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Joy Vocabulary
bliss (n).
blissful (adj.)
blithe (adj.)
buoy (v.)
perfect happiness
very happy
merry; joyous... heedless
keep afloat; raise the spirits of; encourage
bliss (n).
perfect happiness
blissful (adj.)
very happy
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"Joy of" Vocabulary
Affront
Balk
Nominal
Objective
Offense to ones dignity or self-respect; Insult
Place an obstacle in a way of... Stop short and refuse to procee…
Very small; Insignificant
Something toward which efforts are directed; Aim; Goal; Purpose
Affront
Offense to ones dignity or self-respect; Insult
Balk
Place an obstacle in a way of... Stop short and refuse to procee…
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the joy of vocabulary
monograph
monologue
monorail
monosyllabic
learned treatise on a particular subject; scholary article
talk by one person
railways whose cars are supported on or under a single rail
having only one syllable
monograph
learned treatise on a particular subject; scholary article
monologue
talk by one person
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The Joy of Vocabulary
Bagatelle
Exacerbate
Forbearance
Garrulous
Trifle; something of little value or importance
Make more severe or violent; aggravate
Self control; patience
Talking too much about unimportant things
Bagatelle
Trifle; something of little value or importance
Exacerbate
Make more severe or violent; aggravate
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The joy of vocabulary
Brace
Centenarian
Centennial
Decade
Two of a kind; pair
One who is 100 or older
100th anniversary
Period of ten years
Brace
Two of a kind; pair
Centenarian
One who is 100 or older
Joy of Vocabulary
Affront
Balk
Nominal
Objective
offence to one's dignity or self respect
obstacle
very small
goal
Affront
offence to one's dignity or self respect
Balk
obstacle
Joy of vocabulary
Affront
Balk
Nominal
Objective
Offense to ones dignity or self respect: insult
Place an obstacle in the way of. Stop short and refuse to pro…
Very small; insignificant
Something toward which efforts are directed; aim; goal; purpose
Affront
Offense to ones dignity or self respect: insult
Balk
Place an obstacle in the way of. Stop short and refuse to pro…
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Joy of Vocabulary
Affront
Balk
Nominal
Objective
~Offense to ones dignity or self-respect; insult
~Place an obstacle in the way of... ~stop short and refuse to pr…
~Very small;insignificant
~Something toward which efforts are directed; aim; goal;purpose
Affront
~Offense to ones dignity or self-respect; insult
Balk
~Place an obstacle in the way of... ~stop short and refuse to pr…
Joy of vocabulary
Hypothermia
Subaqueous
Sublethal
Submarginal
Subnormal body tempature
underwater
Not quite lethal; insufficient to cause death
Below minimum standards; inadequate for some end; unproductive
Hypothermia
Subnormal body tempature
Subaqueous
underwater
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Joy of Vocabulary
abscound
alias
anonymous
cache
depart secretly and hide, especially to avoid prosecution
assumed name
supplied or written by one whose name is not known or is with…
safe place for hiding and storing treasure, supplies, etc.
abscound
depart secretly and hide, especially to avoid prosecution
alias
assumed name
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Joy of Vocabulary
Affront
Balk
Nominal
Objective
(Noun) Offense to one's dignity or self-respect; insult
(Verb) Place an obstacle in the way of, stop short and refuse…
(Adjective) Very small; insignificant
(Noun) Something toward which efforts are directed; aim; goal…
Affront
(Noun) Offense to one's dignity or self-respect; insult
Balk
(Verb) Place an obstacle in the way of, stop short and refuse…
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Joy Of Vocabulary
acrophobia
agoraphobia
audiophile
balletomania
abnormal gear of being in high places
abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas
one especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction
extreme enthusiasm for the ballet
acrophobia
abnormal gear of being in high places
agoraphobia
abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas
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Joy of Vocabulary
baker's dozen
bicentennial
brace
centenarian
thirteen
200th anniversary
two of a kind; pair; couple
one who is 100 or older
baker's dozen
thirteen
bicentennial
200th anniversary
JOY OF VOCABULARY
Affront
Balk
Nominal
objective
offense to dignity or self respect; insult
. place an obstacle in the way of ... . stop short and refuse to…
very small; insignificant
something toward which efforts are directed; aim; goal; purpose
Affront
offense to dignity or self respect; insult
Balk
. place an obstacle in the way of ... . stop short and refuse to…
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Joy of Vocabulary
acrophobia
agoraphobia
audiophile
Balletomania
Abnormal fear of being in high places
Abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas
one- especially interested in high- fidelity
extreme enthusiasm for the ballet
acrophobia
Abnormal fear of being in high places
agoraphobia
Abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas
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Joy of Vocabulary
brace
dichotomy
plurality
triumvirate
noun; two of a kind... couple... pair
noun; division in two... split
noun; victor's margin over the runner-up when no candidate ha…
noun; ruling body of three
brace
noun; two of a kind... couple... pair
dichotomy
noun; division in two... split
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Joy of vocabulary.
Involuntary Manslaughter
Accessory
Circumstantial Evidence
Harbor
Accidental killing of a human being that resulted from reckle…
A person who assists a lawbreaker in carrying out a crime.
Evidence that relies on an inference to connect it to.a concl…
To give shelter to;to conceal;to hide
Involuntary Manslaughter
Accidental killing of a human being that resulted from reckle…
Accessory
A person who assists a lawbreaker in carrying out a crime.
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Joy of Vocabulary
acrophobia
slatternly
refractory
penchant
abnormal fear of being in high places
dirty, untidy, slovenly
hard to control, resisting authority, unruly, obstinate
strong leaning, fondness, likeness
acrophobia
abnormal fear of being in high places
slatternly
dirty, untidy, slovenly
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Joy of vocabulary
Becentennial
Brace
Centenarian
Decimate
200th anniversary
Two of a kind, pair, couple.
One who is 100 or older
Destroy 10% or more of a population
Becentennial
200th anniversary
Brace
Two of a kind, pair, couple.
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Joy of Vocabulary
je (j') suis
tu es
il est
on est
I am
You are (1)
He/she/it is
one is
je (j') suis
I am
tu es
You are (1)
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Joy Vocabulary
Bliss (n.)
Blissful (adj.)
Blithe (adj.)
Buoy (v.)
Perfect Happiness
Very happy
1. Merry; joyous... 2. Heedless
Keep afloat; raise the spirits of; encourage
Bliss (n.)
Perfect Happiness
Blissful (adj.)
Very happy
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Vocabulary joy
Affliction
akin
Cosmopolitan
Elongate
A physical ailment, A cause of pain or trouble, misfortune
Related by blood, having similar qualities or character
Found in most parts of the world, having many fields of inter…
To grow in links, become longer, to extend the length
Affliction
A physical ailment, A cause of pain or trouble, misfortune
akin
Related by blood, having similar qualities or character
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The Joy of Vocabulary 22
abiogenesis
abyss
agnostic
amnesia
theory that life can originate from nonliving matter
seemingly bottomless pit or gulf;chasm;anything immeasurably…
person who isn't an atheist or someone who believes in god; u…
condition of not remembering, loss of memory
abiogenesis
theory that life can originate from nonliving matter
abyss
seemingly bottomless pit or gulf;chasm;anything immeasurably…
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The Joy of Vocabulary 22
abiogenesis
abyss
agnostic
amnesia
theory that life can originate from nonliving matter... The theo…
seemingly bottomless pit or gulf;chasm;anything immeasurably…
person who isn't an atheist or someone who believes in god; u…
condition of not remembering, loss of memory ... There is no ce…
abiogenesis
theory that life can originate from nonliving matter... The theo…
abyss
seemingly bottomless pit or gulf;chasm;anything immeasurably…
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 10
ad hominem adj
ad infinitum adv
ad nauseam adv
alfresco adv
Appealing to a listener's or reader's prejudices, rather than…
Endlessly; forever; without limit (from Latin)
To a sickening degree; to the point of nausea or disgust (fro…
In the open air; outdoors (from Italian)
ad hominem adj
Appealing to a listener's or reader's prejudices, rather than…
ad infinitum adv
Endlessly; forever; without limit (from Latin)
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 1
baker's dozen
bicentennial
brace
centenarian
thirteen (Bakers, for fair measure, used to add a roll to eac…
200th anniversary
two of a kind; pair; couple
one who is 100 or older
baker's dozen
thirteen (Bakers, for fair measure, used to add a roll to eac…
bicentennial
200th anniversary
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Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 15
alchemy, n
baksheesh, n
bellicose, adj
carp, v
medieval chemistry concerned with finding a way to change bas…
gift of money, tip, gratuity
inclined to fight or quarrel, pugnacious, warlike
find fault unreasonably, complain in a petty, nagging way
alchemy, n
medieval chemistry concerned with finding a way to change bas…
baksheesh, n
gift of money, tip, gratuity
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 9
extralegal
extramarital
extramural
extraneous
beyond the jurisdiction of the law; not regulated by law
involving a sexual relationship outside one's marriage; adult…
outside the walls or boundaries of a school, university, etc.
coming from the outside; not an essential part; irrelevant
extralegal
beyond the jurisdiction of the law; not regulated by law
extramarital
involving a sexual relationship outside one's marriage; adult…
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 2
acrophobia
agoraphobia
audiophile
balletomania
abnormal fear of being in high places
abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas
one especially interested in high-fidelity sound reproduction
extreme enthusiasm for the ballet
acrophobia
abnormal fear of being in high places
agoraphobia
abnormal fear of being in crowds, public places, or open areas
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Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 19
carpal, adj
cerebral, adj
cervical, adj
corporal, adj
having to do with the carpus (wrist) or bones of the wrist
having to do with the cerebrum (brain); intellectual
pertaining to a cervix (neck)
having to do with or inflicted on the body; bodily
carpal, adj
having to do with the carpus (wrist) or bones of the wrist
cerebral, adj
having to do with the cerebrum (brain); intellectual
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Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 16
amble v.
concimitant, adj.
congregate, v.
exodus, n.
walk unhurriedly; go leisurely; saunter
accompanying; concurrent
gather into a crowd; assemble
going out; mass departure
amble v.
walk unhurriedly; go leisurely; saunter
concimitant, adj.
accompanying; concurrent
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Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 14
Adonis, n
atlas, n
Baedeker, n
bowdlerize, v
very handsome man (Adonis was a handsome youth loved by Aphro…
book of maps (Atlas, an earth giant, was forced to support th…
guidebook; handbook (Karl Baedeker 1801-59 published in Germa…
expurgate; clear of words or passages thought to be objection…
Adonis, n
very handsome man (Adonis was a handsome youth loved by Aphro…
atlas, n
book of maps (Atlas, an earth giant, was forced to support th…
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 8
antepenultimate
coup de grace
debut
demise
coming immediately before the next to the last
decisive finishing blow
first public experience
cessation of existence; death
antepenultimate
coming immediately before the next to the last
coup de grace
decisive finishing blow
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Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 17
accessory, n
capital, adj
charlatan, n
contraband, n
person who, thought not present at the time of a crime, aids…
(literally, "having to do with the head") involving or punish…
person who fraudulently claims to have expert skill or knowle…
goods illegally imported or exported; smuggled merchandise
accessory, n
person who, thought not present at the time of a crime, aids…
capital, adj
(literally, "having to do with the head") involving or punish…
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 4
hyperacidity
hyperactive
hypercritical
hypersensitive
excessive acidity, especially in the stomach
excessively active
excessively fault-finding; captious
abnormally sensitive
hyperacidity
excessive acidity, especially in the stomach
hyperactive
excessively active
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The Joy Of Vocabulary: Chapter 12
anatomy
conciseness
dissect
entomology
"cutting apart" or dissection of a body or organism to determ…
brevity and compactness in expression resulting from avoidanc…
cut apart piece by piece for study; analyze closely (v)
branch of zoology dealing with insects, no named for their "c…
anatomy
"cutting apart" or dissection of a body or organism to determ…
conciseness
brevity and compactness in expression resulting from avoidanc…
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 20
busman's holiday
come home to roost
Dutch treat
eat crow
holiday spent in an activity the same as, or similar to, one'…
have disagreeable repercussions; boomerang
meal or entertainment for which each participant pays his or…
to be forced into a humiliating or extremely disagreeable sit…
busman's holiday
holiday spent in an activity the same as, or similar to, one'…
come home to roost
have disagreeable repercussions; boomerang
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The Joy Of Vocabulary Unit 1
Baker's dozen
Bicentennial
Brace
Centenarian
thirteen
200th anniversary
two of a kind
one who is 100 or older
Baker's dozen
thirteen
Bicentennial
200th anniversary
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the Joy of Vocabulary (5)
bagatelle
exacerbate
forbearance
garrulous
trifle; something of little value or importance
make more severe or violent; aggravate
self-control; patience
talking too much about unimportant things; loquacious; talkat…
bagatelle
trifle; something of little value or importance
exacerbate
make more severe or violent; aggravate
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The Joy of Vocabulary Set 25
Cariogenic
Comestibles
Eleemosynary
Extrapolate
Causing the development of caries (tooth decay)
edibles; food
Of, relating to, or supported by alms; charitable; philanthro…
Estimate or infer unknown information by extending or project…
Cariogenic
Causing the development of caries (tooth decay)
Comestibles
edibles; food
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The Joy Of Vocabulary: Chapter 22
abiogenesis
abyss
agnostic
amnesia
theory that life can originate from nonliving matter; spontan…
seemingly bottomless pit or gulf; chasm; anything immeasurabl…
person who is not committed to believing in either the existe…
loss of memory
abiogenesis
theory that life can originate from nonliving matter; spontan…
abyss
seemingly bottomless pit or gulf; chasm; anything immeasurabl…
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The Joy of Vocabulary: Ch. 16
Amble
Concomitant
Congregate
Exodus
Walk hurriedly; go leisurely; Saunter
Accompanying: concurrent
Gather into crowd; assemble
Going out; mass departure
Amble
Walk hurriedly; go leisurely; Saunter
Concomitant
Accompanying: concurrent
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the Joy of Vocabulary (4)
hyperacidity
hyperactive
hypercritical
hypersensitive
excessive acidity, especially in the stomach
excessively active
excessively fault-finding; captious
abnormally senstive
hyperacidity
excessive acidity, especially in the stomach
hyperactive
excessively active
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the Joy of Vocabulary (1)
baker's dozen
bicentennial
brace
centenarian
thirteen
200th anniversary
two of a kind; pair; couple
one who is 100 or older
baker's dozen
thirteen
bicentennial
200th anniversary
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 23
abstract
acronym
argot
articulate
existing as a concept; not concrete
word formed from the first letter or letters of other words
language peculiar to a particular group or class; slang
capable of speech
abstract
existing as a concept; not concrete
acronym
word formed from the first letter or letters of other words
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The Joy of Vocabulary: Ch. 17
Accessory
Capital
Charlatan
Contraband
Person who, though not present at the time of crime, aids in…
punishable by the death penalty
Impostor or person who fraudulently claims to have expert ski…
Goods illegally imported or exported, smuggled merchandise
Accessory
Person who, though not present at the time of crime, aids in…
Capital
punishable by the death penalty
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The Joy of Vocabulary: Ch. 19
Carpal
Cerebral
Digital
Eviscerate
Having to do with the carpus (wrist) or bones of the wrist
Having to do with the cerebrum (brain) intellectual
Involving a finger or fingers... Involving digits the numbers on…
Remove the viscera (entrails, intestines, guts) from; disembo…
Carpal
Having to do with the carpus (wrist) or bones of the wrist
Cerebral
Having to do with the cerebrum (brain) intellectual
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The Joy of Vocabulary: Ch. 14
Adonis
Atlas
Baedeker
Bowdlerize
A handsome youth loved by Aphrodite, the goddess of love
Book of maps (Atlas, an earth giant, was forced to support th…
Any of a series of travel guidebooks published by the German…
Expurgate; clear of words or passages thought to be objection…
Adonis
A handsome youth loved by Aphrodite, the goddess of love
Atlas
Book of maps (Atlas, an earth giant, was forced to support th…
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 3
monograph
monologue
monorail
monosyllabic
learned treatise on a particular subject; scholarly article
lengthy talk by one person
railway whose cars are supported on or under a single rail
having only one syllable
monograph
learned treatise on a particular subject; scholarly article
monologue
lengthy talk by one person
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The Joy of Vocabulary Chapter 9
extralegal
extramarital
extramural
extraneous
beyond the jurisdiction of the law; not regulated by law
involving a sexual relationship outside one's marriage; adult…
outside the walls or boundaries of a school, university, etc.
coming from the outside; not an essential part; irrelevant
extralegal
beyond the jurisdiction of the law; not regulated by law
extramarital
involving a sexual relationship outside one's marriage; adult…
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