|1||vernacular||(noun) the everyday speech of the people (as distinguished from literary language)|
(noun) a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
(adjective satellite) being or characteristic of or appropriate to everyday language; "common parlance"; "a vernacular term"; "vernacular speakers"; "the vulgar tongue of the masses"; "the technical and vulgar names for an animal species"
|2||duckling||(noun) young duck|
(noun) flesh of a young domestic duck
|3||low-spirited||(adjective satellite) low in spirits; "lonely and blue in a strange city"; "depressed by the loss of his job"; "a dispirited and resigned expression on her face"; "downcast after his defeat"; "feeling discouraged and downhearted"|
|4||purport||(noun) general meaning or tenor; "caught the drift of the conversation"|
(noun) the intended meaning of a communication
(verb) propose or intend; "I aim to arrive at noon"
(verb) have the often specious appearance of being, intending, or claiming; "The letter purports to express people's opinion"
|5||curio||(noun) something unusual -- perhaps worthy of collecting|
|6||aroma||(noun) any property detected by the olfactory system|
(noun) a distinctive odor that is pleasant
|7||misadventure||(noun) an instance of misfortune|
|8||amour||(noun) a usually secretive or illicit sexual relationship|
|9||presumption||(noun) a kind of discourtesy in the form of an act of presuming; "his presumption was intolerable"|
(noun) audacious (even arrogant) behavior that you have no right to; "he despised them for their presumptuousness"
(noun) (law) an inference of the truth of a fact from other facts proved or admitted or judicially noticed
(noun) an assumption that is taken for granted
|10||linguistics||(noun) the humanistic study of language and literature|
(noun) the scientific study of language
|11||globose||(adjective satellite) having the shape of a sphere or ball; "a spherical object"; "nearly orbicular in shape"; "little globular houses like mud-wasp nests"- Zane Grey|
|12||shuffle||(noun) walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet; "from his shambling I assumed he was very old"|
(noun) the act of mixing cards haphazardly
(verb) mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"
(verb) walk by dragging one's feet; "he shuffled out of the room"; "We heard his feet shuffling down the hall"
(verb) move about, move back and forth; "He shuffled his funds among different accounts in various countries so as to avoid the IRS"
|13||penalty||(noun) the act of punishing|
(noun) (games) a handicap or disadvantage that is imposed on a competitor (or a team) for an infraction of the rules of the game
(noun) the disadvantage or painful consequences of an action or condition; "neglected his health and paid the penalty"
(noun) a payment required for not fulfilling a contract
|14||scribe||(noun) a sharp-pointed awl for marking wood or metal to be cut|
(noun) someone employed to make written copies of documents and manuscripts
(noun) informal terms for journalists
(noun) French playwright (1791-1861)
(verb) score a line on with a pointed instrument, as in metalworking
|15||luminary||(noun) a celebrity who is an inspiration to others; "he was host to a large gathering of luminaries"|
|16||rhetoric||(noun) study of the technique and rules for using language effectively (especially in public speaking)|
(noun) loud and confused and empty talk; "mere rhetoric"
(noun) high flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
(noun) using language effectively to please or persuade
|17||epitaph||(noun) an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there|
(noun) a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person
|18||dramatist||(noun) someone who writes plays|
|19||asperity||(noun) harshness of manner|
(noun) something hard to endure; "the asperity of northern winters"
|20||epithet||(noun) a defamatory or abusive word or phrase; "sticks and stones may break my bones but names can never hurt me"|
(noun) descriptive word or phrase
|21||fissure||(noun) (anatomy) a long narrow slit or groove that divides an organ into lobes|
(noun) a long narrow opening
(noun) a long narrow depression in a surface
(verb) break into fissures or fine cracks
|22||malevolent||(adjective satellite) having or exerting a malignant influence; "malevolent stars"; "a malefic force"|
(adjective) wishing or appearing to wish evil to others; arising from intense ill will or hatred; "a gossipy malevolent old woman"; "failure made him malevolent toward those who were successful"
(adjective satellite) extremely malevolent or malicious; "the malignant tongues of gossipers"
|23||preponderant||(adjective satellite) having superior power and influence; "the predominant mood among policy-makers is optimism"|
|24||append||(verb) state or say further; "`It doesn't matter,' he supplied"|
(verb) fix to; attach; "append a charm to the necklace"
(verb) add to the very end; "He appended a glossary to his novel where he used an invented language"
|25||laureate||(noun) someone honored for great achievements; figuratively someone crowned with a laurel wreath|
(adjective satellite) worthy of the greatest honor or distinction; "The nation's pediatrician laureate is preparing to lay down his black bag"- James Traub
|26||stringency||(noun) conscientious attention to rules and details|
(noun) a state occasioned by scarcity of money and a shortage of credit
|27||ferocity||(noun) the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"|
|28||anatomy||(noun) a detailed analysis; "he studied the anatomy of crimes"|
(noun) alternative names for the body of a human being; "Leonardo studied the human body"; "he has a strong physique"; "the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak"
(noun) the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
|29||drudgery||(noun) hard monotonous routine work|
|30||indivisible||(adjective) impossible of undergoing division; "an indivisible union of states"; "one nation indivisible"|
|31||irritable||(adjective satellite) easily irritated or annoyed; "an incorrigibly fractious young man"; "not the least nettlesome of his countrymen"|
(adjective satellite) capable of responding to stimuli
(adjective satellite) abnormally sensitive to a stimulus
|32||morbid||(adjective satellite) caused by or altered by or manifesting disease or pathology; "diseased tonsils"; "a morbid growth"; "pathologic tissue"; "pathological bodily processes"|
(adjective satellite) suggesting the horror of death and decay; "morbid details"
(adjective satellite) suggesting an unhealthy mental state; "morbid interest in death"; "morbid curiosity"
|33||defame||(verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"|
|34||financial||(adjective) involving financial matters; "fiscal responsibility"|
|35||velocity||(noun) distance travelled per unit time|
|36||preference||(noun) grant of favor or advantage to one over another (especially to a country or countries in matters of international trade, such as levying duties)|
(noun) the right or chance to choose; "given my druthers, I'd eat cake"
(noun) a predisposition in favor of something; "a predilection for expensive cars"; "his sexual preferences"; "showed a Marxist orientation"
(noun) a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
|37||impatience||(noun) a dislike of anything that causes delay|
(noun) a restless desire for change and excitement
(noun) a lack of patience; irritation with anything that causes delay
|38||conceive||(verb) become pregnant; undergo conception; "She cannot conceive"; "My daughter was conceived in Christmas Day"|
(verb) judge or regard; look upon; judge; "I think he is very smart"; "I believe her to be very smart"; "I think that he is her boyfriend"; "The racist conceives such people to be inferior"
(verb) have the idea for; "He conceived of a robot that would help paralyzed patients"; "This library was well conceived"
|39||itinerant||(noun) an itinerant laborer who works for a short time in various places|
(adjective satellite) working for a short time in different places; "itinerant laborers"; "a road show"; "traveling salesman"; "touring company"
(adjective satellite) traveling from place to place to work; "itinerant labor"; "an itinerant judge"
|40||foreclose||(verb) subject to foreclosing procedures; take away the right of mortgagors to redeem their mortgage|
(verb) keep from happening or arising; have the effect of preventing; "My sense of tact forbids an honest answer"
|41||brittle||(noun) caramelized sugar cooled in thin sheets|
(adjective satellite) having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped; "brittle bones"; "glass is brittle"; "`brickle' and `brickly' are dialectal"
(adjective satellite) (of metal or glass) not annealed and consequently easily cracked or fractured
(adjective satellite) lacking warmth and generosity of spirit; "a brittle and calculating woman"
|42||anxious||(adjective satellite) mentally upset over possible misfortune or danger etc; worried; "anxious parents"; "anxious about her job"; "not used to a city and anxious about small things"; "felt apprehensive about the consequences"|
(adjective satellite) causing or fraught with or showing anxiety; "spent an anxious night waiting for the test results"; "cast anxious glances behind her"; "those nervous moments before takeoff"; "an unquiet mind"
|43||loiterer||(noun) someone who lingers aimlessly in or about a place|
|44||temporize||(verb) draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time; "The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"|
|45||periodicity||(noun) the quality of recurring at intervals|
|46||irresponsible||(adjective) showing lack of care for consequences; "behaved like an irresponsible idiot"; "hasty and irresponsible action"|
|47||deform||(verb) assume a different shape or form|
(verb) alter the shape of (something) by stress; "His body was deformed by leprosy"
(verb) become misshapen; "The sidewalk deformed during the earthquake"
(verb) cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
(verb) twist and press out of shape
(verb) make formless; "the heat deformed the plastic sculpture"
|48||adulterate||(verb) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"|
(adjective satellite) mixed with impurities
|49||foreknowledge||(noun) knowledge of an event before it occurs|
|50||outlaw||(noun) someone who has committed (or been legally convicted of) a crime|
(verb) declare illegal; outlaw; "Marijuana is criminalized in the U.S."
|51||gratification||(noun) the act or an instance of satisfying|
(noun) state of being gratified; great satisfaction; "dull repetitious work gives no gratification"; "to my immense gratification he arrived on time"
|52||dramatize||(verb) add details to|
(verb) represent something in a dramatic manner; "These events dramatize the lack of social responsibility among today's youth"
(verb) put into dramatic form; "adopt a book for a screenplay"
|53||decoy||(noun) something used to lure victims into danger|
(noun) a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot)
(verb) lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
|54||illegible||(adjective) (of handwriting, print, etc.) not legible; "illegible handwriting"|