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Spelling Bee - List of Words (with meanings in brackets)

A Agreeable
(to your liking)

Appearance
(outward show)

Apprehensive
(Worried)

acquiesce
(to agree)

appurtenance
(an accompanying part or feature of something)

aristocratic
(upper class)

attenuation
(decrease)

audacious
(Overconfident)

ascendancy
(power)

adumbrate
(sketchily indicate something)

Abstinence
(Self-restraint)

Accoutrements
(accessories)

Acetaminophen
(pain-killer)

Aesthetic
(artistic)

Alzheimers Disease
(brain disease causing irreversible loss of neurons and the loss of intellectual abilities)

Ampicillin
(a semisynthetic form of penicillin)

Anaesthesiologist
(U.S. a doctor qualified to administer anesthetics to patients)

Avuncular
(relating to or deriving from an uncle)

Avalanche
(landslide)

Austerely
(Strictly)

Bureau
(department)

Brunette
(Brown)

blasphemy
(disrespect for God or sacred things)

benign
(gentle)

bequeath
(to leave behind)

benevolent
(generous)

blandishment
(flattery)

Beguile
(fascinate)

barracuda
(dangerous sea fish)

bibliography
(a list of books and articles on a subject)

Bandicoot
(animal with a long nose, strong hind legs, and long tail. Eats mainly insects & plants)

Baccalaureate
(a bachelor's degree)

Ballisto-cardiograph
(instrument for detecting body movements caused by heartbeat)

Beblubber
(disfigure from crying)

Belliferous
(bringing war)

Belonephobia
(fear of pins & needles)

Bidenticulate
(having two teeth)

Blandiloquence
(complimentary speech; flattery)

Botanomancy
(divination using burning branches or plants)

Breviloquence
(tendency towards brevity in speech)

Cleave
(to chop)

Connotation
(suggestion)

consternation
(to worry)

Conscientious
(hard-working)

carcinogenic
(capable of causing cancer)

clandestine
(secret)

corporeal
(bodily)

Concede
(to grant)

coagulate
(clot)

corroborate
(confirm)

Colloquial (informal) castrametation


(the art of designing a camp)

Cacogenics
(study of racial degeneration)

Calque
(word or expression introduced into a language by literally translating it)

Cantatrice
(female singer)

Carousal
(a noisy and boisterous party)

Ceilometers
(instrument for measuring height of cloud ceiling above earth)

Chironomy
(gesticulation or mime)

Codswallop
(something utterly senseless; nonsense)

Collectanea
(collection of passages; miscellany)

Demitasse

Demimonde

deleterious

demeanor

derogatory

(a small cup of coffee)

(people who are not considered to be entirely respectable)

(harmful)

(expression/attitude)

(insulting)

disambiguate
(to give an expression the true meaning)

disconcerting
(disturbing)

dissonance
(disagreement)

disseminate
(distribute)

dubious
(unsure)

dactylology
(the study of sign language)

Decalcomania
(process of transferring a design onto a surface using specially prepared paper) (extending line of verse by adding extra syllable)

Decastich (a 10-line poem) Diorthosis


(a critical revision of a text; any correction or adjustment)

Defenestration
(throwing a person or object out a window) (carefully argued examination of a topic)

Deixis
(relating to time and place of a linguistic utterance)

Delectus
(anthology of useful passages or quotations)

Diectasis

Disquisition

Dramaturgy
(art of producing and staging dramatic works)

Embezzlement
(misuse)

Enzymatic
(any complex chemical produced by living cells that is a biochemical catalyst)

Encyclopedia
(information bank)

Exhilarate
(excite)

ebullience
(full of excitement or enthusiasm)

eloquence
(fluency)

epilogue
(is a piece of writing at the end of a work of literature or drama)

effervescent
(lively)

edifice
(structure)

extenuate
(to reduce seriousness)

Ekphrasis (description of a work


of art as rhetorical exercise)

Electroencephalograph
(instrument for measuring the brain's electrical impulses)

Eleutheromania
(manic desire for freedom)

Emolument
(payment; profit arising from employment)

Empleomania
(mania for holding public office)

Enallage
(the exchange of one grammatical case for another)

Engastrimyth
(a stage act where a person manipulates his/her voice showing that the voice is coming from elsewhere, (a "dummy")

Epeolatry
(worship of words)

Epicrisis
(critical appreciation for literature)

Ethnomethodology
(study of everyday communication)

facetious
(making fun of)

fatuous
(stupid/foolish)

frenetic
(frantic/uncontrolled)

frivolous
(lighthearted)

fortuitous
(accidental)

fecund
(productive)

forensic
(relating to the application of science to decide questions arising from crime or litigation)

frugal
(stingy/thrifty)

faade
(front wall)

fulminate
(to express forceful criticism of somebody or something

Fecundity
(Eloquence)

Fascicle
(bundle; division of book published in parts)

facetiae
(name for books of inappropriate or lewd nature)

facundity
(eloquence)

farraginous
(disordered / jumbled/ miscellaneous)

ferruginous
(the color of rust)

floccinaucinihilipilifica tion
(setting at little or no value)

feuilleton
(critical article at the bottom of a newspaper page)

floricomous
(crowned or topped with flowers)

foliophagous
(eating leaves; eating folios of books)

garrulous
(talkative)

Guerilla
(member of an irregular armed

gregarious
(outgoing/social)

gratuitous
(unnecessary/needless)

germinate
(to take root/develop)

force that fights a stronger force by sabotage and harassment)

Gymnastics
(physical exercise)

geomorphology
(branch of geology)

gastrocnemius
(largest muscle in the calf of the leg) (a mixture of different things/ hodge-podge)

grit
(n-stones/ v-grind)

Government
(administration)

gabardine
(closely woven cotton or wool twill)

galactophagist
(milk drinker)

gallimaufry guichet

graphology
(the study of handwriting)

grisaille
(painting on grey tints)

gaminesque (playful; impish; boyish) Geanticlines


(raised area of Earths crust)

grammalogue
(word represented by a single sign; logogram)

genuflecting
(to kneel on one knee)

(ticket window or similar small opening)

harbinger
(forerunner)

hippopotamus
(a large amphibious animal that has a large head with a wide mouth, short legs, and a thick gray skin)

hedonistic
(riotous)

hackneyed
(tired/worn-out)

hatchet
(split/chop-up)

heterogeneous
(consisting of parts that are unrelated or unlike each other)

handkerchief
(a square cloth or absorbent paper used mainly to wipe areas of the face, especially the nose)

hierarchy
(chain of command)

hyphae
(a part of the vegetative portion of a fungus that resembles threads)

hallucination
(fragment of the imagination)

halitosis
(bad breath)

halophilous
(tolerant of salt or salt-water)

hapaxanthous
(flowering only once)

haplography
(omission of words or lines in recopying text)

haussmannize
(to open out; to rebuild)

hebdomadally
(every week)

helioseismology
(study of sun's interior by observing its surface oscillations)

hermeneutic
(of, like or pertaining to the interpretation of passages)

hendecagon
(eleven-sided figure)

hippodamist
(horse-tamer)

Ignorance
(lack of knowledge)

iguana
(a large plant-eating lizard with a serrated fringe or crest running along its back from head to tail)

ingenuous
(frank/honest/candid

inveterate
(chronic/confirmed)

iridescent
(shimmering/sparkling/ shinning)

illustration
(picture/design/ visual)

internationalism
(The state or principles of international interests & intercourse.)

individualism
(uniqueness/egoism/ distinctiveness)

incandescent
(luminous/glowing/ radiant)

isolationism
(A national policy of abstaining from political or economic relations with other countries)

ichthyosaurs
(prehistoric reptile)

immanentists
(belief that God is everywhere)

icteritious
(jaundiced; yellow)

immarcescible
(unfading; imperishable)

imperscriptible
(not recorded; unwritten)

imprimatur
(license to print a book)

incrassate
(to thicken)

incunabulum
(early printed book; early version of a thing)

inchoatively
(inceptive)

isomorphisms
(similarity in organisms)

juvenile
(young/youthful/

jeopardy
(danger/risk/threat)

javelina
(spear)

juxtapose
(put side by side)

jaguar
(a big wild cat)

babyish)

junction
(intersection)

jitters
(behave nervously)

Judaism
(the religion of the Jews)

jaunt
(outing/trip)

January
(first month of the Roman calendar)

jentacular
(of, like or pertaining to breakfast)

jocularity
(fond of joking)

jurisdiction
(authority)

jejuneness
(boring/uninteresting)

juvenescence
(youthful)

judgmentally
(negatively/critically)

japonaiserie
(an ornate style of Western art, design, etc. employing Japanese motifs)

jactitation
(boasting/exaggerating)

juglandaceous
(of, like or pertaining to walnuts)

jalouse
(to suspect; to be jealous of)

khaki
(a dull brownish yellow color)

knuckle
(a joint of a finger)

knowledge
(information)

kreatophagia
(eating of raw meat)

kayaking
(sports canoe)

keelboat
(covered riverboat with shallow draft)

knarr
(knot in wood)

kimono
(traditional Japanese garment)

kaleidoscope
(a complex, colorful, and shifting pattern or scene)

Kleptomania
(An obsessive impulse to steal regardless of economic need)

Kapnography
(means of producing designs on smoked glass surfaces)

Kakorrhaphiophobia
(fear of failure)

Keraunograph
(instrument for recording distant thunderstorms)

ketosteroid
(a steroid containing a ketone group)

Knickerbockers
(loose breeches gathered in at the knee)

Koniscope
(instrument for measuring dust in air)

(process by which a cell divides into two daughter cells, each having the same number of chromosomes as the original cell)

karyokinesis

Kakistocracy
(government by the most unscrupulous or unsuitable people)

Kaligenous
(forming alkalies with oxygen)

Kyriolexy
(the use of literal expressions)

League
(group/union)

Laboratory
(a place where research and testing is carried out)

loquacious
(talkative/ wordy)

lugubrious
(depressing/sad)

lethargic
(sluggish/ lazy)

luminous
(glowing/shinning)

Lachrymatory
(narrow-necked bottle or vase)

legume
(a seed, pod, or other part of a plant such as a pea or bean, used as food)

lacrosse
(sport played with netted stick)

ladle
(scoop/serving spoon)

Laeotropic
(turning to the left)

Lampadephore
(torchbearer)

Lapidarian
(of, like or pertaining to stones; inscribed on stones)

Lamprophony
(speaking in loud and clear tones)

Lavaliere
(jeweled pendant worn round the neck; pendant microphone)

Layette
(baby's complete set of clothing)

Lepidopterology
(study of butterflies and moths)

Leukemia
(blood cancer)

Leucomelanous
(having dark hair and eyes but fair skin)

Loganamnosis
(mania for trying to recall forgotten words)

Mystical
(spiritual)

magnanimous
(generous/ noble)

metamorphosis
(transformation)

mellifluous
(smooth/ honeyed)

moratorium
(suspension/freeze)

misinformation
(propaganda/ half truths)

munificence
(generosity/ kindness)

multifarious
(diverse/varied)

mordant
(sarcastic/ harsh)

mundane
(ordinary/ boring)

Magniloquent
(speaking in a grand or pompous style)

Macrocephalous
(having a large head)

Malapropism
(misapplication of words without mispronunciation)

Malfeasance
(evil-doing; illegal activities)

Malloseismic
(suffering from frequent and severe earthquakes)

Margaritiferous
(pearl-bearing)

Maritodespotism
(ruthless domination by a husband)

Masseter
(muscle used to move the lower jaw)

Matutolypea
(getting up on the wrong side of the bed)

Mechanism
(belief that life is explainable by mechanical forces)

nefarious
(wicked / evil/ immoral)

narcissist
(excessive self-admiration and self-centeredness)

notorious
(infamous/ dishonorable)

neophyte
(beginner / novice)

Nacreous
(of or resembling mother-ofpearl)

nebulous
(vague/ hazy)

nymph
(fairy / elf/ goblin)

nuisance
(irritation/ pain/ pest)

nutrients
(a substance that provides nourishments)

nudibranch
(sea snail with no shell and is often brightly colored)

Nanocephalous
(having an extremely small head)

Narcohypnia
(numbness experienced upon awakening)

nebulaphobia
(fear of fog)

Necrographer
(obituary writer)

Nocturnal
(of the night)

Nephelognosy
(observation of clouds)

Nescience
(lack of knowledge; ignorance)

Nigrescence
(blackness; dark coloring or pigmentation)

Noctambulation
(sleep-walking)

Novercaphobia
(fear of one's stepmother)

Occurrence
(incidence/happening)

obedience
(compliance/agreement)

oceanography
(scientific study of oceans)

obelisk
(stone pillar)

ornithologist
(person who studies birds)

onomatopoeia
(imitation of sound in words)

opossum
(a small tree-dwelling night animal with a pouch with dense fur, a long snout, and a hairless prehensile tail)

orientation
(direction/ point of reference)

origami
(paper-folding art)

organelle
(a specialized part of a cell that has its own function)

Opportunity
(chance/opening)

Obganiate
(to irritate someone by constantly repeating oneself)

Obambulate
(to wander about)

Oblivescence
(forgetfulness; forgetting)

Obmutescent
(speechless; persistently silent)

Ochroleucous
(yellowish white)

Octamerous
(having parts in eights)

(800th anniversary of an event)

Octingentenary Privilege
(privilege/ license)

Odontology
(study of teeth)

Odoriferous
(emitting a usually pleasant smell)

Protagonist
(central character/ leading role)

Pharmacist
(somebody trained and licensed to dispense medicinal drugs and to advise on their use

Pastime
(hobby/ amusement)

Psychiatrist
(analyst)

paradigm
(example/model)

Psyche
(mind/consciousness/mind)

proliferate
(reproduce/multiply/breed)

presumptuous
(arrogant/conceited/bold)

pheasants
(a large long-tailed bird)

Phrontistery
(an establishment for

Prehensile
(able to take hold of things,

Pediatric
(pertaining to the care and

Pursuit
(chase/hunt/search)

Paidonosology
(study of children's diseases;

study and learning)

especially by wrapping around them)

medical treatment of children)

pediatrics)

Pallasethesia
(sense of vibration)

Palaeoanthropology
(study of early humans)

paleo-osteology
(study of ancient bones)

Palimbacchius
(metrical foot of two long and one short syllable)

Pennaceous
(featherlike)

Quadragenarian
(a person between 40 and 49 years of age)

Quadrivium
(four branches of mathematics in medieval education)

Qualtagh
(first person encountered after leaving home on a special day)

Quantophrenia
(obsessive reliance on statistics and mathematical results)

Quartation
(mixing one part gold with three parts silver prior to purifying it)

Quarterdeck
(part of ship's deck set aside by captain for ceremonial functions)

Quasquicentennial
(one hundred twenty-fifth anniversary

Quatorzain
(piece of verse having fourteen lines; a sonnet)

Quatrain
(stanza of four lines of verse)

Quatrayle
(great-great-great grandfather)

Querimonious
(full of complaints)

Quaff
(tuft of hair brushed away from the forehead; oiled lock of hair)

Quenouille
(concerning the training of trees into cone-like shape)

Quidditative
(quirky; eccentric)

Quicksilver
(old name for mercury)

Quingentenary
(five-hundredth anniversary)

Quindecasyllabic
(having fifteen syllables)

Quinquagenarian
(person between the ages of 50 and 59)

Quinquagesimal
(belonging to a set of fifty)

Quinquefarious
(arranged in five rows)

Racemiferous
(bearing clusters or bunches)

Radiometeorograph
(instrument for measuring atmospheric conditions at high altitude)

Rapprochement (establishment of or state of


cordial relations)

Reflectometer
(instrument for measuring reflectance of radiant energy)

Reconnoitres
(explore to gather information)

Recruitments
(to enroll or take on somebody)

recrudescing
(to break out or become active again after a dormant period)

refrigerator
(artificially cooled storage space)

Refurbish
(renovate/redecorate)

Relinquish
(to give up / to surrender)

restaurateur
(an owner or manager of a restaurant/ hotelier)

Reticulocyte
(an immature red blood cell containing a network of fibers of ribosomal remains that show up with laboratory staining)

Resuscitate
(to revive somebody from unconsciousness or apparent death, or be revived)

resilience
(the ability to recover quickly from setbacks)

rheumatology
(the branch of medicine dealing with the study and treatment of rheumatic diseases)

Rgisseur
(stage manager; director; manager)

Rhinoceroses
(a very large herbivorous animal with very thick skin and one or two horns on its snout)

Resipiscence
(recognition of error; change to better frame of mind)

Retrenchment
(cutting down on; reduction in amount of)

Rhonchisonant
(making a snorting or snoring noise)

saburration
(application of hot sand as medical treatment)

Solitaire
(a gem, especially a diamond, that is set alone in a ring/ a card game for one)

sacrilegious
(impious/disrespectful)

saccharinity
(relating to, resembling, or containing sugar)

scabrousness
(having to be handled with tact and care)

saprophagous
(feeding on decayed matter)

schizophrene
(a disorder characterized by severely disorganized thoughts, emotions, and behaviors)

Sanitization
(cleaning/purification)

Sanguineness
(cheerfully optimistic)

Scapegoating
(somebody who is made to take the blame for others)

Scintillator
(to give off/reflect light in sparks or flashes)

Saponifiable
(t0 make or be made into soap)

Sclerodermas
(a disease in which the skin becomes progressively hard and thickened)

Scrutinizing
(to examine somebody or something closely and carefully)

Secretagogue
(substance that causes secretion such as a hormone)

Sempstresses
(a woman who sews or whose occupation is sewing)

Scuttlebutts
(rumors about somebody's activities, often of an intimate and scandalous nature)

Seismometric
(an instrument used to measure vibrations caused by an earthquake)

Sepulcher
(grave/tomb/mausoleum)

Silhouette
(outline/shadow/profile)

Tequila
(Mexican alcoholic drink)

Thermotactic
(movement in relation to heat)

Thixotropies
(sometimes fluid and sometime gel)

Tinctorial
(Of or relating to color or colors)

Tranquillize
(sedate/to put to sleep)

transversal
(a line that intersects two or more other lines)

Triglyphic
(in classical architecture, a block carved with three vertical grooves that separates the square panels)

Trephination
(a cylindrical sharp or sawtooth-edged surgical instrument, used especially to cut a hole in the skull)

Trainability
(ability to learn or teach skills)

Turgidnesses
(pompous, boring, and overcomplicated)

Tyrannosaurs
(a large dinosaur)

Trivialities
(something unimportant)

Turbocharger
(supercharger using gas)

Transoceanic
(involving crossing an ocean)

tacheometer
(instrument for rapidly measuring survey points on a map)

Tangoreceptor
(sensory receptor responding to touch)

Tautological
(repetition of an idea implied in a statement)

Teichopsia
(visual blurring and colors associated with migraines)

Termagant
(an overbearing or nagging woman)

Tesserarian
(of, like or pertaining to dice games)

uberous
(yielding an abundance of milk; abounding)

Uncinariasis
( the condition of being infested with hookworms; hookworm disease)

Ultimogeniture
(inheritance by the last son)

Urbanization
(to make an area of countryside or a village into a town or part of one)

Umbrageously
(easily offended or likely to become irritated)

Ubiquitously
(all over the place)

ucalegon
(neighbor whose house is on fire)

Umbraculiform
(shaped like an umbrella)

Undecennial
(happening every eleven years)

Urceiform
(shaped like a pitcher)

Uglification
(make unattractive)

Uranographies
(the branch of astronomy that deals with making maps of the constellations)

Unprecedented
(extraordinary/unique)

urticant
(stinging; irritating)

utraquist
(person speaking two or both of two languages)

Ultramarine
(deep blue)

Utilitarianism
(belief that utility of actions determines moral value)

Uranoscopy
(star-watching)

Unigenous
(of the same origin, kind or sort)

Ultramicroscope
(instrument for viewing extremely small objects)

Vengeance
(revenge /retaliation)

Ventriloquist
(an act 0f stagecraft where a person(ventriloquist) manipulates his/her voice so that it appears that the voice is

Valedictorian
(a student in a graduating class who is highest in academic ranking and is usually required to give a

Vacuousnesses
(lacking ideas or intelligence, or showing such a lack)

Valance
(drapery hung along the edge of a bed, table or canopy)

coming from elsewhere, usually a puppeteered "dummy"

valedictory address at the graduation ceremony)

vagient
(crying like a baby)

valetudinarian
(of, like or pertaining to illhealth; anxious about health)

vaniloquence
(vain or foolish talk)

vendange
(grape harvest)

Vulnerability
(susceptibility/weakness)

vouchsafement
(to promise, give, or allow something)

Voraciousness
(consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food)

vaccination
(inoculation/injection)

vagabond
(a wanderer who has no permanent place to live)

valorousness
(having or showing courage, especially in war or battle)

varicose
(swollen, knotted, or distended to a greater extent than normal)

violoncellist
(someone who plays a violoncello - a large stringed instrument; seated player holds it upright)

verbigeration
(to repeat the same words or phrases obsessively as a symptom of a psychiatric disorder)

viscosimetric
(the measurement of the resistance of a liquid to shear forces)

Voraciousness
(greed/gluttony)

Wrench
(to pull/ tug/ twist)

Wallydrag
(feeble or worthless person or animal)

Weatherometer
(instrument for measuring weather-resisting properties of paint)

winterbourne
(intermittent spring of water)

wondermonger
(one who promises miracles)

Wanchancy
(unlucky; uncanny)

weathercaster
(an announcer on a radio or television station who delivers the weathercast)

Wegotism
(excessive use of the pronoun 'we' in speech or writing)

worrisomeness
(causing worry)

wristlet
(wristband; small strap worn around the wrist)

Washeteria
(laundromat or launderette)

Wayzgoose
(annual employees' dinner or outing)

Whiffler
(official who clears way for a procession)

Wollastonites
(a fibrous gray-white calcium silicate mineral)

wuthering
(blowing strongly with a roaring sound)

(small dish used for holding small amounts of a solution) X xenodiagnosis


(diagnosis of disease using insect)

Watchglass

Weasand
(the gullet or windpipe)

Widdershins
(counterclockwise)

Wearabilities
(suitable and in a condition to be worn)

witenagemotes
(an Anglo-Saxon England, an assembly of the king's counselors)

xanthocyanopsy
(form of colour-blindness in which only blue and yellow can be distinguished)

Xylotypographic
(printed from wooden blocks)

Xenon
(a heavy colorless odorless gaseous element that is relatively inert)

Xenodochial
(hospitable; kindly to strangers)

xerophthalmia
(eye disease causing dryness of the eyeball)

xenolalia
(person's knowledge of a language never studied)

Xenophobia
(fear of foreigners)

Xylem
(type of plant tissue)

Xiphoid
(sword-shaped)

xylographical
(wood engraving)

xerasia
(abnormal dryness of the hair)

Xylophone
(percussion instrument)

Xenagogue
(guide; someone who conducts strangers)

Xyster
(surgeon's instrument for scraping bones)

xerophthalmia
(dryness and soreness of the eyes)

xanthospermous
(having yellow seeds)

xeroradiography
(process for taking permanent pictures of x-ray images)

Xanthoma
(disease characterized by yellow patches on the skin)

Xystus
(covered walkway for exercises)

Yaffingale

yesternight

Yokefellow

Yodel

yuletide

(green woodpecker)

(yesterday at night)

(a working companion)

(to sing, changing rapidly between a normal and falsetto voice)

(the Christmas season)

Yarborough
(hand of cards containing no card above nine)

Youngberry
(a large, sweet, dark-purple fruit, a hybrid of the blackberry and dewberry)

Youthquake
(A noticeable shift in society culture in response to the activities or tastes of its younger members)

yabbered
(to talk a lot or say something rapidly, often so that it is incomprehensible)

yahrzeit
(the anniversary of somebody's death)

Yardang
(ridge formed by wind erosion parallel to prevailing winds)

Yeastiness
(relating to, containing, or tasting or smelling of yeast)

Yearning
(desire/longing)

yoghurt
(a custardlike food with a tart flavor, prepared from milk curdled by bacteria)

yarmulke
(is a small, round head covering worn during prayer )

Yarnwindle
(tool for winding yarn into a ball)

Yardmaster
(somebody in charge of a railroad yard)

Ytterbium
(a soft silvery metal of the lanthanide group of rare-earth elements)

yachter
(a person sailing in a yacht for leisure or sport)

yeoman
(a loyal, reliable, or diligent worker)

Zidovudines
(aids treatment)

zabagliones
(a dessert made of egg yolks, sugar, and wine beaten over hot water until pale and foamy. It is served hot with sponge finger biscuits)

Zoophagous
(flesh-eating; meat-eating)

zapateados
(Spanish or Latin American dance involving rhythmic tapping of the feet)

zealotries
(members of a group of Jewish rebels who attempted the military overthrow of Roman rule in Palestine in the 1st and 2nd centuries AD)

zealousness
(actively and unreservedly enthusiastic)

zillionaire
(an extremely wealthy person)

zootechnics
(the science concerned with the domestication and breeding of animals)

Zirconiums
(a grayish white, corrosionresistant, metallic element)

zebrawoods
(wood in two distinct color bands, from any of various tropical trees)

Zamindar
(in South Asia, the system of traditional land ownership, or the area of land owned)

Zigzagging
(a line going at an angle first one way, then sharply the opposite way, then back the first way, and so on, like the outline of a saw's teeth)

Zwitterions
(an ion that has both a negative and a positive pole)

Zombielike
(an offensive term for a person considered to lack energy, enthusiasm, or the ability to think independently)

Zygodactyls
(with two pairs of toes)

zestfulness
(lively enjoyment and enthusiasm)

Zygomorphic
(producing identical halves only when divided along a vertical axis)

Zoophilous
(very fond of animals)

zeitgeists
(ideas prevalent in a period and place)

zibellines
(a thick soft fabric with a long nap, made of wool)

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