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disparity
n. Inequality.
disinfect
v. To remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
diffusion
n. Dispersion.
despondent
adj. Disheartened.
derision
n. Ridicule.
cursive
adj. Writing in which the letters are joined together.
crevasse
n. A deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
cosmology
n. The general science of the universe.
corporeal
adj. Of a material nature; physical.
corollary
n. A proposition following so obviously from another that it requires little demonstration.
contrite
adj. Broken in spirit because of a sense of sin.
contradictory
adj. Inconsistent with itself.
comprise
v. To consist of.
cohesive
adj. Having the property of consistency.
cohesion
n. Consistency.
codicil
n. A supplement adding to, revoking, or explaining in the body of a will.
bulbous
adj. Of, or pertaining to, or like a bulb.
braggart
n. A vain boaster.
bilingual
adj. Speaking two languages.
belie
v. To misrepresent.
autonomous
adj. Self-governing.
automaton
n. Any living being whose actions are or appear to be involuntary or mechanical.
atonement
n. Amends, reparation, or expiation made from wrong or injury.
assimilate
v. To adapt.
appraise
v. To estimate the money value of.
apostle
n. Any messenger commissioned by or as by divine authority.
anthology
n. A collection of extracts from the writings of various authors.
antagonism
n. Mutual opposition or resistance of counteracting forces, principles, or persons.
advert
v. To refer incidentally.
admonition
n. Gentle reproof.
actionable
adj. Affording cause for instituting an action, as trespass, slanderous words.
acetate
n. A salt of acetic acid.
aboriginal
adj. Primitive; unsophisticated.
abase
v. To lower in position, estimation, or the like; degrade. ? Many vocabulary words, such as degrade, are repeated in definitions for double learning.
abbess
n. The lady superior of a nunnery.
abdicate
v. To give up (royal power or the like).
abed
adv. In bed; on a bed.
abet
v. To aid, promote, or encourage the commission of (an offense).
abeyance
n. A state of suspension or temporary inaction.
abhorrence
n. The act of detesting extremely.
abhorrent
adj. Very repugnant; hateful.
abjure
v. To recant, renounce, repudiate under oath.
able-bodied
adj. Competent for physical service.
ablution
n. A washing or cleansing, especially of the body.
abnegate
v. To renounce (a right or privilege).
abominate
v. To hate violently.
abrade
v. To wear away the surface or some part of by friction.
abrasion
n. That which is rubbed off.
abridge
v. To make shorter in words, keeping the essential features, leaning out minor particles.
abridgment
n. A condensed form as of a book or play.
abrogate
v. To abolish, repeal.
abscess
n. A Collection of pus in a cavity formed within some tissue of the body.
abscission
n. The act of cutting off, as in a surgical operation.
abscond
v. To depart suddenly and secretly, as for the purpose of escaping arrest.
absent-minded
adj. Lacking in attention to immediate surroundings or business.
abstemious
adj. Characterized by self denial or abstinence, as in the use of drink, food.
abstruse
adj. Dealing with matters difficult to be understood.
academician
n. A member of an academy of literature, art, or science.
accede
v. To agree.
accession
n. Induction or elevation, as to dignity, office, or government.
accompaniment
n. A subordinate part or parts, enriching or supporting the leading part.
accompanist
n. One who or that which accompanies.
accost
v. To speak to.
accouter
v. To dress.
accredit
v. To give credit or authority to.
accustom
v. To make familiar by use.
acerbity
n. Sourness, with bitterness and astringency.
acetic
adj. Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of vinegar.
achromatic
adj. Colorless,
acidify
v. To change into acid.
acknowledgment
n. Recognition.
acquiesce
v. To comply; submit.
acquiescence
n. Passive consent.
acquit
v. To free or clear, as from accusation.
acquittance
n. Release or discharge from indebtedness, obligation, or responsibility.
acreage
n. Quantity or extent of land, especially of cultivated land.
acrid
adj. Harshly pungent or bitter.
acrimonious
adj. Full of bitterness.
acrimony
n. Sharpness or bitterness of speech or temper.
actuary
n. An officer, as of an insurance company, who calculates and states the risks and premiums.
actuate
v. To move or incite to action.
addle
v. To make inefficient or worthless; muddle.
adduce
v. To bring forward or name for consideration.
adherent
adj. Clinging or sticking fast.
adhesion
n. The state of being attached or joined.
adjacency
n. The state of being adjacent.
adjudge
v. To award or bestow by formal decision.
adjunct
n. Something joined to or connected with another thing, but holding a subordinate place.
adjuration
n. A vehement appeal.
adroit
adj. Having skill in the use of the bodily or mental powers.
adulterate
v. To make impure by the admixture of other or baser ingredients.
adumbrate
v. To represent beforehand in outline or by emblem.
aeronaut
n. One who navigates the air, a balloonist.
aeronautics
n. the art or practice of flying aircraft
aerostat
n. A balloon or other apparatus floating in or sustained by the air.
aerostatics
n. The branch of pneumatics that treats of the equilibrium, pressure, and mechanical properties.
affable
adj. Easy to approach.
affectation
n. A studied or ostentatious pretense or attempt.
affix
v. To fasten.
affluence
n. A profuse or abundant supply of riches.