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1876 - 1950


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epizootic
adj. epidemic among animals
resistless
adj. unable to resist
ramify
v. spread into branches
pentavalent
adj. able to combine with five hydrogen atoms
latish
adv. Quite late
dendroid
adj. tree-shaped
millet
n. small-seeded cereal plant
monition
n. warning
modish
adj. fashionable
privity
n. legal relationship between a person and an institution
peregrinate
v. wander from place to place
lordling
n. lord of lesser importance
quarto
n. book page formed by folding one printed sheet into four
muleteer
n. mule-driver
verbiage
n. wordy way of speaking or writing
aerostatics
n. the study of motionless gases
supramundane
"adj. above the world, in the heavens"
obsolescent
adj. becoming obsolete
mote
n. tiny speck
preponderant
adj. most important
lough
n. steep-sided lake
kiloliter
measurement of one thousand liters
laudation
n. praise
tutelar
adj. acting as a guardian
mobocracy
n. rule of the mob
reck
v. pay attentive care to
undulous
adj. wave-like
frigidarium
n. cold plunge pool in a Roman bath
madden
v. make someone angry
septennial
adj. happening every seven years
ruth
n. pity
trammel
v. restrict
spinous
adj. spiny
fungible
adj. interchangeable
viscount
n. British aristocrat
stratify
v. form into layers
polyarchy
n. government by many people
termagant
n. strict woman
pupilage
n. the state of being a pupil
intromit
v. allow to enter
specie
n. money in coins
antispasmodic
adj. having a calming effect on muscle spasms
ligneous
adj. woody
wax
v. grow bigger
persiflage
n. light mocking banter
turpitude
n. wickedness
mien
n. manner
lithesome
"adj. supple, athletic"
necrosis
n. cell death in an organ
paronymous
adj. word formed out of another
periodicity
n. the state of occurring in intervals
monocracy
n. government by one person
superadd
v. add to what has already been added
metonymy
n. substitution of a word for another that it signifies
contuse
v. bruise
lactic
adj. derived from milk
plenary
adj. involving all the members of a particular group
martinet
n. believer in strict discipline
evanesce
v. disappear from existence or memory
propinquity
n. closeness
ultramontane
adj. believing in ultimate power of the Pope
vocable
n. word
suffuse
v. spread through
precipitant
n. cause
Anglophobia
n. fear of the English
lingual
adj. to do with the tongue
protomartyr
n. the first martyr
assonate
v. sound the same as another sound
sylph
n. female spirit of air
pledgee
n. recipient of a pledge
inhume
v. bury
sterling
adj. excellent
philogynist
n. ladies' man
inculcate
v. teach
virago
n. bad-tempered and strict woman
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