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  1. execrable adj.
    Abominable.
  2. execration n.
    An accursed thing.
  3. exemplar n.
    A model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
  4. exemplary adj.
    Fitted to serve as a model or example worthy of imitation.
  5. exhaustion n.
    Deprivation of strength or energy.
  6. exhaustive adj.
    Thorough and complete in execution.
  7. exigent adj.
    Urgent.
  8. expanse n.
    A continuous area or stretch.
  9. expectorate v.
    To cough up and spit forth.
  10. expediency n.
    Fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
  11. expedient adj.
    Contributing to personal advantage.
  12. expend v.
    To spend.
  13. explicate v.
    To clear from involvement.
  14. exposition n.
    Formal presentation.
  15. expository adj.
    Pertaining to a formal presentation.
  16. expostulate v.
    To discuss.
  17. extemporaneous adj.
    Done or made without much or any preparation.
  18. extempore adv.
    Without studied or special preparation.
  19. extensible adj.
    Capable of being thrust out.
  20. extensor n.
    A muscle that causes extension.
  21. extrajudicial adj.
    Happening out of court.
  22. exuberance n.
    Rich supply.
  23. famish v.
    To suffer extremity of hunger or thirst.
  24. fathom n.
    A measure of length, 6 feet.
  25. faun n.
    One of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.
  26. fawn n.
    A young deer.
  27. fealty n.
    Loyalty.
  28. federate v.
    To league together.
  29. felicitate v.
    To wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
  30. felicity n.
    A state of well-founded happiness.
  31. fernery n.
    A place in which ferns are grown.
  32. festal adj.
    Joyous.
  33. fez n.
    A brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.
  34. fidelity n.
    Loyalty.
  35. fief n.
    A landed estate held under feudal tenure.
  36. filibuster n.
    One who attempts to obstruct legislation.
  37. financier n.
    One skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
  38. fishmonger n.
    One who sells fish.
  39. flag-officer n.
    The captain of a flag-ship.
  40. flection n.
    The act of bending.
  41. flue n.
    A smoke-duct in a chimney.
  42. folio n.
    A sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
  43. foppery n.
    Dandyism.
  44. forby adv.
    Besides.
  45. forcible adj.
    Violent.
  46. forecourt n.
    A court opening directly from the street.
  47. forejudge v.
    To judge of before hearing evidence.
  48. forepeak n.
    The extreme forward part of a ship's hold, under the lowest deck.
  49. foreshore n.
    That part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
  50. forecastle n.
    That part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
  51. foreclose v.
    To bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
  52. forefather n.
    An ancestor.
  53. forego v.
    To deny oneself the pleasure or profit of.
  54. foreground n.
    That part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
  55. foreknowledge n.
    Prescience.
  56. foreman n.
    The head man.
  57. foreordain v.
    To predetermine.
  58. foreordination n.
    Predestination.
  59. forerun v.
    To go before as introducing or ushering in.
  60. foresail n.
    A square sail.
  61. foretell v.
    To predict.
  62. forefend v.
    To ward off.
  63. forgo v.
    To deny oneself.
  64. formidable adj.
    Difficult to accomplish.
  65. forswear v.
    To renounce upon oath.
  66. fortify v.
    To provide with defensive works.
  67. frankincense n.
    A gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
  68. fraternal adj.
    Brotherly.
  69. freethinker n.
    One who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
  70. frigidarium n.
    A room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
  71. frizz v.
    To give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
  72. frizzle v.
    To cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
  73. fugacious adj.
    Fleeting.
  74. functionary n.
    An official.
  75. fundamental adj.
    Basal.
  76. fungible adj.
    That may be measured, counted, or weighed.
  77. fungous adj.
    Spongy.
  78. fungus n.
    A plant destitute of chlorophyll, as a mushroom.
  79. furlong n.
    A measure, one-eighth of a mile.
  80. furlough n.
    A temporary absence of a soldier or sailor by permission of the commanding officer.
  81. furrier n.
    A dealer in or maker of fur goods.
  82. futurist n.
    A person of expectant temperament.
  83. galore adj.
    Abundant.
  84. galvanic adj.
    Pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
  85. galvanism n.
    Current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
  86. galvanize v.
    To imbue with life or animation.
  87. garrison n.
    The military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.
  88. garrote v.
    To execute by strangling.
  89. gaseous adj.
    Light and unsubstantial.
  90. gastric adj.
    Of, pertaining to, or near the stomach.
  91. gastritis n.
    Inflammation of the stomach.
  92. gendarme n.
    In continental Europe, particularly in France, a uniformed and armed police officer.
  93. genealogist n.
    A tracer of pedigrees.
  94. generality n.
    The principal portion.
  95. generic adj.
    Noting a genus or kind; opposed to specific.
  96. genitive adj.
    Indicating source, origin, possession, or the like.
  97. gentile adj.
    Belonging to a people not Jewish.
  98. giddy adj.
    Affected with a whirling or swimming sensation in the head.
  99. gladden v.
    To make joyous.
  100. glazier n.
    One who cuts and fits panes of glass, as for windows.
  101. glimmer n.
    A faint, wavering, unsteady light.
  102. globose adj.
    Spherical.
  103. globular adj.
    Spherical.
  104. gnash v.
    To grind or strike the teeth together, as from rage.
  105. Gordian knot n.
    Any difficulty the only issue out of which is by bold or unusual manners.
  106. gosling n.
    A young goose.
  107. grantee n.
    The person to whom property is transferred by deed.
  108. grantor n.
    The maker of a deed.
  109. gratification n.
    Satisfaction.
  110. gratify v.
    To please, as by satisfying a physical or mental desire or need.
  111. grenadier n.
    A member of a regiment composed of men of great stature.
  112. grievous adj.
    Creating affliction.
  113. grindstone n.
    A flat circular stone, used for sharpening tools.
  114. guinea n.
    An English monetary unit.
  115. gumption n.
    Common sense.
  116. guy n.
    Stay-rope.
  117. guzzle v.
    To swallow greedily or hastily; gulp.
  118. gynecocracy n.
    Female supremacy.
  119. gyrate v.
    To revolve.
  120. gyroscope n.
    An instrument for illustrating the laws of rotation.
  121. hanger-on n.
    A parasite.
  122. happy-go-lucky adj.
    Improvident.
  123. hardihood n.
    Foolish daring.
  124. hawthorn n.
    A thorny shrub much used in England for hedges.
  125. head foremost adv.
    Precipitately, as in diving.
  126. heartrending adj.
    Very depressing.
  127. heifer n.
    A young cow.
  128. heinous adj.
    Odiously sinful.
  129. hemorrhage n.
    Discharge of blood from a ruptured or wounded blood-vessel.
  130. hemorrhoids n. pl.
    Tumors composed of enlarged and thickened blood-vessels, at the lower end of the rectum.
  131. henchman n.
    A servile assistant and subordinate.
  132. henpeck v.
    To worry or harass by ill temper and petty annoyances.
  133. heptarchy n.
    A group of seven governments.
  134. herbarium n.
    A collection of dried plants scientifically arranged for study.
  135. heterogeneity n.
    Unlikeness of constituent parts.
  136. heteromorphic adj.
    Deviating from the normal form or standard type.
  137. hexangular adj.
    Having six angles.
  138. hexapod adj.
    Having six feet.
  139. hiatus n.
    A break or vacancy where something necessary to supply the connection is wanting.
  140. Hibernian adj.
    Pertaining to Ireland, or its people.
  141. hillock n.
    A small hill or mound.
  142. homonym n.
    A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
  143. homophone n.
    A word agreeing in sound with but different in meaning from another.
  144. honorarium n.
    A token fee or payment to a professional man for services.
  145. horde n.
    A gathered multitude of human beings.
  146. huckster n.
    One who retails small wares.
  147. humbug n.
    Anything intended or calculated to deceive or mislead.
  148. hussar n.
    A light-horse trooper armed with saber and carbine.
  149. hustle v.
    To move with haste and promptness.
  150. hydra n.
    The seven- or nine-headed water-serpent slain by Hercules.
  151. hydrometer n.
    An instrument for determining the density of solids and liquids by flotation.
  152. hydrostatics n.
    The branch of science that treats of the pressure and equilibrium of fluids.
  153. hypercritical adj.
    Faultfinding.
  154. hypnosis n.
    An artificial trance-sleep.
  155. hypnotic adj.
    Tending to produce sleep.
  156. hypocrisy n.
    Extreme insincerity.
  157. hypocrite n.
    One who makes false professions of his views or beliefs.
  158. hypodermic adj.
    Pertaining to the area under the skin.
  159. ichthyosaurs n.
    A fossil reptile.
  160. icily adv.
    Frigidly.
  161. Iliad n.
    A Greek epic poem describing scenes from the siege of Troy.
  162. illegible adj.
    Undecipherable.
  163. illegitimate adj.
    Unlawfully begotten.
  164. illumine v.
    To make bright or clear.
  165. imminence n.
    Impending evil or danger.
  166. immiscible adj.
    Separating, as oil and water.
  167. impassible adj.
    Not moved or affected by feeling.
  168. impend v.
    To be imminent.
  169. imperceptible adj.
    Indiscernible.
  170. imperfectible adj.
    That cannot be perfected.
  171. Imperil v.
    To endanger.
  172. impetuosity n.
    Rashness.
  173. impiety n.
    Irreverence toward God.
  174. impious adj.
    Characterized by irreverence or irreligion.
  175. impliable adj.
    Capable of being inferred.
  176. imply v.
    To signify.
  177. impolitic adj.
    Inexpedient.
  178. impoverish v.
    To make indigent or poor.
  179. impropriety n.
    The state or quality of being unfit, unseemly, or inappropriate.
  180. inadmissible adj.
    Not to be approved, considered, or allowed, as testimony.
  181. inadvertent adj.
    Accidental.
  182. inapprehensible adj.
    Not to be understood.
  183. inapt adj.
    Awkward or slow.
  184. incapacitate v.
    To deprive of power, capacity, competency, or qualification.
  185. inchmeal adv.
    Piecemeal.
  186. incoercible adj.
    Incapable of being forced, constrained, or compelled.
  187. inconsiderable adj.
    Small in quantity or importance.
  188. inconsistent adj.
    Contradictory.
  189. indelible adj.
    That can not be blotted out, effaced, destroyed, or removed.
  190. indicant adj.
    That which points out.
  191. indicator n.
    One who or that which points out.
  192. inebriate v.
    To intoxicate.
  193. inexplicable adj.
    Such as can not be made plain.
  194. infirmary n.
    A place for the reception or treatment of the sick.
  195. infrequence n.
    Rareness.
  196. infuse v.
    To instill, introduce, or inculcate, as principles or qualities.
  197. infusion n.
    The act of imbuing, or pouring in.
  198. ingraft v.
    To set or implant deeply and firmly.
  199. inhume v.
    To place in the earth, as a dead body.
  200. iniquity n.
    Gross wrong or injustice.
  201. injunction n.
    Mandate.
  202. inquisition n.
    A court or tribunal for examination and punishment of heretics.
  203. inquisitive adj.
    Given to questioning, especially out of curiosity.
  204. inquisitor n.
    One who makes an investigation.
  205. insentient adj.
    Lacking the power of feeling or perceiving.
  206. inseparable adj.
    That can not be separated.
  207. instill v.
    To infuse.
  208. intension n.
    The act of stringing or stretching, or state of being strained.
  209. intercede v.
    To mediate between persons.
  210. intercession n.
    Entreaty in behalf of others.
  211. intercessor n.
    A mediator.
  212. interlocutor n.
    One who takes part in a conversation or oral discussion.
  213. interpose v.
    To come between other things or persons.
  214. interposition n.
    A coming between.
  215. intervale n.
    A low tract of land between hills, especially along a river.
  216. intestacy n.
    The condition resulting from one's dying not having made a valid will.
  217. intestate adj.
    Not having made a valid will.
  218. intimacy n.
    Close or confidential friendship.
  219. intoxicate v.
    To make drunk.
  220. intramural adj.
    Situated within the walls of a city.
  221. intricacy n.
    Perplexity.
  222. intricate adj.
    Difficult to follow or understand.
  223. introgression n.
    Entrance.
  224. intromit v.
    To insert.
  225. introvert v.
    To turn within.
  226. inviolable adj.
    Incapable of being injured or disturbed.
  227. involution n.
    Complication.
  228. irradiance n.
    Luster.
  229. irradiate v.
    To render clear and intelligible.
  230. irruption n.
    Sudden invasion.
  231. itinerate v.
    To wander from place to place.
  232. judicature n.
    Distribution and administration of justice by trial and judgment.
  233. judicial adj.
    Pertaining to the administration of justice.
  234. jugular adj.
    Pertaining to the throat.
  235. juridical adj.
    Assumed by law to exist.
  236. jurisdiction n.
    Lawful power or right to exercise official authority.
  237. jurisprudence n.
    The science of rights in accordance with positive law.
  238. juror n.
    One who serves on a jury or is sworn in for jury duty in a court of justice.
  239. joust v.
    To engage in a tilt with lances on horseback.
  240. keepsake n.
    Anything kept or given to be kept for the sake of the giver.
  241. kerchief n.
    A square of linen, silk, or other material, used as a covering for the head or neck.
  242. kimono n.
    A loose robe, fastening with a sash, the principal outer garment in Japan.
  243. kingling n.
    A petty king.
  244. kinsfolk n.
    pl. Relatives.
  245. knickknack n.
    A small article, more for ornament that use.
  246. lacteal adj.
    Milky.
  247. lactic adj.
    Pertaining to milk.
  248. laddie n.
    A lad.
  249. ladle n.
    A cup-shaped vessel with a long handle, intended for dipping up and pouring liquids.
  250. lassie n.
    A little lass.
  251. laureate adj.
    Crowned with laurel, as a mark of distinction.
  252. legible adj.
    That may be read with ease.
  253. legionary n.
    A member of an ancient Roman legion or of the modern French Legion of Honor.
  254. leviathan n.
    Any large animal, as a whale.
  255. licit adj.
    Lawful.
  256. liege adj.
    Sovereign.
  257. lien n.
    A legal claim or hold on property, as security for a debt or charge.
  258. ligament n.
    That which binds objects together.
  259. ligature n.
    Anything that constricts, or serves for binding or tying.
  260. ligneous adj.
    Having the texture of appearance of wood.
  261. liner n.
    A vessel belonging to a steamship-line.
  262. lingo n.
    Language.
  263. lingua n.
    The tongue.
  264. linguist n.
    One who is acquainted with several languages.
  265. linguistics n.
    The science of languages, or of the origin, history, and significance of words.
  266. liniment n.
    A liquid preparation for rubbing on the skin in cases of bruises, inflammation, etc.
  267. liquefacient adj.
    Possessing a liquefying nature or power.
  268. liquefy v.
    To convert into a liquid or into liquid form.
  269. liqueur n.
    An alcoholic cordial sweetened and flavored with aromatic substances.
  270. liquidate v.
    To deliver the amount or value of.
  271. liquor n.
    Any alcoholic or intoxicating liquid.
  272. lithograph n.
    A print made by printing from stone.
  273. lithotype n.
    In engraving, an etched stone surface for printing.
  274. litigant n.
    A party to a lawsuit.
  275. litigate v.
    To cause to become the subject-matter of a suit at law.
  276. litigious adj.
    Quarrelsome.
  277. littoral adj.
    Of, pertaining to, or living on a shore.
  278. liturgy n.
    A ritual.
  279. loam n.
    A non-coherent mixture of sand and clay.
  280. loch n.
    A lake.
  281. lodgment n.
    The act of furnishing with temporary quarters.
  282. logician n.
    An expert reasoner.
  283. loot v.
    To plunder.
  284. lough n.
    A lake or loch.
  285. lunacy n.
    Mental unsoundness.
  286. luxuriate v.
    To live sumptuously.
  287. lyre n.
    One of the most ancient of stringed instruments of the harp class.
  288. macadamize v.
    To cover or pave, as a path or roadway, with small broken stone.
  289. machinist n.
    One who makes or repairs machines, or uses metal-working tools.
  290. madden v.
    To inflame with passion.
  291. Madonna n.
    A painted or sculptured representation of the Virgin, usually with the infant Jesus.
  292. malady n.
    Any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one.
  293. maleficent adj.
    Mischievous.
  294. mallet n.
    A wooden hammer.
  295. maltreat v.
    To treat ill, unkindly, roughly, or abusively.
  296. man-trap n.
    A place or structure dangerous to human life.
  297. mantel n.
    The facing, sometimes richly ornamented, about a fireplace, including the usual shelf above it.
  298. mantle n.
    A cloak.
  299. maroon v.
    To put ashore and abandon (a person) on a desolate coast or island.
  300. marvel v.
    To be astonished and perplexed because of (something).
  301. masquerade n.
    A social party composed of persons masked and costumed so as to be disguised.
  302. maudlin adj.
    Foolishly and tearfully affectionate.
  303. mead n.
    A meadow.
  304. mealy-mouthed adj.
    Afraid to express facts or opinions plainly.
  305. medial adj.
    Of or pertaining to the middle.
  306. mellifluous adj.
    Sweetly or smoothly flowing.
  307. memento n.
    A souvenir.
  308. menagerie n.
    A collection of wild animals, especially when kept for exhibition.
  309. messieurs n. pl.
    Gentlemen.
  310. metaphysical adj.
    Philosophical.
  311. metaphysics n.
    The principles of philosophy as applied to explain the methods of any particular science.
  312. metempsychosis n.
    Transition of the soul of a human being at death into another body, whether human or beast.
  313. metonymy n.
    A figure of speech that consists in the naming of a thing by one of its attributes.
  314. metronome n.
    An instrument for indicating and marking exact time in music.
  315. metropolis n.
    A chief city, either the capital or the largest or most important city of a state.
  316. metropolitan adj.
    Pertaining to a chief city.
  317. millet n.
    A grass cultivated for forage and cereal.
  318. ministration n.
    Any religious ceremonial.
  319. ministry n.
    A service.
  320. mislay v.
    To misplace.
  321. mismanage v.
    To manage badly, improperly, or unskillfully.
  322. missal n.
    The book containing the service for the celebration of mass.
  323. misty adj.
    Lacking clearness
  324. mite n.
    A very small amount, portion, or particle.
  325. miter n.
    The junction of two bodies at an equally divided angle.
  326. moat n.
    A ditch on the outside of a fortress wall.
  327. mobocracy n.
    Lawless control of public affairs by the mob or populace.
  328. moccasin n.
    A foot-covering made of soft leather or buckskin.
  329. mongrel n.
    The progeny resulting from the crossing of different breeds or varieties.
  330. monition n.
    Friendly counsel given by way of warning and implying caution or reproof.
  331. monitory n.
    Admonition or warning.
  332. monocracy n.
    Government by a single person.
  333. monogamy n.
    The habit of pairing, or having but one mate.
  334. monograph n.
    A treatise discussing a single subject or branch of a subject.
  335. monolith n.
    Any structure or sculpture in stone formed of a single piece.
  336. monologue n.
    A story or drama told or performed by one person.
  337. moralize v.
    To render virtuous.
  338. mordacious adj.
    Biting or giving to biting.
  339. morphology n.
    the science of organic forms.
  340. muffle v.
    To deaden the sound of, as by wraps.
  341. mulatto n.
    The offspring of a white person and a black person.
  342. muleteer n.
    A mule-driver.
  343. mystic n.
    One who professes direct divine illumination, or relies upon meditation to acquire truth.
  344. mystification n.
    The act of artfully perplexing.
  345. naphtha n.
    A light, colorless, volatile, inflammable oil used as a solvent, as in manufacture of paints.
  346. Narcissus n.
    The son of the Athenian river-god Cephisus, fabled to have fallen in love with his reflection.
  347. nasal adj.
    Pertaining to the nose.
  348. nauseous adj.
    Loathsome.
  349. navel n.
    The depression on the abdomen where the umbilical cord of the fetus was attached.
  350. necrology n.
    A list of persons who have died in a certain place or time.
  351. necromancer n.
    One who practices the art of foretelling the future by means of communication with the dead.
  352. necropolis n.
    A city of the dead.
  353. necrosis n.
    the death of part of the body.
  354. nectarine n.
    A variety of the peach.
  355. needlework n.
    Embroidery.
  356. negligee n.
    A loose gown worn by women.
  357. Nemesis n.
    A goddess; divinity of chastisement and vengeance.
  358. neocracy n.
    Government administered by new or untried persons.
  359. neo-Darwinsim n.
    Darwinism as modified and extended by more recent students.
  360. neo-Latin n.
    Modernized Latin.
  361. neopaganism n.
    A new or revived paganism.
  362. Neolithic adj.
    Pertaining to the later stone age.
  363. nestle v.
    To adjust cozily in snug quarters.
  364. nestling adj.
    Recently hatched.
  365. neuter adj.
    Neither masculine nor feminine.
  366. Newtonian adj.
    Of or pertaining to Sir Isaac Newton, the English philosopher.
  367. nit n.
    The egg of a louse or some other insect.
  368. nomic adj.
    Usual or customary.
  369. non-combatant n.
    One attached to the army or navy, but having duties other than that of fighting.
  370. nondescript adj.
    Indescribable.
  371. nonpareil n.
    One who or that which is of unequaled excellence.
  372. normalcy n.
    The state of being normal.
  373. Norman adj.
    Of or peculiar to Normandy, in northern France.
  374. novellette n.
    A short novel.
  375. nunnery n.
    A convent for nuns.
  376. nutriment n.
    That which nourishes.
  377. nutritive adj.
    Having nutritious properties.
  378. oaken adj.
    Made of or from oak.
  379. oblong adj.
    Longer than broad: applied most commonly to rectangular objects considerably elongated
  380. observance n.
    A traditional form or customary act.
  381. observant adj.
    Quick to notice.
  382. observatory n.
    A building designed for systematic astronomical observations.
  383. obsolescence n.
    The condition or process of gradually falling into disuse.
  384. obsolescent adj.
    Passing out of use, as a word.
  385. obstetrics n.
    The branch of medical science concerned with the treatment and care of women during pregnancy.
  386. obvert v.
    To turn the front or principal side of (a thing) toward any person or object.
  387. octavo n.
    A book, or collection of paper in which the sheets are so folded as to make eight leaves.
  388. octogenarian adj.
    A person of between eighty and ninety years.
  389. ocular adj.
    Of or pertaining to the eye.
  390. oddity n.
    An eccentricity.
  391. ode n.
    The form of lyric poetry anciently intended to be sung.
  392. odious adj.
    Hateful.
  393. odium n.
    A feeling of extreme repugnance, or of dislike and disgust.
  394. offhand adv.
    Without preparation.
  395. officiate v.
    To act as an officer or leader.
  396. offshoot n.
    Something that branches off from the parent stock.
  397. ogre n.
    A demon or monster that was supposed to devour human beings.
  398. olive-branch n.
    A branch of the olive-tree, as an emblem of peace.
  399. omniscience n.
    Unlimited or infinite knowledge.
  400. omniscient adj.
    Characterized by unlimited or infinite knowledge.
  401. onset n.
    An assault, especially of troops, upon an enemy or fortification.
  402. operative adj.
    Active.
  403. operetta n.
    A humorous play in dialogue and music, of more than one act.
  404. optic n.
    Pertaining to the eye or vision.
  405. optometry n.
    Measurement of the powers of vision.
  406. sequestrate v.
    To confiscate.
  407. sergeant n.
    A non-commissioned military officer ranking next above a corporal.
  408. sergeant-at-arms n.
    An executive officer in legislative bodies who enforces the orders of the presiding officer.
  409. sergeant-major n.
    The highest non-commissioned officer in a regiment.
  410. serviceable adj.
    Durable.
  411. servitude n.
    Slavery.
  412. sextet n.
    A band of six singers or players.
  413. sextuple adj.
    Multiplied by six.
  414. shiftless adj.
    Wanting in resource, energy, or executive ability.
  415. shrinkage n.
    A contraction of any material into less bulk or dimension.
  416. shrivel v.
    To draw or be drawn into wrinkles.
  417. shuffle n.
    A mixing or changing the order of things.
  418. sibilance n.
    A hissing sound.
  419. sibilant adj.
    Made with a hissing sound.
  420. sibilate v.
    To give a hissing sound to, as in pronouncing the letter s.
  421. sidelong adj.
    Inclining or tending to one side.
  422. siege n.
    A beleaguerment.
  423. signification n.
    The meaning conveyed by language, actions, or signs.
  424. simile n.
    A comparison which directs the mind to the representative object itself.
  425. singe v.
    To burn slightly or superficially.
  426. sinister adj.
    Evil.
  427. sinuosity n.
    The quality of curving in and out.
  428. sinus n.
    An opening or cavity.
  429. siren n.
    A sea-nymph, described by Homer as dwelling between the island of Circe and Scylla.
  430. skiff n.
    Usually, a small light boat propelled by oars.
  431. skirmish n.
    Desultory fighting between advanced detachments of two armies.
  432. slothful adj.
    Lazy.
  433. sociable adj.
    Inclined to seek company.
  434. socialism n.
    A theory of civil polity that aims to secure the reconstruction of society.
  435. socialist adj.
    One who advocates reconstruction of society by collective ownership of land and capital.
  436. Sol n.
    The sun.
  437. solder n.
    A fusible alloy used for joining metallic surfaces or margins.
  438. solicitor n.
    One who represents a client in court of justice; an attorney.
  439. solicitude n.
    Uneasiness of mind occasioned by desire, anxiety, or fear.
  440. somniferous adj.
    Tending to produce sleep.
  441. somnolence n.
    Oppressive drowsiness.
  442. sonata n.
    An instrumental composition.
  443. soothsayer n.
    One who claims to have supernatural insight or foresight.
  444. sophistical adj.
    Fallacious.
  445. sophisticate v.
    To deprive of simplicity of mind or manner.
  446. soprano n.
    A woman's or boy's voice of high range.
  447. sparse adj.
    Thinly diffused.
  448. Spartan adj.
    Exceptionally brave; rigorously severe.
  449. specialty n.
    An employment limited to one particular line of work.
  450. specie n.
    A coin or coins of gold, silver, copper, or other metal.
  451. specter n.
    Apparition.
  452. spectrum n.
    An image formed by rays of light or other radiant energy.
  453. speculate v.
    To pursue inquiries and form conjectures.
  454. speculator n.
    One who makes an investment that involves a risk of loss, but also a chance of profit.
  455. sphericity n.
    The state or condition of being a sphere.
  456. spheroid n.
    A body having nearly the form of a sphere.
  457. spinous adj.
    Having spines.
  458. spinster n.
    A woman who has never been married.
  459. sprightly adj.
    Vivacious.
  460. squabble v.
    To quarrel.
  461. squatter n.
    One who settles on land without permission or right.
  462. stagnate v.
    To become dull or inert.
  463. stagnation n.
    The condition of not flowing or not changing.
  464. stagy adj.
    Having a theatrical manner.
  465. stallion n.
    An uncastrated male horse, commonly one kept for breeding.
  466. stanchion n.
    A vertical bar, or a pair of bars, used to confine cattle in a stall.
  467. statecraft n.
    The art of conducting state affairs.
  468. static adj.
    Pertaining to or designating bodies at rest or forces in equilibrium.
  469. statuesque adj.
    Having the grace, pose, or quietude of a statue.
  470. statuette n.
    A figurine.
  471. stature n.
    The natural height of an animal body.
  472. statute n.
    Any authoritatively declared rule, ordinance, decree, or law.
  473. steppe n.
    One of the extensive plains in Russia and Siberia.
  474. sterling adj.
    Genuine.
  475. stifle v.
    To smother.
  476. stigma n.
    A mark of infamy or token of disgrace attaching to a person as the result of evildoing.
  477. stiletto n.
    A small dagger.
  478. stimulus n.
    Incentive.
  479. Stoicism n.
    The principles or the practice of the Stoics-being very even tempered in success and failure.
  480. stolid adj.
    Expressing no power of feeling or perceiving.
  481. strait n.
    A narrow passage of water connecting two larger bodies of water.
  482. streamlet n.
    Rivulet.
  483. stripling n.
    A mere youth.
  484. studious adj.
    Having or showing devotion to the acquisition of knowledge.
  485. stupendous adj.
    Of prodigious size, bulk, or degree.
  486. suasion n.
    The act of persuading.
  487. suave adj.
    Smooth and pleasant in manner.
  488. subacid adj.
    Somewhat sharp or biting.
  489. subaquatic adj.
    Being, formed, or operating under water.
  490. subconscious adj.
    Being or occurring in the mind, but without attendant consciousness or conscious perception.
  491. subjacent adj.
    Situated directly underneath.
  492. subjection n.
    The act of bringing into a state of submission.
  493. subjugate v.
    To conquer.
  494. subliminal adj.
    Being beneath the threshold of consciousness.
  495. sublingual adj.
    Situated beneath the tongue.
  496. submersible adj.
    Capable of being put underwater.
  497. submersion n.
    The act of submerging.
  498. submission n.
    A yielding to the power or authority of another.
  499. submittal n.
    The act of submitting.
  500. subsequent adj.
    Following in time.

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