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Extra vocabs 1.txt
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GRE vocabulary (Extra)
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  1. abbess n.
    The lady superior of a nunnery.
  2. abbey n.
    The group of buildings which collectively form the dwelling-place of a society of monks or nuns.
  3. abbot n.
    The superior of a community of monks.
  4. abdicate v.
    To give up (royal power or the like).
  5. aboveboard adv. & adj.
    Without concealment, fraud, or trickery.
  6. abscess n.
    A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
  7. abscission n.
    The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
  8. absolution n.
    Forgiveness, or passing over of offenses.
  9. absolve v.
    To free from sin or its penalties.
  10. abstinence n.
    Self denial.
  11. accession n.
    Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
  12. accessory n.
    A person or thing that aids the principal agent.
  13. accordion n.
    A portable free-reed musical instrument.
  14. accusatory adj.
    Of, pertaining to, or involving an accusation.
  15. Achillean adj.
  16. achromatic adj.
  17. acquaint v.
    To make familiar or conversant.
  18. acquisition n.
    Anything gained, or made one's own, usually by effort or labor.
  19. actuary n.
    An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
  20. addendum n.
    Something added, or to be added.
  21. adieu inter.
    Good-by; farewell.
  22. adjudge v.
    To award or bestow by formal decision.
  23. adjutant adj.
  24. admonish v.
    To warn of a fault.
  25. ado n.
    unnecessary activity or ceremony.
  26. adumbrate v.
    To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
  27. aeronaut n.
    One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
  28. aerostatics n.
    The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
  29. affix v.
    To fasten.
  30. affluence n.
    A profuse or abundant supply of riches.
  31. affront n.
    An open insult or indignity.
  32. aforesaid adj.
    Said in a preceding part or before.
  33. afresh adv.
    Once more, after rest or interval.
  34. agglomerate v.
    To pile or heap together.
  35. aggravate v.
    To make heavier, worse, or more burdensome.
  36. aggress v.
    To make the first attack.
  37. aggrieve v.
    To give grief or sorrow to.
  38. aide-de-camp n.
    An officer who receives and transmits the orders of the general.
  39. alder n.
    Any shrub or small tree of the genus Alumnus, of the oak family.
  40. alderman n.
    A member of a municipal legislative body, who usually exercises also certain judicial functions.
  41. altar n.
    Any raised place or structure on which sacrifices may be offered or incense burned.
  42. altercate v.
    To contend angrily or zealously in words.
  43. alto n.
    The lowest or deepest female voice or part.
  44. amatory adj.
    Designed to excite love.
  45. ambrosial adj.
    Divinely sweet, fragrant, or delicious.
  46. ambulance n.
    A vehicle fitted for conveying the sick and wounded.
  47. ambulate v.
    To walk about
  48. amenable adj.
    Willing and ready to submit.
  49. amity n.
  50. amorous adj.
    Having a propensity for falling in love.
  51. amour n.
    A love-affair, especially one of an illicit nature.
  52. ampersand n.
    The character &; and.
  53. amply adv.
  54. anagram n.
    The letters of a word or phrase so transposed as to make a different word or phrase.
  55. anemometer n.
    An instrument for measuring the force or velocity of wind.
  56. anew adv.
    Once more.
  57. anhydrous adj.
  58. animalcule n.
    An animal of microscopic smallness.
  59. annalist n.
  60. annunciation n.
  61. anode n.
    The point where or path by which a voltaic current enters an electrolyte or the like.
  62. anonymous adj.
    Of unknown authorship.
  63. ante v.
    In the game of poker, to put up a stake before the cards are dealt.
  64. antechamber n.
    A waiting room for those who seek audience.
  65. antemundane adj.
    Pertaining to time before the world's creation.
  66. antenatal adj.
    Occurring or existing before birth.
  67. anterior adj.
  68. anteroom n.
    A room situated before and opening into another, usually larger.
  69. anthology n.
    A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.
  70. anthracite n.
    Hard coal.
  71. anthropology n.
    The science of man in general.
  72. antic n.
    A grotesque, ludicrous, or fantastic action.
  73. Antichrist n.
    Any opponent or enemy of Christ, whether a person or a power.
  74. anticyclone n.
    An atmospheric condition of high central pressure, with currents flowing outward.
  75. antilogy n.
    Inconsistency or contradiction in terms or ideas.
  76. antipathize v.
    To show or feel a feeling of antagonism, aversion, or dislike.
  77. antiphon n.
    A response or alteration of responses, generally musical.
  78. antipodes n.
    A place or region on the opposite side of the earth.
  79. antiquary n.
    One who collects and examines old things, as coins, books, medals, weapons, etc.
  80. antiquate v.
    To make old or out of date.
  81. antispasmodic adj.
    Tending to prevent or relieve non-inflammatory spasmodic affections.
  82. apostasy n.
    A total departure from one's faith or religion.
  83. apostle n.
    Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
  84. appellate adj.
    Capable of being appealed to.
  85. appellation n.
    The name or title by which a particular person, class, or thing is called.
  86. appertain v.
    To belong, as by right, fitness, association, classification, possession, or natural relation.
  87. apposition n.
    The act of placing side by side, together, or in contact.
  88. apprehensible adj.
    Capable of being conceived.
  89. approbation n.
  90. arbor n.
    A tree.
  91. arboreal adj.
    Of or pertaining to a tree or trees.
  92. arborescent adj.
    Having the nature of a tree.
  93. arboriculture n.
    The cultivation of trees or shrubs.
  94. arcade n.
    A vaulted passageway or street; a roofed passageway having shops, etc., opening from it.
  95. archaism n.
  96. archangel n.
    An angel of high rank.
  97. archdeacon n.
    A high official administrator of the affairs of a diocese.
  98. aristocracy n.
    A hereditary nobility
  99. aristocrat n.
    A hereditary noble or one nearly connected with nobility.
  100. armory n.
    An arsenal.
  101. Artesian well n.
    A very deep bored well. water rises due to underground pressure
  102. ascension n.
    The act of rising.
  103. ashen adj.
  104. assonance n.
    Resemblance or correspondence in sound.
  105. astringent adj.
    Harsh in disposition or character.
  106. athirst adj.
    Wanting water.
  107. athwart adv.
    From side to side.
  108. atomizer n.
    An apparatus for reducing a liquid to a fine spray, as for disinfection, inhalation, etc.
  109. attach n.
    A subordinate member of a diplomatic embassy.
  110. auburn adj.
    Reddish-brown, said usually of the hair.
  111. auditory adj.
    Of or pertaining to hearing or the organs or sense of hearing.
  112. aura n.
    Pervasive psychic influence supposed to emanate from persons
  113. aural adj.
    Of or pertaining to the ear.
  114. auricle n.
    One of the two chambers of the heart which receives the blood from the veins.
  115. auricular adj.
    Of or pertaining to the ear, its auricle, or the sense of hearing.
  116. auriferous adj.
    Containing gold.
  117. aurora n.
    A luminous phenomenon in the upper regions of the atmosphere.
  118. auspice n.
    favoring, protecting, or propitious influence or guidance.
  119. autarchy n.
    Unrestricted power.
  120. autumnal adj.
    Of or pertaining to autumn.
  121. avidity n.
  122. awry adv. & adj.
    Out of the proper form, direction, or position.
  123. azalea n.
    A flowering shrub.
  124. azure n.
    The color of the sky.
  125. bacterium n.
    A microbe.
  126. bailiff n.
    An officer of court having custody of prisoners under arraignment.
  127. baize n.
    A single-colored napped woolen fabric used for table-covers, curtains, etc.
  128. bale n.
    A large package prepared for transportation or storage.
  129. balsam n.
    A medical preparation, aromatic and oily, used for healing.
  130. barcarole n.
    A boat-song of Venetian gondoliers.
  131. barograph n.
    An instrument that registers graphically and continuously the atmospheric pressure.
  132. barometer n.
    An instrument for indicating the atmospheric pressure per unit of surface.
  133. baritone adj.
    Having a register higher than bass and lower than tenor.
  134. baste v.
    To cover with melted fat, gravy, while cooking.
  135. baton n.
    An official staff borne either as a weapon or as an emblem of authority or privilege.
  136. battalion n.
    A body of infantry composed of two or more companies, forming a part of a regiment.
  137. batten n.
    A narrow strip of wood.
  138. bawl v.
    To proclaim by outcry.
  139. beatify v.
    To make supremely happy.
  140. beau n.
    An escort or lover.
  141. becalm v.
    To make quiet.
  142. beck v.
    To give a signal to, by nod or gesture.
  143. bedaub v.
    To smear over, as with something oily or sticky.
  144. bedeck v.
    To cover with ornament.
  145. bedlam n.
  146. befog v.
    To confuse.
  147. befriend v.
    To be a friend to, especially when in need.
  148. beget v.
    To produce by sexual generation.
  149. belate v.
    To delay past the proper hour.
  150. belay v.
    To make fast, as a rope, by winding round a cleat.
  151. bemoan v.
    To lament
  152. benefice n.
    A church office endowed with funds or property for the maintenance of divine service.
  153. beneficent adj.
    Characterized by charity and kindness.
  154. benevolence n.
    Any act of kindness or well-doing.
  155. benevolent adj.
    Loving others and actively desirous of their well-being.
  156. beseech v.
    To implore.
  157. besmear v.
    To smear over, as with any oily or sticky substance.
  158. bestrew v.
    To sprinkle or cover with things strewn.
  159. bestride v.
    To get or sit upon astride, as a horse.
  160. bethink v.
    To remind oneself.
  161. betide v.
    To happen to or befall.
  162. betimes adv.
    In good season or time.
  163. bewilder v.
    To confuse the perceptions or judgment of.
  164. bibliomania n.
    The passion for collecting books.
  165. bibliophile n.
    One who loves books.
  166. bide v.
    To await.
  167. bier n.
    A horizontal framework with two handles at each end for carrying a corpse to the grave.
  168. bight n.
    A slightly receding bay between headlands, formed by a long curve of a coast-line.
  169. biograph n.
    A bibliographical sketch or notice.
  170. biography n.
    A written account of one's life, actions, and character.
  171. biped n.
    An animal having two feet.
  172. birthright n.
    A privilege or possession into which one is born.
  173. blaspheme v.
    To indulge in profane oaths.
  174. blazon v.
    To make widely or generally known.
  175. blemish n.
    A mark that mars beauty.
  176. boatswain n.
    A subordinate officer of a vessel, who has general charge of the rigging, anchors, etc.
  177. bodice n.
    A women's ornamental corset-shaped laced waist.
  178. bolero n.
    A Spanish dance, illustrative of the passion of love, accompanied by caste nets and singing.
  179. boll n.
    A round pod or seed-capsule, as a flax or cotton.
  180. bombard v.
    To assail with any missile or with abusive speech.
  181. bombardier n.
    A person who has charge of mortars, bombs, and shells.
  182. bombast n.
    Inflated or extravagant language, especially on unimportant subjects.
  183. bore v.
    To weary by tediousness or dullness.
  184. borough n.
    An incorporated village or town.
  185. bosom n.
    The breast or the upper front of the thorax of a human being, especially of a woman.
  186. boycott v.
    To place the products or merchandise of under a ban.
  187. brae n.
  188. brandish v.
    To wave, shake, or flourish triumphantly or defiantly, as a sword or spear.
  189. braze v.
    To make of or ornament with brass.
  190. brazier n.
    An open pan or basin for holding live coals.
  191. breach n.
    The violation of official duty, lawful right, or a legal obligation.
  192. breaker n.
    One who trains horses, dogs, etc.
  193. breech n.
    The buttocks.
  194. bric-a-brac n.
    Objects of curiosity or for decoration.
  195. bridle n.
    The head-harness of a horse consisting of a head-stall, a bit, and the reins.
  196. brigand n.
    One who lives by robbery and plunder.
  197. brimstone n.
  198. Briticism n.
    A word, idiom, or phrase characteristic of Great Britain or the British.
  199. broadcast adj.
    Disseminated far and wide.
  200. brogan n.
    A coarse, heavy shoe.
  201. brogue n.
    Any dialectic pronunciation of English, especially that of the Irish people.
  202. bromine n.
    A dark reddish-brown, non-metallic liquid element with a suffocating odor.
  203. bronchitis n.
    Inflammation of the bronchial tubes.
  204. bronchus n.
    Either of the two subdivisions of the trachea conveying air into the lungs.
  205. browbeat v.
    To overwhelm, or attempt to do so, by stern, haughty, or rude address or manner.
  206. brusque adj.
    Somewhat rough or rude in manner or speech.
  207. bulrush n.
    Any one of various tall rush-like plants growing in damp ground or water.
  208. bumper n.
    A cup or glass filled to the brim, especially one to be drunk as a toast or health.
  209. buoyancy n.
    Power or tendency to float on or in a liquid or gas.
  210. buoyant adj.
    Having the power or tendency to float or keep afloat.
  211. bureau n.
    A chest of drawers for clothing, etc.
  212. burgess n.
    In colonial times, a member of the lower house of the legislature of Maryland or Virginia.
  213. burgher n.
    An inhabitant, citizen or freeman of a borough burgh, or corporate town.
  214. bursar n.
    A treasurer.
  215. bustle v.
    To hurry.
  216. butt v.
    To strike with or as with the head, or horns.
  217. butte n.
    A conspicuous hill, low mountain, or natural turret, generally isolated.
  218. by-law n.
    A rule or law adopted by an association, a corporation, or the like.
  219. cabalism n.
    Superstitious devotion to one's religion.
  220. cabinet n.
    The body of men constituting the official advisors of the executive head of a nation.
  221. cadenza n.
    An embellishment or flourish, prepared or improvised, for a solo voice or instrument.
  222. caitiff adj.
  223. calculus n.
    A concretion formed in various parts of the body resembling a pebble in hardness.
  224. callosity n.
    The state of being hard and insensible.
  225. Calvary n.
    The place where Christ was crucified.
  226. Calvinism n.
    The system of doctrine taught by John Calvin.
  227. Calvinize v.
    To teach or imbue with the doctrines of Calvinism.
  228. came n.
    A leaden sash-bar or grooved strip for fastening panes in stained-glass windows.
  229. Canaanite n.
    A member of one of the three tribes that dwelt in the land of Canaan, or western Palestine.
  230. canary adj.
    Of a bright but delicate yellow.
  231. canon n.
    Any rule or law.
  232. cantonment n.
    The part of the town or district in which the troops are quartered.
  233. captious adj.
  234. captivate v.
    To fascinate, as by excellence. eloquence, or beauty.
  235. carcass n.
    The dead body of an animal.
  236. cardiac adj.
    Pertaining to the heart.
  237. cardinal adj.
    Of prime or special importance.
  238. caret n.
    A sign (^) placed below a line, indicating where omitted words, etc., should be inserted.
  239. caricature n.
    a picture or description in which natural characteristics are exaggerated or distorted.
  240. carnal adj.
  241. carouse v.
    To drink deeply and in boisterous or jovial manner.
  242. cartridge n.
    A charge for a firearm, or for blasting.
  243. cataclysm n.
    Any overwhelming flood of water.
  244. cathode n.
    The negative pole or electrode of a galvanic battery.
  245. Catholicism n.
    The system, doctrine, and practice of the Roman Catholic Church.
  246. catholicity n.
    Universal prevalence or acceptance.
  247. cat-o-nine-tails n.
    An instrument consisting of nine pieces of cord, formerly used for flogging in the army and navy.
  248. causal adj.
    Indicating or expressing a cause.
  249. centenary adj.
    Pertaining to a hundred years or a period of a hundred years.
  250. centiliter n.
    A hundredth of a liter.
  251. chancery n.
    A court of equity, as distinguished from a common-law court.
  252. chaos n.
    Any condition of which the elements or parts are in utter disorder and confusion.
  253. chasm n.
    A yawning hollow, as in the earth's surface.
  254. chiffon n.
    A very thin gauze used for trimmings, evening dress, etc.
  255. choleric adj.
    Easily provoked to anger.
  256. choral adj.
    Pertaining to, intended for, or performed by a chorus or choir.
  257. christen v.
    To name in baptism.
  258. Christendom n.
    That part of the world where Christianity is generally professed.
  259. chromatic adj.
    Belonging, relating to, or abounding in color.
  260. chronology n.
    The science that treats of computation of time or of investigation and arrangement of events.
  261. chronometer n.
    A portable timekeeper of the highest attainable precision.
  262. claimant n.
    One who makes a claim or demand, as of right.
  263. clan n.
    A tribe.
  264. clemency n.
  265. clement adj.
  266. close-hauled adj.
    Having the sails set for sailing as close to the wind as possible.
  267. clothier n.
    One who makes or sells cloth or clothing.
  268. coddle v.
    To treat as a baby or an invalid.
  269. cognate adj.
  270. cognizant adj.
    Taking notice.
  271. cohesion n.
  272. cohesive adj.
    Having the property of consistency.
  273. collegian n.
    A college student.
  274. collusion n.
    A secret agreement for a wrongful purpose.
  275. colossus n.
    Any strikingly great person or object.
  276. commingle v.
    To blend.
  277. commissariat n.
    The department of an army charged with the provision of its food and water and daily needs.
  278. committal n.
    The act, fact, or result of committing, or the state of being
  279. commotion n.
    A disturbance or violent agitation.
  280. complement v.
    To make complete.
  281. comprehensible adj.
  282. comprehension n.
    Ability to know.
  283. comprehensive adj.
    Large in scope or content.
  284. conceive v.
    To form an idea, mental image or thought of.
  285. concerto n.
    A musical composition.
  286. conduce v.
    To bring about.
  287. confectionery n.
    The candy collectively that a confectioner makes or sells, as candy.
  288. confederacy n.
    A number of states or persons in compact or league with each other, as for mutual aid.
  289. confederate n.
    One who is united with others in a league, compact, or agreement.
  290. confer v.
    To bestow.
  291. conferee n.
    A person with whom another confers.
  292. confessor n.
    A spiritual advisor.
  293. conformable adj.
  294. conformation n.
    General structure, form, or outline.
  295. conformity n.
    Correspondence in form, manner, or use.
  296. congest v.
    To collect into a mass.
  297. congregate v.
    To bring together into a crowd.
  298. conjugate adj.
    Joined together in pairs.
  299. conjugation n.
    The state or condition of being joined together.
  300. conjunction n.
    The state of being joined together, or the things so joined.
  301. connive v.
    To be in collusion.
  302. connote v.
    To mean; signify.
  303. consanguineous adj.
    Descended from the same parent or ancestor.
  304. consecrate v.
    To set apart as sacred.
  305. conservatism n.
    Tendency to adhere to the existing order of things.
  306. conservative adj.
    Adhering to the existing order of things.
  307. conservatory n.
    An institution for instruction and training in music and declamation.
  308. consign v.
    To entrust.
  309. consignee n.
    A person to whom goods or other property has been entrusted.
  310. consignor n.
    One who entrusts.
  311. console v.
    To comfort.
  312. consolidate v.
    To combine into one body or system.
  313. consonance n.
    The state or quality of being in accord with.
  314. consonant adj.
    Being in agreement or harmony with.
  315. conspirator n.
    One who agrees with others to cooperate in accomplishing some unlawful purpose.
  316. conspire v.
    To plot.
  317. consternation n.
  318. consul n.
    An officer appointed to reside in a foreign city, chiefly to represent his country.
  319. consulate n.
    The place in which a consul transacts official business.
  320. contagion n.
    The communication of disease from person to person.
  321. contagious adj.
    Transmitting disease.
  322. contemplate v.
    To consider thoughtfully.
  323. contemporaneous adj.
    Living, occurring, or existing at the same time.
  324. contemporary adj.
    Living or existing at the same time.
  325. contemptuous adj.
  326. continuance n.
  327. contraband n.
    Trade forbidden by law or treaty.
  328. contraposition n.
    A placing opposite.
  329. contrivance n.
    The act planning, devising, inventing, or adapting something to or for a special purpose.
  330. contrive v.
    To manage or carry through by some device or scheme.
  331. contumacious adj.
  332. contumacy n.
    Contemptuous disregard of the requirements of rightful authority.
  333. convalesce v.
    To recover after a sickness.
  334. convalescence n.
    The state of progressive restoration to health and strength after the cessation of disease.
  335. convalescent adj.
    Recovering health after sickness.
  336. convulse v.
    To cause spasms in.
  337. convulsion n.
    A violent and abnormal muscular contraction of the body.
  338. cornucopia n.
    The horn of plenty, symbolizing peace and prosperity.
  339. corporate adj.
    Belonging to a corporation.
  340. corps n.
    A number or body of persons in some way associated or acting together.
  341. corrigible adj.
    Capable of reformation.
  342. cosmogony n.
    A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
  343. cosmography n.
    The science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
  344. cosmology n.
    The general science of the universe.
  345. cosmopolitan adj.
    Common to all the world.
  346. cosmopolitanism n.
    A cosmopolitan character.
  347. cosmos n.
    • The world or universe considered as a system, perfect in order and
    • arrangement.
  348. countervail v.
    To offset.
  349. courser n.
    A fleet and spirited horse.
  350. covey n.
    A flock of quails or partridges.
  351. coxswain n.
    One who steers a rowboat, or one who has charge of a ship's boat and its crew under an officer.
  352. crag n.
    A rugged, rocky projection on a cliff or ledge.
  353. credible adj.
  354. crematory adj.
    A place for cremating dead bodies.
  355. crevasse n.
    A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
  356. cudgel n.
    A short thick stick used as a club.
  357. cupidity n.
  358. curio n.
    A piece of bric-a-brac.
  359. curt adj.
    Concise, compressed, and abrupt in act or expression.
  360. curtsy n.
    A downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
  361. cygnet n.
    A young swan.
  362. darkling adv.
  363. datum n.
    A premise, starting-point, or given fact.
  364. dead-heat n.
    A race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
  365. death's-head n.
    A human skull as a symbol of death.
  366. decalogue n.
    The ten commandments.
  367. Decameron n.
    A volume consisting of ten parts or books.
  368. decamp v.
    To leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
  369. decapod adj.
    Ten-footed or ten-armed.
  370. decasyllable n.
    A line of ten syllables.
  371. declension n.
    The change of endings in nouns and adj. to express their different relations of gender.
  372. decorous adj.
    Suitable for the occasion or circumstances.
  373. decrepit adj.
    Enfeebled, as by old age or some chronic infirmity.
  374. deference n.
    Respectful submission or yielding, as to another's opinion, wishes, or judgment.
  375. defiant adj.
    Characterized by bold or insolent opposition.
  376. deist n.
    One who believes in God, but denies supernatural revelation.
  377. deity n.
    A god, goddess, or divine person.
  378. deliquesce v.
    To dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air.
  379. delirious adj.
  380. demulcent n.
    Any application soothing to an irritable surface
  381. demurrage n.
    the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.
  382. dendroid adj.
    Like a tree.
  383. dendrology n.
    The natural history of trees.
  384. denominate v.
    To give a name or epithet to.
  385. denomination n.
    A body of Christians united by a common faith and form of worship and discipline.
  386. denote v.
    To designate by word or mark.
  387. denouement n.
    That part of a play or story in which the mystery is cleared up.
  388. dentifrice n.
    Any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.
  389. denude v.
    To strip the covering from.
  390. deplorable adj.
  391. deplore v.
    To regard with grief or sorrow.
  392. deponent adj.
    Laying down.
  393. deprave v.
    To render bad, especially morally bad.
  394. derrick n.
    An apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights.
  395. descendant n.
    One who is descended lineally from another, as a child, grandchild, etc.
  396. descendent adj.
    Proceeding downward.
  397. descent n.
    The act of moving or going downward.
  398. desist v.
    To cease from action.
  399. desistance n.
  400. desperado n.
    One without regard for law or life.
  401. desperate adj.
    Resorted to in a last extremity, or as if prompted by utter despair.
  402. despond v.
    To lose spirit, courage, or hope.
  403. despondent adj.
  404. despot n.
    An absolute and irresponsible monarch.
  405. despotism n.
    Any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
  406. desultory adj.
    Not connected with what precedes.
  407. detract v.
    To take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
  408. detriment n.
    Something that causes damage, depreciation, or loss.
  409. detrude v.
    To push down forcibly.
  410. devilry n.
    Malicious mischief.
  411. deviltry n.
    Wanton and malicious mischief.
  412. diacritical adj.
    Marking a difference.
  413. digraph n.
    A union of two characters representing a single sound.
  414. diphthong n.
    The sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.
  415. diplomatist n.
    One remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
  416. discontinuance n.
    Interruption or intermission.
  417. discountenance v.
    To look upon with disfavor.
  418. discrepant adj.
  419. disillusion v.
    To disenchant.
  420. disjunctive adj.
    Helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
  421. dispensation n.
    That which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
  422. disputation n.
    Verbal controversy.
  423. disquiet v.
    To deprive of peace or tranquility.
  424. disrepute n.
    A bad name or character.
  425. disrobe v.
    To unclothe.
  426. dissect v.
    To cut apart or to pieces.
  427. dissection n.
    The act or operation of cutting in pieces, specifically of a plant or an animal.
  428. dissentient n.
    One who disagrees.
  429. dissentious adj.
  430. dissever v.
    To divide.
  431. dissonant adj.
    Harsh or disagreeable in sound.
  432. distemper n.
    A disease or malady.
  433. distend v.
    To stretch out or expand in every direction.
  434. distensible adj.
    Capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
  435. distention n.
  436. distrain v.
    To subject a person to distress.
  437. distrainor n.
    One who subjects a person to distress.
  438. divagation n.
  439. doe n.
    The female of the deer.
  440. dogma n.
    A statement of religious faith or duty formulated by a body claiming authority.
  441. dogmatic adj.
    Making statements without argument or evidence.
  442. dogmatize v.
    To make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
  443. doleful adj.
  444. dolesome adj.
  445. dolor n.
  446. domain n.
    A sphere or field of action or interest.
  447. domesticity n.
    Life in or fondness for one's home and family.
  448. donee n.
    A person to whom a donation is made.
  449. drachma n.
    A modern and an ancient Greek coin.
  450. dragnet n.
    A net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
  451. dragoon n.
    In the British army, a cavalryman.
  452. dun v.
    To make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
  453. durance n.
  454. duteous adj.
    Showing submission to natural superiors.
  455. dutiable adj.
    Subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
  456. earnest adj.
    Ardent in spirit and speech.
  457. economize v.
    To spend sparingly.
  458. edict n.
    That which is uttered or proclaimed by authority as a rule of action.
  459. effulgence n.
  460. elocution n.
    The art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
  461. eloquent adj.
    Having the ability to express emotion or feeling in lofty and impassioned speech.
  462. embody v.
    To express, formulate, or exemplify in a concrete, compact or visible form.
  463. embolden v.
    To give courage to.
  464. embolism n.
    An obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel.
  465. emigrant n.
    One who moves from one place to settle in another.
  466. emigrate v.
    To go from one country, state, or region for the purpose of settling or residing in another.
  467. emphatic adj.
    Spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
  468. enact v.
    To make into law, as by legislative act.
  469. enamor v.
    To inspire with ardent love.
  470. encamp v.
    To pitch tents for a resting-place.
  471. encomium n.
    A formal or discriminating expression of praise.
  472. encore n.
    The call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
  473. encumber v.
    To impede with obstacles.
  474. encyclical adj.
    Intended for general circulation.
  475. endear v.
    To cause to be loved.
  476. enkindle v.
    To set on fire.
  477. ennoble v.
    To dignify.
  478. enrapture v.
    To delight extravagantly or intensely.
  479. enshrine v.
    To keep sacred.
  480. ensnare v.
    To entrap.
  481. entail v.
    To involve; necessitate.
  482. enthrone v.
    To invest with sovereign power.
  483. enthuse v.
    To yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
  484. entrench v.
    To fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
  485. entwine v.
    To interweave.
  486. epicycle n.
    A circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.
  487. epicycloid n.
    A curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
  488. epiphany n.
    Any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
  489. epizootic adj.
    Prevailing among animals.
  490. erudition n.
    Extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
  491. espy v.
    To keep close watch.
  492. estuary n.
    A wide lower part of a tidal river.
  493. et cetera Latin.
    And so forth.
  494. eureka Greek.
    I have found it.
  495. evangelical adj.
    Seeking the conversion of sinners.
  496. evangelist n.
    A preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
  497. evert v.
    To turn inside out.
  498. excerpt n.
    An extract or selection from written or printed matter.
  499. excrescence n.
    Any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.
  500. excretion n.
    The getting rid of waste matter.