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an ancient counting device
abacus
do without voluntarily
abstain
fear of heights
acrophobia
argue a certain point of view, offer support
advocate
a man-made habitat for birds
aerie
an enthusiast
aficiando
moves easily like and athlete, nimble
agile
an early (medieval) practitioner of chemistry
alchemist
early (medieval) chemistry
alchemy
extreme sensitivity to a particular substance (such as dust)
allergy
repetition of the same first letter or sound in a line of poetry
alliteration
a dispute that has gotten out of hand
altercation
short account of and interesting incident or event
anecdote
hard metal surface upon which a blacksmith hammers
anvil
one or settles a dispute, one who mediates
arbiter (or arbitrator)
awaken, stir to action, excite
arouse
an essay usually appearing in a newspaper or a magazine, note that an editorial is an example of an article
article
person who claims to interpret the influence of the stars on events and persons
astrologer
one who studies astronomy
astronomer
science that studies the motion of celestial bodies (stars)
astronomy
a book of maps
atlas
a story, not that a drama is a type of ____
ballad
commonplace, trite
banal
a very larger stone
boulder
of or like a cow or an ox
bovine
heavy to bear, oppressive
burdensome
instrument used in measuring thickness
caliper
handwriting, especially exceptional handwriting
calligraphy
a handwriting expert
calligrapher
series of related military operations
campaign
the tough elastic material that forms part of the skeletal structure
cartilage
the making of maps or charts
cartography
one who makes maps or charts
cartographer
the tumbling flow of water as in a waterfall
cascade
one hundred years
century
sets of tuned bells, the sounds that tuned bells make
chimes
a constituent of animal fats that is important in metabolism; steroids are a class of _______
cholesterol
rough to the touch; opposite of silky
coarse
a shoemaker
cobbler
strong columns that serve as support for some building or structure
colonnades
the tough elastic material that forms part of the skeletal structure
cartilage
the making of maps or charts
cartography
one who makes maps or charts
cartographer
the tumbling flow of water as in a waterfall
cascade
one hundred years
century
sets of tuned bells, the sounds that tuned bells make
chimes
a constituent of animal fats that is important in metabolism; steroids are a class of _______
cholesterol
rough to the touch; opposite of silky
coarse
a shoemaker
cobbler
strong columns that serve as support for some building or structure
colonnades
may refer to a machine used to harvest crops
combine
worthy of praise
commendable
one who directs (especially of an orchestra)
conductor
fond of socializing with friends
convivial
a horn shaped container that, when filled, symbolizes plenty
cornucopia
a small house
cottage
extremely naive or gullible
credulous
caretaker (especially of a museum)
curator
a unit that is used to measure the intensity of sound
decibel
a type of tree that loses its leaves in winter
deciduous
a bitter outburst aimed at a person or idea
diatribe
carefully sensible in speech and action
discreet
disagreement, argument
dispute
positive in one's opinions, overbearingly certain
dogmatic
inactive, quiet as if asleep
dormant
a long period of a dry (rainless) weather
drought
fade, lessen, weaken
ebb
a visible symbol such as a flag
emblem
attempts at, tries for
endeavors
an artistic carving, a form of printing
engraving
an undertaking or project
enterprise
person who is carried away by his feelings for a cause
enthusiast
a person with a refined taste in eating and drinking
epicure
one who is fond of pleasure and luxury
epicurean
a concluding statement
epilogue
a short statement said in memory of a dead person; an _____ often appears on a tombstone
epitaph
of or pertaining to horses
equine
wildly inconsistent
erratic
increase in size; opposite of reduce
expand
the decorative front of a building
facade
uncultivated, inactive; an unseeded field is said to be lying _____
fallow
a period of extreme lack of food; a _____ might be caused by a drought
famine
of or like a cat
feline
very light; lacking substance; not thick
flimsy
one who is in charge (e.g., the foreman of a ranch)
foreman
honest, straight-forward
frank
showy but cheap, flashy
gaudy
having to do with class (grouping) in general
generic
a fissure in the ground that spews water
geyser
consumed to excess, overeat
gorged
very pretty (beautiful)
gorgeous
a person who is an expert in judging, choosing, and preparing fine foods
gourmet
building in which airplanes are kept
hangar
pocket for a gun or pistol
holster
a certain shade of color
hue
a container for cigars
humidor
fill (especially with moisture or color), inspire
imbue
without feeling or emotion
impassive
hinder or halt some movement
impede
thrust forward, the opposite of impede
impel
an absolute necessity, a requisite
imperative
make poor, opposite of prosper
impoverish
a huner that cannot be satisfied
insatiable
man made canals used to bring water to dry land
irrigation
lacking skill
inept
property owner who rents said property to others
landlord
an important product made from rubber
latex
praise; opposite of criticize
laud
a unit that is used to measure the intensity of light
lumen
diminish,weaken
languish
a vertebrate animal that gives milk to its young; not that a whale is a mammal
mammal
a large, extinct mammal; an ancestor of the elephant
mammoth
a type of monkey (baboon)
mandrill
a list of passengers for a plane or ship
manifest
an animal that carries it young in a pouch; Ex kangaroo
marsupial
one who studies philosophy
meta-physic
a large city
metropolis
very tiny
minute
one who is very cheap, a stingy person
miser
the tendency to be easily duped or overly innocent
naivete
a bouquet of flowers
nosegay
the study of coins and medals
numismatics
one who studies coins or medals
numismatic
instrument used to measure the distance traveled
odometer
treatment of disease by manipulation of bones
osteopathy
a phrase that contains obvious contradiction
oxymoron
thin board upon which colors are mixed by a painter
palette
a plate of glass that is component of a window
pane
a wide expansive view
panorama
a storage area for food
pantry
animal (or person) that lives on (or off) another animal (person)
parasite
arrangement of forms and colors, design; a dress would be made to a ______
pattern
a small stone
pebble
one who walks rather than drives
pedestrian
stingy, unwilling to spend money, extremely poor
penurious
one who collects stamps
philatelist
facial feature
physiognomy
pertaining to fish
piscine
degree of highness or lowness of sound
pitch
gland that secretes hormones
pituitary
calm, undisturbed
placid
tiny creatures found in an ocean or sea
plankton
of or like pigs (hogs)
porcine
one who gauges value by practical consequences
pragmatist
process of the formation of a less mobile state from a more mobile state (e.g. solid formed out of a liquid); or a state of sudden haste
precipitation
the result of precipitation; not that snow is an example of ___________
precipitate
can mean the vegetables sold by a grocer
produce
very deep, not ordinary; the opposite of banal
profound
any introductory (preliminary) act or event
prologue
sensible, discreet, wisely cautious
prudent
one known for the rending of opinions
pundit
fear of fire
pyrophobia
a skilled teller of stories (anecdotes)
raconteur
set of directions for preparing something (especially food)
recipe
rending to withdraw from the company of others
reclusive
a judge of the play in games and sports
referee
easy to see through, clear (like a windowpane)
reflective
a personal adjective; an example is found in "the boy hurt himself." in this, himself is a ______ adjective
reflexive
the time period of autocrat (emperor) rules
reign
one who judges things by their comparative value; a type of pragmatist
relativist
a young tree
sapling
a small planet that revolves around a larger planet
satellite
one-fifth of a century (twenty years)
score
one who is found of pleasure, a modern epicurean
sensualist
a device that opens and closes in front of the lens of a camera
shutter
a brother or sisters
sibling
an extraordinarily tall building
skyscraper
lazy, indolent, not industrious
slothful
loud breathing that occurs during sleep
snore
that part of a wheel that connects the center of the wheel to its rim
spoke
mate, husband or wife in a marriage
spouse
building in which animals (especially horses) are kept
stable
impassive, showing no emotion
stolid
the specific steps taken to execute a strategy
tactics
one who rents a property
tenant
the time period an elected official is in office
term
a type of dictionary
thesaurus
very close growth of shrubs or bushes
thicket
beat; wheat is trashed so as to separate the grain
thrash
small parasite of the skin often contracted in a forest
tic
very small
tiny
accepting of other's opinions, forbearing; opposite of bigoted or dogmatic
tolerant
a tool used by a bricklayer to spread mortar
trowel
usually refers to a thirst that cannot be satisfied
unquenchable
tenant of a lord, servant, follower, slave
vassal
the component lines of a poem
verse
small community (smaller than a town)
village
exhibiting high moral excellence
virtuous
very cautious, alert, watchful
wary
a fanatic, an extreme enthusiast
zealot