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2011-09-28 14:27:01
English vocab personal

Words I don't know from page 1 of Webster's Ninth Collegiate Dictionary.
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  1. aardwolf
    : a maned striped nocturnal mammal (Proteles cristatus) of southern and eastern Africa that resembles the related hyenas and feeds chiefly on insects and especially termites
  2. Aaronic
    1: of or stemming from Aaron 2: of or relating to the lower order of the Mormon priesthood
  3. Ab
    : the 11th month of the civil year or the 5th month of the ecclesiastical year in the Jewish calendar � see month table
  4. aba
    1: a loose sleeveless outer garment worn as traditional dress by men in the Middle East 2: a fabric woven from the hair of camels or goats
  5. abaca
    1: a strong fiber obtained from the leafstalk of a banana (Musa textilis) native to the Philippines �called also Manila hemp 2 : the plant that yields abaca
  6. abaft (adv)
    : toward or at the stern : aft
  7. abaft (prep)
    : to the rear of
  8. abalone
    : any of a genus (Haliotis) of edible rock-clinging gastropod mollusks that have a flattened shell slightly spiral in form, lined with mother-of-pearl, and with a row of apertures along its outer edge
  9. abase
    1 archaic : to lower physically 2 : to lower in rank, office, prestige, or esteem
  10. abate
    a : to put an end to b : nullify 1 2a : to reduce in degree or intensity : moderate b : to reduce in value or amount : make less especially by way of relief 3 : deduct, omit 4a : to beat down or cut away so as to leave a figure in relief b obsolete : blunt 5: deprive 2