Vocabulary words for spelling.

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343 terms · the words on the spelling list that have a dot by their side.

abalone

an edible shellfish having a flat shell lined with mother-of-pearl

abbatial

of or having to do with or belonging to an abbey or abbot, or abbess

acolyte

someone who assists a priest or minister in a liturgical service

ad valorem

in proportion to the estimated value of the goods taxed

admissibility

describes evidence that should be "let in" or introduced in court, or evidence that a jury may use

affinity

a natural attraction or feeling of kinship

afforestation

Establishment of a forest or stand in an area not recently forested.

Agincourt

a battle in northern France in which English longbowmen under Henry V decisively defeated a much larger French army in 1415

agrochemical

n. a chemical, hormone, jungicide, or insecticide, that moves to production of crops

Aguadilla

a seaport in NW Puerto Rico, where Columbus is said to have landed in 1493.

alfresco

in the open air

alpha privative

The prefix a- or an- before vowels, used in Greek and in English words borrowed from Greek to express absence or negation.

Americanize

become American in character

ametropia

(ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia

amylaceous

of, relating to, or having the characteristics of starch

anathematize

curse or declare to be evil or anathema or threaten with divine punishment

Andorra

a small republic in the eastern Pyrenees between Spain and France

anemia

a deficiency of red blood cells

annular ligament

wraps around the head of the radius to stabilize the proximal radial ulnar joint.

anthrax

a highly infectious animal disease (especially cattle and sheep)

anthropometry

measurement and study of the human body and its parts and capacities

antipersonnel

Designed to inflict death or bodily injury rather than material destruction

antiphony

a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response

antipyretic

any medicine that lowers body temperature to prevent or alleviate fever

apatetic

Relating to or characterized by coloration serving as natural camouflage.

applicable

capable of being applied

apprehensible

capable of being apprehended or understood

arborescent

resembling a tree in form and branching structure

archconservative

Somebody who is strongly conservative

assimilable

able to be absorbed and incorporated into body tissues

assumptive

accepted as real or true without proof

attention deficit disorder

an inability to pay attention, often with hyperactivity and poor impulse control, ADHD is often diagnosed in children younger than 7. It interferes with home life, schoolwork, or other functions

avocet

long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill

babbitt metal

an alloy of tin with some copper and antimony

baguette

french bread

balladeer

a singer of popular ballads

ball-peen hammer

has a much harder head then other hammers, ball end is used for shaping, in all it helps flatten, bend and shape metal

Barents Sea

the part of the Arctic Ocean north of Norway and Russia

barratry

It is the offense of frequently inciting and stirring up quarrels and suits. The lawyer's acts of fomenting suits among individuals and offering legal services to one of them. (BAR 1993)

Bavarian

of or relating to or characteristic of Bavaria or its people

beauteous

Beautiful, especially to the sight

beccafico

-noun [bek-uh-fee-koh]
a small songbird, esp. the European garden warbler, Silvia hortensis, eaten as a delicacy in France and the Mediterranean region.

benignancy

the quality of being kind and gentle

besotted

intoxicated or stupified with drink.

bicaudal

Having two tails

bifunctional

having two functions; (of a compound) having two functional groups or binding sites; (of a reaction) involving two functional groups or binding sites

boondoggle

work of little or no value done merely to look busy

brave new world

Aldous Huxley. About an outsider raised on the Reservation tries and fails to find love in the World State, a place where people are robbed of their humanity and sedated with the drug soma.

briarroot

hard woody root of the briar Erica arborea

brotherliness

like a brother

caconym

an undesirable or erroneous name

cacophonous

having an unpleasant sound

Canaanite

the extinct language of the Semitic people who occupied Canaan before the Israelite conquest

canvasser

a person who takes or counts votes

carafe

a bottle with a stopper

carillon

playing a set of bells that are (usually) hung in a tower

carnassial

(of a tooth) adapted for shearing flesh

casuistic

of or relating to the use of ethical principles to resolve moral problems

catchword

a favorite saying of a sect or political group

cede

To give up

cerulean

a light shade of blue

chachka

(Yiddish) an inexpensive showy trinket

chasseur

literally: "hunter" a sauce made with mushrooms, wine, parsley

chatoyant

varying in color when seen in different lights or from different angles

chiffonier

a tall elegant chest of drawers

Chiricahua

A Native American tribe; The Apache language these people speak

Christology

a religious doctrine or theory based on Jesus or Jesus' teachings

chronicled

recorded in history

circumambient

surrounding

circumspect

careful, cautious

coadjutant

A helper or assistant

coadunate

to unite; to combine

colliery

a coal mine, including all buildings and equipment

comme il faut

according with custom or propriety

communicative

Willing to speak; eager to talk

concavity

a shape that curves or bends inward

conciliatory

appeasing; soothing; showing willingness to reconcile

condolatory

expressing sympathy

conglobate

to form into a round compact mass

constituency

the body of voters who elect a representative for their area

consuetude

a custom or usage that has acquired the force of law

cosmopolite

a sophisticated person who has travelled in many countries

counterintelligence

the steps an organization takes to protect information sought by "hostile" intelligence gatherers.

counterpoise

to balance by an opposing weight

craniofacial

pertaining to the skull and face

cretinism

condition caused by congential absence of the thyroid, resulting in puffy features, mental deficiency, and dwarfism

criminology

the scientific study of crime and criminal behavior and law enforcement

curriculum vitae

a summary of your academic and work history

cursory

hasty and without attention to detail

cyclotron

an accelerator that imparts energies of several million electron-volts to rapidly moving particles

czarina

the wife or widow of a czar

daiquiri

a cocktail made with rum and lime or lemon juice

dealcoholize

To remove some or all of the alcohol from (beverages)

Debussy

French composer who is said to have created impressionism in music (1862-1918)

deglamorize

To make less glamorous

delamination

Splitting or migration of one sheet into two sheets

deploy

(v.) to position or arrange; to utilize; to form up

deportee

expelled from home or country by authority

dermatoplasty

plastic surgery repair performed on the skin

deterioration

a symptom of reduced quality or strength

devastator

The collosal combiner that has a vortex mouth

development

act of improving by expanding or enlarging or refining

diagnostician

a doctor who specializes in medical diagnosis

dinghy

a small boat of shallow draft with cross thwarts for seats and rowlocks for oars with which it is propelled

discombobulate

cause to be confused emotionally

Don Juan

any successful womanizer (after the legendary profligate Spanish nobleman)

drugget

a rug made of a coarse fabric having a cotton warp and a wool filling

ectogenous

something produced outside an organism

effusion

a pouring forth

egotism

an inflated feeling of pride in your superiority to others

elation

a feeling of joy and pride

eldritch

strange or unearthly; eerie

embarassment

the act or state of feeling uncomfortable or ashamed

encephaloma

brain tumor

enfant terrible

"Terrible child." An impetuous, embarrassing person.

enigmatical

not clear to the understanding

entombment

the ritual placing of a corpse in a grave

epigrammatize

to make a short written statement

epinephrine

adrenaline

equerry

an official charged with the care of the horses of princes or nobles

euphemize

an inoffensive expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive

euphuism

any artificially elegant style of language

evasiveness

skill in dodging something

excrescence

abnormal growth or outgrowth

exegetic

explanatory, interpretive

expeditionary

journeying, voyaging

expurgation

Cleansing of something immoral

extremist

n. One who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.

fanion

A small flag used by surveyors or soldiers to mark a position

fantastico

fantastic

felinity

cat-like disposition

fiscal year

any accounting period of 12 months

flame-retardant

avoiding flames, fireproof

fluoridation

the addition of a fluoride to the water supply (to prevent dental decay)

fortitudinous

marked by bravery or courage

fractionalize

divide into separate groups or parts

frenzied

excessively agitated

geneticist

a biologist who specializes in genetics

geomagnetic storm

temporary disturbance of the Earth's magnetosphere caused by a disturbance in space weather

glaciology

study of ice ages and glaciation

grandiose

impressive; showy; magnificent

gravamen

essential part of an accusation

gyre

large whirls of water within an ocean basin

hammertoe

a deformed toe which is bent in a clawlike arch

harmattan

dry dusty wind in West Africa

hebraic

of or relating to the language of the Hebrews

hemangioma

tumor of blood vessels

hexagonal

having six sides or divided into hexagons

hippocampus

a neural center located in the limbic system that helps process explicit memories for storage

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