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centennial
relating to a hundredth anniversary
anniversary
a date that is remembered or celebrated on the same day every year
millennium
a period of time equal to 1,000 years
perennial
lasting or existing for a long or apparently infinite time
biannual
occurring twice a year
Superannuated
too old to be useful
Annals
a record of events by year
Annuity
a fixed sum of money paid to someone each year
Aqueduct
an artificial channel for conveying water, typically in the form of a bridge
Aquarium
• a transparent tank of water for fish and other water creatures
Aquatic
Relating to, living in, or growing in water
Aqueous
of or containing water, typically as a solvent or medium.
Aquarist
person who studies aquatic life; owner of an aquarium
Aquifer
an underground layer of rock that water continually moves through
Aquanaut
one who travels under water; a person trained to work in an under water chamber
Hydraulic
moved or operated or effected by liquid (water or oil)
Scripture
the books of the Bible or a body of writings considered sacred
Hydrant
a faucet for drawing water from a pipe or cask
Scribble
to write hastily or carelessly without regard to legibility or form
Prescription
a written set of directions for taking a medicine
Manuscript
a written or typewritten composition or document as distinguished from a printed copy
Circumscribe
to define or mark off carefully
Proscribe
to condemn or forbid as harmful or unlawful; to publish the name of as condemned to death
Inscription
a short dedication written in a book or engraved on something, such as a coin or monument
Scribe
a copier of manuscripts
Ascribe
to say or think that (something) is caused by, comes from, or is associated with a particular person or thing
mortgage
a legal agreement in which a bank lends money for a title in a property
morgue
a place where dead bodies are kept
post-mortem
an examination after the death of a thing
mortification
a feeling of profound humiliation OR the death of one part of the body
moribund
at the point of death, lacking energy or vigor
immortalize
to give something fame that will last forever
mortally
in a deadly or fatal manner
mortuary
a funeral home
revolver
a pistol with a revolving chamber that allows for several shots w/o reloading
involve
cause a person or group to participate in an activity
volubility
talking fluently, readily, or incessantly; talkativeness
convoluted
a story, argument, or sentence that is folded, twisted, or coiled, making it hard to understand
revolution
a forcible overthrow of a system in favor of a new one
evolution
gradual development of a thing, usually from simpler to more complex form
devolve
transfer power to a lower level
vault
a roof in the form of an arch or series of arches
benediction
a blessing, especially at the end of a religious service
benevolent
well meaning and kindly
benign
a disease, symptom, or change that is not harmful
benefactor
a person who gives money or other aid to a cause
beneficiary
a person who gets a benefit from a thing, like an inheritance
bonafide
something that is genuine, real
bonus
an additional sum of money or gift for good performance
bon voyage
an expression wishing someone a good journey
audit
formal examination of an organization's accounts/financial records
inaudible
something that cannot be heard
audiology
the study of hearing
auditorium
the part of the theater or auditorium where the audience sits
auscultation
listening to sounds of the heart and lungs
audiologist
health care worker who evaluates hearing and hearing loss
acousma
an auditory hallucination
acoustic
musical instruments without electrical amplification
nonsense
spoken or written words that have no meaning or sense
non sequitur
a statement that does not follow logically from what was said before
nonprofit
not maintained for the purpose of making money
nonentity
a person or thing of little consequence or significance
nonchalant
having an air of unconcern or indifference
nonfat
lacking fat solids
nonpartisan
free from party affiliation, bias or designation
nonverbal
using signals other than spoken words to communicate
nondescript
lacking descriptive or interesting qualities
obstructive
hindering, opposing, blocking
destruction
the act of destroying
infrastructure
the system of public works, like bridges and roads, in a place
substructure
the underlying or supporting structure of a thing
constructive
promoting development or growth
miscontrue
interepret someone's words or actions incorrectly
instrumental
something that is valuable towards a goal
construe
to interpret something in a specific way
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