TOI Vocabulary 17-10-2014

Abetment The act of abetting; as, an abetment of treason, crime,
Acquitting of Acquit
Adverse Acting against, or in a contrary direction; opposed;
contrary; opposite; conflicting; as, adverse winds; an adverse party; a
spirit adverse to distinctions of caste.
Adverse Opposite.
Adverse In hostile opposition to; unfavorable; unpropitious;
contrary to one’s wishes; unfortunate; calamitous; afflictive; hurtful;
as, adverse fates, adverse circumstances, things adverse.
Adverse To oppose; to resist.
Allegation The act of alleging or positively asserting.
Allegation That which is alleged, asserted, or declared; positive
assertion; formal averment
Allegation A statement by a party of what he undertakes to prove,
— usually applied to each separate averment; the charge or matter
undertaken to be proved.
Altercation Warm contention in words; dispute carried on with heat
or anger; controversy; wrangle; wordy contest.
Ambit Circuit or compass.
Antidote A remedy to counteract the effects of poison, or of
anything noxious taken into the stomach; — used with against, for, or
to; as, an antidote against, for, or to, poison.
Antidote Whatever tends to prevent mischievous effects, or to
counteract evil which something else might produce.
Antidote To counteract or prevent the effects of, by giving or
taking an antidote.
Antidote To fortify or preserve by an antidote.
Arbitrary Depending on will or discretion; not governed by any
fixed rules; as, an arbitrary decision; an arbitrary punishment.
Arbitrary Exercised according to one’s own will or caprice, and
therefore conveying a notion of a tendency to abuse the possession of
Arbitrary Despotic; absolute in power; bound by no law; harsh and
unforbearing; tyrannical; as, an arbitrary prince or government.
Archaic Of or characterized by antiquity or archaism; antiquated;
Arduous Steep and lofty, in a literal sense; hard to climb.
Arduous Attended with great labor, like the ascending of
acclivities; difficult; laborious; as, an arduous employment, task, or
Assault A violent onset or attack with physical means, as blows,
weapons, etc.; an onslaught; the rush or charge of an attacking force;
onset; as, to make assault upon a man, a house, or a town.
Assault A violent onset or attack with moral weapons, as words,
arguments, appeals, and the like; as, to make an assault on the
prerogatives of a prince, or on the constitution of a government.
Assault An apparently violent attempt, or willful offer with force
or violence, to do hurt to another; an attempt or offer to beat
another, accompanied by a degree of violence, but without touching his
person, as by lifting the fist, or a cane, in a threatening manner, or
by striking at him, and missing him. If the blow aimed takes effect, it
is a battery.
Assault To make an assault upon, as by a sudden rush of armed men;
to attack with unlawful or insulting physical violence or menaces.
Assault To attack with moral means, or with a view of producing
moral effects; to attack by words, arguments, or unfriendly measures;
to assail; as, to assault a reputation or an administration.
Audacity Daring spirit, resolution, or confidence;
Audacity Reckless daring; presumptuous impudence; — implying a
contempt of law or moral restraints.
Aura Any subtile, invisible emanation, effluvium, or exhalation
from a substance, as the aroma of flowers, the odor of the blood, a
supposed fertilizing emanation from the pollen of flowers, etc.
Aura The peculiar sensation, as of a light vapor, or cold air,
rising from the trunk or limbs towards the head, a premonitory symptom
of epilepsy or hysterics.
Averse Turned away or backward.
Averse Having a repugnance or opposition of mind; disliking;
disinclined; unwilling; reluctant.
Averse To turn away.
Backslide To slide back; to fall away; esp. to abandon
gradually the faith and practice of a religion that has been professed.
Barren Incapable of producing offspring; producing no young;
sterile; — said of women and female animals.
Barren Not producing vegetation, or useful vegetation; /rile.
Barren Unproductive; fruitless; unprofitable; empty.
Barren Mentally dull; stupid.
Barren A tract of barren land.
Barren Elevated lands or plains on which grow small trees, but not
timber; as, pine barrens; oak barrens. They are not necessarily
sterile, and are often fertile.
Beleaguered of Beleaguer
Canopy A covering fixed over a bed, dais, or the like, or carried
on poles over an exalted personage or a sacred object, etc. chiefly as
a mark of honor.
Canopy An ornamental projection, over a door, window, niche, etc.
Canopy Also, a rooflike covering, supported on pillars over an
altar, a statue, a fountain, etc.
Canopy To cover with, or as with, a canopy.
Chit The embryo or the growing bud of a plant; a shoot; a sprout;
as, the chits of Indian corn or of potatoes.
Chit A child or babe; as, a forward chit; also, a young, small, or
insignificant person or animal.
Chit An excrescence on the body, as a wart.
Chit A small tool used in cleaving laths.
Chit To shoot out; to sprout.
Chit Chideth.
Coerced of Coerce
Complacency Calm contentment; satisfaction; gratification.
Complacency The cause of pleasure or joy.
Complacency The manifestation of contentment or satisfaction; good
nature; kindness; civility; affability.
Concomitantly In company with others; unitedly; concurrently.
Consignment The act of consigning; consignation.
Consignment The act of consigning or sending property to an agent
or correspondent in another place, as for care, sale, etc.
Consignment That which is consigned; the goods or commodities sent
or addressed to a consignee at one time or by one conveyance.
Consignment The writing by which anything is consigned.
Consulate The office of a consul.
Consulate The jurisdiction or residence of a consul.
Consulate Consular government; term of office of a consul.
Dangled of Dangle
Debris Broken and detached fragments, taken collectively;
especially, fragments detached from a rock or mountain, and piled up at
the base.
Debris Rubbish, especially such as results from the destruction of
anything; remains; ruins.
Decimation A tithing.
Decimation A selection of every tenth person by lot, as for
Decimation The destruction of any large proportion, as of people
by pestilence or war.
Decrepit Broken down with age; wasted and enfeebled by the
infirmities of old age; feeble; worn out.
Decrepitude The broken state produced by decay and the infirmities
of age; infirm old age.
Deputation The act of deputing, or of appointing or commissioning
a deputy or representative; office of a deputy or delegate;
Deputation The person or persons deputed or commissioned by
another person, party, or public body to act in his or its behalf;
delegation; as, the general sent a deputation to the enemy to propose a
Derivative Obtained by derivation; derived; not radical, original,
or fundamental; originating, deduced, or formed from something else;
secondary; as, a derivative conveyance; a derivative word.
Derivative That which is derived; anything obtained or deduced
from another.
Derivative A word formed from another word, by a prefix or suffix,
an internal modification, or some other change; a word which takes its
origin from a root.
Derivative A chord, not fundamental, but obtained from another by
inversion; or, vice versa, a ground tone or root implied in its
harmonics in an actual chord.
Derivative An agent which is adapted to produce a derivation (in
the medical sense).
Derivative A derived function; a function obtained from a given
function by a certain algebraic process.
Derivative A substance so related to another substance by
modification or partial substitution as to be regarded as derived from
it; thus, the amido compounds are derivatives of ammonia, and the
hydrocarbons are derivatives of methane, benzene, etc.
Descendant Descendent.
Descendant One who descends, as offspring, however remotely; —
correlative to ancestor or ascendant.
Divisive Indicating division or distribution.
Divisive Creating, or tending to create, division, separation, or
Downright Straight down; perpendicularly.
Downright In plain terms; without ceremony.
Downright Without delay; at once; completely.
Downright Plain; direct; unceremonious; blunt; positive; as, he
spoke in his downright way.
Downright Open; artless; undisguised; absolute; unmixed; as,
downright atheism.
Dubious Doubtful or not settled in opinion; being in doubt;
wavering or fluctuating; undetermined.
Dubious Occasioning doubt; not clear, or obvious; equivocal;
questionable; doubtful; as, a dubious answer.
Dubious Of uncertain event or issue; as, in dubious battle.
Embassies of Embassy
Embattled of Embattle
Embattled Having indentations like a battlement.
Embattled Having the edge broken like battlements; — said of a
bearing such as a fess, bend, or the like.
Embattled Having been the place of battle; as, an embattled plain
or field.
Encroached of Encroach
Epidemic Alt. of Epidemical
Epidemic An epidemic disease.
Epidemic Anything which takes possession of the minds of people as
an epidemic does of their bodies; as, an epidemic of terror.
Evasion The act of eluding or avoiding, particularly the pressure
of an argument, accusation, charge, or interrogation; artful means of
Exchequer One of the superior courts of law; — so called from a
checkered cloth, which covers, or formerly covered, the table.
Exchequer The department of state having charge of the collection
and management of the royal revenue. [Eng.] Hence, the treasury; and,
colloquially, pecuniary possessions in general; as, the company’s
exchequer is low.
Exchequer To institute a process against (any one) in the Court
of Exchequer.
Fanaticism Excessive enthusiasm, unreasoning zeal, or wild and
extravagant notions, on any subject, especially religion; religious
Feeble Deficient in physical strength; weak; infirm;
Feeble Wanting force, vigor, or efficiency in action or
expression; not full, loud, bright, strong, rapid, etc.; faint; as, a
feeble color; feeble motion.
Feeble To make feble; to enfeeble.
Fennel A perennial plant of the genus Faeniculum (F. vulgare),
having very finely divided leaves. It is cultivated in gardens for the
agreeable aromatic flavor of its seeds.
Ferry To carry or transport over a river, strait, or other
narrow water, in a boat.
Ferry To pass over water in a boat or by a ferry.
Ferry A place where persons or things are carried across a
river, arm of the sea, etc., in a ferryboat.
Ferry A vessel in which passengers and goods are conveyed over
narrow waters; a ferryboat; a wherry.
Ferry A franchise or right to maintain a vessel for carrying
passengers and freight across a river, bay, etc., charging tolls.
Fluke The European flounder. See Flounder.
Fluke A parasitic trematode worm of several species, having a
flat, lanceolate body and two suckers. Two species (Fasciola hepatica
and Distoma lanceolatum) are found in the livers of sheep, and produce
the disease called rot.
Fluke The part of an anchor which fastens in the ground; a flook.
See Anchor.
Fluke One of the lobes of a whale’s tail, so called from the
resemblance to the fluke of an anchor.
Fluke An instrument for cleaning out a hole drilled in stone for
Fluke An accidental and favorable stroke at billiards (called a
scratch in the United States); hence, any accidental or unexpected
advantage; as, he won by a fluke.
Foolhardy Daring without judgment; foolishly adventurous and bold.
Fumigated of Fumigate
Gambit A mode of opening the game, in which a pawn is sacrificed
to gain an attacking position.
Garish Showy; dazzling; ostentatious; attracting or exciting
Garish Gay to extravagance; flighty.
Garrison A body of troops stationed in a fort or fortified town.
Garrison A fortified place, in which troops are quartered for its
Garrison To place troops in, as a fortification, for its
defense; to furnish with soldiers; as, to garrison a fort or town.
Garrison To secure or defend by fortresses manned with troops;
as, to garrison a conquered territory.
Gauged of Gauge
Gauged Tested or measured by, or conformed to, a gauge.
Gleaming of Gleam
Gorge The throat; the gullet; the canal by which food passes to
the stomach.
Gorge A narrow passage or entrance
Gorge A defile between mountains.
Gorge The entrance into a bastion or other outwork of a fort; —
usually synonymous with rear. See Illust. of Bastion.
Gorge That which is gorged or swallowed, especially by a hawk or
other fowl.
Gorge A filling or choking of a passage or channel by an
obstruction; as, an ice gorge in a river.
Gorge A concave molding; a cavetto.
Gorge The groove of a pulley.
Gorge To swallow; especially, to swallow with greediness, or in
large mouthfuls or quantities.
Gorge To glut; to fill up to the throat; to satiate.
Gorge To eat greedily and to satiety.
Graft A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree,
the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and
become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
Graft A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
Graft A portion of living tissue used in the operation of
Graft To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to
propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
Graft To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion
so as to form an organic union.
Graft To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to
bring about a close union.
Graft To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with
a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
Graft To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc.,
into another; to practice grafting.
Grudge To look upon with desire to possess or to appropriate;
to envy (one) the possession of; to begrudge; to covet; to give with
reluctance; to desire to get back again; — followed by the direct
object only, or by both the direct and indirect objects.
Grudge To hold or harbor with malicioua disposition or purpose;
to cherish enviously.
Grudge To be covetous or envious; to show discontent; to
murmur; to complain; to repine; to be unwilling or reluctant.
Grudge To feel compunction or grief.
Grudge Sullen malice or malevolence; cherished malice, enmity, or
dislike; ill will; an old cause of hatred or quarrel.
Grudge Slight symptom of disease.
Grumpy Surly; dissatisfied; grouty.
Hitherto To this place; to a prescribed limit.
Hitherto Up to this time; as yet; until now.
Houri A nymph of paradise; — so called by the Mohammedans.
Incineration The act of incinerating, or the state of being
incinerated; cremation.
Incriminating of Incriminate
Incumbency The state of being incumbent; a lying or resting on
Incumbency That which is physically incumbent; that which lies as
a burden; a weight.
Incumbency That which is morally incumbent, or is imposed, as a
rule, a duty, obligation, or responsibility.
Incumbency The state of holding a benefice; the full possession
and exercise of any office.
Indiscretion The quality or state of being indiscreet; want of
discretion; imprudence.
Indiscretion An indiscreet act; indiscreet behavior.
Inquest Inquiry; quest; search.
Inquest Judicial inquiry; official examination, esp. before a
jury; as, a coroner’s inquest in case of a sudden death.
Inquest A body of men assembled under authority of law to inquire
into any matterm civil or criminal, particularly any case of violent or
sudden death; a jury, particularly a coroner’s jury. The grand jury is
sometimes called the grand inquest. See under Grand.
Inquest The finding of the jury upon such inquiry.
Interim The meantime; time intervening; interval between events,
Interim A name given to each of three compromises made by the
emperor Charles V. of Germany for the sake of harmonizing the
connecting opinions of Protestants and Catholics.
Intoxicated of Intoxicate
Invasive Tending to invade; characterized by invasion; aggressive.
Jeopardize To expose to loss or injury; to risk; to jeopard.
Juvenile Young; youthful; as, a juvenile appearance.
Juvenile Of or pertaining to youth; as, juvenile sports.
Juvenile A young person or youth; — used sportively or
Lured of Lure
Mascot Alt. of Mascotte
Milked of Milk
Monopoly The exclusive power, or privilege of selling a commodity;
the exclusive power, right, or privilege of dealing in some article, or
of trading in some market; sole command of the traffic in anything,
however obtained; as, the proprietor of a patented article is given a
monopoly of its sale for a limited time; chartered trading companies
have sometimes had a monopoly of trade with remote regions; a
combination of traders may get a monopoly of a particular product.
Monopoly Exclusive possession; as, a monopoly of land.
Monopoly The commodity or other material thing to which the
monopoly relates; as, tobacco is a monopoly in France.
Mustering of Muster
Mutilated of Mutilate
Notching of Notch
Notching The act of making notches; the act of cutting into small
Notching The small hollow, or hollows, cut; a notch or notches.
Notching A method of joining timbers, scantling, etc., by notching
them, as at the ends, and overlapping or interlocking the notched
Notching A method of excavating, as in a bank, by a series of
cuttings side by side. See also Gulleting.
Nudge To touch gently, as with the elbow, in order to call
attention or convey intimation.
Nudge A gentle push, or jog, as with the elbow.
Obsolescence The state of becoming obsolete.
Offend To strike against; to attack; to assail.
Offend To displease; to make angry; to affront.
Offend To be offensive to; to harm; to pain; to annoy; as,
strong light offends the eye; to offend the conscience.
Offend To transgress; to violate; to sin against.
Offend To oppose or obstruct in duty; to cause to stumble; to
cause to sin or to fall.
Ostensibly In an ostensible manner; avowedly; professedly;
Pandemic Affecting a whole people or a number of countries;
everywhere epidemic.
Pandemic A pandemic disease.
Paramount Having the highest rank or jurisdiction; superior to all
others; chief; supreme; preeminent; as, a paramount duty.
Paramount The highest or chief.
Plea That which is alleged by a party in support of his cause; in
a stricter sense, an allegation of fact in a cause, as distinguished
from a demurrer; in a still more limited sense, and in modern practice,
the defendant’s answer to the plaintiff’s declaration and demand. That
which the plaintiff alleges in his declaration is answered and repelled
or justified by the defendant’s plea. In chancery practice, a plea is a
special answer showing or relying upon one or more things as a cause
why the suit should be either dismissed, delayed, or barred. In
criminal practice, the plea is the defendant’s formal answer to the
indictment or information presented against him.
Plea A cause in court; a lawsuit; as, the Court of Common Pleas.
See under Common.
Plea That which is alleged or pleaded, in defense or in
justification; an excuse; an apology.
Plea An urgent prayer or entreaty.
Prick That which pricks, penetrates, or punctures; a sharp and
slender thing; a pointed instrument; a goad; a spur, etc.; a point; a
Prick The act of pricking, or the sensation of being pricked; a
sharp, stinging pain; figuratively, remorse.
Prick A mark made by a pointed instrument; a puncture; a point.
Prick A point or mark on the dial, noting the hour.
Prick The point on a target at which an archer aims; the mark; the
Prick A mark denoting degree; degree; pitch.
Prick A mathematical point; — regularly used in old English
translations of Euclid.
Prick The footprint of a hare.
Prick A small roll; as, a prick of spun yarn; a prick of tobacco.
Prick To pierce slightly with a sharp-pointed instrument or
substance; to make a puncture in, or to make by puncturing; to drive a
fine point into; as, to prick one with a pin, needle, etc.; to prick a
card; to prick holes in paper.
Prick To fix by the point; to attach or hang by puncturing; as, to
prick a knife into a board.
Prick To mark or denote by a puncture; to designate by pricking;
to choose; to mark; — sometimes with off.
Prick To mark the outline of by puncturing; to trace or form by
pricking; to mark by punctured dots; as, to prick a pattern for
embroidery; to prick the notes of a musical composition.
Prick To ride or guide with spurs; to spur; to goad; to incite; to
urge on; — sometimes with on, or off.
Prick To affect with sharp pain; to sting, as with remorse.
Prick To make sharp; to erect into a point; to raise, as something
pointed; — said especially of the ears of an animal, as a horse or
dog; and usually followed by up; — hence, to prick up the ears, to
listen sharply; to have the attention and interest strongly engaged.
Prick To render acid or pungent.
Prick To dress; to prink; — usually with up.
Prick To run a middle seam through, as the cloth of a sail.
Prick To trace on a chart, as a ship’s course.
Prick To drive a nail into (a horse’s foot), so as to cause
Prick To nick.
Prick To be punctured; to suffer or feel a sharp pain, as by
puncture; as, a sore finger pricks.
Prick To spur onward; to ride on horseback.
Prick To become sharp or acid; to turn sour, as wine.
Prick To aim at a point or mark.
Probe To examine, as a wound, an ulcer, or some cavity of the
body, with a probe.
Probe Fig.: to search to the bottom; to scrutinize or examine
Probe An instrument for examining the depth or other circumstances
of a wound, ulcer, or cavity, or the direction of a sinus, of for
exploring for bullets, for stones in the bladder, etc.
Probity Tried virtue or integrity; approved moral excellence;
honesty; rectitude; uprightness.
Profusely In a profuse manner.
Pruning of Prune
Pruning The act of trimming, or removing what is superfluous.
Pruning That which is cast off by bird in pruning her feathers;
Quarantine A space of forty days; — used of Lent.
Quarantine Specifically, the term, originally of forty days,
during which a ship arriving in port, and suspected of being infected a
malignant contagious disease, is obliged to forbear all intercourse
with the shore; hence, such restraint or inhibition of intercourse;
also, the place where infected or prohibited vessels are stationed.
Quarantine The period of forty days during which the widow had the
privilege of remaining in the mansion house of which her husband died
Quarantine To compel to remain at a distance, or in a given
place, without intercourse, when suspected of having contagious
disease; to put under, or in, quarantine.
Ramification The process of branching, or the development of
branches or offshoots from a stem; also, the mode of their arrangement.
Ramification A small branch or offshoot proceeding from a main
stock or channel; as, the ramifications of an artery, vein, or nerve.
Ramification A division into principal and subordinate classes,
heads, or departments; also, one of the subordinate parts; as, the
ramifications of a subject or scheme.
Ramification The production of branchlike figures.
Referendum A diplomatic agent’s note asking for instructions from
his government concerning a particular matter or point.
Referendum The right to approve or reject by popular vote a
meassure passed upon by a legislature.
Reluctance Alt. of Reluctancy
Resentment The act of resenting.
Resentment The state of holding something in the mind as a subject
of contemplation, or of being inclined to reflect upon something; a
state of consciousness; conviction; feeling; impression.
Resentment In a good sense, satisfaction; gratitude.
Resentment In a bad sense, strong displeasure; anger; hostility
provoked by a wrong or injury experienced.
Revamp To vamp again; hence, to patch up; to reconstruct.
Ridge The back, or top of the back; a crest.
Ridge A range of hills or mountains, or the upper part of such a
range; any extended elevation between valleys.
Ridge A raised line or strip, as of ground thrown up by a plow or
left between furrows or ditches, or as on the surface of metal, cloth,
or bone, etc.
Ridge The intersection of two surface forming a salient angle,
especially the angle at the top between the opposite slopes or sides of
a roof or a vault.
Ridge The highest portion of the glacis proceeding from the
salient angle of the covered way.
Ridge To form a ridge of; to furnish with a ridge or ridges; to
make into a ridge or ridges.
Ridge To form into ridges with the plow, as land.
Ridge To wrinkle.
Sanctity The state or quality of being sacred or holy; holiness;
saintliness; moral purity; godliness.
Sanctity Sacredness; solemnity; inviolability; religious binding
force; as, the sanctity of an oath.
Sanctity A saint or holy being.
Sans Without; deprived or destitute of. Rarely used as an
English word.
Scepticism etc. See Skeptic, Skeptical, Skepticism, etc.
Scoured of Scour
Scrutinize To examine closely; to inspect or observe with
critical attention; to regard narrowly; as, to scrutinize the measures
of administration; to scrutinize the conduct or motives of individuals.
Scrutinize To make scrutiny.
Scuffle To strive or struggle with a close grapple; to wrestle
in a rough fashion.
Scuffle Hence, to strive or contend tumultuously; to struggle
confusedly or at haphazard.
Scuffle A rough, haphazard struggle, or trial of strength; a
disorderly wrestling at close quarters.
Scuffle Hence, a confused contest; a tumultuous struggle for
superiority; a fight.
Scuffle A child’s pinafore or bib.
Scuffle A garden hoe.
Sectarian Pertaining to a sect, or to sects; peculiar to a sect;
bigotedly attached to the tenets and interests of a denomination; as,
sectarian principles or prejudices.
Sectarian One of a sect; a member or adherent of a special school,
denomination, or religious or philosophical party; one of a party in
religion which has separated itself from established church, or which
holds tenets different from those of the prevailing denomination in a
Seized of Seize
Seizure The act of seizing, or the state of being seized; sudden
and violent grasp or gripe; a taking into possession; as, the seizure
of a thief, a property, a throne, etc.
Seizure Retention within one’s grasp or power; hold; possession;
Seizure That which is seized, or taken possession of; a thing laid
hold of, or possessed.
Skeptical Of or pertaining to a sceptic or skepticism;
characterized by skepticism; hesitating to admit the certainly of
doctrines or principles; doubting of everything.
Skeptical Doubting or denying the truth of revelation, or the
sacred Scriptures.
Skid A shoe or clog, as of iron, attached to a chain, and placed
under the wheel of a wagon to prevent its turning when descending a
steep hill; a drag; a skidpan; also, by extension, a hook attached to a
chain, and used for the same purpose.
Skid A piece of timber used as a support, or to receive pressure.
Skid Large fenders hung over a vessel’s side to protect it in
handling a cargo.
Skid One of a pair of timbers or bars, usually arranged so as to
form an inclined plane, as form a wagon to a door, along which anything
is moved by sliding or rolling.
Skid One of a pair of horizontal rails or timbers for supporting
anything, as a boat, a barrel, etc.
Skid To protect or support with a skid or skids; also, to cause
to move on skids.
Skid To check with a skid, as wagon wheels.
Slump The gross amount; the mass; the lump.
Slump To lump; to throw into a mess.
Slump To fall or sink suddenly through or in, when walking on a
surface, as on thawing snow or ice, partly frozen ground, a bog, etc.,
not strong enough to bear the person.
Slump A boggy place.
Slump The noise made by anything falling into a hole, or into a
soft, miry place.
Snubbed of Snub
Spanking of Spank
Spanking Moving with a quick, lively pace, or capable of so doing;
Spanking Large; considerable.
Sparred of Spar
Sprawl To spread and stretch the body or limbs carelessly in a
horizontal position; to lie with the limbs stretched out ungracefully.
Sprawl To spread irregularly, as vines, plants, or tress; to
spread ungracefully, as chirography.
Sprawl To move, when lying down, with awkward extension and
motions of the limbs; to scramble in creeping.
Stentorian Of or pertaining to a stentor; extremely loud;
powerful; as, a stentorian voice; stentorian lungs.
Stewardship The office of a steward.
Strand One of the twists, or strings, as of fibers, wires, etc.,
of which a rope is composed.
Strand To break a strand of (a rope).
Strand The shore, especially the beach of a sea, ocean, or large
lake; rarely, the margin of a navigable river.
Strand To drive on a strand; hence, to run aground; as, to
strand a ship.
Strand To drift, or be driven, on shore to run aground; as, the
ship stranded at high water.
Strenuous Eagerly pressing or urgent; zealous; ardent; earnest;
bold; valiant; intrepid; as, a strenuous advocate for national rights;
a strenuous reformer; a strenuous defender of his country.
Strident Characterized by harshness; grating; shrill.
Stringent Binding strongly; making strict requirements;
restrictive; rigid; severe; as, stringent rules.
Stripped of Strip
Stumble To trip in walking or in moving in any way with the
legs; to strike the foot so as to fall, or to endanger a fall; to
stagger because of a false step.
Stumble To walk in an unsteady or clumsy manner.
Stumble To fall into a crime or an error; to err.
Stumble To strike or happen (upon a person or thing) without
design; to fall or light by chance; — with on, upon, or against.
Stumble To cause to stumble or trip.
Stumble Fig.: To mislead; to confound; to perplex; to cause to
err or to fall.
Stumble A trip in walking or running.
Stumble A blunder; a failure; a fall from rectitude.
Suffocate Suffocated; choked.
Suffocate To choke or kill by stopping respiration; to stifle;
to smother.
Suffocate To destroy; to extinguish; as, to suffocate fire.
Suffocate To become choked, stifled, or smothered.
Suffrage A vote given in deciding a controverted question, or in
the choice of a man for an office or trust; the formal expression of an
opinion; assent; vote.
Suffrage Testimony; attestation; witness; approval.
Suffrage A short petition, as those after the creed in matins and
Suffrage A prayer in general, as one offered for the faithful
Suffrage Aid; assistance.
Suffrage The right to vote; franchise.
Suffrage To vote for; to elect.
Treacherous Like a traitor; involving treachery; violating
allegiance or faith pledged; traitorous to the state or sovereign;
perfidious in private life; betraying a trust; faithless.
Turf That upper stratum of earth and vegetable mold which is
filled with the roots of grass and other small plants, so as to adhere
and form a kind of mat; sward; sod.
Turf Peat, especially when prepared for fuel. See Peat.
Turf Race course; horse racing; — preceded by the.
Turf To cover with turf or sod; as, to turf a bank, of the
border of a terrace.
Unanimous Being of one mind; agreeing in opinion, design, or
determination; consentient; not discordant or dissentient; harmonious;
as, the assembly was unanimous; the members of the council were
Unanimous Formed with unanimity; indicating unanimity; having the
agreement and consent of all; agreed upon without the opposition or
contradiction of any; as, a unanimous opinion; a unanimous vote.
Unveil To remove a veil from; to divest of a veil; to uncover;
to disclose to view; to reveal; as, she unveiled her face.
Unveil To remove a veil; to reveal one’s self.
Usurped of Usurp
Verdict The answer of a jury given to the court concerning any
matter of fact in any cause, civil or criminal, committed to their
examination and determination; the finding or decision of a jury on the
matter legally submitted to them in the course of the trial of a cause.
Verdict Decision; judgment; opinion pronounced; as, to be
condemned by the verdict of the public.
Veteran Long exercised in anything, especially in military life
and the duties of a soldier; long practiced or experienced; as, a
veteran officer or soldier; veteran skill.
Veteran One who has been long exercised in any service or art,
particularly in war; one who has had.
Vulnerable Capable of being wounded; susceptible of wounds or
external injuries; as, a vulnerable body.
Vulnerable Liable to injury; subject to be affected injuriously;
assailable; as, a vulnerable reputation.
Yearning of Yearn

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