36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 27 (terms / definitions)

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chronometer
an accurate clock (especially used in navigation)
duration
The period of time during which anything lasts.
confluence
a place where things merge or flow together
gregarious
seeking and enjoying the company of others
mixture
a collection containing a variety of sorts of things
residential
used as an area where people live
recognizance
An acknowledgment entered into before a court with condition to do some particular act.
infallible
incapable of failure or error
navigate
direct carefully and safely
mandate
a document giving an official instruction or command
repulsive
so extremely ugly as to be terrifying
disperse
move away from each other
congregation
a crowd of people; an assembly
propulsion
A driving onward or forward.
mandatory
required by rule
cognizant
being fully aware of
litigate
to engage in legal proceedings
intersperse
place at intervals in or among
synchronize
operate simultaneously
effluvia
Waste; odor given off by waste
assiduous
marked by care and persistent effort
immiscible
incapable of mixing
infallible
incapable of failure or error
durability
strength, sturdiness
intransigent
not capable of being swayed or diverted from a course
propellers
a mechanical device that rotates to push against air or water for the purpose of driving forward
chronogram
an inscription in which certain Roman numeral letters express a date or epoch on being added together by their values.
reconnoiter
explore, often with the goal of finding something or somebody
mellifluous
sweetly or smoothly flowing, melodious
mitigate
make less severe or harsh
aggregate
the whole amount
countermand
a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
aspersions
attacks on a peron's character or honesty; damaging or unfavorable remarks
compulsory
Required by authority:having the power of driving or urging
chronology
arrangement of events in time
miscegenation
intermixing of races by marriage or sexual relations