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Congragulate(v)
Express one's pleasure to another person at one person's success
gracious(adj)
Pleasent; courteous; kindly
Grateful(adj)
Feeling or expressing gratitude; thankful; obliged
Gratify(v)
Give or be a source of pleasure or satisfaction
Gratis(adv)
without charge or payment fee
gratitude(n)
thankfulness
Gratuitous(adj)
1. Given freely; gratis
2. Unwarranted, as a gratuitous remark
Gratuity(n)
Present or money in return for a favor or service; tip
Ingrate(n)
ungrateful person
Ingratiate(v)
Establish oneself in the favor or good graces of another
Immortal(adj)
1. Not subject to death
2. Not subject to oblivion
Immortality(adj)
1. Eternal life
2. Lasting time
Moribound(adj)
dying; near death
Mortal(n)
Human being; person; individual
Mortality(n)
1.Death rate
2.Mortal nature
Mortician(n)
Undertaker
Mortification(n)
Shame; humiliation; embarrassment
Mortify(v)
Embarrass;shame;humiliate
Mortuary(n)
funeral home
Rigor mortis(n)
Stifness of the body that sets in several hours after death
Corporal
Bodily, as corporal punishment
Corporation(n)
body authorized by law to carry on an activity with the rights and duties of a single person
Corps(n)
1. Organized body of persons
2. Branch of the military, as the Marine Corps
Corpse(n)
dead body
Corpulent(adj)
bulky; obese; very fat
Corpuscle
1. Blood cell
2. Minute particle
Corpus Delecti(n)
1. Facts proving that a crime has been committed
2. Body of the victim in a murder case
Espirit de corps(n)
Spirit of a body or persons; group spirit
Haebeas corpus(n)
1. Order requiring a detained person to be brought before a court to investigate the legality of that person's detention
2. Right of a citizen to secure court protection against illegal imprisonment
Incoporate(v)
Combine as to form one body
Aqueduct(n)
Artificial channel for conducting water over a distance
Conducive(n)
Tending to lead to; contributive; helpful
Conduct(v)
lead; guide; escort
Deduction(n)
1. Taking away; subtraction
2. Reasoning from the general to the particular
Duct(n)
tube or channel for conducting liquid, air, etc
Ductile(adj)
1. Able to be drawn out or hammered thin
2. Easily led; docile
Induce(n)
lead on; move by persuasion
Induct(v)
admit as a member; initiate
Induction(n)
1. Ceremony by which one is made a member; initiation
2. Reasoning from the particular to the general
Seduction(n)
Enticement; leading astray into wrongdoing
Consecutive(adj)
Following in regular; successive
Consequence(n)
1. That which follows logically; result
2. Importance, as a person of consequence
Execute(v)
1. Follow through to completion; result
2. Put to death
Inconsequential(adj)
Of no consequence; trivial; unimportant
Prosecute(v)
1. Follow to the end or until finished
2. Conduct legal proceedings against; sue
Sequel(n)
Something that follows; continuation; consequence; outcome
Sequence(n)
The foillowing of one thing after another; succession; orderly strewn
Sequential(adj)
Arranged in a sequence; serial
Concur(v)
1. Agree; be of the same opinion
2. Happen together; coincide
Concurrent(adj)
running together; occuring at the same time
Current(adj)
1. Running or flowing
2. Now in progress; prevailing
Curriculum(n)
Course of study in a school or college
Cursive(adj)
Running or flowing(said of handwriting in which the letters are joined)
Cursory(adj)
Running over hastily: superficially done, as a cursory glance
Discursive(adj)
Wandering from one topic to another; rambling; digressive
Excursion(n)
Going out or forth; expedition
Incur(v)
1. Meet with something undesirable
2. Bring up oneself
Incursion(n)
1. A rushing into
2. Hostile invasion; raid
Precursor(n)
Forerunner; predecessor
Recur(v)
happen again
Agressive(adj)
Disposed to attack; militant; assertive; pushing
Egress(n)
Means of going out; exit
Gradation(n)
1. A change by steps or stages
2. Acto of grading
Grade(n)
step;stage;degree;rating
Gradient(n)
1. Rate at which a road, railroad track, temperatire, voltage, etc rises
2. Slope
Gradual(adj)
step-by-step;bit by bit
Graduate(v)
Complete all the steps of a course and receive a diploma or degree
Graduated(adj)
Arranged in regular steps, stages, or degrees
Progressive(adj)
Going forward to something considered better
Regressive
Disposed to move backward;retrogressive
Retrograde(adj)
1. Going backward
2. Becoming worse
Retrogressive(n)
Act of going from a better to worse state
Transgress(v)
Step beyond the limits or barriers; go beyond; break the law
Biped(n)
Two-footed animal
Centipede(n)
Wormlike animal with one pair of legs on most of its segments
Expedite(v)
1. Facilitate
2. Accelerate or speed up
Impede(v)
Hinder; obstruct; block
Impediment(n)
1. Hinderence; obstacle
2. Defect
Millipede(n)
Wormlike animal with two pairs of legs on most of its segments
Pedal(n)
Lever acted on by foot
Pedestal(n)
1. Support or foot of a column or statue
2. Foundation
Contact(n)
Touching or meeting; association; connection
Contiguous(adj)
Touching, in physical contact; adjoining
Contingent(adj)
1. Dependent on something else
2. Accidental
Intact(adj)
Untouched or uninjured; kept or left whole
Intangible(adj)
1. Not capable of being perceived by the sense of touch
2. Hard to grasp or define exactly
Tact(n)
Sensitive to mental perception of what is appropriate on a given occasion
Tactful(adj)
Having or showing tact
Tactile(adj)
1. Pertaining to the sense of touch
2. Tangible
Tangent(adj)
Touching
Tangent(n)
Line or surace meeting curved line or surface at one point, but not intersecting it
Tangential(adj)
Merely touching; slightly touching; digressive
Apprehend(v)
1. Seize or take into custody
2. Understand
Apprehensive(adj)
1. Quick to understand or grasp
2. Fearful of what may come; anxious
Comprehensible(adj)
Able to be grasped mentally; understandable
Comprehensive(adj)
Including very much; extensive
Prehensile(adj)
Adapted for seizing as a prehensile claw
Reprehend(v)
Find fault with; rebuke; reprimand; censure
Reprehensible(adj)
Deserving of censure; culpable
Abject(adj)
Sunk or cast down to a low condition; downtrodden; deserving contempt
Conjecture(n)
a guess; supposition; inference
Dejected(adj)
Downcast; discouraged; depressed
Eject(v)
Throw out or expel;evict
Inject(v)
Force or introduce a liquid, a remark. etc
Interject(v)
Throw in between; insert; interpose
Projectile(n)
1. Object designed to be shot forward
2. Anything thrown forward
Reject(v)
Refuse to take; discrard
Subject(v)
Force someone to udnergo something unpleasant or inconvenient; expose; make liable to
Aversion(n)
Feeling of repugnance toward something with a desire to turn away from it; strong dislike; antipathy
Avert(v)
1. Turn away
2. Prevent; avoid
Controversy(n)
Dispute; debate; quarrel
Diversion(n)
Entertainment; amusement
Divert(v)
1. Turn aside
2. Amuse; entertain
Extrovert(n)
One more interesected in matters outside the shelf than in one;s own thoughts or feelings
Inadvertently(adv)
Without turning one's mind to the matter at hand; carelessly; unintentionally
Incontrovertible(adj)
Not able to be disputed; not open to question
Introvert(v)
Turn inward
Invert(v)
Turn upside down
Obverse(n)
Side turned toward the observer; therefore the front of a coin, medal
Perverse(adj)
Turned away from what is right or good; corrupt; wrongheaded
Pervert(v)
Turn away from right or truth; give a wrong meaning to
Revert(v)
Return; go back
Versatile(adj)
Able to turn with ease from one thing to another
Verse(n)
Line of poetry after a fized number of syllables, the poet has to begin a new line
Vertigo(n)
Condition in which one feels that one's surroundings are turning about dizziness
Commitment(n)
1. Cosignment to prison or a mental institution
2. Pledge
Demise(n)
death
Emissary(n)
Person sent out on a mission
Emit(v)
Send out; Give off
Intermittent(adj)
Coming and going at intervals
Missile(n)
Weapon capable of being propelled to a hit a distant object
Missive(n)
Written message sent; a letter
remiss(adj)
Negligent; careless; lax
Remission(n)
Period of lessening or dissappearance of the symptoms of a disease
Remit(v)
1. Send money due
2. Forgive
Circumlocution(n)
Roundabout way of speaking
Colloquy(n)
A talking together; conference or conversation
Elocution(n)
Art of speaking out or reading effectively in public
Eloquent(adj)
Speaking with force and fluency; movingly expressive
Grandiloquent(adj)
Using lofty or pompous words; bombastic
Interlocutor(n)
1. Questioner
2. One who participates in a conversation
Obloquy(n)
1. A speaking against; censure
2. Public reproach
Auriferous(adj)
Bearing or yeilding gold
Coniferous(adj)
Bearing cones
Odoriferous(adj)
Yielding an odor, usually fragrant
Pestiferous(adj)
1. Infected with or bearing disease; pestilent
2. Evilq
Proliferous(adj)
Producing new growth rapidly and extensively
Somniferous(adj)
Bearing or inducing sleep
Vociferous(adj)
Producing a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy
Circumlocution(n)
Roundabout way of speaking
Colloquy(n)
A talking together; conference or conversation
Elocution(n)
Art of speaking out or reading effectively in public
Eloquent(adj)
Speaking with force and fluency; movingly expressive
Grandiloquent(adj)
Using lofty or pompous words; bombastic
Interlocutor(n)
1. Questioner
2. One who participates in a conversation
Obloquy(n)
1. A speaking against; censure
2. Public reproach
Auriferous(adj)
Bearing or yeilding gold
Coniferous(adj)
Bearing cones
Odoriferous(adj)
Yielding an odor, usually fragrant
Pestiferous(adj)
1. Infected with or bearing disease; pestilent
2. Evilq
Proliferous(adj)
Producing new growth rapidly and extensively
Somniferous(adj)
Bearing or inducing sleep
Vociferous(adj)
Producing a loud outcry; clamorous; noisy