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vocabulary words
2010-11-05 10:37:25
vocabulary words

vocabulary words
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  1. supplicate (v)
    • to ask for humbly or earnestly, as by praying
    • to make a humble entreaty to; beseech
    • to make a humble, earnest petition; beg
  2. beseech
    besought or beseeched, beseeching, beseeches

    • 1. to address an earnest or urgent request to; implore
    • 2. to request earnestly; beg for
    • synonyms: beg
  3. denominator (n)
    • 1. mathematics: the expression written below the line in a common fraction that indicates the # of parts into which the whole is divided
    • 2. a common trait or characteristics
    • 3. an average level or standard
  4. theology / theologies
    • 1. the study of the nature of God & religious truth; rational inquiry into religious questions
    • 2. a system or school of opinions concerning God & religious questions
    • 3. a course of specialized religious study usually at a college or seminary
  5. seminary / seminaries (n)
    • 1. (a) a school, esp a theological school for the training of priests, ministers, or rabbis
    • 1. (b) a school of higher education, esp a private school for girls
    • 2. a place or environment in which something is developed or nurtured
  6. acerbity / acerbities (n)
    sourness or acidness of taste, character or ton

    a rough or bitter manner
  7. obscenity / obscenities (n)
    • 1. the state or quality of being obscene
    • 2. indecency, lewdness or offensiveness in behavior, expression, or appearance
    • 3. something, such as a word, act, or expression, that is indecent or lewd
    • 4. something that is offensive or repulsive to the senses
  8. lewd / lewder/ lewdest (adj)
    • 1. a preoccupied w/ sex & sexual desire; lustful
    • 1. b. obscene; indecent

    characterized by or intended to excite crude sexual desire; obscene

    2. obsolete: wicked or ignorant
  9. garrulous (adj)
    • 1. given to excessive & often trivial or rambling talking; tiresomely talkative; constant & frivolous chatter; loquacious; talkative
    • 2. wordy & rambling; prolix
  10. frivolous (adj)
    • 1. unworthy of serious attention; trivial
    • 2. inappropriately silly
  11. trivial (adj)
    • 1. of little significant or value
    • 2. ordinary; commonplace
    • 3. concerned w/ or involving triva
    • 4. biology: relating to or designating a species; specific
    • 5. math: ...
  12. dysentery (n)
    An inflammatory disorder of the lower intestinal tract, usually caused by a bacterial, parasitic, or protozoan infection and resulting in pain, fever, and severe diarrhea, often accompanied by the passage of blood and mucus.
  13. ethnology (n)
    • 1. The science that analyzes and compares human cultures, as in social structure, language, religion, and technology; cultural anthropology.
    • 2. The branch of anthropology that deals with the origin, distribution, and characteristics of human racial groups.
  14. quinoa (n)
    • 1. A goosefoot (Chenopodium quinoa) native to the Andes and cultivated for its edible seeds.2. The high-protein dried fruits and seeds of this plant, used as a food staple and ground into flour.