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Vocabulary Words

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  1. Quill·work [kwil-wurk]

    Museums include quillwork , baskets, and other artwork of present day descendants of emigrant tribes.
    1. a type of decoration using softened and usually dyed porcupine or bird quills. 2. an American Indian handicraft or utility item decorated in this manner.
  2. Wrath

    The police are also lying low, apparently afraid of the locals' wrath.
    strong, stern, or fierce anger; deeply resentful indignation; ire
  3. Greed

    Humans should be ashamed of their cruelty and greed.
    excessive or rapacious desire, esp. for wealth or possessions
  4. Envy

    Many of the entries focus on writers and the theme of literary envy.
    a feeling of discontent or covetousness with regard to another's advantages, success, possessions, etc.
  5. Sloth

    Both are afflicted with a species of blindness, and intellectual sloth.
    habitual disinclination to exertion; indolence; laziness
  6. Pride

    These vices are pride, envy, avarice, anger, lust, gluttony, and sloth.
    a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.
  7. Gluttony [gluht-n-ee]

    We must not sell our children's future to pay the tyrants' gluttony.
    excessive eating and drinking.
  8. Sir Isaac Newton
  9. Werner Heisenberg
    Uncertainty principle.
  10. Albert Einstein
    General relativity.
  11. James D. Watson & Francis Crick
    Double helix shape of DNA
  12. Alexander Graham Bell
  13. Sigmund Freud
    The unconscious.
  14. Charles Darwin
  15. The Wright Brothers
    Human flight
  16. Anton Van Leeuwenhoek
  17. Robert Brown
    The nucleus of cells.
  18. Johannes Kepler
    Elliptical orbits of planets.
  19. Dmitry Mendeleyev
    The periodic table.
  20. Niels Bohr
  21. Nicolaus Copernicus
    Heliocentric cosmology.
  22. Galileo Galilei
    The law of falling bodies
  23. James Chadwick
  24. Murray Gell-Mann
  25. John Wesley Hyatt
    Celluloid plastic.
  26. Wilhelm Roentgen
  27. Louis Pasteur
  28. Alexander Fleming
    Penicillin and antibiotics
  29. Edward Jenner
  30. Carl Linneaus
    Taxonomies and binomial nomenclature.
  31. Quark
    any of a set of six hypothetical elementary particles together with their antiparticles thought to be fundamental units of all baryons and mesons but unable to exist in isolation. The magnitude of their charge is either two thirds or one third of that of the electron
  32. Uproarious [uhp-rawr-ee-uhs]

    There is perhaps no more uproarious burlesque of the workings of the press.
    very funny, as a person or situation.
  33. Infallible [in-fal-uh-buhl]

    Fingerprints offer an infallible means of personal identification.
    absolutely trustworthy or sure
  34. Guileless [gahyl-lis]

    It's by turns optimistic and cynical, guileless and greedy.
    sincere; honest; straightforward; frank
  35. Ebullient

    The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.
    overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited
  36. Hallowed

    Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.
    regarded as holy; venerated; sacred.
  37. Perspicacious [pur-spi-key-shuhs]

    Doug, that was both a perspicacious and hilarious comment.
    having keen mental perception and understanding.
  38. Sa·ga·cious [suh-gey-shuhs] 

    A sagacious lawyer.
    having or showing acute mental discernment and keen practical sense; shrewd
  39. Sa·pi·ent [sey-pee-uhnt]

    There is a simplicity to the combination of the few ingredients, yet a sapient harmony.
    having or showing great wisdom or sound judgment.
  40. Di·vulse [dahy-vuhls]
    (Surgery) to tear away or apart, as distinguished from cut or dissect.
  41. Di·vulge [dih-vuhlj]

    Neither campaign will publicly divulge it's precise tally of superdelegates.
    Show IPAverb (used with object), di·vulged, di·vulg·ing.to disclose or reveal (something private, secret, or previously unknown).
  42. Su·per·del·e·gate [soo-per-del-i-git]
    a party leader or elected public official chosen as an uncommitted delegate to a national political convention.
  43. Obviate (AHB-vee-ayt)

    Rob checks every ledger entry twice to obviate any problems when it comes time for an audit.
    to anticipate and prevent (as a situation) or make unnecessary (as an action)
  44. Gaumless (GAWM-lis)

    A little chuckle shook the Major, but he said regretfully: "Nay, I'm too gaumless."
    lacking in vitality or intelligence; stupid, dull, or clumsy.
  45. Gas Duster
    also known as canned air or compressed air, is a product used for cleaning electronic equipment and other sensitive devices that cannot be cleaned using water.
  46. Thirteen  
    (film) a 2003 American drama film directed by Catherine Hardwicke, and written by Hardwicke and Nikki Reed, the film's co-star. The film also stars Holly Hunter and Evan Rachel Wood. It is a semi-autobiographical film inspired by Reed's life at age 12 and 13 with Wood's character "Tracy" being loosely based upon Reed. The script was written in six days and was originally meant to be a comedy. The film caused controversy upon its release, because it dealt with topics such as drug and alcohol abuse, underage sexual behavior and self-harm
  47. Reluctant

    A reluctant candidate
    unwilling; disinclined
  48. En·deav·or [en-dev-er]  

    We must constantly endeavor if we are to succeed.
    to exert oneself to do or effect something; make an effort; strive
  49. Per An·num [per an-uhm] 

    He bought treasury bills for as little as half a percent per annum.
    by the year; yearly.
  50. Square 
    (application) an electronic payment service, provided by Square Inc. Square allows users in the United States and Canada to accept credit cards through their mobile phones, either by swiping the card on the Square device or by manually entering the details on the phone.
  51. Doc·ile [dos-uhl]

    A docile horse.
    easily managed or handled; tractable
  52. Cir·clet [sur-klit]

    In crinoids, one of a circlet  of five plates that form part of the calyx.
    1. a small circle. 2. a ring.
  53. Ca·lyx [key-liks] 

    The epidermis is thin and an enlarged calyx adheres to the base of the fruit.
    1. (Botany) the outermost group of floral parts; the sepals. 2. (Anatomy), (Zoology) . a cuplike part.
  54. Al·lar·gan·do [ah-lahr-gahn-doh]
    (Music) becoming slower and broader
  55. Scuff [skuhf]

    The rough mesh tends to scuff off the protective coating of the fish.
    Scrape or brush the surface of (a shoe or other object) against something
  56. Scu·do [skoo-doh]
    any of various gold or silver coins, of various Italian states, issued from the late 16th through the early 19th centuries
  57. Scud [skuhd]  

    Also known as scud, fractus clouds can look ominous, but by themselves are not dangerous.
    to run or move quickly or hurriedly
  58. Business Hours

    Our company is not open after business hours
    In the United States, United Kingdom and Australia, the hours between 9 am and 5 pm are typically considered to be standard business hours. In Mexico, the standard business hours are from 7 am to 2 pm and 4 pm to 6 pm. Business in Chicago is often conducted between 8 am and 4:30 pm, while in New York City, business hours tend to be later—for instance, from 10 am to 6 pm. On Saturdays businesses are usually open from 8 or 9 am to noon or 1 pm.
  59. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985 (or COBRA) 

    He had coverage under his COBRA Plan
    a law passed by the U.S. Congress on a reconciliation basis and signed by President Ronald Reagan that, among other things, mandates an insurance program giving some employees the ability to continue health insurance coverage after leaving employment.
  60. Omnibus [om-nuh-buhs]

    After the jump, one more omnibus in-praise-of-canned-beer message OR An omnibus bill submitted toa legislature
    (Noun) A volume containing several novels or other items previously published separately. (Adjective) pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once
  61. Ko·sher [koh-sher]

    Kosher dishes OR It's all natural, there's nothing in it that's artificial, and it's kosher.
    1. (Judaism) a.fit or allowed to be eaten or used, according to the dietary or ceremonial laws 2. (Informal) proper; legitimate
  62. Crev·ice [krev-is]  

    They hid their marijuana in a crevice.
    a crack forming an opening; cleft; rift; fissure.
  63. Temporal Lobe

    My phone is about as integrated into my life as my left temporal lobe.
    (Anatomy), (Zoology) the lateral lobe of each cerebral hemisphere, in front of the occipital lobe.
  64. Lar·ynx [lar-ingks]  

    The area stretching from the larynx through the mouth and nose that is used to...
    (Anatomy) a muscular and cartilaginous structure lined with mucous membrane at the upper part ofthe trachea in humans, in which the vocal cords are located.
  65. Thy·mus [thahy-muhs]  

    Lymphatics have been described in the thyroid gland and in the thymus.
    (Anatomy) a ductless, butterfly-shaped gland lying at the base of the neck, formed mostly of lymphatic tissue andaiding in the production of T cells of the immune system: after puberty, the lymphatic tissue gradually degenerates.
  66. Cu·mu·lus [kyoo-myuh-luhs]
    1. a heap; pile. 2. a cloud of a class characterized by dense individual elements in the form of puffs, mounds, ortowers, with flat bases and tops that often resemble cauliflower: as such clouds develop vertically,they form cumulonimbus.
  67. Tu·mu·lus [too-myuh-luhs] 

    Tumulus and vault facilities are now typically used at these humid sites.
    1. (Archaeology) an artificial mound, especially over a grave; barrow 2. (Geology) a domelike swelling or mound formed in congealed lava.
  68. Thad·de·us [thad-ee-uhs]  

    Thaddeus is an interesting name. What does it mean?
    1. one of the twelve apostles. Matt. 10:3. 2. a male given name: from an Aramaic word meaning “praise".
  69. Ven·tri·cle [ven-tri-kuhl] 

    The pulmonary artery is connected to the right ventricle, where it belongs.
    1. (Zoology) any of various hollow organs or parts in an animal body. 2. (Anatomy) a. either of the two lower chambers on each side of the heart that receive blood from the atriaand in turn force it into the arteries. b.one of a series of connecting cavities of the brain.
  70. Ven·tri·cose [ven-tri-kohs]  

    One of his ear is ventricose to the other.
    (Adjective) 1. swollen, especially on one side or unequally; protuberant. 2. having a large abdomen.
  71. Wer·nick·e's Ar·ea [vair-ni-kuhz]  

    He can't understand what I'm saying. It's like his Wernicke's Area is out of wack.
    (Anatomy) a portion of the left posterior temporal lobe of the brain, involved in the ability to understand words.
  72. Gar·nish·ee [gahr-ni-shee]

    The garnishee must then file an answer with the court.
    (Law) verb (used with object) 1. to attach (money or property) by garnishment. 2. to serve (a person) with a garnishment.
  73. Gar·nish·ment [gahr-nish-muhnt]

    After expiration of the garnishment, another garnishment can be issued.
    1. (Law) a. a warning, served on a third party to hold, subject to the court's direction, money or propertybelonging to a debtor who is being sued by a creditor. b. a summons to a third party to appear in litigation pending between a creditor and debtor. 2. adornment or decoration.
  74. Gar·a·mond [gar-uh-mond]  

    “Overview: This is a template for sales order with garamond gray design.”
    A typeface-(a set of characters that share common design features) much used in books
  75. Ga·rage [guh-rahzh] 

    Put this car in the garage
    a building or indoor area for parking or storing motor vehicles.
  76. Gar·net [gahr-nit] 

    The necklace has a garnet in it
    A precious stone consisting of a deep red vitreous silicate mineral.
  77. Gar·ner [gahr-ner]

    He gradually garnered a national reputation as a financial expert
    to get; acquire; earn
  78. Gar·ni·er·ite [gahr-nee-uh-rahyt]  

    The coin was made of garnierite
    a green mineral consisting of hydrated nickel magnesium silicate; a source of nickel
  79. Trust·ee [truh-stee] 

    In the trust game participants played either the role of investor or trustee.
    (Law) a person, usually one of a body of persons, appointed to administer the affairs of a company,institution, etc.
  80. Trudge [truhj]  

    To trudge up a long flight of steps.
    to walk, especially laboriously or wearily:
  81. La·bo·ri·ous [luh-bawr-ee-uhs]

    A laborious undertaking.
    requiring much work, exertion, or perseverance
  82. Trudg·en [truhj-uhn]  

    The swimmers used the trudgen technique
    (Swimming) a stroke in which a double overarm motion and a scissors kick are used.
  83. For·bear [fawr-bair]  

    So it may forbear, and the consequence may be inflation.
    to refrain or abstain from; desist from
  84. For·swear [fawr-swair]

    To forswear an injurious habit.
    to reject or renounce under oath
  85. Schoon·er [skoo-ner]  

    He becomes the brutal and mean-spirited skipperof a tramp schooner OR He does not sell beer by the bucket or can or growler or schooner, but by the pint.
    1. (Nautical) A sailing ship with two or more masts, typically with the foremast smaller than the mainmast, and gaff-rigged lower masts 2. a very tall glass, as for beer.
  86. Gol·ly [gol-ee] 

    When she sees a beach, by golly , she throws off her shoes and goes dancing.
    (Informal) (used as a mild exclamation expressing surprise, wonder, puzzlement, pleasure, or the like.)
  87. Gol·ly·wob·bler [gol-ee-wob-ler]  

    The gollywobbler is keeping the boat afloat
    (Nautical) a very large quadrilateral staysail set between the foremast and mainmast of a schooner
  88. Gol·li·wogg [gol-ee-wog] 

    That golliwogg is similar to a barbie,
    1. a grotesque black doll 2. a grotesque person.
  89. Skipper

    Who is the skipper for this ship?
    a captain or leader, as of a team
  90. Mod·er·ate [mod-er-it]
    A moderate price.
    kept or keeping within reasonable or proper limits; not extreme, excessive, or intense
  91. Co·los·to·my [kuh-los-tuh-mee]

    The dead bowel tissue is removed and a colostomy or ileostomy is performed.
    (Surgery) 1. the construction of an artificial opening from the colon through the abdominal wall, thus bypassing a diseased portion of the lower intestine and permitting the passage of intestinal contents. 2. the opening so constructed.
  92. Dwell·ing [dwel-ing]  

    Today the five-bedroom dwelling is open to thepublic, for a minimum of two...
    a building or place of shelter to live in; place of residence; abode; home.
  93. Class Action Suit (a class action, a class suit, or a representative action)
    (Law) a form of lawsuit in which a large group of people collectively bring a claim to court and/or in which a class of defendants is being sued.
  94. Chic·kee [chi-kee]  

    There is a thatched chickee hut with picnic benches and a barbecue area.
    1. an open-sided structure, usually thatched with palms and serving as a dwelling. 2. a similar structure, used to provide shelter from the sun, as at a beach.
  95. Balneology (bal-nee-AH-luh-jee)

    Balneology is used at the spa as a means of treating injured muscles.
    the science of the therapeutic use of baths
  96. Vict·ual·er [vit-l-er] 

    The victualer rationed out the food.
    1. a person who furnishes victuals, especially a sutler. 2. a supply ship.
  97. Sut·ler [suht-ler] 

    Peddlers and post traders: the army sutler on the frontier.
    (formerly) a person who followed an army or maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers.
  98. Vict·ual·age [vit-l-ij] 

    The victualage will last for days.
    food; provisions; victuals.
  99. Vict·ual [vit-l]  

    Domestic wastes means all types of wastes generated in the living spaces on board a ship,except victual wastes.
    victuals, food supplies; provisions
  100. Pro·vi·sion [pruh-vizh-uhn] 

    And because of its broad civil provisions, the statute has.
    a clause in a legal instrument, a law, etc., providing for a particular matter; stipulation; proviso.
  101. Pro·vi·so [pruh-vahy-zoh]  

    But it should start from the proviso that one needs two hands to clap.
    1. a clause in a statute, contract, or the like, by which a condition is introduced. 2. a stipulation or condition.
  102. Stip·u·la·tion [stip-yuh-ley-shuhn]  

    The only stipulation is that his pieces cannot involve the transformation of...
    a condition, demand, or promise in an agreement or contract
  103. Tri·ad [trahy-ad] 

    The second triad harks back to the central principle of scarcity.
    1. a group of three, especially of three closely related persons or things. 2. (Military) the three categories of strategic-nuclear-weapons delivery systems: bombers, land-based missiles, and missile-firing submarines.
  104. Sal·ly [sal-ee] 

    A sally of anger
    1. a sortie of troops from a besieged place upon an enemy 2. an outburst or flight of passion, fancy, etc.
  105. Sor·tie [sawr-tee]  

    Sometimes two truckloads are needed in one day of flying sorties.
    a rapid movement of troops from a besieged place to attack the besiegers.
  106. Be·siege [bih-seej]  

    Vacationers besieged the travel office.
    1. to lay siege to. 2. to crowd around; crowd in upon; surround
  107. Siege [seej]  

    Polo probably heard of the siege and took note of it.
    the act or process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place in such a way as to isolate it from help and supplies, for the purpose of lessening the resistance of the defenders and thereby making capture possible.
  108. Im·pawn [im-pawn]  

    He impawned that he would be at the event
    to put in pawn; pledge.
  109. Te·lep·a·thy [tuh-lep-uh-thee]  

    The verge of telepathy, blogging reveals insights into fellow humans minds.
    communication between minds by some means other than sensory perception.
  110. Sen·ten·ti·a [sen-ten-shee-uh] 

    The sententia of La Rochefoucauld
    an aphorism; maxim- (an expression of a general truth or principle, especially an aphoristic or sententious one)
  111. Bri·dle [brahyd-l]

    His common sense is a bridle to his quick temper.
    anything that restrains or curbs
  112. Swoon [swoon] 

    The teenagers swooned at the sight of the singing star.
    to enter a state of hysterical rapture or ecstasy
  113. Seborrheic Dermatosis (Also called dyssebacia, pityriasis alba)
    A chronic form of dermatitis characterized by oily scales, crusty yellow patches, and itching, and occurring primarily on the scalp and face.
  114. HBIC

    She's very aggressive. By far the HBIC of the group
    Head Bitch in Charge
  115. Don·nish [don-ish] 

    Not to put too fine a point on it, they contained some good examples of donnish wit.
    resembling or characteristic of a university don; bookish; pedantic.
  116. Book·ish [book-ish]  

    He's very bookish with the bible.
    given or devoted to reading or study.
  117. Prig (-gish) [prig]  

    Yet the movie is not some conventionally priggish tale of youthful innocence...
    a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, or exaggerated propriety, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner.
  118. Con·sci·en·tious [kon-shee-en-shuhs]  

    A conscientious judge
    controlled by or done according to one's inner sense of what is right; governed by conscience; principled
  119. Provenience (pruh-VEE-nee-unss)

    The museum has hired outside experts to help uncover the provenience and ownership history of several of its artifacts.
    origin, source
  120. Guf·faw [guh-faw]  

    The night is filled with laughter and the occasional groan and guffaw .
    a loud, unrestrained burst of laughter
  121. Ha-Ha 

    There is a ha-ha in their yard.
    A feature used in landscape garden design to keep grazing livestock out of a garden while providing an uninterrupted view from within
  122. In·flu·en·za [in-floo-en-zuh]

    The influenza virus is continually improving it's fitness.
    (Pathology) an acute, commonly epidemic disease, occurring in several forms, caused by numerousrapidly mutating viral strains and characterized by respiratory symptoms and general prostration; flu.
    (Product) A company that offers faucets and other fixtures including, showerheads, electronic faucets, emergency eyewash, hand held shower, and handicap shower
  124. Pi·quet (pi-ˈkā)

    They played piquet
    a two-handed card game played with 32 cards
  125. Agley [uh-glee, uh-gley, uh-glahy]

    The British plan had gone agley
    awry, wrong
  126. Piquette (pēˈket)

    They were served piquette
    a French wine term which commonly refers to a vinous beverage produced by adding water to grape pomace but sometimes refers to a very simple wine or a wine substitute.
  127. Fil·bert [fil-bert]  

    There was a filbert in the yard
    1. the thick-shelled, edible nut of certain cultivated varieties of hazel, especially of Corylus avellana, of Europe 2. a tree or shrub bearing such nuts.
  128. A·tro·cious [uh-troh-shuhs]

    An atrocious crime.
    extremely or shockingly wicked, cruel, or brutal
  129. Sple·net·ic [spli-net-ik]

    The newspaper publisher's splenetic editorials often struck fear into local politicians
    irritable; peevish; spiteful
  130. Bil·ious [bil-yuhs]

    A long scarf of bright, bilious green.
    extremely unpleasant or distasteful
  131. Rhab·dom [rab-duhm]  

    Sitting atop these seven cells is an eighth rhabdom.
    A translucent cylinder forming part of the light-sensitive receptor in the eye of an arthropod

  132. Rhab·do·coele [rab-duh-seel]  

    The doctor used the word, rhabdocoele, when talking about his health
    A suborder of Turbellaria including those that have a simple cylindrical, or saclike, stomach, without an intestine
  133. Rhat·a·ny [rat-n-ee]

    They had to use rhatany on their vacation to South America
    An astringent (a cosmetic that cleans the skin and constricts the pores) extract of the root of a South American shrub, used in medicine.
  134. Pa·rab·a·sis [puh-rab-uh-sis] 

    We laughed at the parabasis during the play
    (in ancient Greek drama) a choral ode addressed to the audience, especially of comedy, and independent of the action of the play: usually following the agon and, in the earliest forms of comedy, serving often to end the play.
  135. Pa·ri·ah [puh-rahy-uh]  

    He described himself as a pariah
    an outcast
  136. Par·a·syn·the·sis [par-uh-sin-thuh-sis]  

    "Greathearted, which is great heart  plus -ed."  is an example of parasynthesis.
    the formation of a word by the addition of a derivational suffix to a phrase or compound
  137. Pa·ri·si·enne [puh-ree-zee-en]  

    She lives in the US but she is a self-proclaimed parisienne.
    a girl or woman who is a native or inhabitant of Paris, France.
  138. Pa·ri·sian [puh-rizh-uhn]

    He describe himself as a parisian in the airport.
    a native or inhabitant of Paris, France.
  139. Pa·ri pas·su  [pah-ree pahs-soo]  

    For purposes of distributing the assets of the Partnership upon termination, the General Partner shall be entitled to a return, on a pari passu basis with the Limited Partners, of the amount standing to its credit in its Capital Account.
    with equal pace or progress; side by side
  140. Com·mune [kuh-myoon]  

    The main thing is to commune with space enthusiasts.
    to converse or talk together, usually with profound intensity, intimacy, etc.; interchange thoughts or feelings.
  141. Mar·i·po·sa [mar-uh-poh-suh] 

    He got her a bouquet mariposa
    any lily of the genus Calochortus, of the western U.S. and Mexico, having tuliplike flowers of various colors.
  142. Mar del Pla·ta [mahr thel plah-tah]  

    They visited Mar del Plata on vacation
    a city and resort in E Argentina, on the Atlantic: fishing port. Pop: 552 000 (2005 est)
  143. Mar·gue·rite [mahr-guh-reet]  

    The garden was full of marguerite.
    oxeye daisy: tall leafy-stemmed Eurasian perennial with white flowers
  144. Pa·roi·cous [puh-roi-kuhs]

    With such a big garden, there must be a lot of paroicous
    (of certain mosses and related plants) having the male and female reproductive organs beside or near each other.
  145. Par·ish [par-ish]  

    Lots of nasty, vicious little parish pump spats and plausible deniability.
    an ecclesiastical district having its own church and member of the clergy.
  146. Con Es·pres·sio·ne [kon i-spres-ee-oh-nee]

    They song con espressione the whole concert.
    (Italian)(adverb) with feeling; expressively —used as a direction in music
  147. Con·geal [kuhn-jeel]  

    The fat congealed on the top of the soup.
    to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing
  148. Con·nu·bi·al [kuh-noo-bee-uhl]  

    Connubial love.
    of marriage or wedlock; matrimonial; conjugal
  149. Up·root [uhp-root]

    The hurricane uprooted many trees and telephone poles.
    to pull out by or as if by the roots
  150. Pi·pette [pahy-pet]  

    Discard the pipette tip and sample tube containing swab into the autoclave pan.
    a slender graduated tube used in a laboratory for measuring and transferring quantities of liquids from one container to another.
  151. "There's a Hole in My Bucket" (or "...in the Bucket")
    a children's song, along the same lines as "Found a Peanut". The song is based on a dialogue about a leaky bucket between two characters, called Henry and Liza.
  152. Chutz·pa [khoot-spuh]

    Working for yourself requires entrepreneurial spirit and chutzpah.
    1. unmitigated effrontery or impudence; gall. 2. audacity; nerve.
  153. Chuvash 
    1. a member of a Mongoloid people of Russia, living chiefly in the middle Volga region 2. the language of this people, generally classed within the Turkic branch of the Altaic family
  154. O·vert [oh-vurt]

    Overt hostility.
    open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret
  155. Ten·e·ment [ten-uh-muhnt]  

    Many of those who resided in the city lived in rental apartments or tenement housing.
    Also called tenement house. a run-down and often overcrowded apartment house, especially in apoor section of a large city.
  156. Ter·ma·gant [tur-muh-guhnt]  

    She is said to be a termagant by her ex boyfriend.
    a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.
  157. Mis·cre·ant [mis-kree-uhnt] 

    This way miscreant nations must clean up their own act.
    depraved, villainous, or base.
  158. Ris·i·ble [riz-uh-buhl]  

    Scarring from a greenhouse, now removed, is risible in the wing's east wall.
    causing or capable of causing laughter; laughable; ludicrous.
  159. Her·ring [her-ing] 

    They went out to the pond to see herrings
    an important food fish, Clupea harengus harengus,  found in enormous shoals in the North Atlantic.
  160. Pom·pa·dour [pom-puh-dawr]  

    That gentleman wears a pompadour
    an arrangement of a man's hair in which it is brushed up high from the forehead
  161. Pom·pa·no [pom-puh-noh] 

    Fish at the park for pompano, flounder, catfish and whiting.
    a deep-bodied food fish, Trachinotus carolinus,  inhabiting waters off the South Atlantic and Gulf states.
  162. Boulevardier (bull-uh-vahr-DYAY) 

    Trevor fancies himself something of a boulevardier, and he appears in the newspaper's society pages often enough that the label seems apt.
    man-about-town; a wealthy, fashionable socialite
  163. Me·ton·ic Cy·cle [mi-ton-ik] 

    When will the metonic cycle be finish?
    (Astronomy) a cycle of 235 synodic months, very nearly equal to 19 years, after which the new moon occurs on the same day of the year as at the beginning of the cycle with perhaps a shift of one day, depending on the number of leap years in the cycle.
  164. Mai·mon·i·des [mahy-mon-i-deez]  

    In the Jewish church, they spoke of Maimonides
    (Moses ben Maimon "RaMBaM") 1135–1204, Jewish scholastic philosopher and rabbi, born in Spain: one of the major theologians of Judaism.
  165. Bie·der·mei·er [bee-der-mahy-er]  

    The saw a biedermeier in the the antique store.
    Denoting or relating to a style of furniture and interior decoration current in Germany 1815–48
  166. In·ter·ca·la·tion [in-tur-kuh-ley-shuhn]  

    Time waits for no one. It would be nice to use intercalation in the calender.
    the act of intercalating; insertion or interpolation, as in a series.
  167. Em·bo·lism [em-buh-liz-uhm] 

    He could have had a blood clot in the lung, called a pulmonary embolism.
    1. Obstruction of an artery, typically by a clot of blood or an air bubble 2. The periodic intercalation of days or a month to correct the accumulating discrepancy between the calendar year and the solar year, as in a leap year
  168. Coulrophobia

    He didn't go to the circus because of coulrophobia
    abnormal fear of clowns
  169. Algophobian

    Needles aren't that bad but he get algoprobic about it.
    an abnormal dread of pain
  170. Mastigophobia

    He was prompt with handing in his assignment because of his mastigophobia.
    a fear of being punished
  171. Chionophobia

    Alaska is a bad place to live with chionophobia.
    a fear of snow
  172. Nosophobian

    Going for her yearly check up gives her nosophobian.
    an abnormal fear of disease
  173. Nyctophobian

    Don't turn off the lights, he's a nyctophobian.
    an abnormal fear of night or darkness
  174. Astraphobian

    That makes as much sense as saying Kevin Durant is an astraphobian.
    an abnormal fear of thunder and lightning.
  175. Necrophobia

    I must admit I'm necrophobic because of my great zeal of life.
    an abnormal fear of death
  176. Carcinophobia

    It's pointless to be carcinophobic, because a lot of people become inflicted with it.
    a fear of getting cancer
  177. Mysophobian

    I'm only mysophobic in my Michael Jordan shoes.
    a dread of dirt or filth.
  178. Trypanophobia

    How is he going to get his flu shot, he is trypanophobia?
    a fear of injections or shots
  179. Cynophobia

    You can let your cat go near him, he is cynophobia.
    an irrational fear of dogs
  180. Acrophobian

    Acrobats can't be acrophobian
    a pathological fear of heights
  181. Ophidiophobia

    Samuel L Jackson's diatribe in that one movie suggests he has ophidiophobia.
    a fear of snakes
  182. Arachnophobia

    Most girls are arahnophobic.
    an abnormal fear of spiders
  183. Monetize

    They had to get some of their money monetized when they went to a foreign country.
    to convert (a debt, esp. the national debt) into currency, especially by issuing government securities or notes
  184. Acceleration Principle

    The manufacturer believes in the acceleration principle.
    the principle that an increase in the demand for a finished product will create a greater demand for capital goods
  185. Inferior Goods

    Ramen noodles could be considered an inferior good.
    commodities that are less in demand as consumer income rises
  186. Split Roll

    He chosed to work from home because of the split roll.
    a taxation under which real-estate taxes on business and industrial buildings are levied at higher rates than on residential homes
  187. Mercantile

    This country is playing hardball through being mercantile.
    of the mercantile system, describing a country's plan to secure economic supremacy through creating a trade imbalance in its favor
  188. Nairu (ney-roo)

    The government is concerned about the nairu.
    The lowest unemployment rate that an economy can accommodate without causing inflation
  189. Iron Law of Wages

    The town people are complaining about the iron law of wages.
    the doctrine or theory that wages tend toward a level sufficient only to maintain a subsistence standard of living
  190. Er·e·mite [er-uh-mahyt]

    He is considered an eremite in the community.
    a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow
  191. Erotema

    Were you serious or is that an erotema?
    rhetorical question
  192. Ho·mol·o·gous [huh-mol-uh-guhs]

    You're conflating sister chromatids and homologous chromosomes.
    having the same or a similar relation; corresponding, as in relative position or structure.
  193. Ex·ig·u·ous [ig-zig-yoo-uhs]

    Exiguous income.
    scanty; meager; small; slender
  194. Merism

    "High and low", "young and old" are examples of merism
    synecdoche in which totality is expressed by contrasting parts
  195. An·tiph·ra·sis [an-tif-ruh-sis]

    “The friend who presented me with him had given him, perhaps by antiphrasis, the startling name of Pelléas.”
    the use of a word in a sense opposite to its proper meaning; esp for ironic effect
  196. Goblet

    I could see them throught the goblet.
  197. Chest of Drawers

    In the chest of drawers, there are socks.
  198. Water Closet

    Excuse me as I go to the water closet
  199. Glucagon
    hormone secreted by the pancreas acts in opposition to insulin to regulate blood glucose levels
  200. Histology
    branch of biology dealing with the study of tissues
  201. Homeostasis
    tendency of an organism to maintain internal equilibrium by adjusting its physiological processes
  202. Hyoid
    pertaining to a U -shaped bone at the root of the tongue in humans
  203. Tarsal
    pertaining to the bones between the tibia and the metatarsus; part of the ankle joint
  204. Tibia
    inner of the two bones of the leg, that extend from the knee to the ankle
  205. Un·be·com·ing [uhn-bi-kuhm-ing]

    An unbecoming hat; unbecoming language
    detracting from one's appearance, character, or reputation; unattractive or unseemly
  206. Stout [stout]

    She is getting too stout for her dresses.
    bulky in figure; heavily built; corpulent; thickset; fat
  207. Claque

    By now, the sound of ridicule had attracted a claque.
    a group of persons hired to applaud an act or performer
  208. Fawn [fawn] 

    The courtiers fawned over the king.
    to seek notice or favor by servile demeanor
  209. Myrmidon [mur-mi-don]

    He was a considered a great myrmidon by the king.
    loyal follower; a person who executes without question or scruple a master's commands.
  210. Countervail

    The extent to which these various factors countervail each other is uncertain.
  211. Discursive

    How he did it is a fascinating, discursive story.
    passing aimlessly from one subject to another; digressive; rambling, digressive
  212. Redbrick (RED-brik)

    The round-table forum brought four distinguished Redbrickprofessors to face off against four renowned scholars from Oxford and Cambridge.
    1: built of red brick 2: of, relating to, or being the British universities founded in the 19th or early 20th century
  213. Cav·ern (-ous) [kav-ern]  

    Today the cavern provides a home to many microbes, and animals that live both...
    a cave, especially one that is large and mostly underground.
  214. Rapt [rapt]  

    A rapt listener.
    deeply engrossed or absorbed
  215. Gor·mand·ize [gawr-muhn-dahyz; gawr-muhn-deez]  

    The gormandized at the buffet
    to eat greedily or ravenously.
  216. For·a·min·i·fer [fawr-uh-min-uh-fer]  

    Arrow points to the shell of a foraminifer, a calcifying protozoan.
    any chiefly marine protozoan of the sarcodinian order Foraminifera, typically having a linear, spiral, or concentric shell perforated by small holes or pores through which pseudopodia extend.
  217. Hau·teur [hoh-tur French]

    But his hauteur offered a new and even witty dimension.
    haughty manner or spirit; arrogance.
  218. Haugh·ty [haw-tee]  

    Haughty aristocrats; A haughty salesclerk.
    disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious
  219. Hau·berk [haw-burk]  

    The knightsman wore a hauberk
    (Armor) a long defensive shirt, usually of mail (flexible armor of interlinked rings), extending to the knees; byrnie.
  220. Byr·nie [bur-nee] 

    The soldier wore a byrnie
    (Armor) a long (usually sleeveless) tunic of chain mail (flexible armor of interlinked rings) formerly worn as defensive armor
  221. Lil·li·pu·tian [lil-i-pyoo-shuhn]  

    Our worries are Lilliputian when compared with those of people whose nations are at war.
    1. extremely small; tiny; diminutive. 2. petty; trivial
  222. Ha·ber·geon [hab-er-juhn]  

    They wore habergeons just in case.
  223. O·boe [oh-boh]  

    For many years he played the oboe, though never professionally.
    a woodwind instrument having a slender conical, tubular body and a double-reed mouthpiece.
  224. Con·cierge [kon-see-airzh; French kawn-syerzh]  

    Some even supply concierge help for finding a dog walker.
    (especially in France) a member of a hotel staff in charge of special services for guests, as arranging for theater tickets or tours.
  225. Can·ker [kang-ker]

    The purpose of this study is to examine how compounds produced in patients with canker sores affect wound healing.
    an erosive or spreading sore
  226. Pleonasm [plee-uh-naz-uhm]

    Her speech was full of pleonasm.
    use of more words than are necessary to express an idea
  227. Ni·mi·e·ty [ni-mahy-i-tee]

    Nimiety of mere niceties in conversation.
  228. Fiat [fee-aht]

    Of course, no one likes to be reinvented by fiat from above.
    arbitrary or authoritative command or order
  229. Sentient (-ce) [sen-shuhnt]

    What won't are hundreds of thousands of other species, many of them sentient.
    capable of perceiving by the senses
  230. Asseverate

    He asseverate that they were getting married.
    affirm or declare positively or earnestly
  231. Prink

    She is prinking in the mirror before the party.
    Spend time making minor adjustments to one's appearance; primp.
  232. Primp

    She primped herself before school.
    Spend time making minor adjustments to (one's hair, makeup, or clothes)
  233. Tit·i·vate [tit-uh-veyt]  

    She titivated her old dress with a new belt.
    to make smart or spruce
  234. Preen [preen]

    The king preened himself in his elaborate ceremonial robes.
    to dress (oneself) carefully or smartly; primp
  235. Faineant [fey-nee-uhnt; French]

    They were very faineant on what could've been an eventful day.
    doing nothing
  236. Affray [uh-frey]

    The shop has the atmosphere of an interspecies affray waiting to happen: the noise and the pong.

    tumultuous assault or quarry
  237. Salad Days

    I remember back in my salad days...
    time of youthful inexperience, innocence, or indiscretion
  238. Galumph

    The knock-knees and flat feet less happy at a run than a galumph.
    move in a clumsy manner or with a heavy tread
  239. Cosmopolite

    He fancied himself as a bit polished, a cosmopolite who happened to be stranded in a backwoods village.
    cosmopolitan person
  240. Tintinnabulation [tin-ti-nab-yuh-ley-shuhn]

    But this mental tintinnabulation was exacerbated by the roar of unwelcome laudatory correspondence.
    tinkling sound, as of a bell or bells
  241. Foundling

    In the foundling home, many nursing infants died of childbed fever.
    deserted or abandoned child
  242. Putsch [po͝oCH]

    But this time, they clubbed together and insisted that the putsch would not stand.
    attempt to overthrow a government
  243. Bombinate [bom-buh-neyt]

    He bombinated through the hallway.
    buzz, hum, or drone
  244. Drone

    He droned like a bee.
    Make a continuous low humming sound.
  245. Conflate

    To conflate dissenting voices into one protest.
    to fuse into one entity; merge
  246. Heterodox [het-er-uh-doks]

    My heterodox views can live within this movement, as many other heterodox views ... 
    holding unorthodox opinions
  247. Refractory 

    A refractory child.
    stubbornly disobedient
  248. Vermilion [ver-mil-yuhn]
    Vivid reddish orange
  249. Verdigris [vur-di-grees]
    a green or bluish patina formed on copper, brass, or bronze surfaces exposed to the atmosphere for long periods of time, consisting principally of basic copper sulfate.
  250. Titian 

    "A mass of Titian curls"
    (of hair) Bright golden auburn; Brownish orange
  251. Bisque [bisk]  

    When the bisque has reduced, remove from heat and stir in the tarragon.
    1. a thick cream soup, especially of puréed shellfish or vegetables. 2. ice cream made with powdered macaroons or nuts. 3. a light grayish brown especially used in textiles
  252. Tar·ra·gon [tar-uh-gon]  

    Tarragon brings a hint of sweetness to this frittata.
    1. an Old World plant, Artemisia dracunculus,  having aromatic leaves used for seasoning. 2. the leaves themselves.
  253. Frit·ta·ta [fri-tah-tuh]  

    Spinach brings a variety of nutrients to this appealing frittata.
    (Italian Cookery) an omelet resembling a large pancake and containing vegetables, seasonings, and often ricotta, Parmesan, or other cheese.
  254. Puce [pyoos]
    a dark or brownish purple
  255. Catt·ley·a [kat-lee-uh]  

    Seventeen common genera of orchids are represented, including the popular corsage orchid, the cattleya.
    any of several tropical American orchids of the genus Cattleya, having showy flowers ranging from white to purple.
  256. Kevlar Vest
    A bulletproof vest, ballistic vest or bullet-resistant vest is an item of personal armor that helps absorb the impact from firearm-fired projectiles and shrapnel from explosions, and is worn on the torso. Soft vests are made from many layers of woven or laminated fibers and can be capable of protecting the wearer from small-caliber handgun and shotgun projectiles, and small fragments from explosives such as hand grenades.
  257. Smalt [smawlt]
    Glass colored blue with cobalt oxide
  258. Dam·ask [dam-uhsk]

    Gaze at the stalls selling damask roses and leeches.
    Grayish red
  259. Bois de Rose [bwah duh rohz]
    a grayish red or dark purplish red color
  260. Pompeian Red
    A red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the houses of Pompeii; Of a red colour, tinted with orange, like that of the houses of Pompeii
  261. Jasper
    Blackish green
  262. Bittersweet
    Deep reddish orange
  263. Rutgers Suspension and Firing
    • -On December 13, 2012; Rice was suspended three games without pay and fined $50,000 for abusive behavior toward his players.
    • -April 2, 2013; ESPN's Outside the Lines aired several hours of video from Rice's practices. According to ESPN, the video, provided to Pernetti by then-assistant coach Eric Murdock, showed Rice berating, pushing, kicking, cursing and throwing basketballs at players during practices.
  264. Tum·ble·weed [tuhm-buhl-weed] 

    There's a lot of time for reflection while sweeping the tumbleweed and dust off...
    any of various plants, as Amaranthus albus, A. graecizans, or the Russian thistle, Salsola kali,  whose branching upper parts become detached from the roots and are driven about by the wind.
  265. Title IX (Nine)
    a clause in the 1972 Education Act stating that no one shall because of sex be denied the benefits of any educational program of activity that receives direct federal aid.
  266. Del·i·quesce [del-i-kwes]  

    Let's hope we see a deliquesce in his anger.
    1. to become liquid by absorbing moisture from the air, as certain salts. 2. to melt away. 3. (Botany) to form many small divisions or branches.
  267. De·lin·quent [dih-ling-kwuhnt]  

    As a revenue officer, Yancey was charged with collecting taxes from delinquent...
    failing in or neglectful of a duty or obligation; guilty of a misdeed or offense
  268. Taunt [tawnt] 

    Whether she was having an affair or not, taunt him with it.
    to reproach in a sarcastic, insulting, or jeering manner; mock.
  269. Cod·i·cil [kod-uh-suhl]  

    Two days later he made a slight alteration in a codicil.
    a supplement to a will, containing an addition, explanation, modification, etc., of something in the will.
  270. Parch·ment [pahrch-muhnt]  

    Continue until all six chops are encased in parchment.
    1. the skin of sheep, goats, etc., prepared for use as a material on which to write. 2. a manuscript or document on such material.
  271. Vel·lum [vel-uhm]

    It is one of three perfect copies on vellum in the world.
    (Noun) 1. Fine parchment made originally from the skin of a calf 2. Smooth writing paper imitating vellum.
  272. Con·ci·sion [kuhn-sizh-uhn]  

    We are looking for authors who can convey ideas with clarity and concision.
    (Noun) 1. concise quality; brevity; terseness. 2. (Archaic) a cutting up or off; mutilation.
  273. Haiku [hahy-koo]

    If you are between a couplet and haiku, you can send unlimited entries.
    a major form of Japanese verse, written in 17 syllables divided into 3 lines of 5, 7, and 5 syllables, and employing highly evocative allusions and comparisons, often on the subject of nature or one of the seasons. Haiku doesn't rhyme. A Haiku must "paint" a mental image in the reader's mind. This is the challenge of Haiku - to put the poem's meaning and imagery in the reader's mind in ONLY 17 syllables over just three (3) lines of poetry!
  274. Cou·plet [kuhp-lit] 

    The schematic above represents basic properties of a vortex couplet .
    a pair of successive lines of verse, especially a pair that rhyme and are of the same length.
  275. Ron·do [ron-doh]

    The finale is sometimes a rondo, or even a theme with variations.
    A musical form with a recurring leading theme, often found in the final movement of a sonata or concerto.
  276. Layman (or Lay Person) 
    a person who is a non-expert in a given field of knowledge
  277. Layman's Terms

    Okay, let me explain this in layman's terms...
    Phrased simply, without jargon
  278. La·i·ty [ley-i-tee]  

    If the laity could program, so could those over specialized in other areas.
    the body of religious worshipers, as distinguished from the clergy
  279. Ap·pa·rat·us [ap-uh-rat-uhs]

    Our town has excellent fire-fighting apparatus.
    a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials, etc., having a particular function or intended for a specific use
  280. Mire [mahyuhr]

    So let's see who clambered out of the mire, and who simply ended up as mush.
    1. a tract or area of wet, swampy ground; bog; marsh 2. mud, muck, or dirt
  281. Goad [gohd]

    The goal was to goad the body into producing its own defenses against cancer.
    1. a stick with a pointed or electrically charged end, for driving cattle, oxen, etc.; prod 2. anything that pricks or wounds like such a stick. 3. something that encourages, urges, or drives; a stimulus.
  282. Prod [prod] 

    I prodded him with my elbow.
    to poke or jab with or as if with something pointed
  283. Be·seech [bih-seech] 

    We beseech you to give authors back their rights.
    1. to implore urgently 2. to beg eagerly for; solicit. verb (used without object) 3. to make urgent appeal
  284. Un·couth [uhn-kooth]

    Uncouth behavior; an uncouth relative who embarrasses the family.
    awkward, clumsy, or unmannerly
  285. Ban·der·snatch [ban-der-snach]

    Like teaching metaphysics to a bandersnatch
    a wildly grotesque or bizarre individual
  286. An·thrax [an-thraks]

    The subject, as the programmer typed on his keyboard, was anthrax.
    an infectious, often fatal disease of cattle, sheep, and other mammals, caused by Bacillus anthracis, transmitted to humans by contaminated wool, raw meat, or other animal products.
  287. Black·leg 

    Blackleg is another common disease that also may cause lodging.
    1. Any of a number of plant diseases in which part of the stem blackens and decays, in particular 2. an acute infectious disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs, characterized by gas
  288. Jux·ta·pose [juhk-stuh-pohz]

    Several stories juxtapose the beautiful and the grotesque.
    to place close together or side by side, especially for comparison or contrast.
  289. Ump·teen [uhmp-teen] 

    Meanwhile, umpteen aid agencies have joined the cause.
    innumerable; many
  290. Sump·tu·ous [suhmp-choo-uhs] 

    A sumptuous residence
    entailing great expense, as from choice materials, fine work, etc.; costly
  291. Vis·cid [vis-id]  

    It is of a semifluid, viscid  consistence, and probably colloidal in nature.
    having a glutinous consistency; sticky; adhesive; viscous
  292. Pun·gent [puhn-juhnt]

    But even the pungent bulb can't mask your natural scent.
    1. Having a sharply strong taste or smell.(of comment, criticism, or humor) 2. Having a sharp and caustic quality.
  293. Pe·cu·ni·ar·y [pi-kyoo-nee-er-ee] 

    Pecuniary difficulties
    of or pertaining to money
  294. Bu·col·ic [byoo-kol-ik] 

    Galilee has often been depicted as rural, bucolic hinterland, characterized by...
    Of or relating to the pleasant aspects of the countryside and country life.
  295. Hin·ter·land [hin-ter-land]  

    The hinterland sare usually much more picturesque than the urban areas.
    the remote or less developed parts of a country; back country
  296. Heed [heed]  

    He did not heed the warning
    to give careful attention to
  297. Hone [hohn]

    To hone one's skills.
    to make more acute or effective; improve; perfect
  298. In·fer [in-fur]

    They inferred his displeasure from his cool tone of voice.
    to derive by reasoning; conclude or judge from premises or evidence
  299. Ces·sa·tion [se-sey-shuhn]  

    A cessation of hostilities
    a temporary or complete stopping; discontinuance
  300. O·di·ous [oh-dee-uhs]  

    In a free society, such monitoring is odious and unnecessary.
    deserving or causing hatred; hateful; detestable
  301. Her·e·sy [her-uh-see]

    Many of the heresy trials are part of the canon law collection.
    any belief or theory that is strongly at variance with established beliefs, customs, etc.
  302. Guise [gahyz]

    An old principle in a new guise.
    general external appearance; aspect; semblance
  303. O·bei·sance [oh-bey-suhns]  

    The nobles gave obeisance to the new king.
    a movement of the body expressing deep respect or deferential courtesy, as before a superior; abow, curtsy, or other similar gesture.
  304. Sem·blance [sem-bluhns]  

    Merit pay is dream without details, facts or any semblance or reality.
    outward aspect or appearance
  305. Rec·ti·fy [rek-tuh-fahy] 

    He sent them a check to rectify his account.
    to make, put, or set right; remedy; correct
  306. Prick·spur [prik-spur]

    He got a prickspur in his arm.
    a spur having a single sharp goad or point.
  307. Op·u·lence [op-yuh-luhns]

    It epitomizes the opulence and grandeur that characterized the era.
    wealth, riches, or affluence
  308. Pil·lo·ry [pil-uh-ree]

    His punishment was a fine or the time in the pillory.
    A wooden framework with holes for the head and hands, in which an offender was imprisoned and exposed to public abuse.
  309. Lag·gard [lag-erd] 

    Its economy is in the doldrums, the laggard  of the euro area.
    a person or thing that lags; lingerer; loiterer
  310. Stead·fast [sted-fast]

    A steadfast gaze.
    fixed in direction; steadily directed
  311. Wry [rahy]

    His books are laced with a wry humor and have a literary quality matched by few.
    1. Using or expressing dry, esp. mocking, humor (of a person's face or features) 2. Twisted into an expression of disgust, disappointment, or annoyance
  312. Al·lo·cate [al-uh-keyt]  

    To allocate funds for new projects.
    to set apart for a particular purpose; assign or allot
  313. Suave [swahv]

    Yes, that's a pretty suave picture of me on the image capture.
    (of persons or their manner, speech, etc.) smoothly agreeable or polite; agreeably or blandly urbane.
  314. Gaffe [gaf]  

    But that was a public relations gaffe, albeit a serious one, not a policy error.
    a social blunder; faux pas
  315. Lu·cre [loo-ker]

    But there is a calling that is yet above high office, fame, lucre and security.
    monetary reward or gain; money
  316. Lu·rid [loor-id]

    "Lurid food colorings" or "The lurid details of an accident."
    1. Very vivid in color, esp. so as to create an unpleasantly harsh or unnatural effect 2. (of a description) Presented in vividly shocking or sensational terms, esp. giving explicit details of crimes or sexual matters
  317. Lur·dan [lur-dn] 

    A lurdan can lollygag like this endlessly with the little book.
    a lazy, stupid, loutish fellow.
  318. Lar·i·at [lar-ee-uht]

    Bill is an expert with a lariat, the twirling of which amazes the youthful ruler.
    a long, noosed rope used to catch horses, cattle, or other livestock; lasso
  319. Hon·da (or Hondo) [hon-duh]
    an eye at one end of a lariat through which the other end is passed to form a lasso, noose, etc.
  320. Gim·let [gim-lit]

    And corporate pr must be given an extra dry gimlet eye.
    1. a small tool for boring holes, consisting of a shaft with a pointed screw at one end and a handle perpendicular to the shaft at the other 2. a cocktail made with gin or vodka, sweetened lime juice, and sometimes soda water
  321. Wim·ble [wim-buhl]

    The construction workers use a wimble.
    a device used especially in mining for extracting the rubbish from a bored hole
  322. Idiolect [id-ee-uh-lekt]

    His idiolect hints he is from the south.
    a person's individual speech pattern
  323. Lexeme [lek-seem]

    I couldn't even hear a lexeme he said he that sentence.
    a unit within a language, such as a word or base; vocabulary item
  324. In·form·ant [in-fawr-muhnt]

    The informant was inside for no more than five minutes.
    1. a person who informs or gives information; informer. 2. a person who supplies social or cultural data in answer to the questions of an investigator
  325. Abdicate

    The aging founder of the firm decided to abdicate.
    verb (used with) relinquish a throne, power or responsibility
  326. Proletariat

    The end result would be a more equitable relationship for the proletariat
    class of wage earners, especially those doing manual labor
  327. Bol·she·vik [bohl-shuh-vik]

    She can be a bolshevik in potical debates.
    1. member of the majority faction of the Russian Social Democratic Party, which was renamed the Communist Party after seizing power in the October Revolution of 1917 2.(in general use) A person with politically subversive or radical views; a revolutionary
  328. Pink·o [ping-koh]

    She called him a pinko for voting a Obama.
    (Derogatory) A person with left-wing or liberal views.
  329. Machiavellian [mak-ee-uh-vel-ee-uhn]

    He resorted to Machiavellian tactics in order to get ahead.
    characterized by cunning, deception, expediency or dishonesty
  330. Mach Scale [mak]

    It's not good if he scores high on the Mach' Scale
    (Psychology) a scale that measures how much deceit and manipulation one will approve or condone in order to achieve some end.
  331. "Newton's Bucket" (or Isaac Newton's rotating bucket argument)
    was designed to demonstrate that true rotational motion cannot be defined as the relative rotation of the body with respect to the immediately surrounding bodies
  332. Fujita Scale

    What did the weather channel say the fujita scale was?
    A scale of tornado severity with numbers from 0 to 6 (F0, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5), based on the degree of observed damage
  333. Mach·i·a·vel·li [mak-ee-uh-vel-ee]

    Machiavelli believed "the means justify the ends".
    (May 3, 1469–June 22, 1527) Italian statesman, political philosopher, and author
  334. Sen·try [sen-tree]

    The only sign of human life is a sentry at the edge of town.
    a soldier stationed at a place to stand guard and prevent the passage of unauthorized persons, watch for fires, etc., especially a sentinel stationed at a pass, gate, opening in a defense work, or the like; a member of a guard or watch
  335. Sen·ti·nel [sen-tn-l]

    Another phrase used to describe this is a sentinel headache.
    a person or thing that watches or stands as if watching
  336. Ta·la·yot [tuh-lah-yoht]

    They visited the talayot.
    (noun) any of the round or square prehistoric stone towers found in the Balearic Islands, possibly modeled after the nuraghi in Sardinia
  337. Ve·dette [vi-det]

    Don't go near the vedette
    1. Also called vedette boat. a small naval launch used for scouting. 2. a mounted sentry in advance of the outposts of an army
  338. Watch·tow·er [woch-tou-er] 

    In the center of the ring stood a watchtower occupied by observers who were completely concealed from the prisoners.
     a tower on which a sentinel keeps watch
  339. Pick·et [pik-it]

    And blood stained the pavement where they now picket.
    a post, stake, pale, or peg that is used in a fence or barrier, to fasten down a tent, etc.
  340. Gest (jest)

    Dorothy, who has already traveled the world in her quest for adventure, now daydreams of the ultimate gest—a trip into outer space.
    The events, circumstances, remarks, etc., that relate to a particular case, esp. as constituting admissible evidence in a court of law

  341. Madden

    She found it maddening that he didn't call back.
    to anger or infuriate
  342. Hee Haw
    an American television variety show featuring country music and humor with fictional rural Kornfield Kounty as a backdrop. The show was equally well known for its voluptuous, scantily-clad women in stereotypical farmer's daughter outfits and country-style minidresses, male stars Jim and Jon Hager and its cornpone humor.
  343. Vo·lup·tu·ous [vuh-luhp-choo-uhs]

    A voluptuous life
    full of, characterized by, or ministering to indulgence in luxury, pleasure, and sensuous enjoyment
  344. Bodacious

    A bodacious story
    remarkable; outstanding
  345. Boda-boda

    He traveled via boda boda.
    a bicycle taxi, originally in East Africa (from English border-border). The bicycle rider can also be called boda-boda.
  346. The Bodansky Unit 
    an obsolete measure of alkaline phosphatase concentration in blood. It is defined as the quantity of alkaline phosphatase that liberates 1mg of phosphate ion during the first hour of incubation with a buffered substrate containing sodium β-glycerophosphate. This technique was the first test to measure blood alkaline phosphatase levels, and was developed by Aaron Bodansky in the early 1930s.
  347. Castor Oil
    a vegetable oil derived from the castor bean. It has been used to help ease constipation or even to induce vomiting when needed. Some women and practitioners, doctors and midwives alike, swear by castor oil as a way to induce labor.
  348. The Curse of the Bambino 
    a superstition evolving from the failure of the Boston Red Sox baseball team to win the World Series in the 86-year period from 1918 to 2004. While some fans took the curse seriously, most used the expression in a tongue-in-cheek manner; Bill Buckner
  349. The 1986 World Series 
    pitted the New York Mets against the Boston Red Sox. It was cited in the legend of the "Curse of the Bambino" to explain the error by Bill Buckner in Game 6 that allowed the Mets to extend the series to a seventh game. The National League champion Mets eventually beat the American League champion Red Sox, four games to three.
  350. Dem·i·monde [dem-ee-mond]

    The literary demimonde.
    a group characterized by lack of success or status
  351. Or·dain [awr-deyn]

    To ordain a new type of government.
    to enact or establish by law, edict, etc.
  352. Clean and Jerk
    (noun) a weightlift in which the barbell is lifted to shoulder height and then jerked overhead
  353. Slip·stream [slip-streem] 

    Those with this trait thrive in a slipstream  of thought that many can not...
    (Aeronautics) the airstream pushed back by a revolving aircraft propeller
  354. Cel·a·don [sel-uh-don]

    The glistening celadon green urn creates a cool, eye-catching fountain on a rear terrace.
    1. A willow-green color: "paneling painted in celadon green". 2. A gray-green glaze used on pottery, esp. that from China.
  355. Aer·o·nau·tics [air-uh-naw-tiks] 

    They cannot fix a petrol engine, let alone know the basis of aeronautics.
    the science or art of flight
  356. En·a·ble [en-ey-buhl]  

    This document will enable him to pass through the enemy lines unmolested.
    to make able; give power, means, competence, or ability to; authorize
  357. Per·i·anth [per-ee-anth] 

    The perianth is pale blue with a yellow spot in the center.
    The outer part of a flower, consisting of the calyx (sepals) and corolla (petals).
  358. Te·pal [tee-puhl] 

    In the small epigynous species, the lower most tepal is narrow, revolute and divaricate.
    A segment of the outer whorl in a flower that has no differentiation between petals and sepals
  359. Di·var·i·cate [dahy-var-i-keyt]  

    The inflorescence branches are divaricate, rigid, and sometimes spinescent.
    to spread apart; branch; diverge.
  360. Tepid

    "Tepid applause".
    (Adjective) 1. (esp. of a liquid) Only slightly warm; lukewarm 2. Showing little enthusiasm
  361. Stran·gu·late [strang-gyuh-leyt]  

    He felt strangulated with questions.
    (Pathology, Surgery) to compress or constrict (a duct, intestine, vessel, etc.) so as to prevent circulation or suppress function.
  362. Smother

    To smother feelings.
    to suppress or repress
  363. Stra·bis·mus [struh-biz-muhs]

    His strabismus distracted me from what he was saying.
    Abnormal alignment of the eyes; the condition of having a squint; crossed eyesd
  364. Periander

    Periander was considered one of the seven wisemen of greece.
    the second tyrant of Corinth, Greece in the 7th century BC. He was the son of the first tyrant, Cypselus. Periander succeeded his father in 627 BC.
  365. Livid 

    Willful stupidity makes me absolutely livid.
    enraged; furiously angry
  366. Grandiflora

    On the other hand, I damned Coreopsis grandiflora with faint praise: `Coreopsis is pleasant but it sprawls all over the place.'
    (of a cultivated plant) Bearing large flowers
  367. Bor·age [bawr-ij]  

    Chilled vichyssoise decorated with bright blue borage flowers.
    a plant, Borago officinalis,  native to southern Europe, having hairy leaves and stems, used medicinally and in salads.
  368. Swathe [swoth, sweyth] 

    Harvesting seed is best accomplished by swathing , followed by combining of the...
    to wrap, bind, or swaddle with bands of some material; wrap up closely or fully.
  369. Swatch [swoch]

    If you dispose of items, keep a swatch or sample for the adjustor.
    1. A sample, esp. of fabric. 2. A collection of such samples, esp. in the form of a book
  370. Spec·i·men [spes-uh-muhn]

    For information on collecting a urine sample, see clean catch urine specimen .
    a part or an individual taken as exemplifying a whole mass or number; a typical animal, plant,mineral, part, etc.
  371. Convalesce (kahn-vuh-LESS)

    According to the article, the athlete is still convalescing from her recent injury but expects to resume her training schedule by the end of the month.
    to recover health and strength gradually after sickness or weakness
  372. Ple·thor·ic [ple-thawr-ik]  

    A plethoric, pompous speech.
    overfull; turgid; inflated
  373. Cal·i·brate [kal-uh-breyt] 

    Adjust and re-calibrate as needed to obtain the desired rate.
    to determine, check, or rectify the graduation of (any instrument giving quantitative measurements)
  374. Scru·ple [skroo-puhl]  

    He scrupled at the task given to him.
    (Noun) 1. A feeling of doubt or hesitation with regard to the morality or propriety of a course of action.(Verb) 2. Hesitate or be reluctant to do something that one thinks may be wrong
  375. Pro·pri·e·ty [pruh-prahy-i-tee]

    Animals do not have the sense of cleanliness or propriety that humans do.
    conformity to established standards of good or proper behavior or manners.
  376. Pe·riph·er·y [puh-rif-uh-ree]

    They are supposed to be on the periphery, stacked up on the outskirts.
    (Noun) 1. The outer limits or edge of an area or object. (Verb) 2. A marginal or secondary position in, or part or aspect of, a group, subject, or sphere of activity.
  377. Out·skirt [out-skurt]  

    To live on the outskirts of town
    the outlying district or region, as of a city, metropolitan area, or the like
  378. Cir·cuit [sur-kit]  

    There is a swan boat circuit where the villages field teams compete.
    an act or instance of going or moving around
  379. Cir·cuit [sur-kit]

    The trains circuit the capital
    (Noun) 1. A roughly circular line, route, or movement that starts and finishes at the same place. (Verb) 2. Move all the way around (a place or thing)
  380. Pe·rim·e·ter [puh-rim-i-ter] 

    At the start of each experiment the group cuts a fire break along the perimeter...
    the border or outer boundary of a two-dimensional figure.
  381. Perimenopause
    the period leading up to the menopause during which some of the symptoms associated with menopause may be experienced
  382. Pre·var·i·cate [pri-var-i-keyt]  

    Truth be told, I prevaricate on such matters.
    to speak falsely or misleadingly; deliberately misstate or create an incorrect impression; lie.
  383. Mil·an·ese [mil-uh-neez]

    She is an immigrant that is milanese.
    a native or inhabitant of Milan, Italy.
  384. Garb [gahrb]

    In the garb of a monk.
    a fashion or mode of dress, especially of a distinctive, uniform kind
  385. Oc·u·lar [ok-yuh-ler]  

    Ocular movements
    of, pertaining to, or for the eyes
  386. Ov·ule [ov-yool] 

    It grows through the ovary wall and reaches the ovule inside.
    (Noun) 1. A small or immature ovum 2. The part of the ovary of seed plants that contains the female germ cell and after fertilization becomes the seed.
  387. Trifle

    What matters here is not the trifle nature of the materials stolen but the act...  
    (Noun) 1. A thing of little value or importance. (Verb) 2. Treat (someone or something) without seriousness or respect.
  388. Bag·a·telle [bag-uh-tel] 

    The number now here is a bagatelle to what it maybe.
    something of little value or importance; a trifle
  389. Ba·gasse [buh-gas]  

    The begasse was use for the generators.
    (Noun) The dry pulpy residue left after the extraction of juice from sugar cane, used as fuel for electricity generators, etc
  390. Sphere of Influence

    In film criticism, the blogosphere is the true sphere of influence.
    any area in which one nation wields dominant power over another or others.
  391. Am·bit [am-bit]

    Within the ambit of federal law
    The scope, extent, or bounds of something
  392. Am·bi·son·ics [am-bi-son-iks]  

    The ambisonics in the movie theatre was so realistic.
    a system of sound reproduction that uses a combination of channels and speakers to produce an effect of surrounding the listener with the sound.
  393. Voluble [vol-yuh-buhl]

    A voluble spokesman for the cause.
    talkative, speaking easily, glib.
  394. Ce·ru·men [si-roo-muhn]

    The q-tip has alot of cerumen.
    a soft yellow wax secreted by glands in the ear canal; earwax
  395. Vituperate [vahy-too-puh-reyt]

    The waiter was vituperated by the judge.
    to abuse verbally, berate
  396. Cod·i·fy [kod-uh-fahy]

    These procedures codify lessons learned from years of experience.
    to make a digest of; arrange in a systematic collection
  397. Bent

    A bent for painting.
    direction taken, as by one's interests; inclination
  398. Quar·ry [kwawr-ee]

    What's more, they're interested in buying books about their quarry.
    an excavation or pit, usually open to the air, from which building stone, slate, or the like, is obtained by cutting, blasting, etc.
  399. Ri·vière [riv-ee-air French]

    She wore a rivière to the event
    a necklace of diamonds or other gems, especially in more than one string.
  400. Vim [vim]

    Many at the firm might wish it could go private again and recover its capitalist vim.
    lively or energetic spirit; enthusiasm; vitality
  401. Vernal [vur-nl]

    The weather indicates it's vernal season.
    related to spring; fresh
  402. Variegated [vair-ee-i-gey-tid]

    There is also a variegated form add to my plant list.
    varied; marked with different colors
  403. Mot·ley [mot-lee] 

    A motley crowd
    exhibiting great diversity of elements
  404. Ag·ate [ag-it]

    Agate now argues that forty-eight hours is not so out of time as to warrant the...
    A colored toy marble resembling a banded gemstone
  405. Bro·cade [broh-keyd]

    For the queen, offered the crown on a brocade cushion, turns it down.
    fabric woven with an elaborate design, especially one having a raised overall pattern.
  406. Cal·a·the·a [kal-uh-thee-uh]

    The garden had calatheas.
    any of various tropical American plants of the genus Calathea, some of which have colorful, variegated leaves and are often cultivated as houseplants
  407. Big·ar·reau [big-uh-roh]

    The pie was made of fresh bigarreau
    a large, heart-shaped variety of sweet cherry, having firm flesh
  408. Usury [yoo-zhuh-ree]

    They wrongly think usury has no social function or social good.
    the practice of lending money at exorbitant rates
  409. Ex·or·bi·tant [ig-zawr-bi-tuhnt] 

    To charge an exorbitant price; exorbitant luxury
    exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially in amount or extent; highly excessive
  410. Truculent

    His truculent criticism of her work.
    brutally harsh; vitriolic; scathing
  411. Toady [toh-dee]

    In any case, the conception of history as a toady to power is indecent.
    one who flatters in the hope of gaining favors
  412. Par·a·mount [par-uh-mount]  

    A point of paramount significance
    chief in importance or impact; supreme; preeminent
  413. Sov·er·eign [sov-rin]

    Geographically there are two sovereign nations in between them.
    a monarch; a king, queen, or other supreme ruler
  414. Reg·nant [reg-nuhnt]  

    A queen regnant
    reigning; ruling
  415. Regma [reg-muh]
    a dry fruit consisting of three or more carpels that separate from the axis at maturity
  416. Par·a·ble [par-uh-buhl]

    His story became a parable for the fickleness of art and life.
    a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
  417. Sybarite [sib-uh-rahyt]

    His lavish lifestyle suggests he's a sybarite.
    a person devoted to pleasure and luxury
  418. Supplant [suh-plant]

    It takes a long time to completely supplant long-standing cultural artifacts.
    tto replace (another) by force, to take the place of.
  419. Su·per·sede [soo-per-seed]

    They superseded the old statute with a new one
    to set aside or cause to be set aside as void, useless, or obsolete, usually in favor of something mentioned; make obsolete
  420. Stat·u·esque [stach-oo-esk]

    His gym outings made his body statuesque
    like or suggesting a statue, as in massive or majestic dignity, grace, or beauty.
  421. Stasis [stey-sis]

    Suddenly, stasis and convention were thrown out of the window.
    a state of static balance or equilibrium; stagnation
  422. Specious [spee-shuhs]

    Through its appeal to tax reduction, it has a specious attraction.
    having the ring of truth but actually being untrue; deceptively attractive
  423. Sinecure [sahy-ni-kyoor]

    Being bumped out of such a sinecure is cruel punishment.
    a well-paying job or office that requires little or no work
  424. Cy·no·sure [sahy-nuh-shoor] 

    The cynosure of all eyes
    A person or thing that is the center of attention or admiration
  425. Seminal [sem-uh-nl]

    Seminal ideas.
    1. (of a work, event, moment, or figure) Strongly influencing later developments. 2. Of, relating to, or denoting semen.
  426. Sedition

    Anyone who dares criticise it may be prosecuted for sedition.
    behavior that promotes rebellion or civil disorder against the state
  427. Sanctimonious [sangk-tuh-moh-nee-uhs]

    They resented his sanctimonious comments on immorality in America.
    hypocritically devout; acting morally superior to another
  428. Op·pro·bri·ous [uh-proh-bree-uhs]

    Opprobrious invectives
    conveying or expressing opprobrium (a cause or object of such disgrace or reproach), as language or a speaker
  429. Op·pro·bri·um [uh-proh-bree-uhm]

    The opprobrium heaped on ratings firms is only partly deserved.
    the disgrace or the reproach incurred by conduct considered outrageously shameful; infamy
  430. Re·ca·pit·u·late [ree-kuh-pich-uh-leyt]

    Allow me to recapitulate everything I said.
    to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize
  431. Pu·is·sant [pyoo-uh-suhnt]

    He was a puissant figure.
    powerful; mighty; potent
  432. Pro·scribe [proh-skrahyb]

    Many places have tried to proscribe fortune-telling altogether.
    to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful; prohibit.
  433. Pres·ti·dig·i·ta·tion [pres-ti-dij-i-tey-shuhn]

    The old magic is fast becoming a kind of prestidigitation.
    Magic tricks performed as entertainment.
  434. Leg·er·de·main [lej-er-duh-meyn]

    Nor was such acoustic legerdemain the evening's only astonishment.
    sleight of hand; trickery; deception
  435. Po·ten·tate [poht-n-teyt]

    In his later years, he was the potentate of a party that had long stopped believing in its own slogans.
    a person who possesses great power, as a sovereign, monarch, or ruler.
  436. Phi·lol·o·gy [fi-lol-uh-jee]

    Their studies were the same, philosophy and philology.
    the study of literary texts and of written records, the establishment of their authenticity and their original form, and the determination of their meaning
  437. Per·e·gri·nate [per-i-gruh-neyt]

    They peregrinated through the forest.
    to travel or journey, especially to walk on foot
  438. Pen·u·ry [pen-yuh-ree]

    The surplus faded away and they were reduced to penury.
    extreme poverty; destitution
  439. El·dritch [el-drich]

    Some puzzles use eldritch sigils that you have to match.
    eerie; weird; spooky
  440. Trav·erse [trav-ers, truh-vurs]

    Science can map the topography of the landscape and help us to traverse it,...
    to pass or move over, along, or through
  441. Grand Traverse Bay [trav-ers]
    an inlet of Lake Michigan on the NW of the Lower Peninsula of Michigan
  442. Pel·lu·cid [puh-loo-sid]

    Pellucid waters or a pellucid way of writing.
    1. Translucently clear 2. Lucid in style or meaning; easily understood.
  443. Pal·imp·sest [pal-imp-sest]

    Each year adds another layer to this palimpsest of obsessions or The ancient city is an architectural palimpsest
    1. a parchment or the like from which writing has been partially or completely erased to make room for another text. 2. Something reused or altered but still bearing visible traces of its earlier form
  444. Os·si·fy [os-uh-fahy] 

    A young man who began to ossify right after college.
    1. to convert into or cause to harden like bone 2. to become rigid or inflexible in habits, attitudes, opinions, etc.
  445. Ob·fus·cate [ob-fuh-skeyt]

    To obfuscate a problem with extraneous information
    to make obscure or unclear; to confuse, bewilder, or stupefy
  446. Pro·lif·er·ate [pruh-lif-uh-reyt]

    As companies work their way down the income pyramid, the problems proliferate.
    1. to grow or produce by multiplication of parts, as in budding or cell division, or by procreation. 2. to increase in number or spread rapidly and often excessively.
  447. Pro·fane [pruh-feyn]

    To profane a shrine.
    characterized by irreverence or contempt for God or sacred principles or things; irreligious.
  448. Prof·li·gate [prof-li-git]

    Chimps are clearly not as profligate now because of human encroachment brought about by social evolution.
    utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
  449. Pro·found [pruh-found] 

    A profound thinker.
    penetrating or entering deeply into subjects of thought or knowledge; having deep insight or understanding
  450. Bas·so Pro·fun·do [bas-oh proh-fuhn-doh]

    The basso profundo dominate the opera event. 
    a singer with a bass voice of the lowest range
  451. Con·cil·i·ate [kuhn-sil-ee-eyt] 

    To conciliate an angry competitor.
    to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over
  452. Pla·cate [pley-keyt, plak-eyt] 

    To placate an outraged citizenry
    to appease or pacify, especially by concessions or conciliatory gestures
  453. Sym·me·try [sim-i-tree] 

    In contrast, cnidarians seem to lack such symmetry completely.
    the correspondence in size, form, and arrangement of parts on opposite sides of a plane, line, or point;
  454. Cni·dar·i·a [nahy-dair-ee-uh]

    The rest of this article deals only with jellyfish in the phylum cnidaria.
  455. Snide [snahyd] 

    Snide remarks about his boss
    derogatory in a nasty, insinuating manner
  456. Sneer [sneer]

    They sneered at his pretensions.
    to smile, laugh, or contort the face in a manner that shows scorn or contempt
  457. Vilify [vil-uh-fahy]

    People tend to vilify gambling as the root of all evil.
    to speak ill of; defame; slander
  458. Re·vile [ri-vahyl]

    Even people who revile his reflexes acknowledge his charm.
    to assail with contemptuous or opprobrious language; address or speak of abusively
  459. Blackguard

    He was view as a blackguard.
    (Noun) A person who behaves in a dishonorable or contemptible way. (Verb) Abuse or disparage (someone) scurrilously.
  460. Shard [shahrd]

    The impeccably made lion holds a little diamond shard in his fierce mouth.
    a fragment, especially of broken earthenware.
  461. Frag·ment

    Scattered fragments of the broken vase.
    a part broken off or detached
  462. Incarnadine [in-kahr-nuh-dahyn]

    His shirt had an incarnadine stain on it.
    red, especially blood red
  463. Insensate [in-sen-seyt]

    The story edges near to diatribe in its horror of insensate patriotic fury.
    lacking sensibility and understanding, foolish
  464. Interlocutor [in-ter-lok-yuh-ter]

    The offer of du, usually by an older interlocutor, was not made lightly.
    ones who takes part in conversation
  465. Internecine [in-ter-nee-seen]

    An internecine feud among proxy holders
    conflict or struggle within a group
  466. Prom·on·to·ry [prom-uhn-tawr-ee]

    Genius is a promontory jutting out into the infinite.
    a high point of land or rock projecting into the sea or other water beyond the line of coast; a headland.
  467. Ness

    They also argue that the monster encounter occurred on the river ness, not in the loch.
    a headland; promontory; cape
  468. Jut 

    The narrow strip of land juts out into the bay
    to extend beyond the main body or line; project; protrude
  469. Pro·trude [proh-trood] 

    Samantha's face and paws protrude from the cutout door.
    to project.
  470. Foreland

    They are headed to the foreland.
    1. a headland, cape, or coastal promontory 2. land lying in front of something, such as water
  471. Head·land [hed-luhnd]

    Sea stacks begin as part of a headland or sea cliff.
     a promontory extending into a large body of water
  472. E·lic·it [ih-lis-it]

    To elicit the truth; to elicit a response with a question
    to draw or bring out or forth; educe; evoke
  473. Interregnum [in-ter-reg-nuhm]

    The college, ultimately, was seized by parliament during the interregnum.
    a temporary halting of the usual operations of government or control
  474. Inveterate [in-vet-er-it]

    His desire to do things for people made him an inveterate matchmaker.
    firmly established, especially with respect to a habit or attitude
  475. Bad Actor 

    Let's suppose that you had a bad actor, a bad contractor.
    A horse that repeatedly misbehaves and proves troublesome.
  476. Irascible [ih-ras-uh-buhl]

    An irascible old man.
    easily angered, hot-tempered
  477. Junta [hoon-tuh]

    The ruling junta will accept aid only with conditions.
    a small governing body, especially after a revolutionary seizure of power
  478. Licentious [lahy-sen-shuhs]

    Because of her licentious behavior, her husband also abandoned her.
    immoral; unrestrained by society
  479. Mellifluous [muh-lif-loo-uhs]

    A mellifluous voice; mellifluous tones.
    having a smooth, rich flow
  480. Sa·la·cious [suh-ley-shuhs] 

    Salacious stories, whether true or not, made for good entertainment.
    lustful or lecherous
  481. Per·va·sive [per-vey-siv]  

    The corruption is so pervasive that it is accepted as the way to do business.
    spread throughout
  482. Doxology (dahk-SAH-luh-jee)

    The church service typically concludes with the congregation singing a short doxology.
    a usually liturgical expression of praise to God
  483. Mach·i·nate [mak-uh-neyt]  

    To machinate the overthrow of the government.
    to contrive or plot, especially artfully or with evil purpose
  484. Lit·ur·gy [lit-er-jee] 

    Liturgy has penetrated the work of leading pop musicians.
    a form of public worship; ritual
  485. Cu·ba·ture [kyoo-buh-cher] 

    What's the cubature for this square?
    the determination of the cubic contents of something.
  486. Cov·et [kuhv-it]  

    To covet another's property.
    to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others
  487. Des·pot [des-puht] 

    No long-serving despot is clinging tenaciously to power.
    a king or other ruler with absolute, unlimited power; autocrat.
  488. De·vise [dih-vahyz]  

    To devise a method.
    to contrive, plan, or elaborate; invent from existing principles or ideas
  489. Ob·se·quy [ob-si-kwee] (plural ob·se·quies) 

    He too might well have been disappointed that his obsequies were not grander.
    a funeral rite or ceremony.
  490. Ex·e·quy [ek-si-kwee] 

    Exequies for the dead pope
    Funeral rites or ceremony; obsequies
  491. Fer·vor [fur-ver]  

    To speak with great fervor.
    great warmth and earnestness of feeling
  492. Pen·i·tent (-ce) [pen-i-tuhnt] 

    The penitent man shall pass.
    feeling or expressing sorrow for sin or wrongdoing and disposed to atonement and amendment; repentant; contrite.
  493. Cur·tail [ker-teyl] 

    The trip had to be curtailed due to traffic.
    to cut short; cut off a part of; abridge; reduce; diminish.
  494. Mutually Exclusive
    events that have no outcomes in common
  495. Outlier
    a point that is distinctly separate from the rest of the data
  496. Standard Deviation
    A quantity calculated to indicate the extent of deviation for a group as a whole.
  497. Null Hypothesis
    hypothesis to be tested
  498. Golden Parachute

    In fact, their taxes would finance their former boss' golden parachute.
    an employment contract or agreement guaranteeing a key executive of a company substantial severance pay and other financial benefits in the event of job loss caused by the company's being sold or merged.
  499. A Tiger Economy 
    the economy of a country which undergoes rapid economic growth, usually accompanied by an increase in the standard of living. The term was initially used for Japan, South Korea,Singapore, Hong Kong, and Taiwan (the Four Asian Tigers or Four Little Tigers), and in the 1990s it was applied to the Republic of Ireland (the "Celtic Tiger"). Later on Dubai, Slovakia and the Baltic countries developed a tiger economy as well.
  500. Sed·a·tive [sed-uh-tiv]

    The seeds have a sedative effect
    Promoting calm or inducing sleep
  501. San·a·tive [san-uh-tiv]  

    There are certain different sanative processes, for both moral and physical ills.
    having the power to heal; curative
  502. Cur·a·tive [kyoor-uh-tiv]  

    Of course, those providing the curative agent would have the right to a fair...
    serving to cure or heal; pertaining to curing or remedial treatment; remedial.
  503. Cu·ra·tor [kyoo-rey-ter]  

    She has also wangled a splendid job as a curator for an art collection and...
    the person in charge of a museum, art collection, etc.
  504. Stew·ard [stoo-erd]  

    But it is also the steward of scarce public resources and the preserver of...
    a person who manages another's property or financial affairs; one who administers anything as the agent of another or others.
  505. Moment in the Sun
    A brief instance in which an otherwise obscure, unremarkable, or humble person draws attention.
  506. Median

    What's the median for the group of numbers?
    value for which half the numbers are larger and half are smaller
  507. His·to·gram [his-tuh-gram]

    The second histogram is a sample from a double exponential distribution.
    A diagram consisting of rectangles whose area is proportional to the frequency of a variable and whose width is equal to the class interval.
  508. Mea·sly [mee-zlee] 

    They paid me a measly fifteen dollars for a day's work
    a contemptibly small, meager, or slight
  509. Pal·try [pawl-tree] 

    A paltry sum
    ridiculously or insultingly small
  510. Correlated [kawr-uh-leyt]

    To correlate expenses and income.
    degree to which two variables are associated
  511. Hash

    Let's hash out our differences
    to discuss or review something thoroughly
  512. Surmise

    I surmise that they are dating.
    to think or infer without certain or strong evidence; conjecture; guess
  513. Con·jec·ture [kuhn-jek-cher]  

    However it must not be based on mere conjecture or speculation.
    the formation or expression of an opinion or theory without sufficient evidence for proof.
  514. Rebuke

    There could be no clearer rebuke of tyranny, nor a stronger affirmation of ... 
    to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand.
  515. Instill

    He is instilled with good values.
    to infuse slowly or gradually into the mind or feelings; insinuate
  516. Connote

    Injury connotes pain.
    to suggest certain meanings or ideas in addition to the explicit or primary meaning
  517. Caveat [kav-ee-aht]

    A caveat filed against the probate of a will
    1. a legal notice to a court or public officer to suspend a certain proceeding until the notifier is given a hearing 2. a warning or caution; admonition.
  518. Ad·mon·ish (-tory) [ad-mon-ish]

    The teacher admonished him about excessive noise.
    to reprove or scold, especially in a mild and good-willed manner
  519. Abate

    To abate a tax
    to put an end to or suppress a nuisance; to annul a writ
  520. Fi·du·ci·ar·y [fi-doo-shee-er-ee]

    She didn't touch the fiduciary fund from her father's estate.
    a person to whom property or power is entrusted for the benefit of another
  521. Purview

    Perhaps this is because the problem of insomnia was for a long time the purview... 
    But in accessibility entails that phenomena are outside the purview of science.
  522. Privy

    Many persons were privy to the plot
    participating in the knowledge of something private or secret
  523. Duress

    The pressure and duress he was under was no longer worth it.
    such constraint or coercion as will render void a contract or other legal act entered or performed under its influence
  524. Affidavit [af-i-dey-vit]

    The statute provides criminal penalties for filing a false affidavit.
    a written declaration upon oath made before an authorized official
  525. Mag·is·trate [maj-uh-streyt] 

    The magistrate initially denied the case and its facts.
    a civil officer charged with the administration of the law.
  526. Indictment

    It was not that he wasn't worthy of such an indictment.
    a formal accusation initiating a criminal case, presented by a grand jury and usually required for felonies and other serious crimes
  527. Escrow

    It will require that borrowers have escrow accounts to pay taxes and insurance.
    a written agreement deposited with a third person, by whom it is to be delivered to the grantee or promisee on the fulfillment of some condition
  528. Deed

    He has the deed to the house.
    a writing or document executed under seal and delivered to effect a conveyance, especially of real estate
  529. Revocation

    The timing of the revocation of his citizenship does smack of pettiness.
    nullification or withdrawal, especially of an offer to contract
  530. Chamber

    They discusses the case in the chamber
    a place where a judge hears matters not requiring action in open court; the private office of a judge
  531. Summons

    A summons to surrender.
    a call or citation by authority to appear before a court or a judicial officer
  532. Eminent domain

    In this situation the power of eminent domain is the only salvation.
    the power of the state to take private property for public use with payment of compensation to the owner
  533. Penal Code

    The government has changed the penal code to restrict demonstrations.
    the aggregate of statutory enactments dealing with crimes and their punishment
  534. Ad Damnum
    a formal and specific claim by a plaintiff for damages
  535. Ad Creep

    Ad creep has found its way onto fruit, ATMs, garbage cans, and countless other places.
    the gradual addition of advertising to non-traditional places and objects
  536. Court of Appeals
    A court to which appeals are taken in a federal circuit or a state.
  537. Cas·sa·tion [ka-sey-shuhn] 

    The cassation of the case.
    annulment; cancellation; reversal
  538. Public Domain
    the status of a literary work or an invention whose copyright or patent has expired or that never had such protection
  539. Aberration

    Although there are no colors in the photograph, chromatic aberration will blur the image.
    the act of deviating from the ordinary, usual, or normal type
  540. Quandary [kwon-duh-ree]

    She is soon thrust into a series of deceptions and a perilous quandary.
    dilemma; a confusing or puzzling situation
  541. Hamper

    A steady rain hampered the progress of the work.
    to hinder; to prevent something from happening
  542. Ominous

    An ominous bank of dark clouds.
    pertaining to an evil omen; foreboding
  543. Carp

    The feeding cycle of the paddlefish is slower than that of the carp.
    to find fault; to be critical
  544. La·con·ic [luh-kon-ik]  

    A laconic reply.
    using few words; expressing much in few words; concise
  545. Ret·i·cent [ret-uh-suhnt]

    Friends gave mixed but frequently more positive ratings to more reticent...
    disposed to be silent or not to speak freely; reserved.
  546. Qui·es·cent [kwee-es-uhnt]

    A quiescent mind.
    being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless
  547. Opportunist

    He as a businessman is an opportunist
    a person who seeks self gain at the expense of others; w/o regard to value or moral principles
  548. Tran·quil·li·ty [trang-kwil-i-tee]  

    Time flies when you're having fun, but crawls when you recollect in tranquility.
    quality or state of being tranquil; calmness; peacefulness; quiet; serenity
  549. Vir·tu·o·so [vur-choo-oh-soh]  

    He's a virtuoso in the field of sport
    a person who has special knowledge or skill in a field.
  550. An·ec·dote [an-ik-doht]  

    And the great scientist himself may have embellished the anecdote.
    a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature
  551. Her·e·tic [her-i-tik] 

    In the latter, you're branded a heretic  andostracized for attempting to change...
    a professed believer who maintains religious opinions contrary to those accepted by his or her church or rejects doctrines prescribed by that church
  552. Accolade

    The play received accolades from the press
    any award, honor, or laudatory notice; a light touch on the shoulder with the flat side of the sword, done in the ceremony of conferring knighthood
  553. Caliber

    A mathematician of high caliber.
    degree of capacity or competence; ability
  554. Del·e·te·ri·ous [del-i-teer-ee-uhs]

    Deleterious gases.
    injurious to health
  555. Blandish

    They blandished the guard into letting them through the gate
    To coax or influence by gentle flattery
  556. Extol [ik-stohl]

    To extol the beauty of Naples.
    To praise highly
  557. Pulchritude [puhl-kri-tood]

    Her pulchritude is obvious.
    Physical beauty; comeliness
  558. Winsome

    A winsome smile.
    Sweetly or innocently charming; winning engaging
  559. Ribald [rib-uhld]

    It is simply a ribald wallow in the cheapness of an ugly phase of life.
    vulgar or indecent in speech, language, etc.; coarsely mocking, abusive, or irreverent; scurrilous
  560. Solicitous [suh-lis-i-tuhs]

    Solicitous about a person's health.
    Anxiously desirous
  561. Alibi

    I have an alibi for the reason I'm late
    an excuse, esp. to avoid blame
  562. Adumbrate

    Haze's paint scheme seems to annotate, articulate and adumbrate the car's shape.
    to give a hint or indication of something to come.
  563. Mar·ti·net [mahr-tn-et] 

    The reprobate with the heart of gold, or the old-line martinet who resents the incursions of progress.
    a strict disciplinarian, especially a military one
  564. Animus

    What begins with affection or fascination turns into animus.
    a feeling of animosity or ill will.
  565. Celerity [suh-ler-i-tee]

    The findings support the swiftness or celerity element of deterrence theory.
    speed, haste
  566. Coterie [koh-tuh-ree]

    Speak to the significance of your ideas beyond your coterie.
    an intimate group of persons with a similar purpose
  567. Ma·lign [muh-lahyn]

    To malign an honorable man.
    to speak harmful untruths about; speak evil of; slander; defame
  568. Diluvial [dih-loo-vee-uhl]

    Diluvial and alluvial sediments are unsuitable for dumps.
    pertaining to a flood
  569. Al·lu·vi·um [uh-loo-vee-uhm]

    Quaternary alluvium is juxtaposed against bedrock along these faults.
    A deposit of clay, silt, sand, and gravel left by flowing streams in a river valley or delta, typically producing fertile soil
  570. Ersatz [er-zahts]

    An ersatz coffee made from grain
    being an artificial and inferior substitute or imitation
  571. Excoriate [ik-skawr-ee-eyt]

    He was excoriated for his mistakes.
    to censure scathingly; to express strong disapproval of
  572. De·bunk [dih-buhngk]

    To debunk advertising slogans
    to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated
  573. Extrapolation

    Even with chimps, it is a big extrapolation from them to us.
    to infer (an unknown) from something that is known; conjecture
  574. Extrude [ik-strood]

    To extrude molten rock.
    to form or shape something by pushing it out, to force out, especially through a small opening
  575. Febrile [fee-bruhl]

    And the national political climate was becoming more febrile and polarized.
    feverish, marked by intense emotion or activity
  576. Feckless

    Feckless attempts to repair the plumbing.
    ineffective, worthless
  577. Fictive

    Naturally this is often fictive, but that matters little.
    fictional, relating to imaginative creation
  578. Frenetic

    Communities struggle with the frenetic pace of growth.
    frantic, frenzied
  579. Fulsome

    Fulsome praise that embarrassed her deeply; fulsome décor.
    abundant; flattering in an insincere way
  580. Histrionics [his-tree-on-iks]

    But its histrionics were attention getting rather than eloquent.
    deliberate display of emotion for effect; exaggerated behavior calculated for effect
  581. Husband [huhz-buhnd]

    To husband one's resources.
    to manage economically; to use sparingly.
  582. Con·demn (-ation) [kuhn-dem]

    As a result they condemn themselves to ineffectiveness.
    to express an unfavorable or adverse judgment on; indicate strong disapproval of; censure
  583. Enshroud

    In this arrangement, gas borne dust is admitted, enshroud - ed by clean air.
    To conceal
  584. Obstreperous [uhb-strep-er-uhs]

    Obstreperous children.
    Resisting control or restraint in a difficult manner; unruly
  585. Ful·mi·na·tion [fuhl-muh-ney-shuhn]

    A sermon that was one long fulmination.
    a violent denunciation or censure
  586. De·tu·mes·cence [dee-too-mes-uhns]

    The penis experience detumescence to flaccid state
    reduction or subsidence of swelling
  587. Nomenclature [noh-muhn-kley-cher]

    Nomenclature nor funding systems will deter progress.
    a system of scientific names
  588. Neonate [nee-uh-neyt]
    a newborn child or one in its first 28 days.
  589. Mores [mawr-eyz]

    The same cannot be said for the mores of all societies today.
    fixed customs or manners; moral attitudes
  590. Mordant [mawr-dnt]

    These were defense lawyers, a mordant and heroic caste.
    sharply caustic or sarcastic, as wit or a speaker; biting
  591. Caste [kast]

    A man of high caste
    1. Each of the hereditary classes of Hindu society, distinguished by relative degrees of ritual purity or pollution and of social status.... 2. The system of dividing society into such classes.
  592. Milieu [mil-yoo]

    A snobbish milieu.
    surroundings, especially of a social or cultural nature
  593. Volition

    She left of her own volition.
    the act of willing, choosing, or resolving
  594. Dote

    They dote on their youngest daughter.
    bestow or express excessive love or fondness habitually
  595. Drawl

    He spoke in a slow, rather satirical drawl , which was in itself irresistible.
    say or speak in a slow manner, usually prolonging the vowels
  596. Droll

    The collage-and-paint illustrations of the mice are droll.
    amusing in an odd way
  597. Foil

    Loyal troops foiled his attempt to overthrow the government
    prevent the success of
  598. Gouge

    Locals would have a fit if they tried to gouge them.
    to dig or force out
  599. Molt

    Puffins have a synchronous primary molt and flightless period.
    to cast or shed (feathers, skin, etc.) in the process of renewal.
  600. Pine

    To pine for one's home and family.
    to yearn deeply; suffer with longing
  601. Pyre [pahyuhr]

    We brought her back to the house and placed her in the burn pit on a wooden pyre.
    pile or heap of wood or other combustible material
  602. Slake

    We have to slake our thirst for crude and invest immediately and aggressively in alternative energy sources.
    to allay thirst, desire, wrath by satisfying
  603. Spurn

    But the demonstrators spurn this, saying it will make the developers richer but not make housing cheaper.
    reject with disdain
  604. Wean

    All three have been trying to wean themselves off lending.
    to withdraw from some object, habit, form of enjoyment, or the like
  605. Wend

    As you wend your way through cacti and random boulders in the outback, watch...
    to pursue or direct
  606. Dereliction [der-uh-lik-shuhn]

    Dereliction of duty was a primary cause of soldiers getting into trouble.
    deliberate or conscious neglect
  607. Effluvia

    The danger here is that it must be interesting effluvia.
    slight or invisible exhalation or vapor
  608. Arcane

    She knew a lot about Sanskrit grammar and other arcane matters.
    known or understood by very few; mysterious, secret or obscure
  609. Rash [rash]

    A rash decision
    acting or tending to act too hastily or without due consideration.
  610. Hal·i·to·sis [hal-i-toh-sis] 

    Didn't suffer from halitosis or social anxiety disorder.
    a condition of having offensive-smelling breath; bad breath
  611. Blodgett 
    the leading manufacturer of commercial ovens in the world.
  612. OraSure 
    The first in-home oral HIV test, based on the same test healthcare professionals have used for years
  613. Gauze [gawz] 

    Patients should wear loose clothing and use clean loose gauze coverings over...
    a surgical dressing of loosely woven cotton.
  614. King·pin [king-pin] 

    He's the second drug kingpin to be taken down in less than a month.
    A main or large bolt in a central position
  615. Grim·ace [grim-uhs, gri-meys] 

    There certainly was somewhat of disdain andmockery in that captivating grimace...
    a facial expression, often ugly or contorted, that indicates disapproval, pain, etc.
  616. Rig·ma·role [rig-muh-rohl]  

    To go through the rigmarole of a formal dinner.
    1. an elaborate or complicated procedure 2. A long, rambling story or statement
  617. Prat·tle [prat-l]  

    These people natter and natter, and when they are not nattering, they prattle.
    to talk in a foolish or simple-minded way; chatter; babble.
  618. Tom·my·rot [tom-ee-rot]  

    She was talking complete tommyrot.
    nonsense; utter foolishness.
  619. Da·da [dah-dah]

    Dada was very important in the history of art.
    the style and techniques of a group of artists, writers, etc., of the early 20th century who exploited accidental and incongruous effects in their work and who programmatically challenged established canons of art, thought, morality, etc.
  620. Bun·kum [buhng-kuhm] 

    But saying that it's a natural frontal-lobe thing is bunkum.
    insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents.
  621. Far·ra·go [fuh-rah-goh]  

    A farrago of doubts, fears, hopes, and wishes.
    a confused mixture; hodgepodge; medley
  622. Za·ny [zey-nee]

    A zany personality
    ludicrously or whimsically comical; clownish
  623. As·cet·ic [uh-set-ik]

    But it wasn't exactly an ascetic life.
    a person who leads an austerely simple life, especially one who abstains from the normal pleasures of life or denies himself or herself material satisfaction.
  624. Tee·to·tal [tee-toht-l]  

    He doesn't go to the bar because he teetotaled.
    of or pertaining to, advocating, or pledged to total abstinence from intoxicating drink.
  625. Cock·sure [kok-shoor]

    She was cocksure that she was able to do the job better than anyone else.
    perfectly sure or certain; completely confident in one's own mind
  626. Dis·em·bogue [dis-em-bohg]

    A river that disembogues into the ocean.
    to discharge contents by pouring forth.
  627. Ce·re·bral [suh-ree-bruhl] 

    His is a cerebral music that leaves many people cold.
    betraying or characterized by the use of the intellect rather than intuition or instinct
  628. Un·cer·e·mo·ni·ous [uhn-ser-uh-moh-nee-uhs]  

    He made an unceremonious departure in the middle of my speech.
    discourteously abrupt; hasty; rude
  629. Trit·u·rate [trich-uh-reyt]  

    The sugar cane was triturated into powdered sugar.
    1. to grind to a fine powder 2. Chew or grind (food) thoroughly
  630. Em·bark [em-bahrk]  

    The exhibition will embark on a world tour after its tenure here.
    to board a ship, aircraft, or other vehicle, as for a journey.
  631. Be·smirch [bih-smurch] 

    To besmirch someone's good name.
    1. to soil; tarnish; discolor. 2. to detract from the honor or luster of
  632. Pau·ci·ty [paw-si-tee]

    A country with a paucity of resources
    smallness of quantity; scarcity; scantiness
  633. De·plete [dih-pleet]

    Extravagant spending soon depleted his funds.
    to decrease seriously or exhaust the abundance or supply of
  634. Va·cate [vey-keyt]

    To vacate an apartment.
    to give up possession or occupancy of
  635. La·cu·na [luh-kyoo-nuh] 

    Either way, it suggests a profound lacuna in biologists' understanding of the world.
    a gap or missing part, as in a manuscript, series, or logical argument; hiatus.
  636. In·an·i·ty [ih-nan-i-tee] 

    Conversations and even debates do not have degenerate into the inanity he...
    lack of sense, significance, or ideas; silliness.
  637. Vac·u·ous [vak-yoo-uhs]  

    The vacuous air or A vacuous mind
    without contents; empty
  638. Phag·e·de·na [faj-i-dee-nuh]  

    The doctor suggested his stomach ache may phagedena.
    a severe, destructive, eroding ulcer.
  639. Pum·ice [puhm-is]

    Unwrap your foot and scrub the areas with a pumice stone.
    A very light and porous volcanic rock formed when a gas-rich froth of glassy lava solidifies rapidly.
  640. Dearth [durth]  

    There is a dearth of good engineers.
    an inadequate supply; scarcity; lack
  641. Con·dense 

    Condense your answer into a few words
    to reduce to a shorter form; abridge
  642. A·breast [uh-brest]

    They walked two abreast down the street.
    side by side; beside each other in a line
  643. Open Sesame

    Wealth is the open sesame to happiness.
    any marvelously effective means for bringing about a desired result
  644. Brawn·y [braw-nee]

    The best roadside burgers are big and brawny and take-no-prisoners.
    muscular; strong
  645. Bur·ly [bur-lee]  

    Some critics found his full-voiced singing blunt and burly.
    large in bodily size; stout; sturdy
  646. Fe·lic·i·tous [fi-lis-i-tuhs]  

    The chairman's felicitous anecdote set everyone at ease.
    well-suited for the occasion, as an action, manner, or expression; apt; appropriate
  647. Fal·set·to [fawl-set-oh]  

    But then he goes to the falsetto, and that's rough, too.
    an unnaturally or artificially high-pitched voice or register, especially in a man
  648. Fe·lo·ni·ous [fuh-loh-nee-uhs]  

    Felonious homicide; felonious intent.
    1. (Law) pertaining to, of the nature of, or involving a felony 2. wicked; base; villainous.
  649. Fa·la·fel [fuh-lah-fuhl]  

    The falafel shop next door was doing a brisk business.
    (Middle Eastern Cookery) an appetizer or snack consisting of a small croquette made with fava-bean flour or ground chick peas,seasoned with toasted sesame seeds and salt, often served in pita bread.
  650. Dae·dal [deed-l]  

    He is daedal in that subject.
    skillful; ingenious; cleverly intricate.
  651. Ag·ger [aj-er]

    The river went through a agger.
    a high tide in which the water rises to a certain level, recedes, then rises again.
  652. Ag·grade [uh-greyd]

    The stream also begins to aggrade , or fill in, with sediment from eroding channel sections upstream.
    (Physical Geography) to raise the grade or level of (a river valley, a stream bed, etc.) by depositing detritus, sediment, or the like.
  653. Trav·er·tine [trav-er-teen]  

    About a third of this floor is an outdoor terrace, paved with travertine.
    a form of limestone deposited by springs, especially hot springs, used in Italy for building.
  654. De·tri·tus [dih-trahy-tuhs]

    Among this urban detritus, something else is moving.
    waste; debris
  655. Dis·creet [dih-skreet] 

    A discreet silence
    judicious in one's conduct or speech, especially with regard to respecting privacy or maintaining silence about something of a delicate nature; prudent; circumspect.
  656. Ju·di·cious [joo-dish-uhs]

    Judicious use of one's money.
    using or showing judgment as to action or practical expediency; discreet, prudent, or politic
  657. In·gen·ious [in-jeen-yuhs]  

    An ingenious machine.
    characterized by cleverness or originality of invention or construction
  658. Dec·o·rous [dek-er-uhs]  

    The show is a decorous boneyard of defunct merriment, with the odd.
    characterized by dignified propriety in conduct, manners, appearance, character, etc.
  659. De·funct [dih-fuhngkt]

    A defunct law; a defunct organization.
    no longer in effect or use; not operating or functioning
  660. In·va·lid [in-vuh-lid] 

    My father was an invalid the last ten years of his life.
    a person who is too sick or weak to care for himself or herself
  661. Ver·sa·tile [vur-suh-tl]

    A versatile writer.
    capable of or adapted for turning easily from one to another of various tasks, fields of endeavor, etc.
  662. Nim·ble [nim-buhl]  

    Nimble feet.
    quick and light in movement; moving with ease; agile; active; rapid
  663. Can·ny [kan-ee]  

    A canny reply.
    careful; cautious; prudent
  664. A·gue [ey-gyoo]

    Malaria was originally called ague or marsh fever because it emanated from warm-weather swamps.
    (Noun) 1. Malaria or some other illness involving fever and shivering 2. A fever or shivering fit.
  665. An·guish [ang-gwish]  

    The anguish of grief.
    excruciating or acute distress, suffering, or pain
  666. Sor·did [sawr-did]

    Sordid methods.
    morally ignoble or base; vile
  667. Cai·tiff [key-tif]  

    He is a caitiff person
    a base, despicable person
  668. Prow·ess [prou-is]  

    His prowess as a public speaker.
    exceptional valor, bravery, or ability, especially in combat or battle.
  669. Verve [vurv]  

    Her latest novel lacks verve.
    enthusiasm or vigor, as in literary or artistic work; spirit
  670. Ap·pe·tence [ap-i-tuhns] 

    The appetance for knowledge
    intense desire; strong natural craving; appetite.
  671. Ab·duct [ab-duhkt]  

    An abducted child
    to carry off or lead away (a person) illegally and in secret or by force, especially to kidnap.
  672. Shud·der [shuhd-er] 

    The movie made him shudder
    to tremble with a sudden convulsive movement, as from horror, fear, or cold.
  673. A·typ·i·cal [ey-tip-i-kuhl]  

    Atypical behavior; a flower atypical of the species.
    not typical; not conforming to the type; irregular; abnormal
  674. A·bet [uh-bet]  

    To abet a swindler; to abet a crime
    to encourage, support, or countenance by aid or approval, usually in wrongdoing
  675. Paunch

    She presented proposed changes in the paunch application process.
    a large and protruding belly; potbelly
  676. Ta·per [tey-per]  

    Originally the suit's jacket was made without a waist seam to taper its fit.
    to become smaller or thinner toward one end.
  677. Ab·bot [ab-uht]  

    Newton abbot railway station is situated at the east end of queen street.
    a man who is the head or superior, usually elected, of a monastery
  678. Ab·ba·cy [ab-uh-see] 

    What is the abbacy of his position?
    the rank, rights, privileges, or jurisdiction of an abbot
  679. Ab·bey [ab-ee]  

    In his early career he was play editor at the abbey theatre, dublin.
    a monastery under the supervision of an abbot or a convent under the supervision of an abbess
  680. Au·ge·an [aw-jee-uhn]

    An Augean chore
    difficult and unpleasant
  681. Rampage

    The smallest mistake sends him into a rampage.
    a state of violent anger or agitation
  682. Ramp·ant [ram-puhnt]  

    A rampant leopard.
    violent in action or spirit; raging; furious
  683. Prof·li·gate [prof-li-git] 

    They are pleased by his judicial appointments but mystified by his profligate...
    utterly and shamelessly immoral or dissipated; thoroughly dissolute.
  684. Des·o·late [des-uh-lit]  

    A treeless, desolate landscape.
    barren or laid waste; devastated
  685. Suc·cinct [suhk-singkt]  

    To be clear and succinct: my point was not about political parties.
    expressed in few words; concise; terse
  686. Meteoric

    His meteoricrise in politics.
    resembling a meteor in transient brilliance, suddenness of appearance, swiftness, etc.
  687. Re·buke [ri-byook]  

    There could be no clearer rebuke of tyranny, nor a stronger affirmation of...
    to express sharp, stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand
  688. Rep·ri·mand [rep-ruh-mand] 

    The escort grabbed them and sent them away with a reprimand.
    a severe reproof or rebuke, especially a formal one by a person in authority.
  689. Rep·re·hend [rep-ri-hend] 

    She reprehended him for being late to the party.
    to reprove or find fault with; rebuke; censure; blame
  690. Flay [fley]  

    Flaying money from a bank account
    to strip off the skin or outer covering of
  691. Ex·pro·pri·ate [eks-proh-pree-eyt]  

    The government expropriated the land for a recreation area.
    to take possession of, especially for public use by the right of eminent domain, thus divesting the title of the private owner
  692. Chide

    The principal chided the children for their thoughtless pranks
    to express disapproval of; scold; reproach
  693. Gras·se·rie [gras-uh-ree]  

    The doctor think he may have grasserie
    a virus disease of silkworms, characterized by yellowness of the integument and an excessive accumulation of fluid within the body.
  694. In·teg·u·ment [in-teg-yuh-muhnt] 

    It is covered by the parotid gland, and by the integument .
    a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind.
  695. Jaun·dice [jawn-dis]  

    In the jaundice every one knows that all things seem yellow.
    yellow discoloration of the skin, whites of the eyes, etc., due to anincrease of bile pigments in the blood, often symptomatic of certain diseases, as hepatitis.
  696. Jaunt

    They went on a jaunt
    a short journey, especially one taken for pleasure.
  697. Pol·lute [puh-loot]  

    To pollute the air with smoke.
    to make foul or unclean, especially with harmful chemical or waste products; dirty
  698. De·base [dih-beys]  

    They debased the value of the dollar.
    to reduce in quality or value; adulterate
  699. Al·loy

    These strong alloy wires exert continuous light pressure on the teeth.
    A metal made by combining two or more metallic elements, esp. to give greater strength or resistance to corrosion
  700. Ad·u·lar·i·a [aj-uh-lair-ee-uh]

    Adularia is locally altered to sericite, making the rock highly friable.
    (Mineralogy) a sometimes opalescent variety of orthoclase formed at a low temperature.
  701. In·gress [in-gres]  

    He ingressed in the building
    the act of going in or entering.
  702. Di·vest [dih-vest]

    He divested himself of all responsibility for the decision
    to rid of or free from
  703. Dis·tinct [dih-stingkt]  

    His private and public lives are distinct.
    distinguished as not being the same; not identical; separate (sometimes followed by from)
  704. Rel·e·gate [rel-i-geyt]

    He has been relegated to a post at the fringes of the diplomatic service.
    to send or consign to an inferior position, place, or condition
  705. Fringe 

    It's the solitaries who interest her, the lurkers at the fringes.
    (Noun) An ornamental border of threads left loose or formed into tassels or twists, used to edge clothing or material (Adjective) Not part of the mainstream; unconventional, peripheral, or extreme (Verb) Decorate (clothing or material) with a fringe.
  706. Dis·pen·sa·ry [dih-spen-suh-ree] 

    Members of the dispensary were either registered patients or registered primary. ..
    1. a place where something is dispensed, especially medicines. 2. a charitable or public facility where medicines are furnished and free or inexpensive medical adviceis available.
  707. Ob·stet·rics [uhb-ste-triks] 

    The idea of using mannequins as obstetrics teaching devices has been around for centuries.
    the branch of medical science concerned with child birth and caring for and treating women in or inconnection with childbirth.
  708. Ad·i·a·bat·ic [ad-ee-uh-bat-ik]  

    An adiabatic process.
    occurring without gain or loss of heat
  709. Di·a·bat·ic [dahy-uh-bat-ik]  

    A diabatic process.
    occurring with an exchange of heat
  710. Ab·struse [ab-stroos]

    Abstruse theories.
    hard to understand; recondite; esoteric
  711. Dec·i·mate [des-uh-meyt]  

    The population was decimated by a plague
    to destroy a great number or proportion of
  712. Phra·try [frey-tree]  

    Mexican phratry was largely concerned with military matters
    a grouping of clans or other social units within a tribe.
  713. Lilt [lilt] 

    He spoke with a faint Irish lilt.
    A characteristic rising and falling of the voice when speaking; a pleasant gentle accent
  714. Ca·dence [keyd-ns]  

    The cadence of language.
    rhythmic flow of a sequence of sounds or words
  715. An·nu·let [an-yuh-lit]

    The annulet on the building
    1. (Architecture) an encircling band, molding, or fillet, as on the shaft of a column. 2. (Entomology) a ring, usually colored, around or on the surface of an organ.
  716. En·to·mol·o·gy [en-tuh-mol-uh-jee]

    You've also written several books of popular essays about entomology.
    the branch of zoology dealing with insects.
  717. Frieze [freez]

    Look for the delightful tiled frieze of cherubs behind the counter.

    1. A broad horizontal band of sculpted or painted decoration, esp. on a wall near the ceiling. 2. A horizontal paper strip mounted on a wall to give a similar effect.
  718. Bal·us·ter [bal-uh-ster]

    They dictate everything from tread width to baluster height.
    (Architecture) any of a number of closely spaced supports for a railing.
  719. Sickle
    an implement for cutting grain, grass, etc., consisting of a curved, hooklike blade mounted in a short handle.
  720. Trowel
    A small hand-held tool with a flat, pointed blade, used to apply and spread mortar or plaster.
  721. Camisole

    The articles are designed to be worn over a camisole.
    A woman's loose-fitting undergarment for the upper body, typically held up by shoulder straps and having decorative trimming.
  722. Ramekin

    Squeeze a few drops lemon juice over each shell or ramekin.
    a small dish in which food can be baked and served
  723. Pediment
    The triangular upper part of the front of a building in classical style, typically surmounting a portico of columns.
  724. Nepenthe (nuh-PENTH-ee)

    Once barely sipping at wines, cocktails, brandy-and-soda, she now took to the latter…. The old nepenthe of the bottle had seized upon her.
    drug mentioned in the Odyssey as a remedy for grief
  725. Per·cip·i·ent [per-sip-ee-uhnt] 

     a percipient choice of wines.noun
    Adjective (of a person) Having a good understanding of things; perceptive. Noun (esp. in philosophy or with reference to psychic phenomena) A person who is able to perceive things
  726. Hubris [hyoo-bris]
    pride or self-confidence; arrogance
  727. Sophrosyne [suh-fros-uh-nee]
    a Greek philosophical term etymologically meaning healthy-mindedness and from there self-control or moderation guided by knowledge and balance
  728. Chremzel [krem-zuhl]
    a flat cake made from matzo meal, topped or stuffed with a filling, as of ground meat or fruit and nuts
  729. As·suage [uh-sweyj]

    To assuage one's grief
    to make milder or less severe; relieve; ease; mitigate
  730. Quasi [kwey-zahy]

    A quasi member
    a combining form meaning “resembling,” “having some, but not all of the features of,” used in theformation of compound words: quasi-definition; quasi-monopoly; quasi-official; quasi-scientific.
  731. Triv·et [triv-it]  

    Set in a kettle on a trivet, and surround with coldwater.
    a small metal plate with short legs, especially one put under a hot platter or dish to protect a table
  732. Tur·bot [tur-buht]
    a European flatfish, Psetta maxima,  having a diamond-shaped body: valued as a food fish.
  733. Ex·pec·to·rant [ik-spek-ter-uhnt]  

    They are antiinflammatory, astringent, expectorant and tonic.
    promoting the discharge of phlegm or other fluid from the respiratory tract.
  734. Ter·e·bene [ter-uh-been]
    a mixture of hydrocarbons prepared from oil of turpentine and sulphuric acid, used to make paints and varnishes and medicinally as an expectorant and antiseptic
  735. Welsh Rabbit
    a dish of melted cheese, usually mixed with ale or beer, milk, and spices, served over toast.
  736. Bunyip
    1. a mythical creature of Aboriginal legend said to inhabit water and watercourses. 2. an impostor; counterfeit; phony
  737. Kap·pa·rah [kah-pah-rah]  

    The church used to perform kapparah.
    a ritual performed by some Orthodox Jews before Yom Kippur that consists of swinging a fowl around the head and reciting prayers that symbolically transfer the person's sins to the fowl.
  738. Ar·ma·ment [ahr-muh-muhnt] 

    It's purpose is to serve as an inspector of great variety of armament materiel
    the arms and equipment with which a military unit or military apparatus is supplied.
  739. Blind Tiger 
    a place that sells intoxicants illegally
  740. No·men·kla·tu·ra [noh-muhn-klah-toor-uh]  

    The regional elite are the old and new nomenklatura.
    a select list or class of people from which appointees for top-level government positions are drawn, especially from a Communist Party.
  741. Dis·tel·fink [dis-tl-fingk]  

    I hope I see a distelfink because I'll need it.
    A traditional Pennsylvania Dutch folk art motif of a bird or birds symbolizing good luck and happiness.
  742. Frak·tur [frahk-toor]

    The letter was written in fraktur.
    a style of lettering and a highly artistic and elaborate illuminated folk art created by the Pennsylvania Dutch (also known as Pennsylvania Deitsch or Pennsylvanian German).
  743. Mish·po·cha [mish-paw-khuh]  

    She invited the whole mishpocha
    (Yiddish) an entire family network comprising relatives by blood and marriage and sometimes including close friends; clan.
  744. Hom·age

    In his speech he paid homage to Washington and Jefferson.
    respect or reverence paid or rendered
  745. Acquiesce [ak-wee-es]

    To acquiesce halfheartedly in a business plan.
    to assent tacitly; submit or comply silently or without protest; agree; consent
  746. As·sent [uh-sent]

    To assent to a statement.
    to agree or concur
  747. Pulpit [pool-pit]

    In attendance were representatives of medicine, the pulpit, and the bar.
    a platform or raised structure in a church, from which the sermon is delivered or the service is conducted
  748. Lec·tern [lek-tern]

    The lectern is where the pastor was headed.
    a stand used to support a book or script in a convenient position for a standing reader or speaker; especially: one from which scripture lessons are read in a church service
  749. Bes·ti·al·i·ty [bes-chee-al-i-tee] 

    He ate his meal with bestiality.
    1. brutish or beastly character or behavior; beastliness. 2. indulgence in beastlike appetites, instincts, impulses, etc.
  750. Flip Wilson Show
    coined the phrase "The devil made me do it,"
  751. Amenta
    "The Underworld." Originally the place where the sun set, this name was later applied to the West Bank of the Nile where the Egyptians built their tombs.
  752. Um·brage 

    She took umbrage at his remarks
    1. Offense or annoyance 2. Shade or shadow, esp. as cast by trees.
  753. Im·promp·tu  

    An impromptu press conference
    Done without being planned, organized, or rehearsed
  754. Kiosk [kee-osk] 

    A kiosk at the mall
    a small structure having one or more sides open, used as a newsstand, refreshment stand, bandstand, etc.
  755. Dance Card
    a card listing, in order, the names of the partners with whom a woman has agreed to dance at a formal ball or party.
  756. Ex·pi·ate [ek-spee-eyt]

    To expiate one's crimes.
    to atone for; make amends or reparation for
  757. Pen·ance [pen-uhns]

    What is the penance for his wrongdoing?
    Acts done to make up for sin
  758. Bris·tle (brisəl)

    The hair on the back of his neck bristled
    (Noun) A short stiff hair, typically one of those on an animal's skin, a man's face, or a plant. Verb (of hair or fur) Stand upright away from the skin, esp. in anger or fear
  759. Di·u·ret·ic [dahy-uh-ret-ik] 

    He took a diuretic to help his urine flow.
    increasing the volume of the urine excreted, as by a medicinal substance
  760. Con·coct [kon-kokt] 

    To concoct a meal from leftovers.
    to prepare or make by combining ingredients, especially in cookery
  761. Pedotrophy

    Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are guilty of pedotrophy.
    The art of nourishing children properly.
  762. Tar·so·met·a·tar·sus [tahr-soh-met-uh-tahr-suhs] 

    The tarsometatarsus sounds like an important part of a birds building.
    A long bone in the lower leg of birds and some reptiles, formed by fusion of tarsal and metatarsal structures
  763. Tra·be·at·ed [trey-bee-ey-tid]  

    The cast-iron trabeated base is enlivened by foliate capitals incorporating sunflowers and torches.
    (Architecture) not arcuate; having straight horizontal beams or lintels (rather than arches)
  764. Ar·cu·ate [ahr-kyoo-it] 

    The external arcuate fibers wind across the lower part of the pyramid and olive and enter the inferior peduncle.
    bent or curved like a bow.
  765. Cusp [kuhsp] 

    My life's dream of becoming a professor was on the cusp of coming true
    A pointed end where two curves meet, in particular.
  766. Sawhorse

    Request to have a sawhorse, cement, or metal barricade set up.
    a stand for timber during sawing
  767. Tres·tle [tres-uhl]  

    They all sit down for a big feed at trestle tables set outdoors.
    A framework consisting of a horizontal beam supported by two pairs of sloping legs, used in pairs to support a flat surface.
  768. Ea·sel [ee-zuhl] 

    Using easel, ask for a brainstorm of business continuity planning.
    a stand or frame for supporting or displaying at an angle an artist's canvas, a blackboard, a chinaplate, etc.
  769. Sawbuck
    1. sawhorse 2. (slang) a ten dollar bill
  770. Im·prest [im-prest]  

    The cashier did not change the combination to the imprest fund safe.
    an advance of money; loan
  771. In·cul·cate [in-kuhl-keyt]

    They will try to inculcate you with a respect for culture
    Teach (someone) an attitude, idea, or habit by such instruction
  772. Louche [loosh]  

    The result ought to be a mutant mulch but is almost always a louche and canny delight.
    dubious; shady; disreputable
  773. For·lorn [fawr-lawrn]

    Forlorn figures at bus stops
    Pitifully sad and abandoned or lonely
  774. Vo·li·tion [voh-lish-uhn] 

    She left of her own volition.
    the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing
  775. Cic·a·trix [sik-uh-triks]  

    The cicatrix is still growing after the scraping his skin.
    (Physiology) new tissue that forms over a wound and later contracts into a scar.
  776. As·pect [as-pekt]  

    The physical aspect of the country.
    appearance to the eye or mind; look
  777. Pro·cure [proh-kyoor]

    To procure evidence.
    to obtain or get by care, effort, or the use of special means
  778. Du·bi·ous [doo-bee-uhs]  

    A dubious reply.
    doubtful; marked by or occasioning doubt
  779. Trans·gres·sion [trans-gresh-uhn] 

    Forgive me for my transgression and challenge my reasoning instead.
    an act of transgressing (to pass over or go beyond (a limit, boundary, etc.); violation of a law, command, etc.; sin
  780. Se·rene [suh-reen]

    A serene landscape; serene old age.
    calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled
  781. Hal·cy·on [hal-see-uhn]

    Halcyon weather.
    calm; peaceful; tranquil
  782. Re·gime [ruh-zheem]
    A dictatorial regime.
    a mode or system of rule or government
  783. Ce·a·no·thus [see-uh-noh-thuhs] 

    The garden had ceanothus.
    A North American shrub of the buckthorn family, cultivated for its dense clusters of small blue or white flowers
  784. Pol·troon [pol-troon]  

    We don't want a poltroon in our platoon.
    a wretched coward; craven
  785. Sphenoid [sfee-noid] 

    A hit to the sphenoid could cause a concussion.
    A compound bone that forms the base of the cranium, behind the eye and below the front part of the brain. It has two pairs of broad lateral “wings” and a number of other projections, and contains two air-filled sinuses
  786. Heark·en [hahr-kuhn] 

    He refused to hearken to Thomas's words of wisdom
    (Literary) to give heed or attention to what is said; listen
  787. Cau·tion·ar·y [kaw-shuh-ner-ee]

    A cautionary tale; cautionary advice
    of the nature of or containing a warning
  788. Mo·ni·tion [muh-nish-uhn]

    He received a monition in the mail.
    1. (Literary) admonition or warning. 2. an official or legal notice.
  789. Bot·tom·ry [bot-uhm-ree]

    The cruise ship is signed to bottomry
    (Marine Law)  a contract whereby the owner of a ship borrows money to enable the vessel to complete the voyage and pledges the ship as security for the loan; the lender losing the investment if the ship sinks.
  790. Perse [purs] 

    The flower is perse colored
    of a very deep shade of blue or purple
  791. Per Se [pur sey, see] 

    This candidate is not a pacifist per se, but he is in favor of peaceful solutions when practicable
    by, of, for, or in itself; intrinsically
  792. Com·mem·o·rate [kuh-mem-uh-reyt]

    The monument commemorates the signing of the declaration of independence.
    to serve as a memorial or reminder of
  793. Pe·cu·liar [pi-kyool-yer]

    Peculiar happenings.
    strange; queer; odd
  794. Compendious [kuhm-pen-dee-uhs]

    A compendious study
    Containing or presenting the essential facts of something in a comprehensive but concise way
  795. Sheer

    "Sheer stockings" or "She giggled with sheer delight".
    1. transparently thin; diaphanous, as some fabrics 2. Nothing other than; unmitigated (used for emphasis)
  796. Mirandize (muh-RAN-dyze)

    In accordance with police procedures, the officers had to Mirandize the suspect to make sure that he was aware of his rights.
    to recite the Miranda warnings to (a person under arrest)
  797. Chuffed

    She was chuffed when she finally finished her homework
    (British) delighted; pleased; satisfied.
  798. Po·di·a·try (-ist) [puh-dahy-uh-tree]

    The doctor was a specialist in podiatry
    the care of the human foot, especially the diagnosis and treatment of foot disorders.
  799. Sec·u·lar [sek-yuh-ler]

    Secular interests
    of or pertaining to worldly things or to things that are not regarded as religious, spiritual, or sacred; temporal
  800. La·goon [luh-goon]  

    It is sharing technical knowledge on sewage-lagoon management, water-quality...
    an area of shallow water separated from the sea by low sandy dunes
  801. Lag·o·morph [lag-uh-mawrf] 

    Learn about the lagomorph group and rodents that move in a hopping pattern.
    any member of the order Lagomorpha, comprising the hares, rabbits, and pikas, resembling the rodents but having two pairs of upper incisors.
  802. Gulf [guhlf]

    Key to the gulf 's productivity are its marshes, the nurseries of the sea.
    a portion of an ocean or sea partly enclosed by land
  803. Ra·vine [ruh-veen] 

    At this moment some of the regulars appeared across the ravine on our right.
    a narrow steep-sided valley commonly eroded by running water
  804. Ar·roy·o [uh-roi-oh]

    My afternoon trek up the arroyo is rewarding as well.
    (chiefly in southwest U.S.) a small steep-sided watercourse or gulch with a nearly flat floor: usually dry except after heavy rains.
  805. Brook [brook] 

    None of these facts brook disagreement, but here the unity ends.
    a small, natural stream of fresh water
  806. Gulch [guhlch]
    a deep, narrow ravine, especially one marking the course of a stream or torrent.
  807. Chasm (-al) [kaz-uhm]  

    But that will be later, across the chasm that will be this day.
    1. A deep fissure in the earth, rock, or another surface 2. A profound difference between people, viewpoints, feelings, etc.
  808. Prec·i·pice [pres-uh-pis] 

    "In some places it cuts across the face of a precipice." or "On the precipice of war."
    1. a cliff with a vertical, nearly vertical, or overhanging face. 2. a situation of great peril
  809. Af·ro·cen·tric [af-roh-sen-trik]  

    Afrocentric art.
    centered on Africa or on African-derived cultures, as those of Brazil, Cuba, and Haiti
  810. En·trust 

    I've been entrusted with the task of getting him safely back
    Assign the responsibility for doing something to (someone)
  811. Gump·tion (-ous) [guhmp-shuhn]  

    With his gumption he'll make a success of himself.
    initiative; aggressiveness; resourcefulness
  812. Ga·zette [guh-zet]  

    The Phoenix Gazette.
    (used in the names of periodicals) A journal or newspaper
  813. E·pis·to·lar·y [ih-pis-tl-er-ee]

    An epistolary friendship
    contained in or carried on by letters
  814. E·pis·tle [ih-pis-uhl]  

    The epistles of the great orator and politician offer both personal insight and...
    a letter, especially a formal or didactic one; written communication
  815. Garda World Security Corporation
    a Canadian private security firm. The company today runs heavily on physical security guard services as well as armoured car services in select countries and cities throughout the world.
  816. In·ad·ver·tent 

    An inadvertent omission
    1: not focusing the mind on a matter: inattentive 2: unintentional
  817. Quell [kwel] 

     The troops quelled the rebellion quickly.
    to suppress; put an end to; extinguish
  818. Be·fall [bih-fawl] 

    The loss of a child is among the worst sorrows that can befall a parent
    to happen to, especially by chance or fate.
  819. En·sue [en-soo]

    As the days ensued, he recovered his strength.
    to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession
  820. Ma·te·ri·al·ize [muh-teer-ee-uh-lahyz]

    Our plans never materialized.
    to come into perceptible existence; appear; become actual or real; be realized or carried out
  821. Smol·der [smohl-der] 

    Hatred smoldered beneath a polite surface.
    to display repressed feelings, as of indignation, anger, or the like; to burn without flame; undergo slow or suppressed combustion.
  822. Chap·lain [chap-lin]

    He was a chaplain for this sector
    A member of the clergy attached to a private chapel, institution, ship, branch of the armed forces, etc.
  823. Cho·le·cys·ti·tis [koh-luh-si-stahy-tis]

    The doctor said he may have cholecystitis
    (Pathology) inflammation of the gallbladder
  824. Courvoisier's Law (or Courvoisier syndrome, or Courvoisier's sign or Courvoisier-Terrier's sign)
    states that in the presence of an enlarged gallbladder which is nontender and accompanied with mild jaundice, the cause is unlikely to be gallstones. Usually, the term is used to describe the physical examination finding of the right-upper quadrant of the abdomen. This sign implicated possible malignancy of the gall bladder or pancreas and the swelling is unlikely due to gallstones.
  825. Fri·a·ble [frahy-uh-buhl]

    Friable rock.
    easily crumbled or reduced to powder; crumbly
  826. Fu·sain [fyoo-zeyn]

    Fusain shows that the trees were once in the path of a fire.
    a drawing made with this charcoal.
  827. Fleet

    "An invasion fleet" or "A man of advancing years, but fleet of foot"
    Noun The largest group of naval vessels under one commander, organized for specific tactical or other purposes Adjective Fast and nimble in movement
  828. Trans·pose [trans-pohz] 

    To transpose the third and fourth letters of a word.
    to change the relative position, order, or sequence of; cause to change places; interchange
  829. Ton·nage [tuhn-ij]

    The price of old liners depend on the tonnage, the market for steel, and the...
    the capacity of a merchant vessel, expressed either in units of weight, as deadweight tons, or of volume, as gross tons.
  830. Ar·ma·da [ahr-mah-duh]

    An armada of transport trucks.
    a large group or force of vehicles, airplanes, etc.
  831. Flo·til·la [floh-til-uh]

    The governor was followed by a whole flotilla of reporters.
    a group moving together
  832. Squad·ron [skwod-ruhn]

    If a squadron goes down, that means other missiles have to pick up the slack.
    a number of persons grouped or united together for some purpose; group.
  833. Es·ca·drille [es-kuh-dril]

    The escadrille surrounded the sky
    A European, typically French, aircraft squadron
  834. Char·ter

    Charter boats follow much the same pattern as charter flights.
    Noun A written grant by a country's legislative or sovereign power, by which an institution such as a company, university, or city is created... Verb Grant a charter to (a city, university, or other institution)
  835. Char [chahr] 

    The fire charred the paper
    to burn or reduce to charcoal
  836. Car·bi·neer [kahr-buh-neer]

    He was a carbineer back when he served in the army. 
    Noun (formerly) a soldier armed with a carbine.
  837. Balk [bawk]

    He balked at making the speech.
    to stop, as at an obstacle, and refuse to proceed or to do something specified (usually followed by at)
  838. Fal·ter [fawl-ter]

    Her courage did not falter at the prospect of hardship.
    to hesitate or waver in action, purpose, intent, etc.; give way
  839. Rap·ture (-ous) [rap-cher]

    Into them it inspired no other sentiments than those of exultation and rapture.
    ecstatic joy or delight; joyful ecstasy.
  840. Whee·dle [hweed-l, weed-l]

    We wheedled him incessantly, but he would not consent.
    to endeavor to influence (a person) by smooth, flattering, or beguiling words or acts
  841. Con·cert·ed [kuhn-sur-tid] 

    A concerted effort.
    contrived or arranged by agreement; planned or devised together
  842. De·ject [dih-jekt]

    Such news dejects me
    to depress the spirits of; dispirit; dishearten
  843. Gal·lant (-ry)

    A gallant rescue attempt
    brave, spirited, noble-minded, or chivalrous
  844. Sa·voir-faire [sav-wahr-fair]

    His savior-faire makes everyone feel comfortable
    (French) Noun knowledge of just what to do in any situation; tact
  845. A·lum·nus (or alumni) [uh-luhm-nuhs]

    He invited all the alumni of the library staff to the party.
    a former associate, employee, member, or the like
  846. O·ver·sight [oh-ver-sahyt] 

    My bank statement is full of oversights
    an omission or error due to carelessness
  847. Re·gale [ri-geyl]

    And he's close enough to come home, borrow the car and regale us with his adventures.
    to entertain lavishly or agreeably; delight
  848. En·tail [en-teyl]

    Success entails hard work
    to impose as a burden
  849. Su·per·or·di·nate [soo-per-awr-dn-it]

    Can be configured to control distributions from superordinate servers.
    of higher degree in condition or rank
  850. Cor·re·spond [kawr-uh-spond]

    His actions do not correspond with his words.
    to be in agreement or conformity (often followed by with or to)
  851. Ga·la [gey-luh] 

    Her birthday parties were always gala occasions.
    festive; festal; showy
  852. Sec·un·dine [sek-uhn-dahyn] 

    The secundine(a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind) was discussed in health man.
    the inner integument of an ovule
  853. In·teg·u·ment [in-teg-yuh-muhnt]

    Integument of an ovule
    1. a natural covering, as a skin, shell, or rind. 2. any covering, coating, enclosure, etc.
  854. Porch Monkey
    A Nigger, sometimes in the southern US, drinking 40oz while sitting on their porch and complaining about white people "holding him down."
  855. Se·cund [see-kuhnd]

    Secund racemes
    Arranged on one side only (such as the flowers of lily of the valley).
  856. Se·kos [see-kos] 

    The sekos was full
    a sanctuary; the cella of a temple.
  857. Se·clude [si-klood] 

    They secluded the garden from the rest of the property.
    to place in or withdraw into solitude; remove from social contact and activity, etc.
  858. Seck·el [sek-uhl] 

    There was a seckel in the fruit basket.
    a small, yellowish-brown variety of pear.
  859. Se·cern [si-surn] 

    Those philistines who seemingly cannot secern artistic depiction of the nude from blatant pornography
    to discriminate or distinguish in thought.
  860. Se·cede [si-seed] 

    South Carolina seceded from the Union in 1860.
    to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization, etc.
  861. Sec·o·bar·bi·tal [sek-oh-bahr-bi-tawl] 

    The science teacher introduced secobarbital.
    (Pharmacology) a white, odorless, slightly bitter powder, C 1 2  H 1 8  N 2  O 3, used as a sedative and hypnotic.
  862. Se·con·do [si-kon-doh]

    The secondo was coming up in the play.
    (Music) the second or lower part in a duet, especially in a piano duet.
  863. Beau (plural beaux) [boh] 

    She and her beau walked around town.
    a frequent and attentive male companion.
  864. Sec·a·teurs [sek-uh-ter]

    Cutting prunes with secateurs.
    A pair of pruning clippers for use with one hand.
  865. Son·o·gram [son-uh-gram]

    The sonogram showed they were having a girl.
    the visual image produced by reflected sound waves in a diagnostic ultrasound examination.
  866. Verisimilitude (ver-uh-si-MIL-i-tood)

    The play lacked verisimilitude.
    1. the appearance or semblance of truth; likelihood; probability 2. something, as an assertion, having merely the appearance of truth.
  867. En·sue [en-soo]

    As the days ensued, he recovered his strength.
    to follow in order; come afterward, especially in immediate succession
  868. Confirmation Name

    She has a confirmation name.
    In many English-speaking and other countries, it is customary for a person being confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church (and some Anglican dioceses) to adopt a new name, generally the name of a saint, thus securing an additional patron saint as protector and guide. This practice is unknown in many other countries (including the Spanish- and French-speaking lands, and in Italy), and is not mentioned in the official liturgical book of the Rite of Confirmation. Although some insist on the custom, it is discouraged by others and in any case is only a secondary aspect of confirmation.
  869. Pres·by·ter [prez-bi-ter] 

    The presbyter showed up early to service.
    (in the early Christian church) an office bearer who exercised teaching, priestly, and administrative functions.
  870. Positive Law 

    Segregation was at the time a positive law.
    the term generally used to describe man-made a laws which bestow or remove specific privileges upon an individual or group.
  871. Natural Law 

    The Declaration of Independence was an assertion of natural law- the right to be free, etc.
    a principle or body of laws considered as derived from nature, right reason, or religion and as ethically binding in human society.
  872. Baggy Pants are illegal in...
    Terrebonne Parish (ter-bawn), LA has made baggy pants illegal, saying “appearing in public view while exposing one’s skin or undergarments below the waist is contrary to safety, health, peace and good order of the parish and the general welfare
  873. Floo·zy [floo-zee] 

    She's known around town as a floozy
    a gaudily dressed, usually immoral woman, especially a prostitute
  874. Strum·pet [struhm-pit] 

    She dresses like a strumpet.
    a prostitute; harlot
  875. Trol·lop [trol-uhp] 

    Her sex life is active but it doesn't mean she's a trollop.
    an immoral or promiscuous woman, especially a prostitute
  876. Slat·tern [slat-ern] 

    Don't call her a slattern because of rumors.
    1. a slovenly, untidy woman or girl. 2. a slut; harlot.
  877. Slov·en [sluhv-uhn] 

    His job is a cleaner, which explains why he looks like a sloven.
    a person who is habitually negligent of neatness or cleanliness in dress, appearance, etc.
  878. Slip·shod [slip-shod]

    Slipshod Work
    careless, untidy, or slovenly
  879. Down at the Heel [doun-uht-heel]

    He is rapidly becoming a down-at-heel drifter and a drunk.
    a shabby, run-down appearance; seedy
  880. Harlot [hahr-luht]

    Is that a harlot on the corner of the street?
    a prostitute; whore.
  881. Scar·let [skahr-lit]

    Her hair is the color of scarlet or Their sins were scarlet.
    1. a bright-red color inclining toward orange. 2. flagrantly offensive
  882. Mon·o·mer [mon-uh-mer] 

    The other monomer is a 6 carbon chain with an amino group, -nh 2, at each end.
    (Chemistry) A molecule that can be bonded to other identical molecules to form a polymer.
  883. Pol·y·mer [pol-uh-mer] 

    Their team is a polymer because there's so much talent on the roster.
    A substance that has a molecular structure built up chiefly or completely from a large number of similar units bonded together.
  884. Vit·ri·ol [vi-tree-uhl] 

    His decision cause vitriol from his friends.
    something highly caustic or severe in effect, as criticism.
  885. Dolly

    The dolly help support the camera.
    (Movies, Television) a small wheeled platform, usually having a short boom, on which a camera can be mounted for making moving shots.
  886. Quin·tes·sen·tial [kwin-tuh-sen-shuhl] 

    The quintessential performance of the Brandenburg Concertos.
    of or pertaining to the most perfect embodiment of something
  887. Em·bod·y [em-bod-ee]

    To embody an idea in an allegorical painting.
    to give a concrete form to; express, personify, or exemplify in concrete form
  888. De·ter (-rent) [dih-tur]

    The large dog deterred trespassers.
    to discourage or restrain from acting or proceeding
  889. Af·flu·ent [af-loo-uhnt ]

    An affluent person.
    having an abundance of wealth, property, or other material goods; prosperous; rich
  890. In·flu·ent [in-floo-uhnt] 

    Along with its influents, the Missouri and Ohio rivers, the Mississippi River drains all or part of 31 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces
    flowing in
  891. Res·er·voir [rez-er-vwahr] 

    A reservoir of knowledge.
    1. large natural or artificial lake used as a source of water supply. 2. a large or extra supply or stock; reserve
  892. Re·cep·ta·cle [ri-sep-tuh-kuhl]

    A receptacle for trash.
    a container, device, etc., that receives or holds something
  893. Cis·tern [sis-tern]

    The building has a cistern that holds approximately 30,000 gallons of rain water.
    a reservoir, tank, or container for storing or holding water or other liquid.
  894. Rep·er·toire [rep-er-twahr]

    Part of the repertoire of a quarterback
    a supply of skills, devices, or expedients
  895. Lau·re·ate [lawr-ee-it]

    A Nobel laureate.
    a person who has been honored for achieving distinction in a particular field or with a particular award
  896. Surd (serd)

    The artist is known for creating videos in which well-known speeches with surd utterances scattered throughout are recited by everyday people.
    1: lacking sense: irrational 2: voiceless — used of speech sounds; opposite of sonant
  897. Sonant [soh-nuhnt]
    sounding; having sound; opposite of surd
  898. Band·box [band-boks] 

    Check the bandbox for your hat.
    a lightweight box of pasteboard, thin wood, etc., for holding a hat, clerical collars, or other articles of apparel.
  899. Tin·ker [ting-ker]

    Would-be scientists can tinker with a home chemistry set.
    Noun (esp. in former times) A person who travels from place to place mending pans, kettles, and other metal utensils as a way of making a living Verb Attempt to repair or improve something in a casual or desultory way, often to no useful effect.
  900. Ve·neer [vuh-neer]  

    A cruel person with a veneer of kindliness.
    Noun 1.a thin layer of wood or other material for facing or inlaying wood. 2. a superficially valuable or pleasing appearance (can also be a verb in this context)
  901. Pu·is·sant [pyoo-uh-suhnt]  

    A puissant figure
    powerful; mighty; potent.
  902. Pur·su·ant [per-soo-uhnt]

    Pursuant to his studies he took a job in an office.
    proceeding after; following (usually followed by to)
  903. Har·mo·ni·ous [hahr-moh-nee-uhs]

    A harmonious group.
    marked by agreement in feeling, attitude, or action
  904. Am·nes·ty [am-nuh-stee]

    Now the government is working on an amnesty bill aimed at pardoning those...
    a forgetting or overlooking of any past offense.
  905. Cal·i·duct [kal-i-duhkt] 

    Subterranean caliducts have been introduced.
    a pipe or duct for conveying a heating medium, as hot air or steam
  906. De·ceit [dih-seet]  

    Once she exposed their deceit, no one ever trusted them again.
    the act or practice of deceiving; concealment or distortion of the truth for the purpose of misleading; duplicity; fraud; cheating
  907. Sub·ter·ra·ne·an [suhb-tuh-rey-nee-uhn]  

    The crater has been covered by geological processes and is now subterranean.
    existing, situated, or operating below the surface of the earth; underground.
  908. Sub·ter·rane [suhb-tuh-reyn]  

    They are located in a subterrane.
    a cave or subterranean room.
  909. Hy·po·ge·al [hahy-puh-jee-uhl]  

    Germination is hypogeal and the plumule is sensitive to light.
    (adjective) underground; subterranean.
  910. Tho·los [thoh-los]

    That's a beautifully constructed tholos.
    A small, circular building, usually of sacred use. Often surrounded by columns.
  911. Cat·a·comb [kat-uh-kohm]  

    The three-story burial catacomb is intricately carved from rock.
    an underground cemetery, especially one consisting of tunnels and rooms with recesses dug out for coffins and tombs.
  912. Abacus [ab-uh-kuhs]

    One side of the trunk contains an abacus with five rows of colored beads.
    a slab forming the top of the capital of a column
  913. Acropolis

    The ancient site of the city is centred on the rocky hill of the acropolis.
    the citadel or fortress of Athens, site of the Temple of Athena
  914. Amphora [am-fer-uh]

    The handles of the amphora are solid silver panthers.
    large two-handled storage jar having an oval body, usually tapering to a point at the base
  915. Or·na·ment [awr-nuh-muhnt] 

    Architectural ornaments
    an accessory, article, or detail used to beautify the appearance of something to which it is added or of which it is a part
  916. Sub·til·ize [suht-l-ahyz]

    I need to tell stories. I find new friends, new listeners, subtilize my lies.
    to introduce subtleties into or argue subtly about.
  917. Architrave [ahr-ki-treyv]

    The north entrance has a paneled door set in a simple wood architrave he...
    in classical entablature, a molded or decorated lintel framing an opening
  918. Ashlar Masonry
    squared or dressed building stone cut on all faces to permit very thin mortar joints
  919. Atrium [ey-tree-uhm]

    One of the centerpieces of the fleet is the central atrium with a live tree.
    a courtyard flanked or surrounded by porticoes (a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch.)
  920. Por·ti·co [pawr-ti-koh]

    The portico shelters a wagon entrance, now used a loading dock.
    a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch.
  921. Beehive Tomb
    Mycenaean civilization tomb with a domed chamber entered by a passage through a hillside
  922. Capital
    distinctively treated upper end of a column or pier
  923. Em·i·nence [em-uh-nuhns]

    Philosophers of eminence
    high station, rank, or repute
  924. Caryatid [kar-ee-at-id]
    sculptured female figure used as a column
  925. Classical Order
    architectural styles classified by features and proportions, most easily identified in a column
  926. Contrapposto [kohn-truh-pos-toh]

    He stands in a dynamic contrapposto pose with his right hand holding a quill pen.
    representation of a figure standing with weight on one foot, the shoulders off-axis from the hips
  927. Corbel Arch
    an arch but composed of inverted step masonry
  928. Corinthian Order
    last Greek column order; the capital is decorated with carvings of acanthus leaves
  929. Cornice [kawr-nis]

    The cornice features near its base, a band of decorative panels with a circular...
    uppermost part of a classical entablature, consisting of a bed molding, a corona, and a cymatium
  930. Cyclopean Construction
    primitive masonry using massive stones of irregular shape and size
  931. Doric Order
    oldest and simplest of the Greek column orders, the only one without a base
  932. Echinus [ih-kahy-nuhs]
    prominent circular molding supporting the abacus of a Doric or Tuscan capital
  933. Entasis

    The turned balusters taper with slight entasis and stand on integral pedestals.
    slightly convex curve given to a column or tower to correct an optical illusion
  934. Foreshortening

    The shape of each spot, amount of foreshortening, will depend on the angle of incidence to the film.
    distort in order to convey the illusion of three-dimensional space as perceived by the human eye; make shorter
  935. Gold Leaf

    Make your car's roof shine with a lustrous coating of gold leaf or platinum.
    very thin gold sheet with a thickness usually between 0.076 and 0.127 micrometre, produced by rolling or hammering gold and used for gilding woodwork, etc
  936. Hellenistic
    Greek language and culture after the time of Alexander the Great
  937. Ionic Order
    the second Greek order; the capital is decorated with spiral scrolls
  938. Kore
    sculpture of a young woman, especially representative of Persephone and purity, dating from 500 BCE
  939. Krater
    wide mouth bowl with handles projecting up and away from the body, used to mix wine and water
  940. Kylix [kahy-liks]
    a shallow bowl with horizontal handles set upon a stem and a foot
  941. Megaron [meg-uh-ron]
    living quarters of a palace, having a square chamber opening on to a columned porch
  942. Metope [met-uh-pee]

    The exterior is distinguished by a triglyph and metope frieze continued across the gable ends.
    square spaces, either decorated or plain, between triglyphs in the Doric frieze
  943. Mosaic [moh-zey-ik]

    For many of the autosomal trisomies, only mosaic cases survive to term.
    picture made of small colored pieces of inlaid stone, glass or ceramic
  944. Naos [ney-os]
    entire central structure of a classical temple
  945. Naturalism

    Scientific naturalism was born from the process of observing the world.
    technique of treating subject matter that presents a deterministic view of human life and actions
  946. Niello [nee-el-oh]

    Reverse side of scabbard bears a silver niello motif of animals and flowers.
    black metallic substance with an incised design and filled to produce an ornamental effect on metal
  947. Palmette

    In addition, the west side is capped by a gabled roof with a palmette in relief at its peak.
    design resembling the palm leaf
  948. Pelmet [pel-mit]
    a decorative cornice or valance at the head of a window or doorway, used to cover the fastenings from which curtains are hung.
  949. Pediment

    The pediment contains a semi-elliptical window with tracery.
    low triangular gable with a horizontal cornice topping a colonnade, end wall or entrance
  950. Peristyle [per-uh-stahyl]

    The four columns supporting the peristyle are interesting monoliths.
    an open space, as a courtyard, surrounded by a colonnade
  951. Col·on·nade [kol-uh-neyd] 

    The memorial is a curving colonnade, flanked at the ends by a chapel and a map...
    a series of regularly spaced columns supporting an entablature and usually one side of a roof
  952. Pronaos [proh-ney-os]
    an open vestibule before the cella of a classical temple
  953. Red-Figure
    vase style circa 600 BCE with red figures against black and the introduction of 3D rendering of form
  954. Black Figure [blak-fig-yer]
    pertaining to or designating a style of vase painting developed in Greece in the 7th and 6th centuries b.c., chiefly characterized by silhouetted figures painted in black slip on a red clay body, details incised into the design, and a two-dimensional structure of form and space.
  955. Relieving Arch

    Only the monumental arched opening of the entrance is framed by a brick relieving arch.
    arch made to take some of the weight from a supporting element beneath
  956. Stucco [stuhk-oh]

    For the other elevations, the brick veneer and stucco has been replaced with...
    various fine plasters for decorative work, moldings made with cement, plaster, or mortar
  957. Stylobate [stahy-luh-beyt]
    course of masonry forming the foundation for a colonnade
  958. Tesserae [tes-er-uh]

    Artisans and archaeologists worked with literally millions of tesserae, or tiles, to restore the dazzling mosaics.
    one of the small pieces used in mosaic work
  959. Triglyphs [trahy-glif]
    a structural member of a Doric frieze, separating two consecutive metopes, and consisting typically of a rectangular block with two vertical grooves or glyphs, and two chamfers or half grooves at the sides, together counting as a third glyph, and leaving three flat vertical bands on the face of the block.
  960. Undercutting

    Undercutting simply means chamfering the bottom edge of tone holes inside the bore.
    cut away material to leave a portion overhanging in a sculpture
  961. Vault

    The inventor will miniaturize the security of a bank vault into the everyday...
    arched stone structure forming a roof over a hall or room
  962. Min·i·a·tur·ize [min-ee-uh-chuh-rahyz] 

    To miniaturize electronic equipment.
    to make in extremely small size in order to keep volume or weight to a minimum
  963. Volute

    Pump motor current increases due to the compression of gases in the pump volute.
    spiral ornament in the capital of Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite orders
  964. Bas Relief [bah-ri-leef]

    The tree has been depicted in bas relief, on monuments, and on coins.
    sculpture in which the figures project slightly from the background
  965. Capstone

    The capstone of the program is an intensive five-week, paid, advanced-research...
    finishing stone of a structure
  966. Ceramic

    Pretending to hold a ceramic mug can help the barista understand exactly which...
    made from clay and similar materials, as pottery and brick
  967. Corbel [kawr-buhl]

    A corbel table is a projecting moulded string course supported by a range of corbels.
    slight bracket of brick or stone
  968. Desert Varnish

    Oil from your hands can damage the petroglyphs and desert varnish.
    the dark, lustrous coating or crust, usually of manganese and iron oxides, that forms on rocks, pebbles, etc., when exposed to weathering in the desert.
  969. Man·ga·nese [mang-guh-nees]

    Manganese is a naturally occurring metal that is found in many types of rocks.
    (Chemistry) a hard, brittle, grayish-white, metallic element, an oxide of which, MnO 2 (manganese dioxide) is a valuable oxidizing agent: used chiefly as an alloying agent in steel to give it toughness
  970. Dolman [dohl-muhn]
    a woman's mantle with capelike arm pieces instead of sleeves.
  971. Graffiti

    Spray-paint graffiti on a wall and you can be caned.
    markings spray-painted or sketched on a public wall
  972. Henge

    Two more dwellings were uncovered away from the main settlement, to the western end of the henge.
    A prehistoric monument consisting of a circle of stone or wooden uprights.
  973. Post-and-Lintel Construction
    vertical beams (posts) supporting a horizontal beam (lintel)
  974. Relief Sculpture
    projection of a figure from the plane on which it is formed
  975. Manteltree [man-tl-tree] 
    a wooden or stone lintel over the opening of a fireplace
  976. Accelerando [ak-sel-uh-ran-doh]
    gradually increasing in speed
  977. Adagio [uh-dah-joh]
    in a leisurely manner; slowly
  978. Diminuendo [dih-min-yoo-en-doh]

    Any mental activity is accompanied by a ceaseless crescendo and diminuendo of background processing.
    gradually reducing in force or loudness
  979. Legato

    What he lacked were subtlety, moments of elegant phrasing and smooth legato .
    without breaks between the successive tones; smooth and connected
  980. Lento

    Lento offers a fine dining menu that features locally grown organic meats, seasonal fruits and vegetables.
    movement or passage performed slowly
  981. Valkyrie [val-keer-ee]
    (Scandinavian Mythology) any of the beautiful maidens attendant upon Odin who bring the souls of slain warriors chosen by Odin or Tyr to Valhalla and there wait upon them.
  982. Ritardando [ree-tahr-dahn-doh]

    Demonstrate ability to follow a conductor on an accelerando and a ritardando.
    becoming gradually slower
  983. Sonata

    Counterpoint is used to elaborate and intensify the thematic argument of sonata form.
    A classical composition for an instrumental soloist, often with a piano accompaniment.
  984. Milieu (meel-YOO)

    The quiet suburban neighborhood was within walking distance of the elementary school and provided the perfect milieu for raising a family.
    the physical or social setting in which something occurs or develops: environment
  985. Decamp (dih-KAMP)

    The band of thieves decamped in the night.
    to depart quickly, secretly, or unceremoniously
  986. Beck·on [bek-uhn]  

    Their dark portals beckon with the promise of a glimpse into a lost world.
    to signal, summon, or direct by a gesture of the head or hand
  987. Sum·mon [suhm-uhn] 

    To summon a defendant.
    to call or notify to appear at a specified place, especially before a court
  988. Par·ish [par-ish]  

    The parish priest advised him that it was as dangerous now as it was then.
    an ecclesiastical district having its own church and member of the clergy
  989. An·ec·dote [an-ik-doht]  

    His prose is unsophisticated, but his anecdote-filled story is engaging.
    a short account of a particular incident or event, especially of an interesting or amusing nature
  990. An·ti·dote (-al) [an-ti-doht]  

    The antidote to slower growth and shrinking margins: take your act on the road.
    a medicine or other remedy for counteracting the effects of poison, disease, etc.
  991. Pro·phy·lac·tic [proh-fuh-lak-tik]  

    Researchers want to target this high-risk group with a prophylactic device.
    defending or protecting from disease or infection, as a drug
  992. Vivace [vi-vah-chey]

    If picking the load up was executed with allegro,then the off-load is an exercise in vivace and meticulousness.
    (a musical direction) vivacious; lively.
  993. Staccato [stuh-kah-toh]

    When operating, it produces a distinctive staccato sound.
    With each sound or note sharply detached or separated from the others
  994. Mousse [moos]

    Chocolate mousse
    a sweetened dessert with whipped cream as a base, often stabilized with gelatin and chilled in amold
  995. Boeuf Bourguignon  [bœf boor-gee-nyawn]
    (French Cookery) beef cubes cooked in red wine with mushrooms, onions, and bacon.
  996. Au Poivre [oh pwa-vruh]

    He ordered steak au poivre with mashed potatoes.
    spiced with peppercorns or ground black pepper
  997. Quenelle [kuh-nel]

    It is sliced into a thick wedge of darkness, and looms over a small quenelle of almond milk ice cream.
    a dumpling of finely chopped fish or meat that is poached in water or stock and usually served with a sauce
  998. White Stock

    The buff waistcoat has a white stock, jabot and cuff.
    a stock of veal bones, vegetables, herbs, and seasonings used as the basis for sauces and soups
  999. Over Easy
    fried eggs turned over when nearly done and fried briefly on the reverse side so that the yolk remains somewhat liquid but hard on top
  1000. Dariole [dar-ee-ohl]
    a small round cup-shaped mold, for preparing individual pastries
  1001. Vol-Au-Vent [vaw-loh-vahn]
    a large shell of light, flaky pastry for filling with vegetable, fish, or meat mixtures, usually with a sauce
  1002. Pot-Au-Feu [paw-toh-fea]
    a dish of boiled meat and vegetables, the broth of which is usually served separately
  1003. Whitebait
    any small, delicate fish cooked whole without being cleaned
  1004. Beef Stroganoff
    stroganoff, a dish of meat saut?ed with onion and cooked in a sauce of sour cream, seasonings, and, usually, mushrooms, made with strips of beef
  1005. Bonne Femme [bawn fam] 

    A fillet of bonne femme
    prepared in simple French style, as in a cream sauce containing mushrooms
  1006. O'Brien Potatoes
    home fries prepared with diced green pepper
  1007. En Croûte [ahn kroot]
    baked in a pastry crust
  1008. Oysters Rockefeller
    oysters spread with a mixture of spinach, butter, seasonings, and bread crumbs and baked on the half shell
  1009. The Crisis
    A monthly journal of the NAACP.
  1010. Assay [a-sey]

    To assay a situation
    to examine or analyze
  1011. Em·balm [em-bahm]

    His deeds embalmed in the hearts of his disciples.
    • 1. to treat (a dead body) so as to preserve it, as with chemicals, drugs, or balsams.
    • 2. to preserve from oblivion; keep in memory
  1012. Con·se·crate [kon-si-kreyt]  

    To consecrate a new church building.
    to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity
  1013. Mum·mi·fy [muhm-uh-fahy]  

    In this arid and cold climate without the presence of scavengers, bodies mummify  and remain foryears.
    to make (a dead body) into a mummy, as by embalming and drying
  1014. Embacle [em-bah-kuhl]
    an accumulation of broken ice in a river
  1015. Funk [fuhngk]  

    He's been in a funk ever since she walked out on him.
    1. cowering fear; state of great fright or terror. 2. a dejected mood
  1016. Great Barrier Reef 
    a coral reef in the Coral Sea, off the NE coast of Australia, extending for about 2000 km (1250 miles) from the Torres Strait along the coast of Queensland; the largest coral reef in the world
  1017. Debunk [dih-buhngk]

    To debunk advertising slogans.
    (used with object) to expose or excoriate (a claim, assertion, sentiment, etc.) as being pretentious, false, or exaggerated
  1018. Hapless [hap-lis] 

    Some seek only money, preying on the hapless and uninformed.
    unlucky; luckless; unfortunate
  1019. Gingivitis [jin-juh-vahy-tis] 

    Dental caries, gangrene, gingivitis and sleeping sickness could merit mention.
    (Pathology) inflammation of the gums.
  1020. Relic [rel-ik]  

    A museum of historic relics.
    1. a surviving memorial of something past 2. an object having interest by reason of its age or its association with the past
  1021. Remnant [rem-nuhnt]  

    Fermented anchovies are probably a remnant  of that old tradition.
    a remaining, usually small part, quantity, number, or the like; a fragment or scrap
  1022. Vestige [ves-tij]

    A few columns were the last vestiges of a Greek temple.
    a mark, trace, or visible evidence of something that is no longer present or in existence
  1023. Glimmer [glim-er]  

    The sparkle of a lover's secret or the glimmer  ofa promise kept.
    a faint or unsteady light; gleam
  1024. Shimmer [shim-er]  

    Side lighting the food was almost always the solution to get that shimmer.
    (used without object) to shine with or reflect a subdued, tremulous light; gleam faintly.
  1025. Relent [ri-lent]  

    He refused to relent, even after repeated entreaties.
    to soften in feeling, temper, or determination; become more mild, compassionate, or forgiving.
  1026. Ramification [ram-uh-fi-key-shuhn]

    The new tax lawproved to have many ramifications unforeseen by the lawmakers.
    a related or derived subject, problem, etc.; outgrowth; consequence; implication
  1027. De facto [dee fak-toh, dey]

    Although his title was prime minister, he was de facto president of the country
    in fact; in reality
  1028. Muster [muhs-ter] 

    He mustered all his courage.
    to gather, summon, rouse (often followed by up)
  1029. Rouse [rouz]  

    He was roused to action by courageous words.
    to bring out of a state of sleep, unconsciousness, inactivity, fancied security, apathy, depression, etc.
  1030. Parochial  [puh-roh-kee-uhl] 

    Parochial views; a parochial mentality
    very limited or narrow in scope or outlook; provincial
  1031. Insular [in-suh-ler] 

    It's not a big tent, it's the contrary, it's an insular and regional party.
    (Adjective) 1. Ignorant of or uninterested in cultures, ideas, or peoples outside one's own experience. 2. Lacking contact with other people. 3. Relating to the islands
  1032. Matinée [mat-n-ey]  

    Reality is reality and a matinee is an escape from that.
    an entertainment, especially a dramatic or musical performance, held in the daytime, usually in the afternoon.
  1033. Cornice [kawr-nis]

    Where eave or cornice vents are installed, insulation shall not block the free...
    1. An ornamental molding around the wall of a room just below the ceiling 2. A horizontal molded projection crowning a building or structure, esp. the uppermost member of the entablature of an order, surmounting the frieze
  1034. Goulash [goo-lahsh]  

    The main course was beef goulash with garlic-chive spaetzle.
    (Hungarian) a stew of beef or veal and vegetables, with paprika and other seasoning.
  1035. Spaetzle [shpet-sluh]
    a dish consisting of lumps or threads made from a batter of flour, milk, eggs, and salt, usually poured through a coarse colander into boiling water, and then either drained and mixed in butter, lightly pan-fried, or added to sauces, stews, etc.
  1036. Brumal [broo-muhl]
    wintry (resembling winter weather; having snow, frost, cold, storms, etc)
  1037. Enceinte [en-seynt]

    Essentially the enceinte is the entire fortified enclosure of the castle precincts.
    pregnant; with child
  1038. Heuristic [hyoo-ris-tik]

    A “hands-on” or interactive heuristic approach to learning
    Enabling a person to discover or learn something for themselves
  1039. Impetrate
    to obtain by entreaty (earnest request or petition; supplication)
  1040. Entreat (-y) [en-tree-tee] 

    But no protest and no entreaty could make the commander in chief protect himself as much as his officers wished.
    earnest request or petition; supplication.
  1041. Weltanschauung [velt-ahn-shou-oong]
    a comprehensive conception or image of the universe and of humanity's relation to it.
  1042. Lissome [lis-uhm]
    lithesome or lithe, especially of body; supple; flexible.
  1043. Scour [skouuhr]  

    To scour pots and pans.
    to remove dirt, grease, etc., from or to cleanse or polish by hard rubbing, as with a rough orabrasive material; to clear or rid of what is undesirable
  1044. Pliable [plahy-uh-buhl]  

    Pliable leather.
    easily bent; flexible; supple
  1045. Abrade [uh-breyd]  

    Spotted knapweed stems can be course and abrade your hands.
    to wear off or down by scraping or rubbing.
  1046. Gouache [gwahsh] 

    Here's a sample of his drawings from the book, done in ink, watercolor and gouache.
    a technique of painting with opaque watercolors prepared with gum.
  1047. Nicene Creed
    a Christian creed expanded from a creed issued by the first Nicene Council, beginning “I believe in one God,” and used in liturgical worship
  1048. Mumps [muhmps]  

    They don't see the effects that polio, mumps , etc had.
    (Pathology) an infectious disease characterized by inflammatory swelling of the parotid and usually other salivary glands, and sometimes by inflammation of the testes or ovaries, caused by a paramyxovirus.
  1049. Firth [furth]

    The Firth of Forth in Scotland
    A narrow inlet of the sea; an estuary.
  1050. Frith [frith]
    a narrow inlet of the sea; firth; estuary
  1051. Frithstool [frith-stool]
    (in Anglo-Saxon England) a seat in a church, placed near the altar, for persons who claimed the right of sanctuary.
  1052. Fortissimo [fawr-tis-uh-moh]

    The volume of the music is always fortissimo  so students with some degree of hearing get beat.
    (Music) very loud
  1053. Fort Benning [ben-ing]
    a military reservation and U.S. Army training center in W Georgia, S of Columbus; the largest infantry post in the U.S.
  1054. Fatuous [fach-oo-uhs]  

    If another reason is to effect education reform, the idea is fatuous.
    foolish or inane, especially in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly.
  1055. Shibboleth [shib-uh-lith]

    The old shibboleths come rolling off their lips
    a peculiarity of pronunciation, behavior, mode of dress, etc., that distinguishes a particular class or set of persons.
  1056. Hyperbolic [hahy-per-bol-ik]  

    What a disgusting, hyperbolic and ridiculous tactic.
    having the nature of hyperbole; exaggerated.
  1057. Thwart

    And to use them to thwart whatever comets the divine creator may see fit to ... 
    to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
  1058. Mithridate [mith-ri-deyt]
    a substance believed to be an antidote to every poison and a cure for every disease
  1059. Confect (-ion) [kuhn-fekt]

    To confect a herbal remedy for colds.
    to make up, compound, or prepare from ingredients or materials
  1060. Moue [moo]
    a pouting grimace
  1061. Ullage [uhl-ij] 

    Calculate the ullage space for each tank by subtracting the gasoline gallon age...
    the amount by which the contents fall short of filling a container, as a cask or bottle
  1062. Saccade [sa-kahd]
    1. the movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change, as in reading 2. the act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins. 3. A sudden jerking movement
  1063. Nacre (-ous)
    mother-of-pearl (a hard, iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells, used for making buttons, beads, etc.); lustrous; pearly
  1064. Mother of Pearl [muhth-er-uhv-purl]
    a hard, iridescent substance that forms the inner layer of certain mollusk shells, used for making buttons, beads, etc.; nacre.
  1065. Palpitate

    His heart palpitated wildly.
    to pulsate with unusual rapidity from exertion, emotion, or disease; flutter
  1066. Demotic

    A demotic idiom
    Denoting or relating to the kind of language used by ordinary people; popular or colloquial
  1067. Whilom [hwahy-luhm]

    Whilom friends.
    former; in the past; erstwhile
  1068. Alchemy (-ical) [al-kuh-mee]
    pertaining to the transformation of something common, usually of little value, into a substance of great worth
  1069. Emend
    to free from faults or errors; correct
  1070. Gest
    a notable deed or exploit
  1071. Exploit [ek-sploit]  

    The exploits of Alexander the Great.
    a striking or notable deed; feat; spirited or heroic act
  1072. Maneuver [muh-noo-ver]

    Political maneuver
    an adroit move, skillful proceeding, etc., especially as characterized by craftiness; ploy
  1073. Subterfuge [suhb-ter-fyooj] 

    Playing to the referee does not always require such subterfuge.
    an artifice or expedient used to evade a rule, escape a consequence, hide something, etc.
  1074. Stratagem [strat-uh-juhm] 

    It is a stratagem of the novelist no less than of the playwright to symbolize physically the moral nature of a character.
    a plan, scheme, or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy.
  1075. Intrigue [in-treeg]

    The plan intrigues me, but I wonder if it will work.
    to arouse the curiosity or interest of by unusual, new, or otherwise fascinating or compelling qualities; appeal strongly to; captivate
  1076. Idioglossia [id-ee-uh-glos-ee-uh]
    An invented form of dialect, language, or speech used by children, typically twins, and intelligible only to its speakers
  1077. Karyogram [carry-o-gram] (also called idiogram)
    a diagram or photograph of the chromosomes of a cell, arranged in homologous pairs and in a numbered sequence
  1078. Aoristic [ey-uh-ris-tik]
    indefinite; indeterminate
  1079. Weal [weel]

    The public weal; weal and woe.
    well-being, prosperity, or happiness
  1080. Hallow

    To hallow a battlefield.
    to make holy; sanctify; consecrate
  1081. Bamboozle
    to deceive or get the better of someone by trickery.
  1082. Enspirit
    to infuse life into; enliven (to make vigorous or active)
  1083. Consanguineous [kon-sang-gwin-ee-uhs]

    Researchers who study inbreeding track consanguineous marriages-those between second cousins or closer.
    related by blood; descended from the same ancestor
  1084. Cognate [kog-neyt] 

    Our cognate self has not evolved sufficiently to direct the vast imagination that serves to direct our awareness.
    related by birth; of the same parentage, descent, etc
  1085. Avalon [av-uh-lon]

    It is accessible by boat from san pedro and by bus or boat from avalon.
    (Celtic Legend) an island, represented as an earthly paradise in the western seas, to which King Arthur and other heroes were carried at death.
  1086. Anterior

    Events anterior to the outbreak of war.
    going before in time or sequence; preceding; earlier
  1087. Bonanza
    a source of great and sudden wealth or luck
  1088. Olio
    a mixture of heterogeneous elements; hodgepodge
  1089. Namaste [nuhm-uh-stey] 

    Namaste, as your instructor says at the end of a session: the divine in me bows to the divine in you.
    a conventional Hindu expression on meeting or parting, used by the speaker usually while holding the palms together vertically in front of the bosom.
  1090. Collagen [kol-uh-juhn]

    It reduces the signs of aging by stimulating collagen production.
    A natural substance within body tissues. It can be injected into the skin to plump up particular areas.
  1091. Collocate [kol-uh-keyt] 

    To collocate events
    to arrange in proper order
  1092. Collegiate [kuh-lee-jit]

    Collegiate life.
    of or pertaining to a college
  1093. Colleague [kol-eeg] 

    My colleague has shown no remorse, and has not changed his views or his ways.
    an associate
  1094. Atoll [at-awl]

    The reef and atoll systems that have evolved here in isolation remain virtually untouched by humans.
    A ring-shaped reef, island, or chain of islands formed of coral; coral island
  1095. Gross

    Gross earnings or gross remarks.
    1. indelicate, indecent, obscene, or vulgar 2. without deductions; total, as the amount of sales, salary, profit, etc., before taking deductions for expenses, taxes, or the like (opposed to net)
  1096. Pestiferous [pe-stif-er-uhs]  

    In online environments, they are both popularand pestiferous , the cause of constant commentand debate.
    1. bringing or bearing disease. 2.  mischievous; troublesome or annoying.
  1097. Cunctation (-ious, -ive) [kuhngk-tey-shuhn]
    delay; tardiness.
  1098. Cunctator [kuhngk-tey-ter]
    a procrastinator; delayer.
  1099. Blunder [bluhn-der]  

    That's your second blunder this morning
    a gross, stupid, or careless mistake
  1100. Outrageous [out-rey-juhs]

    An outrageous slander
    of the nature of or involving gross injury or wrong
  1101. Horrendous [haw-ren-duhs]  

    A horrendous crime.
    shockingly dreadful; horrible
  1102. Res Publica [reys poo-bli-kah]
    the state; republic; commonwealth
  1103. Res Judicata [reez joo-di-key-tuh]
    (Law) a thing adjudicated; a case that has been decided.
  1104. Adjudicate [uh-joo-di-keyt] 

    Estates are being administered and important rights adjudicated.
    to settle or determine (an issue or dispute) judicially
  1105. Res Gestae [reez jes-tee]
    The events, circumstances, remarks, etc., that relate to a particular case, esp. as constituting admissible evidence in a court of law

  1106. Jest   

    How much truth could be said in jest?
    a joke or witty remark; witticism.
  1107. Witticism [wit-uh-siz-uhm]  

    But it was his shrewd witticism he made while performing his tricks, that won...
    a witty remark or sentence.
  1108. Resupinate [ri-soo-puh-neyt]
    bent backward; inverse
  1109. Resurrect [rez-uh-rekt] 

    To resurrect an ancient custom.
    1. to raise from the dead; bring to life again. 2.to bring back into use, practice, etc.
  1110. Resurgam [re-soor-gahm]
    (Latin) I shall rise again.
  1111. Resurgent [ri-sur-juhnt]  

    The resurgent wolf population is surely a direct result of feeding deer.
    rising or tending to rise again; reviving; renascent.
  1112. Renascent [ri-nas-uhnt]  

    A renascent interest in Henry James.
    being reborn; springing again into being or vigor
  1113. Vascular [vas-kyuh-ler]  

    Fluids must be administered intravenously and precisely to keep vascular
    (Biology) pertaining to, composed of, or provided with vessels or ducts that convey fluids, as blood, lymph, or sap.
  1114. Vasana [vah-suh-nuh]
    (Yoga) any subconscious force that affects character.
  1115. Vas [vas]
    a vessel or duct.
  1116. Vostok [vuh-stawk]
    one of a series of Soviet spacecraft, carrying one cosmonaut, used to make the world's first manned spaceflights.
  1117. Osprey [os-pree]  

    Bald eagles as well as osprey make their nests in the island's trees and hunt...
    a large hawk that feeds on fish.
  1118. Shandygaff [shan-dee-gaf]
    (Chiefly British) a mixed drink of beer with ginger beer.
  1119. Shandy [shan-dee]
    (Chiefly British) a mixture of beer and lemonade.
  1120. Congeal [kuhn-jeel]
    The fat congealed on the top of the soup.
    to change from a soft or fluid state to a rigid or solid state, as by cooling or freezing
  1121. Cinch [sinch]  

    This problem is a cinch.
    something sure or easy
  1122. Curdle [kur-dl]  

    Take care not to let the milk curdle
    1. to change into curd; coagulate; congeal. 2. to spoil; turn sour. 3. to go wrong; turn bad or fail:
  1123. Clabber [klab-er]  

    They gave me a bucket of thick clabber to take to the hogs.
    milk that has soured and thickened; curdled milk.
  1124. Lavatory [lav-uh-tawr-ee]  

    People complained, and rightly so, when forced to sit near a smelly lavatory.
    a room fitted with equipment for washing the hands and face and usually with flush toilet facilities.
  1125. Soigné [swahn-yey]
    (French) carefully or elegantly done, operated, or designed
  1126. Pheromone [fer-uh-mohn]  

    In other words, an ant's tendency to turn towards a pheromone deposit is related in a non-linear fashion to the concentration.
    (Animal Behavior) any chemical substance released by an animal that serves to influence the physiology or behavior of other members of the same species.
  1127. Foot Traffic

    This mall needs more foot traffic.
    The presence and movement of people walking around in a particular space. Foot traffic is important to many types of businesses, particularly retail establishments, as higher foot traffic can lead to higher sales. Strategies businesses can use to increase their foot traffic include holding grand openings and other promotional events such as demonstrations, giveaways, sales and charitable fundraisers.
  1128. Purport [per-pawrt]  

    A document purporting to be official.
    to present, especially deliberately, the appearance of being; profess or claim, often falsely
  1129. Elongate [ih-lawng-geyt] 

    They had to play with it, shift its form, and elongate its lines in order to...
    to draw out to greater length; lengthen; extend
  1130. Elodea [ih-loh-dee-uh] 

    Elodea is both a genus and a common name fora group of related plants.
    any of several New World submersed aquatic plants of the genus Elodea, having numerous, usually whorled leaves.
  1131. Declaim [dih-kleym]  

    Brutus declaimed from the steps of the Roman senate building.
    to speak aloud in an oratorical manner; make a formal speech
  1132. Accost [uh-kawst]  

    The beggar accosted me for money.
    to confront boldly
  1133. Exhort [ig-zawrt]  

    We would exhort readers to add their own voices to the site's reviews.
    to urge, advise, or caution earnestly; admonish urgently.
  1134. Elocute

    The poet elocuted beautifully
    declaim in an elocutionary manner
  1135. Partition [pahr-tish-uhn]
    a division into or distribution in portions or shares.
  1136. Embayment [em-bey-muhnt] 

    Embayment fish populations were estimated by seining and marking captured fish.
    1. a bay 2. (Physical Geography) the process by which a bay is formed.
  1137. Seine [seyn]
    • a fishing net that hangs vertically in the water, having floats at the upper edge and sinkers at the lower.
  1138. Donnish [don-ish]  

    His is the voice of authority, of donnish pronouncement.
    resembling or characteristic of a university don; bookish; pedantic.
  1139. Prig (-gish, -gism, -gishness) [prig] 

    He is even as breezy and priggish  as the historical narrators who figured on...
    a person who displays or demands of others pointlessly precise conformity, fussiness about trivialities, orexaggerated propriety, especially in a self-righteous or irritating manner.
  1140. Epopee [ep-uh-pee]
    1. an epic. 2. epic poetry; saga
  1141. Anodyne [an-uh-dahyn]

    The music was an anodyne to his grief.
    a medicine that relieves or allays pain; anything that relieves distress or pain
  1142. Apogee (-ic, -an) [ap-uh-jee]  

    Booster separates at apogee and returns to ground via small parachutes.
    1. (Astronomy) the point in the orbit of a heavenly body, especially the moon, or of a man-made satellite at which it is farthest from the earth. 2. the highest or most distant point; climax.
  1143. Douse [dous]  

    She doused the clothes in soapy water.
    to plunge into water or the like; drench
  1144. Perigee

    It is clear you should choose a time when the moon is at its perigee.
    • The point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is nearest to the earth
  1145. Perigon [per-i-gon]
    an angle of 360°.
  1146. Plunge [pluhnj]

    To plunge a dagger into one's heart
    to cast or thrust forcibly or suddenly into something, as a liquid, a penetrable substance, a place,etc.; immerse; submerge
  1147. Plummet 

    The stock plummeted.
    something that weighs down or depresses.
  1148. Plumose [ploo-mohs]

    Notable exceptions are where joints form plumose patterns in fumarolic zones.
    having feathers or plumes; feathered.
  1149. Plummy

    A plummy leading role
    very desirable
  1150. Demulcent (dih-MULL-sunt)

    Honey has a demulcent property that is thought to be effective in relieving sore throats and coughs.
  1151. Quoin [koin]

    It was aimed simply by line of sight and elevated by a stepped wooden block called a quoin.
    An external angle of a wall or building
  1152. Serf [surf]  

    But even if you're scraping by on a serf 's salary, it's possible to live the good life within your means.
    a person in a condition of servitude, required to render services to a lord, commonly attached to the lord's land and transferred with it from one owner to another; a slave.
  1153. Vassal [vas-uhl]
    a person granted the use of land, in return for rendering homage, fealty, and usually military service or its equivalent to a lord or other superior; feudal tenant; a servant or slave.
  1154. Feudal System

    There are sound economic and moral reasons the feudal system was replaced.
    the political, military, and social system in the Middle Ages, based on the holding of lands in fief or fee and on the resulting relations between lord and vassal.
  1155. Fidei Defensor [fee-de-ee de-fen-sohr]
    (Latin) Defender of the Faith: one of the titles of English sovereigns
  1156. Legatee [leg-uh-tee]  

    The personal representative must mail a copy of that notice to all creditors and to each heir and legatee.
    A person who receives a legacy through a will
  1157. Bequeath [bih-kweeth]

    She bequeathed her half of the company to her niece
    to dispose of (personal property, especially money) by last will; to hand down; pass on.
  1158. Fealty [fee-uhl-tee] 

    They owed fealty to the Earl
    A feudal tenant's or vassal's sworn loyalty to a lord; fidelity; faithfulness
  1159. Hearth [hahrth]  

    We aren't also speaking about hearth or other rental destruction.
    the floor of a fireplace, usually of stone, brick, etc., often extending a short distance into a room; the area in front of a fireplace.
  1160. Fumage [fyoo-mij]
    (Old English Law) a tax payable to the king for each hearth in every house owned by a person not exempt from church taxes and poor taxes.
  1161. Pudendum [pyoo-den-duhm]
    (Anatomy) the external genital organs, especially those of the female; vulva.
  1162. Plantagenet [plan-taj-uh-nit]
    a member of the royal house that ruled England from the accession of Henry II in 1154 to the death of Richard III in 1485.
  1163. Solemn [sol-uhm]

    Solemn remarks.
    grave, sober, or mirthless, as a person, the face, speech, tone, or mood
  1164. Geschrei [guh-shrey]
    (Yiddish) 1. a yell; shout. 2. an uproar.
  1165. Peavey [pee-vee]
    An implement consisting of a wooden shaft with a metal point and a hinged hook near the end, used to handle logs.
  1166. Baron

    All appointees to this distinction have taken place at the rank of baron.
    A member of the lowest order of the British nobility
  1167. Magnate [mag-neyt]

    A railroad magnate.
    a person of great influence, importance, or standing in a particular enterprise, field of business, etc.
  1168. Merchant [mur-chuhnt]  

    A local merchant who owns a store on Main Street.
    1. a person who buys and sells commodities for profit; dealer; trader. 2. a storekeeper; retailer
  1169. Aristocracy (-crat) [ar-uh-stok-ruh-see]  

    He has a hatred for the aristocracy, and manners that are none too smooth.
    a class of persons holding exceptional rank and privileges, especially the hereditary nobility
  1170. Privatize [prahy-vuh-tahyz]

    A campaign promiseto privatize some of the public lands or Special-interest groups attempting to privatize social issues.
    1. to transfer from public or government control or ownership to private enterprise 2. to make exclusive; delimit or appropriate
  1171. Denationalize [dee-nash-uh-nl-ahyz]
    1. to remove (an industry or the like) from government ownership or control. 2. to deprive of national status, attachments, or characteristics.
  1172. Private Sector

    Private sector jobs my go away but gov jobs never do.
    the area of the nation's economy under private rather than governmental control.
  1173. Demutualize [dee-myoo-choo-uh-lahyz]  

    The national exchanges are pushing forward in their plans to demutualize.
    to convert (a mutual life-insurance company) to a stockholder-owned corporation.
  1174. A Windfall Gain (or windfall profit)
    any type of income that is unexpected.
  1175. Transpire

    The police are still trying to determine what really transpired on the night of the accident.
    1: to give off vaporous material; specifically : to give off or exude watery vapor especially from the surfaces of leaves 2: to become known or apparent : develop 3: to take place : go on, occur
  1176. Opisthograph [uh-pis-thuh-graf]
    a manuscript, parchment, or book having writing on both sides of the leaves.
  1177. Brothel [broth-uhl] 

    She worries about the police because she runs a brothel.
    a house of prostitution.
  1178. Bawbee [baw-bee]
    A coin of low value.
  1179. Bawdyhouse [baw-dee-hous]
    a brothel
  1180. Bawdy [baw-dee]  

    Another of his bawdy stories
    indecent; lewd; obscene
  1181. Pro Tempore [proh tem-paw-re]
    (Latin) temporarily; for the time being
  1182. Pro Patria [proh pah-tri-ah]
    (Latin) for one's country
  1183. Pro Memoria [proh me-maw-ri-ah]
    (Latin) for memory (used in diplomacy to recall rights that have lapsed for a long time).
  1184. Pro Bono Publico [proh boh-noh poo-bli-koh]
    (Latin) for the public good or welfare
  1185. Pro Bono [proh boh-noh]  

    Pro bono legal services.
    done or donated without charge; free
  1186. Pro Forma [proh fawr-muh]
    (Adverb) As a matter of form or politeness. (Adjective) Done or produced as a matter of form.
  1187. Gaunt [gawnt]

    A gaunt, windswept landscape.
    bleak, desolate, or grim, as places or things
  1188. Defective [dih-fek-tiv]
    A defective machine.
    having a defect or flaw; faulty; imperfect
  1189. Aplasia [uh-pley-zhuh]
    (Pathology) defective development or congenital absence of a limb, organ, or other body part
  1190. Atrophy [a-truh-fee]

    He argued that there was a progressive atrophy of freedom and independence of thought.
    degeneration, decline, or decrease, as from disuse
  1191. Betwixt [bih-twikst]

    Not wanting to side with either her father or her mother, she was betwixt and between.
    neither the one nor the other; in a middle or unresolved position
  1192. Harridan [hahr-i-dn]
    a scolding, vicious woman; hag; shrew
  1193. Termagant [tur-muh-guhnt]
    a violent, turbulent, or brawling woman.
  1194. Lewis Terman
    American psychologist who developed the intelligence quotient (IQ) as a measure of intelligence and created an English version of the tests used in the Binet-Simon scale.
  1195. Prate [preyt]

    They prated on until I was ready to scream.
    to talk excessively and pointlessly; babble
  1196. Drivel [driv-uhl]

    Seeking to weed out drivel, Google adjusts search engine.
    1. to let saliva flow from the mouth or mucus from the nose; slaver. 2. to talk childishly or idiotically.
  1197. Perfidy [pur-fi-dee]

    Perfidy that goes unpunished.
    deliberate breach of faith or trust; faithlessness; treachery
  1198. Incipient (-ce) [in-sip-ee-uhnt]

    An incipient cold.
    beginning to exist or appear; in an initial stage
  1199. Supplicate (-iant, -ion) [suhp-li-keyt]

    Singers supplicate in an imagined church and dance at an imagined party.
    to pray humbly; make humble and earnest entreaty or petition.
  1200. Obtest [ob-test]
    1. to invoke as witness. 2. to supplicate earnestly; beseech
  1201. Disabuse [dis-uh-byooz]

    No one in my family could disabuse me of that belief.
    to free (a person) from deception or error
  1202. Obsecrate [ob-si-kreyt]
    to entreat solemnly; beseech; supplicate
  1203. Forestall [fohr-stawl]

    To forestall a riot by deploying police.
    to prevent, hinder, or thwart by action in advance
  1204. Rudiment [roo-duh-muhnt]

    The rudiments of a plan
    something unformed or undeveloped: beginning —usually used in plural
  1205. Eugenics [yoo-jen-iks]

    It should be remembered that eugenics came in many sizes and shapes.
    (used with a singular verb ) the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by such means as discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics)
  1206. Amoral

    The amoral slacker loses friends, lovers and his law license.
    a not involving questions of right or wrong; without moral quality; neither moral nor immoral
  1207. Draconian [drey-koh-nee-uhn]

    Sample quotes emancipation at the price of a ruinous war and a draconian peace.
    rigorous; unusually severe or cruel
  1208. Autarchy [aw-tahr-kee]
    absolute sovereignty
  1209. Sociopath [soh-see-uh-path]

    It is okay to take anybody's life for any reason if your are a sociopath.
    a person, as a psychopathic personality, whose behavior is antisocial and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience
  1210. Genocide

    Such acts could also fall within the meaning of the genocide convention.
    the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group.
  1211. Despotic [dih-spot-ik]

    This is hardly maniacal and despotic.
    of, pertaining to, or of the nature of an autocratic; tyrannical.
  1212. Tenor [ten-er]

    What bothered me more than the inadequate fact checking was the general tenor of this article.
    1. the subject of a metaphor, such as "she" in "she is a rose." 2. the course of thought or meaning that runs through something written or spoken; purport; drift.
  1213. State of the Union Message
    An annual message to Congress in which the President reports on the state of the nation and outlines a legislative program: required by the Constitution (Article II, Section 3).
  1214. Executive Office of the President
    A group of federal agencies supervised by directors or staffs that work directly with the president or a presidential assistant. These currently include Economic Advisors, Environmental Quality, National and Homeland Security and several other offices
  1215. National Defense
    A nation's use of military, economic and political power to maintain survival.
  1216. Foreign Policy
    A policy pursued by a nation in its dealings with other nations, designed to achieve national objectives.
  1217. Cabinet (in the U.S.)
    an advisory body to the president, consisting of the heads of the 13 executive departments of the federal government.
  1218. Bureaucracy
    Government by many bureaus, administrators, and petty officials.
  1219. Chief of State
    The titular head of a nation, as a president or king; symbolic leader of a country.
  1220. Commander in Chief
    the supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation or, sometimes, of several allied nations.
  1221. Chief Legislator
    A person who gives or makes laws; in the case of the president, a signer or vetoer of laws
  1222. Writ of Certiorari [sur-shee-uh-rair-ahy]
    A legal document ordering a lower court to send a case to the Supreme Court for review
  1223. Per Curiam Rejection
    In the Supreme Court: an unsigned document that affirms a lower court's decision.
  1224. Rule of Four
    The rule for selecting cases for the Supreme Court. If four justices want to hear a case, the Court will accept it
  1225. Circuit Court
    A court holding sessions at various intervals in different sections of a judicial district.
  1226. Square Deal
    The stated policy of President Theodore Roosevelt, originally promising fairness in all dealings with labor and management and later extended to include other groups.
  1227. Pragmatism
    Character or conduct that emphasizes practicality
  1228. Elkins Act
    An amendment to the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887 which authorized the Interstate Commerce Commission to impose heavy fines on railroads that offered rebates.
  1229. Antiquities Act
    An act passed in 1906 which gave the president authority to restrict use of particular public land.
  1230. Theodore Roosevelt
    26th President of the United States; hero of the Spanish-American War; Panama Canal was built during his administration.
  1231. Hepburn Act
    An act which gave more power to the Interstate Commerce Commission
  1232. Pure Food and Drug Act
    A law passed in 1906 to remove harmful and misrepresented foods and drugs from the market and regulate the manufacture and sale of drugs and food involved in interstate trade.
  1233. Meat Inspection Act
    An act passed in 1906 that worked to prevent adulterated or misbranded meat and meat products from being sold as food and to ensure that meat and meat products are slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.
  1234. King Caucus
    Informal meetings in which American congressmen would agree on who to nominate for the Presidency and Vice Presidency from their political party.
  1235. National Convention
    A convention held every four years by each of the major political parties to nominate a presidential candidate.
  1236. Electoral College
    A body of electors chosen by the voters in each state to elect the President and Vice President of the U.S
  1237. Executive Order
    An order having the force of law issued by the president of the U.S. to the army, navy, or other part of the executive branch of the government
  1238. Impeachable
    making one subject to impeachment, as misconduct in office.
  1239. Fourteenth Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1868, defining national citizenship and forbidding the states to restrict the basic rights of citizens or other persons
  1240. Right to Die
    Asserting or advocating the right to refuse extraordinary medical measures to prolong one's life when one is terminally ill or irreversibly comatose.
  1241. Suffrage

    The solutions are to end both direct democracy and universal adult suffrage.
    The right to vote, especially in a political election.
  1242. Lobbyist
    A person who tries to influence legislation on behalf of a special interest; a member of a lobby
  1243. Separation of Powers
    doctrine stating the three branches of government shouldn't infringe on each other's powers
  1244. Checks and Balances
    limits on branches of government giving each the right to amend some acts of the other
  1245. Bipartisanship
    policy emphasizing cooperation between the major political parties
  1246. National Intelligence Director
    chief federal intelligence officer who provides advice on terrorist threats
  1247. Soft Power
    relying on diplomacy and negotiation to solve international problems
  1248. Hard Power
    relying on economic and military power to solve international problems
  1249. Theory of Deterrence
    theory focused on building military strength to convince other nations not to attack
  1250. First Reading
    The reading of a bill when it is first introduced in a legislative body
  1251. Second Reading
    The stage in the consideration of a legislative bill that provides an opportunity for debate and amendment.
  1252. Third Reading
    The final step in the consideration of a legislative bill before it is put to a vote.
  1253. Passage [pas-ij]
    The act or process of moving through, under, over, or past something on the way from one place to another; transit
  1254. Corridor [kawr-i-der]

    Out the door they go and turn right in the level corridor, still running.
    a gallery or passage connecting parts of a building; hallway
  1255. Cakra [chuhk-ruh]
    (Yoga) any of the points of spiritual power located along the body, usually given as six in number. The points are personified by gods and can be released through the proper exercises.
  1256. First Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, prohibiting Congress from interfering with freedom of religion, speech, assembly, or petition.
  1257. Second Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing the right to keep and bear arms as necessary to maintain a state militia.
  1258. Third Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing that the forced quartering of soldiers in private homes would be prohibited in peacetime and allowed only by prescribed law during wartime
  1259. Fourth Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, prohibiting unlawful search and seizure of personal property.
  1260. Fifth Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, providing chiefly that no person be required to testify against himself or herself in a criminal case and that no person be subjected to a second trial for one offense.
  1261. Sixth Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing the right to a trial by jury in criminal cases.
  1262. Seventh Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing trial by jury
  1263. Eighth Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing reasonable bail, fines, and punishment.
  1264. Ninth Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing that the rights enumerated in the Constitution would not be construed as denying or jeopardizing other rights of the people
  1265. Tenth Amendment
    An amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in 1791 as part of the Bill of Rights, guaranteeing to the states and the people those rights that are not delegated to the federal government by the Constitution
  1266. August 21, 1789
    The date on which the Bill of Rights was adopted by the House of Representatives
  1267. September 25, 1789
    The date on which the Bill of Rights was adopted by Congress.
  1268. December 15, 1791
    The date on which the Bill of Rights came into effect through the process of ratification by three-fourths of the States.
  1269. James Madison
    4th president of the U.S. 1809; delegate at Constitutional Convention; introduced Bill of Rights the 1st United States Congress as a series of legislative articles
  1270. Circa [sur-kuh]

    The Venerable Bede was born circa 673.
    about: (used especially in) approximate dates
  1271. Six Strikes Plan
    Under the new system, Internet subscribers accused of online piracy will receive a series of alerts. Critics have called the system "six strikes" because the sixth copyright violation is expected to lead to punishment from the Internet providers.
  1272. Baedeker [bey-di-ker]

    A Baedeker to the restaurants of the region.
    any guidebook, pamphlet, or the like, containing information useful to travelers
  1273. Gauntlet [gawnt-lit]

    It scurries to the beach through a gauntlet of mature birds, dodging...
    trying conditions; an ordeal.
  1274. Theoretical [thee-uh-ret-i-kuhl] 

    But it's always interesting to have theoretical predictions confirmed.
    of, pertaining to, or consisting in theory; not practical
  1275. Buccaneer [buhk-uh-neer]  

    The term buccaneer is now used generally as a synonym for pirate.
    1. any of the piratical adventurers who raided Spanish colonies and ships along the American coast inthe second half of the 17th century. 2. any pirate.
  1276. Freebooter [free-boo-ter]
    a person who goes about in search of plunder; pirate; buccaneer.
  1277. Plunder [pluhn-der]  

    To plunder a town.
    to rob of goods or valuables by open force, as in war, hostile raids, brigandage, etc.
  1278. Corsair [kawr-sair]  

    Corsair showtimes and ticket information by city or zip code.
    a fast ship used for piracy
  1279. Picaroon [pik-uh-roon]
    a rogue, vagabond, thief, or brigand.
  1280. Bleat

    The lamb was bleating weakly
    (of a sheep, goat, or calf) Make a characteristic wavering cry
  1281. Blate [bleyt]
    (Chiefly Scot) bashful; shy.
  1282. Tattle [tat-l] 

    If you are a third party signer, your job is to be a tattle tale.
    to let out secrets.
  1283. Lamia (LAY-mee-uh)

    In this campy horror film, the men of a college campus are attacked and killed by a seductive lamia who slips into their dorm rooms at night.
    a female demon
  1284. Banshee [ban-shee]

    We learn to recognize the bark of the toucan, the distant roar of a howler monkey, and the banshee cry of a hoatzin.
    A female spirit whose wailing warns of an impending death in a house
  1285. Béchamel [bey-shuh-mel]
    (French) a white sauce, sometimes seasoned with onion and nutmeg.
  1286. Beccafico [bek-uh-fee-koh]
    a small songbird, especially the European garden warbler, Silvia hortensis, eaten as a delicacy in France and the Mediterranean region.
  1287. Becard [bek-erd]
    any of several passerine birds of the genus Pachyramphus, of the American tropics, having large heads and swollen bills, and variously classified with the fly catchers or the cotingas.
  1288. Becalm [bih-kahm]  

    The schooner was becalmed in the horse latitudes for two weeks.
    to deprive (a sailing vessel) of the wind necessary to move it; subject to a calm
  1289. Devil May Care 

    A Devil May Care Attitude
    1. Heedless of caution; reckless. 2. Jovial and rakish in manner
  1290. Derailleur [dih-rey-ler]
    a gear-shifting mechanism on a bicycle that shifts the drive chain from one sprocket wheel to another.
  1291. Deracinate [dih-ras-uh-neyt]
    1. to pull up by the roots; uproot; extirpate; eradicate. 2. to isolate or alienate (a person) from a native or customary culture or environment.
  1292. Derail  

    Being drafted into the army derailed his career for two years.
    to cause to fail or become deflected from a purpose; reduce or delay the chances for success or development of
  1293. Hinder [hin-der] 

    The storm hindered our progress.
    to cause delay, interruption, or difficulty in; hamper; impede
  1294. Contravene [kon-truh-veen]

    To contravene a statement.
    to come or be in conflict with; go or act against; deny or oppose
  1295. Infringe [in-frinj]

    To infringe a copyright; to infringe a rule.
    to commit a breach or infraction of; violate or transgress
  1296. Fracking (or Hydraulic fracturing)
    the process of drilling and injecting fluid into the ground at a high pressure in order to fracture shale rocks to release natural gas inside
  1297. Methanol 
    a colourless volatile poisonous liquid compound used as a solvent and fuel. Formula: CH 3 OH
  1298. Radium
    (Chemistry) a highly radioactive metallic element whose decay yields radon gas and alpha rays
  1299. Uranium [yoo-rey-nee-uhm]
    (Chemistry) a white, lustrous, radioactive, metallic element, occurring in pitchblende, and having compounds that are used in photography and in coloring glass.
  1300. Academia [ak-uh-dee-mee-uh]

    Such discrepancy between the morality of academia and the rest of the world seems implausible, for a start.
    the milieu or interests of a university, college, or academy; academe
  1301. Academe [ak-uh-deem]

    Keep up with all that's happening in academe each day.
    the campus activity, life, and interests of a college or university; the academic world
  1302. Treason

    Perry yesterday made a mistake saying that printing money is treason.
    offense of acting to overthrow one's government
  1303. Supreme Court
    highest court of the U.S.
  1304. Inferior Court
    lower court
  1305. Appellate Court
    court with authority to review lower court rulings and decide on appeals
  1306. Centralist
    person supporting principle of favoring national action over state action
  1307. Commerce Clause
    clause empowering Congress to regulate interstate and international commerce
  1308. Confederation
    alliance of states for common purposes, such as the union of the 13 original states
  1309. Decentralist
    person supporting state action over federal government action
  1310. Devolution Revolution
    act of shifting operation of federal tasks and programs, such as healthcare, to the states
  1311. Federal Mandate
    federal act compelling State to take certain actions
  1312. Inherent Powers
    powers the federal government holds but which aren't necessarily listed in the Constitution
  1313. Change.org
    a website operated by Change.org, Inc., a for profit and certified B Corporation incorporated in Delaware, whose businesses include hosting sponsored campaigns. Organizations like Amnesty International and the Humane Society pay the site to host their petitions
  1314. Interstate Compact
    agreement between two or more states
  1315. Marble Cake Federalism
    concept of federal, state and local governments cooperating on issues rather than acting separately
  1316. National Supremacy
    concept of national law taking precedence over state laws in disputes
  1317. Preemption
    the act of claiming something in preference to other
  1318. Free Rider
    nonunion worker who enjoys the benefits of union activities
  1319. Quid Pro Quo
    something given in return for something else
  1320. Soft Money
    Political donations made in such a way as to avoid federal regulations or limits, as by donating to a party organization rather than to a particular candidate or campaign
  1321. Precarious [pri-kair-ee-uhs] 

    Instead, the fate of the plan is more precarious than ever.
    dependent on circumstances beyond one's control; uncertain; unstable; insecure
  1322. Kittle
    Adj 1. capricious and unpredictable Vb 2. to be troublesome or puzzling to (someone) 3. to tickle
  1323. Parlous [pahr-luhs]

    But government finances remained in a parlous state.
    perilous; dangerous.
  1324. Hoary [hawr-ee, hohr-ee]

    An old dog with a hoary muzzle.
    gray or white with age
  1325. Forsake [fawr-seyk]

    She has forsaken her country for an island in the South Pacific
    to quit or leave entirely; abandon; desert
  1326. Slink [slingk]

    They are probing exotic salts able to slink through plants' barbed wires.
     to move or go in a furtive, abject manner, as from fear, cowardice, or shame.
  1327. Wriggle [rig-uhl]

    Two weeks later the butterflies wriggle free, walk out and make a winged...
    to twist to and fro; writhe; squirm.
  1328. Blather [blath-er]

    His speech was full of the most amazing blather.
    foolish, voluble talk
  1329. Deposition [dep-uh-zish-uhn]

    The deposition was in its fifth grueling hour.
    the giving of testimony under oath.
  1330. Amatory (-ous) [am-uh-tawr-ee] 

    Amatory poems; an amatory look.
    of or pertaining to lovers or lovemaking; expressive of love
  1331. Grovel (-ler) [gruhv-uhl]
    to humble oneself or act in an abject manner, as in great fear or utter servility.
  1332. Sabbatarian [sab-uh-tair-ee-uhn]
    A Christian who strictly observes Sunday as the sabbath.
  1333. Toom
    (Scot. and North England) empty; vacant.
  1334. Retinue [ret-n-oo]

    Preceding his retinue, the king entered the capital on horse.
    A group of advisers, assistants, or others accompanying an important person.
  1335. Cavalcade [kav-uhl-keyd]

    The relatively brief cavalcade begins in an antic humor.
    a procession of persons riding on horses, in horse drawn carriages, in cars, etc.
  1336. Caravan [kar-uh-van]  

    Days ago, your group of adventurers joined a desert caravan.
    a group of travelers, as merchants or pilgrims, journeying together for safety in passing through deserts, hostile territory, etc.
  1337. Procession [pruh-sesh-uhn]

    One cannot ring the bells and walk in the procession.
    A number of people or vehicles moving forward in an orderly fashion, esp. as part of a ceremony or festival.
  1338. Cortege [kawr-tezh]  

    A funeral cortege.
    1. a procession, especially a ceremonial one 2. a line or train of attendants; retinue.
  1339. Comity [kom-i-tee]  

    The real purpose of that comity was quite self revealing.
    mutual courtesy; civility.
  1340. Commutation (-tive) [kom-yuh-tey-shuhn]  

    In each case the commutation was granted because, as was stated, of the...
    the act of substituting one thing for another; substitution; exchange.
  1341. Toomer's Corner
    Hanging over the corner are two massive old-growth southern live oak trees, and anytime anything good happens concerning Auburn, toilet paper can usually be found hanging from the trees. Also known as "rolling the corner", this tradition is thought to have originated in the 1950s to celebrate away victories; however, in recent years it has become a way to celebrate anything good that happens concerning Auburn.
  1342. Sycophant [sik-uh-fuhnt]

    Yet she was no sycophant, she had her own brand of mockery and shared his insouciance about patronage.
    a self-seeking, servile flatterer; fawning parasite.
  1343. Consolidate [kuhn-sol-i-deyt]

    They consolidated their three companies.
    to bring together (separate parts) into a single or unified whole; unite; combine
  1344. Bean Counters
    people who deal with company finances
  1345. Brain Drain
    loss of trained professional personnel to another company or nation
  1346. Cut Someone Some Slack
    when one treats a person less severely or lets the person do something not allowed
  1347. Dead Weight
    workers no longer considered useful
  1348. Fast Track
    pressured situation where a person advances rapidly to a higher level in a business
  1349. Get the axe
    to lose a job
  1350. Glass Ceiling
    upper limit to professional advancement, especially as imposed upon women
  1351. The Pipeline Theory
    The Pipeline Theory describes the situation in which women are placed on a track that would eventually promote them to a top executive position. However, this process is long, and women sometimes spend 20–35 years in the pipeline waiting to advance to CEO positions. While many argue that women in the pipeline are becoming sufficiently trained and educated to compete for top-level positions, others contend that women in the pipeline are being unjustly held back from advancement. The latter would call this situation the "leaky pipe," describing a situation in which the pipeline has not advanced women to top-level positions due to "leaks" and "blockages" in the pipe. For example, some believe that there are not enough women in the pipeline. Secondly, women make many sacrifices and tradeoffs while moving up the pipeline. Lastly, the environment in many companies discourages women from advancing because they are male dominated. In order for the pipeline to work there must be a desire from women to fill the high executive positions in order for them to even be considered for those positions.
  1352. Dreary
    causing sadness or gloom
  1353. Leery

    I'm leery of his financial advice
    wary; suspicious
  1354. Glass Closet
    The exclusion of openly gay men and women from certain jobs, especially in the media.
  1355. Grass Ceiling
    The barrier to further promotion in a business defined by a person's inability to play golf.
  1356. Brass Ceiling
    In the traditionally male-dominated fields of law enforcement and military service, some people use the term brass ceiling to refer to the difficulty women have when they try to rise up in the ranks. "The brass" denotes the decision-makers at the top of an organization, especially in the military
  1357. On the Dole
    person who is receives government financial aid while unemployed
  1358. Paper Trail
    a written record, especially when used to incriminate someone
  1359. Pink Slip
    notice of dismissal from one's job
  1360. Run a Tight Ship
    when an organization is operated in a well-ordered manner
  1361. Short Timer
    person who submits resignation and does not care about the job during the remaining time at work
  1362. Talk Shop

    As soon as they met, the linguists started to talk shop
    discuss matters that are related to work
  1363. Tried and Tested
    can be trusted because its been successful before, known to work
  1364. Blitzkrieg
    "Lightening war." A swift intensive military attack, especially using tanks supported by aircraft, designed to defeat the opposition quickly.
  1365. Sioux State
    a nickname of the state of North Dakota
  1366. Golden State
    California used as a nickname
  1367. Constitution State
    Connecticut used as a nickname
  1368. Aloha State
    Hawaii used as a nickname
  1369. Prairie State
    Illinois used as a nickname
  1370. Cotton State
    Alabama used as a nickname
  1371. Grand Canyon State
    Arizona used as a nickname
  1372. Land of the Midnight Sun
    Alaska used as a nickname
  1373. Land of Opportunity
    Arkansas used as a nickname
  1374. Centennial State
    Colorado used a nickname
  1375. First State
    Deleware used as a nickname
  1376. Sunshine State
    Florida used as a nickname
  1377. Peach State
    Georgia used as a nickname
  1378. Gem State
    Idaho used a nickname
  1379. Hoosier State
    Indiana used as a nickname
  1380. Hawkeye State
    Iowa used as a nickname
  1381. Sunflower State
    Kansas used as a nickname
  1382. Bluegrass State
    Kentucky used as a nickname
  1383. Pelican State
    Louisiana used as a nickname
  1384. Pine Tree State
    Maine used as a nickname
  1385. Old Line State
    Maryland used as a nickname
  1386. Bay State
    Massachusetts used as a nickname
  1387. Wolverine State
    Michigan used as a nickname
  1388. Land of 10000k Lakes
    Minnesota used a nickname
  1389. Show Me State
    Missouri used as a nickname
  1390. Treasure State
    Montana used as a nickname
  1391. Cornhusker State
    Nebraska used as a nickname
  1392. Silver State
    Nevada used as a nickname
  1393. Granite State
    New Hampshire used as a nickname
  1394. Garden State
    New Jersey used as a nickname
  1395. Land of Enchantment
    New Mexico used a nickname
  1396. Empire State
    The state of New York used as a nickname
  1397. Tar Heel State
    North Carolina used as a nickname
  1398. Buckeye State
    Ohio used as a nickname
  1399. Sooner State
    Oklahoma used as a nickname
  1400. Beaver State
    Oregon used as a nickname
  1401. Keystone State
    Pennsylvania used as a nickname
  1402. Little Rhody
    Rhode Island used as a nickname
  1403. Palmetto State
    South Carolina used as a nickname
  1404. Coyote State
    South Dakota
  1405. Volunteer State
    Tennessee used as a nickname
  1406. Lone Star State
    Texas used as a nickname
  1407. Beehive State
    Utah used as a nickname
  1408. Green Mountain State
    Vermont used as a nickname
  1409. Old Dominion
    The state of Virginia used a nickname
  1410. Evergreen State
    The state of Washington used as a nickname
  1411. Panhandle State
    West Virginia used as a nickname
  1412. Badger State
    Wisconsin used as a nickname
  1413. Equality State
    Wyoming used as a nickname
  1414. Magnolia State
    Mississippi used as a nickname
  1415. Inhibition
    inappropriate conscious or unconscious restraint or suppression of behavior, often due to guilt or fear produced by past punishment
  1416. Type A
    pertaining to a pattern of behavior characterized by competitiveness, a sense of urgency, impatience, perfectionism, and assertiveness
  1417. Type B
    a pattern of behavior characterized by an unhurried, patient, tolerant manner, an ability to relax easily, and amiability
  1418. Father Substitute
    a male who replaces an absent father and becomes an object of attachment
  1419. Escape Mechanism
    a means of avoiding an unpleasant life situation, such as daydreaming
  1420. Exfoliate [eks-foh-lee-eyt]

    Exfoliate the skin
    to remove the surface of (a bone, the skin, etc.) in scales or laminae.
  1421. Externalizer
    a person who draws a source of control from the external world, depending on others as a source of values, ideas, and security
  1422. Locus [loh-kuhs]

    My own university was the locus of one set of these scandals.
    a center or source, as of activities or power: locus of control.
  1423. Dual Personality
    a disorder in which an individual possesses two dissociated personalities, each of a complexity comparable to that of a normal individual
  1424. Word Association Test
    a technique for determining a subject's associative pattern by providing a verbal stimulus to which a spoken response is required
  1425. Rorschach Test [rawr-shahk]
    a test for revealing the underlying personality structure of an individual, using a series of inkblot designs which the subject describes in his own words
  1426. Hypnopompic [hip-nuh-pom-pik]
    pertaining to the semiconscious state prior to complete wakefulness
  1427. Reverie [rev-uh-ree] 

    Lost in reverie
    a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; a daydream
  1428. Halo Effect
    a potential inaccuracy in observation due to overgeneralization from a limited amount of evidence or the influence of preconceived beliefs
  1429. Ambivert
    one whose personality type is intermediate between extrovert and introvert
  1430. Zoophilia [zoh-uh-fil-ee-uh]
    an abnormal fondness or preference for animals
  1431. Ambivalence [am-biv-uh-luhns]

    But by then he had settled his ambivalence about politics.
    1. uncertainty or fluctuation, especially when caused by inability to make a choice or by a simultaneous desire to say or do two opposite or conflicting things. 2. (Psychology) the coexistence within an individual of positive and negative feelings toward the same person, object, or action, simultaneously drawing him or her in opposite directions.
  1432. Quandary [kwon-duh-ree]

    She is soon thrust into a series of deceptions and a perilous quandary.
    a state of perplexity or uncertainty, especially as to what to do; dilemma
  1433. Muddle [muhd-l]

    He's also helping to muddle our collective scientific literacy.
    to mix up in a confused or bungling manner; jumble
  1434. Fluctuation [fluhk-choo-ey-shuhn]

    We have seen only a slight fluctuation in support for either side during this...
    continual change from one point or condition to another
  1435. Amphiboly [am-fib-uh-lee]

    The district court, finding an amphiboly, felt free to place an interpretive gloss on the phrase.
    ambiguity of speech, especially from uncertainty of the grammatical construction rather than of the meaning of the words, as in The Duke yet lives that Henry shall depose
  1436. Aleatory [ey-lee-uh-tawr-ee]

    An aleatory element.
    of or pertaining to accidental causes; of luck or chance; unpredictable
  1437. Contingent [kuhn-tin-juhnt] 

    Our plans are contingent on the weather.
    dependent for existence, occurrence, character, etc., on something not yet certain; conditional (often followed by on or upon)
  1438. Annuity

    SS was to be the annuity of old age, but now it's called a handout.
    1. A fixed sum of money paid to someone each year, typically for the rest of their life. 2. A form of insurance or investment entitling the investor to a series of annual sums.
  1439. Tergiversate [tur-ji-ver-seyt]

    The more she tergiversated, the greater grew the media interest.
    (Verb) 1. Make conflicting or evasive statements; equivocate 2. Change one's loyalties; be apostate.
  1440. Coruscate [kawr-uh-skeyt]

    All articles that coruscate with resplendence are not truly auriferous.
    to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam
  1441. Auriferous [aw-rif-er-uhs]

    Hence, prior to amalgamation, auriferous ore is typically washed and ground to...
    yielding or containing gold
  1442. Demulcent [dih-muhl-suhnt] 

    Medically, it is used as a demulcent to soothe irritations, particularly of the mucous membranes
    soothing or mollifying, as a medicinal substance.
  1443. Eleemosynary [el-uh-mos-uh-ner-ee]

    An eleemosynary educational institution.
    dependent on or supported by charity
  1444. Philanthropic [fil-uhn-throp-ik] 

    A philanthropic foundation
    pertaining to, engaged in, or characterized by philanthropy; benevolent
  1445. Empyrean [em-puh-ree-uhn]

    The professional bailiwick we've staked out is the empyrean of pure thought.
    Belonging to or deriving from heaven.
  1446. Firmament [fur-muh-muhnt]

    Nine: the seven planets, the firmament , and the empyreal heaven.
    the vault of heaven; sky
  1447. Welkin [wel-kin]

    The pig is stuck in the pen, his thinning squeals go up to the welkin.
    (Chiefly Literary) the sky; the vault of heaven
  1448. Obnubilate [ob-noo-buh-leyt]
    to cloud over; becloud; obscure
  1449. Occlude (-sion) (uh-KLOO-zhun)

    Heart attacks result from the blood supply occluded to a part of the heart.
    • a shutting off or obstruction of something
  1450. Porpoise [por-puhs]

    There's a porpoise in the pool. OR The car has a tendency to porpoise when overloaded.
    (Noun) A small toothed whale with a low triangular dorsal fin and a blunt rounded snout (Adjective) to move forward with a rising and falling motion in the manner of a porpoise
  1451. Kendo [ken-doh]
    a Japanese form of fencing using bamboo staves, with the contestants wearing head guards and protective garments.
  1452. Kundalini [koon-dl-ee-nee] 

    Then when the kundalini is awakened, it will cause less havoc because it will go through the proper channels.
    (Hinduism) the vital force lying dormant within one until activated by the practice of yoga, which leads one towardspiritual power and eventual salvation.
  1453. Monroe Doctrine
    the policy of President Monroe in 1823, that the U.S. opposed further European interference with independent nations in the Western Hemisphere
  1454. Roosevelt Corollary
    following the Monroe Doctrine, the assertion that the U.S. might intervene in the affairs of an American republic threatened by a European country
  1455. Granger Movement
    a campaign for state control of railroads and grain elevators carried on during the 1870s by members of the Grange, a farmers' organization
  1456. Manhattan Project
    unofficial name for the U.S. War Department's secret program to isolate radioactive isotopes and produce an atomic bomb
  1457. Seneca Falls Convention
    a women's rights convention held at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848, organized by Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott
  1458. Bonus Army
    12K World War I vets who massed in Washington, D.C. in summer 1932 to induce Congress to appropriate money for bonus certificates granted in 1924
  1459. Square Deal
    the stated policy of President T Roosevelt, originally promising fairness in all dealings with labor and management and later extended to other groups
  1460. Wagon Train
    a train of wagons and horses, as one carrying military supplies or transporting settlers in the westward migration
  1461. Texas Revolution
    a revolutionary movement, 1832-36, in which U.S. settlers asserted their independence from Mexico and established the republic of Texas
  1462. Seward's Folly
    the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867, through the negotiations of Secretary of State W. H. Seward
  1463. Morrill Act
    an 1862 act granting each land, with proceeds to be used for the endowment colleges teaching agricultural and mechanical arts
  1464. Teapot Dome
    a federal oil reserve in Wy leased to private producer Harry F. Sinclair, leading to a major government scandal
  1465. Greenback Party
    a political party organized in 1874, opposed to the reduction of greenbacks (paper currency) and favoring their increase as the only paper currency
  1466. Kinkaider [kin-key-der]
    a person who received free land under the provisions of the Kinkaid Act receiving a 640-acre homestead in western Nebraska after 1904
  1467. Chicago Fire
    a three-day fire in Chicago, Ill., in 1871 that largely destroyed the city and took several hundred lives
  1468. Anti-Leaguer
    a person who opposed the League of Nations or U.S. participation in it
  1469. Progressive Tax
    system which imposes a larger tax on high-income taxpayers than it does on low-income taxpayers
  1470. Offshoring [awf-shawr-ing]

    The offshoring of software jobs to China.
    the practice of moving employees or certain business activities to foreign countries as a way to lower costs, avoid taxes, etc.
  1471. Policy Agenda
    issues which Congress and the president consider important to take action over
  1472. Monetary Policy
    process a monetary authority uses to control money supply and interest rate, influencing the economy
  1473. Keynesian Economics
    economic theory advocating government intervention in the marketplace and monetary policy
  1474. Inflation
    persistent substantial rise in the level of prices related to an increase in the volume of money
  1475. Iron Triangle
    policy-making ties among a congressional committee, an interest group and a federal agency
  1476. Legislate [lej-is-leyt]  

    Attempts to legislate morality.
    create, provide, or control by legislation (the act of making or enacting laws.)
  1477. Vouch [vouch]

    Her record in office vouchesfor her integrity.
    to support as being true, certain, reliable, etc.
  1478. Citadel [sit-uh-dl] 

    There is a citadel  in the middle and a townaround it.
    a fortress that commands a city and is used in the control of the inhabitants and in defense duringattack or siege.
  1479. Coerce [koh-urs]

    They coerced him into signing the document.
    to compel by force, intimidation, or authority, especially without regard for individual desire or volition
  1480. Oblige

    I'm much obliged for the ride.
    to place under a debt of gratitude for some benefit, favor, or service
  1481. Earmark [eer-mahrk]

    The mayor's statement had all the earmarks of dirty politics. OR To earmark goods for export.
    (Noun) 1. any identifying or distinguishing mark or characteristic 2. to set aside for a specific purpose, use, recipient, etc.
  1482. Bastion [bas-chuhn]

    A bastion of solitude; a bastion of democracy.
    anything seen as preserving or protecting some quality, condition, etc.; a fortified place.
  1483. Stronghold [strawng-hohld]

    The campus was a stronghold of liberalism.
    1. a well-fortified place; fortress. 2. a place that serves as the center of a group, as of militants or of persons holding a controversial viewpoint
  1484. Bulwark [bool-werk] 

    They also serve as a natural bulwark against hurricanes and storm surges.
    a wall of earth or other material built for defense; rampart.
  1485. Gerrymander
    Manipulate the boundaries of (an electoral constituency) so as to favor one party or class
  1486. Saunter [sawn-ter]

    Sauntering through the woods.
    to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll
  1487. Traipse [treyps]

    We traipsed all over townlooking for a copy of the book.
    to walk or go aimlessly or idly or without finding or reaching one's goal
  1488. Percolate [pur-kuh-leyt]

    Wetland waters also percolate into the ground to recharge underground waters.
    to cause (a liquid) to pass through a porous body; filter
  1489. Perambulate [per-am-byuh-leyt] 

    After he had rested from his journey, he dressed himself and went down to perambulate  the streets of the city.
    to walk through, about, or over; travel through; traverse.
  1490. Mosey [moh-zee] 

    Learn about your subterranean surroundings as you mosey down the river.
    to wander or shuffle about leisurely; stroll; saunter
  1491. Runagate [ruhn-uh-geyt]
    a fugitive or runaway.
  1492. Donjon [duhn-juhn]
    the inner tower, keep, or stronghold of a castle.
  1493. Donicker [don-i-ker]
    (Older Slang) bathroom; toilet.
  1494. Garrison [gar-uh-suhn]
    a body of troops stationed in a fortified place
  1495. Incumbent [in-kuhm-buhnt]  

    Incumbents often have an advantage in elections.
    holding an indicated position, role, office, etc., currently
  1496. Logrolling

    The one subject rule is intended to prevent logrolling and riders.
    exchange of support by legislators for mutual political gain, as by voting for each other's bills
  1497. Caucus

    The Womens' Caucus
    A meeting of the members of a legislative body who are members of a particular political party, to select candidates or decide policy.
  1498. Scalawag [skal-uh-wag] 

    The evil ones are in power, as it was in the carpetbagger and scalawag days.
    a scamp; rascal
  1499. Carpetbagger

    After the Civil War the carpetbaggers from the north tried to take over the south
    • 1. an outsider who seeks power or success presumptuously 2.  A political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections
  1500. Presumptuous [pri-zuhmp-choo-uhs]

    The presumptuous verve with which he walks after long putts before they drop.
    (of a person or their behavior) Failing to observe the limits of what is permitted or appropriate.
  1501. Presidential Ticket
    listing of the presidential and vice presidential candidates on the same ballot
  1502. Apologist [uh-pol-uh-jist]
    a person who makes a defense in speech or writing of a belief, idea, etc.
  1503. Papacy [pey-puh-see]

    The papacy came under the control of vying political factions.
    The system of ecclesiastical government in which the pope is recognized as the supreme head.
  1504. Cistercian [si-stur-shuhn]
    A member of an order of monks and nuns founded in 1098 at Citeaux, near Dijon, France, under the rule of St. Benedict.
  1505. Quorum [kwawr-uhm]

    It was a diverse quorum ethnically, and very ecumenical theologically.
    number of group members needed present to transact business legally
  1506. Ecumenical [ek-yoo-men-i-kuhl]

    Ecumenical dialogue
    Promoting or relating to unity among the world's Christian churches
  1507. Habeas Corpus [hey-bee-uhs kawr-puhs]
    a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, especially for investigation of a restraint of the person's liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment.
  1508. Priapism [prahy-uh-piz-uhm]
    (Pathology) continuous, usually nonsexual erection of the penis, especially due to disease.
  1509. Prurient [proor-ee-uhnt] 

    Not every interest in illicit relationships is prurient.
    having, inclined to have, or characterized by lascivious or lustful thoughts, desires, etc.
  1510. Famulus [fam-yuh-luhs] 
    a servant or attendant, especially of a scholar or a magician
  1511. Berceuse [French bair-SOOZ]
    (Music) 1. a cradlesong; lullaby.
  1512. Chancellor [chan-suh-ler]

    Yet the chancellor's powers to achieve this goal are limited.
    the secretary of a nobleman, prince, or king
  1513. Bibliotheca [bib-lee-uh-thee-kee]
    a collection of books; a library.
  1514. Merchet
    a fine paid on a marriage during the Middle Ages in England. The word derives from the plural form of daughter, merched, in old Welsh. A peasant would pay a merchet to his lord upon the marriage of a woman. The justification for this was that when a woman married, her lord was losing a worker. Usually the bride's father would pay, as buying the right to give his daughter away.
  1515. Marchese [mahr-key-zey]
    an Italian nobleman, equivalent in rank to a marquis
  1516. Marquis [mahr-kwis French]
    a nobleman ranking next below a duke and above an earl or count.
  1517. Monte Cristo [mon-tee kris-toh]
    a sandwich containing slices of ham, chicken, and Swiss cheese, dipped in beaten egg and fried until brown.
  1518. Twine [twahyn]

    The cotton twine may not be looped around or tied to the web bars.
    (Verb) to form by or as by twisting together (Noun) a strong thread or string composed of two or more strands twisted together.
  1519. Droit du Seigneur [French drwa dee sen-yer]
    the supposed right claimable by a feudal lord to have sexual relations with the bride of a vassal on her first night of marriage.
  1520. Droit des Gens [drwa dey zhahn]
    (French) law of nations; international law
  1521. Droit de Suite [drwad sɥit]
    a right recognized by the legislation of several member countries of the European Union whereby an artist, or his or her heirs, is entitled to a share of the price of a work of art if it is resold during the artist's lifetime or for 70 years after his or her death
  1522. Drogue Parachute
    a small parachute that deploys first in order to pull a larger parachute from its pack.
  1523. Drogue [drohg]

    The remaining drifters either lost their drogue , went a ground, or ceased transmitting before exiting the box.
    a bucket or canvas bag used as a sea anchor.
  1524. Drugget [druhg-it]
    Formerly, a drugget was a sort of cheap stuff, very thin and narrow, usually made of wool, or half wool and half silk or linen; it may have been corded but was usually plain. The term is now applied to a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling, used for rugs, tablecloths, etc
  1525. Porcupine [pawr-kyuh-pahyn]

    They are attached loosely to the porcupine , so they come out easily.
    any of several rodents covered with stiff, sharp, erectile spines or quills, as Erethizon dorsatum of North America.
  1526. Force Majeure (forss-mah-ZHUR)

    Those Mets of the late eighties and early nineties were a powerful presence in the city, a celebrity force majeure, but they were always a little short on the field.
    Noun 1. Unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract. 2.Irresistible compulsion or superior strength.
  1527. Flounder [floun-der]  

    He saw the child floundering about in the water.
    to struggle with stumbling or plunging movements (usually followed by about, along, on, through,  etc.)
  1528. Cockerel [kok-er-uhl]
    a young domestic cock
  1529. Preceptor [pri-sep-ter]  

    They were my preceptor and guide into so mealtered consciousness of reality, some different republic, some liberated republic.
    an instructor; teacher; tutor
  1530. Chasten [chey-suhn]

    The director was chastened by his recent flops.
    to restrain; subdue
  1531. Straw Man

    The issue she railed about was no more than a straw man.
    a fabricated or conveniently weak or innocuous person, object, matter, etc., used as a seeming adversary or argument
  1532. Aunt Sally 
    (Chiefly British) a person who is a ready target for criticism or focus for disputation
  1533. Polemic [puh-lem-ik] 

    But I never make work that's polemic , or that has a message.
    1. a controversial argument, as one against some opinion, doctrine, etc. 2. a person who argues in opposition to another; controversialist.
  1534. Cadge [kaj]

    To supplement these pie-and-beer meals, he tried to cadge food at court.
    to obtain by imposing on another's generosity or friendship.
  1535. Latent (-cy) [leyt-nt]

    Your overarching, if latent, cliché was that politics affects culture.
    present but not visible, apparent, or actualized; existing as potential
  1536. Quiescent [kwee-es-uhnt] 

    A quiescent mind.
    being at rest; quiet; still; inactive or motionless
  1537. Recrudesce [ree-kroo-des]
    to break out afresh, as a sore, a disease, or anything else that has been quiescent
  1538. Inert [in-urt, ih-nurt]  

    Inert matter.
    having no inherent power of action, motion, or resistance
  1539. Aerosol [air-uh-sawl]

    A deodorant available in aerosol cans.
    1.  a system of colloidal particles dispersed in a gas; smoke or fog. 2. of or containing a liquid or gas under pressure for dispensing as a spray or foam
  1540. Jejune [ji-joon] 

    Jejune attempts to design a house. or A jejune novel
    Adjective 1. Naive, simplistic, and superficial. 2. (of ideas or writings) Dry and uninteresting.
  1541. Tribune [trib-yoon]
    a person who upholds or defends the rights of the people
  1542. Preferment [pri-fur-muhnt]

    He was beseeched for mercy, called a traitor to his party, offered political preferment.
     the act of preferring
  1543. Mandate [man-deyt]

    The president had a clear mandate to end the war.
    a command or authorization to act in a particular way on a public issue given by the electorate to its representative
  1544. Hotelling's Law

    Hotelling's law predicts that a street with two shops will also find both shops right next to each other at the same halfway point. Each shop will serve half the market; one will draw customers from the north, the other all customers from the south..
    an observation in economics that in many markets it is rational for producers to make their products as similar as possible
  1545. Faustian Bargain
    Faust, in the legend, traded his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge. To “strike a Faustian bargain” is to be willing to sacrifice anything to satisfy a limitless desire for knowledge or power.
  1546. Faust [foust]
    the chief character of a medieval legend, represented as selling his soul to the devil in exchange for knowledge and power.
  1547. Faustian [fou-stee-uhn]

    A faustian pact with the Devil.
    sacrificing spiritual values for power, knowledge, or material gain
  1548. Iterative [it-uh-rey-tiv]

    Our process is iterative which is the secret sauce to coming up with good ideas.
    repeating; making repetition; repetitious
  1549. Finite [fahy-nahyt]

    In a world of finite resources, being top dog does in fact matter.
    having bounds or limits; not infinite; measurable
  1550. Prisoner Dilemma
    Scenario where cooperation and trust wins  and blind pursuit of self-interest loses. It is illustrated by the problem faced by two accomplices locked in separate cells. Each is  offered three choices by the police: (1) if both confess to the charges, both will be jailed for five years, (2) if only one confesses, he will be freed  but the non-confessor will be jailed for ten years, or (3) if neither confesses, both will be tried for a minor offense and  will be jailed for one year.
  1551. Diner's Dilemma

    The diner's dilemma is based on a situation where several people agree to split the bill before going out to eat. By following a logical course of action, every member of the group finds him- or herself ordering dishes more expensive than what they would normally buy, and they all end up facing the outcome they tried to avoid: a more expensive meal
    a diner's dilemma occurs when several participants attempt to obtain the highest possible personal reward, but instead find themselves in an unfavorable situation.
  1552. Samaritan's Dilemma
    refers to a dilemma in the act of charity. It was coined by economist James M. Buchanan. It hinges on the idea that when presented with charity, in some location such as a soup kitchen, a person will act in one of two ways: using the charity to improve their situation, or coming to rely on charity as a means of survival.
  1553. Plank of Carneades [kahr-nee-uh-deez]
    a thought experiment first proposed by Carneades of Cyrene; it explores the concept of self-defense in relation to murder.In the thought experiment, there are two shipwrecked sailors, A and B. They both see a plank that can only support one of them and both of them swim towards it. Sailor A gets to the plank first. Sailor B, who is going to drown, pushes A off and away from the plank and, thus, proximately, causes A to drown. Sailor B gets on the plank and is later saved by a rescue team. The thought experiment poses the question of whether Sailor B can be tried for murder because if B had to kill A in order to live, then it would arguably be in self-defense
  1554. Consequentialism [kon-si-kwen-shuh-liz-uhm]
    the doctrine that an action is right or wrong according as its consequences are good or bad
  1555. Ticking Time Bomb Scenario
    Simply stated, the consequentialist argument is that nations, even those that legally disallow torture, can justify its use if they have a terrorist in custody who possesses critical knowledge, such as the location of a time bomb or a weapon of mass destruction that will soon explode and cause great loss of life.
  1556. Double Effect

    A doctor who believes abortion is always morally wrong may still remove the uterus or fallopian tubes of a pregnant woman, knowing the procedure will cause the death of the embryo or fetus, in cases in which the woman is certain to die without the procedure (examples cited include aggressive uterine cancer and ectopic pregnancy). In these cases, the intended effect is to save the woman's life, not to terminate the pregnancy, and the effect of not performing the procedure would result in the greater evil of the death of both the mother and the fetus.
    a set of ethical criteria which Christians, and some others, use for evaluating the permissibility of acting when one's otherwise legitimate act (for example, relieving a terminally ill patient's pain) will also cause an effect one would normally be obliged to avoid (for example, the patient's death).
  1557. The Trolley Problem

    You observe an out-of-control trolley hurtling towards five people who will surely die if hit by the trolley. You can throw a switch and divert the trolley down a side track saving the five but with certainty killing an innocent bystander. There is no opportunity to warn or otherwise avoid the disaster. Do you throw the switch?
    a moral dilemma
  1558. Deontology (or Deontological ethics) [dee-on-tol-uh-jee]

    Deontology has given us a lot of things that order society that utilitarianism can't offer.
    the normative ethical position that judges the morality of an action based on the action's adherence to a rule or rules. It is sometimes described as "duty" or "obligation" or "rule" -based ethics, because rules "bind you to your duty". Deontological ethics is commonly contrasted to consequentialism.
  1559. Housemaid's Knee 
    Bursitis in the knee, often due to excessive kneeling
  1560. The Violinist
    (Defense of Abortion) One of the most influential articles on abortion is Judith Jarvis Thomson's "A Defense of Abortion," written in 1971. Thomson asks the reader "to imagine" that you "wake up in the morning and find yourself back to back in bed with an unconscious violinist" who has a fatal kidney ailment. You find "the violinist's circulatory system was plugged into yours," making you like a kidney dialysis machine. You were kidnapped, because "you alone have the right blood type to help." To Thomson, unwanted pregnancy and the unconscious violinist are morally equivalent cases. She argues that neither the stranger nor the mother owes the needed life support; the stranger may unplug himself from the violinist, and the mother may unplug herself from her child.
  1561. Backward Induction
    the process of reasoning backwards in time, from the end of a problem or situation, to determine a sequence of optimal actions. It proceeds by first considering the last time a decision might be made and choosing what to do in any situation at that time. Using this information, one can then determine what to do at the second-to-last time of decision. This process continues backwards until one has determined the best action for every possible situation (i.e. for every possible information set) at every point in time.
  1562. Tragedy of the Commons
    The tendency of a publicly available resource to be overused, because individual users do not bear the full cost of their use, which is instead shared by everybody.
  1563. Gopher [GOH-fer]
    (Verb) 1. Mining . a. to mine unsystematically. b. to enlarge a hole, as in loose soil, with successively larger blasts.
  1564. "Highest quality is lowest cost"
    is a Japanese manufacturing aphorism based on the premise that the highest quality manufacturer will earn a reputation that makes buyers prefer, price being reasonably similar, to buy its goods. This means that the manufacturer will produce more than its competitors, and thus will both have economies of scale and be able to accept a lower profit per unit—thus the highest quality goods will have a lower cost by driving other goods from the market. The production of higher quality goods can also reduce quality costs.
  1565. 1% Rule (or 90-9-1)
    The "90–9–1" version of this rule states that 1% of people create content, 9% edit or modify that content, and 90% view the content without contributing
  1566. Sturgeon's Law [stur-juhn]
    an adage commonly cited as "ninety percent of everything is crap."
  1567. Butterfly Effect

    A hypothetical example: an officer in the past briefly stops a man to ask for directions. This brief stop prevents that man from bumping into the woman he would eventually marry. Therefore, their child, who would have grown up to become James Kirk, one of the most important figures of Starfleet history, was never born. (oops!)
    The idea that a small change at one point can have a great effect on a distant point. This concept is especially important for a person who is in the past, where he could, in theory, alter the timeline through his very presence in that time.
  1568. Emblem (EM-blum)

    The picture, changed or unchanged, would be to him the visible emblem of conscience.
    1: a picture with a motto or set of verses intended as a moral lesson 2: an object or the figure of an object symbolizing and suggesting another object or an idea
  1569. Chanteuse [shan-toos]  

    The first act was an incredibly talented and versatile chanteuse.
    (French) a female singer, especially one who sings in nightclubs and cabarets.
  1570. Cabaret [kab-uh-rey; kab-uh-ret]  

    The cover charge includes dinner and a cabaret.
    Entertainment held in a nightclub or restaurant while the audience eats or drinks at tables.
  1571. Aplenty [uh-plen-tee] 

    He had troubles aplenty.
    in sufficient quantity; in generous amounts
  1572. Bask [bahsk]  

    To bask in the sunshine.
    to lie in or be exposed to a pleasant warmth
  1573. Rand McNally 
    an American publisher of maps, atlases, textbooks, and globes for travel, reference, commercial, and educational uses. It also provides online consumer street maps and directions, as well as commercial transportation routing software and mileage data.
  1574. Eucalyptus [yoo-kuh-lip-tuhs]
    The oil from eucalyptus leaves, chiefly used for its medicinal properties
  1575. BMI
    body mass index.
  1576. Apostasy [uh-pos-tuh-see] 

    The idea of being fat and fit is nothing short of apostasy.
    a total desertion of or departure from one's religion, principles, party, cause, etc.
  1577. Malevolent [muh-lev-uh-luhnt]

    His failures made him malevolent toward those who were successful.
    wishing evil or harm to another or others; showing ill will; ill-disposed; malicious
  1578. Impudent [im-pyuh-duhnt]  

    The student was kept late for impudent behavior.
    Not showing due respect for another person; impertinent.
  1579. Effrontery [ih-fruhn-tuh-ree]

    She had the effrontery to ask for two free samples.
    shameless or impudent boldness; barefaced audacity
  1580. Insolent [in-suh-luhnt]  

    An insolent reply.
    boldly rude or disrespectful; contemptuously impertinent; insulting
  1581. Antecedent [an-tuh-seed-nt]

    Being smart, it seems, is a necessary antecedent to freedom.
    preceding; prior
  1582. Inference [in-fer-uhns]

    Order, health, and by inference cleanliness.
    A conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning.
  1583. Illation [ih-ley-shuhn]
    an inference; conclusion.
  1584. Sullen [suhl-uhn]  

    It came at me in plain words one night, in that sullen calm before sleep.
    showing irritation or ill humor by a gloomy silence or reserve.
  1585. Tenebrous [ten-uh-bruhs]
    dark; gloomy; obscure
  1586. Excision [ek-sizh-uhn]  

    Excision is the cutting out of an organ, tissue, or other body part from the patient.
    the act of removal; an excising.
  1587. Incision [in-sizh-uhn]  

    Incision a cut into a body tissue or organ, such as by a scalpel, made during surgery.
    a cut, gash, or notch.
  1588. Indignation [in-dig-ney-shuhn]  

    The event was heavy with grief but electric with anger and indignation.
    strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
  1589. Vindicate [vin-di-keyt]

    To vindicate someone's honor.
    to clear, as from an accusation, imputation, suspicion, or the like
  1590. 211
    Armed Robbery
  1591. 415
  1592. 417
    Person with a weapon
  1593. 502
    Intoxicated Driver
  1594. 5150 (Fifty one fifty)
    mentally disturbed person (actually a reference to the California Welfare and Institutions Code)
  1595. Code Blue
    Bus/Cab in trouble
  1596. Code Purple 
    Gang Activity
  1597. 507 
    Public nuisance
  1598. Ricochet [rik-uh-shey]

    A bullet ricocheted off the wall
    (Verb) (of a bullet, shell, or other projectile) Rebound one or more times off a surface
  1599. Anableps [an-uh-bleps]
    four-eyed fish.
  1600. Anabaena [an-uh-bee-nuh]
    any of the freshwater algae of the genus Anabaena,  commonly occurring in masses and oftencontaminating drinking water, giving it a fishy odor and taste.
  1601. Anabantid [an-uh-ban-tid]
    any of several fishes of the family Anabantidae, comprising the labyrinth fishes.
  1602. Anacardiaceous [an-uh-kahr-dee-ey-shuhs]
    belonging to the Anacardiaceae, the cashew family of plants.
  1603. Anacreon [uh-nak-ree-uhn]
    Show IPAnounc570–c480 b.c, Greek writer, noted for his short songs celebrating love and wine
  1604. Exequatur [ek-si-kwey-ter]

    When the exequatur is finalized the court issues a decree that should be annotated on the marriage certificate
    a written recognition of a consul by the government of the state in which he or she is stationed giving authorization to exercise appropriate powers.
  1605. Placet [pley-sit]

    Search warrants must describe with particularity the placet obe searched and the items to beseized.
    An affirmative vote, indicated by an utterance of ‘placet.’.
  1606. Placate [pley-keyt]

    The administration placated protesters by agreeing to consider their demands.
    to soothe or mollify especially by concessions: appease
  1607. Permute (-ation) [per-myoot]
    to alter; change.
  1608. Placcate [plak-eyt]
    (Armor) a piece of plate armor of the 15th to the 18th century protecting the lower part of the torso in front: used especially as a reinforcement over a breastplate.
  1609. Placard [plak-ahrd]

    Obtaining a disability parking placard or disability plate.
    A poster or sign for public display, either fixed to a wall or carried during a demonstration.
  1610. Parablast [par-uh-blast]
    the nutritive yolk of a meroblastic ovum or egg.
  1611. Parabasis [puh-rab-uh-sis]
    (in ancient Greek drama) a choral ode addressed to the audience, especially of comedy, andindependent of the action of the play: usually following the agon and, in the earliest forms of comedy,serving often to end the play.
  1612. Effeminate [ih-fem-uh-nit]
    (of a man or boy) having traits, tastes, habits, etc., traditionally considered feminine, as softness or delicacy.
  1613. Epicene [ep-i-seen]  

    Fashions in clothing are becoming increasingly epicene.
    belonging to, or partaking of the characteristics of, both sexes
  1614. Enervate [en-er-veyt]

    The nerves finally terminate in the wing cell layer from where they enervate the epithelium.
    to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken.
  1615. Effete [ih-feet]

    An effete, overrefined society.
    lacking in wholesome vigor; degenerate; decadent
  1616. Efface [ih-feys]

    To efface one's unhappy memories.
    to wipe out; do away with; expunge
  1617. Finicky [fin-i-kee] 

    Finicky eaters and older kids can order from the adult menu.
    excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy
  1618. Dainty [deyn-tee]

    A dainty lace handkerchief.
    of delicate beauty; exquisite
  1619. Delectable [dih-lek-tuh-buhl]

    A delectable witticism.
    delightful; highly pleasing; enjoyable
  1620. Palate [pal-it]

    The variety was maintained to avoid tiring his palate.
    (Noun) 1. The roof of the mouth, separating the cavities of the nose and the mouth in vertebrates. 2. A person's appreciation of taste and flavor.
  1621. Vestment [vest-muhnt]  

    But first a word about why said odd-sounding vestment is appearing in these hallowed pages.
    1. a garment, especially an outer garment. 2. an official or ceremonial robe.
  1622. Raiment [rey-muhnt]

    Prizes will also be given to riders and horses decked out in noteworthy raiment.
    clothing; apparel; attire.
  1623. Scrumptious [skruhmp-shuhs]  

    A scrumptious casserole; a scrumptious satin gown.
    very pleasing, especially to the senses; delectable; splendid
  1624. Finical [fin-i-kuhl]  

    Investigate finical aid opportunities with your high school counselor.
    finicky (excessively particular or fastidious; difficult to please; fussy)
  1625. Solace [sol-is]

    The minister's visit was the dying man's only solace.
    something that gives comfort, consolation, or relief
  1626. Mischief (-vous) [mis-chif]  

    He did not cause any damage and he is no longer capable of doing mischief to..
    conduct or activity that playfully causes petty annoyance.
  1627. Eureka [yoo-ree-kuh]
    an exclamation of triumph on discovering or solving something
  1628. Neener-neener
    A childish, hostile taunt, often repeated in a singsong voice.
  1629. Zowie [zou-ee]
    used to express keen pleasure, astonishment, approval, etc.
  1630. Zovirax [zoh-vahy-raks]
    an oral antiviral drug (trade name Zovirax) used to treat genital herpes; does not cure thedisease but relieves the symptoms
  1631. Dyscalculia [dis-kal-kyoo-lee-uh]

    And perhaps dyscalculia will collect a penumbra of dubious cases around it, as dyslexia has.
    severe difficulty in making simple mathematical calculations, due to cerebral disease or injury
  1632. Penumbra [pi-nuhm-bruh]

    Bloggers and pop musicians operate in a penumbra of semi-illegality.
    a shadowy, indefinite, or marginal area.
  1633. Penult [pee-nuhlt]
    the next to the last syllable in a word.
  1634. Dyskinesia [dis-ki-nee-zhuh]
    (Pathology) difficulty or abnormality in performing voluntary muscular movements.
  1635. Dysgraphia [dis-graf-ee-uh]
    (Psychiatry) inability to write, caused by cerebral lesion.
  1636. Dysentery [dis-uhn-ter-ee]

    As a prisoner, he watched other boys die of dysentery and starvation.
    Infection of the intestines resulting in severe diarrhea with the presence of blood and mucus in the feces.
  1637. Caprice [kuh-prees]

    With the caprice of a despotic king, he alternated between kindness and cruelty.
    a tendency to change one's mind without apparent or adequate motive; whimsicality; capriciousness
  1638. Megrim [mee-grim] 

    Having no sense of purpose, he was often at the mercy of the strange megrims that sprang into his head
    1. low spirits; the blues. 2. a whim or caprice.
  1639. Crepuscule (-al) [kri-puhs-kyool]

    From the deck of our sloop we watched as the island slowly faded from sight in the golden crepuscule of a beautiful Caribbean day
    The period of partial darkness at the beginning or end of the day; twilight.
  1640. Pastoral [pas-ter-uhl]  

    Pastoral scenery; the pastoral life.
    having the simplicity, charm, serenity, or other characteristics generally attributed to rural areas
  1641. Acalculia [ey-kal-kyoo-lee-uh]
    (Psychiatry) inability or loss of the ability to perform arithmetic operations.
  1642. Acyclovir [ey-sahy-kloh-veer]
    (Pharmacology) a crystalline compound, used as an antiviral drug in the treatment of herpes infections
  1643. Ebullient [ih-buhl-yuhnt]

    The award winner was in an ebullient mood at the dinner in her honor.
    overflowing with fervor, enthusiasm, or excitement; high-spirited
  1644. Effervesce [ef-er-ves] 

    The parents effervesced with pride over their new baby.
    1. to give off bubbles of gas, as fermenting liquors. 2. to show enthusiasm, excitement, liveliness, etc.
  1645. Elision [ih-lizh-uhn]

    As 's instead of is in there's
    the omission of a vowel, consonant, or syllable in pronunciation.
  1646. Tessellated [tes-uh-ley-tid]

    Students can simply cut out their tessellated design on the pattern block triangle paper and glue it on construction for display.
    checkered in pattern
  1647. Sonorous [suh-nawr-uhs]

    A sonorous cavern.
    loud, impressive, imposing
  1648. Scintilla [sin-til-uh]

    Not a scintilla of remorse.
    a minute particle; spark; trace
  1649. Shrill 

    A shrill cry.
    high-pitched sound
  1650. Maladroit [mal-uh-droit]

    To handle a diplomatic crisis in a very maladroit way.
  1651. Obstreperous [uhb-strep-er-uhs]

    Obstreperous children.
    noisy, unruly
  1652. Flatulent (-ce) [flach-uh-luhnt]
    generating gas in the alimentary canal, as food
  1653. Prolix [proh-liks]  

    Narrative is a part of traditional modern dance, but the storytelling here was unclear and prolix
    extended to great, unnecessary, or tedious length; long and wordy.
  1654. Fusillade [fyoo-suh-leyd]

    A fusillade of accusations OR A fusillade of questions.
    1. A series of shots fired or missiles thrown all at the same time or in quick succession 2. a general discharge or outpouring of anything
  1655. Barrage [buh-rahzh]

    Some designs use a barrage  or dam to trapwater at high tide. OR A barrage of questions.
    (Military) 1. a heavy barrier of artillery fire to protect one's own advancing or retreating troops or to stop the advance of enemy troops. 2. an overwhelming quantity or explosion, as of words, blows, or criticisms
  1656. Onslaught [on-slawt]  

    To keep fully on top of this onslaught is both difficult and fool hardy.
    an onset, assault, or attack, especially a vigorous one.
  1657. Syndicate [sin-di-kit]  

    The local furniture store is individually owned, but is part of a buying syndicate
    a group of individuals or organizations combined or making a joint effort to undertake some specificduty or carry out specific transactions or negotiations
  1658. Syndic [sin-dik]
    a person chosen to represent and transact business for a corporation, as a university.
  1659. Indubitable [in-doo-bi-tuh-buhl]

    The railroad track-layer is an indubitable  and decided success.
    that cannot be doubted; patently evident or certain; unquestionable
  1660. Ceorl (CHAY-orl)

    The most prominent ranks were the king, the nobleman or thegn, and the ordinary freeman or ceorl.
    a freeman of the lowest rank in Anglo-Saxon England
  1661. Hellion [hel-yuhn]  

    He goes to public school and the principal there is a hellion about punctuality.
    (Informal) a disorderly, troublesome, rowdy, or mischievous person.
  1662. Gutbucket

    In his baritone phrasing, thick, romantic tones rose up from the gutbucket into wide clouds of lyricism.
    A type of jazz music characterized by a strong beat and rollicking delivery
  1663. Shill [shil]

    Dude, it is really bad form to shill your blog on a discussion board.
    An accomplice of a hawker, gambler, or swindler who acts as an enthusiastic customer to entice or encourage others.
  1664. Diminutive [dih-min-yuh-tiv]    

    A diminutive building for a model-train layout.
    small; little; tiny
  1665. Deferment [dih-fur-muhnt] 

    You'll be ineligible for deferment or forbearance on your loan.
    1. the act of deferring or putting off; postponement. 2. a temporary exemption from induction into military service.
  1666. Tawny [taw-nee]  

    The whole facade works together as a tawny tapestry of the art of clay.
    Show IPA adjective, taw·ni·er, taw·ni·est, nounadjective1.of a dark yellowish or dull yellowish-brown color.
  1667. Tapestry [tap-uh-stree]  

    But there are still places here with a rich tapestry of unique flora and fauna.
    a fabric consisting of a warp upon which colored threads are woven by hand to produce a design, often pictorial, used for wall hangings, furniture coverings, etc.
  1668. Gethsemane [geth-sem-uh-nee]
    a garden east of Jerusalem, near the brook of Kedron: scene of Jesus' agony and betrayal. Matt.26:36.
  1669. Tantalizing [tan-tl-ahy-zing]  

    A tantalizing taste of success.
    having or exhibiting something that provokes or arouses expectation, interest, or desire, especially thatwhich remains unobtainable or beyond one's reach
  1670. Congeries [kon-jeer-eez]  

    From the airplane the town resembled a congeries of tiny boxes.
    a collection of items or parts in one mass; assemblage; aggregation; heap
  1671. Cutaway [kuht-uh-wey]
    A man's formal daytime coat, with front edges sloping diagonally from the waist and forming tails at the back
  1672. Ventilate [ven-tl-eyt] 

    They build roads, aqueducts, warm and ventilate houses.
    to provide (a room, mine, etc.) with fresh air in place of air that has been used or contaminated.
  1673. Aqueduct [ak-wi-duhkt] 

    Four of its original aqueducts still bring water to the modern city.
    1. An artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge supported by tall columns across a valley. 2. A small canal containing fluid.
  1674. Tubular [too-byuh-ler] 

    Bamboo's tubular form presents certain structural conundrums as well.
    having the form or shape of a tube; tubiform
  1675. Tabular [tab-yuh-ler] 

    Here are the answers, presented in convenient tabular form.
    of, pertaining to, or arranged in a table or systematic arrangement by columns, rows, etc., asstatistics.
  1676. Munificentissimus Deus 
    (Latin: The most bountiful God) is the name of an Apostolic constitution written by Pope Pius XII. It defines ex cathedra the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  1677. Ex Cathedra [eks kuh-thee-druh]  

    My own complaint is that arguments are presented ex cathedra without adequate peer review or bibliography.
    from the seat of authority; with authority: used especially of those pronouncements of the pope that are considered infallible.
  1678. Pontiff [pon-tif] 

    The newly elected pontiff must then literally walk out of the college of cardinals.
    any high or chief priest; any pontifex
  1679. Pontifex [pon-tuh-feks]  
    (Roman Religion) a member of the Pontifical College, which was presided over by a chief priest (Pontifex Maximus)
    (in ancient Rome) A member of the principal college of priests.
  1680. Bulimia (-ic) [byoo-lim-ee-uh]
    An eating disorder characterized by uncontrolled rapid ingestion of large quantities of food over a short period of time, followed by self-induced vomiting, fasting, and other measures to prevent weight gain. It is most common among young women and teenage girls.
  1681. Dexter and Sinister
    Dexter and sinister are terms used in heraldry to refer to specific locations in an escutcheon bearing a coat of arms and by extension also to a crest. "Dexter" (Latin for "right") means to the right from the viewpoint of the bearer of the arms, to the left of that of the viewer. "Sinister" (Latin for "left") means to the left from the viewpoint of the bearer, to the right of that of the viewer. The dexter side is considered the side of greatest honour.
  1682. Heraldry [her-uhl-dree]
    the occupation or study concerned with the classification of armorial bearings, the allocation of rights to bear arms, the tracing of genealogies, etc
  1683. Genealogy [jee-nee-ol-uh-jee]

    History of the mackenzies, with genealogies of the principal families of the name.
    a record or account of the ancestry and descent of a person, family, group, etc.
  1684. Peerage [peer-ij] 

    The same thing might have been said of fully half the peerage.
    the body of peers of a country or state
  1685. Escutcheon [ih-skuhch-uhn]  

    Equip valve with four-arm handle, serrated hose end, and wall escutcheon
    a shield or shieldlike surface on which a coat of arms is depicted
  1686. Coat of Arms

    The king awarded him a coat of arms  embellished with two cinnamon sticks, three nutmegs and twelve cloves.
    The distinctive heraldic bearings or shield of a person, family, corporation, or country.
  1687. Blazon [bley-zuhn]

    The pickets blazoned their grievances on placards.
    to set forth conspicuously or publicly; display; proclaim
  1688. Cartouche [kahr-toosh] 

    Centered over the portal is a cartouche with a coat of arms on a diapered...
    an oval or oblong design with a slightly convex surface, typically edged with ornamental scrollwork. It is used to hold a painted or low relief design.
  1689. Forbidden City
    a walled section of Peking, built in the 15th century, containing the imperial palace and other buildings ofthe imperial government of China.
  1690. Ming Dynasty
    Ming: the imperial dynasty of China from 1368 to 1644
  1691. Qing Dynasty [ching]
    the last imperial dynasty of China (from 1644 to 1912) which was overthrown by revolutionaries; during the Qing dynasty China was ruled by the Manchu
  1692. UNESCO [yoo-nes-koh]  

    His tomb has been nominated as a world cultural heritage center by unesco.
    an agency of the United Nations charged with instituting and administering programs for cooperative, coordinated action by member states in education, science, and the arts.
  1693. Finagle [fi-ney-guhl]  

    He finagled the backers out of a fortune.
    to trick, swindle, or cheat (a person)
  1694. Benedict [ben-i-dikt]
    a newly married man, especially one who has been long a bachelor.
  1695. Portly [pawrt-lee]
    rather heavy or fat; stout; corpulent
  1696. Corpulent [kawr-pyuh-luhnt] 

    They are not longer, but are nearly as large again, and more corpulent.
    large or bulky of body; portly; stout; fat
  1697. Licentiate [lahy-sen-shee-it] 

    Action against license based on licentiate's actions regarding application of another.
    a person who has received a license, as from a university, to practice an art or profession
  1698. Competent (-ce) [kom-pi-tuhnt]  

    He is perfectly competent to manage the bank branch.
    having suitable or sufficient skill, knowledge, experience, etc., for some purpose; properly qualified
  1699. Appertain [ap-er-teyn]  

    Privileges that appertain to members of the royal family.
    to belong as a part, right, possession, attribute, etc.; pertain or relate
  1700. Gestalt [guh-shtahlt]
    An organized whole that is perceived as more than the sum of its parts.
  1701. Juan Baptista dos Santos
    Man with two penises and a third leg. Juan Baptista dos Santos used both penises during intercourse and, after finishing with one he would continue with the other.
  1702. Supernumerary [soo-per-noo-muh-rer-ee]  

    From there, one could go on to receive the more advanced law degrees that supernumerary mentioned.
    being in excess of the usual, proper, or prescribed number; additional; extra.
  1703. Ascribe [uh-skrahyb]

    The alphabet is usually ascribed to the Phoenicians.
    to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute
  1704. Precept [pree-sept] 

    To live according to the precepts of a stringent religion can be difficult.
    a commandment or direction given as a rule of action or conduct.
  1705. Gestation [je-stey-shuhn]

    Each canvas represented a long, morose gestation spent in solitary thought.
    1. The process of carrying or being carried in the womb between conception and birth. 2. the period of such a development
  1706. Geriatric [jer-ee-a-trik] 

    It conjured up images of geriatric males waking from one board meeting only to...
    of or pertaining to geriatrics, old age, or aged persons.
  1707. Predominate [pri-dom-uh-neyt]

    The radicals predominate in the new legislature.
    to have numerical superiority or advantage
  1708. Surveillance [ser-vey-luhns] 

    The suspects were under police surveillance.
    a watch kept over a person, group, etc., especially over a suspect, prisoner, or the like
  1709. Quarrel [kwawr-uhl]

    Which is why one hesitates to quarrel with any of her judgments.
    an angry dispute or altercation; a disagreement marked by a temporary or permanent break infriendly relations.
  1710. Hexameter [hek-sam-i-ter]
    any line of verse in six feet, as in English poetry.
  1711. Monsoon [mon-soon]  

    Monsoon seasons can turn a year on the road into a year in the mud, so plan...
    the seasonal wind of the Indian Ocean and southern Asia, blowing from the southwest in summer and from the northeast in winter.
  1712. Marionette  [mar-ee-uh-net]  

    Trained educators work with the marionette  and address probing questions openly and with sensitivity.
    a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs.
  1713. Mariolatry [mair-ee-ol-uh-tree]
    1. excessive (and proscribed) veneration of the Virgin Mary, especially in forms appropriate to God. 2. veneration of women.
  1714. Arapaho [uh-rap-uh-hoh]
    a member of a tribe of North American Indians of Algonquian speech stock, once dwelling in the Colorado plains and now in Oklahoma and Wyoming
  1715. Avuncular [uh-vuhng-kyuh-ler]

    Avuncular affection.
    of, pertaining to, or characteristic of an uncle
  1716. Funicular

    All funicular segments subquadrate or slightly transverse.
    1. of or pertaining to a rope or cord, or its tension. 2. worked by a rope or the like.
  1717. Arbalest [ahr-buh-list]
    a powerful medieval crossbow with a steel bow, used to shoot stones, metal balls, arrows, etc
  1718. Administratrix [ad-min-uh-strey-triks]  

    She was appointed administratrix by order of the probate court by an order entered that same day.
    (Law) a woman who is an administrator
  1719. Acupuncture [ak-yoo-puhngk-cher] 

    Some patients use acupuncture to reduce osteoarthritis pain.
    a Chinese medical practice or procedure that treats illness or provides local anesthesia by the insertion of needles at specified sites of the body.
  1720. Jurisprudence [joor-is-prood-ns]

    His personality and his jurisprudence do not allow for it.
    the science or philosophy of law
  1721. Icosahedron [ahy-koh-suh-hee-druhn] 

    All faces of a regular icosahedron are congruent, equilateral triangles.
    a solid figure having 20 faces
  1722. Patagium [puh-tey-jee-uhm] 

    The patagium extended from the wrist of the foreleg to the ankle of the hind leg.
    a wing membrane, as of a bat
  1723. Estoppel [e-stop-uhl]  

    All three requirements for collateral estoppel  are satisfied in this case.
    (Law) A legal restraint that stops or prevents a person from contradicting or reneging on his previous position or previous assertions or commitments.
  1724. Thatch 

    Thatched cottages
    (Noun) A roof covering of straw, reeds, palm leaves, or a similar material. (Verb) Cover (a roof or a building) with straw or a similar material
  1725. Polliwog [pol-ee-wog]

    "Why, less than nothing, my furry polliwog!” chugged the frog, amused.
    a tadpole.
  1726. Macaroon [mak-uh-roon]

    Sprinkle macaroon crumbs on the top aid a dash of nutmeg.
    a drop cookie made of egg whites, sugar, usually almond paste or coconut, and sometimes a little flour
  1727. Lord Baltimore Cake 
    a yellow layer cake, using only the yolks of eggs and having a fruit-nut filling consisting of pecans, almonds, maraschino cherries, and macaroon crumbs.
  1728. Contour [kon-toor]

    There is no marked change as far as the general contour is concerned.
    the outline of a figure or body; the edge or line that defines or bounds a shape or object
  1729. Impediment [im-ped-uh-muhnt]

    Even she noticed the impediment to her forward motion.
     obstruction; hindrance; obstacle
  1730. Compel  [kuhm-pel] 

    His disregard of the rules compels us to dismiss him.
    to force or drive, especially to a course of action
  1731. Anankastic Personality [an-uhn-kas-tik]
    a personality syndrome characterized by obsessional or compulsive traits
  1732. Gesamtkunstwerk [guh-zahmt-koonst-verk]
    (German) total art work; an artistic creation, as the music dramas of Richard Wagner, that synthesizes the elements of music, drama, spectacle, dance, etc
  1733. Incubate [in-kyuh-beyt]

    Parents incubate the eggs for about a month until the eggs hatch.
    (Verb)(of a bird) 1. Sit on (eggs) in order to keep them warm and bring them to hatching.(esp. in a laboratory) 2. Keep (eggs, cells, bacteria, embryos, etc.) at a suitable temperature so that they develop.
  1734. Therein
    in that matter or circumstance
  1735. Excubitorium [ek-skyoo-bi-tawr-ee-uhm]
    (in an ancient Roman city) a night watchman's post or sentry box
  1736. Apsaras [uhp-ser-uhs]
    (Hindu Mythology) a supernatural female being, either the mistress of a soul in paradise or a succubus.
  1737. Vanquish

    To vanquish one's opponent in an argument.
    to conquer or subdue by superior force, as in battle; to defeat in any contest or conflict
  1738. Surmount [ser-mount] 

    To surmount a hill.
    to mount upon; get on the top of; mount upon and cross over
  1739. Pathogen [path-uh-juhn]

    Naive cells become memory cells when exposed to a pathogen.
    any disease-producing agent, especially a virus, bacterium, or other microorganism
  1740. Emancipated [ih-man-suh-pey-tid]

    The proclamation emancipated no one immediately, but changed everything eventually.
    not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition; freed from slavery or bondage
  1741. Peremptory [puh-remp-tuh-ree]

    A peremptory command.
    leaving no opportunity for denial or refusal; imperative, decisive or final
  1742. Preemptive [pree-emp-tiv]

    A preemptive tactic against a ruthless business rival.
    taken as a measure against something possible, anticipated, or feared; preventive; deterrent
  1743. Expatriate [eks-pey-tree-eyt]

    It's a lot harder to work productively for the country as an expatriate.
    to banish (a person) from his or her native country
  1744. Bildungsroman [bil-doongz-roh-mahn]
    (German) a type of novel concerned with the education, development, and maturing of a young protagonist
  1745. Asylum [uh-sahy-luhm]

    The amount of effort and patience required to match these asylum inmates with...
    refuge granted to a foreign person by a sovereign state
  1746. Pedestrian

    At this rather pedestrian speed, the feature appears to work well.
    (noun) a person who goes or travels on foot; walker (adjective) lacking in vitality, imagination or distinction; commonplace or dull
  1747. Mendacious [men-dey-shuhs]

    A mendacious person.
    telling lies, habitually dishonest, untruthful
  1748. Sanguine
    cheerfully optimistic or confident; reddish, ruddy
  1749. Incorrigible [in-kawr-i-juh-buhl]

    Incorrigible behavior
    bad beyond correction or reform
  1750. Perdition [per-dish-uhn]

    Piracy, poverty and perdition: Somalia takes our unwanted prize.
    a state of final spiritual ruin; loss of the soul
  1751. Ribosome [rahy-buh-sohm]

    The ribosome translates a single protein from the viral genome.
    tiny organelle found abundantly in cell cytoplasm and functioning as site of protein manufacture
  1752. Antipathy [an-tip-uh-thee]

    Such male antipathy towards rivals may be a mammalian universal.
    a natural, basic, or habitual repugnance; aversion
  1753. Apotheosis [uh-poth-ee-oh-sis]

    This poem is the apotheosis of lyric expression.
    1. the elevation or exaltation of a person to the rank of a god. 2. the ideal example; epitome; quintessence
  1754. Arabesque [ar-uh-besk]
    any ornament or ornamental object, as a rug or mosaic, in which flowers, foliage, fruits, vases, animals, and figures are represented in a fancifully combined pattern
  1755. Arcane [ahr-keyn]

    She knew a lot about Sanskrit grammar and other arcane matters.
    known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric
  1756. Kabbalah [kab-uh-luh]

    Adherents of kabbalah reject both the rationalist and social approach to prayer.
    1: a medieval and modern system of Jewish theosophy, mysticism, and thaumaturgy marked by belief in creation through emanation and a cipher method of interpreting Scripture 2: a traditional, esoteric, occult, or secret matter
  1757. Occult [uh-kuhlt]

    Occulted their house from prying eyes by planting large trees around it
    to shut off from view or exposure
  1758. Unearthly [uhn-urth-lee]

    An unearthly scream.
    supernatural; ghostly; unnaturally strange; weird
  1759. Preternatural [pree-ter-nach-er-uhl] 

    Preternatural powers.
    out of the ordinary course of nature; exceptional or abnormal
  1760. August [aw-guhst]

    An august performance of a religious drama.
    inspiring reverence or admiration; of supreme dignity or grandeur; majestic
  1761. Augur [aw-ger]

    If so, that would augur well for technology and electronics stocks,...
    (Noun) soothsayer; prophet (Verb) to divine or predict, as from omens; prognosticate
  1762. Prognosticate [prog-nos-ti-keyt]

    As usual, sports writer wants to prognosticate based on statistics.
    to forecast or predict (something future) from present indications or signs; prophesy.
  1763. Cabal [kuh-bal]

    Moreover, he has the habit of craving entry to every club and cabal he can find.
    a secret group seeking to overturn something
  1764. Cartography [kahr-tog-ruh-fee]

    Cartography has been instrumental to geography throughout the ages.
    the science or art of making maps.
  1765. Coalesce [koh-uh-les]

    The two lakes coalesced into one.
    to grow together to form a single whole
  1766. Conurbation [kon-er-bey-shuhn]
    an extensive urban area resulting from the expansion of several cities or towns so that they coalesce but usually retain their separate identities.
  1767. Aver [uh-vur]

    In these disagreements, participants aver they are for the good of the entire group.
     to assert or affirm with confidence; declare in a positive or peremptory manner
  1768. Asseverate [uh-sev-uh-reyt].
    to declare earnestly or solemnly; affirm positively; aver.
  1769. Gambol [gam-buhl]

    In winter, a few deer gambol through crunching snow from the surrounding...
    to skip about, as in dancing or playing; frolic.
  1770. Labiodental
    articulated with the lower lip touching the upper front teeth
  1771. Phronesis [froh-nee-sis]
    wisdom in determining ends and the means of attaining them
  1772. Interiorism [in-teer-ee-uh-riz-uhm]
    a theory that truth is discovered by introspection rather than by examination of the outside world
  1773. Law of Parsimony
    a principle according to which an explanation of a thing or event is made with the fewest possible assumptions
  1774. Occam's Razor [ok-uhm]
    the maxim that assumptions introduced to explain a thing must not be multiplied beyond necessity
  1775. Anemometer (-ry) [an-uh-mom-i-tre]

    We recommend that as part of the development effort, an anemometry study be commissioned.
    the science of measuring the speed of wind
  1776. Quotidian [kwoh-tid-ee-uhn]

    After all, his art told people nothing about his quotidian life.
    daily; ordinary; commonplace; usual or customary; everyday.
  1777. Panache

    The actor who would play Cyrano must have panache.
    a grand or flamboyant manner; verve; style; flair
  1778. Panoply [pan-uh-plee]

    The dazzling panoply of the maharaja's procession
    a wide-ranging and impressive array or display
  1779. Cryptography [krip-tog-ruh-fee]

    Since then cryptography went back to good old random number method which is...
    the procedures, processes, methods, etc., of making and using secret writing, as codes or ciphers.
  1780. Penury [pen-yuh-ree]

    The surplus faded away and they were reduced to penury.
    an oppressive lack of resources (as money); severe poverty
  1781. Pedant [ped-nt]

    He appeared to them to be a queer kind of pedant; they did not care for him,...
    someone who shows off learning; a person who relies too much on academic learning or who is concerned chiefly with insignificant detail
  1782. Bluestocking [bloo-stok-ing]
    a woman with considerable scholarly, literary, or intellectual ability or interest.
  1783. Perfidious [per-fid-ee-uhs]

    A perfidious lover.
    willing to betray someone’s trust
  1784. Peripatetic [per-uh-puh-tet-ik]

    His peripatetic approach doesn't allow for much depth.
    wandering from place to place, especially on foot.
  1785. Philistine [fil-uh-steen]
    a person who is guided by materialism and is disdainful of intellectual or artistic values
  1786. Lionize [lahy-uh-nahyz]

    To lionize the visiting poet.
    to treat as a celebrity
  1787. Aggrandize [uh-gran-dahyz]

    They do not come here looking to aggrandize themselves monetarily.
    to widen in scope; increase in size or intensity; enlarge; extend.
  1788. Maelstrom [meyl-struhm]

    The maelstrom of early morning traffic.
    whirlpool; turmoil; agitated state of mind
  1789. Numismatics [noo-miz-mat-iks]

    Numismatics ' profit margin for bullion and non-bullion.
    coin collecting
  1790. Potentate [poht-n-teyt]

    As for the queen, she is so far from being a decisive potentate that she can seem goofily out of the loop.
    a monarch or ruler with great power
  1791. Mendicant [men-di-kuhnt]

    The inference from the frequency of these that of the mendicant orders.
    (Adjective) 1. begging; practicing begging; living on alms. 2. a person who lives by begging; beggar.
  1792. Sustenance [suhs-tuh-nuhns]

    But gutless, vote hungry politicians need sustenance.
    means of sustaining life; nourishment.
  1793. Aggregate [ag-ri-git] 

    The aggregate amount of indebtedness
    formed by the conjunction or collection of particulars into a whole mass or sum; total; combined
  1794. Serene [suh-reen]  

    A serene landscape
    calm, peaceful, or tranquil; unruffled
  1795. Partisan

    It is a dilemma that goes beyond partisan  politics and journalistic ethics.
    an adherent or supporter of a person, group, party, or cause, especially a person who shows a biased, emotional allegiance
  1796. Haphazard

    The original kitchen was a cramped, haphazard jumble.
    characterized by lack of order or planning, by irregularity, or by randomness
  1797. Commemorate

    The monument commemorates the signing of the declaration of independence.
    to serve as a memorial or reminder of
  1798. Commentary

    A commentary on the Bible
    explanations, or annotations serving to illustrate a point
  1799. Commingle

    The licensee shall not commingle  resident funds with licensee's funds.
    to mix or mingle together
  1800. Compliant

    A man with a compliant nature.
    obliging or yielding in a submissive way
  1801. Complicity

    Complicity in a crime.
    involved with others in wrongdoing
  1802. Compunction

    He or she will have no compunction  about writing up a detailed report of my...  
    feeling of anxiety of the conscience caused by regret for doing wrong
  1803. Concession

    He made no concession to caution.
    yielding, as a right or a privilege
  1804. Conferee

    And this appeal must be to a conferee who is expected to act in an objective manner.
    A person who attends a conference
  1805. Confluent

    Confluent ideas.
    flowing or running together
  1806. Consanguineous [kon-sang-gwin-ee-uhs]

    Researchers who study inbreeding track consanguineous marriages-those between second cousins or closer.
    having the same ancestry or descent; related by blood.
  1807. Conscientious [kon-shee-en-shuhs]

    A conscientious judge.
    controlled by or done according to conscience
  1808. Conservatory [kuhn-sur-vuh-tawr-ee]

    Admission to the conservatory and gardens is free year-round.
    school of music
  1809. Constable [kon-stuh-buhl]

    Any other police constable shall serve at the pleasure of the township trustees.
    an officer of the peace, having police and minor judicial functions
  1810. Consternation [kon-ster-ney-shuhn]

    To her consternation, she realized she was in over her head.
    sudden, alarming amazement or dread that results in utter confusion
  1811. Contagion

    And fears of financial contagion have made the markets unnaturally volatile.
    communication of disease by direct or indirect contact
  1812. Continence [kon-tn-uhns]

    They also fast much, eat no salt, and are bound to strict continence.
    self-restraint or abstinence
  1813. Convalesce [kon-vuh-les]

    The patient is allowed to convalesce after hemostasis is achieved.
    to recover health and strength after illness
  1814. Conveyance [kuhn-vey-uhns]

    The elevator is a jerky conveyance that does not inspire confidence.
    means of transportation
  1815. Demeanor

    Her partying and odd demeanor bothered many observers.
    conduct, behavior, deportment
  1816. Demurrage [dih-mur-ij]

    But demurrage is a charge imposed for the undue detention of rail cars.
    detention in port of a vessel by the shipowner beyond the time allowed
  1817. Disenfranchise [dis-en-fran-chahyz]

    It does disenfranchise people who vote on the losing side.
    to deprive a person of a right of citizenship, as of the right to vote
  1818. Dissuade

    She dissuaded him from leaving home.
    to advise or urge against
  1819. Proletariat (-n) [proh-li-tair-ee-uht]

    Technocracy was once a communist idea: with the proletariat in power,...
    the class of wage earners, especially those who earn their living by manual labor or who are dependent for support on daily or casual employment; the working class.
  1820. Profiteer

    His critics call him a profiteer of the foreclosure crisis.
    one who seeks or exacts exorbitant profits through the sale of scarce or rationed goods
  1821. Exorbitant [ig-zawr-bi-tuhnt]  

    To charge an exorbitant price
    exceeding the bounds of custom, propriety, or reason, especially in amount or extent; highly excessive
  1822. Decalogue [dek-uh-lawg]
    biblical commandments of Moses; Ten Commandments Ex. 20:2–17.
  1823. Inamorata [in-am-uh-rah-tuh]

    As one method of showing his devotion it wash is custom to shower his inamorata with presents.
    A person's female lover
  1824. Inamorato [in-am-uh-rah-toh]
    a man with whom one is in love; a male lover
  1825. Doppelgänger [dop-uhl-gang-er] 

    You sound like my doppelganger.
    (German) a ghostly double or counterpart of a living person.
  1826. Apparition [ap-uh-rish-uhn]  

    A ghostly apparition at midnight.
    a supernatural appearance of a person or thing, especially a ghost; a specter or phantom; wraith
  1827. Wraith [reyth]  

    Now he is a stooped wraith unable to focus his eyes, bathe himself or walk without help.
    an apparition of a living person supposed to portend his or her death.
  1828. Specter [spek-ter]  

    He's not the only specter from a dearly departed show.
    a visible incorporeal spirit, especially one of a terrifying nature; ghost; phantom; apparition.
  1829. Corporeal [kawr-pawr-ee-uhl]  

    There, corporeal lashes in public would probably served up in no time for disturbing the peace.
    1. of the nature of the physical body; bodily. 2. material; tangible: corporeal property.
  1830. Exophthalmos [ek-sof-thal-muhs]
    (Pathology) protrusion (to thrust forward; cause to project) of the eyeball from the orbit, caused by disease, especially hyperthyroidism, or injury.
  1831. Graves' Disease [greyvz]
    (Pathology) a disease characterized by an enlarged thyroid, a rapid pulse, and increased basal metabolism due to excessive thyroid secretion; exophthalmic goiter.
  1832. Amphora [am-fer-uh] 

    The handles of the amphora are solid silver panthers.
    A tall ancient Greek or Roman jar with two handles and a narrow neck.
  1833. Sententious [sen-ten-shuhs]

    To be really bad, a film should be pretentious and sententious.
    given to excessive moralizing; self-righteous.
  1834. Abound [uh-bound]  

    A stream in which trout abound.
    to occur or exist in great quantities or numbers
  1835. Decipher [dih-sahy-fer]  

    To decipher a hastily scribbled note.
    to make out the meaning of (poor or partially obliterated writing, etc.)
  1836. Yuppie
    A well-paid young middle-class professional who works in a city job and has a luxurious lifestyle.
  1837. Deprave (-ity) [dih-preyv]  

    Better take them away from those who might deprave them.
    to make morally bad or evil; vitiate; corrupt.
  1838. Redaction (rih-DAK-shun)

    The editor defended the redaction of the victims' names from the news article by explaining that their families had yet to be notified of their deaths.
    The process of editing text for publication
  1839. Senescent (-ce) [si-nes-uhnt]  

    No longer growing or dividing, they enter a state called senescence.
    growing old; aging
  1840. Nescience (-t) [nesh-uhns] 

    I am nescience on this topic.
    lack of knowledge; ignorance
  1841. Plutocrat [ploo-tuh-krat] 

    Returning from a dinner at the house of a tasteless plutocrat .
    a member of a plutocracy
  1842. Oligarch [ol-i-gahrk]  

    In the provinces, the elected governor becomes his own oligarch in both the economy and politics.
    one of the rulers in an oligarchy.
  1843. Emergent [ih-mur-juhnt]

    Fastidiously gathered, rigorously sorted, they can reveal emergent meanings.
    In the process of coming into being or becoming prominent.
  1844. Ratiocination [rash-ee-os-uh-ney-shuhn]  

    When you come down to it, there is too little action and too much ratiocination for either movies or the stage.
    the process of logical reasoning.
  1845. Portico [pawr-ti-koh] 

    The portico shelters a wagon entrance, now used a loading dock.
    a structure consisting of a roof supported by columns or piers, usually attached to a building as a porch.
  1846. Tetrastoon
    a courtyard enclosed by four porticoes
  1847. Tetany (-ic) [tet-n-ee] 

    Spasms of the hands or feet may be an important early sign of tetany, a potentially life-threatening condition.
    (Pathology) a state marked by severe, intermittent tonic contractions and muscular pain, due to abnormal calcium metabolism.
  1848. Spasmophilia [spaz-muh-fil-ee-uh]
    (Pathology) Undue tendency of the muscles to contract, caused by ionic imbalance in the blood, or associated with anxiety disorders.
  1849. Monolith [mon-uh-lith]

    However, the state is far from being a predictable monolith.
    (Noun) 1. A large single upright block of stone, esp. one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument. 2. A very large and characterless building.
  1850. Caliginous [kuh-lij-uh-nuhs]  

    What horrors were committed within the caliginous confinements of that torture chamber.
    misty; dim; dark
  1851. Inguinal [ing-gwuh-nl]

    Its anterior margin is attached to the inguinal ligament.
    (adjective) of, pertaining to, or situated in the groin.
  1852. Jugglery [juhg-luh-ree]

    Fiscal jugglery and playing with tax structure will not be enough.
    manipulation or trickery especially to achieve a desired end
  1853. Hanky-Panky [hang-kee-pang-kee] 

    When the bank teller bought an expensive car and house, they suspected there might be some hanky-panky going on.
    1. unethical behavior; deceit 2. illicit sexual relations.
  1854. Fudge

    He fudged his answers.
    Present or deal with (something) in a vague, noncommittal, or inadequate way, esp. so as to conceal the truth or mislead
  1855. Skulduggery [skuhl-duhg-uh-ree]  

    Bribery, graft, and other such skulduggery.
    dishonorable proceedings; mean dishonesty or trickery
  1856. Cagey (-iness) [key-jee]  

    A cagey reply to the probing question.
    cautious, wary, or shrewd
  1857. Incentive [in-sen-tiv]  

    After adolescence many pupils lack incentive  for an education that has no...
    something that incites or tends to incite to action or greater effort, as a reward offered for increased productivity.
  1858. Behest [bih-hest] 

    But courts should not be making law at the behest of big companies.
    1. a command or directive. 2. an earnest or strongly worded request.
  1859. Aorta [ey-awr-tuh]

    She injured her neck and bruised her lungs and aorta.
    The main trunk of the circulatory system, conveying blood from the heart to all of the body except the lungs
  1860. Vespiary [ves-pee-er-ee]
    a nest of social wasps
  1861. Formicary [fawr-mi-ker-ee]
    an ant nest
  1862. Friar [frahy-er]
    (Roman Catholic Church) a member of a religious order, especially the mendicant orders of Franciscans, Dominicans, Carmelites, and Augustinians.
  1863. Capuchin [kap-yoo-chin]
    1. A friar belonging to a strict branch of the Franciscan order. 2. A cloak and hood formerly worn by women
  1864. Proctor

    Courses will be supervised by professors and a proctor.
    one appointed to keep watch over students at examinations
  1865. Proclamation

    Back when she made this grand proclamation it was a joke.
    public and official announcement
  1866. Kerygma [ki-rig-muh]
    1. the preaching of the gospel of Christ, especially in the manner of the early church. 2. the content or message of such preaching.
  1867. Progeny [proj-uh-nee]
    descendant or offspring
  1868. Lineage [lin-ee-ij]

    She could trace her lineage to the early Pilgrims.
    lineal descent from an ancestor; ancestry or extraction
  1869. Prologue [proh-lawg]

    But in any serious narrative, the dark chapters are merely prologue to new births of freedom, peace and prosperity.
    introductory part of a discourse, poem, or novel
  1870. Proselyte [pros-uh-lahyt]

    Government may not interfere with efforts to proselyte or worship in public places.
    a person who has changed from one opinion, religious belief, sect, or the like, to another; convert.
  1871. Overture [oh-ver-cher] 

    A shy man who rarely made overtures of friendship
    an opening or initiating move toward negotiations, a new relationship, an agreement, etc.
  1872. Fledgling [flej-ling] 

    None of its political factions and fledgling parties are dominant.
    an inexperienced person
  1873. Apprentice [uh-pren-tis]

    An apprentice to a plumber.
    a person who works for another in order to learn a trade
  1874. Greenhorn [green-hawrn]

    The old-time card sharps always let the greenhorn win a few hands early on so he'd up his ante too.
    an untrained or inexperienced person
  1875. Prosody [pros-uh-dee]

    Length of interval, and not accent, is therefore the determining element in prosody.
    science or study of poetic meters and versification
  1876. Litotes [lahy-tuh-teez] 

    "Not bad at all" or "She was not a little upset" for "She was extremely upset" is an example of litotes.
    (Rhetoric) understatement, especially that in which an affirmative is expressed by the negative of its contrary
  1877. Confide [kuhn-fahyd]

    She confides in no one but her husband.
    to impart secrets trustfully; discuss private matters or problems
  1878. Suffice [suh-fahys]

    Loss of control, and increasing irrelevance, may suffice.
    to be enough or adequate, as for needs, purposes, etc.
  1879. Pyrenees [pir-uh-neez]
    a mountain range between Spain and France. Highest peak, Pic de Néthou, 11,165 feet (3400 meters).
  1880. Stenographer [stuh-nog-ruh-fer] 

    If a stenographer took minutes of the trial, appellant must pay the fees to...
    a person who specializes in taking dictation in shorthand.
  1881. Appellant [uh-pel-uhnt]  

    Appellant 's motion to file belated brief is granted.
    a person who appeals
  1882. Beltway 

    Yet this enviable record means little inside the beltway. 
    1. a highway around the perimeter of an urban area. 2. the people and institutions located in the area bounded by the Washington Beltway, taken to bepolitically and socially out of touch with the rest of America and much given to political intrigue
  1883. Summon [suhm-uhn]

    Discourse of reason doth not only call and summon us unto it.
    to call upon to do something specified
  1884. Albatross

    An albatross across one's neck
    a seemingly inescapable moral or emotional burden, as of guilt or responsibility.
  1885. Repechage [rep-uh-shahzh]
    (in cycling and rowing) a last-chance qualifying heat in which the runners-up in earlier heats race eachother, with the winner advancing to the finals.
  1886. Chattel [chat-l]

    However, the fact that a chattel exists does not end the inquiry with regard to...
    any article of tangible property other than land, buildings, and other things annexed to land.
  1887. Replevin [ri-plev-in]

    Seven years later, he filed this instant replevin action.
    an action for the recovery of goods or chattels wrongfully taken or detained.
  1888. Repletion [ri-plee-shuhn]
    the condition of being abundantly supplied or filled; fullness
  1889. Repine [ri-pahyn]
    to be fretfully discontented; fret; complain.
  1890. Repatriate [ree-pey-tree-eyt]

    To repatriate after 20 years abroad.
    to return to one's own country
  1891. Repartee [rep-er-tee] 

    The pair perform some repartee that, surprisingly for one of these things,...
    a quick, witty reply
  1892. Paginate [paj-uh-neyt]
    to indicate the sequence of pages in (a book, manuscript, etc.) by placing numbers or other characters on each leaf; to number the pages of.
  1893. Perusal [puh-roo-zuhl]

    A perusal of the current books.
    a reading
  1894. Repertory [rep-er-tawr-ee]

    Meanwhile, the old repertory remained unchanged in the theatres.
    The performance of various plays, operas, or ballets by a company at regular short intervals.
  1895. Area 51
    a US Air Force base in southern Nevada, rumored to be where the US government hides alien visitors
  1896. Foul Play

    There is no evidence of foul play.
    violence; especially: murder
  1897. Matricide [ma-tri-sahyd]
    murder of a mother by her son or daughter
  1898. Parricide [par-uh-sahyd]
    the act of killing one's father, mother, or other close relative.
  1899. Regicide [rej-uh-sahyd]  

    Regicide is a viable option that minimizes collateral casualties.
    the killing of a king
  1900. Fratricide [fra-tri-sahyd] 

    The practices of warfare and fratricide have ceased.
    a person who kills his or her brother
  1901. Fathom

    To fathom someone's motives.
    to penetrate to the truth of; comprehend; understand
  1902. Quaint 

    A quaint old house.
    having an old-fashioned attractiveness or charm; oddly picturesque
  1903. Proponent [pruh-poh-nuhnt]

    So today's cosmologists became proponents of believing in things not seen of...
    a person who puts forward a proposition or proposal.
  1904. Enthusiast [en-thoo-zee-ast, -ist]

    A sports enthusiast.
    a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; a person of ardent zeal
  1905. Ardent [ahr-dnt]  

    An ardent vow; ardent love.
    having, expressive of, or characterized by intense feeling; passionate; fervent
  1906. Birkenstock [bur-kuhn-stok]
    (Trademark) a brand of sandals having a contoured sole.
  1907. Spang

    The bullet landed spang on target.
    (Informal) directly, exactly
  1908. Adherent
    (Noun) a person who follows or upholds a leader, cause, etc.; supporter; follower. (Adjective) Sticking fast to an object or surface.
  1909. Aficionado [uh-fish-yuh-nah-doh]  

    The trouble, as any horror buff or late-show aficionado well knows, is pod...
    an ardent devotee; fan, enthusiast.
  1910. Snivel

    She sniveled like a child.
    to weep or cry with sniffling
  1911. Vainglory [veyn-glawr-ee]  

    Vainglory in her own appearance, deceit in attempting to palm.
    excessive elation or pride over one's own achievements, abilities, etc.; boastful vanity.
  1912. Pretension [pri-ten-shuhn]

    Erudition is valued, and so is a smattering of pretension.
    A claim or the assertion of a claim to something.
  1913. Erudite (-tion) [er-yoo-dahyt]

    An erudite professor; an erudite commentary
    characterized by great knowledge; learned or scholarly
  1914. Patron

    A patron of the arts
    a person who supports with money, gifts, efforts, or endorsement an artist, writer, museum, cause,charity, institution, special event, or the like
  1915. Patronage [pey-truh-nij]

    The artist would resent this patronage all his life, even though he depended on...
    the financial support or business provided to a store, hotel, or the like, by customers, clients, or paying guests.
  1916. Applicable [ap-li-kuh-buhl]  

    A solution that is applicable to the problem.
    applying or capable of being applied; relevant; suitable; appropriate
  1917. The Three-Age System
    in archaeology and physical anthropology is the periodization of human prehistory into three consecutive time periods, named for their respective tool-making technologies: The Stone Age, The Bronze Age, The Iron Age
  1918. Stone Age
    The Stone Age is a broad prehistoric period during which stone was widely used to make implements with a sharp edge, a point, or a percussion surface. The period lasted roughly 3.4 million years, and ended between 4500 BC and 2000 BC with the advent of metalworking.
  1919. The Bronze Age
    a period characterized by the use of copper and its alloy bronze and proto-writing, and other features of urban civilization.
  1920. The Iron Age 
    the period generally occurring after the Bronze Age, marked by the prevalent use of iron. The early period of the age is characterized by the widespread use of iron or steel. The adoption of such material coincided with other changes in society, including differing agricultural practices, religious beliefs and artistic styles. TheIron Age as an archaeological term indicates the condition as to civilization and culture of a people using iron as the material for their cutting tools and weapons.
  1921. Christian Jürgensen Thomsen 
    (December 29, 1788 – May 21, 1865) was a Danish antiquarian who developed early archaeological techniques and methods.
  1922. Antiquarian [an-ti-kwair-ee-uhn]  

    In antiquarian works, again, literature owed much to the needs of engraving.
    1.pertaining to antiquaries or to the study of a ntiquities. 2. of, dealing in, or interested in old or rare books.
  1923. The Antonine Wall [an-to-nine]
    a stone and turf fortification built by the Romans across what is now the Central Belt of Scotland, between the Firth of Forth and the Firth of Clyde. Representing the northern most frontier barrier of the Roman Empire, it spanned approximately 63 km (39 miles) and was about 3 m (10 feet) high and 5 m (15 feet) wide. Security was bolstered by a deep ditch on the northern side. The barrier was the second of two "great walls" created by the Romans in Northern Britain. Its ruins are less evident than the better known Hadrian's Wall to the south.
  1924. Hadrian's Wall
    a wall of defense for the Roman province of Britain, constructed by Hadrian between Solway Firth and themouth of the Tyne.
  1925. Blacksmith 
    a person who creates objects from wrought iron or steel by forging the metal; that is, by using tools to hammer, bend, and cut (compare to whitesmith). Blacksmiths produce objects such as gates, grilles, railings, light fixtures, furniture, sculpture, tools, agricultural implements, decorative and religious items, cooking utensils, and weapons.
  1926. Whitesmith
    a person who works with "white" or light-coloured metals such as tin and pewter. Unlike blacksmiths (who work mostly with hot metal), whitesmiths do the majority of their work on cold metal (although they might use a hearth to heat and help shape their raw materials). The term is also applied to metalworkers who do only finishing work – such as filing or polishing – on iron and other "black" metals. Whitesmiths fabricate items such as tin or pewter cups, water pitchers, forks, spoons, and candle holders and it was a common occupation in pre-industrial times.
  1927. Coppersmith 
    (also known as a redsmith), is a person who makes artifacts from copper. The term redsmith comes from the colour of copper. Examples of objects made by modern coppersmiths include jewellery, sculptures, plates and cookware, jugs, vases, trays, frames, rose bowls, cigarette cases, tobacco jars, overmantels, fenders, decorative panels, and challenge shields, tea and coffee pots, awnings, light fixtures, fountains, range hoods, cupolas, and stills.
  1928. Fendersmith  
    a person employed to clean and repair the metal fenders before fireplaces in mansions, fine estates, or castles. In this archaic profession, the same person is usually also responsible for lighting and keeping the fire contained within the fireplace. Few fendersmiths exist today, but can be found in places like Windsor Castle.
  1929. Bladesmith
    the art of making knives, swords, daggers and other blades using a forge, hammer, anvil, and other smithing tools.
  1930. Grand Strategy
    In its clearest form, strategy deals solely with military issues: either a threat or an opportunity is recognised, an evaluation is made, and a military stratagem for meeting it is devised.
  1931. The Louisiana Purchase 
    a treaty signed with France in 1803 by which the U.S. purchased for $15,000,000 the land extendingfrom the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains and from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. Thomas Jefferson was in presidency during this treaty
  1932. Bouleversement [booluh-vers-mahn]
    (French) an overturning; convulsion; turmoil
  1933. Bon Vivant [bon vee-vahnt]
    (French) a person who lives luxuriously and enjoys good food and drink
  1934. Epicurean [ep-i-kyoo-ree-uhn]

    It is also a medium for epicurean improvisation, as in the recipes that follow.
    fond of or adapted to luxury or indulgence in sensual pleasures; having luxurious tastes or habits, especially in eating and drinking.
  1935. Epicure [ep-i-kyoor]

    Merrill is both a poet of memory and an epicure of daily life.
    a person who cultivates a refined taste, especially in food and wine; connoisseur
  1936. Gourmand [goor-mahnd]

    The restaurant caters to both the gourmand and the tree hugger.
    a person who is fond of good eating, often indiscriminatingly and to excess
  1937. Dais [dey-is]  

    The four guys up on the dais looked uniformly stumped.
    a raised platform, as at the front of a room, for a lectern, throne, seats of honor, etc.
  1938. Diseuse [dee-ZOOZ]

    "I say 'chanteuse' but this is by courtesy, for she was more of a diseuse to begin with, speaking her songs…."
    a woman who is a skilled and usually professional reciter
  1939. Diseur [dee-zur]
    a male professional entertainer who performs monologues.
  1940. Delitescent [del-i-tes-uhnt]
    concealed; hidden; latent.
  1941. Prognosis [prog-noh-sis]  

    All three studies offer a grim prognosis: the aftermath of financial crises...
    1. Medicine/Medical . a forecasting of the probable course and outcome of a disease, especially of the chances of recovery. 2. a forecast or prognostication.
  1942. Cliffhanger

    The game was a cliff-hanger, but our team finally won.
    a situation or contest of which the outcome is suspensefully uncertain up to the very last moment
  1943. Mantra

    If I hear the “less is more” mantra one more time, I'll scream.
    an often repeated word, formula, or phrase, often a truism
  1944. Reconcile [rek-uhn-sahyl]

    He was reconciled to his fate.
    to cause (a person) to accept or be resigned to something not desired
  1945. Revoke [ri-vohk]

    To revoke a decree.
    to take back or withdraw; annul, cancel, or reverse; rescind or repeal
  1946. Countermand [koun-ter-mand]  

    Both are reliant on appropriate infrastructure to countermand their negative externalities.
    to revoke or cancel (a command, order, etc.)
  1947. Oncology [ong-kol-uh-jee]  

    We have been told by an oncology surgeon that her case is inoperable.
    the branch of medical science dealing with tumors, including the origin, development, diagnosis, and treatment of malignant neoplasms.
  1948. Ringworm [ring-wurm]
    (Pathology) any of a number of contagious skin diseases caused by certain parasitic fungi and characterized by the formation of ring-shaped eruptive patches.
  1949. Barber's Itch 
    (Pathology) ringworm of the bearded areas of the face and neck, characterized by reddish patches; tinea barbae.
  1950. Fustigate [fuhs-ti-geyt]

    A new satire that fustigates bureaucratic shilly-shallying.
    to criticize harshly; castigate
  1951. Fustanella [fuhs-tuh-nel-uh]
    a short stiff skirt, usually pleated, made of white cotton or linen, worn by men in some parts of the Balkans.
  1952. Pour le Mérite [poor luh mey-reet]
    (French) for merit.
  1953. Erogenous [ih-roj-uh-nuhs]  

    Erogenous zones.
    especially sensitive to sexual stimulation, as certain areas of the body
  1954. Logomachy [loh-gom-uh-kee] 

    But it must be seen for what it is-a logomachy over labels and not a disagreement with underlying policy.
    an argument or debate marked by the reckless or incorrect use of words; meaningless battle of words.
  1955. Norepinephrine [nawr-ep-uh-nef-rin]
    (Physiology) a neurotransmitter, released by adrenergic nerve terminalsin the autonomic and possibly the central nervous system, that has such effects as constricting blood vessels, raising blood pressure, and dilating bronchi.
  1956. Dixon Ticonderoga Company [tahy-kon-duh-roh-guh]
    The Dixon Ticonderoga Company is an office and art supplies maker from the USA, with headquarters in Heathrow, Florida, which offers a number of brands. One of the most well-known is Ticonderoga - the yellow No. 2 pencil, known for its distinctive green and yellow ferrule.
  1957. Litmus Test

    The questions were a litmus test to ask a candidate.
    a critical indication of future success or failure
  1958. Lest

    He kept his notes by his side lest faulty memory lead him astray.
    for fear that; so that (one) should not (used negatively to introduce a clause expressive of an action or occurrence requiring caution)
  1959. Decussate (DEK-uh-sayt)

    The illustration on page 34 of your textbook shows how the optic nerves decussate.
    to intersect or cross
  1960. The Whangdoodle 
    1. a fanciful creature, as described in folklore and children's literature, most notably used by British authors Roald Dahl and Julie Andrews. The Whangdoodle is described as a terrible beast or a kind, wise animal. The wise beast is described as a deer with slippers that can change colors and has a sweet tooth. 2. stuff and nonsense
  1961. Elate [ih-leyt]  

    News to elate the hearer.
    to make very happy or proud
  1962. Exhilarate [ig-zil-uh-reyt]

    The cold weather exhilarated the walkers.
    to enliven; invigorate; stimulate
  1963. Invigorate [in-vig-uh-reyt] 

    They invigorate long-term employees whose jobs may have grown stale for them.
    to give vigor to; fill with life and energy; energize.
  1964. Famacide [fey-muh-sahyd]
    (Law) a person who destroys another's reputation; a defamer or slanderer.
  1965. Entente [French ahn-tahnt]
    an arrangement or understanding between two or more nations agreeing to follow a particular policy with regard to affairs of international concern.
  1966. Triple Entente [ahn-tahnt]
    an informal understanding among Great Britain, France, and Russia based on a Franco-Russian military alliance (1894), an Anglo-French entente (1904), and an Anglo-Russian entente (1907). It was considered a counterbalance to the Triple Alliance but was terminated when the Bolsheviks came into control in Russia in 1917.
  1967. Triple Alliance
    the alliance (1882–1915) of Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy
  1968. Chancellor [chan-suh-ler] 

    The chancellor will have civil disobedience on his hands.
    1. A senior state or legal official. 2. The head of the government in some European countries, such as Germany.
  1969. Civil Disobedience
    the refusal to obey certain laws or governmental demands for the purpose of influencing legislation or government policy, characterized by the employment of such nonviolent techniques as boycotting, picketing, and nonpayment of taxes
  1970. Vietcong [vee-et-kong]
    a Communist-led army and guerrilla force in South Vietnam that fought its government and was supported by North Vietnam.
  1971. Bolsheviks [bohl-shuh-vik]
    A member of a Marxist-Leninist party or a supporter of one; a Communist.
  1972. The Treaty of Versailles 
    was one of the peace treaties at the end of World War I. It ended the state of war between Germany and the Allied Powers.
  1973. Bayonet [bey-uh-nit]  

    He lowered his rifle and he let her run into his bayonet.
    a daggerlike steel weapon that is attached to or at the muzzle of a gun and used for stabbing or slashing in hand-to-hand combat.
  1974. Stalemate

    Talks between union and management resulted in a stalemate.
    any position or situation in which no action can be taken or progress made; deadlock
  1975. Armistice [ahr-muh-stis]  

    World War I ended with the armistice of 1918.
    a temporary suspension of hostilities by agreement of the warring parties; truce
  1976. Carthaginian Peace
    a treaty of peace so severe that it means the virtual destruction of the defeated contestant
  1977. Assembly [uh-sem-blee]

    The principal will speak to all the students at Friday's assembly.
    an assembling or coming together of a number of persons, usually for a particular purpose
  1978. Chummy [chuhm-ee]  

    The chummy nature of the photos contributed to both these officials losing their jobs that year.
    (Informal) friendly; intimate; sociable.
  1979. Assegai [as-uh-gahy]
    the slender javelin or spear of the Bantu-speaking people of southern Africa
  1980. Javelin [jav-lin]
    a light spear, usually thrown by hand
  1981. Assemblage [uh-sem-blij]
    a group of persons or things gathered or collected; an assembly; collection; aggregate
  1982. Assembly [uh-sem-blee]

    The principal will speak to all the students at Friday's assembly.
    an assembling or coming together of a number of persons, usually for a particular purpose
  1983. Milady [mi-ley-dee]

    "Yes, milady"; "that it was against the law would not worry milady in the least".
    Used to address or refer to an English noblewoman
  1984. Melic [mel-ik]
    (of a poem, esp. an ancient Greek lyric) Meant to be sung.
  1985. The Age of Enlightenment (or simply the Enlightenment or Age of Reason)
    a cultural movement of intellectuals in the 17th and 18th centuries, which began first in Europe and later in the American colonies. It's purpose was to reform society using reason, challenge ideas grounded in tradition and faith, and advance knowledge through the scientific method. It promoted scientific thought, skepticism and intellectual interchange and opposed superstition, intolerance and some abuses of power by the church and the state.
  1986. Fountainhead (FOUN-tun-hed)

    Rachel considers Aristotle's Poetics to be the fountainhead of modern art criticism.
    1: a spring that is the source of a stream 2: principal source: origin
  1987. Aeolian [ee-oh-lee-uhn]

    Thus, at low obliquity we might expect large-scale dust storms to cease, leading to relatively cold, clear conditions and relatively little aeolian transport of dust.
    (Adjective) 1. Of or relating to Aeolus (The god of the winds) 2. Characterized by a sighing or moaning sound as if produced by the wind.
  1988. Oscillate [os-uh-leyt]

    He oscillates regularly between elation and despair.
    1. to swing or move to and fro, as a pendulum does. 2. to vary or vacillate between differing beliefs, opinions, conditions, etc.
  1989. Stagger [stag-er]

    After staggering momentarily, herecognized that he had to make a decision.
    1. to walk, move, or stand unsteadily. 2. to waver or begin to doubt, as in purpose or opinion; hesitate
  1990. Ophidian [oh-fid-ee-uhn]
    a snake
  1991. Ophidiid [oh-fid-ee-id]
    any fish of the family Ophidiidae, comprising the cusk-eels
  1992. Hypoglycemia [hahy-poh-glahy-see-mee-uh]  

    After being discharged a second time, she began having symptoms of hypoglycemia again.
    (Pathology) an abnormally low level of glucose in the blood.
  1993. Sabermetrics [sey-ber-me-triks]

    But they do not present the whole picture, a big reason sabermetrics has gained such wide acceptance in the major leagues.
    the statistical and mathematical analysis of baseball records
  1994. Sublime

    Switzerland has sublime scenery.
    impressing the mind with a sense of grandeur or power; inspiring awe, veneration, etc.
  1995. Baccarat [bah-kuh-rah] 

    Forty table games including craps, roulette, and baccarat .
    a gambling game at cards played by a banker and two or more punters who bet against the banker.
  1996. Blue-Sky Thinking

    The origin of the management cliché may be obscure, but it suggests the emptiness of the skies- in blue-sky thinking there should be no preconceptions.
    original or creative thinking, unfettered by convention and not grounded in reality
  1997. Apposite [ap-uh-zit, uh-poz-it]

    An apposite answer
    suitable; well-adapted; pertinent; relevant; apt
  1998. Sturm and Drang

    After the sturm and drang of the last two years, it was time to make a drastic change.
    storm and stress; turmoil; also Sturm und Drang
  1999. Sturm und Drang [shtoorm oont drahng]
    a style or movement of German literature of the latter half of the 18th century: characterized chiefly by impetuosity of manner, exaltation of individual sensibility and intuitive perception, opposition to established forms of society and thought, and extreme nationalism
  2000. Sturmabteilung [shtoorm-ahp-tahy-loong]
    a political militia of the Nazi party, organized about 1923 and notorious for its violence and terrorism up to 1934, when it was purged and reorganized as an instrument of physical training and political indoctrination of German men; Brown Shirts.
  2001. Brown Shirt
    a member of the Nazi SA which wore brown uniforms
  2002. Stipulate (-ion)

    To stipulate a price
    to arrange expressly or specify in terms of agreement
  2003. Usurp [yoo-surp]

    The pretender tried to usurp the throne.
    to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal right
  2004. Excelsior [ek-sel-si-ohr]
    (Latin) ever upward: motto of New York State.
  2005. Convey

    To convey a wish.
    to communicate; impart; make known
  2006. Connate [kon-eyt]

    A connate sense of right and wrong.
    existing in a person or thing from birth or origin; inborn
  2007. Convalesce [kon-vuh-les] 

    The patient is allowed to convalesce after hemostasis is achieved.
    to recover health and strength after illness; make progress toward recovery of health.
  2008. White-knuckle [hwahyt-nuhk-uhl]

    The plane made a white-knuckle approach to the fogged-in airport.
    (Informal) causing fear, apprehension, or panic
  2009. Clammy [klam-ee]  

    Clammy hands.
    covered with a cold, sticky moisture; cold and damp
  2010. Whiskey Throttle
    when you give to much throttle and you start to slip off the back of the bike/4 wheeler and your hand just pulls the throttle more and you go out of control!
  2011. Oppidan [op-i-duhn]  

    Oppidan, on the hotel's first floor, serves seasonal entrees based on available fish and produce from regional suppliers
    (Adjective) of a town; urban (Noun) a townsman
  2012. Oppilate [op-uh-leyt]
    to stop up; fill with obstructing matter; obstruct
  2013. Oppose [uh-pohz]  

    To oppose  such a scheme of inclusion would be positively churlish.
    to act against or provide resistance to; combat
  2014. Quacksalver [kwak-sal-ver]
    1. a quack doctor. 2. a charlatan.
  2015. Sativa 
    a type of marijuana/plant that will typically produce a euphoric, energetic, cerebral high. and is very hard to grow indoors.
  2016. Indica 
    is more of a small, broad, and usually a higher yielding plant that gives you a couchlock body high
  2017. Rederalis 
    isn't grown due to its small amount of THC but is sometimes crossed with other species to shorten flowering time.
  2018. Truffle [truhf-uhl]
    a candy made of soft chocolate, shaped into a ball and dusted with cocoa, or sometimes a three-layered cube of light and dark chocolate.
  2019. Quartet [kwawr-tet]
    any group of four persons or things.
  2020. Grandiose [gran-dee-ohs]

    A grandiose scheme.
    more complicated or elaborate than necessary; overblown
  2021. pH
    (Chemistry) the symbol for the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen ion concentration in gram atoms per liter, used to express the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a scale of 0 to 14, where less than 7 represents acidity, 7 neutrality, and more than 7 alkalinity.
  2022. Contrarian [kuhn-trair-ee-uhn]  

    Viewing the properties in this contrarian  paradise can prove difficult, however.
    a person who takes an opposing view, especially one who rejects the majority opinion, as in economic matters.
  2023. Undulate [uhn-juh-leyt]  

    The flag undulates in the breeze.
    to move with a sinuous or wavelike motion; display a smooth rising-and-falling or side-to-side alternation of movement
  2024. Mar [mahr]

    That billboard mars the view. The holiday was marred by bad weather.
    to damage or spoil to a certain extent; render less perfect, attractive, useful, etc.; impair or spoil
  2025. Down

    The gentle green contours of the downs.
    A gently rolling hill
  2026. Blemish [blem-ish]  

    The book is blemished by those long, ineffective descriptions.
    to destroy or diminish the perfection of
  2027. Mutilate [myoot-l-eyt]  

    Vandals mutilated the painting.
    to injure, disfigure, or make imperfect by removing or irreparably damaging parts
  2028. Sui Generis (soo-eye-JEN-uh-ris)

    Among history's greats, Leonardo da Vinci is often considered sui generis—a man of such stupendous genius that the world may never see his like again.
    of his, her, its, or their own kind; unique
  2029. Sui Juris [soo-ahy joor-is]
    (Law) capable of managing one's affairs or assuming legal responsibility.
  2030. Atavism (-tic, -t)
    recurrence in an organism of a trait or character typical of an ancestral form and usually due to genetic recombination; throwback
  2031. Reversion [ri-vur-zhuhn] 

    The fear of reversion back to the present state will take a generation to do away with.
    the act of turning something the reverse way
  2032. Calvary [kal-vuh-ree]
    1. The hill outside Jerusalem on which Jesus was crucified. 2. A sculpture or picture representing the scene of the Crucifixion.
  2033. Golgotha [gol-guh-thuh]
    1. a hill near Jerusalem where Jesus was crucified; Calvary. 2. a place of suffering or sacrifice; place of burial
  2034. Via Dolorosa [dol-uh-roh-suh]
    1. Christ's route to Golgotha. 2. a trying, painful, or sorrowful course or series of experiences
  2035. Arduous [ahr-joo-uhs]

    An arduous undertaking.
    requiring great exertion; laborious; difficult
  2036. Strenuous [stren-yoo-uhs]  

    A strenuous afternoon of hunting.
    characterized by vigorous exertion, as action, efforts, life, etc.
  2037. Conducive [kuhn-doo-siv]

    Good eating habits are conducive to good health.
    tending to produce; conducing; contributive; helpful; favorable
  2038. Acclimate [ak-luh-meyt] 

    Be sure to acclimate yourself to your car before you take it on the road.
    to accustom or become accustomed to a new climate or environment; adapt.
  2039. Composite [kuhm-poz-it]

    A composite drawing; a composite philosophy.
    made up of disparate or separate parts or elements; compound
  2040. Component [kuhm-poh-nuhnt]  

    While the intellectual component is certainly a compelling part of the...
    a constituent part; element; ingredient
  2041. Amalgam

    His character is a strange amalgam of contradictory traits.
    a mixture or combination
  2042. Indricotherium (ĭn'drə-kō-thîr'ē-əm)
    A very large, extinct land mammal of the genus Indricotherium (formerly Baluchitherium) of the Oligocene and Miocene Epochs. It stood 5.5 m (18 ft) high at the shoulder and weighed four times asmuch as an elephant. It was related to the rhinoceros but had a long neck, long legs, and no horns. The indricotherium is the largest land mammal known to have existed.
  2043. Corroborate [kuh-rob-uh-reyt]

    He corroborated my account of the accident.
    to make more certain; confirm
  2044. Ingredient [in-gree-dee-uhnt]  

    Flour, eggs, and sugar are the main ingredients in the cake.
    something that enters as an element into a mixture
  2045. The March of Dimes Foundation 
    a United States nonprofit organization that works to improve the health of mothers and babies. It was founded by then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938 to combat polio. It has since taken up promoting general health for pregnant women and babies.
  2046. Moonlight
    (Noun) The light of the moon (Adjective) Illuminated or happening by the light of the moon (Verb) Have a second job in addition to one's regular employment.
  2047. Clair de Lune [klair dl-oon]
    1. a pale-green color. 2. a very pale blue color, tinged with lavender, used as a glaze on Chinese porcelain.
  2048. Chiaroscuro [kee-ahr-uh-skyoor-oh]  

    But you can always count on fashion to come through in full chiaroscuro.
    the distribution of light and shade in a picture
  2049. Contraband [kon-truh-band]  

    As a result, the diamond trade is awash in contraband.
    anything prohibited by law from being imported or exported
  2050. Hardihood

    The hardihood of youth.
    strength; power; vigor; boldness or daring; courage
  2051. Hardecanute [hahr-duh-kuh-noot]
    Harthacnut (Cnut the Hardy; Knud III Hardeknud) (1020 – 8 June 1042) was a Danish King of Denmark from 1035 to 1042 as well as King of England from 1040 to 1042.
  2052. Todd Marvin Marinovich (born Marvin Scott Marinovich on July 4, 1969)
    a former American and Canadian football quarterback. He played for the Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League, and also in the Canadian Football League and Arena Football League. Marinovich is known for the well-documented, intense focus of his training as a young athlete, and for his brief career upon reaching the professional leagues that was cut short primarily because of his addiction to drugs.
  2053. Pomegranate [pom-gran-it]

    Drizzle a little olive oil over the top, and garnish with pomegranate seeds.
    An orange-sized fruit with a tough reddish outer skin and sweet red gelatinous flesh containing many seeds
  2054. Joyous [joi-uhs]  

    The joyous sounds of children at play.
    joyful; happy; jubilant
  2055. Toradol (Ketorolac)
    an injectable nonsteroid antiinflammatory agent often used as a substitute for morphine in intoxicated patients or for those patients suspected of seeking narcotics
  2056. Hardiment [hahr-dee-muhnt]
    Hardihood; boldness; courage; energetic action
  2057. Demiurge [dem-ee-urj]

    On each side of him is a smaller image of a standing demiurge.
    (Noun) 1. A being responsible for the creation of the universe, in particular.(in Platonic philosophy) 2. The Maker or Creator of the world.
  2058. Magistrate [maj-uh-streyt]

    The magistrate initially denied the case and its facts.
    a civil officer charged with the administration of the law
  2059. Burgomaster [bur-guh-mas-ter]
    the chief magistrate of a municipal town of Holland, Flanders, Germany, or Austria.
  2060. Burgonet [bur-guh-net]
    (Armor) an open helmet, usually having a peak and hinged cheek pieces, and often accompanied by a buffe
  2061. Timocracy [tahy-mok-ruh-see]
    1. a form of government in which love of honor is the dominant motive of the rulers. 2. a form of government in which a certain amount of property is requisite as a qualification for office.
  2062. Peninsula [puh-nin-suh-luh]

    But the narrow peninsula contains relatively little inland ice.
    an area of land almost completely surrounded by water except for an isthmus connecting it with the mainland.
  2063. Peloponnesus [pel-uh-puh-nee-suhs]
    a peninsula forming the S part of Greece: seat of the early Mycenaean civilization and the powerful city-states of Argos, Sparta, etc. 8356 sq. mi. (21,640 sq. km)
  2064. Peloponnesian War [pel-uh-puh-nee-suhs]
    a war between Athens and Sparta, 431–404 b.c., that resulted in the transfer of hegemony in Greece from Athens to Sparta.
  2065. Hecate [hek-uh-tee; in Shakespeare hek-it]
    (Classical Mythology) a goddess of the earth and Hades, associated with sorcery, hounds, and crossroads.
  2066. Hecatomb [hek-uh-tohm] 

    The hecatombs of modern wars.
    1. (in ancient Greece and Rome) a public sacrifice of 100 oxen to the gods. 2. any great slaughter
  2067. Persephone [per-sef-uh-nee]
    (Classical Mythology) a daughter of Zeus and Demeter, abducted by Pluto to be queen of Hades, but allowed to return to the surface of the earth for part of the year.
  2068. The Ring of Gyges 
    a mythical magical artifact mentioned by the philosopher Plato in book 2 of his Republic (2.359a–2.360d). It granted its owner the power to become invisible at will. Through the story of the ring, Republic considers whether an intelligent person would be moral if he did not have to fear being caught and punished.
  2069. Tannhäu·ser [tan-hoi-zer; German tahn-hoi-zuhr]
    1. a German lyric poet of the 13th century: a well-known legend tells of his stay with Venus in theVenusberg and his later repentance. 2. an opera (1845) by Richard Wagner.
  2070. Laryngitis [lar-uhn-jahy-tis]
    (Pathology) inflammation of the larynx, often with accompanying sore throat, hoarseness or loss of voice, and dry cough.
  2071. Espouse [ih-spouz] 

    To espouse socialism
    1. to make one's own; adopt or embrace, as a cause 2. to marry. 3. to give (a woman) in marriage.
  2072. Dorian Gray effect
    Sudden aging, an abrupt change from seeming youthfulness to the reality and ravages of age, as can occur naturally or when the effects of plastic surgery and Botox treatments wear off. Named after "The Picture of Dorian Gray" (1890), the novel by Oscar Wilde, in which Dorian gives his soul to remain young while the painting of him grows old. Despite a life of dissipation and worse, Gray stays youthful in appearance. Instead, his portrait records his dissolute deeds, becoming a hideous mask. When Gray destroys the painting, his face turns into a replica of the portrait.
  2073. Musculature [muhs-kyuh-luh-cher]

    The rider does this essentially by means of setting the rhythm of their core musculature contractions.
    the muscular system of the body or of its parts
  2074. Excoriate [ik-skawr-ee-eyt]

    He was excoriated for his mistakes
    to denounce or berate severely; flay verbally
  2075. Lothario [loh-thair-ee-oh]
    a man who obsessively seduces and deceives women
  2076. Ketamine [kee-tuh-meen]

    Ketamine is the drug of a choice for a new generation.
    (Pharmacology) a synthetic nonbarbiturate general anesthetic, C 13  H 16  ClNO, used to induce anesthesia, alone or incombination, in surgical or diagnostic procedures of short duration; extensively used in veterinarymedicine.
  2077. Colossal [kuh-los-uhl] 

    What company would absorb the colossal expense of having orders.
    extraordinarily great in size, extent, or degree; gigantic; huge
  2078. Gargantuan [gahr-gan-choo-uhn]  

    A gargantuan task.
    gigantic; enormous; colossal
  2079. Empirical [em-pir-i-kuhl]  

    There is enormous empirical evidence for the law of diminishing marginal...
    derived from or guided by experience or experiment
  2080. Incident (-ce) [in-si-duhnt] 

    If this were an isolated incident, one need not be overly concerned.
    an individual occurrence or event
  2081. Loperamide [loh-per-uh-mahyd]
    (Pharmacology) a substance, C29H33ClN2O2, used in the treatment of diarrhea.
  2082. Lope

    They dance, leap or lope past, often completely obscured by flowing garments.
    a long, easy stride
  2083. Sashay [sa-shey]

    She just sashayed in as if she owned the place.
    to glide, move, or proceed easily or nonchalantly
  2084. Sachet [sa-shey]
    a small bag, case, or pad containing perfuming powder or the like, placed among handkerchiefs, lingerie, etc., to impart a pleasant scent.
  2085. Rolamite [roh-luh-mahyt]
    an almost frictionless mechanical device consisting of a flexible metalband formed in an S-shaped loop around moving rollers.
  2086. Häagen-Dazs 
    is an ice cream brand, established by Reuben and Rose Mattus in the Bronx, New York, in 1961. Starting with only three flavors: vanilla, chocolate, and coffee, the company opened its first retail store in Brooklyn, New York, on November 15, 1976. The business now has franchisesthroughout the United States and many other countries around the world.
  2087. Trijet [trahy-jet]
    an airplane powered by three jet engines.
  2088. Electrolysis [ih-lek-trol-uh-sis]
    1. (Physical Chemistry) the passage of an electric current through an electrolyte with subsequentmigration of positively and negatively charged ions to the negative and positive electrodes. 2. the destruction of hair roots, tumors, etc., by an electric current.
  2089. Inaugurate [in-aw-gyuh-reyt]  

    The end of World War II inaugurated the era of nuclear power.
    to make a formal beginning of; initiate; commence; begin
  2090. Monarch [mon-erk, -ahrk] 

    A monarch of international shipping.
    a hereditary sovereign, as a king, queen, or emperor
  2091. Hagiocracy [hag-ee-ok-ruh-see]
    government by a body of persons esteemed as holy.
  2092. Haggadah [huh-gah-duh]
    a book containing the liturgy for the Seder service on the Jewish festival of Passover.
  2093. Aggadah [Sephardic Hebrew ah-gah-dah]
    the nonlegal or narrative material, as parables, maxims, or anecdotes, in the Talmud and other rabbinical literature, serving either to illustrate the meaning or purpose of the law, custom, or Biblical passage being discussed or to introduce a different, unrelated topic.
  2094. Diminishing Returns
    • A yield rate that after a certain point fails to increase proportionately to additional outlays of capital or investments of time and labor.
  2095. Law and Order

    The lack of law and order simply let them be themselves.
    strict control of crime and repression of violence, sometimes involving the possible restriction of civilrights.
  2096. Law Clerk
    an attorney, usually a recent law-school graduate, working as an assistant to a judge or being trained by another attorney.
  2097. Clerk [klurk]
    a person employed, as in an office, to keep records, file, type, or perform other general office tasks.
  2098. ICU

    He was admitted to the hospital's ICU.
    intensive care unit (the specialized center in a hospital where intensive care is provided. Abbreviation:  ICU)
  2099. Goblet [gob-lit]
    a drinking glass with a foot and stem
  2100. Denervate [dee-nur-veyt]
    (Surgery) to cut off the nerve supply from (an organ or body part) by surgery or anesthetic block.
  2101. Macabre [muh-kah-bruh]

    It houses a macabre collection of memorabilia from that night.
    gruesome and horrifying; ghastly; horrible
  2102. Hamlet's Syndrome 
    The problem of overthinking and lack of action. It often causes intelligent individuals to be unsuccessful.
  2103. The Centipede's Dilemma (the centipede effect (or centipede syndrome))

    For example a golfer thinking too closely about their swing or someone thinking too much about how they knot their tie may find their performance of the task impaired.
    This is when a normally automatic or unconscious activity is disrupted by consciousness of it or reflection on it.
  2104. Simplicissimus
    a satirical German weekly magazine started by Albert Langen in April 1896 and published until 1967, with a hiatus from 1944-1954. It became a biweekly in 1964. Combining brash and politically daring content, with a bright, immediate, and surprisingly modern graphic style, Simplicissimus published the work of writers such as Thomas Mann and Rainer Maria Rilke. Its most reliable targets for caricature were stiff Prussian military figures, and rigid German social and class distinctions as seen from the more relaxed, liberal atmosphere of Munich.
  2105. Bombard [bom-bahrd]  

    Too bad battery watches bombard us with cell-mutating, electromagnetic energy.
    to attack or batter with artillery fire
  2106. Cease-Fire [sees-fahyuhr]
    a cessation of hostilities; truce
  2107. Stampede [stam-peed] 

    The end of this week certainly appears to be a stampede.
    a sudden, frenzied rush or headlong flight of a herd of frightened animals, especially cattle orhorses.
  2108. Julian Calender
    The Julian calendar has a regular year of 365 days divided into 12 months, as listed in Table of months. A leap day is added to February every four years. The Julian year is, therefore, on average 365.25 days long.
  2109. The Gregorian Calendar (also called the Western calendar and the Christian calendar)
    is internationally the most widely accepted and used civil calendar. It has been the unofficial global standard for decades, recognized by international institutions such as the United Nations and the Universal Postal Union.
  2110. The Salem Witch Trials 
    a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts, between February 1692 and May 1693
  2111. Tempur-Pedic International, Inc. 
    is a manufacturer and distributor of mattresses and pillows made from viscoelastic memory foam. The company's headquarters is located in Lexington, Kentucky.
  2112. Pork Barrel 
    (Informal) a government appropriation, bill, or policy that supplies funds for local improvements designed to ingratiate legislators with their constituents.
  2113. Mossback
    a person holding very antiquated (continued from, resembling, or adhering to the past; old-fashioned) notions; reactionary.
  2114. Jayhawker
    a plundering marauder, especially one of the antislavery guerrillas in Kansas, Missouri, and other border states before and during the Civil War
  2115. Crawfish
    to back out or retreat from a position or undertaking
  2116. Boodle
    a bribe or other illicit payment, especially to or from a politician; graft
  2117. Graft [graft]
    the acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, especially through the abuse of one's position or influence in politics, business, etc.
  2118. Ward Heeler
    a minor politician who canvasses voters and does other chores for a political machine or party boss.
  2119. Jingo
    a person who professes his or her patriotism loudly and excessively, favoring vigilant preparedness for war and an aggressive foreign policy.
  2120. Scalawag
    a scamp; rascal
  2121. Mugwump
    a person who is unable to make up his or her mind on an issue, especially in politics; a person who is neutral on a controversial issue
  2122. Gendarme [zhahn-dahrm]

    The gendarme started scanning the map, which bothered me a bit for two reasons.
    police officer in any of several European countries, esp. a French police officer
  2123. Generosity [jen-uh-ros-i-tee]

    But such generosity did not guarantee everlasting gratitude.
    readiness or liberality in giving
  2124. Lady Bountiful
    a wealthy lady in George Farquhar's The Beaux' Stratagem, noted for her kindness and generosity.
  2125. Mimicry [mim-ik-ree]

    And he could be wickedly funny, with impeccable mimicry and timing.
    the close external resemblance of an organism to some different organism, such that it benefits from mistaken identity, as seeming to be unpalatable
  2126. Apery [ey-puh-ree]

    Compared to the apery or affected ones that are affected from the original, they are almost better.
    1. apish behavior; mimicry. 2. a silly trick.
  2127. Nuclear Membrane
    the double membrane surrounding the nucleus within a cell
  2128. Equilibrium

    You're example shows two systems in equilibrium , which evolves into one system...
    1. a state of rest or balance due to the equal action of opposing forces 2. the condition existing when a chemical reaction and its reverse reaction proceed at equal rates
  2129. Equanimity  [ee-kwuh-nim-i-tee]

    And at last comes equanimity and the flame burning clear.
    mental or emotional stability or composure, especially under tension or strain; calmness; equilibrium.
  2130. Foil 

    Loyal troops foiled his attempt to overthrow the government.
    to prevent the success of; frustrate; balk
  2131. Probe

    To probe one's conscience.
    to search into or examine thoroughly; question closely
  2132. Catechize [kat-i-kahyz]
    to instruct orally by means of questions and answers, especially in Christian doctrine.
  2133. Catechism (-ze) [kat-i-kiz-uhm]

    At five years of age he recited every day on his knees the chief parts of the catechism.
    1. instruction by a series of questions and answers, esp a book containing such instruction on the religious doctrine of a Christian Church 2. rigorous and persistent questioning, as in a test or interview
  2134. Wean

    The need to reduce had weaned us from rich desserts.
    to withdraw (a person, the affections, one's dependency, etc.) from some object, habit, form of enjoyment, or the like
  2135. Curator [kyoo-rey-ter]

    The curator of a local museum has asked you to design an exhibit highlighting...
    the person in charge of a museum, art collection, etc.
  2136. Cleft Lip
    A congenital deformity characterized by a vertical cleft or pair of clefts in the upper lip, with or without involvement of the palate.
  2137. Caterwaul [kat-er-wawl] 

    The toddler caterwauled loudly when her toy was taken away.
    1. to make a harsh cry 2. to protest or complain noisily
  2138. Allochthonous [uh-lok-thuh-nuhs]
    (Geology) (of rocks, minerals, etc.) not formed in the region where found.
  2139. Autochthonous [aw-tok-thuh-nuhs]
    pertaining to autochthons; aboriginal; indigenous
  2140. Heterochthonous [het-uh-rok-thuh-nuhs]  

    Heterochthonous flora and fauna.
    not indigenous; foreign (opposed to autochthonous)
  2141. Highfalutin [hahy-fuh-loot-n]  

    Its impact didn't make everybody get all mopey and highfalutin.
    (Informal) pompous; bombastic; haughty; pretentious.
  2142. Sanguinary [sang-gwuh-ner-ee]

    A sanguinary struggle.
    full of or characterized by bloodshed; bloody
  2143. Crimson [krim-zuhn]  

    Crimson mask
    1. deep purplish-red. 2. sanguinary.
  2144. Apapane [ah-pah-pah-ney]  

    Primary reservoir hosts are native species, particularly apapane.
    a small, deep crimson Hawaiian honeycreeper, Himatione sanguinea, having black wings, tail, and bill
  2145. Chervonets [cher-voh-nits Russian]
    a former gold coin and monetary unit of the U.S.S.R., equal to ten rubles.
  2146. Honeycreeper [huhn-ee-kree-per]
    any of several small, usually brightly colored birds, related to the tanagers and wood warblers, of tropical and semitropical America.
  2147. Pococurante [poh-koh-koo-ran-tee Italian]
    1. (Noun) a careless or indifferent person 2. (Adjective) caring little; indifferent; nonchalant.
  2148. Dysphoria (-ic) [dis-fawr-ee-uh]

    Premenstrual syndrome and premenstrual dysphoric disorder.
    (Pathology) a state of dissatisfaction, anxiety, restlessness, or fidgeting.
  2149. Paracosm
    a prolonged fantasy world invented by children; can have a definite geography and language and history
  2150. Cantrip [kahn-trip]
    1. (Chiefly Scot). a magic spell; trick by sorcery. 2. (Chiefly British) artful shamming meant to deceive.
  2151. Rosarian [roh-zair-ee-uhn]  

    The loss of a basal break is an unhappy event for a rosarian.
    a person who is fond of, develops, or cultivates roses
  2152. Saveloy [sav-uh-loi]
    (Chiefly British) a highly seasoned, dried sausage.
  2153. Motser [mot-ser]
    (Australian Slang) a large amount of money, especially a sum won in gambling.
  2154. Extremum [ik-stree-muhm] Plural (extrema)

    Well, if a smooth function is non-monotonic, then this property only matters if the extrema  can be crossed.
    (Mathematics) a maximum or minimum value of a function in a specified neighborhood.
  2155. Anchorite [ang-kuh-rahyt] 

    He was as grave and taciturn as some cave-keeping anchorite.
    a person who has retired to a solitary place for a life of religious seclusion; hermit.
  2156. Anchoress [ang-ker-is]
    a woman who is an anchorite.
  2157. Eremite [er-uh-mahyt]
    a hermit or recluse, especially one under a religious vow.
  2158. Voltorb 
    are round Pokémon with no arms or legs. They look like a Poké Ball with a face, minus the button. Their top half is red, while their bottom half is white.
  2159. Electrode (evolves from Voltrob)
    known as the Ball Pokémon, is a red and white ball shaped Pokémon that looks strikingly similar to a Poké Ball with its colors reversed (white on top and red on bottom instead of red on top and white on bottom, like Voltorb). They are known to explode at the slightest shock and without warning.
  2160. Profuse [pruh-fyoos]  

    Profuse praise.
    spending or giving freely and in large amount, often to excess; extravagant (often followed by in)
  2161. Render [ren-der]  

    To render someone helpless.
    to cause to be or become; make
  2162. Deliberate [dih-lib-er-it]

    A deliberate lie.
    carefully weighed or considered; studied; intentional
  2163. Contemplate [kon-tuhm-pleyt]  

    To contemplate the stars.
    to look at or view with continued attention; observe or study thoughtfully
  2164. Detriment [de-truh-muhnt] 

    That will be to their detriment.
    loss, damage, disadvantage, or injury
  2165. Saboteur [sab-uh-tur]  

    He who is loyal is by definition not a spy or a saboteur.
    a person who commits or practices sabotage
  2166. Tempera [tem-per-uh]

    Next time it rains, sprinkle lots of powdered tempera paints on a piece of...
    a technique of painting in which an emulsion consisting of water and pure egg yolk or a mixture ofegg and oil is used as a binder or medium, characterized by its lean film-forming properties andrapid drying rate.
  2167. Orotund [awr-uh-tuhnd]

    The auditors will make orotund proclamations that they are merely providing a valuable service to their clients.
    1. (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness. 2. (of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic.
  2168. Sonorous [suh-nawr-uhs]

    The verse has the sinewy vigor and sonorous chime which generally distinguish...
    1. (of a person's voice or other sound) Imposingly deep and full. 2. Capable of producing a deep or ringing sound
  2169. Trumpeter Swan 

    Much of this area contains concentrations of trumpeter swan nesting sites.
    a large, pure-white, wild swan, Cygnus buccinator, of North America, having a sonorous cry: once near extinction, the species is now recovering.
  2170. Neologism (-ist, -tic) [nee-ol-uh-jiz-uhm]

    The word is a neologism combining the tank of tank top with the end of the word bikini.
    a new word, meaning, usage, or phrase
  2171. Journalese [jur-nl-eez]

    Such oddities are increasingly confined to the schoolroom and journalese.
    a manner of writing or speaking characterized by clichés, occasional neologism, archness, sensationalizing adjectives, unusual or faulty syntax, etc., used by some journalists, especially certain columnists, and regarded as typical journalistic style.
  2172. Myopia (-ic)[mahy-oh-pee-uh]

    Some of the media prefers to play to the domestic myopia of their viewers.
    lack of foresight or discernment; obtuseness.
  2173. Monastery (-ic) [mon-uh-ster-ee]

    One of my favorites was to a monastery on the top of a mountain.
    a house or place of residence occupied by a community of persons, especially monks, living in seclusion under religious vows.
  2174. Misericord [miz-er-i-kawrd]
    An apartment in a monastery in which some relaxations of the monastic rule are permitted.
  2175. Cloister [kloi-ster]

    Simplicity is the sensibility at work in this cloister.
    a courtyard, especially in a religious institution, bordered with such walks.
  2176. Ambulant (-ory) [am-byuh-luhnt] 

    All you need to do is roughly align your ambulant pugilist with a human punching bag, then let loose on him.
    moving from place to place; itinerant; shifting
  2177. Bifurcate [bahy-fer-keyt]

    Typically, courts bifurcate patent cases into liability and damage trials.
    to divide or fork into two branches.
  2178. Palatial [puh-ley-shuhl]

    A palatial tapestry
    befitting or suitable for a palace; stately; magnificent
  2179. Alameda [al-uh-mey-duh]
    a public walk or promenade lined with trees, often poplars
  2180. Arboretum [ahr-buh-ree-tuhm] 

    Two nature centers and an arboretum are near the roadway.
    a place where trees or shrubs are cultivated for their scientific or educational interest
  2181. Pinetum [pahy-nee-tuhm]  

    Cutting started the pinetum the year he built the house.
    an arboretum of pines and coniferous trees
  2182. Consortium [kuhn-sawr-shee-uhm]  

    He will probably be part of a consortium  bidding to take the firm private.
    a combination of financial institutions, capitalists, etc., for carrying into effect some financial operation requiring large resources of capital.
  2183. Dilapidated [dih-lap-i-dey-tid] 

    In many countries, equipment is now ancient and dilapidated.
    reduced to or fallen into partial ruin or decay, as from age, wear, or neglect.
  2184. Ruinous [roo-uh-nuhs]

    A ruinous war.
    bringing or tending to bring ruin; destructive; disastrous
  2185. Avenaceous [av-uh-ney-shuhs]
    Belonging to, or resembling, oats or the oat grasses
  2186. Avaunt [uh-vawnt]

    Avaunt, you worm-faced fellows of the night!
    Go away; away, hence
  2187. Auscultation (-ate) [aw-skuhl-tey-shuhn]  

    Steve submitted docilely to the pediatrician's experienced prodding and auscultation.
    (Medicine/Medical) the act of listening, either directly or through a stethoscope or other instrument, to sounds within the body as a method of diagnosis.
  2188. Oscular (-ate) [os-kyuh-ler]  

    Oscular stimulation
    pertaining to the mouth or kissing
  2189. Suppurate [suhp-yuh-reyt] 

    He was covered with suppurating boils and possibly suffered from gout.
    to produce or discharge pus, as a wound; maturate
  2190. Purulent [pyoor-uh-luhnt]
    A purulent sore.
    full of, containing, forming, or discharging pus; suppurating
  2191. Auricle [awr-i-kuhl]
    the projecting outer portion of the ear; pinna
  2192. Abomasum [ab-uh-mey-suhm]
    the fourth or true stomach of cud-chewing animals, lying next to the omasum
  2193. Ruminant [roo-muh-nuhnt]  

    Some farmers deliberately or accidentally give their cows ruminant feed.
    (Noun) any even-toed, hoofed mammal of the suborder Ruminantia, being comprised of cloven-hoofed, cud-chewing quadrupeds, and including, besides domestic cattle, bison, buffalo, deer, antelopes, giraffes, camels, and chevrotains.
  2194. Omasum [oh-mey-suhm]
    the third stomach of a ruminant, between the reticulum and the abomasum; the manyplies.
  2195. Blaubok [blou-bok]
    a bluish antelope, Hippotragus leucophaeus,  of southern Africa, having backward curving horns: now extinct.
  2196. Canary
    1. A mainly African finch (genus Serinus) with a melodious song, typically having yellowish-green plumage. 2. (Slang) a female singer, especially with a dance band.
  2197. Abnegate [ab-ni-geyt]  

    To do otherwise is to abnegate responsibility for the future of our country.
    1. to refuse or deny oneself (some rights, conveniences, etc.); reject; renounce. 2. to relinquish; give up.
  2198. Abstain [ab-steyn]

    To abstain from eating meat.
    to hold oneself back voluntarily, especially from something regarded as improper or unhealthy