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catty

tends to be stealthy

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crafty

intending to be sly or tricky

3

slinky

intended to slither, like a snake

4

unclothed

not dressed

5

unalloyed

not mixed; pure

6

unadorned

not fancy; simple

7

listless

listlessly

listlessness

without spirit

8

earful

an ear full of news or gossip

9

tactful

poised; having a feeling as to not hurt someone

 

He is wrong, but I will tell him in a tactful way

10

tenable

can be held or defended; sensible

 

Since he had done extensive research before publishing his work, the scientist was able to submit a tenable conclusion 

11

implacable

cannot be appeased, cannot forgive

 

She had an implacable anger toward her ex-husband.

12

encamp

to set up camp

13

envenom

to poison

14

environ

to put a circle around

15

adjunct

one thing joined to another

16

adulterate

to change to an impure quality

17

affiance

to promise to wed

18

allege

to declare

19

irreverent

showing a lack of respect about holy matters

20

irreparable

cannot be repaired

21

irresolute

cannot make up his mind

22

irreproachable

cannot be blamed in any way

23

anthracite

a hard, natural coal

24

dolomite

a mineral composed of carbonates of calcium and magnesium

25

aural

relating to the ear; hearing

26

reprisal

retaliation

27

dicephalous

having two heads

28

didactyl

having hind toes seperate

29

diota

a vessel with two handles

30

dicellate

having two prongs

31

dicotyledon

having two seed leaves

32

diclinic

having two intersections oblique out of the three on a crystal

33

divulsion

tearing apart

34

diphthong

a sound made by joining two vowels

35

proffer

to bring forward, to offer

36

hempen

made of rope

37

ingress

act of entering

38

imbue

to inspire

39

imbibe

to drink in

40

immure

to wall in

41

impinge

to dash, to strike

42

effete

lacking fertility, worn out

43

effulgent

shining out, bright

44

effusion

a pouring out of fluids

45

effervesce

to bubble, display liveliness

46

effeminate

unmanly

47

versification

the act of expressing thought in verse form

48

vitrification

the act of bring made into glass

49

naturopathy

a system of medicine where infections can be treated without use of drugs

50

natuary

a ward in a hospital for women during birth

51

prosaic

relating to prose

52

emphatic

characterized by strong emotion

53

satanic

devilish

54

audivision

sound accompanying vision

55

audivise

to receive or transmit, by audivision

56

visage

the face or look of a person

57

visile

relating to vision

58

providential

provided by divine guidance; lucky

59

envisage

to see with the mind's eye

60

disbar

to keep away

 

Disbar a lawyer (no longer the right to practice law)

61

indictment

a formal charge or accusation of a serious crime

62

factious

inclined to dissent

63

factotum

one who can do many things

64

factitious

made by art

65

factive

making, causing

66

putrefactive

causing decay

67

facticide

the act of killing a fact

68

facient

one who does things; a doer

69

facsimile

a copy that is exact in every way

70

deification

making a god out of something

71

efficacious

producing the wanted effect

72

nonage

state of not being of legal age

73

noncommissioned

an officer of minor rank

74

nonsequitur

something that does not logically follow

75

repertory

a place where something might be located

76

arrogate

to claim as one's own without right

77

consecrate

to put into religious office by a rite

78

enervate

to take away strength

79

celerity

the quality of quickness

80

garrulity

the quality of talkativeness

81

pugnacious

having an inclination to fight

82

covetous

full of envy; wanting what others have

83

ablate

to remove or cut away

84

ablution

the act of washing away

85

ascond

to steal and hide away

86

abstergent

a cleanser

87

chancellorship

the office of the head of the unversity

88

vigilance

watchfulness; alertness

89

courtliness

the quality of elegant behavior at the king's court

90

courtling

a courtier

91

bedeck

to cover up; dress up with finery

92

bedlight

to adorn

93

beguile

to bewitch

94

belabor

to beat soundly

95

beleaguer

to blockade

96

benighted

overtaken by night or darkness

97

bewail

to weep for

98

behoove

to be necessary or proper

99

bequest

a gift, a legacy

100

berate

to scold loudly

101

besmirch

to make filthy

102

bereave

to rob

103

betroth

to become engaged

104

acclimatize

to adapt to new conditions

105

cauterize

to sear with a hot iron

106

proliferate

to bring forth by rapid production

107

prolix

drawn out

108

annuitant

one to whom an amount of money is paid annually

109

profess

to take vows; to openly admit

110

antebrachum

the forearm

111

antelucan

before dawn

112

antemortum

coming before death

113

antetype

an earlier type of something

114

fusillade

rapid discharges of many firearms at the same time

115

hebdomad

the number seven

116

promenade

a public place for a leisurely walk

117

occlude

to shut the way

118

circumfulgant

shining all around

119

circummured

walked around (in a dungeon)

120

circumvallation

trenches to protect a besieged army

121

latitudinarian

one opposed to strict discipline

122

similitude

condition of likeness

123

verisimilitude

having the appearance of truth

124

lassitude

state of being limp

125

pulchritude

state of beauty; loveliness

126

rectitude

state of righteousness

127

plenitude

abundance

128

turpitude

baseness, depravity

129

vicissitude

the ups and downs of fortune and fate

130

dentality

dental quality in speaking

131

dentilate

toothed

132

dentimeter

an instrument used for measuring teeth

133

dentin

an ivory-like substance that is the major part of the teeth

134

dentiloquy

the practice of talking through the teeth

135

dentiphone

a plate set against teeth which helps the deaf to hear

136

dentition

the development of teeth

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dentoid

resembling a tooth

138

denticate

to bite, to chew

139

dentrifice

powder or paste for cleaning teeth

140

dentigerous

bearing teeth

141

interpolate

to insert

142

interlude

 a period between

143

interfoliate

put leaves between pages in books

144

interaxillary

coming between two axes of leaves

145

anemia

a condition in which there is a shortage of red blood cells

146

anodyne

creating an absense of pain

147

anamalous

irregular

148

anopia

absence of the eye; vision that is defective

149

manuduction

leading by the hand, guidance

150

manacles

handcuffs, chains

151

manumit

realease from contract

152

manumission

 the act of liberating a slave

153

manumotive

moved by hand

154

legerdemain

light-handed magic tricks

155

antapology

a reply to an apology

156

antarchism

antagonism to government

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antephialtic

preventing nightmares

158

anthelmintic

expelling worms from the system

159

antibromic

deodorant

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antisepsis

prevention of invention

161

uniparous

producing one child at a time

162

fealty

loyalt

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infidel

one who has no faith

164

perfidy

disloyalty, treachery

165

opus

a musical composition

166

opuscule

 a small petty work

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reticule

a small net handbag 

168

funicule

a small cord

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hireling

one hired to do a job for petty motives

170

censure

to blame, to find fault with

171

primogeniture

the state of bring first-born

172

tenure

the act or right of holding

173

fixity

quality of being fastened in place

174

affix

attached to another word as a prefix or suffix

175

transfix

to hold motionless

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boorish

a lout, a churl

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agnosy

state of not knowing

178

cognosce

inquire into; find out

179

prognosis

a forecast

180

rectify

to make right

181

accede

to go along with, agree

182

abscess

a localized collection of pus

183

intercession

act of going in between

184

accession

the going to, (accession to the throne)

185

polyanthus

a type of plant with many flowers

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polydactyl

having more than the normal number of toes

187

polychromatic

having many colors

188

polychotomy

division into many parts or branches

189

apobiotic

pertaining to any change that diminshes the vital energy of tissue

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apocenter

the point furthest away from the center of attraction

191

apocope

a cutting off; end letters of a word

192

apocrustic

able to drive away

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apocrypha

writings of doubtful authority

194

apogee

the poitn in the orbit of a heavenly body farthest away from the sun

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apoplectic

highly excited

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apostasy

a defection from one's own faith

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apostate

one who abandons his faith

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apostle

one who is sent away on a mission

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apotype

type specimen used as a basis of information

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apothegm

a short saying that teaches

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perambulate

walk through; traverse

202

peremptory

final

203

humate

a salt of a humic acid

204

humicubation

act of lying on the ground in penitence

205

motorcade

a group of vehicles moving together

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motordrome

a course for racing automobiles

207

presage

to predict

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misbegotten

born out of wedlock; ill-born

209

misopedia

a morbid dislike of own's children

210

mistrial

a trial of no effect because of an error

211

licentiate

one who is licensed to practice a profession

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capitular

relating to a heading

213

capitulate

to surrender

214

stanchion

a standing brace or support

215

desist

quit

216

inductile

inflexible

217

traduce

to slander

218

omniana

bits of information from everywhere

219

omnium

total

220

omnifarious

of all sorts

221

chronomancy

divination to determine the right time for action

222

chronopher

an instrument which signals the correct time

223

chronothermal

relating to time and temperature

224

flection

the act of bending

225

plegometer

an instrument for measuring and recording the force the blows

226

pericarp

around the fruit

227

pericentric

deposited around the center

228

periclitate

to expose to danger

229

periosteal

located around the bone

230

perinephritis

inflammation of  the tissue around the kdneys

231

peripatetic

walking around

232

periphery

a line around a surface 

233

supraliminal

lying above the threshold of consciousness

234

parabiosis

union of two organisms

235

parablepsy

vision that is abnormal

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parachronism

an error in chronology

237

paradromic

running parallel

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paracusia

any hearing disorder

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gressorial

adapted for walking

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egress

to exit

241

mortician

an undertaker

242

numerist

a numerologist

243

supernumary

exceeding the needed number

244

detract

to draw away from

245

subtrahend

the number to be drawn away from another

246

protract

draw further 

247

protractive

causing delay

248

asterzoa

starfish family

249

bigamist

one married to two spouses at the same time

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evangelist

one who rouses religious fervor

251

autognosis

self-knowledge

252

autogenesis

born from oneself

253

senile

relating to old age

254

puerile

childish

255

prehensile

capable of grasping

256

positor

one who asserts or confirms

257

depose

to remove from office

258

propound

to propose

259

impound

to seize and to hold in custody 

260

missive

a note which can be sent by messengers

261

emissary

a messenger sent on a mission

262

populicide

the slaughter of populations

263

legate

a delegate

 

to bequeath a legacy

264

legist

one who is skilled in law

265

legist

one who is skilled in law

266

heliochrome

a naturally colored photograph

267

heliodon

a device to illustrate the sun's movement

268

heliolatry

sun worship

269

heliophyte

plant growing in sunlight

270

heliosis

sunburn

271

ambiparous

having both leaves and flowers

272

ambit

bounds set up extending to the limit of a place

273

ambivert

one who is both an extravert and an introvert

274

ambisinister

left-handed, clumsy with both hands

275

amburbial

relating to a circuit of a city

276

perambulator

one who travels around; baby carriage

277

ridibund

tending to laughter

278

riant

smiling, cheerful

279

risible

inclined to laugh

280

derision

mocking laughter

281

risibles

likely to laugh

282

deride

make mock of

283

vocation

 a call to serve in a particular profession

284

capias

a writ for arrest

285

capstan

a rotational device to move heavy weights

286

mimeograph

an apparatus for making copies of written materials

287

phonography

an instrument for reproducing recorded sounds

288

microbicide

an agent that kills microbes

289

testate

leaving a valid will which has been witnessed

290

testmur

a certificate attesting to proficiency, a diploma

291

intestate

not leaving a will

292

testatrix

a female testator

293

distend

stretch out

294

detente

relaxation of strained relations

295

intendment

true meaning

296

subaltern

under another; inferior in rank

297

subfluvial

placed under a river

298

subpoena

a writ placing one under threat of punishment unless one appears in court

299

subterfuge

deception

300

subversive

tending to undermine the government

301

scribacious

addicted to writing

302

scrivener

a public writer

303

postprandial

after the feast

304

monogyny

a society which establishes the law of one wife only

305

monody

a funeral lament song

306

monoblepsia

vision is normal only when one eye is used

307

maladroit

clumsy

308

osteoid

resembling a bone

309

creant

creating; having the urge to create

310

procreant

fruitful, productive

311

procreate

to beget offspring

312

piladelphy

love for all men as brothers 

313

philatelist

a stamp collector

314

philomatelogy

the science of kissing

315

philogeant

a lover of all good things 

316

sophism

an idea that seems reasonable but actually hides a fallacy

317

syllogism

a formal argument with a major and minor premise and conclusion

318

syncopation

a temporary displacement of the regular accent

319

syndactyl

having webbed feet

320

syndicate

an association of persons for business

321

theodicy

defense of god's justice

322

theolatry

worship of gods

323

theologaster

a theological quack

324

theomastix

a scourge to mortal designated by the divinity

325

anabasis

a journey upwards; a military advance

326

anabiosis

the state of suspended animation

327

anacatharsis

severe vomiting

328

anacephalize

to review, recapitulate

329

anachorism

a thing geographically out of place

330

anacusia

complete deafness 

331

anadipsia

excessive desire to drink

332

analeptic

restorative, giving strength

333

ananym

the spelling of a name backward for use as a pseudonym

Mr. Draw for Mr. Ward

334

vertiginous

dizzy; affected with vertigo 

335

pedodontia

treatment of children's feet

336

pedophilia

love of children

337

pedantry

display of learning

338

podiatry

treats diseases of the foot

339

pedialgia

neuralgia in the foot

340

pedomotor

machine driven by the power of the feet

341

pedotrophy

the art of properly rearing children

342

tactus

the sense oftouch

343

adjure

to bind as if by solemn oath

344

abjure

to swear away under oath

345

temporal

limited by time

346

temporize

to coply with time or circumstance 

347

cotemporary

those who live at the same time

348

extempore

on the spur of the moment, unprepared

349

myriarch

a leader of 10000 troops

350

panarachy

government by all

351

chiliarch

chief of a thousand troops

352

endarchy

government from an inner center of control 

353

polemarch

a military leader in Athens

354

dromedary

a swiftly running camel

355

prodromal

precursory

356

dromograph

a chart for recording speed changes

357

dromotropic

affecting the cardiac

358

prodromous

a preliminary publication

359

hydrodromica

the swimming bug

360

hippodromist

a circus rider or trainer

361

hydrodrome

a boatlike vessel used to skim the surface of the water

362

dromomania

exaggerated longing for travel

363

prodrome

an early warning of disease

364

alibi

proof of being elsewhere at the time of the crime

365

allogamy

reproduction by cross-fertilization

366

allograph

the signing of another's name; forgery

367

allonym

the name of another person used by an author

368

epicarp

the outer layer of the fruit 

369

epiphora

watering from the eyes due to obstruction of the tearduct

370

epitome

an abridged summary of a topic

371

epithalamium

a poem in honor of bride and groom

372

epizeuxis

emphatic repetition

373

epistle

piece of writing in the form of a letter

374

epigram

a clever, pithy saying

375

marigenous

produced in or by the sea

376

marfire

the phosphorescence on the sea

377

similative

indicating a likeness

378

similitude

resemblance

379

simulacrum

an image, a likeness of an image

380

similor

an alloy resembling gold in color

381

simulatory

pretending, putting up a show

382

sequestration

separation; retirement from society

383

secern

to set apart, to discriminate

384

sedition

conduct tending to treason 

385

catabasis

a going down, decline in health 

386

catachresis

a misuse of words

387

cataclysm

a downward sweep of water

388

catacomb

underground burial place 

389

catafalque

a raised platform for the coffin of one deceased

390

catagenesis

evolution going backwards

391

catastasis

climax in a drama

392

catatonia

a severe type of mental disorder

393

catarrh

inflammation of the mucous membrane

394

construe

to explain

395

acerate

shaped like a noodle

396

acerb

tart

397

acidosis

condition of the blood having an abnormal amount of acid

398

micromelia

a condition where the extremities are abnormally undeveloped

399

microaudiphone

an instrument to make slight sounds audible

400

hydropic

said of one suffering from dropsy

401

hydrophone

instrument that detects sound of water in pipes

402

hydragogue

causing the expelling of serum as in a dropsy

403

germiparity

reproduction by germs 

404

germifuge

driving out germs

405

germanity

quality of kinship

406

germane

closely allied 

407

germaproof

germ repellent 

408

genarch

head of family, tribe, or race 

409

gendarme

cavalry man in command of a squad

410

progeny

children

411

specter

a disembodied spirit

412

spectrophone

the science of analyzing spectra

413

stereotomy

the art of cutting colids

414

stereopticon

an instrument to put the images produced by transparent slides on a screen

415

stereomatrix

mold used in stereotyping

416

stereoscope

instrument which gives to pictures the impression of solidity

417