonomasia
n. - literary device of using descriptive epithet or phrase instead of person's
name; using proper name as epithet.

antrorse
adj. - Biology, turning upward and forward.

antrum
n. - (pl. -ra) sinus; cavity, especially leading into nose.

anuptaphobia
n. - fear of staying single

anuran
n. - any of the order of amphibians which includes frogs and toads.

anuresis
n. - inability to urinate. anuretic a.

anuria
n. - inability to produce urine.

anurous
adj. - lacking a tail, especially applied to frog.

aolist
n. - a person who claims to be inspired--to feel within that sudden wind of
genius or artistic urgency; the wind is sometimesmore like a draft

aorist
n. - Grammar, (tense) signifying happening in unrestricted or unspecified
past. aoristic, adj. indefinite; pertaining to aorist.

apaesthesia
n. - loss of feeling in limb.

apaetesis
n. - the angry putting aside of a matter to be takenup later

apagoge
n. - Mathematics, argument by reductio ad absurdum. apogogic(-al), adj.

apagogic
adj. - pertaining to a proof by reductio ad absurdum; an indirect
demonstration of a proof

apandrous
adj. - having non-functioning male organs (of fungi, etc.).

apanthropy
n. - dislike of being with people; love of solitude

apatetic
adj. - Zoology, having protective imitative coloration or shape.

apercu
n. - a quick, penetrating insight; immediate impression,intuition, or estimate

aperient
n. - & a. laxative (medicine). aperitive, adj.

apetalous
adj. - Botany, lacking petals.

aphaeresis
n. - cutting off beginning of word. aphaeretic, adj.

aphagia
n. - inability to swallow.

apheliotropic
adj. - growing away from the sun. apheliotropism, n.

aphemia
n. - loss of power of articulate speech; motor aphasia.

aphephobe
n. - the person who doesn't like being touched

aphesis
n. - (pl. -ses) loss of unaccented vowel at beginning of word. aphetic, adj.

aphilophrenia
n. - a feeling that one is unloved or unwanted

aphis
n. - (pl. -ides, plant-louse; member of genus Aphis which includes greenfly,
etc. aphidiphagous, adj. feeding on aphides.

aphonia
n. - loss of voice. aphonic, adj. voiceless.

aphotic
adj. - without light.

aphrasia
n. - inability to speak, or to make intelligible phrases.

aphylly
n. - absence of leaves. aphyllous, adj.

apiaceous
adj. - parsley-like; belonging to plant family including carrot, parsley, etc.

apian
adj. - pertaining to bees.

apical
adj. - at the summit or tip; Phonetics, pertaining to a consonant formed with
help of tip of tongue. apicad, adv. towards the summit.

apiculate
adj. - (of leaves) having short point at tip.

apiculture
n. - bee-keeping. apiculturist, n.

apiology
n. - study of bees.

apivorous
adj. - eating bees.

aplanat
n. - aplanatic lens. aplanatic, adj. free from spherical aberration.
aplanatism, n.

aplasia
n. - Medicine, incomplete development. aplastic, adj.
aplotomy
n. - simple surgical cut.

apocarteresis
n. - suicide by starvation

apocatastisis
n. - restoration; Medicine, relapse; subsidence; Astronomy, reversion to
same position; Theology, conversion of whole world to Christianity.

apocentre
n. - point in orbit opposite centre of attraction. apocentric, adj. different from
archetype. apocentricity, n.

apocope
n. - cutting off end of word. apocopate, v. & a.

apocrisis
n. - replying to one's own arguments

apocrustic
adj.,n. -. astringent (medicine).

apocynthion
n. - point in an orbit of the moon which is farthest from the moon's centre.

apodeictic, apodictic
adj. - evident; demonstrable; incontrovertible.

apodiabolosis
n. - diabolical treatment

apodictic
adj. - absolutely certain or necessarily true;uncontestable

apodixis
n. - indisputable evidence or proof

apodosis
n. - (pl. -ses ) main clause in conditional sentence.

apodysophilia
n. - feverish desire to undress

apogaic
adj. - pertaining to apogee.

apogamy
n. - Biology, interbreeding in a separated group which has no characteristic
differentiating it from parents; Botany, non-sexual reproduction in some
ferns.

apogeny
n. - Botany, sterility. apogenous, adj.

apogeotropic
adj. - Botany, bending up or away from the ground. apogeotropism, n.

apograph
n. - copy; facsimile. apographal, adj.

apolaustic
adj. - given to enjoyment; self indulgent

apolegamic
adj. - Biology, pertaining to selection, especially sexual.

apologue
n. - parable, moral tale.

apolune
n. - point in the orbit of body revolving round the moon that is farthest from
the centre of the moon.

apomecometer
n. - instrument measuring height and distance.

apomict
n. - organism reproducing by, or formed by, apomixis.

apomixis
n. - non-sexual reproduction. apomictic, adj.

apomnemonysis
n. - quoting an approved authority
apophasis
n. - rhetorical device of emphasizing a fact, by pretending to ignore or deny
it.

apophthegm
n. - brief wise saying. apophthegmatic, adj.

apophyge
n. - Architecture, curve between shaft and base, or between shaft & capital,
in a column.

apophysis
n. - offshoot; projecting part, especially of bone. apophyseal,
apophysial, adj.apophysate, adj. Botany, having an apophysis.

aporia
n. - professing to be at a loss as to what to say, where to begin, or how to
express something; true or feigned doubt or deliberation about an issue

aposematic
adj. - Zoology, giving warning, applied to coloration, odour, etc., of animals.

aposiopesis
n. - a conscious breaking off in the middle of a sentence because of emotion,
a dramatic change in thought, or, sometimes, a shifting to understatement or
irony

apostasy
n. - desertion from religion or similar body.

apostate
n. - & a. (person) committing apostasy. apostatize, v.i. change one's religious
allegiance; forsake one's principles.

apostil(le)
n. - comment; note in margin.

apotelesm
n. - casting of horoscope.

apothegm
n. - a concise formulation of a truth; an aphorism
apothem
n. - perpendicular from centre of regular polygon to any of its sides.

apothesis
n. - Medicine, setting of broken limb.

apotropaic
adj. - averting or combating evil. apotropaism, n. such magical practice.

apotypic
adj. - differing from type.

appanage, apanage
n. - perquisite; provision, such as land or office, for younger son(s) of king
or high official.

apparitor
n. - herald; harbinger; officer executing order of ecclesiastical court.

apperception
n. - perception of inner meaning, and of relation of new facts to facts already
known; mental assimilation; state of being conscious of perceiving.
apperceptive,adj. apperceive, v.

appersonation
n. - delusion of insane person that he is another, generally famous, person.

appetence, appetency
n. - strong desire; craving; powerful instinct. appetent, adj.

appetible
adj. - desirable. appetition, n. yearning.

applanate
adj. - flattened. applanation, n.

appoggiatura
n. - Music, short note placed before a longer one. short appoggiatura,
acciaccatura.

apport
n. - tangible object caused to appear by spiritualist medium; production of
such object.
appose
v. - to place (things) side by side or next to each other.

apposite
adj. - appropriate, fitting, apt, suitable

apposition
n. - juxtaposition; Grammar, putting two nouns or phrases together as
attributive or adjunct terms; relationship of such nouns or phrases.
appositive, adj.

appulse
n. - act of striking against; Astronomy, close approach of two celestial
objects.

apraxia
n. - impaired ability to execute complex muscular movements.

aprosexia
n. - inability to concentrate on anything

apse
n. - rounded extension at end of building, especially at east end of church;
Astronomy, apsis.

apsidal
adj. - having shape of apse; pertaining to apsides.

apsis
n. - (pl. -sides ) Astronomy, point at which heavenly body is most or least
distant from centre of attraction. higher apsis, most distant point. lower
apsis, least distant point.

apteral
adj. - (of classical temple) having columns at front or back only; (of church)
lacking aisles: apterous.

apterous
adj. - lacking wings.

apterygial
adj. - wingless; finless.

aptronym
n. - a name befitting the occupation, role or nature of a person or character,
e.g. doctor sawbones

aptyalism
n. - lack or absence of saliva.

apyretic
adj. - without fever. apyrexy, n. absence or abatement of fever.

apyrous
adj. - non-inflammable.

aqua regia
n. - 'royal water'; mixture of hydrochloric and nitric acids which dissolves
some metals. Used in etching and by alchemists to dissolve gold.

aquarelle
n. - method of painting in transparent water-color; such painting.
aquarellist, n.artist painting aquarelles.

aquarist
n. - person who studies aquatic life; owner of an aquarium.

aquatint
n. - (print made by) a method of etching having effect of water- color
drawing.

arachnophagous
adj. - eating spiders.

araneid, araneidan
n. - spider; a. pertaining to spiders. araneiform, adj. shaped like a spider.
araneology, n. study of spiders.

araneous, araneose
adj. - like a spider's web; transparent; delicate.

araphorostic, araphostic
adj. - seamless.

arbalest, arbalist
n. - cross-bow with mechanism for drawing string.
arboraceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a tree; wooded.

arboreous
adj. - having many trees.

arborescent
adj. - branched; having shape or growth like a tree. arborescence, n.

arborical
adj. - pertaining to trees.

arboricole
n. - living in trees.

arboriform
adj. - shaped like a tree.

arborize
v. - take on or give tree-like shape. arborization, n.

arborous
adj. - pertaining to trees; composed of trees.

arbuscle, arbuscula
n. - dwarf tree; shrub-like tree. arbuscular, adj.

arbuscule
n. - tuft of hairs.

arbustum
n. - (pl. -ta) copse; orchard.

arbutus
n. - strawberry tree.

arcate
adj. - shaped like a bow. arcature, n. small or blind arcade.

arc-boutant
n. - (pl. arcs-boutants [pron. same]) flying buttress.

archaeozoic
adj. - living in the earliest geological era.

archecentric
adj. - pertaining to archetype.

archeolatry
n. - worship of archaic customs, expressions, etc.

archididascalos, archididascalus
n. - headteacher of school etc. archididascalian, adj.

archiepiscopal
adj. - pertaining to an archbishop.

archil, orchil
n. - dye obtained from certain lichens; lichens yielding this.

archimage, archimagus
n. - (pl. -gi ) great magician.

archimandrite
n. - superior of large monastery of Greek Church; abbot.

architectonic
adj. - pertaining to architecture, or to the systematization of knowledge;
resembling architecture; structural; showing constructive ability; n. pl.
science of architecture; constructive skill.

architrave
n. - beam resting directly on columns; epistyle; moulding at head and sides
of window or doorway.

archivolt
n. - curved moulding on face of arch.

archizoic
adj. - pertaining to earliest living things.

archology
n. - theory of origins; science of government.

archon
n. - a chief magistrate of ancient Athens. archontic, adj.
arcifinious
adj. - having a frontier which forms a natural defence.

arciform
adj. - shaped like an arch.

arctogeal
adj. - pertaining to the region including Europe, Africa, Asia and N
America.

arctoid
n. - like a bear.

arctophile
n. - person who loves or collects teddy bears.

arcuate, arcual
adj. - bow-shaped. arcuation, n.

arcus senilis
n. - 'senile ring'; whitish ring round iris in eyes of old people.

areca
n. - several palm trees, especially the betel. areca nut, betel-nut.

arenaceous
adj. - like or consisting of sand; growing in sand.

arenicolous
adj. - living in sand.

arenilitic
adj. - pertaining to sandstone.

arenoid
adj. - like sand.

arenose
adj. - sandy; containing much sand.

areography
n. - description of surface of planet Mars; descriptive biogeography.
areology
n. - study of planet Mars.

Areopagus
n. - highest legal tribunal in ancient Athens; any important tribunal.
Areopagite, n.member of such a tribunal.

aretaics
n. - science of virtue.

aretalogy
n. - relation of wonderful deeds of a god or hero.

argent
n. - silver; silver-like. argentate, argenteous, argentic, argentine,
argentous, adj.argentiferous, adj. yielding silver. argentine, n. silvery metal.
argentometer, n.instrument measuring strength of silver solutions.

argil
n. - clay, especially used in pottery. argillaceous, argillous, adj. containing
clay; clay-like. argilliferous, adj. yielding or containing clay.
argilloid, adj. like clay.

argol, argal
n. - crust formed on long-kept wine.

Argus
n. - monster with a hundred eyes; careful watcher. Argus-eyed, adj. ever
watchful. argus, n. any of several small brown butterflies with eyespots.

argute
adj. - quick; sharp; shrill; astute; subtle.

argyrocephalous
adj. - with silvery or shining head.

arietta
n. - short aria.

ariose
adj. - characterized by or like melody.
aristarch
n. - severe critic.

aristarchian
adj. - extremely critical

aristology
n. - art or science of dining. aristological, adj. aristologist, n.

aristophrenia
n. - condition of having a superior intellect

arithmancy
n. - divination by numbers.

arithmocracy
n. - rule of the numerical majority

arithmogram
n. - number composed of numerical values assigned to letters in a word.
arithmocracy, n. government by the majority. arithmography, n. representing
a number with letters having numerical values. arithmomania, n. obsession
with numbers, especially compulsion to count things. arithmometer, n. early
adding machine.

armiferous
adj. - carrying weapons or arms.

armiger
n. - armour-bearer; knight's squire; person bearing heraldic arms.
armigerous, armigeral, adj.

armillary
adj. - like, pertaining to or composed of rings. armillary sphere, celestial
globe composed only of rings marking equator, tropics, etc.

armipotent
adj. - having strong armament. armipotence, n.

armisonant, armisonous
adj. - resounding with the clash of arms.

arnica
n. - genus of plants including the mountain tobacco; tincture obtained from
mountain tobacco used for bruises, etc.

aroint
v. -i. archaic, (imperative) begone!

arquebus(e), harquebus
n. - ancient hand gun supported on tripod. arquebusier, n. soldier armed with
arquebus.

arras
n. - tapestry, especially covering wall. arrasene, n. embroidery material of
silk and wool.

arrect
adj. - raised up; attentive.

arrha
n. - (pl. -ae ) pledge; earnest money. arrhal, adj.

arrhenotoky
n. - to only give birth to boys

arrhizal
adj. - rootless.

arrière-ban
n. - summoning by king of his feudatories and their vassals to military
service; vassals so called; the nobility.

arrière-pensée
n. - hidden meaning; ulterior motive; mental reservation.

arris
n. - sharp edge formed by two angled surfaces, especially edge of fluting on
column. arriswise, adj. edgewise.

arriviste
n. - pushful, ambitious person.

arrogate
v. - take or claim beyond one's rights. arrogation, n.

arrondissement
n. - largest subdivision of a French department.

arsinotherium
n. - rhinoceros-like fossil mammal.

arthralgia
n. - pain in a joint.

arthrosis
n. - joint or articulation connecting two bones.

articular
adj. - pertaining to joints.

artuate
v. - to tear limb from limb

arum
n. - large-spathed plant, called 'cuckoo-pint' or 'lords and ladies'. arum lily,
calla lily.

arundinaceous
adj. - like or pertaining to a reed.

arvicoline
adj. - living in the fields or countryside. arviculture, n. cultivation of fields.

ascian
n. - one without a shadow: applied to the inhabitants of the torrid zone,
where the sun is vertical at noon for a few days every year

ascidian
n. - sea-squirt.

aseismic
adj. - free from earthquakes; designed to withstand earthquakes.
aseismatic, adj.reducing or withstanding effect of earthquakes.

ashlar
n. - squared building stone; stonework composed of these; thin, dressed
stone for facing rough wall. ashlaring, n. partition in attic to cut off angle
made by rafters and floor.
asomatous
adj. - incorporeal; lacking body. asomatophyte, n. Botany, plant in which
body and reproductive cells are undifferentiated.

asparaginous
adj. - pertaining to, like or eaten like asparagus.

asperate
adj. - rather rough; v.t. make rough. asperation, n.

asperge
v. - sprinkle. asperges, n. Roman Catholic, ceremony of sprinkling holy
water.

aspergil, aspergill(um)
n. - Roman Catholic, brush-like implement used to sprinkle holy water.

aspergillus
n. - (pl. -li ) minute fungus forming mould. aspergilliform,
aspergillosis, n. animal disease caused by aspergilli.

asperity
n. - roughness, acrimony.

aspermatism, aspermia
n. - failure of male generative powers. aspermic, adj.

aspersorium
n. - Roman Catholic, vessel holding holy water; aspergil.

asperulous
adj. - Botany, rather rough.

asphalia
n. - emphatic guaranteeing of what one is saying, as by assuring others,
wagering about the truth of something

aspheterism
n. - doctrine that there should be no private property.

asphodel
n. - kind of liliaceous plant; daffodil; Literature, flower of the Elysian fields.
bog asphodel, British grass-like moorland plant.
aspidate
adj. - shield-shaped.

asportation
n. - removal, especially crime of removing property.

assecuration
n. - marine insurance.

assentaneous
adj. - acquiescent.

assentation
n. - ready, insincere assent. assentatious, adj. willing to assent.
assentator, n.flatterer; one assenting insincerely or conniving.
assentatory, adj.

asseverate
v. - to state positively, emphatically

assibilate
v. - pronounce with sibilant sound or hiss. assibilation, n.

assiduity
n. - unremitting care; unflagging or obsequious attention. assiduous, adj.

assoil(zie)
v. - pardon; absolve; acquit; release. assoilment, n.

assuetude
n. - custom or habit

assumpsit
n. - Law, contract (not under seal); suit for breach of such contract.

assurgent
adj. - ascending; Botany, upward-curving. assurgency, n.

astasia
n. - inability, due to imperfect muscular co-ordination, to keep erect.

astatic
adj. - unstable; in neutral equilibrium; Electricity, not tending to assume a
definite position. astatic pair, pair of magnetized needles of opposite
charges. astatics, n.study of equilibrium of body under known forces.

astatine
n. - radioactive element of the halogen group.

asteism
n. - an ingeniously polite insult

asteria
n. - gem cut so as to show asterism.

asterial
adj. - starlike; n. a fossil starfish.

asteriated
adj. - having star-like rays.

asterism
n. - constellation of stars; group of asterisks; appearance of star-like
reflection by certain crystals. asterismal, adj.

asthenia
n. - debility. asthenic, adj. weak; of slender build; weakening.

asthenophobe
n. - the circumspect stoic, the stiff-upper-lip afraid to admit to weakness of
any sort

asthenopia
n. - optical weakness, especially muscular. asthenopic, adj.

asthenosphere
n. - hypothetical layer of fluid matter below rigid surface of earth's crust.

astomatal, astomous
adj. - having no stomata.

astragal
n. - ankle-bone; rounded beading or moulding on column; pl., dice.
astragalar,adj. astragalomancy, n. divination by ankle-bones or dice.
astragalus n. Medicine, ankle-bone.
astrakhan
n. - closely-curled black or grey fur from fleece of karakul lambs: cloth
resembling this.

astraphobia, astrapophobia
n. - morbid fear of thunder and lightning.

astrict
v. - astringe. astriction, n. astrictive, adj.

astringe
v. - bind; brace; restrict; constipate.

astrogate
v. - guide (spaceship, etc.); v.i. navigate in space.

astrognosy
n. - knowledge of fixed stars.

astrogony
n. - theory of the origin of the stars.

astroid
n. - star-shaped.

astrolatry
n. - worship of stars.

astrolithology
n. - study of meteorites.

astrophile, astrophil
n. - person fond of learning about stars.

astucious
adj. - having keen perception; of astute and penetrating discernment

astylar
adj. - Architecture, lacking columns.

asymptote
n. - line approaching a curve but meeting it only at infinity. asymptotic, adj.
asyndetic
adj. - not connected by conjunctions: I came, I saw, I conquered

asyndeton
n. - rhetorical device of omitting conjunctions. asyndetic, adj.

asynergy, asynergia
n. - Medicine, lack of co-ordination, especially of muscles.

asyngamy
n. - Botany, failure to effect cross-fertilization due to asynchronous
development of flowers.

atactic
adj. - asyntactic; irregular; pertaining to ataxy.

ataraxia
n. - imperturbability; utter calmness

ataraxic
adj. - of or pertaining to freedom from anxiety or emotional disturbance;
calm and imperturbable

ataraxy, ataraxia
n. - tranquillity of mind; imperturbability. ataractic, ataraxic, n. & a. (drug)
able to calm or tranquillize.

ataxaphasia
n. - inability, due to imperfect muscular co-ordination, to speak sentences.

ataxy, ataxia
n. - inability to co-ordinate muscles; lack of order. ataxic, adj.

ateknia
n. - childlessness.

atelectasis
n. - incomplete dilatation or collapse of lungs.

ateliosis
n. - imperfect development; dwarfism.

atelophobe
n. - the driven perfectionist, one with a morbid fear of having things less
than perfect

athanasia
n. - immortality

atheling
n. - Anglo-Saxon noble; prince, especially heir apparent.

athermanous
adj. - impervious to radiant heat. athermancy, n.

atherogenic
adj. - leading to atheroma.

atheroma
n. - fatty degeneration of the arteries. atherosclerosis, n. hardening of the
inner lining of the arteries with fatty degeneration. atheromatous, adj.

athetise
v. - to spurn, reject

athetosis
n. - nervous twitching of fingers and toes.

athrepsia
n. - complete debility in children. athreptic, adj.

athymy
n. - melancholy.

atlantes
n. - pl. male figures used as columns.

atmogenic
adj. - Geology, of atmospheric origin.

atmology
n. - study of laws of watery vapour.

atmolysis
n. - method of separating gases of different densities.
atmometer
n. - instrument measuring rate of evaporation into atmosphere. atmometry, n.

atokous
adj. - lacking offspring.

atomy
n. - very small creature; skeleton.

atrabilarian
n. - a gloomy hypochondriac

atrabilious
adj. - very melancholic; hypochondriac.

atrament
n. - very dark liquid; ink. atramentous, adj.

atresia
n. - lack or closing of a passage of the body. atretic, adj.

atrichia
n. - baldness.

atrous
adj. - jet black.

attainder
n. - loss of civil rights, formerly result of outlawry or death sentence.

attaint
v. - pass sentence of attainder on; sully; attach disgrace to; infect; n.
dishonour; misfortune. attainture, n.

attemper
v. - alter quality by addition or mixture; moderate. attemperate, v. archaic,
moderate temperature. attemporator, n. apparatus for moderating
temperature.

attingent
adj. - touching, in contact.

attrahent
adj. - attracting; drawing towards or forward; n. such thing or muscle.

au fait
phr. - 'to the fact'; having complete and up-to-date knowledge; conversant.

aubade
n. - musical piece performed at or describing dawn.

auctorial
adj. - pertaining to an author.

audile
n. - person whose mental processes are stimulated more strongly by hearing
than by other senses; a. pertaining to such persons; auditory.

audiogenic
adj. - caused by sound waves, especially of high frequency.

aularian
adj. - pertaining to hall

aulete
n. - flautist.

aulic
adj. - courtly; ceremonious.

aurated
adj. - gilded.

aureate, aureous
adj. - golden-colored; ornate.

aureity
n. - properties of gold.

aureomycin
n. - trademark, an antibiotic drug extracted from a soil mould, used in
treatment of infections, especially of eyes, skin, etc.

auric
adj. - pertaining to, like or composed of gold.
auricle
n. - external ear; ear-shaped appendage; upper cavity of heart.

auricomous
adj. - having golden hair; making hair golden.

auricular
adj. - pertaining to hearing, or to the ear; spoken secretly. auricular finger,
the little finger.

auriculate
adj. - having ears or ear-shaped outgrowths; lobed; ear-like.

auriferous
adj. - containing gold.

auriform
adj. - ear-shaped.

aurify
v. - change into gold. aurific, adj. producing gold. aurification, n. working
with gold.

auriphrygia
n. - gold embroidery. auriphrygiate, adj.

aurist
n. - specialist on the ear and its diseases.

aurous
adj. - pertaining to, containing, or made of gold.

aurulent
adj. - gold-colored.

auscultate
v. - Medicine, listen to sounds in human body; examine in this manner.
auscultation, n. auscultative, adj. auscultator, n. person practising
auscultation; stethoscope. auscultatory, adj.

auscultation
n. - the process of listening
auslaut
n. - final sound of syllable or word.

autacoid
n. - hormone. autacoidal, adj.

autarchia
n. - perpetual happiness

autarchy
n. - absolute sovereignty; autocracy. autarchic, autarchical, adj.

autecology
n. - the ecology of the individual organism.

autoangelist
n. - one who does his own communicating

autocephalous
adj. - Ecclesiastical, self-governing. autocephaly, n.

autochthon
n. - native; aboriginal species. autochthonous, adj. autochthony, n.

autochthonous
adj. - native, aboriginal, indigenous

autoclesis
n. - introducing an idea or subject by seeming to refuse discussion of it,
thereby arousing interest

autoecious
adj. - (of fungus, etc.) passing through all life stages on same species of host.

autogamy
n. - self-fertilization. autogamic, autogamous, adj.

autogenesis
n. - spontaneous generation. autogenetic, adj.

autogenous
adj. - self-generated.
autognosis
n. - knowledge of self, especially the appreciation of one's own emotional
conflicts

autointoxication
n. - poisoning due to toxins produced in body.

autokinesis
n. - voluntary or automatic movement. autokinetic, adj.

autolatry
n. - self-worship.

autological
adj. - self-descriptive, or being a word that exemplifies what it means, e.g.
"english" is english, "polysyllabic" is polysyllabic

automorphic
adj. - formed after its or one's own pattern. automorphism, n.

autonym
n. - writer's own name; work published under own name.

autophagy
n. - devouring of cell constituents by enzymes of same cell.
autophagous, adj.

autophobe
n. - the socializer who does not like to be alone

autophobia
n. - fear of solitude.

autophony
n. - apparent distortion of one's own voice due to infection or stoppage of
ears; sound of auscultator's voice as reverberating in patient's chest.

autophyte
n. - plant able to organize its foodstuffs; nonsaprophytic plant.
autophytic, adj.

autoplasty
n. - grafting tissue from patient's own body. autoplastic, a.; Biology,
pertaining to self-adaptation to environment; pertaining to autoplasty.
autoschediasm
n. - improvization. autoschediastic, adj.

autoschediastic
adj. - impromptu; on the spur of the moment

autoskeleton
n. - internal skeleton.

autostrada
n. - motorway.

autotelic
adj. - having itself as its only purpose.

autothaumaturgist
n. - the coy or cagey person whose mission is to appear mysterious or quite
remarkable

autotheism
n. - belief in self-subsistence of God the Son; deification of oneself.

autotheist
n. - the individual who is not only self-centered but self-deifying, or at least
self-worshipping

autotomy
n. - reflex loss of part of the body to save the whole (in lizards, etc.)

autotrophic
adj. - Botany, nourishing itself; autophytic.

autotropic
adj. - Botany, tending to grow in straight line.

autotype
n. - facsimile; true copy. autotypy, n. process of producing such copies.

auxanometer
n. - instrument measuring rate of growth of plants.

auxesis
n. - an ordering of thoughts expressed in a sequence of ascending importance

auxin
n. - Chemistry, substance increasing growth of plants; plant hormone.

auxograph
n. - instrument recording variations in volume.

auxology
n. - science of growth.

auxotonic
adj. - according or due to growth.

avellaneous
adj. - hazel.

avenaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like oats. aveniform, adj. like oats in shape.

avenous
adj. - lacking veins.

aventurine
n. - glass containing golden or green flecks; quartz containing mica flakes.

averruncate
v. - avert; weed out.

avicide
n. - killing of birds.

avicular
adj. - pertaining to small birds.

aviculture
n. - rearing of birds.

avifauna
n. - birdlife of a region.

avigation
n. - aerial navigation.
avirulent
adj. - (of bacteria) not virulent.

avolitional
adj. - involuntary.

avulsion
n. - act of pulling away part of body, either by injury or surgery.
avulsive, adj.

axenic
adj. - free of parasites and similar forms of life; surgically sterile.

axifugal
adj. - centrifugal.

axil
n. - upper angle between leaf and stem, or branch and trunk. axile, adj.

axilla
n. - (pl. -las, -lae ,) armpit; shoulder. axillary a. of arm-pit; of or growing in
an axil.

axiniform
adj. - having shape of axe-head.

axiology
n. - study of ultimate values. axiological, adj. axiologist, n.

axonometry
n. - measurement of or by axes. axonometric projectio, n. method of
representing three-dimensional object in two-dimensional drawing.

axunge
n. - medicinal lard or grease.

azofication
n. - nitrogenization of soil by bacteria. azofier, n. bacterium causing
azofication.

azoic
adj. - lacking life, especially of geological period.
azoology
n. - study of inanimate nature.

azote
n. - nitrogen. azotaemia, azotemia, n. excess of nitrogen in blood.
azotic, adj.azotize, v. combine with nitrogen.

azoth
n. - alchemists' name for mercury; Paracelsus' postulated panacea.

azulejo
n. - brightly colored tile of Near East, Spain and Holland.

azygous
adj. - unpaired; odd.

azym(e)
n. - unleavened bread; Passover cake; pl. feast of such bread.

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babag
n. - argument or fight

babery
n. - bizarre architectural ornamentation

baccaceous
adj. - like a berry; bearing berries.

baccate
adj. - pulpy; like a berry; bearing berries.

bacchante
n. - a frenzied woman, as at a rousing orgy or let-it-all-hang-out cult
ceremony
bacciferous
adj. - bearing berries. bacciform, adj. berry-shaped.
baccivorous, adj. feeding on berries.

bacteriotropic
adj. - affecting bacteria.

bacteritic
adj. - caused or marked by bacteria. bacteroid, adj. like bacteria; n.
irregularly shaped form of bacterium, especially found in plant root-nodules.

baculus
n. - stick; rod; symbol of power. baculiferous, adj. bearing canes, reeds, etc.
baculiform, adj. rod-shaped. baculine, adj. pertaining to rod or punishment
therewith.

badaud
n. - an idle, markedly stupid individual who believes just about anything and
is a half-witted gossip

badigeon
n. - mixture of plaster and ground stone, or glue and sawdust, for repairing
masonry and woodwork respectively; v.t. repair with badigeon.

badinage
n. - banter.

baffona
n. - a woman with a slight moustache

bagasse
n. - dry residue, especially of sugar cane and beet after extraction of juice,
and plants after removal of fibre.

baimaiden
n. - female underground miner

balandra
n. - single-masted Spanish cargo ship.

balaniferous
adj. - bearing acorns.
balanism
n. - use of suppositories or pessaries.

balanoid
adj. - acorn-shaped; pertaining to acorn barnacles; n. acorn barnacle.

balata
n. - elastic gum obtained from milk-tree of Brazil.

balatron
n. - a joker; a clown

balbriggan
n. - knitted cotton fabric used in underwear.

balbuties
n. - Medicine, stammering.

baldachin(o), baldakin, baldaquin


n. - silk and gold fabric; fabric canopy over throne, altar, etc.; stone canopy
over altar.

baldric(k)
n. - shoulder belt for sword, etc.

balistarius
n. - (pl. -ii ) crossbow-man.

balistraria, ballistraria
n. - cross-shaped opening in fortress wall for discharge of arrows.

balize
n. - pole bearing beacon, etc., on sea-shore.

balladromic
adj. - (of missiles, etc.) maintaining course towards a target.

balletomane
n. - person fanatically devoted to ballet. balletomania, n.

ballistite
n. - kind of smokeless explosive power.
ballottement
n. - diagnosis of pregnancy by sharp pressure, causing movement of foetus.
renal ballottement, diagnosis of floating kidney by same means.

balneal
adj. - pertaining to bathing. balneary, n. bathing-place; medicinal spring.
balneation, n. bathing. balneatory, adj.

balneography
n. - treatise on baths. balneographer, n. author of such.

balneology
n. - science of medical application of baths.
balneological, adj. balneologist, n.

balneotherapy
n. - treatment by natural waters.
balneotherapeutic, adj. balneotherapeutics, n.

balsamical
adj. - unctuous, mitigating, soothing, balmy

banausic
adj. - common, ordinary, and undistinguished; dull and insipid

banderilla
n. - dart stuck into bull at bull-fight. banderillero, n. bull-fighter wielding
this.

banderol(e), bandrol
n. - small streamer, flag or banner.

bandobast
n. - practical, detailed organization; settlement.

bandog
n. - fierce dog on chain; mastiff.

bantling
n. - brat; illegitimate child.

baraesthesia
n. - ability to perceive pressure.
baragnosis
n. - loss of ability to perceive weight.

baragouin
n. - gibberish

barathea
n. - worsted fabric with twill hopsack weave; silk or silk-and- worsted fabric
with lightly ribbed or pebbled weave.

barbastelle
n. - long-eared species of bat.

barbate
adj. - bearded; tufted; barbed; having awns.

barbel
n. - fleshy appendage on head of certain fishes; carplike fish having a barbel.
barbellate, adj. bristly.

barbet
n. - brightly plumaged toucan-like tropical bird of Old World; kind of long-
haired poodle.

barbette
n. - gun platform behind parapet; armoured protection of gun platform on
ship.

barbican
n. - tower on or beyond outer wall of city or castle.

barbigerous
adj. - having beard.

barbitone
n. - a sleep-inducing drug; veronal.

barbotine
n. - kaolin paste used to ornament pottery.

barbule
n. - hooked out-growth on barb of feather. barbullate, adj. barbellate.
barcarole, barcarolle
n. - gondolier's song.

barghest
n. - goblin, often dog-like, appearing as portent of death.

barkhan, barchan
n. - crescent-shaped sand dune.

barley-break
n. - Old English catching game.

barognosis
n. - ability to perceive weight.

barogram
n. - recording made by barograph.

barograph
n. - instrument continuously recording atmospheric pressure.

barology
n. - science of weight and gravitation.

baroscope
n. - weather-glass. baroscopic(al), adj.

barothermograph
n. - instrument recording simultaneously pressure and temperature,
especially atmospheric.

barouche
n. - four-wheeled four-seater carriage with folding hood and separate driver's
seat. barouchet, barouchette, n. light barouche.

baroxyton
n. - Music, large bass brass wind instrument.

barquentine, barkentine, barkantine


n. - three-masted vessel with square-rigged foremast and fore-and-aft rigged
main and mizzen masts.

barracoon
n. - enclosure in which slaves or convicts were confined.

barratrous
adj. - pertaining to the habitual causing of fights

barratry
n. - unlawful action by captain or seamen injuring owner or freighter of ship;
inciting to litigation or riot; simony. barrator, n. person habitually entering
into quarrels and law-suits. barratous, barratrous, adj. quarrelsome; guilty of
barratry.

bartizan
n. - small overhanging turret.

barycentre
n. - centre of gravity. barycentric, adj.

baryecoia
n. - Medicine, hardness of hearing.

baryphony, baryphonia
n. - difficulty of speech. baryphonic, adj.

barysphere
n. - area of earth underlying lithosphere.

baryta
n. - barium oxide. barytes, n. barium sulphate.

barythymia
n. - nervous depression.

bascule
n. - balanced lever. bascule-bridge, n. drawbridge raised by falling
counterpoises, as Tower Bridge, London.

basial
adj. - pertaining to kissing. basiate, v. kiss. basiation, n.

basifugal
adj. - Botany, growing away from base, or at apex only.

basilar
adj. - pertaining to or at the base.

basipetal
adj. - Botany, growing from top to base.

basophobia
n. - a fear of falling which makes one afraid to stand up

bastinado
n. - (pl. -oes) beating on soles of feet; v.t. administer such punishment to.

bathic
adj. - pertaining to depths, especially of sea.

bathmism
n. - energy or force of growth. bathmic, adj.

batholith, batholite
n. - Geology, mass of intruded igneous rock below surface and of great
depth. batholithic, batholitic, adj.

bathyal
adj. - pertaining to zone of sea from 180 metres/600 feet to abyssal zone.

bathybic
adj. - pertaining to or dwelling in deepest zone of sea.

bathycolpian
adj. - deep-bosomed

bathylimnetic
adj. - living at bottom of lake or marsh.

bathymeter
n. - instrument for deep-sea sounding. bathymetric, adj. pertaining to vertical
distribution of organisms in sea. bathymetry, n. process of measuring depths
of sea.

bathyorographical
adj. - pertaining to or showing depths below and heights above sea level.

bathypelagic
adj. - living in deep sea.
bathyseism
n. - earthquake taking place at great depth.

bathysmal
adj. - pertaining to deepest part or bottom of sea.

bathysophical
adj. - pertaining to knowledge of deep-sea life and conditions.

batiste
n. - fine linen; cambric; fine cotton or wool fabric, especially as treated for
use as antiseptic dressing.

batology
n. - scientific study of brambles. batological, adj. batologist, n.

batophobia
n. - fear of heights, or of being close to high buildings.

batrachian
adj. - pertaining to frogs or toads; n. a frog or toad. batrachoid, adj. like a
frog or toad. batrachophagous, adj. eating frogs or toads.
batrachophobia, n. fear of frogs or toads.

battels
n. - pl. accounts of Oxford college, especially for provisions.

batten
v. - to thrive and grow fat by feeding

batter
v. -i. Architecture, recede as it rises (of a wall); n. such inclination. batter
rule, plumb-line of such walls, falling within base.

battological
adj. - pertaining to unnecessarily repetitive writing or speaking

battology
n. - an unnecessary repetition. battological, adj. battologize, v.i.
battologist, n.

battue
n. - driving of game towards guns; shooting-party of that kind; massacre of
helpless persons.

batture
n. - raised bed of sea or river.

baudekyn
n. - baldachin.

bavardage
n. - small talk or chitchat; idle chatter

bayla
n. - a song and dance routine done by gypsies

bdelloid
adj. - pertaining to leech; leech-like in appearance; n. leech.
bdellometer, n.cupping-glass for surgical bleeding. bdellotomy, n. surgical
application of leeches.

bdelygmia
n. - a litany of abuse; string of execrations

beccafico
n. - European songbird, considered a table delicacy, especially in Italy.

bechic
adj. - curative of cough.

becket
n. - hook-like device of rope, wood or metal to secure ship's ropes, etc.

bedizen
v. - dress gaudily.

bee-bread
n. - mixture of honey and pollen stored by bees for food.

beele
n. - miner's pick with two sharp ends. beeleman, n. worker using a beele.

beestings
n. -pl. first milk of cow after birth of calf.
beeswing
n. - scum found at surface of aged wine

beguine
n. - member of religious order of lay sisters, especially of Belgium; rumba-
like dance of French W Indies. beguinage, n. convent of beguines.

bel esprit
n. - (pl. beaux esprits, ) genius; witty person; wit.

beldam
n. - a repulsive older woman

belemnite
n. - bullet-shaped molluscan fossil. belemnitic, adj.

belemnoid
adj. - dart-shaped.

bel-étage
n. - main storey of building.

belleric
n. - kind of myrobalan.

bellicism
n. - war-mindedness.

belliferous
adj. - bringing war.

belling
n. - deer's cry at mating time.

bellipotent
adj. - powerful in war.

bellonion
n. - mechanical musical instrument consisting of drums and trumpets.

bellote, ballote
n. - holm-oak acorn.
belocolus
n. - magic stone held by a soldier which will make him invisible

beloid
adj. - arrow-shaped.

belomancy
n. - divination using arrows.

belonoid
adj. - needle-shaped.

belvedere
n. - turret, or open shelter on roof, giving fine view; summer-house.

ben trovato
phr. - 'well invented'; a. well expressed; n. such speech or thought.

bencher
n. - senior member of an Inn of Court.

bend sinister
n. - diagonal line on coat of arms indicating bastardy.

benedick
n. - newly married husband, especially one formerly a confirmed bachelor.

benefic
adj. - favourable, especially astrological.

benefice
n. - church living; v.t. endow with a benefice. beneficed, a., holding a
benefice.

beneficiate
v. prepare for smelting. beneficiation, n.

benison
n. - blessing.

benthos
n. - sea-bottom's flora and fauna. benthic, benthoic, benthonic a.
berceuse
n. - cradle-song; lullaby.

bergamot
n. - variety of pear; essence obtained from rind of variety of pear-shaped
orange; fruit and tree yielding such essence; snuff scented with such essence;
aromatic plant of mint family.

bergère
n. - 'shepherdess'; kind of 18th-century chair and sofa. bergèrette, n. kind of
country song or dance.

berkelium
n. - radioactive, metallic element made artificially.

bernicle
n. - barnacle-goose.

bersaglieri
n. -pl. (sing. -re ) Italian sharpshooter corps.

bestiarian
n. - animal-lover, especially opposed to vivisection. bestiarianism, n.

bête noire
n. - 'black beast'; pet abomination; bugbear.

bêtise
n. - foolishness; foolish or stupid act.

béton
n. - concrete made by mixing gravel with cement and sand.

betulin(ol)
n. - resinous extract of birch bark; birch camphor.

bevatron
n. - synchrotron-like apparatus for accelerating charged particles to an
immensely high level.

bezel
n. - sloping edge of cutting tool; edge and facet of cut gem; flanged groove
holding watch- or clock-glass; v.t. grind to edge; bevel.

bezoar
n. - stone-like mass found in stomach of ruminants, formerly used in East as
antidote to poison. bezoardic, adj.

bialate
adj. - with two wings.

bibacious
adj. - fond of drinking. bibacity, n.

bibble
v. - to drink often or much; or to drink or eat noisily

bibelot
n. - small object of art; trinket; curio.

bibitory
adj. - pertaining to drinking.

biblia abiblia
n. - books that are no books: books of no human interest or worthless as
literature

bibliobibuli
n. - those who read too much, and hence tend to be unaware of or oblivious
to the real world

biblioclasm
n. - destruction of books; destructive criticism of Bible. biblioclast, n. person
so destroying or criticizing.

bibliognost
n. - person having deep knowledge of books. bibliognostic, adj.

bibliomancy
n. - divination by reference taken at random in book, especially in the Bible.

bibliopegy
n. - art of book-binding. bibliopegic, adj. bibliopegist, n. book- binder.

bibliopoesy
n. - making of books.

bibliopole
n. - bookseller, especially of rare books. bibliopolery, bibliopolism,
bibliopoly, n.selling of books. bibliopolar,
bibliopolic, adj. bibliopolist, n. bibliopolistic, adj.

bibliosoph
n. - bibliognost.

bibliotaph
n. - person keeping his or her books secret or locked up. bibliotaphic, adj.

bicameral
adj. - having two Chambers or Houses. bicameralism, n. bicameralist,
bicamerist,n. person advocating such legislative system.

bicapitate
adj. - two-headed.

bice
n. - green or blue pigment.

bicephalous, bicephalic
adj. - having two heads.

bichord
adj. - Music, having two strings, especially two strings for each note.

bicipital
adj. - pertaining to biceps; bifurcating. bicipitous, adj. having two heads or
extremities.

bickern
n. - anvil pointed at both ends.

bicollateral
adj. - having two sides the same. bicollaterality, n.

biconic
adj. - having shape of two cones with bases together.

biconjugate
adj. - Botany, having a pair each member of which is divided into a pair.

bicorn
adj. - having two horns or points. bicornuate, bicornuous, adj.

bicrural
adj. - two-legged.

biddery, bidree
n. - alloy of several metals on which gold and silver are inlaid.

bident
n. - two-pronged instrument; sheep aged two years. bidental,
bidentate, adj.having two prongs or teeth. bidenticulate, adj. having two
small teeth.

biduous
adj. - lasting two days.

bien aimé
n. - (fem. -aimée pron. same) 'well beloved' (person).

bien aise
n. - 'well being'; comfort.

bienséance
n. - proper, correct or fitting thing; pl. the proprieties.

bifacial
adj. - having distinct upper and lower surfaces; having both sides the same;
having two faces.

bifarious
adj. - in two rows; twofold; pointing in two directions.

bifer
n. - plant flowering or fruiting twice a year. biferous, adj.

bifid(ate)
adj. - divided into two portions; forked. bifidity, n.

bifilar
adj. - having two threads, especially of measuring instrument.
bigeminate
adj. - biconjugate. bigeminal, adj. arranged in pairs.

bigener
n. - hybrid arising from two genera. bigeneric, adj. pertaining to two genera.

bigrid
adj. - applied to thermionic valve having two grids and combining functions
of two valves.

bijugate, bijugous
adj. - having two overlapping heads, said of coin struck to two persons;
Botany, with two pairs of leaflets.

bilboes
n. - pl. fetters, especially long iron bar with sliding shackles used to imprison
persons on ship.

biliary
adj. - pertaining to bile.

biliteral
adj. - consisting of or using two letters; n. such linguistic root.

billon
n. - alloy of precious metal with larger quantity of base metal.

biloquist
n. - person with power of speaking in two distinct voices.

biltong
n. - strips of dried meat.

bimanous, bimanal
adj. - having two hands; pertaining to human species.
bimanual, adj. requiring or using two hands.

bimarine
adj. - situated between seas.

bimaxillary
adj. - pertaining to both jaws.
bimensal
adj. - occurring every two months.

bimestrial
adj. - occurring every two months; lasting two months.

bimetallism
n. - currency system in which both gold and silver are standard money.
bimetallic,adj. bimetallist, n. advocate of bimetallism. bimetallistic, adj.

bimillenary
n. - space of two thousand years. bimillennium, n. (pl. -ia) two thousand
years.

binate
adj. - double; in couples. bination, n. celebration by a priest of Mass twice
on the same day.

bine
n. - flexible shoot of climbing plant, especially hop.

binnacle
n. - fixed case or stand for ship's compass. binnacle list, list of sick men on
man-of-war.

binocle
n. - binocular instr.

binotic
adj. - binaural.

binotonous
adj. - consisting of two notes.

biocoenosis, biocenosis
n. - (pl. -ses ) association of living creatures in a certain area.
biocoenotic, adj.

biogen(e)
n. - ultimate component part of protoplasm.

biogenesis
n. - theory that life derives only from living matter. biogenetic, a.; biogenetic
law, recapitulation theory. biogenesist, n. adherent of biogenesis.

biogenous
adj. - produced from living organism; giving life.

biogeny
n. - history of evolution of living organisms; biogenesis. biogenic, adj.

biogeography
n. - study of geographical distribution of plants and animals.
biogeographic(al),adj.

biognosy, biognosis
n. - sciences of life collectively.

biograph
n. - early form of cinematograph.

biokinetics
n. - study of changes during development of organism.

biolinguistics
n. - study of relations between physiology and speech.

biologism
n. - biological theory; use of biological terms. biologistic, adj.

biolysis
n. - destruction of life or organic substance. biolytic, adj.

biometrics, biometry
n. - calculation of length of human life; statistical biology.
biometric, adj.biometrician, n. student of biometrics.

bionergy
n. - vital force.

biont
n. - physiologically independent living organism.

biophagous
adj. - feeding on living organisms. biophagy, n.
biophilism
n. - belief that animals have rights which human beings should respect

biorgan
n. - physiological organ.

bioscope
n. - form of cinematograph. bioscopy, n. med. examination of body for
presence of life.

biosis
n. - life, as distinguishing living organisms.

biostatics
n. - study of physiological relations between structure and function.

biostratigraphy
n. - determination of age, etc., of sedimentary strata from fossils which they
contain.

biotaxy
n. - biological classification.

biotelemetry
n. - automatic transmission over a distance, for measurements of the
condition, functions, etc., of a living creature, e.g. of an astronaut on space
flight.

biotin
n. - growth-promoting vitamin of the vitamin B complex, found in liver and
yeast.

biotope
n. - area having uniform conditions and supporting a particular, uniform
association of animal life.

biotype
n. - all organisms having the same genetic constitution.

biparous
adj. - bringing forth two offspring at a birth.
bipennate
adj. - having two wings.

bipropellant
n. - rocket propellant consisting of fuel and oxidizer stored separately until
ignition.

biramose, biramous
adj. - divided into two branches.

bireme
n. - (galley) having two banks of oars.

biretta
n. - Roman Catholic, cleric's square cap.

bise
n. - cold, dry north wind of Switzerland, Italy and S France.

bisonant
adj. - having two sounds.

bisontine
adj. - pertaining to bison.

bisque
n. - point allowed to tennis player; stroke(s) allowed to golfer; extra turn
allowed to croquet player; kind of rich thick soup; pottery fired but not
glazed.

bissext
n. - intercalary day. bissextile, adj. containing the bissext; intercalary; n.
leap-year.

bistort
n. - a plant with twisted astringent root; snake-weed.

bistoury
n. - small, narrow surgical knife. bistournage, n. a method of castration.

bistre
n. - brown pigment derived from wood soot.
bisulcate
adj. - with two grooves; cloven.

biune, biunial
adj. - combining two in one. biunity, n.

biunial
adj. - combining two in one

bivariate
adj. - denoting a quantity that depends on two variables.

biventral
adj. - with two bellies.

biverbal
adj. - relating to two words; punning.

bivious
adj. - offering two paths or directions.

bivocal
n. - diphthong. bivocalize, v. place between two vowels.

blain
n. - sore; blister.

blanquette
n. - stew of white meat in white sauce.

blastogenesis
n. - reproduction by budding; theory of inheritance of characters through
germ-plasm. blastogenetic, blastogenic, adj. pertaining to germ cells.

blende
n. - zinc sulphide; name of several lustrous metallic sulphides.

blendling
n. - hybrid. blendure, n. mixture.

blennoid
adj. - like mucus. blennogenic,blennogenous, adj. generating mucus.
blennorrhoea, n. mucus discharge. blennorrhoeal, adj.
blennophobia
n. - morbid fear of slime.

blenny
n. - long, slender, spiny-rayed marine fish.

blepharal
adj. - pertaining to eyelids. blepharism, blepharospasm, n. muscular spasm
of eyelid. blepharitis, n. inflammation of eyelids.

bletonism
n. - faculty of water divining.

blissom
adj. - with strong sexual desires; in rut.

blowtop
n. - a person who becomes angry very easily or quickly

blucher
n. - leather half-boot.

blunge
v. - v.i. mix clay and water for pottery; blend. blunger, n. apparatus for such
mixing.

boanthropy
n. - a type of insanity in which a man thinks he's an ox

boatel, botel
n. - waterside hotel for sailing enthusiasts.

bobstay
n. - rope attached to and steadying bowsprit.

bocage
n. - boscage; decorative representation of trees, leaves, etc.

bocking
n. - coarse baize; smoked herring.

bogie
n. - wheeled undercarriage of a rail vehicle; railway coach; truck for coal,
etc.

bolar
adj. - pertaining to clay.

bolection, bilection
n. - projecting part of moulding round panel.

bolide
n. - large meteor; 'fire-ball'.

bolometer
n. - instrument measuring small amounts of radiant heat electrically.
bolograph, n.photograph made with a bolometer. bolometric, adj.

bolthead
n. - long, straight-necked glass vessel for distilling; matrass.

bolus
n. - large pill; any round mass. bolus alba, china clay.

bombardon
n. - deep bass double-reeded wind instr.

bombasine, bombazine
n. - twilled, black, worsted, worsted-with-silk or worsted-with- cotton dress
material. bombazet(te), n. thin smooth-surfaced worsted fabric.

bombé
adj. - bulging or curved outward, especially such furniture, embroidery, etc.

bombic
adj. - pertaining to silk-worm.

bombilate, bombinate
v. -i. buzz; boom. bombilation, bombination, n.

bombous
adj. - rounded; convex.

bombycine
adj. - bombic.
bon ton
phr. - 'good tone'; high society; good breeding.

bona vacantia
n. - Law, unclaimed property, especially of a person who has died intestate.

bonasus, bonassus
n. - aurochs.

bonbonnière
n. - dainty sweetmeat box.

bonce
n. - large playing marble; kind of marbles game.

bonification
n. - betterment; payment of bonus. boniform, adj. like or seeming good.
bonify, v.improve; make good.

bonne
n. - female servant.

boracic
adj. - pertaining to or derived from borax. boracic acid, former name for
boric acid. boracous, adj.

borasco, borasca, borasque


n. - Mediterranean squall.

borborology
n. - the stomach-like rumbling of unclean talk

borborygm
n. - the noise made by gas in the bowels; a fart

borborygmite
n. - a dirty mouth, or practitioner of spurcitious--foul and obscene--language

borborygmus
n. - rumbling of gas in the stomach. borborygmic, adj.

bordereau
n. - (pl. -x) invoice; detailed bill; memorandum.

borracha
n. - crude rubber; rubber tree.

bort
n. - ground diamond fragments, used in polishing, etc. borty, adj.

bos in lingua
n. - an ox on the tongue: a weighty reason for silence

boscage, boskage
n. - thicket of trees or shrubs.

bosch
n. - wood; bush. bosch-bok, n. bush-buck; kind of antelope. bosch-
man, n.Bushman. bosch-vark, n. kind of wild pig. bosch-veldt, n. bush
country.

bosky
n. - covered with trees

bosselated
adj. - covered with or formed into knobs.

botargo
n. - relish made from tunny's or mullet's roe.

botryoid(al)
adj. - having shape of cluster of grapes. botryose, adj. with flowers in
clusters that develop upwards from base.

bottine
n. - small boot; surgical boot for correcting deformity.

bottomry
n. - raising loan on ship as security.

boucherize
v. preserve by impregnating with copper sulphate.

bougie
n. - wax candle; flexible medical instrument for insertion into body
passages; suppository.

boule
n. - advisory council or senate of ancient Greece. bouleuterion, n. (pl. -ia)
assembly-place.

boules
n. - form of bowls played in France.

bouleversement
n. - overturning, upset.

boult, bolt
v. - sift. boultel, n. sifting cloth. boulter, n. one who sifts; sieve; fishing line
with many hooks.

bouquetin
n. - ibex of the Alps.

bourasque
n. - borasco.

bourdon
n. - Music, bass drone, as of bagpipe.

bourse
n. - foreign money-market.

boustrophedon
n. - an ancient style of writing in which the direction of the lines alternated

bouts-rimés
n. -pl. pl. 'rhymed endings'; composition of verses to given rhymes; verses so
composed.

bovrilise
v. - to condense an ad to essentials; to epitomize

bow-chaser
n. - ship's gun for firing ahead.

bowyer
n. - maker of bows (the weapons).
boyau
n. - (pl. -aux ) winding trench; zigzag

bracciale
n. - wall socket or bracket.

brachial
adj. - pertaining to arm; arm-shaped. brachiate, v.i. swing by arms from
place to place; a. having arms. brachiation, n. brachiferous, adj. having arms
or branches. brachiotomy, n. amputation of arm.

brachistocephalic, brachistocephalous
adj. - having skull of which breadth is 85 per cent or more of length.

brachycatalectic
adj. - with two syllables lacking from end; n. such verse line

brachycephalic, brachycephalous
adj. - short-headed; having skull of which maximum breadth is 80 per cent
or more of maximum length. brachycephalism, n.

brachycerous
adj. - having short horns or antennae.

brachydactylous, brachydactylic
adj. - having short digits. brachydactylism, brachydactyly, n.

brachygraphy
n. - short-hand. brachygrapher, n. stenographer. brachygraphic(al), adj.

brachylogy
n. - condensed expression; laconic speech.

brachymetropy, brachymetropia
n. - shortsightedness. brachymetropic, adj.

brachypodous
adj. - having short legs or stalk.

brachypterous
adj. - having short wings.
brachyure
n. - short-tailed animal, bird, etc. brachyuran, n. a crab.

bract
n. - leaf from axil of which flower is produced. bracteal, adj. bract-like.
bracteate,adj. bearing bracts. bracteiform, adj. bract-shaped.
bracteole, n. small bract; bract at base of flower. bracteolate, adj. having
bracteoles. bracteose, adj. having many bracts.

bradycardia
n. - (abnormally) slow heart rate. bradykinetic, adj. moving slowly.

bradykinin
n. - blood hormone causing dilation of blood vessels.
bradytelic, adj. evolving at a slower rate than normal.

brail
v. truss sail; haul up. brails, n.pl. cords on edge of sail for trussing.

branchial, branchiac
adj. - pertaining to gills. branchiate, adj. having gills.
branchicolous, adj. living in gills. branchiform, adj. gill-shaped.

brash
n. - slight sickness; broken pieces of rock or ice; collection of fragments; a.
rash; brittle; lifeless. water-brash, n. pyrosis.

brassage
n. - charge for minting coin, difference between value of metal, with cost of
minting, and face value.

brassard
n. - armlet; arm-badge.

brattice
n. - partition, especially in mine gallery to regulate ventilation or support
sides or roof; v.t. erect brattice. brattice cloth, canvas sheet for regulating
ventilation in mine.

braxy
n. - apoplectic disease of sheep; meat of sheep dead from disease, especially
from braxy; a. sick with or dead from this disease.

breccia
n. - Geology, aggregate of angular rock fragments.
breccial, adj. brecciation, n.making into brecciae.

breedbate
n. - someone looking for an argument

bressummer
n. - beam or girder over opening and supporting a wall.

breviate
n. - summary; precis.

brevicaudate
adj. - having short tail.

brevifoliate
adj. - having short leaves. brevilingual, adj. having short tongue.
breviloquence, n.laconic manner of speech. breviped, adj. having short legs.
brevipennate, adj.having short wings.

brewster
n. - brewer. Brewster Sessions, court hearing applications for liquor trade
licences.

Briarean
adj. - pertaining to Briareus, monster in Greek legend with hundred hands;
having many hands.

bricole
n. - indirect stroke, especially in real tennis, in which ball is hit against wall
or rebounds from it; and billiards, in which ball hits cushion between the two
contacts of a cannon.

bridewell
n. - prison; house of correction.

brigantine
n. - two-masted ship, square-rigged on foremast only.

brimborion
n. - something useless or nonsensical

britannia metal
n. - cheap white alloy of copper, zinc, antimony and bismuth, with lead.
brocatel(lo)
n. - kind of variegated marble; thick figured silk used in upholstery.

brock
n. - badger. brocket, n. stag in its second year; Brazilian pronged deer.
brock-faced, adj. having white mark on face.

broderie
n. - embroidery-like pattern. broderie anglaise, mixture of solid and open-
work embroidery.

brogan
n. - coarse, strong shoe; brogue.

bromatology
n. - treatise on or study of food.

bromidrosis
n. - the secretion of foul-smelling sweat; body odor

bromine
n. - non-metallic chlorine-like element found in seawater and mineral
springs. bromize, v. compound with bromine; prepare photographic plate
with bromide. bromism, n. condition due to excessive use of bromide.
brominated, adj.compounded with bromine.

brontephobia, brontophobia
n. - dread of thunder and lightning.

brontide
n. - sound like distant thunder, due to seismic causes.

brontograph
n. - instr. recording discharges of atmospheric electricity.
brontogram, n. record made by this.

brontology
n. - study of thunder. brontometer, n. brontograph.

brose
n. - kind of porridge; broth. Athole-brose, mixture of whisky and honey.
brotus
n. - any extra measure without charge, such as a baker's dozen

brouette
n. - small two-wheeled carriage; kind of four-seater motor car.

brucellosis
n. - an undulant fever of cattle.

brucin(e), brucina
n. - strychnine-like poison derived from nux vomica plant.

bruit
n. - sounds in chest symptomatic of disease; rumour; v.t. report; spread
abroad.

brumal
adj. - pertaining to brume or winter.

brumby, brumbie, brumbee


n. - wild horse.

brume
n. - mist or fog. brumous, adj.

brummagem
n. - making an imposing display but inferior and of little worth; showy but
cheap

brunneous
adj. - dark brown.

brutum fulmen
n. - failed thunderbolt: empty noise or idle threat

bruxism
n. - grinding of teeth, especially in sleep.

bruxomania
n. - the habit of unconsciously grinding the teeth, especially in sleep, or
under stress

bryology
n. - study of mosses and liverworts; plant life of such kind of a region.
bryological,adj. bryologist, n. bryophyte, n. moss or liverwort.

bubo
n. - (pl. -oes) swelling with inflammation of lymphatic gland, especially of
groin. bubonalgia, n. pain in groin. bubonic, adj.

bubulin
n. - compound obtained from cow dung, used in calico printing

buccal
adj. - pertaining to mouth or cheek.

buccan
n. - framework over which meat is roasted or dried; v.t. dry meat on such.

buccate
adj. - with protruding cheeks.

buccinal
adj. - having shape or sound of trumpet. buccinator, n. muscle forming
cheek- wall. buccinatory, adj.

buccula
n. - double chin

bufonite
n. - toadstone.

bullace
n. - small wild plum fruit and tree.

bullate
adj. - puckered; with blistered appearance. bullation, n.

bullion
n. - gold or silver in the mass, especially uncoined. bullionist, n. upholder of
metallic currency.

bullish
adj. - Commerce, anticipating or associated with a rise in price.

buphthalmia
n. - enlargement of eye. buphthalmic, adj.

burbot
n. - long, slender, freshwater fish of cod family; eel-pout.

burette
n. - graduated glass measuring tube; Ecclesiastical, sacramental cruet.

burgee
n. - small triangular pennant of yacht, etc.

burgensic
adj. - pertaining to citizen or freeman of borough.

burin
n. - engraver's tool; graver. burinist, n. engraver.

burletta
n. - light comic opera.

burnettize
v. saturate with zinc chloride solution to prevent decay. burnettizing, n. such
process, invented by Sir W Burnett.

burrstone
n. - flinty rock used for millstones; millstone made of this.

bursa
n. - (pl. -sae or - sas) sac, especially fluid-filled at point of friction in joint,
etc. bursal, adj. pertaining to bursa; pertaining to states revenue.
bursitis, n.inflammation of bursa.

buskin
n. - high boot; thick-soled boot (also called cothurnus) worn by actors in
ancient Greek tragedy; classic tragedy.

butte
n. - steep, isolated hill.

byssus
n. - filamentous tuft ('beard') by which molluscs attach themselves; fine flax
and fabric woven from it. byssaceous, adj. consisting of fine threads; like a
byssus. byssal, adj. byssiferous, adj. having a byssus; tufted.
byssine, adj. silky; the fabric byssus. byssogenous, adj. producing a byssus.
byssoid, adj. like a byssus; fibrous; cottony.

bywoner
n. - sub-tenant of farm; agricultural labourer.

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cabochon
n. - convex-cut, polished stone. en cabochon, cut in that manner.

cabotage
n. - coastal navigation; restriction of internal air services to a country's own
carriers.

cabotin
n. - medical quack

cacaesthesia
n. - morbid sensation.

cacation
n. - excretion

cacemphaton
n. - a harsh-sounding word or phrase

cacestogenous
adj. - caused by unfavorable home environment

cachaemia
n. - poisoned condition of blood. cachaemic, adj.

cachalot
n. - sperm whale.

cache-sexe
n. - small cover for the genitals.
cachexy, cachexia
n. - generally unhealthy physical or mental state. cachectic, cachexic, adj.

cachinnate
v. -i. laugh harshly and loudly. cachinnation, cachinato, n. cachinatory, adj.

cachinnation
n. - loud or immoderate laughter

cachou
n. - lozenge for sweetening the breath.

cachucha
n. - quick Spanish dance, with castanet accompaniment.

cacique
n. - a slightly pompous person

cacodoxical
adj. - heretical

cacodoxy
n. - heterodoxy.

cacoepy
n. - incorrect pronunciation. cacoepist, n. cacoepistic, adj.

cacoethes
n. - strong desire; bad habit. cacoethic, adj.

cacogastric
adj. - dyspeptic.

cacogen
n. - an anti-social person

cacogenics
n. - study or process of racial deterioration. cacogenic, adj.

cacography
n. - incorrect spelling or writing. cacographer, n. bad speller.
cacographic(al),adj.
cacology
n. - bad pronunciation; impropriety of wording or unacceptable diction

caconym
n. - bad or wrongly derived name. caconymic, adj.

cacophenism
n. - an unfairly harsh or derogatory word ordescription

cacophrenic
adj. - pertaining to an inferior intellect

cacotechny
n. - a corrupt state of art

cacozelia
n. - studied affectation in diction or style, as in aspeech filled with pedantic
latinisms and inkhorn words

cacuminal
adj. - pertaining to point, top or crown. cacuminate, v. sharpen.
cacumination, n.cacuminous, adj. pointed.

cadastre
n. - register of lands, their values and owners.
cadastral, adj. cadastration, n.making this.

cadge
v. - to hawk or peddle, as fish; or to beg, sponge or fleece

cadi
n. - local judge in Islam.

cadit quaestio
phr. - the investigation drops: the argument or case collapses; that dispenses
with the issue

caducous
adj. - fleeting; transient; unenduring

caecum
n. - (pl. -ca), blind outgrowth at junction of large and small intestines,
terminating in vermiform appendix. caecal, adj. caeciform, adj. shaped like a
caecum. caecity, n. blindness.

caenogenesis
n. - development in individual of processes not common to its species.
caenogenetic, adj.

caesaropapacy
n. - secular possession of highest ecclesiastical power.

caesious
adj. - pale blue-green.

caespitose, cespitose
adj. - growing in tufts.

cagamosis
n. - unhappy marriage

caitiff
adj. - base; despicable; cowardly; wicked

calamus
n. - feather quill; reed used as pen; Malacca and rattan cane palm.

calascent
adj. - increasing in warmth

calcareous
adj. - pertaining to limestone; consisting of carbonate of lime.

calcariferous
adj. - spurred. calcariform, calcarine a. spur-shaped.

calceiform
adj. - slipper-shaped.

calcicole
n. - plant thriving on limy soil.

calcimine
n. -,v.t. whitewash.
calcine
v. -i. v.t. convert or be converted into powder or lime by burning; roast.
calcination, n. calcinatory, a.; n. vessel for calcination.

calcitonin
n. - hormone secreted by the thyroid gland, controlling the rate of bone
destruction.

calcivorous
adj. - applied to plants thriving on limestone.

calcographer
n. - one who draws with crayons

calefacient
adj. - warming. calefaction, n. calefactive, adj. calefactory, a.; n. warm room
or vessel.

calelectricity
n. - electricity caused by changes in temperature. calelectric(al), adj.

calender
n. - mangle or press, especially to produce glazed surface.

calends
n. - pl. first day of month in ancient Roman calendar. at the Greek calends,
never. calendal, adj.

calenture
n. - sunstroke, or other fever or delirium due to heat.

calepin
n. - a dictionary, esp. a polyglot dictionary

calescent
adj. - becoming warm. calescence, n.

caliduct
n. - conduit for hot fluid.

caliginous
adj. - obscure; dim; misty; dark
caligo
n. - dim-sightedness. caliginous, adj. dim; obscure.

caliology
n. - study of birds' nests. caliological, adj. caliologist, n.

calipee
n. - edible jelly-like substance found on underside of turtle

callipygian, callipygous
adj. - having well-shaped buttocks.

callisection
n. - vivisection of anaesthetized animals.

callisteia
n. -pl. pl. beauty prizes.

callisthenics, calisthenics
n. - strengthening and beautifying exercises.

callithumpian
n. - a noisy demonstration

callomania
n. - the delusion that one is beautiful

calodemon, calodaemon
n. - good spirit.

calomel
n. - strong purgative, compound of mercury, acting on liver.

calotte
n. - skull cap, especially of Roman Catholic clergy; small dome.

calque
n. - word or phrase directly translated from one language and used in
another.

caltrop
n. - spiked device laid on the ground to disable enemy horses or vehicles.
calumniate
v. - slander. calumnious, calumniatory, adj. calumny, calumniation,
calumniator, n.

calvarial
adj. - pertaining to crown of head.

calvities
n. - baldness. calvous, adj.

calyx
n. - (pl. -lyces ) outer whorl of generally green floral leaves (sepals) in
flower. calycate, adj. having calyces. calyciform, adj. calyx- shaped.
calycine, adj.pertaining to calyces. calycoid, adj. calyx-like.

camarilla
n. - political secret society, especially of king's favourites.

cambism
n. - theory of commercial exchange. cambist, n. person dealing in bills of
exchange. cambistry, n. study of international exchange.

cambium
n. - soft enveloping tissue of trees from which new tissues are formed.
cambial,adj. cambiform, adj. like cambium in nature or function.
cambiogenetic, adj.producing cambium.

camera lucida
n. - instrument containing prism by which image of object is projected onto
flat surface, where it may be traced.

cameralism
n. - economic theory in which public revenue is sole measure of national
prosperity. cameralist, n. adherent of cameralism.
cameralistic, adj. pertaining to public revenue. cameralistics, n. study of
national finance.

camerate(d)
adj. - divided into chambers. cameration, n. division into chambers; vaulting.

camerlingo, camerlengo
n. - papal treasurer.

camion
n. - flat, low, four-wheeled truck or dray.

camisade, camisado
n. - attack by night.

camlet
n. - fine dress fabric of silk and camel-hair, or wool and goat's hair.
camleteen, camletine, n. imitation camlet of hair and worsted.

camorra
n. - secret terrorist organisation, especially of 19th-century. camorrism,
camorrist,n.

campaniform
adj. - bell-shaped.

campanology
n. - study and knowledge of bells; bell-making; bell-ringing.
campanological, adj.campanologist, n. campanist, n. expert on bells; bell-
ringer.

campanulate, campanular, campanulous


adj. - bell-shaped.

campestral, campestrial
adj. - pertaining to or thriving in open countryside.

canaille
n. - the mob; rabble.

canaster
n. - coarse tobacco.

cancellate(d), cancellous
adj. - marked with network of lines; having a sponge-like structure.

cancriform
adj. - crab-shaped; Medicine, cancer-like. cancrivorous, adj. feeding on
crabs. cancrizans, adj. moving crab-wise or backwards; Music, having theme
repeated backwards. cancroid, adj. crab-like; cancer-like.

cancrine
n. - reading the same backwards as forwards
candent
adj. - white-hot.

candescent
adj. - glowing. candescence, n.

canephorus
n. - (pl. -ri) sculpture of a young man or woman carrying a basket on head.

canescent
adj. - becoming white; hoary. canescence, n.

cang(ue)
n. - wooden yoke, inscribed with list of his offences, hung round criminal's
neck in China.

canicular
adj. - pertaining to dog star or dog days.

canities
n. - whiteness of hair.

cannel
n. - kind of fine, brightly burning coal.

cannellate(d)
adj. - fluted. cannelure, n. groove, especially in cartridge.

cannular, cannulate
adj. - hollow; tubular.

canorous
adj. - sweet-sounding.

cantabank
n. - second-rate ballad singer

cantatory
adj. - pertaining to singer or singing.

cantatrice
n. - female singer.
cantharides
n. - medical preparation of dried Spanish flies, formerly used as a diuretic or
aphrodisiac. cantharidal, adj. cantharidate, v. treat with this. cantharidean,
cantharidian, adj. made of this. cantharidism, n. condition due to excessive
use of this.

canthus
n. - angle between eyelids at corner of eye. canthal, adj.

cantilena
n. - smooth, flowing melody or vocal style.

cantor
n. - liturgical singer and leader of prayers in synagogue; precentor. cantoral,
cantorial, adj. pertaining to the north, or precentor's, side of choir.

capacitance
n. - Electricity, ability to store an electric charge; measure of such ability.
capacitor, n. device for accumulating electric charge.

capias
n. - writ of arrestment.

capistrate
adj. - hooded.

capitate
adj. - head-like. capitatim adv. per head. capitation, n. counting or levying
by the head, i.e. per person; poll tax. capitative, adj. per person.

capitular
adj. - pertaining to cathedral chapter. capitulary, n. statute or member of
such chapter.

caporal
n. - coarse tobacco.

capote
n. - lady's long hooded cloak.

capreolate
adj. - having tendrils.

capric
adj. - pertaining to goat. caprid, n. goat.

caprifoliaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like honeysuckle; belonging to honeysuckle family of
plants.

caprine, caprinic
adj. - pertaining to or like goat.

capripede
n. - satyr.

caprylic
adj. - of or pertaining to an animal odor

capsicum
n. - plant yielding (e.g. red or green) peppers; its fruit.

captation
n. - attempt to obtain applause or recognition.

captious
adj. - intended to confuse or artfully entangle inargument; deceptive or
sophistical

caracole
n. - half turn by trained horse; caper; v.i. make such turn.

caravanserai, caravansary
n. - Eastern inn, especially for accommodation of caravans.

caravel, carvel
n. - small three- or four-masted ship of 15th and 16th centuries; Turkish
battleship.

carbacidometer
n. - instrument measuring quantity of carbon dioxide in air.

carbasus
n. - lint; gauze.

carbomycin
n. - antibiotic drug obtained from a soil fungus, used chiefly against
respiratory infections.

carcanet
n. - jewelled necklace or collar.

cardophagus
n. - (pl. -gi ) eater of thistles; donkey.

careen
v. - heel over; turn on side for repairs.

caricology
n. - study of sedges. caricography, n. description of sedges.

carillon
n. - peal of bells. carilloneur, carillonist, n. player on carillon.

carinate
adj. - like or having a keel. carinal, cariniform, adj. keel-shaped.
carination, n.

cariole, carriole
n. - light one-horse carriage or cart; Canadian, kind of sleigh.

caritative
adj. - charitable.

carmagnole
n. - wide-lapelled, buttoned jacket of Piedmont; costume of Jacobin French
revolutionaries, including the carmagnole, red cap and tricolor sash; French
revolutionary song and dance.

carminative
adj. - pertaining to farting

carminative
n. - & a. (medicine) expelling wind.

carnassial
adj. - (of teeth) adapted for tearing.

carnelian
n. - hard, red variety of chalcedony.
carneous
adj. - like or of flesh; flesh-colored. carnifex, n. executioner.
carnification, n.conversion into flesh. carnificial, adj. pertaining to
executioner or butcher. carniform, adj. flesh-like. carnify, v. convert into or
become like flesh. carnivorous, adj. flesh-eating. carnose, adj. fleshy.

carnet
n. - customs licence for temporary importation of motor vehicle.

caronamide
n. - substance that prolongs the action of penicillin by preventing its
excretion.

carpel
n. - Botany, pistil; organ forming part of pistil.
carpellary, adj. carpellate, adj.having carpels. carpid(ium), n. small carpel.

carpitis
n. - arthritis of carpus.

carpogenous
adj. - fruit-producing. carpolith, carpolite, n. fossil fruit or seed.
carpology, n.study of fruit structure. carpophagous, adj. feeding on fruit.

carpus
n. - (pl. -pi ) wrist; small bones of wrist. carpal, adj.

carrageen
n. - kind of dark red, branched seaweed; Irish moss.

carrel, carrell
n. - booth for individual study in library.

carriwitchet
n. - an absurd, riddling question, somewhat ofa hoax; teasing quibble; pun

carron oil
n. - lotion, composed of limewater and linseed oil, formerly used for burns.

carronade
n. - kind of short, light ship's gun.
cartogram
n. - map showing statistical information diagrammatically.

cartomancy
n. - divination or fortune-telling by playing-cards.

caruncle
n. - fleshy outgrowth. caruncular, carunculous, adj. carunculate, adj. having
caruncles.

caryatid
n. - sculptured female figure acting as pillar. caryatidal, caryatic, adj.

casease
n. - enzyme decomposing the casein in milk and cheese.

casemate
n. - bomb-proof room in fortification.

casern(e)
n. - garrison's barracks.

cassation
n. - annulment. Music, a serenade-like instrumental composition for outdoor
performance. court of cassation, highest French court of appeal.

cassideous
adj. - helmet-shaped.

cassidony
n. - lavender.

cassiterite
n. - native dioxide of tin, the chief ore of tin.

castanean, castanian
adj. - pertaining to chestnut. castaneous, adj. chestnut-colored.

castrametation
n. - art of laying out a camp.

castrensian
adj. - castral.
castrophrenia
n. - the belief that one's thoughts are beingstolen by enemies

casualism
n. - doctrine that all things happen by chance.

casuist
n. - sophist; resolver of questions of conscience.
casuistic, adj. casuistry, n. study of rules of right and wrong; application of
such rules to particular cases; false reasoning, especially on moral matters.

casuistry
n. - the determining of right and wrong in matters of conduct or conscience,
or the applying or principles of ethics, particulary in instances that are
complex or ambiguous; false, deceptive reasoning about law or morals

casus belli
n. - event which justifies a declaration of war.

catabaptist
n. - opponent of infant baptism.

catabasis
n. - (pl. -ses ) decline of disease. catabatic, adj.

catabolism
n. - destructive chemical processes in living creatures.
catabolic, adj. catabolize,v.

catachresis
n. - incorrect use of a word or phrase, especially from any etymological
misunderstanding

catachresis
n. - use of wrong words. catachrestic, adj.

catachthonian, catachthonic
adj. - subterranean.

cataclasis
n. - (pl. -ses ) Geology, deformation of rocks by crushing and shearing.
cataclastic, adj.
cataclasm
n. - breaking down. cataclasmic, adj.

catacosmesis
n. - an ordering of words in descending order ofimportance; anticlimactic
sequence in phrasing

catacoustic
adj. - pertaining to echoes. catacoustics, n. study of echoes.

catadioptric
adj. - pertaining or due to both reflection and refraction of light.
catadioptrics, n.study of such phenomena.

catadromous
adj. - migrating from fresh to salt water to spawn.

catafalque
n. - fixed bier for lying-in-state.

catakinetic
adj. - destructive of energy.

catalectic
adj. - lacking a syllable at end. catalexis, n.

catalepsy
n. - rigid or trance-like fit. cataleptic, adj. cataleptiform, adj. like catalepsy.

catallactic
adj. - pertaining to exchange. catalactics, n. study of commercial exchange.

catalysis
n. - alteration in speed of chemical reaction due to introduction of a
substance which remains unchanged. catalyse, v. catalyst,, n. such
introduced substance. catalytic, a.; n. catalyst; alterative. catalytic
converter, n. device for reducing toxic emissions from internal-combustion
engine.

catamite
n. - boy kept for homosexual purposes.

cataphasia
n. - speech disorder involving constant repetition of word or phrase.
cataphoresis
n. - movement, due to application of electricity, of particles through fluid;
injection of drugs electrically. cataphoretic, adj.

catarolysis
n. - cursing to let off steam

catastaltic
n. - & a. (drug) exercising restraint; astringent.

catastasis
n. - (pl. -ses ) climax or culmination of drama.

catchpole, catchpoll
n. - bumbailiff.

catechu
n. - astringent substance extracted from fruit, wood or leaves of several
tropical plants including acacias and areca palm.

catechumen
n. - person receiving instruction, especially in religion. catechumenate,
catechumenism, n. status of a catechumen catechumenical, adj.

catena
n. - chain; series. catenoid, catenular, catenulate, adj. chain- like.
catenarian, adj.pertaining to chain or catenary. catenary, adj. chain-like; n.
curve assumed by chain suspended between two points. catenate, v. join
together like a chain; a. chain-like. catenation, n.

cathedra
n. - throne; bishop's or professor's chair. ex cathedra, (Latin) 'from the chair';
authoritative. cathedratic, adj.

catholicon
n. - panacea.

catholyte
n. - portion of electrolyte about cathode.

cation
n. - positively charged ion moving towards cathode in electrolysis.
catogenic
adj. - Geology, formed from above; sedimentary.

catoptric
adj. - pertaining to reflection of light. catoptromancy, n. divination by gazing
into mirror or crystal. catoptrics, n. study of reflection.

cattalo
n. - a cross between domestic cattle and N American bison.

caudal
adj. - pertaining to tail. caudad, adv. towards tail. caudate, adj. tailed.
caudiform,adj. tail- like.

caul
n. - membrane sometimes covering head of new-born infant, and regarded as
lucky.

cauline
adj. - Botany, growing on stem. cauliform, adj. like a stem.
cauligenous, adj.borne on stem. caulescent, adj. with aerial stem.
caulome, n. stem structure of plant. caulotaxy, n. disposition of branches on
stem.

causerie
n. - a light and informal conversation; brief,conversational essay

cautery
n. - medical instrument used for searing wounds, etc.; use of such instrument
cauterant, a.; cauterize, v.

cavatina
n. - simple song or melody.

cavernicolous
adj. - living in caves. cavernulous, adj. full of small cavities.

cavicorn
adj. - with hollow horns.

cavil
v. -i. find fault; n. querulous objection.

cavo-relievo
n. - sculpture in which highest part is level with surface of stone; hollow
relief.

cedilla
n. - mark under letter C to show that it should be pronounced S.

cedrate
adj. - citron.

ceilidh
n. - informal gathering with music, dancing etc.

ceilometer
n. - instrument measuring the distance between cloud ceiling and Earth's
surface.

celadon
n. - porcelain with greyish-green glaze; pale greyish green.

celation
n. - concealment. celative, adj.

celature
n. - process of embossing metal.

celerity
n. - swiftness.

celibatarian
n. - & a. (person) advocating celibacy.

celidography
n. - description of sun's or planet's surface markings. celidographer, n.

cellulosic
adj. - plastic made from cellulose.

celoscope
n. - Medicine, instrument for examining body cavities.

cembalo
n. - dulcimer; harpsichord; any musical instrument with hammers to strike
strings. cembalist, n. player on a cembalo.
cenacle
n. - dining-room, especially room in which the Last Supper was held.

censer
n. - receptacle for incense.

cental
n. - measure of weight equivalent of 100 lb.

centesimal
adj. - counting or counted by hundredths. centesimate, v. punish by
punishing (especially executing) every hundredth man. centesimation, n.

centimetric
adj. - less than 1 metre in length (of very short radio and radar waves).

centrobaric
adj. - pertaining to centre of gravity.

centuple
adj. - hundredfold; v.t. increase a hundredfold.

centuriate
adj. - divided into hundreds. centuriation, n.

cepaceous
adj. - like an onion.

cephalosporin, ceporin
n. - antibiotic drug extracted from cephalosporium mould, of very wide
application.

cephalothorax
n. - body, or head with thorax, of spiders, crustaceans, etc.
cephalothoracic, adj.

ceraceous
adj. - like wax. ceral, adj. pertaining to wax or cere.

cerate
n. - medical unguent composed of wax, lard, etc.; a. having a cere.
cerated, adj.covered with wax.
ceratoid
adj. - horny; like or shaped like horn.

ceraunoscope
n. - ancient instrument used to simulate the sound of thunder.

cere
n. - wax; wax-like protuberance at base of upper part of bird's bill.
cerous, adj.pertaining to or like a cere.

cerebrotonic
adj. - having a shy, inhibited temperament associated with ectomorphy.
cerebrotonia, n.

ceriferous
adj. - yielding wax.

cermet
n. - a strong alloy of a metal with a heat-resisting compound, especially used
for turbine blades and similar objects.

cernuous
adj. - Botany, drooping; hanging.

cerography
n. - writing on wax; painting with wax colors; encaustic painting.
ceroplastics, n.wax modelling.

certiorari
n. - writ for transference of hearing to superior court, or calling for
production before superior court of records of a lower court.

cerumen
n. - wax of ear. ceruminiferous, adj. yielding this.
ceruminous, adj. pertaining to this.

ceruse
n. - white lead.

cervical
adj. - pertaining to the neck or cervix.
cervine
adj. - pertaining to or like deer.

cervisial
adj. - pertaining to beer.

cesious
adj. - blue-grey.

cetane
n. - an oil found in petroleum. cetane number, number representing ignition
value of diesel oil, being the percentage of cetane in a mixture used for
testing by comparison.

ceteris paribus
phr. - 'other things being equal'.

chaetophorous
adj. - bearing bristles.

chagrin
n. - disappointment annoyance; vexation; v.t., disappoint deeply; annoy.

chaise
n. - light, two-wheeled carriage, especially with suspended body.

chalastic
n. - laxative.

chalcedony
n. - blue or grey variety of quartz. chalcedonic, chalcedonous, adj.

chalcography
n. - engraving on brass or copper. chalcolithic, adj. pertaining to copper or
bronze age. chalcotript, n. person who takes rubbings of ornamental brasses.

chalicosis
n. - stone-cutters' lung disease, due to inhaling stone dust.

chalone
n. - glandular secretion curbing activity. chalonic, adj. pertaining to this;
restraining.
chalybeate
adj. - containing salts of iron; n. such water, medicine, etc.

chamaecephalic
adj. - having a flattened skull. chamaecephalus, n. (pl. -li ) such person.
chamaecephaly, n. such condition.

chambré
adj. - at room temperature (of wine).

chamma
n. - cloak-like Abyssinian garment.

champerty
n. - Law, crime of aiding another's lawsuit in order to share in gains
therefrom. champertous, adj.

chancre
n. - syphilitic ulcer. chancriform, adj. like a chancre. chancroid, n. local sore
resembling a chancre. chancrous, adj. like or having these.

chantage
n. - blackmail.

chapbook
n. - small popular book, formerly of songs, etc., sold by pedlars.
chapman, n.pedlar.

chapelle ardente
n. - 'burning chapel'; framework bearing burning candles over coffin or
catafalque.

charcuterie
n. - (shop selling) cold meats made from pork.

charientism
n. - a gracefully veiled insult

charivari
n. - medley, especially of noises; mock musical performance with whistles,
utensils, etc.

charpoy
n. - light bedstead.
charqui
n. - dried strips of meat; jerked beef. charqued, adj. cut into strips and dried.

chasmogamy
n. - opening of flower for fertilization. chasmogamic, chasmogamous, adj.

chasmophilous
adj. - fond of nooks, crannies, crevices, and chasms

chatoyant
adj. - with lustre that seems different colors in different lights; n. stone
which shines with a wavy band of light; cat's-eye.

chaussure
n. - foot covering.

chef-d'oeuvre
n. - (pl. chefs - pron. same) masterpiece.

chela
n. - (pl. -lae ) pincer-like claw of e.g. crab, scorpion. cheliferous, adj. having
pincers. cheliform, adj.

chelonian
n. - (pertaining to) tortoise or turtle. chelonid, n. sea turtle.

chemin-de-fer
n. - 'road of iron'; railway; a kind of baccarat.

chemokinesis
n. - increase in activity caused chemically. chemolysis, n. decomposition
chemically caused. chemonuclear, adj. pertaining to or arising from both a
chemical and a nuclear reaction. chemoprophylaxis, n. prevention by means
of a chemical drug. chemoreceptor, n. sense organ that responds to chemical
stimuli. chemotaxis, n. movement of organism towards or away from
chemical substance. chemotherapy, n. medical treatment by chemicals
attacking disease-producing organism. chemotropism, n. growth in response
to chemical stimulus.

chemurgy
n. - industrial organic chemistry.

chermany
n. - type of baseball played in southern U.S.

cherophobia
n. - fear of gaiety

chersonese
n. - peninsula.

cheval de bataille
n. - war-horse: one's favorite subject or argument, often to a tiresome degree

cheval-de-frise
n. - (pl. chevaux- ) spiked bar on wall or window-sill. cheval glass, full-
length mirror in frame.

chevaline
n. - equine; n. horseflesh.

chevelure
n. - head of hair.

chevet
n. - east end of (especially French Gothic) church or chancel.

cheville
n. - an unnecessary word added to round off a sentence or complete a line of
verse

chevrette
n. - kind of thin kid leather.

chiasma
n. - (pl. -mata) cross-shaped configuration especially in pairing
chromosomes.

chiasmus
n. - (pl. -mi ) inversion of order of corresponding elements of two parallel
phrases, as in born under one law, to another bound. chiastic, adj.

chignon
n. - knot or 'bun' of hair; pad over which hair is arranged.

chiliad
n. - one thousand (years). chiliadal, chiliadic, adj. chiliagon, n. thousand-
sided figure. chiliarch, n. ancient Greek or Roman officer in charge of a
thousand men. chiliasm, n. belief in second incarnation of Christ as king of
world; millenarianism. chiliast, n. adherent of such belief. chiliastic, adj.

chillum
n. - hookah; bowl of hookah; tobacco-smoking. chillumchee, n. brass wash
basin.

chimera, chimaera
n. - imaginary monster; bogy; impossible idea. chimerical, adj. imaginary;
fanciful; fantastic.

chine
n. - backbone; cut of meat adjoining backbone; saddle; ridge; small ravine;
v.t. cut into pieces.

chinoiserie
n. - decoration, furniture etc. imitating Chinese design.

chionablepsia
n. - snow blindness.

chiragra
n. - gout of the fingers.

chiral
adj. - pertaining to hand; turning to either left or right.
chirality, n. chirapsia, n.massage.

chirr
v. -i. make trill sound like a grasshopper.

chirurgeon
n. - archaic, surgeon. chirurgery, n. surgery. chirurgic, adj.

chlamys
n. - horseman's loose cloak of ancient Greece. chlamydate, adj. having a
mantle. chlamydeous, adj. Botany, pertaining to floral envelope.

chloral
n. - oily liquid obtained from chlorine and alcohol; (properly chloral
hydrate) sleeping draught obtained from chloral. chloralism, n. condition due
to abuse of this.
chloramphenicol
n. - an antibiotic drug originally isolated from a soil micro- organism,
effective against various bacterial and viral diseases.

chlorochrous
adj. - greenish.

chlorometer
n. - instrument for measuring chlorine, especially in bleaching powders.

chlorosis
n. - anaemia in young women; green sickness; similar condition of plants,
due to lack of light. chlorotic, adj. lacking chlorophyll.

choanoid
adj. - funnel-shaped.

chokedamp
n. - asphyxiating gas, mainly carbon dioxide, of mines.

cholecyst
n. - gall bladder. cholecystectomy, n. removal of gall bladder.
cholecystitis, n.inflammation of gall bladder.

cholelithiasis
n. - production of gall-stones.

choli
n. - short, close-fitting blouse worn under a sari.

choliamb
n. - iambic trimeter having trochee or spondee in third foot. choliambic, adj.

cholic
adj. - pertaining to bile.

choller
n. - double chin.

chololith
n. - gall-stone. chololithic, adj.
chondral
adj. - cartilaginous. chondric, adj. chondrification, n. conversion into
cartilage. chondrogenesis, n. production of cartilage. chondroid, adj. like
cartilage. chondrosis, n. formation of cartilage. chondrostean,
chondrosteous, adj. with cartilaginous skeleton.

choragus
n. - leader of chorus in ancient Greek drama; person officiating at festival.

chorditis
n. - inflammation of vocal cords.

chorea
n. - nervous disease marked by involuntary twitchings. chorea minor, St.
Vitus's dance. choreic, choreal, adj.

choreutic
adj. - pertaining to choral song and dance.

choriamb
n. - metrical foot comprising a trochee and an iambus. choriambic, adj.

choric
adj. - pertaining to chorus in ancient Greek tragedy.

chorion
n. - membrane enclosing amnion. chorial, chorionic, adj.

choripetalous
adj. - with petals separated. chorisepalous, adj. with sepals separated.

chorograph
n. - instrument finding position of a place from angles enclosed by lines
between it and three other known places.

chorography
n. - geographical description of a region. chorology, n. study of geographical
distribution. chorometry, n. surveying of land.

chose jugée
n. - 'judged thing'; settled matter, on which further argument is useless.
chose in action, Law, thing, such as mortgage, debt etc., in respect of which
there is a right of legal action. chose in possession, thing, as goods and
chattels, in ownership.
chrematistic
adj. - pertaining to gaining of money. chrematistics, n. study of money.

chrestomathy
n. - a collection of choice literary pieces

chromaesthesia
n. - mental association of colors with tastes, sights, sounds, figures, etc.

chromatin
n. - protoplasmic substance in cell nucleus, forming chromosomes and
carrying hereditary characters.

chromatism
n. - occurrence of abnormal coloration.

chromatopathy
n. - disease causing abnormal coloration of skin.

chromophilous, chromophilic
adj. - Chemistry, readily staining. chromophobe, adj. staining only slightly.

chromoptometer
n. - instrument measuring eye's sensitivity to color. chromoptometry, n.

chromotypography
n. - printing in colors. chromoxylography, n. printing in colors from wooden
blocks.

chronogram
n. - phrase or sentence certain letters of which form a date, generally in
Roman figures. chronogrammatic, adj. chronogrammatist, n. composer of
this.

chronopher
n. - electrical contact-maker for transmitting time signals.

chronophotography
n. - taking of a set of photographs of a moving object at regular intervals.

chronoscope
n. - instrument measuring very small intervals of time; chronometer in which
figures are seen through apertures in dial. chronoscopy, n.

chronostichon
n. - chronogrammatic line of verse.

chronothermometer
n. - chronometer whose rate is altered by temperature changes.

chronotropic
adj. - affecting rate of pulse. chronotropism, n.

chrysanthous
adj. - yellow-flowered.

chryselephantine
adj. - made of, or ornamented with, ivory and gold.

chrysocarpous
adj. - having yellow fruit.

chrysochlorous
adj. - greenish-gold in color.

chrysochrous
adj. - golden yellow.

chrysology
n. - economic study of precious metals and their value.

chrysophilist, chrysophilite
n. - lover of gold.

chrysopoetics
n. - manufacture of, or transmutation into, gold.

chrysoprase
n. - green variety of chalcedony used as gem.

chrystocrene
n. - Geology, rock formation resembling glacier.

chthonian, chthonic
adj. - pertaining to Greek gods of underworld.
chthonic
adj. - dwelling or reigning in the underworld as deities or as spirits; infernal;
ghostly

churrus
n. - hemp resin; leather bag for drawing water from well.

chyle
n. - milky fat-containing fluid secreted into blood by lactic vessels in small
intestine. chylaceous, adj. chylific, adj. producing chyle. chyliform, adj. like
chyle. chylocauly, n. Botany, possession of fleshy leaves.
chylopoiesis, n. production of chyle. chylous, adj. consisting of chyle.

chyme
n. - semi-liquid partly digested food leaving stomach.
chymiferous, adj. containing chyme. chymiflcation, n. conversion of food
into chyme. chymous, adj.

chypre
n. - mixture of resins, etc., used in perfumery.

cibation
n. - feeding. cibarian, adj. pertaining to mouth. cibarious, adj. pertaining to
food.

cibophobia
n. - dislike for food.

ciborium
n. - (pl. -ria) vessel holding consecrated wafers; canopy over altar.

cicatrice, cicatrix
n. - scar. cicatricial, adj. cicatricle, n. small scar. cicatricose, adj. scarred.
cicatrize, v.i. & t. heal; grow over.

cicerone
n. - (pl. -ni ) guide escorting tourists, sightseers. ciceronage, n.

cicisbeo
n. - (pl. -bei ) married woman's lover or escort.

ciconine, ciconian
adj. - like or pertaining to a stork.
cigling
n. - buzzing noises made by a swarm of locusts

cilice
n. - hair-cloth; hair shirt.

cillosis
n. - muscular spasm of upper eyelid.

cincture
n. - girdle.

cinemograph
n. - instrument recording speed, especially of wind.

cinenchymatous
adj. - laticiferous.

cinerary
adj. - pertaining to ashes, especially of cremated body. cinerarium, n. place
where ashes of cremated bodies are deposited.

cinerial
adj. - pertaining to like or colored like ashes. cinereous, cineritious, adj. like
ashes.

cingulate
adj. - having girdle. cingular, adj. ring-shaped.

cinquain
n. - group of five, especially five-line stanza.

cipolin
n. - green-streaked white marble.

cippus
n. - (pl. -pi) small column marking burial- place or landmark.

circinate
adj. - ring-shaped; rolled into a close spiral.

circumambient
adj. - surrounding on all sides. circumambiency, n.

circumcrescent
adj. - growing over or round. circumcrescence, n.

circumesophagal
adj. - about or along the gullet.

circumferentor
n. - surveyor's angle-measuring compass instrument.

circumfluent
adj. - flowing round. circumfluence, n.

circumforaneous
adj. - wandering, especially from street to street; vagrant.

circumfulgent
adj. - shining about or round.

circumfuse
v. - surround with liquid; pour round. circumfusion, n.

circuminsular
adj. - surrounding an island.

circumjacent
adj. - surrounding. circumjacence, circumjacency, n.

circumlittoral
adj. - next to shore.

circummigrate
v. -i. wander from place to place. circummigration, n.

circumsolar
adj. - revolving round sun.

circumvallation
n. - surrounding trench or rampart.

circumvolant
adj. - flying round.
circumvolute
v. - twist; wind round. circumvolution, n. revolution; fold; circumlocution.
circumvolutory, adj.

cirrate
adj. - having tendrils.

cirrhosis
n. - Medicine, hardened or fibrous condition, especially of liver.
cirrhotic, adj.

cirriped
n. - parasitic marine crustacean, as barnacle. cirropodous, adj.

cisalpine
adj. - on this side of the Alps, especially on the southern or Roman side.
cisandine, adj. on this side of the Andes. cisatlantic, adj. on this side of the
Atlantic Ocean. ciselysian, adj. on this side of Elysium or heaven.
cismarine, adj.on this side of the sea. cismontane, adj. on this side of
mountains; desiring limitation of papal power. cisoceanic, adj. on this side
of ocean. cispadane, adj.on this (southern) side of the River Po.
cispontine, adj. on this side of bridges, e.g. on north side of Thames.
cisrhenane, adj. on this side of the Rhine.

cisvestitism
n. - wearing weird or inappropriate clothes

cithara
n. - ancient lyre-like stringed musical instrument. citharist, n. player on this.

citreous
adj. - lemon-colored. citric, adj. pertaining to or derived from lemons and
other acid fruit. citrine, adj. lemon-colored. citron, n. large lemon-like fruit.
citrous, citrus, adj. pertaining to or like citron.

cittosis
n. - an abnormal desire for strange foods

cladistics
n. - Biology, method of animal classification by shared characteristics.

cladoptosis
n. - annual shedding of twigs.
clairaudient
adj. - able to hear sounds not actually present, as spirit communications, etc.
clairaudience, n.

clairsentient
adj. - able to perceive sensations not actually present. clairsentience, n.

clamant
adj. - loud; insistent. clamatory, clamorous, adj. loud.

clancular
adj. - clandestine.

clangour
n. - loud, often repeated noise.

claque
n. - group of paid applauders. claqueur, n. member of this.

clastic
adj. - detachable into component parts; Geology, composed of fragments.

clathrate
adj. - lattice-like. clathroid, adj. clathrose, adj. marked with lattice-like lines
or grooves.

claudent
adj. - shutting.

claudicant
adj. - limping. claudication, n.

claustral
adj. - cloistral. claustration, n. confinement, especially in convent.

clavecin
n. - harpsichord; carillon keyboard.

claviature
n. - keyboard; fingering system.

clavicembalo
n. - (pl. -li ) harpsichord.

clavicytherium
n. - harpsichord-like musical instrument.

claviger
n. - club-bearer; key-keeper or caretaker. clavigerous, adj.

clavis
n. - (pl. -ves ) key; glossary.

clavus
n. - (pl. -vi ) purple stripe worn on toga by persons of high rank in ancient
Rome; corn (on foot); intensely painful headache.

cledonism
n. - using circumlocution to avoid speaking words deemed unlucky.

cleg
n. - gad fly; horse-fly.

clem
v. - starve. clemmed, adj. famished.

cleocentric
adj. - pertaining to the belief that fame is everything

clepsydra
n. - water-clock.

clerestory
n. - windowed part of nave wall rising above aisle roof.

clerisy
n. - educated or literary people collectively.

cleromancy
n. - divination by casting lots. cleronomy, n. inheritance.

clevis
n. - any securing device, U-shaped and with a pin between the extremities.

clew
n. - corner of sail to which ropes are attached; v.t. haul on this when
changing sail.

climacteric
adj. - critical; forming a turning-point or crisis; n. turning-point, especially
in life of individual, generally reckoned at 21, 35, 49, 63 and 81 years of
age; 'change of life', menopause. grand climacteric, 63rd or 81st year of life.
climacterical, adj.

clinamen
n. - (pl. -mina) bias.

clinocephalic, clinocephalous
adj. - having a saddle-shaped skull. clinocephalus, n. (pl. -li ) such person.
clinocephaly, n.

clinodromic
adj. - moving at an angle, especially of missiles travelling at an angle to a
moving target. clinoscopic, adj. pertaining to missiles travelling in line with
a moving target.

clinology
n. - study of organism's retrograde development after passing maturity.
clinologic,adj.

clinomania
n. - excessive desire to stay in bed

clinometer
n. - instrument measuring angle of slope. clinometric, a., clinometry, n.

clinophobia
n. - morbid fear of going to bed.

clinquant
adj. - glittering; showy; n. tinsel; meretricious work of art.

clithridiate
adj. - keyhole-shaped.

cloaca
n. - (pl. -cae ) sewer; watercloset; Zoology, passage or chamber receiving all
bodily excretions in birds, reptiles, etc. cloacal, adj.
clonic
adj. - irregularly spasmodic. clonicity, n.

clou
n. - 'nail'; cynosure.

clupeoid
n. - & a. (fish) like a herring.

clypeus
n. - shield-shaped plate on an insect's head. clypeate a. shaped like a round
shield.

clysis
n. - Medicine, washing-out of body cavity.

clysmian
adj. - pertaining or due to flood. clysmic, adj. cleansing.

clyster
n. - an injection into the anus; an enema

cnemis
n. - shin bone. cnemial, adj.

coadjuvant
adj. - co-operating. coadjuvancy, n.

coadunate
adj. - combine into one;, adj. united. coadunation, n. coadunative, adj.

coagment
v. - cement together.

coapt(ate)
v. - join or fit together. coaptation, n.

coarctate
adj. - closely pressed together. coarctation, n. constriction.

cocciferous
adj. - bearing berries.
coccus
n. - (pl. cocci, ) spherical bacterium.

cocotte
n. - flirt; prostitute; kind of casserole.

coctile
n. - baked.

coddum
n. - old-fashioned guessing game

codon
n. - a character, or group of characters, in the genetic code carried by the
living cell, which directs the formation of a particular amino-acid.

coelialgia
n. - pain in belly.

coelom
n. - body cavity. coelomate, adj. having this. coeliac, adj.

coemption
n. - gaining monopoly in a commodity by buying all available supplies.
coemptor,n. person practising this.

coenaculous
adj. - fond of eating, especially suppers.

coenaesthesis
n. - Psychology, sensation as a whole.

coenotrope
n. - Psychology, conduct characteristic of a group.

coessential
adj. - Religion, formed from same substance.

coetaneous
adj. - contemporary.

coeval
n. - & a. (person or thing) of same age; of same length of time.
cogitabund
adj. - meditative

cognomen
n. - (pl. -nomens, -nomina) family name; nickname. cognominal, a.; n.
namesake. cognominate, v.

cognovit
n. - Law, admission by defendant of justice of plaintiff's case.

cohibit
v. - restrain. cohibition, n. cohibitive, adj.

coign
n. - corner; angle; viewpoint.

coinstantaneous
adj. - occurring at same instant. coinstantaneity n.

colation
n. - filtering.

colchicum
n. - meadow saffron; autumn crocus. colchicine, n. extract of this used as
specific against gout.

coleopterous
adj. - pertaining to beetles and weevils; having hard anterior wings.
coleopteran,n. such insect. coleopteroid, adj. beetle-like.
coleopterology, n. study of such insects.

colibri
n. - humming-bird.

coliform
adj. - like a sieve.

collet
n. - flange holding a gem; metal collar or sleeve.

colletic
n. - adhesive (substance).
colligate
v. - bind together; collate facts for deduction of principle therefrom.
colligation, n.

collimate
v. - make parallel; adjust into line; adjust line of sight.
collimation, n. collimator, n.device in optical instrument for adjusting line of
sight or producing parallel rays.

collocution
n. - conversation. collocutor, n. speaker in this.

colloid
n. - mixture between a solution and a fine suspension; jelly-like substance.
colloidal, adj.

colloquy
n. - a conversation or dialogue; serious or formal conference

collotype
n. - method of printing illustrations from hardened gelatin film.

colluctation
n. - conflict

collutory
n. - mouthwash.

colluvial
adj. - pertaining to a mass of filth

colluvium
n. - Geology, mixture of rock fragments. colluvial, adj.

collyrium
n. - (pl. -ia) eye wash or ointment; suppository.

colocynth
n. - kind of cucumber forming ingredient of purgative; 'bitter apple'.

colophony
n. - rosin.
coloratura
n. - highly ornamented, virtuoso (musical passage); singer, especially
soprano, of such music.

colubrine
adj. - snaky, sneaky, cunning

columbaceous
adj. - pertaining to pigeons. columbarium, n. collection of pigeon- holes;
cinerarium. columbine, adj. like a dove. columboid, adj. like a pigeon.

columniation
n. - use or arrangement of columns in a structure.

colure
n. - celestial circle intersecting other at poles. equinoctial colure, such circle
passing through equinoctial points. solstitial colure, such circle at right
angles to equinoctial colure.

colytic
adj. - restraining; antiseptic.

comate
adj. - hairy.

comatulid
adj. - having hair that is neatly curled

comburent
adj. - burning; n. substance aiding combustion.
comburivorous, adj. consuming by burning.

comiferous
adj. - tufted.

commatic
adj. - divided into short stanzas or lines; pertaining to comma.
commatism, n.

commensal
adj. - living and feeding together; n such organism; symbiont.
commensalism, commensality, n.
commensurable
adj. - measurable by same standard; proportionate.
commensurate, adj.proportionate; v.t. make proportionate.
commensuration, n.

commentitious
adj. - imaginary

commère
n. - gossiping woman; female compère. commèrage, n. gossip.

commination
n. - denunciation; threatening or cursing

comminatory
adj. - accusing publicly; denunciatory; threatening

comminute
v. - pulverize. comminution, n.

commissure
n. - seam; joint; cleft. commissural, adj.

commonalty
n. - common people.

commonition
n. - warning.

commorant
n. - (person) residing or dwelling. commorancy, n.

commoratio
n. - dwelling on a point by repeating it in different words

commorient
adj. - dying together

comose
adj. - with tuft of hair. comoid, adj. like a tuft of hair. comous, adj. hairy.

complanate
adj. - level. complanation, n. act of levelling.
complect
v. - to connect together; intertwine

completory
n. - compline.

compossible
adj. - able to coexist or coincide with other thing.

compotation
n. - drinking together

compote
n. - mixed fruit with syrup; mixed savoury dish. compotier, n. dish for this.

comprador(e)
n. - native major-domo; Chinese native agent or manager.

comprecation
n. - praying together.

comprobatio
n. - complimenting one's judges or audience togain their favor

compte rendu
n. - 'account rendered'; report.

compurgation
n. - vindication; that which vindicates

conarium
n. - pineal gland. conarial, adj.

conation
n. - mental striving. conative, a.; Grammar, expressing endeavour.

concamerated
adj. - divided into chambers. concameration, n. vaulting; vaulted roof.

concatervate
adj. - heaped up
concavo-convex
adj. - with one side concave and other convex. concavo-
concave, adj. concave on both sides.

concertante
adj. - Music, exhibiting or needing great skill and brilliancy; alternating tutti
passages and passages for a group of soloists.

concettism
phr. - love of or use of literary conceits, intellectual analogies, or erudite
comparisons

conchers
n. - docile cattle

conchyliated
adj. - obtained from molluscs. conchyliferous, adj. bearing a shell.

conciliabule
n. - secret meeting of plotters.

conciliar
adj. - pertaining to council.

concinnity
n. - skill and harmony, esp. of style, in a literary work; elegant arrangement

concinnous
adj. - harmonious; fit; elegant. concinnity, n.

conclamation
n. - shouting together. conclamant, adj.

concolorate
adj. - having same color on both sides.

concordia discors
n. - 'discordant concord'; armed truce.

concresce
v. -i. grow together; coalesce. concrescence, n. concrement, n. concretion.

concubitant
adj. - marriageable.
concubitancy, n. concubitous, adj. concubitus, n. coition.

concupiscence
n. - strong appetite; excessive sexual desire

concupiscent
adj. - having strong sexual desires. concupiscence, n lust.

condign
adj. - deserved; adequate; appropriate.

conductitious
adj. - hired; for hire.

condyle
n. - knuckle-like prominence at end of bone.
condylar, adj. condyloid, adj. near or shaped like this.

confelicity
n. - pleasure in other's happiness.

conferva
n. - greenish algae on surface of stagnant water. conferval, confervoid,
confervous, adj.

confiteor
n. - 'I confess'; n. prayer confessing sins.

conflation
n. - a combining or blending of two or more versionsof a text; confusion or
mixing up

confute
v. - prove to be wrong; overcome in argument. confutation, n.

congé
n. - leave, especially to go; dismissal; bow. congé d'élire, permission to elect.

congelation
n. - act or state of freezing solid.

congener
n. - person or thing of same kind. congeneracy, n. congeneric,
congenerous, adj.

congenetic
adj. - having common origin.

congeries
n. - conglomeration; heap or mess.

conglobate
adj. - ball-shaped; v.i. & t. form or be formed into a ball-shaped mass.
conglobation, n.

conglobulate
v. - form into a ball. conglobulation, n.

conglutinate
v. - join together; glue;, adj. stuck together. conglutinant, n. & a. glueing or
healing (substance). conglutination, n. conglutinative, adj.

conjunctiva
n. - membrane lining eyelid and joining it with eyeball.
conjunctival, adj.conjunctivitis, n. inflammation of this.

connate
adj. - congenital; joined together from birth.
connation, n. connatural, adj.congenital; having same nature.

connumerate
v. - count together. connumeration, n.

conoid
n. - somewhat conical (object). conoidal, adj.

consanguinity
n. - blood-relationship. consanguineal, consanguineous, adj.

consectaneous
adj. - logical consequence; corollary

consecution
n. - logical advance in argument; sequence. consecutive, adj. following in
uninterrupted or logical order.
consenescence
n. - growing old together.

consensus gentium fallacy


phr. - the fallacy of arguing that an idea is true because most people believe
it or because it has been said throughout history

consentaneous
adj. - agreeing; unanimous; suitable. consentaneity, n.

consentient
adj. - agreeing; unanimous. consentience, n.

consignificant
adj. - synonymous; meaningless unless used with another word.
consignification,n. meaning in context. consignify, v.

consilient
adj. - agreeing in inferences drawn from different premises. consilience, n.

conspecies
n. - species belonging to same genus; variety. conspecific, adj. belonging to
same species.

conspectus
n. - general view or outline; summary.

conspue
v. - spurn; despise.

conspurcate
v. - to pollute; defile

constate
v. - establish upon positive evidence. constatation, n.

constringe
v. - cause to contract; constrict. constringent, adj. constringency, n.

constructio ad sensum
phr. - construction according to sense, or framing a sentence from word
sense rather than by adhering to standard grammar
constuprate
v. - to violate, to debauch

consuetude
n. - custom, tradition

contabescent
adj. - wasting away. contabescence, n.

contango
n. - Commerce, charge paid by purchaser for postponing payment from one
settling day to next; v.i. permit such postponement. contango day, the day,
second before settling day, on which such arrangements are made.

conte
n. - short story. conte pieux, moral story. conteur, writer of these.

contect
v. - cover. contection, n.

contemn
v. - view with contempt, scorn, and disdain; despise

contortuplicate
adj. - twisted back upon itself

contra bonos mores


phr. - 'against good morals'; harmful to public morality.

contra mundum
phr. - 'against the world'; in defiance of all accepted belief.

contra pacem
phr. - 'against the peace'.

contrabass
n. - & a. (voice or instrument) one octave lower than bass; double-bass.

contractile
adj. - able or causing to grow smaller. contractility, n.

contrahent
n. - & a. (party) entering into contract.
contrapuntal
adj. - pertaining to counterpoint. contrapuntist, n. expert in counterpoint.

contraremonstrant
n. - a remonstrator against remonstrance

contrectation
n. - handling; the love play preceding sexual intercourse; act of caressing
someone, especially furtivelyor against their will

contubernal
n. - & a. cohabiting (person).

contumacious
adj. - obstinate; rebellious. contumacy, n. contumacity, n. such act.

contumely
n. - insult; contempt. contumelious, adj.

contuse
v. - bruise. contusion, n. contusive, adj.

conurbation
n. - city surrounded by large number of urban districts.

convenances
n. -pl. the proprieties; conventions.

conventicle
n. - chapel; meeting-house; nonconformist assembly. conventicular, adj.

conventual
adj. - pertaining to convent; n. inmate of convent.

convexo-concave
adj. - convex on one side and concave on other. convexo-convex, a., convex
on both sides.

copaiba
n. - kind of oily resin. copaibic, copaivic, adj.

copal
n. - kind of resin used in varnishes, etc.

coparcener
n. - joint heir. coparcenary, n. & a.

cophosis
n. - deafness.

copolymer
n. - a compound of high molecular weight produced by polymerizing two or
more different monomers. copolymerize v.i. & t. to become or make into a
copolymer.

copremia
n. - poisoning resulting from chronic constipation.

coprolalia
n. - use of obscene language. coprolaliac, person practising this.

coprolite
n. - fossilized feces. coprolith, n. hard mass of fecal matter. coprolitic, adj.

coprology
n. - study of filth or faeces, or of obscene literature.

coprophagy
n. - feeding on dung. coprophagan, n. dung beetle. coprophagous, adj.

coprophemia
n. - obscene language

coprophilia
n. - love of obscenity. coprophilous, adj. living in or feeding on dung.

coprostasis
n. - constipation.

coprozoic
adj. - living in dung.

copula
n. - link; verb, especially part of to be, linking subject and predicate.
copular, adj.
copyhold
n. - tenure of manor land at will of lord of manor; land so held.
copyholder, n.holder of such land.

coquillage
n. - shell-like decoration.

coracle
n. - light round wicker boat covered with skin.

coram populo
phr. - 'in the presence of the public'; for appearance's sake. coram judice,
before a judge. coram paribus, before one's equals or peers.

corbel
n. - supporting projection from wall.

corbiculate
adj. - like a small basket; pertaining to bee's pollen-holding organ.

cordate
adj. - heart-shaped. cordiform, adj.

coriaceous
adj. - like or consisting of leather.

coriander
n. - plant yielding seeds used in medical and in curries and pickles.

corkage
n. - charge made by hotel keeper for serving bottle of wine, or for
consumption in his hotel of bottle purchased elsewhere.

cornea
n. - transparent hard material protecting eyeball. corneal, adj.

cornemuse
n. - ancient bagpipe-like instrument.

corneous
adj. - horny. corniculate, adj. having horns or horn-like outgrowths.
cornific, adj.producing horn or horns. corniform, adj., horn-shaped.
cornigerous, adj. bearing horns.

corniche
n. - coastal road, especially one running along a cliff face.

cornute
n. - cuckold; a. with horn-like outgrowths. cornuted, adj. horned; horn-
shaped.

coronach
n. - dirge.

coronagraph
n. - astronomical instrument by which the solar corona can be observed in
full sunlight.

coronoid
adj. - beak-shaped.

corposant
n. - flamelike electrical discharge from ship's masts, steeples, etc., in
thundery weather; St. Elmo's fire.

correption
n. - shortening in pronunciation.

corrie
n. - round hollow in hillside.

corrigendum
n. - (pl. -da) thing to be corrected; erratum.

corrivate
v. - make to flow together. corrivation, n.

cortinate
adj. - cobweb-like. cortinarious a.

cortisone
n. - hormone, essential to life, secreted by cortex of adrenal glands; synthetic
equivalent of this obtained from ox-bile or sisal.

corundum
n. - exceptionally hard mineral, crystallized alumina, used, when transparent,
as gem.

coruscate
v. - sparkle; flash. coruscant, adj. coruscation, n.

corvine
adj. - pertaining to or like a crow. corviform, corvoid, adj.

corybant
n. - priest, votary or attendant of Cybele, ancient goddess of nature.
corybantic,adj. pertaining to wild and noisy rites performed by these; n.
wild, frenzied dance.

corymb
n. - flat-topped raceme-like inflorescence. corymbiate, corymbiform,
corymbose, corymbous, adj. corymbiferous, adj. bearing these.

coryphaeus
n. - a leader of a school of thought, a religious movement, a political party or
group

coryza
n. - cold in head.

cosmesis
n. - preservation of bodily beauty, especially of face. cosmetic, n. & a.
cosmetician n. maker, seller, etc. of cosmetics. cosmetology, n. art of using
cosmetics.

cosmocracy
n. - government of whole world. cosmocrat, n. ruler over world.
cosmocratic,adj.

cosmogenic
adj. - produced by action of cosmic rays.

cosmogony
n. - study or theory of the origin and development of the universe or the
solar system. cosmogonal, cosmogonic, adj.

cosmorama
n. - series of views of different parts of world. cosmoramic, adj.
costal
adj. - pertaining to ribs. costard, n. ribbed variety of apple.
costate, adj. having ribs; ridged. costalgia, n. pain in ribs.
costectomy, n. removal of rib. costellate,adj. finely ribbed.

costive
adj. - slow or stiff in the expression of opinions and in action and reaction
generally

coteau
n. - (pl. -eaux ), divide between valleys; valley-side.

cothurnus
n. - (pl. -ni ), buskin. cothurnal, cothurnian, adj. pertaining to cothurnus or
tragedy. cothurnate, adj. wearing cothurnus.

cotyledon
n. - first, embryonic seed leaf of plant. cotyledonal, cotyledonary,
cotyledonous,adj. cotyloid, adj. cup- shaped.

couchant
adj. - Heraldry, lying, especially with head raised.

coulisse
n. - groove, especially in timber, for thing to slide in; back- stage place;
lobby.

couloir
n. - deep cleft in mountain; corridor.

countercaster
n. - a contemptuous word for a bookkeeper or accountant;a person dealing in
numbers

counterpoise
n. - equal and opposite weight or force; v.t. counterbalance.

counterpole
n. - exact opposite.

coup de plume
phr. - stroke of the pen: a literary attack

coup d'essai
phr. - trial stroke: a trial or warmup piece; an effort serving as practice

couvade
n. - custom among some peoples, whereby the husband of a woman giving
birth simulates pregnancy and labour.

couveuse
n. - incubator for human infants.

couvre-feu
n. - curfew; scuttle-shaped device for covering fire at curfew.

coverture
n. - Law, status of married woman.

covin(e)
n. - collusion; fraud. covinous, adj.

covinous
adj. - deceitful, conspiring

coxalgy, coxalgia
n. - pain in hip. coxalgic, adj. coxitis, n. inflammation of hip joint.

cozen
v. - to cheat or fool

crambe repetita
phr. - warmed-over cabbage: annoying repitition or a tiresome, harped-on
old story

crankle
n. - to break into bends and turns, as a stream

crapulous
adj. - given to gross excess in drinking or eating; debauched intemperance

crasis
n. - constitution; blending; running together of two vowels to form a long
vowel.

crassamentum
n. - clot of blood.
crassilingual
adj. - thick-tongued

cratometer
n. - instrument measuring power of magnification. cratometry, n.

craton
n. - Geology, large, relatively stable section of earth's crust, forming the
basis of a continent or ocean.

creancer
n. - guardian; mentor.

creatic
adj. - pertaining to flesh or meat. creatophagous, adj. flesh-eating.

credence
n. - belief; Ecclesiastical, small table or sideboard for sacred vessels.

cremnophobia
n. - dread of precipices.

crenate
adj. - scalloped. crenation, crenature, n.

crenitic
adj. - pertaining to mineral springs. crenotherapy, n. medical treatment by
mineral springs.

crenulate
adj. - minutely crenate. crenulation, n.

creophagous
adj. - carnivorous. creophagia, creophagism, creophagy, n. eating of flesh.
creophagist n.

crepehangar
n. - a gloomy person; a pessimist

crepitate
v. - crackle. crepitant, adj. crepitation, crepitus, n.
crepuscular
adj. - pertaining to twilight; appearing or active at twilight. crepuscle,
crepuscule,n. twilight. crepusculine, adj.

crescograph
n. - instrument recording plant growth.

cresset
n. - hanging light-giving brazier.

cretify
v. - change into chalk or lime. cretifaction, cretification, n.

cri de coeur
phr. - cry from the heart: an ardent, impassioned declaration, appeal or
lament

cri de guerre
phr. - war cry: a martial motto or slogan, as used ona heraldic device

cribriform
adj. - like a sieve. cribrous, cribrose, adj. cribration, n. sifting.

criminis
n. - "partner in crime"; accomplice.

crimp
n. - person luring or 'shanghaiing' sailors aboard vessel; v.t. so to obtain
sailors for ship. crimpage, n. rate paid to crimp.

crinal
adj. - pertaining to hair. crinite, adj. Biology, covered in soft hair or tufts.

crinoid
adj. - like a lily in shape; n. Zoology, one of a class of sea creatures with
round body and feathery arms.

crinose
adj. - hairy. crinosity, n.

criophore
n. - sculptured figure of man carrying ram. criosphinx, n. sphinx with ram's
head.
crispate
adj. - curled; crisped. crispation, crispature, n. curling; shudder.

cristate
adj. - bearing crest. cristiform, adj. crest-shaped.

criticaster
n. - an incompetent, inferior critic

cromlech
n. - prehistoric monument, comprising a flat stone resting horizontally on
two vertical stones or circle of stones.

crosier, crozier
n. - shepherd's crook-like staff borne by abbot or bishop.

crotaline
adj. - pertaining to rattle-snake. crotalic, crotaliform, crotaloid, adj. like a
rattlesnake.

crounotherapy
n. - medical treatment by mineral waters.

croze
n. - groove in the staves of a barrel into which the endpiece fits.

cru
n. - vineyard; category in classification of certain French wines.

cruciate
adj. - cross-shaped or Y-shaped; marked with cross; v.t mark with cross.
cruciation, n. torture; cruciate state.

cruentation
n. - oozing of blood, especially from dead body.

cruorin
n. - hemoglobin.

crural
adj. - pertaining to leg, especially thigh.

crurophilous
adj. - liking legs

cruse
n. - small earthenware pot.

crux criticorum
phr. - cross for critics: a riddle or puzzle for the critics

crymodinia
n. - rheumatism due to cold. crymotherapy, n. use of cold as medical
treatment.

cryophorus
n. - instrument demonstrating freezing of water by its evaporation.
cryophoric,adj.

cryoscopy
n. - determination of freezing points. cryoscope, n. instrument used in this.
cryoscopic, adj.

cryptaesthesia
n. - clairvoyance. cryptaesthetic, adj.

cryptal
adj. - pertaining to or like a crypt.

cryptoclastic
adj. - Geology, composed of tiny fragments.

cryptoclimate
n. - climate of the inside of a building or other enclosed structure.

cryptogam
n. - non-flowering or non-seeding plant. cryptogamian, cryptogamic,
cryptogamous, adj.

cryptogenic
adj. - of unknown origin. cryptogenetic, adj.

cryptophyte
n. - plant whose buds or seeds develop underground or under water.

cryptorchidism
n. - condition in which one or both testes do not descend normally.

cryptozoic
adj. - living hidden, or in darkness.

crystallomancy
n. - divination by a crystal ball.

crystic
adj. - Geology, pertaining to ice.

crystograph
n. - painting or writing on glass.

ctenoid
adj. - with comb-like edge. cteniform, adj. comb-like.

ctetology
n. - Biology study of acquired characteristics.

cuculine
adj. - pertaining to or like a cuckoo. cuculiform, adj. like a cuckoo.
cuculoid, adj.

cucullate
adj. - hooded; hood-shaped. cuculliform, adj. hood-shaped.

cucurbit
n. - gourd-like chemical vessel, main part of still or alembic.
cucurbitine, adj. like gourd seed in shape.

cui bono
phr. - to whose benefit: to what end or for what good (more strictly, "who
stands to gain from this")

cuirass
n. - armour for breast and back. cuirassier, n. horse-soldier wearing this.

culiciform
adj. - like a mosquito. culicifuge, n. substance killing mosquitoes.

cullion
n. - rascal; orchid root; man orchid.
culm
n. - grass stem. culminal, adj.

cultrate
adj. - shaped like a knife blade; sharp-edged.

culverin
n. - kind of ancient small cannon.

cumshaw
n. - tip; gratuity.

cumulose
adj. - containing small heaps.

cunabular
adj. - pertaining to cradle or original dwelling; pertaining to incunabula.

cunctation
n. - delay. cunctator, n. procrastinator.

cunctative
adj. - tardy, dilatory

cunicular
adj. - pertaining to underground passages or burrows; burrow- dwelling.

cupel
n. - small dish, especially of bone ash, or furnace hearth for cupellation.
cupellation, n. refining or separating precious metals.

cupreous
adj. - pertaining to or like copper.

cupressineous
adj. - pertaining to or like the cypress.

cupric
adj. - applied to compounds of bivalent copper. cupro-nickel, n. alloy of
copper and nickel used for making 'silver' and 'nickel' coins.
cuprous, adj. applied to compounds of univalent copper.
cupulate
adj. - cup-shaped; having a cup-shaped appendage. cupuliform, adj. cup-
shaped.

curette
n. - surgical instrument for scraping sides of body cavity; v.t. use a curette
on. curettage, n. use of this.

curiology
n. - picture-writing. curiologic(al), adj. curiologics, n.

curlicism
n. - literary indecency

currente calamo
phr. - with a running pen: fluidly or offhand

curricle
n. - light two-horse two-wheeled carriage. curricular, adj. pertaining to
carriages and driving; pertaining to curriculum.

cursorial
adj. - adapted for walking or running. cursorious, adj.

curtal
adj. - short; curtailed; n. person wearing short garment; animal with docked
tail.

curtate
adj. - shortened; short. curtate distance, Astronomy, distance of heavenly
body from sun or earth in ecliptic plane. curtation, n. difference between
curtate distance and true distance.

curtilage
n. - courtyard; land attached to house.

curule
adj. - applied to curved-legged chair occupied by high officials of ancient
Rome. curule leg, outward-curving furniture leg.

curvet
n. -,v.i. leap; bound; leap of trained horse with forelegs first raised,
immediately followed by raising of hind legs.
curvulate
adj. - slightly curved.

cushat
n. - wood-pigeon or ring-dove.

custos morum
phr. - 'keeper of morals'; censor. custos rotulorum, keeper of the rolls. custos
sigilli, keeper of great seal.

cutis anserina
phr. - goose bumps.

cyaneous
adj. - sky-blue.

cyanometer
n. - instrument measuring blueness. cyanometric, adj. cyanometry, n.

cyanosis
n. - heart condition or disease causing blueness of surface of body; blue
disease. cyanotic, adj.

cyathiform
adj. - cup-shaped.

cyclarthrosis
n. - (pl. -ses ) pivot joint. cyclarthrodial, adj.

cyclazocine
n. - synthetic drug protecting against the addictive effects of the morphine
group.

cyclitis
n. - inflammation of ciliary muscle.

cyclometer
n. - instrument measuring arcs of circles or revolutions of bicycle wheel.

cyclophoria
n. - squint due to weakness of an eye muscle.

cycloplegia
n. - paralysis of ciliary muscle. cycloplegic, adj.

cyclostyle
n. - apparatus for printing copies from a handwritten stencil.

cyclothymia
n. - mental condition of alternating moods of euphoria and depression.
cyclothyme, n. person having such moods. cyclothymic, adj.

cyclotomy
n. - incision into ciliary muscle. cyclotome, n. instrument used in this.
cyclotomic,adj.

cyesis
n. - pregnancy. cyesiology, n. medical study of this.

cyesthes
n. - maternity clothes

cyllosis
n. - (pl. -ses ) congenital deformity, especially clubfoot.

cymbiform
adj. - boat-shaped. cymbate, adj. cymbocephalic,
cymbocephalous, adj. having head with forehead receding and back
projecting.

cymograph
n. - instrument for tracing outlines of projections, profiles, etc.

cynanche
n. - any inflammatory disease of throat, etc.

cynanthropy
n. - form of insanity in which patient has delusions of being a dog.

cynarctomachy
n. - bear-baiting with dogs.

cynegetics
n. - hunting.

cynocephalous, cynocephalic
adj. - having dog-like head or face. cynocephalus, n. flying lemur;
mythological ape with dog's head.

cynoid
adj. - dog-like. cynopodous, adj. having dog-like claws.
cynorrhodon, n. dog-rose.

cynophobia
n. - morbid fear of dogs.

cynosure
n. - guiding star; object of common interest. cynosural, adj.

cyphonism
n. - pillorying as punishment.

cyprian
adj. - lecherous, licentious, and lewd

cyprinoid
adj. - pertaining to or like a carp.

cypripareunia
n. - sexual intercourse with a prostitute

cypseline
adj. - pertaining to or like a swift. cypseloid, adj.

cytherean
adj. - pertaining to Venus; n. votary of Venus.

cytitis
n. - inflammation of skin.

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dacrygelosis
n. - condition of alternating laughing and crying

dacryops
n. - moistness of the eye.

dactylioglyph
n. - engraver of gems, especially for rings.
dactyliographic, adj. dactyliography, n.study of gem engraving.
dactyliology, n. study of finger-rings.

dactylitis
n. - inflammation of fingers and toes.

dactylogram
n. - finger-print. dactylography, n. study of finger-prints.

dactyloid
adj. - like a finger.

dactylology
n. - sign language; deaf and dumb language.

dactylomegaly
n. - abnormal largeness of fingers and toes.

dactylonomy
n. - counting on the fingers.

dactyloscopy
n. - comparison of fingerprints for identification.

daddock
n. - centre of rotten tree

daedal
adj. - ingeniously contrived or intricate; skillfully and artistically crafted

daemon
n. - inward spirit; personality; genius. daemonic, adj.

damascene, damaskeen
v. ornament (metal) with wavy patterns; a. pertaining to such art or to
damask. damascene blade, sword made in Damascus or ornamented with
damascening.

damier
n. - large-squared pattern.

damnosa hereditas
phr. - 'burdensome inheritance'.

damnum fatale
phr. - Law, loss resulting from act of God.

dapifer
phr. - bearer of meat to table; steward.

darnel
n. - tall, awned grass, a weed of corn-fields.

dartre
n. - any eczema-like skin disease. dartrous, adj.

dashpot
n. - shock-resisting device, using air or liquid.

dasymeter
n. - device for measuring the density of gases.

dasyphyllous
adj. - with downy leaves.

dasypoedes
n. -pl. birds having downy young. dasypoedal, dasypoedic, adj.

dasypygal
adj. - having hairy buttocks

dation
n. - act of giving; conferment.

dauerschlaf
n. - long drug-induced sleep, used as psychiatric remedy.

davit
n. - ship's small crane, especially for lowering boats.
dawk
n. - printer's mark in shape of dagger

de aequitate
phr. - 'by equity'; by justice if not by right.

de jure
phr. - adv. 'by right'; rightful.

de nouveau
phr. - 'again'; afresh.

de novo
phr. - 'from the beginning'; afresh.

de trop
phr. - 'too much'; unwanted; in the way.

dealate
v. rob or divest of wings. dealation, n.

dealbation
n. - whitening.

deambulatory
n. - ambulatory; a. wandering.

deasil
v. - to move in a clockwise direction

debellate
v. conquer. debellation, debellator, n.

debenture
n. - official certificate of right to receive payment; bond; any company
security other than shares. debenture stock, class of shares, holders of which
are guaranteed repayment but cannot demand it until default or winding up
of company.

debouch
v. -i. v.t. issue into open place; n. outlet. debouchment, n. act of debouching;
river mouth.
debridement
n. - surgical removal of dead tissue from wound.

decad
n. - group of ten. decadal, adj. decade, n. period of ten years.

decadescent
adj. - tending to become decadent.

decadic
adj. - pertaining to decimal system.

decalcomania
n. - art of transferring a design from paper to another surface; transfer.

decalescence
n. - sudden increase at certain temperature in amount of heat absorbed.

decalvant
adj. - depilatory.

decameral
adj. - divided into ten. decamerous, adj. Botany, having parts in tens.

decapod
n. - ten-legged crustacean, including shrimps, lobsters, etc. decapodal,
decapodan, decapodous, adj.

decarch
n. - member of decarchy; commander over ten. decarchy, n. rule by or ruling
body of ten persons.

decarnate
adj. - divested of bodily form.

decastich
n. - ten-line poem.

decastyle
n. - portico with ten columns.

decatize
v. cause to uncurl by steaming or damping.

decemvir
n. - member of decemvirate. decemviral, adj. decemvirate, n. ruling body of
ten persons.

decimestrial
adj. - consisting of or lasting ten months.

declivity
n. - downward slope. declivitous, declivous, adj.

decoct
phr. - extract the essence of flavor of, as by boiling

decollate
v. - to behead

decompensation
n. - Medicine, inability of heart to maintain adequate circulation.

decorticate
v. divest of bark, peel, husk, skin, etc.; flay;, adj. lacking such outer layer.
decortication, decorticator, n.

decrepitate
v. make to crackle by roasting. decrepitation, n.

decrescent
adj. - decreasing gradually. decrescence, n.

decretal
n. - decree, especially papal; a. pertaining to decree. decretist, n. student of
decretals. decretive, decretory, adj. pertaining to or like a decree.

decrudescence
n. - diminution in disease.

decubitus
n. - act or attitude of lying down. decubital, adj. pertaining to or resulting
from this.

decumbence, decumbency
n. - decubitus. decumbent, adj. decumbiture, n. confinement to bed.

decuple
adj. - tenfold; arranged in tens; n. such amount; v.i. & t. multiply by ten.

decurrent
adj. - running downwards; elapsing. decurrence, n.

decurtate
adj. - shortened; v.t. curtail. decurtation, n.

decurve
v. - curve downwards. decurvation, n.

decussate
v. - X-shaped; to make an x; intersect

dedition
n. - surrender.

defalcate
v. - to embezzle

defeneration
n. - usury

defenestration
n. - the act of throwing a thing or person out of a window

defervesce
v. become cool; lose interest. defervescence, n. defervescent, adj. pertaining
to or causing cooling; n. such drug.

defilade
n. - protection provided by obstacles or fortifications against enemy fire; v.t.
arrange (fortifications) for this purpose.

definiendum
n. - (pl. -da) thing to be defined.

definiens
n. - (pl. -ientia ) something that defines.
deflagrate
v. burn up suddenly. deflagration, deflagrator, n.

deflocculate
v. disperse in fine particles. deflocculant, adj. & n.

defluent
adj. - flowing down. defluxion, n. discharge of mucus from nose.

dégagé
adj. - (fem. -ée) 'disengaged'; at ease; unworried.

deglutinate
v. unstick; remove glue or gluten from. deglutination, n.

deglutition
n. - act or power of swallowing. deglutitious, adj. deglutitory, adj. aiding
swallowing.

degrugger
n. - university degree, originally from Oxford

degust, degustate
v. - taste, savour. degustation, n.

dehiscent
adj. - gaping; discharging contents (e.g. seeds) by bursting open.
dehiscence, n.

Dei gratia
phr. - 'by the grace of God' (abbreviation D.G.)

Dei judicium
phr. - 'judgement of God'; trial by ordeal.

deictic
adj. - directly proving or demonstrating; Linguistics, specifying the person,
thing, etc., referred to.

deiparous
adj. - giving birth to god or Christ.

deipnosophist
n. - a skillful dinner conversationalist

deipotent
adj. - with god-like power.

deja lu
phr. - already read: a sense of familiarity or recognition in something read

dejecture
n. - excrement

delation
n. - laying information against a person. delator, n. informer. delatorian, adj.

delator
n. - an informer or accuser

delectation
n. - enjoyment.

delectus
n. - chrestomathy.

delendum
n. - (pl. -da) thing to be deleted.

deligation
n. - bandaging.

delignate
v. remove wood or woody matter from.

deliquesce
phr. - melt away; gradually dissolve

delirament
n. - raving; a foolish story

delitescent
adj. - hidden; inactive

deltiology
n. - hobby of collecting post-cards.
demegoric
adj. - pertaining to demagogic speech.

démenti
n. - official denial.

demephitize
v. purify (air). demephitization, n.

demersal
adj. - sinking to bottom. demersion, n.

demesne
n. - estate; territory; unrestricted possession of land. demesnial, adj.

demi-monde
n. - class of women of doubtful reputation. demi-mondain, adj. demi-
mondaine,n. woman of that class.

demit
v. - relinquish, abdicate. demission, n.

demiurge
n. - inferior god who created world; creative power or spirit. demiurgeous,
demiurgic, adj.

demivierge
n. - woman who is sexually promiscuous but remains technically a virgin.

demogenic
adj. - applied to societies based on citizenship rather than kinship.

demonifuge
n. - charm against evil spirits.

demophil(e)
n. - friend of people; person fond of crowds or the masses.
demophobe, n.person disliking the masses or crowds.

demophobe
n. - a people-hater
demulcent
adj.,n. - soothing (substance) demulsify, v. extract from an emulsion.
demulsion,n. soothing.

demurrage
n. - delay by charterer of a vehicle's or vessel's loading, departure, etc.;
payment for such delay. demurrer, n. Law, objection to pleading.

denary
adj. - of ten; tenfold; decimal n. ten; group of ten; one tenth.

dendrachate
n. - moss agate.

dendral
adj. - living in trees; arboreal. dendriform, adj. tree-like; branched.

dendrochronology
n. - analysis of the annual rings of trees to date past events.

dendrograph
n. - instrument recording growth of tree's girth. dendrography, n. such
recording; treatise on trees.

dendroid
adj. - tree-shaped.

dendrology
n. - study of or treatise on trees. dendrologic(al),
dendrologous, adj. dendrologist,n.

dendrophilous
adj. - fond of or inhabiting trees.

denier
n. - originally a unit of weight (about 81/5 troy grains) of silk, rayon, nylon,
etc.; later, an indication of the fineness of such yarns, the lower the denier
number the finer the yarn.

denticle
n. - small tooth or tooth-like part. denticulated, adj. with small, tooth-like
prominences.

dentigerous
adj. - bearing teeth.

dentil
n. - small rectangular block, one of a row used as ornamentation, especially
beneath a cornice.

dentilingual
adj.,n. - (sound) pronounced (as th) with tongue against teeth.

dentiloquist
n. - one who speaks with clenched teeth

dentinasal
adj.,n. - (sound) pronounced (as n) with nasal passage open and tongue
against upper teeth or teeth-ridge.

dentiphone
n. - audiphone.

denumeration
n. - Mathematics, determination of number of things able to fulfil certain
conditions. denumerable, adj. countable.

Deo volente
phr. - 'God being willing' (abbreviation D.V.)

deobstruent
adj.,n. - (medicine) removing obstacles; purgative.

deontology
n. - science of moral duty. deontological, adj. deontologist, n.

deoppilate
v. & t. remove obstructions (from). deoppilant, n. & a.
deoppilation, n.deoppilative, adj.

deordination
n. - disorder; abnormality.

deorsumversion
n. - a turning downward

deosculate
v. - to kiss affectionately

depascent
adj. - eating.

dépaysé
adj. - (fem. -ée pron. same) 'away from natural country or environment'; lost;
out of one's element.

depeculation
n. - an embezzling of public funds

dephlogisticate
v. - to make fireproof

depotentiate
v. divest of power; weaken. depotentiation, n.

depredate
v. - plunder; ravage. depredation, n.

depurate
v. purify. depurant, n. & a. depuration, n. depurative n. & a.

deracinate
phr. - extirpate; eradicate; abolish completely

dermatoglyphics
n. - (study of) lines forming fingerprints and other skin patterns.
dermatograph, n.fingerprint or other impression of skin markings.
dermatography, n. description of skin.

dermatoid
adj. - skin-like.

dermatome
n. - instrument for cutting skin. dermatomic, adj.

dermographia, dermographism
n. - condition in which slight pressure, as of writing, on skin causes red
mark. dermographic, adj.

dermoid
adj. - skin-like.

dernier cri
phr. - 'last cry'; latest fashion; newest discovery.

desacralize
v. - divest of supernatural qualities; remove taboo. desacralization, n.

descant
n. - a commenting or discussing at length, esp. withg reat interest or fervor

descry
v. - discern; detect.

desiderate
v. - desire strongly; regard as lacking.
desideration, n. desiderative, adj.desideratum, n. (pl. desiderata) desired
thing; condition; thing regarded as lacking.

desiderium
n. - yearning.

desidious
adj. - slothful

desinent(ial)
adj. - terminal. desinence, n. ending.

desipient
adj. - foolish, silly

desition
n. - ending; cessation. desistive, adj. final.

desman
n. - aquatic mole-like animal of Russia and Pyrenees; its fur.

desmid
n. - species of algae. desmidian, n. desmidiology, n. study of such.

desmoid
adj. - like a ligament.
desmology
n. - study of ligaments or bandaging. desmotomy, n. cutting or anatomy of
ligaments.

despiteous
adj. - spiteful, malevolent.

despumate
v. - to skim; to take the scum off

desquamate
v. -i. peel off, or cause to peel off in scales.
desquamation, n. desquamatory, adj.& n. desquamative, adj.

desucration
n. - removal of sugar.

detersion
n. - act of cleansing. detersive, n. & a. detergent.

detinue
n. - Law, illegal detention of another's personal property; writ for recovering
such detained property.

detrude
v. - push down or out.

detrusion
n. - act of detruding. detrusive, adj.

deuterium
n. - heavy hydrogen, the oxide of which is heavy water used to slow down
neutrons emitted in nuclear fission.

deuteropathy
n. - secondary illness. deuteropathic, adj.

deutoplasm
n. - yolk of egg. deutoplasmic, adj.

devenustate
v. - to deprive of beauty
devoir
n. - duty; best of which one is capable pl. respects; attentions; courtesy.

devorative
n. - capable of being swallowed whole

dextral
adj. - on right-hand side. dextrality, n. use of right limb, eye, etc., more than
left. dextrally, adv. towards right-hand side.

dextrocardia
n. - condition in which the heart is on the right-hand side of the chest.

dextrocular
adj. - using right eye more than left. dextrocularity, n.

dextrogyratory
n. - turning to the right. dextrogyration, n.

dextrorotatory
adj. - turning to the right, especially turning plane of polarized light to right.
dextrorotation, n.

dextrosinistral
adj. - extending to right and left; applied to the left-handed person using
right hand for writing.

dextroversion
n. - turn to the right.

diabrosis
n. - perforation, especially by ulcer. diabrotic, n. & a. corrosive (thing).

diachronic
adj. - pertaining to the development of phenomena through time.
diachrony, n.

diachylon
n. - kind of sticking plaster.

diaclasis
n. - fracture; refraction. diaclastic, adj.
diaconal
adj. - pertaining to deacon. diaconate, n. deacon's jurisdiction or office; the
order of deacons.

diacope
n. - deep incision; the separation of a word by the interpolation of another or
others, as in absogoddamlutely

diactinic
adj. - able to transmit actinic rays. diactinism, n.

diadem
n. - crown; fillet.

diadermic
adj. - pertaining to penetration through skin.

diadromous
adj. - migrating between fresh and salt water.

diagraph
n. - instrument for enlarging or reducing drawing, diagrams etc.

dialectic(s)
n. - art of logical and analytical argument. dialectical, adj. pertaining to or
given to dialectic; logical. dialectician, n. person skilled in dialectic.

diallage
n. - concentration of several separate arguments upon a single point

diallelus
n. - (pl. -li ) arguing in a circle.

dialogue des sourds


phr. - dialogue of the deaf: a discussion in which the participants pay no
attention to one another's argument

dialysis
n. - rational disposing of reasons for or against something; "dismembering"
or reasoning away

diamesogamous
adj. - Botany, not self-pollinated.
diandrous
adj. - Botany, having two stamens.

dianoetic
adj. - pertaining to reasoning. dianoia, n. faculty of discursive reasoning.

diapason
n. - loud, harmonious burst of music; entire gamut or compass; principal
organ-stop.

diaplasis
n. - (pl. -ses) setting of fractured or dislocated bone.

diapnoic
adj.,n. - mild(ly) diaphoretic.

diapositive
n. - Photography, slide.

diapyesis
n. - discharge of pus. diapyetic, n. & a.

diarchy
n. - government by two rulers. diarchial, diarchic, adj.

diarthrosis
n. - joint permitting free movement.

diaskeuasis
n. - editorial revision

diastase
n. - digestive ferment converting starch into sugar. diastatic, adj.

diastasis
n. - separation of bones without fracture; final phase of heart dilation.

diastomatic
adj. - through pores.

diastrophe
n. - Geology, deformation, upheaval, etc., of earth's crust.
diastrophic, adj.diastrophism, n. such geological process; result of
diastrophe; any such process of upheaval or drastic change.

diasyrm
n. - rhetorical device of damning by faint praise.

diathermic
adj. - transmitting heat rays. diathermacy, diathermancy,
diathermaneity, n.diathermanous,
diathermous, adj. diathermotherapy, n. medical treatment by diathermy.
diathermy, n. heating, by electrical means, of subcutaneous tissues; electric
current used in diathermy.

diathesis
n. - (pl. -ses ) congenital susceptibility or aptitude; predisposing factor.
diathetic,,adj.

diatyposis
n. - vivid presentation by means of exciting language

dicacity
n. - oral playfulness; talkativeness

dicaeology
n. - rhetorical device of defending oneself by pleading justification.

dicerous
adj. - having two antennae or horns.

dichaeologia
n. - a defense of failure or disgrace, as by blaming extenuating
circumstances, inadequate help, or betrayalby friends

dichogamy
n. - coming to maturity at different times of male and female elements of
plant or animal, to avoid self-fertilisation. dichogamic, dichogamous, adj.

dicotyledon
n. - plant having two cotyledons. dicotyledonary, dicotyledonous, adj.

dicrotic
adj. - (of the pulse) having a double beat. dicrotism, n.

dictum de dicto
phr. - saying from a saying: a secondhand report, hearsay
didascalic, didascalar
adj. - didactic; pertaining to teaching.

didelphian
adj.,n. - marsupial. didelphic, didelphous, adj.

didicoy, diddicoy
n. - person who lives like a gypsy but is not a true Romany.

didymous, didymate
adj. - growing in pairs.

diectasis
n. - lengthening verse line by introducing extra syllable.

dieldrin
n. - a persistent chemical pesticide, generally forbidden in the U.K. since
1964.

dielectric
adj.,n. - Electricity, non-conducting (substance). dielectrical, adj.

dies faustus
phr. - 'auspicious or favourable day'. dies infaustus, "unlucky day'.

diffinity
n. - absence of affinity.

diffluent
adj. - flowing away or melting with ease. diffluence, n.

diffugient
adj. - dispersing.

digastric
adj. - biventral.

digenesis
n. - successive sexual and non-sexual reproduction. digenetic, adj.

digeny
n. - sexual reproduction. digenous, adj.
dight
v. - archaic, clad; v.t. clothe.

digitalis
n. - heart stimulant obtained from foxglove leaves. digitalism, n. condition
due to over-use of this.

digitate
adj. - having or resembling fingers. digitation, n.

digitigrade
adj. - walking on toes only; n. such animal.

digladiation
n. - fight; dispute.

diglossia
n. - co-existence of a (in social and literary terms) higher and lower form of
the same language.

diglot
n. - bilingual person

digoneutic
adj. - producing two broods in a year.

digonous
adj. - with two angles.

digraph
n. - two letters with one sound only (e.g. ph). digraphic, adj.

dihedral
n. - angle between an aircraft wing and the horizontal.

dilatory
adj. - procrastinating; slow.

dilogical
adj. - ambiguous; having a double meaning

dilogy
n. - intentional ambiguity; emphatic repetition of word, etc.

diluent
adj.,n. - diluting (agent).

dimerous
adj. - arranged or divided in two parts.

dimidiate
v. - halve. dimidiation, n.

dimissory
adj. - giving permission to go; dismissing.

dinic(al)
adj. - pertaining to vertigo.

dioecious
adj. - having male and female organs in separate individuals. dioecism, n.

dioestrum
n. - period of sexual inactivity between 'heats'. dioestrous, adj.

dionym
n. - name containing two terms. dionymal, adj. binomial.

dioristically
adv. - in a distinguishing manner

diorthosis
n. - correction; straightening, especially of deformed limbs. diorthotic, adj.

diotic
adj. - affecting both ears.

diphyletic
adj. - descended from two genealogical lines.

diphyodont
adj. - having two successive sets of teeth.

diplasiasmus
n. - the incorrect doubling of a singgle [sic] letter
diplegia
n. - paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of body.

diplocephalus
n. - double-headed monster. diplocephalous, adj. diplocephaly, n.

diploid
adj. - double, especially having double normal chromosome number.
diploidy, n.such state.

diplopia
n. - double vision. diplopic,, adj.

dipnoous
adj. - having both lungs and gills. dipnoan, n. such fish; lungfish.

dipody
n. - verse measure of two feet; dimeter.

dippoldism
n. - beating or whipping school children

dipsetic
adj.,n. - (thing) causing thirst.

dipsomania
n. - uncontrollable desire for drink, especially alcohol.
dipsomaniac, n. sufferer from this. dipsomaniacal, adj.

dipsosis
n. - great thirst due to disease.

dipterous
adj. - having two wings. dipteral, a.; Architecture, having double colonnade.
dipteran, n. such fly. dipterology, n. study of two-winged insects.

diptote
n. - Grammar, noun with two cases only.

directoire
adj. - signifying style of low-necked, high-waisted dress, and curving
Oriental furniture, of the Directory period (1795–99) in France.
diremption
n. - a violent or final separation

dirigent
adj. - guiding.

dirigisme
n. - state control of economic and social affairs. dirigiste, adj. & n.

diriment
adj. - Law, nullifying, especially as regards impediments to marriage.

disagio
n. - charge made for exchanging depreciated or foreign money.

discalced
adj. - bare-foot. discalceate, n. & a. bare-foot (friar or nun).

discarnate
adj. - having no body;, v. deprive of bodily existence.

discept
v. -i. discuss; dispute. disceptation, disceptator, n.

discerp
v. - tear off, or to pieces. discerptible, adj. discerption, n.

discinct
adj. - partly or loosely clad; having belt removed.

disembogue
v. -i. debouch; discharge into sea, etc.; eject.

diseuse
n. - (masc. diseur ) reciter.

disgeneric
adj. - of different kind or genus.

disjecta membra
phr. - scattered members: disjointed quotations or fragments; verbal bits and
pieces
disjection
n. - dispersion; scattering.

disomus
n. - (pl. -mi ) monster with two bodies. disomatous, adj. having two bodies.

dispendious
adj. - extravagant; costly.

dispermous
adj. - having two seeds. dispermy, n. union of two sperm cells and one
ovum.

dissentaneous
adj. - disagreeable; negative

dissepiment
n. - partition, especially of tissue. dissepimental, adj.

dissilient
adj. - bursting open or apart.

dissimulate
v. - feign; pretend. dissimulation, n. dissimulative, adj.

distich
n. - verse couplet. distichous, adj. arranged in two rows.

distrain
v. - Law. seize goods in default of payment. distraint, n.

distrait
adj. - inattentive; abstracted.

dit
n. - 'said'; commonly known as; reputed to be.

dithecal
adj. - having two cells. dithecous, adj.

ditheism
n. - belief in two equal gods, especially one good and one evil.
ditheist, n.ditheistic(al), adj.

dithyramb
n. - emotional speech or essay

dithyrambic
adj. - any wild, frenzied, or emotional speech or writing

ditokous
adj. - producing two offspring at a birth, or offspring of two kinds.

ditrichotomous
adj. - divided into two or three parts.

diuturnal
adj. - lasting long time. diuturnity, n.

divagate
v. - to wonder or stray; or digress; deviate

divaricate
v. -i. bifurcate; a. wide-spreading. divarication, n. bifurcation; straddling;
disagreement; ambiguity.

diversivolent
adj. - looking for trouble or an argument

diverticulum
n. - blind passage or branch; caecum.
diverticular, adj. diverticulate, adj. having such.

divulse
v. - rend apart. divulsion, n. divulsive, adj.

dixi
phr. - 'I have spoken'; let that suffice or settle the matter. dixit, 'he has
spoken'; person's statement, especially without corroboration.

dixit
n. - an unconfirmed, sometimes dogmatic statement

dizen
v. - dress in a gaudy fashion
do ut des
phr. - 'I give that you may give'; reciprocal agreement or concession.

docimasy
n. - experimental testing or inquiry. docimology, n. treatise on this,
especially on assaying metals. docimastic, adj.

docta ignorantia
phr. - learned ignornace

dodecafid
adj. - divided into 12 parts.

dodecarch
n. - member of dodecarchy. dodecarchy, n. government by 12 persons.

dol
n. - basic and smallest unit for measuring the intensity of pain, equal to the
faint sensation felt when heat rays are first applied to the skin.

dolabrate, dolabriform
adj. - shaped like axe-head.

dolce far niente


phr. - 'sweet to do nothing'; pleasant idling.

dolent
adj. - mournful.

dolichocephalic, dolichocephalous
adj. - long-headed; having skull of which maximum breadth is less than 80
per cent of maximum length. dolichocephalus n. (pl. -li ) such person.
dolichocephaly,n.

dolichocercic
adj. - having long forearms.

dolichocnemic
adj. - having long legs.

dolichofacial
adj. - having long face.
dolichopodous
adj. - having long feet.

dolichoprosopic
adj. - having very long and narrow face.

dolioform
adj. - shaped like a barrel.

dolorific
adj. - causing sorrow or pain.

dolorifuge
n. - something that relieves sadness

dolorimetry
n. - measurement of pain.

dolus bonus
phr. - good deceit: in roman and civil law, permissible bargaining and
cunning in selling, as in the case of amerchant's overpraising of his products

dolus malus
phr. - evil deceit: in roman and civil law, unlawful deceit or
misrepresentation growing out of evil intentor malice

domatologist
n. - paid housekeeper

dominie
n. - school master; archaic () parson.

dop
n. - kind of coarse brandy; cup for holding diamond during cutting.

dormition
n. - act of falling asleep; death. dormitive, n. & a. soporific.

dormy, dormie
adj. - winning in golf by as many holes as remain to play.

dorsiventral, dorsoventral
adj. - having differentiated front and back, or upper and lower, surfaces.
dorsiventrality, n.

doryphorus, doryphoros
n. - sculptured figure of spear-bearer.

dos-à-dos
adj. - back to back; n. such seat, etc.

dosimetry
n. - measurement of doses; medical system in which very few drugs in
strictly regulated doses are prescribed.

dossal
n. - ornamental hanging at the back of an altar or the sides of the chancel.

dosser
n. - covering for the back of a throne; bag or basket carried on the back; a
person who sleeps in dosshouses.

dotterel, dottrel
n. - several kinds of plover, including ringed plover.

dottle, dottel
n. - plug of tobacco left in a pipe after smoking.

douane
n. - customs house. douanier, n. customs official.

doublette
n. - artist's copy of own work.

douceur
n. - 'sweetness, sweetener'; bribe; gratuity; gentleness of manner.

doulocracy, dulocracy
n. - government by slaves.

doxastic
adj. - pertaining to opinion

dracone
n. - towed flexible container for transporting liquids by water.
dragoman
n. - (pl. -mans or - men) guide and interpreter. dragomanic, adj.

dragonnade
n. - cruel persecution; violent invasion or punitive expedition.

dree
v. - endure.

drepaniform
adj. - like a sickle in shape. drepanoid, adj. like a sickle.

droit
n. - 'right'; law; justice. droit du seigneur, feudal lord's right to enjoy female
vassal on her wedding night. droitural, adj. pertaining to right to property.

dromic(al)
adj. - pertaining to foot-race course; Architecture, with long, narrow plan.

dromond
n. - large medieval sailing ship.

dromos
n. - avenue or entrance-way to a building; passage to a tomb; ancient Greek
race course.

drosometer
n. - instrument measuring amount of dew. drosograph, n. such recording
instrument.

droze
n. - to drip like a candle

drugget
n. - coarse cloth used especially as floor-covering.

drumlin
n. - long glacially-formed hill.

drysalter
n. - dealer in dried goods, foods, chemicals, etc. drysaltery, n.
dubiety
n. - doubt; doubtful matter. dubious, adj. doubtful; suspicious; questionable.
dubiosity, n. dubitation, n. doubting; hesitation. dubitative, adj. signifying
doubt.

Duecento
n. - the thirteenth century.

duenna
n. - chaperone; governess.

dulcify
v. - sweeten; mollify. dulcification, n. dulcigenic, adj. yielding sweetness.

dulia
n. - Roman Catholic, veneration accorded to saints.

dulosis
n. - enslavement, especially of certain ant species. dulotic, adj.

dumose, dumous
adj. - bushy. dumosity, n.

dunlin
n. - species of sandpiper.

dunnage
n. - packing material for protecting cargo.

duramen
n. - heartwood of tree.

durance
n. - imprisonment.

durity
n. - hardness. durometer, n. instrument measuring hardness.

dvandva
n. - a compound word, neither element of which is subordinated to the other,
as bitter-sweet

dwaal
n. - state of befuddlement.

dwale
n. - deadly nightshade.

dwergmal
n. - echoes from rocks

dyarchy
n. - dual form of government. dyarchic(al), adj.

dygogram
n. - graph showing amount, at all positions, of deflection of compass due to
iron of ship.

dysaesthesia
n. - loss of sense of touch. dysaesthetic, adj.

dysarthrosis
n. - diseased or abnormal condition of joint.

dyschroa, dyschroia
n. - skin discoloration.

dyschromatoptic
adj. - color-blind. dyschromatopsia, n.

dyscrasia
n. - Medicine, constitutional weakness. dyscrasic, adj.

dysergia
n. - deficient muscular co-ordination.

dyskinesia
n. - loss of power of voluntary movement. dyskinetic, adj.

dyslogia
n. - inability to express ideas in speech due to mental deficiency.

dyslogy
n. - unfavourable speech; censure. dyslogistic, adj.

dysmenorrhea
n. - painful menstruation. dysmenorrheal, adj.

dyspepsia
n. - severe indigestion, especially chronic. dyspeptic, a.; n. person suffering
from this.

dysphagic
adj. - having difficulty in swallowing. dysphagia, n.

dysphasia
n. - impairment of speech co-ordination, due to brain disease or injury.
dysphasic,adj.

dysphemia
n. - stammering. dysphemism, n. substitution of a derogatory or offensive
word for an ordinary one; word so substituted.

dysphemism
n. - the use of a disparaging or disagreeable term asa substitute for a
standard, inoffensive one, e.g. "old lady"for "girlfriend"; gratuitous
derogatory expression

dysphonia
n. - inability to pronounce sounds, due to physical abnormality or disease.
dysphonic, adj.

dysphoria
n. - generalized feeling of being ill or depressed. dysphoric, adj.

dyspnea
n. - difficult breathing.

dysteleology
n. - denial of a final cause or purpose of life.

dysthymia
n. - despondency. dysthymic, adj.

dystocia
n. - difficult childbirth. dystocial, adj.

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eagre, eager
n. - tidal bore.

ebeneous
adj. - pertaining to or like ebony. ébéniste, n. cabinet-maker who veneers
furniture; ebonist. ebonist, n. worker in ebony.

ebriection
n. - mental breakdown from too much boozing

ebriose
adj. - drunk. ebriosity, n.

ebrious
adj. - tending to overimbibe; slightly drunk

eburnean, eburneous
adj. - like, pertaining to or made of ivory. eburnated, adj. like ivory.
eburnation,n. disease in which cartilage or bone becomes very hard and
dense like ivory.

ecbatic
adj. - Grammar, signifying result without intention.

ecbolic
adj.,n. - (drug) helping childbirth or causing abortion.

ecchymosis
n. - discolored spot due to effusion of blood into tissue. ecchymosed, adj.

ecclesiarch
n. - church ruler. ecclesiarchy, n. government by clerics.

ecclesiolatry
n. - an all-consuming devotion to the church

ecclesiology
n. - study of ecclesiastical art, decoration, etc.
ecclesiological, adj. ecclesiologist,n.

eccoprotic
adj.,n. - purgative. eccoprophoric, adj. like a purgative in action.

eccrinology
n. - study of excretion and secretion. eccritic, n. & a. purgative.

ecdemic
adj. - originating elsewhere; not endemic.

ecdemomania
n. - compulsive wandering

ecdysis
n. - moulting of outer skin, etc.

echinulate
adj. - having small spines. echinuliform, adj. like small spines.

echolalia
n. - habitual or pathological repitition of others' words or remarks

echometer
n. - device measuring the duration of sounds.

echopraxia
n. - habitual repetition of others' actions.

eclipsis
n. - omission of a grammatical element necessary to the full meaning of a
sentence

ecmnesia
n. - loss of recent memory with retention of earlier memories

ecophobia
n. - dislike of home.
ecphonesis
n. - exclamation

ectasis
n. - dilatation. ectatic, adj.

ecthlipsis
n. - (pl. -ses) in Latin, omission of final m.

ecthyma
n. - skin eruption bearing several pustules.

ectobatic
adj. - efferent.

ectocranial
adj. - pertaining to exterior of skull.

ectoderm
n. - outermost membrane and tissue. ectodermal,
ectodermic, adj. ectodermosis,n. disease of the ectoderm.

ectogenesis
n. - development outside body. ectogenic, ectogenous, adj.

ectomorph
n. - psychophysical type with long thin bones and large surface relative to
weight, often inhibited and shy. ectomorphic, adj. ectomorphy, n.

ectoparasite
n. - parasite on surface of animals. ectophyte, n. such plant parasite.

ectorhinal
adj. - pertaining to exterior of nose.

ectozoon
n. - (pl. -zoa) external parasite. ectozoan, ectozoic, adj.

ectype
n. - copy; non-eternal being or idea. ectypography, n. etching in relief.

ecumenical
adj. - world-wide; pertaining to whole church. ecumenicalism, n. promotion
of Christian unity. ecumenicity, n.

edacious
adj. - jocular, pertaining to eating; gluttonous. edacity, n.

edaphic
adj. - pertaining to or conditioned by soil; indigenous. edaphology, n. study
of soils. edaphon, n. living organisms in soil.

edea
n. - the external genitals

edentate
adj. - belonging to the order including anteaters, armadillos, and sloths,
lacking incisor and canine teeth.

edipol
n. - a mild oath

educe
v. - bring out, develop; elicit. educible, adj. educt, n. substance separated out
unchanged from another decomposing substance. eduction, n. act of
educing; exhaust stroke of steam or internal-combustion engine. eductive,
adj.

edulcorate
v. - to sweeten or purify

eesome
adj. - pleasing to the eye

efferent
adj. - carrying away; conveying outwards; n. such nerve, blood-vessel, etc.

effictio
n. - personal description, as a head-to-foot catalogue of one's outward
appearance

effiguration
n. - elaborate, detailed description of an object oran event

efflation
n. - an emanation; a puff
effleurage
n. - gentle stroking used in massage.

effloresce
v. -i. flower; burgeon; Chemistry, become powder when exposed to air;
develop a powdery crust. efflorescence, n. efflorescent, adj.

effodient
adj. - burrowing.

effulgent
adj. - radiant; bright. effulgence, n.

egest
v. - excrete. egesta, n.pl. excrements. egestion, n. egestive, adj.

eidetic
adj. - (of visual etc. images) exceptionally vivid; n. person having very vivid
mental pictures.

eidolon
n. - phantom. eidolic, adj. eidolism, n. belief in ghosts. eidolology, n. study
of mental imagery.

eirenic, irenic
adj. - promoting peace. eirenicism, n. such state of mind. eirenicon, n. such
act. eirenics, n. theology aiming at religious unity.

eirenicon
n. - a statement to bring into harmony or sythesize conflicting doctrines;
articulated compromise or reconciliation

eisegesis
n. - incorrect explanation of text, especially of Bible, by distorting the
meaning to fit preconceived ideas. eisegetical, adj.

ekistics
n. - scientific study of human settlements.

elaeometer
n. - device measuring the specific gravity of oils.

elaterid
n. - click beetle. elateroid, adj.
elaterium
n. - aperient extracted from a species of cucumber.

elaterometer
n. - instrument measuring pressure of gas.

eldritch
adj. - weird, eerie, ghastly, horrifying

elecampane
n. - large yellow-flowered plant, with root from which sweetmeat is made.

electret
n. - a non-conductor having permanent positive and negative poles, the
electrostatic equivalent of a permanent magnet.

electrolier
n. - chandelier for electric lamps.

electromerism
n. - ionization of gases.

electromotive
adj. - pertaining to electric motion; causing electric current. electromotive
force, amount of electric energy; voltage; potential (abbr. e.m.f.).

electrophorus
n. - (pl. -ri) instrument consisting of ebonite disc, electrified by friction, and
metal plate in which positive electricity is induced from the disc.
electrophoric, adj.

electropositive
adj. - positively charged; passing to cathode in electrolysis; basic; n. such
substance.

electrotype
n. - plate for printing consisting of soft mould covered with metal
electrolytically; v.i. & t. make electrotype (of). electrotypy, n.

electuary
n. - medical remedy in syrup.
eleemosynary
adj. - pertaining to charity; living on charity

elegiac
n. - Prosody, verse line of five dactyls with marked caesura; a. pertaining to
or written in such verse line; mournful. elegiac couplet, dactylic hexameter
followed by dactylic pentameter. elegiacs, n. verses written in elegaic metre
or couplets. elegy, n.

elenchus
n. - a refutation of an opponent's conclusion, esp. througha syllogistic proof
of an alternative conclusion

eleutheromania
n. - strong desire for freedom. eleutheromaniac, n. & a.

elide
v. - Phonetics. suppress or omit in pronunciation. elision, n.

éloge
n. - eulogy; laudatory funeral oration.

eluant, eluent
n. - solvent used in elution. eluate, n. solution resulting from elution.

elucubrate
v. - to work studiously

elumbated
adj. - weak in the loins

elute
v. - wash out; purify or separate by washing. elution,
elutor, n. elutriate, v. purify by washing and straining. elutriation,
elutriator, n.

eluvium
n. - detritus from weathering of rock. eluvial, adj.

elydoric
adj. - with both oil and water colors.

elytron, elytrum
n. - (pl. -ra) insect's hardened forewing, forming case for hind wing.
elytral, adj.elytriferous, elytrigerous, adj. bearing elytra. elytriform, adj. like
elytra.

emarcid
adj. - wilted.

emarginate
adj. - having notched edges. emargination, n.

emblic
adj. - kind of myrobalan.

embolalia
n. - the use of virtually meaningless filler words, phrases, or stammerings in
speech, whether as unconscious utterings while arranging one's thoughts or
as a vacuous, inexpressive mannerism

embonpoint
n. - corpulence.

embouchement
n. - opening of passage. embouchure, n. river mouth; mouthpiece; placing of
lips, etc., about mouthpiece of musical instrument.

embow
v. - arch, vault. embowed, adj.

embracery
n. - Law, offence of attempting to influence a jury or juror.
embrace, v. embracer,n.

embranchment
n. - branching out; branch, ramification.

embrangle
v. - confuse, perplex.

embrasure
n. - loophole in fortifications; window-opening with slanted sides.

embrocation
n. - lubricating or rubbing the body with liniment,oil, etc.
embulalia
n. - inserting of nonsense into speech, as inschizophrenia

emenctae naris
phr. - of a wiped nose: of matured judgment; of nice discernment

emiction
n. - urination; urine. emictory, n. & a. (drug) promoting urination.

emmenagogue
n. - drug aiding menstruation.
emmenagogic, adj. emmeniopathy, n. menstruation disorder.
emmenology, n. study of menstruation.

emmenology
n. - the study of menstruation

emmetropia
n. - perfect refraction of eye. emmetropic, adj.

emolument
n. - salary; profit.

empaestic, empaistic
adj. - embossed.

empasm
n. - scented powder concealing odour of perspiration.

empennage
n. - tail assembly of an aircraft.

emphractic
adj.,n. - (substance) closing skin pores. emphraxia,
emphraxis, n. obstruction, especially of pores.

emphysema
n. - Medicine, swollen state of tissue due to air or gas, especially in lungs.
emphysematous, adj. so swollen; bloated; bladderlike.

emphyteusis
n. - contract granting possession of land for long period on certain
conditions. emphyteutic, adj.
empleomania
n. - a mania for holding public office

emporeutic, emporetic
adj. - pertaining to trade; n. merchandise.

empressé
adj. - (fem. -ée pron. same) in haste; eager. empressement, n. show of
affection.

empressement
n. - extreme politeness

emption
n. - buying.

empyema
n. - (pl. -ta) collection of pus in body cavity, especially in pleural cavity.
empyemic, adj.

empyrean
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) the sky; heaven. empyreal, adj.

emulgent
adj. - draining; purifying; pertaining to kidneys; n. drug stimulating bile.

emunctory
adj.,n. - excretory (organ).

en clair
phr. - in plain, uncoded language, as in unclassified military communication

enallage
n. - Grammar, exchange of part of speech, gender, tense, etc., for another.

enantiomorph
n. - either of a pair of asymmetric figures that are mirror images of each
other, e.g. a pair of hands.

enantiosis
n. - rhetorical device of ironically stating the opposite of what is meant.

enarthrosis
n. - ball-and-socket joint.

enate
adj. - growing out; n. relation on mother's side. enatic, adj. related on
mother's side; having same mother. enation, n. outgrowth; enatic
relationship.

encaenia
n. - festival commemorating dedication or foundation.

encaustic
adj. - burnt in; n. painting with wax colors fixed by heat.

enceinte
adj. - pregnant; n. fortification enclosing fortress or town; cathedral close.

encephalon
n. - (pl. -la) the brain. encephalograph, n. X- ray photograph of brain.
encephaloid, adj. brain-like. encephaloma, n. brain tumour.

enchiridion
n. - a manual or handbook

enchorial
adj. - native, endemic

enchylema
n. - fluid part of protoplasm. enchylematous, adj.

enclitic
adj. - dependent, especially of word or particle attached to preceding word in
pronunciation; n. such word or particle. enclisis, n. pronunciation of enclitic
word.

encomic
adj. - applied to closely curled woolly hair.

encomium
n. - (pl. -ia) eulogy. encomiast, n. composer of such. encomiastic, adj.

endeictic
adj. - demonstrating.
endermic
adj. - acting by absorption through the skin.

endiablee
v. - to put the devil into

endocardium
n. - membrane lining heart cavities. endocardiac,
endocardial, adj. endocarditis,n. inflammation of this.

endogamy
n. - marriage to person of same tribe only. endogamic, endogamous, adj.

endogeny
n. - growth from within. endogenesis, n. endogeny. endogenetic,
endogenic, adj.produced internally; pertaining to geological processes
occurring within earth. endogenous, adj. developing or originating within.

endophagy
n. - cannibalism among members of same tribe; erosion of internal tissue.

endophasia
n. - internalized, inaudible speech.

endophyte
n. - endoparasitic plant. endophytic, adj.

endosmosis
n. - movement of substance into organ from surrounding fluid.

endothermy
n. - surgical introduction of electric needle or knife into tissues to produce
heat. endothermic, endothermous, adj. pertaining to absorption of heat.

energumen
n. - person possessed by evil spirit; fanatic.

enervate
v. - weaken. enervation, enervator, n. enervative, adj.

enfleurage
n. - exposure of oils to scent of fresh flowers in perfume-making.
engastration
n. - the stuffing of one bird inside another

engrail
v. - decorate with curved notches; give serrated appearance to.

enissophobia
n. - fear of being reproached

enjambement
n. - running-over of sense or sentence from one verse line to next.

ennead
n. - set of nine. enneadic, adj.

enneaeteric
adj. - happening every ninth year.

enneagon
n. - nine-sided plane figure. enneagonal,, adj.

enneahedron
n. - nine-sided solid figure. enneahedral, adj.

enneatic
adj. - occurring once every nine times, days, years, etc.

enosiophobia
n. - fear of having committed an unpardonable sin

enphytotic
adj. - endemic (disease) of plants.

ensate, ensiform
adj. - sword-shaped.

ensynopticity
n. - the ability of taking a general view of something

entablement
n. - platform of a pedestal, supporting a statue.

entelechy
n. - Philosophy, perfect realization of end or cause.

enteric
adj. - pertaining to intestines; n. typhoid fever. enteritis, n. inflammation of
intestines. enterography, n. description of intestines.
enteroptosis, n. dropping and protrusion of intestines.

entheomania
n. - an abnormal state in which one thinks oneis inspired

enthetic
adj. - (especially of infectious disease) introduced into the body from
without.

enthymeme
n. - an argument or formulated conclusion in which a premise is understood
but not stated, whether in reasoning, advertising, or humor

entify
v. - make or regard as separate substance or entity.
entifical, adj. entification, n.

entitative
adj. - regarded as entity alone, apart from attendant circumstances.

entomophagous
adj. - feeding on insects. entomophilous, adj. pollinated by insects.

entophyte
n. - parasitic plant living within another plant or animal. entophytal,
entophytic, entophytous, adj.

entopic
adj. - Anatomy, in the normal position.

entoptic
adj. - pertaining to interior of eyeball. entotic, adj. pertaining to interior of
ear.

entozoon
n. - (pl. -zoa) internal parasite. entozoal, adj. entozoan, n. & a.
entozoology, n.study of these.

entre nous
phr. - adv. 'between ourselves'.

entrechat
n. - dancer's leap in which legs are quickly crossed or heels tapped.

entrepôt
n. - warehouse; importing for re-export.

entresol
n. - mezzanine floor.

enuresis
n. - inability to control urination; urine discharged involuntarily.

enzootic
adj.,n. - (disease) attacking animals.

eo ipso
phr. - by it itself: by that fact alone

eoan
adj. - of dawn or east.

eonism
n. - adoption of opposite sex's manners, clothes and mentality, especially by
a man. eonist, n. transvestite.

eosophobia
n. - depression caused by fear of dawn

epact
n. - difference, represented by a number, between solar and lunar year, or
calendar and lunar month; age of moon at start of calendar year.
epactal, adj.intercalary.

epagoge
n. - inductive reasoning. epagogic, adj.

epanadiplosis
n. - Rhetoric, repetition at end of sentence of word used at beginning.

epanalepsis
n. - Rhetoric, repetition. epanaleptic, adj.
epanodos
n. - Rhetoric, return to theme from digression; repetition (of sentence) in
reverse order.

epanorthosis
n. - correcting or retracting a statement even while making it, or thinking
better of what one has begun to say

epeiric
adj. - (of sea) within the continental shelf.

epeirogeny
n. - geological formation of continents, oceans, etc. epeirogenic, adj.

epenthesis
n. - (pl. -ses ) introduction of sound into word; removal of vowel into
preceding syllable. epenthesize, v. epenthetic, adj.

epenthis
n. - insertion of a letter or syllable into a word for pronunciation ease

epergne
n. - central ornament on table.

epexegetic
adj. - providing additional explanation or clarification

ephebic
adj. - of a youth just entering manhood

ephectic
adj. - habitually suspending judgment.

ephelis
n. - (pl. -lides, ) freckle.

ephemeromorph
n. - lower forms of life that defy animal orvegetable classification

ephemeron
n. - (pl. -ra) thing, especially insect, living for a day only. ephemeral,
ephemerous,adj. short- lived. ephemerid, n. may-fly. ephemeris, n. (pl. -
rides, almanac showing daily positions of heavenly bodies.

ephod
n. - garment of Jewish priest.

ephor
n. - magistrate of Sparta. ephoral, ephoric, adj. ephorate, n. office of ephor;
whole body of ephors.

epicaricacy
n. - taking pleasure in others' misfortune

epicedium
n. - (pl. -ia) elegy; dirge. epicedial, adj.

epicene
adj. - 1. effeminate, unmanly 2. belonging to or partaking of the
characteristics of both sexes

epichorial
adj. - belonging to a particular area. epichoric, epichoristic, adj.

epicolic
adj. - applied to lower abdomen lying over the colon.

epicrisis
vn. - praising or disparaging by paraphrasing or citing somebody else

epicritic
adj. - responding to small variations in temperature and touch.

epideictic
n. - for rhetorical or impressive effect; demonstrative or dramatic

epideictic(al)
adj. - displaying.

epidiascope
n. - projector for use with opaque as well as translucent objects.

epididymis
n. - (pl. -didymides ) convoluted duct at rear of testicle storing sperm.
epigamic
adj. - attracting opposite sex at breeding time.

epigastrium
n. - part of abdomen lying over the stomach. epigastrial, epigastric, adj.

epigeal, epigean, epigeous


adj. - living or growing near the ground.

epigenesis
n. - biological theory of the development of the embryo, through progressive
differentiation of originally undifferentiated cells. epigenetic, adj. epigenist,
epigenesist, n.

epigenous
adj. - growing on the (upper) surface of an organism.

epigone, epigon
n. - disciple, follower, imitator, especially in later generation.

epigones
n. - followers who are less gifted, lesser lights, inferior imitators

epilate
v. - remove (hair). epilation, n.

epilegomenon
n. - an added remark

epimorphic
adj. - passing several stages of growth in same form, especially of
segmented insects. epimorphosis, n.

epimyth
n. - moral of story.

epinician
adj. - in celebration of victory. epinicion, n. song of victory or triumph.

epipastic
n. - medical dusting powder.

epiphenomenon
n. - secondary phenomenon associated with and apparently due to another.
epiphenomenal, adj.

epiphora
n. - watering of eyes.

epiphoric
adj. - pertaining to a torrent of tears

epiphysis
n. - (pl. -ses ) separately ossified portion of bone, joining to main portion
later. epiphysis cerebri, pineal body. epiphysary, epiphyseal, adj.

epiplexis
n. - asking a question as a form of reproach, or arguing that a sensible person
must surely see the truth

epiplexis
n. - Rhetoric, reproof. epiplectic, adj.

epiploce
n. - rhetorical crescendo.

epipolism
n. - fluorescence. epipolic, adj. epipolize, v.

epipterous
adj. - Botany, having wings or wing-like projections at apex.

episcopicide
n. - the killing of a bishop

episematic
adj. - (of coloration) assisting recognition between members of same
species.

epispastic
adj.,n. - (substance) causing blister as medical remedy.

epistaxis
n. - nose-bleeding.

epistemophilia
n. - abnormal preoccupation with knowledge

epistrophe
n. - Rhetoric, repetition of same phrase at end of successive sentences.
epistropheal, epistrophic, adj.

epitasis
n. - part of drama in which action is developed; crisis of disease.

epithymetic
adj. - pertaining to appetite, sexual and otherwise

epitimesis
n. - adverse criticism; reproof.

epitonic
adj. - subjected to too great strain.

epitrope
n. - conceding a point in an argument in such a qualified or ironic way as to
make it seem unimportant or injurious to one's opponent, or to make one's
opponent the butt of ridicule

epizeuxis
n. - emphatic verbal repitition

epizeuxis
n. - repetition for emphasis.

epizoon
n. - (pl. -zoa) external parasite. epizoan, n. & a. epizoic, adj.

epizootic
adj.,n. - (disease) epidemic among animals.

epopee
n. - epic poem or poetry. epopean, adj. epopoeist, n. writer of epics.

epopt
n. - person initiated into mysteries. epoptic, adj.

epos
n. - epic poem or poetry; collection of lays dealing with same theme.
epulary
adj. - pertaining to banquet. epulation, n.

epulosis
n. - formation of scar. epulotic(al), n. & a. (substance) aiding epulosis.

equilibrist
n. - person who performs feats of balancing, tight-rope walker.

equiparent
adj. - having same mutual relationship. equiparate, v. level; equalize.

equipoise
n. - state of equilibrium; counterpoise; v.t. counterpoise.

equipollent
adj. - having equal force or power; having same meaning though differently
expressed. equipollence, equipollency, n.

equiponderate
v. - be equal in power, force, importance etc.; counterbalance.
equiponderance,n. equiponderant, adj.

equitation
n. - horse-riding. equitative, adj.

equivoque
n. - an ambiguous statement or passage, often intentionally evasive or
phrased to have two possible interpretations

equivorous
adj. - eating horse-flesh.

erectarine
n. - crude rhythm instrument consisting of a mop handle with bottle caps

eremic
adj. - pertaining to sandy desert.

eremite
n. - hermit. eremitage, n. eremitic(al), adj.
eremology
n. - study of deserts. eremophyte, n. plant living in desert.

ereption
n. - the act of snatching away

erethism
n. - excessive irritability or excitability

ergograph
n. - instrument measuring work involved in contracting a muscle.
ergology, n.study of work's effect on mind and body.
ergonomics, n. scientific study of work conditions, equipment and
operations, to promote efficiency. ergophile, n. lover of work.
ergophobia, n. hatred of work.

ergoism
n. - fussy adherence to logical protocols or forms

ergosterol
n. - chemical substance in the body developing into vitamin D on exposure
to sunlight.

ericaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like heath plant; belonging to the heath family of
plants. ericetal, adj. composed of heath plants. ericeticolous, adj. living on
heaths. ericineous, adj. ericaceous. ericoid, adj. like a heath plant.
ericophyte, n. plant growing on heaths.

erigible
adj. - capable of being erected

erinaceous
adj. - pertaining to the hedgehog

eriometer
n. - optical instrument for measuring the diameters of fibres or particles by
the diffraction of light.

eriophyllous
adj. - with woolly leaves.

eristic
adj. - pertaining to dispute or argument.
erogenesis
n. - production of sexual desire. erogeneity, n. erogenetic, erogenic,
erogenous,adj.

erotesis
n. - rhetorical questioning. erotetic, adj.

erotographomania
n. - mania for writing love letters

erotology
n. - the description of methods of lovemaking; the science of love

erotomania
n. - abnormally strong sexual desire. erotomaniac, n. & a.

errabund
n. - wandering; erratic

errhine
adj.,n. - (substance) causing sneezing.

erubescent
adj. - becoming red. erubescence, n.

eruca
n. - (pl. -ae) caterpillar. eruciform, adj. caterpillar-like.
erucivorous, adj. feeding on caterpillars.

eructation
n. - the action of voiding wind from the stomach through the mouth;
belching

erumpent
adj. - bursting forth.

erysipelas
n. - disease marked by fever and inflammation of skin, especially of face; St.
Anthony's fire. erysipelatoid, erysipelatous, adj. like erysipelas.
erysipeloid, n.non-febrile disease resembling erysipelas.

erythema
n. - inflammatory redness of skin. erythemic, erythematous,
erythematic, adj.

erythraean, erythrean
adj. - red. erythraemia, n. excessive production of red blood corpuscles.
erythrism, erythrochroism, n. excessive redness of hair, etc.
erythrocyte, n. red blood corpuscle. erythrodermia, n. reddening of skin.
erythroid, adj. reddish. erythrophobia, n. fear of red light, or of blushing.
erythropia, erythropsia, n. seeing all objects red.

escalier
n. - staircase. escalier dérobé, secret or back stairs.

eschar
n. - scab. escharoticm, n. & a. caustic (substance).

eschrolalia
n. - dirty (fecal) language

escritoire
n. - writing-table. escritorial, adj.

esculent
adj.,n. - edible (thing).

esemplastic
adj. - forming, by imagination, disparate partsinto a whole; aesthetically
unifying

esodic
adj. - afferent.

esotropia
n. - convergent squint. esotrope, n. person having this. esotropic, adj.

espalier
n. - lattice, especially for trained fruit tree; such tree.

espièglerie
n. - mischievousness; mischievous trick.

esprit de l'escalier
phr. - wishful thinking of a witty comment or retort that one should have
made earlier; hindsight wit
essorant
adj. - soaring.

estivate
v. - to spend the summer

estop
v. - Law, preclude, especially by estoppel. estoppage, estoppel, n. principle
preventing a person denying a fact he/she has previously alleged to be true.

estrapade
n. - a horse's attempt to dump its rider

estreat
v. - Law, extract from court's records in order to prosecute; n. copy or extract
of record, especially of fines, etc.

esurient
adj. - hungry greedy; avaricious; covetous

etat present
phr. - an exhaustive summary of up-to-date knowledge about a subject, as
opposed to new information or original thought

etesian
adj. - occurring annually or periodically, especially such Mediterranean
north wind in summer.

ethmoid
adj. - pertaining to bones forming nasal cavity and division between nostrils;
of the nasal area; n. such bone. ethmoidal, adj.

etiolate
v. - make pale or sickly, especially by depriving of light.
etiolated, adj. etiolation,n.

etui
n. - needle-case; small case for toilet articles, etc.

euchology
n. - prayer-book. euchological, adj.
eucrasy, eucrasia
n. - state of general good health.

eudaemonia
n. - true happiness

eudemon
n. - good spirit. eudemonic, adj. causing happiness; pertaining to
eudemonism. eudemonics, n. conduct based on eudemonism; art of being
happy. eudemonism,n. philosophical theory that happiness is ultimate moral
good and criterion.

eudiaphoresis
n. - normal perspiration.

eudiometer
n. - instrument measuring and analysing gases and purity of air.
eudiometric(al),adj. eudiometry, n.

eudipleural
adj. - bilaterally symmetrical.

eugenesis
n. - fertility between hybrids. eugenesic, eugenetic, adj.

euhemerism
n. - belief that mythological gods were deified early heroes.
euhemerist, n.euhemeristic, adj.

eumenorrhea
n. - normal menstruation.

eumerism
n. - collection of similar parts. eumeristic, adj.

eumoirous
adj. - someone who is lucky or happy as a result of being good

eumorphous
adj. - well-formed

euneirophrenia
n. - peace of mind after a pleasant dream
eunomy
n. - state of orderliness and good rule.

eupathy
n. - state of contentment and moderation.

eupatrid
n. - aristocrat, especially of ancient Greece.

eupeptic
adj. - having good digestion. eupepsia, n.

euphelicia
n. - healthiness resulting from having all one's wishes granted

euphenics
n. - biological improvement of human beings after birth.

euphrasy
n. - eyebright plant.

euphuism
n. - affected style of writing full of high-flown language and far- fetched
metaphors, especially in imitation of Lyly's Euphues (1579–80).
euphuist, n. writer of such style. euphuistic, adj.

euphuistic
adj. - displaying excessive elegance of language; high-flown and affected
diction

eupnea
n. - normal breathing.

eupraxia
n. - correct or normal action. eupractic, adj.

euripus
n. - (pl. -pi ) narrow channel with swift currents.

eustatic
adj. - pertaining to worldwide changes in sea-level. eustasy, n.

eusystolism
n. - the use of initials, instead of full words,in the interests of delicacy, e.g.
sob

eutaxy
n. - orderly management. eutaxic, adj.

eutectic
adj.,n. - (alloy) having lowest possible melting point. eutexia, n. state of
having low melting point.

euthenics
n. - study of improvement of human conditions of life, especially to increase
efficiency. euthenist n.

euthermic
adj. - producing warmth.

euthymia
n. - mental tranquility

eutony
n. - pleasantness of sound of word.

eutrophy
n. - state of being well nourished; (of area of water) state of being over-rich
in organic and mineral nutrients which promote plant life at the expense of
animal life. eutrophic, a.; n. tonic. eutrophication, n. process of becoming
eutrophic, especially owing to pollution.

eutropic
adj. - turning with sun.

evaginate
v. - turn inside out; protrude by so turning; a. evaginated. evagination, n.

evection
n. - alteration in moon's orbit caused by solar attraction. evectional, adj.

eventerate
v. - to rip open; to open by ripping the belly

eventration
n. - protrusion of intestines from abdomen; dropped state of abdomen;
evisceration.
evulgate
v. - make widely known. evulgation, n.

evulsion
n. - act of uprooting or tearing out. evulsive, adj.

ex concesso
phr. - reasoning on the basis of an opponent's premiseor admission of
something

ex professo
phr. - expressly or avowedly

exallotriote
adj. - foreign.

exanthema
n. - (pl. -ta) (disease marked by) eruptions or rash, as measles. exanthematic,
exanthematous, adj.

exarch
n. - viceroy; travelling bishop of E Church. exarchal, adj. exarchate, n. office
or jurisdiction of exarch.

exarticulate
v. - dislocate; cut off at joint. exarticulation, n.

exaugurate
v. - to secularize; to desecrate

excalation
n. - omission or loss of part or unit from series.

excaudate
adj. - tailless.

excerebrose
adj. - having no brains

exclave
n. - part of a country surrounded by foreign territory.
excogitate
v. - think up, devise; think out. excogitation, n. excogitative, adj.

excrescent
adj. - constituting an excess; superfluous; supernumerary

excrescent
adj. - growing out from main body; redundant.
excrescential, adj. excrescence, n.such thing.

excursus
n. - lengthy discussion, especially appended to book; digression.
excursive, adj.digressive, rambling.

exeat
n. - 'let him go out'; permission to be absent or late.

execrate
v. - curse; loathe. execrable, adj. loathsome. execration, n. execrative,
execratory, adj.

execration
n. - contemptuous denunciation; express loathing;a curse

exemplum
n. - a brief tale or anecdote offered to bolster an argument or suggest a
moral, as in a medieval sermon

exenterate
v. - to literally or figuratively disembowel

exequatur
n. - document recognizing foreign consular officer, or permitting Roman
Catholic bishops to rule their church and publish papal bulls.

exercitor
n. - person having right to ship's profits. exercitorial, adj.

exergasia
n. - repeating a point by using different figures of speech to give the
impression of saying something new

exergue
n. - space at base of figure on coin containing date. exergual, adj.
exheredate
v. - disinherit. exheredation, n.

exigent
adj. - exacting; urgent. exigible a. chargeable. exigence, exigency, n. urgent
need or requirement; necessary condition.

exiguous
adj. - sparse; slender. exiguity, n.

eximious
adj. - select; excellent.

exocentric
adj. - (of a phrase) having a different grammatical function from any of its
constituent words.

exocrine
adj. - secreting externally.

exoculate
v. - to poke out one's eyes

exodontia
n. - teeth extraction. exodontist, n.

exodromy
n. - stabilizing movement of exchange. exodromic, adj.

exogamy
n. - marriage to person not of same tribe, family, etc., only. exogamic,
exogamous, adj.

exogenous
adj. - growing or originating from outside, or due to external factors.
exogenetic, exogenic, adj.

exopathic
adj. - Medicine, due to external causes.

exophagy
n. - cannibalism outside tribe or family. exophagous, adj.
exophthalmic
adj. - pertaining to or marked by protrusion of eyeball. exophthalmos,
exophthalmus, n. such condition.

exoptable
adj. - extremely desirable

exordium
n. - (pl. -ia) opening portion of speech or writing. exordial, adj.

exosculate
v. - the kiss, esp. heartily

exoteric
adj. - popular; capable of being understood by uninitiated; n. uninitiated
person. exotericism, n.

exotropia
n. - outward squint.

expatiate
v. -i. speak or write at length. expatiation, n. expatiatory, adj.

expergefacient
adj. - awakening. expergefaction, n.

expergefaction
n. - an awakening

expiscate
v. - to examine or discover skillfully

explaterate
v. - to blab, gab, or run off at the mouth

explicandum
n. - (pl. -da) Philosophy, thing, e.g. term, to be explained. explicans, n. thing
or part that explains or gives the meaning.

expromissor
n. - person relieving another of debt by taking it upon himself.
expromission, n.
expugnable
adj. - capable of being captured by storm.

exsanguine
adj. - lacking blood. exsanguinate, v. drain blood from. exsanguineous,
exsanguinious, exsanguinous, adj.

exscind
v. - cut out; uproot.

exsert
v. - thrust out. exserted, adj. protruding.

exsibilate
v. - to reject with a hissing sound

exsiccate
v. - desiccate. exsiccation, exsiccator, n. exsiccative, adj.

exstrophy
n. - Medicine, having organ especially bladder, turned inside out.

exsuccous
adj. - lacking sap.

exsufflate
v. - blow away. exsufflation, n. blowing out; forced breathing.

extirpate
v. - to pull out by roots

extramundane
adj. - outside the known world or universe.

extramural
adj. - outside the walls or fortifications; outside, but under the aegis of, a
university or other institution.

extravasate
v. - flow or filter out; expel from a vessel, especially blood; pour out; n. such
fluid. extravasation, n.
extrorse
adj. - facing away or out.

exuviae
n. - pl. cast-off skin, etc., of animal. exuviable, exuvial, adj. exuviate, v.i. &
t. slough; shed.

eyot
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fabaceous
adj. - like a bean.

fabiform
adj. - bean-shaped.

fabulist
n. - recounter of fables; liar.

facies
n. - Medicine, facial expression, as symptom; general aspect or appearance.

facinorous
adj. - extremely wicked; depraved; infamous

facon de parler
phr. - way of speaking: manner of expression

factice
n. - vulcanized oil, used as substitute for rubber.

factitious
adj. - artificial; spurious.

facula
n. - small bright patch on sun

facundity
n. - eloquence

fadaise
n. - an obvious or silly remark

faex
n. - dregs. faex populi, the rabble.

fagaceous
adj. - belonging to beech family of trees.

faience
n. - glazed decorative earthenware.

faineant
adj. - lazy, indolent

falcate
adj. - sickle-shaped.

falchion
n. - broad curved sword.

faldstool
n. - prayer desk; bishop's round armless chair.

falsidical
adj. - giving false impression.

famicide
n. - a slanderer; a destroyer of one's reputation

fanfaronade
n. - boasting; bluster; blast on trumpets.

fanion
n. - small marking flag.

farctate
adj. - full; crammed; plethoric
farcy
n. - disease affecting lymphatic glands of horses and cattle.

fard
v. - to put on makeup, to fard your face

fardel
n. - cumbersome bundle

farina
n. - flour or meal of cereals, nuts, etc. farinaceous, adj. like or consisting of
flour. farinose, adj. like or yielding flour; mealy.

farobank
n. - establishment where the gambling game of faro is played

farouche
adj. - wild; gauche; shy.

farrago
n. - a mixture of diverse objects, hodgepodge

farrier
n. - horse-shoeing smith. farriery, n. art or place of shoeing horses.

farrow
v. - give birth (of pigs); n. act of giving birth to pigs; litter.

fasces
n. - bundle of rods with an axe carried before ancient Roman magistrates,
symbolizing authority.

fascia
n. - (pl. -ae ) band of color; band or layer of connective tissue; name-board
over shop; dashboard. fasciate, fasciated a. tied round with a band or fillet;
striped. fasciation n.

fascicle
n. - small bundle; part of book published separately; collection of written or
printed sheets.

fascine
n. - bundle of sticks used in building fortifications.

fasti
n. -pl. pl. record; register; calendars of ancient Rome.

fastigate
adj. - pointed. fastigiate, adj. narrowing at apex, fastigium, n. (pl. - gia) roof;
top; gable.

fastuous
adj. - arrogant; showy.

fata morgana
n. - mirage.

fatidic
adj. - foretelling the future; prophetic; divinatory

fatiferous
adj. - destructive; deadly

fatwa
n. - proscription pronounced by Islamic religious leader.

faucial
adj. - pertaining to fauces. faucitis, n. inflammation of fauces.

fauteuil
n. - 'armchair'; stall seat in theatre; membership of French Academy.

faux naif
phr. - falsely simple or naive; feigning artlessness

faveolate
adj. - honey-combed. faviform, adj. honeycomb-like.

favonian
adj. - like the west wind; mild

favus
n. - contagious parasitive skin desease.

feazings
n. - an unraveled rope end

febricant
adj. - causing fever. febricity, n. feverishness. febrific, adj. feverish;
febricant.

febricula
n. - slight fever

febrifuge
adj.,n. - (drug) allaying fever. febrifugal, adj.

febrile
adj. - characterized by or symptomatic of fever; feverish. febrility, n.

februation
n. - exorcism; religious purification

fecit
phr. - 'made (it)'.

feculent
adj. - containing or covered with filth; faecal; turbid. feculence, n.

fedifragous
adj. - treacherous, deceitful

fefnicute
n. - hypocrite; sneak

felicific
adj. - producing happiness

feliform
adj. - cat-like. feline, adj.

fellness
n. - destructive cruelty

felloe
n. - outer edge of a wheel, also the rim of a tire

felo de se
n. - (pl. felones ...) self-murder or self-murderer.

felon
n. - criminal. felonious, adj. felony, n. serious crime.

feme
n. - Law, woman. feme covert, married woman. feme sole, unmarried
woman or widow.

femicide
n. - killing or killer of woman.

feneration
n. - usury

feracious
adj. - productive of good results; fruitful

feretory
n. - shrine; chapel for bier; bier.

feria
n. - (pl. -ae ) feast day; holiday; Ecclesiastical, day neither feast nor fast.
ferial,adj.

feriation
n. - taking a holiday; not working

ferine
adj. - feral.

ferity
n. - wild state; barbarism.

ferruginous
adj. - ferreous; pertaining to or colored like iron rust. ferruginate, v. stain
with iron compound.

ferule
n. - rod or flat ruler for punishment. ferulaceous, adj. reed-like.

fervescent
adj. - becoming feverish. fervescence, n.
fescennine
adj. - obscene; lewd; licentious; scurrilous

fescue
n. - stick used by teacher as pointer; several tall kinds of grass.

fess, fesse
n. - horizontal band across a shield.

festina lente
phr. - 'make haste slowly'.

festination
n. - haste; hurrying walk, symptom of some nervous diseases.

festucine
adj. - straw-colored.

fetial
adj. - pertaining to declaration of war and peace; heraldic.

fetor
n. - stench.

fettle
n. - health or well-being

fewterer
n. - a dog-keeper

fiacre
n. - small hackney carriage.

fibrin
n. - fibrous protein in blood formed in clotting. fibrination, n. condition of
having excessive fibrin in blood. fibrinogen, n. substance in blood producing
fibrin. fibrinosis, n. disease marked by fibrination.

fibroma
n. - (pl. -ta) benign fibrous tumour. fibromatous, adj.

fichu
n. - sheer, triangular cape worn over the shoulders

ficiform
adj. - fig-shaped. ficoid, adj. fig-like.

fictile
adj. - pertaining to pottery; moulded; able to be moulded into shape or new
shape. fictility, n.

fideism
n. - depending on faith rather than reason

fideism
n. - reliance on faith alone.

fidicinal
adj. - pertaining to stringed musical instrument.

fidimplicitary
adj. - fully trusting someone

figuline
adj. - fictile; n. clay vessel, object. figulate, adj. made of clay; fictile.

figurant
n. - (fem. figurante ) ballet dancer who dances only with group; minor
character in play.

figurate
adj. - having a definite shape or form; Music, florid.

filar
adj. - pertaining to thread; having threads across eye-piece. filarial, filarian,
filarious, adj. pertaining or due to thread-worms. filariasis, n. infestation
with thread-worms. filariform, adj. thread-like.

filature
n. - drawing out or reeling of silk threads; apparatus or factory for doing this.

filicide
n. - killing or killer of own child.

filiciform
adj. - fern- or frond-shaped. filicoid, adj. fern-like.

filiferous
adj. - bearing threads. filiform, adj. thread-like. filigerous, adj. flagellate.
filipendulous, adj. hanging by a thread.

filiopietistic
adj. - pertaining to ancestor worship

filipendulous
adj. - hanging by a thread or string

filoselle
n. - floss-like silk.

fils
n. - son.

fimble
n. - female hemp plant

fimbrial
adj. - pertaining to or having a fringe. fimbriate, adj. fringed; v.t. fringe;
hem. fimbriation, n. fimbricate, adj. fringed. fimbrillate, adj. having small
fringe.

fimetarious
n. - growing or living in excrement

fimetic
adj. - pertaining to dung. fimicolous, adj. living in dung.

finial
n. - ornament at apex of gable, etc.; pinnacle.

firman
n. - Oriental ruler's edict, authorisation, etc.

fissilingual
adj. - having a forked tongue

fitch
n. - hair of polecat; brush of such hair. fitchew, n. polecat.
fizgig
n. - a woman who flirts and gads about

flabellate
adj. - fan-shaped. flabelliform, adj. flabellation, n. use of fan to cool.

flagitate
v. - demand repeatedly. flagitation, n.

flagitious
adj. - outrageous, flagrantly wicked, scandalous,vicious

flambeau
n. - (pl. -beaux ) burning torch.

flamen
n. - pagan priest. flamineous, adj. pertaining to flamen. flamenical, adj.

flammeous
adj. - flame-colored. flammulated, adj. ruddy. flammulation, n. flame-
colored or flame-shaped marking.

flaneur
n. - an intellectual trifler

flatulopetic
adj. - pretentious, pompous, inflated

flavedo
n. - yellowness, especially of plants. flavescent, adj. turning yellow.
flavic(ant),adj. yellow; yellowish. flavid, adj. golden yellow.

fleer
v. - to laugh lecherously or derisively

flense, flench
v. - cut up or skin, especially whale or seal.

fleurette
n. - ornament in the shape of a small flower.

flews
n. - pl. pendulous lips; chops

flexanimous
adj. - mentally flexible

floccify
v. - to consider worthless

floccilation
n. - searching for imaginary objects

floccose
adj. - woolly.

flocculate
v. - collect into lumps or tufts; a. having hairy tufts. flocculent, adj. woolly;
consisting of soft flakes; tufted. flocculence, n. flocculus, n. (pl. - li ) flake;
small tuft. flocculation, n.

floriated, floreated
adj. - decorated with flowers and leaves.

florilegium
n. - (pl. -gia) collection of flowers; description of flora; anthology.

floruit
phr. - 'he flourished'; period during which person lived (abbr. fl.); dates
indicating when a person was active, especially in brackets after person's
name.

fluminous, fluminose
adj. - pertaining to or having many rivers.

focillate
v. - to comfort

fodient
adj. - pertaining to digging.

Foehn
n. - dry warm wind blowing down northern slopes of Alps.

foiter
n. - riddle or puzzle

foliaceous
adj. - pertaining to, like or consisting of leaves or laminae.

folie a' deux


phr. - a shared psychosis or delusion, especially one passed from one to
another

foliferous
adj. - bearing leaves. foliform, adj. leaf-shaped.

foliolate
adj. - pertaining to or having leaflets. folioliferous, adj. bearing leaflets.

fomes
n. - (pl. -mites ) substance carrying infection.

fons et origo
phr. - 'source and origin'.

fontinal
adj. - growing by or in springs.

foramen
n. - (pl. -mina ) small orifice. foraminate, adj. having such; v.t. pierce.
foraminous,adj.

foraneous
adj. - pertaining to forum.

forcipate
adj. - like forceps.

fordo
n. - to exhaust through overwork

forfex
n. - pair of scissors

forficate
adj. - deeply forked. forfication, n.
forisfamiliate
v. - to disinherit; to shed parental authority

formication
n. - the feeling that bugs are crawling on you

forslug
v. - to lose or destroy by sluggishness

fossa
n. - (pl. -sae) depression or cavity, e.g. in bone.

fossarian
n. - a clergyman moonlighting as a gravedigger

fossick
v. - search for by turning or picking over, especially for gold; rummage.
fossicker,n.

fossorial
adj. - for use in digging. fossor, n. grave-digger.

fother
v. - to stop a leak

foudroyant
adj. - striking, as lightning; sudden, dazzling

foveate, foveated
adj. - pitted. foveolate, adj. bearing small pits.

fraenum, frenum
n. - fold of membrane restraining an organ, as beneath the tongue.

framis
n. - comic doubletalk blending actual words with made-up words

frampold
adj. - peevish, touchy, quarrelsome

franion
n. - the perennial hedonist, reveler
freemartin
n. - sterile female twin calf.

fremescent
adj. - an incipient murmur; becoming noisy

fremitus
n. - vibration.

fretum
n. - (pl. -ta) constriction.

frigoric
adj. - pertaining to cold. frigiferous, frigorific, adj. causing cold.

fringilline
adj. - like a finch; belonging to finch family of birds. fringillaceous,
fringilliform, fringilloid, adj. finch- like.

frisette
n. - curly fringe, often of artificial hair, worn on the forehead.

frisket
n. - parchment or paper mask used in printing or retouching work.

frit
n. - prepared material from which glass is made.

fritillary
n. - several kinds of spotted butterfly and bulbous plant.

frondesce
v. -i. open leaves. frondiferous, frondigerous, adj. bearing leaves or fronds.
frondiform, adj. frond-shaped. frondivorous, adj. feeding on leaves.
frondose,adj. having or like leaves. frondescence, n. frondescent, adj.

frontogenesis
n. - meeting of two different air currents creating weather front.

frottage
n. - rubbing, especially the making of rubbings on thin paper of objects
underneath, e.g. ornamental brasses.
frotteur
n. - someone who gets their kicks by rubbing against people in crowds

froward
adj. - perverse; willfully contrary; obstinately disobedient;refractory

fructuous
adj. - productive; fruitful; profitable

frumenty
n. - dish of hulled wheat boiled in milk, with sugar. frumentaceous, adj. like
or made of grain.

frustraneous
adj. - vain, useless

fucatory
adj. - counterfeit; deceitful

fucus
n. - (pl. -ci ) kind of flat seaweed; rockweed. fucoid, n. & a. (plant) like
seaweed. fucous, adj.

fugacious
adj. - fleeting; ephemeral; transitory; evanescent

fugleman
n. - soldier standing in front of others to demonstrate drill, etc.; model.

fulgent
adj. - radiant. fulgid, adj. glittering.

fulgurant
adj. - like lightning. fulgurate, v.i. flash. fulgurating, adj. Medicine, applied
to intense sudden pains. fulgurous, adj. flashing.

fuliginous
adj. - like soot. fuliginosity n.

fuliguline
adj. - pertaining to or like a sea duck; belonging to sea duck family of birds.

fullams
n. - cheater's dice

fulmar
n. - gull-like sea bird.

fulminate
v. -i. explode; thunder; denounce in loud or violent manner.
fulminant, adj.Medicine, developing suddenly. fulmineous, fulminous a.
pertaining to or like thunder and lightning. fulmination,
fulminator, n. fulminatory, adj.

fulsome
adj. - excessive or overdone to the point of being in bad taste or even at
times nauseating

fulvous
adj. - tawny. fulvescent, adj. somewhat tawny.

fumacious
adj. - fond of smoking

fumatory
n. - place for fumigating. fumiduct, n. smoke vent.

funambulist
n. - a tightrope walker

fundiform
adj. - sling-shaped.

fundus
n. - base of an organ or part furthest from its opening.

funest
adj. - harbinger of evil or death

fungible
adj.,n. - (thing) mutually interchangeable.

funicular
adj. - pertaining to small cord, rope or tension. funicular railway, cable
mountain railway. funiform a. cord- or rope-like.
funipendulous, adj. hanging by a rope.
furacious
adj. - thievish

furcate, furcal
adj. - branched. furcellate, adj. slightly branched. furcation, n.

furcula, furculum
n. - (pl. -lae or - la) any forklike part, especially the wishbone.

furibund
adj. - furious, enraged

furmety
n. - frumenty.

furor loquendi
phr. - a passion to speak

furor scribendi
phr. - a passion to write

furore
n. - outburst of public indignation; outburst of enthusiasm.

furuncle
n. - boil. furuncular, furunculous, adj. furunculoid, adj. like a boil.
furunculosis, n.outbreak of boils.

fusarole
n. - Architecture, decoration resembling a string of beads.

fuscous
adj. - dark in color; tawny.

fusee
n. - large-headed match; spirally grooved spindle used as counter weight in
old clocks.

fusiform
adj. - spindle-shaped. fusoid, adj.

fussock
n. - a big, fat woman
fustian
n. - pompousness, pretentiousness

fustigate
v. - to beat; to criticize severely

fusuma
n. - sliding paper screen separating rooms in Japanese house.

fuzee
n. - red signal light used by RR to warn approaching trains

fyrdung
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gabelle
n. - tax on salt.

gaberlunzie
n. - a wandering, or licensed, beggar

gabion
n. - wicker-work cylinder filled with earth or stones for building
fortifications, harbour bars, etc. gabionade, n. structure made with gabions.

gadoid
adj.,n. - (fish) of the cod family.

gadroon
n. - form of fluting; Architecture, notched moulding.

gaduin
n. - substance occurring in cod-liver oil.
galactophagist
n. - a milk drinker

galanty
n. - shadow play.

galea
n. - Biology, helmet-shaped structure. galeate, galeiform, adj. helmet-
shaped.

galeanthropy
n. - the delusion that one has become a cat

galericulate
adj. - covered with a hat

galilee
n. - church porch, or chapel at entrance.

galimatias
n. - gibberish; confused, meaningless jargon

galingale
n. - ginger-like plant, or sedge, with aromatic root used in medicine.

galleass
n. - large armed 16th-century vessel with oars and sails.

galliard
adj. - gay; gallant; n. lively 16th-century dance.

galliardise
n. - great merriment

gallimaufry
n. - hash of liver and other organs; hotch-potch.

gallinaceous
adj. - like a chicken or pheasant

gallionic
adj. - indifferent; careless; irresponsible
gallipot
n. - small ceramic pot for medicine, etc.

galloway
n. - breed of small horse and black cattle.

galumptious
adj. - tiptop; first-rate; superlatively good

galvanic
adj. - pertaining to direct current from electric battery; giving or receiving
shock. galvanism, n. current electricity; study of electric currents and their
effects. galvanize, v. treat with galvanic current; stimulate into sudden
excitement; coat with zinc. galvanometer, n. instrument measuring small
electric currents. galvanoscope, n. instrument indicating presence and
direction of small electric currents.

gambier
n. - yellow dye and astringent substance obtained from a vine of Malaysia.

gambrel
n. - horse's hock; kind of roof with pentagonal gable.

gambrinous
adj. - full of beer

gamelotte
n. - fibre for paper, etc., obtained from sedge.

gamic
adj. - sexual; requiring or resulting from mating.

gamogenesis
n. - sexual reproduction. gamogenetic, adj.

gamophobia
n. - fear of marriage

ganch
v. - to execute by impaling on stakes or hooks

gandoura, gandurah
n. - short, loose, sleeveless garment of Levant and Asia Minor.
gangue
n. - rock or earth yielding ore.

ganister
n. - kind of flinty rock used for road faces and lining furnaces.

ganoid
adj. - applied to hard, smooth, bright fish-scales; having such scales; n. fish
with such scales.

ganoin
n. - (enamel-like substance forming) the surface of ganoid scales.

ganosis
n. - reducing shine of marble, especially on naked parts of statue.

gapeseed
n. - anything that causes stares; or someone who stares

garboil
n. - confusion

garderobe
n. - wardrobe; private room, privy.

garganey
n. - kind of teal.

garniture
n. - embellishment, ornamentation.

gasconade
n. - boasting; bravado

gaskin
n. - part of the hind leg of a horse

gasogene, gazogene
n. - apparatus for aerating liquids.

gastriloquist
n. - ventriloquist. gastriloquial, adj. gastriloquism, n.
gastrolater
n. - glutton. gastrolatrous, adj. gastrolatry, n. gluttony.

gault
n. - heavy clay.

gavage
n. - forcible feeding.

gazophylacium
n. - a treasury

geal
adj. - pertaining to the earth.

geck
n. - an object of scorn; a dupe

geest
n. - old superficial alluvial soil.

Geflugelte Worte
phr. - winged words: eloquent language; expressions that have traveled from
one language to another

Gegenschein
n. - soft light in sky opposite sun; counter-glow.

gelasin
n. - dimple-like dent which appears in your cheeks when you smile

gelastic
adj. - pertaining to or used in laughing

gelid
adj. - cold; frozen.

gelogenic
adj. - laughter-provoking

geloscopy
n. - determining someone's character or future by the way they laugh
gemebund
adj. - a constant moaning

gemel
adj. - in pairs; twin.

geminate
v. - double; arrange in pairs; a. so arranged. geminiflorous, adj. having
paired flowers. geminiform, adj. double. geminous, adj.

gemmule
n. - small gemma. gemmulation, n. production of gemmule.
gemmuliferous, adj.bearing gemmules.

genarch
n. - head of family.

genesic
adj. - pertaining to generation or genital organs. genesiology, n. study of
heredity or procreation. genesiurgic, adj. connected with generation.

genethliac(al)
adj. - pertaining to nativity and position of star at birth.
genethlialogy, n. casting of nativities.

genethliacon
n. - a birthday poem

genetotrophic
adj. - denoting a defect in metabolism which prevents the normal
assimilation of essential food elements.

genetous
adj. - congenital.

genetrix
n. - (pl. -rices) mother.

genicon
n. - a sexual partner imagined by one who is dissatisfied with their partner

geniculate
adj. - abruptly bent. geniculation, n.
genome
n. - complete set of chromosomes of a particular organism. genomic, adj.

gens
n. - (pl. gentes) ancient Roman clan; group with common male ancestor.

gentilitial
adj. - pertaining to nation or family; of high birth. gentilitious, adj.

geochrony
n. - chronology used in geology. geochronic, adj.

geocyclic
adj. - pertaining to earth's rotation or revolution; revolving round earth.

geodynamic
adj. - pertaining to forces within the earth. geodynamics, n. study of such
forces.

geognosy
n. - geological study of materials forming the earth. geognost, n. student of
geognosy. geognostic, adj.

geogony
n. - theory or study of formation of the earth. geogonic(al), adj.

geoid
n. - figure of the earth. geoidal, adj.

geomancy
n. - divination by lines and figures. geomantic, adj.

geophagous
adj. - eating earth. geophagia, geophagism, geophagy, n.

geophilous
adj. - living in or on the ground; growing under the ground.

geophyte
n. - plant growing in earth.

geopolitics
n. - study of relationship between geographical situation and politics of a
nation.

georama
n. - map of world on inside of globe viewed from within.

georgic
adj. - pertaining to agriculture; rural; n. such poem.

geoscopy
n. - examination of earth and soil. geoscopic, adj.

geoselenic
adj. - pertaining to earth and moon.

geostrophic
adj. - pertaining to deflection due to earth's rotation.

geotaxis, geotaxy
n. - Biology, movement directed by gravitation. geotactic, adj.

geotechnics
n. - study of increasing the habitability of earth.

gephyrophobia
n. - morbid fear of bridges and passing over or under them.

gerascophobia
n. - fear of growing old

geratic
adj. - pertaining to old age and decadence. geratology, n. biological study of
decadence.

gerendum
n. - (pl. -da) thing to be done.

german
adj. - of same parents; of one's parent's brother or sister. cousin-german, first
cousin.

geromorphism
n. - condition of appearing older than one is
gharry
n. - light horse-drawn carriage.

giaour
n. - infidel; Christian.

gibus
n. - opera hat.

gid
n. - brain disease of sheep.

giddhom
n. - a frantic galloping movement made by cows when plagued with flies

gigot
n. - leg of mutton.

gilravage
v. - to celebrate noisily; to go on a rampage

ginglymus
n. - hinge joint. ginglymoid, adj. pertaining to or like a ginglymus.

girandole
n. - cluster of water-jets or fireworks; fountain with spreading spray; any
such radiating ornament.

girasole
n. - an opal which turns red in the sunlight

girning
v. - act or process of contorting one's face; snarling

glabrous
adj. - free from hair or down; hairless; bald

gladiate
adj. - sword-shaped.

glair
n. - white of egg; any similar substance; v.t. cover with glair. glaireous, adj.
glandiform
adj. - acorn-shaped. glandiferous, adj. bearing acorns.

glaucescent
adj. - somewhat glaucous.

glaucous
adj. - grey-green; green-blue; yellow-green.

glebe
n. - soil; land attached to benefice. glebe house, parsonage.

gledge
n. - to squint the eyes

gleet
n. - mucous discharge, especially from urethra; v.i. emit such discharge.

glenoid
adj. - shaped like a shallow depression.

glirine
adj. - dormouse-like. gliriform, adj.

globigerina
n. - (pl. -ae ) protozoon living in surface waters of the sea. globigerina ooze,
deposit of the chalky shells of globigerinae on the sea floor.

globulicide
adj.,n. - (substance) destroying blood corpuscles.
globulicidal, adj. globulimeter,n. instrument measuring red corpuscles in
blood. globulin, n. kind of protein in blood.

glochidiate, glochideous
adj. - barbed; bristly.

glomerate
adj. - collected compactly together. glomeration, n.

glomerule
n. - compactly clustered flower-head. glomerulate, adj.

glomerulus
n. - (pl. -li) intertwined cluster of organisms, nerve fibres, etc., especially
capillaries in the kidney. glomerular, adj.

glossal
adj. - pertaining to tongue. glossalgia, n. pain in tongue. glossator,
glossographer,n. writer of glosses or commentaries. glossectomy, n. removal
of tongue. glosseme, n. smallest meaningful unit of a language.
glossitis, n. inflammation of tongue. glossoid, adj. tongue-like. glossolalia,
glossolaly, n. gift of tongues. glossology, n. terminology; study of language;
medical study of tongue. glossopathym, n. disease of tongue.
glossophagine, adj. feeding with tongue. glossoplegia, n. paralysis of tongue.

glossolalia
n. - nonsensical talk; gibberish

glucagon
n. - pancreatic hormone which raises blood-sugar level and reduces appetite.

glume
n. - dry bract of grass flower. glumaceous, glumose, adj. like or composed of
glumes glumiferous, adj. bearing glumes.

gluside
n. - saccharin.

glutition
n. - act of swallowing.

glycaemia
n. - presence of glucose in the blood.

glyptic
adj. - pertaining to carving, especially of gems. glyptics,
glyptography, n. gem-carving. glyptology, n. study of gem engravings.

gnathal, gnathic
adj. - pertaining to jaw. gnathism, n. formation of upper jaw; use of such
formation as basis for classification. gnathonic, adj. flattering.

gnathonic
adj. - falsely flattering; fawning; sycophantic; parasitic

gnomic
adj. - full of aphorisms or maxims; or wise and pithy
gnomon
n. - anything that points out time of day by its shadow

gnotobiosis
n. - rearing of organisms in germ-free environment. gnotobiote, n. germ-free
animal. gnotobiotic, adj.

gobemouche
n. - a gullible person

godemiche
n. - a dildo

godet
n. - panel inserted to make skirt flare.

gomphosis
n. - growth of tooth into bone cavity.

gonalgia
n. - pain in knee.

gonfalon
n. - hanging banner. gonfalonier, n. standard-bearer; medieval Italian
magistrate.

gonion
n. - (pl. -nia) angle, especially of lower jaw. goniometer, n. instrument
measuring angles. goniometry, n. trigonometry.

gonitis
n. - inflammation of knee.

gonoblast
n. - reproductive cell. gonochorism, n. separation of sex, dioecism;
development of sex differentiation. gonocyte, n. gamete-producting cell.

gormandize
v. - eat greedily or voraciously, n. gourmandise.

gorsedd
n. - assembly for giving prizes, degrees, etc., at close of eisteddfod; meeting
of bards and druids.

gracile
adj. - slender. gracility, n.

gradatim
phr. - adv. 'step by step'.

gradin
n. - one of a tier of steps, seats, etc.

gradine
n. - instrument used by sculptors

gradus
n. - abbreviation of gradus ad Parnassum, dictionary used in composition of
Latin verses.

graip
n. - pitchfork used for hurling manure

grallatory, grallatorial
adj. - pertaining to wading birds.

graminaceous
adj. - grass-like; pertaining to grass family of plants. gramineal,
gramineous, adj.graminivorous, adj. feeding on grass. graminology, n. study
of grasses. graminous,adj. grassy.

grammalogue
n. - word represented by one shorthand sign; such sign.

grammaticaster
n. - a petty grammarian; a pretentious grammaticalpedant

grammatolatry
n. - worship of letters or words

grandgousier
n. - person who will eat anything and everything

grandisonant
adj. - sounding great; pompous. grandisonous, adj.
grangerize
v. - illustrate, especially by interleaving, with additional pictures.
grangerism, n.

granulocyte
n. - kind of white blood cell. granulocytic, adj.

grapholagnia
n. - a more than passing interest in obscenepictures

graphometer
n. - angle-measuring instrument.

graphospasm
n. - writer's cramp.

grapnel
n. - small anchor or hook.

grassation
n. - act of attacking violently; a lying in wait to attack

graticulate
v. - divide (pattern, etc.) into squares for easiness of reproduction.
graticulation,n. graticule, n. grid of lines used with the eyepiece of a
microscope, telescope, etc., for measuring or locating objects; grid of lines
on a major chart.

gratis dictum
phr. - an unsolicited or voluntary remark; mere assertion

gratuitous
adj. - done freely; needless; groundless. gratuity, n. gift of money; tip.

gratulant
adj. - expressing joy or satisfaction; congratulatory

gravamen
n. - (pl. -mina) substance of a grievance or charge.

gravedo
n. - cold in the head.
graveolent
adj. - having a rank smell; fetid; stinking

gravid
adj. - pregnant. gravida, n. pregnant woman.

gravific
adj. - that which makes heavy or produces weight

greave
n. - armour covering lower leg.

greaves
n. - tallow refuse.

gregarian
adj. - belonging to the herd or common sort

gremial
n. - pertaining to bosom or lap; n. bishop's apron.

gressorial, gressorious
adj. - adapted for walking.

grike
n. - crack or slit in rock or stone

grilse
n. - young salmon.

grisaille
n. - glass painted with grey pigment.

griseous
adj. - grizzled.

grisette
n. - young working girl.

grivoiserie
n. - lewd and lascivious behavior; a lewd act
groak
v. - to watch people silently while they're eating, hopingthey will ask you to
join them

grobianism
n. - rudeness; boorishness

gromatic
adj. - pertaining to surveying. gromatics, n. surveying, especially of camp.

groyne
n. - wooden breakwater.

gruine
adj. - like or pertaining to crane (bird).

grume
n. - clot; clotted liquid. grumose, adj. comprising a cluster of granules.
grumous,adj. clotted.

gryllid
n. - cricket (insect); a. pertaining to or like cricket; belonging to cricket
family of insects.

guaiacum
n. - resin of a tropical American tree, used as rheumatic remedy.

guddle
n. - to catch fish barehanded

guepard(e)
n. - cheetah.

guerdon
n. -v.t. reward.

gug
n. - coalmine shaft that slopes downward

gugusse
n. - a young, effeminate man who trysts with priests

guilloche
n. - architectural ornament of intertwined curved lines or bands.

guimbard
n. - jew's-harp.

guipure
n. - kind of large-patterned heavy lace.

gules
adj.,n. - Heraldry, red.

gulosity
n. - enormous appetite; greediness

gumbotil
n. - dark sticky clay, formed by the weathering of boulder clay or glacial
drift.

gunge
n. - market; granary.

gurgitate
v. -i. bubble. gurgitation, n. ebullition.

gustation
n. - act of tasting; sense of taste. gustatory, adj.

gutta
n. - (pl. -ae) drop. gutta-percha, n. rubber-like substance. gutta rosacea, acne
rosacea. gutta serena, amaurosis. guttate, adj. like a drop; having spots like
drops. guttiferous, adj. yielding gum. guttiform, adj. drop- shaped.
guttation, n.exudation of drops of moisture. .

gutturotetany
n. - throat spasm causing stammer.

gyascutus
n. - a huge, imaginary, four-legged beast with legson one side longer than on
the other, enabling it to walkeasily on hillsides

gymnophobia
n. - fear of nudity
gynaecocracy
n. - domination of society by women. gynaecocratic, adj.

gynaecology
n. - branch of medicine dealing with diseases of women, especially disorders
of the reproductive system. gynaecologic(al), adj. gynaecologist, n.

gynaecomania
n. - sexual craving for women.

gynaecomorphous
adj. - having female form or characteristics.

gynandromorph
n. - animal having both male and female characteristics.
gynandromorphic, adj.gynandromorphism, n.

gynecoid
adj. - of or like a woman

gyniatrics
n. - treatment of women's diseases.

gynics
n. - knowledge of women.

gynoecium
n. - (pl. -cia) Botany, pistils collectively.

gyrinid
n. - whirligig beetle; a. like or pertaining to this; belonging to the gyrinid
family of beetles.

gyrograph
n. - instrument recording wheel's revolutions.

gyromagnetic
adj. - denoting the magnetic properties of the spinning electron in an atom.

gyromancy
n. - fortunetelling by walking in a circle until dizzy; the fortune is
determined by where the person falls
gyrostatics
n. - study of rotating bodies and their properties.

gyrovagues
n. - monks who wander from one monastery to another

gyve
v. - to chain someone up in shackles

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habiliments
n. -pl. clothing, especially for a particular purpose; equipment, fittings.

habromania
n. - extreme euphoria

hachure
n. - line used in shading maps to indicate steepness of slope; v.t. shade with
hachures.

hadeharia
n. - constant use of the word 'hell'

hagiarchy
n. - government by priests. hagiocracy, n. government by holy persons.

hagiarchy
n. - government by religious types

hagiolatry
n. - worship of saints

hagiology
n. - description of holy persons or writings; study or writing of saints' lives;
list of saints. hagiologic(al), adj. hagiologist, n.
hagioscope
n. - opening in transept wall for viewing altar. hagioscopic, adj.

Hakenkreuz
n. - swastika.

halation
n. - spreading of light, seen as bright blur at edges in photographs.

halfpace
n. - dais; small landing on staircase.

halibios
n. - collective life of sea. halibiotic, adj.

halieutics
n. - fishing

halitus
n. - breath; exhalation. halituous, adj. halituosity, n.

hallel
n. - psalm(s) of praise.

hallucal
adj. - of or pertaining to the big toe

hallux
n. - (pl. -uces) big toe; hind toe of birds. hallucal, adj.

haloid
adj. - like salt; n. halide. halolimnic, adj. applied to sea creatures adapted to
fresh-water life. halomancy, n. divination by salt. halometer, n. device for
measuring the crystals of salts. halophilous, adj. growing in salt water.
halophyte,n. plant growing in salty soil or water. haloxene, adj. unable to
live in salt water.

halotic
adj. - easy to catch

hamadryad
n. - wood nymph associated with one particular tree; king cobra.
hamal
n. - porter; litter-bearer; male servant.

hamartiology
n. - division of theology dealing with sin. hamartiologist, n.

hamartithia
n. - mistake-prone

hamartophobia
n. - fear of sin or sinning

hamate
adj. - hooked; hook-like. hamiform, adj. hook-shaped.
hamirostrate, adj. with hooked beak.

hanaper
n. - box for documents

hapax legomenon
n. - (pl. -legomena) word or phrase of which there is only one recorded use.

hapaxanthous
adj. - having one flowering period only.

haplography
n. - accidental omission of letters, words or lines in copying.

haploid
adj. - single; Biology, having the specific chromosome number; n. such cell.
haploidy, n. state of being haploid.

haplology, haplolaly
n. - omission of syllable(s) of word in pronunciation. haplologic, adj.

haplotype
n. - single species contained in a genus.

haptodysphoria
n. - unpleasant sensation felt by some peoplewhen touching peaches, cotton,
or similar surfaces

harageous
adj. - rough and bold

harengiform
adj. - shaped like a herring.

hariolate
v. -i. prophesy; tell fortunes. hariolation, n.

harmattan
n. - dry east wind blowing from Sahara.

harpagon, harpago
n. - grapnel; harpoon.

harpaxophobia
n. - fear of robbers or of being robbed

harpocratic
adj. - relating to silence

hartal
n. - general strike.

hartshorn
n. - plantain; sal volatile.

haruspex
n. - a fortuneteller who used animal innards and lightning for her predictions

haslet
n. - animal's fry or entrails, especially braised or compressed into a meat
loaf.

haslock
n. - wool on sheep's throat.

hastate
adj. - spear-shaped; like blade of halberd.

hatchment
n. - diamond-shaped escutcheon bearing deceased person's arms.

hauberk
n. - tunic-like coat of mail.

haulm
n. - stalks of potatoes, beans, etc.

haustellum
n. - (pl. -la) sucking proboscis. haustellate, adj. having a haustellum, as a fly.
haustorium, (pl.- ia) food- absorbing outgrowth from fungus or parasitic
plant. haustorial, adj. haustellate.

haut monde
n. - 'high world'; high society. haut ton, n. high fashion; bon ton.

haute école
n. - 'high school'; mastery of difficult horsemanship.

havelock
n. - cloth hanging from back of soldier's cap as protection against sun.

havildar
n. - sepoy sergeant.

haysel
n. - haymaking season.

hebdomad
n. - (group of) seven; a week. hebdomadal weekly; consisting of a week.
hebdomadary, adj.

hebdomadal
adj. - once every seven days; weekly

hebephrenia
n. - schizophrenia occurring at puberty. hebephrenic, adj.

hebesphalmology
n. - study of juvenile delinquency

hebetate
v. - make or become blunt or dull; a. dull-witted.
hebetation, n. hebetative, adj.

hebetic
adj. - pertaining to or occurring at puberty.

hebetude
n. - dullness, stupidity

hecatomb
n. - sacrifice of one hundred animals; wholesale slaughter.

hecatontarchy
n. - government by 100 persons.

hecceity
n. - that which makes something different from anything else

hectic
adj. - habitual, especially in wasting diseases; consumptive; popularly,
excited; feverish.

hectograph
n. - duplicating machine using gelatine slab; v.t. duplicate thus.
hectographic, adj.hectography, n.

hederaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like ivy. hederate, adj. crowned with ivy.
hederic, adj.hederiferous, adj. bearing ivy. hederiform, adj. shaped like ivy
leaves. hederigerent, adj. bearing or ornamented with ivy.
hederose, adj. having much ivy.

helcology
n. - Medicine, study of ulcers. helcoid, adj. ulcer- like.
helcosis, n. ulceration. helcotic, adj.

heliacal
adj. - near or pertaining to sun.

heliofugal
adj. - moving away from sun.

heliology
n. - astronomical study of sun. heliologist, n.

heliophilous
adj. - attracted by sunlight. heliophilia, n. heliophile, heliophiliac, n.
heliophobia
n. - dread or avoidance of sunlight; excessive sensitiveness to sunlight.
heliophobe,n. heliophobic, adj.

heliophyte
n. - plant flourishing in sunlight. heliophytic, adj.

heliosis
n. - sun scorching of plants; sunstroke.

heliostat
n. - instrument using a mirror to reflect sunlight in a fixed direction, used for
studying the sun or signalling messages.

heliotaxis
n. - movement towards or away from sunlight. heliotactic, adj.

hellebore
n. - several kinds of plant, especially the Christmas rose; alkaloid poison
extracted from hellebore root.

helminth
n. - intestinal worm. helminthagogue, n. anthelmintic. helminthiasis,
helminthism, n.infestation with helminths.
helminthic, adj. helminthoid, adj. like helminth. helminthology, n. study of
helminths. helminthous, adj. infested with helminths.

helminthophobia
n. - fear of being, or becoming, infestedwith worms

helobious
adj. - dwelling in marshes. helodes, n. marsh fever; a. marshy.

heloma
n. - Medicine, corn. helosis, n. state of having corns.

helotomy
n. - cutting of corns.

helve
n. - handle; hilt.

hemagogue
adj.,n. - (drug) promoting discharge of blood or menstrual flow.
hemagogic, adj.

hemarthrosis
n. - extravasation of blood into joint.

hematencephalon
n. - hemorrhage into brain.

hematherm
n. - warm-blooded animal. hemathermal, hemathermous,
hematothermal, adj.

hematic
adj.,n. - (drug) acting on blood; pertaining to, like, or colored like, blood.

hematobic
n. - parasitic in blood. hematobious, adj. hematobium, n. (pl. -ia.), such
organism.

hematocele
n. - cavity or tumour containing blood.

hematocryal
adj. - cold-blooded.

hematonic
adj.,n. - (drug) stimulating formation of blood.

hematopoiesis
n. - formation of blood. hematopoietic, adj.

hematorrhoea
n. - discharge of blood.

hematuria
n. - presence of blood in urine.

hemeralopia
n. - ability to see only in faint or no light; day blindness.
hemeralope, n.hemeralopic, adj.

hemeraphonia
n. - able to speak only at night
hemerology, hemerologium
n. - calendar.

hemialgia
n. - pain in one half of body or head. hemianopsia, hemianopia, n. blindness
affecting half the field of vision. hemicrania, n. hemialgia of the head.
hemifacial,adj. pertaining to one side of face. hemiplegia, n. paralysis of one
half (left or right) of body.

hemiptera
n. -pl. order of insects containing the bugs. hemipteral, hemipteroid,
hemipterous,adj. hemipteran, hemipteron, n. bug. hemipterology, n. study of
hemiptera.

hemitery, hemiteria
n. - congenital malformation. hemiteratic, adj.

hemogastric
adj. - marked by gastric hemorrhage.

hemolysis
n. - destruction of red blood corpuscles. hemolytic, adj.

hemophthalmia
n. - discharge of blood into eye.

hemoptysis
n. - spitting of blood.

hemospasia
n. - drawing of blood to part. hemospastic, n. & a.

hendecagon
n. - 11-sided plane figure. hendecahedron, n. 11-sided solid figure.
hendecasyllable, n. verse line of 11 syllables.

hendiadys
n. - use of two nouns joined by and, instead of a noun and an adjective.

henism
n. - philosophical belief that existence is of one kind only.
henotic
adj. - promoting harmony or peace.

heortology
n. - study of religious festivals, year, etc. heortologion, n. calendar of feast
days.

hepatic
adj. - pertaining to or like liver; liver-colored; n. liver medicine; liverwort.
hepatology, n. botanical study of liverworts. hepatitis, n. inflammation of
liver. hepatoid a. like liver.

hephaestic, hephaestian
adj. - pertaining to Hephaestus, Greek god of fire and iron-working;
pertaining to smiths.

heptad
n. - group of seven.

heptameride
n. - writing in seven parts. heptameter, n. verse line of seven feet.
heptamerous,adj. having seven divisions; Botany, having the parts of flower
in sevens. heptapody, n. heptameter.

heptarch
n. - member of heptarchy. heptarchal,
heptarchic, adj. heptarchy, n. government by seven persons; group of seven
allied but independent kingdoms, especially of Anglo-Saxon England.

heptasyllable
n. - verse line or word of seven syllables. heptasyllabic, adj.

hepteris
n. - galley with seven banks of oars.

hereditament
n. - inheritance; hereditable property. hereditable, adj. capable of being
inherited.

heresiarch
n. - leading heretic. heresiography, heresiology, n. study of or treatise on
heresies.

heresy
n. - unorthodox religious belief. heretic ), n. heretical, adj. hereticate,
hereticize, v.denounce as heretic. hereticide, n. killer or killing of heretic.

heriot
n. - payment to feudal lord on death of tenant.

herisson
n. - pivoted beam with iron spikes, protecting wall, passage, etc.; soldier's
punishment of being made to sit astride a herisson.

heritor
n. - owner; inheritor. heretrix, heritrix, n. heiress.

hermeneutic
adj. - explaining; interpreting. hermeneutics, n. definition of laws of
interpretation of Scriptures.

Herrenvolk
n. - 'master race'; superior nation.

hesperian
adj. - of the west; western; occidental

hesternal
adj. - pertaining to yesterday.

hesternopothia
n. - a pathologic yearning for the good olddays

hesychastic
adj. - soothing. hesychasm, n. omphaloskepsis.

heterism
n. - extra-marital sex; communal marriage

heterize
v. - transform. heterism, n. variation.

heterochiral
adj. - laterally inverted.

heterochromatic
adj. - pertaining to or having different colors. heterochromia,
heterochromy, n.state of being heterochromatic. heterochromous, adj.

heterochthonous
adj. - foreign

heteroclite
adj. - abnormal; irregular; n. such word, thing or person.

heterodyne
n. - Radio, production of 'beats' by superimposition of oscillations of slightly
different frequency upon the waves being received; use of this 'beat'
frequency in radio reception; interference, especially whistle, due to
heterodyne; v.i. produce heterodyne; cause interference thus. s.

heteroepy
n. - pronunciation different from standard. heteroepic, adj.

heterography
n. - spelling different from standard, or in which same letter represents
different sounds.

heterolateral
adj. - pertaining to opposite sides.

heterologous
adj. - differing; comprising different parts or parts in different proportions.
heterologic(al), adj. heterology, n.

heteromorphic
adj. - of abnormal form; having different forms.
heteromorphism, n.heteromorphous, adj.

heteroousia
n. - difference of substance. heteroousian, a.; n. Theology, adherent of belief
that Son is of different substance from Father.

heteropathy
n. - allopathy; excessive sensitivity. heteropathic, adj.

heterophemy
n. - accidental speaking or writing of words different from those meant.
heterophemize, v.i. heterophemism, heterophemist, n.

heterophoria
n. - squint due to weak muscle. heterophoric, adj.

heterosis
n. - tendency of a cross-bred individual to show greater vigour and capacity
for growth than its parents.

heterotaxis
n. - abnormality in arrangement. heterotactic, heterotactous, heterotaxic, adj.

heterotelic
adj. - existing for an outside or extraneous purpose

heterotopia
n. - displacement of an organ from its normal position in the body.
heterotopic,adj.

heterotrichosis
n. - having variegated colored hair.

heterotropia
n. - squint.

hexad
n. - group of six. hexadic, adj.

hexapod
n. - insect; a. pertaining to insects; having six feet.

hexarchy
n. - group of six allied but independent states.

hexeris
n. - galley with six banks of oars.

hibernacle
n. - winter quarters. hibernacular, adj. hibernaculum, n. (pl. -la) hibernacle;
winter bud.

hic jacet
phr. - 'here lies'; epitaph. hic sepultus, 'here is buried'.

hidalgo
n. - gentleman; noble of lower rank.
hidrosis
n. - perspiration, especially excessive. hidrotic, n. & a. (drug) causing
perspiration.

hiemal
adj. - pertaining to winter.

hieracosphinx
n. - sphinx with head of hawk.

hieratic
adj. - priestly, especially applied to ancient Egyptian writing used for
religious works.

hierocracy
n. - government by clerics. hierocratic, adj.

hierofastidia
n. - dislike of holy things

hierogram
n. - sacred symbol. hierogrammat(e), n. writer of sacred annals or
hieroglyphics.

hierography
n. - writing on religious subjects. hierology, n. religious knowledge or
tradition; hagiology.

hieromachy
n. - quarrel between clerics. hieromancy, n. divination by sacrificed objects.

hierurgy
n. - religious worship or work. hierurgical, adj.

hinterland
n. - inland area behind coast or coastal town.

hippiater
n. - horse-doctor. hippiatric, adj. hippiatry, hippiatrics, n.

hippocrepiform
adj. - shaped like a horseshoe.
hippoid
adj. - pertaining to or like a horse.

hippology
n. - study of the horse. hippological, adj. hippologist, n.

hippophagous
adj. - eating horse-flesh. hippophagi, n.pl. eaters of horse-flesh.
hippophagism, hippophagy, n.

hippophile
n. - lover of horses or horse-riding. hippophobia, n. dread of horses.

hippotomy
n. - horse's anatomy. hippotomical, adj. hippotomist, n.

hircarra(h)
n. - spy; messenger.

hircine
adj. - pertaining to or like goats; indecent. hircinous, adj. with goat-like
odour.

hircismus
n. - stinky armpits

hirrient
adj.,n. - trilled (sound), as r.

hirsutorufous
adj. - red-haired

hirudinean
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) leech. hirudine, adj. hirudinoid, adj. like a leech.

hirundine
adj. - pertaining to or like a swallow; n. such bird. hirundinous, adj.

hispid
adj. - bristly. hispidity, n. hispidulate, hispidulous, adj. with minute bristles.

histology
n. - study of or treatise on organic tissue.
histological, adj. histologist, n.histography, n. description of such tissues.
histolysis, n. decay of same. histopathology, n. (study of) effects of disease
on tissues.

hodiernal
adj. - pertaining to today.

hodometry
n. - measurement of length of ship's voyage. hodometrical, adj.

holagogue
n. - drug expelling all morbid humours.

holarctic
adj. - pertaining to or being the whole arctic region.

holism
n. - philosophical theory that evolutionary factors are entities and not
constituents; theory that a complex system is more than the sum of its parts.
holistic, adj.holistic medicine, medicine that considers the whole person,
including psychological and social factors, rather than treating just the
symptoms of a disease.

holm
n. - river island; river plain.

holmgang
n. - a duel fought on an island

holobaptist
n. - believer in baptismal immersion.

holocrine
adj. - applied to gland whose secretion is composed of its own disintegrated
cells.

holocryptic
adj. - undecipherable.

holophote
n. - apparatus for directing most or all of available light in one direction.
holophotal, adj.
holophrase
n. - single word expressing complex idea. holophrasis, n. use of holophrase.
holophrastic, adj.

holophrasis
n. - a whole phrase or idea expressed in one word

holophytic
adj. - obtaining food by photosynthesis. holophyte, n.

holoplexia
n. - general paralysis.

holosteric
adj. - entirely solid.

holotype
n. - original type specimen used in defining and describing a species or
variety. holotypic, adj.

holozoic
adj. - obtaining food by eating complex matter, in the manner of an animal.

hominal
adj. - pertaining to mankind; human. hominid n. & a. (pertaining to) a fossil
ape-man. hominiform, adj. having human shape. hominivorous, n. man-
eating. hominoid, n. & a. man- like (animal).

homocentric(al)
adj. - concentric.

homochiral
adj. - identical in form.

homodyne
adj. - Radio, pertaining to detection of radio wave with wave of exactly
same frequency.

homoeochronous
adj. - developing at same period of offspring's as of parent's life.

homoeophony
n. - similarity of sound.
homoeoteleutic
adj. - having same or similar endings. homoeoteleuton, n. use of such words
in close proximity.

homograph
n. - word having same spelling as, but different meaning from, another.
homographic, adj. having different symbol for each sound. homography, n.

homoiousia
n. - similarity in substance. homoiousian, a.; n. Theology, adherent to belief
that Son is of essentially similar but not identical substance with Father.

homolateral
adj. - on the same side.

homologate
v. - confirm; approve; agree. homologation, n.

homologous
adj. - exactly or relatively corresponding in structure. homologize, v. make
homologous. homologue, n. such thing. homology, n.

homomerous, homomeral
adj. - having similar parts.

homoousia
n. - sameness of substance. homoousian, a.; n. Theology, adherent to belief
that Son is of same substance with Father.

homophylic
adj. - of same race. homophyly, n. similarity due to common ancestry.

homotaxis
n. - similarity of arrangement. homotactic, homotaxeous, homotaxial,
homotaxic,adj.

homozygote
n. - organism or cell having the same alleles for a particular inherited
characteristic. homozygosis, n. condition of being a homozygote.
homozygotic, adj.

horal
adj. - pertaining to hour(s); hourly. horary, adj. marking the hours; hourly;
lasting for an hour only.
horapthia
n. - a neurotic preoccupation with one's youth

horme
n. - Psychology, vital energy directed to an active purpose.
hormic, adj. hormist,n. believer in horme as fundamental psychological
factor.

hornbook
n. - ancient child's schoolbook comprising alphabet, digits, etc., on
parchment covered with sheet of horn.

horography
n. - account of the hours; art of constructing timepieces. horographer, n.

horologe
n. - timepiece. horologer, horologist, n. watch-maker.
horologic, adj. horology, n.clock-making; science of measuring time.
horometry, n. measurement of time.

horrent
adj. - a. bristling. horrescent, adj. expressing horror.

horripilation
n. - bristling of hair or creeping of flesh, due to cold, fright, etc. horripilate,
v.i. & t. cause or suffer this.

horrisonant
adj. - making horrible sound.

horrisonous
adj. - sounding very bad; horribly discordant

hospitate
v. - welcome; be guest. hospitation, n.

humectant
adj.,n. - moistening (substance). humectation, n.

humicubation
n. - lying on the ground in penitence
hustings
n. - political platform

hyaline
adj. - glassy; transparent. hyalescent, adj. becoming or somewhat glassy.
hyalography, n. engraving on glass. hyaloid, adj. like glass.
hyalopterous, adj.with transparent wings.

hydatid
n. - fluid-filled cyst, especially containing tape-worm larva.
hydatidinous, adj.hydatiform, adj. like a hydatid.
hydatigenous, adj. producing hydatid.

hydracid
n. - oxygen-less acid.

hydragogue
adj.,n. - (drug) causing discharge of water.

hydrargiric
adj. - pertaining to mercury. hydrargiria, hydrargiriasis, hydrargirism,
hydrargirosis, n. mercurial poisoning.

hydremia
n. - excessively watery condition of blood. hydremic, adj.

hydriotaphia
n. - urn burial.

hydrogenic
adj. - Geology, formed by water. hydrogeology, n. study of geological action
of water.

hydrognosy
n. - historical description of earth's water surface.

hydromancy
n. - divination by water.

hydron
n. - plastic which is rigid when dry and soft when wet.

hydrophanous
adj. - becoming transparent when immersed in water. hydrophane, n. such
kind of opal.

hydrophid
n. - sea snake. hydrophoid, adj.

hydrophyte
n. - plant growing in or by water. hydrophytic, adj.

hydropic(al)
adj. - dropsical. hydropigenous, adj. causing dropsy.

hydropot
n. - water-drinker.

hydrotaxis
n. - movement towards or away from water.

hydrotechny
n. - use of water for driving machinery, etc.
hydrotechnic(al), adj.hydrotechnologist, n.

hydrothorax
n. - water liquid in the pleural cavity.

hydrotic
adj.,n. - (drug) expelling water or phlegm.

hydrotimetry
n. - measurement of hardness of water. hydrotimeter, n. instrument used in
this. hydrotimetric, adj.

hyetal
adj. - pertaining to rain. hyetograph, n. rain gauge; chart of average rainfall.
hyetography, n. study of rainfall distribution. hyetology, n. study of all
precipitation. hyetometer, n. rain gauge. hyetometrograph, n. recording
hyetometer.

hygrophanous
adj. - seeming transparent when wet, and opaque when dry.
hygrophaneity, n.

hygrophilous
adj. - Botany, living in water or moist places.
hygrophthalmic
adj. - moistening the eye.

hygrothermal
adj. - pertaining to heat and humidity. hygrothermograph, n. instrument
recording humidity and temperature.

hyle
n. - matter. hylic, adj. material. hylism n. materialism.

hylomorphism
n. - materialist conception of universe.
hylomorphic(al), adj. hylomorphist, n.hylomorphous, adj. having material
form.

hylopathism
n. - belief in capability of matter to affect spirit. hylopathist, n.

hylophagous
adj. - eating wood.

hylotheism
n. - identification of God with matter or universe.
hylotheist, n. hylotheistic(al),adj.

hylotomous
adj. - cutting or boring in wood.

hylozoism
n. - belief that all matter has life. hylozoist, n. hylozoistic(al), adj.

hymenopterous
adj. - having four membranous wings. hymenoptera, n.pl. (sing.
hymenopteron) order including such insects. hymenopterist, n. student of
hymenoptera. hymenopterology, n. study of hymenoptera. .

hyoid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) U-shaped bone at base of tongue.

hyoscine
n. - sleep-inducing drug obtained from plants of nightshade family.
hyoscyamine,n. similar drug obtained from henbane.

hypaesthesia
n. - incomplete sensory power.

hypaethral
adj. - roofless.

hypalgesia
n. - diminished sensitivity to pain.

hypengyophobia
n. - fear of responsibility

hyperacusis, hyperacusia
n. - abnormal keenness of hearing.

hyperaemia
n. - excess of blood in a part. hyperaemic, adj.

hyperaesthesia
n. - excessive sensitivity. hyperaesthetic, adj.

hyperalgesia
n. - undue sensitiveness to pain.

hyperaphia
n. - abnormal keenness of touch.

hyperbaton
n. - (pl. -ta) inversion of normal word order. hyperbatic, adj.

hyperborean
adj.,n. - (dweller) in extreme north or cold.

hyperbulia
n. - undue eagerness for action; rashness.

hypercathexis
n. - desire amounting to mania for an object.

hyperdulic
adj. - venerating Virgin Mary highest of all human beings. hyperdulia, n.

hypergamy
n. - marriage with person of same or higher caste only.
hypergolic
adj. - applied to rocket fuel which ignites spontaneously on contact with an
oxidizing agent.

hyperhedonia
n. - abnormal pleasure from doing ho-hum things

hyperkinesia, hyperkinesis
n. - muscle spasm; hyperactive condition of children.

hypermeter
n. - hypercatalectic verse line; person above average height.
hypermetric(al), adj.

hypermetropia
n. - longsightedness. hypermetropic(al), adj. hypermetropy, n.

hyperopia
n. - hypermetropia. hyperope, n. hyperopic, adj.

hyperosmia
n. - abnormal keenness of sense of smell. hyperosmic, adj.

hyperphysical
adj. - supernatural.

hyperpnea
n. - abnormally fast breathing.

hypertrichosis
n. - excessive hairiness.

hypertrophy
n. - excessive growth of a part; v.i. grow to abnormal size. hypertrophic,
hypertrophied, adj.

hyphema, hyphaemia
n. - anaemia; extravasation of blood.

hypheresis
n. - omission of sound, syllable or letter from word.
hypnagogic
adj. - causing sleep; occurring while falling asleep or waking.

hypnesthesis
n. - impaired sensitivity. hypnesthetic, adj.

hypnoid
adj. - sleep-like.

hypnopedia
n. - process of introducing information into the brain while asleep.

hypnopompic
adj. - preventing or dispelling sleep; occurring while waking.

hypobole
n. - rhetorical device of anticipating objections in order to refute them.

hypobulia
n. - diminution in ability to act or decide. hypobulic, adj. lacking willpower.

hypocathexis
n. - abnormal absence of desire for an object.

hypocaust
n. - ancient air chamber or series of chambers for heating rooms.

hypochondrium
n. - either of two regions of the upper part of the abdomen.

hypocorisma
n. - pet name. hypocoristic(al), adj.

hypodynamia
n. - diminution in strength. hypodynamia cordis, hypodynamia of the heart.

hypogastric
adj. - pertaining to lower middle abdominal region. hypogastrium, n. that
region.

hypogeal
adj. - subterranean. hypogean, adj. growing underground.
hypogeic, adj.hypogeiody, n. surveying underground.
hypogene
adj. - Geology, plutonic. hypogenic, adj.

hypogeous
adj. - hypogean. hypogeum, n. (pl. - gea) underground part of building.

hypoglottis
n. - underpart of tongue. hypoglossitis, n. inflammation of this.

hypolimnion
n. - lower, colder layer of water in a lake.

hypometropia
n. - shortsightedness.

hyponasty
n. - stronger growth on the under side of a plant part. hyponastic, adj.

hyponychial
adj. - underneath finger- or toe-nail.

hypophobia
n. - lack of fear

hypophonic, hypophonous
adj. - Music, acting as accompaniment.

hypophrenia
n. - feeble-mindedness. hypophrenic, adj.

hypophysis
n. - pituitary gland. hypophyseal,
hypophysial, adj. hypophysectomy, n. removal of pituitary.
hypophyseoprivic, hypophyseoprivous, adj. due to deficient pituitary
secretion.

hypopnea
n. - abnormally shallow breathing

hyposmia
n. - deficient sense of smell
hypostasis
n. - (pl. -ses ) support; hypostatised substance; essential substance;
Medicine, sediment; hyperaemia of an organ; Theology, substance of the
Trinity; person of the Trinity; whole personality of Christ.
hypostatic, adj. hypostatize, v. regard as separate substance; assume
(hypothetical thing) to be real.

hyposthenia
n. - debility. hyposthenic, adj.

hypostrophe
n. - Medicine, relapse or turning over; Rhetoric, return to main theme after
digression.

hyposynergia
n. - incomplete co-ordination.

hypothecate
v. - mortgage; deposit as security.
hypothecary, adj. hypothecation, n.hypothecatory, adj.

hypotrichosis
n. - lack of hair.

hypotyposis
n. - vivid description.

hypsiloid
adj. - like letter upsilon.

hypsography
n. - topographical relief, and its observation; the representation of this in
maps. hypsometry, n. measurement of heights above sea-level.
hypsophobia, n. dread of heights.

hyssop
n. - kind of mint, remedy for bruises.

hysteresis
n. - lag in the effect of a change of force, especially in magnetisation.
hysteretic,adj.

hysterogen(ic)
adj. - produced or developed later; causing hysteria.
hysteroid
adj. - like womb or hysteria.

hysteron proteron
n. - inversion of natural order or sense, especially of words; fallacy of
proving or explaining a proposition with one presupposing or dependent on
it.

hysteropathy
n. - disease of womb. hysterorrhexia, n. rupture of womb.
hysterotomy, n.Caesarean cut.

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iamatology
n. - medical study of remedies.

iatric(al)
adj. - medical. iatraliptics, n. medical treatment by rubbing with oil.
iatrochemistry,n. application of chemistry to medical theory and treatment.
iatrogenic, adj.applied to a disease or condition induced in a patient by a
doctor or medical treatment. iatrology, n. medical science or treatise.
iatrotechnics, n. practical therapeutics.

iatromisia
n. - dislike of doctors

ichnite
n. - fossil footprint.

ichnogram
n. - a footprint

ichnography
n. - map; ground plan; making of maps and plans. ichnographic(al), adj.
ichnology
n. - geological study of fossil footprints. ichnomancy, n. divination by
footprints.

ichor
n. - watery fluid discharged from wound; fluid supposed to fill veins of
Greek and Latin gods. ichorous, adj. ichorrhoea, n. discharge of pus-like
fluid.

ichthus, ichthys
n. - amulet or talismanic carving in shape of fish. ichthyic, adj. pertaining to
fishes. ichthyism, n. fish-poisoning. ichthyofauna, n. fish life of region.
ichthyography n. treatise on fishes. ichthyoid, adj. fish-like.
ichthyolatry, n. worship of fishes. ichthyolite, n. fossil fish.
ichthyology, n. study of fishes. ichthyomorphic, adj. fish-shaped.
ichthyophagy, n. eating of fish. ichthyophagist, n. ichthyornis, n. toothed
fossil bird of America. ichthyosaur(us), n. large fossil marine reptile.
ichthyosis, n.congenital disease characterized by thickened, scaly skin.
ichthyotoxism, n. fish-poisoning.

ichthyomancy
n. - fortunetelling with fish offal

iconolagny
n. - sexual stimulation from pictures or statues

icteric
adj. - pertaining to jaundice; n. remedy for jaundice. icterine, icteritious,
icteritous,adj. yellowish. icteroid, adj. like jaundice; yellow.
icterus, n. jaundice.

ictus
n. - stress in verse; Medicine, fit; sudden pulsation or stroke. ictic, adj.

ideate
v. - form ideas; imagine; conceive. ideation, n. ideational, ideative, adj.

idee fixe
phr. - a fixed, obsessive idea; unyielded notion, conviction or focus

idem per idem


phr. - the same by the same: describing an allusion,illustration, or reference
that adds nothing to the understandingof a matter
idem sonans
phr. - sounding the same: the principle in law that themisspelling of a word
or name in a case, contract, etc., doesnot invalidate the document

ideogeny
n. - study of origin of ideas. ideogenetic, adj. initiating ideas.
ideogenical, adj.ideogenous, adj. of mental origin.

ideogram, ideograph
n. - symbol in picture-writing representing idea of thing; any symbol
universally recognized. ideography, n.

ideopraxist
n. - one who puts ideas into practice

idioblast
n. - isolated cell differing greatly from surrounding cells or tissue.
idioblastic, adj.

idiochromatic
adj. - having characteristic coloration.

idiocrasy, idiocrasis
n. - constitutional peculiarity. idiocratic, adj.

idioelectric(al)
adj. - able to be electrified by friction.

idioglossia
n. - secret speech or language, especially invented by children;
psychological condition in which speech is so distorted as to be
unintelligible.

idiograph
n. - trademark. idiographic(al), adj. pertaining to or dealing with the
individual or unique.

idiolalia
n. - mental state characterized by use of inventedlanguage

idiolalla
n. - crazy condition in which the victim makes up his own language

idiomorphic, idiomorphous
adj. - having its own peculiar or proper form.

idiopathy
n. - peculiar characteristic; disease not caused by another. idiopathetic,
idiopathic(al), adj.

idioplasm
n. - part of protoplasm bearing hereditary characteristics; germ plasm.
idioplasmatic, idioplasmic, adj.

idiospasm
n. - localized cramp. idiospastic, adj.

idiothermous, idiothermic
adj. - warm-blooded. idiothermy, n.

idioticon
n. - a dialect dictionary

idolothyte
adj.,n. - (sacrifice) offered to idol. idolothytic, adj.

idolum
n. - (pl. -la) phantom; fallacy.

idoneous
adj. - apt; suitable

ignavia
n. - idleness; laziness

ignavy, ignavia
n. - laziness.

ignis fatuus
n. - (pl. ignes fatui ) 'foolish fire'; light produced over marshland; will-o-the
wisp; any misleading idea or thing.

ignoratio elenchi
phr. - ignorance of the refutation: the fallacy ofarguing astray from the point
at issue; stressing or 'proving'what is irrelevant

ignoscency
n. - forgiveness; a forgiving nature

ignotum per ignotius


phr. - the unknown (explained) by means of the more unknown: an
annoyingly obscure explanation

ileum
n. - last part of small intestine. ileac, adj. ileitis, n. inflammation of ileum.
ileus, n.complete obstruction of intestine.

ilium
n. - (pl. ilia) bone forming part of pelvis; hip bone. iliac, adj. pertaining to
the loins. iliacus, n. flexor muscle of thigh.

illachrymable
adj. - unable to cry

illaqueate
v. - to catch or trap

illation
n. - inference; act of inferring. illative, a.; n. such word (as therefore).

illeism
n. - affected or excessive use of the third-person pronoun'he' or 'one', esp. in
reference to oneself

illicitator
n. - an auctioneer's shill

illinition
n. - act of rubbing on.

illocutionary
adj. - pertaining to or describing an utterance that,reflecting the speaker's
emotions, conveys more or something otherthan its literal meaning, such as a
question implyingdissatisfaction

illutation
n. - a mud bath

illuvium
n. - (pl. -iums, -ia) material removed from soil layer by rainwater and
deposited in lower layer. illuvial, adj. illuviate, v.i. undergo illuviation.
illuviation, n.accumulation of illuvium.

imago
n. - (pl. -goes, -gines ), adult form of insect.

imbat
n. - periodical cool wind of Cyprus and Levant.

imbonity
n. - lack of good qualities

imbreviate
v. - draw up as a brief; enrol.

imbricate
adj. - overlapping; v.i. & t. be or make imbricate. imbrication, n. intricacy.
imbricative, adj.

imbrue
v. - dye; soak.

imbrute
v. - degrade; become brutish.

immanent
adj. - indwelling; inherent; all-pervading. immanence, n.

immarcescible
adj. - indestructible

immeability
n. - state of being impassable or lacking power to pass.

immerd
v. - to cover with excrement

immerge
v. - plunge in; immerse oneself in something. immergence, n.

imminution
n. - diminution.

immorigerous
adj. - rude, boorish

immortelle
n. - everlasting dried flower.

immund
adj. - unclean; foul; filthy

immunoassay
n. - determination of presence and quantity of a substance through its action
as an antigen.

immure
v. - imprison; entomb.

impacable
adj. - not pacifiable.

impactite
n. - slag-like glassy object found on surface of the earth, probably formed
from rock melted by the impact of a meteor.

impanation
n. - introduction or embodiment of Christ's body in Communion bread.
impanate,adj.

imparity
n. - disparity. imparisyllabic, n. & a. (word) having different number of
syllables in different cases.

impasto
n. - application of pigment thickly, in painting; such pigment.

impavid
adj. - not afraid; fearless; undaunted

impeccant
adj. - sinless

impecunious
adj. - poor. impecuniosity, n.

impennate
adj. - flightless; pertaining to penguins; n. penguin.

imperator
n. - commander, ruler.

imperdible
adj. - incapable of being lost

imperscriptible
adj. - not recorded.

impetigo
n. - pustulous skin disease. impetiginous, adj.

impetrate
v. - ask for; obtaining by asking.
impetration, n. impetrator, n. impetrative, adj.

impignorate
v. - mortgage; pawn;, adj. pawned. impignoration, n.

impinguate
v. - to fatten

impostumate, imposthumate
v. - form or inflict an abscess. impostumation, n.

imprecate
v. - pray for (evil); curse. imprecation, n. imprecatory, adj.

improcreant
adj. - sexually impotent.

improlificate
v. - to impregnate

impropriate
v. - transfer (ecclesiastical revenue) to layman. impropriation, impropriator,
impropriatrix, n.

impudicity
n. - shamelessness.
in camera
phr. - 'in private chamber'; in secret; in private.

in esse
adj. - 'in existence'.

in invidiam
phr. - in ill-will or to excite prejudice

in malam partem
phr. - in bad part: in a bad sense

in media res
phr. - in the middle of the thing, or directly into thecourse of a story of plot
without any preliminaries

in posse
adj. - 'in possibility'.

inamorato
n. - (fem. -ta) lover; beloved person.

inaniloquent
adj. - loquacious, windy, garrulous

inanition
n. - emptiness; starvation; exhaustion.

incalescent
adj. - becoming warm or warmer. incalescence, incalescency, n.

incanous
adj. - covered with soft white hairs.

incardinate
v. - make cardinal; receive (priest) from another diocese.

incarnadine
adj. - crimson; flesh-colored; v.t. dye crimson.

inconcinnity
n. - unsuitableness; ineptitude
incondite
adj. - crude, unfinished

inconnu
n. - (fem. -ue) unknown person; stranger.

incrassate
v. - to make or become thick or thicker; to thicken;inspissate

increpation
n. - criticism, censure

incretion
n. - internal secretion; hormone. incretionary, incretory, adj.

incroyable
n. - fop.

incruental
adj. - bloodless

inculcate
v. - impress on mind by frequent repetition. inculcation, n. inculcative,
inculcatory,adj.

inculpate
v. - to blame, accuse, incriminate

incunabula
n. - (sing. -lum) early printed books, especially printed before AD 1500; any
early or beginning period. incunabulist, n. student of these. incunabular, adj.

incuse
adj.,n. - (impression, especially on coin) stamped in.

indaba
n. - palaver; conference.

indagate
v. - investigate. indagation, indagator, n.indagative, adj.

Index Librorum Prohibitorum


phr. - 'list of forbidden books' of the Roman Catholic Church. Index
Expurgatorius, list of books allowed only in expurgated form.

indictum sit
phr. - let it be unsaid

indite
v. - compose; write down; describe. inditement, n.

indoles
n. - inherent disposition.

induciae
n. -pl. pl. armistice.

indue
v. - put on; assume; endow; supply.

indumentum
n. - (pl. -ta, -ums) thick, woolly or hairy covering.

indurate
v. - harden. induration, n. indurative, adj.

indurated
adj. - obstinate, hardened, unyielding, made unfeeling

ineluctable
adj. - inevitable; irresistable

inenerrable
adj. - indescribable

inerm(ous)
adj. - Botany, without prickles.

inexpugnable
adj. - that cannot be taken by assault or storm; unconquerable; impregnable

inexsuperable
adj. - insurmountable, impassable

infandous
adj. - too horrible to mention, unspeakably awful
infandous
n. - something so bad it should never be mentioned

infarct
n. - portion of dead and scarred tissue in an organ resulting from congestion
or blockage of a blood vessel serving it. infarction, n.

inferiae
n. -pl. pl. sacrifices to beings of underworld.

infeudation
n. - granting of feoff; transfer of tithes to layman.

inficete
adj. - dull, unfunny, deadly serious, humorless

inflorescence
n. - flowering; arrangement of flowers in a plant; flower cluster or head.
inflorescent, adj.

infracaninophile
n. - champion of the underdog

infract
v. - infringe. infraction, n. violation, especially of law.

infucation
n. - putting on make-up

infumate(d)
adj. - blackish; smoky.

infundibular, infundibulate
adj. - funnel-shaped. infundibuliform, adj. infundibulum, n. (pl. -la)
Anatomy, funnel- shaped part.

infuscate(d)
adj. - brownish; obscured.

infusoria
n. -pl. pl. (sing, -ian) class of protozoa found in water. infusorial,
infusorian, adj.infusoriform, infusorioid, adj. like an infusorian.
ingannation
n. - deception; fraud

ingeminate
v. - repeat; reiterate; to emphasize by repetition

ingle
n. - fire in a fireplace

ingler
n. - crooked horse breeder

ingluvies
n. - bird's crop. ingluvial, adj.

ingluvious
adj. - gluttonous

ingravescent
adj. - continually becoming more severe.

ingravidate
v. - to impregnate

inguinal
adj. - pertaining to or near the groin.

ingurgitate
v. - swallow up; guzzle. ingurgitation, n.

ingustable
adj. - tasteless

inhere
v. -i. belong intimately and by nature; be a part of. inhesion,
inherence, n. inherent,adj. innate; fixed; settled; constituting an inseparable
part or attribute.

inhume
v. - bury. inhumation, n.

iniquitous
adj. - unjust; wicked. iniquity, n.

innascible
adj. - without a beginning

innoxious
adj. - harmless.

inopinate
adj. - unexpected.

inosculate
v. - unite; combine; blend. inosculation, n.

inquiline
adj. - living in another's nest or dwelling; n. such animal. inquilinism,
inquilinity, n.inquilinous, adj.

inquinate
v. - to corrupt

insalubrious
adj. - unhealthy, deleterious

insapory
adj. - tasteless

inscenation
n. - mise en scène.

insolate
v. - expose to sunlight. insolation, n. such exposure; sunstroke; medical
treatment by sun-bathing; radiation from sun.

insouciance
n. - indifference; carefreeness. insouciant, adj.

instauration
n. - restoration to former excellence. instaurator, n.

insufflate
v. - blow on or into; breathe upon. insufflation, n. insufflator, n.
insulse
adj. - tasteless, flat, insipid

insusurration
n. - whispering in the ear; insinuation

intarsia
n. - pattern of inlaid wood; art of making such patterns. intarsiate, adj.

intellection
n. - superhuman knowledge; act or exercise of intellect; synecdoche.

intemerate
adj. - undefiled.

intempestive
adj. - inopportune; out of season. intempestivity, n.

intenerate
v. - soften. inteneration, n.

intension
n. - intensity; intensification; exertion of mind or will; Logic, properties
implied by a concept or term.

inter alia
phr. - among other things

inter se
phr. - 'among themselves'.

interamnian
adj. - between rivers.

intercalary
adj. - inserted in the calendar; bissextile; leap (year); interpolated.
intercalate, v.intercalation, n.

intercalation
n. - an insertion or interposing, as of a word between other words in a
sentence

intercardinal
adj.,n. - (point) half-way between two cardinal points of compass.

interciliary
adj. - between eyebrows.

intercolline
adj. - between hills.

intercosmic
adj. - between or among stars.

intercostal
adj. - between ribs.

interdigitate
v. - to interlace the fingers

interfenestral
adj. - between windows. interfenestration, n. such distance.

interfluvial
adj. - between two rivers flowing in same direction. interfluve, n. such area.

intergern
v. - to snarl back

interjacent
adj. - situated between; intervening. interjacence, interjacency, n.

interlunar
adj. - pertaining to period between old and new moon. interlunation, n. such
period; interval of darkness.

internecion
n. - mutual destruction

internuncio
n. - go-between; papal emissary.

interoceptor
n. - sensory receptor responding to stimuli arising within the body, especially
the viscera. interoceptive, adj.
interosculate
v. - intermix; have common biological characteristics.
interosculant, adj.intersecting. interosculation, n.

interpellate
v. - arraign or question for explanation. interpellant, adj. interrupting; n.
person interpellating. interpellation, n. interpellating; interruption.
interpellator, n.

interpellation
n. - a formal questioning or challenging regardingan action or policy

intersilient
adj. - suddenly emerging in the midst of something

intertessellation
n. - complicated interrelationship.

intertonic
adj. - between accented sounds or syllables.

intertrigo
n. - inflammation of skin caused by friction between moist surfaces.
intertriginous,adj.

intima
n. - (pl. -ae ) Anatomy, inner lining of organ or vessel.

intorsion
n. - twisting, twining. intort, v.i.

intrados
n. - interior curve of arch

intravasation
n. - Medicine, entrance of externally formed matter into vessels.

intra-vitam
adj. - during life.

introit
n. - psalm or hymn chanted at approach to altar of celebrant priest; first part
of Roman Catholic Mass.
introjection
n. - incorporation of external ideas and attitudes into one's own personality.
introject, v.

intromit
v. - insert; admit. intromission, n. intromittent, adj.

introrse
adj. - inward facing.

inula
n. - elecampane. inulaceous, inuloid, adj. like inula.

inunct
v. - anoint. inunction, n. act of anointing; ointment; rubbing of ointment into
skin. inunctum, n. lanolin ointment.

inusitate
adj. - obsolete

invaginate
v. - sheathe; infold; draw part of tube, etc., inside other part.
invagination, n. act of invaginating; part invaginated; intussusception.

inveterate
adj. - confirmed; long-established. inveteracy, n.

invination
n. - inclusion or embodiment of blood of Christ in Communion wine.

inviscate
v. - make sticky; entrap with sticky substance. inviscation, n.

invita minerva
phr. - minerva being unwilling: without any naturaltalent or inspiration

involucre
n. - covering, especially whorl of bracts in plant. involucral, adj. like an
involucre. involucrate, adj. having an involucre.

involute
adj. - curved spirally inwards; complicated. involution, n.
invultuation
n. - stabbing of wax image of person to be injured as form of witchcraft.

iodoform
n. - antiseptic made from iodine and alcohol. iodotherapy, n. medical
treatment with iodine.

ipse dixit
phr. - he himself has said (it): an unsupported assertion, or a presumption
bearing no evidence of its truth or validity

ipsedixitism
n. - dogmatism

ipseity
n. - selfhood.

ipsism
n. - masturbation

ipsissima verba
phr. - the very words

iracund
adj. - easily provoked, quick-tempered, irascible

irade
n. - Muslim edict, especially sultan's decree.

irascent
adj. - becoming angry. irascible, adj. easily angered; irritable. irascibility, n.

iridic
adj. - containing iridium; pertaining to iris of eye.

iridology
n. - diagnosis based on examining iris of eye. iridologist, n.

irisation
n. - iridescence. iriscope, n. apparatus producing iridescence.

iritis
n. - inflammation of iris of eye. iritic, adj.
irredenta
adj. - 'unredeemed'; applied to part of country under another's rule.
irredential,adj. irredentism, n. policy of attempting to recover such region to
country that has lost it. irredentist, n.

irrefragable
adj. - indisputable; unbreakable.

irrefrangible
adj. - that cannot or should not be broken; inviolable

irremeable
adj. - allowing of no return; irrevocable.

irreptitious
adj. - creeping stealthily

irrumation
n. - fellatio

irrupt
v. -i. burst in; enter violently. irruption, n. irruptive, adj.

isagoge
n. - introduction. isagogic(al), adj. isagogics, n. introductory study of Bible.

isagogic
adj. - introductory

isallobar
n. - line on map passing through all places with equal changes in pressure
over a certain period.

isanemone
n. - line on map connecting all places with same wind velocity.

isarithm
n. - line on map passing through places of same density of population.

ischialgia
n. - sciatica. ischialgic, adj.
ischidrosis
n. - suppression of perspiration.

ischium
n. - (pl. -ia) bone forming base of each half of pelvis.

isinglass
n. - form of gelatine made from fishes' air bladders; agar-agar.

isobath
n. - line of map passing through all points of equal depth below water.

isocheim
n. - line on map passing through all places with same average winter
temperature. isocheimal, isocheimenal, isocheimic, adj.

isochronous
adj. - lasting equal time; recurring at equal intervals. isochronal,
isochronic(al),adj. isochronize, v. isochronism, n. isochronon, n. chronometer.

isochroous
adj. - of uniform color.

isoclinal
adj.,n. - (line on map passing through all places) with same magnetic dip;
having equal inclination. isoclinic, adj.

isocracy
n. - equal rule; possession of equal power by all. isocrat, n. isocratic, adj.

isocryme
n. - isotherm for coldest period of year. isocrymal, isocrymic, adj.

isodiabatic
adj. - pertaining to equal heat transmission.

isodynamic
adj. - pertaining to or having equal force. isodynamia, n.

isogenesis
n. - sameness of origin. isogenetic,, isogenic, isogenous, adj. isogeny, n.

isogeotherm
n. - line connecting points of equal temperature below the earth's surface.

isogloss
n. - a line of a dialect map delimiting localities in which some feature of
speech is found. isoglossal, adj.

isogonal
adj. - having equal angles. isogonic, a.; n. line on map passing through all
places with same magnetic declination.

isography
n. - imitation of other person's hand-writing. isographic(al), adj.

isohel
n. - line on map passing through all places with same hours of sunshine.

isohyet
n. - line on map passing through all places with same rainfall. isohyetal, adj.

isokeraunic
adj.,n. - (line on map connecting places) with equal or simultaneous
occurrence of thunderstorms.

isomer
n. - compound of same elements in same proportions by weight as another,
but having different structure and properties.
isomeric, adj. isomerize, v. isomerism, n.isomerous, adj. having same number
of parts, peculiarities, etc.

isonomy
n. - equality of legal rights. isonomic, isonomous, adj.

isonym
n. - word of same derivation or form as another; cognate word.
isonymic, adj.isonymy, n.

isopiestic
adj. - isobar(ic)

isopleth
n. - line on map passing through places with same numerical values for a
meteorological feature.

isopolity
n. - equality of political rights. isopolitical, adj.

isopsephic
adj. - numerically equal. isopsephism, n.

isopycnic
adj.,n. - (line passing through points) of equal density.

isorropic
adj. - of equal value.

isoseismal
adj.,n. - (line on map passing through places) of same intensity of earthquake
shock. isoseismic(al), adj.

isostasy
n. - state of equilibrium due to equal pressure on all sides. isostatic, adj.

isothere
n. - isotherm for average summer temperature. isotheral, adj.

isotron
n. - device for separating isotopes.

ithyphallic
adj. - indecent; pertaining to verse line of three trochees.

ixiodic
adj. - pertaining or due to ticks. ixiodian, ixiodid, n. & a. (pertaining to) a
tick.

izles
n. - sparks and soot coming out of a chimney

izzard
n. - ancient word for the letter Z

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jabot
n. - long frill in front of bodice.

jacinth
n. - orange-colored variety of the gem hyacinth. jacinthe, n. orange color.

jaconet
n. - kind of thin cotton fabric, especially with one side glazed.

jactancy
n. - boasting. jactation, n. boasting; Medicine, tossing or shaking of body.

jactitation
n. - loud or public bragging; or excessive twitching and restlessness

jaculation
n. - hurling or darting, as of spears. jaculiferous, adj. with arrow-like
prickles. jaculatory, adj.

jaculative
adj. - darting, sporadic

jagannath
n. - juggernaut.

jalousie
n. - blind or shutter with slats slanting upwards and inwards.

jambolan
n. - plum-like tree of Java with fruit used as astringent and drug. jambool,
jambul,n. jambolan.

jampan
n. - kind of sedan chair.

janiceps
n. - monster with two heads which look in opposite direction

Janiform
adj. - like the Roman god Janus; two-faced.
jannock
adj. - pleasant; outspoken; honest; generous.

jaspé
adj. - mottled or streaked with color.

jecoral
adj. - pertaining to the liver. jecorize, v. impregnate with ultra-violet rays;
make similar in value to cod-liver oil.

jejunator
n. - one who fasts

jennet
n. - small Spanish horse; she-ass.

jentacular
adj. - pertaining to breakfast.

jeofail
n. - mistake made by a lawyer in court

jeremiad
n. - mournful prophecy, story or complaint.

jerque
v. - examine papers of (a ship) for smuggling attempts, etc.
jerquer, n. customs officer who jerques ships.

jess
n. - ringed strap round hawk's leg.

jeunesse dorée
phr. - 'gilded youth'; rich young people.

jobation
n. - tedious criticism

jocoserious
adj. - a combination of funny and serious

jointure
n. - settlement of estate on wife to become effective on death of husband; v.t.
settle jointure on. jointress, jointuress, n. woman holding jointure.

jongleur
n. - medieval wandering minstrel; troubadour; juggler.

jorum
n. - large bowl containing drink; its contents.

jugal
adj. - pertaining to cheek or cheek bone.

jugate
adj. - in pairs; applied to two overlapping heads on coin. jugation, n.

jugular
adj. - pertaining to neck or throat; n. such vein. jugulate, v. kill by cutting
throat or strangling; check by drastic measures.

jugulate
v. - to check or suppress by extreme measures; or to cut the throat of

jumelle
adj. - in or with pairs.

jumentous
adj. - having a strong animal smell

juncaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a rush; belonging to rush family of plants.

jural
adj. - pertaining to law or legal rights. juramentum, (Latin) n. ( pl. - ta) oath.
jurant, n. & a. (person) taking oath. jurat, n. sworn public officer; magistrate;
municipal officer of Cinque Ports; statement at end of affidavit showing
circumstances in which it was sworn. juration, n. swearing.
juratorial, adj.pertaining to jury. juratory, adj. pertaining to oath.

jurisconsult
n. - legal expert.

jus
n. - (pl. jures) law; legal power or right. jus gentium, law of nations. jus inter
gentes, international law. jus primae noctis, droit du seigneur.
jus et norma loquendi
phr. - the law and rule of speaking: common usage

jussive
adj. - Grammar, signifying command.

juvenescent
adj. - becoming young. juvenescence, n.

juvenilia
n. - pl. writer's or artist's youthful, early works.

jyngine
adj. - pertaining to or like a wryneck; belonging to wryneck subfamily of
birds.

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kaddish
n. - Jewish prayers for the dead.

kairin
n. - a fever reducing drug, named after a Greek word meaning in-the-nick-
of-time

kakemono
n. - Japanese vertical wall-picture or inscription mounted on a roller.

kakidrosis
n. - secretion of malodorous perspiration.

kakistocracy
n. - government by the worst citizens

kakorrhaphiophobia
n. - fear of failure
kalokagathia
n. - a combination of the good and the beautiful in a person

kalon
n. - the kind of beauty that is more than skin deep

kalopsia
n. - condition where things appear more beautiful thanthey really are

kampong
n. - Malay village.

kaolin
n. - china clay, used in porcelain manufacture and in medicine.

kaon
n. - Physics, elementary particle of the meson family.

karaka
n. - tree with edible seeds and fruit.

karakul
n. - sheep of Central Asia; curled black fleece of its lambs.

karimption
n. - a crowd; a mass

karyokinesis
n. - cell division, especially of nucleus. karyoplasm, n. protoplasm of cell
nucleus. karyotin, n. sustainable matter of nucleus.

kashruth
n. - the state of being kosher

katabasis
n. - military retreat. katabatic a. moving downhill, sinking (of winds).

kathakali
n. - highly stylized form of S Indian drama, using dance and mime.

katharometer
n. - instrument measuring alterations in composition of gas mixture.
kathenotheism
n. - polytheism with a head god

katowse
n. - a ruckus, tumult, din

kauri
n. - gum- and timber-yielding tree of New Zealand; its white timber; its resin
found in lumps in ground.

keckle
n. - nautical term meaning "to wind something with a rope"

keddah
n. - elephant trap.

kedge
n. - small anchor; v.t. move (ship) by hauling on anchor dropped ahead from
boat.

kedogenous
adj. - produced by worry

keelivine
n. - lead pencil

keelson
n. - wooden or steel structure lengthwise within ship's frame to bear and
distribute stress.

kef
n. - sleepiness, caused by drugs; hashish, etc.

kelim
n. - woven rug, made in W Asia.

keloid
n. - fibrous skin tumour, especially over scar; raised scars forming pattern on
body, in certain African tribes.

kelt
n. - salmon after spawning.
kenophobia
n. - fear of empty or open spaces

kerasine
adj. - horny.

keratogenic
adj. - able to cause growth of horn, skin, hair, etc. keratogenous, adj. horn-
producing. keratoid, adj. horny. keratode, n. keratose substance.
keratose, n. & a. (substance) of horny fibres. keratosis, n. excessive growth
of horny tissue of skin.

keraunograph
n. - instrument detecting distant thunderstorm; pattern made by lightning on
struck object. keraunoscopia, keraunoscopy, n. divination by thunder.

keraunophobia
n. - fear of thunder and lightning

keraunoscopia
n. - fortunetelling by thunder

kerdomeletia
n. - excessive attention to material wealth

kerlerap
v. - to cavort; to play

kermes
n. - red cochineal-like dye made from dried bodies of certain female insects
of Mediterranean; evergreen oak on which these insects feed.

kerogen
n. - kind of bitumen found in oil shale. kerosene, n. fuel oil also called
paraffin.

kerygma
n. - christian preaching

kerygmatic
adj. - pertaining to preaching, especially of gospel.

ketch
n. - two-masted fore-and-aft rigged sailing vessel.
ketone
n. - chemical compound of carbon, obtained by distilling salts of organic
acids. ketonaemia, n. presence of ketone, especially acetone, in blood.
ketonic, adj.ketonize, v. convert into ketone. ketogenesis, n. production of
ketone, especially in diabetes. ketosis, n. presence of excess of ketone in
body.

khamsin, khamseen
n. - hot wind of Egypt blowing from Sahara; dust storm.

khoja(h)
n. - title of respect for teacher or wise man.

kia ora
phr. - 'be well'; good health!

kibe
n. - chapped place on skin; ulcerated chilblain.

kickshaw
n. - a tidbit or delicacy

kieselguhr
n. - fine powder once used in dynamite

kieselguhr
n. - powdery substance, mainly silica, used in filters, explosives, etc.

kilderkin
n. - measure of capacity, about 18 gallons; cask holding that amount.

kinesalgia
n. - muscular pain. kinesiatrics, n. medical treatments by muscular
movements.

kinin
n. - hormone causing contraction of smooth muscle; hormone that promotes
cell division and development in plants.

kino
n. - red gum containing tannin, obtained from several tropical trees.
kippage
n. - commotion, confusion, excitement

kitmegur
n. - butler

kitthoge
adj. & n. - left-handed or awkward; or a left-handed orawkward person

klepht
n. - brigand. klephtic, adj. klephtism, n.

klong
n. - canal.

kloof
n. - ravine.

knissomancy
n. - fortunetelling by incense-burning

knout
n. - whip with leather and wire thongs; v.t. flog with a knout.

knuller
n. - chimney sweep who solicits his services door to door

knur
n. - knob; knot in wood.

koftgari
n. - inlaying of gold on steel.

kohl
n. - dark eye make-up used in Asia.

kokum
n. - pretending to be sympathetic

kompology
n. - braggadocio

koniology
n. - study of dust and germs in atmosphere. koniometer,
koniscope, n. instrument measuring amount of dust in air.

kopje
n. - hillock.

kopophobia
n. - fear of physical or mental exhaustion

korfball
n. - basketball-like game played between two teams of six men and six
women each.

kosmokrator
n. - the ruler of the world

kourbash
n. - whip of hide; v.t. flog with a kourbash.

krasis
n. - addition of water to Communion wine.

kreatophagia
n. - the eating of raw meat

kris
n. - Malay dagger with scalloped blade.

kukri
n. - broad curved Gurkha knife.

kumiss
n. - fermented camel's milk, used as a beverage by Asian nomads

kwistgoed
n. - a spendthrift

kymatology
n. - study of wave motion.

kymatology
n. - the science of waves
kymograph
n. - instrument recording pressure curves, etc. kymographic, adj.

kyphosis
n. - inward curvature of the spine. kyphotic, adj.

kyphotic
n. - a person who has a hump on his back

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labanotation
n. - a method of writing down the movements, etc., of ballet
diagrammatically.

labefact, labefy
v. - weaken. labefactation, labefaction, n.

labefy
v. - to weaken

labellate
adj. - lipped. labelloid, adj. lip-like. labellum, n. (pl. - la) lip of flower's
corolla.

labidophorous
adj. - with a pair of pincer-like organs.

labile
adj. - prone to change; unstable

labiodental
adj. - pertaining to or pronounced with lips and teeth; n. such sound, as f.
labiomancy, n. lip-reading. labionasal, n. & a. (sound) pronounced with lips
and nasal passage, as m. labiovelar, n. & a. (sound) pronounced with
rounded lips and back of tongue raised, as w.
labrose
adj. - thick-lipped.

lacertilian
n. - another name for a lizard

laches
n. - negligence; carelessness.

lachrymal
adj. - pertaining to tears and weeping; n.pl. organs secreting tears; crying
fits. lachrymary, adj. lachrymation, n. lachrymator, n. substance or gas
causing tears. lachrymatory, n. narrow-necked vase; tear-bottle.
lachrymiform, adj. tear-shaped. lachrymist, n. weeper.
lachrymogenic, adj. causing tears. lachrymose,adj. tearful.

laciniate
adj. - fringed; jagged, slashed. laciniform, adj. like a fringe.
laciniose, adj.lacinulate, adj. with fine or small fringe. laciniation, n.

lacis
n. - network; filet lace.

laconicum
n. - a steam bath

lactarium
n. - dairy. lactary, adj. pertaining to milk.

lactate
v. -i. secrete milk; suckle young; n. salt or ester of lactic acid. lactation, n.

lacteal
adj. - pertaining to milk; n. & a. (vessel) conveying chyle.
lactean, adj. milky.

lactescent
adj. - like milk; secreting milk; yielding milky substance.
lacteous, adj. milky. lactescence, n.

lactivorous
adj. - living on milk

lacuna
n. - (pl. -ae ) gap; interval; hiatus. lacunal, lacunose, lacunar, lacunary, adj.

lacuscular
adj. - pertaining to pools.

lacustrine
adj. - pertaining to lakes. lacustral, adj. lacustrian, a.; n. lake-dweller.

ladrone
n. - robber. ladronism, n. brigandage.

laevoduction
n. - movement leftwards. laevogyrate, laevorotatory, adj. turning to left,
especially plane of polarized light. laevoversion, n. turning of eyes to left.
laevulose, n. kind of very sweet sugar obtained from sucrose. .

lagan
n. - goods lying on sea-bed, often at marked spot.

lagena
n. - (pl. -ae) flask. lageniform, adj. flask-shaped.

lagnosis
n. - satyriasis

lagophthalmus, lagopthalmos
n. - condition of incomplete closure of eye. lagopthalmic, adj.

lagotic
adj. - having rabbitlike ears

laic
adj. - not clerical or ecclesiastical; lay. laicism, n. anticlericalism.
laicize, v. divest of ecclesiastical nature; give over to lay control.

lallation
n. - infant's talk, or speech similar to it; pronunciation of r as l.

lallophobia
n. - fear of speaking

lalochezia
n. - filthy talk to relieve tension
laloplegia
n. - loss of speech caused by paralysis.

lama
n. - Tibetan monk or priest. lamaic, lamaistic, adj. lamaism,
lamaist, n. lamasery,n. lama monastery.

lambent
adj. - shining gently or playing about surface; flickering; gently radiant.
lambency,n.

lambert
n. - unit of brightness: brightness of surface radiating one lumen per square
centimetre.

lambrequin
n. - ornamental hanging over upper part of window or along the edge of a
shelf; border pattern with draped effect used in ceramics; covering for
helmet.

lamella
n. - (pl. -ae ) thin plate or layer. lamelloid, adj. like lamella. lamellose,
lamellar, lamellary, adj. lamellated, adj. composed of such. lamellation, n.

lamia
n. - mythical monster with snake's body and woman's head and breasts.

lamiaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like mint; belonging to mint family of plants.

lamina
n. - (pl. -ae) thin plate or layer; flake. laminal, laminose, laminous, laminar,
laminary, adj. laminate, v.i. & t. split into laminae; bond several laminae
together; plate with metal; a. shaped like or composed of laminae.
lamination, n.

lammergeier
n. - eagle- and vulture-like bird of prey, largest of Europe; bearded vulture.

lampadedromy
n. - foot race with lighted torches, especially relay race in which torch is
passed on. lampadephore, n. torchbearer.
lampadomancy
n. - fortunetelling with the flame of a torch

lamprophony
n. - speaking in clear, loud voice.

lampyrid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) glow-worm or fire-fly. lampyrine, adj.

lanameter
n. - mechanical means of determining quality of wool. lanate, adj. woolly.

lanceolate
adj. - having shape of lance-head, especially tapering at each end.
lanceolation, n.

lancinate
adj. - lacerate; pierce. lancination, n.

landau
n. - four-wheeler carriage with folding hood and removable top.
landaulette, n.coupé with folding hood.

landes
n. - pl. desert or marshy lowlands beside sea.

languescent
adj. - becoming tired

languet(te)
n. - tongue-like appendage or outgrowth.

laniary
adj.,n. - canine (tooth). laniariform, adj.

lanugo
n. - woolly down, especially covering human fetus. lanuginose,
lanuginous, adj.downy.

lapactic
adj.,n. - purgative. laparectomy, laparotomy, n. operation for removal of part
of wall of abdomen.
lapicide
n. - stone-cutter.

lapidate
v. - stone to death. lapidation, lapidator, n.

lapideous
adj. - of or cut in stone. lapidicolous, adj. living under stones.
lapidific, adj.forming stone. lapidify, v. turn into stone.

lapillus
n. - small fragment of volcanic rock

lappaceous
adj. - prickly.

lappet
n. - flap or fold (on garment); fleshy lobe.

lapsus calami
phr. - a slip of the pen; lapsus pennae

lapsus linguae
n. - (pl. same) 'slip of the tongue'. lapsus memoriae, slip of memory.

larboard
n. - archaic, port.

lares
n. -pl. pl. local or tutelary gods. lares and penates, household gods.

larine
adj. - pertaining to or like gulls.

larithmics
n. - study of population statistics.

larmoyant
adj. - tearful; weeping.

lascar
n. - native sailor or soldier.
lasher
n. - weir; water in or pool below weir.

lassipedes
n. - tired feet

lasslorn
adj. - stood up by one's lady

latebricole
adj. - living in holes.

lateen
adj. - applied to triangular sail rigged on spar forming angle of 45° with
mast. lateener, n. lateen-rigged vessel.

laterigrade
adj.,n. - (animal) moving sideways or crab-wise.

laterite
n. - Geology, red clay formed by weathering of oxide- bearing rocks.
lateritic,adj. lateritious, adj. brick-red in color.

lateroversion
n. - Medicine, sideways displacement of organ.

latescent
adj. - becoming latent.

laticostate
adj. - having broad ribs. latidentate, adj. having broad teeth.
latipennate, adj.having broad wings. latirostrate, adj. having broad beak.

latitidinarian
n. - characterized by liberality in opinion or inaction; tolerant in one's views

latitudinarian
adj.,n. - (person) having broad and free views, especially religious.
latitudinarianism, n.

latitudinous
adj. - (of attitude, interpretation) having breadth.
latrant
adj. - snarling, complaining

latticinio
n. - kind of glass with white veins.

laureate
adj. - crowned with laurel wreath as prize or sign of distinction; n. such
person, especially poet; prize-winner;, v. bestow laurel wreath on.
laureation, n.

laurence
n. - bending of lightwaves by heat as seen on pavement on hot summer day

lavage
n. - washing (out). lavation, n.

laxation
n. - act of loosening; state of being loosened.

layette
n. - clothing, bedding, etc., for new-born child.

lazar
n. - leper; any plague-stricken person. lazaretto, n. leper hospital.

lazarole
n. - medlar.

lecanomancy
n. - fortunetelling by looking at water in a basin

lecheur
n. - a devotee of oral intercourse; a licker

lecithal
adj. - having yolk. lecithity, n.

lectern
n. - reading desk. lection, n. variant reading in a particular edition of a text.

lectionary
n. - list of parts of Scriptures ordered to be read in churches.
lectual
adj. - necessitating confinement to bed.

leggiadrous
adj. - graceful

leguleian
adj. - like lawyer; pettifogging; n. lawyer. leguleious, adj.

leguminous
adj. - applied to plants with seeds in pods. legume, n. vegetable; leguminous
plant grown as forage; pod. leguminiform, adj. pod-shaped. leguminose, adj.

leiotrichous
adj. - smooth-haired. leiotrichy, n. leiophyllous, adj. smooth-leaved.

leister
n. - trident for spearing fish.

lemma
n. - (pl. -mas, -mata ) Logic, major premise; (argument or theme used as) the
title of a composition; Lexicography, word considered as a headword,
accompanied by all its inflected forms. Botany, flowering glume of grass.

lemnaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like duckweed; belonging to duckweed family of
plants.

lemures
n. - spirits of dead.

lenitive
adj.,n. - soothing (drug); gentle laxative; palliative. lenity, n. gentleness;
leniency.

lenocinant
adj. - lewd

lentic
adj. - pertaining to or living in still water.

lentiginous
adj. - full of freckles

lentigo
n. - (pl. -tigines ) freckle or freckle-like condition. lentiginous, adj. freckly;
scurfy.

lentitude
n. - slowness; lethargy. lentitudinous, adj.

lentoid
adj. - lens-shaped.

leodicean
adj. - lacking religious fervor; or lacking strong feelings generally;
indifferent

leontiasis
n. - kind of leprosy giving leonine appearance to face. leontiasis ossea,
hypertrophy of facial bones.

lepidopterous
adj. - having four scale-covered wings. lepidopteran, lepidopteron, n. (pl. -
ra) such insect, as moth or butterfly. lepidopterology, n. study of such
insects. lepidopterologist, n.

lepidosis
n. - scaly skin disease. lepidote, adj. scurf-covered.

leporid
adj. - pertaining or belonging to the family comprising rabbits and hares; n.
animal of this family. leporine, adj. pertaining to or like a hare.

leptocephalous
adj. - having very narrow head. leptocephalia, n. such condition.
leptocephalus, n.(pl. -li ) larva of conger eel; conger eel; leptocephalous
person.

leptochroous
adj. - having very thin skin. leptochroa, n.

leptodactylous
adj. - having slender toes

leptologia
n. - subtle speech or quibbling

leptophyllous
adj. - having long thin leaves.

leptorrhine
adj. - (person) with long thin nose. leptorrhinism, n.

lestobiosis
n. - (pl. -ses ) mode of life characterized by furtive stealing, especially as
found where two species of ant live side by side.

Lethe
n. - river of Hades in Greek mythology, whose waters grant oblivion;
forgetfulness of past; peace of mind. Lethean, adj. lethiferous, adj. deadly.

lethiforous
adj. - deadly; destructive

lethologica
n. - inability to remember the right word

lethonomia
n. - a propensity for forgetting names

leucocyte
n. - white corpuscle of blood.
leucocytic, adj. leucocytoid, adj. leucocytosis, n.increase in number of
leucocytes in blood.

leucoma
n. - whiteness and thickening of cornea. leucomatous, adj.

leucomelanous, leucomelanic
adj. - a. having dark hair and eyes, and fair skin.

leucopenia
n. - decrease in number of leucocytes in blood. leucopenic, adj.

leucophyllous
adj. - with white leaves.

leucopoiesis
n. - formation of leucocytes. leucopoietic, adj.

leucotomy
n. - lobotomy.

leucous
adj. - white; fair; albino.

levant
v. -i. flee from creditors.

levator
n. - (pl. levatores ), muscle raising limb or part.

levigate
v. - make smooth; polish; mix thoroughly; reduce to powder or paste; a.
smooth. levigation, levigator, n.

levirate
n. - custom requiring a man to marry his brother's widow.

levisomnous
adj. - watchful

lewisite
n. - Chemistry, blistering liquid, derived from arsenic and acetylene, used in
war; Geology, yellow or brown mineral containing antimony.

lex
n. - (pl. leges ) law. lex domicilii, law of the country where a person is
domiciled. lex fori, law of the country where an action is brought. lex loci,
law of the country where a transaction, tort, etc. occurs. lex non scripta,
unwritten law. lex talionis, law of an eye for an eye; law of equal retaliation.

lexiphanic
adj. - using many long words; bombastic. lexiphanism, n.

lexiphanicism
n. - priggish, over-latinized writing; pretentious vocabulary or grandiose
phraseology

liaise
v. -i. establish and maintain contact; co-operate. liaison, n. communication,
contact and co-operation; illicit sexual relationship; thickening agent for
soups and sauces; pronunciation of normally silent final consonant before
word beginning with a vowel.

libanophorous
adj. - yielding incense. libaniferous, libanotophorous, adj.

libeccio, libecchio
n. - south-west wind.

liberticide
n. - destruction or destroyer of liberty. liberticidal, adj.

librate
v. -i. oscillate before settling into equilibrium; be poised; balance.
libration, n.Astronomy, apparent swinging of moon's visible surface.
libratory, adj.

libriform
adj. - like liber.

licentiate
n. - certificated member; person with licence to practise. licentiation, n.

licit
adj. - lawful.

lictor
n. - magistrate's attendant bearing fasces in ancient Rome. lictorian, adj.

lidar
n. - system of using lasers in the same way as radar: acronym of Light
Detection and Ranging.

lienal
adj. - pertaining to spleen. lienic, adj. lienitis, n. inflammation of spleen.

lientery
n. - diarrhoeal discharge of incompletely digested food. lienteric, adj.

lierne
n. - Architecture, short secondary rib connecting principal ribs especially in
Gothic vaulting.
ligate
v. - tie. ligation, n. ligature, n. tie; link; bandage; two conjoined letters, as fl.

ligneous
adj. - wood-like; containing wood. lignescent, adj. rather woody.
lignicolous,adj. living in wood. lignify, v.i. & t. become or make woody.
ligniperdous, adj.destroying wood. lignite, n. woody brown coal. lignum
vitae, Latin, 'wood of life'; several W Indian and other varieties of guaiacum
tree.

ligule
n. - thin outgrowth at junction of leaf and leafstalk. ligulate, adj. having
ligule; strap- shaped. liguloid, adj. like ligule.

limacine
adj. - pertaining to slugs. limaceous, adj. limacoid, adj. slug-like.

limation
n. - polishing; smoothing; correction of astronomical errors.

limbate
adj. - having border, especially (Botany) of different color from the rest.
limbation, n

limbus
n. - border.

limen
n. - (pl. limens, limina ) Psychology, threshold; limit below which a stimulus
becomes imperceptible.

limes
n. - (pl. limites ) ancient Roman fortified boundary.

limicolous
adj. - living in mud. limicoline, adj. living on shore; pertaining to wading
birds.

liminal
adj. - pertaining to or at threshold.

limitrophe
adj. - situated on border or along boundary; adjacent.
limivorous
adj. - swallowing mud.

limn
v. - portray; paint; delineate. limner, n.

limnetic
adj. - pertaining to or inhabiting fresh water. limnobiology, n. study of
freshwater life. limnology, n. general study of lakes and ponds.
limnophilous, adj. inhabiting freshwater ponds.

limoniad
n. - meadow nymph.

limophoitos
n. - insanity due to lack of food

limosis
n. - urgent desire to eat chalk

limuloid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) king crab.

linaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like flax; belonging to the flax family of plants.

linctus
n. - medicated syrup for throat.

linden
n. - lime tree.

lineaments
n. -pl. facial features or outline; distinctive characteristics. lineamental, adj.

linguiform
adj. - tongue-shaped.

liparoid
adj. - fatty. lipase, n. enzyme hydrolysing fats. lipogenous, adj. fat-
producing.

lipogram
n. - composition in which all words containing a certain letter or letters are
omitted.

lipography
n. - accidental omission of a letter or syllable.

lipoid
adj. - like fat. lipoidal, lipoidic, adj. lipolysis, n. disintegration of fat.
lipoma, n. ( pl. - mata ) fatty tumour. lipomatosis, n. presence of many
lipomata; obesity.

lipothymy, lipothymia
n. - swoon. lipothymial, lipothymic, adj.

lippitude
n. - soreness or bleariness of eyes.

lipsanographer
n. - writer about relics. lipsanotheca, n. holder for relics.

liquate
v. - separate or purify (metals) by heating to liquify certain components.

liquescent
adj. - melting. liquescence, liquescency, n.

lissotrichous
adj. - having straight hair. lissotrichan, lissotrichian, adj. lissotrichy, n.

literation
n. - representation of sounds by letters.

lithiasis
n. - formation of calculi in body.

lithochromy
n. - painting on stone. lithochromatics, n. chromolithography.

lithoclase
n. - Geology, crack in rock. lithoclast, n. stone breaker; stone- breaking
instrument.

lithogenesis
n. - study of rock formation; calculi formation.
lithogenetic, adj. lithogenous, adj.producing stone.

lithoid(al)
adj. - stone-like. litholatry, n. worship of stones. lithology, n. study of rocks
or calculi. lithontriptic n. & a. (substance) dissolving stones in bladder.
lithophagous,adj. swallowing or burrowing in, stone
lithophilous, adj. growing among stones. lithophyte, n. plant growing on
rock. lithopone, n. white pigment used in paints consisting of a mixture of
zinc sulphide and barium sulphate. lithosphere, n. earth's outer crust.
lithotomy, n.cutting for stone in bladder. lithotrity, n. breaking up stone in
bladder.

litmus
n. - dye obtained from lichens, used in chemical tests, being turned red by
acid and blue by alkali.

litotes
n. - rhetorical device of understatement.

littoral
adj. - pertaining to or on seashore; n. such region

liturate
adj. - spotted.

livedo
n. - blueness of skin due to congestion.

lixiviate
v. - separate by washing with solvent; treat with lye, etc.
lixiviation, n. lixiviator, n.lixivium, n. solution resulting from lixiviation;
lye.

lobate
adj. - having lobes. lobal, lobar, adj. lobe-like.

lobule
n. - small lobe. lobular, lolulate(d) a. having lobules.

locative
adj.,n. - Grammar, (case) signifying place where.

locellus
n. - (pl. -li ) compartment of cell. locellate, adj. divided into locelli.

lochetic
adj. - waiting for prey; in ambush.

lockrums
n. - ideas that aren't very popular

locomobile
adj.,n. - self-propelling (machine).

locoum, lokoum
n. - Turkish delight.

loculus
n. - (pl. -li) cell; cavity; compartment. locular, loculate, adj having or divided
into loculi. loculation, n.

locum tenens
n. - 'holding place'; deputy.

locus classicus
phr. - a place of the highest class: illustrative, model passage from a literary
work or classic that is commonly citedfor its style, usage, etc.

locus communis
phr. - a public place: commonplace passage that is often quoted; cliche
expression

loganamnosis
n. - a mania to recall forgotten words

logodaedaly
n. - verbal legerdemain, esp. in the imaginative or capricious coining of new
words; word skill

logogogue
n. - person laying down law about words.

logogram, logograph
n. - sign representing word. logogrammatic, adj. logography, n. reporting, as
of speeches, etc., in long-hand by relays of writers.
logolepsy
n. - an obsession with words

logolept
n. - a person who is obsessed with words

logomachy
n. - a dispute over words; semantic contentious getting away from issues or
reality

logometer
n. - device or scale for measuring chemical equivalents. logometric, adj.

logomisia
n. - disgust for particular words

logopedia
n. - study of speech defects.

loimic
adj. - pertaining to plague. loimology, n. study of plague.

longanimity
n. - silent suffering while planning revenge

longe
n. - rope or place for training horses.

longeron
n. - structure running length of aircraft fuselage.

longinquity
n. - remoteness

longueur
n. - a long and tedious section of a book, play, etc.

loppett
n. - to stumble while walking or running

loquitur
v. -i. 'he (she) speaks'.
lordosis
n. - forward spinal curvature. lordotic, adj.

lore
n. - space between eye and beak or snout. loral, adj. loreal, n. & a. (scale,
etc.) situated on the lore.

lorgnette
n. - pair of spectacles or opera glasses on a handle.

loricate
adj. - cover with protective layer; encrust; plate. lorication, n.

lotic
adj. - pertaining to or living in fast-flowing water.

lotophagous
adj. - lotus-eating; indolent. lotophagi, n. pl. lotus-eaters; day-dreamers.

louche
adj. - disreputable; morally dubious.

lovertine
adj. - addicted to love-making

loxodograph
n. - device for recording ship's course. loxodrome, n. line on globe equally
oblique to all meridians. loxodromics, n. sailing on loxodromes.

loxophthalmus
n. - squint.

loxotic
adj. - slanting, distorted

lubricity
n. - slipperiness; wiliness; indecency; lubricious, lubricous, adj.

lucarne
n. - dormer window.

lucent
adj. - shining; clear. lucence, lucency, n.
lucernal
adj. - pertaining to lamp.

luciferous
adj. - illuminating, literally and figuratively

lucriferous
adj. - profitable, lucrative

lucripetous
adj. - money hungry

luctation
n. - a struggle for success

luctiferous
adj. - sad and sorry

lucubrate
v. -i. study laboriously, especially at night; work by artificial light.
lucubration, n.act or result of lucubrating; over-elaborated literary work.
lucubrator, n.lucubratory, adj. pertaining to night work; laborious.

lucubration
n. - to burn the midnight oil; suggesting pretentious,laborious study

luculent
adj. - readily understood; clear; lucid

lucus a non lucendo


phr. - an absurd word derivation; illogical explanationor non sequitur

ludibrious
adj. - ludicrous; making fun of

ludibundness
n. - playfulness

ludicropathetic
adj. - ludicrous and pathetic

ludification
n. - deriding

lues
n. - syphilis; any similar disease. luetic, adj.

Luftmensch
n. - someone with his head in the clouds

lugehovey
n. - pawnshop

lumbrical
adj. - (pertaining to) small muscle of palm or sole.

lumbricine
adj. - pertaining to or like an earthworm. lumbriciform, lumbricoid, adj. like
an earthworm. lumbricosis, n. infestation with intestinal round- worms.

lunate
adj. - crescent-shaped. lunation, n. changes of moon; interval between
successive new moons.

lunette
n. - crescent-shaped ornament or object; opening or window in vault.

lunistice
n. - time each month at which moon is farthest north or south. lunistitial, adj.

lunula, lunule
n. - cresent-shaped mark or organ; 'half-moon' on finger nail.
lunulate, adj.bearing lunula; like a small crescent. lunulet, n. crescent-
shaped spot.

lupanar
n. - brothel.

lupanariam
n. - lubricious, lascivious, and lewd

lupulin
n. - yellow powder on hop cones, used as sedative. lupuline,
lupulinous, adj. like a hop-cluster. lupulinic, adj. pertaining to lupulin or
hops.
lurdan(e)
adj.,n. - dull and lazy (person). lurdanism, n.

lurgulary
n. - the act of poisoning water

lusory
adj. - playful.

lustration
n. - purifying rite, especially washing. lustral, lustrical, adj. used in
lustration. lustrate, v. purify.

lustrine
n. - lustrous silk or cotton material.

lustrum
n. - (pl. -ra) period of five years; purification of Roman nation every five
years; census.

lusus naturae
n. - 'sport of nature'; freak.

lutaceous
adj. - pertaining to or made of mud.

lutarious
adj. - pertaining to, living in, or lookinglike mud

luteous
adj. - yellow; yellowish. luteolous, adj. somewhat yellow.
lutescent, adj.yellowish.

lutose
adj. - covered with mud or clay.

lutrine
adj. - pertaining to or like an otter; belonging to the otter subfamily of
animals.

lutulent
adj. - thick; muddy. lutulence, n.
luxate
v. - displace; dislocate. luxation, n.

lyddite
n. - high explosive for shells, largely picric acid.

Lydian
adj. - pertaining to ancient Lydia, noted for its wealth and voluptuousness;
luxurious; effeminate.

lygophilia
n. - love of darkness

lymacatexis
n. - neurotic preoccupation with dirt

lyncean
adj. - pertaining to or like a lynx; keen-sighted.

lypemania
n. - intense nervous depression.

lypophrenia
n. - a vague feeling of sadness, seeminglywithout cause

lypothymia
n. - lypemania.

lysimeter
n. - device measuring percolation of water through soils and the removal of
soluble constituents.

lysis
n. - Chemistry, disintegration or destruction of cells; Medicine, gradual
recovery from disease. lysigenic, lysigenous, adj. formed by lysis.
lysin, n. substance causing lysis. lysogen, n. antigen increasing lysin
production.

lyssa
n. - rabies or hydrophobia. lyssic, adj. lyssophobia, n. dread of going insane.

lyssophobia
n. - fear of becoming mad
lyterian
adj. - Medicine, pertaining to lysis.

lythcoop
n. - an auction sale of the contents of a house

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maar
n. - volcanic crater without a cone, usually filled by a lake.

macarism
n. - pleasure in another's joy; a beatitude. macarize, v. pronounce blessed;
praise; congratulate.

macarize
v. - to make happy; to praise

macaronic
adj. - mixing words from different languages, especially Latin with
vernacular or Latinized vernacular words; n. verse of this type.
marcaronicism, n.

macedoine
n. - mixed diced vegetables; mixed fruit in syrup of jelly.

macerate
v. - soften and separate by soaking; grow or make lean.
maceration, n.macerator, n.

machairodont
adj.,n. - sabre-toothed (animal).

machicolation
n. - apertures in parapet or floor of gallery for firing upon persons below.
machicolate, v. furnish with these
machinule
n. - surveyor's instrument for obtaining right angle.

macilent
adj. - lean; thin

mackle
n. - blurred or double impression in printing.

maconochie
n. - army tinned stew.

macradenous
adj. - with large glands.

macrencephalic, macrencephalous
adj. - having large brain pan.

macrobian
adj. - long-lived

macrocephalous
adj. - large-headed. macrocephalus, n. (pl. -li ) such person.

macrocyte
n. - abnormally large red blood corpuscle. macrocythaemia,
macrocytosis, n.presence of these in blood.

macrodont
adj. - large-toothed. macrodontia, macrodontism, n.

macrograph
n. - reproduction of object natural size or larger.
macrographic, adj.macrography, n. large handwriting; viewing of object
with naked eye.

macrology
n. - excessive or repititious words or phrases

macromania
n. - delusion in which things seem larger than natural size.
macromaniacal, adj.
macromastic
adj. - pertaining to large breasts

macrometer
n. - instrument for finding size and distance of distant objects.

macrophallic
adj. - having an unusually large phallus.

macrophobia
n. - fear of long waits

macropsia, macropsy
n. - disease of eye causing objects to seem very large.

macropterous
adj. - large-winged; large-finned.

macroscian
adj.,n. - (person) casting long shadow; inhabitant of polar region.

macroseism
n. - severe earthquake. macroseismic, adj. macroseismograph, n. instrument
recording this.

macrosmatic
adj. - having a supersensitive nose

macrosomatous
adj. - having an abnormally large body

macrotia
n. - largeness of ears. macrotous, adj. large-eared.

macrotome
n. - instrument for making large sections for anatomical study.

macrotous
adj. - having large ears

macrural
adj. - pertaining to, like or belonging to the crustacean division including
lobsters, prawns, etc. macruran, n. macrurous, adj. having long tail.
mactation
n. - sacrificial murder

macula
n. - (pl. -ae ) colored spot. macular, adj. maculate(d), adj. bearing maculae;
spotted; defiled. maculation, n.

maculate
adj. - defiled; impure

macule
n. - macula; mackle. maculiferous, adj. bearing macules.
maculose, adj. spotted.

madarosis
n. - loss of eyelashes or eyebrows. madarotic, adj.

madefy
v. - to wet

madescent
adj. - growing damp.

madrasah
n. - Islamic college, or school attached to mosque.

madrepore
n. - stony coral. madreporian, madreporic, madreporiform, adj.

maenad
n. - (pl. -ades ) bacchante; wildly excited woman.
maenadic, adj. maenadism, n.

magirics
n. - art of cookery. magirology, n.

magistrand
n. - university student in fourth year.

magnanerie
n. - art or place of rearing silkworms.
magnetohydrodynamic
adj. - pertaining to a method of generating electricity directly by passing an
ionized gas through a magnetic field at an extremely high temperature. abbr.
MHD.

magneton
n. - unit of magnetic moment.

magniloquence
n. - grandly high-flown, lofty speech; pompous language

magniloquent
adj. - using high-flown language; bombastic. magniloqence, n.

maidan
n. - (in India) open space used as park, parade ground, etc.

maieutic
adj. - pertaining to Socratic method. maieutics, n. Socratic method;
midwifery.

maigre
adj. - Roman Catholic, not containing meat or its juices, thus permissible on
days of abstinence; (of a day) on which abstinence is enjoined.

mainour
n. - stolen property discovered on thief's person. in or with the mainour, in
the act; red-handed.

majolica
n. - elaborate, highly-colored, glazed Italian pottery; faience.
majolist, n. maker of majolica.

majuscule
n. - capital or other large letter. majuscular, adj.

mal de mer
n. - seasickness. mal du pays, homesickness.

mala fide
adj. - 'in bad faith'. mala fides, bad faith.

malacia
n. - softening of tissue; craving for a certain food.
malacodermous, adj. having soft skin. malacology, n. study of molluscs.
malacophonous, adj. soft-voiced. malactic, adj. emollient.

malacissation
n. - the process of making something soft and pliable

malacodermous
adj. - soft-skinned

malagma
n. - (pl. -mata ) emollient plaster.

malaise
n. - uneasiness; indefinable feeling of illness or discomfort.

malar
adj. - pertaining to cheek(-bone).

malax
v. - soften by kneading or diluting. malaxage, n. such softening of clay.
malaxate,v. malaxation, malaxator, n.

malediction
n. - curse. maledictive, maledictory, adj.

malefaction
n. - evil-doing.

malefic(ent)
adj. - evil; harmful. maleficence, n.

maliferous
adj. - producing evil; unhealthy, as a climate

malinger
v. -i. feign illness, especially to evade duty. malingerer, n.

malism
n. - the theory that the world is mostly bad

malison
n. - curse.
malleiform
adj. - hammer-shaped.

malley
n. - gardener

malneirophrenia
n. - depress following a nightmare

malnoia
n. - a vague feeling of mental discomfort

malvaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a mallow; belonging to mallow family of plants.

malvasia
n. - grape from which malmsey is made. malvasian, adj.

malversation
n. - misconduct; corruption; misuse of public or other funds.

mammilla
n. - (pl. -ae ) nipple. mammilliform, mammilloid, adj. like nipple.
mammillar, mammillary, adj. mammillate, adj. having mamillae, or similar
outgrowths. mammilation, n.

mammock
n. - to tear something to shreds

mammothrept
n. - a spoiled child

mancinism
n. - favoring left hand

manciple
n. - college or monastery steward.

mandament
n. - command.

mandamus
n. - 'we command'; Law, Crown writ commanding performance of an action.
mandorla
n. - any almond-shaped object or ornament, especially (in painting,
sculpture) area of light surrounding the risen Christ.

mandragora
n. - mandrake.

mandrel
n. - spindle supporting work in lathe, etc.

mandriarch
n. - founder or head of monastic order.

manducate
v. - masticate; eat. manducation, n. manducatory, adj.

manège
n. - horsemanship; teaching or school of horsemanship.

manes
n. -pl. pl. spirits of dead; ghosts.

manet
n. - 'he (she) remains'.

mangold
n. - mangel-wurzel.

mangonize
v. - to traffic in slaves

mangosteen
n. - large reddish orange-like fruit of E Indies.

mania-a-potu
n. - madness resulting from too much gargle

maniaphobia
n. - fear of insanity

manicate
adj. - having dense woolly growth which can be peeled off.
manichord
n. - clavichord.

maniform
adj. - hand-shaped.

manikin
n. - dwarf; Medicine, anatomical model; mannequin.

maniple
n. - narrow embroidered band worn hanging from left arm by celebrant
priest; subdivision of Roman legion consisting of 120 to 200 men.

manipulandum
n. - something that is to be manipulated

manometer
n. - instrument measuring pressure of gases, or blood-pressure.
manometric(al),adj. manometry, n.

mansuetude
n. - sweetness of temper; tameness.

mantelet
n. - bulletproof screen

mantic
adj. - pertaining to or having powers of prophecy or divination; divinely
inspired. manticism, n. divination.

mantilla
n. - light cloak, cape or veil, especially of Spain.

mantissa
n. - decimal part of logarithm.

mantistic
adj. - mantic.

mantology
n. - fortunetelling; a fortuneteller
mantra
n. - sacred word or syllable.

manubiary
adj. - relating to the spoils of war

manubrial
adj. - handle-shaped. manubrium n. (pl. - bria) handle-shaped part.

manuduction
n. - careful guidance; leading by the hand; introduction; guide.
manuductory, adj.

manumission
n. - formal liberation of a slave

manumit
v. - liberate (slave). manumission, n. manumissive, adj.

manustupration
n. - masturbation

maquillage
n. - make-up

marasca
n. - bitter wild cherry. maraschino, n. liqueur distilled from juice of this.

marasmic
adj. - of the gradual loss of flesh and strength; of a wasting of the body

marasmus
n. - intense emaciation due to malnutrition. marasmic,
marasmous, adj.marasmoid, adj. like this.

marcasite
n. - crystallized iron pyrites, used in jewellery. marcasitic, adj.

marcescent
adj. - withered, decayed, weak

marcor
n. - marasmus.
mare clausum
n. - 'closed sea'; territorial waters. mare liberum, 'open sea'; sea outside
territorial waters. mare nostrum /, 'our sea'; Roman name for Mediterranean.

maremma
n. - (pl. -me ) marsh; landes; miasma. maremmatic, adj.

margaritaceous
adj. - pearly

margrave
n. - title of nobility, equivalent of marquess.
margravial, adj. margraviate, n.jurisdiction of margrave.
margravine, n. margrave's wife or woman having power of margrave.

maricolous
adj. - inhabiting the sea. marigenous, adj. produced by or in sea.
marigraph, n.tide gauge.

Mariolater
n. - worshipper of the Virgin Mary. mariolatrous, adj. mariolatry, n.

maritodespotism
n. - ruthless domination by a husband

marline
n. - line of two loosely twisted strands.

marlinspike, marlinespike
n. - pointed tool used to separate strands of rope and for other purposes.

marlish
adj. - easygoing

marlock
v. - to cavort, frolic

marmarize
v. - transform into marble. marmarosis, n.

marmoreal
adj. - pertaining to or like marble. marmaraceous a. marmorate, adj. veined
like marble. marmoric, adj. pertaining to marble.

marque
n. - (emblem of) brand, make; taking possession of object as pledge or
reprisal. letters of marque, authorisation by Crown of seizure of foreign
goods, etc., as reprisal; privateer's commission.

marrano
n. - Jew converted to Christianity, especially merely to evade persecution.
marranize, v. marranism, n.

marron
n. - chestnut. marrons glacés, chestnuts preserved or coated with sugar.

marsupium
n. - (pl. -ia) pouch of skin in which marsupial carries young.

martello tower
n. - small round coastal-defence fort.

martinet
n. - strict enforcer of discipline.

martingale
n. - check-rein holding horse's head down; betting system, especially of
doubling stakes.

martlet
n. - martin (bird); Heraldry, footless, beakless bird, denoting fourth son.

maschalephidrosis
n. - massive sweating of the armpits

mascle
n. - diamond-shaped scale or plate; Heraldry, lozenge with lozenge-shaped
opening in centre. mascled, adj. covered with mascles.

masseter
n. - muscle raising lower jaw.

massotherapy
n. - medical treatment by massage.
mastigophobia
n. - fear of punishment

mastigophoric
adj. - whip-wielding

mastitis
n. - inflammation of breast or milk gland.

mastoid
adj. - nipple- or breast-like; denoting such bony outgrowth behind ear.
mastoidectomy, n. operation to remove mastoid bone.
mastoiditis, n. inflammation of mastoid cells. mastoidotomy, n. surgical
incision into mastoid.

mataeology
n. - useless of pointless discourse; worthless conversation

mataeotechny
n. - an unprofitable science or art

materfamilias
n. - (pl. matresfamilias ) mother or female head of family.

materia
n. - matter. materia ex qua, material out of which (something is made).
materia in qua, material in which (something subsists). materia medica,
study of medical remedies.

mathesis
n. - learning; wisdom; mathematics. mathetic, adj.

matin
adj. - pertaining to morning. matinal, adj. matins, n. morning prayer.

matrass, mattrass
n. - long-necked round-bodied chemical flask; closed glass tube.

matriclinous
adj. - showing inherited characteristics of the female parent. matricliny, n.

matriherital
adj. - pertaining to inheritance in female line. matrilineal, adj. tracing
descent in female line. matrilocal, adj. pertaining to marriage in which
husband goes to reside with wife and her family.
matripotestal, adj. pertaining to mother's power.

matripotestal
adj. - pertaining to maternal control

mattock
n. - pick-like digging tool.

mattoid
n. - a congenitally insane person

maturate
v. - become mature or ripe; cause to suppurate.
maturation, n. maturative, adj.

maturescent
adj. - becoming mature. maturescence, n.

matutinal
adj. - pertaining to or occurring in morning.

matutolagnia
n. - antemerdian sexual desire

matutolypea
n. - getting up on the wrong side of the bed

maulstick
n. - painter's stick for steadying the hand.

maumetry
n. - idolatry

maund
n. - measure of weight in Asia, equivalent of from 25 to 82 lbs.

maunder
n. - incoherent talk

maundy
n. - originally, ceremony of washing of feet of poor by sovereign; modern,
alms-giving by sovereign in its stead. Maundy money, such alms. Maundy
Thursday, Thursday before Easter, on which the ceremony was performed
and the money is distributed.

mauvais
adj. - (fem. -vaise ) bad; wicked. mauvaise foi, 'bad faith'. mauvais quart
d'heure, brief bad or embarrassing experience. mauvais sujet, 'bad or wicked
subject' or person.

mavis
n. - song- or misselthrush.

maximalism
n. - uncompromising adherence to maximum demands, as in trade dispute,
etc. maximalist, n. radical; extremist.

mazarine
adj.,n. - (of) reddish-blue hue.

mazomancy
n. - fortunetelling by a nursing baby

mazophilous
adj. - pertaining to mammary mania

meable
adj. - easily penetrable.

meacock
n. - an effeminate or cowardly man

meatus
n. - passage of the body. meatal, adj.

mechanolater
n. - worshipper of machines. mechanomorphic, adj. having form of machine.
mechanotherapy, n. medical treatment by mechanical means.

mechanomorphism
n. - the doctrine that the universe is fully explicable in mechanistic terms

mechlin
n. - very expensive kind of lace
mecometer
n. - length-measuring instrument. mecometry, n.

meconium
n. - mucoid substance in new-born baby's intestines, excreted as first faeces.

meconology
n. - the study of opium and its effects

meconophagism
n. - opium addiction

medianic
adj. - pertaining to spiritualist medium, or prophet.
medianimic, adj. medianimity, medianity, n.

mediastinum
n. - (pl. -na) chest cavity containing heart.
mediastinal, adj. mediastinitis, n.inflammation of tissue enclosing organs in
mediastinum.

medicaster
n. - a medical quack

megacephalic
adj. - having large head. megacephaly, n.

megacephalous
adj. - having a large head

megachiropteran
adj.,n. - (pertaining to a) fruit bat. megachiropterous, adj.

megadont
adj. - having large teeth.

megalocyte
n. - macrocyte.

megalonisus
n. - a tendency to exaggerate

megalophobia
n. - fear of large things

megalophonous
adj. - high-sounding; having loud voice. megalophonic, adj.

megalophthalmus
n. - state of having large eyes. megalopic, adj. large-eyed; pertaining to
megalops.

megalops
n. - larval stage of crab.

megameter
n. - instrument for finding longitude from stellar observations.

megapod
adj. - having large feet. megapode n. such bird of Australasia, as jungle
fowl, brush turkey, etc.

megaprosopous
adj. - having large face.

megapterine
adj.,n. - (pertaining to a) humpback whale.

megascope
n. - magnifying magic lantern. megascopic, adj. magnified; macroscopic.

megaseism
n. - macroseism.

megatherium
n. - fossil sloth-like animal. megathere, n. megatherian, megatherine,
megatherioid,adj.

megatherm
n. - plant thriving only in tropical heat and moisture. megathermic, adj.

megrim
n. - migraine; whim. megrims, n.pl. low spirits.

mehari
n. - racing dromedary. meharist, n. soldier riding one.
meiosis
n. - rhetorical understatement, or representing something as less or more
minor than it actually is as a form of ironic emphasis

mekometer
n. - kind of range-finder.

melaena
n. - black vomit or bowel discharge. melaenic, adj.

melalgia
n. - pain in limbs.

melampodium
n. - Christmas rose.

melasma
n. - dark patch of skin.

meldometer
n. - instrument for finding melting points.

meleagrine
adj. - pertaining to or like a turkey; belonging to turkey genus of birds.

melic
adj. - pertaining to song; lyric; n. such poetry, especially of ancient Greece.

meliceris, melicera
n. - n. tumour or exudation of honey-like matter. meliceric, melicerous, adj.

melichrous
adj. - honey-colored.

melinite
n. - explosive resembling lyddite.

meliorism
n. - belief that world and humankind tend to grow better.
meliorist, n. melioristic,adj. meliority, n. improved state.

meliphagous
adj. - feeding on honey.

melisma
n. - (pl. -mata ) melody; song; melodic ornamentation. melismatic, adj. in
florid style, especially of singing one syllable on a number of notes.
melismatics, n. such florid singing.

melissophobia
n. - fear of bees

melitaemia, melithaemia
n. - n. presence of excess of sugar in blood.

melittology
n. - study of bees. melittologist, n.

melituria
n. - sugar diabetes. melituric, adj.

mellaginous
adj. - pertaining to or like honey. melleous, adj. like or containing honey.

mellifluent, mellifluous
adj. - a. sweet-sounding; flowing with honey. melliferous, adj. honey-
producing. mellisonant, adj. sweet-sounding. mellivorous, adj. eating honey.

melliloquence
n. - euphonious speech; sweet talk

melologue
n. - recitation with musical accompaniment. melomania, n. mania for music.

melomaniac
n. - a music lover

melongena
n. - egg-plant.

melophonic
adj. - pertaining to music. melopoeia, n. composition of music.

memento mori
n. - 'remember you must die'; n. reminder of death, or of shortness of life.
memoriter
adj. - from memory; by heart.

menacme
n. - the menstruating part of a woman's life

menald
adj. - speckled.

menarche
n. - first appearance of menses.

menceful
n. - polite, considerate

mendaciloquence
n. - lying as a fine art; adroit prevarication

mendacious
adj. - telling lies, especially habitually. mendacity, n.

Mendelian
adj. - pertaining to Gregor Mendel, and his theory of inheritance; n. believer
in his theory. Mendelism, n.

mendicant
n. - beggar; a. begging. mendicity, mendicancy, n .

menhir
n. - upright monolith.

menology
n. - calendar of months; calendar of saints' days.

menorrhagia
n. - excessive bleeding during menstruation. menorrhoea, n. normal
menstrual bleeding. menoschesis, n. temporary suppression of menstruation.
menostaxis, n.abnormally long period.

mens rea
n. - criminal intent, knowledge that an act is wrong.
mensal
adj. - pertaining to or for table; monthly.

menstruum
n. - (pl. -ua) solvent.

mensual
adj. - pertaining to month; monthly.

mentation
n. - cerebration. mentiferous, adj. telepathic.

menticide
n. - brainwashing

mentimutation
n. - change of mind

mentulate
adj. - well hung

mepacrine
n. - synthetic anti-malarial drug formerly called atebrin.

mephitic
phr. - bad-smelling; noxious

mephitis
n. - foul exhalation from earth; stink. mephitic, adj. mephitic air, air devoid
of oxygen. mephitism, n. poisoning by mephitis.

meracious
adj. - unadulterated, full-strength, pure

meraculous
adj. - demi-dirty, slightly filthy

meralgia
n. - neuralgia of thigh.

mercaptan
n. - chemical which smells like garlic
merdivorous
adj. - eating dung

merisis
n. - Biology, growth by cell division. merismatic, adj. dividing into
segments by internal partitions. meristem, n. embryonic plant tissue capable
of growth by division. meristic, adj. divided into segments; pertaining to
number or variation of body parts.

merism
n. - a pairing of contrasted terms to express a totality,and thus form a
synecdoche, e.g. "now and then"

merlon
n. - narrow wall between embrasures in battlements.

merogenesis
n. - segmentation. merogenetic, adj. merogony, n. growth of embryo from
part of egg. meromorphic, adj. fractional. meropia, n. partial blindness.

mésalliance
n. - mistaken marriage; marriage into lower social class.

mesencephalon
n. - midbrain. mesencephalic, adj.

mesentery
n. - membrane enclosing intestines. mesenterial,
mesenteric, adj. mesenteritis, n.inflammation of mesentery

mesial
adj. - middle. mesiad, adv. towards the middle.

mesic
adj. - adapted to conditions with a balanced supply of moisture.

mesocardia
n. - placing of heart in middle of thorax.

mesocephalic
adj. - having medium-sized head. mesocephalus, n. (pl. -li ) such person.

mesochroic
adj. - having color of skin midway between light and dark races.
mesode
n. - part of ode between strophe and antistrophe.

mesodont
n. - with teeth of medium size.

mesognathism
n. - state of having jaws of medium size. mesognathic, mesognathous, adj.

mesology
n. - ecology.

mesoprosopic
adj. - with face of medium width.

mesotherm
n. - plant thriving only in moderate temperature.

messuage
n. - a house and the land around it

metabasis
n. - transition; transfer. metabatic, adj.

metabiosis
n. - reliance by an organism on another to produce favourable environment;
change due to external agency. metabiotic, adj.

metacarpus
n. - hand between wrist and base of fingers. metacarpal, a.; n. bone of the
metacarpus.

metachemistry
n. - speculative or theoretical, or subatomic, chemistry.

metachromatism
n. - change of color.

metachronism
n. - anachronism dating thing later than its correct date.

metachrosis
n. - ability to change color voluntarily.

metage
n. - official measurement; fee paid for something.

metagnomy
n. - divination.

metagnostic
adj. - beyond understanding.

metagraphy
n. - transliteration.

metagrobolize
v. - the mystify

metalepsis
n. - rhetorical device of changing figurative sense by metonymy.
metaleptic(al), a.; Medicine, applied to muscle associated with others in
action.

metallogeny
n. - study of origin of ores. metallogenic, metallogenetic, adj.

metameric
adj. - pertaining to serial segmentation of body; isomeric. metamerism,
metamery,n. metamerous, adj.

metanoia
n. - penitence; spiritual conversion.

metaphony
n. - umlaut. metaphonic(al), adj. metaphonize, v.

metaphrase
n. - literal translation; v.t. translate literally; paraphrase.
metaphrast, n. person putting verse into different metre, or prose into verse.
metaphrastic, adj.

metaplasia
n. - change of one kind of tissue into another.
metaplasm
n. - lifeless matter in cell; Grammar, alteration in spelling of word.
metaplastic,adj. pertaining to metaplasm or metaplasia.

metapolitics
n. - theoretical political study. metapolitical, adj. metapolitician, n.

metasomatosis
n. - Geology, chemical metamorphism. metasomasis,
metasomatism, n.metasomatic, adj.

metastasis
phr. - casual mention of a subject as if it were unimportant; responding to a
person's criticism or insult with a riposte that uses or plays on his or her
words

metasthenic
adj. - having strong hindquarters.

metastrophe
n. - mutual exchange. metastrophic, adj.

metatarsus
n. - foot between ankle and base of toes; instep. metatarsal, a.; n. bone of
metatarsus.

metathesis
n. - (pl. -ses ) transposition of letters or sounds in a word.
metathesize, v.metathetic(al), adj.

metazoa
n. -pl. pl. (sing. -zoon ) all animals except protozoa. metazoal,
metazoic, adj.metazoan, n. & a.

metempiric
adj. - transcending but associated with empirical knowledge.
metempiricism, n.metempirics, n. study of metempiric ideas.

metempsychosis
n. - (pl. -ses ) passage of soul into another body at death.
metempsychose, v.transfer a soul.

metemptosis
n. - omission of day from calendar to correct date of new moon.
metensomatosis
n. - passage into another body of soul after or before death.

metol
n. - coal tar derivative used in developing pictures

metonymy
n. - figurative use of a word for another closely associated with it, especially
of attribute for its subject (as the crown for the sovereign or monarchy).
metonymical, mentonymous, adj.

metopic
adj. - pertaining to forehead. metopomancy, n. divination by face or
forehead.

metoposcopy
n. - judging character by studying the face

metritis
n. - inflammation of womb.

metrology
n. - study of weights and measures. metrological, adj. metrologist,
metrologue, n.

metromania
n. - a mania for writing verse

metronymic
adj.,n. - (name) derived from mother's or ancestress's name; pertaining to
descent in the female line. metronymy, n. metronymic usage.

meuse
n. - gap through which wild animal's track passes.

mezzo-relievo
n. - (carving in) relief between alto-relievo and bas-relief.

mi-carême
n. - Sunday in mid-Lent, a festival day.

micrander
n. - dwarf male plant. micrandrous, adj.

microcephalic, microcephalous
adj. - a. small-headed microcephalism,
microcephaly, n. microcephalus, n. (pl. -li ) such person.

microcephalous
adj. - small-headed

microdont
adj. - with small teeth. microdontism, n. microdontous, adj.

microlipet
n. - someone bothered by trifles

micrology
n. - excessive devotion to minute details; art of using the microscope.

micromania
n. - form of insanity in which patient constantly depreciates himself, or
imagines that he has become very small. micromaniac, n.

microphagous
adj. - feeding on small objects. microphagy, n.

microphyllous
adj. - having minute leaves.

micropodal, micropodous
adj. - n. having extremely small feet.

micropsia
n. - optical defect causing objects to appear smaller than their real size.

micropterous
adj. - having small wings or fins. micropterygious, adj. having small fins.

micropyle
n. - microscopic orifice in plant ovule or female cell. micropylar, adj.

microseism
n. - small earth tremor. microseismic(al), adj. microseismology, n. study of
these. microseismometer, n. instrument measuring these.
microsomatous
adj. - having small body.

microstomatous, microstomous
adj. - a. having small mouth. microstome, n. small opening.

microtherm
n. - plant thriving only in very low temperature. microthermic, adj.

microtia
n. - abnormal smallness of ear.

micrurgy
n. - art of dissecting, etc., under microscope.
micrurgic(al), adj. micrurgist, n.

micturition
n. - urination, especially abnormally frequent. micturate, v.i.

midden
n. - a dunghill

migniard
adj. - dainty, delicate; mincing

miles gloriosus
phr. - 'braggart soldier'.

miliaria
n. - prickly heat. miliary, adj. (characterized by a rash) like millet seeds.

militate
v. -i. be influential, have an effect.

millesimal
adj. - (pertaining to) thousandth part.

milliad
n. - a thousand years.

milliary
adj. - pertaining to miles, especially ancient Roman.
millipore
n. - kind of branching coral. milliporite, n. fossil millipore.

mimesis
n. - imitation, especially in literature and art or by animal of its
surroundings, etc. mimetic, adj. mimetism, n. mimicry.

mimography
n. - representation in writing of language of signs.

minatory
adj. - portending punishment; threatening; menacing

minauderie
n. - coquetry

miniaceous
adj. - having color of red lead. miniate, v. paint with red lead; decorate with
red letters or rubrics; illuminate (manuscripts). miniator, n.

miniate
v. - color with red paint

minify
v. - minimize; diminish the size or importance of.

minikin
adj.,n. - delicate, dainty or affected (person).

minimifidian
adj. - having smallest possible degree of faith. minimifidianism, n.

minimus
n. - a tiny creature

minium
n. - vermilion; red lead.

miniver
n. - unspotted ermine fur; any white fur.

minnesinger
n. - troubadour-like poet of medieval Germany.

minuend
n. - number from which another has to be subtracted.

miosis, myosis
n. - excessive contraction of the pupil of the eye. miotic a. & n. (substance)
causing this.

miothermic
adj. - Geology, pertaining to present temperature conditions.

mirabile dictu
phr. - wonderful to relate

mirador
n. - watch-tower, or other architectural feature with fine view.

mirepoix
n. - sautéed vegetables used as base for braising meat, etc.

mirific(al)
adj. - wonder-working; miraculous.

misandry
n. - dislike of men

misapodysis
n. - hatred of undressing in front of someone

misarchist
n. - a person who hates authority

misdemeanant
n. - person guilty of misdemeanour.

mise en scène
n. - staging, scenery, etc., of play; setting; locality; surroundings.

miserabile dictu
phr. - miserable to relate

miserotia
n. - aversion to sex

misocainia
n. - hatred of anything new or strange, such asnew ideas

misocanpnist
n. - a hater of tobacco smoke

misocapnic
adj. - hating tobacco smoke. misocapnist, n.

misodoctakleidist
n. - one who hates to practice the piano

misogallic
adj. - hating the French.

misogamy
n. - hatred of marriage. misogamic, adj. misogamist, n.

misology
n. - hatred of logical discussion or reason

misoneism
n. - hatred of change or novelty. misoneist, n.

misopedia
n. - hatred of children, esp. one's own

misopolemical
adj. - hating war.

misoscopist
n. - a hater of beauty; a recluse

misosophy
n. - hatred of wisdom

misotheism
n. - hatred of gods or God. misotheist, n.

misotramontanism
n. - a hatred of the unknown
misoxeny
n. - hatred of strangers

misprision
n. - error of omission or commision; misdemeanour; contempt, scorn.
misprise, v.& n. scorn.

mistigris
n. - poker game where the joker is used

mistral
n. - strong cold north wind of S France.

mithridatism
n. - immunity from poison obtained by consuming series of small doses.
mithridatic, adj. mithridatize, v.

mitraille
n. - grape and other small shot. mitrailleur, n. machine-gunner.
mitrailleuse, n.machine-gun.

mitral
adj. - mitre- or bonnet-shaped. mitriform, adj. mitre-shaped.

mittimus
n. - 'we send'; n. writ for committing to prison or removing records to other
court; congé.

mneme
n. - Psychology, persisting effect of memory of past events.
mnemic, adj.mnemist, n.

mnesic
adj. - pertaining to memory. mnestic, adj. pertaining to memory or mneme.

mockado
n. - ancient woollen fabric; inferior material; tawdry.

modena
n. - dark purple color

mogadore
n. - ribbed silk necktie material.

mogigraphia
n. - writers' cramp

mogigraphia, mogigraphy
n. - n., writing only with difficulty. mogilalia,, n. speaking only with
difficulty.

moho
n. - boundary between the crust and upper mantle of the Earth: abbreviation
of Mohorovic discontinuity. mohole, n. borehole into the Earth's crust as far
as the moho.

molimen
n. - strenuous effort or labour.

moliminous
adj. - massive; momentous

molinary
adj. - pertaining to mills or grinding.

mollescent
adj. - softening. mollify, v. soften; appease. mollipilose, adj. downy.
mollities, n.Medicine, softness. mollitious, adj. softening; voluptuous.

moloch
n. - a system or method that requires frightful sacrifice

molossus
n. - verse foot of three long syllables.

molysmophobia
n. - fear of dirt or contamination

Momus
n. - god of ridicule; carping critic; satirist. disciple, son, etc., of Momus,
person continually poking fun.

monachal
adj. - monastic. monachate, n. period of monkhood. monachize, v.i. & t.
become or cause to become a monk or monkish. monachism, n.
monad
n. - unit; atom; microcosmic element underlying reality; God.
monadic, adj.monadism, n. philosophic theory that universe is composed of
such elements.

monandry
n. - marriage to only one man at a time. monandric, monandrous, adj.

monanthous
adj. - single-flowered.

monarticular
adj. - of or affecting only one joint.

monatomic
adj. - having one atom, or only one atom in molecule; univalent.
monatomicity, monatomism, n.

monepic
adj. - comprising one word, or single-worded sentences.

moniliform
adj. - having narrow intervals or joints resembling a string of beads.

monism
n. - philosophical belief that matter, mind, etc., consist of one substance
only, which is the only reality. monist, n. monistic, adj.

monition
n. - caution; warning, especially legal. monitory, a.; n. letter containing a
monition.

monoblepsia, monoblepsis
n. - n. normality of vision with one eye, but confusion when both are used;
color-blindness for all but one color.

monocarpic
adj. - fruiting only once.

monoceros
n. - unicorn; swordfish. monocerous, adj. having one horn only.

monochord
n. - musical instrument with one string; similar apparatus determining
musical intervals; clavichord.

monochronic
adj. - relating to one period of time.

monocline
n. - Geology, single upward band or fold. monoclinal, adj.

monocoque
adj.,n. - (denoting) aircraft structure in which the outer skin carries all or
most of the torsional and bending stresses; (denoting) car structure in which
the body is integral with and shares the stresses with the chassis.

monocotyledon
n. - plant having a single cotyledon. monocotyledonous, adj.

monocracy
n. - autocracy. monocrat, n. monocratic, adj.

monocular
adj. - having, pertaining to, or for one eye only. monoculist,
monoculus, n. one-eyed person. monoculous, adj.

monodont
adj. - one-toothed.

monodrama
n. - play acted by one person only; dramatic account of thoughts of one
person. monodramatic, adj.

monodromic
adj. - uniform in value. monodromy, n.

monody
n. - song on one note or by one voice; dirge; melody.

monodynamic
adj. - having only one power or ability. monodynamism, n. belief in one
force causing all activity.

monoecious
adj. - having male and female organs in same organism, especially having
male and female flowers on same plant. monoecism, n.
monogenesis
n. - singleness of origin; theory that all human beings derive from one man
and woman, or that all life derives from a single cell; asexual reproduction;
development without change of form. monogeneous,, monogenetic,
monogenic, monogenous, adj. monogenism,, monogeny n.

monoglot
adj.,n. - (person) knowing one language only; a. written in one language
only.

monogoneutic
adj. - single-brooded.

monogony
n. - non-sexual reproduction.

monoideism
n. - obsession with a single idea. monoideic, adj. monoideist, n.

monolatry
n. - worship of one god only out of many believed to exist. monolater,
monolatrist,n. monolatrous, adj.

monolingual
adj. - monoglot. monolinguist, n.

monoliteral
adj. - comprising one letter only.

monology
n. - soliloquy; monopoly of the conversation. monologian,
monologist, n.monologic(al), adj. monologize, v.i.

monomachy
n. - duel. monomachist, n.

monomania
n. - insanity on one subject only; obsession to insane degree with one
subject. monomaniac, n. monomaniacal, adj.

monometallism
n. - use of one metal as currency standard; theory advocating this.
monometallist,n.
monomial
adj.,n. - (name or expression) comprising one term only.

monomorphic
adj. - having same form throughout life.
monomorphism, n. monomorphous, adj.

monoousian
adj. - having same substance.

monophagous
adj. - eating one kind of food only. monophagia, monophagism,
monophagy, n.

monophobia
n. - dread of solitude.

monophonous
adj. - representing same sound, as f and ph; giving tones singly.

monophthalmus
n. - congenital absence of one eye. monopthalmic, adj.

monophthong
n. - single vowel sound. monophthongal, adj. monophthongize, v. pronounce
as monophthong.

monophyletic
adj. - derived from one common parental stock. monophyleticism, n.

monoplasmatic
adj. - of one substance. monoplastic, adj. of one form.

monoplegia
n. - paralysis of one part of body only, especially one limb. monoplegic, adj.

monopode
n. - (creature) with one foot, especially such fabulous Ethiopian race.
monopodial, monopodic, monopodous, adj. monopodium, n. (pl. -dia)
Botany, main axis of growth. monopody, n. verse measure of one foot.

monopolylogue
n. - dramatic entertainment with interpretation of many rôles by one person.
monopolylogist, n.
monopsony
n. - market situtation where there is only one buyer for a product.

monopsychism
n. - belief in one universal soul.

monopteros
n. - (pl. - tera) building with single ring of columns supporting a roof.
monopteral,adj.

monoptic(al)
adj. - one-eyed.

monoptote
n. - noun (or adjective) occurring in a single oblique case. monoptotic, adj.

monopyrenous
adj. - applied to single-stoned or single-kernelled fruit.

monorchid
adj. - having one testicle

monoschemic
adj. - using same metrical foot throughout.

monosemy
n. - fact of having only one meaning. monosemous, adj.

monospermous, monospermal
adj. - a. single-seeded. monospermy, n. fertilization of egg by one sperm cell
only.

monothelious
adj. - polyandrous.

monotic
adj. - affecting one ear only.

monotocous
adj. - laying one egg, or bringing forth one young, only.

monotreme
n. - primitive Australian egg-laying mammal, e.g. duck- billed platypus.
monotrematous, adj.

monotrophic
adj. - monophagous.

monozygotic
adj. - developed from one zygote only.

monstrance
n. - Ecclesiastical, vessel for exposing eucharist.

monticle
n. - small hill

mopus
n. - coin which is very small

moquette
n. - thick-piled upholstery fabric or carpet.

mora
n. - (pl. -ae ) unit of metre in prosody, equivalent of one short syllable; Law,
postponement; default.

morbilli
n. - pl. measles. morbillary, morbilliform, adj. like measles. morbillous, adj.

morbus
n. - disease. morbus Gallicus, 'French disease'; syphilis.

morcellate
v. - divide into small portions. morcellation, n.

mordacious
adj. - tending to bite; caustic, sarcastic. mordacity, n.

mordant
adj. - biting; caustic; cutting; sarcastic

mordent
n. - musical device of alternating quickly a tone with another a half-tone
lower.
morel
n. - kind of edible fungus; black night-shade. morello, n. dark-colored
cultivated cherry.

morganatic
adj. - pertaining to or denoting marriage of person of royal blood to person
of inferior rank, by which the latter does not receive the royal spouse's rank
nor do the children inherit his or her titles or property. morganatical, adj.

morganize
v. - do away with secretly; burke.

moriform
adj. - mulberry-shaped.

morigerous
adj. - obedient; obsequious

morology
n. - deliberate nonsense of foolishness for effect

morphogenesis, morphogeny
n. - n. development of morphological characteristics. morphogenetic,
morphogenic, adj.

morphography
n. - morphological description or study. morphographer, n. artist portraying
forms. morphographic(al), adj. morphographist, n.

morphometry
n. - measurement of form. morphometric(al), adj.

morphonomy
n. - morphological biological laws. morphonomic, adj.

morphosis
n. - manner of development. morphotic, adj. pertaining to morphosis or
formation.

morro
n. - rounded hill or headland.
morsal
adj. - pertaining to cutting edge.

morse
n. - walrus.

mortmain
n. - Law, state of being held inalienably by a corporation; v.t. alienate into
corporation's possession.

mortorio
n. - sculpture of the dead Christ.

moschate
adj. - musk-like in odour. moschiferous, adj. producing musk.
moschine, adj.pertaining to musk deer.

mot juste
phr. - the perfect, fitting word or phrase; precisely aptexpression

mot propre
phr. - the correct or necessary word

motatorious
adj. - constantly active

motatory, motarious
adj. - continually moving.

motet
n. - kind of unaccompanied part-song or anthem.

motitation
n. - a quivering moment

motorium
n. - division of nervous system concerned with movement.

motricity
n. - function of movement, especially muscular.

moucharaby
n. - projecting latticed window in Muslim architecture; such balcony of
castle.

mouchard
n. - police spy.

moue
n. - pout; grimace.

mouflon, moufflon
n. - horned wild sheep of Mediterranean islands.

mournival
n. - set of four, especially set of four court cards in one hand.

mousseline
n. - French dress fabric; hollandaise sauce with whipped cream or egg whites
added. mousseline de laine, light woollen fabric. mousseline de soie, gauzy
silk or rayon fabric.

moutonnée
adj. - applied to rocks with rounded outlines like backs of flock of sheep.

moxa
n. - in the practice of acupuncture, compacted shredded leaves or down from
mugwort burned just above the skin or to heat needles used in treatment, as a
tonic or analgesic.

mucedine
n. - mould or mildew fungus. mucedinaceous, mucedineous,
mucedinous, adj.mildew-like.

muchacha
n. - girl; female servant. muchacho, n. boy; manservant.

mucid
adj. - slimy; mouldy, musty.

muciferous
adj. - a. secreting or stimulating secretion of mucus. mucific,
mucigenous, adj.

mucivore
n. - insect feeding on plant juices. mucivorous, adj.
muckna
n. - male elephant lacking, or having only rudimentary, tusks; spurless cock.

mucocele
n. - cyst containing mucus; swelling due to accumulation of mucus.

mucronate
adj. - terminating in sharp point. mucroniferous, adj. mucroniform, adj. like
a sharp point. mucronulate, adj. terminating in small sharp point.
mucronation, n.

muculent
adj. - slimy; like mucus.

mugient
adj. - bellowing, especially like cattle. mugience, mugiency, n.

mugiloid
adj.,n. - (fish) like grey mullet, or belonging to grey mullet family of fishes.
mugiliform, adj.

mulct
v. - to punish by means of a fine

muliebrile
adj. - feminine. muliebrity, n. womanliness; womanhood.
muliebrous, adj.effeminate.

mulierose
adj. - extremely fond of women

mullid
adj.,n. - (fish) like red mullet, or belonging to red mullet family of fishes.

mulse
n. - boiled wine with honey.

multeity
n. - state of being, or thing comprising, many.

multifid
adj. - having many divisions.
multigravida
n. - woman pregnant for at least the third time.

multilinguist
n. - speaker of many languages. multilingual, adj.

multiliteral
adj. - having many letters or unknown quantities.

multilocation
n. - appearance in many places at the same time.

multiloquent
adj. - talkative. multiloquious, multiloquous, adj. multiloquence,
multiloquy, n.

multipara
n. - mother of two or more children. multiparity, n. state of being multipara;
act of giving birth to two or more offspring. multiparous, adj.

multiplicand
n. - number or amount to be multiplied.

multipotent
adj. - having many powers.

multisonous
adj. - producing many or loud sounds. multisonant, adj.

multitarian
adj. - having many forms but one essence.

multivious
adj. - leading in many directions; having many ways.

multivocal
adj. - having many meanings.

multivolent
adj. - not in agreement; not of one mind.

multivoltine
adj. - having many broods in one season.
multum in parvo
phr. - much in little: containing or suggesting much in few words;
holophrastic

multure
n. - miller's fee for grinding corn.

mumchance
adj. - silent; tongue tied; n. obsolete, masquerade.

mummer
n. - actor in folk play; mimer. Mummerset. n. jocular, rustic accent or dialect
for the stage. mummery, n. performance by mummers; empty ceremonial.

mump
v. -i. sulk; be silent; beg. mumper, n. mumpish, adj.

mumpsimus
n. - an erroneous word or spelling that, through long usage, has become
absorbed into the language; an incorrectmanuscript reading blindly adhered
to by some scholar; stubbornadherence to a mistaken verbal form in the face
of correction

mumsy
adj. - old-fashioned; drab.

mundify
v. - cleanse; heal. mundificant, n. & a. mundification, mundifier, n.

mundivagant
n. - wandering over the world

muniments
n. - pl. legal records, as deeds, etc.

munjeet
n. - dye-yielding madder plant of Bengal; dye obtained from its roots.

murage
n. - rate levied for upkeep of city's walls.

murex
n. - (purple dye obtained from) tropical mollusc.

muriate
n. - chloride, especially of potassium. muriated, adj. impregnated with
chloride, especially silver chloride; pickled; briny.
muriatic, adj. hydrochloric.

muricate
adj. - prickly. muriculate, adj. having small prickles.

murine
adj.,n. - (animal) belonging to rats and mice family of rodents.
muriform, adj. like rat or mouse; like courses of bricks.

murrain
n. - plague, especially of cattle.

murrhine
adj. - applied to transparent glassware containing pieces of colored glass; n.
such vase, or one made of valuable stone or porcelain.

musaceous
adj. - Botany, belonging to the banana and plantain family.

musal
adj. - pertaining to poetry or the Muses.

musang
n. - civet-like animal of E Indies.

musard
n. - an absentminded dreamer, or fool

muscae volitantes
n. - 'flying flies'; spots, lines, etc., seen before the eyes, caused by particles
in the vitreous humour of the eye.

muscari
n. - grape hyacinth. muscariform, adj. brush-shaped.
muscarine, n. poisonous alkaloid in fly agaric.

muscarine
n. - poisonous chemical compound found in certain mushrooms
muscicide
n. - substance killing flies.

muscid
adj.,n. - (a member) of the family including the housefly.

muscology
n. - study of mosses. muscoid, muscose, adj. moss-like.
muscologic(al), adj.muscologist, n.

muscovado
n. - unrefined sugar.

musteline
adj.,n. - (animal) belonging to family of animals including otters, badgers,
weasels, mink, etc. mustelinous, adj.

musth
n. - Zoology, state of frenzied sexual excitement.

mutatis mutandis
phr. - the (necessary) changes having been made, or the relevant differences
having been considered

mutic
adj. - Zoology, lacking normal defensive parts, as claws, etc.
muticous, adj.lacking a point.

mutive
adj. - tending to alter. mutivity, n.

myalgia
n. - muscular rheumatism.

myalism
n. - magic cult among W Indian blacks.

mycelium
n. - (pl. -ia), web of spore-bearing filaments of fungi; 'spawn'. mycelial,
mycelian, mycelioid, myceloid, adj.

mycetism
n. - fungus poisoning. mycetoid, mycetous, adj. fungus-like.
mycetophagous, adj.eating fungi.
mycoderma
n. - membrane formed on fermenting liquid; 'mother'; kind of fungus
forming scum on liquid. mycodermic, mycodermatoid, mycodermatous, adj.

mycoid
adj. - fungus-like.

mycology
n. - study of fungi. mycological, adj. mycologist, n.

mycophagous
adj. - eating mushrooms. mycophagist, n. mycophagy, n.

mycteric
adj. - pertaining to cavities of nose. mycterism, n. sneering.

mycterism
n. - derision or sarcasm that is somewhat veiled; subtleor partly concealed
gibe

mydriatic
adj.,n. - (substance) causing dilatation of pupil of eye. mydriasis, n. such
excessive dilatation.

myectopy, myectopia
n. - n. dislocation of muscle.

myelic
adj. - pertaining to spinal cord. myelencephalous, adj. having brain and
spinal cord. myelitis, n. inflammation of spinal cord or marrow of bones.
myelocyte, n.nerve-cell of brain or spinal cord. myeloid, adj. myelic.
myeloma, n. tumour of bone marrow. myelon, n. spinal cord. .

myentasis
n. - surgical stretching of muscle.

myiasis
n. - disease due to flies' larvae in body.

myograph
n. - instrument recording strength of muscular contraction.
myography, n.description of muscles.
myoid
adj. - muscle-like.

myology
n. - study of muscles. myologic(al), adj. myologist, n.

myositis
n. - inflammation of muscles. myositic, adj.

myothermic
adj. - pertaining to heat due to muscular contraction.

myotonia, myotonus, myotony


n. - n. muscular spasm or rigidity.

myoxine
adj. - pertaining to dormice.

myriacanthous
adj. - having many prickles.

myriapod
n. - millepede or centipede. myriapodan, myriapodous, adj.

myringa
n. - ear drum. myringitis, n. inflammation of myringa.

myristicaceous
adj. - like or pertaining to nutmeg tree; belonging to nutmeg family of
plants. myristicivorous, adj. feeding on nutmegs.

myrmecoid
adj. - ant-like. myrmecology, n. study of ants. myrmecophagous, adj. ant-
eating. myrmecophyte, n. plant living in symbiosis with ants.

myrmidon
n. - follower; hireling.

myrtaceous
adj. - belonging to myrtle family of plants. myrtiform, adj. myrtle-like.

mysophobia
n. - dread of dirt. mysophilia, n. unnatural attraction to dirt.
mystacial
adj. - having moustache-like stripe. mystacal, mystacine,
mystacinous, adj.mystax, n. mouth-hairs of insects.

mystagogue
n. - instructor in mystical doctrines or of those being initiated into religious
mysteries. mystagogic, adj. mystagogy, n.

mysticete
n. - Arctic right whale. mysticetous, adj.

mythoclast
n. - destroyer of myths. mythoclastic, adj. mythogony, n. study of myths'
origins. mythography, n. descriptive study or artistic representation, of
myths. mythomania, n. desire or aptitude for telling lies.
mythopoeic, adj. myth-making. mythopoesis, n. composition of myths.

mythomania
n. - compulsively telling lies and believing them

mytilid
n. - mussel. mytiliform, mytiloid, adj.

myxoedema
n. - skin disease, marked by swelling and dryness, due to insufficient thyroid
secretion. myxoedemic, myxoedematoid, myxoedematous, adj.

myxoid
adj. - mucoid. myxoma, n. soft mucoid tumour. myxomatosis, n. fatal
contagious disease of rabbits.

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naevus
n. - small mark on skin; birthmark; tumour of small blood vessel.
naevoid, n. like this.
nagana
n. - tropical disease of cattle transmitted by tsetse fly.

naiad
n. - (pl. -es) water-nymph; fresh- water mussel; aquatic larva of dragonfly.

nanism
n. - state of being a dwarf. nanization, n. art of dwarfing (plants).

nannander
n. - dwarf male plant. nannandrous, adj.

nanocephalous
adj. - having abnormally small head. nanoid, adj. dwarfish.
nanomalous, adj.having abnormally short limbs.

nantle
n. - to fondle

naology
n. - the study of holy buildings

napellus
n. - aconite.

napery
n. - table and other household linen.

napiform
adj. - turnip-shaped.

naprapathy
n. - medical treatment by manipulation of spine, thorax or pelvis.

narceine
n. - narcotic alkaloid found in opium.

narcohypnia
n. - numb feeling experienced on awakening.

narcoma
n. - coma caused by narcotics. narcomatous, adj.
narcotherapy
n. - treatment of mental disturbance by prolonged drug-induced sleep.

narcous
adj. - narcose.

nard
n. - spikenard; ointment made of it. nardine, adj.

narghile
n. - Oriental tobacco pipe in which smoke is drawn through water by a long
tube; hookah; hubble-bubble.

narial, naric
adj. - a. pertaining to nostrils. nariform, adj. nostril-like.
narine, adj. pertaining to nostrils.

narthex
n. - covered entrance way to a church

nasicorn
adj. - having horn(s) on nose; n. rhinoceros. nasicornous, adj.

nasillate
v. -i. speak or sing nasally. nasillation, n.

nasute
adj. - having large nose. nasutiform, adj. nose-like.

natable
adj. - able to float. natability, n.

natant
adj. - swimming or floating.

natation
n. - swimming. natator, n. natatorial, natatory, adj. natatorium, n. ( pl. - ia)
swimming pool.

nates
n. - the buttocks
natricine
adj. - belonging to genus of snakes including grass and water snakes; n. such
snake.

natura naturans
n. - creative nature; Creator; God. natura naturata, created nature.

naturopathy
n. - medical treatment by methods believed to aid nature. naturopath,
naturopathist, n.

naufragous
adj. - causing shipwrecks

naumachy, naumachia
n. - n. mock sea-battle; arena for it.

naupathia
n. - seasickness

nauplius
n. - (pl. -ii ) first larval form of crustacean. nauplial, naupliform,
nauplioid, adj.

navarch
n. - fleet-commander. navarchy, n.

navarin
n. - stew of mutton and vegetables.

navicert
n. - paper declaring a shop isn't smuggling

navicular
adj. - pertaining to or like a boat; n. boat-shaped bone of wrist. naviculoid,
naviform, adj. boat-shaped.

neanic
adj. - young; brephic.

neanilagnia
n. - a yen for nymphets
neanimorphism
n. - looking younger than one's years

nebulaphobia
n. - fear of fog

nebulochaotic
adj. - chaotic, confused

necessitarian
n. - Philosophy, fatalist. necessitarianism, n.

necrogenic, necrogenous
adj. - a. pertaining to or derived from dead bodies.

necrolatry
n. - worship of the dead.

necrology
n. - death-roll; obituary.
necrologic(al), adj. necrologist, n. necrologue, n.obituary.

necromimesis
n. - feigning death; the delusion of being dead

necromorphous
adj. - feigning death.

necrophagous
adj. - feeding on dead bodies.

necrophobia
n. - dread of dead bodies or death. necrophobic, adj.

necrotomy
n. - dissection of dead bodies; removal of necrosed part.
necrotomic, adj.necrotomist, n.

necrotype
n. - extinct creature or species. necrotypic, adj.

nectopod
n. - swimming limb.
necyomancy
n. - fortunetelling by summoning lucifer

nefandous
adj. - unmentionable, unspeakable

nefast
adj. - wicked

negatron
n. - hypothetical atomic particle with mass equal to that of a proton, but with
a negative charge equal to that of an electron.

negus
n. - drink of wine, hot water and spices; title of Abyssinian ruler.

nek
n. - mountain pass.

nekton
n. - swimming creatures of open sea. nektonic, n.

nelipot
n. - someone going barefoot

nemaline
adj. - thread-like.

nematoceran
adj.,n. - (insect) belonging to the suborder of flies including mosquitoes.
nematocerous, adj.

nemophilous
adj. - loving the forest

nemoral
adj. - pertaining to or living in a forest or wood. nemophilous, adj. fond of
forests or woods. nemoricolous, nemoricoline, adj. living in forests or
groves.

nenuphar
n. - white or yellow water-lily.
neoblastic
adj. - pertaining to new growth.

neolatry
n. - worship of novelty. neolater, n.

neologism
n. - a newly coined word or phrase, or a novel expression in increasing
usage; a new meaning for an old word

neomenia
n. - time of new moon. neomenian, adj.

neomnesia
n. - good memory for recent events

neomorphic
adj. - developed suddenly and not inherited. neomorph, n. neomorphism, n.

neonate
n. - new-born child. neonatal, adj. neonatology, n. care and treatment of
neonates.

neonomian
n. - adherent of new law, especially of that of the New Testament.
neonomianism,n.

neophilia
n. - love of novelty and new things, ideas, etc. neophobia, n. dread of the
new.

neophrastic
adj. - pertaining to use of neologisms.

neoplasm
n. - abnormal new growth, especially of tumours.
neoplastic, adj. neoplasty, n.formation of part afresh by plastic surgery.

neorama
n. - view of interior of building.

neossology
n. - study of nestling birds. neossoptile, n. newly hatched bird's downy
feather.

neoteny
n. - indefinite prolongation of period of immaturity; retention of infantile or
juvenile characteristics into adulthood. neotenous, adj.

neoteric
adj. - new; modern; n. such thing. neoterism, n. neologism.
neoterist, n.neoteristic, adj. neoterize, v.

nepenthe
n. - drug destroying sorrow. nepenthes, n. pitcher- plant.

nephalism
n. - teetotalism. nephalist, n.

nepheligenous
adj. - discharging smoke in clouds. nephelognosy, n. observation of clouds.
nepheloid, adj. cloudy. nephelometer, n. instrument measuring cloudiness.
nephelorometer, n. instrument measuring clouds' direction and velocity.
nepheloscope, n. instrument demonstrating formation of clouds.

nephology
n. - study of clouds. nephogram, n. cloud photograph.
nephoscope, n. instrument measuring direction, velocity, etc., of clouds.

nephrectomy
n. - surgical removal of kidney. nephrectomize, v.i. & t.

nephria
n. - Bright's disease. nephric, adj. pertaining to kidneys. nephrism, n. chronic
kidney disease.

nephrite
n. - kind of jade used as charm against kidney disease; kidney stone.

nephritis
n. - inflammation of kidneys. nephritic, adj. pertaining to nephritis or
kidneys; n. person suffering from nephritis.

nephroid
adj. - kidney-shaped. nephrolith, n. stone of the kidney. nephrology, n. study
of kidneys. nephrolysis, n. destruction of tissue of kidneys.
nephropathy, n. kidney disease. nephropexy, n. surgical fixing of floating
kidney. nephroptosis, n. floating kidney. nephrosis, n. degeneration of
kidneys. nephrotomy, n. incision into kidney. nephrotoxic a. poisoning the
kidneys.

nepionic
adj. - very young; at stage immediately following embryo.

nepotation
n. - riotous living

nereid
n. - sea-nymph; sea-centipede.

neritic
adj. - pertaining to shallow coastal waters.

Neronian, Neronic
n. - like Nero, Roman emperor infamous for cruelty and vice. Neronize, v.i.
& t.

nerval
n. - neural; n. ointment for sinews. nervation, n. arrangement of nerves or
veins.

nervus probandi
phr. - the strong point of the proving: crux of theargument

nescient
adj. - lacking or disclaiming knowledge; n. agnostic. nescience, n.

nescient
adj. - uneducated, unaware, ignorant, and stupid

nesiote
adj. - living on an island.

nestitherapy
n. - medical treatment by reducing food taken.

netsuke
n. - kind of carved button of wood, ivory, bone, etc.
nettling
v. - to irritate; vex; annoy

neurasthenia
n. - nervous debility or breakdown. neurasthenic, n. & a.

neurergic
adj. - pertaining to nerve action.

neuric
adj. - pertaining to or having nerves.

neurilemma
n. - outer nerve sheath. neurilemmal, neurilemmatic,
neurilemmatous, adj.neurilemmitis, n. inflammation of nerve sheath.

neurine
n. - poison arising in decaying flesh.

neurogram
n. - modification in nerve structure to which memory is due. neurogrammic
a. neurography, n. formation of neurograms; descriptive neurology.

neuroleptic
adj. - capable of having an effect on the brain, especially tranquillising; n.
such drug.

neurolysis
n. - disintegration of nerve substance; surgical liberation of nerve.

neuroma
n. - nerve tumour. neuromatous, adj. neuromatosis, n.

neuromimesis
n. - imitation of symptoms of disease by neurotic person. neuromimetic, adj.

neuropterous
adj. - pertaining or belonging to insect order including lace-wing flies.
neuropteran, neuropteron (pl. - ra), n. such insect. neuropterist, n. student of
these insects. neuropterology, n. study of such.

neurypnology
n. - study of hypnotism and of sleep.
neuston
n. - minute organisms on the surface film of open water; ecosystem of
surface film.

névé
n. - grainy snow in the process of becoming glacial ice.

newel
n. - post at foot or head of stairs, or about which spiral staircase turns.

nexus
n. - bond; tie; interconnected group.

niblick
n. - iron-headed golf club with steeply angled face, for playing out of
bunkers.

niccolic, niccolous
adj. - of nickel.

nicolo, niccolo
n. - blue-black variety of onyx.

nicotian
n. - tobacco-user.

nictitate
v. - to wink

nidatory
adj. - pertaining to nests. nidicolous, adj. living in nests. nidificate, nidify,
v.i. construct nest. nidifugous, adj. leaving nest at early stage.
nidology, n. study of nests. nidulant, adj. nestling. nidus, n. (pl. -di ) nest;
place of breeding or origin.

nidorous
adj. - smelling like burning or decaying animal matter

niello
n. - (pl. -li ) black alloy used to fill engraved designs on metal; work or
object decorated with this; v.i. decorate with this. niellist, n.

nigrescent
adj. - becoming or somewhat black. nigrescence, n. nigrine, adj. black.
nigrities,n. unusually dark coloring. nigritude, n. blackness. nigrous, adj.

nihil ad rem
phr. - nothing to the matter: irrelevant

nihil obstat
phr. - nothing stands in the way: in roman catholocism,certification by an
examining censor that a book containsnothing contrary to church doctrine in
faith and morals;seal of approval

nikhedonia
n. - the pleasure received from anticipating success

nimiety
n. - excess, redundancy, superfluity, pleonasm

nimious
adj. - extravagant

nimptopsical
adj. - drunk

nippitatum
n. - exceptionally good and strong ale

nisus
n. - effort, especially to evacuate faeces; desire, especially sexual of birds.

nitid
adj. - shining.

nitre
n. - saltpetre (potassium nitrate). cubic nitre, sodium nitrate. nitrate, n. salt of
nitric acid; v.t. treat with nitric acid. nitric, adj. nitrify, v. nitrophilous a.
flourishing in soil rich in nitrogen. nitrophyte, n. nitrophilous plant.
nitrous, adj.

nival
adj. - marked by, or living in, snow.

nivellate
v. - level. nivellation, nivellator, n.
niveous
adj. - snowy. nivosity, n.

nix
n. - (fem. -ie) water sprite.

nizam
n. - title of former ruler of Hyderabad; Turkish soldier.

nobiliary
adj. - pertaining to nobility. nobiliary particle, preposition indicating
nobility, e.g. de (French) or von (German).

nocent
adj. - harmful; criminal.

noctambulant
adj. - walking by night or in one's sleep. noctambulation,
noctambulism, n.noctambulist, n. sleep-walker. noctambulous, adj.

noctidiurnal
adj. - comprising one day and night.

noctiflorous
adj. - flowering at night.

noctiluca
n. - (pl. -cae) luminescent sea creature. noctilucal,
noctilucent, adj. luminescent (applied to living organisms only).
noctilucence, n. noctilucous, adj. shining at night; luminescent.

noctivagant
adj. - wandering about at night. noctivagation, n. noctivagous, adj.

noctivagation
n. - wandering around at night

noctovision
n. - transmission by infra-red rays of image of object invisible through
darkness.

noctuid
n. - night-flying moth.
nocturia
n. - abnormal urination at night.

nocuous
adj. - harmful.

nodus
n. - (pl. -di ) crucial or difficult point; knot.

noegenesis
n. - production of new knowledge. noegenetic, adj.

noesis
n. - pure knowledge; cognition. noetic, n. & a. noetics, n. laws of logic.

noggin
n. - small cup or quantity; gill.

nogging
n. - masonry or brickwork between wooden frame.

noisette
n. - small thick round slice of boneless meat, especially lamb; hazelnut
(chocolate).

nolition
n. - unwillingness.

nolle prosequi
n. - 'to be unwilling to prosecute'; withdrawal of suit by plaintiff.

nomial
n. - single term.

nomic
adj. - customary; conventional; n. such non-phonetic spelling.

nominalism
n. - Philosophy doctrine that universal terms and abstractions are mere
names and have no reality. nominalist, n.

nomism
n. - acceptance of moral law as basis of conduct. nomistic, adj.
nomocracy
n. - government based on legal system.

nomogenist
n. - believer in non-miraculous origin of life.
nomogenous, adj. nomogeny, n.

nomography
n. - drafting of laws; treatise on this. nomographer, n. nomographic(al), adj.

nomology
n. - science of law. nomological, adj. nomologist, n.

nomothetic
adj. - legislative; based on law. nomothetes, Greek n. pl. -tai ) law-giver.

non est disputandum


phr. - it is not to be disputed

non possumus
phr. - a statement of inability to do something

nonage
n. - state of being under age.

nonan
n. - happening on the ninth day

nonfeasance
n. - failure to perform an act or obligation.

nonparous
adj. - having not given birth to any offspring.

nonsuit
n. - Law, judge's dismissal of suit when plaintiff fails to show good cause or
produce evidence; v.t. dismiss a suit thus.

noology
n. - study of intuition and reason

nopal
n. - prickly pear; cochineal fig.

nordcaper
n. - right whale.

normocyte
n. - red blood corpuscle.

nosism
n. - use of 'we' in speaking of oneself; conceit or self-exultation by a group

nosocomial
adj. - (of a disease) contracted in hospital.

nosology
n. - classification of diseases. nosography, n. descriptive nosology.
nosomania, n.delusion of suffering from imaginary disease.
nosophobia, n. morbid dread of disease.

nostology
n. - study of senility. nostologic, adj.

nostopathy
n. - morbid fear of returning to familiar places. nostomania, n. abnormally
strong desire to return to familiar places; longing for one's home.

nostrificate
v. - to accept as one's own

nostrification
n. - acceptance of foreign university degrees as equal with native.

notabilia
n. -pl. things worth noting.

notacanthous
adj. - spiny-backed.

notal
adj. - dorsal. notalgia, n. pain in back.

notandum
n. - (pl. -da) thing to be noted.
nothosaur
n. - plesiosaurus-like fossil reptile. nothosaurian, n. & a.

nothosonomia
n. - calling someone a bastard

nothous
adj. - spurious; bastard.

notochord
n. - backbone-like series of cells in lowest vertebrates. notochordal, adj.

notornis
n. - domestic-fowl-like bird of New Zealand

noumenon
n. - an object implied by intuition rather than evidence,opposite of
phenomenon

nous
n. - pure intellect; reason; commonsense.

novenary
adj. - pertaining to or consisting of nine; n. set of nine. novendial, n. & a.
(festival) lasting nine days. novennial, adj. happening every ninth year.

novercal
adj. - pertaining to stepmother.

novolescence
n. - state of being new or up to date.

noxal
adj. - noxious; pertaining to damage.

noyade
n. - drowning, especially of many persons together as form of execution.

nubia
n. - cloud; lady's fleecy head-wrap. nubilate, v. obscure.

nubilate
v. - to obscure

nubilous
adj. - cloudy; vague.

nucal
adj. - of nuts.

nucha
n. - nape of neck

nuciferous
adj. - yielding nuts. nuciform, adj. nut-shaped. nucivorous, adj. nut- eating.

nuclide
n. - an atom of specified atomic number and mass number.

nudicaudate
adj. - with hairless tail. nudicaulous. a. with leafless stems.
nudiflora, adj.flowering before leaves appear. nudiflorous, adj. with naked
flowers. nudiped n. & a. (animal) with naked feet.

nudis verbis
phr. - in naked words

nudiustertian
adj. - pertaining to the day before yesterday

nugacious
adj. - unimportant. nucity, n. triviality; futility. nugae, (Latin) n.pl. trifles.

nugatory
adj. - worthless, trifling, of no consequence

nullibist
n. - person denying soul's existence in space.

nullifidian
adj. - skeptical

nulliparous
adj. - pertaining to a woman who has borne no children.
numbles
n. - edible deer innards

numen
n. - (pl. -mina) local or presiding divinity; god in human form.
numinism, n. belief in numina. numinous, adj. pertaining to numina; awe-
inspiring; supernatural.

nummamorous
adj. - money-loving

nummary
adj. - pertaining to coin. nummiform, adj. coin-shaped.

nummular(y)
adj. - nummary; nummiform. nummulite, n. coin-like fossil shell.

nuncio
n. - papal envoy. nunciate, n. messenger. nunciative, adj. bearing messages.
nunciature, n. office of nuncio.

nuncupate
v. declare verbally; dedicate. nuncupation, n. nuncupator, n. nuncupative,
nuncupatory, adj. oral; not written down; designative.

nundinal
n. - one of first eight letters of alphabet, indicating day of week in ancient
Rome; a. pertaining to such; pertaining to market or market-day.
nundination, n. trading. nundine, n. market-day, held in ancient Rome every
eighth day.

nunting
adj. - of clumsy and awkward appearance

nuque
n. - nape.

nutation
n. - nodding; such motion of earth's axis. nutant, adj. nodding or drooping.
nutal,adj.

nutrice
n. - nurse. nutricial, adj.
nychthemer(on)
n. - period of one night and day. nychthemeral, adj.

nychthemeron
n. - a twenty-four-hour period

nyctalopia
n. - condition of seeing poorly at night or in partial darkness, while day sight
is normal; erroneously, the opposite condition. nyctalope, n. person suffering
from this. nyctalopic, adj.

nyctophobia
n. - dread of darkness.

nycturia
n. - nocturia.

nylghau, nylghai
n. - nilgai.

nymphitis
n. - inflammation of inner lips of vulva. nympholepsy, n. emotional frenzy,
especially desire for the unattainable. nympholept n.
nymphomania, n. sexual mania in female. nymphomaniac, adj. & n.
nymphotomy, n. Medicine, removal of inner lips of vulva.

nympholepsy
n. - trance incurred by erotic daydreams

nystagmus
n. - involuntary lateral movement of the eyeballs. nystagmic, adj.

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obambulate
v. - to walk about, wander
obbligato
adj. n. - Music, accompanying, or accompaniment, by solo instrument other
than piano.

obdormition
n. - numbness or 'going to sleep' of a limb, etc.

obdurate
adj. - obstinate; hard-hearted. obduracy, n.

obeisance
n. - bow or curtsey; paying of homage. obeisant, adj.

obelize
v. - mark with obelus; especially to mark as spurious.

obelus
n. - (pl. obeli ), mark of reference signifying spurious passage in manuscript,
etc.

obganiate
v. - to irritate with reiteration

obiter dictum
n. - (pl. obiter dicta) 'thing said in passing'; casual or incidental remark or
opinion.

objicient
n. - objector.

objurgate
v. - rebuke; scold. objurgation, n. objurgatory, adj.

objurgation
n. - an earnest denunciation, rebuke, or scolding; harsh criticism

oblate
adj.,n. - dedicated (person); a. Geometry, flattened at poles.
oblation, n. offering; sacrifice. oblational, adj.

oblatrate
n. - to snarl at, inveigh against
oblectation
n. - delight, pleasure

oblocution
n. - interruption

obloquy
n. - abuse; disgrace. oblocutor, n. one who denies or disputes.

obnubilation
n. - beclouding or obscuring; obfuscation

obreption
n. - attempt to obtain ecclesiastical dispensation, etc., fraudulently.
obreptitious,adj. performed in underhand fashion.

obreption
n. - creeping up on

obrogate
v. - alter (law) by passing new law. obrogation, n.

obscurantism
n. - prevention of enlightenment. obscurantic, adj. obscurantist, n.

obscurum per obscurius


phr. - explaining the obscure by means of the more obscure

obsecrate
v. - beseech. obsecration, n.

obsecrations
n. - entreaties

obsidional, obsidionary
adj. - pertaining to siege.

obsolagnium
n. - waning sexual desire due to age

obstipation
n. - complete constipation.
obstriction
n. - obligation.

obstrobogulous
adj. - a vehement oath of expansive meaning

obstruent
adj.,n. - Medicine, blocking up body passage. Phonetics/Linguistics, sound
characterized by obstruction of the airstream: a plosive, fricative, or
affricate.

obtenebrate
v. - darken; cast shadow over.

obtest
v. - beseech; invoke; adjure. obtestation, n.

obtrude
v. - thrust (oneself) forward in an annoying way; thrust (something) out or
forward. obtrusive, adj. obtrusion, n.

obtruncate
v. - behead. obtruncation, n.

obtund
v. - blunt; dull. obtundent, n. & a. (drug) dulling pain.

obturate
v. - stop up, especially obturation, obturator, n.

obumbrate
adj. - obsolete darkened; hidden under a projection. obumbrant, adj. over-
hanging.

obvallate
adj. - walled in.

obvention
n. - casual or occasional happening or gift.

obvert
v. - turn; alter. obversion, n.
obvolute
adj. - over-lapping; twisted. obvolution, n.

occamy
n. - alloy imitating silver or gold.

occiput
n. - back of head. occipital, a.; n. such bone.

ocellus
n. - (pl. -li small eye; eye-like colored spot.
ocellar, adj. ocellated, adj. bearing ocelli. ocellation, n.

oche
n. - mark on floor behind which darts player must stand.

ochlesis
n. - unhealthy condition due to over-crowding.

ochlocracy
n. - mob rule

ocracy
n. - government.

octactinal
adj. - eight-rayed.

octad
n. - group of eight.

octamerous
adj. - having its parts in eights.

octameter
n. - verse-line of eight feet.

octant
n. - eighth part of circle (45°); angle-measuring instrument with that arc.

octapla
n. - multilingual book in eight texts, especially part of Bible.
octapody
n. - octameter.

octarchy
n. - government by eight persons; alliance of eight independent
governments.

octastich
n. - poem or stanza of eight lines.

octateuch
n. - series of eight books; first eight books of Old Testament.

octavo
n. - book size: foolscap octavo, 63/4 x 41/4 in; crown octavo, 71/2 x 5 in;
large crown octavo, 8 x 51/4 in; demy octavo, 83/4 x 55/8 in; medium
octavo, 91/2 x 6 in; royal octavo, 10 x 61/4 in; super royal octavo, 101/4 x
67/8 in; imperial octavo, 11 x 71/2 in (abbr. 8vo.).

octennial
adj. - happening in every eighth year; lasting eight years.

octodecimo
n. - book size. demy octodecimo, 53/4 x 33/4 in (abbr. 18mo.).

octonary
adj. - pertaining to or consisting of eight; in groups of eight; n. stanza of
eight lines.

octoploid, octaploid
adj. - eight-fold; having eight times basic number of chromosomes; n. such
cell.

octosyllable
n. - verse line or word of eight syllables. octosyllabic, adj.

octroi
n. - trading privilege; concession; monopoly; tax on goods imported into
town, and place where it is collected.

ocular
adj. - pertaining to eyes; visual. oculate, adj. having eyes.
oculist, n.opthalmologist. oculus, n. Architecture, any eye-like feature,
especially window.
odium
n. - hatred; reproach. odious, adj. hateful, repugnant.

odium aestheticum
phr. - the bitterness of aesthetical controversy

odium scholasticum
phr. - acrimony between scholars or pedants; academic quibbling

odium theologicum
phr. - bitter hatred between rival theologians

odograph
n. - instrument recording distance travelled, especially by pedestrian.
odometer, n.

odorivector
n. - substance causing odour.

oecist
n. - colonist.

oeil-de-boeuf
n. - (pl. oeils-de-boeuf) round or oval window.

oeillade
n. - glance, ogle.

officinal
adj. - used in medicine, art or industry; stocked by pharmacists; n. such drug.

ogdoad
n. - eight; group of eight.

ogee
n. - moulding with S-shaped section; a. S-shaped. ogee arch, pointed arch
with ogee curve on either side.

ogham, ogam
n. - ancient British alphabet of notches; character of ogam. ogamic, adj.

ogive
n. - pointed arch; vault's diagonal rib. ogival, adj.

oikofugic
n. - obsessive wandering

oikonisus
n. - urge to start a family

olamic
adj. - infinite, eternal

oleaster
n. - yellow-flowered, olive-like shrub of S Europe; erroneously, wild olive.

olecranon
n. - projecting bone of elbow; 'funny-bone'. olecranal, adj.

oleic
adj. - pertaining to or derived from oil. oleiferous, adj. oil-producing.

olent
adj. - archaic, fragrant.

oleograph
n. - lithographic reproduction of oil painting. oleography, n.

oleometer
n. - oil hydrometer; instrument measuring amount of oil in substance.

oleraceous
adj. - potherb-like; edible.

olet lucernam
phr. - it smells of the lamp: describing something written that is belabored or
overwrought

olid
adj. - evil-smelling.

oligochronometer
n. - instrument measuring very short time intervals.

oligocythaemia
n. - deficiency of red corpuscles in blood.

oligodontous
adj. - having few teeth.

oligodynamic
adj. - pertaining to effect of small quantities; having effect in small
quantities only.

oligomycin
n. - antibiotic used against plant fungi.

oligophagous
adj. - eating a few sorts of food only.

oligophrenia
n. - feeble-mindedness

oligopoly
n. - market dominated by a few producers.

oligosyllable
n. - word of few syllables.

olisbos
n. - a dildo

olitory
adj. - archaic, pertaining to pot-herbs or kitchen garden.

olivet
n. - artificial pearl; olive grove; Mount of Olives.

ollapod
n. - pharmacist

omasum
n. - (pl. omasa) third stomach of ruminants. omasitis, n. inflammation of
omasum.

ombibulous
adj. - drinking everything
ombrology
n. - study of rain. ombrograph, n. recording ombrometer.
ombrometer, n. rain gauge. ombrophile, n. plant flourishing in extremely
rainy conditions. ombrophobe,n. plant thriving only in desert conditions.

omentum
n. - (pl. omenta) fold of the peritoneum. great omentum, fat-filled sac
covering small intestines. lesser omentum, omentum joining stomach with
liver. omental,adj.

omneity
n. - state of including all things. omnes, Latin n. pl. 'all (persons)'.
omniana, n.scraps of information of every kind.

omnicompetent
adj. - legally competent in all matters. omnifarious, adj. of all kinds.
omnific, omnificent, adj. creating all things. omnify, v. make large or
universal. omnigenous,adj. of all kinds. omnipotent, adj. all-powerful.
omnipresent, adj. present everywhere. omniscient, adj. knowing everything.
omnium, n. Commerce, total of parts of fund or stock. omnium
gatherum, n. miscellaneous collection, especially of persons.
omnivorous, adj. feeding on all kinds of food.

omnilegent
adj. - reading or having read everything; having encyclopedic curiosity and
knowledge

omodynia
n. - pain in shoulder.

omophagy, omophagia
n. - eating of raw flesh. omophagic, omophagous, adj.

omoplate
n. - shoulder blade.

omphalomancy
n. - predicting the number of children a mother will bear by counting the
knots in her first-born's umbilical cord

omphalos
n. - (pl. -li) navel; central point. omphaloskepsis, n. meditation while gazing
at one's navel. omphalic, adj. omphaloid, adj. like a navel.
omphaloskepsis
n. - contemplation of the navel for the purpose of obtaining philosophic calm

onager
n. - (pl. -gri ) wild ass of Asia. onagraceous, adj. belonging to evening
primrose family of plants.

onanism
n. - masturbation. onanist, n. onanistic, adj.

ondatra
n. - musk-rat.

ondograph
n. - instrument measuring variations in wave formation of electric current.
ondogram, n. record of ondograph ondoscope, n. instrument showing such
wave form.

ondoyant
adj. - wavy.

oneirataxia
n. - inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality

oneiric
adj. - having to do with dreams

oneirocritic
n. - someone who interprets dreams

oniochalasia
n. - buying as a means of mental relaxation

oniomania
n. - mania for making purchases. oniomaniac, n.

onomancy
n. - divination from letters of a name.

onomasiology
n. - branch of semantics dealing with related words and their meanings.

onomastic
adj. - pertaining to or consisting of names; applied to autograph signature in
one hand on document written in another. onomastics n. pl. study of proper
names. onomasticon n. vocabulary of proper names. onomatology, n. science
of names. onomatomania, n. irresistible desire to repeat certain words
continually, especially words of something to be remembered.

onomatomania
n. - preoccupation with words and names

onomatophobia
n. - fear of hearing a certain word

onomatopoeia
n. - the forming of or use of a word that imitates in sound what it denotes;
use of imitative or echoic words

ontogeny, ontogenesis
n. - life history of individual organism. ontogenetic, ontogenic, adj.

onus probandi
phr. - the burden of proof

onychia, onychitis
n. - inflammation of root or side of nail. onychauxis, n. hypertrophy of nails.
onychoid a. fingernail-like. onychophagia, n. nail-biting.
onychosis, n. disease of nail.

onyxis
n. - ingrowing nail.

oogamete
n. - female gamete. oogenesis, n. egg-formation.
oogamous, adj. heterogamous.

ooid(al)
adj. - egg-shaped.

oolite
n. - limestone comprising small egg-like grains. oolitic, adj.

oology
n. - collection and study of birds' eggs. oologic(al), adj. oologize, v.i. search
for birds' eggs. oologist, n.
oometer
n. - egg-measuring instrument.

ooscope
n. - instrument for examining interior of egg.

oosperm
n. - fertilized egg. oospore, n. spore arising from fertilized egg cell.

ootheca
n. - firm-walled egg-case of some molluscs and insects.

opeidoscope
n. - instrument showing sound vibrations by vibrating mirror.

operculum
n. - (pl. -s or -la) lid-like organ, as of moss capsule and mollusc shell; fish's
gill cover. opercular, adj. operculate, adj.

operon
n. - group of genes operating as a unit.

operose
adj. - requiring effort; working hard.

ophelimity
n. - the ability to please (sexually)

ophiasis
n. - baldness in wavy bands.

ophic
adj. - pertaining to serpents. ophism, n. snake-worship.

ophicleide
n. - bass bugle-like keyed brass musical instrument.
ophicleidean, adj.ophicleidist, n.

ophidian
adj.,n. - (reptile) belonging to order of reptiles including snakes; like snakes.
ophidioid, adj. snake-like. ophiolog ,n. study of snakes.
ophiomorphic, adj.snake-shaped.
ophthalmia
n. - inflammation of eye. ophthalmic, adj. pertaining to eye.
ophthalmology, n.study of eye and its diseases.
ophthalmometer, n. instrument for measuring eye, especially for
astigmatism. ophthalmoplegia, n. paralysis of ocular muscles.
ophthalmoscope n. instrument for examining inner eye.

ophthalmophobia
n. - fear of being stared at

opiparous
adj. - sumptuous

opisometer
n. - instrument measuring curved lines.

opisthenar
n. - back of hand. opisthognathous, adj. with receding jaws.
opisthograph, n.ancient tablet or manuscript bearing writing on both sides.
opisthosomal, adj.pertaining to posteriors.

opopanax
n. - aromatic gum resin formerly used in medicine; now used in perfume and
some incenses.

oppidan
adj. - pertaining to town; n. town-dweller; student at Eton boarding in the
town.

oppilate
v. - Medicine, stop up. oppilation, n. oppilative, adj.

oppilations
n. - obstructions

oppugn
v. - call in question; deny; resist; conflict with. oppugnant, adj. hostile,
combative.

oppugnant
adj. - opposing; antagonistic; contrary

opsablepria
n. - inability to look someone in the eye
opsablepsia
n. - not looking into another's eyes

opsimath
n. - mature student; late learner.

opsonin
n. - substance of blood serum making bacteria vulnerable to phagocytic
action.

optative
adj. - Grammar, (mood) expressing wish.

optogram
n. - image fixed on retina. optometry, n. measuring range of vision; eye-
testing. optophone, n. instrument enabling blind to read by transforming
light into sound. optotypes, n. pl. varying-sized print for eye-testing.

opuscule
n. - a minor composition or work

orache
n. - plant of the goosefoot family, especially one grown as a vegetable.

oracular
adj. - like an oracle; sententious; prophetic; ambiguous.

orant
n. - representation of a praying figure.

orarian
adj.,n. - (dweller) of the seashore.

oratio obliqua
phr. - indirect speech: reported speech, or relatingby another that is modified
and indirect

oratio recta
phr. - straight speech: actual or direct speech

orbicular
adj. - spherical; circular. orbiculate, adj. orbiculation, n.
orbific
adj. - world-creating.

orchesis
n. - art of dancing in Greek chorus.

orchidaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like an orchid; exceptionally beautiful; ostentatious;
gaudy.

orchidectomy
n. - castration

orchitis
n. - inflammation of testicles. orchidectomy, n. removal of testicle(s).

ore rotundo
phr. - with a round mouth: eloquently, with considered emphasis

oread
n. - mountain nymph.

orectic
adj. - pertaining to desires and their satisfaction. orexis, n. mental desire;
effort.

orfe
n. - small yellow fish kept in aquariums.

organum, organon
n. - logical system or method for investigating phenomena.

orgulous
adj. - proud and haughty; swelling

oriel
n. - projecting window or part of building containing window.

oriflamme
n. - royal red banner; battle standard.

oriform
adj. - mouth-shaped.

orismology
n. - the science of defining or explaining technical terms

orison
n. - short prayer

orlop
n. - ship's lowest deck.

ormolu
n. - type of brass that looks like gold

ornis
n. - avifauna.

orobathymetric
adj. - pertaining to map showing sea depths or submerged heights.

orogeny, orogenesis
n. - formation of mountains. orogenic, adj.

orograph
n. - machine recording heights and distances traversed.
orographic, adj. showing heights. orography, n. study of mountains.

orology
n. - study of mountains. orometer, n. barometer showing height above sea-
level.

orotund
adj. - using high-flown language; speaking or singing clearly and strongly.
orotundity, n.

orphic
adj. - mystic, oracular; pertaining to Orpheus.

orphrey
n. - gold-embroidered band on ecclesiastical robes.

orpiment
n. - yellow compound of arsenic, used as pigment, etc.
orpine
n. - kind of stone-crop; British, livelong; American, live-forever.

orrery
n. - moving model of solar system.

orris
n. - kind of iris, and its rootstock used in perfumery, medicine, etc.

orthodromy, orthodromics
n. - navigation by great circle.

orthoepy
n. - correct pronunciation; study of pronunciation.
orthoepic, adj. orthoepist, n.

orthogenesis
n. - (belief that) biological variation results in new species, always along
same path; belief that the development of civilization always proceeds in
same way. orthogenetic, adj. orthogenic, adj. pertaining to correction of
children's mental defects.

orthognathism
n. - state of having straight jaws. orthognathous, adj. orthognathy, adj.

orthograde
adj. - walking with the body upright.

orthometopic
adj. - having vertical forehead.

orthopnoea
n. - ability to breathe in upright position only.

orthopraxy
n. - correct action.

orthopsychiatry
n. - preventive psychiatry for young people.

orthopterous
adj. - pertaining or belonging to insect order including grasshoppers,
crickets, etc. orthopteran, n. & a. orthopterist, n. student of insects.
orthopteron, n. such insect.

orthoptic
adj. - pertaining to correct vision.

orthosis
n. - correction of neurotic state.

orthostatic
adj. - pertaining to erect or standing position. orthotic, adj.

orthotonus
n. - spasmic bodily rigidity due to tetanus.

orthotropism
n. - vertical growth. orthotropic, adj.

ortolan
n. - kind of bunting (bird) esteemed as food.

orts
n. - Archaic, crumbs, scraps.

oryctognosy
n. - mineralogy. oryctognostic(al), adj. oryctology, n. mineralogy.

oryzivorous
adj. - rice-eating.

os
n. - (pl. ossa ) bone; (pl. ora ) mouth.

oscillometer
n. - instrument measuring ship's rollings, etc.; instrument measuring blood
pressure variations. oscillometric, adj.

oscine
adj. - (bird) belonging to sub-order of birds including singing birds.

oscitance, oscitancy
n. - yawning; sleepiness; dullness. oscitant, adj. oscitation, n.
osculate
v. -i. make contact; coincide; jocular, kiss. osculant, osculatory,
oscular, adj.pertaining to mouth or kissing. osculation n.

osmatic
adj. - relying on smell for orientation. osmesis, n. act of smelling.
osmics, n. study of sense of smell. osmidrosis, n. secretion of strong-
smelling perspiration.

osophy
n. - belief or doctrine; ism.

osphresis
n. - sense of smell. osphretic, adj.

osseous
adj. - bony. ossicle, n. small bone, especially of ear.

ossifrage
n. - lammergeier; osprey.

ossuary
n. - charnel-house.

osteal
adj. - pertaining to or like bone. osteitis, n. inflammation of bone.
ostosis, n. bone formation.

ostiary
n. - door-keeper, especially of church.

ostinato
n. - recurring musical phrase.

ostiole
n. - small orifice, pore.

ostreiform
adj. - oyster-shaped or -like. ostreiculture, n. oyster-breeding.
ostreoid, adj.oyster-like. ostreophagous, adj. oyster-eating.

otacoustic
adj.,n. - (instrument) aiding hearing.
otalgia
n. - earache. otalgic, n. & a. (curative) of earache.

otiant
adj. - idle; resting.

otic
adj. - pertaining to the ear. otitis, n. inflammation of the ear.
otolith, n. concretion or "stone' of ear. otology, n. study of ear and its
diseases. otorhinolaryngology, otolaryngology, n. study of ear, nose and
throat. otoscope, n. instrument for examining ear. otosclerosis, n. growth of
new bone in inner ear, leading to deafness. otosis, n. mishearing of speech.

otiose
adj. - futile, functionless, sterile, idle

oubliette
n. - dungeon with entrance in roof.

outrecuidance
n. - egomania; gross conceit

outrooper
n. - an auctioneer

overweening
adj. - arrogantly excessive.

ovicide
n. - substance killing eggs, especially of insects. ovicidal, adj.

oviduct
n. - passage conveying eggs to exterior or place of fertilization; Fallopian
tube. oviductal, oviducal, adj.

ovine
adj. - pertaining to or like sheep; n. such animal. oviform, adj. sheep- or egg-
like.

oviparous
adj. - producing offspring in eggs. ovipositor, n. insect's tube-like organ for
depositing eggs. oviparity, n.

ovopyriform
adj. - between pear-shaped and egg-shaped.

ovoviviparous
adj. - producing offspring in eggs that hatch within parent's body.
ovoviviparity, n.

oxalidaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like wood sorrel (plant); belonging to wood sorrel
family of plants. oxalic, adj. of or from wood sorrel; oxalic acid, poisonous
acid used in dyeing, etc.

oxhoft
n. - measurement of approximately 57 gallons

oxyacanthous
adj. - with sharp thorns. oxyaesthesia, n. extreme acuteness of sensation.
oxyaphia, n. sensitivity of touch sense. oxyblepsia, n. keen-sightedness.
oxygeusia, n. extreme sensitivity of taste sense.

oxyopia
n. - abnormal keen-sightedness. oxyosphresia, n. extreme sensitivity of smell
sense. oxyphonia, n. shrillness of voice. oxyrhinch, adj. sharp- nosed.
oxytocia, n.quickness of child-birth. oxytocic, adj. hastening childbirth.

oxythymous
adj. - quick-tempered; easily riled

oxytone
adj. - in ancient Greek, bearing acute accent on last syllable; n. such word.

ozocerite
n. - kind of waxy mineral.

ozostomia
n. - foul-smelling breath.

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pacable
adj. - capable of being pacified.

pachycephalic
adj. - thick-skulled

paciferin
n. - an infection-resisting factor found in natural foods.

padrone
n. - (pl. -ni ) master; inn-keeper; American, employment agent for (Italian)
immigrants.

paduasoy
n. - corded silk; garment of this.

pageism
n. - masochism fantasy of a man imagining himself as servant to a beautiful
woman

pagophagia
n. - eating a tray of ice daily for two months tohelp offset iron deficiency

pagurian
adj.,n. - (crab) belonging to hermit crab family. pagurid, n.

paideia
n. - education aimed at forming an enlightened, mature mind.

paideutics
n. - pedagogy

paizogony
n. - love play

palaestra, palestra
n. - wrestling; gymnasium. palaestral, palestral, adj.

palamate
adj. - webfooted.

palanquin
n. - litter for one in E Asia, carried on the shoulders.

paleaceous
adj. - chafflike.

paleomnesia
n. - good memory for events of the far past

paletot
n. - loose outer garment; overcoat.

palfrey
n. - quiet-moving saddle horse.

palilogy
n. - emphatic repetition of word.

palingenesis
n. - resuscitation; rebirth; metempsychosis; exact reproduction of ancestral
characteristics. palingenesian, palingenetic, adj. palingenesist, n.

palinode
n. - recantation, especially in verse. palinodist, n.

palinoia
n. - compulsive repitition of an act until it'sperfect

palladian
adj. - pertaining to learning and wisdom

pallaesthesia
n. - sense of vibration.

palletron
n. - a cyclotron-like apparatus accelerating atomic particles up to a level of
one million electron volts.

palliasse
n. - hard straw mattress.

pallium
n. - (pl. -ia) Roman Catholic, white woollen band worn round shoulders by
pope and archibishops; Medicine, cerebral cortex.
pallograph
n. - instrument measuring steam ship's vibration.

palmary
adj. - meriting highest prize; principal.

palmiped
adj.,n. - web-footed (bird).

palmus
n. - palpitation; twitching; nervous tic. palmodic, adj.

palpate
v. - examine by touching. palpation, n. palpatory, adj.

palpebra
n. - (pl. -ae ) eyelid. palpebral, adj. palpebrate, adj. having palpebrae;, v.i.
wink.

palpebrate
v. - to wink

palpi
n. -pl. pl. (sing. -pus) insect's or crustacean's feelers.

palter
v. -i. act or talk deceitfully.

paltripolitan
n. - an insular city dweller

paludal
adj. - pertaining to marshes. paludicolous, adj. inhabiting marshes.
paludous,, adj.marshy; living in marshes; malarial. paludrine n. synthetic
anti- malarial drug.

palynology
n. - study of pollen and spores living and fossil.

pampiniform
adj. - like a tendril.
panarchy
n. - universal rule.

panarthritis
n. - arthritis of all joints of body, or of whole of one joint.

panary
adj. - pertaining to bread and baking.

pancosmism
n. - belief that nothing exists beyond the material universe.
pancosmic, adj.pertaining to pancosmism, or to universe in its entirety.

pancratic
adj. - athletic; pertaining to or having ability in all matters.

pandects
n. -pl. pl. complete summary of ancient Roman legal decisions.
pandect, n. sing. legal code; any summary of or treatise on whole of subject.

pandemoniac
adj. - pertaining to general tumult. pandemonium, n. riotous uproar or place.

pandiculation
n. - stretching and yawning

panegyric
n. - eulogy. panegyrical, adj. panegyrize, v. praise highly. panegyrist, n.

paneity
n. - Theology, state of being merely bread.

panentheism
n. - belief that world is part of God.

pangamy
n. - marriage without limitation as to spouses. pangamic, adj.

pangenesis
n. - theory that reproductive cells contain particles from all parts of parents.

pangram
n. - sentence containing all 26 letters of the alphabet
pangrammatist
n. - person composing sentences, verses, etc., containing all letters of
alphabet.

panicle
n. - loose much-branched flower-head, especially of grasses; compound
raceme. paniculate a. having or arranged in panicles.

panification
n. - transformation into bread.

panivorous
adj. - bread-eating.

panjandrum
n. - a self-important local official; pompous minormagnate

panmixy, panmixia
n. - interbreeding without limitation. panmictic, adj.

panmnesia
n. - belief that every mental impression continues in memory.

pannage
n. - pigs' food in woods, as nuts, etc.; right to, or fee paid for, feeding pigs in
woods.

pannicular
adj. - pertaining to or like a sheet or thin layer.

pannose
adj. - felt-like.

pannychous
adj. - lasting all night

panoptic(al)
adj. - giving view of whole at once. panopticon, n. such optical instrument;
exhibition; building, as prison, whole of interior of which can be watched
from one point.

panorpid
n. - scorpion fly. panorpine, adj.

panpsychism
n. - theory that all objects have minds or souls.

pansexualism
n. - obsession with sex in all activities; belief that sexual instinct is basis of
all activity. pansexuality, n.

pansophism
n. - claim to know everything. pansophist, n. pansophy, n. knowledge of
everything.

pantagamy
n. - marriage in which all spouses are held in common; free love.

pantagruelian
adj. - satirical, though ribald

pantarchy
n. - government by all.

pantisocracy
n. - anarchistic community. pantisocratic, adj.

pantochronometer
n. - combined sundial and compass, showing time in all parts of world.

pantoglot
n. - speaker of all languages.

pantograph
n. - instrument for copying maps, etc., on any scale; device for taking
electric current from overhead wires to motor of train, etc. pantographic, adj.

pantology
n. - system of universal knowledge. pantologist, n.

pantometer
n. - device measuring all angles of elevations and distances.

pantomorphic
adj. - taking on all shapes.
pantophobia
n. - a fear of everything

pantothenic
adj. - denoting an acid which is a growth-promoting vitamin of vitamin B
complex.

pantropic
adj. - pertaining to life found throughout the tropics; pertaining to a virus
affecting all tissues.

panurgic
adj. - adept at all kinds of work.

panzootic
adj. - applied to disease attacking animals of many kinds.

paparchy
n. - government by pope. paparchical, adj.

papaveraceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a poppy; belonging to the poppy family of plants.

paphian
adj. - pertaining to love, especially its sexual and illicit manifestations; erotic

papilionaceous
adj. - shaped like a butterfly.

papilla
n. - (pl. -ae) nipple; projection shaped like nipple. papilliform, adj. nipple-
shaped. papilloma, n. small tumour, e.g. wart. papillary, adj. papillate,
papillose, adj.having papillae.

pappus
n. - (pl. -pi) downy tuft on plant seed; down. pappescent, adj. producing
pappi. pappose, pappous, adj. having or like pappi.

papule
n. - pimple. papular, papulate, papuliferous, adj. pertaining to or bearing
papules. papulous, adj. pimply.
parabiosis
n. - union of two organisms sharing blood circulation, etc. parabiotic, adj.

parablepsy, parablepsia
n. - false vision.

paracentesis
n. - tapping of body fluid.

paracentral
adj. - situated near centre.

parachronism
n. - error of chronology, especially placing event at date later than when it
actually happened. parachronistic, adj.

paraclete
n. - advocate; Holy Ghost.

paracme
n. - stage following acme; decline.

paracoita
n. - a female sexual partner

paracoitus
n. - a male sexual partner

paracusia, paracusis
n. - abnormality of hearing. paracusic, adj.

paradiastole
n. - a euphemistic half-truth

parados
n. - bank behind trench or other type of fortification, giving protection from
the rear.

paradromic
adj. - adjacent; side by side. paradromism, n.

paraenesis
n. - advice; exhortation. paraenetic, adj.
paraenetic
adj. - advisory; hortatory

paraesthesia
n. - tingling sensation on skin. paraesthetic, adj.

paragenesis
n. - order in which minerals together in rock were formed.

parageusia
n. - abnormality in taste sense.

paragoge
n. - addition of sound at end of word. paragogic(al), adj.

paragon
n. - model of perfection; v.t. compare; regard as paragon.

paragraphia
n. - writing of unintended words or letters.

parakinesis, parakinesia
n. - abnormality of nervous control over movement; production of
movements.

paralalia
n. - abnormality of speech sounds.

paralanguage
n. - non-verbal elements which affect meaning of speech, as intonation, etc.

paraldehyde
n. - sleep-inducing drug.

paralepsis
n. - mentioning something by saying you won't mention it

paralexia
n. - transposition of words or syllables in reading, due to brain damage.

paralipomena
n. - pl. things added as supplement to main text.
paralipophobia
n. - fear of responsibility

paralogism
n. - illogical or fallacious deduction. paralogical,
paralogistic, adj. paralogize, v.i. be illogical; draw unwarranted conclusions.
paralogist, n.

paramagnetic
adj. - having a weak magnetic susceptibility.

paramatta
n. - cotton or silk and wool dress material.

paramedian
adj. - near middle line.

paramenia
n. - abnormality of menstruation.

paramnesia
n. - abnormality of memory, especially forgetting of meaning of words;
illusion of having experienced before events which are being experienced
for the first time.

paranephric
adj. - near kidney; suprarenal.

parang
n. - large Malay or Dyak sheath-knife.

paranymph
n. - archaic, best man; bridesmaid.

paraparesis
n. - paralysis of lower limbs.

paraph
n. - a flourish made after a signature.

paraphasia
n. - mental disorder marked by constant talking with misuse of words.
paraphasic,adj.

paraphrase
v. - restate in different words; n. such restatement.
paraphrasia, n. incoherence. paraphrastic, adj.

paraphrenia
n. - the group of paranoid illnesses.

paraplegia
n. - paralysis of lower half of body. paraplegic, adj. & n.

parapraxis
n. - committing of blunders.

parapsychology
n. - study of psychic phenomena.

paraquat
n. - herbicide that kills green vegetation by interfering with photosynthesis.

pararthria
n. - incoherence.

paraselene
n. - bright spot on moon's halo.

parasigmatism
n. - inability to pronounce sound of s.

parasynthesis
n. - adding of prefix or suffix to compound to form new word.

parataxis
n. - unconnected arrangement; Grammar, omission of connectives between
related sentences. paratactic, adj.

parathyroid
adj. - near thyroid gland, especially applied to such small glands whose
hormone controls calcium content of body; n. such gland.

paratonic
adj. - resulting from external impulse.
paratyphoid
adj.,n. - (fever) resembling typhoid but caused by different bacillus.

paravane
n. - knife-bearing torpedo-like device for cutting mines adrift.

paravent
n. - wind-screen.

parcener
n. - co-parcener.

pardine
adj. - pertaining to or like a leopard; spotted.

paregoric
n. - drug soothing pain.

parenchyma
n. - fundamental or essential tissue of organ or plant. parenchymatous, adj.

parentelic
adj. - related by blood.

parenteral
adj. - entering body by injection rather than through digestion.

parerethesis
n. - abnormal excitement

parergon
n. - subordinate work; accessory.

paresis
n. - partial paralysis. paretic,, n. & a.

pareunia
n. - sexual intercourse

parget
n. -v.t. plaster, whitewash, rough-cast, etc. pargeting, n.
parhelion
n. - (pl. -ia) halo-like light seen at point opposite sun; mock sun.
parhelic, adj.

pari mutuel
n. - 'mutual bet'; form of betting whereby winners receive share of all stakes
placed; totalizator or pool betting.

paries
n. - (pl. -rietes ) wall of hollow organ or cavity.

parine
adj. - like or pertaining to titmouse.

parisology
n. - deliberate ambiguity in use of words

paristhmion
n. - tonsil.

parisyllabic
adj. - (word) having same number of syllables in all forms.

parkin
n. - moist ginger cake made with treacle and oatmeal.

parnel
n. - a priest's mistress; a loose woman

paroemia
n. - proverb. paroemiac, adj. paroemiography, n. collection of proverbs.
paroemiology, n. study of proverbs.

paromology
n. - apparent concession of opponent's point which in reality strengthens
one's own argument.

paronomasia
n. - punning; a pun

paronym
n. - word having same derivation as another, or formed from foreign word,
or having same form as cognate foreign word. paronymic, paronymous, adj.
parorexia
n. - desire to eat strange foods.

parosmia
n. - desire for strange scents.

parotic
adj. - adjacent to ear. parotid, adj. pertaining to salivary gland below ear; n.
such gland. parotitis, n. mumps.

parous
adj. - bringing forth, or having borne, offspring.

parousia
n. - coming, especially second coming of Christ.

paroxysm
n. - sudden convulsion or fit. paroxysmal, paroxysmic, adj.

paroxytone
adj.,n. - (word) having acute accent on last syllable but one.

parr
n. - young salmon.

parrhesia
n. - freedom of speech

partheniad
n. - a poem in honor of a virgin

parthenolatry
n. - virgin worship

parton
n. - Physics, elementary particle theoretically held to be a constituent of
protons and neutrons.

parure
n. - set of jewels or other ornaments.

parvanimity
n. - pettiness; meannes; or a mean or petty person
parvenu
n. - a pretentious snob of the nouveau riche

parvipotent
adj. - having little power. parviflorous, adj. having small flowers.

parvis
n. - enclosed area in front of church.

parviscient
adj. - uninformed

parvule
n. - minute pill.

paschal
adj. - pertaining to Easter, or Passover. paschal letter, bishop's letter of
ancient Church concerning next Easter date. paschal moon, new moon of
vernal equinox.

pascual
adj. - pertaining to pasture.

pasigraphy
n. - universal written language, especially using symbols for ideas rather
than words. pasigraphic(al), adj.

pasilaly
n. - a universal language

pasque-flower
n. - white- or purple-flowered anemone-like plant.

pasquinade
n. - a lampoon or satire posted in a public place

passacaglia
n. - old slow Italian or Spanish dance; variations on a theme over a
continuously repeated ground bass.

passado
n. - forward thrust in fencing.
passalorynchite
n. - a member of an early christian sect whoto a vow of perpetual silence

passé
adj. - 'past'; worn out; out of date; antiquated.

passe partout
n. - picture-frame, especially of adhesive cloth holding together glass,
picture and back; universal passport; master-key.

passementerie
n. - bright trimmings of gilt, tinsel, etc.

passepartout
n. - a master key; a safeconduct or passport

passible
adj. - capable of feeling; impressionable.

passometer
n. - pedometer.

pastern
n. - part of horse's foot between fetlock joint and upper edge of hoof.

pasticcio
n. - (pl. -ci) medley; pot-pourri, pastiche.

pastose
adj. - painted thickly.

patagium
n. - web of skin between forelimbs and hind-limbs of tree-dwelling
creatures, that acts as a wing.

patavinity
n. - the use of local words or expressions

patera
n. - decorative round or oval medallion used in ornamental bas- reliefs, etc.

pateriform
adj. - saucer-shaped.

paternoster
n. - Lord's Prayer, or recital of it; rosary bead on which this is said; curse or
spell; bead-like moulding; doorless, continuously moving lift/elevator.

patharmosis
n. - mental adjustment to one's disease

pathic
n. - a catamite; or a passive participator

pathocryptia
n. - unwillingness to believe in or talk aboutone's illness

pathodixia
n. - talking to excess about one's illness andflaunting its signs

pathodontia
n. - study of dental diseases.

pathognomic, pathognomonic
adj. - a. aiding diagnosis; distinctive.

pathognomy
n. - the study of emotions by their outwardsigns

pathomimesis
n. - malingering

pathy
n. - medical treatment; nostrum.

patriolatry
n. - excessive devotion to native country.

patristic
adj. - pertaining to the Fathers of the Church. patristics, n. study of the
Fathers' lives and works.

patrix
n. - die from which matrix is made.
patroclinous, patriclinous
adj. - pertaining to, or having, inherited paternal characteristics.

patronymic
adj.,n. - (name) derived from father or ancestors; surname, especially formed
by addition of suffix (as -son, etc.) to father's name.

patten
n. - wooden sole, or clog, for raising foot above wet.

patulous
adj. - wide-spreading or wide open.

pauca verba
phr. - 'few words'. paucis verbis, 'in few words'.

pauciloquent
adj. - speaking briefly

pauciloquy
n. - brevity in speech.

pavid
adj. - quaking with fear; afraid; frightened

paviour
n. - labourer doing, or tool for, paving work.

pavonated
adj. - peacock blue. pavonine, adj. like or colored like a peacock.

pawky
adj. - sly; coy; dry.

pawl
n. - lever which engages with a ratchet wheel so as to permit movement in
one direction only.

paynim
n. - archaic pagan.

peccable
adj. - liable to sin
peccatophobia
n. - fear of sinning or of having committed an imaginary crime

peccavi
n. - confession of a sin

pectinate
adj. - comb-shaped; toothed. pectineal, adj. pertaining to pubic bone.
pectiniform, adj. like a comb or a scallop shell.

pectinous
adj. - pertaining to pectin. pectize, v. cause to set.

peculate
v. - embezzle. peculation, peculator, n.

peculation
n. - embezzlement

pecuniary
adj. - pertaining to money.

pedate
adj. - like a foot; having feet.

pedetentous
adj. - proceedilng gradually or cautiously

pedialgia
n. - pain in foot.

pedicel
n. - short, thin stalk; footstalk. pedicle, n. pedicellate, adj. having pedicel.
pedicelliform, adj. like a pedicel.

pedicular
adj. - pertaining to or having lice. pediculicide, n. substance destroying lice.
pediculosis, n. infestation with lice. pediculous, adj.

pediform
adj. - footshaped. pedigerous, adj. having feet. pediluvium, n. foot-bath.
pediment
n. - triangular space at end of gable, especially ornamented; such space over
door, window, etc. pedimental, adj.

peduncle
n. - flower stalk; stem. peduncular, adj. pedunculate, adj. having peduncles.

peen
n. - rounded or wedge-shaped end of head of hammer.

peerl
n. - light, drizzling rain

peignoir
n. - loose dress; negligée.

peine
n. - 'pain'. peine forte et dure, 'pain strong and hard'; execution by crushing
to death under heavy weights.

peirastic
adj. - experimental; ready to be tried

pejorate
v. - depreciate; worsen. pejoration, n. change for worse. pejorative, n. & a.
disparaging (word or suffix, etc.).

pelage
n. - animal's coat.

pelargic
adj. - like or pertaining to a stork.

pelerine
n. - woman's short cape with tippets in front.

pelisse
n. - long outer mantle.

pellagra
n. - nervous and digestive disease due to deficiency of nicotinic acid in diet.
pellagragenic, adj. causing pellagra. pellagrin, n. person suffering from
pellagra. pellagrous, adj.
pellicle
n. - membrane; film. pellicular, adj. pelliculate, adj. covered with pellicle.

pellitory
n. - one of several wall-growing plants, including one with root used in
dentifrices.

pelma
n. - impression showing shape of sole.

pelmatogram
n. - a footprint

pelology
n. - study of mud and its therapeutic applications

pelota
n. - 'ball'; several tennis-like Spanish games, and fives-like Basque game.

pelotherapy
n. - medical treatment by mud baths.

peltast
n. - ancient Greek soldier with light shield. peltate, peltiform, adj. shield-
shaped. peltiferous, adj. bearing a shield.

penates
n. - pl. household gods.

pendente lite
adj. - 'during the lawsuit'; until completion of litigation.

penelopize
v. - to undo and redo to gain time

peneplain
n. - land reduced to plain level by erosion. peneplanation, n.

penetralia
n. - pl. private places; secrets.

penetrometer
n. - instrument measuring the penetrability or firmness of a substance by
driving a needle into it; instrument measuring the penetrativeness of X-rays,
etc.

penicillate
adj. - terminating in tuft of hairs. penicilliform, adj.

penna
n. - any of a bird's larger feathers, covering most of its body.
pennaceons, adj.

pennate
adj. - having or like wings or feathers. penniferous,
pennigerous, adj. feather-bearing. penniform, adj. feather-like.

pennon
n. - long flag coming to a point or swallowtail, especially attached as banner
to head of lance; pennant.

penology
n. - study of criminal punishment. penologic(al), adj. penologist, n.

penotherapy
n. - regulating prostitutes to control venerealdisease

pensile
adj. - hanging; building a hanging nest. pensility, n.

pentachord
n. - five-stringed musical instrument; series of five tones.

pentad
n. - five; group of five.

pentadactyl
adj. - having five fingers or toes to each hand or foot.
pentadactylate, adj.pentadactylism, n.

pentadecagon
n. - 15-sided plane figure.

pentaglot
adj.,n. - (book, speaker, etc.), in or of five languages.
pentahedron
n. - five-sided solid figure. pentahedral, adj.

pentalogy
n. - state of being fivefold or in five parts.

pentalpha
n. - pentagram.

pentamerous
adj. - in five parts; Botany, having its parts in fives.
pentameral, adj. pentamerism,n.

pentapody
n. - verse line of five feet.

pentapolis
n. - group or alliance of five cities. pentapolitan,, adj.

pentapopemptic
n. - divorced five times

pentarch
n. - member of pentarchy. pentarchy, n. government by five persons; alliance
between five powers.

pentastich
n. - stanza of five lines. pentastichous, adj. arranged in five rows.
pentastichy, n.

pentasyllable
n. - word, verse-line, etc., of five syllables. pentasyllabic, adj.

pentheraphobia
n. - fear or dislike of one's mother-in-law

pentimento
n. - trace of earlier painting showing through layer(s) of paint added later.

penult
n. - last but one, especially such syllable. penultimate, n. & a.

penurious
adj. - poor; mean. penury, n. poverty.

peotomy
n. - the surgical amputation of the penis

peplos
n. - short tunic-like garment for women in ancient Greece.

peplum
n. - flounce at waistline of blouse, dress, etc.

pepsin
n. - gastric digestive juice. pepsinate, v. treat or mix with pepsin.
pepsiniferous,adj. yielding pepsin. peptic, adj. pertaining to pepsin or
digestion; aiding or capable of digestion; pertaining to, or in, stomach and
duodenum; n. aid to digestion. peptone, n. substance resulting from digestion
of protein by pepsin. peptonize, v. convert into peptone; pre-digest.

peracute
adj. - very acute.

percale
n. - closely woven cotton used especially for sheets.

percheron
n. - kind of dappled or black heavy carthorse.

perciform
adj. - like a perch (fish).

percurrent
adj. - extending whole length (of a leaf).

percuss
v. - strike, tap, especially part of body in medical diagnosis.
percussion, n. act of striking violently; impact of violent sound on ear;
musical instrument as drums, etc., sounded by being struck. percussive, adj.

percutaneous
adj. - taking effect through the skin.

perdu
adj. - (fem. -e) out of sight; lost; reckless.
perduellion
n. - treason

peregrinate
v. - wander (through). peregrination, n. peregrinatory, adj.

perendinate
n. - to postpone until the next day; to postponeindefinitely

perfidy
n. - treachery; breaking of promise. perfidious, adj.

perfrication
n. - thorough rubbing

perfuse
v. - suffuse, permeate. perfusion, n. perfusive, adj.

pergameneous
adj. - resembling parchment.

perhiemate
v. - to spend the winter

perianth
n. - external part of flower, including corolla and calyx. perianthial, adj.

periapt
n. - amulet.

pericardium
n. - (pl. -ia) membranous sac containing heart. pericardiac,
pericardial, adj.pericarditis, n. inflammation of pericardium.

perichareia
n. - excessive and violent rejoicing

periclitate
v. - to expose to peril; endanger; risk

pericope
n. - selection or quotation from book. pericopal, pericopic, adj.
pericranium
n. - membrane covering skull. pericranial, adj.

peridot
n. - gemstone, pale green variety of olivine.

perilune
n. - point in the path of a body orbiting the moon that is nearest to the centre
of the moon.

perioeci
n. -pl. pl. (sing. -cus) persons living in same latitude on opposite sides of
earth. perioecic, adj.

periosteal
adj. - round a bone. periosteum, n. such membranous tissue.

periotic
adj. - round the ear.

peripety, peripetia, peripeteia


n. - sudden and violent change in circumstances, especially in drama.

periphrasis
n. - (pl. -ses ) circumlocution. periphrastic, a.; Grammar, formed with
auxiliaries, prepositions, etc.

periphrastic
adj. - using many words when few would do; verbose;roundabout;
circumlocutory

periplus
n. - tour round, circumnavigation; account of such tour.

peripteral
adj. - with row of columns on every side; pertaining to air about moving
body. periptery n. region round moving body in air.

periscian
adj. - person living in polar circle.

perissotomist
n. - a knife-happy surgeon
peristalith
n. - prehistoric stone circle.

peristeronic
adj. - pertaining to pigeons.

peristrephic
adj. - turning around, rotatory

peristyle
n. - row of columns, especially on all sides of court, etc.; area enclosed by it.

perityphlic
adj. - round caecum. perityphlitis, n. inflammation of perityphlic tissue.

perlaceous
adj. - pearly. perligenous, adj. producing pearls.

perlite
n. - volcanic glass forming, when expanded by heat, an insulating material
and a light-weight aggregate added to concrete and plaster or used as soil
conditioner. perlitic, adj. having perlite-like texture.

perlustrate
v. - to review thoroughly; survey

permalloy
n. - alloy of nickel and iron, most easily magnetized of all materials.

pernancy
n. - Law, receiving.

pernine
adj. - pertaining to honey buzzard.

pernoctation
n. - act of spending the night.

pernor
n. - person taking or receiving.

peroneal
adj. - pertaining to fibula.
peroral
adj. - through the mouth.

perorate
v. -i. make grandiloquent speech; bring speech to close. peroration, n. final
passage of speech. perorative, peroratory,, adj.

perry
n. - cider-like drink made from pears.

persiennes
n. - pl. kind of Venetian blinds; outside shutters with movable slats.

persiflage
n. - raillery; idle chatter.

personalia
n. -pl. pl. personal details or anecdotes; personal belongings.

personalty
n. - personal property.

pertinacity
n. - persistence; tenacity. pertinacious, adj.

peruke
n. - wig.

pervicacious
adj. - extremely obstinate; willful

pervious
adj. - permeable; open-minded.

pervulgate
v. - to publish

pessary
n. - supporting instrument or suppository introduced into vagina.

pestiferous
adj. - carrying infection or plague; noxious. pesticide, n. pest-killing
substance. pestology, n. scientific study of insect pests.

petard
n. - bomb attached to, and for bursting open, gates, etc. hoist with own
petard, blown up by own bomb; damaged by own devices to injure others.

pethidine
n. - pain-relieving drug used in childbirth, etc.

petiole
n. - leaf-stalk. petiolar, adj. petiolate, adj. having petiole. petiolule, n. petiole
of a leaflet.

petitio principii
n. - 'begging the question'.

petricolous
adj. - inhabiting rocks.

pétrissage
n. - kneading (in massage).

petrogenesis
n. - origin or development of rocks. petrogenic, adj. petroglyph, n. ancient
rock- carving. petrography, n. description and classification of rocks.
petrolithic a. as hard as rock, applied to road surface.
petrology, n. geological study of rocks. petrophilous, adj. living on rocks.
petrous, adj. rocky; hard as stone.

pettitoes
n. - pl. pig's trotters.

petto
n. - breast. in petto, in mind; in secret thoughts.

petulcous
adj. - butting like a ram; offensively aggressive

phacometer
n. - lens-measuring instrument.

phaeton
n. - light two-horse four-wheeled open carriage.
phagedaena
n. - gangrene; extensive ulceration. phagedaenic a.

phagocyte
n. - leucocyte destroying harmful bacteria, etc.
phagocytic, adj. phagocytosis, n.destruction of harmful elements by
phagocytes.

phagomania
n. - insanely hungry

phalacrespia
n. - aversion for baldness, or for bald men

phalacrosis
n. - baldness.

phalanger
n. - several kinds of long-tailed Australian marsupial.

phalarope
n. - small sandpiper-like shore bird.

phallation
n. - movement of the penis in sexual intercourse

phanerogam
n. - (old term) flowering plant. phanerogamic, phanerogamous, adj.

phaneromania
n. - a compulsion to pick at a skin growth or imperfection

phantasmagoria
n. - crowd of phantoms; series of shifting images or scenes.
phantasmagoric(al),adj.

pharisaical
adj. - of persons of rigid adherence to outward forms andrituals instead of to
the true spirit

pharmacodynamic
adj. - pertaining to action of drugs on body.
pharos
n. - lighthouse. pharology, n. study of lighthouses.

phatic
adj. - establishing an atmosphere of sociability rather than communicating
ideas

phellem
n. - cork. phellogen, n. tissue producing cork.

phenakistoscope
n. - apparatus or instrument in which figures on a moving dial, etc., seem to
move when viewed through a slit; earliest form of cinematograph.

phenogenesis
n. - origin of races. phenogenetic, adj. phenogenology, n. study of relations
between recurring biological activities and climate.

philalethe
n. - one who loves to forget

philauty
n. - self-love; selfishness

philematology
n. - the study of kissing

philematophobe
n. - a woman who dislikes kissing

philippic
n. - diatribe; abusive speech.

phillumenist
n. - collector of matchbox labels.

philocalist
n. - a lover of beauty

philocaly
n. - love of beauty. philocalic, adj. philocalist, n.

philocubist
n. - someone who likes dice games

philodemic
adj. - fond of the common people.

philodox
n. - one who loves one's own opinions

philogastric
adj. - greedy

philogynist
n. - lover of women. philogynous, adj. philogyny, n.

philomel
n. - nightingale.

philometrist
n. - collector of envelopes, etc., for their postal meter impressions.

philophobia
n. - fear of falling in love or of being loved

philopolemic
adj. - pertaining to love of argument orcontroversy

philopornist
n. - a lover of prostitutes

philoprogenitive
adj. - having many children; fond of children.

philosophastering
adj. - pseudo-philosophizing

philotheism
n. - love of God. philotheist, n.

philoxenist
n. - one who is happiest while entertaining strangers

philter
n. - love potion
phlebology
n. - science of veins. phlebitis, n. inflammation of vein. phlebitic, adj.

phlegmagogue
n. - phlegm-expelling drug. phlegmasia, n. inflammation. phlegmon,n. boil.

phloem
n. - bast tissue. phloic, adj.

phlogiston
n. - principle of combustibility once supposed to exist in all inflammable
substances. phlogogenetic, phlogogenic, adj. causing inflammation.
phlogistic, adj.pertaining to inflammation.

phocine
adj. - pertaining to seals (animals).

phoenicopter, phenicopter
n. - flamingo. phoenicurous, adj. having red tail. phoenix, n. mythical bird
reborn from ashes.

phon
n. - unit of loudness of sound.

phonal
adj. - vocal; phonetic. phonate, v.i. speak or sing. phonation, n.

phonogram
n. - symbol representing sound, syllable or word. phonograph,
American, n.gramophone. phonography, n. system of spelling or shorthand
based on speech sounds.

phonology
n. - study of speech sounds in a language; such speech sounds.
phonological, adj.phonologist, n.

phonometry
n. - measurement of intensity, etc., of sounds. phonometer, n. instrument
used in phonometry. phonometric, adj.

phonophorous
adj. - able to transmit sound waves. phonophore, n. system of hearing for the
deaf conducting sounds to the teeth; device for sending telephonic and
telegraphic messages over same line simultaneously.

phonotype
n. - printing type of phonetic alphabet; a character of phonotype.
phonotypic, adj.phonotypy, n. transcription into phonetic spelling advocated
for ordinary use.

phorometry
n. - study and correction of abnormalities of muscles of eye.
phorometer, n.instrument used in phorometry.

phosgene
n. - colorless poison gas made from chlorine and carbon monoxide.

phot
n. - unit of illumination of a surface.

photic
adj. - pertaining to or penetrated by light. photics, n. study of light.

photoautotrophic
adj. - (of plants, etc.) capable of using light to synthesize food from
inorganic substances.

photobathic
adj. - pertaining to sea depths penetrated by sunlight.
photobiotic, adj. thriving only in light.

photochemistry
n. - science, processes and properties of chemical changes effected by light.

photochromism
n. - property of changing color on exposure to light or other radiation and of
reverting to original color immediately the light or radiation source is
removed. photochromic, adj.

photocoagulation
n. - surgical coagulation of tissue by means of a laser beam.

photofission
n. - nuclear fission induced by gamma rays.

photogravure
n. - printing from engraved plates photographically prepared.
photogyric
adj. - turning towards light.

photokinesis
n. - activity caused by light. photokinetic, adj.

photolithography
n. - printing process using photographically prepared plates (abbr. photolitho
).

photolysis
n. - decomposition caused by light. photolytic, adj.

photometer
n. - instrument measuring intensity, etc., of light.
photometric, adj. photometry, n.

photonasty
n. - Botany, adoption of certain position due to effect of light on growth.
photonastic, adj.

photonosus
n. - morbid condition due to exposure to light. photopathy, n. any such
disease.

photophile
adj.,n. - (organism) loving light.
photophilous, adj. photophily, n. photophobia, n.dislike or dread of light.
photophobic, adj. photophygous, adj. avoiding or disliking light.

photopia
n. - normal day vision. photopic, adj.

photoscope
n. - apparatus for observing light, especially changes in its intensity, or
magnifying photographs.

photosphere
n. - sun's luminous envelope. photospheric, adj.

phototaxis
n. - growth or movement directed by light. phototactic, adj.
photothermic
adj. - pertaining to heat and light.

phototonus
n. - sensitivity to light.

phototropism
n. - movement directed by light; heliotropism. phototropic, adj.

phratry
n. - clan; tribe. phrator, n. member of phratry. phratric, adj.

phreatic
adj. - pertaining to wells and subterranean water.

phrenic
adj. - pertaining to diaphragm.

phrontifugic
adj. - relieving anxiety

phrontistery
n. - place for study.

phthiriasis
n. - infestation with lice. phthirophagous, adj. eating lice.

phthisis
n. - tuberculosis of lungs. phthisical, adj.

phycology
n. - study of seaweeds or algae.

phylactery
n. - small leather box containing scriptural extracts worn by Jews at prayer
on head and arm; relic-container; amulet; reminder; record; in medieval art,
words in a balloon-like circle drawn issuing from mouth.

phylactic
adj. - defending against disease.

phylliform
adj. - leaf-shaped. phylline, adj. leaf-like. phyllode (-/d), n. flattened stem
functioning as leaf. phyllogenetic, adj. pertaining to production of, or
producing, leaves. phylloid, adj. phylline. phyllomania, n. abnormal leaf-
production. phyllomorph, n. artistic leaf-like detail. phyllophagous, adj. leaf-
eating. phyllophorous, adj. bearing leaves. phyllotaxy, n. arrangement of
leaves of plant.

phylloxera
n. - plant-louse harmful to vines.

phyma
n. - (pl. -ta) skin tumour. phymatic, adj. phymatosis, n. disease characterised
by phymata.

physagogue
adj.,n. - (drug) expelling wind.

physagogue
n. - carminative, or medicine to induce farting

physiocracy
n. - government that does not interfere with the operation of supposed
natural laws. physiocrat, n. advocate (especially French, 18th-century) of
physiocracy.

physiolatry
n. - nature worship. physiolater, n. physiolatrous, adj.

physitheism
n. - nature worship; ascription to God of physical shape.

physiurgic
adj. - due to natural causes.

phytivorous
adj. - feeding on plants.

phytogamy
n. - Botany, cross-fertilization. phytogenesis, n. development and origin of
plants. phytogenic, adj. derived from plants. phytography, n. descriptive
botany. phytoid,adj. plant-like. phytophagic,
phytophagous, adj. phytivorous. phytophilous, adj.fond of plants.
phytosis, n. infection or disease caused by parasitic plant.
phytosociology, n. branch of ecology dealing with plant communities.
phytotomy,n. anatomy of plants. phytotoxin, n. poison produced by plant.
phytotron
n. - a botanical laboratory comprising a series of chambers reproducing any
condition of temperature, humidity, illumination, or other plant-growth
factor.

pia mater
n. - inner membrane enclosing brain.

piacular
adj. - serving to atone or make amends for; expiatory; or sinful; wicked

pibroch
n. - piece of music for bagpipe.

pica
n. - (12-point) size of type; Medicine, abnormal craving to eat unusual things
such as chalk or hair. small pica, 11-point. double pica, 22-point.

picador
n. - mounted bull-fighter with lance.

picaro
n. - (fem. picara) rogue. picaresque, adj. pertaining to rogues, especially
applied to literature about rogues and vagabonds. picaroon, n. rogue; thief;
pirate.

piceous
adj. - like pitch; inflammable.

piciform
adj. - like a woodpecker. picine, adj. pertaining to woodpeckers.

pickerel
n. - young pike (fish); small American freshwater fish.

picot
n. - one of series of small loops forming ornamental edging to ribbon, lace,
etc. picotee, n. flower with petal margins of different color.

picric acid
n. - yellow, bitter, poisonous acid used as dye and disinfectant and in
manufacture of explosives.
pidan
n. - preserved Chinese duck's eggs.

piddock
n. - rough-shelled, boring, marine bivalve.

pied-à-terre
n. - 'foot on the ground'; temporary or subsidiary home.

Pierian
adj. - pertaining to Pieria, Macedonia, where the Muses were worshipped;
pertaining to the Muses or poetry.

pierid
adj.,n. - (butterfly) belonging to the family including cabbage and other
butterflies. pieridine, adj.

pietà
n. - 'piety'; representation of the dead Christ held and mourned by the Virgin
Mary.

pietism
n. - unquestioning religious devotion; priggishness. pietist, n.

piezochemistry
n. - study of chemical effects of pressure. piezo-electricity, n. production of
electric charges on certain crystals when under pressure; slight change in
shape of crystal when in electric field. piezometer, n. instrument measuring
compressibility of liquids.

pignorate
n. - mortgaged or pawned

pilaster
n. - rectangular pillar projecting from and supporting wall. pilastered, adj.

pileus
n. - (pl. -ei ) cap- or umbrella-like top of mushroom. pileate(d), adj. having
pileus; with crest on pileum. pileiform, adj. shaped like pileus.
pileolus, n. (pl. -li ) small pileus. pileum, n. top of bird's head.

piliferous
adj. - having hair
piloerection
n. - hair standing on end

pilose
adj. - hairy. piliferous, adj. bearing hair. piliform, adj. like a (long) hair.
pilosis, n.over-growth of hair. pilosity, n. hairiness.

pilular
adj. - pertaining to or like a pill. pillule, n. small pill.

pinaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a pine tree; belonging to the pine family of trees.

pinaster
n. - cluster pine.

pinchbeck
n. - gold-like alloy of copper and zinc; tawdry jewellery; a. spurious; trashy.

Pindaric
adj. - having complex metrical structure, as in Pindar's Odes.

pineal
adj. - pertaining to or like a pine cone. pineal body or gland, small gland-like
process of brain cavity.

pinguefy
v. - become or make fat or rich. pinguid, adj. fatty; oily; rich.

pinguescent
adj. - becoming fat

pink
v. - prick with sword, etc.; decorate with perforations; cut with special
scissors to make zigzag edge. v.i. (of internal-combustion engine) make a
metallic noise as a result of faulty combustion.

pinnate
adj. - like a feather; with leaflets on either side of a leafstalk. pinnatifid,
divided pinnately. pinnation, n.

pintle
n. - usually upright pin acting as hinge or pivot.
pip emma
adj. -adv. World War One signaller's slang for post meridiem.

piperaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like pepper plant; belonging to pepper family of plants.

pipit
n. - several lark-like singing birds; titlark.

pipkin
n. - small pot.

pique
n. - hurt pride, resentful irritation; v.t. cause pique; pride (oneself) on
something.

pis aller
n. - 'go worst'; last resort; something done or accepted for lack of anything
better; less desirable alternative.

piscary
n. - fishing rights or place.

pisiform
adj. - like pea(s).

pismire
n. - dialect or archaic, ant.

pithecoid
adj. - pertaining to anthropoid apes. pithecism, n. pithecoid characters in
Man. pithecomorphic, adj. like anthropoid apes.

pithiatism
n. - a forceful suggestion

pityriasis
n. - scaly skin infection. pityriasic, adj.

pizzle
n. - a whip made from an animal's penis

placet
n. - 'it pleases'; n. assenting vote or expression.

placoid
adj. - pertaining to or like teeth-like scales.

plage
n. - sea beach; seaside resort.

plagiograph
n. - kind of pantograph.

plagiotropic
adj. - (of plant) growing away from vertical.

planarian
n. - kind of flatworm.

plangent
adj. - deep- or loud-sounding. plangency, n. plangorous, adj. mournful.

planimeter
n. - instrument measuring plane figure's area. planimetry, n. such
measurement.

planipennate
adj. - having flat, broad wings. planirostral, adj. having such beak.
planisphere, n.map of heavens on plane surface.

planistethic
adj. - flat-chested

planography
n. - printing from flat surface. planometry, n. gauging of plane surface.

planomania
n. - urge to live a bohemian life

plantigrade
adj.,n. - (animal) walking on soles of feet, as humans.

plasmapheresis
n. - process of separating plasma from red blood cells in blood from donor,
and returning red blood cells to donor.
plastron
n. - breast-pad or plate for protection; shell protecting underside of tortoise,
etc.; false shirt-front.

plataleiform
adj. - spoonbilled.

platycephaly
n. - flatness of crown of head. platycephalic,
platycephalous, adj. platydactyl,adj. having flat digits.
platypodous, adj. having broad, flat feet. platypodia, n. flat-footedness.
platypus, n. duckbill. platyrrhinian, n. & a. (person) with short, flat nose.

plebicolist
n. - someone who woos the common folk

plectrum
n. - (pl. -ra) implement for plucking strings of musical instrument.
plectridial, adj.drumstick-shaped.

pledget
n. - small wound dressing.

pleiobar
n. - isobar or area of high atmospheric pressure.

pleionosis
n. - exaggeration of one's own importance

plenary
adj.,n. - full; entire; unlimited; with all members present.

pleniloquence
n. - excessive talking

plenilunar
adj. - like or pertaining to full moon.

plenipotentiary
adj.,n. - (envoy) having full power.

plenum
n. - (pl. -na) space full of matter; plenary meeting.

pleochroic
adj. - showing different colors when viewed in different directions.
pleochroous,adj. pleochroism, n.

pleonasm
n. - use of unnecessary words; redundancy. pleonastic, adj.

pleonastic
adj. - use of words superfluously; redundant

pleonectic
adj. - covetous. pleonexia, n.

pleonexia
n. - covetousness, avarice; mania for acquiring possessions

plethora
n. - excess, superfluity.

pleura
n. - (pl. -ae ) membrane lining half of thorax.
pleural, adj. pleurisy, n. inflammation of pleura.
pleuritic, adj. pleurogenic, adj. formed in pleura.

pleurodynia
n. - pain in muscles of chest or side.

pleuronectid
adj. - (pertaining to) flat-fish.

plexus
n. - network. plexiform, adj. like plexus. plexure, n. inter-weaving.

plicate
adj. - pleat; plait; fold; a. pleated; plaited. plication, n.

pliofilm
n. - trademark, thin transparent waterproof sheet used for packaging, etc.

pliothermic
adj. - Geology, pertaining to periods of temperature above average.
plosive
adj.,n. - Phonetics, explosive (sound), as p. plosion, n.

plumbeous
adj. - leaden. plumbic, plumbous, adj. plumbiferous, plumbism, n. lead-
poisoning.

plumbum
n. - scientific word for lead

plumose
adj. - feathered; feathery.

pluperfect
adj. - (grammatical tense) signifying completion of action before a certain
point in past time.

plurilateral
adj. - of more than two sides or parties. pluriliteral, adj. of more than three
letters. plurinominal, adj. of more than one name. pluriparous, adj. bringing
forth more than one at a birth. plurisyllable, n. word of more than one
syllable.

plutonic
adj. - of volcanic or deep-seated origin.

plutonomy
n. - economics.

pluvial
adj. - pertaining or due to rain; having much rain.
pluvine, adj. pluviography, n.recording of rainfall. pluviometer, n. rain
gauge. pluvious, pluviose, adj. rainy.

pneuma
n. - soul, spirit.

pnigophobia
n. - morbid fear of being smothered.

poaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like grass; belonging to the grass family of plants.
pochard
n. - kind of redheaded duck.

pococurante
adj. - nonchalant, indifferent

pocosin
n. - swamp found in southeastern U.S.

poculiform
adj. - cup-shaped.

podagra
n. - gout. podagral, podagric, podagrous, adj.

podalic
adj. - pertaining to feet.

podesta
n. - Italian mayor or chief magistrate.

podex
n. - (pl. -dices ) posterior. podical, adj. pertaining to podex.

podobromhidrosis
n. - smelly feet

poecilonymy
n. - the use of several names for one thing

poetaster
n. - poor or unimportant poet. poetastery, n.

pogoniasis
n. - overgrowth of beard; growth of beard in woman. pogonology, n. book
on beards. pogonophobia, n. morbid fear of beards. pogonotomy, n. cutting
of beard; shaving. pogonotrophy, n. growing of a beard.

poiesis
n. - creation; creative power or ability

poikilothermic
adj. - cold-blooded. poikilothermism, n. poikilothermous, adj.
poikilothymia
n. - extreme changes of mood

poilu
n. - 'hairy'; n. slang, infantry soldier in World War One.

poimenics
n. - pastoral theology.

poise
n. - unit of viscosity.

polarimeter
n. - instrument measuring amount of polarized light or rotation of plane of
polarized light. polariscope, n. instrument for studying polarized light or
objects in it. polarizse, v. modify normally transverse light vibrations so that
they are confined to one plane. polarization.

polder
n. - piece of land reclaimed from sea.

poliomyelitis
n. - virus disease of the spinal cord, often causing paralysis; infantile
paralysis (abbr. polio).

poliosis
n. - greyness of hair.

pollard
v. - cut off top of (tree); n. pollarded tree; animal without its usual horns,
antlers, etc.

pollex
n. - (pl. -lices ) thumb. pollical, adj. pollice verso, (Latin) with thumb turned
down, indicating condemnation, especially to death. pollicitation, n. offer
not accepted.

poltophagy
n. - lengthy mastication of food reducing it to semi-liquid state.
poltophagic, adj.poltophagist, n.

poltroon
n. - abject coward.
polyamide
n. - compound characterized by more than one amide group, a polymeric
amide.

polyarchy
n. - government by many persons.

polychaete
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) marine worm. polychaetous, adj.

polychotomy
n. - division into many parts. polychotomous, adj.

polychrest
n. - remedy for several diseases. polychrest, adj. polychresty, n.

polychrestic
adj. - serving and adapted for several different uses

polychrome
adj.,n. - work of art in many colors. polychromatic, polychromic,
polychromous,adj. many-colored. polychromia, n., Medicine, excessive
coloration. polychromy,n.

polycythaemia
n. - blood condition with abnormal numbers of red blood cells.

polydactyl
adj.,n. - (animal or human) having too many fingers or toes.

polydemic
adj. - native to several countries.

polydipsia
n. - abnormal thirst.

polyeidic
adj. - applied to insects with conspicuous metamorphosis. polyeidism, n.

polyelectrolyte
n. - a jelly-like plastic compounded of two polymers, one charged positively
and one negatively.
polygenesis
n. - derivation from many origins. polygenesic, polygenetic,
polygenic, adj.polygenism, n. theory of polygenesis of Man.

polyhidrosis
n. - excessive perspiration.

polyhistor
n. - person of exceptionally wide knowledge; polymath.

polylith
n. - prehistoric monument of many stones. polylithic, adj.

polylogy
n. - wordiness

polymath
n. - person of wide learning. polymathic, adj. polymathy, n.

polymythy
n. - use of many plots in one story. polymythic, adj.

polyneuritis
n. - neuritis of many nerves simultaneously. polyneuritic, adj.

polyonymy
n. - use of many names for same thing; use of polynomial term or name.
polyonymous, adj.

polyopia
n. - multiple vision. polyopic, adj.

polyphagia
n. - eating of excessive amount, or many different kinds, of food.
polyphagic, polyphagous, adj. polyphagy, n.

polypharmacy
n. - treatment with many medicines for same disease.
polypharmacon, n. medicine containing many ingredients.

polyphony
n. - Music, composition in separate, but simultaneous and harmonizing,
parts; counterpoint; Phonetics, use of one symbol for several sounds.
polyphonic, adj.polyphonist, n. composer of polyphony.

polyphyletic
adj. - having more than one original type. polyphylesis, n. such descent.

polyploid
adj.,n. - (cell, individual, generation) having more than twice the basic
number of chromosomes.

polypnea
n. - rapid breathing. polypneic, adj.

polypod
adj.,n. - many-legged (animal).

polypragmatist
n. - busybody. polypragmatism, n.

polypsychic
adj. - having several souls. polypsychism, n.

polypus
n. - (pl. -pi ) nasal, etc., polyp.

polyseme
n. - word with many meanings. polysemantic, adj. polysemous a. having
many meanings. polysemy, n.

polystachious
adj. - many-spiked.

polystichous
adj. - in several rows.

polystomatous
adj. - many-mouthed.

polystyle
adj.,n. - (building) with many columns.

polysyndeton
n. - rhetorical device of repeating conjunction for emphasis.
polysyndetic, adj.

polysynthetic
adj. - of languages where whole phrases are combined into one word.

polythalamous
adj. - having many chambers.

polytocous
adj. - bringing forth many young at once.

polytomous
adj. - divided into several parts. polytomy, n.

polyuria
n. - excessive urination. polyuric, adj.

polyvalent
adj. - Chemistry, having multiple valency; Medicine, effective against more
than one toxin or strain of micro-organism. polyvalence, n.

pomace
n. - crushed apples in cider-making. pomaceous, adj. pertaining to apples or
similar fruit.

pomelo
n. - fruit like a grapefruit; shaddock.

pomiculture
n. - fruit growing. pomiform, adj. apple-shaped. pomology, n. science of
fruit growing.

pone
n. - card player on dealer's right, who cuts the cards.

ponerology
n. - division of theology dealing with evil.

pongee
n. - thin, soft silk from China, naturally colored beige or tan; cotton or rayon
imitation of this.

pons
n. - (pl. pontes ) 'bridge'. pons asinorum, 'bridge of asses'; test of ignorant
person's ability. pontine, adj.

pontage
n. - toll one pays for crossing a bridge

pood
n. - weight, equivalent of 36 lb.

popliteal
adj. - pertaining to the back of the knee.

porism
n. - geometric proposition that it is possible, in certain conditions, for a
problem to have any number of solutions.

porogamy
n. - fertilization of seed plants. porogamic, porogamous, adj.

porraceous
adj. - like leek in color.

porrect
adj. - stretched at length.

porrigo
n. - scalp disease causing baldness. porriginous, adj.

portreeve
n. - formerly, in England, mayor.

posology
n. - study of medical doses. posologist, n.

posset
n. - hot spiced drink of milk and wine.

postament
n. - pedestal; frame.

postcibal
adj. - after a meal.
postconnubial
adj. - after marriage.

poste restante
n. - department of post office holding letters until called for.

postern
n. - archaic, back door.

postexilic
adj. - after exile, especially after Babylonian captivity of Jews.

postiche
adj.,n. - artificial or spurious (thing); false (hair); (ornament) added,
especially inappropriately, to finished thing.

postil
n. - note in margin; comment.

postilion, postillion
n. - person who rides near horse of those drawing coach etc. and acts as
guide to the whole team.

postjacent
adj. - posterior.

postmundane
adj. - after the (end of the) world.

postprandial
adj. - after dinner.

postrorse
adj. - turned, or bent, backwards.

posttonic
adj. - after accent or accented syllable.

postvocalic
adj. - after a vowel.

potamic
adj. - pertaining to rivers. potamology, n. study of rivers.
potation
n. - act of drinking; drinking bout; thing drunk. potatory, adj.

pou sto
n. - 'where I may stand'; place to stand; basis; locus standi.

poult
n. - young fowl, especially turkey.

poundal
n. - unit of force: force imparting to one pound mass acceleration of one foot
per second.

praedial, predial
adj. - of land, farming, etc.

prandial
adj. - pertaining to or at dinner.

pratincolous
adj. - inhabiting meadows.

praxinoscope
n. - instrument with mirrors in which a series of moving drawings appear as
a continuously moving picture; early form of cinematograph.

praxis
n. - practice (of profession, science, etc.) as opposed to theory; accepted
practice.

preadamic
adj. - before Adam. preadamite, n. person living before Adam; believer in
such persons.

preagonal
adj. - immediately preceding death throes. preagony, n. such period.

preantepenultimate
n. & adj. - fourth from last

prebend
n. - Ecclesiastical, stipend of member of chapter.
prebendal, adj. prebendary, n.holder of prebend.

precative, precatory
adj. - beseeching.

precentor
n. - (fem. -tress, -trix) leader of singing. precentorial, adj.

preciation
n. - determination of value or price.

precisian
n. - person excessively devoted to minute observance of rules.
precisianism, n.precisive, adj. separating; defining; exact.

precocial
adj. - applied to birds having downy young, able to run immediately they are
hatched.

preconize
v. - proclaim; publish publicly. preconization, n.

predella
n. - (pl. -le ) platform for altar; work of art on predella.; portable altar or
decoration on it; shelf behind altar.

preexilian, preexilic
adj. - before exile, especially Babylonian captivity of Jews.

prelapsarian
adj. - pertaining to time before Man's fall.

prelect
v. -i. deliver lecture. prelection, n. lecture. prelector, n. lecturer.

premiate
v. - give prize or premium for.

premorse
adj. - bitten off short; as if bitten off.

premundane
adj. - before creation of world.
prenarial
adj. - pertaining to or in front of nostrils.

prepense
adj. - deliberate; premediated.

prepollent
adj. - predominant.

prepotent
adj. - very or more powerful; predominant. prepotency, n.; Biology,
propensity for transmitting certain heritable characteristics.

preprandial
adj. - before dinner or eating a meal.

prepuce
n. - foreskin. preputial, adj.

prerupt
adj. - abrupt; steep.

presbycousis
n. - hardness of hearing in old age. presbyophrenia, n. loss of memory in old
age. presbyopia, presbytia, n. long-sightedness in old age.

prescind
v. - abstract or separate (oneself). prescission, n.

presentient
adj. - having premonition.

presidial
adj. - presidential.

presimian
adj. - before occurrence of anthropoid apes.

prest
n. - loan of money

preterist
n. - person who enjoys reliving past memories

preterist
n. - someone whose main pleasure in in reliving thepast

preterite
adj. - Grammar, signifying past time; aorist; n. such tense.
preterition, n. passing over or omission.

preterlabent
adj. - flowing by.

pretermit
v. - omit; neglect; interrupt. pretermission, n.

pretone
n. - syllable or vowel before accented syllable. pretonic, adj.

prevenient
adj. - preceding; anticipating; having foresight; preventing. prevenience, n.

prevernal
adj. - flowering or foliating early.

prevocalic
adj. - before a vowel.

prevoyant
adj. - having foresight. prevoyance, n.

priapean
adj. - phallic

prie-dieu
n. - praying-desk.

primavera
n. - spring (season).

primipara
n. - (pl. -rae), woman bearing first child, or having borne only one child.
primiparous, adj. primiparity, n.
primogeniture
n. - principle of inheritance by eldest child; state of being eldest child.
primogenial,adj. first to be formed; original. primogenital,
primogenitary, adj. primogenitor, n.ancestor.

princeps
n. - chief, headman; first edition of book.

princox
n. - an arrogant effeminate fellow

privative
adj. - depriving; signifying negation or deprivation; n. such prefix (as un-) or
suffix (as - less).

privity
n. - private knowledge; connivance.

proairesis, proaeresis
n. - deliberate choice.

probity
n. - integrity of character.

probouleutic
adj. - pertaining to prior discussion and deliberation.

procacious
adj. - insolent. procacity n.

procatalectic
adj. - with unaccented part of first metrical foot lacking.

procathedral
n. - parish church used as cathedral.

proceleusmatic
adj. - exhorting; encouraging; n. metrical foot of four short syllables.

procellous
adj. - stormy.

procephalic
adj. - pertaining to front of head.

procès-verbal
n. - official report or memorandum; minutes of meeting.

prochronism
n. - error of assigning to an event a date before its real date.

procidence
n. - prolapse. procident, adj.

proclinate
adj. - directed forward.

proclitic
adj. - applied to naturally unaccented words dependent for pronunciation and
accent on following word; n. such word. proclisis, n. such pronunciation.

procryptic
adj. - pertaining to or having protective coloration. procrypsis, n.

proctalgia
n. - a pain in the ass

procumbent
adj. - lying flat; trailing along ground.

proditorious
adj. - traitorous; prone to give away secrets

prodrome
n. - symptom appearing before setting in of disease. prodromal,
prodromic, adj.prodromus, n. prefatory work.

proem
n. - preface. proemial, adj.

proemptosis
n. - addition once in every three centuries of one day to lunar calendar.

proethnic
adj. - prior to division into smaller ethnic groups.
profluent
adj. - flowing, abundant; exuberant. profluence, n.

progamic
adj. - before fertilization. progamete, n. germ or sperm cell.

progenitive
adj. - reproductive. progenital, adj. progenitor, n. (fem. -tress, - trix)
ancestor.

prognathism
n. - state of having projecting jaws. prognathic, prognathous, adj.

projicient
adj. - projecting; communicating between organism and its surroundings.

prolapse, prolapsus
n. - falling (of bodily organ) forward or downward, especially of the uterus.

prolate
adj. - having flattened sides due to lengthwise elongation.

prolegomena
n. -pl. pl. (sing. -non) introductory remarks.
prolegomenist, n. prolegomenous,adj.

prolepsis
n. - (pl. -ses ) rhetorical device of weakening objections by anticipating
them; use of adjective that anticipates result of verb; prochronism;
assumption. proleptic, a.; Medicine, recurring at decreasing intervals.
proleptical, adj. prehistoric. proleptics n. prognosis.

prolicide
n. - killing or killer of own offspring. prolicidal, adj.

proligerous
adj. - bearing offspring.

prolix
n. - tedious, boring words

prolocutor
n. - presiding officer; chair, especially of lower house of convocation.
prolusion
n. - preliminary trial; tentative introductory essay. prolusory, adj.

promuscis
n. - proboscis, especially insect's. promuscidate, adj. having this.

prone
adj. - lying face down.

pronograde
adj. - walking with body parallel to ground.

pronominal
adj. - pertaining to a pronoun.

pronovalence
n. - ability to have sexual intercourse in a prone position only

propaedeutic
adj. - of or pertaining to preliminary instruction; introductory

propinquity
n. - nearness.

propitiate
v. - appease; conciliate. propitiatory, adj. propitiation, n. act of propitiating;
expiatory sacrifice.

proplasm
n. - mould; preliminary model.

propolis
n. - resin of tree buds collected by bees; bee glue. propolize, v. cement with
this.

proprio motu
phr. - 'by one's own motion'; of own initiative. proprio vigore, 'by (its) own
force'; independently.

proprioceptor
n. - sense organ receptive to stimuli from within the body.
proprioceptive, adj.proprioception, n.
proptosis
n. - prolapse of eyeball.

propugnation
n. - obsolete, defence.

proreption
n. - obsolete, slow secret advance; creeping attack.

prorogue
v. - end session (of Parliament); postpone (meeting). prorogation, n.

proscenium
n. - part of stage before curtain.

proscribe
v. - outlaw; prohibit; condemn as harmful. proscription, n. proscriptive, adj.

proselyte
n. - convert, especially to Jewish faith. proselytic, adj. proselytize, v.i. & t.
proselytism, n.

prosenchyma
n. - supporting plant tissue containing little protoplasm.
prosenchymatous, adj.

prosilient
adj. - jumping forth; conspicuous.

prosody
n. - study or art of versifying, especially of metre, rhyme and stanza-form;
method of versifying. prosodial, prosodic, adj.

prosonomasia
n. - use of a humorous modification of a person'sname

prosophobia
n. - fear of or adversion to progress

prosopic
adj. - pertaining to face. prosopography, n. description of face. prosopopoeia
n. personification; speaking or acting as if by imaginary or absent person.
prosopolepsy
n. - judging people favorably from their looks

prosopopy
n. - the personification of inanimate objects

prostyle
adj.,n. - (building) with columns in front only.

protandry
n. - development of male organs before female to avoid self- fertilization.
protandric, protandrous, adj.

protanopia
n. - color blindness towards red. protanope, n. protanopic, adj.

protasis
n. - introductory and explanatory part of drama; subordinate clause in
conditional sentence. protatic, adj.

protensive
adj. - extensive in time or lengthwise. protensity, n.

proteogenous
adj. - derived from protein. proteolysis, n. disintegration of protein.
proteose, n.substance derived from protein in digestion.

proteranthous
adj. - with flowers appearing before leaves.

prothalamion, prothalamium
n. - (pl.) -mia), song in honour of a marriage.

prothesis
n. - addition of a sound to beginning of a word.

prothorax
n. - front segment of thorax.

protocanonical
adj. - pertaining to the first canon of the bible.

protogenic
adj. - Geology, formed at beginning.

protograph
n. - holograph.

protogyny
n. - development of female organs before male to avoid self- fertilization.
protogynous, adj.

protolithic
adj. - pertaining to earliest Stone Age.

protomartyr
n. - first martyr.

protomorphic
adj. - primitive.

protonotary, prothonotary
n. - Roman Catholic, official keeper of canonization records and signatory to
papal bull.

protopathic
adj. - pertaining to reception by nerves, etc. of only coarse stimuli such as
heat, pain, etc.; pertaining to such nerves.

protophyte
n. - unicellular plant. protophytic, adj.

prototrophic
adj. - feeding directly on uncombined elements.

protreptic
adj. - hortatory; doctrinal.

protrusile
adj. - able to be thrust forward (as a frog's tongue).

provection
n. - carrying forward of sound at end of word to beginning of next (as a newt
from original form an ewt).

proveditor
n. - purveyor of supplies.

provedore, providore
n. - proveditor; steward.

proxenete
n. - procurer; marriage broker.

pruinose
adj. - bearing whitish dust; hoary. pruinescence, n. pruinous, adj.

prurigo
n. - skin disease with small itching pustules. pruriginous

pruritus
n. - (condition of) itching of skin. pruritic, adj.

psaltery
n. - ancient zither-like musical instrument.

psammophyte
n. - plant of arid, sandy soil. psammophytic, adj.

psaphonic
n. - planning how to rise to fame and fortune

psellism
n. - defective pronunciation.

psephology
n. - scientific analysis of political elections and polls. psephologist, n.

pseudaesthesia
n. -pl. imaginary feeling, as of pain, etc.

pseudandry
n. - use by woman of man's name as assumed name.

pseudaposematic
adj. - imitating in color, etc., a dangerous animal.

pseudautochiria
n. - murder disguised as a suicide
pseudepigrapha
n. - pl. spurious books supposed to be written by or about Biblical persons
but not contained in Apocrypha.
pseudepigraphal, adj. pseudepigraphic, adj.pertaining to pseudepigrapha or
pseudepigraphy. pseudepigraphous, adj. bearing wrong name; wrongly
attributed. pseudepigraphy, n. mistaken attribution of works to wrong
authors.

pseudoblepsia
n. - false or imaginary vision.

pseudocarp
n. - fruit, as apple, comprising more than mere seeds. pseudocarpous, adj.

pseudochromaesthesia
n. - mental association of sounds with colors. pseudochromia, n. false color
perception.

pseudochronism
n. - error in date. pseudochronologist, n. person making this.

pseudocyesis
n. - false pregnancy, with symptoms only.

pseudodox
adj.,n. - false (doctrine or opinion).

pseudograph
n. - spurious writing; forgery. pseudographer, n.

pseudogyny
n. - male use of a female pseudonym

pseudohermaphroditism
n. - congenital abnormality where internal sexual organs are of one sex,
external ones the other, or characteristic of both.

pseudologist
n. - liar

pseudology
n. - telling of lies. pseudological, adj. wildly exaggerated or untrue.
pseudologue,n. mania for lying.
pseudomnesia
n. - memory for things that never happened

pseudomonas
n. - (pl. -ades ) any of a genus of rod-like bacteria, many of which cause
disease in plants or animals.

pseudomorph
n. - false or abnormal form. pseudomorphic,
pseudomorphous, adj.pseudomorphism, n. pseudomorphose, v. make into
this. pseudomorphosis, n.

pseudophonia
n. - suicide disguised as murder

pseudopodium
n. - (pl. -dia), temporary projection of amoeba, etc. for use as foot or mouth.

pseudopsia
n. - optical illusion.

pseudoscope
n. - instrument producing images in reversed relief.
pseudoscopic, adj.pseudoscopy, n.

pseudovum
n. - (pl. -va) parthenogenetic egg.

psilanthropy
n. - denial of divinity of Christ. psilanthropic, adj. psilanthropism,
psilanthropist, n.

psilology
n. - empty talk

psilosis
n. - falling of hair; sprue.

psilosopher
n. - a superficial philosopher

psithurism
n. - sound of wind whispering in the trees

psittaceous
adj. - like or pertaining to parrot; belonging to parrot family of birds.
psittacine,adj. psittacism, n. parrot-like repetition in speech.
psittacosis, n. contagious parrot disease, causing fever and pneumonia in
humans.

psittacistic
adj. - speaking in a mechanical, repetitive way

psoas
n. - loin muscle; tender-loin. psoatic, adj.

psora
n. - several itching skin diseases.

psoriasis
n. - skin disease with white-scaled red eruptions. psoriatic, n. & a. (person)
suffering from this.

psorophthalmia
n. - scurfy inflammation of the eyes.

psoroptic
adj. - pertaining to scab mite.

psychaesthesia
n. - sensation in relation to feeling and thought.

psychagogic
adj. - attractive; encouraging. psychagogy, n. psychiatric treatment by
persuading patient to adopt an absorbing interest or life work.

psychalgia
n. - mental pain or distress.

psychasthenia
n. - neurotic lassitude, indecision, doubts,tics and phobias

psychoanalysis
n. - treatment of neurotic persons by the analysis of their neuroses and
revelation of their origins; system of such treatment, and body of theories
related to it. psychoanalyse, v. treat patient in this way.
psychoanalyst, n. psychoanalytic(al),adj.

psychodynamic
adj. - pertaining to psychological motives and causation.

psychogalvanic
adj. - pertaining to change in electrical resistance of skin resulting from
mental processes which cause alterations in secretion of perspiration.
psychogalvanometer, n. instrument measuring such electric change; lie
detector.

psychogenesis
n. - origin in internal or mental state.
psychogenetic, adj. psychogenetics, n. study of this.
psychogenic, adj. derived from the mind.

psychogram
n. - spirit message; psychological description of person; mental picture.
psychograph, n. instrument recording spirit messages; photographic plate
recording spirit image. psychography n.

psycholepsy
n. - period of intense nervous depression and apathy.

psychomachy
n. - conflict of the soul.

psychometer
n. - instrument measuring duration and intensity of mental states.

psychometrics
n. - design and use of psychological tests, including statistical techniques.
psychometry, n. measurement of mental aptitudes and intelligence; supposed
ability to discover facts about events or people by touching objects relating
to them. psychometrist, n.

psychomorphism
n. - attribution of human mentality to inanimate objects. psychomorphic, adj.

psychomotor
adj. - pertaining to physical action as immediate result of mental act.

psychopannychism
n. - belief in sleep of souls from death to bodily resurrection.
psychopannychist, psychopannychite, n.

psychophysics
n. - study of relationship between mental and physical processes.
psychophysical,adj. psychophysicist, n.

psychopomp
n. - one who conducts souls of dead to afterworld, as Charon.

psychoprophylaxis
n. - use of relaxation techniques, etc. to avoid or lessen pain in childbirth.

psychorrhagy
n. - temporary sighting of soul separate from body.

psychosophy
n. - doctrine concerning the soul.

psychotaxis
n. - involuntary alteration of mental outlook for the satisfaction of the
personality.

psychotechnology
n. - practical use of psychology in solving problems etc.
psychotechnological, adj.

psychotheism
n. - belief in pure spirituality of God.

psychotoxic
adj. - damaging to the mind, especially of such addictive drugs.

psychotropic
adj. - (of drug) acting on the mind.

psychrometer
n. - wet and dry bulb hygrometer. psychrometry, n.

psychrophile
n. - plant thriving in cold. psychrophilic, adj.

psychrophobia
n. - dread of cold.
psychrophyte
n. - alpine or arctic plant.

psychurgy
n. - mental energy or function.

ptarmic
adj.,n. - (substance) causing sneezing.

pteridium
n. - (pl. -ia) bracken. pteridography, n. description of ferns.
pteridology, n. study of ferns. pteridophyte, n. fern.

pterocarpous
adj. - with winged fruits.

pterography
n. - treatise on or description of feathers. pterographic(al), adj. pteropaedes,
n.pl. birds capable of flying soon after hatching.

pteropid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) fruit bat.

pteropod
n. - small swimming mollusc, often shell-less. pteropodan, adj.

pterospermous
adj. - with winged seeds.

pterygium
n. - (pl. -ia) fleshy growth over inner corner of eyeball, common in old age;
overgrowth of cuticle. pterygial, adj.

pterygoid
adj. - wing-like.

pterygote
adj.,n. - (any) of a subclass of insects, comprising winged insects, fleas, etc.

pterylosis
n. - arrangement of bird's feathers. pterylology, n. study of this. pteryla n.
(pl. -lae ), any of the feathered areas of a bird's body.
ptilosis
n. - plumage; loss of eyelashes.

ptisan
n. - kind of barley-water; tisane.

ptochocracy
n. - government by the poor.

ptomaine
n. - poisonous alkaloid in decaying matter. ptomainic, adj.

ptosis
n. - prolapse; drooping of eyelid. ptotic, adj.

ptyalin
n. - enzyme, acting on starch, of saliva. ptyalagogue, n. substance promoting
salivation. ptyalism, n. salivation, especially excessive.

puberulent
adj. - covered with minute down.

pudency
n. - modesty; prudery. pudendal, adj. pertaining to reproductive organs.
pudendum, n. (pl. - da) external reproductive organ, especially of female.
pudibund, adj. bashful; prudish. pudic, adj. pudendal . pudicity, n. modesty;
chastity.

puerperal
adj. - pertaining to childbirth. puerperium, n. condition immediately
following childbirth.

puisne
adj. - inferior; junior.

puissant
adj. - powerful. puissance, n.

pulicine
adj. - pertaining to fleas. pulicose, pulicous, adj. infested with fleas.
pulicosity, n.such infestation. pulicid, n. & a. pulicide, n. substance killing
fleas. pulicoid, adj.flea- like.
pullulate
v. - teem, swarm

pulmogastric
adj. - pertaining to lungs and stomach.

pulmometry
n. - measurement of lungs' capacity.

pulque
n. - Mexican fermented drink made from agave.

pulsatile
adj. - vibrating; pulsating; Music, percussive; n. percussion instrument.
pulsatility,n.

pulsimeter
n. - pulse-measuring instrument.

pultaceous
adj. - pulpy; like porridge.

pultun, pultan
n. - native infantry regiment.

pulvillus
n. - pad on feet of flies.

punaluan
adj. - pertaining to primitive group marriage of a number of brothers to a
number of sisters.

puncheon
n. - large cask, with capacity of seventy gallons; engraved punch or die;
short upright timber for load-bearing.

punctilio
n. - small point or detail of conduct; close observance of such points.
punctilious,adj.

punctulate
adj. - bearing small spots. punctule, n. small spot. punctulation, n.
pundigrion
n. - obsolete, play on words; pun.

puniceous
adj. - bright or purplish red.

punnet
n. - shallow fruit basket.

pupillage
n. - state of being a pupil or under age. pupillary, adj. pertaining to pupil or
guardianship; pertaining to pupil of eye.

purfle
v. - ornament edges of, especially with embroidery; n. such edge or
trimming. purfling, n.

puriform
adj. - like pus.

purl
v. -i. (of stream etc.) ripple along, murmuring; n. this sound; a knitting stitch;
gold or silver thread; decorative, often lacy, border.

purlicue
n. - space between extended thumb and index finger; curl or flourish in
writing; summary of speeches; peroration; pl. caprices.

purlieus
n. -pl. neighbourhood; suburb(s).

purpresture
n. - wrongful seizing of, or encroachment on, other's or common land.

purpura
n. - any of several blood diseases causing purplish patches on skin. purpura
hemorrhagica, purpura with severe hemorrhage; similar fever of horses.

purpureal, purpureous
adj. - purple. purpurescent, n. becoming or somewhat purple.
purpurogenous,adj. causing purple color.

pursuivant
n. - official of College of Heralds inferior to herald.
pursy
adj. - short-winded, especially because stout.

purulent
adj. - of, containing, or discharging pus; suppurating

putamen
n. - fruit stone; membrane lining eggshell. putaminous, adj.

putid
adj. - worthless; fetid.

puttee
n. - long strip of cloth wound round lower leg, especially as part of army
uniform.

putti
n. -pl. pl. (sing. -to) figures of naked children or cherubs in art.

pyarthrosis
n. - suppuration in joint.

pycnometer
n. - kind of bottle for measuring specific gravities or densities.
pycnomorphic, pycnomorphous, adj. (of nerve cells) compact.

pyelitis
n. - inflammation of the kidney outlet.

pyemia
n. - blood-poisoning accompanied by widespread abscesses. pyemic, adj.

pygal
adj. - pertaining to rump. pygalgia, n. pain in rump.

pygophilous
adj. - buttock-loving

pyic
adj. - pertaining to or discharging pus.

pylorus
n. - opening from stomach into intestine. pyloric, adj.

pyoderma
n. - any skin disease resulting in pustules and/or pus.

pyoid
adj. - pus-like. pyogenic, adj. producing pus. pyorrhoea, n.discharge of pus,
especially in inflammation of tooth sockets. pyosis, n. suppuration.

pyranometer
n. - instrument measuring solar radiation.

pyrethrum
n. - chrysanthemum-like garden plant; kind of insect powder.

pyretic
adj. - pertaining to fever. pyrosis, n. heartburn. pyretogenic, adj. inducing
fever. pyretology, n. medical study of fevers. pyretotherapy, n. medical
treatment by causing fever.

pyrgeometer
n. - instrument measuring radiation from earth.

pyrgoidal
adj. - tower-shaped.

pyrheliometer
n. - instrument measuring sun's heat. pyrheliometric, adj. pyrheliometry,n.

pyridine
n. - nitrogenous base used as antiseptic, etc. pyridic, adj.

pyriform
adj. - pearshaped.

pyroelectricity
n. - electric charge produced in some crystals by temperature changes.

pyrogen
n. - substance inducing fever. pyrogenesis, n. production of heat.
pyrogenation, n.subjection to heat. pyrogenic, pyrogenous, adj. due to heat
or fever.
pyrognomic
adj. - easily made incandescent. pyrognostic, adj. pertaining to, of
characteristics produced by, heat, especially as shown by blowpipe analysis.

pyrography
n. - tracing of designs by burning; 'poker work'.
pyrographer, n. pyrographic, adj.pyrogravure, n. design traced by
pyrography.

pyrolagnia
n. - sexual stimulation from watching fires

pyrolatry
n. - fire-worship. pyrolater, n.

pyroligneous
adj. - produced by action of heat on wood.

pyrology
n. - study of heat or fever and its effects. pyrological, adj. pyrologist, n.

pyrolysis
n. - decomposition due to heat. pyrolytic, adj.

pyromachy
n. - use of fire in fighting.

pyromancy
n. - divination by flames or fire. pyromancer, n. pyromantic, adj.

pyrometer
n. - instrument measuring very high temperatures.
pyrometric, adj. pyrometry, n.

pyrophanous
adj. - becoming transparent when heated.

pyrophobia
n. - dread of fire.

pyrophorus
n. - (pl. -ri ) substance igniting when exposed to air. pyrophoric,
pyrophorous,adj.
pyroscope
n. - kind of optical thermometer or pyrometer.

pyrosis
n. - heartburn.

pyrostat
n. - automatic fire-alarm and extinguisher; thermostat.

pyrrhotism
n. - red-hairedness.

pythogenic
adj. - due to or causing dirt or decay. pythogenesis, n. pythogenetic, adj.

pyx
n. - vessel for reservation of Eucharist; box containing specimens of newly-
minted coins. trial of the pyx, test for weight, etc., of newly- minted coins.

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quadra
n. - plinth; square frame.

quadragintesimal
adj. - in forty parts; forty-fold.

quadral
adj. - in four parts.

quadrant
n. - quarter of circumference of circle; instrument for measuring altitudes.
quadrantal, adj.

quadrat
n. - small square area or block, especially used as space in printing (abbr.
quad).
quadrate
v. - square; agree; make to agree; n. & a., square; oblong; Astronomy, distant
90° from each other. quadratic, adj. square; applied to algebraic expression
containing square but no higher power of unknown quantity; n. such
equation. quadratics, n. algebra dealing with quadratic equations.
quadrature, n. problem or act of finding square with area equal of another
known figure; act of determining areas; Astronomy, relation of quadrate
heavenly bodies.

quadrel
n. - small block (of stone, wood etc.).

quadrennial
adj. - lasting four years; occurring every fourth year; n. fourth anniversary.
quadrennium, n. (pl. -nia) period of four years.

quadrimum
n. - best or oldest wine. quadrimum merum, four- year-old wine.

quadripartite
adj. - pertaining to or for four parts or parties. quadripartition, n.

quadrisect
v. - divide into four equal parts. quadrisection, n.

quadrivial
adj. - leading in four directions; pertaining to meeting of four ways.

quadrivium
n. - (pl. -ia) higher division of seven liberal arts studied in Middle Ages:
arithmetic, music, astronomy, geometry.

quadrivoltine
adj. - having four broods in one year; n. such creature.

quadrual
adj.,n. - (number) denoting four.

quadrumanous
adj. - (of apes, etc.) with all four feet adapted for use as hands.

quaestor
n. - ancient Roman public treasurer or assistant military commander.
quaestorial,adj.

quaestuary
adj.,n. - archaic, (person) in business for profit, or having profit as sole aim.

quaintise
n. - ingenuity, cunning; a trick or stratagem

quale
n. - (pl. -lia) thing having quality; sensation considered in virtue of its own
quality alone; quality having independent existence.

quant
n. - punting pole; v.t. propel with quant.

quantulum
n. - small quantity.

quaquaversal
adj. - dipping in all directions; dome-like.

quarender, quarenden
n. - kind of dark red apple.

quartan
adj. - (fever) recurring after approximately seventy-two hours.

quarto
n. - book size made by folding sheet into four leaves: foolscap quarto, 81/2 x
63/4 in; crown quarto, 10 x 71/2 in; demy quarto, 111/4 x 83/4 in; royal
quarto, 121/2 x 10 in; imperial quarto, 15 x 11 in (abbr. 4to).

quatercentenary
n. - four-hundredth anniversary.

quatrefoil
n. - any figure like leaf or flower with four leaflets. quatrefoliated, adj.

quattrocento
n. - 15th century.

quebracho
n. - several tropical American trees and their timber or bark.
qued
adj. - evil, bad

quenelle
n. - fish or meat forcemeat ball.

quenouille
adj. - applied to training of trees, etc., into cone-like outline.

quercetum
n. - oak plantation.

querimony
n. - a complaint

quern
n. - hand-power grinding mill.

querulent
adj.,n. - habitually and abnormally suspicious (person).
querulous, adj. peevish; fretful; complaining.

question extraordinaire
n. - n. final or severest torture.

qui vive
n. - 'who goes there?' on the qui vive, on the alert.

quidam
n. - obscure, unknown person

quiddity
n. - the essence or nature of a thing

quidnunc
n. - gossiper; inquisitive person.

quiescent
adj. - resting; dormant. quiescence, quiescency, n.

quietism
n. - kind of mysticism in which indifference to world is obtained by passive
contemplation of divinity; passivity. quietist, n.

quietus
n. - receipt; release; act of dispatching or disposing of; knockout or fatal
blow; death.

quillet
n. - archaic, quibble; small tube.

quinary
adj. - pertaining to or comprising five; in fives; Mathematics, having five as
base.

quincentenary
n. - (pertaining to) five hundredth anniversary.

quincunx
n. - four corners and centre of rectangle; arrangement of five things in those
positions. quincuncial, adj.

quindecagon
n. - 15-sided plane figure. quindecasyllabic, adj. having 15 syllables.
quindecennial, adj. pertaining to 15 years.

quinquagenarian
adj.,n. - (person) in from fiftieth to sixtieth year. quinquagenary,, adj. fifty-
year-old; n. 50th anniversary.

Quinquagesima
n. - Sunday before Lent. Quinquagesimal, adj. pertaining to fifty days.

quinquennial
adj. - lasting five years; occurring every fifth year. quinquennium, n. (pl. -
nia) period of five years.

quinsy
n. - severe inflammation of tonsils and throat.

quintain
n. - object, or target, tilted at; tilting at quintain.

quintal
n. - hundredweight; 100 lb; metric unit of 100 kg.
quintan
adj. - (fever) recurring after five days (i.e. every fourth day).

quintant
n. - instrument having arc of fifth part of circumference of circle for taking
altitudes.

quintic
adj. - Mathematics, of or pertaining to fifth degree.

quipu
n. - device of knotted cords, used by Incas of Peru to calculate or order
information.

quire
n. - two dozen sheets of paper.

quirt
n. - a riding crop or whip

quisguous
adj. - perplexing

quisling
n. - traitor collaborating with enemy occupiers of his or her country.

quisquillian
adj. - trashy

quitrent
n. - small nominal rent commuting feudal services.

quo vadis
phr. - 'whither goest thou?'

quod erat demonstrandum


phr. - 'which was to be demonstrated' (abbr. Q.E.D.). quod erat faciendum,
'which was to be done' (abbr. Q.E.F.).

quodlibet
n. - 'what you like'; moot or subtle point; fruitless or pedantic argument.

quoin
n. - angle; wedge; cornerstone.

quondam
adj. - 'formerly'; a. former.

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rabiator
n. - a violent man

raceme
n. - kind of inflorescence with flowers borne on footstalks up a central stem,
as in lily of valley. racemiferous, adj. bearing racemes. racemiform, adj. like
raceme. racemose, racemous, a..

rach(e)
n. - dog hunting by scent.

rachis
n. - (pl. -ides ) spine; central axis. rachialgia, n. pain in spine.
rachidian, adj.rachiform, adj. like rachis. rachiometer, n. instrument
measuring spinal curvature.

rachitis
n. - inflammation of spine; rickets. rachitic, adj. pertaining to or having
rachitis. rachitogenic, adj. causing rachitis.

radectomy
n. - removal of part of tooth root.

radiodontia
n. - making and study of X-ray photographs of teeth.
radiodontic, adj.radiodontist, n.

radiogenic
adj. - produced by radioactive decay; suitable for radio broadcasting.
radiogoniometer
n. - radio direction-finding apparatus. rodiogoniometry, n.

radio-heliograph
n. - arrangement of radio-telescopes for receiving and recording the radio
waves emitted by the sun.

radiolucent
adj. - penetrable by X-rays.

radiomicrometer
n. - n. instrument measuring intensity of radioactivity.

radionuclide
n. - a radioactive nuclide.

radiopaque
adj. - not allowing passage of X-rays. radiopacity, n.

radiopraxis
n. - medical use of radioactivity.

radioscope
n. - instrument detecting radioactivity. radioscopy, n. examination of opaque
bodies by X-rays.

radiosonde
n. - radio transmitter, borne into and from upper atmosphere by balloon and
parachute, sending out information on atmospheric conditions.

radome
n. - protective housing for radar antenna.

radula
n. - (pl. -lae ) rasp- like toothed band of tissue in mollusc's mouth.
radular, adj.radulate, adj. having radula. raduliform, adj. rasp-like.

raisonné
adj. - systematically arranged; ordered.

rale
n. - sound symptomatic of disease heard in auscultation.
ramage
n. - boughs of tree. ramal, rameal, adj. pertaining to branch.

ramellose
adj. - having small branches.

ramex
n. - hernia.

ramiferous
adj. - bearing branches. ramiform, adj. branch-alike.

ramify
v. -i. branch out; make complex. ramification, n.

ramoneur
n. - chimney-sweep.

ramulus
n. - (pl. -li ) small branch. ramular, adj. ramuliferous, adj. bearing ramuli.
ramulose, ramulous, adj. having many ramuli.

ramus
n. - (pl. -mi ) branch, especially of nerve; barb of feather; mandible.

rana
n. - prince.

ranarium
n. - (pl. -ia) place for rearing frogs.

randan
n. - boat for three oarsmen, viz. one sculler with two oars in middle and an
oarsman with one oar fore and aft; such style of rowing. randem, adv. with
three horses in single file.

rangiferine
adj. - pertaining to or like reindeer; belonging to animal genus containing
reindeer.

ranine
adj. - pertaining to or like frogs; belonging to subfamily of amphibians
including frogs. raniform, adj. frog-like.
rantallion
n. - one whose scrotum is longer than his penis

rantipole
n. - a wild, rambunctious young man

ranula
n. - (pl. -lae ) small cyst on tongue. ranular, adj.

ranunculaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like buttercups; belonging to buttercup family of
plants. ranunculus, n. (pl. - li ) buttercup, especially cultivated.

rapacious
adj. - greedy; obtaining by extortion; predacious; ravenous. rapacity, n.

rapine
n. - pillaging.

rapparee
n. - irregular soldier; vagabond.

rappee
n. - kind of strong snuff.

rapport
n. - relationship, especially harmonious. en rapport, (French) 'in rapport'.

rapprochement
n. - resumption of or improvement in relations between countries or persons.

raptorial, raptatorial, raptatory


adj. - predatory; pertaining to birds of prey.

raptus
n. - trance; rapture; seizure.

rasorial
adj. - scratching ground for food; pertaining to domestic fowls.

ratafia
n. - almond-flavoured liqueur or biscuit.
ratihabition
n. - ratification.

ratite
adj. - having flat breastbone; n. such flightless bird, as ostrich, emu, etc.

ratline
n. - small rope forming rung of rope ladder.

ratten
v. - compel to obey trade union by damaging or depriving of machinery,
tools, etc.

rattoon
n. - small shoot growing from the root of a plant

rauwolfia
n. - tropical tree or shrub used as source of various drugs, especially
reserpine.

ravelin
n. - projecting out-work in fortification, having two embankments forming
salient angle; 'half-moon'.

ravissant
adj. - (fem. -e ) ravishing; causing rapture.

Réaumur
adj. - pertaining to temperature scale or thermometer having freezing point
of water at 0° and boiling point at 80°.

rebarbative
adj. - grim, unattractive, forbidding, repellent

rebec(k)
n. - ancient three-stringed violin.

reboantic
adj. - reverberating

recalesce
v. -i. liberate heat suddenly when cooling through certain temperature.
recalescent,adj. recalescence, n.
recension
n. - scholarly editorial revision

receptary
adj. - accepted as fact but unproved

réchauffé
adj.,n. - warmed-up (dish); rehash.

recherché
adj. - refined; carefully done; curious; far-fetched; extravagant.

recidivism
n. - state of returning habitually to crime. recidivist, n. recidivate, recidive,
v.i. relapse; recur. recidivous, adj.

recitative
n. - speechlike declamatory song in opera, oratorio, etc.

réclame
n. - publicity.

reclinate
adj. - bending backwards or downwards.

recoct
v. - cook again; concoct; improvise.

recondite
adj. - concealed; abstruse; erudite.

recreant
adj.,n. - cowardly or renegade (person). recreancy, n.

recrement
n. - redundant matter; dross; Medicine, secretion of body absorbed again by
body. recremental, recrementitial, adj.

recrudesce
v. -i. grow up or break out again. recrudescence,
recrudescency, n. recrudescent,adj.

rectalgia
n. - pain in the rectum

rectigrade
adj. - moving in straight line.

rectirostral
adj. - having straight beak.

rectiserial
adj. - in vertical ranks.

recto
n. - right-hand page; front of printed or manuscript page.

rectopathic
adj. - easily hurt emotionally

rectrices
n. -pl. pl. (sing. rectrix) quill feathers of bird's tail. rectricial, adj.

rectrix
n. - a female ruler

rectum
n. - last part of large intestine, leading to anus. rectal, adj.

rectus
n. - (pl. -ti ) straight muscle.

recubation
n. - lying down

recumbentibus
n. - a knockdown blow

recusant
adj. - dissenting; disestablishmentarian

redan
n. - fieldwork in fortification, with two parapets making salient angle.

redargution
n. - refutation
redhibition
n. - the return of defective merchandise

redintegrate
v. - make whole again; restore. redintegration, n.; Psychology, revival of
whole of previous mental state at recurrence of part of it. redintegrative, adj.

redivivus
adj. - living again; revived

reeve
n. - chief magistrate; bailiff; Canadian, rural council's president;
Ornithology, female ruff (bird); v.t. pass (rope) through ring; fasten by
reeving.

refection
n. - light meal; refreshment. refectory, n. dining room of monastery, college,
etc.

reflet
n. - lustre, irridescence, esp. on pottery.

refluent
adj. - flowing back or backward. refluence, n. reflux, n. refluence;
Chemistry, boiling of liquid in flask with condenser attached to minimize
evaporation; v.t. & i. boil (liquid) thus.

refocillate
v. - to warm into life again; revive

refragable
adj. - capable of being refuted

refrangible
adj. - capable of being refracted

refringent
adj. - refracting. refringence, refringency, n.

refulgent
adj. - radiant, brilliant, shining
regardant
adj. - Heraldry, in profile and looking to rear.

regelation
n. - freezing again, especially of water from ice melted by pressure when
pressure is relieved. regelate, v. & i.

regius
adj. - royal. regius professor, one holding professorship founded by royalty.

reglementation
n. - regulation.

regnal
adj. - pertaining to reign. regnancy, n. rule. regnant, adj. reigning.

reify
v. - literally "to make a thing"; given definite, concrete form to something
that is abstract

reis
n. - chief; captain.

reive
v. -i. rob; plunder; carry off. reiver, n.

rejectamenta
n. -pl. pl. rejected things; excrement.

relict
n. - widow; survivor; a. pertaining to land bared by reliction.
reliction, n. recession of sea leaving land bare; land so left.

religate
v. - tie together; restrain. religation, n.

reliquary
n. - container for holy relics.

reliquiae
n. - pl. 'remains'. reliquian, adj. reliquism, n. worship of relics.

relucent
adj. - reflecting; refulgent.

remiform
adj. - oar-shaped. remigate, v.i. row. remiges, n. pl. ( sing. remex) quill
feathers of bird's wing. remiped, n. & a. (creature) having legs or feet
adapted for propelling it through water.

remigrate
v. -i. migrate again; return. remigrant n. one who returns. remigration, n.

remontado
n. - someone who has fled to the mountains; a person who has renounced
civilization

remontant
adj.,n. - (rose) flowering more than once in season.

rémoulade
n. - cold sauce of mayonnaise flavoured with herbs, capers, etc.

remplissage
n. - filling or padding used in music and literature

remugient
adj. - rebellowing; roaring or shouting anew

renable
adj. - fluent, eloquent

renascible
adj. - capable of being reborn

rencontre
n. - meeting; encounter; duel.

renifleur
n. - one who gets sexual pleasure from body smells

reniform
adj. - kidney-shaped.

renitent
adj. - resisting or opposing stubbornly; recalcitrant
rennet
n. - contents or part of stomach, or preparation therefrom, of young animal,
used to curdle milk. rennin, n. gastric enzyme curdling milk.

renography
n. - treatise on or description of kidneys.

rentes
n. -pl. pl. government stock, bonds, etc. rentier, n. owner of rentes; one
living on income from investments; one living on fixed income.

renvoi
n. - expulsion of alien from country; Law, referral of dispute to another
jurisdiction.

repetend
n. - digit(s) repeated in recurring decimal; repetition of same or similar word
in sentence; refrain.

replevin
n. - Law, repossession of goods wrongfully taken, with pledge to return them
if defeated in lawsuit on the matter; writ or action in such case. repleviable,
replevisable, adj. replevisor, n. plaintiff in replevin action. replevy, v.

repoussé
adj. - shaped in relief by being beaten up from under or reverse side; n. such
artistic work. repoussage, n. art of doing such work.

repristinate
v. - to revive; to restore

reptant
adj. - creeping. reptation, n. reptatorial, reptatory, adj.

requiescat
n. - 'may he (or she) rest'; n. prayer for dead. requiescat in pace,, 'may he (or
she) rest in peace' (abbr. R.I.P.).

reredos
n. - screen behind altar; erroneously, choir screen.

res gestae
n. - n. pl. 'things done'; matters incident to question in lawsuit.
rescript
n. - decree; rewriting or rewritten thing. rescriptive, adj.

réseau
n. - network, especially of lines on astronomical photograph.

resect
v. - Surgery, remove part of organ. resection, n. such surgical operation;
determination of position by drawing lines on map from two or more known
objects.

reserpine
n. - sedative drug.

resile
v. -i. draw back; return to first position or shape. resilient, adj. elastic;
recovering quickly from shock, illness, etc. resilience, n.

resipiscent
adj. - restored to sanity; learned from experience

resorb
v. - reabsorb. resorbent, resorptive, adj. resorbence, resorption, n.

responsions
n. -pl. pl. first examination for B.A. degree at Oxford University.

resupinate
adj. - upside down. resupine, adj. supine. resupination, n.

resupination
n. - turning to an upside-down position

rete
n. - (pl. -tia,, network; net. retecious, retial, retiary, adj.

reticulate
v. - mark with network-like lines; a. like network. reticular, adj. net-like;
intricate. reticulation, n. reticulate marking. reticule, n. handbag, especially
of net. reticulose,adj. reticulated. reticulum, n. (pl. - la) network; second
stomach of ruminant. retiform a. net-like; reticulate.
retine
n. - substance in animal tissue which retards tissue growth.

retinoid
adj. - like resin.

retortion
n. - turning or twisting back; retaliation.

retroact
v. -i. act backwards or opposite; react. retroaction, n. retroactive, adj. taking
effect as from a previous date.

retrocede
v. - go back or inwards; cede back. retrocession, n. retrocessive, adj.

retrochoir
n. - space in choir behind high altar.

retroject
v. - throw back. retrojection, n.; Medicine, washing of cavity from within.

retromancy
n. - fortunetelling by things seen over one'sshoulder

retrometer
n. - device for transmitting sound by modifying a beam of light.

retromingent
adj. - urinating backward

retromorphosis
n. - degenerative metamorphosis; change for the worse.

retrorse
adj. - turned back or down.

retrostalsis
n. - reversed peristalsis. retrostaltic, adj.

retroussé
adj. - turned up (applied to nose only).
retuse
adj. - having a blunt end with a central notch, as some leaves.

reus
n. - defendant in a courtroom trial

revalescent
adj. - convalescent. revalescence, n.

revalorize
v. - restore to original value, especially such monetary unit.

revanche
n. - revenge; desire to regain lost territory; favour done in return.
revanchism, n.policy of aggressively seeking recovery of lost territory.
revanchist, n.

revehent
adj. - carrying back.

revenant
n. - person returning after supposed death or long absence; ghost.

revers
n. - tuned-back edge or part of garment.

revetment
n. - masonry etc. facing of embankment or trench. revet, v.

revirescent
adj. - growing young or strong again. revirescence, n.

reviviscent
adj. - capable of causing revival. reviviscence, n.

revolute
adj. - rolled back, especially at edges.

rhabdomancy
n. - divination by means of rod; water-divining. rhabdos, n. magic wand.

rhabdomyoma
n. - tumour of striated muscle.
rhabdophobia
n. - fear of being punished or severely criticized

rhadamanthine
adj. - strictly and inflexibly honest and just

Rhadamanthus
n. - in Greek mythology a judge of the souls of the dead; stern judge.
Rhadamanthine, adj.

rhaebosis
n. - curvature; bandiness.

rhamphoid
adj. - beak-shaped.

rhema
n. - word; verb. rheme, n. speech element expressing an idea.
rhematic, adj.pertaining to formation of words; derived from verbs.
rhematology, n. study of rhemes.

rheology
n. - study of flow of matter. rheometer, n. instrument measuring or
controlling currents. rheophile, adj. living in running water.
rheophore, n. wire connection of electrical apparatus. rheoscope,
n.galvanoscope. rheostat, n. variable electrical resistor.
rheotaxis, n. direction of movement by water. rheotrope, n. commutator
reversing electric current. rheotropism, n. direction of growth by water.

rhexis
n. - rupture.

rhigosis
n. - sensation of cold

rhinal
adj. - nasal. rhinalgia, n. pain in nose. rhinencephalon, n. olfactory lobe of
brain. rhinenchysis, n. injection into nose. rhinitis, n. inflammation of nose
or its mucous membrane. rhinodynia, n. rhinalgia rhinogenic,
rhinogenous, adj. deriving from nose. rhinolalia, n. nasal speech.
rhinology, n. medical study of the nose. rhinophyma, n. acne of the nose.
rhinoplasty, n. plastic surgery of nose. rhinorrhagia, n. nose-bleeding.
rhinorrhoea, n. continuous nasal catarrh. rhinoscopy n. medical examination
of nose.

rhipidate
adj. - fan-shaped.

rhizanthous
adj. - with flowers emerging from root.

rhizocarpous
adj. - with perennial root, etc., but annual foliage and stems.

rhizogenic
adj. - root-producing. rhizogenous, adj.

rhizoid
n. - thin root-like filament of fern, etc.; a. root- like.

rhodocyte
n. - red blood corpuscle.

rhonchisonant
adj. - snorting; snoring

rhonchus
n. - whistling sound heard in auscultation. rhonchial, adj.

rhopalism
n. - a sentence or poem in which each word is one syllable longer than its
predecessor

rhotacism
n. - mispronunciation or overuse of sound r. rhotacize, v.i. rhotacistic, adj.

rhumb
n. - point of compass; loxodrome.

rhyparography
n. - painting or description of mean or sordid things; still-life or genre
painting. rhyparographer, rhyparographist, n. rhyparographic, adj.

rhysimeter
n. - instrument measuring speed of current or ship.
rhytiscopia
n. - neurotic preoccupation with facial wrinkles

ria
n. - long, wide creek.

riant
adj. - laughing; jolly.

rictus
n. - orifice; mouth, especially gaping; fixed grin or grimace. rictal, adj.

rideau
n. - ridge or mound of earth, especially as protection.

ridel, riddel
n. - altar-curtain.

ridibund
adj. - easily moved to laughter.

riffler
n. - type of file used in woodworking and sculpture

rigescent
adj. - becoming numb or stiff. rigescence, n.

rima
n. - (pl. -mae ) narrow fissure. rima oris, space between lips.
rimal, adj. rimose, rimous, adj. having many rimae. rimulose, adj. having
many small rimae. rimate,adj. having rima.

rime
n. - frost; hoar-frost; ice formed from supercooled fog or cloud; v.t. cover
with rime. rimy, adj.

rinderpest
n. - cattle plague.

riparian
adj. - pertaining to or on river bank or lake shore; n. person living on or
owning river bank. riparial, riparious, ripicolous, adj. living on river banks.
riprap
n. - stone wall used as a breakwater against waves

risible
adj. - pertaining to or capable of laughter; used in laughing; laughable.
risibles, n.pl. sense of humour; inclination to laugh. risibility, n.

risorial
adj. - pertaining to or causing laughter.

ritornel(le), ritornello
n. - short prelude or interlude for musical instrument in song or opera.

rivière
n. - necklace of precious stones, especially having more than one string.

rivose
adj. - bearing winding furrows. rivulation, n. having irregular marks of
color. rivulose, adj. bearing winding and haphazard lines.

rixation
n. - quarreling

riziform
adj. - like a rice grain.

roak
n. - seam in a metal bar

roble
n. - several kinds of New World oak, or other hard-timbered tree.

roborant
adj.,n. - tonic. roborate, v. strengthen; corroborate. roborative, adj.

roborean
adj. - like an oak; strong. roboreous, adj.

roc
n. - mythical Arabian bird of great size. roc's egg, unattainable object.

rocaille
n. - florid, shell-like, 18th-century ornamentation; rococo scroll
ornamentation.

roche moutonnée
n. - n. (pl. roches moutonnées pron. same) 'sheep-like rock'; rock rounded by
glacial action.

rodomontade
n. - arrogant boasting; pretentious blustering, ranting, or bragging

roi
n. - king. le roi le veult, 'the king wills it'; signification of royal assent to Act
of parliament. roi fainéant, powerless king.

roil
v. - vex; disturb; irritate; rile

roinek
n. - 'red neck'; new immigrant, especially British; greenhorn.

roinous
adj. - mean, nasty and contemptible

roitelet
n. - a petty king

rolley
n. - lorry; trolley.

romal
n. - silk or cotton fabric; handkerchief of this.

roman a clef
n. - a novel whose characters are actual peoplethinly disguised

romaunt
n. - ancient romance in verse.

rood
n. - crucifix or cross; one-quarter of acre; seven or eight yards. rood screen,
screen bearing crucifix.

roric
adj. - dewy.
rorqual
n. - large whale-bone whale; finback.

rorulent
adj. - covered with dew.

rosarium
n. - rose garden. rosarian, n. cultivator of roses.

Roscius
n. - famous ancient Roman actor; great actor.

roseola
n. - rash of rose-colored patches; rose rash. roseoliform, roseolous,
roseolar, adj.

rosmarine
n. - walrus; mythical walrus-like sea animal believed to feed on dew; sea
dew.

rosorial
adj. - pertaining to rodents; gnawing.

rostel(lum)
n. - small beak or beak-like outgrowth. rostellar, adj. rostellate, adj. having
rostellum. rostelliform, adj. like rostellum.

rosular, rosulate
adj. - in rosettes.

rota
n. - roster; Roman Catholic tribunal; Music, round. rotameter, n. instrument
measuring length of curved lines.

rotifer
n. - microscopic, multicellular, fresh-water creature with rotating cilia at one
end. rotiferal, rotiferous a. rotiform, adj. wheel- shaped.

rotograph
n. - photograph of manuscript, etc., made direct on bromide paper without
negative.
rotula
n. - kneecap. rotulian, rotular, adj. rotuliform, adj. like rotula.

roué
n. - debauched man; lecher. rouérie, n.

roulade
n. - arpeggio-like musical figure sung to one syllable; rolled slice of meat.

roundel
n. - rondeau; any round thing; badge, on aircraft, of concentric colored rings.

rubedinous
adj. - ruddy. rubedity, n.

rubefacient
adj. - (substance) causing redness of skin. rubefaction, n.

rubescent
adj. - reddening; flushing. rubescence, n.

rubiaceous
adj. - like or pertaining to madder plant; belonging to madder family of
plants.

rubican
adj. - red bay; sorrel.

rubific
adj.,n. - rubefacient. rubification, n. rubificative, adj.

rubiginous
adj. - rust-colored; rusty. rubiginose, adj.

rubineous, rubious
adj. - ruby-colored.

rubor
n. - redness due to excess of blood in part.

rubric
n. - passage in book printed in red or other distinctive type, especially such
direction in service book; any direction as to conduct or ceremony; title;
heading. rubrical, adj. rubricality, n. ceremony. rubricate, v. mark in red; fix
like a ritual. rubrication, n. rubrician, n. student of rubrics. rubricism,
rubricity, n. strict adherence to rubric; formalism. rubricose, adj. ruddy.

ructation
n. - belching

ruderal
adj. - Botany, growing in refuse or waste ground.

rudesby
n. - a loud-mouthed ill-mannered boor

rudiment
n. - elementary principle; undeveloped part or organ. rudimental,
rudimentary,adj.

rufescent
adj. - ruddy; bronzy. rufescence, n.

rufous
adj. - reddish; tawny; red-haired. rufulous, adj. somewhat rufous.

rugose
adj. - having wrinkles

rumal
n. - romal

rumen
n. - (pl. -mina ) first stomach of ruminant; cud. rumenitis ,, n. inflammation
of rumen. rumenotomy n. incision into rumen.

runcible
adj. - sensuous

runcinate
adj. - pinnate with lobes pointing downwards.

runnel
n. - little brook

rupestrian
n. - made of, or written on, rock. rupestral, adj. rupestrine, adj. living on or
in rocks.

rupicoline, rupicolous
adj. - rupestrine.

ruridecanal
adj. - pertaining to rural dean and his jurisdiction.

rusticate
v. - live in country; make rustic; punish by expelling from university for a
period; Architecture, face with large, boldly textured blocks with deep
grooves between. rustication, n.

rutidosis
n. - wrinkling.

rutilant
adj. - shining red. rutilous, adj.

rynchosporous
adj. - having beaked fruit.

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sabbatarian
adj.,n. - (person) devoted to strict keeping of sabbath. sabbatarianism, n.

sabot
n. - wooden shoe; clog.

sabretache
n. - satchel suspended by straps from cavalry officer's belt.

sabulous
adj. - sabulose a. sandy. sabuline, adj. sabulosity, n.
saburra
n. - Medicine, granular matter deposited in the body.
saburral, adj. saburration, n.Medicine, arenation.

saccade
n. - jerky movement of the eye moving from one fixation point to another, as
in reading. saccadic, adj. jerky, twitching.

saccadic
n. - jerking and twitching

saccate
adj. - sac-like.

sacciferous
adj. - bearing sac(s). sacciform a. sac-shaped.

saccular
adj. - sac-like. sacculate, adj. having sacs; v.t. enclose in sac. saccule,
sacculus,n. little sac.

sacerdotal
adj. - pertaining to priest, especially sacrificial; granting or believing in
mysterious or miraculous priestly powers. sacerdocy, n. priesthood.
sacerdotalism, n.

sacerdotophrenia
n. - clerical stagefright

sackbut
n. - ancient trombone-like musical instrument.

sacral
adj. - pertaining to sacrum; pertaining to sacred rites.

sacrarium
n. - (pl. -craria) Ecclesiastical, sanctuary; Roman Catholic, basin, etc. for
disposal of ablutions after rite; ancient Roman depository for sacred objects.

sacring
n. - hallowing; consecration; ordination. sacring bell, bell rung at moment of
elevation of the Host.

saeculum
n. - (pl. -la) 'generation'; age; aeon.

saffian
n. - brightly-colored goatskin or sheepskin leather.

saggar, sagger
n. - clay box in which delicate ceramics are fired.

sagittal
adj. - pertaining to or like an arrow. sagitate, adj. arrowhead-shaped.

sal volatile
n. - ammonium carbonate as smelling-bottle.

salacious
adj. - obscene; lascivious. salacity, n.

salchow
n. - ice-skating leap with turns from inner backward edge of one skate to
outer backward edge of other.

salep
n. - dried root of species of orchid, used as food, etc.

saleratus
n. - sodium bicarbonate; baking powder.

salic
adj. - Frankish. salic law, exclusion of women from succession to throne.

salicaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a willow; belonging to the willow family of
plants.

salient
adj. - leaping; outstanding; pointing outwards; n. such angle or curve,
especially in battle-line. salience, n.

saliferous
adj. - containing salt. salify, v. form salt with; transform into salt.

salmagundi
n. - highly-seasoned mixed dish of meat, eggs, etc.
salmi
n. - ragout, especially of game.

salopettes
n. - quilted skiing trousers with shoulder straps.

salsify
n. - purple-flowered plant, with root (called 'oyster plant') boiled as
vegetable.

saltant
adj. - leaping; dancing; Biology, exhibiting saltation. saltation, n. act of
leaping or dancing; spurt; sudden metamorphosis; mutation.
saltativeness, n. ability to jump. saltatorial, saltatory, adj. pertaining to
leaping or dancing; taking place by leaps and bounds.

saltigrade
adj. - having leaping legs; n. such spider.

saltire
n. - X-shaped cross. saltire-wise, adj.

saluki
n. - greyhound-like Arab dog; gazelle hound.

salvific(al)
adj. - tending to save.

salwar
n. - loose, light, oriental trousers.

samara
n. - propeller-like winged fruit, as of ash; key fruit. samariform,
samaroid, adj.like this in shape.

sambuca
n. - ancient triangular stringed instrument; Roman siege engine.

samisen
n. - banjo-like instrument.

samite
n. - ancient rich silk fabric.

samlet
n. - young salmon.

samogon
n. - illicitly-distilled vodka.

samovar
n. - tea-urn.

samphire
n. - fleshy sea-coast plant; glasswort.

samshu
n. - Chinese liquor distilled from rice.

sanative
adj. - healing. sanatorium, n. (pl. -ria) hospital, especially for tuberculosis.
sanatory, adj. producing health.

sanbenito
n. - Spanish Inquisition garment resembling scapular, either yellow with red
St. Andrew's crosses for penitent heretics or black and decorated with friars
and devils for impenitent heretics at an auto-da-fé.

sanctus
n. - part of Communion service beginning 'Holy, Holy, Holy'. sanctus bell,
bell rung as sanctus is said.

sangaree
n. - drink of spiced wine and water.

sang-froid
n. - 'cold blood'; calmness in danger; levelheadedness.

sanguinary
adj. - bloody; bloodthirsty; causing bloodshed. sanguinaceous,
sanguine, adj.hopeful; optimistic; blood-red. sanguineous, adj. bloody;
pertaining to, containing or having blood; full-blooded; blood-red.
sanguinolent, adj. containing blood; bloodthirsty. sanguisugous, adj. blood-
sucking.

sanguisugent
adj. - bloodsucking; bloodthirsty

sanhedrin
n. - highest court of ancient Jerusalem. sanhedrist, n. member of this.

sanies
n. - Medical, discharge from ulcers, etc. sanious, adj.

saphena
n. - one of two main superficial veins of leg. saphenous, adj.

sapid
adj. - pleasantly flavoured; having flavour; agreeable. sapidity, n.

sapidity
n. - flavorful; tastiness

saponaceous
adj. - soapy, slippery; or evasively ingratiating

sapor
n. - quality perceived by taste; flavour. saporific, adj. having flavour.
saporous,adj. tasty; pleasant in taste.

sapota
n. - sapodilla. sapotaceous, adj. pertaining to or like sapota; belonging to
sapota family of trees.

saprodontia
n. - decay of teeth.

saprogenic
adj. - causing decay; produced in decaying matter. saprogenous, adj.

sapropel
n. - ooze composed mainly of decaying organic matter.
sapropelic, adj. living in this. sapropelite, n. coal formed of this.

saprophagous
adj. - feeding on decaying matter. saprophilous, adj. flourishing in decaying
matter.

saprophyte
n. - plant living on dead or decaying matter.
saprophytic, adj. saprophytism, n.

saprostomous
adj. - having foul breath.

saprozoic
adj. - applied to animals living on dead or decaying matter.

saraband(e)
n. - stately Spanish dance.

sarafan
n. - national dress of Russian peasant woman.

sarangousty
n. - waterproof stucco.

sarcenet
n. - soft lining silk fabric; a. soft; gentle.

sarcoid
adj. - flesh-like; n. formation of nodules in skin, leaving scars.
sarcoidosis, n.condition characterized by formation of nodules, especially in
lymph nodes and lungs. sarcoline, adj. flesh-colored. sarcology, n. anatomy
of flesh.

sarcoptid
n. - itch mite. sarcoptic, adj.

sarcotic
adj.,n. - (medicine) promoting growth of flesh.

sarcous
adj. - pertaining to flesh or muscle.

sard
n. - deep orange-colored kind of chalcedony.

sardanapalian
adj. - luxuriously effeminate

sardonic
adj. - bitterly or evilly humorous; grimly mocking. sardonicism, n.

sardonyx
n. - onyx with alternate layers of sard and other mineral.

sarmassation
n. - love play

sarmassophobe
n. - a woman who dislikes love play

saros
n. - cycle of about 6,585 days after which a sequence of eclipses repeats
itself.

sarrusophone
n. - double-reeded bassoon-like musical instrument.

sarsen
n. - sandstone boulder of S England; such stone used in prehistoric
monument.

satisdation
n. - Law, security, or the giving of it.

satisdiction
n. - enough said

satispassion
n. - satisfactory suffering, according to theologists

saturnine
adj. - melancholy; taciturn; Medicine, pertaining to lead poisoning.
saturninity, n.saturnism, n. archaic, lead poisoning.

sauterelle
n. - mason's angle-making instrument.

sautoir
n. - long chain necklace.

savarin
n. - ring-shaped cake (tin).
saxatile
adj. - pertaining to or living in rocks. saxicavous, adj. boring into rocks.
saxicole, saxicoline, saxigenous a. growing in rocks. saxifrage, n. kind of
rock plant. saxifragous, adj. breaking stone.

scaberulous
adj. - bearing small raised roughnesses.

scacchic
adj. - like or pertaining to chess.

scagliola
n. - stonelike plasterwork for interior decoration. scagliolist, n.

scaldabanco
n. - a hotheaded debator; a fiery preacher

scalpriform
adj. - like chisel in shape.

scandaroon
n. - homing pigeon

scandent
adj. - Botany, climbing.

scansion
n. - determination of metre of verse; prosody.

scansorial
adj. - Zoology, climbing; used for climbing.

scantling
n. - small amount; small beam; trestle.

scaphion
n. - kind of sundial. scaphism, n. mode of execution by smearing criminals
with honey and exposing them to insects.

scaphism
n. - death by being covered in honey and left in the hot sun
scaphoid
adj. - boat-shaped; such bone of carpus or tarsus.

scapiform
adj. - like a stalk. scapoid, adj. scapose, adj. bearing stalks.

scapula
n. - (pl. -lae ) shoulder-blade. scapular, a.; n. cowl- bearing part of monk's
habit; badge, worn over shoulders, of monastic order; feather on bird's
shoulder. scapulary, n. & a. scapular; shoulder strap.

scaramouch
n. - a cowardly buffoon

scarcement
n. - narrow ledge on wall.

scarious
adj. - thin and tough; bract-like. scariose, adj.

scarlatina
n. - Medicine, scarlet fever.

scaturient
adj. - gushing forth; effusive

scaurie
n. - young gull.

scazon
n. - limping verse; choliamb. scazontic, adj.

scelalgia
n. - pain in leg.

scend
v. -i. be heaved upwards, especially by wave; n. upward surge of vessel;
lifting force of wave.

scenography
n. - representation of object in perspective. scenograph,
scenographer, n.scenographic(al), adj.
schapska
n. - flat-topped cavalry helmet.

schediasm
n. - impromptu work; jotting. schediastic, adj.

schematograph
n. - instrument tracing reduced outline of person. schematonics, n. art of
gesture expressing tones, etc.

schesis
n. - mocking another's accent or manner

schiller
n. - (having) bronzy lustre. schillerise, v.

schipperke
n. - small black Belgian canal-boat dog.

schistosome
n. - disease-causing blood fluke. schistosomiasis, n.

schizocarp
n. - compound fruit splitting into several one-seeded ones. schizocarpic,
schizocarpous, adj. schizogenesis, schizogony, n. reproduction by division.
schizoid, adj. pertaining to, like or suffering from schizophrenia.
schizophrenia, n.mental disorder with 'splitting' of personality and separation
from environment. schizophyte n., plant reproducing only by multiple
fission. schizothymia, n.schizophrenia- like mental disorder.
schizotrichia, n. splitting of hair.

schizothemia
n. - digression by a long reminescence

schlemiel, schlemihl
n. - American slang, unlucky or incompetent person who is often duped.

schlenter
adj.,n. - imitation (diamond).

schlicker
n. - metal skimmed from molten lead

schlieren
n. - visible streaks of different density in a fluid; streaks of different color or
composition in igneous rock.

schoenabatist
n. - a tightrope walker

schoenobatic
adj. - pertaining to rope-walking. schoenobatist, n.

scholium
n. - (pl. -ia) marginal note, especially by ancient grammarian.
scholiast, n. writer of scholia.

schorl
n. - tourmaline. schorlaceous, schorlous, schorly, adj.

scialytic
adj. - dispelling shadows. sciagraphy, n. art of shading; X-ray photography.
sciamachy, n. mock battle; fighting with shadows or imaginary enemies.
sciapodous, adj. with large feet. sciatheric, adj. pertaining to measurement of
time by shadow, as in sundial.

sciamachy
n. - fighting with a shadow, or with an imaginary enemy

sciamachy
n. - shadow boxing

sciapodous
adj. - having very large feet

scibile
n. - thing which it is possible to know.

scientia
n. - science; knowledge. scientia scientiarum, 'science of sciences';
philosophy.

scintilla
n. - (pl. -lae ) spark; atom. scintillant, adj. sparkling.
scintillescent, adj. twinkling. scintillometer, n. instrument measuring
scintillation of star. scintillate, v.i. sparkle. scintillation, n.

sciolism
n. - pretence to wisdom; conceit due to it. sciolist, n. sciolistic, adj.

sciolist
n. - one who pretends to scholarship or knowledge

sciomancy
n. - divination by reference to spirits of dead. sciomantic, adj.

sciophilous
adj. - applied to shade-loving plants. sciophyte, n. such plant.

scioptic
adj. - pertaining to formation of images in darkened room, as in camera
obscura. scioptics, n. scioptric, adj.

sciotheism
n. - the belief that disembodied spirits are effective in human affairs

scirrhus
n. - (pl. -rrhi ) hard tumour. scirrhoid, adj. scirrhous, adj.

scissel
n. - metal strip from which coins have been cut.

scissile
adj. - capable of being cut smoothly or split easily

scissure, scissura
n. - cleft; fissure; scission.

sciurine
adj. - pertaining to or like squirrels; belonging to squirrel division of rodents.
sciuroid, a.like a squirrel or a squirrel's tail.

sclera
n. - dense white coat of eyeball. scleral, adj. sclerectomy, n. removal of
sclera. sclerema, n. induration. sclerenchyma n. thickened and woody tissue
of plants. scleriasis, n. induration, especially of edge of eyelid.

scleroderma
n. - disease marked by hardening of skin. sclerodermic, sclerodermous,
sclerodermatous, adj. hard-skinned; having bony armour.
sclerogenous
adj. - producing hard tissue. sclerogenic, adj. scleroid, adj. indurated.
scleroma,n. induration. sclerometer, n. instrument measuring hardness.
scleronychia, n.hardening of nails.

scobiform
adj. - like sawdust.

scolecophagous
adj. - eating worms

scolex
n. - (pl. -leces ) head of tapeworm. scoleciasis, n. infestation with
tapeworms. scolecid, adj. scoleciform, adj. like scolex.

scoliometer
n. - instrument measuring curvature. scoliograptic, adj. marked by oblique
lines. scoliosis, n. lateral spinal curvature.

scolion
n. - an impromptu party song begun by one and continued by others

scollardical
n. - a derogatory term for a scholar

scolopaceous
adj. - snipe-like. scolopacine, adj. belonging to snipe family of birds.

scombriform
adj. - like mackerel; belonging to mackerel division of fishes.
scombroid, n. & a. (fish) like mackerel.

scopa
n. - brush-like tuft on back legs or abdomen of bees.

scopodromic
adj. - pertaining to or denoting guided missiles travelling on a homing
course.

scopolagnia
n. - the pleasure gained from voyeurism

scopolamine
n. - sleep-inducing drug obtained from nightshade family of plants.
scopula
n. - brush-like tuft of hairs on legs of some spiders.

scorbutic
adj. - (person) suffering from scurvy; pertaining to or like scurvy.

scoria
n. - (pl. -iae ) slag; slag-like mass of lava. scoriac, scoriaceous,
scorious, adj.scoriform, adj. like slag. scorify, v. reduce to slag.

scorpioid
adj. - scorpion-like; curved at end.

scortation
n. - fornication. scortatory, adj.

scotodinia
n. - dizziness together with headache and loss of vision.
scotograph, n. instrument for writing without seeing; X-ray photograph.
scotoma, n. (pl. -mata ) blind spot. scotophobia, n. dread of darkness.
scotopia n. ability of eye to adjust to seeing in dark.
scotoscope, n. instrument detecting objects in darkness.

scrannel
adj. - weak; thin; harsh-sounding.

scriniary
n. - keeper of archives.

scriptorium
n. - (pl. -ia) writing room, especially of scribes in medieval monastery.

scriptory
adj. - pertaining to writing; in writing; n. scriptorium.

scripturient
adj. - having violent desire to write. scripturiency, n.

scrivello
n. - elephant's tusk.

scrivener
n. - writer-out of documents; lawyer. scrivener's palsy, writer's cramp.
scrivenery,n.

scrobiculate
adj. - pitted. scrobicule, scrobiculus, n. small depression. scrobiculus cordis,
pit of stomach.

scrofula
n. - tuberculous condition, especially of children, with enlargement of
lymphatic glands of neck; king's evil. scrofulism, scrofulosis, n. scrofulitic,
scrofulous, adj.

scullion
n. - scullery servant; washer of dishes; a. menial; wretched.

scumble
v. - overlay with thin layer of paint to soften shade, line, etc.

scunner
n. - strong dislike.

scutal
adj. - pertaining to shield. scutate, adj. shield- or buckler- shaped; having
horny scales. scute, scutum, n. large scale, as of reptile's head.
scutella, n. (pl. - lae ) small scute. scutellate, scutulate, adj. shaped like
platter; covered with scutellae. scutelligerous, adj. bearing scutellae.
scutiferous, adj. bearing a shield or scutes. scutiform, adj. shield- shaped.
scutigerous a. bearing scutes.

scyphate
adj. - cup-shaped. scyphiform, adj.

sebastomania
n. - religious insanity

secant
n. - cutting (line), especially one cutting curve at two points; radius produced
through one end of arc to meet tangent drawn to other end; ratio of this line
to radius (abbreviated as sec.).

secco
n. - painting on dry plaster.

secern
v. - secrete; separate; discriminate. secernent, n. & a. (thing) secreting or
causing secretion. secernment, n.

secodont
adj. - having cutting teeth.

secque
n. - light sabot; clog.

secretaire
n. - writing desk.

secretum
n. - (pl. -ta) private seal.

sectile
adj. - capable of being cut, especially cleanly; cut into small divisions.
sectility, n.

sectorial
adj. - pertaining to sectors; adapted for cutting; n. such tooth.

secund
adj. - on one side only. secundiflorous, adj. having such flowers.

secundipara
n. - woman having had two child-deliveries.
secundiparous, adj. secundiparity, n.

secundogeniture
n. - state of being second eldest child; custom whereby such child inherits
parent's property.

securiform
adj. - axe-shaped. securigerous, adj. bearing an axe.

sedent
adj. - in sitting position.

sederunt
n. - 'they were sitting'; session of court; gathering; long discussion.

sedilia
n. - pl. (sing. -dile ) clergy's stone seats in chancel wall.

sedulous
adj. - diligent, persistent, persevering

seeksorrow
n. - masochist

seicento
n. - 17th century.

seiche
n. - rocking movement of surface of lake or inland sea.

seigneur
n. - lord, especially of manor. seigneurial, seigniorial,
seignorial, adj. seigniorage, seignioralty, seigniory, seigneury, n. lordship;
dominion; brassage; mining royalty.

seisin
n. - freehold possession of land.

seity
n. - personality; 'selfness'.

sejant
adj. - sitting.

sejugate
v. - separate.

selachian
adj.,n. - (fish) like shark or ray; belonging to shark family of fishes; a shark
or ray.

selenian
adj. - lunar. selenic, adj. like the moon; containing selenium.
selenite, n. dweller on moon; kind of gypsum. selenitic, adj. pertaining to or
affected by moon; of or pertaining to selenite. selenium, n. nonmetallic solid
element used in photoelectric cells. selenocentric, adj. pertaining to moon's
centre; having moon as centre. selenodont, n. & a. (animal) having crescent-
shaped ridges on the crowns of the molar teeth. selenography, n. study of
moon's surface. selenology, n. study of moon. selenomancy, n. divination by
the moon. selenoscope, n. instrument for viewing moon.
selliform
adj. - saddle-shaped. sellate, adj. having saddle.

selum
n. - to scratch with the fingernails (as on a blackboard)

semasiology
n. - semantics. semasiological, adj. semasiologist, n.

sematic
adj. - Zoology, (of coloration) serving as a warning. sematography n. writing
in signs and not letters. sematology, n. semantics.

semelincident
adj. - occurring only once in same person.

sememe
n. - smallest unanalysable unit of linguistic meaning (e.g. a word or affix).

semibreve
n. - Musical, longest generally used note, having twice length of minim and
half that of breve.

semic
adj. - pertaining to a sign.

semiography
n. - description of signs and symptoms.

semioviparous
adj. - bringing forth young in incompletely developed state.

semiquote
n. - single quotation mark or inverted comma (' ').

sempiternal
adj. - eternal. sempiternity, n.

senary
adj. - having six as base; six-fold. senarius, n. (pl. -rii ) verse of six feet.

senectitude
n. - senectude n.old age. senectuous, adj. old.

senescent
adj. - growing old. senescence, n.

seneschal
n. - steward, especially of ancient palace or manor.

senicide
n. - killing off of old men.

sennet
n. - fanfare, especially on Elizabethan stage.

sennight
n. - week.

sennit
n. - plaited rope, straw, etc.

senocular
adj. - having six eyes.

sensillum
n. - (pl. -la) simple sense organ consisting of one or a few receptor cells at
the end of a nerve connection.

sensorium
n. - (pl. -riums or -ria) part of brain that receives and processes sensory
stimuli.

sententia
n. - (pl. -tiae ) aphorism; opinion. sententiary, n. speaker of sententiae.
sententious, adj. aphoristic; full of aphorisms; pompously moralising.

sentisection
n. - vivisection without use of anaesthetic.

sepal
n. - portion of calyx. sepaline, sepaloid, adj. like sepal.

sepicolous
adj. - dwelling in hedges. sepiment, n. hedge.
sept
n. - division of tribe; clan.

septal
adj. - pertaining to sept or septum.

septan
adj.,n. - (fever) recurring after seven days (i.e. every sixth day).

septate
adj. - having septum. septation, n.

septave
n. - seven-tone musical scale.

septemfluous
adj. - in seven streams. septemfoliate, adj. having seven leaves.

septemplicate
n. - one of seven copies.

septemvir
n. - member of septemvirate. septemvirate, n. government by, or group of,
seven men.

septenary
adj. - pertaining to seven; n. seven; set of seven. septenate, adj. divided into
seven portions.

septendecimal
adj. - pertaining to seventeen.

septenary
adj. - septennial a. lasting for seven years; occurring every seven years.
septennate, septennium (pl. - nia) n. period of seven years.

septentrional
adj. - pertaining to north. septentrionality, n. septentrionic, adj.

septicemia
n. - blood-poisoning with presence of bacteria and their toxins in blood.
septopyaemia, n. combination of septicaemia and pyaemia.
septilateral
adj. - having seven sides.

septimal
adj. - pertaining to seven.

septimanal
adj. - weekly.

septisyllable
n. - word of seven syllables. septisyllabic, adj.

septum
n. - (pl. -ta) Biology, Anatomy, partition. septulum, n. (pl. - la) small
septum.

sepulchre
n. - tomb. whited sepulchre, hypocrite; seemingly holy but really evil person
or thing. sepulchral, adj. pertaining to tombs; gloomy; hollow.

sepulture
n. - interment. sepultural, adj.

sequacious
adj. - easily led or molded; servile; logical. sequacity, n.

sequela
n. - (pl. -lae ) Medicine, consequential effect of a disease, condition, etc.,
complication. sequelant, n.

sérac
n. - ice pinnacle among glacier crevasses.

sere
n. - sequence of changes in population during ecological development of an
area.

serein
n. - a fine rain from a cloudless sky

serein
n. - fine rain falling from an apparently cloudless sky.
sericate
n. - sericeous n. silky; bearing silky hairs. serictery, n. caterpillar's silk-
producing gland. sericulture, n. breeding of silk-worms for silk production.

serif
n. - minute fine line, especially horizontal, of a letter, as at top and bottom of
verticals in 'h'.

serific
adj. - silk-producing. serigraph, n. silk-screen print. serimeter, n. instrument
for testing silk.

serment
n. - oath.

sermocination
n. - a speaker quickly answering his own question

sermuncle
n. - short sermon.

serology
n. - study of serums. serologic(al), adj. serologist, n.

serositis
n. - inflammation of serous membrane. serosity, n. state of being serous;
serous fluid.

serotine
n. - brown bat; a. serotinous.

serotinous
adj. - flowering late.

serous
adj. - pertaining to or like serum; thin and watery; producing such fluid.

serpette
n. - kind of pruning knife.

serpiginous
adj. - Med., spreading by creeping. serpigo, n. such disease; ringworm.
serpivolant
n. - flying serpent.

serpolet
n. - wild thyme.

serried
adj. - densely-packed; in close formation.

serriferous
adj. - having a saw-like organ. serriform, adj. like a saw.

serrulate
adj. - finely serrate. serrulation, n.

serrurerie
n. - wrought-iron work.

sertule
n. - sertulum n. umbel; scientific collection of plants. sertum, n. treatise on
such a collection.

sesquialteral
adj. - one and a half times as big; having ratio 3:2.

sesquicentennial
adj. - pertaining to 150 years; n. 150th anniversary.

sesquiduplicate
adj. - having ratio of 5:2.

sesquipedalian
adj. - a foot and a half long; using very long words; n. such thing or word.
sesquipedalianism, sesquipedality, n.

sesquiquartal
adj. - having ratio 5:4. sesquiquintal, adj. having ratio 6:5.

sesquiseptimal
adj. - having ratio 8:7. sesquisextal, adj. having ratio 7:6.

sesquitertian
adj. - having ratio 4:3.

sessile
adj. - attached by base without a stalk; attached permanently. sessility, n.

sestet
n. - sextet; six-lined stanza; final six lines of sonnet.

sestina
n. - (pl. -tine ) poem of six-lined stanzas with six end-words repeated in each
stanza and in the envoi.

seta
n. - (pl. -tae ) bristle; any bristle-like organ. setaceous, adj. bristly.
setal, adj.setarious, adj. like a bristle. setiferous, adj. bearing bristles;
pertaining to swine.

seton
n. - thread passed under skin acting as channel for discharge.

setose
adj. - bristly.

settecento
adj.,n. - 18th century.

setula
n. - (pl. -lae ) small seta. setule, n. setuliform, adj. like setula. setulose,
setulous,adj. having setulae.

sève
n. - wine's distinctive bouquet; sap.

severy
n. - compartment of vaulted ceiling.

sexadecimal
adj. - pertaining to sixteen; sixteenth.

sexagenarian
adj.,n. - (person) between sixty and seventy years old. sexagenary, n.; a.
pertaining to sixty; proceeding by sets of sixty.
Sexagesima
n. - second Sunday before Lent. sexagesimal, adj. pertaining to sixty.

sexenary
adj. - six-fold. sexennial, adj. lasting six years; occurring every six years; n.
such occurrence. sexennium, n. (pl. - nia) period of six years.

sexipara
n. - woman having had six child-deliveries. sexiparous, adj. sexiparity, n.

sextain
n. - sestina; sestet.

sextan
adj. - (fever) recurring after six days (i.e. every fifth day).

sextern
n. - quire of six sheets.

sextodecimo
n. - book size 55/8 x 43/8 in. (abbreviated as 16mo.).

sextumvirate
n. - government by six men.

sforzando
adj. - Music, accented (abbreviated as sf, sfz).

sfumato
n. - misty; n. painting technique of blending tones to produce soft outlines.

sgraffito
n. - pottery decoration by scratching through surface to reveal a differently-
colored ground.

shabrack
n. - saddle-cloth.

shaconian
n. - someone convinced that bacon ghosted shakespeare'splays

shad
n. - deep-bodied herring-like marine fish, spawning in rivers.
shaddock
n. - grapefruit-like tree and fruit.

shadoof, shaduf
n. - method of raising water in Egypt in a counterpoised bucket at end of a
long pole.

shagreen
n. - untanned leather bearing many small round protuberances, especially
dyed green; shark-skin.

shake
n. - unit of time equal to a hundred-millionth of a second, used in describing
nuclear processes.

shale
n. - laminated rock of consolidated clay or mud.

shallop
n. - light river boat with sail and oars.

shama
n. - Indian millet-like cereal; Indian song-bird.

shandrydan
n. - Irish two-wheeled cart; jocular, any worn-out antique vehicle.

shard
n. - piece of broken pottery; elytrum.

shardborn
adj. - born in dung

shawm
n. - ancient oboe-like musical instrument.

sheading
n. - administrative division of Isle of Man.

shearling
n. - one-year-old sheep, from which one crop of wool has been taken.
shearwater
n. - gull-like oceanic bird of the petrel family.

shebeen
n. - unlicensed liquor-selling place.

Shelta
n. - secret slang of wandering tinkers and similar groups.

Sheol
n. - Hell; the underworld; the grave. sheolic, adj.

sherd
n. - shard.

shibah
n. - seven days' mourning.

shibboleth
n. - slogan; watchword; anything forming test of loyalty, nationality, etc., or
distinguishing a party or denomination; linguistic peculiarity.
shibbolethic, adj.

shikar
n. - hunting; game; v.i. & t. hunt (animal) as sport. shikaree, shakari,
shakary, n.(big game) hunter.

shirr
v. - gather fabric in parallel rows, especially using elastic thread.
shirring, n. such gathers as decoration.

shoat
n. - recently weaned piglet.

shrievalty
n. - sheriff's office or jurisdiction.

shrive
v. - give absolution to after confession. shrift, n. absolution.

shroff
n. - banking expert specializing in valuable coins
sial
n. - siliceous rock; outer part of earth's surface.

sialagogic
adj. - (substance) promoting salivation. sialogogue, n. sialoid, adj. like
saliva.

sib
n. - kindred; kinsman; brother or sister; descendants from a common
ancestor; a. blood-related.

sibyllilne
adj. - oracular; prophetic; mysterious

sicarian
n. - an assassin

sicarian
n. - murderer.

siccation
n. - act of drying. siccative, adj.

sicchasia
n. - nauseau

sicchosism
n. - morbid fastidiousness

siccimeter
n. - instrument measuring evaporation from liquid surface.

sice
n. - six on a dice; syce.

sideration
n. - use of green manure.

sidereal
adj. - pertaining or according to stars; measured by stellar motion.
siderean, adj.siderism, n. belief in influence of stars on human affairs.

siderography
n. - art of steel engraving, or copying such engravings.

sideromancy
n. - divination by the stars.

sideroscope
n. - instrument detecting presence of iron magnetically. siderose, adj. like or
containing iron. siderous, adj. like iron. siderurgy, n. metallurgy of iron.

siffilate
v. - to whisper

siffilate
v. - whisper.

siffleur
n. - (fem. -euse, ) whistler.

sigil
n. - seal; image. sigillary, sigillistic, adj. sigillate, adj. bearing seal- like
marks; v.t. seal. sigillation, n. sigillative, adj. causing or tending to scar-
formation. sigillography, n. study of seals. sigillum, n. (pl. -lla) seal,
especially of confession. .

sigla
n. - pl. (list of) abbreviations, symbols, etc. denoting words.

sigmatron
n. - machine generating high-potential X-rays.

sigmoid
adj. - S-shaped. sigmoid flexure, such portion of intestine between
descending colon and rectum.

signate
adj. - distinct; distinguished; having letter-like marks. signation, n. act of
signing. signatory, n. & a. (person or state) who has signed a treaty, etc.

silentiary
n. - person maintaining or bound to silence; confidant; privy councillor.

silenus
n. - (pl. -ni) satyr-like woodland god; attendant of Bacchus; tipsy person.
sillograph
n. - writer of satires. sillographer, n.

sillometer
n. - instrument measuring ship's speed.

silvics
n. - study of tree's life. silvical, adj. silvicolous, adj. living in woods.
silviculture, n.forestry.

sima
n. - lower layer of earth's crust, underlying oceans.

simioid
adj. - simious a. simian.

simony
n. - buying, selling, or otherwise making a profit from sacred or spiritual
things

simoom
n. - dry hot dusty wind of deserts.

simous
adj. - having flat, upturned nose.

simulacrum
n. - (pl. -ra) image; semblance; vague likeness; sham. simulacral, adj.

sinal
adj. - pertaining to sinus.

sinapise
v. - sprinkle; powder. sinapism, n. mustard-plaster.

sinciput
n. - the forehead

sindon
n. - fine linen fabric; thing made of it, as altar frontal, winding-sheet, etc.

sinecure
n. - office involving no toil or duties. sinecural, adj. sinecurist, n.
singultus
n. - Medicine, hiccup(s). singultous, adj.

sinter
n. - iron dross; Geology, deposit of hot siliceous springs; v.i. & t.
agglomerate by heating.

sinuate
adj. - wavy; v.i. curve. sinuation, n.

sinus
n. - cavity, especially of skull bone. sinusitis, n. inflammation of sinuses.

siphonogam
n. - seed plant. siphonogamic, siphonogamous, adj.

sippet
n. - small piece of something, especially crouton or piece of bread to dip in
gravy.

sirdar
n. - British general formerly commanding Egyptian army.

sirenian
adj.,n. - Zoology, (animal) belonging to an order of aquatic mammals
including the manatee and dugong.

sirenic
adj. - like a siren, alluring; melodious, sweet-sounding.

siriasis
n. - sunstroke. siriometer, n. Astronomy, unit of distance, equiv. of one
million times mean distance of earth from sun.

siskin
n. - small green-yellow European finch.

sitology
n. - treatise on food or diet; science of diet. sitomania, n. abnormal craving
for food. sitophobia, n. morbid dread of eating; aversion to food; loss of
appetite. sitotoxism, n. vegetable-food poisoning.
sitringee
n. - oriental striped cotton carpet.

sittine
adj. - pertaining to or like a nuthatch; belonging to nuthatch family of birds.

sitzkrieg
n. - (virtual) stalemate in warfare.

sizar
n. - Cambridge undergraduate receiving allowance for expenses from
college. sizarship, n.

sjambok
n. - heavy whip; v.t. flog with it.

skald
n. - ancient Scandinavian bard. skaldic, adj.

skat
n. - card game for three persons, resembling solo whist.

skeet
n. - form of clay-pigeon shooting.

skeg
n. - short fin, projection or brace at rear of keel of a sailing boat; fin at rear
of surfboard.

skelic
adj. - pertaining to skeleton. skelic index, figure resulting from division of
length of leg by length of trunk.

skep
n. - farm basket, especially of wicker or straw; beehive, especially domed
and made of straw.

skerry
n. - rocky island.

skeuomorph
n. - ornament representing vessel or tool. skeuomorphic, adj.
skewbald
adj. - bearing patches of white and some color not black.

skiascope
n. - instrument for testing refractive power of eye.

skijoring
n. - sport of being drawn on skis over snow by horse or motor.

skinnum
n. - carrier pigeon

skippet
n. - small round box for keeping document or seal.

skirr
v. -i. move, fly etc. rapidly; v.t. archaic, traverse rapidly; scour.

skive
v. - remove surface of leather; v.t. slang, shirk; evade work, duty etc.
skiver, n.

skoal
n. - 'cup'; good health!

skoptsy
n. - self-castration

skybald
n. - a good-for-nothing; a worthless person, animal or thing

slatch
n. - area of quiet water between two breaking waves in ocean

sleave
n. - anything tangled, especially thread; v.t. disentangle; separate into
filaments.

sleekit
adj. - crafty, sly; smooth.

slew
n. - great many.
slubber
v. - stain, sully; do carelessly. slubberdegullion, n. archaic, slovenly person.

slumgullion
n. - meat and vegetable stew; watery soup or drink; offal.

smalt
n. - deep-blue pigment.

smalto
n. - (pl. -ti) piece of colored glass in mosaic.

smatchet
n. - a small, nasty person or a nasty child

smectic
adj. - Archaic purifying; Crystallography arranged in layers.

smegma
n. - soapy matter of sebaceous gland. smegmatic, adj. like soap; cleansing.

smew
n. - smallest merganser.

smift
n. - slow burning fuse used in mining explosions

smithsonite
n. - natural zinc carbonate; calamine.

snaffle
n. - light bridle bit.

snell
adj. - short line with which fish-hook is fastened to line.

snickersnee
n. - jocular, large knife, cutlass etc.; knife fight.

sniggle
v. -i. fish for eels by lowering baited hook into possible hiding place.
snoff
n. - long-wicked candle used to light dynamite fuses

snood
n. - snell; hair net.

snye
n. - a small channel of water

soboles
n. - Botany, sucker; shoot. soboliferous, adj. producing these.

sociogenetic
adj. - pertaining to social development. sociogenic, adj. arising from or
affected by social factors. sociogram, n. diagram of social relationships
within a group. sociolinguistics, n. study of language in a social context.
sociologism, n.interpretation emphasizing social factors.
sociometry, n. study of sociological relationships and attitudes, especially as
expressed by preferences. sociopath, n.person hostile to society.

socius
n. - (pl. -ii) member; companion; associate; individual. socius criminis,
accomplice in crime.

sockdolager
n. - a hard hit

socle
n. - Architecture, moulded member at base of plinth or pedestal.

sodality
n. - association; union; brotherhood. sodalist, n. member of this.

soffit
n. - Architecture, underside of auxiliary part of building, as arch, staircase,
etc.

soigné
adj. - (fem. -ée) 'carefully done'; well- groomed.

solanaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like a potato or nightshade plant; belonging to the
potato or nightshade family of plants. solaneous, adj.
solano
n. - hot East wind of Mediterranean Spanish coast.

solaristics
n. - study of relation between sun and its radiation and earth.

solarium
n. - (pl. -ia) room, porch, etc., exposed to sunshine.

solatium
n. - anything that compensates for suffering or loss;an additional allowance

solecism
n. - ignorant error, especially in grammar. solecise, v.i.
solecist, n. solecistic(al),adj.

soleiform
adj. - shaped like a slipper.

solenitis
n. - inflammation of duct.

solfatara
n. - vent for sulphurous volcanic gases. solfataric, adj.

solidary
adj. - Law, having joint interests or obligations.

solidungular
adj. - solidungulate, solidungulous a. having single hoof on each foot.

solidus
n. - (pl. -di) oblique line (/); slash.

solifidian
n. - believer that faith alone will ensure salvation. solifidianism, n.

solifidium
n. - someone who believes that faith alone is sufficientfor salvation

soliform
adj. - sun-like.
soliped
adj.,n. - having single hoof on each foot (animal). solipedal, solipedous, adj.

soliterraneous
adj. - pertaining to sun and earth, especially their joint meteorological effect.
solitidal, adj. pertaining to tides caused by sun.

solivagant
adj. - solivagous n. wandering alone.

solmisate
v. - sing or set to sol-fa notation. solmisation, n.

solonist
n. - wise man.

solus
adj. - 'alone'.

somascope
n. - instrument detecting disease of the internal organs by 'echo- sounding'
methods and producing images of the diseased tissue on a television screen.

somnifacient
adj.,n. - soporific. somniferous, adj. inducing sleep. somniloquence,
somniloquy,n. talking in one's sleep. somnipathy, n. hypnotic sleep.

somniloquacious
adj. - pertaining to talking in one's sleep

somnolent
adj. - sleepy; causing, or resembling, sleep. somnolescent, adj. becoming
sleepy. somnolence, n. somnorific, adj. soporific.

sonant
adj. - sounding; Phon., voiced. sonantal, sonantic, adj. sonable, adj. capable
of being sounded sonance, n.

sonation
n. - sounding. sondation,, n. sounding, especially by boring, of the earth.

sonde
n. - device sent up to observe the upper atmosphere.
soniferous
adj. - producing sound. sonification, n. act of producing sound.

sonorescent
adj. - emitting sound under influence of some radiation. sonorescence, n.

sophiology
n. - science of ideas. sophiologic, adj.

sophism
n. - deceptive or fallacious argument. sophist, n. fallacious arguer.
sophistic(al),adj. sophisticate, v.i. make artificial or worldly; corrupt.
sopyistry, n. sophism, or use of sophism; mere empty argument.

sophomania
n. - delusion of exceptional intelligence

sophrosyne
n. - sober, sensible, prudent and rational

sopor
n. - unusually deep sleep or lethargy. soporific, n. & a. (drug) inducing sleep.
soporiferous, adj. soporose, adj. abnormally sleepy; comatose.

soral
adj. - pertaining to sorus.

sorbefacient
adj.,n. - (substance) promoting absorption.

sorbile
adj. - that can be sipped or drunk.

sordes
n. - foul or excreted matter. sordor, n. refuse; sordidness.

sordino
n. - (pl. -ni) Music, mute.

soricid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to) shrew (animal). soricine, adj. pertaining to or like a
shrew. soricident, adj. having teeth like shrew's.
sorites
n. - series of syllogisms following one from another, with the first and last
closely linked; collection of facts, things, etc. soritic(al), adj.

sorner
n. - freeloader

sororal
adj. - pertaining to sisters. sororate, n. custom of marriage to sister,
especially to younger sister after wife's death. sororicide, n. killing or killer
of own sister. sorority, n. sisterhood; American, club of college girls.

sorosis
n. - kind of fruit in which many flowers are united, as in pineapple.

sortes
n. -pl. pl. (sing. sors) lot; drawing lots. sortes Vergilianae, divination by
reference to book of Virgil's poems opened at random.

sortilege
n. - divination by casting lots; witchcraft; enchantment. sortilegic,
sortilegious, adj.sortileger, n.

sortition
n. - casting of, or assignment by lots.

sorus
n. - cluster of spore cases on fern fronds; 'fruit dots'.

soterial
adj. - pertaining to salvation. soteriology, n. theological study of salvation;
treatise on hygiene.

sottise
n. - stupid or blundering act.

soubrette
n. - role of light-hearted or coquettish girl in drama; actress playing such
part.

souchong
n. - high grade black China tea.

soutane
n. - Roman Catholic priest's cassock.

sovkhoz
n. - Soviet co-operative farm.

spadassin
n. - swordsman; fighter.

spadiceous
adj. - chestnut-colored; pertaining to spadix. spadicifloral,
spadiciflorous, adj.having flowers in a spadix. spadicose, adj. spadix, n. (pl.
-dices) flower-spike covered by large leaf, as of arum plant.

spado
n. - (pl. -ones) impotent person; castrated animal.

spadonism
n. - enuchry

spallation
n. - splitting into numerous fragments of the nucleus of an atom by high-
energy bombardment.

spanaemia
n. - anaemia. spanaemic, adj.

spandrel
n. - triangular space between curve of arch and right angle enclosing it;
design in corner of postage stamp.

spaneria
n. - scarcity of men

spanogyny
n. - scarcity of woman

spanopnoea
n. - slow deep breathing as a morbid condition.

sparadrap
n. - medical plaster.

spargosis
n. - Medicine, swelling

sparid
adj. - sparoid a. pertaining to or like sea bream.

spatchcock
n. - roughly prepared and cooked fowl; v.t. prepare and cook as this;
interpolate unnecessarily or inappropriately; patch in or together.

spathe
n. - large sheath-like bract or leaf, as of arum plant. spathaceous, spathal,
spathose, spathous, adj.

spatiate
v. - to stroll or ramble

spatilomancy
n. - fortunetelling by observing animal droppings

spatiotemporal
adj. - pertaining to or having space and time.

spatrify
v. - to besmirch, befoul

spavin
n. - tumour on horse's leg. bog-spavin, spavin on hock. bone- spavin, bony
outgrowth on hock. spavined, adj. affected with spavin; worn-out.

spawling
v. - a noisy clearing of the throat

specie
n. - coined money.

speculum
n. - (pl. -la) mirror; reflector; instrument for examining body passages;
colored patch on bird's wing.

spelaean, spelean
adj. - pertaining to or living in caves. speleology, n. study and exploration of
caves. speleologist, n.
spelter
n. - zinc

speluncar
adj. - speluncean a. pertaining to or like a cave.

spermaceti
n. - wax-like substance used in candles, ointments, etc., obtained from oil of
sperm-whale, etc.

spermatic
adj. - pertaining to or like sperm. spermatise,, v. impregnate with sperm.
spermatism, n. emission of sperm. spermatoblast, n. sperm-producing cell.
spermatocyte, n. cell producing spermatozoa. spermatogenesis, n. formation
of spermatozoa. spermatoid, adj. like sperm. spermatorrhoea, n. involuntary
and frequent spermatism. spermatozoon, n. ( pl. -oa) male sexual cell, which
fertilises egg.

spermologer
n. - gatherer of seeds

spermology
n. - bot. study of seeds. spermological, adj. spermologist, n.

spermophile
n. - gopher.

sphacel
n. - gangrene. sphacelate, v.i. & t. affect with gangrene; mortify; a.
gangrenous. sphacelation,
sphacelism, n. sphacelous, adj. sphacelus, n. gangrene; necrosis.

sphagnum
n. - (pl. -na) peat or bog moss. sphagnicolous, adj. growing in this.
sphagnology,n. study of this. sphagnous, adj.

sphenic
adj. - wedge-shaped; Mathematics, having three different prime numbers as
its factors. sphenocephaly, n. state of having sphenic head.
sphenogram, n. cuneiform character. sphenography, n. art of using or
interpreting sphenograms. sphenoid,adj.

sphingal
adj. - like sphinx.
sphingid
n. - hawk moth. sphingiform, sphingine, adj. like sphingid or sphinx.

sphragistic
adj. - pertaining to or like a seal or signet ring. sphragistics, n. study of
these.

sphygmic
adj. - pertaining to pulse (of heart). sphygmochronograph, n. instrument
recording pulse. sphygmodic, adj. pulsating. sphygmograph, n. instrument
recording pulse of artery. sphygmoid, adj. like a pulse.
sphygmology, n. study of pulse. sphygmomanometer, n. instrument
registering blood pressure. sphygmophone, n.instrument for hearing the
pulse. sphygmus, n. Med., the pulse. e.

spicate
adj. - having, like or in a spike. spical, spicant, spiciferous, spiciform,
spicigerous, spicose, spicous, adj. having spikes. spicula, spicule, n. small
spike; small spiky body in sponges and similar creatures.

spiflicate, spifflicate
v. - jocular & slang, beat up; trounce.

spiloma
n. - birthmark; naevus. spilomalus, n. (pl. - li) naevus.

spinaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like spinach; belonging to spinach family of plants.

spindrift
n. - sea spray.

spinel
n. - ruby-like precious stone.

spinescent
adj. - becoming or tending to be spiny; tapering. spinescence, n.

spinthariscope
n. - instrument demonstrating the emission of alpha rays by radium
compound.

spintherism
n. - seeing of sparks before the eyes.

spiracle
n. - air-hole. spiracular, adj. spiraculate, spiraculiferous, adj. having these.

spirant
adj.,n. - (consonant) pronounced with friction of breath against part of
mouth, as f or s.; fricative. obsolete, spirate, adj. voiceless. spiration, n. act
of breathing.

spirochaete
n. - spirally-moving, disease-producing organism.
spirochaetaemia, n. presence of these in blood. spirochaeticide n. substance
killing these. spirochaetosis, n.infection by these.

spirograph
n. - instrument recording movements of breathing. spirogram, n. record
made by this. spirometer, n. instrument recording volume of air taken in by
lungs or volume of gas.

spirulate
adj. - spirally arranged.

splanchnic
adj. - visceral. splanchnology, n. study of viscera. splanchnopathy, n. disease
of viscera. splanchnotomy, n. incision into viscera.

spodium
n. - bone charcoal. spodogenic, spodogenous, adj. pertaining to or due to
waste matter. spodomancy, n. divination by study of ashes.

spodogenous
adj. - pertaining to or due to presence of waste matter

spokeshave
n. - plane or knife for rounding spokes or spoke-like objects.

spoliation
n. - pillage. spoliative, adj. robbing; diminishing. spoliator, n. robber.
spoliatory,adj.

spondyl
n. - vertebra. spondylexarthrosis, n. displacement of this. spondylic,
spondylous,adj. spondylitis, n. inflammation of this.
spondylotherapeutics, n. medical treatment by manipulating spine. .

sponsion
n. - act of taking pledge or becoming surety for a person.

sponson
n. - projection from side of ship, as protection, gun platform, etc.

spontoon
n. - short pike carried by 18th-century infantry officer.

sporangium
n. - (pl. -gia) spore case or receptacle of ferns, fungi, etc.
sporangial, adj.sporangiferous, adj. having sporangia.
sporangiform, adj. like sporangium. sporangiophore, n. stalk bearing
sporangium.

sporulate
v. -i. form (into) spores. sporule, n. small spore. sporuliferous a. producing
sporules. sporuloid, adj. like a sporule. sporulation, n.

Sprachgefühl
n. - instinctive grasp of a language and its usage.

sprag
n. - block of wood used to stop a vehicle from going downhill

spraints
n. - otter dung

springal
n. - a strong young boy

springe
n. - snare for catching small game

spritzer
n. - drink of (white) wine and soda water.

sprue
n. - tropical inflammatory disease of digestive tract.

spruit
n. - small stream flowing only in wet season.

spumescent
adj. - foaming; foamy. spumescence, n.

spurcidical
adj. - foul-mouthed

sputum
n. - saliva or mucus spat out. sputative, adj. habitually spitting.

squab
n. - young pigeon; nestling; stuffed lower cushion of chair; sofa.

squadrism
n. - government by armed squadrons of supporters or party members.

squaliform
adj. - shark-shaped. squaloid, adj. like a shark.

squamaceous
adj. - scaly. squamate, squameous, squamose, squamous, adj. like, having or
covered with scales. squamellate, squamelliferous, squamulate,
squamulose, adj.having small scales. squamoid, adj. like a scale.

squatinid
adj.,n. - (pertaining to an) angelfish.

squeg
v. - to oscillate in a highly irregular fashion, pertaining to electronic systems

squill
n. - sea onion, used as expectorant, etc.

squinancy
n. - wild plant believed to cure quinsy.

squinch
n. - arch, etc., across corner of room.

stabile
adj. - stationary; n. stationary abstract sculpture similar to a mobile.
stactometer
n. - glass for measuring drops.

stadiometer
n. - kind of theodolite; wheel by which length of line is measured.

stagiary
n. - resident canon; law student.

stagmometer
n. - device for measuring number of drops in certain volume of liquid.

stagnicolous
adj. - living in stagnant water.

stalagmometer
n. - drop-measuring instrument.

stanchion
n. - upright support or post.

stanhope
n. - four-wheeled driving carriage

stannary
n. - tin-mine or -works. stannic, adj. pertaining to tin; Chemistry, in which
tin has valency of four. stannous, adj. pertaining to tin; Chemistry, in which
tin has valency of two.

stapes
n. - innermost bone of ear; stirrup bone. stapedectomy, n. removal of stapes
and insertion of an artificial replacement to relieve deafness.
stapedial, adj. pertaining to stapes. stapediform, adj. like a stapes or stirrup.

stasivalence
n. - ability to have sexual intercourse onlywhile standing

statant
adj. - in profile with all four feet on the ground.

statics
n. - study of bodies and forces in equilibrium.
statocyst
n. - organ of balance in some invertebrates.

statolith
n. - calcium granule in statocyst, whose movement stimulates sensory cells;
solid, free-moving particle in plant cytoplasm, thought to influence changes
in plant's orientation.

stator
n. - stationary part of motor.

statoscope
n. - kind of aneroid barometer recording minute barometric changes.

staurolatry
n. - worship of the cross or crucifix.

stavesacre
n. - kind of larkspur, from which ointment for lice is obtained.

stearin
n. - hard fat. stearic, adj. steariform, adj. like stearin.

steatite
n. - soapstone. steatitic, adj. steatogenous, adj. fat-producing.
steatolysis, n.breaking down of fats. steatopathic, adj. pertaining to disease
of sebaceous glands. steatopygic, steatopygous, adj. having excessively fat
buttocks. steatorrhea, n. fattiness of faeces; seborrhoea.
steatosis, n. adiposity.

steatopygous
adj. - pertaining to or characterized by protuberant buttocks; fat rumped

steeve
n. - long spar with pulley used to stow cargo in ship's hold; v.t. stow (cargo).

stegnosis
n. - constipation. stegnotic, n. & a. (medicine) causing constipation.

stegophilist
n. - person whose pastime is climbing the outside of buildings.

stele
n. - (pl. -lae ) carved or painted stone pillar or slab; central part of plant's
stem. stelar, adj.

stemma
n. - (pl. -mas, -mata ) family tree; genealogy of literary text; simple eye of
insect.

stenocardia
n. - angina pectoris. stenocardiac, adj. stenocephaly, n. narrowness of head.
stenochoric, adj. not widely distributed. stenochromy, n. printing of many-
colored pattern at one impression.

stenometer
n. - distance-measuring instrument.

stenopaic
adj. - with narrow aperture. stenopetalous, adj. with narrow petals.
stenophagous, adj. eating only a narrow range of food.
stenophyllous, adj. with narrow leaves. stenophobia, n. morbid fear of
narrow places.

stenosis
n. - narrowing of an orifice. stenotic, adj. stenotypy, n. type of shorthand
using ordinary characters.

stentor
n. - loud-voiced person. stentorian, stentorious, stentorophonic, adj.

stercoraceous
adj. - pertaining to dung. stercoral, stercorous, adj. stercorary, n. place for
dung. stercoricolous, adj. living in dung.

stercoricolous
adj. - living in dung

sterculius
n. - the god of feces

stereobate
n. - masonry platform used as foundation for a building. stereobatic, adj.

stereochemistry
n. - chemical study of arrangement of molecules and atoms.

stereognosis
n. - ability to perceive weight, form, etc., of a body by touch.
sterognostic, adj.

stereography
n. - representation of solid bodies on plane surface.
stereogram, n. representation giving impression of solidity of object.
stereograph, n. picture used in stereoscope. stereographic, adj.

stereometry
n. - measurement of volumes, etc., of solid figures. stereometric(al), n.

stereomonoscope
n. - instrument projecting image with appearance of solidity, by means of
two lenses.

stereopsis
n. - stereoscopic vision.

stereostatic
adj. - geostatic. stereostatics, n. statics of solids.

stereotomy
n. - cutting of solids, especially stone. stereotomical, adj. stereotomist, n.

sternson
n. - timber joining sternpost of ship to kelson.

sternum
n. - (pl. -na) breastbone. sternal, adj.

sternutation
n. - the act of sneezing; a sneeze

sterol
n. - organic solid alcohol.

stertor
n. - snoring. Medicine, stertorous, adj. breathing loudly or hoarsely; snoring.

stertorous
adj. - characterized by heavy snoring

stethometer
n. - instrument measuring chest expansion in breathing. stethoscopy n.
examination with a stethoscope. stethospasm, n. spasm of chest muscles.

sthenia
n. - (unusual or abnormal) strength. sthenic, adj. (unusually) strong.

sthenobulia
n. - strong will power

stibial
adj. - pertaining to antimony. stibiated, adj. containing antimony.

stibnite
n. - natural compound of antimony from which it is obtained.

stich
n. - line of verse. stichic, adj. stichometry, n. measurement by counting lines,
especially of books or documents; division of written or printed matter into
lines, especially in accordance with the sense. stichomythia, n. alternating
single lines of dialogue in poetic drama. a. .

stilliform
adj. - drop-shaped.

stipe
n. - Botany, short stalk.

stipule
n. - one of a pair of leaf-like appendages at base of leaf. stipuliferous a.
producing this. stipuliform, adj. like this.

stirious
adj. - like an icicle

stirpiculture
n. - breeding of special stocks. stirps, n. (pl. - pes ) family line; stock;
biological category.

stithy
n. - blacksmith's anvil or forge.

stoa
n. - (pl. -as, -ae ) covered walk with colonnade(s).
stochastic
adj. - pertaining to random variables in statistics and their interrelations with
the laws of probability.

stoichiology
n. - physical study of composition of animal tissues.
stoichiometry, n. Chemistry, calculation of elements' combining weights;
study of chemical composition and combination.

stolon
n. - runner of plant. stolonate, adj. having stolon. stoloniferous a. producing
stolon.

stoma
n. - (pl. -mata ), mouth; orifice; breathing pore of plants.
stomatal, adj. stomatic a. pertaining to stoma.; n. & a. Medicine, used for
disorders of mouth. stomatiferous,adj. having stoma.
stomatitis, n. inflammation of mouth. stomatology, n. medical study of
mouth. stomatose, stomatous, adj. having stoma.

stomachous
adj. - obstinate; angry

stope
n. - step-like working in a mine to extract ore; v.t. excavate in stopes.

stopple
n. - stopper; plug.

storge
n. - parental instinct.

storiate
v. - ornament with historical designs. storiation, n.

storiology
n. - study of folk-lore. storiological, adj. storiologist, n.

stoup
n. - basin for holy water

stovaine
n. - anaesthetic cocaine-substitute, chiefly injected into spine.
strabismus
n. - squint. strabismal, strabismic(al), adj. strabismometer, n. instrument
measuring degree of strabismus.

stramineous
adj. - like straw or its color; worthless.

stramonium
n. - thorn apple, and its leaves used in medicine.

strappado
n. - form of torture in which victim was let fall the length of a rope tied to
his wrists, etc.

stratigraphy
n. - study of geological strata; stratification. stratigrapher,
stratigraphist, n.stratigraphic, adj.

stratocracy
n. - military rule. stratocrat, n. stratocratic, adj. stratography, n. art of
directing an army.

strepitous
adj. - making a great clamor; noisy; boisterous

strepor
n. - noise. strepent, strepitant, strepitous, adj.

strepsis
n. - twisting.

stria
n. - (pl. -ae ) line; small groove; flute of column; scratch; band; stripe.
striate, v.mark with striae. striation, n.

strickle
n. - scythe-sharpening instrument; template; instrument for levelling off
material, especially grain, in a container.

stridor
n. - harsh noise; whistling sound in breathing. stridulate, v.i. make a shrill or
harsh noise. stridulation, n. stridulator, n. stridulous, adj. squeaky.

striga
n. - (pl. -gae ) stria; plant's stiff bristle. strigal, adj. strigate, adj. having
striga.

strigil
n. - instrument used to scrape down skin in Greek and Roman baths.

strigilation
n. - scraping.

strigine
adj. - pertaining to or like an owl.

striola
n. - (pl. -lae ) small or weak stria. striolate, adj. having striolae.

strobic
adj. - spinning; like a top.

strobile
n. - strobilus n. cone-like inflorescence, especially of hop. strobilaceous,
strobiline, strobiloid, adj.

stroboscope
n. - instrument for studying periodic motion by illuminating object with
flashes at same frequency as that of its motion.
stroboscopic, adj. stroboscopy, n.

strombuliform
adj. - like a spinning top or screw.

struma
n. - (pl. -mae ) goitre. strumectomy, n. surgical removal of struma. strumose,
strumous, strumatic, adj.

struthian
adj. - ratite. struthiform, adj. like an ostrich. struthionine, struthious, adj.

stucco
n. - (pl. -oes) kind of plaster for exteriors of buildings, especially highly
ornamented.

stultify
v. - make to seem foolish; frustrate; make futile. stuttification, n.
stupefacient
adj. - stupefying; n. narcotic. stupefy, v. make stupid; daze.

stupeous
adj. - tow-like. stupose, adj. having tow-like tufts.

stupration
n. - rape.

stupulose
adj. - downy.

sturnine
adj. - pertaining to starlings. strunoid, adj. like a starling.

stygiophobia
n. - fear of hell

stylite
n. - ascetics who lived on top of pillars

stylobate
n. - coping, etc., supporting colonnade.

stylograph
n. - fountain pen with needle-like point. stylography, n.writing with a style
on wax tablet, etc. stylographic, adj.

stylometer
n. - column-measuring instrument.

styptic
adj.,n. - (substance) checking bleeding by constricting blood vessels.
stypsis, n.use of this.

suaviation
n. - a love kiss

subacid
adj. - slightly acid.

subacute
adj. - applied to diseases between acute and chronic.
subaerial
adj. - in open air; on surface of ground.

subagitation
n. - copulation

subahdar
n. - viceroy; provincial governor; sepoy company commander.

subalary
adj. - beneath wings.

subalpine
adj. - of higher mountain slopes below timber line.

subangular
adj. - subangulate a. somewhat angular.

subarid
adj. - slightly arid.

subarrhation
n. - betrothal, with gift from man to woman.

subastral
adj. - sublunary.

subaudition
n. - understanding of something not expressed; thing so understood.
subaudible,adj. hardly audible. subauditur, n. thing understood; implication.

subboreal
adj. - very cold.

subdecimal
adj. - applied to quotient of division by a multiple of ten.
subdecuple, adj.containing one part of ten.

subderisorious
adj. - mildly ridiculing

subdititious
adj. - secret substitution

subdolous
adj. - rather crafty or sly

subduplicate
adj. - expressed by square root.

subereous
adj. - pertaining to or like cork. suberise, v. convert into corky tissue.
suberose,adj. like cork.

subfluvial
adj. - beneath, or at bottom of, a river.

subfocal
adj. - of which one is not entirely conscious.

subfusc
adj. - dusky drab; n. formal academic dress at Oxford University.

subinfeudate
v. - grant to another land held from feudal lord; sublet. subinfeudation,
subinfeudatory, n.

subintelligitur
n. - a meaning implied but not stated

subitaneous
adj. - sudden.

subjacent
adj. - lying or situated below.

sublate
v. - deny; cancel; reduce, especially an idea to subordinate part of a greater
unity. sublation, n. sublative, adj. tending to remove.

sublethal
adj. - not quite fatal.

sublineation
n. - act of underlining.
sublunary
adj. - of the world; terrestrial.

subluxation
n. - state of being almost dislocated.

submaxillary
adj. - beneath lower jaw. submaxillary gland, salivary gland discharging
beneath tongue.

submerse
v. - submerge. submersible, a.; n. vessel used for undersea exploration or
maintenance. submersion, n.

submiliary
adj. - smaller than a millet seed.

subminimal
adj. - less than minimum necessary; subliminal.

submontane
adj. - at foot of mountain.

submultiple
adj.,n. - (quantity) dividing into another exactly.

subnubilar
adj. - under clouds. subnuvolar, adj.

suboctuple
adj. - containing one part of eight; related as 1 is to 8.

subquintuple
adj. - having ratio of 1 to 5.

subreptary
adj. - adapted to crawling. subreption, n. false or unfair deduction or
representation due to suppression of truth. subreptitious, adj. pertaining to
subreption.

subrident
adj. - smiling. subrision, n.
subsannation
n. - derision

subsextuple
adj. - related as 1 is to 6.

subsolar
adj. - beneath the sun; sublunary; between tropics.

substantive
adj. - pertaining to or like a substance or entity; existing alone; independent;
substantial; solid; essential; real, actual; Grammar, expressing existence; n.
noun or pronoun. substantival, adj.

substaquilate
v. - to defeat, overwhelm

substituent
n. - thing, especially atom, substituted for another.

subsultus
n. - convulsive movement. subsultory, adj. leaping.

subtend
v. - extend beneath or opposite to. subtense, adj. pertaining to object of
known length by which distances are measured.

subtopia
n. - deceptively spacious subrural suburban paradise.

subtrahend
n. - amount to be subtracted.

subtrist
adj. - rather sad.

subturbary
adj. - beneath turf.

subulate
adj. - long and tapering; awl-shaped. subulicorn, adj. having such horns or
antennae. subuliform, adj.
subungual
adj. - subunguial a. beneath a nail or hoof.

suburbicarian
adj. - pertaining to suburbs, especially of Rome.

subvention
n. - subsidy. subvene, v. support; aid; happen to help.

subvocal
adj. - put into words but not spoken.

succedaneum
n. - (pl. -ea) substitute; remedy. succedaneous, adj.

succent
v. - sing second part. succentor, n. deputy precentor.

succiniferous
adj. - producing amber.

succise
adj. - having appearance of having lower part cut off.

succorrhoea
n. - excessive secretion.

succory
n. - chicory.

succursal
adj. - like a branch or outgrowth; subordinate.

succus
n. - (pl. -cci ) juice. succus entericus, digestive secretion of small intestine.

succuss
v. - shake violently, especially Medicine, to detect presence of fluid.
succussation, succussion, n. succussatory, succussive, adj.

suctorial
adj. - pertaining to, or for, sucking; having such organs. suctorian, n. such
animal.

sudamen
n. - (pl. -mina) eruption due to retention of sweat under skin.

sudarium
n. - (pl. -ia) handkerchief or cloth for wiping away sweat, especially St.
Veronica's, on which portrait of Christ is supposed to have been impressed;
sudatorium. sudatorium, n. (pl. - ia) sweating room of a bath.

sudatory
adj. - sweating; sudorific; n. sudatorium; sudarium.

sudd
n. - mass of floating weed blocking the Nile.

sudiform
adj. - having shape of stake.

sudor
n. - sweat. sudoral, sudoric, adj. sudoresis, n. copious sweating.
sudoriferous, sudoriparous, adj. sweat- producing. sudorific, n. & a. (drug)
promoting perspiration.

sufflaminate
v. - check; obstruct. sufflamination, n.

sufflation
n. - afflatus.

suffrutescent
adj. - having woody base. suffruticose, suffruticous, adj. applied to such
perennial plant, remaining herbaceous in upper part.

sugent
adj. - suctorial. sugescent, adj.

suggilate
v. - beat black and blue; slander. suggilation, n.

sui generis
adj. - 'of its, his or her own kind'; unique. sui juris, 'in his or her own right';
having full legal rights.
suilline
adj.,n. - (person or animal) like a pig.

suint
n. - sheep's dried perspiration in wool.

sulcate
adj. - having grooves; furrowed; v.t. furrow. sulcation, n. sulcus, n. groove,
furrow, especially on surface of brain.

sullage
n. - refuse; sewage; pollution; silt.

sulpha-drugs
n. -pl. pl. group of synthetic chemical drugs also called sulphonamides,
including sulphadiazine for pneumonia; sulphaguanidine for intestinal
infections; sulphanilamide for throat infections, blood-poisoning, etc.; and
others.

sulphate
n. - salt of sulphuric acid. sulphide, n. compound of sulphur. sulphite, n. salt
of sulphurous acid.

sulphonal
n. - kind of sedative drug. sulphonalism, n. condition due to abuse of this.

sulphurate
v. - impregnate with sulphur. sulphureous, adj. pertaining to or like sulphur.
sulphuretted, adj. impregnated with sulphur. sulphuric, adj. containing
sulphur in higher valency. sulphurous, adj. containing sulphur in lower
valency; pertaining to hellfire; scathing; profane.

summa
n. - (pl. -mae ) comprehensive treatise. summa cum laude, 'with the highest
praise'; highest distinction in some academic examinations. summa rerum,
'sum of things'; great public interest. summa summarum, 'sum of sums';
consummation.

summand
n. - number, quantity to be added in a sum.

sumpter
n. - pack; pack horse; beast of burden.
sumptuary
adj. - regulating expenditure.

superannuate
v. - discharge as too old; pension off. superannuation, n. retirement pension.

superciliary
adj. - pertaining to brows or eyebrows. supercilious, adj. haughty;
contemptuous.

supercrescent
adj. - parasitic.

supererogate
v. -i. do more than necessary. supererogation,
supererogator, n. supererogative, supererogatory, adj.

superfetate
adj. - conceive during pregnancy. superfetation, n. such conception;
cumulative growth by accretion; overproduction.

superficies
n. - surface; surface area. superficiary, adj. built on another's land.

superheterodyne
adj. - Radio, applied to reception in which oscillations of slightly different
frequency are imposed on the received oscillations, producing beats of a
frequency above audio- frequency which are easily amplified.

superhumeral
n. - garment, especially ecclesiatical, worn over shoulders.

superincumbent
adj. - lying on top of; overhanging. superincumbence, superincumbency, n.

superinduce
v. - bring as addition. superinduction, n.

superjacent
adj. - lying over or above.

superlunary
adj. - above the moon; other-worldly.
supermaxillary
adj. - pertaining to the upper jaw.

supernaculum
n. - a liquor drunk to the last drop; excellent booze

supernal
adj. - heavenly.

supernatant
adj. - floating on surface. supernatation, n.

supernumerary
adj.,n. - (person) in addition to usual or necessary number.

superphosphate
n. - acid phosphate.

superscribe
v. - write on top or at head. superscript, adj. written above. superscription, n.

supersensible
adj. - beyond physical perception; spiritual.

supersolid
n. - magnitude of more than three dimensions.

superstratum
n. - (pl. -ta) overlying layer.

superterranean
adj. - superterraneous a. above or on surface of earth. superterrene, adj.

supervacaneous
adj. - needlessly added

supervene
v. -i. occur in addition or unexpectedly; follow close upon.
supervenient, adj.supervenience, supervention, n.

supinate
v. - lie or make lie on back; turn arm so that palm is upward.
supination, n.supinator, n. muscle producing supination.
supinovalent
adj. - able to fornicate only while supine

suppalpation
n. - gaining affection by caressing

suppedaneum
n. - (pl. -ea) support for feet, especially on cross for crucifixion.
suppedaneous,adj.

suppletion
n. - Philology, use of a word form as tense, inflection etc. of another,
different word form, as e.g. worse as comparative of bad .
suppletive, adj. suppletory,adj. supplementary.

supraliminal
adj. - conscious.

supraorbital
adj. - above the eye socket.

surah
n. - soft silk fabric.

sural
adj. - pertaining to calf of leg.

surcease
v. - cease; stop; n. cessation.

surcingle
n. - band fastening anything on horse's back; girdle or belt worn with
cassock.

surculose
adj. - producing suckers. surculous, adj. surculus, n. (pl. -li ) sucker.

surd
adj. - deaf; senseless; Phonetics, unvoiced; n. Mathematics, irrational
number, as pi. surdomutism, surdimutism, n. state of being deaf and dumb.
surdomute, n. deaf and dumb person.
surma
n. - eye-shadow.

surmullet
n. - red mullet.

surnominal
adj. - pertaining to surnames.

surrebutter
n. - Law, plaintiff's reply to defendant's rebutter. surrebuttal, n. giving
evidence in support of this.

surrejoinder
n. - Law plaintiff's reply to defendant's rejoinder.

suscept
n. - parasite's host.

suscitate
v. - stimulate. suscitation, n.

suspercollate
v. - to hang by the neck

suspire
v. -i. breathe; sigh. suspiration, n. suspirative, adj.

sustentation
n. - sustaining; maintenance; sustenance. sustentative a.

susurrate
v. -i. whisper. susurrant, adj. susurrous, adj. rustling. susurrus, n. whispering
sound. susurration, n.

sutler
n. - camp-follower vending provisions. sutlery, n.

suttee
n. - suicide of Hindu woman on husband's funeral pyre; this custom.
sutteeism, n.

suzerain
n. - sovereign. suzerainty, n.

swage
n. - groove; metal-worker's grooved shaping tool; v.t. shape with this.

swale
n. - meadow; marshy hollow.

swallett
n. - underground river found in a mine

swipple
n. - blade of a flail.

sybotic
adj. - pertaining to swineherd. sybotism, n.

syconium
n. - form of fruit with ovaries on enlarged receptacle, as fig.

sycosis
n. - inflammatory pustular disease of facial hair follicles. sycosiform, adj.

syllepsis
n. - (pl. -ses ) use of word agreeing with only one of them to govern two or
more words; use of word in figurative and literal senses in same phrase.
sylleptic(al),adj.

sylph
n. - spirit of air; slim girl. sylphic, sylphid, adj.

sylva
n. - tree of a region; treatise on trees; anthology. sylvan, sylvestral, adj.

symbiosis
n. - living together of two organisms of different kinds, especially to their
mutual benefit. symbion, symbiont, symbiote, n. such organism.
symbiotic, adj.symbiotics, n. study of symbiosis.

symbolofideism
n. - having faith in symbols. symbolatry, n. worship of symbols.

symphily
n. - living together to their mutual benefit, of insects and other organisms.
symphilic, symphilous, adj.

symphoric
n. - clumsy, accident prone

symphysis
n. - (pl. -ses ) fixed articulation of two bones, especially by cartilaginous
pad. symphysis menti, symphysis of two lower jawbones at chin. symphysis
pubis, symphysis of two pubic bones. symphytic, adj.

symploce
n. - repetition of initial and concluding phrases or words of a sentence at
beginning and end of following sentence.

symptosis
n. - emaciation.

synactic
adj. - acting in addition or together; cumulative.

synaeresis
n. - pronunciation as one of two vowels usually pronounced separately.

synaesthesia
n. - sensation occurring in part distant from part stimulated; association of
sensation, as color, etc., with other sensation. synaesthetic, adj.

synallagmatic
adj. - bilateral; reciprocal.

synaloepha
n. - contraction of two syllables into one by omission of vowel.

synanthesis
n. - synchronous maturity of male and female elements of plant.
synanthetic, adj.synanthy, n. growing together of two flowers.

synarchy
n. - joint rule. synarchical, adj.

synartesis
n. - close junction. synarthrosis, n. (pl. -ses) fixed articulation of bones.
synastry
n. - relationship between individuals as denoted by relationships between
planets etc. in their astrological charts.

syncategorematic
adj. - having meaning only in conjunction with another word.

synchoresis
n. - rhetorical device of apparently conceding point to strengthen argument.

synchroscope
n. - device indicating the degree of synchronism of associated machines or
moving parts.

synchysis
n. - confusion.

synclastic
adj. - curved in all directions towards same point.

syncline
n. - Geology, downward fold. synclinal, synclinical, adj.

syncrasy
n. - combination.

syncretism
n. - combination of different religious beliefs; eclecticism; compromise.
syncretize, v.i. & t. become or cause to become fused.
syncretist, n. syncretistic, adj.

syndactyl
adj.,n. - (animal) with digits joined together. syndactylia, syndactylism,
syndactyly,n. syndactylic, syndactylous, adj.

syndetic
adj. - connective.

syndic
n. - magistrate; member of committee. syndical, adj. syndicalism, n. theory
of obtaining control of means of production by workers' organizations.

synechiology
n. - doctrine of the continuity or union of things. synechiological, adj.
synechthry
n. - living together of hostile species.

synecology
n. - study of ecological communities.

synectics
n. - problem-solving by creative and lateral thinking among a diverse group
of people.

synergetic
adj. - co-operating. synergize, v.i. synergism, n. synergy; Religion, doctrine
of co- operation of human will with divine grace. synergy, n. combined
action of drugs, muscles, units, etc. to produce an effect greater than the sum
of its parts.

synesis
n. - Grammar, construction in which grammatical agreement is according to
sense rather than syntax.

synethnic
adj. - of same race or country.

syngamy
n. - conjunction of gametes, etc. syngamic, syngamous, adj.

syngenesis
n. - sexual reproduction. syngenetic, adj.

synizesis
n. - contraction of two syllables by combining pronunciation of successive
vowels.

synkinesis
n. - movement of part when another is moved.

synoecious
adj. - having male and female flowers in same inflorescence.
synoecize, v. join together. synoecism, n. synoecy, n. association of species
with benefit to one and neither harm nor benefit to other.

synoptophore
n. - instrument correcting defects in eye muscle.
synorthographic
adj. - spelt alike.

synovia
n. - lubricating fluid secreted by certain membranes.
synovial, adj. synoviparous,adj. producing this. synovitis, n. inflammation of
synovial membrane.

syntagma
n. - a systematic collection.

syntectic
adj. - pertaining to syntexis.

synteresis
n. - intuitive knowledge of right and wrong; 'divine spark' of the soul.

syntexis
n. - wasting or melting away.

synthermal
adj. - having same temperature.

syntony
n. - tuning wireless instrument to same wavelength. syntonic, adj. pertaining
to syntony; Psychology, in harmony with one's surroundings. syntonize, v.

sypher
v. - (of boards) join edge to edge or overlap to form a level surface.

syringadenous
adj. - pertaining to sweat glands.

syrinx
n. - (pl. -ringes ) tubular object; bird's vocal organ; Pan's pipes.

syrt
n. - sinking sand or quicksand

systatic
adj. - bringing together.
szopelka
n. - Russian musical instrument similar to oboe

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tachydidaxy
n. - quick instruction or teaching

tachyphylaxis
n. - rapid development of immunity to the effects of a drug, especially to
those of a poison through previous ingestion of small amount of same.

tachypnea
n. - abnormally rapid breathing.

tachytelic
adj. - pertaining to abnormally rapid evolution.

tedium vitae
n. - 'weariness of life'.

talionic
adj. -pertaining to revenge in kind

tamarisk
n. - heathlike shrub or tree of warm regions.

tanquam
n. - someone educated enough to go to college

taphephobia
n. - fear of being buried alive

tappon
n. - heavy metal gate used as a dam in irrigation ditches

tardigrade
adj. - slow-moving, sluggish

tarhood
n. - group of sailors, or state of being a sailor

tatami
n. - (pl. -mi, -mis) straw mat of standard size.

tathagatagarbha
n. - the eternal and absolute essence of all reality according to buddhism

tattogey
n. - someone who cheats by using loaded dice

tauromachian
adj. - pertaining to bullfights

tautegorical
adj. - saying the same thing with differentwords, opposite of allegorical

tautoousious
adj. - being absolutely the same

teknonymy
n. - naming the parent after the child

telestich
n. - a poem in which the consecutive final lettersof the lines spell a name

temulance
n. - drunkenness

tendentious
adj. - promoting a particular view or tendency; hence, biased, not impartial

tenebrific
adj. - dark or obscure

tenesmic
adj. - pertaining to a painful but ineffectual effort to urinate or defecate

tentiginous
adj. - sensuous, lascivious
teratology
n. - the study of monsters

tergiversation
n. - abandoning a religion or cause

terrarium
n. - (pl. -riums, -ria) enclosure for small land animals; glass container for
growing plants.

testa
n. - (pl. -tae ) hard external covering of a seed.

testudineous
adj. - slow, like a tortoise

tetricity
n. - austerity, harshness, gloominess

thalassophobia
n. - fear of the sea

thanatism
n. - the belief in life before death, not after it

thaumaturgic
adj. - or or involving the supposed working of miracles; magic

theanthropism
n. - attaching human traits to one's god

thebaine
n. - poisonous alkaloid obtained from opium.

thelymachy
n. - a war of women

thelyphthoric
adj. - that which corrupts women

thermoduric
adj. - resistant to high temperatures.
thersitical
adj. - loud and grossly abusive foulmouthed; scurrilous

thesicle
n. - small thesis or proposition

thibble
n. - wooden stirring stick

thob
v. - to explain your beliefs and opinions

thrasonical
adj. - given to or marked by boasting and bragging

threpterophilia
n. - a fondness for female nurses

thrion
n. - Adam and Eve's fig leaf coverings

thylacine
n. - Tasmanian wolf.

tiki
n. - carved figure of ancestor, worn as an amulet.

tilbury
n. - kind of two-wheeled carriage.

tilde
n. - wavy mark indicating ny sound of Spanish ñ (as in cañon or canyon.)

timbal
n. - kettledrum.

timbre
n. - distinctive quality of a sound.

timbrel
n. - tambourine.
timocracy
n. - state in which possession of property is required for participation in
government; ideal state in which love of honour is ruling principle.
timocratic, adj.

timonism
n. - misanthropy

tinction
n. - act of dyeing. tinctorial, adj. pertaining to tinction or colors.
tinctumutation, n.change of color.

tinea
n. - ringworm, or similar disease. tineal, adj.

tintinnabulate
v. -i. ring; tinkle. tintinnabulant, tintinnabular(y),
tintinnabulous, adj.tintinnabulation, n.

tiqueur
n. - person suffering from tics.

tirailleur
n. - infantry soldier.

tiro
n. - beginner. tirocinium, n. (pl. - ia) first experience.

tisane
n. - medicinal beverage of barley, camomile, etc.; ptisan.

Titan
n. - one of a race of giants in Greek mythology; giant; genius. titanic, adj.

tithe
n. - tenth part; tax payable to church.

Titian
adj. - reddish-brown.

titivate
v. - smarten up.
titrate
v. - Chemistry, determine strength of, or analyse, etc., by finding the
smallest amount of the substance that will produce a given effect with
another known quantity. titre, n. such smallest amount.
titrimetry, n. measuring by such means. titration, n.

tittup
v. -i. prance.

titubant
adj. - staggering. titubancy, n.

tmesis
n. - introduction of word, etc., between parts of a compound word.

toadstone
n. - any stone or stone-like concretion believed to be formed in a toad and to
have magic powers.

toccata
n. - brilliant, quick, fantasia-like musical composition.

tocology
n. - midwifery. tocological, adj. tocologist, n.

tocsin
n. - alarm bell.

toddick
n. - very small quantity of something

toga praetexta
n. - toga with broad purple border, worn by magistrates, etc.

toga virilis
n. - toga adopted as sign of manhood.

toison
n. - sheep's fleece. toison d'or Golden Fleece.

tombac
n. - alloy of zinc and copper used for cheap jewellery, etc.; Dutch gold.
tombolo
n. - narrow spit linking an island with another island or the mainland.

tomentose, tomentous
adj. - bearing thickly matted hairs. tomentulose, adj. slightly tomentose.
tomentum, n. Botany, covering of matted woolly hairs; Anatomy, network of
minute blood vessels in the brain.

tomography
n. - X-ray photography in which parts of body in front of, or behind, the part
under examination are not shown. tomogram, n. such photograph.
tomographic(al), adj.

tonant
adj. - making loud, deep noise.

tondo
n. - a circular painting or relief sculpture.

tonetics
n. - study of intonation in languages. tonetician, n.

tonitruous
adj. - thundering. tonitruone, n. musical instrument imitating thunder.

tonka
n. - bean-like tree and seed, used in perfumes, vanilla extract, etc.

tonneau
n. - rear seating compartment of car.

tonometer
n. - instrument measuring pitch of tones; Medicine, instrument measuring
tension or pressure. tonograph, n. recording tonometer.

tonsorial
adj. - pertaining to barber or hairdressing.

tontine
n. - allocation of certain benefits, as annuities, etc., among a group of
persons such that at the death of one member the remainder share his or her
portion; annuity, etc., so shared.

tonus
n. - normal response to stimuli; muscular spasm.

toparch
n. - ruler, especially of toparchy. toparchy, n. petty state under a toparch.

tophaceous
adj. - gritty. tophus, n. (pl. -phi ) tufa; bodily concretion.

toponym
n. - name of, or designating, a place; name derived from a place-name.
toponymic, adj. toponymics n. study of place-names. toponymy, n. region's
place-names.

topophobia
n. - dread of certain places.

toque
n. - woman's turban-like brimless hat.

torchon
n. - kind of coarse lace or paper.

torcular
n. - tourniquet.

toreutic
adj. - pertaining to metal ornamented with small engraved patterns; chased.
toreutics, n. art of doing such work.

torii
n. - Japanese gateway of curved posts and lintel only.

tormentum
n. - (pl. -ta) ancient catapult-like war machine.

tormina
n. -pl. pl. gripes. torminal, torminous, adj.

torose
adj. - bulging, knobbly; muscular. torous, adj. torosity, n.

torpid
adj. - numb; sleepy; dull. torpidity, n. torpify, v. make torpid.
torpor, n. torpid state; apathy. torporific, adj. torpifying.

torque
n. - collar, especially of twisted metal; force tending to produce rotation.
torquate(d), adj. having a collar.

torsade
n. - twisted cord.

torticollis
n. - Medicine, condition in which neck is permanently twisted and head held
at an unusal angle.

tortile
adj. - twisted; capable of being twisted. tortility, n.

tortious
adj. - causing or committing tort.

torulose, torulous
adj. - slightly torose.

torvous
adj. - stern. torvity, n.

totara
n. - timber tree, with reddish wood, of N.Z.; mahogany pine.

totem
n. - animal or plant adopted as ancestor by savage tribe, and held in great
veneration. totemic, adj. totemism, n.

touché
adj. - 'touched' by opponent's rapier in fencing; hit; defeated in argument.

tourbillion
n. - whirlwind; any whirling object.

tourmaline
n. - kind of black, blue, red and green silicate cut as gem.

tourniquet
n. - device to stop bleeding, as a bandage twisted tight by a stick, etc.
tournure
n. - grace; poise; expressive phrase.

toxemia
n. - blood poisoning due to toxins in blood.

toxoid
n. - toxin treated to reduce toxicity and used in immunisation.

toxophily
n. - archery. toxophilite, n. person fond of toxophily. toxophilous, adj.

trabeate(d)
adj. - constructed of horizontal beams. trabeation, adj.

trabecula
n. - (pl. -lae ) small bar, rod, etc.
trabecular, adj. trabeculate, adj. crossbarred.

trachoma
n. - chronic form of conjunctivitis. trachomatous, adj.

trachycarpous
adj. - rough-fruited. trachyglossate, adj. rough-tongued.
trachyphonia, n.roughness of voice. trachyspermous, adj. rough-seeded.

tractile
adj. - ductile. tractility, n.

tractive
adj. - pulling.

traduce
v. - slander. traduction, traducement, n.

tragopan
n. - kind of bright-hued Asiatic pheasant.

tragus
n. - (pl. -gi ) prominence in front of opening of ear.

tralatition
n. - metaphor. tralatitious, adj. metaphorical; handed down from father to
son.

tralatitiously
adv. - metaphorically; figuratively

trammel
n. - net to catch fish, birds, etc.; shackle on horse's leg; check; obstacle;
instrument for drawing ellipses; v.t. restrain; hamper.

tramontane
adj. - (from) across the mountains; transalpine.

transalpine
adj. - on the other (i.e. the north) side of the Alps; crossing the Alps.

transcalent
adj. - pervious to heat. transcalescent, adj. transcalency, n.

transducer
n. - electronic device transmitting received energy in a different form.

transect
v. - cut across; n. cross section. transection, n.

transfluent
adj. - flowing across. transflux, n.

transforation
n. - perforation.

transgenic
adj. - which has had a foreign gene added to it.

transhume
v. - move (cattle) to summer pastures or winter quarters. transhumance, n.

transilient
adj. - passing abruptly from one state to another. transilience, n.

transilluminate
v. - pass light through, especially through body for medical examination..
transire
n. - ship's document for customs declaration, showing cargo, etc.

translunary
adj. - beyond the moon; spiritual; unearthly.

transmarine
adj. - across or beyond the sea.

transmigrate
v. -i. pass from one body or place into another; transfer.
transmigration, n.transmigrative, adj.

transpadane
adj. - on the other (i.e. the north) side of the river Po.

transpicuous
adj. - easily seen through or understood. transpicuity, n.

transpontine
adj. - on the other (i.e. the south) side of the bridges over the Thames;
pertaining to or like the lurid melodrama played in theatres there in the 19th
century.

transrhenane
adj. - on the other (i.e. the east) side of the river Rhine; German.

transubstantiate
v. - transmute. transubstantiation, n.; Theology, conversion of Communion
bread and wine into body and blood of Christ.

transude
v. - to pass or ooze through or out, as sweat through pores

transumptive
adj. - transferred; metaphorical.

transuranic
adj. - denoting any chemical element having atomic number beyond uranium
(92), not occuring in nature but artificially produced by bombardment of
atoms.

transverbate
v. - translate word for word. transverbation, n.
transverberate
v. - pierce. transverberation, n.

transvest
v. - disguise; wear clothes of another, especially of other sex.
transvestism, n.transvestite, n. & a.

transvolation
n. - flying higher than normal.

trapezium
n. - (pl. -ia) quadrilateral with two parallel sides; any irregular quadrilateral;
American, trapezoid. trapezial, trapeziform, adj. trapezoid, n. quadrilateral
with no sides parallel; American, trapezium.

traulism
n. - stammering.

traumatology
n. - scientific description of wounds.

trave
n. - crossbeam; space between crossbeams. travated, adj.

trecento
n. - thirteenth century. trecentist, n. writer or artist of that period.

trechometer
n. - device measuring distance travelled by a vehicle.

treen
adj. - made of wood. treenware, n. cups, dishes etc. made of wood.

trefoil
n. - clover, or other plants with leaf divided into three lobes; architectural
ornament of that shape.

tregetour
n. - a juggling magician

trematode
n. - kind of parasitic flatworm.
trenchant
adj. - sharp; cutting.

trente et quarante
n. - 'thirty and forty'; gambling card game with betting on red and black.

trepan
n. - surgical saw for incision into skull; v.t. use trephine on; decoy; swindle.
trepanation, n.

trepang
n. - sea cucumber.

trephine
n. - form of trepan; v.t. use trephine on. trephination, n.

tresayle
n. - grandfather's grandfather

tressilate
v. -i. quiver. tressilation, n.

triagonal
adj. - triangular.

triarch
n. - triumvir. triarchy, n.

tribade
n. - homosexual woman. tribadism, n.

tribology
n. - scientific study of friction and lubrication.

tribuloid
adj. - yielding prickly fruit.

tricenary
adj. - pertaining to or consisting of thirty; lasting thirty days.

tricephalous
adj. - having three heads. tricephalus, n. (pl. - li ) such monster.
trichiasis
n. - ingrowing eyelashes.

trichinosis
n. - disease due to eating pork infested with certain kind of nematode worms.
trichinize, v. infest with such worms. trichinotic, trichinous, adj.

trichotomy
n. - division into three parts or categories. trichotomic, trichotomous, adj.

trichromatic
adj. - pertaining to or in three colors; having normal color vision.
trichromatism, n.use of the three primary colors for color reproduction;
normal color vision.

tricipital
adj. - pertaining to triceps; tricephalous.

triclinic
adj. - having three unequal axes meeting at oblique angles.

tricorn
adj. - having three corners or horns. tricorne, n. three-cornered hat.

tricot
n. - silk, rayon, nylon or woollen fabric resembling knitting.
tricotine, n. double-twilled worsted fabric.

tridactyl
adj. - having three fingers or toes. tridentate, adj. having three teeth.
tridigitate,adj. tridactyl.

tridiurnal
adj. - lasting three days; happening every three days.

triennial
adj. - happening every three years; lasting three years; n. such plant; third
anniversary.

trieteric
adj.,n. - (festival) occuring each third year (i.e. in alternate years).
trifarious
adj. - facing three ways.

trifid
adj. - divided into three parts.

triforium
n. - gallery over nave and choir. triforial, adj.

trifurcate
adj. - divide into three forks; a. so dividing. trifurcation, n.

trigamy
n. - state of being married to three living spouses.
trigamist, n. trigamous, adj.

trigeminal
adj. - pertaining to pair of nerves from cranium to jaw.
trigeminous, adj. (one of) three born together; threefold.

trigeneric
adj. - belonging to three kinds or genera; having three genders.

triglot
adj.,n. - (book) in three languages.

triglyph
n. - architectural ornament of tablet bearing two V-shaped channels.
triglyphal, triglyphic, adj.

trigonal
adj. - pertaining to or having three angles.

trigonous
adj. - having triangular cross-section.

trigram
n. - figure of three lines; inscription of three letters. trigrammatic, adj.

trigraph
n. - three letters having one sound, as eau. trigraphic a.

trihedron
n. - solid figure of three planes. trihedral, adj.

trihoral
adj. - happening every three hours.

trijugate
adj. - with three pairs of leaflets.

trilabiate
adj. - having three lips. trilaminar, adj. having three layers.

trilateral
adj. - three-sided (figure).

trilemma
n. - dilemma-like position offering three choices.

trilinear
adj. - pertaining to, having or bounded by three lines.

trilingual
adj. - pertaining to, in or speaking three languages.

triliteral
adj.,n. - (word) of three letters.

trilith(on)
n. - ancient monument of two upright stones bearing one transverse stone.

trilocular
adj. - having three cells. triloculate, adj.

trimacular, trimaculate
adj. - bearing three spots.

trimensual
adj. - happening every three months.

trimerous
adj. - having its parts in threes.

trimeter
n. - verse-line of three feet. trimetric, adj.
trimorph
n. - substance crystallising into three forms.
trimorphism, n. trimorphous, adj.

trin
n. - triplet. trinal, trine, adj. threefold. trinary, n. group of three.

tringoid
adj. - pertaining to sandpipers.

trinoctial
adj. - lasting three nights.

trinomial
adj. - pertaining to or using three names; having name of three terms;
pertaining to such scientific nomenclature; n. mathematical expression of
three terms joined by + or - trinominal, adj.

trioecious
adj. - having male, female and hermaphrodite flowers on different plants.
trioecism, n.

triolet
n. - eight-lined poem, with repetition of first line as fourth and seventh, and
of second line as eighth; and with first, third, fourth, fifth and seventh lines,
and second, sixth and eighth lines, rhyming.

tripara
n. - woman who has had three childbirths.

tripartite
adj. - in three parts; between three parties or States. tripartient, adj. dividing
into three parts. tripartition, n.

tripedal
adj. - having three feet.

triphibian
adj. - equipped to operate from land or water and in the air; triphibous.
triphibious, adj. involving land, sea and air forces.

triphthong
n. - three vowel sounds pronounced as one.
triphyllous
adj. - three-leaved.

triplegia
n. - hemiplegia with paralysis of a part on the other side.

triplopia
n. - triple vision.

tripsis
n. - shampoo or massage

triptote
adj.,n. - Grammar, (noun) with three cases only.

triptych
n. - painting in three parts, especially altar piece with one central and two
hinged side panels.

triquetra
n. - triangular-shaped pattern, object, etc. triquetral, triquetric,
triquetrous, adj.

trireme
n. - ancient galley with three banks of oars.

triskelion
n. - pattern of three curved branches, especially of three bent legs as badge
of Isle of Man.

trismus
n. - lockjaw. trismic, adj.

tristachyous
adj. - three-spiked.

triste
adj. - 'sad'. tristesse, n. sadness.

tristich
n. - stanza of three lines. tristichic, adj. tristichous, adj. in three rows.
tristiloquy
n. - mournful manner of speech. tristisonous, adj. mournful-sounding.

trisulcate
adj. - with three ridges, forks or furrows.

trisyllable
n. - word of three syllables. trysyllabic, adj.

tritanopia
n. - inability to distinguish properly between blue and yellow.
tritanope, n. sufferer from this.

tritheism
n. - belief that members of Trinity are three separate gods. tritheist, n.

triticism
n. - trite remark.

triticoid
adj. - like wheat.

tritium
n. - isotope of hydrogen of mass number 3.

triton
n. - positively charged atomic particle consisting of a proton and two
neutrons, equivalent to the nucleus of an atom of tritium.

triturate
v. - to rub, grind, or otherwise crush into fine particles; pulverize;
comminute

triumvir
n. - (pl. -viri ) member of triumvirate. triumvirate, n. ruling body of three
men.

triune
adj. - three in one. triunity, n.

trivirgate
adj. - bearing three linear markings.
troche
n. - circular lozenge, especially for throat affection.

trochilic
adj. - rotary; able to turn. trochilics, n. study of rotary motion.

trochlea
n. - pulley-like structure of shoulder, thigh, or orbit of eye. trochleiform,
trochlear, trochleariform, trochleate, adj. like a pulley.

trochocephalic
adj. - having abnormally round head. trochocephalia, trochocephalus,
trochocephaly, n. such condition.

trompe-l'oeil
phr. - 'deceives the eye'; n. type of painting exactly imitating reality, and of
interior decoration producing an illusion of space, height, length, etc.

tronc
n. - 'alms-box'; system of pooling tips among waiters.

trope
n. - figure of speech; heading; Music, interpolation into a plainsong setting
of the Mass.

trophic
adj. - pertaining to nutrition. trophesy, n. disease due to fault in such nerves.
trophism, n. nutrition. trophogenic, adj. due to differences in food.
trophopathy, n.disorder of nutritional processes. trophoplasm, n. nutritive
substance of cell. trophotropism, n. growth direction by nutritional factors.

tropism
n. - movement of an organism, especially direction of growth of plant, in
response to a stimulus; innate inclination. tropismatic, tropistic, adj.

tropology
n. - figurative style of writing; interpretation of Bible stressing figurative
nature of language. tropological, adj.

tropometer
n. - instrument measuring rotation.

tropopause
n. - level where troposphere ends and stratosphere begins.
tropophilous
adj. - flourishing in seasonal extremes of climate. tropophyte, n. such plant.

trotyl
n. - trinitrotoluene.

trouvaille
n. - lucky find; ingenious idea.

trucidation
n. - slaughter.

trumeau
n. - (pl. -eaux) pier glass; pillar supporting tympanum of doorway.

trunnion
n. - one of a pair of projecting pivots.

truttaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like trout.

tryma
n. - kind of nut-like fruit, as walnut.

trypsin
n. - pancreatic enzyme digesting protein. tryptic, adj.

tsiology
n. - treatise on tea.

tubercle
n. - small knob or outgrowth; small tuber; Medicine, small diseased nodule,
especially of tuberculosis. tubercular, adj. pertaining to tubercles or
tuberculosis. tuberculation, n. formation of tubercles. tuberculin, n. culture
of products of tubercular bacilli used as test for tuberculosis.
tuberculous, adj.

tubicinate
v. -i. blow a trumpet. tubicination, n.

tubicolous
adj. - spinning a tubular web; living in a self-constructed tube.
tubicorn(ous)
adj. - hollow-horned. tubifacient, adj. constructing a tube.
tubifex, n. freshwater tubicolous worm used as bait. tubiform, adj. tube-like.
tubinarial, adj. with tubular nostrils. tubiparous a. secreting matter used in
making tube.

tubulure
n. - tubular opening.

tucket
n. - flourish on trumpet.

tucuma
n. - fibre-yielding Brazilian palm.

tuism
n. - use of second person (thou, you); philosophical theory stressing
existence of a second, or other, self.

tumbrel
n. - farm-cart, especially as used to carry condemned persons to the
guillotine in French revolution.

tumid
adj. - swollen; bombastic. tumidity, n. tumefacient, adj. producing swelling.
tumefy, v. swell. tumescent, adj. somewhat tumid.

tumulus
n. - (pl. -li ) mound over ancient grave; barrow.
tumular, adj. tumulose, adj.having many small mounds.

tunicate
n. - one of a class of marine animals, including ascidians; a. covered with
layers.

tup
n. - ram; head of pile-driver, steam-hammer, v. mate with.

turbellarian
n. - kind of flatworm.

turbid
adj. - muddy; not clear. turbidity, n.
turbinate
adj. - spirally rolled; like a spinning-top in shape; v.t. spin; whirl.
turbinal, adj.turbination, n.

turpitude
n. - depravity.

turrical
adj. - turret-like. turricular, turriculate a. turriferous, adj. bearing towers.

twibil
n. - a two-edged axe

tychism
n. - theory that chance plays an active role in the universe, especially such
theory of evolution.

tympanum
n. - (pl. -na ) ear-drum; Archtitecture, triangular face of pediment; space
within arch. tympanal, tympanic, adj. tympani, n.pl. (sing. -no) timpani.
tympaniform,adj. like a tympanum. tympanist, n. timpanist.
tympanites, n. distention of abdomen by flatulence. tympanitis n.
inflammation of the tympanum. tympany, n.inflation; turgidity.

typhlitis
n. - inflammation of caecum; archaic, appendicitis.

typhlology
n. - study of blindness. typhlosis, n. blindness.

typography
n. - art of printing; style and layout of printed matter.
typographer, n.typographic(al), adj.

typology
n. - study of types; theological doctrine of symbolization of New Testament
events in the Old Testament. typologist, n.

typtology
n. - theory concerning rappings by spirits. typtological, adj. typtologist, n.

tyrannicide
n. - killing or killer of tyrant.
tyremesis
n. - vomiting of curd-like matter.

tyroma
n. - (pl. -mata ) cheese-like matter. tyromatous, adj.

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uberous
adj. - fruitful

ubiety
n. - state of being in a place; 'thereness'; position.

ubiquity
n. - state of being everywhere. ubiquitous, adj.

udometer
n. - rain gauge. udograph, n. recording udometer.
udometric, adj. udometry, n.

uhlan
n. - kind of lancer.

ukase
n. - decree; proclamation.

uliginose, uliginous
adj. - marshy; muddy.

ulitis
n. - inflammation of gums.

ullage
n. - lack; deficiency; amount by which a quantity, especially of liquor, is
short of full measure; dregs. ullaged, adj. not full measure.
uloid
adj. - like a scar.

ulotrichous
adj. - having wooly or crisply curling hair

ultimogeniture
n. - inheritance by the youngest son.

ultracrepidarian
adj. - venturing beyond one's province; presuming. ultracrepidate, v.i.

ultrafidian
adj. - going beyond faith.

ultramarine
adj. - beyond the sea; n. & a. (of) greenish- blue color or pigment.

ultramontane
adj. - beyond (i.e. south of) the Alps; supporting the supremacy of the Pope;
n. such person. ultramontanism, n.

ultramundane
adj. - beyond the world; spiritual.

ultrasonic
adj. - denoting air-waves or vibrations with frequencies higher than those
audible to the human ear, i.e. more than about 20,000 cycles per second.
ultrasonics, n.study and use of such waves.

ultroneous
adj. - spontaneous, voluntary.

ululate
v. - to howl or hoot; or to wail or lament loudly

umbel
n. - umbrella-like inflorescence with stalks of equal length springing from
one point, as in carrot. umbellar, umbellate, umbelliferous, adj. having
flowers in this shape. umbellifer, n. plant having umbel, or belonging to
carrot family.
umbo
n. - (pl. -ones) boss of shield; any rounded projection. umbonal,
umbonic, adj.umbonate, adj. having umbo.

umiak
n. - large, open Eskimo boat.

unasinous
adj. - being equally stupid.

uncate
adj. - hooked.

uncial
adj.,n. - (letter or manuscript) written in large rounded script of before 10th
century AD; majuscule; capital.

unciform
adj. - hook-like. uncinate, adj. hooked.

unco
adj. - strange; foreign; extraordinary. unco guid, strictly moral.

undecagon
n. - eleven-sided plane figure.

undecennial
adj. - happening every, or lasting, eleven years.

undecimal
adj. - in eleven parts.

underfong
n. - to determine or resolve

undine
n. - water spirit.

ungual
adj. - pertaining to or like nail, hoof or talon.

unguiculate
adj. - having claws or nails.
unguinous
adj. - oily; fatty.

ungulate
n. - hoofed (mammal). unguligrade, adj. walking on hoofs.

unicameral
adj. - having one legislative chamber.

unicity
n. one-ness; state of being unique.

unidextral
adj. using one hand more deftly than other.

unifilar
adj. having or using one thread or wire.

unifoliate
adj. with one leaf only.

unigenesis
n. non-sexual reproduction.

unigenital
adj. only- begotten. unigenous, adj. of same kind.

unilingual
adj. in one language only.

uniliteral
adj. having one letter only.

uninominal
adj. pertaining to or consisting of one name only.

unipara
n. woman having had one childbirth only.

uniparous
adj. producing only one at a birth.
uniped
n. & a. one-legged or one-footed (person).

unipotent
adj. powerful in one direction only.

unireme
n. & a. (galley) with one bank of oars.

unisonous
adj. in unison; agreeing.

unitarian
n. & a. (person) denying doctrine of Trinity.

univalent
adj. single; having valency of one.

univocal
adj. unmistakable; pertaining to things of same kind.

univoltine
adj. single-brooded.

univorous
adj. applied to parasites living on one host only.

uraemia
n. - accumulation in the blood of urinary products normally excreted.

uraeus
n. - representation of the sacred asp as emblem of supreme power, especially
on headdress of Egyptian rulers.

uranism
n. - homosexuality in males. uranist, n.

uranography
n. - description or mapping of heaven(s).

uranolatry
n. worship of heavenly bodies.
uranology
n. treatise on or study of heavens.

uranometry
n. chart or measurement of heavenly bodies.

uranoscopy
n. star-watching.

urbacity
n. - excessive civic pride.

urbarial
adj. - founded on landed property register. urbicolous, adj. city-dwelling.

urceus
n. - single-handed jug; urn. urceolate, adj. Botany, shaped like a pitcher.

ure
n. - custom; use.

uredinous
adj. - pertaining or belonging to rusts (fungus); Medicine, pertaining to or
like uredo. uredinoid, adj. like rusts. uredinology, n. study of rusts.

uredo
n. - burning feeling of skin.

urgrund
n. - basis; primary principle, cause or factor.

uric
adj. - pertaining to or contained in urine. uridrosis, n. excretion of
perspiration containing urinary products.

uropygium
n. - rear part of bird's body from which tail feathers grow.
uropygial, adj.uropygial gland, gland at base of tail feathers secreting fluid
used in preening.

ursine
adj. - pertaining to or like a bear. ursiform, adj. bear-shaped. ursoid, adj. like
a bear.
urticaceous
adj. - pertaining to or like nettles; belonging to nettle family of plants.
urticant, n.& a. stinging (substance). urticaria, n. nettle-rash.
urticate, v. sting; cause wheals; flog. urticose, adj. full of nettles.

usance
n. - Commerce, time allowed for payment of a bill of exchange; interest on
loan.

user
n. - Law, continued use; right to use.

usine
n. - factory.

usitative
adj. - signifying usual act.

usquebaugh
n. - whiskey; kind of Irish cordial.

ustulate
v. - give burned appearance to; a. scorched. ustulation, n. roasting; lust.

usufruct
n. - right to enjoy property. usufructuary, n. & a.

uti possidetis
n. - principle of international law allowing a belligerent to claim the territory
it occupies at the end of a war.

utraquist
n. - person speaking two or both languages, or believing that both kinds of
Sacrament should be administered.

utricle
n. - small cavity or sac. utricular, utriculate, adj. utriculitis, n. inflammation
of inner ear.

utriform
adj. - like a leather bottle.

uvula
n. - (pl. -lae ) fleshy outgrowth at back of soft palate.
uvulitis, n. inflammation of uvula. uvular, adj.

uxorial
adj. - wifely. uxoricide n. killing or killer of own wife. uxorious, adj. loving
wife to excess; submissive to wife.

uxorious
n. - submissive to one's wife

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vade mecum
n. - a favorite book carried everywhere

vadose
adj. - pertaining to water above the water table.

vagile
adj. - able to move about freely.

vaginate
adj. - sheathed.

vaginismus
n. - painful contraction of the vagina.

vagitus
n. - new-born child's cry.

vale
n. - 'farewell'. valediction, n. bidding farewell. valedictory, adj.

valency
n. - element's power to combine, measured by number of atomic weights of
other elements with which the atomic weight of the element will combine.
valence, n.valent, adj