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Vocabulary abut v. To touch at the end or boundary line. adamant n.

Any substance of exceeding


abyss n. Bottomless gulf. hardness or impenetrability.
abase v. To lower in position, estimation, or academic adj. Of or pertaining to an academy, addendum n. Something added, or to be
the like; degrade. college, or university. added.
abbess n. The lady superior of a nunnery. Academician n. A member of an academy of addle v. To make inefficient or worthless;
abbey n. The group of buildings which literature, art, or science. muddle.
collectively form the dwelling-place of a academy n. Any institution where the higher adduce v. To bring forward or name for
society of monks or nuns. branches of learning are taught. consideration.
abbot n. The superior of a community of accede v. To agree. adhere v. To stick fast or together.
monks. accelerate v. To move faster. adherence n. Attachment.
abdicate v. To give up (royal power or the accept v. To take when offered. adherent adj. Clinging or sticking fast.
like). access n. A way of approach or entrance; passage. adhesion n. The state of being attached or
abdomen n. In mammals, the visceral cavity accessible adj. Approachable. joined.
between the diaphragm and the pelvic floor; accession n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, adieu inter. Good-by; farewell.
the belly. office, or government. adjacency n. The state of being adjacent.
abdominal n. Of, pertaining to, or situated on accessory n. A person or thing that aids the adjacent n. That which is near or bordering
the abdomen. principal agent. upon.
abduction n. A carrying away of a person acclaim v. To utter with a shout. adjudge v. To award or bestow by formal
against his will, or illegally. accommodate v. To furnish something as a decision.
abed adv. In bed; on a bed. kindness or favor. adjunct n. Something joined to or connected
aberration n. Deviation from a right, accompaniment n. A subordinate part or parts, with another thing, but holding a subordinate
customary, or prescribed course. enriching or supporting the leading part. place.
abet v. To encourage the commission of (an accompanist n. One who or that which adjuration n. A vehement appeal.
offense). accompanies. adjutant adj. Auxiliary.
abeyance n. A state of suspension or accompany v. To go with, or be associated with, administrator n. One who manages affairs of
temporary inaction. as a companion. any kind.
abhorrence n. The act of detesting accomplice n. An associate in wrong-doing. admissible adj. Having the right or privilege of
extremely. accomplish v. To bring to pass. entry.
abhorrent adj. Very repugnant; hateful. accordion n. A portable free-reed musical admittance n. Entrance, or the right or
abidance n. An abiding. instrument. permission to enter.
abject adj. Sunk to a low condition. accost v. To speak to. admonish v. To warn of a fault.
abjure v. To recant, renounce, repudiate account n. A record or statement of receipts and admonition n. Gentle reproof.
under oath. expenditures, or of business transactions. ado n. unnecessary activity or ceremony.
able-bodied adj. Competent for physical accouter v. To dress. adoration n. Profound devotion.
service. accredit v. To give credit or authority to. adroit adj. Having skill in the use of the bodily
ablution n. A washing or cleansing, accumulate v. To become greater in quantity or or mental powers.
especially of the body. number. adulterant n. An adulterating substance.
abnegate v. To renounce (a right or accuracy n. Exactness. adulterate v. To make impure by the admixture
privilege). accurate adj. Conforming exactly to truth or to a of other or baser ingredients.
abnormal adj. Not conformed to the ordinary standard. adumbrate v. To represent beforehand in
rule or standard. accursed adj. Doomed to evil, misery, or outline or by emblem.
abominable adj. Very hateful. misfortune. advent n. The coming or arrival, as of any
abominate v. To hate violently. accusation n. A charge of crime, misdemeanor, important change, event, state, or personage.
abomination n. A very detestable act or or error. adverse adj. Opposing or opposed.
practice. accusatory adj. Of, pertaining to, or involving an adversity n. Misfortune.
aboriginal adj. Primitive; unsophisticated. accusation. advert v. To refer incidentally.
aborigines n. The original of earliest known accuse v. To charge with wrong doing, advertiser n. One who advertises, especially in
inhabitants of a country. misconduct, or error. newspapers.
aboveboard adv. & adj. Without accustom v. To make familiar by use. advisory adj. Not mandatory.
concealment, fraud, or trickery. acerbity n. Sourness, with bitterness and advocacy n. The act of pleading a cause.
abrade v. To wear away the surface or some astringency. advocate n. One who pleads the cause of
part of by friction. acetate n. A salt of acetic acid. another, as in a legal or ecclesiastical court.
abrasion n. That which is rubbed off. acetic adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of aerial adj. Of, pertaining to, or like the air.
abridge v. To make shorter in words, keeping vinegar. aeronaut n. One who navigates the air, a
the essential features, leaning out minor ache v. To be in pain or distress. balloonist.
particles. Achillean adj. Invulnerable. aeronautics n. the art or practice of flying
abridgment n. A condensed form as of a achromatic adj. Colorless, aircraft
book or play. acid n. A sour substance. aerostat n. A balloon or other apparatus
abrogate v. To abolish, repeal. acidify v. To change into acid. floating in or sustained by the air.
abrupt adj. Beginning, ending, or changing acknowledge v. To recognize; to admit the aerostatics n. The branch of pneumatics that
suddenly or with a break. genuineness or validity of. treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and
abscess n. A Collection of pus in a cavity acknowledgment n. Recognition. mechanical properties.
formed within some tissue of the body. acme n. The highest point, or summit. affable adj. Easy to approach.
abscission n. The act of cutting off, as in a acoustic adj. Pertaining to the act or sense of affect v. To act upon
surgical operation. hearing. affectation n. A studied or ostentatious
abscond v. To depart suddenly and secretly, acquaint v. To make familiar or conversant. pretense or attempt.
as for the purpose of escaping arrest. acquiesce v. To comply; submit. affiliate n. Some auxiliary person or thing.
absence n. The fact of not being present or acquiescence n. Passive consent. affirmative adj. Answering yes; to a question
available. acquire v. To get as one's own. at issue.
absent-minded adj. Lacking in attention to acquisition n. Anything gained, or made one's affix v. To fasten.
immediate surroundings or business. own, usually by effort or labor. affluence n. A profuse or abundant supply of
absolution n. Forgiveness, or passing over of acquit v. To free or clear, as from accusation. riches.
offenses. acquittal n. A discharge from accusation by affront n. An open insult or indignity.
absolve v. To free from sin or its penalties. judicial action. afire adv. & adj. On fire, literally or
absorb v. To drink in or suck up, as a sponge acquittance n. Release or discharge from figuratively.
absorbs water. indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility. afoot adv. In progress.
absorption n. The act or process of acreage n. Quantity or extent of land, especially aforesaid adj. Said in a preceding part or
absorbing. of cultivated land. before.
abstain v. To keep oneself back (from doing acrid adj. Harshly pungent or bitter. afresh adv. Once more, after rest or interval.
or using something). acrimonious adj. Full of bitterness. afterthought n. A thought that comes later than
abstemious adj. Characterized by self denial acrimony n. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or its appropriate or expected time.
or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food. temper. agglomerate v. To pile or heap together.
abstinence n. Self denial. actionable adj. Affording cause for instituting an aggrandize v. To cause to appear greatly.
abstruse adj. Dealing with matters difficult action, as trespass, slanderous words. aggravate v. To make heavier, worse, or more
to be understood. actuality n. Any reality. burdensome.
absurd adj. Inconsistent with reason or actuate v. To move or incite to action. aggravation n.
common sense. acumen n. Quickness of intellectual insight, or aggregate n. The entire number, sum, mass, or
abundant adj. Plentiful. discernment; keenness of discrimination. quantity of something.
abusive adj. Employing harsh words or ill acute adj. Having fine and penetrating aggress v. To make the first attack.
treatment. discernment. aggression n. An unprovoked attack.
aggrieve v. To give grief or sorrow to. alternative n. Something that may or must exist, animadvert v. To pass criticism or censure.
aghast adj. Struck with terror and be taken or chosen, or done instead of something animalcule n. An animal of microscopic
amazement. else. smallness.
agile adj. Able to move or act quickly, altitude n. Vertical distance or elevation above animate v. To make alive.
physically, or mentally. any point or base-level, as the sea. animosity n. Hatred.
agitate v. To move or excite (the feelings or alto n. The lowest or deepest female voice or annalist n. Historian.
thoughts). part. annals n. A record of events in their
agrarian adj. Pertaining to land, especially altruism n. Benevolence to others on chronological order, year by year.
agricultural land. subordination to self-interest. annex v. To add or affix at the end.
aide-de -camp n. An officer who receives altruist n. One who advocates or practices annihilate v. To destroy absolutely.
and transmits the orders of the general. altruism. annotate v. To make explanatory or critical
ailment n. Slight sickness. amalgam n. An alloy or union of mercury with notes on or upon.
airy adj. Delicate, ethereal. another metal. annual adj. Occurring every year.
akin adj. Of similar nature or qualities. amalgamate v. To mix or blend together in a annuity n. An annual allowance, payment, or
alabaster n. A white or delicately tinted fine- homogeneous body. income.
grained gypsum. amateur adj. Practicing an art or occupation for annunciation n. Proclamation.
alacrity n. Cheerful willingness. the love of it, but not as a profession. anode n. The point where or path by which a
albeit conj. Even though. amatory adj. Designed to excite love. voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
albino n. A person with milky white skin and ambidextrous adj. Having the ability of using anonymous adj. Of unknown authorship.
hair, and eyes with bright red pupil and both hands with equal skill or ease. antagonism n. Mutual opposition or resistance
usually pink iris. ambiguous adj. Having a double meaning. of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.
album n. A book whose leaves are so made ambitious adj. Eagerly desirous and aspiring. Antarctic adj. Pertaining to the south pole or
to form paper frames for holding photographs ambrosial adj. Divinely sweet, fragrant, or the regions near it.
or the like. delicious. ante v. In the game of poker, to put up a stake
alchemy n. Chemistry of the middle ages, ambulance n. A vehicle fitted for conveying the before the cards are dealt.
characterized by the pursuit of changing base sick and wounded. antecede v. To precede.
metals to gold. ambulate v. To walk about antecedent n. One who or that which precedes
alcohol n. A volatile, inflammable, colorless ambush n. The act or state of lying concealed for or goes before, as in time, place, rank, order, or
liquid of a penetrating odor and burning taste. the purpose of surprising or attacking the enemy. causality.
alcoholism n. A condition resulting from the ameliorate v. To relieve, as from pain or hardship antechamber n. A waiting room for those who
inordinate or persistent use of alcoholic amenable adj. Willing and ready to submit. seek audience.
beverages. Americanism n. A peculiar sense in which an antedate v. To assign or affix a date to earlier
alcove n. A covered recess connected with or English word or phrase is used in the United than the actual one.
at the side of a larger room. States. antediluvian adj. Of or pertaining to the times,
alder n. Any shrub or small tree of the genus amicable adj. Done in a friendly spirit. things, events before the great flood in the days
Alumnus, of the oak family. amity n. Friendship. of Noah.
alderman n. A member of a municipal amorous adj. Having a propensity for falling in antemeridian adj. Before noon.
legislative body, who usually exercises also love. antemundane adj. Pertaining to time before
certain judicial functions. amorphous adj. Without determinate shape. the world's creation.
aldermanship n. The dignity, condition, amour n. A love-affair, especially one of an illicit antenatal adj. Occurring or existing before
office, or term of office of an alderman. nature. birth.
alias n. An assumed name. ampere n. The practical unit of electric-current anterior adj. Prior.
alien n. One who owes allegiance to a strength. anteroom n. A room situated before and
foreign government. ampersand n. The character &; and. opening into another, usually larger.
alienable adj. Capable of being aliened or amphibious adj. Living both on land and in anthology n. A collection of extracts from the
alienated, as lands. water. writings of various authors.
alienate v. To cause to turn away. amphitheater n. An edifice of elliptical shape, anthracite n. Hard coal.
alienation n. Estrangement. constructed about a central open space or arena. anthropology n. The science of man in
aliment n. That which nourishes. amplitude n. Largeness. general.
alkali n. Anything that will neutralize an amply adv. Sufficiently. anthropomorphous adj. Having or resembling
acid, as lime, magnesia, etc. amputate v. To remove by cutting, as a limb or human form.
allay v. To calm the violence or reduce the some portion of the body. antic n. A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic
intensity of; mitigate. amusement n. Diversion. action.
allege v. To assert to be true, especially in a anachronism n. Anything occurring or existing Antichrist n. Any opponent or enemy of
formal manner, as in court. out of its proper time. Christ, whether a person or a power.
allegory n. The setting forth of a subject anagram n. The letters of a word or phrase so anticlimax n. A
under the guise of another subject of aptly transposed as to make a different word or phrase. anticyclone n. An atmospheric condition of
suggestive likeness. analogous adj. Corresponding (to some other) in high central pressure, with currents flowing
alleviate v. To make less burdensome or less certain respects, as in form, proportion, relations. outward.
hard to bear. analogy n. Reasoning in which from certain and antidote n. Anything that will counteract or
alley n. A narrow street, garden path, walk, or known relations or resemblance others are remove the effects of poison, disease, or the
the like. formed. like.
alliance n. Any combination or union for analyst n. One who analyzes or makes use of the antilogy n. Inconsistency or contradiction in
some common purpose. analytical method. terms or ideas.
allot v. To assign a definite thing or part to a analyze v. To examine minutely or critically. antipathize v. To show or feel a feeling of
certain person. anarchy n. Absence or utter disregard of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
allotment n. Portion. government. antiphon n. A response or alteration of
allude v. To refer incidentally, or by anathema n. Anything forbidden, as by social responses, generally musical.
suggestion. usage. antiphony n. An anthem or other composition
allusion n. An indirect and incidental anatomy n. That branch of morphology which sung responsively.
reference to something without definite treats of the structure of organisms. antipodes n. A place or region on the opposite
mention of it. ancestry n. One's ancestors collectively. side of the earth.
alluvion n. Flood. anecdote n. A brief account of some interesting antiquary n. One who collects and examines
ally n. A person or thing connected with event or incident. old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons,
another, usually in some relation of anemia n. Deficiency of blood or red corpuscles. etc.
helpfulness. anemic adj. Affected with anemia. antiquate v. To make old or out of date.
almanac n. A series of tables giving the days anemometer n. An instrument for measuring the antique adj. Pertaining to ancient times.
of the week together with certain force or velocity of wind. antiseptic n. Anything that destroys or restrains
astronomical information. Anesthetic adj. Pertaining to or producing loss of the growth of putrefactive micro-organisms.
aloof adv. Not in sympathy with or desiring sensation. antislavery adj. Opposed to human slavery.
to associate with others. anew adv. Once more. antispasmodic adj. Tending to prevent or
altar n. Any raised place or structure on angelic adj. Saintly. relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.
which sacrifices may be offered or incense Anglophobia n. Hatred or dread of England or of antistrophe n. The inversion of terms in
burned. what is English. successive classes, as in “the home of joy” and
alter v. To make change in. Anglo-Saxon n. The entire English race wherever “the joy of home”.
alteration n. Change or modification. found, as in Europe, the United States, or India. antitoxin n. A substance which neutralizes the
altercate v. To contend angrily or zealously angular adj. Sharp-cornered. poisonous products of micro-organisms.
in words. anhydrous adj. Withered. antonym n. A word directly opposed to another
alternate n. animadversion n. The utterance of criticism or in meaning.
censure.
anxious adj. Distressed in mind respecting arraign v. To call into court, as a person indicted auditory adj. Of or pertaining to hearing or the
some uncertain matter. for crime, and demand whether he pleads guilty organs or sense of hearing.
apathy n. Insensibility to emotion or or not. augment v. To make bigger.
passionate feeling. arrange v. To put in definite or proper order. augur v. To predict.
aperture n. Hole. arrangement n. The act of putting in proper Augustinian adj. Pertaining to St. Augustine,
apex n. The highest point, as of a mountain. order, or the state of being put in order. his doctrines, or the religious orders called after
aphorism n. Proverb. arrant adj. Notoriously bad. him.
apiary n. A place where bees are kept. arrear n. Something overdue and unpaid. aura n. Pervasive psychic influence supposed
apogee n. The climax. arrival n. A coming to stopping-place or to emanate from persons
apology n. A disclaimer of intentional error destination. aural adj. Of or pertaining to the ear.
or offense. arrogant adj. Unduly or excessively proud, as of auricle n. One of the two chambers of the heart
apostasy n. A total departure from one's faith wealth, station, learning, etc. which receives the blood from the veins.
or religion. arrogate v. To take, demand, or claim, especially auricular adj. Of or pertaining to the ear, its
apostate adj. False. presumptuously or without reasons or grounds. auricle, or the sense of hearing.
apostle n. Any messenger commissioned by Artesian well n. A very deep bored well. water auriferous adj. Containing gold.
or as by divine authority. rises due to underground pressure aurora n. A luminous phenomenon in the
apothecary n. One who keeps drugs for sale artful adj. Characterized by craft or cunning. upper regions of the atmosphere.
and puts up prescriptions. Arthurian adj. Pertaining to King Arthur, the auspice n. favoring, protecting, or propitious
apotheosis n. Deification. real or legendary hero of British poetic story. influence or guidance.
appall v. To fill with dismay or horror. artifice n. Trickery. austere adj. Severely simple; unadorned.
apparent adj. Easily understood. artless adj. Ingenuous. autarchy n. Unrestricted power.
apparition n. Ghost. ascendant adj. Dominant. authentic adj. Of undisputed origin.
appease v. To soothe by quieting anger or ascension n. The act of rising. authenticity n. The state or quality of being
indignation. ascent n. A rising, soaring, or climbing. genuine, or of the origin and authorship
appellate adj. Capable of being appealed to. ascetic adj. Given to severe self-denial and claimed.
appellation n. The name or title by which a practicing excessive abstinence and devotion. autobiography n. The story of one's life
particular person, class, or thing is called. ascribe v. To assign as a quality or attribute. written by himself.
append v. To add or attach, as something asexual adj. Having no distinct sexual organs. autocracy n. Absolute government.
accessory, subordinate, or supplementary. ashen adj. Pale. autocrat n. Any one who claims or wields
appertain v. askance adv. With a side or indirect glance or unrestricted or undisputed authority or
apposite adj. Appropriate. meaning. influence.
apposition n. The act of placing side by side, asperity n. Harshness or roughness of temper. automaton n. Any living being whose actions
together, or in contact. aspirant n. One who seeks earnestly, as for are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.
appraise v. To estimate the money value of. advancement, honors, place. autonomous adj. Self-governing.
appreciable adj. Capable of being discerned aspiration n. An earnest wish for that which is autonomy n. Self-government.
by the senses or intellect. above one's present reach. autopsy n. The examination of a dead body by
apprehend v. To make a prisoner of (a aspire v. To have an earnest desire, wish, or dissection to ascertain the cause of death.
person) in the name of the law. longing, as for something high and good, not yet autumnal adj. Of or pertaining to autumn.
apprehensible adj. Capable of being attained. auxiliary n. One who or that which aids or
conceived. assailant n. One who attacks. helps, especially when regarded as subsidiary
approbation n. Sanction. assassin n. One who kills, or tries to kill, or accessory.
appropriate adj. Suitable for the purpose and treacherously or secretly. avalanche n. The fall or sliding of a mass of
circumstances. assassinate v. snow or ice down a mountain-slope, often
aqueduct n. A water-conduit, particularly one assassination n. Murderer, as by secret assault or bearing with it rock.
for supplying a community from a distance. treachery. avarice n. Passion for getting and keeping
aqueous adj. Of, pertaining to, or containing assay n. The chemical analysis or testing of an riches.
water. alloy ore. aver v. To assert as a fact.
arbiter n. One chosen or appointed, by assent v. To express agreement with a statement averse adj. Reluctant.
mutual consent of parties in dispute, to decide or matter of opinion. aversion n. A mental condition of fixed
matters. assess v. To determine the amount of (a tax or opposition to or dislike of some particular
arbitrary adj. Fixed or done capriciously. other sum to be paid). thing.
arbitrate v. To act or give judgment as assessor n. An officer whose duty it is to assess avert v. To turn away or aside.
umpire. taxes. aviary n. A spacious cage or enclosure in
arbor n. A tree. assets n. pl. Property in general, regarded as which live birds are kept.
arboreal adj. Of or pertaining to a tree or applicable to the payment of debts. avidity n. Greediness.
trees. assiduous adj. Diligent. avocation n. Diversion.
arborescent adj. Having the nature of a tree. assignee n. One who is appointed to act for avow v. To declare openly.
arboretum n. A botanical garden or place another in the management of certain property awaken v. To arouse, as emotion, interest, or
devoted to the cultivation of trees or shrubs. and interests. the like.
arboriculture n. The cultivation of trees or assimilate v. To adapt. awry adv. & adj. Out of the proper form,
shrubs. assonance n. Resemblance or correspondence in direction, or position.
arcade n. sound. aye adv. An expression of assent.
archaic adj. Antiquated assonant adj. Having resemblance of sound. azalea n. A flowering shrub.
archaism n. Obsolescence. assonate v. To accord in sound, especially vowel azure n. The color of the sky.
archangel n. An angel of high rank. sound. Baconian adj. Of or pertaining to Lord Bacon
archbishop n. The chief of the bishops of an assuage v. To cause to be less harsh, violent, or or his system of philosophy.
ecclesiastical province in the Greek, Roman, severe, as excitement, appetite, pain, or disease. bacterium n. A microbe.
and Anglican church. astringent adj. Harsh in disposition or character. badger v. To pester.
archdeacon n. A high official administrator astute adj. Keen in discernment. baffle v. To foil or frustrate.
of the affairs of a diocese. atheism n. The denial of the existence of God. bailiff n. An officer of court having custody of
archaeology n. The branch of anthropology athirst adj. Wanting water. prisoners under arraignment.
concerned with the systematic investigation athwart adv. From side to side. baize n. A single-colored napped woolen fabric
of the relics of man. atomizer n. An apparatus for reducing a liquid to used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
archetype n. A prototype. a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc. bale n. A large package prepared for
archipelago n. Any large body of water atone v. To make amends for. transportation or storage.
studded with islands, or the islands atonement n. Amends, reparation, or expiation baleful adj. Malignant.
collectively themselves. made from wrong or injury. ballad n. Any popular narrative poem, often
ardent adj. Burning with passion. atrocious adj. Outrageously or wantonly wicked, with epic subject and usually in lyric form.
ardor n. Intensity of passion or affection. criminal, vile, or cruel. balsam n. A medical preparation, aromatic and
arid adj. Very dry. atrocity n. Great cruelty or reckless wickedness. oily, used for healing.
aristocracy n. A hereditary nobility attaché n. A subordinate member of a diplomatic banal adj. Commonplace.
aristocrat n. A hereditary noble or one nearly embassy. barcarole n. A boat-song of Venetian
connected with nobility. attest v. To certify as accurate, genuine, or true. gondoliers.
armada n. A fleet of war-vessels. attorney-general n. The chief law -officer of a barograph n. An instrument that registers
armful n. As much as can be held in the arm government. graphically and continuously the atmospheric
or arms. auburn adj. Reddish-brown, said usually of the pressure.
armory n. An arsenal. hair. barometer n. An instrument for indicating the
aroma n. An agreeable odor. audacious adj. Fearless. atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
audible adj. Loud enough to be heard. barring prep. Apart from.
audition n. The act or sensation of hearing.
baritone adj. Having a register higher than bevel n. Any inclination of two surfaces other braze v. To make of or ornament with brass.
bass and lower than tenor. than 90 degrees. brazier n. An open pan or basin for holding
bask v. To make warm by genial heat. bewilder v. To confuse the perceptions or live coals.
bass adj. Low in tone or compass. judgment of. breach n. The violation of official duty, lawful
baste v. To cover with melted fat, gravy, bibliomania n. The passion for collecting books. right, or a legal obligation.
while cooking. bibliography n. A list of the words of an author, breaker n. One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
baton n. An official staff borne either as a or the literature bearing on a particular subject. breech n. The buttocks.
weapon or as an emblem of authority or bibliophile n. One who loves books. brethren n. pl. Members of a brotherhood,
privilege. bibulous adj. Fond of drinking. gild, profession, association, or the like.
battalion n. A body of infantry composed of bide v. To await. brevity n. Shortness of duration.
two or more companies, forming a part of a biennial n. A plant that produces leaves and roots bric-a-brac n. Objects of curiosity or for
regiment. the first year and flowers and fruit the second. decoration.
batten n. A narrow strip of wood. bier n. A horizontal framework with two handles bridle n. The head -harness of a horse
batter n. A thick liquid mixture of two or at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave. consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
more materials beaten together, to be used in bigamist n. One who has two spouses at the same brigade n. A body of troops consisting of two
cookery. time. or more regiments.
bauble n. A trinket. bigamy n. The crime of marrying any other brigadier n. General officer who commands a
bawl v. To proclaim by outcry. person while having a legal spouse living. brigade, ranking between a colonel and a
beatify v. To make supremely happy. bight n. A slightly receding bay between major-general.
beatitude n. Any state of great happiness. headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line. brigand n. One who lives by robbery and
beau n. An escort or lover. bilateral adj. Two-sided. plunder.
becalm v. To make quiet. bilingual adj. Speaking two languages. brimstone n. Sulfur.
beck v. To give a signal to, by nod or gesture. biograph n. A bibliographical sketch or notice. brine n. Water saturated with salt.
bedaub v. To smear over, as with something biography n. A written account of one's life, bristle n. One of the coarse, stiff hairs of
oily or sticky. actions, and character. swine: used in brush-making, etc.
bedeck v. To cover with ornament. biology n. The science of life or living Britannia n. The United Kingdom of Great
bedlam n. Madhouse. organisms. Britain.
befog v. To confuse. biped n. An animal having two feet. Briticism n. A word, idiom, or phrase
befriend v. To be a friend to, especially when birthright n. A privilege or possession into characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
in need. which one is born. brittle adj. Fragile.
beget v. To produce by sexual generation. bitterness n. Acridity, as to the taste. broach v. To mention, for the first time.
begrudge v. To envy one of the possession blasé adj. Sated with pleasure. broadcast adj. Disseminated far and wide.
of. blaspheme v. To indulge in profane oaths. Brogan n. A coarse, heavy shoe.
belate v. To delay past the proper hour. blatant adj. Noisily or offensively loud or brogue n. Any dialectic pronunciation of
belay v. To make fast, as a rope, by winding clamorous. English, especially that of the Irish people.
round a cleat. blaze n. A vivid glowing flame. brokerage n. The business of making sales and
belie v. To misrepresent. blazon v. To make widely or generally known. purchases for a commission; a broker.
believe v. To accept as true on the testimony bleak adj. Desolate. bromine n. A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic
or authority of others. blemish n. A mark that mars beauty. liquid element with a suffocating odor.
belittle v. To disparage. blithe adj. Joyous. bronchitis n. Inflammation of the bronchial
belle n. A woman who is a center of blithesome adj. Cheerful. tubes.
attraction because of her beauty, blockade n. The shutting up of a town, a frontier, bronchus n. Either of the two subdivisions of
accomplishments, etc. or a line of coast by hostile forces. the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
bellicose adj. Warlike. boatswain n. A subordinate officer of a vessel, brooch n. An article of jewelry fastened by a
belligerent adj. Manifesting a warlike spirit. who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, hinged pin and hook on the underside.
bemoan v. To lament etc. brotherhood n. Spiritual or social fellowship
benediction n. a solemn invocation of the bodice n. A women's ornamental corset-shaped or solidarity.
divine blessing. laced waist. browbeat v. To overwhelm, or attempt to do
benefactor n. A doer of kindly and charitable bodily adj. Corporeal. so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or
acts. boisterous adj. Unchecked merriment or animal manner.
benefice n. A church office endowed with spirits. brusque adj. Somewhat rough or rude in
funds or property for the maintenance of bole n. The trunk or body of a tree. manner or speech.
divine service. bolero n. A Spanish dance, illustrative of the buffoon n. A clown.
beneficent adj. Characterized by charity and passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and buffoonery n. Low drollery, coarse jokes, etc.
kindness. singing. bulbous adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.
beneficial adj. Helpful. boll n. A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or bullock n. An ox.
beneficiary n. One who is lawfully entitled cotton. bulrush n. Any one of various tall rush-like
to the profits and proceeds of an estate or bolster v. To support, as something wrong. plants growing in damp ground or water.
property. bomb n. A hollow projectile containing an bulwark n. Anything that gives security or
benefit n. Helpful result. explosive material. defense.
benevolence n. Any act of kindness or well- bombard v. To assail with any missile or with bumper n. A cup or glass filled to the brim,
doing. abusive speech. especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
benevolent adj. Loving others and actively bombardier n. A person who has charge of bumptious adj. Full of offensive and
desirous of their well-being. mortars, bombs, and shells. aggressive self-conceit.
benign adj. Good and kind of heart. bombast n. Inflated or extravagant language, bungle v. To execute clumsily.
benignant adj. Benevolent in feeling, especially on unimportant subjects. buoyancy n. Power or tendency to float on or
character, or aspect. boorish adj. Rude. in a liquid or gas.
benignity n. Kindness of feeling, disposition, bore v. To weary by tediousness or dullness. buoyant adj. Having the power or tendency to
or manner. borough n. An incorporated village or town. float or keep afloat.
benison n. Blessing. bosom n. The breast or the upper front of the bureau n. A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
bequeath v. To give by will. thorax of a human being, especially of a woman. bureaucracy n. Government by departments of
bereave v. To make desolate with loneliness botanical adj. Connected with the study or men transacting particular branches of public
and grief. cultivation of plants. business.
berth n. A bunk or bed in a vessel, sleeping- botanize v. To study plant-life. burgess n. In colonial times, a member of the
car, etc. botany n. The science that treats of plants. lower house of the legislature of Maryland or
beseech v. To implore. bountiful adj. Showing abundance. Virginia.
beset v. To attack on all sides. Bowdlerize v. To expurgate in editing (a literary burgher n. An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of
besmear v. To smear over, as with any oily or composition) by omitting words or passages. a borough burgh, or corporate town.
sticky substance. bowler n. In cricket, the player who delivers the burnish v. To make brilliant or shining.
bestial adj. Animal. ball. bursar n. A treasurer.
bestrew v. To sprinkle or cover with things boycott v. To place the products or merchandise bustle v. To hurry.
strewn. of under a ban. butt v. To strike with or as with the head, or
bestride v. To get or sit upon astride, as a brae n. Hillside. horns.
horse. braggart n. A vain boaster. butte n. A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or
bethink v. To remind oneself. brandish v. To wave, shake, or flourish natural turret, generally isolated.
betide v. To happen to or befall. triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear. buttress n. Any support or prop.
betimes adv. In good season or time. bravado n. An aggressive display of boldness. by-law n. A rule or law adopted by an
betroth v. To engage to marry. bravo interj. Well done. association, a corporation, or the like.
betrothal n. Engagement to marry. bray n. A loud harsh sound, as the cry of an ass cabal n. A number of persons secretly united
or the blast of a horn. for effecting by intrigue some private purpose.
cabalism n. Superstitious devotion to one's casualty n. A fatal or serious accident or disaster. cite v. To refer to specifically.
religion. cataclysm n. Any overwhelming flood of water. claimant n. One who makes a claim or
cabinet n. The body of men constituting the cataract n. Opacity of the lens of the eye demand, as of right.
official advisors of the executive head of a resulting in complete or partial blindness. clairvoyance n. Intuitive sagacity or
nation. catastrophe n. Any great and sudden misfortune perception.
cacophony n. A disagreeable, harsh, or or calamity. clamorous adj. Urgent in complaint or
discordant sound or combination of sounds or cathode n. The negative pole or electrode of a demand.
tones. galvanic battery. clan n. A tribe.
cadaverous adj. Resembling a corpse. Catholicism n. The system, doctrine, and clandestine adj. Surreptitious.
cadence n. Rhythmical or measured flow or practice of the Roman Catholic Church. clangor n. Clanking or a ringing, as of arms,
movement, as in poetry or the time and pace catholicity n. Universal prevalence or chains, or bells; clamor.
of marching troops. acceptance. clarify v. To render intelligible.
cadenza n. An embellishment or flourish, cat-o-nine -tails n. An instrument consisting of clarion n. A small shrill trumpet or bugle.
prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in classify v.
instrument. the army and navy. clearance n. A certificate from the proper
caitiff adj. Cowardly. caucus n. A private meeting of members of a authorities that a vessel has complied with the
cajole v. To impose on or dupe by flattering political party to select candidates. law and may sail.
speech. causal adj. Indicating or expressing a cause. clemency n. Mercy.
cajolery n. Delusive speech. caustic adj. Sarcastic and severe. clement adj. Compassionate.
calculable adj. That may be estimated by cauterize v. To burn or sear as with a heated iron. close-hauled adj. Having the sails set for sailing
reckoning. cede v. To pass title to. as close to the wind as possible.
calculus n. A concretion formed in various censor n. An official examiner of manuscripts clothier n. One who makes or sells cloth or
parts of the body resembling a pebble in empowered to prohibit their publication. clothing.
hardness. censorious adj. Judging severely or harshly. clumsy adj. Awkward of movement.
callosity n. The state of being hard and census n. An official numbering of the people of coagulate v. To change into a clot or a jelly, as
insensible. a country or district. by heat, by chemical action, or by a ferment.
callow adj. Without experience of the world. centenary adj. Pertaining to a hundred years or a coagulant adj. Producing coagulation.
calorie n. period of a hundred years. coalescence n. The act or process of coming
calumny n. Slander. centiliter n. A hundredth of a liter. together so as to form one body, combination,
Calvary n. The place where Christ was centimeter n. A length of one hundredth of a or product.
crucified. meter. coalition n. Combination in a body or mass.
Calvinism n. The system of doctrine taught centurion n. A captain of a company of one coddle v. To treat as a baby or an invalid.
by John Calvin. hundred infantry in the ancient Roman army. codicil n. A supplement adding to, revoking, or
Calvinize v. To teach or imbue with the cereal adj. Pertaining to edible grain or explaining in the body of a will.
doctrines of Calvinism. farinaceous seeds. coerce v. To force.
came n. A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip ceremonial adj. Characterized by outward form coercion n. Forcible constraint or restraint,
for fastening panes in stained-glass windows. or ceremony. moral or physical.
cameo n. Any small engraved or carved work ceremonious adj. Observant of ritual. coercive adj. Serving or tending to force.
in relief. cessation n. Discontinuance, as of action or cogent adj. Appealing strongly to the reason or
campaign n. A complete series of connected motion. conscience.
military operations. cession n. Surrender, as of possessions or rights. cognate adj. Akin.
Canaanite n. A member of one of the three chagrin n. Keen vexation, annoyance, or cognizant adj. Taking notice.
tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors. cohere v. To stick together.
western Palestine. chameleon adj. Changeable in appearance. cohesion n. Consistency.
canary adj. Of a bright but delicate yellow. chancery n. A court of equity, as distinguished cohesive adj. Having the property of
candid adj. Straightforward. from a common-law court. consistency.
candor n. The quality of frankness or chaos n. Any condition of which the elements or coincide v. To correspond.
outspokenness. parts are in utter disorder and confusion. coincidence n. A circumstance so agreeing
canine adj. Characteristic of a dog. Characteristic n. A distinctive feature. with another: often implying accident.
canon n. Any rule or law. characterize v. To describe by distinctive marks coincident adj. Taking place at the same time.
cant v. To talk in a singsong, preaching tone or peculiarities. collaborate v.
with affected solemnity. charlatan n. A quack. collapse v. To cause to shrink, fall in, or fail.
cantata n. A choral composition. chasm n. A yawning hollow, as in the earth's collapsible adj. That may or can collapse.
canto n. One of the divisions of an extended surface. colleague n. An associate in professional
poem. chasten v. To purify by affliction. employment.
cantonment n. The part of the town or chastise v. To subject to punitive measures. collective adj. Consisting of a number of
district in which the troops are quartered. chastity n. Sexual or moral purity. persons or objects considered as gathered into a
capacious adj. Roomy. chateau n. A castle or manor-house. mass, or sum.
capillary n. A minute vessel having walls chattel n. Any article of personal property. collector n. One who makes a collection, as of
composed of a single layer of cells. check v. To hold back. objects of art, books, or the like.
capitulate v. To surrender or stipulate terms. chiffon n. A very thin gauze used for trimmings, collegian n. A college student.
caprice n. A whim. evening dress, etc. collide v. To meet and strike violently.
caption n. A heading, as of a chapter, section, chivalry n. The knightly system of feudal times collier n. One who works in a coal-mine.
document, etc. with its code, usages and practices. collision n. Violent contact.
captious adj. Hypercritical. cholera n. An acute epidemic disease. colloquial adj. Pertaining or peculiar to
captivate v. To fascinate, as by excellence. choleric adj. Easily provoked to anger. common speech as distinguished from literary.
eloquence, or beauty. choral adj. Pertaining to, intended for, or colloquialism n. Form of speech used only or
carcass n. The dead body of an animal. performed by a chorus or choir. chiefly in conversation.
cardiac adj. Pertaining to the heart. Christ n. A title of Jesus colloquy n. Conversation.
cardinal adj. Of prime or special importance. christen v. To name in baptism. collusion n. A secret agreement for a wrongful
caret n. A sign (^) placed below a line, Christendom n. That part of the world where purpose.
indicating where omitted words, etc., should Christianity is generally professed. colossus n. Any strikingly great person or
be inserted. chromatic adj. Belonging, relating to, or object.
caricature n. a picture or description in abounding in color. comely adj. Handsome.
which natural characteristics are exaggerated chronology n. The science that treats of comestible adj. Fit to be eaten.
or distorted. computation of time or of investigation and comical adj. Funny.
carnage n. Massacre. arrangement of events. commemorate v. To serve as a remembrance
carnal adj. Sensual. chronometer n. A portable timekeeper of the of.
carnivorous adj. Eating or living on flesh. highest attainable precision. commentary n. A series of illustrative or
carouse v. To drink deeply and in boisterous cipher v. To calculate arithmetically. (also a noun explanatory notes on any important work.
or jovial manner. meaning zero or nothing) commingle v. To blend.
carrion n. Dead and putrefying flesh. circulate v. To disseminate. commissariat n. The department of an army
cartilage n. An elastic animal tissue of firm circumference n. The boundary-line of a circle. charged with the provision of its food and
consistence. circumlocution n. Indirect or roundabout water and daily needs.
cartridge n. A charge for a firearm, or for expression. commission v. To empower.
blasting. circumnavigate v. To sail quite around. commitment n. The act or process of
caste n. The division of society on artificial circumscribe v. To confine within bounds. entrusting or consigning for safe-keeping.
grounds. circumspect adj. Showing watchfulness, caution, committal n. The act, fact, or result of
castigate v. To punish. or careful consideration. committing, or the state of being
casual adj. Accidental, by chance. citadel n. Any strong fortress.
ommodity n. Something that is bought and confederacy n. A number of states or persons in constable n. An officer whose duty is to
sold. compact or league with each other, as for mutual maintain the peace.
commotion n. A disturbance or violent aid. constellation n. An arbitrary assemblage or
agitation. confederate n. One who is united with others in a group of stars.
commute v. To put something, especially league, compact, or agreement. consternation n. Panic.
something less severe, in place of. confer v. To bestow. constituency n. The inhabitants or voters in a
comparable adj. Fit to be compared. conferee n. A person with whom another confers. district represented in a legislative body.
comparative adj. Relative. confessor n. A spiritual advisor. constituent n. One who has the right to vote at
comparison n. Examination of two or more confidant n. One to whom secrets are entrusted. an election.
objects with reference to their likeness or confide v. To reveal in trust or confidence. constrict v. To bind.
unlikeness. confidence n. The state or feeling of trust in or consul n. An officer appointed to reside in a
compensate v. To remunerate. reliance upon another. foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
competence n. Adequate qualification or confident adj. Assured. consulate n. The place in which a consul
capacity. confinement n. Restriction within limits or transacts official business.
competent adj. Qualified. boundaries. consummate v. To bring to completion.
competitive adj. characterized by rivalry. confiscate v. To appropriate (private property) as consumption n. Gradual destruction, as by
competitor n. A rival. forfeited to the public use or treasury. burning, eating, etc., or by using up, wearing
complacence n. Satisfaction with one's acts conflagration n. A great fire, as of many out, etc.
or surroundings. buildings, a forest, or the like. consumptive adj. Designed for gradual
complacent adj. Pleased or satisfied with confluence n. The place where streams meet. destruction.
oneself. confluent n. A stream that unites with another. contagion n. The communication of disease
complaisance n. Politeness. conformance n. The act or state or conforming. from person to person.
complaisant adj. Agreeable. conformable adj. Harmonious. contagious adj. Transmitting disease.
complement v. To make complete. conformation n. General structure, form, or contaminate v. To pollute.
complex adj. Complicated. outline. contemplate v. To consider thoughtfully.
compliant adj. Yielding. conformity n. Correspondence in form, manner, contemporaneous adj. Living, occurring, or
complicate v. To make complex, difficult, or or use. existing at the same time.
hard to deal with. confront v. To encounter, as difficulties or contemporary adj. Living or existing at the
complication n. An intermingling or obstacles. same time.
combination of things or parts, especially in a congeal v. To coagulate. contemptible adj. Worthy of scorn or disdain.
perplexing manner. congenial adj. Having kindred character or tastes. contemptuous adj. Disdainful.
complicity n. Participation or partnership, as congest v. To collect into a mass. contender n. One who exerts oneself in
in wrong -doing or with a wrong-doer. congregate v. To bring together into a crowd. opposition or rivalry.
compliment v. To address or gratify with coniferous adj. Cone-bearing trees. contiguity n. Proximity.
expressions of delicate praise. conjecture n. A guess. ontiguous adj. Touching or joining at the edge
component n. A constituent element or part. conjoin v. To unite. or boundary.
comport v. To conduct or behave (oneself). conjugal adj. Pertaining to marriage, marital continence n. Self-restraint with respect to
composure n. Calmness. rights, or married persons. desires, appetites, and passion.
comprehensible adj. Intelligible. conjugate adj. Joined together in pairs. contingency n. Possibility of happening.
comprehension n. Ability to know. conjugation n. The state or condition of being contingent adj. Not predictable.
comprehensive adj. Large in scope or joined together. continuance n. Permanence.
content. conjunction n. The state of being joined together, continuation n. Prolongation.
compress v. To press together or into smaller or the things so joined. continuity n. Uninterrupted connection in
space. connive v. To be in collusion. space, time, operation, or development.
compressible adj. Capable of being pressed connoisseur n. A critical judge of art, especially continuous adj. Connected, extended, or
into smaller compass. one with thorough knowledge and sound prolonged without separation or interruption of
compression n. Constraint, as by force or judgment of art. sequence.
authority. connote v. To mean; signify. contort v. To twist into a misshapen form.
comprise v. To consist of. connubial adj. Pertaining to marriage or contraband n. Trade forbidden by law or
compulsion n. Coercion. matrimony. treaty.
compulsory adj. Forced. conquer v. To overcome by force. contradiction n. The assertion of the opposite
compunction n. Remorseful feeling. consanguineous adj. Descended from the same of that which has been said.
compute v. To ascertain by mathematical parent or ancestor. contradictory adj. Inconsistent with itself.
calculation. conscience n. The faculty in man by which he contraposition n. A placing opposite.
concede v. To surrender. distinguishes between right and wrong in contravene v. To prevent or obstruct the
conceit n. Self-flattering opinion. character and conduct. operation of.
conceive v. To form an idea, mental image or conscientious adj. Governed by moral standard. contribution n. The act of giving for a
thought of. conscious adj. Aware that one lives, feels, and common purpose.
concerto n. A musical composition. thinks. contributor n. One who gives or furnishes, in
concession n. Anything granted or yielded, or conscript v. To force into military service. common with others, for a common purpose.
admitted in response to a demand, petition, or consecrate v. To set apart as sacred. contrite adj. Broken in spirit because of a
claim. consecutive adj. Following in uninterrupted sense of sin.
conciliate v. To obtain the friendship of. succession. contrivance n. The act planning, devising,
conciliatory adj. Tending to reconcile. consensus n. A collective unanimous opinion of a inventing, or adapting something to or for a
conclusive adj. Sufficient to convince or number of persons. special purpose.
decide. conservatism n. Tendency to adhere to the contrive v. To manage or carry through by
concord n. Harmony. existing order of things. some device or scheme.
concordance n. Harmony. conservative adj. Adhering to the existing order control v. To exercise a directing, restraining,
concur v. To agree. of things. or governing influence over.
concurrence n. Agreement. conservatory n. An institution for instruction and controller n. One who or that which regulates
concurrent adj. Occurring or acting together. training in music and declamation. or directs.
concussion n. A violent shock to some organ consign v. To entrust. contumacious adj. Rebellious.
by a fall or a sudden blow. consignee n. A person to whom goods or other contumacy n. Contemptuous disregard of the
condensation n. The act or process of property has been entrusted. requirements of rightful authority.
making dense or denser. consignor n. One who entrusts. contuse v. To bruise by a blow, either with or
condense v. To abridge. consistency n. A state of permanence. without the breaking of the skin.
condescend v. To come down voluntarily to console v. To comfort. contusion n. A bruise.
equal terms with inferiors. consolidate v. To combine into one body or convalesce v. To recover after a sickness.
condolence n. Expression of sympathy with a system. convalescence n. The state of progressive
person in pain, sorrow, or misfortune. consonance n. The state or quality of being in restoration to health and strength after the
conduce v. To bring about. accord with. cessation of disease.
conducive adj. Contributing to an end. consonant adj. Being in agreement or harmony convalescent adj. Recovering health after
conductible adj. Capable of being conducted with. sickness.
or transmitted. consort n. A companion or associate. convene v. To summon or cause to assemble.
conduit n. A means for conducting conspicuous adj. Clearly visible. convenience n. Fitness, as of time or place.
something, particularly a tube, pipe, or conspirator n. One who agrees with others to converge v. To cause to incline and approach
passageway for a fluid. cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful nearer together.
confectionery n. The candy collectively that purpose. convergent adj. Tending to one point.
a confectioner makes or sells, as candy. conspire v. To plot. conversant adj. Thoroughly informed.
conversion n. Change from one state or course n. Line of motion or direction. dead-heat n. A race in which two or more
position to another, or from one form to courser n. A fleet and spirited horse. competitors come out even, and there is no
another. courtesy n. Politeness originating in kindness winner.
convertible adj. Interchangeable. and exercised habitually. dearth n. Scarcity, as of something customary,
convex adj. Curving like the segment of the covenant n. An agreement entered into by two or essential ,or desirable.
globe or of the surface of a circle. more persons or parties. death's-head n. A human skull as a symbol of
conveyance n. That by which anything is covert adj. Concealed, especially for an evil death.
transported. purpose. debase v. To lower in character or virtue.
convivial adj. Devoted to feasting, or to covey n. A flock of quails or partridges. debatable adj. Subject to contention or dispute.
good-fellowship in eating or drinking. cower v. To crouch down tremblingly, as through debonair adj. Having gentle or courteous
convolution n. A winding motion. fear or shame. bearing or manner.
convolve v. To move with a circling or coxswain n. One who steers a rowboat, or one Debut n. A first appearance in society or on the
winding motion. who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew stage.
convoy n. A protecting force accompanying under an officer. decagon n. A figure with ten sides and ten
property in course of transportation. crag n. A rugged, rocky projection on a cliff or angles.
convulse v. To cause spasms in. ledge. decagram n. A weight of 10 grams.
convulsion n. A violent and abnormal cranium n. The skull of an animal, especially decaliter n. A liquid and dry measure of 10
muscular contraction of the body. that part enclosing the brain. liters.
copious adj. Plenteous. crass adj. Coarse or thick in nature or structure, decalogue n. The ten commandments.
coquette n. A flirt. as opposed to thin or fine. Decameron n. A volume consisting of ten parts
cornice n. An ornamental molding running craving n. A vehement desire. or books.
round the walls of a room close to the ceiling. creak n. A sharp, harsh, squeaking sound. decameter n. A length of ten meters.
cornucopia n. The horn of plenty, creamery n. A butter-making establishment. decamp v. To leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
symbolizing peace and prosperity. creamy adj. Resembling or containing cream. decapitate v. To behead.
corollary n. A proposition following so credence n. Belief. decapod adj. Ten -footed or ten-armed.
obviously from another that it requires little credible adj. Believable. decasyllable n. A line of ten syllables.
demonstration. credulous adj. Easily deceived. deceit n. Falsehood.
coronation n. The act or ceremony of creed n. A formal summary of fundamental deceitful adj. Fraudulent.
crowning a monarch. points of religious belief. deceive v. To mislead by or as by falsehood.
coronet n. Inferior crown denoting, crematory adj. A place for cremating dead decency n. Moral fitness.
according to its form, various degrees of bodies. decent adj. Characterized by propriety of
noble rank less than sovereign. crevasse n. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a conduct, speech, manners, or dress.
corporal adj. Belonging or relating to the glacier. deciduous adj. Falling off at maturity as petals
body as opposed to the mind. crevice n. A small fissure, as between two after flowering, fruit when ripe, etc.
corporate adj. Belonging to a corporation. contiguous surfaces. decimal adj. Founded on the number 10.
corporeal adj. Of a material nature; physical. criterion n. A standard by which to determine the decimate v. To destroy a measurable or large
corps n. A number or body of persons in correctness of a judgment or conclusion. proportion of.
some way associated or acting together. critique n. A criticism or critical review. decipher v. To find out the true words or
corpse n. A dead body. crockery n. Earthenware made from baked clay. meaning of, as something hardly legible.
corpulent adj. Obese. crucible n. A trying and purifying test or agency. Decisive ad. Conclusive.
corpuscle n. A minute particle of matter. crusade n. Any concerted movement, vigorously declamation n. A speech recited or intended
correlate v. To put in some relation of prosecuted, in behalf of an idea or principle. for recitation from memory in public.
connection or correspondence. crustacean adj. Pertaining to a division of declamatory adj. A full and formal style of
correlative adj. Mutually involving or arthropods, containing lobsters, crabs, crawfish, utterance.
implying one another. etc. declarative adj. Containing a formal, positive,
corrigible adj. Capable of reformation. crustaceous adj. Having a crust-like shell. or explicit statement or affirmation.
corroborate v. To strengthen, as proof or cryptogram n. Anything written in characters declension n. The change of endings in nouns
conviction. that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden and adj. to express their different relations of
corroboration n. Confirmation. meaning. gender.
corrode v. To ruin or destroy little by little. crystallize v. To bring together or give fixed decorate v. To embellish.
corrosion n. Gradual decay by crumbling shape to. decorous adj. Suitable for the occasion or
or surface disintegration. cudgel n. A short thick stick used as a club. circumstances.
corrosive n. That which causes gradual culinary adj. Of or pertaining to cooking or the decoy n. Anything that allures, or is intended to
decay by crumbling or surface kitchen. allures into danger or temptation.
disintegration. cull v. To pick or sort out from the rest. decrepit adj. Enfeebled, as by old age or some
corruptible adj. Open to bribery. culpable adj. Guilty. chronic infirmity.
culprit n. A guilty person. dedication n. The voluntary consecration or
corruption n. Loss of purity or integrity. culvert n. Any artificial covered channel for the relinquishment of something to an end or
cosmetic adj. Pertaining to the art of passage of water through a bank or under a road, cause.
beautifying, especially the complexion. canal. deduce v. To derive or draw as a conclusion by
cosmic adj. Pertaining to the universe. cupidity n. Avarice. reasoning from given premises or principles.
cosmogony n. A doctrine of creation or of curable adj. Capable of being remedied or deface v. To mar or disfigure the face or
the origin of the universe. corrected. external surface of.
cosmography n. The science that describes curator n. A person having charge as of a library defalcate v. To cut off or take away, as a part of
the universe, including astronomy, or museum. something.
geography, and geology. curio n. A piece of bric-a-brac. defamation n. Malicious and groundless injury
cosmology n. The general science of the cursive adj. Writing in which the letters are done to the reputation or good name of another.
universe. joined together. defame v. To slander.
cosmopolitan adj. Common to all the world. cursory adj. Rapid and superficial. default n. The neglect or omission of a legal
cosmopolitanism n. A cosmopolitan curt adj. Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act requirement.
character. or expression. defendant n. A person against whom a suit is
cosmos n. The world or universe considered curtail v. To cut off or cut short. brought.
as a system, perfect in order and curtsy n. A downward movement of the body by defensible adj. Capable of being maintained or
arrangement. bending the knees. justified.
counter-claim n. A cross-demand alleged by cycloid adj. Like a circle. defensive adj. Carried on in resistance to
a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff. cygnet n. A young swan. aggression.
counteract v. To act in opposition to. cynical adj. Exhibiting moral skepticism. defer v. To delay or put off to some other time.
counterbalance v. To oppose with an equal cynicism n. Contempt for the opinions of others deference n. Respectful submission or
force. and of what others value. yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or
countercharge v. To accuse in return. cynosure n. That to which general interest or judgment.
counterfeit adj. Made to resemble something attention is directed. defiant adj. Characterized by bold or insolent
else. daring adj. Brave. opposition.
counterpart n. Something taken with another darkling adv. Blindly. Deficiency n. Lack or insufficiency.
for the completion of either. Darwinism n. The doctrine that natural selection deficient adj. Not having an adequate or proper
countervail v. To offset. has been the prime cause of evolution of higher supply or amount.
counting-house n. A house or office used for forms. definite adj. Having an exact signification or
transacting business, bookkeeping, dastard n. A base coward. positive meaning.
correspondence, etc. datum n. A premise, starting-point, or given fact. deflect v. To cause to turn aside or downward.
countryman n. A rustic. dauntless adj. Fearless. deforest v. To clear of forests.
courageous adj. Brave. day-man n. A day-laborer. deform v. To disfigure.
deformity n. A disfigurement. deport v. To take or send away forcibly, as to a dialogue n. A formal conversation in which
defraud v. To deprive of something penal colony. two or more take part.
dishonestly. deportment n. Demeanor. diaphanous adj. Transparent.
defray v. To make payment for. deposition n. Testimony legally taken on diatomic adj. Containing only two atoms.
degeneracy n. A becoming worse. interrogatories and reduced to writing, for use as diatribe n. A bitter or malicious criticism.
degenerate v. To become worse or inferior. evidence in court. dictum n. A positive utterance.
degradation n. Diminution, as of strength or depositor n. One who makes a deposit, or has an didactic adj. Pertaining to teaching.
magnitude. amount deposited. difference n. Dissimilarity in any respect.
degrade v. To take away honors or position depository n. A place where anything is kept in differentia n. Any essential characteristic of a
from. safety. species by reason of which it differs from other
dehydrate v. To deprive of water. deprave v. To render bad, especially morally bad. species.
deify v. To regard or worship as a god. deprecate v. To express disapproval or regret for, Differential adj. Distinctive.
deign v. To deem worthy of notice or with hope for the opposite. differentiate v. To acquire a distinct and
account. depreciate v. To lessen the worth of. separate character.
deist n. One who believes in God, but denies depreciation n. A lowering in value or an diffidence n. Self-distrust.
supernatural revelation. underrating in worth. diffident adj. Affected or possessed with self-
deity n. A god, goddess, or divine person. depress v. To press down. distrust.
deject v. To dishearten. depression n. A falling of the spirits. diffusible adj. Spreading rapidly through the
dejection n. Melancholy. depth n. Deepness. system and acting quickly.
delectable adj. Delightful to the taste or to derelict adj. Neglectful of obligation. diffusion n. Dispersion.
the senses. deride v. To ridicule. dignitary n. One who holds high rank.
delectation n. Delight. derisible adj. Open to ridicule. digraph n. A union of two characters
deleterious adj. Hurtful, morally or derision n. Ridicule. representing a single sound.
physically. derivation n. That process by which a word is digress v. To turn aside from the main subject
delicacy n. That which is agreeable to a fine traced from its original root or primitive form and and for a time dwell on some incidental matter.
taste. meaning. dilapidated pa. Fallen into decay or partial
delineate v. To represent by sketch or derivative adj. Coming or acquired from some ruin.
diagram. origin. dilate v. To enlarge in all directions.
deliquesce v. To dissolve gradually and derive v. To deduce, as from a premise. dilatory adj. Tending to cause delay.
become liquid by absorption of moisture dermatology n. The branch of medical science dilemma n. A situation in which a choice
from the air. which relates to the skin and its diseases. between opposing modes of conduct is
delirious adj. Raving. derrick n. An apparatus for hoisting and necessary.
delude v. To mislead the mind or judgment swinging great weights. dilettante n. A superficial amateur.
of. descendant n. One who is descended lineally diligence n. Careful and persevering effort to
deluge v. To overwhelm with a flood of from another, as a child, grandchild, etc. accomplish what is undertaken.
water. descendent adj. Proceeding downward. dilute v. To make more fluid or less
delusion n. Mistaken conviction, especially descent n. The act of moving or going concentrated by admixture with something.
when more or less enduring. downward. diminution n. Reduction.
demagnetize v. To deprive (a magnet) of descry v. To discern. dimly adv. Obscurely.
magnetism. desert v. To abandon without regard to the diphthong n. The sound produced by
demagogue n. An unprincipled politician. welfare of the abandoned combining two vowels in to a single syllable or
demeanor n. Deportment. desiccant n. Any remedy which, when applied running together the sounds.
demented adj. Insane. externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of diplomacy n. Tact, shrewdness, or skill in
demerit n. A mark for failure or bad conduct. wounds. conducting any kind of negotiations or in social
demise n. Death. designate v. To select or appoint, as by authority. matters.
demobilize v. To disband, as troops. desist v. To cease from action. diplomat n. A representative of one sovereign
demolish v. To annihilate. desistance n. Cessation. state at the capital or court of another.
demonstrable adj. Capable of positive proof. despair n. Utter hopelessness and despondency. diplomatic adj. Characterized by special tact in
demonstrate v. To prove indubitably. desperado n. One without regard for law or life. negotiations.
demonstrative adj. Inclined to strong desperate adj. Resorted to in a last extremity, or diplomatist n. One remarkable for tact and
exhibition or expression of feeling or as if prompted by utter despair. shrewd management.
thoughts. despicable adj. Contemptible. disagree v. To be opposite in opinion.
demonstrator n. One who proves in a despite prep. In spite of. disallow v. To withhold permission or sanction.
convincing and conclusive manner. despond v. To lose spirit, courage, or hope. disappear v. To cease to exist, either actually
demulcent n. Any application soothing to an despondent adj. Disheartened. or for the time being.
irritable surface despot n. An absolute and irresponsible monarch. disappoint v. To fail to fulfill the expectation,
demurrage n. the detention of a vessel despotism n. Any severe and strict rule in which hope, wish, or desire of.
beyond the specified time of sailing. the judgment of the governed has little or no part. disapprove v. To regard with blame.
dendroid adj. Like a tree. destitute adj. Poverty-stricken. disarm v. To deprive of weapons.
dendrology n. The natural history of trees. desultory adj. Not connected with what precedes. disarrange v. To throw out of order.
denizen n. Inhabitant. deter v. To frighten away. disavow v. To disclaim responsibility for.
denominate v. To give a name or epithet to. deteriorate v. To grow worse. disavowal n. Denial.
denomination n. A body of Christians united determinate adj. Definitely limited or fixed. disbeliever n. One who refuses to believe.
by a common faith and form of worship and determination n. The act of deciding. disburden v. To disencumber.
discipline. deterrent adj. Hindering from action through disburse v. To pay out or expend, as money
fear. from a fund.
denominator n. Part of a fraction which detest v. To dislike or hate with intensity. discard v. To reject.
expresses the number of equal parts into detract v. To take away in such manner as to discernible adj. Perceivable.
which the unit is divided. lessen value or estimation. disciple n. One who believes the teaching of
detriment n. Something that causes damage, another, or who adopts and follows some
denote v. To designate by word or mark. depreciation, or loss. doctrine.
detrude v. To push down forcibly. disciplinary adj. Having the nature of
denouement n. That part of a play or story in deviate v. To take a different course. systematic training or subjection to authority.
which the mystery is cleared up. devilry n. Malicious mischief. discipline v. To train to obedience.
denounce v. To point out or publicly accuse deviltry n. Wanton and malicious mischief. disclaim v. To disavow any claim to,
as deserving of punishment, censure, or devious adj. Out of the common or regular track. connection with, or responsibility to.
odium. devise v. To invent. discolor v. To stain.
dentifrice n. Any preparation used for devout adj. Religious. discomfit v. To put to confusion.
cleaning the teeth. dexterity n. Readiness, precision, efficiency, and discomfort n. The state of being positively
denude v. To strip the covering from. ease in any physical activity or in any mechanical uncomfortable.
denunciation n. The act of declaring an work. disconnect v. To undo or dissolve the
action or person worthy of reprobation or diabolic adj. Characteristic of the devil. connection or association of.
punishment. diacritical adj. Marking a difference. disconsolate adj. Grief-stricken.
deplete v. To reduce or lessen, as by use, diagnose v. To distinguish, as a disease, by its discontinuance n. Interruption or intermission.
exhaustion, or waste. characteristic phenomena. Discord n. Absence of harmoniousness.
deplorable adj. Contemptible. diagnosis n. Determination of the distinctive discountenance v. To look upon with disfavor.
deplore v. To regard with grief or sorrow. nature of a disease. discover v. To get first sight or knowledge of,
deponent adj. Laying down. dialect n. Forms of speech collectively that are as something previously unknown or
depopulate v. To remove the inhabitants peculiar to the people of a particular district. unperceived.
from. dialectician n. A logician. discredit v. To injure the reputation of.
discreet adj. Judicious. distemper n. A disease or malady. dramatist n. One who writes plays.
discrepant adj. Opposite. distend v. To stretch out or expand in every dramatize v. To relate or represent in a
discriminate v. To draw a distinction. direction. dramatic or theatrical manner.
discursive adj. Passing from one subject to distensible adj. Capable of being stretched out or drastic adj. Acting vigorously.
another. expanded in every direction. drought n. Dry weather, especially when so
discussion n. Debate. distention n. Expansion. long continued as to cause vegetation to wither.
disenfranchise v. To deprive of any right distill v. To extract or produce by vaporization drowsy adj. Heavy with sleepiness.
privilege or power and condensation. drudgery n. Hard and constant work in any
disengage v. To become detached. distillation n. Separation of the more volatile menial or dull occupation.
disfavor n. Disregard. parts of a substance from those less volatile. dubious adj. Doubtful.
disfigure v. To impair or injure the beauty, distiller n. One occupied in the business of duckling n. A young duck.
symmetry, or appearance of. distilling alcoholic liquors. ductile adj. Capable of being drawn out, as into
dishabille n. Undress or negligent attire. distinction n. A note or designation of honor, wire or a thread.
dishonest adj. Untrustworthy. officially recognizing superiority or success in duet n. A composition for two voices or
disillusion v. To disenchant. studies. instruments.
disinfect v. To remove or destroy the poison distort v. To twist into an unnatural or irregular dun v. To make a demand or repeated demands
of infectious or contagious diseases. form. on for payment.
disinfectant n. A substance used to destroy distrain v. To subject a person to distress. duplex adj. Having two parts.
the germs of infectious diseases. distrainor n. One who subjects a person to uplicity n. Double-dealing.
disinherit v. To deprive of an inheritance. distress. durance n. Confinement.
disinterested adj. Impartial. distraught adj. Bewildered. duration n. The period of time during which
disjunctive adj. Helping or serving to distrust n. Lack of confidence in the power, anything lasts.
disconnect or separate. wisdom, or good intent of any person. duteous adj. Showing submission to natural
dislocate v. To put out of proper place or disunion n. Separation of relations or interests. superiors.
order. diurnal adj. Daily. dutiable adj. Subject to a duty, especially a
dismissal n. Displacement by authority from divagation n. Digression. customs duty.
an office or an employment. divergent adj. Tending in different directions. dutiful adj. Obedient.
dismount v. To throw down, push off, or diverse adj. Capable of various forms. dwindle v. To diminish or become less.
otherwise remove from a horse or the like. diversion n. Pastime. dyne n. The force which, applied to a mass of
disobedience n. Neglect or refusal to comply diversity n. Dissimilitude. one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity
with an authoritative injunction. divert v. To turn from the accustomed course or a of 1 cm/s.
disobedient adj. Neglecting or refusing to line of action already established. earnest adj. Ardent in spirit and speech.
obey. divertible adj. Able to be turned from the earthenware n. Anything made of clay and
disown v. To refuse to acknowledge as one's accustomed course or a line of action already baked in a kiln or dried in the sun.
own or as connected with oneself. established. eatable adj. Edible.
disparage v. To regard or speak of divest v. To strip, specifically of clothes, ebullient adj. Showing enthusiasm or
slightingly. ornaments, or accouterments or disinvestment. exhilaration of feeling.
disparity n. Inequality. divination n. The pretended forecast of future eccentric adj. Peculiar.
dispel v. To drive away by or as by scattering events or discovery of what is lost or hidden. eccentricity n. Idiosyncrasy.
in different directions. divinity n. The quality or character of being eclipse n. The obstruction of a heavenly body
dispensation n. That which is bestowed on or godlike. by its entering into the shadow of another body.
appointed to one from a higher power. divisible adj. Capable of being separated into economize v. To spend sparingly.
displace v. To put out of the proper or parts. ecstasy n. Rapturous excitement or exaltation.
accustomed place. divisor n. That by which a number or quantity is ecstatic adj. Enraptured.
dispossess v. To deprive of actual occupancy, divided. edible adj. Suitable to be eaten.
especially of real estate. divulge v. To tell or make known, as something edict n. That which is uttered or proclaimed by
disputation n. Verbal controversy. previously private or secret. authority as a rule of action.
disqualify v. To debar. divulgence n. A divulging. Edify v. To build up, or strengthen, especially
disquiet v. To deprive of peace or tranquility. docile adj. Easy to manage. in morals or religion.
disregard v. To take no notice of. docket n. The registry of judgments of a court. editorial n. An article in a periodical written by
disreputable adj. Dishonorable or doe n. The female of the deer. the editor and published as an official
disgraceful. dogma n. A statement of religious faith or duty argument.
disrepute n. A bad name or character. formulated by a body claiming authority. educe v. To draw out.
disrobe v. To unclothe. dogmatic adj. Making statements without efface v. To obliterate.
disrupt v. To burst or break asunder. argument or evidence. effect n. A consequence.
dissatisfy v. To displease. dogmatize v. To make positive assertions without effective adj. Fit for a destined purpose.
dissect v. To cut apart or to pieces. supporting them by argument or evidence. effectual adj. Efficient.
dissection n. The act or operation of cutting doleful adj. Melancholy. effeminacy n. Womanishness.
in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal. dolesome adj. Melancholy. effeminate adj. Having womanish traits or
dissemble v. To hide by pretending dolor n. Lamentation. qualities.
something different. dolorous adj. Expressing or causing sorrow or effervesce v. To bubble up.
disseminate v. To sow or scatter abroad, as pain. effervescent adj. Giving off bubbles of gas.
seed is sown. domain n. A sphere or field of action or interest. effete adj. Exhausted, as having performed its
dissension n. Angry or violent difference of domesticity n. Life in or fondness for one's home functions.
opinion. and family. efficacious adj. Effective.
dissent n. Disagreement. domicile n. The place where one lives. efficacy n. The power to produce an intended
dissentient n. One who disagrees. dominance n. Ascendancy. effect as shown in the production of it.
dissentious adj. Contentious. dominant adj. Conspicuously prominent. efficiency n. The state of possessing adequate
dissertation n. Thesis. dominate v. To influence controllingly. skill or knowledge for the performance of a
disservice n. An ill turn. domination n. Control by the exercise of power duty.
dissever v. To divide. or constituted authority. efficient adj. Having and exercising the power
dissimilar adj. Different. domineer v. To rule with insolence or to produce effects or results.
dissipate v. To disperse or disappear. unnecessary annoyance. efflorescence n. The state of being flowery, or
dissipation n. The state of being dispersed or donate v. To bestow as a gift, especially for a a flowery appearance.
scattered. worthy cause. efflorescent adj. Opening in flower.
dissolute adj. Lewd. donator n. One who makes a donation or present. effluvium n. A noxious or ill-smelling
dissolution n. A breaking up of a union of donee n. A person to whom a donation is made. exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
persons. donor n. One who makes a donation or present. effrontery n. Unblushing impudence.
dissolve v. To liquefy or soften, as by heat or dormant adj. Being in a state of or resembling effulgence n. Splendor.
moisture. sleep. effuse v. To pour forth.
dissonance n. Discord. doublet n. One of a pair of like things. effusion n. an outpouring.
dissonant adj. Harsh or disagreeable in doubly adv. In twofold degree or extent. egoism n. The theory that places man's chief
sound. dowry n. The property which a wife brings to her good in the completeness of self.
dissuade v. To change the purpose or alter husband in marriage. egoist n. One who advocates or practices
the plans of by persuasion, counsel, or drachma n. A modern and an ancient Greek coin. egoism.
pleading. dragnet n. A net to be drawn along the bottom of egotism n. Self-conceit.
dissuasion n. The act of changing the the water. egotist n. One given to self-mention or who is
purpose of or altering the plans of through dragoon n. In the British army, a cavalryman. constantly telling of his own views and
persuasion, or pleading. drainage n. The means of draining collectively, experiences.
disyllable n. A word of two syllables. as a system of conduits, trenches, pipes, etc. egregious adj. Extreme.
egress n. Any place of exit. encore n. The call for a repetition, as of some epitome n. A simplified representation.
eject v. To expel. part of a play or performance. epizootic adj. Prevailing among animals.
elapse v. To quietly terminate: said of time. encourage v. To inspire with courage, hope, or epoch n. A interval of time, memorable for
elasticity n. That property of matter by which strength of mind. extraordinary events.
a body tends to return to a former shape after encroach v. To invade partially or insidiously and epode n. A species of lyric poems.
being changed. appropriate the possessions of another. equalize v. To render uniform.
electrolysis n. The process of decomposing a encumber v. To impede with obstacles. equanimity n. Evenness of mind or temper.
chemical compound by the passage of an encyclical adj. Intended for general circulation. equestrian adj. Pertaining to horses or
electric current. encyclopedia n. A work containing information horsemanship.
electrotype n. A metallic copy of any surface, on subjects, or exhaustive of one subject. equilibrium n. A state of balance.
as a coin. endanger v. To expose to peril. equitable adj. Characterized by fairness.
elegy n. A lyric poem lamenting the dead. endear v. To cause to be loved. equity n. Fairness or impartiality.
element n. A component or essential part. endemic adj. Peculiar to some specified country equivalent adj. Equal in value, force, meaning,
elicit v. To educe or extract gradually or or people. or the like.
without violence. endue v. To endow with some quality, gift, or equivocal adj. Ambiguous.
eligible adj. Qualified for selection. grace, usually spiritual. equivocate v. To use words of double meaning.
eliminate v. To separate and cast aside. endurable adj. Tolerable. eradicate v. To destroy thoroughly.
Elizabethan adj. Relating to Elizabeth, endurance n. errant adj. Roving or wandering, as in search
queen of England, or to her era. energetic adj. Working vigorously. of adventure or opportunity for gallant deeds.
elocution n. The art of correct intonation, enervate v. To render ineffective or inoperative. erratic adj. Irregular.
inflection, and gesture in public speaking or enfeeble v. To debilitate. erroneous adj. Incorrect.
reading. enfranchise v. To endow with a privilege, erudite adj. Very-learned.
eloquent adj. Having the ability to express especially with the right to vote. erudition n. Extensive knowledge of literature,
emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned engender v. To produce. history, language, etc.
speech. engrave v. To cut or carve in or upon some eschew v. To keep clear of.
elucidate v. To bring out more clearly the surface. espy v. To keep close watch.
facts concerning. Engross v. To occupy completely. esquire n. A title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
elude v. To evade the search or pursuit of by enhance v. To intensify. essence n. That which makes a thing to be what
dexterity or artifice. enigma n. A riddle. it is.
elusion n. Evasion. enjoin v. To command. esthetic adj. Pertaining to beauty, taste, or the
emaciate v. To waste away in flesh. enkindle v. To set on fire. fine arts.
emanate v. To flow forth or proceed, as from enlighten v. To cause to see clearly. estimable adj. Worthy of respect.
some source. enlist v. To enter voluntarily the military service estrange v. To alienate.
emancipate v. To release from bondage. by formal enrollment. estuary n. A wide lower part of a tidal river.
embargo n. Authoritative stoppage of foreign enmity n. Hatred. et cetera Latin. And so forth.
commerce or of any special trade. ennoble v. To dignify. eugenic adj. Relating to the development and
embark v. To make a beginning in some enormity n. Immensity. improvement of race.
occupation or scheme. enormous adj. Gigantic. eulogize v. To speak or write a laudation of a
embarrass v. To render flustered or agitated. enrage v. To infuriate. person's life or character.
embellish v. To make beautiful or elegant by enrapture v. To delight extravagantly or eulogy n. A spoken or written laudation of a
adding attractive or ornamental features. intensely. person's life or character.
embezzle v. To misappropriate secretly. enshrine v. To keep sacred. euphemism n. A figure of speech by which a
emblazon v. To set forth publicly or in ensnare v. To entrap. phrase less offensive is substituted.
glowing terms. entail v. To involve; necessitate. euphonious adj. Characterized by
emblem n. A symbol. entangle v. To involve in difficulties, confusion, agreeableness of sound.
embody v. To express, formulate, or or complications. euphony n. Agreeableness of sound.
exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible enthrall v. To bring or hold under any eureka Greek. I have found it.
form. overmastering influence. evade v. To avoid by artifice.
embolden v. To give courage to. enthrone v. To invest with sovereign power. evanesce v. To vanish gradually.
embolism n. An obstruction or plugging up enthuse v. To yield to or display intense and evanescent adj. Fleeting.
of an artery or other blood-vessel. rapturous feeling. evangelical adj. Seeking the conversion of
embroil v. To involve in dissension or strife. enthusiastic adj. Full of zeal and fervor. sinners.
emerge v. To come into view or into entirety n. A complete thing. evangelist n. A preacher who goes from place
existence. entomology n. The branch of zoology that treats to place holding services.
emergence n. A coming into view. of insects. evasion n. Escape.
emergent adj. Coming into view. entrails n. pl. The internal parts of an animal. eventual adj. Ultimate.
emeritus adj. Retired from active service but entreaty n. An earnest request. evert v. To turn inside out.
retained to an honorary position. entree n. The act of entering. evict v. To dispossess pursuant to judicial
emigrant n. One who moves from one place entrench v. To fortify or protect, as with a trench decree.
to settle in another. or ditch and wall. evidential adj. Indicative.
emigrate v. entwine v. To interweave. evince v. To make manifest or evident.
eminence n. An elevated position with enumerate v. To name one by one. evoke v. To call or summon forth.
respect to rank, place, character, condition, epic n. A poem celebrating in formal verse the evolution n. Development or growth.
etc. mythical achievements of great personages, evolve v. To unfold or expand.
eminent adj. High in station, merit, or heroes, etc. exacerbate v. To make more sharp, severe, or
esteem. epicure n. One who cultivates a delicate taste for virulent.
emit v. To send or give out. eating and drinking. exaggerate v. To overstate.
emphasis n. Epicurean adj. Indulging, ministering, or exasperate v. To excite great anger in.
emphasize v. To articulate or enunciate with pertaining to daintiness of appetite. excavate v. To remove by digging or scooping
special impressiveness upon a word, or a epicycle n. A circle that rolls upon the external or out.
group of words. internal circumference of another circle. exceed v. To go beyond, as in measure, quality,
emphatic adj. Spoken with any special epicycloid n. A curve traced by a point on the value, action, power, skill, etc.
impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set circumference of a circle which rolls upon excel v. To be superior or distinguished.
of words. another circle. excellence n. Possession of eminently or
employee n. One who works for wages or a epidemic n. Wide -spread occurrence of a disease unusually good qualities.
salary. in a certain region. excellency n. A title of honor bestowed upon
employer n. One who uses or engages the epidermis n. The outer skin. various high officials.
services of other persons for pay. epigram n. A pithy phrasing of a shrewd excellent adj. Possessing distinguished merit.
emporium n. A bazaar or shop. observation. excerpt n. An extract or selection from written
empower v. To delegate authority to. epilogue n. The close of a narrative or dramatic or printed matter.
emulate v. To imitate with intent to equal or poem. excess n. That which passes the ordinary,
surpass. epiphany n. Any appearance or bodily proper, or required limit, measure, or
Enact v. To make into law, as by legislative manifestation of a deity. experience.
act. episode n. An incident or story in a literary work, excitable adj. Nervously high-strung.
enamor v. To inspire with ardent love. separable from yet growing out of it. excitation n. Intensified emotion or action.
encamp v. To pitch tents for a resting-place. epitaph n. An inscription on a tomb or exclamation n. An abrupt or emphatic
encomium n. A formal or discriminating monument in honor or in memory of the dead. expression of thought or of feeling.
expression of praise. epithet n. Word used adjectivally to describe exclude v. To shut out purposely or forcibly.
encompass v. To encircle. some quality or attribute of is objects, as in exclusion n. Non-admission.
“Father Aeneas.”
excrescence n. Any unnatural addition, extemporaneous adj. Done or made without ferocity n. Savageness.
outgrowth, or development. much or any preparation. extempore adv. fervent adj. Ardent in feeling.
excretion n. The getting rid of waste matter. Without studied or special preparation. fervid adj. Intense.
excruciate v. To inflict severe pain or agony extensible adj. Capable of being thrust out. fervor n. Ardor or intensity of feeling.
upon. extension n. A reaching or stretching out, as in festal adj. Joyous.
excursion n. A journey. space, time or scope. festive adj. Merry.
excusable adj. Justifiable. extensive adj. Extended widely in space, time, or fete n. A festival or feast.
execrable adj. Abominable. scope. fetus n. The young in the womb or in the egg.
execration n. An accursed thing. extensor n. A muscle that causes extension. feudal adj. Pertaining to the relation of lord
executor n. A person nominated by the will extenuate v. To diminish the gravity or and vassal.
of another to execute the will. importance of. feudalism n. The feudal system.
exegesis n. Biblical exposition or exterior n. That which is outside. fez n. A brimless felt cap in the shape of a
interpretation. external n. Anything relating or belonging to the truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.
exemplar n. A model, pattern, or original to outside. fiasco n. A complete or humiliating failure.
be copied or imitated. extinct adj. Being no longer in existence. fickle adj. Unduly changeable in feeling,
exemplary adj. Fitted to serve as a model or extinguish v. To render extinct. judgment, or purpose.
example worthy of imitation. extol v. To praise in the highest terms. fictitious adj. Created or formed by the
exemplify v. To show by example. extort v. To obtain by violence, threats, imagination.
exempt adj. Free, clear, or released, as from compulsion, or the subjection of another to some fidelity n. Loyalty.
some liability, or restriction affecting others. necessity. fiducial adj. Indicative of faith or trust.
exert v. To make an effort. extortion n. The practice of obtaining by fief n. A landed estate held under feudal tenure.
exhale v. To breathe forth. violence or compulsion. filibuster n. One who attempts to obstruct
exhaust v. To empty by draining off the extradite v. To surrender the custody of. legislation.
contents. extradition n. The surrender by a government of finale n. Concluding performance.
exhaustible adj. Causing or tending to cause a person accused of crime to the justice of finality n. The state or quality of being final or
exhaustion. another government. complete.
exhaustion n. Deprivation of strength or extrajudicial adj. Happening out of court. finally adv. At last.
energy. extraneous adj. Having no essential relation to a financial adj. Monetary.
exhaustive adj. Thorough and complete in subject. financier n. One skilled in or occupied with
execution. extraordinary adj. Unusual. financial affairs or operations.
exhilarate v. To fill with high or cheerful extravagance n. Undue expenditure of money. finery n. That which is used to decorate the
spirits. extravagant adj. Needlessly free or lavish in person or dress.
exhume v. To dig out of the earth (what has expenditure. finesse n. Subtle contrivance used to gain a
been buried). extremist n. One who supports extreme measures point.
exigency n. A critical period or condition. or holds extreme views. finite adj. Limited.
exigent adj. Urgent. extremity n. The utmost point, side, or border, or fiscal adj. Pertaining to the treasury or public
existence n. Possession or continuance of that farthest removed from a mean position. finances of a government.
being. extricate v. Disentangle. fishmonger n. One who sells fish.
exit n. A way or passage out. extrude v. To drive out or away. fissure n. A crack or crack-like depression.
exodus n. A going forth or departure from a exuberance n. Rich supply. fitful adj. Spasmodic.
place or country, especially of many people. exuberant adj. Marked by great plentifulness. fixture n. One who or that which is expected to
exonerate v. To relieve or vindicate from fabricate v. To invent fancifully or falsely. remain permanently in its position.
accusation, imputation, or blame. fabulous adj. Incredible. flag-officer n. The captain of a flag-ship.
exorbitance n. Extravagance or enormity. facet n. One of the small triangular plane flagrant adj. Openly scandalous.
exorbitant adj. Going beyond usual and surfaces of a diamond or other gem. flamboyant adj. Characterized by
proper limits. facetious adj. Amusing. extravagance and in general by want of good
exorcise v. To cast or drive out by religious facial adj. Pertaining to the face. taste.
or magical means. facile adj. Not difficult to do. flatulence n. Accumulation of gas in the
exotic adj. Foreign. facilitate v. To make more easy. stomach and bowels.
expand v. To increase in range or scope. facility n. Ease. flection n. The act of bending.
expanse n. A continuous area or stretch. facsimile n. An exact copy or reproduction. fledgling n. A young bird.
expansion n. Increase of amount, size, scope, faction n. A number of persons combined for a flexible adj. Pliable.
or the like. common purpose. flimsy adj. Thin and weak.
expatriate v. To drive from one's own factious adj. Turbulent. flippant adj. Having a light, pert, trifling
country. fallacious adj. Illogical. disposition.
expect v. To look forward to as certain or fallacy n. Any unsound or delusive mode of floe n. A collection of tabular masses of
probable. reasoning, or anything based on such reasoning. floating polar ice.
expectancy n. The act or state of looking fallible adj. Capable of erring. flora n. The aggregate of plants growing
forward to as certain or probable. fallow n. Land broken up and left to become without cultivation in a district.
expectorate v. To cough up and spit forth. mellow or to rest. floral adj. Pertaining to flowers.
expediency n. Fitness to meet the famish v. To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst. florid adj. Flushed with red.
requirements of a particular case. fanatic n. A religious zealot. florist n. A dealer in flowers.
expedient adj. Contributing to personal fancier n. One having a taste for or interest in fluctuate v. To pass backward and forward
advantage. special objects. irregularly from one state or degree to another.
expedite v. To hasten the movement or fanciless adj. Unimaginative. fluctuation n. Frequent irregular change back
progress of. fastidious adj. Hard to please. and forth from one state or degree to another.
expeditious adj. Speedy. fathom n. A measure of length, 6 feet. flue n. A smoke-duct in a chimney.
expend v. To spend. fatuous adj. Idiotic fluent adj. Having a ready or easy flow of
expense n. The laying out or expending or faulty adj. Imperfect. words or ideas.
money or other resources, as time or strength. faun n. One of a class of deities of the woods and fluential adj. Pertaining to streams.
expiate v. To make satisfaction or amends herds represented as half human, with goats feet. flux n. A state of constant movement, change,
for. fawn n. A young deer. or renewal.
explicate v. To clear from involvement. fealty n. Loyalty. foggy adj. Obscure.
explicit adj. Definite. feasible adj. That may be done, performed, or foible n. A personal weakness or failing.
explode v. To cause to burst in pieces by effected; practicable. foist v. To palm off.
force from within. federate v. To league together. foliage n. Any growth of leaves.
explosion n. A sudden and violent outbreak. feint n. Any sham, pretense, or deceptive folio n. A sheet of paper folded once, or of a
explosive adj. Pertaining to a sudden and movement. size adapted to folding once.
violent outbreak. felicitate v. To wish joy or happiness to, folklore n. The traditions, beliefs, and customs
exposition n. Formal presentation. especially in view of a coming event. of the common people.
expository adj. Pertaining to a formal felicity n. A state of well-founded happiness. fondle v. To handle tenderly and lovingly.
presentation. felon n. A criminal or depraved person. foolery n. Folly.
expostulate v. To discuss. felonious adj. Showing criminal or evil purpose. foot-note n. A note of explanation or comment
exposure n. An open situation or position in felony n. One of the highest class of offenses, and at the foot of a page or column.
relation to the sun, elements, or points of the punishable with death or imprisonment. foppery n. Dandyism.
compass. feminine adj. Characteristic of woman or foppish adj. Characteristic of one who is
expressive adj. Full of meaning. womankind. unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of
expulsion n. Forcible ejection. fernery n. A place in which ferns are grown. manners.
extant adj. Still existing and known. ferocious adj. Of a wild, fierce, and savage forbearance n. Patient endurance or toleration
nature. of offenses.
forby adv. Besides. frizz v. To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to. germane adj. Relevant.
forcible adj. Violent. frizzle v. To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair. germinate v. To begin to develop into an
forecourt n. A court opening directly from frolicsome adj. Prankish. embryo or higher form.
the street. frontier n. The part of a nation's territory that gestation n. Pregnancy.
forejudge v. To judge of before hearing abuts upon another country. gesticulate v. To make gestures or motions, as
evidence. frowzy adj. Slovenly in appearance. in speaking, or in place of speech.
forepeak n. The extreme forward part of a frugal adj. Economical. gesture n. A movement or action of the hands
ship's hold, under the lowest deck. fruition n. Fulfillment. or face, expressive of some idea or emotion.
foreshore n. That part of a shore uncovered fugacious adj. Fleeting. ghastly adj. Hideous.
at low tide. fulcrum n. The support on or against which a gibe v. To utter taunts or reproaches.
forebode v. To be an omen or warning sign lever rests, or the point about which it turns. giddy adj. Affected with a whirling or
of, especially of evil. fulminate v. To cause to explode. swimming sensation in the head.
forecast v. To predict. fulsome adj. Offensive from excess of praise or gigantic adj. Tremendous.
forecastle n. That part of the upper deck of a commendation. giver n. One who gives, in any sense.
ship forward of the after fore-shrouds. fumigate v. To subject to the action of smoke or glacial adj. Icy, or icily cold.
foreclose v. To bar by judicial proceedings fumes, especially for disinfection. glacier n. A field or stream of ice.
the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem functionary n. An official. gladden v. To make joyous.
property. fundamental adj. Basal. glazier n. One who cuts and fits panes of glass,
forefather n. An ancestor. fungible adj. That may be measured, counted, or as for windows.
forego v. To deny oneself the pleasure or weighed. glimmer n. A faint, wavering, unsteady light.
profit of. fungous adj. Spongy. glimpse n. A momentary look.
foreground n. That part of a landscape or fungus n. A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a globose adj. Spherical.
picture situated or represented as nearest the mushroom. globular adj. Spherical.
spectator. furbish v. To restore brightness or beauty to. glorious adj. Of excellence and splendor.
forehead n. The upper part of the face, furlong n. A measure, one-eighth of a mile. glutinous adj. Sticky.
between the eyes and the hair. furlough n. A temporary absence of a soldier or gluttonous adj. Given to excess in eating.
foreign adj. Belonging to, situated in, or sailor by permission of the commanding officer. gnash v. To grind or strike the teeth together, as
derived from another country. furrier n. A dealer in or maker of fur goods. from rage.
foreigner n. A citizen of a foreign country. further adj. More distant or advanced. Gordian knot n. Any difficulty the only issue
foreknowledge n. Prescience. furtherance n. Advancement. out of which is by bold or unusual manners.
foreman n. The head man. furtive adj. Stealthy or sly, like the actions of a gourmand n. A connoisseur in the delicacies of
foreordain v. To predetermine. thief. the table.
foreordination n. Predestination. fuse v. To unite or blend as by melting together. gosling n. A young goose.
forerun v. To go before as introducing or fusible adj. Capable of being melted by heat. gossamer adj. Flimsy.
ushering in. futile adj. Of no avail or effect. gourd n. A melon, pumpkin, squash, or some
foresail n. A square sail. futurist n. A person of expectant temperament. similar fruit having a hard rind.
foresee v. To discern beforehand. gauge n. An instrument for measuring. graceless adj. Ungracious.
foresight n. Provision against harm or need. gaiety n. Festivity. gradation n. A step, degree, rank, or relative
foretell v. To predict. gaily adv. Merrily. position in an order or series.
forethought n. Premeditation. gait n. Carriage of the body in going. gradient adj. Moving or advancing by steps.
forfeit v. To lose possession of through gallant adj. Possessing a brave or chivalrous granary n. A storehouse for grain after it is
failure to fulfill some obligation. spirit. thrashed or husked.
forfend v. To ward off. galore adj. Abundant. Grandeur n. The quality of being grand or
forgery n. Counterfeiting. galvanic adj. Pertaining or relating to electricity admirably great.
forgo v. To deny oneself. produced by chemical action. grandiloquent adj. Speaking in or
formation n. Relative disposition of parts. galvanism n. Current electricity, especially that characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.
formidable adj. Difficult to accomplish. arising from chemical action. grandiose adj. Having an imposing style or
formula n. Fixed rule or set form. galvanize v. To imbue with life or animation. effect.
forswear v. To renounce upon oath. gamble v. To risk money or other possession on grantee n. The person to whom property is
forte n. A strong point. an event, chance, or contingency. transferred by deed.
forth adv. Into notice or view. gambol n. Playful leaping or frisking. grantor n. The maker of a deed.
forthright adv. With directness. gamester n. A gambler. granular adj. Composed of small grains or
fortify v. To provide with defensive works. gamut n. The whole range or sequence. particles.
fortitude n. Patient courage. garnish v. In cookery, to surround with additions granulate v. To form into grains or small
foursome adj. Consisting of four. for embellishment. particles.
fracture n. A break. garrison n. The military force stationed in a fort, granule n. A small grain or particle.
fragile adj. Easily broken. town, or other place for its defense. grapple v. To take hold of.
frailty n. Liability to be broken or destroyed. garrote v. To execute by strangling. gratification n. Satisfaction.
fragile adj. Capable of being broken. garrulous adj. Given to constant trivial talking. gratify v. To please, as by satisfying a physical
frankincense n. A gum or resin which on gaseous adj. Light and unsubstantial. or mental desire or need.
burning yields aromatic fumes. gastric adj. Of, pertaining to, or near the gratuitous adj. Voluntarily.
frantic adj. Frenzied. stomach. gratuity n. That which is given without
fraternal adj. Brotherly. gastritis n. Inflammation of the stomach. demand or claim. Tip.
fraudulence n. Deceitfulness. gastronomy n. The art of preparing and serving gravity n. Seriousness.
fraudulent adj. Counterfeit. appetizing food. gregarious adj. Not habitually solitary or
fray v. To fret at the edge so as to loosen or gendarme n. In continental Europe, particularly living alone.
break the threads. in France, a uniformed and armed police officer. grenadier n. A member of a regiment
freemason n. A member of an ancient secret genealogy n. A list, in the order of succession, of composed of men of great stature.
fraternity originally confined to skilled ancestors and their descendants. grief n. Sorrow.
artisans. genealogist n. A tracer of pedigrees. grievance n. That which oppresses, injures, or
freethinker n. One who rejects authority or generality n. The principal portion. causes grief and at the same time a sense of
inspiration in religion. generalize v. To draw general inferences. wrong.
free trade n. Commerce unrestricted by tariff generally adv. Ordinarily. grievous adj. Creating affliction.
or customs. generate v. To produce or cause to be. grimace n. A distortion of the features,
frequency n. The comparative number of any generic adj. Noting a genus or kind; opposed to occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust,
kind of occurrences within a given time or specific. etc.
space. generosity n. A disposition to give liberally or to grindstone n. A flat circular stone, used for
fresco n. The art of painting on a surface of bestow favors heartily. sharpening tools.
plaster, particularly on walls and ceilings. genesis n. Creation. grisly adj. Fear-inspiring.
freshness n. The state, quality, or degree of geniality n. Warmth and kindliness of grotesque adj. Incongruously composed or ill-
being fresh. disposition. proportioned.
fretful adj. Disposed to peevishness. genital adj. Of or pertaining to the animal grotto n. A small cavern.
frightful adj. Apt to induce terror or alarm. reproductive organs. ground n. A pavement or floor or any
frigid adj. Lacking warmth. genitive adj. Indicating source, origin, supporting surface on which one may walk.
frigidarium n. A room kept at a low possession, or the like. guess n. Surmise.
temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc. genteel adj. Well-bred or refined. guile n. Duplicity.
frivolity n. A trifling act, thought, saying, or gentile adj. Belonging to a people not Jewish. guileless adj. Frank.
practice. geology n. The department of natural science that guinea n. An English monetary unit.
frivolous adj. Trivial. treats of the constitution and structure of the guise n. The external appearance as produced
earth. by garb or costume.
gullible adj. Credulous. hiatus n. A break or vacancy where something iconoclast n. An image-breaker.
gumption n. Common sense. necessary to supply the connection is wanting. idealize v. To make to conform to some mental
gusto n. Keen enjoyment. hibernal adj. Pertaining to winter. or imaginary standard.
guy n. Stay-rope. Hibernian adj. Pertaining to Ireland, or its idiom n. A use of words peculiar to a particular
guzzle v. To swallow greedily or hastily; people. language.
gulp. hideous adj. Appalling. idiosyncrasy n. A mental quality or habit
gynecocracy n. Female supremacy. hilarious adj. Boisterously merry. peculiar to an individual.
gynecology n. The science that treats of the hillock n. A small hill or mound. idolize v. To regard with inordinate love or
functions and diseases peculiar to women. hinder v. To obstruct. admiration.
gyrate v. To revolve. hindmost adj. Farthest from the front. ignoble adj. Low in character or purpose.
gyroscope n. An instrument for illustrating hindrance n. An obstacle. ignominious adj. Shameful.
the laws of rotation. hirsute adj. Having a hairy covering. Iliad n. A Greek epic poem describing scenes
habitable adj. Fit to be dwelt in. hoard v. To gather and store away for the sake of from the siege of Troy.
habitant n. Dweller. accumulation. illegal adj. Not according to law.
habitual adj. According to usual practice. hoarse adj. Having the voice harsh or rough, as illegible adj. Undecipherable.
habitude n. Customary relation or from a cold or fatigue. illegitimate adj. Unlawfully begotten.
association. homage n. Reverential regard or worship. illiberal adj. Stingy.
hackney v. To make stale or trite by homogeneity n. Congruity of the members or illicit adj. Unlawful.
repetition. elements or parts. illimitable adj. Boundless.
haggard adj. Worn and gaunt in appearance. homogeneous adj. Made up of similar parts or illiterate adj. Having little or no book-learning.
halcyon adj. Calm. elements. ill-natured adj. Surly.
hale adj. Of sound and vigorous health. homologous adj. Identical in nature, make-up, or illogical adj. Contrary to the rules of sound
handwriting n. Penmanship. relation. thought.
hanger-on n. A parasite. homonym n. A word agreeing in sound with but illuminant n. That which may be used to
happy-go-lucky adj. Improvident. different in meaning from another. produce light.
harangue n. A tirade. homophone n. A word agreeing in sound with illuminate v. To supply with light.
harass v. To trouble with importunities, but different in meaning from another. illumine v. To make bright or clear.
cares, or annoyances. honorarium n. A token fee or payment to a illusion n. An unreal image presented to the
harbinger n. One who or that which foreruns professional man for services. senses.
and announces the coming of any person or hoodwink v. To deceive. illusive adj. Deceptive.
thing. horde n. A gathered multitude of human beings. illusory adj. Deceiving or tending to deceive,
hard-hearted adj. Lacking pity or sympathy. hosiery n. A stocking. as by false appearance.
hardihood n. Foolish daring. hospitable adj. Disposed to treat strangers or imaginable adj. That can be imagined or
harmonious adj. Concordant in sound. guests with generous kindness. conceived in the mind.
havoc n. Devastation. hospitality n. The practice of receiving and imaginary adj. Fancied.
hawthorn n. A thorny shrub much used in entertaining strangers and guests with kindness. imbibe v. To drink or take in.
England for hedges. hostility n. Enmity. imbroglio n. A misunderstanding attended by
hazard n. Risk. huckster n. One who retails small wares. ill feeling, perplexity, or strife.
head first adv. Precipitately, as in diving. humane adj. Compassionate. imbrue v. To wet or moisten.
head foremost adv. Precipitately, as in humanitarian n. A philanthropist. imitation n. That which is made as a likeness
diving. humanize v. To make gentle or refined. or copy.
heartrending adj. Very depressing. humbug n. Anything intended or calculated to imitator n. One who makes in imitation.
heathenish adj. Irreligious. deceive or mislead. immaculate adj. Without spot or blemish.
heedless adj. Thoughtless. humiliate v. To put to shame. immaterial adj. Of no essential consequence.
heifer n. A young cow. hussar n. A light-horse trooper armed with saber immature adj. Not full-grown.
heinous adj. Odiously sinful. and carbine. immeasurable adj. Indefinitely extensive.
hemorrhage n. Discharge of blood from a hustle v. To move with haste and promptness. immense adj. Very great in degree, extent, size,
ruptured or wounded blood-vessel. hybrid adj. Cross-bred. or quantity.
hemorrhoids n. pl. Tumors composed of hydra n. The seven- or nine-headed water- immerse v. To plunge or dip entirely under
enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the serpent slain by Hercules. water or other fluid.
lower end of the rectum. hydraulic adj. Involving the moving of water, of immersion n. The act of plunging or dipping
henchman n. A servile assistant and the force exerted by water in motion. entirely under water or another fluid.
subordinate. hydrodynamics n. The branch of mechanics that immigrant n. A foreigner who enters a country
henpeck v. To worry or harass by ill temper treats of the dynamics of fluids. to settle there.
and petty annoyances. hydroelectric adj. Pertaining to electricity immigrate v. To come into a country or region
heptagon n. A figure having seven sides and developed water or steam. from a former habitat.
seven angles. hydromechanics n. The mechanics of fluids. imminence n. Impending evil or danger.
heptarchy n. A group of seven governments. hydrometer n. An instrument for determining the imminent adj. Dangerous and close at hand.
herbaceous adj. Having the character of a density of solids and liquids by flotation. immiscible adj. Separating, as oil and water.
herb. hydrostatics n. The branch of science that treats immoral adj. Habitually engaged in licentious
herbarium n. A collection of dried plants of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids. or lewd practices.
scientifically arranged for study. hydrous adj. Watery. immortalize v. To cause to last or to be known
herbivorous adj. Feeding on herbs or other hygiene n. The branch of medical science that or remembered throughout a great or indefinite
vegetable matter, as animals. relates to improving health. length of time.
hereditary adj. Passing naturally from parent hypercritical adj. Faultfinding. immovable adj. Steadfast.
to child. hypnosis n. An artificial trance-sleep. immune adj. Exempt, as from disease.
heredity n. Transmission of physical or hypnotic adj. Tending to produce sleep. immutable adj. Unchangeable.
mental qualities, diseases, etc., from parent to hypnotism n. An artificially induced impair v. To cause to become less or worse.
offspring. somnambulistic state in which the mind readily impalpable adj. Imperceptible to the touch.
heresy n. An opinion or doctrine subversive acts on suggestion. impartial adj. Unbiased.
of settled beliefs or accepted principles. hypnotize v. To produce a somnambulistic state impassable adj. That can not be passed through
heretic n. in which the mind readily acts on suggestions. or over.
heritage n. Birthright. hypocrisy n. Extreme insincerity. impassible adj. Not moved or affected by
hernia n. Protrusion of any internal organ in hypocrite n. One who makes false professions of feeling.
whole or in part from its normal position. his views or beliefs. impassive adj. Unmoved by or not exhibiting
hesitancy n. A pausing to consider. hypodermic adj. Pertaining to the area under the feeling.
hesitant adj. Vacillating. skin. impatience n. Unwillingness to brook delays
hesitation n. Vacillation. hypotenuse n. The side of a right-angled triangle or wait the natural course of things.
heterodox adj. At variance with any opposite the right angle. impeccable adj. Blameless.
commonly accepted doctrine or opinion. hypothesis n. A proposition taken for granted as impecunious adj. Having no money.
heterogeneity n. Unlikeness of constituent a premise from which to reach a conclusion. impede v. To be an obstacle or to place
parts. hysteria n. A nervous affection occurring obstacles in the way of.
heterogeneous adj. Consisting of dissimilar typically in paroxysms of laughing and crying. impel v. To drive or urge forward.
elements or ingredients of different kinds. ichthyic adj. Fish-like. impend v. To be imminent.
heteromorphic adj. Deviating from the ichthyology n. The branch of zoology that treats imperative adj. Obligatory.
normal form or standard type. of fishes. imperceptible adj. Indiscernible.
hexangular adj. Having six angles. ichthyosaurs n. A fossil reptile. imperfectible adj. That can not be perfected.
hexapod adj. Having six feet. icily adv. Frigidly. imperil v. To endanger.
hexagon n. A figure with six angles. iciness n. The state of being icy. imperious adj. Insisting on obedience.
icon n. An image or likeness. impermissible adj. Not permissible.
impersonal adj. Not relating to a particular incident n. A happening in general, especially inestimable adj. Above price.
person or thing. one of little importance. inevitable adj. Unavoidable.
impersonate v. To appear or act in the incidentally adv. Without intention. inexcusable adj. Not to be justified.
character of. incinerate v. To reduce to ashes. inexhaustible adj. So large or furnishing so
impersuadable adj. Unyielding. incipience n. Beginning. great a supply as not to be emptied, wasted, or
impertinence n. Rudeness. incipient adj. Initial. spent.
imperturbable adj. Calm. incisor n. A front or cutting tooth. inexorable adj. Unrelenting.
impervious adj. Impenetrable. incite v. To rouse to a particular action. inexpedient adj. Unadvisable.
impetuosity n. Rashness. incitement n. That which moves to action, or inexpensive adj. Low-priced.
impetuous adj. Impulsive. serves as an incentive or stimulus. inexperience n. Lack of or deficiency in
impetus n. Any impulse or incentive. incoercible adj. Incapable of being forced, experience.
impiety n. Irreverence toward God. constrained, or compelled. inexplicable adj. Such as can not be made
impious adj. Characterized by irreverence or incoherence n. Want of connection, or plain.
irreligion. agreement, as of parts or ideas in thought, speech, inexpressible adj. Unutterable.
implausible adj. Not plausible. etc. inextensible adj. Of unchangeable length or
impliable adj. Capable of being inferred. incoherent adj. Not logically coordinated, as to area.
implicate v. To show or prove to be involved parts, elements, or details. infallible adj. Exempt from error of judgment,
in or concerned incombustible adj. That can not be burned. as in opinion or statement.
implicit adj. Implied. incomparable adj. Matchless. infamous adj. Publicly branded or notorious, as
imply v. To signify. incompatible adj. Discordant. for vice, or crime.
impolitic adj. Inexpedient. incompetence n. General lack of capacity or infamy n. Total loss or destitution of honor or
importation n. The act or practice of fitness. reputation.
bringing from one country into another. incompetent adj. Not having the abilities desired inference n. The derivation of a judgment from
importunate adj. Urgent in character, or necessary for any purpose. any given material of knowledge on the ground
request, or demand. incomplete adj. Lacking some element, part, or of law.
importune v. To harass with persistent adjunct necessary or required. infernal adj. Akin to or befitting hell or its
demands or entreaties. incomprehensible adj. Not understandable. occupants.
impotent adj. Destitute of or lacking in incompressible adj. Resisting all attempts to infest v. To be present in such numbers as to be
power, physical, moral, or intellectual. reduce volume by pressure. a source of annoyance, trouble, or danger.
impoverish v. To make indigent or poor. inconceivable adj. Incomprehensible. infidel n. One who denies the existence of God.
impracticable adj. Not feasible. incongruous adj. Unsuitable for the time, place, infidelity n. Disloyalty.
impregnable adj. That can not be taken by or occasion. infinite adj. Measureless.
assault. inconsequential adj. Valueless. infinity n. Boundless or immeasurable
impregnate v. To make pregnant. inconsiderable adj. Small in quantity or extension or duration.
impromptu n. Anything done or said on the importance. infirm adj. Lacking in bodily or mental
impulse of the moment. inconsistent adj. Contradictory. strength.
improper adj. Not appropriate, suitable, or inconstant adj. Changeable. infirmary n. A place for the reception or
becoming. incontrovertible adj. Indisputable. treatment of the sick.
impropriety n. The state or quality of being inconvenient adj. Interfering with comfort or infirmity n. A physical, mental, or moral
unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate. progress. weakness or flaw.
improvident adj. Lacking foresight or thrift. indefensible adj. Untenable. inflammable adj. Easily set on fire or excited.
improvise v. To do anything indefinitely adv. In a vague or uncertain way. inflammation n. A morbid process in some
extemporaneously or offhand. indelible adj. That can not be blotted out, part of the body characterized by heat,
imprudent adj. Heedless. effaced, destroyed, or removed. swelling, and pain.
impudence n. Insolent disrespect. indescribable adj. That can not be described. inflexible adj. That can not be altered or varied.
impugn v. To assail with arguments, indestructible adj. That can not be destroyed. influence n. Ability to sway the will of another.
insinuations, or accusations. indicant adj. That which points out. influential adj. Having the power to sway the
impulsion n. Impetus. indicator n. One who or that which points out. will of another.
impulsive adj. Unpremeditated. indict v. To find and declare chargeable with influx n. Infusion.
impunity n. Freedom from punishment. crime. infrequence n. Rareness.
impure adj. Tainted. indigence n. Poverty. infrequent adj. Uncommon.
impute v. To attribute. indigenous adj. Native. infringe v. To trespass upon.
inaccessible adj. Difficult of approach. indigent adj. Poor. infuse v. To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as
inaccurate adj. Not exactly according to the indigestible adj. Not digestible, or difficult to principles or qualities.
facts. digest. infusion n. The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
inactive adj. Inert. indigestion n. Difficulty or failure in the ingenious adj. Evincing skill, originality, or
inadequate adj. Insufficient. alimentary canal in changing food into absorptive cleverness, as in contrivance or arrangement.
inadmissible adj. Not to be approved, nutriment. ingenuity n. Cleverness in contriving,
considered, or allowed, as testimony. indignant adj. Having such anger and scorn as is combining, or originating.
inadvertent adj. Accidental. aroused by meanness or wickedness. ingenuous adj. Candid, frank, or open in
inadvisable adj. Unadvisable. indignity n. Unmerited contemptuous conduct or character or quality.
inane adj. Silly. treatment. inglorious adj. Shameful.
inanimate adj. Destitute of animal life. indiscernible adj. Not perceptible. ingraft v. To set or implant deeply and firmly.
inapprehensible adj. Not to be understood. indiscreet adj. Lacking wise judgment. ingratiate v. To win confidence or good graces
Inapt adj. Awkward or slow. indiscriminate adj. Promiscuous. for oneself.
inarticulate adj. Speechless. indispensable adj. Necessary or requisite for the ingratitude n. Insensibility to kindness.
inaudible adj. That can not be heard. purpose. ingredient n. Component.
inborn adj. Implanted by nature. indistinct adj. Vague. inherence n. The state of being permanently
inbred adj. Innate. indivertible adj. That can not be turned aside. existing in something.
incandescence n. The state of being white or indivisible adj. Not separable into parts. inherent adj. Intrinsic.
glowing with heat. indolence n. Laziness. inhibit v. To hold back or in.
incandescent adj. White or glowing with indolent adj. Habitually inactive or idle. inhospitable adj. Not disposed to entertain
heat. indomitable adj. Unconquerable. strangers gratuitously.
incapacitate v. To deprive of power, induct v. To bring in. inhuman adj. Savage.
capacity, competency, or qualification. indulgence n. The yielding to inclination, inhume v. To place in the earth, as a dead body.
incapacity n. Want of power to apprehend, passion, desire, or propensity in oneself or inimical adj. Adverse.
understand, and manage. another. iniquity n. Gross wrong or injustice.
incarcerate v. To imprison. indulgent adj. Yielding to the desires or humor of initiate v. To perform the first act or rite.
incendiary n. Chemical or person who starts oneself or those under one's care. inject v. To introduce, as a fluid, by injection.
a fire-literally or figuratively. inebriate v. To intoxicate. injunction n. Mandate.
incentive n. That which moves the mind or inedible adj. Not good for food. inkling n. A hint.
inflames the passions. ineffable adj. Unutterable. inland adj. Remote from the sea.
inception n. The beginning. inefficient adj. Not accomplishing an intended inlet n. A small body of water leading into a
inceptive adj. Beginning. purpose. larger.
incessant adj. Unceasing. inefficiency n. That which does not accomplish inmost adj. Deepest within.
inchmeal adv. Piecemeal. an intended purpose. innocuous adj. Harmless.
inchoate adj. Incipient. ineligible adj. Not suitable to be selected or innovate v. To introduce or strive to introduce
inchoative n. That which begins, or chosen. new things.
expresses beginning. inept adj. Not fit or suitable. innuendo n. Insinuation.
incidence n. Casual occurrence. inert adj. Inanimate. innumerable adj. Countless.
inoffensive adj. Causing nothing displeasing interlocutor n. One who takes part in a invidious adj. Showing or feeling envy.
or disturbing. conversation or oral discussion. invigorate v. To animate.
inopportune adj. Unsuitable or inconvenient, interlude n. An action or event considered as invincible adj. Not to be conquered, subdued,
especially as to time. coming between others of greater length. or overcome.
inquire v. To ask information about. intermediate adj. Being in a middle place or inviolable adj. Incapable of being injured or
inquisition n. A court or tribunal for degree or between extremes. disturbed.
examination and punishment of heretics. interminable adj. Having no limit or end. invoke v. To call on for assistance or
inquisitive adj. Given to questioning, intermission n. A recess. protection.
especially out of curiosity. intermit v. To cause to cease temporarily. involuntary adj. Unwilling.
inquisitor n. One who makes an intermittent adj. A temporary discontinuance. involution n. Complication.
investigation. interpolation n. Verbal interference. involve v. To draw into entanglement, literally
inroad n. Forcible encroachment or trespass. interpose v. To come between other things or or figuratively.
insatiable adj. That desires or craves persons. invulnerable adj. That can not be wounded or
immoderately or unappeasably. interposition n. A coming between. hurt.
inscribe v. To enter in a book, or on a list, interpreter n. A person who makes intelligible inwardly adv. With no outward manifestation.
roll, or document, by writing. the speech of a foreigner by oral translation. iota n. A small or insignificant mark or part.
inscrutable adj. Impenetrably mysterious or interrogate v. To examine formally by irascible adj. Prone to anger.
profound. questioning. irate adj. Moved to anger.
insecure adj. Not assured of safety. interrogative adj. Having the nature or form of a ire n. Wrath.
insensible adj. Imperceptible. question. iridescence n. A many-colored appearance.
insentient adj. Lacking the power of feeling interrogatory n. A question or inquiry. iridescent adj. Exhibiting changing rainbow-
or perceiving. interrupt v. To stop while in progress. colors due to the interference of the light.
inseparable adj. That can not be separated. intersect v. To cut through or into so as to divide. irk v. To afflict with pain, vexation, or fatigue.
insidious adj. Working ill by slow and intervale n. A low tract of land between hills, irksome adj. Wearisome.
stealthy means. especially along a river. irony n. Censure or ridicule under cover of
insight n. Intellectual discernment. intervene v. To interfere for some end. praise or compliment.
insignificance n. Lack of import or of intestacy n. The condition resulting from one's irradiance n. Luster.
importance. dying not having made a valid will. irradiate v. To render clear and intelligible.
insignificant adj. Without importance, force, intestate adj. Not having made a valid will. irrational adj. Not possessed of reasoning
or influence. intestine n. That part of the digestive tube below powers or understanding.
insinuate v. To imply. or behind the stomach, extending to the anus. irreducible adj. That can not be lessened.
insipid adj. Tasteless. intimacy n. Close or confidential friendship. irrefragable adj. That can not be refuted or
insistence n. Urgency. intimidate v. To cause to become frightened. disproved.
insistent adj. Urgent. intolerable adj. Insufferable. irrefrangible adj. That can not be broken or
insolence n. Pride or haughtiness exhibited in intolerance n. Inability or unwillingness to bear violated.
contemptuous and overbearing treatment of or endure. irrelevant adj. Inapplicable.
others. intolerant adj. Bigoted. irreligious adj. Indifferent or opposed to
insolent adj. Impudent. intoxicant n. Anything that unduly exhilarates or religion.
insomnia n. Sleeplessness. excites. irreparable adj. That can not be rectified or
inspector n. An official appointed to examine intoxicate v. To make drunk. made amends for.
or oversee any matter of public interest or intracellular adj. Occurring or situated within a irrepressible adj. That can not be restrained or
importance. cell. kept down.
instance n. A single occurrence or happening intramural adj. Situated within the walls of a irresistible adj. That can not be successfully
of a given kind. city. withstood or opposed.
instant n. A very brief portion of time. intrepid adj. Fearless and bold. irresponsible adj. Careless of or unable to
instantaneous adj. Done without perceptible intricacy n. Perplexity. meet responsibilities.
lapse of time. intricate adj. Difficult to follow or understand. irreverence n. The quality showing or
instigate v. To provoke. intrigue n. A plot or scheme, usually complicated expressing a deficiency of veneration,
instigator n. One who incites to evil. and intended to accomplish something by secret especially for sacred things.
instill v. To infuse. ways. irreverent adj. Showing or expressing a
instructive adj. Conveying knowledge. intrinsic adj. Inherent. deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred
insufficiency n. Inadequacy. introductory adj. Preliminary. things.
insufficient adj. Inadequate for some need, introgression n. Entrance. irreverential adj. Showing or expressing a
purpose, or use. intromit v. To insert. deficiency of veneration, especially for sacred
insular adj. Pertaining to an island. introspect v. To look into. things.
insulate v. To place in a detached state or introspection n. The act of observing and irreversible adj. Irrevocable.
situation. analyzing one's own thoughts and feelings. irrigant adj. Serving to water lands by artificial
insuperable adj. Invincible. introversion n. The act of turning or directing means.
insuppressible adj. Incapable of being inward, physically or mentally. irrigate v. To water, as land, by ditches or other
concealed. introvert v. To turn within. artificial means.
insurgence n. Uprising. intrude v. To come in without leave or license. irritable adj. Showing impatience or ill temper
insurgent n. One who takes part in forcible intrusion n. The act of entering without warrant on little provocation.
opposition to the constituted authorities of a or invitation; encroachment. irritancy n. The quality of producing vexation.
place. intuition n. Instinctive knowledge or feeling. irritant n. A mechanical, chemical, or
insurrection n. The state of being in active inundate v. To fill with an overflowing pathological agent of inflammation, pain, or
resistance to authority. abundance. tension.
intangible adj. Not perceptible to the touch. inundation n. Flood. irritate v. To excite ill temper or impatience in.
integrity n. Uprightness of character and inure v. To harden or toughen by use, exercise, or irruption n. Sudden invasion.
soundness of moral principle. exposure. isle n. An island.
intellect n. The faculty of perception or invalid adj. Having no force, weight, or cogency. islet n. A little island.
thought. invalid n. One who is disabled by illness or isobar n. A line joining points at which the
intellectual adj. Characterized by injury. barometric pressure is the same at a specified
intelligence. invalidate v. To render of no force or effect. moment.
intelligence n. Capacity to know or invaluable adj. Exceedingly precious. isochronous adj. Relating to or denoting equal
understand. invariable adj. Unchangeable. intervals of time.
intelligible adj. Comprehensible. invasion n. Encroachment, as by an act of isolate v. To separate from others of its kind.
intemperance n. Immoderate action or intrusion or trespass. isothermal adj. Having or marking equality of
indulgence, as of the appetites. invective n. An utterance intended to cast temperature.
intension n. The act of stringing or censure, or reproach. itinerant adj. Wandering.
stretching, or state of being strained. inveigh v. To utter vehement censure or itinerary n. A detailed account or diary of a
intensive adj. Adding emphasis or force. invective. journey.
intention n. That upon which the mind is set. inventive adj. Quick at contrivance. itinerate v. To wander from place to place.
interact v. To act reciprocally. inverse adj. Contrary in tendency or direction. jargon n. Confused, unintelligible speech or
intercede v. To mediate between persons. inversion n. Change of order so that the first highly technical speech.
intercept v. To interrupt the course of. shall become last and the last first. jaundice n. A morbid condition, due to
intercession n. Entreaty in behalf of others. invert v. To turn inside out, upside down, or in obstructed excretion of bile or characterized by
intercessor n. A mediator. opposite direction. yellowing of the skin.
interdict n. Authoritative act of prohibition. investigator n. One who investigates. jeopardize v. To imperil.
interim n. Time between acts or periods. investor n. One who invests money.
inveterate adj. Habitual.
Jingo n. One of a party in Great Britain in landscape n. A rural view, especially one of limitation n. A restriction.
favor of spirited and demonstrative foreign picturesque effect, as seen from a distance or an linear adj. Of the nature of a line.
policy. elevation. liner n. A vessel belonging to a steamship-line.
jocose adj. Done or made in jest. languid adj. Relaxed. lingo n. Language.
jocular adj. Inclined to joke. languor n. Lassitude of body or depression. lingua n. The tongue.
joggle n. A sudden irregular shake or a push lapse n. A slight deviation from what is right, lingual adj. Pertaining to the use of the tongue
causing such a shake. proper, or just. in utterance.
journalize v. To keep a diary. lascivious adj. Lustful. linguist n. One who is acquainted with several
jovial adj. Merry. lassie n. A little lass. languages.
jubilation n. Exultation. latent adj. Dormant. linguistics n. The science of languages, or of
judgment n. The faculty by the exercise of latency n. The state of being dormant. the origin, history, and significance of words.
which a deliberate conclusion is reached. later adv. At a subsequent time. liniment n. A liquid preparation for rubbing on
judicature n. Distribution and administration lateral adj. Directed toward the side. the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
of justice by trial and judgment. latish adj. Rather late. liquefacient adj. Possessing a liquefying nature
judicial adj. Pertaining to the administration lattice n. Openwork of metal or wood, formed by or power.
of justice. crossing or interlacing strips or bars. liquefy v. To convert into a liquid or into liquid
judiciary n. That department of government laud v. To praise in words or song. form.
which administers the law relating to civil laudable adj. Praiseworthy. liqueur n. An alcoholic cordial sweetened and
and criminal justice. laudation n. High praise. flavored with aromatic substances.
judicious adj. Prudent. laudatory adj. Pertaining to, expressing, or liquidate v. To deliver the amount or value of.
juggle v. To play tricks of sleight of hand. containing praise. liquor n. Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid.
jugglery n. The art or practice of sleight of laundress n. Washerwoman. listless adj. Inattentive.
hand. laureate adj. Crowned with laurel, as a mark of literacy n. The state or condition of knowing
jugular adj. Pertaining to the throat. distinction. how to read and write.
juicy adj. Succulent. lave v. To wash or bathe. literal adj. Following the exact words.
junction n. The condition of being joined. lawgiver n. A legislator. literature n. The written or printed productions
juncture n. An articulation, joint, or seam. lawmaker n. A legislator. of the human mind collectively.
junta n. A council or assembly that lax adj. Not stringent or energetic. lithe adj. Supple.
deliberates in secret upon the affairs of laxative adj. Having power to open or loosen the lithesome adj. Nimble.
government. bowels. lithograph n. A print made by printing from
juridical adj. Assumed by law to exist. lea n. A field. stone.
jurisdiction n. Lawful power or right to leaflet n. A little leaf or a booklet. lithotype n. In engraving, an etched stone
exercise official authority. leaven v. To make light by fermentation, as surface for printing.
jurisprudence n. The science of rights in dough. litigant n. A party to a lawsuit.
accordance with positive law. leeward n. That side or direction toward which litigate v. To cause to become the subject-
juror n. One who serves on a jury or is sworn the wind blows. matter of a suit at law.
in for jury duty in a court of justice. left-handed adj. Using the left hand or arm more litigious adj. Quarrelsome.
joust v. To engage in a tilt with lances on dexterously than the right. littoral adj. Of, pertaining to, or living on a
horseback. legacy n. A bequest. shore.
justification n. Vindication. legalize v. To give the authority of law to. liturgy n. A ritual.
juvenile adj. Characteristic of youth. legging n. A covering for the leg. livelihood n. Means of subsistence.
juxtapose v. To place close together. legible adj. That may be read with ease. livid adj. Black-and-blue, as contused flesh.
keepsake n. Anything kept or given to be legionary n. A member of an ancient Roman loam n. A non-coherent mixture of sand and
kept for the sake of the giver. legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor. clay.
kerchief n. A square of linen, silk, or other legislate v. To make or enact a law or laws. loath adj. Averse.
material, used as a covering for the head or legislative adj. That makes or enacts laws. loathe v. To abominate.
neck. legislator n. A lawgiver. locative adj. Indicating place, or the place
kernel n. A grain or seed. legitimacy n. Accordance with law. where or wherein an action occurs.
kiln n. An oven or furnace for baking, legitimate adj. Having the sanction of law or loch n. A lake.
burning, or drying industrial products. established custom. locomotion n. The act or power of moving
kiloliter n. One thousand liters. Ieisure n. Spare time. from one place to another.
kilometer n. A length of 1,000 meters. leniency n. Forbearance. lode n. A somewhat continuous unstratified
kilowatt n. One thousand watts. lenient adj. Not harsh. metal- bearing vein.
kimono n. A loose robe, fastening with a leonine adj. Like a lion. lodgment n. The act of furnishing with
sash, the principal outer garment in Japan. lethargy n. Prolonged sluggishness of body or temporary quarters.
kind-hearted adj. Having a kind and mind. logic n. The science of correct thinking.
sympathetic nature. levee n. An embankment beside a river or stream logical adj. Capable of or characterized by
kingling n. A petty king. or an arm of the sea, to prevent overflow. clear reasoning.
kingship n. Royal state. lever n. That which exerts, or through which one logician n. An expert reasoner.
kinsfolk n. pl. Relatives. may exert great power. loiterer n. One who consumes time idly.
knavery n. Deceitfulness in dealing. leviathan n. Any large animal, as a whale. loneliness n. Solitude.
knead v. To mix and work into a levity n. Frivolity. longevity n. Unusually prolonged life.
homogeneous mass, especially with the levy v. To impose and collect by force or threat of loot v. To plunder.
hands. force. loquacious adj. Talkative.
knickknack n. A small article, more for lewd adj. Characterized by lust or lasciviousness. lordling n. A little lord.
ornament that use. lexicographer n. One who makes dictionaries. lough n. A lake or loch.
knight errant n. One of the wandering lexicography n. The making of dictionaries. louse n. A small insect parasitic on and sucking
knights who in the middle ages went forth in lexicon n. A dictionary. the blood of mammals.
search of adventure. liable adj. Justly or legally responsible. lovable adj. Amiable.
knighthood n. Chivalry. libel n. Defamation. Low-spirited adj. Despondent.
laborious adj. Toilsome. liberalism n. Opposition to conservatism. lowly adv. Rudely.
labyrinth n. A maze. liberate v. To set free or release from bondage. lucid adj. Mentally sound.
lacerate v. To tear rudely or raggedly. licentious adj. Wanton. lucrative adj. Highly profitable.
lackadaisical adj. Listless. licit adj. Lawful. ludicrous adj. Laughable.
lactation n. The secretion of milk. liege adj. Sovereign. luminary n. One of the heavenly bodies as a
lacteal adj. Milky. lien n. A legal claim or hold on property, as source of light.
lactic adj. Pertaining to milk. security for a debt or charge. luminescent adj. Showing increase of light.
laddie n. A lad. lieu n. Stead. luminescence n. Showing increase.
ladle n. A cup-shaped vessel with a long lifelike adj. Realistic. luminosity n. The quality of giving or radiating
handle, intended for dipping up and pouring lifelong adj. Lasting or continuous through life. light.
liquids. lifetime n. The time that life continues. luminous adj. Giving or radiating light.
laggard adj. Falling behind. ligament n. That which binds objects together. lunacy n. Mental unsoundness.
landholder n. Landowner. ligature n. Anything that constricts, or serves for lunar adj. Pertaining to the moon.
landlord n. A man who owns and lets a binding or tying. lunatic n. An insane person.
tenement or tenements. light-hearted adj. Free from care. lune n. The moon.
landmark n. A familiar object in the ligneous adj. Having the texture of appearance of lurid adj. Ghastly and sensational.
landscape serving as a guide to an area wood. luscious adj. Rich, sweet, and delicious.
otherwise easily lost track of. likelihood n. A probability. lustrous adj. Shining.
likely adj. Plausible. luxuriance n. Excessive or superfluous growth
liking n. Fondness. or quantity.
luxuriant adj. Abundant or superabundant in mannerism n. Constant or excessive adherence memento n. A souvenir.
growth. to one manner, style, or peculiarity, as of action memorable adj. Noteworthy.
luxuriate v. To live sumptuously. or conduct. menace n. A threat.
lying n. Untruthfulness. manor n. The landed estate of a lord or menagerie n. A collection of wild animals,
lyre n. One of the most ancient of stringed nobleman. especially when kept for exhibition.
instruments of the harp class. mantel n. The facing, sometimes richly mendacious adj. Untrue.
lyric adj. Fitted for expression in song. ornamented, about a fireplace, including the usual mendicant n. A beggar.
macadamize v. To cover or pave, as a path or shelf above it. mentality n. Intellectuality.
roadway, with small broken stone. mantle n. A cloak. mentor n. A wise and faithful teacher, guide,
machinery n. The parts of a machine or manufacturer n. A person engaged in and friend.
engine, taken collectively. manufacturing as a business. mercantile adj. Conducted or acting on
machinist n. One who makes or repairs manumission n. Emancipation. business principles; commercial.
machines, or uses metal-working tools. manumit v. To set free from bondage. mercenary adj. Greedy
macrocosm n. The whole of any sphere or marine adj. Of or pertaining to the sea or matters merciful adj. Disposed to pity and forgive.
department of nature or knowledge to which connected with the sea. merciless adj. Cruel.
man is related. maritime adj. Situated on or near the sea. meretricious adj. Alluring by false or gaudy
madden v. To inflame with passion. maroon v. To put ashore and abandon (a person) show.
Madonna n. A painted or sculptured on a desolate coast or island. mesmerize v. To hypnotize
representation of the Virgin, usually with the martial adj. Pertaining to war or military messieurs n. pl. Gentlemen.
infant Jesus. operations. metal n.
magician n. A sorcerer. Martian adj. Pertaining to Mars, either the metallurgy n. The art or science of extracting a
magisterial adj. Having an air of authority. Roman god of war or the planet. metal from ores, as by smelting.
magistracy n. The office or dignity of a martyrdom n. Submission to death or metamorphosis n. A passing from one form or
magistrate. persecution for the sake of faith or principle. shape into another.
magnanimous adj. Generous in treating or marvel v. To be astonished and perplexed metaphor n. A figure of speech in which one
judging others. because of (something). object is likened to another, by speaking as if
magnate n. A person of rank or importance. masonry n. The art or work of constructing, as the other.
magnet n. A body possessing that peculiar buildings, walls, etc., with regularly arranged metaphysical adj. Philosophical.
form of polarity found in nature in the stones. metaphysician n. One skilled in metaphysics.
lodestone. masquerade n. A social party composed of metaphysics n. The principles of philosophy as
magnetize v. To make a magnet of, persons masked and costumed so as to be applied to explain the methods of any particular
permanently, or temporarily. disguised. science.
magnificence n. The exhibition of greatness massacre n. The unnecessary and indiscriminate mete v. To apportion.
of action, character, intellect, wealth, or killing of human beings. metempsychosis n. Transition of the soul of a
power. massive adj. Of considerable bulk and weight. human being at death into another body,
magnificent adj. Grand or majestic in masterpiece n. A superior production. whether human or beast.
appearance, quality, or action. mastery n. The attainment of superior skill. meticulous adj. Over-cautious.
magnitude n. Importance. material n. That of which anything is composed metonymy n. A figure of speech that consists
maharaja n. A great Hindu prince. or may be constructed. in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes.
maidenhood n. Virginity. materialize v. To take perceptible or substantial metric adj. Relating to measurement.
maintain v. To hold or preserve in any form. metronome n. An instrument for indicating
particular state or condition. maternal adj. Pertaining or peculiar to a mother and marking exact time in music.
maintenance n. That which supports or or to motherhood. metropolis n. A chief city, either the capital or
sustains. matinee n. An entertainment (especially the largest or most important city of a state.
maize n. Indian corn: usually in the United theatrical) held in the daytime. metropolitan adj. Pertaining to a chief city.
States called simply corn. matricide n. The killing, especially the mettle n. Courage.
makeup n. The arrangements or combination murdering, of one's mother. mettlesome adj. Having courage or spirit.
of the parts of which anything is composed. matrimony n. The union of a man and a woman microcosm n. The world or universe on a small
malady n. Any physical disease or disorder, in marriage. scale.
especially a chronic or deep-seated one. matrix n. That which contains and gives shape or micrometer n. An instrument for measuring
malaria n. A fever characterized by form to anything. very small angles or dimensions.
alternating chills, fever, and sweating. matter of fact n. Something that has actual and microphone n. An apparatus for magnifying
malcontent n. One who is dissatisfied with undeniable existence or reality. faint sounds.
the existing state of affairs. maudlin adj. Foolishly and tearfully affectionate. microscope n. An instrument for assisting the
malediction n. The calling down of a curse mausoleum n. A tomb of more than ordinary size eye in the vision of minute objects or features
or curses. or architectural pretensions. of objects.
malefactor n. One who injures another. mawkish adj. Sickening or insipid. microscopic adj. Adapted to or characterized
maleficent adj. Mischievous. maxim n. A principle accepted as true and acted by minute observation.
malevolence n. Ill will. on as a rule or guide. microscopy n. The art of examing objects with
malevolent adj. Wishing evil to others. maze n. A labyrinth. the microscope.
malign v. To speak evil of, especially to do mead n. A meadow. midsummer n. The middle of the summer.
so falsely and severely. meager adj. scanty. midwife n. A woman who makes a business of
malignant adj. Evil in nature or tending to do mealy-mouthed adj. Afraid to express facts or assisting at childbirth.
great harm or mischief. opinions plainly. mien n. The external appearance or manner of
malleable adj. Pliant. meander v. To wind and turn while proceeding in a person.
mallet n. A wooden hammer. a course. migrant adj. Wandering.
maltreat v. To treat ill, unkindly, roughly, or mechanics n. The branch of physics that treats migrate v. To remove or pass from one
abusively. the phenomena caused by the action of forces. country, region, or habitat to another.
man-trap n. A place or structure dangerous to medallion n. A large medal. migratory adj. Wandering.
human life. meddlesome adj. Interfering. mileage n. A distance in miles.
mandate n. A command. medial adj. Of or pertaining to the middle. militant adj. Of a warlike or combative
mandatory adj. Expressive of positive mediate v. To effect by negotiating as an agent disposition or tendency.
command, as distinguished from merely between parties. militarism n. A policy of maintaining great
directory. medicine n. A substance possessing or reputed to standing armies.
mane n. The long hair growing upon and possess curative or remedial properties. militate v. To have weight or influence (in
about the neck of certain animals, as the medieval adj. Belonging or relating to or determining a question).
horse and the lion. descriptive of the middle ages. militia n. Those citizens, collectively, who are
man-eater n. An animal that devours human mediocre adj. Ordinary. enrolled and drilled in temporary military
beings. meditation n. The turning or revolving of a organizations.
maneuver v. To make adroit or artful moves: subject in the mind. Milky Way n. The galaxy.
manage affairs by strategy. medley n. A composition of different songs or millet n. A grass cultivated for forage and
mania n. Insanity. parts of songs arranged to run as a continuous cereal.
maniac n. a person raving with madness. whole. mimic v. To imitate the speech or actions of.
manifesto n. A public declaration, making meliorate v. To make better or improve, as in miniature adj. Much smaller than reality or
announcement, explanation or defense of quality or social or physical condition. that the normal size.
intentions, or motives. mellifluous adj. Sweetly or smoothly flowing. minimize v. To reduce to the smallest possible
manlike adj. Like a man. melodious adj. Characterized by a sweet amount or degree.
manliness n. The qualities characteristic of a succession of sounds. minion n. A servile favorite.
true man, as bravery, resolution, etc. melodrama n. A drama with a romantic story or ministration n. Any religious ceremonial.
plot and sensational situation and incidents. ministry n. A service.
minority n. The smaller in number of two monogamy n. The habit of pairing, or having but Narcissus n. The son of the Athenian river-god
portions into which a number or a group is one mate. Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his
divided. monogram n. A character consisting of two or reflection.
minute adj. Exceedingly small in extent or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials narrate v. To tell a story.
quantity. of a name. narration n. The act of recounting the
minutia n. A small or unimportant particular monograph n. A treatise discussing a single particulars of an event in the order of time or
or detail. subject or branch of a subject. occurrence.
mirage n. An optical effect looking like a monolith n. Any structure or sculpture in stone narrative n. An orderly continuous account of
sheet of water in the desert. formed of a single piece. the successive particulars of an event.
misadventure n. An unlucky accident. monologue n. A story or drama told or performed narrator n. One who narrates anything.
misanthropic adj. Hating mankind. by one person. narrow-minded adj. Characterized by illiberal
misanthropy n. Hatred of mankind. monomania n. The unreasonable pursuit of one views or sentiments.
misapprehend v. To misunderstand. idea. nasal adj. Pertaining to the nose.
misbehave v. To behave ill. monopoly n. The control of a thing, as a natal adj. Pertaining to one's birth.
misbehavior n. Ill or improper behavior. commodity, to enable a person to raise its price. nationality n. A connection with a particular
mischievous adj. Fond of tricks. monosyllable n. A word of one syllable. nation.
miscount v. To make a mistake in counting. monotone n. The sameness or monotony of naturally adv. According to the usual order of
miscreant n. A villain. utterance. things.
misdeed n. A wrong or improper act. monotonous adj. Unchanging and tedious. nausea n. An affection of the stomach
misdemeanor n. Evil conduct, small crime. monotony n. A lack of variety. producing dizziness and usually an impulse to
miser n. A person given to saving and monsieur n. A French title of respect, equivalent vomit
hoarding unduly. to Mr. and sir. nauseate v. To cause to loathe.
mishap n. Misfortune. monstrosity n. Anything unnaturally huge or nauseous adj. Loathsome.
misinterpret v. To misunderstand. distorted. nautical adj. Pertaining to ships, seamen, or
mislay v. To misplace. moonbeam n. A ray of moonlight. navigation.
mismanage v. To manage badly, improperly, morale n. A state of mind with reference to naval adj. Pertaining to ships.
or unskillfully. confidence, courage, zeal, and the like. navel n. The depression on the abdomen where
misnomer n. A name wrongly or mistakenly moralist n. A writer on ethics. the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
applied. morality n. Virtue. navigable adj. Capable of commercial
misogamy n. Hatred of marriage. moralize v. To render virtuous. navigation.
misogyny n. Hatred of women. moratorium n. An emergency legislation navigate v. To traverse by ship.
misplace v. To put into a wrong place. authorizing a government suspend some action nebula n. A gaseous body of unorganized
misrepresent v. To give a wrong impression. temporarily. stellar substance.
misrule v. To misgovern. morbid adj. Caused by or denoting a diseased or necessary adj. Indispensably requisite or
missal n. The book containing the service for unsound condition of body or mind. absolutely needed to accomplish a desired
the celebration of mass. mordacious adj. Biting or giving to biting. result.
missile n. Any object, especially a weapon, mordant adj. Biting. necessitate v. To render indispensable.
thrown or intended to be thrown. moribund adj. On the point of dying. necessity n. That which is indispensably
missive n. A message in writing. morose adj. Gloomy. requisite to an end desired.
mistrust v. To regard with suspicion or morphology n. the science of organic forms. necrology n. A list of persons who have died in
jealousy. motley adj. Composed of heterogeneous or a certain place or time.
misty adj. Lacking clearness inharmonious elements. necromancer n. One who practices the art of
misunderstand v. To Take in a wrong sense. motto n. An expressive word or pithy sentence foretelling the future by means of
misuse v. To maltreat. enunciating some guiding rule of life, or faith. communication with the dead.
mite n. A very small amount, portion, or mountaineer n. One who travels among or necropolis n. A city of the dead.
particle. climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise. necrosis n. the death of part of the body.
miter n. The junction of two bodies at an mountainous adj. Full of or abounding in nectar n. Any especially sweet and delicious
equally divided angle. mountains. drink.
mitigate v. To make milder or more mouthful n. As much as can be or is usually put nectarine n. A variety of the peach.
endurable. into the or exercise. needlework n. Embroidery.
mnemonics n. A system of principles and muddle v. To confuse or becloud, especially with needy adj. Being in need, want, or poverty.
formulas designed to assist the recollection in or as with drink. nefarious adj. Wicked in the extreme.
certain instances. muffle v. To deaden the sound of, as by wraps. negate v. To deny.
moat n. A ditch on the outside of a fortress mulatto n. The offspring of a white person and a negation n. The act of denying or of asserting
wall. black person. the falsity of a proposition.
mobocracy n. Lawless control of public muleteer n. A mule-driver. neglectful adj. Exhibiting or indicating
affairs by the mob or populace. multiform adj. Having many shapes, or omission.
moccasin n. A foot-covering made of soft appearances. negligee n. A loose gown worn by women.
leather or buckskin. multiplicity n. the condition of being manifold or negligence n. Omission of that which ought to
mockery n. Ridicule. very various. be done.
moderation n. Temperance. mundane adj. Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or negligent adj. Apt to omit what ought to be
moderator n. The presiding officer of a celestial. done.
meeting. municipal adj. Of or pertaining to a town or city, negligible adj. Transferable by assignment,
modernity n. The state or character of being or to its corporate or local government. endorsement, or delivery.
modern. municipality n. A district enjoying municipal negotiable v. To bargain with others for an
modernize v. To make characteristic of the government. agreement, as for a treaty or transfer of
present or of recent times. munificence n. A giving characterized by property.
modification n. A change. generous motives and extraordinary liberality. Nemesis n. A goddess; divinity of chastisement
modify v. To make somewhat different. munificent adj. Extraordinarily generous. and vengeance.
modish adj. Fashionable. muster n. An assemblage or review of troops for neocracy n. Government administered by new
modulate v. To vary in tone, inflection, pitch parade or inspection, or for numbering off. or untried persons.
or other quality of sound. mutation n. The act or process of change. neo-Darwinsim n. Darwinism as modified and
mollify v. To soothe. mutilate v. To disfigure. extended by more recent students.
molt v. To cast off, as hair, feathers, etc. mutiny n. Rebellion against lawful or constituted neo-Latin n. Modernized Latin.
momentary adj. Lasting but a short time. authority. neopaganism n. A new or revived paganism.
momentous adj. Very significant. myriad n. A vast indefinite number. Neolithic adj. Pertaining to the later stone age.
momentum n. An impetus. mystic n. One who professes direct divine neology n. The coining or using of new words
monarchy n. Government by a single, illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire or new meanings of words.
sovereign ruler. truth. neophyte adj. Having the character of a
monastery n. A dwelling-place occupied in mystification n. The act of artfully perplexing. beginner.
common by persons under religious vows of myth n. A fictitious narrative presented as nestle v. To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
seclusion. historical, but without any basis of fact. nestling adj. Recently hatched.
monetary adj. Financial. mythology n. The whole body of legends nettle v. To excite sensations of uneasiness or
mongrel n. The progeny resulting from the cherished by a race concerning gods and heroes. displeasure in.
crossing of different breeds or varieties. nameless adj. Having no fame or reputation. network n. Anything that presents a system of
monition n. Friendly counsel given by way naphtha n. A light, colorless, volatile, cross- lines.
of warning and implying caution or reproof. inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in neural adj. Pertaining to the nerves or nervous
monitory n. Admonition or warning. manufacture of paints. system.
monocracy n. Government by a single neurology n. The science of the nervous
person. system.
neuter adj. Neither masculine nor feminine. oblique adj. Slanting; said of lines. omniscient adj. Characterized by unlimited or
neutral adj. Belonging to or under control of obliterate v. To cause to disappear. infinite knowledge.
neither of two contestants. oblivion n. The state of having passed out of the omnivorous adj. Eating or living upon food of
nevertheless conj. Notwithstanding. memory or of being utterly forgotten. all kinds indiscriminately.
Newtonian adj. Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac oblong adj. onerous adj. Burdensome or oppressive.
Newton, the English philosopher. obnoxious adj. Detestable. onrush n. Onset.
niggardly adj. Stingy. (no longer acceptable obsequies n. Funeral rites. onset n. An assault, especially of troops, upon
to use) obsequious adj. Showing a servile readiness to an enemy or fortification.
nihilist n. An advocate of the doctrine that fall in with the wishes or will of another. onslaught n. A violent onset.
nothing either exists or can be known. observance n. A traditional form or customary onus n. A burden or responsibility.
nil n. Nothing act. opalescence n. The property of combined
nimble adj. Light and quick in motion or observant adj. Quick to notice. refraction and reflection of light, resulting in
action. observatory n. A building designed for smoky tints.
nit n. The egg of a louse or some other insect. systematic astronomical observations. opaque adj. Impervious to light.
nocturnal adj. Of or pertaining to the night. obsolescence n. The condition or process of operate v. To put in action and supervise the
noiseless adj. Silent. gradually falling into disuse. working of.
noisome adj. Very offensive, particularly to obsolescent adj. Passing out of use, as a word. operative adj. Active.
the sense of smell. obsolete adj. No longer practiced or accepted. operator n. One who works with or controls
noisy adj. Clamorous. obstetrician n. A practitioner of midwifery. some machine or scientific apparatus.
nomad adj. Having no fixed abode. obstetrics n. The branch of medical science operetta n. A humorous play in dialogue and
nomic adj. Usual or customary. concerned with the treatment and care of women music, of more than one act.
nominal adj. Trivial. during pregnancy. opinion n. A conclusion or judgment held with
nominate v. To designate as a candidate for obstinacy n. Stubborn adherence to opinion, confidence, but falling short of positive
any office. arising from conceit or the desire to have one's knowledge.
nomination n. The act or ceremony of own way. opponent n. One who supports the opposite
naming a man or woman for office. obstreperous adj. Boisterous. side in a debate, discussion, struggle, or sport.
nominee n. One who receives a nomination. obstruct v. To fill with impediments so as to opportune adj. Especially fit as occurring,
non-existent n. That which does not exist. prevent passage, either wholly or in part. said, or done at the right moment.
non-resident adj. Not residing within a given obstruction n. Hindrance. opportunist n. One who takes advantage of
jurisdiction. obtrude v. To be pushed or to push oneself into circumstances to gain his ends.
nonchalance n. A state of mind indicating undue prominence. opportunity n. Favorable or advantageous
lack of interest. obtrusive adj. Tending to be pushed or to push chance or opening.
non-combatant n. One attached to the army oneself into undue prominence. opposite adj. Radically different or contrary in
or navy, but having duties other than that of obvert v. To turn the front or principal side of (a action or movement.
fighting. thing) toward any person or object. opprobrium n. The state of being scornfully
nondescript adj. Indescribable. obviate v. To clear away or provide for, as an reproached or accused of evil.
nonentity n. A person or thing of little or no objection or difficulty. optic n. Pertaining to the eye or vision.
account. occasion n. An important event or celebration. optician n. One who makes or deals in optical
nonpareil n. One who or that which is of Occident n. The countries lying west of Asia and instruments or eye-glasses.
unequaled excellence. the Turkish dominions. optics n. The science that treats of light and
norm n. A model. occlude v. To absorb, as a gas by a metal. vision, and all that is connected with sight.
normalcy n. The state of being normal. occult adj. Existing but not immediately optimism n. The view that everything in nature
Norman adj. Of or peculiar to Normandy, in perceptible. and the history of mankind is ordered for the
northern France. occupant n. A tenant in possession of property, as best.
nostrum n. Any scheme or recipe of a distinguished from the actual owner. option n. The right, power, or liberty of
charlatan character. occurrence n. A happening. choosing.
noticeable adj. Perceptible. octagon n. A figure with eight sides and eight optometry n. Measurement of the powers of
notorious adj. Unfavorably known to the angles. vision.
general public. octave n. A note at this interval above or below opulence n. Affluence.
novellette n. A short novel. any other, considered in relation to that other. opulent adj. Wealthy.
novice n. A beginner in any business or octavo n. A book, or collection of paper in which oral adj. Uttered through the mouth.
occupation. the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves. orate v. To deliver an elaborate or formal
nowadays adv. In the present time or age. octogenarian adj. A person of between eighty public speech.
nowhere adv. In no place or state. and ninety years. oration n. An elaborate or formal public
noxious adj. Hurtful. ocular adj. Of or pertaining to the eye. speech.
nuance n. A slight degree of difference in oculist n. One versed or skilled in treating orator n. One who delivers an elaborate or
anything perceptible to the sense of the mind. diseases of the eye. formal speech.
nucleus n. A central point or part about oddity n. An eccentricity. oratorio n. A composition for solo voices,
which matter is aggregated. ode n. The form of lyric poetry anciently chorus, and orchestra, generally taken from the
nude adj. Naked. intended to be sung. Scriptures.
nugatory adj. Having no power or force. odious adj. Hateful. oratory n. The art of public speaking.
nuisance n. That which annoys, vexes, or odium n. A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of ordeal n. Anything that severely tests courage,
irritates. dislike and disgust. strength, patience, conscience, etc.
numeration n. The act or art of reading or odoriferous adj. Having or diffusing an odor or ordinal n.
naming numbers. scent, especially an agreeable one. ordination n. A consecration to the ministry.
numerical adj. Of or pertaining to number. odorous adj. Having an odor, especially a ordnance n. A general name for all kinds of
nunnery n. A convent for nuns. fragrant one. weapons and their appliances used in war.
nuptial adj. Of or pertaining to marriage, off adj. Farther or more distant. orgies n. Wild or wanton revelry.
especially to the marriage ceremony. offhand adv. Without preparation. origin n. The beginning of that which becomes
nurture n. The process of fostering or officiate v. To act as an officer or leader. or is made to be.
promoting growth. officious adj. Intermeddling with what is not original adj. Not copied nor produced by
nutriment n. That which nourishes. one's concern. imitation.
nutritive adj. Having nutritious properties. offshoot n. Something that branches off from the originate v. To cause or constitute the
oaken adj. Made of or from oak. parent stock. beginning or first stage of the existence of.
oakum n. Hemp-fiber obtained by untwisting ogre n. A demon or monster that was supposed to ornate adj. Ornamented to a marked degree.
and picking out loosely the yarns of old hemp devour human beings. orthodox adj. Holding the commonly accepted
rope. ointment n. A fatty preparation with a butter-like faith.
obdurate adj. Impassive to feelings of consistency in which a medicinal substance orthodoxy n. Acceptance of the common faith.
humanity or pity. exists. orthogonal adj. Having or determined by right
obelisk n. A square shaft with pyramidal top, olfactory adj. of or pertaining to the sense of angles.
usually monumental or commemorative. smell. orthopedic adj. Relating to the correcting or
obese adj. Exceedingly fat. olive-branch n. A branch of the olive-tree, as an preventing of deformity
obesity n. Excessive fatness. emblem of peace. orthopedist n. One who practices the
obituary adj. A published notice of a death. ominous adj. Portentous. correcting or preventing of deformity
objective adj. Grasping and representing omission n. Exclusion. oscillate v. To swing back and forth.
facts as they are. omnipotence n. Unlimited and universal power. osculate v. To kiss.
objector n. One who objects, as to a Omnipotent adj. Possessed of unlimited and ossify v. to convert into bone.
proposition, measure, or ruling. universal power. ostentation n. A display dictated by vanity and
obligate v. To hold to the fulfillment of duty. omniscience n. Unlimited or infinite knowledge. intended to invite applause or flattery.
obligatory adj. Binding in law or conscience.
ostracism n. Exclusion from intercourse or panacea n. A remedy or medicine proposed for patrimony n. An inheritance from an ancestor,
favor, as in society or politics. or professing to cure all diseases. especially from one's father.
ostracize v. To exclude from public or private Pan-American adj. Including or pertaining to the patriotism n. Love and devotion to one's
favor. whole of America, both North and South. country.
ought v. To be under moral obligation to be pandemic adj. Affecting a whole people or all patronize v. To exercise an arrogant
or do. classes, as a disease. condescension toward.
oust v. To eject. pandemonium n. A fiendish or riotous uproar. patronymic adj. Formed after one's father's
out-and-out adv. Genuinely. panegyric n. A formal and elaborate eulogy, name.
outbreak n. written or spoken, of a person or of an act. patter v. To mumble something over and over.
outburst n. A violent issue, especially of panel n. A rectangular piece set in or as in a paucity n. Fewness.
passion in an individual. frame. pauper n. One without means of support.
outcast n. One rejected and despised, panic n. A sudden, unreasonable, overpowering pauperism n. Dependence on charity.
especially socially. fear. pavilion n. An open structure for temporary
outcry n. A vehement or loud cry or clamor. panoply n. A full set of armor. shelter.
outdo v. To surpass. panorama n. A series of large pictures payee n. A person to whom money has been or
outlandish adj. Of barbarous, uncouth, and representing a continuous scene. is to be paid.
unfamiliar aspect or action. pantheism n. The worship of nature for itself or peaceable adj. Tranquil.
outlast v. To last longer than. its beauty. peaceful adj. Tranquil.
outlaw n. A habitual lawbreaker. Pantheon n. A circular temple at Rome with a peccable adj. Capable of sinning.
outlive v. To continue to exist after. fine Corinthian portico and a great domed roof. peccadillo n. A small breach of propriety or
out-of-the-way adj. Remotely situated. pantomime n. Sign-language. principle.
outpost n. A detachment of troops stationed pantoscope n. A very wide-angled photographic peccant adj. Guilty.
at a distance from the main body to guard lens. pectoral adj. Pertaining to the breast or thorax.
against surprise. papacy n. The official head of the Roman pecuniary adj. Consisting of money.
outrage n. A gross infringement of morality Catholic Church. pedagogics n. The science and art of teaching.
or decency. papyrus n. The writing-paper of the ancient pedagogue n. A schoolmaster.
outrageous adj. Shocking in conduct. Egyptians, and later of the Romans. pedagogy n. The science and art of teaching
outreach v. To reach or go beyond. parable n. A brief narrative founded on real pedal n. A lever for the foot usually applied
outride v. To ride faster than. scenes or events usually with a moral. only to musical instruments, cycles, and other
outrigger n. A part built or arranged to paradox n. A statement or doctrine seemingly in machines.
project beyond a natural outline for support. contradiction to the received belief. pedant n. A scholar who makes needless and
outright adv. Entirely. paragon n. A model of excellence. inopportune display of his learning.
outskirt n. A border region. parallel v. To cause to correspond or lie in the peddle v. To go about with a small stock of
outstretch v. To extend. same direction and equidistant in all parts. goods to sell.
outstrip v. To go beyond. parallelism n. Essential likeness. pedestal n. A base or support as for a column,
outweigh v. To surpass in importance or paralysis n. Loss of the power of contractility in statue, or vase. pedestrian n. One who
excellence. the voluntary or involuntary muscles. journeys on foot.
overdo v. To overtax the strength of. paralyze v. To deprive of the power to act. pediatrics n. The department of medical
overdose n. An excessive dose, usually so paramount adj. Supreme in authority. science that relates to the treatment of diseases
large a dose of a medicine that its effect is paramour n. One who is unlawfully and of
toxic. immorally a lover or a mistress. childhood.
overeat v. To eat to excess. paraphernalia n. Miscellaneous articles of pedigree n. One's line of ancestors.
overhang n. A portion of a structure which equipment or adornment. peddler n. One who travels from house to
projects or hangs over. paraphrase v. Translate freely. house with an assortment of goods for retail.
overleap v. To leap beyond. pare v. To cut, shave, or remove (the outside) peerage n. The nobility.
overlord n. One who holds supremacy over from anything. peerless adj. Of unequaled excellence or worth.
another. parentage n. The relation of parent to child, of peevish adj. Petulant. (irritable)
overpass v. To pass across or over, as a river. the producer to the produced, or of cause to pellucid adj. Translucent.
overpay v. To pay or reward in excess. effect. penalty n. The consequences that follow the
overpower v. To gain supremacy or victory Pariah n. A member of a degraded class; a social transgression of natural or divine law.
over by superior power. outcast. penance n. Punishment to which one
overproduction n. Excessive production. parish n. The ecclesiastical district in charge of a voluntarily submits or subjects himself as an
overreach v. To stretch out too far. pastor. expression of penitence.
overrun v. To infest or ravage. Parisian adj. Of or pertaining to the city of Paris. penchant n. A bias in favor of something.
oversee v. To superintend. parity n. Equality, as of condition or rank. pendant n. Anything that hangs from
overseer n. A supervisor. parlance n. Mode of speech. something else, either for ornament or for use.
overshadow v. To cast into the shade or parley v. To converse in. pendulous adj. Hanging, especially so as to
render insignificant by comparison. parliament n. A legislative body. swing by an attached end or part.
overstride v. To step beyond. parlor n. A room for reception of callers or pendulum n. A weight hung on a rod, serving
overthrow v. To vanquish an established entertainment of guests. by its oscillation to regulate the rate of a clock.
ruler or government. parody v. To render ludicrous by imitating the penetrable adj. That may be pierced by
overtone n. A harmonic. language of. physical, moral, or intellectual force.
overture n. An instrumental prelude to an paronymous adj. Derived from the same root or penetrate v. To enter or force a way into the
opera, oratorio, or ballet. primitive word. interior parts of.
overweight n. Preponderance. paroxysm n. A sudden outburst of any kind of penetration n. Discernment.
pacify v. To bring into a peaceful state. activity. peninsular adj. Pertaining to a piece of land
packet n. A bundle, as of letters. parricide n. The murder of a parent. almost surrounded by water.
pact n. A covenant. parse v. To describe, as a sentence, by separating penitence n. Sorrow for sin with desire to
pagan n. A worshiper of false gods. it into its elements and describing each word. amend and to atone.
pageant n. A dramatic representation, parsimonious adj. Unduly sparing in the use or penitential adj. Pertaining to sorrow for sin
especially a spectacular one. expenditure of money. with desire to amend and to atone.
palate n. The roof of the mouth. partible adj. Separable. pennant n. A small flag.
palatial adj. Magnificent. participant n. One having a share or part. pension n. A periodical allowance to an
paleontology n. The branch of biology that participate v. To receive or have a part or share individual on account of past service done by
treats of ancient life and fossil organisms. of. him/her.
palette n. A thin tablet, with a hole for the partition n. That which separates anything into pentagram n. A figure having five points or
thumb, upon which artists lay their colors for distinct parts. lobes.
painting. partisan adj. Characterized by or exhibiting pentavalent adj. Quinqeuvalent.
palinode n. A retraction. undue or unreasoning devotion to a party. pentad n. The number five.
pall v. To make dull by satiety. passible adj. Capable of feeling of suffering. pentagon n. A figure, especially, with five
palliate v. To cause to appear less guilty. passive adj. Unresponsive. angles and five sides.
pallid adj. Of a pale or wan appearance. pastoral adj. Having the spirit or sentiment of pentahedron n. A solid bounded by five plane
palpable n. perceptible by feeling or touch. rural life. faces.
palsy n. Paralysis. paternal adj. Fatherly. pentameter n. In prosody, a line of verse
paly adj. Lacking color or brilliancy. paternity n. Fatherhood. containing five units or feet.
pamphlet n. A brief treatise or essay, usually pathos n. The quality in any form of pentathlon n. The contest of five associated
on a subject of current interest. representation that rouses emotion or sympathy. exercises in the great games and the same
pamphleteer v. To compose or issue patriarch n. The chief of a tribe or race who contestants.
pamphlets, especially controversial ones. rules by paternal right. penultimate adj. A syllable or member of a
patrician adj. Of senatorial or noble rank. series that is last but one.
penurious adj. Excessively sparing in the use perturb v. To disturb greatly. pillory n. A wooden framework in which an
of money. perturbation n. Mental excitement or confusion. offender is fastened to boards and is exposed to
penury n. Indigence. perusal n. The act of reading carefully or public scorn.
perambulate v. To walk about. thoughtfully. pincers n. An instrument having two lever-
perceive v. To have knowledge of, or receive pervade v. To pass or spread through every part. handles and two jaws working on a pivot.
impressions concerning, through the medium pervasion n. The state of spreading through pinchers n. An instrument having two jaws
of the body senses. every part. working on a pivot.
perceptible adj. Cognizable. pervasive adj. Thoroughly penetrating or pinnacle n. A high or topmost point, as a
perception n. Knowledge through the senses permeating. mountain-peak.
of the existence and properties of matter or perverse adj. Unreasonable. pioneer n. One among the first to explore a
the external world. perversion n. Diversion from the true meaning or country.
percipience n. The act of perceiving. proper purpose. pious adj. Religious.
percipient n. One who or that which perversity n. Wickedness. pique v. To excite a slight degree of anger in.
perceives. pervert n. One who has forsaken a doctrine piteous adj. Compassionate.
percolate v. To filter. regarded as true for one esteemed false. pitiable adj. Contemptible.
percolator n. A filter. pervious adj. Admitting the entrance or passage pitiful adj. Wretched.
percussion n. The sharp striking of one body of another substance. pitiless adj. Hard-hearted.
against another. pestilence n. A raging epidemic. pittance n. Any small portion or meager
peremptory adj. Precluding question or pestilent adj. Having a malign influence or allowance.
appeal. effect. placate v. To bring from a state of angry or
perennial adj. Continuing though the year or pestilential adj. having the nature of or breeding hostile feeling to one of patience or
through many years. pestilence. friendliness.
perfectible adj. Capable of being made peter v. To fail or lose power, efficiency, or placid adj. Serene.
perfect. value. plagiarism n. The stealing of passages from
perfidy n. Treachery. petrify v. To convert into a substance of stony the writings of another and publishing them as
perforate v. To make a hole or holes through. hardness and character. one's own.
perform v. To accomplish. petulance n. The character or condition of being planisphere n. A polar projection of the
perfumery n. The preparation of perfumes. impatient, capricious or petulant. heavens on a chart.
perfunctory adj. Half-hearted. petulant adj. Displaying impatience. plasticity n. The property of some substances
perhaps adv. Possibly. pharmacopoeia n. A book containing the through which the form of the mass can readily
perigee n. The point in the orbit of the moon formulas and methods of preparation of be changed.
when it is nearest the earth. medicines for the use of druggists. platitude n. A written or spoken statement that
periodicity n. The habit or characteristic of pharmacy n. The art or business of compounding is flat, dull, or commonplace.
recurrence at regular intervals. and dispensing medicines. plaudit n. An expression of applause.
peripatetic adj. Walking about. phenomenal adj. Extraordinary or marvelous. plausible adj. Seeming likely to be true, though
perjure v. To swear falsely to. phenomenon n. Any unusual occurrence. open to doubt.
perjury n. A solemn assertion of a falsity. philander v. To play at courtship with a woman. playful adj. Frolicsome.
permanence n. A continuance in the same philanthropic adj. Benevolent. playwright n. A maker of plays for the stage.
state, or without any change that destroys the philanthropist n. One who endeavors to help his plea n. An argument to obtain some desired
essential form or nature. fellow men. action.
permanent adj. Durable. philanthropy n. Active humanitarianism. pleasant adj. Agreeable.
permeate v. To pervade. philately n. The study and collection of stamps. pleasurable adj. Affording gratification.
permissible adj. That may be allowed. philharmonic adj. Fond of music. plebeian adj. Common.
permutation n. Reciprocal change, different philogynist n. One who is fond of women. pledgee n. The person to whom anything is
ordering of same items. philologist n. An expert in linguistics. pledged.
pernicious adj. Tending to kill or hurt. philology n. The study of language in connection pledgeor n. One who gives a pledge.
perpendicular adj. Straight up and down. with history and literature. plenary adj. Entire.
perpetrator n. The doer of a wrong or a philosophize v. To seek ultimate causes and plenipotentiary n. A person fully empowered
criminal act. principles. to transact any business.
perpetuate v. To preserve from extinction or philosophy n. The general principles, laws, or plenitude n. Abundance.
oblivion. causes that furnish the rational explanation of plenteous adj. Abundant.
perquisite n. Any profit from service beyond anything. plumb n. A weight suspended by a line to test
the amount fixed as salary or wages. phlegmatic adj. Not easily roused to feeling or the verticality of something.
persecution n. Harsh or malignant action. plummet n. A piece of lead for making
oppression. phonetic adj. Representing articulate sounds or soundings, adjusting walls to the vertical.
perseverance n. A persistence in purpose and speech. pluperfect adj. Expressing past time or action
effort. phonic adj. Pertaining to the nature of sound. prior to some other past time or action.
persevere v. To continue striving in spite of phonogram n. A graphic character symbolizing plural adj. Containing or consisting of more
discouragements. an articulate sound. than one.
persiflage n. Banter. phonology n. The science of human vocal plurality n. A majority.
persist v. To continue steadfast against sounds. plutocracy n. A wealthy class in a political
opposition. phosphorescence n. The property of emitting community who control the government by
persistence n. A fixed adherence to a resolve, light. means of their money.
course of conduct, or the like. photoelectric adj. Pertaining to the combined pneumatic adj. Pertaining to or consisting of
personage n. A man or woman as an action of light and electricity. air or gas.
individual, especially one of rank or high photometer n. Any instrument for measuring the poesy n. Poetry.
station. intensity of light or comparing the intensity of poetaster n. An inferior poet.
personal adj. Not general or public. two lights. poetic adj. Pertaining to poetry.
personality n. The attributes, taken photometry n. The art of measuring the intensity poetics n. The rules and principles of poetry.
collectively, that make up the character and of light. poignancy n. Severity or acuteness, especially
nature of an individual. physicist n. A specialist in the science that treats of pain or grief.
personnel n. The force of persons of the phenomena associated with matter and poignant adj. Severely painful or acute to the
collectively employed in some service. energy. spirit.
perspective n. The relative importance of physics n. The science that treats of the poise n. Equilibrium.
facts or matters from any special point of phenomena associated with matter and energy. polar adj. Pertaining to the poles of a sphere,
view. physiocracy n. The doctrine that land and its especially of the earth.
perspicacious adj. Astute. products are the only true wealth. polemics n. The art of controversy or
perspicacity n. Acuteness or discernment. physiognomy n. The external appearance merely. disputation.
perspicuous adj. Lucid. physiography n. Description of nature. pollen n. The fine dust-like grains or powder
perspiration n. Sweat. physiology n. The science of organic functions. formed within the anther of a flowering plant.
perspire v. To excrete through the pores of physique n. The physical structure or pollute v. To contaminate.
the skin. organization of a person. polyarchy n. Government by several or many
persuade v. To win the mind of by argument, picayune adj. Of small value. persons of what- ever class.
eloquence, evidence, or reflection. piccolo n. A small flute. polycracy n. The rule of many.
persuadable adj. capable of influencing to piece n. A loose or separated part, as polygamy n. the fact or condition of having
action by entreaty, statement, or anything that distinguished from the whole or the mass. more than one wife or husband at once.
moves the feelings. piecemeal adv. Gradually. polyglot adj. Speaking several tongues.
pertinacious adj. Persistent or unyielding. pillage n. Open robbery, as in war. polygon n. A figure having many angles.
pertinacity n. Unyielding adherence. polyhedron n. A solid bounded by plane faces,
pertinent adj. Relevant. especially by more than four.
polysyllable adj. Having several syllables, predicate v. To state as belonging to something. prickle v. To puncture slightly with fine, sharp
especially more than three syllables. predict v. To foretell. points.
polytechnic adj. Pertaining to, embracing, or prediction n. A prophecy. priggish adj. Conceited.
practicing many arts. predominance n. Ascendancy or preponderance. prim adj. Stiffly proper.
polytheism n. The doctrine or belief that predominant adj. Superior in power, influence, prima adj. First.
there are more gods than one. effectiveness, number, or degree. primer n. An elementary reading-book for
pommel v. To beat with something thick or predominate v. To be chief in importance, children.
bulky. quantity, or degree. primeval adj. Belonging to the first ages.
pomposity n. The quality of being marked by preeminence n. Special eminence. primitive adj. Pertaining to the beginning or
an assumed stateliness and impressiveness of preempt v. To secure the right of preference in early times.
manner. the purchase of public land. principal adj. Most important.
pompous adj. Marked by an assumed preemption n. The right or act of purchasing principality n. The territory of a reigning
stateliness and impressiveness of manner. before others. prince.
ponder v. To meditate or reflect upon. preengage v. To preoccupy. principle n. A general truth or proposition.
ponderous adj. Unusually weighty or preestablish v. To settle or arrange beforehand. priory n. A monastic house.
forcible. preexist v. To exist at a period or in a state earlier pristine adj. Primitive.
pontiff n. The Pope. than something else. privateer n. A vessel owned and officered by
populace n. The common people. preexistence n. Existence antecedent to private persons, but carrying on maritime war.
populous adj. Containing many inhabitants, something. privilege n. A right or immunity not enjoyed by
especially in proportion to the territory. preface n. A brief explanation or address to the all, or that may be enjoyed only under special
portend v. To indicate as being about to reader, at the beginning of a book. conditions.
happen, especially by previous signs. prefatory adj. Pertaining to a brief explanation to privity n. Knowledge shared with another or
portent n. Anything that indicates what is to the reader at the beginning of a book. others regarding a private matter.
happen. prefer v. To hold in higher estimation. privy adj. Participating with another or others
portfolio n. A portable case for holding preferable adj. More desirable than others. in the knowledge of a secret transaction.
writing-materials, drawings, etc. preference n. An object of favor or choice. probate adj. Relating to making proof, as of a
posit v. To present in an orderly manner. preferential adj. Possessing, giving, or will.
position n. The manner in which a thing is constituting preference or priority. probation n. Any proceeding designed to
placed. preferment n. Preference. ascertain or test character, qualification, or the
positive adj. Free from doubt or hesitation. prefix v. To attach at the beginning. like.
posse n. A force of men. prehensible adj. Capable of being grasped. probe v. To search through and through.
possess v. To own. prehensile adj. Adapted for grasping or holding. probity n. Virtue or integrity tested and
possession n. The having, holding, or prehension n. The act of laying hold of or confirmed.
detention of property in one's power or grasping. procedure n. A manner or method of acting.
command. prejudice n. A judgment or opinion formed proceed v. To renew motion or action, as after
possessive adj. Pertaining to the having, without due examination of the facts. rest or interruption.
holding, or detention of property in one's prelacy n. A system of church government. proclamation n. Any announcement made in a
power or command. prelate n. One of a higher order of clergy having public manner.
possessor n. One who owns, enjoys, or direct authority over other clergy. procrastinate v. To put off till tomorrow or till
controls anything, as property. prelude n. An introductory or opening a future time.
possible adj. Being not beyond the reach of performance. procrastination n. Delay.
power natural, moral, or supernatural. premature adj. Coming too soon. proctor n. An agent acting for another.
postdate v. To make the date of any writing premier adj. First in rank or position. prodigal n. One wasteful or extravagant,
later than the real date. premise n. A judgment as a conclusion. especially in the use of money or property.
posterior n. The hinder part. premonition n. Foreboding. prodigious adj. Immense.
postgraduate adj. Pertaining to studies that preoccupation n. The state of having the mind, prodigy n. A person or thing of very
are pursued after receiving a degree. attention, or inclination preoccupied. remarkable gifts or qualities.
postscript n. Something added to a letter preoccupy v. To fill the mind of a person to the productive adj. Yielding in abundance.
after the writer's signature. exclusion of other subjects.
potency n. Power. preordain v. To foreordain. profession n. Any calling or occupation
potent adj. Physically powerful. preparation n. An act or proceeding designed to involving special mental or other special
potentate n. One possessed of great power or bring about some event. disciplines.
sway. preparatory adj. Having to do with what is professor n. A public teacher of the highest
potential n. Anything that may be possible. preliminary. grade in a university or college.
preponderant adj. Prevalent. proffer v. To offer to another for acceptance.
potion n. A dose of liquid medicine. preponderate v. To exceed in influence or proficiency n. An advanced state of
powerless adj. Impotent. power. acquirement, as in some knowledge, art, or
practicable adj. Feasible. prepossession n. A preconceived liking. science.
prate v. To talk about vainly or foolishly. preposterous adj. Utterly ridiculous or absurd. proficient adj. Possessing ample and ready
prattle v. To utter in simple or childish talk. prerogative adj. Having superior rank or knowledge or of skill in any art, science, or
preamble n. A statement introductory to and precedence. industry.
explanatory of what follows. presage v. To foretell. profile n. An outline or contour.
precarious adj. Perilous. prescience n. Knowledge of events before they profiteer n. One who profits.
precaution n. A provision made in advance take place. profligacy n. Shameless viciousness.
for some possible emergency or danger. prescient adj. Foreknowing. profligate adj. Abandoned to vice.
precede v. To happen first. prescript adj. Prescribed as a rule or model. profuse adj. Produced or displayed in
precedence n. Priority in place, time, or rank. prescriptible adj. Derived from authoritative overabundance.
precedent n. An instance that may serve as a direction. progeny n. Offspring.
guide or basis for a rule. prescription n. An authoritative direction. progression n. A moving forward or
precedential adj. Of the nature of an instance presentient adj. Perceiving or feeling proceeding in course.
that may serve as a guide or basis for a rule. beforehand. prohibition n. A decree or an order forbidding
precession n. The act of going forward. presentiment n. Foreboding. something.
precipice n. A high and very steep or presentment n. Semblance. prohibitionist n. One who favors the
approximately vertical cliff. Preservation n. Conservation. prohibition by law of the manufacture and sale
precipitant adj. Moving onward quickly and presumption n. That which may be logically of alcoholic beverages.
heedlessly. assumed to be true until disproved. prohibitory adj. Involving or equivalent to
precipitate v. To force forward prematurely. presumptuous adj. Assuming too much. prohibition, especially of the sale of alcoholic
precise adj. Exact. pretension n. A bold or presumptuous assertion. beverages.
precision n. Accuracy of limitation, pretentious adj. Marked by pretense, conceit, or projection n. A prominence.
definition, or adjustment. display. proletarian n. A person of the lowest or
preclude v. To prevent. preternatural adj. Extraordinary. poorest class.
precocious adj. Having the mental faculties pretext n. A fictitious reason or motive. prolific adj. Producing offspring or fruit.
prematurely developed. prevalence n. Frequency. prolix adj. Verbose.
precursor n. A forerunner or herald. prevalent adj. Of wide extent or frequent prologue n. A prefatory statement or
predatory adj. Prone to pillaging. occurrence. explanation to a poem, discourse, or
predecessor n. An incumbent of a given prevaricate v. To use ambiguous or evasive performance.
office previous to another. language for the purpose of deceiving or prolong v. To extend in time or duration.
predicament n. A difficult, trying situation or diverting attention. promenade v. To walk for amusement or
plight. prevention n. Thwarting. exercise.
prominence n. The quality of being provocation n. An action or mode of conduct that quiescent adj. Being in a state of repose or
noticeable or distinguished. excites resentment. inaction.
prominent adj. Conspicuous in position, prowess n. Strength, skill, and intrepidity in quiet adj. Making no noise.
character, or importance. battle. quietus n. A silencing, suppressing, or ending.
promiscuous adj. Brought together without proximately adv. Immediately. quintessence n. The most essential part of
order, distinction, or design (for sex). proxy n. A person who is empowered by another anything.
promissory adj. Expressing an engagement to represent him or her in a given matter. quintet n. Musical composition arranged for
to pay. prudence n. Caution. five voices or instruments.
promontory n. A high point of land prudential adj. Proceeding or marked by caution. quite adv. Fully.
extending outward from the coastline into the prudery n. An undue display of modesty or Quixotic adj. Chivalrous or romantic to a
sea. delicacy. ridiculous or extravagant degree.
promoter n. A furtherer, forwarder, or prurient adj. Inclined to lascivious thoughts and rabid adj. Affected with rabies or hydrophobia.
encourager. desires. racy adj. Exciting or exhilarating to the mind.
promulgate v. To proclaim. pseudapostle n. A pretended or false apostle. radiance n. Brilliant or sparkling luster.
propaganda n. Any institution or systematic pseudonym n. A fictitious name, especially when radiate v. To extend in all directions, as from a
scheme for propagating a doctrine or system. assumed by a writer. source or focus.
propagate v. To spread abroad or from pseudonymity n. The state or character of using radical n. One who holds extreme views or
person to person. a fictitious name. advocates extreme measures.
propel v. To drive or urge forward. psychiatry n. The branch of medicine that relates radix n. That from or on which something is
propellant adj. Propelling. to mental disease. developed.
propeller n. One who or that which propels. psychic adj. Pertaining to the mind or soul. raillery n. Good-humored satire.
prophecy n. Any prediction or foretelling. psychopathic adj. Morally irresponsible. ramify v. To divide or subdivide into branches
prophesy v. To predict or foretell, especially psychotherapy n. The treatment of mental or subdivisions.
under divine inspiration and guidance. disease. ramose adj. Branch-like.
propitious adj. Kindly disposed. pudgy adj. Small and fat. rampant adj. Growing, climbing, or running
proportionate adj. Being in proportion. puerile adj. Childish. without check or restraint.
propriety n. Accordance with recognized pugnacious adj. Quarrelsome. rampart n. A bulwark or construction to
usage, custom, or principles. puissant adj. Possessing strength. oppose assault or hostile entry.
propulsion n. A driving onward or forward. pulmonary adj. Pertaining to the lungs. rancor n. Malice.
prosaic adj. Unimaginative. punctilious adj. Strictly observant of the rules or rankle v. To produce irritation or festering.
proscenium n. That part of the stage between forms prescribed by law or custom. rapacious adj. Disposed to seize by violence or
the curtain and the orchestra. punctual adj. Observant and exact in points of by unlawful or greedy methods.
proscribe v. To reject, as a teaching or a time. rapid adj. Having great speed.
practice, with condemnation or denunciation. pungent adj. Affecting the sense of smell. rapine n. The act of seizing and carrying off
proscription n. Any act of condemnation and pungency n. The quality of affecting the sense of property by superior force, as in war.
rejection from favor and privilege. smell. rapt adj. Enraptured.
proselyte n. One who has been won over punitive adj. Pertaining to punishment. raptorial adj. Seizing and devouring living
from one religious belief to another. pupilage n. The state or period of being a prey.
prosody n. The science of poetical forms. student. ration v. To provide with a fixed allowance or
prospector n. One who makes exploration, purgatory n. An intermediate state where souls portion, especially of food.
search, or examination, especially for are made fit for paradise or heaven by expiatory rationalism n. The formation of opinions by
minerals. suffering. relying upon reason alone, independently of
prospectus n. A paper or pamphlet purl v. To cause to whirl, as in an eddy. authority.
containing information of a proposed purloin v. To steal. raucous adj. Harsh.
undertaking. purport n. Intent. ravage v. To lay waste by pillage, rapine,
prostrate adj. Lying prone, or with the head purveyor n. one who supplies devouring, or other destructive methods.
to the ground. pusillanimous adj. Without spirit or bravery. ravenous adj. Furiously voracious or hungry.
protagonist n. A leader in any enterprise or putrescent adj. Undergoing decomposition of ravine n. A deep gorge or hollow, especially
contest. animal or vegetable matter accompanied by fetid one worn by a stream or flow of water.
protection n. Preservation from harm, odors. reaction n. Tendency towards a former, or
danger, annoyance, or any other evil. pyre n. A heap of combustibles arranged for opposite state of things, as after reform,
protective adj. Sheltering. burning a dead body. revolution, or inflation.
protector n. A defender. pyromania n. An insane propensity to set things reactionary adj. Pertaining to, of the nature of,
protégé n. One specially cared for and on fire. causing, or favoring reaction.
favored by another usually older person. pyrotechnic adj. Pertaining to fireworks or their readily adv. Without objection or reluctance.
Protestant n. A Christian who denies the manufacture. readjust v. To put in order after
authority of the Pope and holds the right of pyx n. A vessel or casket, usually of precious disarrangement.
special judgment. metal, in which the host is preserved. ready adj. In a state of preparedness for any
protomartyr n. The earliest victim in any quackery n. Charlatanry given purpose or occasion.
cause. quadrate v. To divide into quarters. realism n. The principle and practice of
quadruple v. To multiply by four. depicting persons and scenes as they are
protocol n. A declaration or memorandum of qualification n. A requisite for an employment, believed really to exist.
agreement less solemn and formal than a position, right, or privilege. earrange v. To arrange again or in a different
treaty. qualify v. To endow or furnish with requisite order.
protoplasm n. The substance that forms the ability, character, knowledge, skill, or reassure v. To give new confidence.
principal portion of an animal or vegetable possessions. rebellious adj. Insubordinate.
cell. qualm n. A fit of nausea. rebuff n. A peremptory or unexpected rejection
prototype n. A work, original in character, of advances or approaches.
afterward imitated in form or spirit. quandary n. A puzzling predicament. rebuild v. To build again or anew.
protract v. To prolong. quantity n. Magnitude. rebut v. To oppose by argument or a sufficient
protrude v. To push out or thrust forth. quarantine n. The enforced isolation of any answer.
protrusion n. The act of protruding. person or place infected with contagious disease.
protuberance n. Something that swells out quarrelsome adj. Irascible. recant v. To withdraw formally one's belief (in
from a surrounding surface. quarter n. One of four equal parts into which something previously believed or maintained).
protuberant adj. Bulging. anything is or may be divided. recapitulate v. To repeat again the principal
protuberate v. To swell or bulge beyond the quarterly adj. Occurring or made at intervals of points of.
surrounding surface. three months. recapture v. To capture again.
proverb n. A brief, pithy saying, condensing quartet n. A composition for four voices or four recede v. To move back or away.
in witty or striking form the wisdom of instruments. receivable adj. Capable of being or fit to be
experience. quarto n. An eight-page newspaper of any size. received - often money.
provident adj. Anticipating and making quay n. A wharf or artificial landing-place on the receptive adj. Having the capacity, quality, or
ready for future wants or emergencies. shore of a harbor or projecting into it. ability of receiving, as truths or impressions.
providential adj. Effected by divine querulous adj. Habitually complaining. recessive adj. Having a tendency to go back.
guidance. query v. To make inquiry. recidivist n. A confirmed criminal.
provincial adj. Uncultured in thought and queue n. A file of persons waiting in order of reciprocal adj. Mutually interchangeable or
manner. their arrival, as for admittance. convertible.
proviso n. A clause in a contract, will, etc., quibble n. An utterly trivial distinction or reciprocate v. To give and take mutually.
by which its operation is rendered objection. reciprocity n. Equal mutual rights and benefits
conditional. quiescence n. Quiet. granted and enjoyed.
recitation n. The act of reciting or repeating, regent n. One who is lawfully deputized to replete adj. Full to the uttermost.
especially in public and from memory. administer the government for the time being in replica n. A duplicate executed by the artist
reck v. To have a care or thought for. the name of the ruler. himself, and regarded, equally with the first, as
reckless adj. Foolishly headless of danger. regicide n. The killing of a king or sovereign. an original.
reclaim v. To demand or to obtain the return regime n. Particular conduct or administration of repository n. A place in which goods are
or restoration of. affairs. stored.
recline v. To cause to assume a leaning or regimen n. A systematized order or course of reprehend v. To find fault with.
recumbent attitude or position. living with reference to food, clothing and Reprehensible adj. Censurable.
recluse n. One who lives in retirement or personal habits. reprehension n. Expression of blame.
seclusion. regiment n. A body of soldiers. repress v. To keep under restraint or control.
reclusory n. A hermitage. regnant adj. Exercising royal authority in one's repressible adj. Able to be kept under restraint
recognizance n. An acknowledgment entered own right. or control.
into before a court with condition to do some regress v. To return to a former place or reprieve v. To grant a respite from punishment
particular act. condition. to.
recognize v. To recall the identity of (a regretful adj. Feeling, expressive of, or full of reprimand v. To chide or rebuke for a fault.
person or thing). regret. reprisal n. Any infliction or act by way of
recoil v. To start back as in dismay, loathing, rehabilitate v. To restore to a former status, retaliation on an enemy.
or dread. capacity, right rank, or privilege. reprobate n. One abandoned to depravity and
recollect v. To recall the knowledge of. reign v. To hold and exercise sovereign power. sin.
reconcilable adj. Capable of being adjusted reimburse v. To pay back as an equivalent of reproduce v. To make a copy of.
or harmonized. what has been expended. reproduction n. The process by which an
reconnoiter v. To make a preliminary rein n. A step attached to the bit for controlling a animal or plant gives rise to another of its kind.
examination of for military, surveying, or horse or other draft-animal. reproof n. An expression of disapproval or
geological purposes. reinstate v. To restore to a former state, station, blame personally addressed to one censured.
reconsider v. To review with care, especially or authority. repudiate v. To refuse to have anything to do
with a view to a reversal of previous action. reiterate v. To say or do again and again. with.
reconstruct v. To rebuild. rejoin v. To reunite after separation. repugnance n. Thorough dislike.
recourse n. Resort to or application for help rejuvenate v. To restore to youth. repugnant adj. Offensive to taste and feeling.
in exigency or trouble. rejuvenescence n. A renewal of youth. repulse n. The act of beating or driving back,
recover v. To regain. relapse v. To suffer a return of a disease after as an attacking or advancing enemy.
recreant n. A cowardly or faithless person. partial recovery. repulsive adj. Grossly offensive.
recreate v. To refresh after labor. relegate v. To send off or consign, as to an repute v. To hold in general opinion.
recrudescence n. The state of becoming raw obscure position or remote destination. requiem n. A solemn mass sung for the repose
or sore again. relent v. To yield. of the souls of the dead.
recrudescent adj. Becoming raw or sore relevant adj. Bearing upon the matter in hand. requisite adj. Necessary.
again. reliance n. Dependence. requital n. Adequate return for good or ill.
recruit v. To enlist men for military or naval reliant adj. Having confidence. requite v. To repay either good or evil to, as to
service. relinquish v. To give up using or having. a person.
rectify v. To correct. reliquary n. A casket, coffer, or repository in rescind v. To make void, as an act, by the
rectitude n. The quality of being upright in which relics are kept. enacting authority or a superior authority.
principles and conduct. relish v. To like the taste or savor of. reseat v. To place in position of office again.
recuperate v. To recover. reluctance n. Unwillingness. resemblance n. Similarity in quality or form.
recur v. To happen again or repeatedly, reluctant adj. Unwilling. resent v. To be indignant at, as an injury or
especially at regular intervals. remembrance n. Recollection. insult.
recure v. To cure again. reminiscence n. The calling to mind of incidents reservoir n. A receptacle where a quantity of
recurrent adj. Returning from time to time, within the range of personal knowledge or some material, especially of a liquid or gas,
especially at regular or stated intervals. experience. may be kept.
redemption n. The recovery of what is reminiscent adj. Pertaining to the recollection of residue n. A remainder or surplus after a part
mortgaged or pledged, by paying the debt. matters of personal interest. has been separated or otherwise treated.
redolent adj. Smelling sweet and agreeable. remiss adj. Negligent. resilience n. The power of springing back to a
redolence n. Smelling sweet and agreeable. remission n. Temporary diminution of a disease. former position
redoubtable adj. Formidable. remodel v. Reconstruct. resilient adj. Having the quality of springing
redound n. Rebound. remonstrance n. Reproof. back to a former position.
redress v. To set right, as a wrong by remonstrant adj. Having the character of a resistance n. The exertion of opposite effort or
compensation or the punishment of the reproof. effect.
wrong-doer. remonstrate v. To present a verbal or written resistant adj. Offering or tending to produce
reducible adj. That may be reduced. protest to those who have power to right or resistance.
redundance n. Excess. prevent a wrong. resistive adj. Having or exercising the power of
redundant adj. Constituting an excess. remunerate v. To pay or pay for. resistance.
reestablish v. To restore. remuneration n. Compensation. resistless adj. Powerless.
refer v. To direct or send for information or Renaissance n. The revival of letters, and then of resonance n. The quality of being able to
other purpose. art, which marks the transition from medieval to reinforce sound by sympathetic vibrations.
referrer n. One who refers. modern time. resonance adj. Able to reinforce sound by
referable adj. Ascribable. rendezvous n. A prearranged place of meeting. sympathetic vibrations.
referee n. An umpire. rendition n. Interpretation. resonate v. To have or produce resonance.
refinery n. A place where some crude renovate v. To restore after deterioration, as a resource n. That which is restored to, relied
material, as sugar or petroleum, is purified. building. upon, or made available for aid or support.
reflectible adj. Capable of being turned back. renunciation n. An explicit disclaimer of a right respite n. Interval of rest.
reflection n. The throwing off or back of or privilege. resplendent adj. Very bright.
light, heat, sound, or any form of energy that reorganize v. To change to a more satisfactory respondent adj. Answering.
travels in waves. form of organization. restitution n. Restoration of anything to the
reflector n. A mirror, as of metal, for reparable adj. Capable of repair. one to whom it properly belongs.
reflecting light, heat, or sound in a particular reparation n. The act of making amends, as for resumption n. The act of taking back, or taking
direction. an injury, loss, or wrong. again.
reflexible adj. Capable of being reflected. repartee n. A ready, witty, or apt reply. resurgent adj. Surging back or again.
reform n. Change for the better. repeal v. To render of no further effect. resurrection n. A return from death to life
reformer n. One who carries out a reform. repel v. To force or keep back in a manner, resuscitate v. To restore from apparent death.
refract v. To bend or turn from a direct physically or mentally. retaliate v. To repay evil with a similar evil.
course. repellent adj. Having power to force back in a retch v. To make an effort to vomit.
refractory adj. Not amenable to control. manner, physically or mentally. retention n. The keeping of a thing within
refragable adj. Capable of being refuted. repentance n. Sorrow for something done or left one's power or possession.
refringency n. Power to refract. undone, with desire to make things right by reticence n. The quality of habitually keeping
refringent adj. Having the power to refract. undoing the wrong. silent or being reserved in utterance.
refusal n. Denial of what is asked. repertory n. A place where things are stored or reticent adj. Habitually keeping silent or being
refute v. To prove to be wrong. gathered together. reserved in utterance.
regale v. To give unusual pleasure. repetition n. The act of repeating. retinue n. The body of persons who attend a
regalia n. pl. The emblems of royalty. repine v. To indulge in fretfulness and person of importance in travel or public
regality n. Royalty. faultfinding. appearance.
regenerate v. To reproduce. replenish v. To fill again, as something that has retort n. A retaliatory speech.
been emptied. retouch v. To modify the details of.
retrace v. To follow backward or toward the sacrilegious adj. Impious. secretary n. One who attends to
place of beginning, as a track or marking. safeguard v. To protect. correspondence, keeps records. or does other
retract v. To recall or take back (something sagacious adj. Able to discern and distinguish writing for others.
that one has said). with wise perception. secretive adj. Having a tendency to conceal.
retrench v. To cut down or reduce in extent salacious adj. Having strong sexual desires. sedate adj. Even-tempered.
or quantity. salience n. The condition of standing out sedentary adj. Involving or requiring much
retrieve v. To recover something by distinctly. sitting.
searching. salient adj. Standing out prominently. sediment n. Matter that settles to the bottom of
retroactive adj. Operative on, affecting, or saline adj. Constituting or consisting of salt. a liquid.
having reference to past events, transactions, salutary adj. Beneficial. sedition n. Conduct directed against public
responsibilities. salutation n. Any form of greeting, hailing, or order and the tranquility of the state.
retrograde v. To cause to deteriorate or to welcome, whether by word or act. seditious adj. Promotive of conduct directed
move backward. salutatory n. The opening oration at the against public order and the tranquility of the
retrogression n. A going or moving commencement in American colleges. state.
backward or in a reverse direction. salvage n. Any act of saving property. seduce v. To entice to surrender chastity.
retrospect n. A view or contemplation of salvo n. A salute given by firing all the guns, as at sedulous adj. Persevering in effort or endeavor.
something past. the funeral of an officer. seer n. A prophet.
retrospective adj. Looking back on the past. sanctimonious adj. Making an ostentatious seethe v. To be violently excited or agitated.
reunite v. To unite or join again, as after display or hypocritical pretense of holiness or seignior n. A title of honor or respectful
separation. piety. address, equivalent to sir.
revelation n. A disclosing, discovering, or sanction v. To approve authoritatively. seismograph n. An instrument for recording
making known of what was before secret, sanctity n. Holiness. the phenomena of earthquakes.
private, or unknown. sanguinary adj. Bloody. seize v. To catch or take hold of suddenly and
revere v. To regard with worshipful sanguine adj. Having the color of blood. forcibly.
veneration. sanguineous adj. Consisting of blood. selective adj. Having the power of choice.
reverent adj. Humble. sapid adj. Affecting the sense of taste. self-respect n. Rational self-esteem.
reversion n. A return to or toward some sapience n. Deep wisdom or knowledge. semblance n. Outward appearance.
former state or condition. sapient adj. Possessing wisdom. semicivilized adj. Half-civilized.
revert v. To return, or turn or look back, as sapiential adj. Possessing wisdom. semiconscious adj. Partially conscious.
toward a former position or the like. saponaceous adj. Having the nature or quality of semiannual adj. Recurring at intervals of six
revile v. To heap approach or abuse upon. soap. months.
revisal n. Revision. sarcasm n. Cutting and reproachful language. semicircle n. A half-circle.
revise v. To examine for the correction of sarcophagus n. A stone coffin or a chest-like seminar n. Any assemblage of pupils for real
errors, or for the purpose of making changes. tomb. research in some specific study under a teacher.
revocation n. Repeal. sardonic adj. Scornfully or bitterly sarcastic. seminary n. A special school, as of theology or
revoke v. To rescind. satiate v. To satisfy fully the appetite or desire of. pedagogics.
rhapsody n. Rapt or rapturous utterance. satire n. The employment of sarcasm, irony, or senile adj. Peculiar to or proceeding from the
rhetoric n. The art of discourse. keenness of wit in ridiculing vices. weakness or infirmity of old age.
rhetorician n. A showy writer or speaker. satiric adj. Resembling poetry, in which vice, sensation n. A condition of mind resulting from
ribald adj. Indulging in or manifesting coarse incapacity ,or corruption is held up to ridicule. spiritual or inherent feeling.
indecency or obscenity. satirize v. To treat with sarcasm or derisive wit. sense n. The signification conveyed by some
riddance n. The act or ridding or delivering satyr n. A very lascivious person. word, phrase, or action.
from something undesirable. savage n. A wild and uncivilized human being. sensibility n. Power to perceive or feel.
ridicule n. Looks or acts expressing amused savor v. To perceive by taste or smell. sensitive adj. Easily affected by outside
contempt. scabbard n. The sheath of a sword or similar operations or influences.
ridiculous adj. Laughable and contemptible. bladed weapon. Sensorium n. The sensory apparatus.
rife adj. Abundant. scarcity n. Insufficiency of supply for needs or sensual adj. Pertaining to the body or the
righteousness n. Rectitude. ordinary demands. physical senses.
rightful adj. Conformed to a just claim scholarly adj. Characteristic of an erudite person. sensuous adj. Having a warm appreciation of
according to established laws or usage. scholastic adj. Pertaining to education or schools. the beautiful or of the refinements of luxury.
rigmarole n. Nonsense. scintilla n. The faintest ray. sentence n. A related group of words
rigor n. Inflexibility. scintillate v. To emit or send forth sparks or little containing a subject and a predicate and
rigorous adj. Uncompromising. flashes of light. expressing a complete thought.
ripplet n. A small ripple, as of water. scope n. A range of action or view. sentience n. Capacity for sensation or sense
risible adj. capable of exciting laughter. scoundrel n. A man without principle. -perception.
rivulet n. A small stream or brook. scribble n. Hasty, careless writing. sentient adj. Possessing the power of sense or
robust adj. Characterized by great strength or scribe n. One who writes or is skilled in writing. sense-perception.
power of endurance. script n. Writing or handwriting of the ordinary sentinel n. Any guard or watch stationed for
rondo n. A musical composition during cursive form. protection.
which the first part or subject is repeated Scriptural adj. Pertaining to, contained in, or separable adj. Capable of being disjoined or
several times. warranted by the Holy Scriptures. divided.
rookery n. A place where crows congregate scruple n. Doubt or uncertainty regarding a separate v. To take apart.
to breed. question of moral right or duty. separatist n. A seceder.
rotary adj. Turning around its axis, like a scrupulous adj. Cautious in action for fear of septennial adj. Recurring every seven years.
wheel, or so constructed as to turn thus. doing wrong. sepulcher n. A burial-place.
rotate v. To cause to turn on or as on its axis, scurrilous adj. Grossly indecent or vulgar. sequacious adj. Ready to be led.
as a wheel. scuttle v. To sink (a ship) by making holes in the sequel n. That which follows in consequence of
rote n. Repetition of words or sounds as a bottom. what has previously happened.
means of learning them, with slight attention. scythe n. A long curved blade for mowing, sequence n. The order in which a number or
rotund adj. Round from fullness or reaping, etc. persons, things, or events follow one another in
plumpness. séance n. A meeting of spirituals for consulting space or time.
rudimentary adj. Being in an initial, early, or spirits. sequent adj. Following in the order of time.
incomplete stage of development. sear v. To burn on the surface. sequester v. To cause to withdraw or retire, as
rue v. To regret extremely. sebaceous adj. Pertaining to or appearing like fat. from society or public life.
ruffian adj. A lawless or recklessly brutal secant adj. Cutting, especially into two parts. sequestrate v. To confiscate.
fellow. secede v. To withdraw from union or association, sergeant n. A non -commissioned military
ruminant adj. Chewing the cud. especially from a political or religious body. officer ranking next above a corporal.
ruminate v. To chew over again, as food secession n. Voluntary withdrawal from sergeant-at-arms n. An executive officer in
previously swallowed and regurgitated. fellowship, especially from political or religious legislative bodies who enforces the orders of
rupture v. To separate the parts of by bodies. the presiding officer.
violence. seclude v. To place, keep, or withdraw from the sergeant-major n. The highest non-
rustic adj. Characteristic of dwelling in the companionship of others. commissioned officer in a regiment.
country. seclusion n. Solitude. service n. Any work done for the benefit of
ruth n. Sorrow for another's misery. secondary adj. Less important or effective than another.
sacrifice v. To make an offering of to deity, that which is primary. serviceable adj. Durable.
especially by presenting on an altar. secondly adv. In the second place in order or servitude n. Slavery.
sacrificial adj. Offering or offered as an succession. severance n. Separation.
atonement for sin. second-rate adj. Second in quality, size, rank, severely adv. Extremely.
sacrilege n. The act of violating or profaning importance, etc. sextet n. A band of six singers or players.
anything sacred. secrecy n. Concealment. sextuple adj. Multiplied by six.
sheer adj. Absolute. soluble adj. Capable of being dissolved, as in a statuesque adj. Having the grace, pose, or
shiftless adj. Wanting in resource, energy, or fluid. quietude of a statue.
executive ability. solvent adj. Having sufficient funds to pay all statuette n. A figurine.
shrewd adj. Characterized by skill at debts. stature n. The natural height of an animal
understanding and profiting by somber adj. Gloomy. body.
circumstances. somniferous adj. Tending to produce sleep. statute n. Any authoritatively declared rule,
shriek n. A sharp, shrill outcry or scream, somnolence n. Oppressive drowsiness. ordinance, decree, or law.
caused by agony or terror. somnolent adj. Sleepy. stealth n. A concealed manner of acting.
shrinkage n. A contraction of any material sonata n. An instrumental composition. stellar adj. Pertaining to the stars.
into less bulk or dimension. sonnet n. A poem of fourteen decasyllabic or steppe n. One of the extensive plains in Russia
shrivel v. To draw or be drawn into wrinkles. octosyllabiclines expressing two successive and Siberia.
shuffle n. A mixing or changing the order of phrases. sterling adj. Genuine.
things. sonorous adj. Resonant. stifle v. To smother.
sibilance n. A hissing sound. soothsayer n. One who claims to have stigma n. A mark of infamy or token of
sibilant adj. Made with a hissing sound. supernatural insight or foresight. disgrace attaching to a person as the result of
sibilate v. To give a hissing sound to, as in sophism n. A false argument understood to be evil-doing.
pronouncing the letter s. such by the reasoner himself and intentionally stiletto n. A small dagger.
sidelong adj. Inclining or tending to one side. used to deceive stimulant n. Anything that rouses to activity or
sidereal adj. Pertaining to stars or sophistical adj. Fallacious. to quickened action.
constellations. sophisticate v. To deprive of simplicity of mind stimulate v. To rouse to activity or to
siege n. A beleaguerment. or manner. quickened action.
significance n. Importance. sophistry n. Reasoning sound in appearance stimulus n. Incentive.
significant adj. Important, especially as only, especially when designedly deceptive. stingy adj. Cheap, unwilling to spend money.
pointing something out. soprano n. A woman's or boy's voice of high stipend n. A definite amount paid at stated
signification n. The meaning conveyed by range. periods in compensation for services or as an
language, actions, or signs. sorcery n. Witchcraft. allowance.
similar adj. Bearing resemblance to one sordid adj. Of degraded character or nature. Stoicism n. The principles or the practice of the
another or to something else. souvenir n. A token of remembrance. Stoics-being very even tempered in success and
simile n. A comparison which directs the sparse adj. Thinly diffused. failure.
mind to the representative object itself. Spartan adj. Exceptionally brave; rigorously stolid adj. Expressing no power of feeling or
similitude n. Similarity. severe. perceiving.
simplify v. To make less complex or difficult. spasmodic adj. Convulsive. strait n. A narrow passage of water connecting
simulate v. Imitate. specialize v. To assume an individual or specific two larger bodies of water.
simultaneous adj. Occurring, done, or character, or adopt a singular or special course. stratagem n. Any clever trick or device for
existing at the same time. specialty n. An employment limited to one obtaining an advantage.
sinecure n. Any position having emoluments particular line of work. stratum n. A natural or artificial layer, bed, or
with few or no duties. specie n. A coin or coins of gold, silver, copper, thickness of any substance or material.
singe v. To burn slightly or superficially. or other metal. streamlet n. Rivulet.
sinister adj. Evil. species n. A classificatory group of animals or
sinuosity n. The quality of curving in and plants subordinate to a genus. stringency n. Strictness.
out. specimen n. One of a class of persons or things stringent adj. Rigid.
sinuous adj. Curving in and out. regarded as representative of the class. stripling n. A mere youth.
sinus n. An opening or cavity. specious adj. Plausible. studious adj. Having or showing devotion to
siren n. A sea-nymph, described by Homer as spectator n. One who beholds or looks on. the acquisition of knowledge.
dwelling between the island of Circe and specter n. Apparition. stultify v. To give an appearance of foolishness
Scylla. spectrum n. An image formed by rays of light or to.
sirocco n. hot winds from Africa. other radiant energy. stupendous adj. Of prodigious size, bulk, or
sisterhood n. A body of sisters united by speculate v. To pursue inquiries and form degree.
some bond of sympathy or by a religious conjectures. stupor n. Profound lethargy.
vow. speculator n. One who makes an investment that suasion n. The act of persuading.
skeptic n. One who doubts any statements. involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit. suave adj. Smooth and pleasant in manner.
skepticism n. The entertainment of doubt sphericity n. The state or condition of being a subacid adj. Somewhat sharp or biting.
concerning something. sphere. subaquatic adj. Being, formed, or operating
skiff n. Usually, a small light boat propelled spheroid n. A body having nearly the form of a under water.
by oars. sphere. subconscious adj. Being or occurring in the
skirmish n. Desultory fighting between spherometer n. An instrument for measuring mind, but without attendant consciousness or
advanced detachments of two armies. curvature or radii of spherical surfaces. conscious perception.
sleight n. A trick or feat so deftly done that spinous adj. Having spines. subjacent adj. Situated directly underneath.
the manner of performance escapes spinster n. A woman who has never been subjection n. The act of bringing into a state of
observation. married. submission.
slight adj. Of a small importance or spontaneous adj. Arising from inherent qualities subjugate v. To conquer.
significance. or tendencies without external efficient cause. subliminal adj. Being beneath the threshold of
slothful adj. Lazy. sprightly adj. Vivacious. consciousness.
sluggard n. A person habitually lazy or idle. spurious adj. Not genuine. sublingual adj. Situated beneath the tongue.
sociable adj. Inclined to seek company. squabble v. To quarrel. submarine adj. Existing, done, or operating
socialism n. A theory of civil polity that aims squalid adj. Having a dirty, mean, poverty- beneath the surface of the sea.
to secure the reconstruction of society. stricken appearance. submerge v. To place or plunge under water.
socialist adj. One who advocates squatter n. One who settles on land without submergence n. The act of submerging.
reconstruction of society by collective permission or right. submersible adj. Capable of being put
ownership of land and capital. stagnant adj. Not flowing: said of water, as in a underwater.
sociology n. The philosophical study of pool. submersion n. The act of submerging.
society. stagnate v. To become dull or inert. submission n. A yielding to the power or
Sol n. The sun. stagnation n. The condition of not flowing or not authority of another.
solace n. Comfort in grief, trouble, or changing. submittal n. The act of submitting.
calamity. stagy adj. Having a theatrical manner. subordinate adj. Belonging to an inferior order
solar adj. Pertaining to the sun. staid adj. Of a steady and sober character. in a classification.
solder n. A fusible alloy used for joining stallion n. An uncastrated male horse, commonly subsequent adj. Following in time.
metallic surfaces or margins. one kept for breeding. subservience n. The quality, character, or
soldier n. A person engaged in military stanchion n. A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used condition of being servilely following another's
service. to confine cattle in a stall. behests.
solecism n. Any violation of established rules stanza n. A group of rimed lines, usually forming subservient adj. Servilely following another's
or customs. one of a series of similar divisions in a poem. behests.
solicitor n. One who represents a client in statecraft n. The art of conducting state affairs. subside v. To relapse into a state of repose and
court of justice; an attorney. static adj. Pertaining to or designating bodies at tranquility.
solicitude n. Uneasiness of mind occasioned rest or forces in equilibrium. subsist v. To be maintained or sustained.
by desire, anxiety, or fear. statics n. The branch of mechanics that treats of subsistence n. Sustenance.
soliloquy n. A monologue. the relations that subsist among forces in order. substantive adj. Solid.
solstice n. The time of year when the sun is at stationary adj. Not moving. subtend v. To extend opposite to.
its greatest declination. statistician n. One who is skilled in collecting subterfuge n. Evasion.
and tabulating numerical facts.
subterranean adj. Situated or occurring swarthy adj. Having a dark hue, especially a dark tendency n. Direction or inclination, as toward
below the surface of the earth. or sunburned complexion. some objector end.
subtle adj. Discriminating. Sybarite n. A luxurious person. tenet n. Any opinion, principle, dogma, or
subtrahend n. That which is to be subtracted. sycophant n. A servile flatterer, especially of doctrine that a person believes or maintains as
subversion n. An overthrow, as from the those in authority or influence. true.
foundation. syllabic adj. Consisting of that which is uttered in tenor n. A settled course or manner of progress.
subvert v. To bring to ruin. a single vocal impulse. tense adj. Strained to stiffness.
succeed v. To accomplish what is attempted Syllabication n. Division of words into that tentative adj. Done as an experiment.
or intended. which is uttered in a single vocal impulse. tenure n. The term during which a thing is
success n. A favorable or prosperous course syllable n. That which is uttered in a single vocal held.
or termination of anything attempted. impulse. tercentenary adj. Pertaining to a period of 300
successful adj. Having reached a high degree syllabus n. Outline of a subject, course, lecture, years.
of worldly prosperity. or treatise. termagant adj. Violently abusive and
successor n. One who or that which takes the sylph n. A slender, graceful young woman or girl. quarrelsome.
place of a predecessor or preceding thing. Symmetrical adj. Well-balanced. terminal adj. Pertaining to or creative of a
succinct adj. Concise. symmetry n. Relative proportion and harmony. boundary, limit.
succulent adj. Juicy. sympathetic adj. Having a fellow-feeling for or terminate v. To put an end or stop to.
succumb v. To cease to resist. like feelings with another or others. termination n. The act of ending or
sufferance n. Toleration. sympathize v. To share the sentiments or mental concluding.
sufficiency n. An ample or adequate supply. states of another. terminus n. The final point or goal.
suffrage n. The right or privilege of voting. symphonic adj. Characterized by a harmonious terrify v. To fill with extreme fear.
suffuse v. To cover or fill the surface of. or agreeable mingling of sounds. territorial adj. Pertaining to the domain over
suggestible adj. That can be suggested. symphonious adj. Marked by a harmonious or which a sovereign state exercises jurisdiction.
suggestive adj. Stimulating to thought or agreeable mingling of sounds. terse adj. Pithy.
reflection. symphony n. A harmonious or agreeable testament n. A will.
summary n. An abstract. mingling of sounds. testator n. The maker of a will.
sumptuous adj. Rich and costly. synchronism n. Simultaneousness. testimonial n. A formal token of regard, often
superabundance n. An excessive amount. syndicate n. An association of individuals united presented in public.
superadd v. To add in addition to what has for the prosecution of some enterprise. thearchy n. Government by a supreme deity.
been added. syneresis n. The coalescence of two vowels or theism n. Belief in God.
superannuate v. To become deteriorated or syllables, as e'er for ever. theocracy n. A government administered by
incapacitated by long service. synod n. An ecclesiastical council. ecclesiastics.
superb adj. Sumptuously elegant. synonym n. A word having the same or almost theocrasy n. The mixed worship of polytheism.
supercilious adj. Exhibiting haughty and the same meaning as some other. theologian n. A professor of divinity.
careless contempt. synopsis n. A syllabus or summary. theological adj. Based on or growing out of
superficial adj. Knowing and understanding systematic adj. Methodical. divine revelation.
only the ordinary and the obvious. tableau n. An arrangement of inanimate figures theology n. The branch of theological science
superfluity n. That part of anything that is in representing a scene from real life. that treats of God.
excess of what is needed. tacit adj. Understood. theoretical adj. Directed toward knowledge for
superfluous adj. Being more than is needed. taciturn adj. Disinclined to conversation. its own sake without respect to applications.
superheat v. To heat to excess. tack n. A small sharp-pointed nail. theorist n. One given to speculating.
superintend v. To have the charge and tact n. Fine or ready mental discernment shown theorize v. To speculate.
direction of, especially of some work or in saying or doing the proper thing. thereabout adv. Near that number, quantity,
movement. tactician n. One who directs affairs with skill and degree, place, or time, approximately.
superintendence n. Direction and shrewdness. therefor adv. For that or this.
management. tactics n. Any maneuvering or adroit thermal adj. Of or pertaining to heat.
superintendent n. One who has the charge management for effecting an object. thermoelectric adj. Denoting electricity
and direction of, especially of some work or tangency n. The state of touching. produced by heat.
movement. tangent adj. Touching. thermoelectricity n. Electricity generated by
superlative n. That which is of the highest tangible adj. Perceptible by touch. differences of temperature,
possible excellence or eminence. tannery n. A place where leather is tanned. thesis n. An essay or treatise on a particular
supernatural adj. Caused miraculously or by tantalize v. To tease. subject.
the immediate exercise of divine power. tantamount adj. Having equal or equivalent thoroughbred adj. Bred from the best or purest
supernumerary adj. Superfluous. value, effect, or import. blood or stock.
supersede v. To displace. tapestry n. A fabric to which a pattern is applied thoroughfare n. A public street or road.
supine adj. Lying on the back. with a needle, designed for ornamental hangings. thrall n. One controlled by an appetite or a
supplant v. To take the place of. tarnish v. To lessen or destroy the luster of in any passion.
supple adj. Easily bent. way. tilth n. Cultivation.
supplementary adj. Being an addition to. taut adj. Stretched tight. timbre n. The quality of a tone, as
supplicant n. One who asks humbly and taxation n. A levy, by government, of a fixed distinguished from intensity and pitch.
earnestly. contribution. timorous adj. Lacking courage.
supplicate v. To beg. taxidermy n. The art or process of preserving tincture n. A solution, usually alcoholic, of
supposition n. Conjecture. dead animals or parts of them. some principle used in medicine.
suppress v. To prevent from being disclosed technic adj. Technical. tinge n. A faint trace of color.
or punished. technicality n. Something peculiar to a particular tipsy adj. Befuddled with drinks.
Suppressible adj. Capable of being art, trade, or the like. tirade n. Harangue.
suppressed. technique n. Manner of performance. tireless adj. Untiring.
suppression n. A forcible putting or keeping technography n. The scientific description or tiresome adj. Wearisome.
down. study of human arts and industries in their Titanic adj. Of vast size or strength.
supramundane adj. Supernatural. historic development. toilsome adj. Laborious.
surcharge n. An additional amount charged. technology n. The knowledge relating to tolerable adj. Moderately good.
surety n. Security for payment or industries and manufactures. tolerance n. Forbearance in judging of the acts
performance. teem v. To be full to overflowing. or opinions of others.
surfeit v. To feed to fullness or to satiety. telepathy n. Thought-transference. tolerant adj. Indulgent.
surmise v. To conjecture. telephony n. The art or process of tolerate v. To passively permit or put up with.
surmount v. To overcome by force of will. communicating by telephone. toleration n. A spirit of charitable leniency.
surreptitious adj. Clandestine. telescope v. To drive together so that one slides topography n. The art of representing on a
surrogate n. One who or that which is into the another like the sections of a spy-glass. map the physical features of any locality or
substituted for or appointed to act in place of telltale adj. That gives warning or information. region with accuracy.
another. temerity n. Recklessness. torpor n. Apathy.
surround v. To encircle. temporal adj. Pertaining to or concerned with the torrid adj. Excessively hot.
surveyor n. A land-measurer. affairs of the present life. tortious adj. Wrongful.
susceptibility n. A specific capability of temporary adj. Lasting for a short time only. tortuous adj. Abounding in irregular bends or
feeling or emotion. temporize v. To pursue a policy of delay. turns.
susceptible adj. Easily under a specified tempt v. To offer to (somebody) an inducement torturous adj. Marked by extreme suffering.
power or influence. to do wrong. tractable adj. Easily led or controlled.
suspense n. Uncertainty. tempter n. An allurer or enticer to evil. trait n. A distinguishing feature or quality.
suspension n. A hanging from a support. tenacious adj. Unyielding. trajectory n. The path described by a projectile
suspicious adj. Inclined to doubt or mistrust. tenant n. An occupant. moving under given forces.
sustenance n. Food. trammel n. An impediment.
tranquil adj. Calm. tribune n. Any champion of the rights and underexposed adj. Insufficiently exposed for
tranquilize v. To soothe. liberties of the people: often used as the name for proper or full development, as negatives in
tranquility n. Calmness. a newspaper. photography.
transalpine adj. Situated on the other side of trickery n. Artifice. undergarment n. A garment to be worn under
the Alps. tricolor adj. Of three colors. the ordinary outer garments.
transact v. To do business. tricycle n. A three-wheeled vehicle. underman v. To equip with less than the full
transatlantic adj. Situated beyond or on the trident n. The three-pronged fork that was the complement of men.
other side of the Atlantic. emblem of Neptune. undersell v. To sell at a lower price than.
transcend v. To surpass. triennial adj. Taking place every third year. undersized adj. Of less than the customary
transcendent adj. Surpassing. trimness n. Neatness. size.
transcontinental adj. Extending or passing trinity n. A threefold personality existing in the underhanded adj. Clandestinely carried on.
across a continent. one divine being or substance. underlie v. To be the ground or support of.
transcribe v. To write over again (something trio n. Three things grouped or associated underling n. A subordinate.
already written) together. undermine v. To subvert in an underhand way.
transcript n. A copy made directly from an triple adj. Threefold. underrate v. To undervalue.
original. triplicate adj. Composed of or pertaining to three understate v. To fail to put strongly enough, as
transfer v. To convey, remove, or cause to related things or parts. a case.
pass from one person or place to another. triplicity n. The state of being triple or threefold. undervalue v. To underestimate.
transferable adj. Capable of being conveyed tripod n. A three-legged stand, usually hinged underworld n. Hades.
from one person or place to another. near the top, for supporting some instrument. underwrite v. To issue or be party to the issue
transferee n. The person to whom a transfer trisect v. To divide into three parts, especially of a policy of insurance.
is made. into three equal parts. undue adj. More than sufficient.
transference n. The act of conveying from trite adj. Made commonplace by frequent undulate v. To move like a wave or in waves.
one person or place to another. repetition. undulous adj. Resembling waves.
transferrer n. One who or that which triumvir n. One of three men united coordinately unfavorable adj. Adverse.
conveys from one person or place to another. in public office or authority. ungainly adj. Clumsy.
transfigure v. To give an exalted meaning or trivial adj. Of little importance or value. unguent n. Any ointment or lubricant for local
glorified appearance to. troublesome adj. Burdensome. application.
transfuse v. To pour or cause to pass, as a truculence n. Ferocity. unicellular adj. Consisting of a single cell.
fluid, from one vessel to another. truculent adj. Having the character or the spirit univalence n. Monovalency.
transfusible adj. Capable of being poured of a savage. unify v. To cause to be one.
from one vessel to another. truism n. A statement so plainly true as hardly to unique adj. Being the only one of its kind.
transfusion n. The act of pouring from one require statement or proof. unison n. A condition of perfect agreement and
vessel to another. truthful adj. Veracious. accord.
transgress v. To break a law. turgid adj. Swollen. unisonant adj. Being in a condition of perfect
transience n. Something that is of short turpitude n. Depravity. agreement and accord.
duration. tutelage n. The act of training or the state of Unitarian adj. Pertaining to a religious body
transient n. One who or that which is only of being under instruction. that rejects the doctrine of the Trinity.
temporary existence. tutelar adj. Protective. unlawful adj. Illegal.
transition n. Passage from one place, tutorship n. The office of a guardian. unlimited adj. Unconstrained. unnatural adj.
condition, or action to another. twinge n. A darting momentary local pain. Artificial.
transitory adj. Existing for a short time only. typical adj. Characteristic. unnecessary adj. Not essential under the
translate v. To give the sense or equivalent typify v. To serve as a characteristic example of. circumstances.
of in another language or dialect. typographical adj. Pertaining to typography or unsettle v. To put into confusion.
translator n. An interpreter. printing. unsophisticated adj. Showing inexperience.
translucence n. The property or state of typography n. The arrangement of composed unspeakable adj. Abominable.
allowing the passage of light. type, or the appearance of printed matter. untimely adj. Unseasonable.
translucent adj. Allowing the passage of tyrannical adj. Despotic. untoward adj. Causing annoyance or
light. tyranny n. Absolute power arbitrarily or unjustly hindrance.
transmissible adj. That may e sent through administrated. unutterable adj. Inexpressible.
or across. tyro n. One slightly skilled in or acquainted with unwieldy adj. Moved or managed with
transmission n. The act of sending through any trade or profession. difficulty, as from great size or awkward shape.
or across. ubiquitous adj. Being present everywhere. unwise adj. Foolish.
transmit v. To send trough or across. ulterior adj. Not so pertinent as something else to unyoke v. To separate.
transmute v. To change in nature, substance, the matter spoken of. up-keep n. Maintenance.
or form. ultimate adj. Beyond which there is nothing else. upbraid v. To reproach as deserving blame.
transparent adj. Easy to see through or ultimatum n. A final statement or proposal, as upcast n. A throwing upward.
understand. concerning terms or conditions. upheaval n. Overthrow or violent disturbance
transpire v. To come to pass. ultramundane adj. Pertaining to supernatural of established order or condition.
transplant v. To remove and plant in another things or to another life. upheave v. To raise or lift with effort.
place. ultramontane adj. Beyond the mountains, uppermost adj. First in order of precedence.
transposition n. The act of reversing the especially beyond the Alps (that is, on their uproarious adj. Noisy.
order or changing the place of. Italian side). uproot v. To eradicate.
transverse adj. Lying or being across or in a umbrage n. A sense of injury. upturn v. To throw into confusion.
crosswise direction. unaccountable adj. Inexplicable. urban adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a city.
travail n. Hard or agonizing labor. unaffected adj. Sincere. urbanity n. Refined or elegant courtesy.
travesty n. A grotesque imitation. unanimous adj. Sharing the same views or urchin n. A roguish, mischievous boy.
treacherous adj. Perfidious. sentiments. urgency n. The pressure of necessity.
treachery n. Violation of allegiance, unanimity n. The state or quality of being of one usage n. Treatment.
confidence, or plighted faith. mind. usurious adj. Taking unlawful or exorbitant
treasonable adj. Of the nature of betrayal, unavoidable adj. Inevitable. interest on money loaned.
treachery, or breech of allegiance. unbearable adj. Unendurable. usurp v. To take possession of by force.
treatise n. An elaborate literary composition unbecoming adj. Unsuited to the wearer, place, usury n. The demanding for the use of money
presenting a subject in all its parts. or surroundings. as a loan, a rate of interest beyond what is
treble adj. Multiplied by three. unbelief n. Doubt. allowed by law.
trebly adv. Triply. unbiased adj. Impartial, as judgment. utilitarianism n. The ethical doctrine that
tremendous adj. Awe-inspiring. unbridled adj. Being without restraint. actions are right because they are useful or of
tremor n. An involuntary trembling or uncommon adj. Rare. beneficial tendency.
shivering. unconscionable adj. Ridiculously or unjustly utility n. Fitness for some desirable practical
tremulous adj. Characterized by quivering or excessive. purpose.
unsteadiness. unconscious adj. Not cognizant of objects, utmost n. The greatest possible extent.
trenchant adj. Cutting deeply and quickly. actions, etc. vacate v. To leave.
trepidation n. Nervous uncertainty of unction n. The art of anointing as with oil. vaccinate v. To inoculate with vaccine virus or
feeling. unctuous adj. Oily. virus of cowpox.
trestle n. An open braced framework for undeceive v. To free from deception, as by vacillate v. To waver.
supporting the horizontal stringers of a apprising of the real state of affairs. vacuous adj. Empty.
railway-bridge. undercharge v. To make an inadequate charge vacuum n. A space entirely devoid of matter.
triad n. A group of three persons of things. for. vagabond n. A wanderer.
vagrant n. An idle wanderer.
vainglory n. Excessive, pretentious, and viceroy n. A ruler acting with royal authority in wean v. To transfer (the young) from
demonstrative vanity. place of the sovereign in a colony or province. dependence on mother's milk to another form
vale n. Level or low land between hills. vicissitude n. A change, especially a complete of nourishment.
valediction n. A bidding farewell. change, of condition or circumstances, as of wearisome adj. Fatiguing.
valedictorian n. Student who delivers an fortune. wee adj. Very small.
address at graduating exercises of an vie v. To contend. well-bred adj. Of good ancestry.
educational institution. vigilance n. Alert and intent mental watchfulness well-doer n. A performer of moral and social
valedictory n. A parting address. in guarding against danger. duties.
valid adj. Founded on truth. vigilant adj. Being on the alert to discover and well-to-do adj. In prosperous circumstances.
valorous adj. Courageous. ward off danger or insure safety. whereabouts n. The place in or near which a
vapid adj. Having lost sparkling quality and vignette n. A picture having a background or that person or thing is.
flavor. is shaded off gradually. whereupon adv. After which.
vaporizer n. An atomizer. vincible adj. Conquerable. wherever adv. In or at whatever place.
variable adj. Having a tendency to change. vindicate v. To prove true, right, or real. wherewith n. The necessary means or
variance n. Change. vindicatory adj. Punitive. resources.
variant n. A thing that differs from another in vindicative adj. Revengeful. whet v. To make more keen or eager.
form only, being the same in essence or vinery n. A greenhouse for grapes. whimsical adj. Capricious.
substance. viol n. A stringed instrument of the violin class. whine v. To utter with complaining tone.
variation n. Modification. viola n. A musical instrument somewhat larger wholly adv. Completely.
variegate v. To mark with different shades or than a violin. wield v. To use, control, or manage, as a
colors. violator n. One who transgresses. weapon, or instrument, especially with full
vassal n. A slave or bondman. violation n. Infringement. command.
vaudeville n. A variety show. violoncello n. A stringed instrument held between wile n. An act or a means of cunning deception.
vegetal adj. Of or pertaining to plants. the player's knees. winsome adj. Attractive.
vegetarian n. One who believes in the theory virago n. A bold, impudent, turbulent woman. wintry adj. Lacking warmth of manner.
that man's food should be exclusively virile adj. Masculine. wiry adj. Thin, but tough and sinewy.
vegetable. virtu n. Rare, curious, or beautiful quality. witchcraft n. Sorcery.
vegetate v. To live in a monotonous, passive virtual adj. Being in essence or effect, but not in witless adj. Foolish, indiscreet, or silly.
way without exercise of the mental faculties. form or appearance. witling n. A person who has little
vegetation n. Plant-life in the aggregate. virtuoso n. A master in the technique of some understanding.
vegetative adj. Pertaining to the process of particular fine art. witticism n. A witty, brilliant, or original
plant-life. virulence n. Extreme poisonousness. saying or sentiment.
vehement adj. Very eager or urgent. virulent adj. Exceedingly noxious or deleterious. wittingly adv. With knowledge and by design.
velocity n. Rapid motion. visage n. The face, countenance, or look of a wizen v. To become or cause to become
velvety adj. Marked by lightness and person. withered or dry.
softness. viscount n. In England, a title of nobility, ranking wizen-faced adj. Having a shriveled face.
venal adj. Mercenary, corrupt. fourth in the order of British peerage. working-man n. One who earns his bread by
vendible adj. Marketable. vista n. A view or prospect. manual labor.
vendition n. The act of selling. visual adj. Perceptible by sight. workmanlike adj. Like or befitting a skilled
vendor n. A seller. visualize v. To give pictorial vividness to a workman.
veneer n. Outside show or elegance. mental representation. workmanship n. The art or skill of a workman.
venerable adj. Meriting or commanding high vitality n. The state or quality of being necessary wrangle v. To maintain by noisy argument or
esteem. to existence or continuance. dispute.
venerate v. To cherish reverentially. vitalize v. To endow with life or energy. wreak v. To inflict, as a revenge or
venereal adj. Pertaining to or proceeding vitiate v. To contaminate. punishment.
from sexual intercourse. vituperable adj. Deserving of censure. wrest v. To pull or force away by or as by
venial adj. That may be pardoned or vivacity n. Liveliness. violent twisting or wringing.
forgiven, a forgivable sin. vivify v. To endue with life. wretchedness n. Extreme misery or
venison n. The flesh of deer. vivisection n. The dissection of a living animal. unhappiness.
venom n. The poisonous fluid that certain vocable n. a word, especially one regarded in writhe v. To twist the body, face, or limbs or as
animals secrete. relation merely to its qualities of sound. in pain or distress.
venous adj. Of, pertaining to, or contained or vocative adj. Of or pertaining to the act of writing n. The act or art of tracing or inscribing
carried in a vein or veins. calling. on a surface letters or ideographs.
veracious adj. Habitually disposed to speak vociferance n. The quality of making a clamor. wry adj. Deviating from that which is proper or
the truth. vociferate v. To utter with a loud and vehement right.
veracity n. Truthfulness. voice. yearling n. A young animal past its first year
verbatim adv. Word for word. vociferous adj. Making a loud outcry. and not yet two years old.
verbiage n. Use of many words without vogue n. The prevalent way or fashion. zealot n. One who espouses a cause or pursues
necessity. volant adj. Flying or able to fly. an object in an immoderately partisan manner.
verbose adj. Wordy. volatile adj. Changeable. zeitgeist n. The intellectual and moral
verdant adj. Green with vegetation. volition n. An act or exercise of will. tendencies that characterize any age or epoch.
verification n. The act of proving to be true, volitive adj. Exercising the will. zenith n. The culminating-point of prosperity,
exact, or accurate. voluble adj. Having great fluency in speaking. influence, or greatness.
verify v. To prove to be true, exact, or voluptuous adj. having fullness of beautiful zephyr n. Any soft, gentle wind.
accurate. form, as a woman, with or without sensuous or zodiac n. An imaginary belt encircling the
verily adv. In truth. sensual quality. heavens within which are the larger planets.
verity n. Truth. voracious adj. Eating with greediness or in very
vermin n. A noxious or troublesome animal. large quantities.
vernacular n. The language of one's country. vortex n. A mass of rotating or whirling fluid,
vernal adj. Belonging to or suggestive of the especially when sucked spirally toward the
spring. center.
versatile adj. Having an aptitude for applying votary adj. Consecrated by a vow or promise.
oneself to new and varied tasks or to various votive adj. Dedicated by a vow.
subjects. vulgarity n. Lack of refinement in conduct or
version n. A description or report of speech.
something as modified by one's character or vulnerable adj. Capable of receiving injuries.
opinion. waif n. A homeless, neglected wanderer.
vertex n. Apex. waistcoat n. A vest.
vertical adj. Lying or directed waive v. To relinquish, especially temporarily, as
perpendicularly to the horizon. a right or claim.
vertigo n. Dizziness. wampum n. Beads strung on threads, formerly
vestige n. A visible trace, mark, or used among the American Indians as currency.
impression, of something absent, lost, or wxane v. To diminish in size and brilliancy.
gone. wantonness n. Recklessness.
vestment n. Clothing or covering. warlike adj. Belligerent.
veto n. The constitutional right in a chief wavelet n. A ripple.
executive of refusing to approve an weak-kneed adj. Without resolute purpose or
enactment. energy.
vicarious adj. Suffered or done in place of or weal n. Well-being.
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