A – D Words

Posted on July 31, 2008. Filed under: A - D Words | Tags: , , , , |

summer girl reading words
summer girl reading words

 

 

A

  • ABAFT
    • BACK OF BOAT
  • ABEYANCE
    SUSPENSION OF ACTIVITY
  • ACCLIMATE
    • GET USED TO NEW CLIMATE

ADVANTAGEOUS

  • GIVEN FAVORABLE TREATMENT

  • AFFIRMATION

    • POSITIVE DECLARATION

  • AFFLATUS

    • INSPIRATION OR POWERFUL IMPULSE

  • AFFRAY

    • BRAWL

  • AGGREGATE
    • TO COMBINE OR GATHER

    • A TOTAL; COLLECTION OR SUM

  • AGOPEE

    • THE HIGHEST POINT

    • THE POINT MOST DISTANT FROM THE EARTH

  • ALLIANCE

    • ASSOCIATION WITH GROUP WITH LIKE GOALS

  • AMALGAMATION

    • BUSINESS MERGER TO FORM ONE

  • AMANUENSIS

    • ONE EMPLOYED TO TAKE DICTATION

  • AMBIGUITY

    • DOUBTFUL

  • AMBIGUOUS

    • UNCERTAIN, INDEFINITE

  • AMBIVALENT

    • SIMULTANEOUS CONFLICTING FEELINGS, I.E., LOVE AND HATE

  • ANGST

    • FULL OF ANXIETY

  • ANNIHILATE

    • TO DESTROY COMPLETELY

  • ANOMALOUS

    • INCONSISTENT WITH THE NORM; OUT OF THE ORDINARY

  • ANTHROPOMORPHIZE

    • TO ASCRIBE HUMAN TRAITS TO AN OBJECT

  • ANTITHETICAL

    • COMPLETE OPPOSITE

  • AQUIFER

    • A LAYER OF SAND THROUGH WHICH WATER FLOWS

  • ATONE

    • TO BECOME RECONCILED

  • ATTENUATE

    • TO BECOME THIN

    • TO LESSEN

    • TO DIMINISH, WEAKEN OR REDUCE

  • ATROPHY

    • DECREASE IN SIZE; WASTE AWAY

  • AUDACITY

    • BOLD OR DARING

  • AUGURY

    • DIVINATION

    • AN OMEN OR INDICATION

  • AUSPICIOUS

    • FAVORABLE OR UNKIND

  • AUSTERE

    • TO BE MORALLY STRICT; LIVE SIMPLY

  • AUTONOMY

    • SELF RULE

 

 B

 

  • BANYAN DAY
    • SAILORS REFFERED TO A DAY WITHOUT MEAT
  • BENEVOLENT
    • KIND, CARING, COMPASSIONATE
  • BLIND-SIDED
    • THE SIDE AWAY FROM ONE’S ATTENTION
  • BLOG
    • SHORT FOR WEB LOG,
    • COOKIE CUTTER OF A WEB SITE
  • BON VIVANT
    • A PERSON WHO ENJOYS GOOD FOOD

 

 

 C

  • CACOPHONY
    • HARD MIXTURE OF SOUND (AS THE CACOPHONY OF THE CITY)
  • CACOLOGY
    • BAD CHOICE OF WORDS (HARSH WORDS)
  • CAJOLE
    • TO URGE THROUGH HUMOR
    • COAX
  • CALIPHATE
    • TERRITORY OF A DICTATOR
  • CANARD
    • BASELESS RUMOR
  • CAPTIOUS
    • RAISING PETTY OBJECTIONS
  • CARTEL
    • NATIONAL OR INTERNATIONAL MONOPOLY
  • CAVALIER
    • LACK OF RESPECT TOWARDS MATTERS OF IMPORTANCE
  • CAVIL
    • TRIVIAL OBJECTIONS
  • CHIVALRY
    • NOBLE QUALITIES OF A KNIGHT
    • COURAGE, HONOR, READINESS TO HELP WOMEN
  • CHURL
    • BADTEMPERED PERSON; SELFISH PERSON
  • COMPLACENT (OR COMPLAISANT)
    • WILLINGNESS TO PLEASE
  • COGITATE
    • PONDER
    • THINK DEEPLY
  • COMELY
    • HAVING A PLEASING APPEARANCE
  • CONCILIATORY
    • WIN OVER
    • MAKE FRIENDS
    • GAIN GOOD WILL
  • CONCLAVE
    • PRIVATE MEETING TO SELECT A POPE
  • CONDESCENDING
    • LOOKING DOWN ON ANOTHER; ARROGANT
  • CONFLUENCE
    • TO FLOW TOGETHER, AS IN RIVERS
  • CONTENTIOUS
    • QUARRELSOME
  • CONTIGUOUS
    • CONNECTED IN AN UNBROKEN SEQUENCE (48 STATES)
  • CREPUSCULAR
    • RELATED TO TWILIGHT
  • CURMUDGEON
    • AN ILL-MANNERED, BAD TEMPERED PERSON

 

 

D

 

  • DEBACLE
    • CRUSHING COLLAPSE
  • DEFENESTRATE

THROW SOMETHING OUT OF A WINDOW

DIATRIBE

A BITTER, ABUSIVE CRITICISM

DENUNCIATION

  • DICHOTOMY

    • A DIVISION INTO TWO PARTS

  • DIGRESS

    • TO CHANGE SUBJECTS TEMPORARILY

  • DISCONCERT

    • CONFUSED

  • DISENCUMBERED

    • FREE OF A BURDEN

  • DOUR

    • SEVERE AND UNFRIENDLY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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