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conversant:
 a. familiar, as by study or experience; able to converse knowledgeably
conversion:
 n. change; transformation
convertible:
 a. capable of being converted; susceptible of change; transmutable; transformable
convex:
 a. curving outward; having surface that bulges outward, as the exterior of sphere
conveyance:
 n. act of conveying; tools of conveying, especially vehicle for transportation
convivial:
 a. festive; occupied with or fond of the pleasures of good company
convolution:
 n. a winding motion.
convolve:
 v. to move with a circling or winding motion.
convoy:
 v. accompany for protection, either by sea or land; attend for protection; escort
convulse:
 v. to cause spasms in.
convulsion:
 n. unnatural and violent contraction of the muscular parts of an animal body; any violent and irregular motion or agitation; violent shaking; tumult
copious:
 a. plentiful; containing plenty; affording ample supply
coquette:
 n. flirt; seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men
cornice:
 n. an ornamental molding running round the walls of a room close to the ceiling.
cornucopia:
 n. goat's horn overflowing with fruit and grain; symbol of abundance
corollary:
 n. natural consequence or effect; result
coronation:
 n. ceremony of crowning queen or king
coronet:
 n. inferior crown denoting, according to its form, various degrees of noble rank less than sovereign.
corporal:
 a. belonging or relating to the body; bodily; noncommissioned officer, next below a sergeant
corporate:
 a. united or combined into one body; collective; belonging to corporation or incorporated body
corporeal:
 a. bodily; of a material nature; tangible
corps:
 n. an army unit usually consisting of two or more divisions; a body of people associated together
corpse:
 n. a dead body.
corpulent:
 a. very fat; large in body; overweight
corpuscle:
 n. a minute particle of matter.
correlate:
 v. relate; associate; bring into a mutual relation
correlative:
 adj. mutually involving or implying one another.
corrigible:
 adj. capable of reformation.
corroborate:
 v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; support with evidence
corroboration:
 n. confirmation.
corrode:
 v. destroy metal or alloy gradually, especially by chemical action; be eaten or worn away
corrosion:
 n. decay; erosion
corrosive:
 a. eating away by chemicals or disease
corruptible:
 adj. open to bribery.
corruption:
 n. bribery; fraud
cosmetic:
 adj. pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
cosmic:
 a. pertaining to the universe; vast
cosmogony:
 n. a doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
cosmography:
 n. the science that describes the universe, including astronomy, geography, and geology.
cosmology:
 n. the general science of the universe.
cosmopolitan:
 a. sophisticated; of worldwide scope
cosmopolitanism:
 n. a cosmopolitan character.
cosmos:
 n. universe or universality of created things; ordered, harmonious whole
counteract:
 v. negate; act against
counterbalance:
 v. act as force or influence that balances, checks or limits an opposite one
countercharge:
 v. to accuse in return.
counter-claim:
 n. a cross-demand alleged by a defendant in his favor against the plaintiff.
counterfeit:
 v. make a copy of, usually with the intent to defraud; forge
counterpart:
 n. duplicate copy; analogue; one that closely resembles another
countervail:
 v. act or react with equal force; ; counteract
counting-house:
 n. a house or office used for transacting business, bookkeeping, correspondence, etc.
countryman:
 n. a rustic.
courageous:
 adj. brave.
course:
 n. line of motion or direction.
courser:
 n. a fleet and spirited horse.
courtesy:
 n. polite behavior; act of civility or respect; consent or agreement in spite of fact
covenant:
 n. mutual agreement of two or more persons or parties; contract; stipulation
covert:
 a. secretive, not openly shown
covey:
 n. a flock of quails or partridges.
cower:
 v. to crouch down tremblingly, as through fear or shame.
crag:
 n. steep, rugged rock; rough, broken cliff, or point of a rock, on a ledge
cranium:
 n. the skull of an animal, especially that part enclosing the brain.
crass:
 adj. coarse or thick in nature or structure, as opposed to thin or fine.
craving:
 n. vehement or urgent desire; longing for; consuming desire; yearning
creak:
 n. a sharp, harsh, squeaking sound.
creamery:
 n. a butter-making establishment.
creamy:
 adj. resembling or containing cream.
credence:
 n. credit; faith
credible:
 a. capable of being credited or believed; worthy of belief; entitled to confidence; trustworthy
credulous:
 a. apt to believe on slight evidence; easily imposed upon; unsuspecting; believed too readily
creed:
 n. definite summary of what is believed; confession of faith for public use
crematory:
 adj. a place for cremating dead bodies.
crevasse:
 n. a deep crack or fissure in the ice of a glacier.
crevice:
 n. gap; a long narrow opening
criterion:
 n. standard of judging; any approved or established rule or test
critique:
 n. critical review or commentary, especially one dealing with works of art or literature
crockery:
 n. earthenware made from baked clay.
crucible:
 n. a trying and purifying test or agency.
crusade:
 n. military expeditions undertaken by Christian powers; a series of actions advancing a principle or tending toward a particular end
crustacean:
 n. of various predominantly aquatic arthropods of the class Crustacea, including lobsters, crabs, shrimps
crustaceous:
 adj. having a crust-like shell.
cryptogram:
 n. anything written in characters that are secret or so arranged as to have hidden meaning.
crystallize:
 v. assume crystalline form; cause to take on a definite and clear shape
cudgel:
 n. a short thick stick used as a club.
culinary:
 a. of or relating to or used in cooking; relating to a kitchen
cull:
 v. pick out from others; weed out; remove rejected members or parts from
culpable:
 adj. guilty.
culprit:
 n. a guilty person.
culvert:
 n. artificial channel for water; sewer or drain crossing under road
cupidity:
 n. greed; excessive desire, especially for wealth
curable:
 adj. capable of being remedied or corrected.
curator:
 n. one who manages museum or library; superintendent; manager
curio:
 n. a piece of bric-a-brac.
cursive:
 a. flowing, as writing letters joined one to another without raising pen; running
cursory:
 a. casual; brief or broad; not cautious, nor detailed
curt:
 a. having been shortened; effectively cut short; rudely brief or abrupt, as in speech or manner
curtail:
 v. cut short or reduce; cut off end or tail, or any part
curtsy:
 n. a downward movement of the body by bending the knees.
cycloid:
 adj. like a circle.
cygnet:
 n. a young swan.
cynical:
 a. skeptical of motives of others; selfishly calculating; negative or pessimistic
cynicism:
 n. a scornfully or jadedly negative comment or act
cynosure:
 n. object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration; something that strongly attracts attention; center of attraction
daring:
 a. bold; brave
darkling:
 adv. blindly.
darwinism:
 n. the doctrine that natural selection has been the prime cause of evolution of higher forms.
dastard:
 n. a base coward.
datum:
 n. a premise, starting-point, or given fact.
dauntless:
 a. bold; incapable of being discouraged; fearless
day-man:
 n. a day-laborer.
dead-heat:
 n. a race in which two or more competitors come out even, and there is no winner.
dearth:
 n. scarcity; shortage of food; famine from failure or loss of crops
debase:
 v. reduce in quality or value; lower in esteem; degrade
debatable:
 a. disputable; unsettled; open to doubt or debate
debonair:
 a. friendly; of good appearance and manners; graceful
debut:
 n. beginning or first attempt; first appearance before the public
decagon:
 n. a figure with ten sides and ten angles.
decagram:
 n. a weight of 10 grams.
decaliter:
 n. a liquid and dry measure of 10 liters.
decalogue:
 n. the ten commandments.
decameron:
 n. a volume consisting of ten parts or books.
decameter:
 n. a length of ten meters.
decamp:
 v. to leave suddenly or unexpectedly.
decapitate:
 v. behead; cut off the head of
decapod:
 adj. ten-footed or ten-armed.
decasyllable:
 n. a line of ten syllables.
deceit:
 n. attempt or disposition to deceive or lead into error; any declaration or practice, which misleads another, or causes to believe what is false
deceitful:
 adj. fraudulent.
deceive:
 v. fool; cause to believe what is not true; mislead
decency:
 n. moral fitness.
decent:
 a. suitable; modest.; honorable; meeting accepted standards
deciduous:
 a. falling off as of leaves; falling off or shed at specific season or stage of growth
decimal:
 a. of tens; numbered or proceeding by tens; based on ten
decimate:
 v. destroy or kill a large part of; select by lot and kill one in every ten of
decipher:
 v. convert code into ordinary language; read with difficulty
decisive:
 ad. conclusive.
declamation:
 n. a speech recited or intended for recitation from memory in public.
declamatory:
 adj. a full and formal style of utterance.
declarative:
 adj. containing a formal, positive, or explicit statement or affirmation.
declension:
 n. the change of endings in nouns and adj. to express their different relations of gender.
decorate:
 v. adorn; embellish
decorous:
 adj. suitable for the occasion or circumstances.
decoy:
 n. lure or bait; means used to mislead or lead into danger
decrepit:
 a. weakened, worn out, or broken down by old age, illness, or hard use
dedication:
 n. the voluntary consecration or relinquishment of something to an end or cause.
deduce:
 v. lead forth; reach a conclusion by reasoning; trace the origin or derivation of
deface:
 v. mar or spoil appearance or surface; impair usefulness, value, or influence of
defalcate:
 v. to cut off or take away, as a part of something.
defamation:
 n. malicious and groundless injury done to the reputation or good name of another.
defame:
 v. harm someone's reputation; degrade; bring into disrepute; make infamous
default:
 n. failure to act; an option that is selected automatically
defendant:
 n. one required to make answer in an action or suit
defensible:
 adj. capable of being maintained or justified.
defensive:
 a. intended or appropriate for defending against; protective
defer:
 v. delay till later; put off; hold back to a later time
defiant:
 adj. characterized by bold or insolent opposition.
deficiency:
 n. scarcity; lack or shortage, especially of something essential to health
deficient:
 a. inadequate; lacking an essential quality or element
definite:
 a. fixed; exact; having distinct limits
deflect:
 v. turn aside; draw someone's attention away from something
deforest:
 v. to clear of forests.
deform:
 v. change shape by stress; become misshapen; make formless
deformity:
 n. a disfigurement.
defraud:
 v. deprive of some right, interest, or property, by a deceitful device
defray:
 v. pay costs of; undertake payment of; make compensation to or for
degeneracy:
 n. a becoming worse.
degenerate:
 v. become worse; decline; fall
degradation:
 n. humiliation; debasement; decline to a lower condition, quality, or level
degrade:
 v. reduce level; lower grade of something
dehydrate:
 v. remove water from; dry out; lose water or bodily fluids
deify:
 v. turn into a god; idolize or idealize; worship or revere as a god
deign:
 v. condescend to give or grant; esteem worthy; consider worth notice
deist:
 n. one who believes in god, but denies supernatural revelation.
deity:
 n. god; divinity; supernatural things
deject:
 v. to dishearten.
dejection:
 n. melancholy.
delectable:
 a. delightful; delicious; extremely pleasing to the sense of taste
delectation:
 n. delight.
deleterious:
 a. having harmful effect; injurious; having quality of destroying life; noxious; poisonous
delicacy:
 n. that which is agreeable to a fine taste.
delineate:
 v. portray; depict; draw or trace outline of; sketch out
deliquesce:
 v. to dissolve gradually and become liquid by absorption of moisture from the air.
delirious:
 a. having a delirium; wandering in mind; insane; raving; wild
delude:
 v. deceive mind or judgment of; lead from truth or into error; frustrate or disappoint
deluge:
 n. great flood; heavy downpour; any overflowing of water
delusion:
 n. false belief; mistaken or unfounded opinion
demagnetize:
 v. make nonmagnetic; take away the magnetic properties; erase
demagogue:
 n. person who appeals to people's prejudice; false leader of people
demeanor:
 n. conduct; management; way in which a person behaves
demented:
 a. insane; mad; of unsound mind; mentally ill
demerit:
 n. a mark for failure or bad conduct.
demise:
 n. end of existence or activity; termination
demobilize:
 v. retire from military service
demolish:
 v. raze; destroy; do away with completely; put an end to
demonstrable:
 adj. capable of positive proof.
demonstrate:
 v. show clearly and deliberately; manifest; confirm; prove
demonstrative:
 adj. inclined to strong exhibition or expression of feeling or thoughts.
demonstrator:
 n. one who proves in a convincing and conclusive manner.
demulcent:
 n. any application soothing to an irritable surface
demurrage:
 n. the detention of a vessel beyond the specified time of sailing.
dendroid:
 adj. like a tree.
dendrology:
 n. the natural history of trees.
denizen:
 n. inhabitant or resident; regular visitor
denominate:
 v. to give a name or epithet to.
denomination:
 n. class, society, or collection of individuals called by the same name; specifically, a religious sect
denominator:
 n. part of a fraction which expresses the number of equal parts into which the unit is divided.
denote:
 v. indicate; signify directly; refer to specifically
denouement:
 n. outcome; final resolution or clarification of dramatic or narrative plot
denounce:
 v. condemn openly; criticize; make known in formal manner
dentifrice:
 n. any preparation used for cleaning the teeth.
denude:
 v. to strip the covering from.
denunciation:
 n. the act of declaring an action or person worthy of reprobation or punishment.
deplete:
 v. decrease fullness of; use up or empty out
deplorable:
 adj. contemptible.
deplore:
 v. feel or express strong disapproval of; condemn; express sorrow or grief over; regret
deponent:
 adj. laying down.
depopulate:
 v. to remove the inhabitants from.
deport:
 v. to take or send away forcibly, as to a penal colony.
deportment:
 n. manner of deporting or demeaning one's self; manner of acting; conduct; carriage
deposition:
 n. testimony under oath; act of depositing, especially laying down of matter by natural process
depositor:
 n. a person who has deposited money in a bank or similar institution
depository:
 n. a place where anything is kept in safety.
deprave:
 v. to render bad, especially morally bad.
deprecate:
 v. express disapproval of; protest against; belittle
depreciate:
 v. lessen price or value of; think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle
depreciation:
 n. devaluation; decrease in price or value
depress:
 v. lower in spirits; press down
depression:
 n. recession; economic slump; concavity in a surface produced by pressing ; sadness; low spirits
depth:
 n. deepness.
derelict:
 a. left and abandoned; negligent in performing a duty
deride:
 v. ridicule; make fun of; laugh at with contempt
derisible:
 adj. open to ridicule.
derision:
 n. ridicule.
derivation:
 n. that process by which a word is traced from its original root or primitive form and meaning.
derivative:
 a. unoriginal; derived from another source
derive:
 v. obtain or receive from a source; trace the origin or development of
dermatology:
 n. the branch of medical science which relates to the skin and its diseases.
derrick:
 n. an apparatus for hoisting and swinging great weights.
descendant:
 n. offspring; person considered as descended from some ancestor or race
descendent:
 adj. proceeding downward.
descent:
 n. ancestry; origin; the descendants of one individual; drop; fall; a movement downward
descry:
 v. catch sight of; discover by careful observation or scrutiny
desert:
 n. area with little or no vegetation; forsake; abandon
desiccant:
 n. any remedy which, when applied externally, dries up or absorbs moisture, as that of wounds.
designate:
 v. indicate or specify; point out; assign a name or title to
desist:
 v. cease to proceed or act; stop; forbear
desistance:
 n. cessation.
despair:
 n. loss of hope; utter hopelessness; complete despondency
desperado:
 n. one without regard for law or life.
desperate:
 a. having lost all hope; dangerous; extremely intense
despicable:
 a. fit or deserving to be despised; contemptible; mean; vile; worthless
despite:
 n. lack of respect accompanied by a feeling of intense dislike; disdain, contemptuous feelings, hatred
despond:
 v. to lose spirit, courage, or hope.
despondent:
 a. in low spirits from loss of hope or courage
despot:
 n. tyrant; harsh, authoritarian ruler; eastern Orthodox bishop
despotism:
 n. any severe and strict rule in which the judgment of the governed has little or no part.
destitute:
 a. extremely poor; utterly lacking; devoid
desultory:
 a. aimless; haphazard; at random; not connected with subject
deter:
 v. keep from; stop; prevent or discourage from acting
deteriorate:
 v. become worse; decline
determinate:
 adj. definitely limited or fixed.
determination:
 n. act of making or arriving at a decision; putting an end to; termination
deterrent:
 n. something that discourages; tending to deter
detest:
 v. dislike intensely; feel antipathy or aversion towards
detract:
 v. to take away in such manner as to lessen value or estimation.
detriment:
 n. harm; damage; injury; something that causes damage, harm, or loss
detrude:
 v. to push down forcibly.
deviate:
 v. turn away from a principle, norm; depart; diverge
devilry:
 n. malicious mischief.
deviltry:
 n. wanton and malicious mischief.
devious:
 a. departing from correct or accepted way; misleading; not straightforward
devise:
 v. form, plan, or arrange in the mind; transmit or give by will
devout:
 a. expressing devotion or piety; earnest in religious field
dexterity:
 n. right-handedness; readiness and grace in physical activity; skill and ease in using the hands; expertness in manual acts
diabolic:
 adj. characteristic of the devil.
diacritical:
 adj. marking a difference.
diagnose:
 v. analyze; examine; identify
diagnosis:
 n. art of identifying disease; critical analysis of nature of something
dialect:
 n. vocabulary that is for a specific group of people
dialectician:
 n. a logician.
dialogue:
 n. conversation
diaphanous:
 adj. transparent.
diatomic:
 adj. containing only two atoms.
diatribe:
 n. a bitter or malicious criticism.
dictum:
 n. a positive utterance.
didactic:
 adj. pertaining to teaching.
difference:
 n. dissimilarity in any respect.
differentia:
 n. any essential characteristic of a species by reason of which it differs from other species.
differential:
 adj. distinctive.
differentiate:
 v. set apart; distinguish; perceive or show difference in or between
diffidence:
 n. self-distrust.
diffident:
 adj. affected or possessed with self-distrust.
diffusible:
 adj. spreading rapidly through the system and acting quickly.
diffusion:
 n. act of dispersing or diffusing something
dignitary:
 n. one who holds high rank.
digraph:
 n. a union of two characters representing a single sound.
digress:
 v. turn aside, especially from main subject in writing or speaking
dilapidated:
 a. in disrepair, run down; of very poor quality or condition
dilate:
 v. make wider or larger; cause to expand; enlarge; widen
dilatory:
 adj. tending to cause delay.
dilemma:
 n. predicament; state of uncertainty or between equally unfavorable options
dilettante:
 n. a superficial amateur.
diligence:
 n. careful and persevering effort to accomplish what is undertaken.
dilute:
 v. weaken; make thinner or less concentrated by adding a liquid such as water
diminution:
 n. reduction.
dimly:
 ad. vaguely; in a dim or obscure manner; with dull or imperfect vision or a faint light; not brightly or clearly
diphthong:
 n. the sound produced by combining two vowels in to a single syllable or running together the sounds.
diplomacy:
 n. tact; politics; negotiation between nations
diplomat:
 n. one who is in charge to deal with others, like an ambassador, who is appointed to represent a government in relations with other governments
diplomatic:
 a. relating to diplomacy; marked by tact and sensitivity in dealing with others
diplomatist:
 n. one remarkable for tact and shrewd management.
disagree:
 v. to be opposite in opinion.
disallow:
 v. to withhold permission or sanction.
disappear:
 v. to cease to exist, either actually or for the time being.
disappoint:
 v. to fail to fulfill the expectation, hope, wish, or desire of.
disapprove:
 v. to regard with blame.
disarm:
 v. to deprive of weapons.
disarrange:
 v. to throw out of order.
disavow:
 v. to disclaim responsibility for.
disavowal:
 n. denial.
disbeliever:
 n. one who refuses to believe.
disburden:
 v. to disencumber.
disburse:
 v. to pay out or expend, as money from a fund.
discard:
 v. throw out something from one's hand; get rid of
discernible:
 a. distinguishable; perceptible; capable of being seen or noticed
disciple:
 n. follower; adherent; person who learns from another, especially one who then teaches others
disciplinary:
 adj. having the nature of systematic training or subjection to authority.
discipline:
 n. trait of being well behaved ; act of punishing ; system of rules of conduct or method of practice
disclaim:
 v. to disavow any claim to, connection with, or responsibility to.
discolor:
 v. to stain.
discomfit:
 v. make uneasy or perplexed; cause to lose one's composure; disconcert
discomfort:
 n. distress; uneasiness; mental or bodily distress
disconnect:
 n. an unbridgeable disparity as from a failure of understanding
disconsolate:
 a. sad; cheerless; gloomy; hopeless or not expecting
discontinuance:
 n. interruption or intermission.
discord:
 n. conflict; lack of agreement among persons, groups, or things
discountenance:
 v. to look upon with disfavor.
discover:
 v. to get first sight or knowledge of, as something previously unknown or unperceived.
discredit:
 v. defame; destroy confidence in; disbelieve
discreet:
 a. free from ostentation or pretension; distinct; distinguishable
discrepant:
 adj. opposite.
discriminate:
 v. make a clear distinction; distinguish; make sensible decisions; judge wisely
discursive:
 a. tending to depart from main point or cover a wide range of subjects
discussion:
 n. debate.
disenfranchise:
 v. deprive of civil right; deprive someone of franchise, generally their right to vote
disengage:
 v. release from something that holds firmly
disfavor:
 n. disregard.
disfigure:
 v. change appearance of something or someone to the negative; deform
dishabille:
 n. undress or negligent attire.
dishonest:
 adj. untrustworthy.
disillusion:
 v. to disenchant.
disinfect:
 v. to remove or destroy the poison of infectious or contagious diseases.
disinfectant:
 n. substance which kills germs or viruses; agent for removing the causes of infection, as chlorine
disinherit:
 v. to deprive of an inheritance.
disinterested:
 a. not interested; indifferent; free of self-interest; impartial
disjunctive:
 adj. helping or serving to disconnect or separate.
dislocate:
 v. to put out of proper place or order.
dismissal:
 n. displacement by authority from an office or an employment.
dismount:
 v. to throw down, push off, or otherwise remove from a horse or the like.
disobedience:
 n. neglect or refusal to comply with an authoritative injunction.
disobedient:
 adj. neglecting or refusing to obey.
disparage:
 v. belittle; speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; reduce in esteem or rank
disparity:
 n. difference; condition or fact of being unequal, as in age, rank, or degree
dispel:
 v. scatter; drive away; cause to vanish
dispensation:
 n. that which is bestowed on or appointed to one from a higher power.
displace:
 v. move or shift from the usual place or position, especially to force to leave a homeland
dispossess:
 v. to deprive of actual occupancy, especially of real estate.
disputation:
 n. verbal controversy.
disqualify:
 v. to debar.
disquiet:
 v. make uneasy or anxious; trouble
disregard:
 v. ignore; discount; take no notice of
disreputable:
 adj. dishonorable or disgraceful.
disrepute:
 n. discredit; dishonor; the state of being held in low esteem
disrobe:
 v. to unclothe.
disrupt:
 v. upset; throw into confusion or disorder
dissatisfy:
 v. to displease.
dissect:
 v. to cut apart or to pieces.
dissection:
 n. analysis; cutting apart in order to examine
dissemble:
 v. disguise or conceal behind a false appearance; make a false show of
disseminate:
 v. distribute; spread; scatter like seeds
dissension:
 n. angry or violent difference of opinion.
dissent:
 v. differ in opinion or feeling; withhold assent or approval
dissentient:
 n. one who disagrees.
dissentious:
 adj. contentious.
dissertation:
 n. formal essay; paper written by candidate for doctoral degree at university
disservice:
 n. an ill turn.
dissever:
 v. to divide.
dissimilar:
 a. different; unlike
dissipate:
 v. spend or expend wastefully; vanish by dispersion; drive away; disperse
dissipation:
 n. the state of being dispersed or scattered.
dissolute:
 a. lacking moral restraint; indulging in sensual pleasures or vices
dissolution:
 n. breaking of union; decomposition into fragments or parts; extinction of life; decay
dissolve:
 v. melt; liquefy; cause to pass into solution; cause to disappear or vanish
dissonance:
 n. discord; disagreeable sounds; harsh, disagreeable combination of sounds
dissonant:
 adj. harsh or disagreeable in sound.
dissuade:
 v. persuade not to do; discourage
dissuasion:
 n. the act of changing the purpose of or altering the plans of through persuasion, or pleading.
distemper:
 n. a disease or malady.
distend:
 v. swell out or expand from or as if from internal pressure
distensible:
 adj. capable of being stretched out or expanded in every direction.
distention:
 n. expansion.
distill:
 v. give off liquid; purify; refine; increase the concentration of
distillation:
 n. separation of the more volatile parts of a substance from those less volatile.
distiller:
 n. one occupied in the business of distilling alcoholic liquors.
distinction:
 n. excellence or eminence; note or mark of difference
distort:
 v. twist out of proper or natural relation of parts; misshape; misrepresent
distrain:
 v. to subject a person to distress.
distrainor:
 n. one who subjects a person to distress.
distraught:
 a. deeply agitated, as from emotional conflict; mad; insane
distrust:
 n. lack of confidence in the power, wisdom, or good intent of any person.
disunion:
 n. separation of relations or interests.
disyllable:
 n. a word of two syllables.
diurnal:
 a. daily; relating to or occurring in a 24-hour period
divagation:
 n. digression.
divergent:
 a. differing; tending to move apart in different directions
diverse:
 a. differing in some characteristics; various
diversion:
 n. act of turning aside; pastime; activity that relaxes or entertains
diversity:
 n. point or respect in which things differ; difference
divert:
 v. distract; withdraw money and move into a different location
divertible:
 adj. able to be turned from the accustomed course or a line of action already established.
divest:
 v. free of; rid; remove all of one's clothing
divination:
 n. the pretended forecast of future events or discovery of what is lost or hidden.
divinity:
 n. the quality or character of being godlike.
divisible:
 adj. capable of being separated into parts.
divisor:
 n. that by which a number or quantity is divided.
divulge:
 v. reveal; make known to public
divulgence:
 n. a divulging.
docile:
 a. obedient; ready and willing to be taught; easily managed or handled
docket:
 n. the registry of judgments of a court.
doe:
 n. the female of the deer.
dogma:
 n. belief; doctrine
dogmatic:
 a. stubbornly adhering to insufficiently proven beliefs; inflexible, rigid
dogmatize:
 v. to make positive assertions without supporting them by argument or evidence.
doleful:
 a. sorrowful; filled with or expressing grief; mournful
dolesome:
 adj. melancholy.
dolor:
 n. lamentation.
dolorous:
 adj. expressing or causing sorrow or pain.
domain:
 n. field; territory over which rule or control is exercised; networked computers that share a common address
domicile:
 n. place of residence of a person or a family
dominance:
 n. ascendancy.
dominant:
 a. major; important; outweighing
dominate:
 v. monopolize; command; rule; prevail; be prevalent in
domination:
 n. control by the exercise of power or constituted authority.
domineer:
 v. rule or exercise power in cruel; rule over or control arbitrarily
donate:
 v. grant; present as a gift to a fund or cause; contribute
donator:
 n. one who makes a donation or present.
donee:
 n. a person to whom a donation is made.
donor:
 n. giver; one that contributes something, such as money, to a cause or fund
dormant:
 a. sleeping; not active but capable of becoming active
doublet:
 n. one of a pair of like things.
doubly:
 adv. in twofold degree or extent.
dowry:
 n. the property which a wife brings to her husband in marriage.
drachma:
 n. a modern and an ancient greek coin.
dragnet:
 n. a net to be drawn along the bottom of the water.
dragoon:
 n. in the british army, a cavalryman.
drainage:
 n. emptying accomplished by draining; gradual flowing off, as of a liquid
dramatist:
 n. one who writes plays.
dramatize:
 v. represent something in a dramatic manner; add details to
drastic:
 a. radical; taking effect violently or rapidly
drought:
 n. dry period; aridity; long period of abnormally low rainfall
drowsy:
 a. dull with sleepiness; showing lack of attention
drudgery:
 n. hard monotonous routine work
dubious:
 a. questionable; filled with doubt
duckling:
 n. a young duck.
ductile:
 a. easily influenced; flexible; pliable
duet:
 n. composition for two performers, whether vocal or instrumental
dun:
 v. to make a demand or repeated demands on for payment.
duplex:
 adj. having two parts.
duplicity:
 n. double-dealing; deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech; acting in bad faith.
durance:
 n. confinement.
duration:
 n. length of time something lasts
duteous:
 adj. showing submission to natural superiors.
dutiable:
 adj. subject to a duty, especially a customs duty.
dutiful:
 a. careful to fulfill obligations; expressing or filled with sense of obligation
dwindle:
 v. shrink; reduce in size; become less
dyne:
 n. the force which, applied to a mass of one gram for 1 second, would give it a velocity of 1 cm/s.
earnest:
 n. seriousness; reality; fixed determination; eagerness; intentness
earthenware:
 n. ceramic ware made of porous clay fired at low heat
eatable:
 adj. edible.
ebullient:
 a. showing excitement; overflowing with enthusiasm
eccentric:
 a. departing from a recognized, conventional, or established norm or pattern
eccentricity:
 n. oddity; departure from that which is stated, regular, or usual; deviation from center
eclipse:
 v. darken; exceed in importance; outweigh
economize:
 v. save money or resource; cut back; be thrifty
ecstasy:
 n. intense joy or delight; any overpowering emotion
ecstatic:
 a. pertaining to, or caused by, ecstasy or excessive emotion
edible:
 a. eatable; substance that can be used as food
edict:
 n. decree ,especially issued by a sovereign; official command
edify:
 v. instruct or correct, especially so as to encourage intellectual, moral, or spiritual improvement
editorial:
 a. of or pertaining to an editor; written or sanctioned by an editor
educe:
 v. to draw out.
efface:
 v. rub or wipe out; make indistinct as if by rubbing
effect:
 n. a consequence.
effective:
 a. efficient; productive; producing a strong impression or response
effectual:
 a. able to produce a desired effect; valid
effeminacy:
 n. womanishness.
effeminate:
 a. having some characteristic of a woman; womanlike; womanly; tender
effervesce:
 v. to bubble up.
effervescent:
 adj. giving off bubbles of gas.
effete:
 adj. exhausted, as having performed its functions.
efficacious:
 adj. effective.
efficacy:
 n. power to produce desired effect
efficiency:
 n. effectiveness; quality or property of being efficient; ratio of useful output to the total input in any system
efficient:
 a. effective; acting directly to produce an effect; exhibiting a high ratio of output to input
efflorescence:
 n. the state of being flowery, or a flowery appearance.
efflorescent:
 adj. opening in flower.
effluvium:
 n. a noxious or ill-smelling exhalation from decaying or putrefying matter.
effrontery:
 n. shameless or brazen boldness; insolent and shameless audacity
effulgence:
 n. splendor.
effuse:
 v. to pour forth.
effusion:
 n. an outpouring.
egoist:
 n. one who advocates or practices egoism.
egotism:
 n. self-conceit.
egotist:
 n. one given to self-mention or who is constantly telling of his own views and experiences.
egregious:
 a. notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
egress:
 n. act of coming or going out; emergence; right to leave; path or opening for going out
eject:
 v. put out or expel from a place; discharge
elapse:
 v. slip or glide away; pass away silently
elasticity:
 n. tendency of a body to return to its original shape after it has been stretched or compressed
electrolysis:
 n. the process of decomposing a chemical compound by the passage of an electric current.
electrotype:
 n. a metallic copy of any surface, as a coin.
elegy:
 n. poem or song expressing lamentation; mournful poem
element:
 n. fundamental or essential constituent of a composite entity; basic assumptions or principles of a subject
elicit:
 v. draw out; bring forth or to light; generate or provoke as response or answer
eligible:
 a. qualified; desirable and worthy of choice, especially for marriage
eliminate:
 v. eradicate; abolish; rule out
elizabethan:
 adj. relating to elizabeth, queen of england, or to her era.
elocution:
 n. the art of correct intonation, inflection, and gesture in public speaking or reading.
eloquent:
 a. vividly or movingly expressive; persuasive
elucidate:
 v. make clear or plain, especially by explanation; clarify
elude:
 v. avoid cleverly; escape perception of
elusion:
 n. evasion.
emaciate:
 v. to waste away in flesh.
emanate:
 v. come or send forth from a source, used chiefly of intangible thing, as light
emancipate:
 v. free from bondage, oppression, or restraint; liberate
embargo:
 n. ban on commerce or other activity
embark:
 v. commence; go on board a boat or airplane; begin a journey
embarrass:
 v. humiliate; shame; cause to feel self-conscious or ill at ease; disconcert
embellish:
 v. adorn; make beautiful, as by ornamentation; decorate
embezzle:
 v. steal or misappropriate money that one has been trusted with, especially to steal money from one's employer
emblazon:
 v. to set forth publicly or in glowing terms.
emblem:
 n. symbol; sign; distinctive badge, design, or device
embody:
 v. give a bodily form to; represent in bodily or material form; incorporate
embolden:
 v. to give courage to.
embolism:
 n. an obstruction or plugging up of an artery or other blood-vessel.
embroil:
 v. to involve in dissension or strife.
emerge:
 v. come into prominence; spring up; appear
emergence:
 n. appearance; becoming visible
emergent:
 adj. coming into view.
emeritus:
 adj. retired from active service but retained to an honorary position.
emigrant:
 n. someone who leaves one country to settle in another
emigrate:
 v. remove from one country or State to another, for the purpose of residence; migrate from home
eminence:
 n. fame; high status importance owing to marked superiority; rise of ground; hill
eminent:
 a. standing out above other things; high in rank, office, or worth
emit:
 v. give off; send out; give out as sound
emphasis:
 n. special attention or effort directed toward something; stress
emphasize:
 v. stress; underscore; utter or pronounce with a particular stress of voice
emphatic:
 adj. spoken with any special impressiveness laid upon an act, word, or set of words.
employee:
 n. worker; person who works for another in return for financial or other compensation
employer:
 n. a person or firm that employs workers
emporium:
 n. a bazaar or shop.
empower:
 v. to delegate authority to.
emulate:
 v. be a match or counterpart for; eager to equal or excel
enact:
 v. decree; establish by legal and authoritative act; make into a law
enamor:
 v. to inspire with ardent love.
encamp:
 v. to pitch tents for a resting-place.
encomium:
 n. high praise; formal expression of praise; tribute
encompass:
 v. surround; form a circle or ring around; enclose; envelop
encore:
 n. the call for a repetition, as of some part of a play or performance.
encourage:
 v. activate; stimulate
encroach:
 v. intrude; invade; take another's rights gradually; advance beyond proper or former limits
encumber:
 v. burden; put a heavy load on; load with debts, or other legal claims
encyclical:
 adj. intended for general circulation.
encyclopedia:
 n. a reference work containing articles on various topics
endanger:
 v. threaten; jeopardize; do something that may damage it or destroy it
endear:
 v. to cause to be loved.
endemic:
 a. prevailing among a specific group of people or in a specific area or country
endue:
 v. to endow with some quality, gift, or grace, usually spiritual.
endurable:
 adj. tolerable.
endurance:
 n. perseverance; state or fact of persevering; continuing existence
energetic:
 a. active; brisk; vigorous
enervate:
 v. weaken or destroy strength or vitality of; remove a nerve or part of a nerve
enfeeble:
 v. to debilitate.
enfranchise:
 v. admit to rights of citizenship, especially the right to vote
engender:
 v. cause; bring into existence; give rise to
engrave:
 v. carve or cut into a block or surface, as used for printing; impress deeply as if by carving
engross:
 v. occupy exclusively; absorb; acquire most or all of; write or print the final draft of; make large or larger
enhance:
 v. make better or more attractive; increase; improve
enigma:
 n. puzzle; difficult problem
enjoin:
 v. direct or impose with urgent appeal; order with emphasis
enkindle:
 v. to set on fire.
enlighten:
 v. supply with light; illuminate, as the sun enlightens the earth; make clear to the intellect or conscience; give information to; inform or instruct
enlist:
 v. enter on a list; enroll; register; engage for military or naval service
enmity:
 n. ill will; hatred; quality or state of being hostile
ennoble:
 v. to dignify.
enormity:
 n. hugeness in a bad sense; act of extreme evil or wickedness
enormous:
 a. very great in size, extent, number, or degrees; huge; massive
enrage:
 v. infuriate; put into a rage; provoke to fury or madness; make furious
enrapture:
 v. please intensely; fill with great delight or joy
enshrine:
 v. to keep sacred.
ensnare:
 v. to entrap.
entail:
 v. imply or require; cause to ensue or accrue; cut or carve in ornamental way
entangle:
 v. twist or interweave as not to be easily separated; make tangled, confused, and intricate; perplex; bewilder; puzzle
enthrall:
 v. capture; attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence; hold in bondage or subjection
enthrone:
 v. to invest with sovereign power.
enthuse:
 v. to yield to or display intense and rapturous feeling.
enthusiastic:
 a. having or showing great excitement and interest
entirety:
 n. a complete thing.
entomology:
 n. study of insects; branch of zoology which treats of insects
entrails:
 n. pl. the internal parts of an animal.
entreaty:
 n. treatment; reception; entertainment
entree:
 n. the act of entering.
entrench:
 v. to fortify or protect, as with a trench or ditch and wall.
entwine:
 v. to interweave.
enumerate:
 v. list each one; mention one by one
epic:
 n. long heroic poem, or similar work of art
epicure:
 n. a person with refined taste, especially in food and wine
epicurean:
 adj. indulging, ministering, or pertaining to daintiness of appetite.
epicycle:
 n. a circle that rolls upon the external or internal circumference of another circle.
epicycloid:
 n. a curve traced by a point on the circumference of a circle which rolls upon another circle.
epidemic:
 n. outbreak of a contagious disease that spreads rapidly and widely; widely prevalent
epidermis:
 n. outer, protective layer of skin of vertebrates
epigram:
 n. witty thought or saying, usually short; short, witty poem expressing a single thought or observation
epilogue:
 n. short speech at conclusion of dramatic work
epiphany:
 n. any appearance or bodily manifestation of a deity.
episode:
 n. a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series
epitaph:
 n. inscription on tombstone in memory
epithet:
 n. word or phrase characteristically used to describe a person or thing
epitome:
 n. representative or perfect example of a class or type; brief summary, as of a book or article
epizootic:
 adj. prevailing among animals.
epoch:
 n. particular period of history, especially one considered remarkable
epode:
 n. a species of lyric poems.
equalize:
 v. to render uniform.
equanimity:
 n. calmness of temperament; steadiness of mind under stress.
equestrian:
 n. one who rides a horse or performs on horseback
equilibrium:
 n. mental or emotional balance; state of balance of any causes, powers, or motives
equitable:
 a. marked by or having equity; just and impartial
equity:
 n. ownership interest of shareholders in a corporate; something that is just and fair
equivalent:
 a. interchangeable; comparable; equal, as in value, force, or meaning
equivocal:
 a. open to two or more interpretations and often intended to mislead
equivocate:
 v. lie; mislead; attempt to conceal the truth
eradicate:
 v. completely destroy; eliminate; exterminate
errant:
 a. wandering; deviating from an appointed course, or from a direct path; roving; irregular in motion
erratic:
 a. no fixed or regular course; wandering
erroneous:
 a. containing or derived from error; mistaken
erudite:
 a. learned; scholarly, with emphasis on knowledge gained from books
erudition:
 n. extensive knowledge of literature, history, language, etc.
eschew:
 v. avoid; refuse to use or participate in; stand aloof from
espy:
 v. catch sight of; glimpse; discover at a distance
esquire:
 n. a title of dignity, office, or courtesy.
essence:
 n. most essential or most vital part of some idea or experience
esthetic:
 adj. pertaining to beauty, taste, or the fine arts.
estimable:
 a. capable of being estimated or valued
estrange:
 v. to alienate.
estuary:
 n. a wide lower part of a tidal river.
et:
 cetera latin. and so forth.
eugenic:
 adj. relating to the development and improvement of race.
euphemism:
 n. mild expression to replace offensive, unpleasant, or embarrassing one
euphonious:
 a. pPleasing or agreeable to ear; having a pleasant sound
euphony:
 n. agreeableness of sound.
eureka:
 greek. i have found it.
evade:
 v. get away from by artifice; escape by dexterity; avoid giving a direct answer to
evanesce:
 v. to vanish gradually.
evanescent:
 a. fleeting; vanishing or likely to vanish like vapor
evangelical:
 adj. seeking the conversion of sinners.
evangelist:
 n. a preacher who goes from place to place holding services.
evasion:
 n. escape.
eventual:
 a. ultimate; occurring at an unspecified time in the future
evert:
 v. to turn inside out.
evict:
 v. put out by legal process; expel; eject; oust
evidential:
 adj. indicative.
evince:
 v. show or demonstrate clearly; overcome; conquer
evoke:
 v. bring out; arouse; call forth
evolution:
 n. development; progression
evolve:
 v. develop; grow
exacerbate:
 v. increase severity, violence, or bitterness of; aggravate
exaggerate:
 v. represent as greater than is actually the case; overstate; magnify; do something to an excessive degree
exasperate:
 v. make worse; irritate; make very angry or impatient; annoy greatly
excavate:
 v. unearth; dig out; make a hole in; hollow out
exceed:
 v. go beyond; be or do something to a greater degree
excel:
 v. be superior; distinguish oneself
excellence:
 n. possession of eminently or unusually good qualities.
excellency:
 n. a title of honor bestowed upon various high officials.
excellent:
 a. surpassing others in some good quality or the sum of qualities; of great worth; eminent, in a good sense
excerpt:
 n. passage or segment taken from a longer work, such as literary or musical composition
excess:
 a. amount or quantity beyond what is normal or sufficient; surplus
excitable:
 adj. nervously high-strung.
excitation:
 n. intensified emotion or action.
exclamation:
 n. an abrupt or emphatic expression of thought or of feeling.
exclude:
 v. leave out of; keep out of; reject
exclusion:
 n. rejection; act of excluding or shutting out
excrescence:
 n. any unnatural addition, outgrowth, or development.
excretion:
 n. the getting rid of waste matter.
excruciate:
 v. to inflict severe pain or agony upon.
excursion:
 n. trip; usually short journey made for pleasure
excusable:
 adj. justifiable.
execrable:
 a. very bad; extremely inferiorl; intolerable; very hateful
execration:
 n. an accursed thing.
executor:
 n. one who executes or performs; doer
exegesis:
 n. explanation; interpretation, especially of biblical or religious text
exemplar:
 n. a model, pattern, or original to be copied or imitated.
exemplary:
 a. serving as model; outstanding; typical
exemplify:
 v. serve as an example of; embody
exempt:
 a. not subject to duty or obligation; not subject to taxation
exert:
 v. cause; apply; exercise
exhale:
 v. breathe out; give out
exhaust:
 n. gases ejected from an engine as waste products ; use up the whole supply of
exhaustible:
 adj. causing or tending to cause exhaustion.
exhaustion:
 n. act of draining out or draining off; act of emptying completely of the contents; state of being exhausted or emptied
exhaustive:
 a. treating all parts or aspects without omission; comprehensive
exhilarate:
 v. cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; fill with emotion
exhume:
 v. dig out of ground; remove from grave
exigency:
 n. urgent situation; state or quality of requiring much effort or immediate action
exigent:
 adj. urgent.
existence:
 n. possession or continuance of being.
exit:
 n. passage or way out; act of going away or out
exodus:
 n. departure of a large number of people
exonerate:
 v. acquit; free from blame; discharge from duty
exorbitance:
 n. extravagance or enormity.
exorbitant:
 a. greatly exceeding bounds of reason or moderation; exceeding proper limits
exorcise:
 v. drive out evil spirits by or as if by incantation, command, or prayer
exotic:
 a. from another part of the world; foreign; strikingly strange or unusual
expand:
 v. become larger in size or volume; grow stronger; add details
expanse:
 n. patch; wide and open extent, as of surface, land, or sky
expansion:
 n. growth; extent or amount by which something has expanded
expect:
 v. to look forward to as certain or probable.
expectancy:
 n. the act or state of looking forward to as certain or probable.
expectorate:
 v. to cough up and spit forth.
expediency:
 n. fitness to meet the requirements of a particular case.
expedient:
 a. suitable; appropriate to a purpose; serving to promote your interest
expedite:
 v. process fast and efficiently; execute quickly and efficiently
expeditious:
 adj. speedy.
expend:
 v. lay out, apply, or employ in any way; consume by use; use up or distribute, either in payment or in donations; spend
expense:
 n. the laying out or expending or money or other resources, as time or strength.
expiate:
 v. make amends or pay the penalty for; relieve or cleanse of guilt
explicate:
 v. explain;make clear the meaning of; unfold meaning or sense of
explicit:
 a. precisely and clearly expressed; definite; outspoken
explode:
 v. erupt; blow up; burst violently as a result of internal pressure
explosion:
 n. a sudden and violent outbreak.
explosive:
 a. tending or serving to sudden outburst; sudden and loud
exposition:
 n. exhibition; part of a play that provides the background information; opening section of a fugue
expository:
 a. explanatory; serving to explain
expostulate:
 v. to discuss.
exposure:
 n. risk, particularly of being exposed to disease; unmasking; act of laying something open
expressive:
 a. demonstrative; indicative
expulsion:
 n. expelling; driving or forcing out; summary removal from membership or association
extant:
 a. still in existence; not destroyed, lost, or extinct
extemporaneous:
 adj. done or made without much or any preparation.
extempore:
 adv. without studied or special preparation.
extensible:
 adj. capable of being thrust out.
extension:
 n. supplement; act of extending or the condition of being extended
extensive:
 a. widespread; far-reaching; wide
extensor:
 n. a muscle that causes extension.
extenuate:
 v. weaken; lessen or attempt to lessen seriousness of, especially by providing partial excuses
exterior:
 n. outside; external or outward appearance
external:
 a. exterior; outer; suitable for application to the outside
extinct:
 a. no longer existing or living; vanished; dead
extinguish:
 v. quench; put out, as a light or fire; cause to die out; put an end to; destroy
extol:
 v. praise highly; glorify; celebrate
extort:
 v. obtain from another by coercion; get money by threats
extortion:
 n. extorting; illegal use of one's official position or powers to obtain property
extradite:
 v. to surrender the custody of.
extradition:
 n. surrender of prisoner by one state to another; delivery by one state to another
extrajudicial:
 adj. happening out of court.
extraneous:
 a. not essential; coming from outside
extraordinary:
 a. exceptional; remarkable; beyond what is ordinary or usual
extravagance:
 n. undue expenditure of money.
extravagant:
 a. wandering beyond one's bounds; exceeding due bounds; wild; excessive; unrestrained
extremist:
 n. one who supports extreme measures or holds extreme views.
extremity:
 n. end; utmost point; outermost or farthest point or portion
extricate:
 v. free, as from difficulties or perplexities; cause to be emitted or evolved
extrude:
 v. force or push out; drive away; displace or remove, as a person from a place or office
exuberance:
 n. overflowing abundance; joyful enthusiasm; flamboyance; lavishness
exuberant:
 a. high spirited; joyously unrestrained; abundant; luxurious
fabricate:
 v. build; put together out of components or parts
fabulous:
 a. related in fable; devised; invented; not real
facet:
 n. small, smooth, flat surface, as on a bone or tooth; side; a smooth surface
facetious:
 a. joking ,often inappropriately; humorous
facial:
 adj. pertaining to the face.
facile:
 a. done or achieved with little effort or difficulty; ready or fluent
facilitate:
 v. help bring about; make less difficult
facility:
 n. service, space, and equipment provided for a particular purpose
facsimile:
 n. exact copy or reproduction, as of a document; fax
faction:
 n. a party of persons having a common end in view
factious:
 adj. turbulent.
fallacious:
 a. false; tending to mislead; deceptive
fallacy:
 n. deceptive or false appearance; false notion; deception
fallible:
 a. likely to fail or be inaccurate
fallow:
 a. plowed but left unseeded during a growing season; uncultivated
famish:
 v. starve, kill, or destroy with hunger; exhaust the strength or endurance of, by hunger
fanatic:
 n. person who is zealously enthusiastic for some cause; showing evidence of possession by a god or demon
fancier:
 n. one having a taste for or interest in special objects.
fanciless:
 adj. unimaginative.
fastidious:
 a. difficult to please; having complicated requirements; excessively particular demanding about details
fathom:
 v. measure the depth; come to understand
fatuous:
 a. foolish or silly, especially in self-satisfied way
faulty:
 adj. imperfect.
faun:
 n. one of a class of deities of the woods and herds represented as half human, with goats feet.
fawn:
 n. young deer; buck or doe of the first year; young of an animal
fealty:
 n. loyalty.
feasible:
 a. capable of being accomplished or brought about
federate:
 v. to league together.
feint:
 n. trick; any distracting or deceptive maneuver
felicitate:
 v. to wish joy or happiness to, especially in view of a coming event.
felicity:
 n. great happiness; pleasing and appropriate manner or style
felon:
 n. person convicted of crime; evil person
felonious:
 adj. showing criminal or evil purpose.
felony:
 n. one of several grave crimes, such as murder, rape, or burglary
feminine:
 adj. characteristic of woman or womankind.
fernery:
 n. a place in which ferns are grown.
ferocious:
 a. fierce; savage; wild; indicating cruelty
ferocity:
 n. savage wildness or fierceness; fury; cruelty
fervent:
 a. extremely hot; sincerely or intensely felt
fervid:
 a. extremely hot; eager; impassioned; burning
fervor:
 n. intensity of feeling; warmth of feeling; intense, heated emotion
festal:
 adj. joyous.
festive:
 a. offering fun and gaiety; joyous; celebratory
fete:
 n. a festival or feast.
fetus:
 n. the young in the womb or in the egg.
feudal:
 adj. pertaining to the relation of lord and vassal.
feudalism:
 n. the feudal system.
fez:
 n. a brimless felt cap in the shape of a truncated cone, usually red with a black tassel.
fiasco:
 n. complete failure; sudden and violent collapse
fickle:
 a. not fixed or firm; liable to change; unstable; of a changeable mind
fictitious:
 a. existing only in imagination; feigned; not true or real
fidelity:
 n. faithfulness to obligations, duties, or observances
fiducial:
 adj. indicative of faith or trust.
fief:
 n. a landed estate held under feudal tenure.
filibuster:
 v. block legislation by making long speeches
finale:
 n. concluding part; closing section
finality:
 n. the state or quality of being final or complete.
finally:
 adv. at last.
financial:
 a. monetary; pertaining or relating to money matters
financier:
 n. one skilled in or occupied with financial affairs or operations.
finery:
 n. that which is used to decorate the person or dress.
finesse:
 n. refinement and delicacy of performance; skillful, subtle handling
finite:
 a. having a limit; limited in quantity, degree, or capacity; bounded
fiscal:
 a. pertaining to the public treasury or revenue; revenue
fishmonger:
 n. one who sells fish.
fissure:
 n. long narrow opening ; long narrow depression in surface
fitful:
 a. intermittently stopping and starting; irregular; variable; unstable
fixture:
 n. commonplace object; object firmly fixed in place
flag-officer:
 n. the captain of a flag-ship.
flagrant:
 a. obvious and offensive, blatant, scandalous; flaming into notice
flamboyant:
 a. elaborately or excessively ornamented
flatulence:
 n. accumulation of gas in the stomach and bowels.
flection:
 n. the act of bending.
fledgling:
 a. young and inexperienced; having just acquired its flight feathers
flexible:
 a. pliant; elastic; capable of being bent or flexed; pliable
flimsy:
 a. weak; feeble; limp; slight; vain; without strength or solidity
flippant:
 a. lacking proper seriousness; speaking freely; talkative; communicative
floe:
 n. mass of floating ice; ice formed by freezing of surface-water of polar oceans
flora:
 n. plants of a region or era; plants considered as a group; bacteria that normally inhabit bodily organ
floral:
 a. relating to or associated with flowers
florid:
 a. reddish; elaborately or excessively ornamented
florist:
 n. a dealer in flowers.
fluctuate:
 v. rise and fall in or as if in waves; shift; vary irregularly
fluctuation:
 n. a wave motion
flue:
 n. a smoke-duct in a chimney.
fluent:
 a. easy and graceful in shape; graceful; smooth and unconstrained in movement
fluential:
 adj. pertaining to streams.
flux:
 n. flowing; series of changes; state of being liquid through heat
foggy:
 a. obscured by fog; indistinct or hazy in outline
foible:
 n. moral weakness; failing; weak point; slight fault
foist:
 v. to palm off.
foliage:
 n. masses of leaves; a cluster of leaves, flowers, and branches
folio:
 n. a sheet of paper folded once, or of a size adapted to folding once.
folk-lore:
 n. the traditions, beliefs, and customs of the common people.
fondle:
 v. to handle tenderly and lovingly.
foolery:
 n. folly.
foot-note:
 n. a note of explanation or comment at the foot of a page or column.
foppery:
 n. dandyism.
foppish:
 adj. characteristic of one who is unduly devoted to dress and the niceties of manners.
forbearance:
 n. patience; restraint of passions; act of forbearing or waiting
forby:
 adv. besides.
forcible:
 adj. violent.
forebode:
 v. foretell; tell in advance; indicate likelihood of; portend
forecast:
 n. prediction about how something will develop, as for weather
forecastle:
 n. that part of the upper deck of a ship forward of the after fore-shrouds.
foreclose:
 v. to bar by judicial proceedings the equitable right of a mortgagor to redeem property.
forecourt:
 n. a court opening directly from the street.
forefather:
 n. ancestor; forebear
forego:
 v. precede; go ahead of; go forward; go on
foreground:
 n. that part of a landscape or picture situated or represented as nearest the spectator.
forehead:
 n. the upper part of the face, between the eyes and the hair.
foreign:
 adj. belonging to, situated in, or derived from another country.
foreigner:
 n. a citizen of a foreign country.
forejudge:
 v. to judge of before hearing evidence.
foreknowledge:
 n. prescience.
foreman:
 n. the head man.
foreordain:
 v. to predetermine.
foreordination:
 n. predestination.
forerun:
 v. to go before as introducing or ushering in.
foresail:
 n. a square sail.
foresee:
 v. anticipate; predict
foreshore:
 n. that part of a shore uncovered at low tide.
foresight:
 n. ability to foresee future happenings
foretell:
 v. tell of or indicate beforehand; predict
forethought:
 n. premeditation.
forfeit:
 n. something surrendered as punishment for crime or error
forfend:
 v. to ward off.
forgery:
 n. act of forging, especially the illegal production of something counterfeit
forgo:
 v. give up; do without; go or pass by without claiming
formation:
 n. configuration; pattern
formidable:
 a. arousing fear; threatening; difficult to undertake or defeat
formula:
 n. plan; directions for making something; a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement
forswear:
 v. renounce or deny something, especially under oath; swear falsely, usually under pressure
forte:
 n. particular skill; special talent
forth:
 adv. into notice or view.
forthright:
 a. directly ahead; straightforward
fortify:
 v. make strong or stronger; prepare oneself for a military confrontation
fortitude:
 n. bravery; force; power to attack or to resist attack
foursome:
 adj. consisting of four.
fracture:
 v. break into pieces; crack; destroy; violate or abuse
fragile:
 a. easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
fragile:
 a. easy to destroy, delicate, not strong
frailty:
 n. condition quality of being frail, physically, mentally, or morally; infirmity; weakness of resolution
frankincense:
 n. a gum or resin which on burning yields aromatic fumes.
frantic:
 a. highly excited with strong emotion; disordered or nervous activity
fraternal:
 a. becoming to brothers; brotherly
fraudulence:
 n. deceitfulness.
fraudulent:
 a. cheating; deceitful; planning or using fraud; given to practice of fraud
fray:
 n. battle, assault, or quarrel with violence; wear away by rubbing
free:
 trade n. commerce unrestricted by tariff or customs.
freemason:
 n. a member of an ancient secret fraternity originally confined to skilled artisans.
freethinker:
 n. one who rejects authority or inspiration in religion.
frequency:
 n. the comparative number of any kind of occurrences within a given time or space.
fresco:
 n. cool, refreshing state of air; art of painting on freshly spread plaster, before it dries
freshness:
 n. condition or quality of being fresh, in any sense; originality by virtue of being new and surprising
fretful:
 a. disposed to fret; ill-humored; peevish; angry; in a state of vexation
frightful:
 adj. apt to induce terror or alarm.
frigid:
 a. intensely cold; lacking warmth; stiff and formal in manner
frigidarium:
 n. a room kept at a low temperature for preserving fruits, meat, etc.
frivolity:
 n. not serious or sensible; acting like a clown; something of little value or significance
frivolous:
 a. lacking in seriousness; not serious; relatively unimportant
frizz:
 v. to give a crinkled, fluffy appearance to.
frizzle:
 v. to cause to crinkle or curl, as the hair.
frolicsome:
 a. full of high-spirited fun; gay; given to merry
frowzy:
 adj. slovenly in appearance.
frugal:
 a. sparing; economical; costing little; inexpensive
fruition:
 n. bearing of fruit; fulfillment; realization
fugacious:
 adj. fleeting.
fulcrum:
 n. support on which a lever rests; prop or support
fulminate:
 v. to cause to explode.
fulsome:
 a. offensively flattering or insincere; offensive; disgusting
fumigate:
 v. treat with fumes; apply smoke to; expose to smoke or vapor, especially to disinfect or eradicate pests
functionary:
 n. an official.
fundamental:
 a. relating to foundation or base; elementary; primary; essential
fungible:
 adj. that may be measured, counted, or weighed.
fungous:
 adj. spongy.
fungus:
 n. plant belonging to the group Fungi
furbish:
 v. to restore brightness or beauty to.
furlong:
 n. a measure, one-eighth of a mile.
furlough:
 n. leave of absence; vacation granted a soldier or civil servant
furrier:
 n. a dealer in or maker of fur goods.
further:
 v. get greater distance; make more in advance
furtherance:
 n. advancement.
furtive:
 a. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy
fuse:
 v. combine; blend; become plastic or fluid or liquefied from heat
fusible:
 adj. capable of being melted by heat.
futile:
 a. useless; having no useful result; vain
futurist:
 n. a person of expectant temperament.
gaiety:
 n. merry or joyful activity; festivity; bright color or showiness, as of dress; finery
gaily:
 ad. merrily; showily; in a joyful, cheerful, or happy manner
gait:
 n. manner of walking or stepping; bearing or carriage while moving; walk; rate of moving
gallant:
 a. courtly; lively and spirited; having or displaying great dignity or nobility
galore:
 adj. abundant.
galvanic:
 adj. pertaining or relating to electricity produced by chemical action.
galvanism:
 n. current electricity, especially that arising from chemical action.
galvanize:
 v. stimulate by shock; stir up; stimulate to action
gamble:
 v. play or game for money or other stake; lose or squander by gaming
gambol:
 v. dance and skip about in sport; leap playfully
gamester:
 n. a gambler.
gamut:
 n. entire range; all notes in musical scale
garnish:
 v. decorate with ornamental appendages
garrison:
 n. the military force stationed in a fort, town, or other place for its defense.
garrote:
 v. to execute by strangling.
garrulous:
 a. talking much and repetition of unimportant or trivial details
gaseous:
 a. of gas; gas-like; lacking substance or concreteness