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correlative
adjective: Mutually involving or implying one another.
mnemonics
noun: A system of principles and formulas designed to assist the recollection in certain instances.
perception
noun: Knowledge through the senses of the existence and properties of matter or the external world.
preamble
noun: A statement introductory to and explanatory of what follows.
predominate
verb: To be chief in importance, quantity, or degree.
wampum
noun: Beads strung on threads, formerly used among the American Indians as currency.
modulate
verb: To vary in tone, inflection, pitch or other quality of sound.
micrometer
noun: An instrument for measuring very small angles or dimensions.
by-law
noun: A rule or law adopted by an association, a corporation, or the like.
bailiff
noun: An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
furtherance
noun: Advancement.
mundane
adjective: Worldly, as opposed to spiritual or celestial.
acquit
verb: To free or clear, as from accusation.
enhance
verb: To intensify.
impregnable
adjective: That can not be taken by assault.
mallet
noun: A wooden hammer.
sinuous
adjective: Curving in and out.
infidelity
noun: Disloyalty.
tribune
noun: Any champion of the rights and liberties of the people: often used as the name for a newspaper.
colloquy
noun: Conversation.
physiography
noun: Description of nature.
philology
noun: The study of language in connection with history and literature.
percolate
verb: To filter.
languid
adjective: Relaxed.
clemency
noun: Mercy.
antecede
verb: To precede.
appertain
verb: To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.
reassure
verb: To give new confidence.
expedite
verb: To hasten the movement or progress of.
aide-de-camp
noun: An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
viscount
noun: In England, a title of nobility, ranking fourth in the order of British peerage.
proxy
noun: A person who is empowered by another to represent him or her in a given matter.
mountaineer
noun: One who travels among or climbs mountains for pleasure or exercise.
preexist
verb: To exist at a period or in a state earlier than something else.
bronchitis
noun: Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
discursive
adjective: Passing from one subject to another.
provident
adjective: Anticipating and making ready for future wants or emergencies.
pamphlet
noun: A brief treatise or essay, usually on a subject of current interest.
famish
verb: To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst.
moat
noun: A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.
profile
noun: An outline or contour.
isle
noun: An island.
instant
noun: A very brief portion of time.
anesthetic
adjective: Pertaining to or producing loss of sensation.
insomnia
noun: Sleeplessness.
outstrip
verb: To go beyond.
brigade
noun: A body of troops consisting of two or more regiments.
constrict
verb: To bind.
taxidermy
noun: The art or process of preserving dead animals or parts of them.
aqueous
adjective: Of, pertaining to, or containing water.
matrix
noun: That which contains and gives shape or form to anything.
imitator
noun: One who makes in imitation.
impugn
verb: To assail with arguments, insinuations, or accusations.
prepossession
noun: A preconceived liking.
intimidate
verb: To cause to become frightened.
lyre
noun: One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class.
gusto
noun: Keen enjoyment.
knight errant
noun: One of the wandering knights who in the middle ages went forth in search of adventure.
impecunious
adjective: Having no money.
repellent
adjective: Having power to force back in a manner, physically or mentally.
tremendous
adjective: Awe-inspiring.
navigate
verb: To traverse by ship.
incomplete
adjective: Lacking some element, part, or adjunct necessary or required.
syllabus
noun: Outline of a subject, course, lecture, or treatise.
outdo
verb: To surpass.
mongrel
noun: The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties.
existence
noun: Possession or continuance of being.
derivative
adjective: Coming or acquired from some origin.
perverse
adjective: Unreasonable.
ligament
noun: That which binds objects together.
bilingual
adjective: Speaking two languages.
stringency
noun: Strictness.
embroil
verb: To involve in dissension or strife.
grimace
noun: A distortion of the features, occasioned by some feeling of pain, disgust, etc.
aeronautics
noun: the art or practice of flying aircraft
demonstrative
adjective: Inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts.
cosmology
noun: The general science of the universe.
generalize
verb: To draw general inferences.
sanguine
adjective: Having the color of blood.
inexhaustible
adjective: So large or furnishing so great a supply as not to be emptied, wasted, or spent.
counteract
verb: To act in opposition to.
licentious
adjective: Wanton.
monition
noun: Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.
irascible
adjective: Prone to anger.
primeval
adjective: Belonging to the first ages.
aural
adjective: Of or pertaining to the ear.
candid
adjective: Straightforward.
reducible
adjective: That may be reduced.
decimal
adjective: Founded on the number 10.
nectar
noun: Any especially sweet and delicious drink.
insignificant
adjective: Without importance, force, or influence.
inexpensive
adjective: Low-priced.
philanthropist
noun: One who endeavors to help his fellow men.
close-hauled
adjective: Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
augment
verb: To make bigger.
shiftless
adjective: Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.
contiguous
adjective: Touching or joining at the edge or boundary.
effective
adjective: Fit for a destined purpose.
convergent
adjective: Tending to one point.
grandiloquent
adjective: Speaking in or characterized by a pompous or bombastic style.
cull
verb: To pick or sort out from the rest.
birthright
noun: A privilege or possession into which one is born.
paraphrase
verb: Translate freely.
isolate
verb: To separate from others of its kind.
subsequent
adjective: Following in time.
decipher
verb: To find out the true words or meaning of, as something hardly legible.
corps
noun: A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together.
fanciless
adjective: Unimaginative.
uproot
verb: To eradicate.
visual
adjective: Perceptible by sight.
docile
adjective: Easy to manage.
allot
verb: To assign a definite thing or part to a certain person.
flatulence
noun: Accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.
bullock
noun: An ox.
hindrance
noun: An obstacle.
transposition
noun: The act of reversing the order or changing the place of.
archaic
adjective: Antiquated
ignominious
adjective: Shameful.
quarto
noun: An eight-page newspaper of any size.
Narcissus
noun: The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
duet
noun: A composition for two voices or instruments.
impiety
noun: Irreverence toward God.
inscrutable
adjective: Impenetrably mysterious or profound.
course
noun: Line of motion or direction.
syllable
noun: That which is uttered in a single vocal impulse.
deficient
adjective: Not having an adequate or proper supply or amount.
undercharge
verb: To make an inadequate charge for.
vertigo
noun: Dizziness.
genesis
noun: Creation.
distention
noun: Expansion.
surveyor
noun: A land-measurer.
lyric
adjective: Fitted for expression in song.
Canaanite
noun: A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
nauseous
adjective: Loathsome.
philologist
noun: An expert in linguistics.
insistence
noun: Urgency.
sensibility
noun: Power to perceive or feel.
extol
verb: To praise in the highest terms.
conciliatory
adjective: Tending to reconcile.
degradation
noun: Diminution, as of strength or magnitude.
palinode
noun: A retraction.
confluent
noun: A stream that unites with another.
tenure
noun: The term during which a thing is held.
subaquatic
adjective: Being, formed, or operating under water.
inflammable
adjective: Easily set on fire or excited.
planisphere
noun: A polar projection of the heavens on a chart.
myriad
noun: A vast indefinite number.
naphtha
noun: A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
remonstrance
noun: Reproof.
quadrate
verb: To divide into quarters.
dissension
noun: Angry or violent difference of opinion.
lifelong
adjective: Lasting or continuous through life.
gnash
verb: To grind or strike the teeth together, as from rage.
icily
aderb: Frigidly.
obstinacy
noun: Stubborn adherence to opinion, arising from conceit or the desire to have one's own way.
incomparable
adjective: Matchless.
physics
noun: The science that treats of the phenomena associated with matter and energy.
malaria
noun: A fever characterized by alternating chills, fever, and sweating.
trestle
noun: An open braced framework for supporting the horizontal stringers of a railway-bridge.
ostentation
noun: A display dictated by vanity and intended to invite applause or flattery.
inanimate
adjective: Destitute of animal life.
virtual
adjective: Being in essence or effect, but not in form or appearance.
piccolo
noun: A small flute.
penultimate
adjective: A syllable or member of a series that is last but one.
prologue
noun: A prefatory statement or explanation to a poem, discourse, or performance.
pledgee
noun: The person to whom anything is pledged.
principal
adjective: Most important.
tactics
noun: Any maneuvering or adroit management for effecting an object.
matinee
noun: An entertainment (especially theatrical) held in the daytime.
undersized
adjective: Of less than the customary size.
deponent
adjective: Laying down.
palliate
verb: To cause to appear less guilty.
creamy
adjective: Resembling or containing cream.
irrelevant
adjective: Inapplicable.
apposition
noun: The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
freemason
noun: A member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
lien
noun: A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge.
monogamy
noun: The habit of pairing, or having but one mate.
compliant
adjective: Yielding.
omnivorous
adjective: Eating or living upon food of all kinds indiscriminately.
microcosm
noun: The world or universe on a small scale.
profligate
adjective: Abandoned to vice.
allude
verb: To refer incidentally, or by suggestion.
quiescent
adjective: Being in a state of repose or inaction.
thesis
noun: An essay or treatise on a particular subject.
neo-Darwinsim
noun: Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.
inconceivable
adjective: Incomprehensible.
equivocate
verb: To use words of double meaning.
acclaim
verb: To utter with a shout.
kernel
noun: A grain or seed.
intention
noun: That upon which the mind is set.
botanize
verb: To study plant-life.
wherewith
noun: The necessary means or resources.
subordinate
adjective: Belonging to an inferior order in a classification.
moribund
adjective: On the point of dying.
explosion
noun: A sudden and violent outbreak.
meretricious
adjective: Alluring by false or gaudy show.
sinus
noun: An opening or cavity.
adduce
verb: To bring forward or name for consideration.
belay
verb: To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
presentiment
noun: Foreboding.
erroneous
adjective: Incorrect.
fez
noun: A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.
thoroughbred
adjective: Bred from the best or purest blood or stock.
mileage
noun: A distance in miles.
Scriptural
adjective: Pertaining to, contained in, or warranted by the Holy Scriptures.
nomad
adjective: Having no fixed abode.
laureate
adjective: Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction.
insuppressible
adjective: Incapable of being concealed.
incapacitate
verb: To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
hydrometer
noun: An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation.
semblance
noun: Outward appearance.
rectitude
noun: The quality of being upright in principles and conduct.
hemorrhage
noun: Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel.
niggardly
adjective: Stingy. (no longer acceptable to use)
masterpiece
noun: A superior production.
imprudent
adjective: Heedless.
justification
noun: Vindication.
despond
verb: To lose spirit, courage, or hope.
credence
noun: Belief.
revocation
noun: Repeal.
boycott
verb: To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
depopulate
verb: To remove the inhabitants from.
correlate
verb: To put in some relation of connection or correspondence.
fervor
noun: Ardor or intensity of feeling.
brokerage
noun: The business of making sales and purchases for a commission; a broker.
luminescent
adjective: Showing increase of light.
posit
verb: To present in an orderly manner.
salvo
noun: A salute given by firing all the guns, as at the funeral of an officer.
overpay
verb: To pay or reward in excess.
chagrin
noun: Keen vexation, annoyance, or mortification, as at one's failures or errors.
pecuniary
adjective: Consisting of money.
hydrostatics
noun: The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids.
makeup
noun: The arrangements or combination of the parts of which anything is composed.
garrote
verb: To execute by strangling.
decrepit
adjective: Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity.
appellation
noun: The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.
guzzle
verb: To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp.
abase
verb: To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade.
futurist
noun: A person of expectant temperament.
abjure
verb: To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
pollute
verb: To contaminate.
obtrude
verb: To be pushed or to push oneself into undue prominence.
dormant
adjective: Being in a state of or resembling sleep.
plumb
noun: A weight suspended by a line to test the verticality of something.
embellish
verb: To make beautiful or elegant by adding attractive or ornamental features.
sentence
noun: A related group of words containing a subject and a predicate and expressing a complete thought.
intestine
noun: That part of the digestive tube below or behind the stomach, extending to the anus.
initiate
verb: To perform the first act or rite.
stature
noun: The natural height of an animal body.