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100 terms · Teays Valley 2009 Spelling Bee words

coordinate

equal rank;mathematics-one of two numbers used to determine position

explicitly

fully and clearly expressed

malfunction

failure to function properly

residency

the act of dwelling in a place; postion of a medical resident

bilateral

both sides

exasperated

to irritate or provoke; annoy to an extreme degree

interior

inside

knuckle

prominence of such a joint where the finger is bent

mousse

sweet desert; used to keep hair in place such as hairspray

substantial

large

prohibited

to forbid by authority

botanist

someone who studies the science of plants

crevice

a crack forming and opening

nominal

being such in name only

refute

to prove false

forceps

an instrument for holding, such as in medical procedures

exclamatory

expressing exclamation

brethren

fellow members;brothers

empathetic

pertaining to or characterized by understanding someone elses situation or feelings

kaleidoscope

continually changing pattern of shapes and objects

logistics

management of the details of an operation

jamboree

a large, perhaps noisy celebration

minimization

the act of reducing

boisterous

noisy, loud

extrasensory

outside the normal range or bounds of the senses

azalea

a type of flower

disinfectant

an agent that destroys bacteria

budgetary

of or relating to a budget

aghast

Struck with terror and amazement.

infuriate

make furious

emancipation

freeing someone from the control of another

suffocate

struggle for breath

politician

a person active in party politics

menial

low, servile, demeaning

conqueror

someone who is victorious by force of arms

bludgeon

a club used as a weapon

telegenic

having physical qualities or characteristics that televise well

scoundrel

a wicked or evil person

lattice

Openwork of metal or wood, formed by crossing or interlacing strips or bars.

femur

the longest and thickest bone of the human skeleton, in the thigh

delinquent

persistently bad

compulsory

required by rule

granular

Composed of small grains or particles.

rationalize

think rationally

tyrannous

unjustly cruel, harsh, or severe

promontory

a natural elevation (especially a rocky one that juts out into the sea)

misnomer

an incorrect or unsuitable name

inessential

anything that is not essential

etiquette

acceptable social manners

paraplegic

paralyzed from waist down

Crusoe

Robinson ______, book

pandit

Learned man, teacher; critic

fiasco

disaster

impasse

a situation in which no progress can be made or no advancement is possible

discern

distinguish

Parmesan

hard dry sharp-flavored Italian cheese

bolero

spanish dance

macron

indicating the vowel sound is long

flamenco

dance, uses lots of stomping and clapping

samurai

A Japanese warrior.

eureka

Greek. I have found it.

knavery

lack of honesty

diesel

an internal-combustion engine that burns heavy oil

cossack

member of a group from Ukraine

flamboyant

richly and brilliantly colorful

buccaneer

pirate

mahal

expensive or dearly priced

schloss

castle

odori

a japanese dance

guilder

formerly the basic unit of money in the Netherlands

periphery

boundary

monotonous

Unchanging and tedious.

isinglass

gelatin;thin sheets of mica

olio

miscellany.

maladroit

clumsy; not skillful; awkward; bungling

satellite

any celestial body orbiting around a planet or star

tenant

one that pays rent to use property owned by another

marital

pertaining to marriage

separate

standing apart

compliment

express respect or esteem for

irritate

excite to an abnormal condition, of chafe or inflame

succeed

To accomplish what is attempted or intended.

aggravate

make worse

possess

To own.

collaborate

work together on a common enterprise of project

persuade

cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action

censer

incence burning holder

parallel

lines or line segments that are equal distance apart

conscious

knowing and perceiving

martial

warlike

corroborate

support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

libel

print slanderous statements against

illicit

illegal

embarrass

To render flustered or agitated.

tenet

doctrine; dogma

biennial

every two years

immigrate

come into a new country and change residency

conscientious

guided by or in accordance with conscience or sense of right and wrong

gamut

a complete extent or range.

flout

to ridicule; to show contempt for

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