A Vocabulary of Words

from Johnson, Walker, and other competent authorities

ABA'NDON, v.a.
give up; resign, or quit; forsake; leave
ABI'LITY, s.
capacity; qualification; power
A'BJECT, a.
mean; being of no hope or regard; destitute
ABLU'TION, s.
the act of cleansing or washing clean; water used in washing
ABO'LISH, v.a.
make void; put an end to; destroy
ABO'UND, v.n.
have in great plenty; be in great plenty
ABRE'AST, ad.
side by side
ABRU'PTLY, ad.
hastily; suddenly; without the due forms of preparation
A'BSOLUTE, a.
positive; certain; unlimited
A'BSTRACT, s.
the smaller quantity containing the virtue or power of the greater
ABSTRU'SE, a.
hidden; difficult
ABU'NDANT, a.
plentiful
ABU'TMENT, s.
that which borders upon another
ACA'DEMY, s.
(from Academus, an Athenian, who founded a public school at Athens, which after him was called Academia, Latin), place of education; an assembly or society of men, uniting for the promotion of some art
A'CCENT, s.
the sound of a syllable; a modification of the voice expressive of the passions or sentiments; the marks made upon syllables to regulate their pronunciation
A'CCIDENT, s.
that which happens unforeseen; chance
ACCO'MPANY, v.n.
associate with; become a companion to
ACCO'MPLICE, s.
an associate; partner
ACCO'MPLISHMENT, s.
ornament of mind or body; acquirement
ACCO'ST, v.a.
speak to; address; salute
ACCO'UNT, s.
the state or result of a computation—as, the account stands thus between us; narrative; value
ACCO'UTRE, v.a.
dress; equip
A'CCURACY, s.
exactness; nicety
ACCU'STOM, v.
to habituate; to inure
ACQUI'RE, v.a.
gain; obtain; attain
A'CRID, a.
having a hot biting taste; bitter
A'CRIMONY, s.
sharpness; severity; bitterness of thought or language
ACRO'POLIS, s.
a citadel; the highest part of a city
ACTI'VITY, s.
quickness; nimbleness
ACU'TE, a.
sharp, not blunt; sharp, not dull; not stupid; vigorous; powerful in operation
ADAMA'NTINE, a.
made of adamant; having the qualities of adamant, viz. hardness, indissolubility
ADA'PT, v.a.
admit, justify; yield; permit
ADIEU', ad.
used elliptically for à Dieu je vous commende, at the parting of friends; farewell
A'DMIRABLE, a.
to be admired; of power to excite wonder
ADMIRA'TION, s.
wonder
ADMI'T, v.a.
suffer to enter; allow
ADO'PT, v.a.
take a son by choice; make him a son who is not so by birth; place any person or thing in a nearer relation than they have by nature or something else
ADRO'ITNESS, s.
dexterity; readiness
ADU'LT, s.
a person above the age of boyhood or girlhood
ADVA'NCE, v.a.
improve; forward; propose
ADVA'NTAGE, s.
superiority; opportunity
ADVE'NTURE, s.
chance; hazard; an enterprise in which something must be left to hazard
ADVE'NTURER, s.
he that puts himself into the hands of chance
ADVE'NTUROUS, a.
bold; daring; courageous; inclined to adventures
ADVE'RSITY, s.
affliction; calamity; misfortune; the public misery
ADVE'RTISEMENT, s.
something advertised; the public notice of a thing
A'DVOCATE, s.
he that pleads a cause
AE'OLIAN, a.
an epithet applied to lyric poetry, because Sappho and Alcaeus were natives of Lesbos in Aeolia, and wrote in the Aeolic dialect
AE'RIAL, a.
belonging to the air; lofty
AFFABI'LITY, s.
civility; condescension; easiness of manners
AFFE'CT, v.a.
act upon; produce effect in any other thing; move the passions; aim at; aspire to
AFFECTA'TION, s.
an elaborate appearance; false pretence
AFFE'CTION, s.
state of being affected by any cause or agent; love; kindness; good-will to some person; passionate regard
AFFE'CTIONATE, a.
full of affection; fond; tender; warm; benevolent
AFFI'NITY, s.
connection with
AGGRE'SSION, s.
first act of injury
A'GONY, s.
the pangs of death; any violent pain in body or mind
AGRE'EABLE, a.
suitable to; pleasing
A'GRICULTURE, s.
the science of making land productive
A'LABASTER, s.
a kind of soft marble, easier to cut and less durable than the other kinds
ALA'RUM, s.
notice of any approaching danger; any tumult or disturbance
A'LIEN, s.
foreigner; stranger
A'LKALI, s.
any substance which, when mingled with acid, produces effervescence and fermentation
ALLEGO'RY, s.
a figurative discourse, in which something is contained other than is literally understood
ALLE'VIATE, v.a.
make light; ease; soften
ALLO'W, v.a.
permit; give leave
A'LPHABET, s.
the order of the letters, or elements of speech
ALTERA'TION, s.
the act of changing; the change made
A'LTITUDE, s.
height of place; space measured upward
AL'TOGETHER, ad.
completely; without exception
AMA'LGAMATE, v.a.
to unite metals with silver
AMA'ZEMENT, s.
height of admiration; astonishment
AMBI'GUOUS, a.
using doubtful expressions; doubtful; having two meanings
AMBI'TION, s.
the desire of preferment or honour; the desire of anything great or excellent
AMBI'TIOUS, a.
fond of power; desirous of power
AME'RICAN, s.
native of America
A'METHYST, s.
a precious stone of a violet colour
A'MIABLE, a.
kind; gentle; good natured; loving; not selfish
AMMUNI'TION, s.
military stores, applied to artillery
AMPHITHE'ATRE, s.
a building in a circular or oval form, having its area encompassed with rows of seats one above another
AMPU'LLA, s.
(pronounced am-poo-la) a vessel of pure gold, used for containing the holy oil at coronations
AMU'SE, v.a.
entertain with tranquillity; draw on from time to time
ANA'LOGY, s.
resemblance between things with regard to some circumstances or effects
ANATO'MICAL, a.
relating or belonging to anatomy
ANA'TOMY, s.
the art of dissecting the body; the doctrine of the structure of the body
A'NCESTOR, s.
one from whom a person descends
A'NCIENT, a.
old; past; former
A'NECDOTE, s.
something yet unpublished; biographical history; personal history
ANEMO'METER, s.
an instrument to measure the force of the wind
ANGE'LIC, a.
resembling angels; belonging to angels
A'NIMAL, s.
a living creature
ANIMA'LCULE, s.
a small animal, generally applied to those which cannot be seen without a microscope
ANIMO'SITY, s.
vehemence of hatred; passionate malignity
ANNIHILATE, v.a.
reduce to nothing; destroy
ANNO'Y, v.a.
incommode; vex; tease; molest
A'NNUAL, a.
that comes yearly
A'NTELOPE, s.
a goat with curled or wreathed horns
ANTHROPO'PHAGI, s.
man-eaters; cannibals
ANTI'CIPATE, v.a.
take an impression of something which is not yet as if it really was
A'NTIQUARY, s.
a man studious of antiquity
ANTI'QUE, a.
ancient; old; odd; of old fashion
ANTI'QUITY, s.
old times; remains of old times
A'NTRE, s.
a cavern
ANXI'ETY, s.
perplexity; lowness of spirits
ANXIOUS, a.
disturbed about some uncertain event
A'PATHY, s.
exemption from feeling or passion
APO'CALYPSE, s.
the Book of Revelations
APO'LOGY, s.
defence; excuse
APO'STLE, s.
a person sent with commands, particularly applied to those whom our Saviour deputed to preach the Gospel
APOSTO'LIC, a.
delivered or taught by the Apostles
APPARA'TUS, s.
tools; furniture; show; instruments
APPE'AR, v.n.
be visible; in sight
APPEARANCE, s.
the act of coming into sight; phenomenon; apparition; presence
APPE'NDAGE, s.
something added to another thing without being necessary to its essence
A'PPETITE, s.
hunger; violent longing
APPLA'USE, s.
approbation loudly expressed; praise
APPLICATION, s.
close study; intenseness of thought; attention; the act of applying; the act of applying anything to another.
APPORTIONMENT, s.
dividing into portions
APPRECIATE, v.a.
set a price on anything; esteem
APPRO'ACH, v n.
draw near; somewhat resemble
APPROBATION, s.
the act of approving, or expressing himself pleased, or satisfied; support
APPRO'PRIATENESS, s.
a fitness to be appropriated
APPROPRIATION, s.
the application of something to a certain purpose
AQUA'TIC, a.
that inhabits the water; that grows in the water
A'QUEDUCT, s.
a conveyance, tunnel, or way made for carrying water
ARA'TOO, s.
a bird of the parrot kind
AR'BALIST, s.
a naturalist who make trees his study
A'RBITRABY, o.
despotic; absolute; depending on no rule
ARBU'TUS, s.
a strawberry tree
ARCA'DE, s.
a continued arch; a walk arched over
ARCHBI'SHOP, s.
a bishop of the first class, who superintends the conduct of other bishops
ARCHITE'CTURE, s.
the art or science of building
A'RCTIC, a.
northern; lying under the Arctos or Bear
A'RDUOUS, a.
lofty; difficult
ARI'SE, v.n.
mount upward; get up; proceed
ARMI'LLA, s.
a bracelet, or jewel worn on the arm
A'RMY, s.
collection of armed men; a great number
AROMA'TIC, a.
spicy; fragrant; strong-scented
ARRI'VE, v.n.
reach any place; happen
ARRA'NGE, v.a.
put in the proper order for any purpose
ARRA'NGEMENT, s.
the act of putting In proper order, the state of being put in order
ARRA'Y, s.
order, chiefly of war; dress
A'RROGANCE, s.
the act or quality of taking much upon one's self
A'RROW, s.
the pointed weapon which is shot from a bow
A'RTICLE, s.
a part of speech; a single clause of an account; term
ARTI'CULATE, v.a.
form words; speak as a man; draw up in articles; make terms
A'RTIFICE, s.
trick; fraud; stratagem; art; trade
ARTIFI'CIAL, a.
made by art; not natural
ARTI'LLERY, s.
weapons of war; cannon; great ordinance
A'RTISAN, s.
professor of any art
ASCE'NDANCY, s.
influence; power
ASPE'RSE, v.a.
bespatter with censure or calumny
A'SPIC, s.
the name of a small serpent
ASSA'ILANT, s.
one that assails
ASSE'MBLY, s.
a company met together
ASSE'RT, v.a.
to declare positively; maintain; to defend either by words or actions; claim
ASSIDU'ITY, s.
diligence
ASSI'MILATE, v.a.
bring to a likeness; turn to its own nature by digestion
ASSISTANCE, s.
help
ASSISTANT, s.
a helper
ASSI'ZE, s.
a jury; any court of justice; the ordinance or statute
ASSO'CIATE, s.
a partner; a confederate; a companion
ASSU'RE, v.a.
give confidence by a firm promise
ASTO'NISHMENT, s.
amazement
ASTRO'NOMY, s.
the science of the motions, distances, &c. of the stars
A'THEISM, s.
the disbelief of a god
ATHE'NIAN, s.
a native of Athens
A'TMOSPHERE, s.
the air that encompasses the solid earth on all sides
ATRO'CIOUS, a.
wicked in a high degree; enormous
ATTA'CH, v.a.
arrest; fix one's interest; win; lay hold on
ATTA'CK, v.a.
to make an assault
ATTA'IN, v.a.
gain; procure; reach
ATTAINMENT, s.
an acquisition; an accomplishment
ATTE'MPT, v.a.
venture upon; try; endeavour
ATTE'NDANT, s.
one that attends; one that is present at anything
ATTENTION, s.
the act of attending; the act of bending the mind upon it
ATTE'NTIVE, a.
regardful; full of attention
ATTI'RE, s.
clothing; dress; equipment
A'TTITUDE, s.
position; expression
ATTRA'CT, v.a.
draw to something; allure; invite
ATTRA'CTIVE, a.
having the power to draw anything; inviting
ATTRIBUTE, v.a.
to ascribe; to yield as due; to impute as a cause
AU'DITOR, s.
a hearer
AURO'RA-BOREA'LIS, a.
electrical light streaming in the night from the north; the northern lights or streamers
AUSTE'RITY, s.
severity; cruelty
AUTHENTIC, a.
genuine
AU'THOR, s.
the first beginner or mover of anything; a writer in general
AUTHO'RITY, s.
power; rule; influence; support; legal power
AU'TUMN, s.
the season of the year between summer and winter
AVAILABLE, a.
profitable; powerful; advantageous
AVALA'NCHE, s.
immense mass of snow or ice
A'VERAGE, s.
a middle proportion
AVI'DITY, s.
eagerness; voracity; greediness
AVO'ID, v.a.
shun; shift off; quit
AWA'KE, v.a.
rouse out of sleep; put into new action
AW'KWARD, a.
clumsy; inelegant; unready
A'ZURE, s.
blue; faint blue
BA'CCHANALS, s.
the drunken feasts of Bacchus; fabulous personages who assisted at the festivals of Bacchus
BALCO'NY, s.
a frame before the window of a room
BALLO'ON, s.
a large hollow ball of silk, filled with gas, which makes it rise in the air
BA'NDIT, s.
a man outlawed
BA'NISH, v.a.
condemn to leave one's country; drive away
BA'NISHMENT, s.
the act of banishing another; the state of being banished
BARBA'RIAN, s.
a savage; a man uncivilized
BA'RBAROUS, a.
savage; ignorant; cruel
BA'RREN, a.
unfruitful; sterile; scanty
BARRIC'ADE, v.a.
stop up a passage; hinder by stoppage
BASA'LT, s.
a variety of trap rock
BASA'LTIC, a.
relating to basalt
BASTI'LE, s.
(pronounced basteel) a jail; formerly the state prison of France
BA'TTER, v.a.
beat; shatter; beat down
BA'TTLE, s.
a fight; an encounter between opposite enemies
BEA'CON, s.
something raised on an eminence to direct
BEA'RABLE, a.
that which is capable of being borne
BEAU'TY, s.
a particular grace or feature; a beautiful person
BECO'ME, v.a.
befit; be suitable to the person
BEDE'CK, v.a.
to deck; to adorn; to grace
BE'DSTEAD, s.
the frame on which the bed is placed
BEHI'ND, ad.
out of sight; not yet in view; remaining
BEHO'VE, v.n.
to be fit
BELI'EVE, v.n.
to have a firm persuasion of anything
BENEFA'CTOR, s.
one that does good
BE'NEFIT, s.
a kindness; a favour conferred; an advantage
BENE'VOLENT, a.
kind; having good-will
BENI'GHT, v.a.
involve in darkness; surprise with the coming on of night
BENI'GNANT, a.
kind; generous; liberal
BE'NISON, s.
a blessing
BENU'MB, v.a.
make torpid; stupify
BESIE'GE, v.a.
to beleaguer; to lay siege to
BESPRE'NT, v. def.
besprinkled
BESTO'W, v.a.
give; confer upon; lay up
BETWE'EN, prep.
in the middle space; from one to another; noting difference of one from another
BI'LBERRY, s.
the fruit of a plant so called
BO'ATMAN, s.
he that manages a boat
BO'DY, s.
material substance of an animal; matter; person; collective mass; main part; main army
BO'RDER, s.
edge; edge of a country; a bank raised round a garden and set with flowers
BO'UNTEOUS, a.
liberal; kind; generous
BOUQUE'T, s.
(pronounced boo-kay) a nosegay
BOWSPRI'T, s.
(a sea term) the mast that runs out at the bow of a ship
BRA'CELET, s.
an ornament for the arms
BRA'CH, s.
a she hound
BRA'CKISH, a.
salt; somewhat salt
BRI'LLIANCY, s.
brightness; lustre
BRI'LLIANT, s.
a diamond of the finest cut
BRI'LLIANT, a.
shining; sparkling; full of lustre
BU'BBLE, s.
a small bladder of water; anything which wants solidity and firmness
BU'LKY, a.
of great size or stature
BU'LWARK, s.
a fortification; a security
BUO'YANCY, s.
the quality of floating
BU'RDENSOME, a.
grievous
BU'RIAL, s.
interment; the act of putting anything under earth or water
BU'RY, v.a.
inter; put in the grave; conceal
BU'TTRESS, s.
a prop; a wall built to support another
CA'DENCE, s.
the fall of the voice; state of sinking, decline
CALA'MITY, s.
misfortune; cause of misery; distress
CA'LCULATE, v.a.
reckon; adjust
CAL'CULA'TION, s.
a practice or manner of reckoning; a reckoning
CA'LEDO'NIANS, s.
the ancient inhabitants of Scotland
CAMPA'IGN, s.
a large, open, level tract of land; the time for which any army keeps the field
CA'NADA, s.
a province of the British possessions in America
CANA'L, s.
any course of water made by art; a passage through which any of the juices of the body flow
CANA'RY, s.
an excellent singing-bird—so called from its native place, the Canary Islands
CA'NNIBAL, s.
a savage that eats his fellow-men taken in war
CA'PABLE, a.
susceptible; intelligent; qualified for; able to receive; capacious; able to understand
CAPA'CIOUS, a.
wide; large
CAPA'CITY, s.
power; ability; state; condition; character
CAPERCA'ILZIE, s.
(pronounced cap-per-kail-zeh) cock of the wood
CA'PITAL, s.
the upper part of a pillar; the chief city of a nation or kingdom
CA'PITAL, a.
applied to letters—large, such as are written at the beginning or heads of books
CA'PTAIN, s.
a chief commander
CA'PTIVE, s.
a prisoner
CAPTI'VITY, s.
imprisonment; subjection by the fate of war; bondage; slavery; servitude
CA'PTURE, v.a.
take prisoner; bring into a condition of servitude
CA'RAVAN, s.
a conveyance; a troop or body of merchants or pilgrims, as they travel in the East
CARE'ER, s.
a course; full speed; course of action
CA'RGO, s.
the lading of a ship
CARNI'VOROUS, a.
flesh-eating
CA'ROB, s.
a plant bearing a nutritious fruit so called
CA'RRIAGE, s.
the act of carrying or transporting; vehicle; conduct
CA'RRION, s.
the carcase of something not proper for food
CA'RRONA'DE, s.
a short iron cannon
CA'RRY, v.a.
convey from a place; transport; bring forward; bear
CAR'TILAGE, s.
a smooth and solid body, softer than a bone, but harder than a ligament
CARTILA'GINOUS, a.
consisting of cartilages
CA'RTRIDGE, s.
a case of paper or parchment filled with gunpowder, used for greater expedition in loading
CASCA'DE, s.
a cataract; a waterfall
CA'STELLATED, a.
that which is turretted or built in the form of a castle
CATAMARA'N, s.
a rude species of boat
CA'TARACT, s.
a waterfall
CATA'STROPHE, s.
a final event
CATHE'DRAL, s.
the head church of a diocese
CA'VALRY, s.
horse soldiery
CA'VERN, s.
a hollow place in the ground
CA'VIL, s.
a false or frivolous objection
CA'VITY, s.
a hole; a hollow place
CE'DAR, s.
a kind of tree; it is evergreen, and produces flowers
CE'LEBRATE, v.a.
praise; commend; mention in a set or solemn manner
CELE'BRITY, s.
transaction publicly splendid
CELE'RITY, s.
quickness
CELE'STIAL, a.
heavenly
CE'METERY, s.
a place where the dead are deposited
CE'NTRE, s.
the middle
CE'NTURY, s.
a hundred years
CEREMO'NIOUS, a.
full of ceremony
CE'REMONY, s.
form in religion; form of civility
CE'RTAIN, a.
sure; unquestionable; regular; particular kind
CHAO'TIC, a.
confused
CHA'PTER, s.
a division of a book; the place in which assemblies of the clergy are held
CHARACTERI'SE, v.a.
to give a character of the particular quality of any man
CHARACTERI'STIC, s.
that which constitutes the character
CHARACTERI'STICALLY, ad.
constituting the character
CHA'RITY, s.
kindness; love; good-will; relief given to the poor
CHA'TEAU, s.
(pronounced shat-oh) a castle
CHA'TTER, v.a.
make a noise by collision of the teeth; talk idly or carelessly
CHE'RUB, s.
a celestial spirit, next in order to the seraphim
CHRI'STENDOM, s.
the collective body of Christianity
CHRI'STIAN, s.
a professor of the religion of Christ
CHRO'NICLE, s.
a register of events in order of time; a history
CHRO'NICLER, s.
a writer of chronicles; a historian
CHRONO'METER, s.
an instrument for the exact measuring of time
CI'PHER, s.
a figure, as 1, 2
CI'RCUIT, s.
a circular band
CI'RCUIT, s.
ring; round; stated journey repeated at intervals
CIRCU'MFERENCE, s.
the space enclosed in a circle
CIRCUMSCRI'BE, v.a.
enclose in certain lines or boundaries; bound; Limit
CI'RCUMSTANCE, s.
something relative to a fact; incident; event
CI'STERN, s.
a receptacle of water for domestic uses; reservoir
CI'STUS, s.
rock-rose
CI'TADEL, s.
a fortress; a place of defence
CI'TIZEN, s.
a freeman of a city; townsman
CI'TY, s.
a corporate town that hath a bishop
CI'VIL, a.
political; not foreign; gentle; well bred; polite
CIVI'LITY, s.
politeness; complaisance
CI'VILIZA'TION, s.
civilising manners
CI'VILIZE, v.a.
reclaim from savageness and brutality
CLA'MOUR, s.
noise; tumult; disturbance
CLA'RION, s.
a trumpet
CLI'MATE, s.
a region, or tract of land, differing from another by the temperature of the air
CLU'STER, s.
a bunch
CO'GNIZANCE, s.
trial; a badge by which one is known
COLLE'CT, v.a.
gather together; bring into one place; gain from observation
COLLO'QUIAL, a.
that relates to common conversation
COLO'NIAL, a.
that which relates to a colony
CO'LONIST, s.
one that colonises; one that dwells in a colony
COLO'SSAL, a.
of enormous magnitude; large
CO'LOUR, s.
the appearance of bodies to the eye only; hue; appearance
CO'LUMN, s.
a round pillar; a long file or row of troops; half a page, when divided into two equal parts by a line passing down the middle
COLU'MNAR, a.
formed in columns
COMBINA'TION, s.
a union; a joining together
CO'MFORTABLE, a.
admitting comfort; dispensing comfort
COMMA'NDER, s.
a general; chief; leader
COMMEMORA'TION, s.
an act of public celebration
COMME'NCE, v.a.
to begin
CO'MMERCE, s.
intercourse; exchange of one thing for another; trade
COMME'RCIAL, a.
that which relates to commerce
CO'MMINUTE, v.a.
to grind; to pulverise
COMMO'DITY, s.
wares; merchandise
COMMONWE'ALTH, s.
a polity; an established form of civilized life; public; republic
COMMU'NICATE, v.a.
impart knowledge; reveal
COMMU'NITY, s.
the commonwealth; the body politic; common possession
COMPA'NION, s.
a partner; an associate
CO'MPANY, s.
persons assembled together; a band; a subdivision of a regiment of foot
CO'MPARABLE, a.
capable of being compared; of equal regard
COMPA'RE, v.n.
make one thing the measure of another; find a likeness of one thing with another
COMPA'RISON, s.
the act of comparing; state of being compared; comparative estimate
COMPE'TE, v.a.
to vie; to contend; to strive; to endeavour to outstrip
COMPLA'INT, s.
representation of pains or injuries; malady; remonstrance against
COMPLAI'SANCE, s.
civility; desire of pleasing
COMPLE'TION, s.
accomplishment; act of fulfilling
COMPLI'ANCE, s.
the act of yielding to any design or demand
CO'MPLICATE, v.a.
to render difficult and incomprehendable; to join one with another
COMPOSI'TION, s.
a mass formed by mingling different ingredients; written work
COMPREHE'ND, v.a.
comprise; include; conceive; understand
CONCE'AL, v.a.
hide; keep secret; cover
CONCE'IT, s.
vain pride
CONCE'NTRIC, a.
having one common centre
CONCE'PTION, s.
the act of conceiving; state of being conceived; notion; sentiment
CONCE'SSION, s.
the act of granting or yielding
CONCI'LIATE, v.a.
to gain; to win; to reconcile
CONCI'SE, a.
short; brief; not longer than is really needful
CONCO'CT, v.a.
to devise
CO'NCORD, s.
agreement between persons or things; peace; union; a compact
CONCU'SSION, s.
the state of being shaken
CONDE'NSE, v.n.
to grow close and weighty
CONDI'TION, s.
rank; property; state
CO'NDOR, s.
a monstrous bird in America
CONDU'CT, v.a.
lend; accompany; manage
CONE, s.
a solid body, of which the base is circular, but which ends in a point
CONFE'R, v.a.
compare; give; bestow; contribute; conduce
CO'NFERENCE, s.
formal discourse; an appointed meeting for discussing some point by personal debate
CONFE'SS, v.a.
acknowledge a crime; own; avow; grant
CONFI'NEMENT, s.
imprisonment; restraint of liberty
CO'NFLUENCE, s.
the joining together of rivers; a concourse; the act of joining together
CONFORMA'TION, s.
the form of things as relating to each other; the act of producing suitableness or conformity to anything
CONFO'RMITY, s.
similitude; consistency
CONGE'NER, s.
a thing of the same kind or nature
CONGE'NIAL, a.
partaking of the same genius
CONGLO'MERATE, v.a.
to gather into a ball, like a ball of thread
CO'NICAL, a.
in the shape of a cone
CONJE'CTURE, s.
guess; imperfect knowledge; idea
CONNEC'TION, s.
union
CO'NQUER, v.a.
gain by conquest; win; subdue
CO'NQUEROR, s.
a victor; one that conquers
CO'NQUEST, s.
a victory
CO'NSCIENCE, s.
the faculty by which we judge of the goodness or wickedness of ourselves
CO'NSCIOUS, a.
endowed with the power of knowing one's own thoughts and actions; bearing witness by the dictates of conscience to anything
CONSCRI'PTION, s.
an enrolling or registering
CO'NSECRATE, v.a.
to make sacred; to canonize
CO'NSEQUENCE, s.
that which follows from any cause or principle; effect of a cause
CO'NSEQUENT, a.
following by rational deduction; following as the effect of a cause
CONSI'DERABLE, a.
worthy of consideration; important; valuable
CONSI'ST, v.n.
subsist; be composed; be comprised
CONSI'STENCE, s.
state with respect to material existence; degree of denseness or rarity
CONSI'STENCY, s.
adhesion; agreement with itself or with any other thing
CONSPI'CUOUS, a.
obvious to the sight
CO'NSTANT, a.
firm; fixed; certain; unvaried
CONSTELLA'TION, s.
a cluster of fixed stars; an assemblage of splendours
CONSTERNA'TION, s.
astonishment; amazement; wonder
CO'NSTITUTE, v.a.
give formal existence; produce; erect; appoint another in an office
CONSTRU'CT, v.a.
build; form; compile
CONSTRU'CTION, s.
the act of building; structure; form of building
CONSTR'UCTIVE, a.
by construction
CONSU'MPTION, s.
the act of consuming; waste; a disease; a waste of muscular flesh
CO'NTACT, s.
touch; close union
CONTA'GIOUS, a.
infectious; caught by approach
CONTA'IN, v.a.
hold; comprehend; restrain
CONTE'MPLATE, v.a.
study; meditate; muse; think studiously with long attention
CONTEMPLA'TION, s.
meditation; studious thought
CONTE'MPLATIVE, a.
given to thought or study
CONTE'MPORARY, s.
one who lives at the same time with another
CONTE'MPTIBLE, a.
worthy of contempt, of scorn; neglected; despicable
CO'NTEST, s.
dispute; difference; debate
CONTE'ST, v.a.
to strive; to vie; to contend
CONTI'GUOUS, a.
meeting so as to touch
CO'NTINENT, s.
land not disjoined by the sea from other lands; that which contains anything; one of the quarters of the globe
CONTI'NGENCY, s.
accidental possibility
CONTI'NUE, v.n.
remain in the same state; last; persevere
CONTRA'CT, v.a.
to shrink up; to grow short; to bargain
CO'NTRARY, a.
opposite; contradictory; adverse
CONTRI'VANCE, s.
the act of contriving; scheme; plan; plot
CONVE'NIENCE, s.
fitness; ease; cause of ease
CONVE'NIENT, a.
fit; suitable; proper; well adapted
CO'NVENT, s.
an assembly of religious persons; a monastery; a nunnery
CO'NVERSE, s.
conversation; acquaintance; familiarity
CONVE'RSION, s.
change from one state to another
CONVE'RT, v.a.
change into another substance; change from one religion to another; turn from a bad to a good life; apply to any use
CONVE'Y, v.a.
carry; transport from one place to another; bring; transfer
CONVU'LSIVE, a.
that gives twitches or spasms
CO'PIOUS, a.
plentiful; abundant
CO'PPICE, s.
a low wood; a place overrun with brushwood
CO'RDIAL, a.
reviving; hearty; sincere
CORONA'TION, s.
the act of crowning a King
CORPORA'TION, s.
a body politic, constituted by Royal charter
CORPO'REAL, a.
having a body; material; not spiritual
CORRE'CT, v.a.
punish; discipline; remark faults; take away fault
CORRESPONDENCE, s.
intercourse; relation; friendship
CO'UNCILLOR, s.
one that gives counsel
COU'NTENANCE, s.
the form of the face; air; look; calmness of look; patronage
CO'UNTRY, s.
a tract of land; a region; rural parts
CO'URAGE, s.
bravery; boldness
CO'VERING, s.
dress; anything spread over another
CRA'FTY, a.
cunning; knowing; scheming; politic
CRA'TER, s.
the bowl, opening, or funnel of a volcano
CREA'TION, s.
the act of creating; universe
CREA'TOR, s.
the Divine Being that created all things
CRE'ATURE, s.
a being created; a general term for man
CRE'VICE, s.
a crack; a cleft; a narrow opening
CRI'MINAL, s.
a man accused; a man guilty of a crime
CRI'MINA'LITY, s.
the act of being guilty of a crime
CRI'TIC, s.
a judge; otherwise a censurer
CRI'TICAL, a.
relating to criticism
CRO'CODILE, s
an amphibious voracious animal, in shape like a lizard
CROO'KED, a.
bent; winding; perverse
CRU'ELTY, s.
inhumanity; savageness; act of intentional affliction
CRU'SADE, s.
an expedition against the infidels; a holy war
CRY'STAL, s.
crystals are hard, pellucid, and naturally colourless bodies, of regular angular figures
CU'LPABLE, a.
criminal; guilty; blamable
CU'LTIVATE, v.a.
forward or improve the product of the earth by manual industry; improve
CULTIVA'TION, s.
improvement in general
CU'POLA, s.
a dome
CU'RFEW, s.
an evening peal, by which the Conqueror willed that every man should rake up his fire and put out his light
CURIO'SITY, s.
inquisitiveness; nice experiment; an object of curiosity; rarity
CU'RIOUS, a.
inquisitive; desirous of information; difficult to please; diligent about; elegant; neat; artful
CU'RRENT, a.
passing from hand to hand; authoritative; common; what is now passing
CU'STOM, s.
habit; fashion; practice of buying of certain persons
CY'MBAL, s.
a kind of musical instrument
CY'PRESS, s.
a tall straight tree. It is the emblem of mourning
DALMA'TIA, s.
a province of Austria
DALMA'TIAN, a.
belonging to Dalmatia
DA'MAGE, s.
mischief; hurt; loss
DA'NGER, s.
risk; hazard; peril
DA'NGEROUS, a.
hazardous; perilous
DA'STARDLY, ad.
cowardly; mean; timorous
DA'UNTED, a.
discouraged
DECE'PTION, s.
the act or means of deceiving; cheat; fraud; the state of being deceived
DECLI'NE, v.a.
shun; avoid; refuse; bring down
DE'CORATE, v.a.
adorn; embellish; beautify
DECORA'TION, s.
ornament; added beauty
DE'DICATE, v.a.
to inscribe
DEFA'CE, v. a
destroy; raze; ruin; disfigure
DEFE'CTIVE, a.
wanting the just quantity; full of defects; imperfect; faulty
DEFE'NCE, s.
guard; protection; resistance
DEFI'CIENCY, s.
want; something less than is necessary; imperfection
DEGE'NERACY, s.
departure from the virtue of our ancestors
DEGE'NERATE, a.
unworthy; base
DE'ITY, s.
divinity; the nature and essence of God; fabulous Rod; the supposed divinity of a heathen god
DE'LICACY, s.
daintiness; softness; feminine beauty; nicety; gentle treatment; smallness
DE'LICATE, s
fine; soft; pure; clear; unable to bear hardships; effeminate
DELI'CIOUS, a.
sweet; delicate; agreeable
DELI'GHT, v.a.
please; content; satisfy
DELI'NEATE, v.a.
to paint; to represent; to describe
DELI'VER, v.a.
set free; release; give; save; surrender
DE'LUGE, v.a.
flood
DE'LUGE, v.a.
drown; lay totally under water; overwhelm; cause to sink
DEME'ANOUR, s.
carriage; behaviour
DEMO'LISH, v.a.
raze; destroy; swallow up
DEMONSTRA'TION, s.
the highest degree of argumental evidence
DENO'MINATE, v.a.
to name anything
DEPA'RTMENT, s.
separate allotment; province or business assigned to a particular person
DEPO'RTMENT, s
carriage; bearing
DEPO'SIT, s.
a pledge; anything given as a security
DEPO'SIT, v.a.
lay up; lay aside
DEPRA'VITY, s.
corruption
DE'PREDA'TION, s.
a robbing; a spoiling; waste
DEPRI'VE, v.a.
bereave one of a thing; hinder; debar from
DE'RVISE, s.
a Turkish priest
DESCE'NDANT, s.
the offspring of an ancestor
DESCRI'BE, v.a.
mark out; define
DESCRI'PTION, s.
the sentence or passage in which anything is described
DESCRY', v.a.
give notice of anything suddenly discovered; detect; discover
DE'SERT, s.
a wilderness; solitude; waste country
DESE'RVE, v.a.
be entitled to reward or punishment
DESI'GN, s.
an intention; a purpose; a scheme
DESIGNA'TION, s.
appointment; direction; intention to design
DESI'RE, v.a.
wish; long for; intreat
DE'SOLATE, a.
without inhabitants; solitary; laid waste
DESPA'TCH, s.
to send away hastily; to do business quickly; to put to death
DE'SPERATE, a.
without hope; rash; mad; furious
DE'SPICABLE, a.
worthy of scorn; contemptible
DESPI'SE, v.a.
scorn; condemn; slight; abhor
DE'SPOTISM, s.
absolute power
DESTINA'TION, s.
the place where it was our destiny to go; fate; doom
DE'STINE, v.a.
doom; devote
DE'STINY, s.
doom; fate
DE'STITUTE, a.
forsaken; abject; in want of
DESTRO'Y, v.a.
lay waste; make desolate; put an end to
DESTRU'CTION, s.
the act of destroying; the state of being destroyed; ruin
DETA'CH, v.a.
separate; disengage
DETA'CHMENT, s.
a body of troops sent out from the main army
DETE'R, v.a.
fright from anything
DETERMINA'TION, s.
absolute direction to a certain end; the result of deliberation; judicial decision
DETE'RMINE, v.a.
fix; settle; resolve; decide
DETE'STABLE, a.
hateful; abominable; odious
DETRA'CTION, s.
the withdrawing or taking off from a thing
DETRU'DE, v.a.
thrust down; force into a lower place
DEVASTA'TION, s.
waste; havoc; desolation; destruction
DEVE'LOP, v.a.
to disentangle; to disengage from something that enfolds and conceals
DEVIA'TION, s.
the act of quitting the right way; wandering
DEVO'TE, v.a.
dedicate; consecrate
DE'VOTEE, s.
one erroneously or superstitiously religious; a bigot
DEVO'TION, s.
piety; prayer; strong affection; power
DE'XTEROUS, a.
subtle; full of expedients; expert; active; ready
DIABO'LICAL, a.
devilish
DI'ADEM, s.
the mark of Royalty worn on the head
DI'AL, s.
a plate marked with lines, where a hand or shadow shows the hour
DI'ALECT, s.
subdivision of a language; style; manner of expression
DI'ALOGUE, s.
a discussion between two persons
DIA'METER, s.
the straight line which, passing through the centre of a circle, divides it into two equal parts
DI'AMOND, s.
the most valuable and hardest of all the gems; a brilliant
DI'FFER, v.n.
be distinguished from; contend; be of a contrary opinion
DI'FFERENT, a.
distinct; unlike; dissimilar
DIFFICULTY, s.
hardness; something hard to accomplish; distress; perplexity in affairs
DI'GNITY, s.
rank of elevation; grandeur of mien; high place
DILA'TE, v n.
widen; grow wide; speak largely
DI'LIGENCE, s.
industry; assiduity
DIMI'NISH, v.a.
to make less
DIMI'NUTIVE, a.
small; narrow; contracted
DIRE'CT, v.a.
aim at a straight line; regulate; order; command; adjust; mark out a certain course
DIRE'CTION, s.
tendency of motion impressed by a certain impulse; order; command; prescription
DIRE'CTLY, ad.
immediately; apparently; in a straight line
DISAGRE'EABLE, a.
unpleasing; offensive
DISA'STROUS, a.
calamitous
DISCI'PLE, s.
a scholar; one that professes to receive instruction from another
DISCIPLINE, s.
education; the art of cultivating the mind; a state of subjection
DISCONCE'RT, v.a.
unsettle the mind; discompose
DISCOU'RAGE, v.a.
depress; deprive of confidence
DISCO'VER, v.a.
disclose; bring to light; find out
DISCO'VERY, s.
the act of finding anything hidden
DISCRI'MINATION, s.
the state of being distinguished from other persons or things; the mark of distinction
DISHO'NOUR, s.
reproach; disgrace; ignominy
DISLO'DGE, v.a.
to go to another place; to drive or remove from a place
DISMA'NTLE, v.a.
strip; deprive of a dress; strip a town of its outworks; loose
DISMA'Y, s.
fall of courage; desertion of mind
DISOBE'DIENCE, s.
the act of disobeying; inattention to the words of those who have right to command
DISO'RDER, s.
irregularity; tumult; sickness
DISPA'RAGEMENT, s.
reproach; disgrace; indignity
DISPLA'Y, v.a.
exhibit; talk without restraint
DISPOSI'TION, s.
order; method; temper of mind
DISQUI'ETUDE, s.
uneasiness
DI'SREGARD, v.a.
to slight; to neglect
DI'SSIPATE, v.a.
scatter every way; disperse; scatter the attention
DISSO'LVE, v.n.
be melted; fall to nothing
DISTANCE, s.
remoteness in place; retraction of kindness; reserve
DISTE'MPER, s.
disease; malady; bad constitution of the mind
DISTI'NCTION, s.
the act of discerning one as preferable to the other; note of difference; honourable note of superiority; discernment
DISTINCTLY, ad.
not confusedly; plainly; clearly
DISTRE'SS, s.
calamity; misery; misfortune
DISTRI'BUTE, v.a.
to deal out; to dispensate
DI'STRICT, s.
region; country; territory
DIVE'RGE, v.n.
send various ways from one point
DIVE'RSIFY, v.a.
make different from another
DIVE'RSION, s.
the act of turning anything off from its course
DIVE'RSITY, s.
difference; dissimilitude; unlikeness; variety
DIVI'DE, v.a.
part one whole in different pieces; separate; deal out
DI'VIDEND, s.
a share
DO'CILE, a.
teachable; easily instructed; tractable
DOMA'IN, s.
dominion; possession; estate; empire
DOME'STIC, a.
belonging to the house; private
DOME'STICATE, v.a.
make domestic; withdraw from the public
DOMI'NION, s.
sovereign authority; power; territory
DO'RSAL, a.
pertaining to the back
DO'UBLE, a.
two of a sort; in pairs; twice as much
DRAMA'TIC, a.
representable by action
DRA'MATIST, s.
author of dramatic compositions
DRAW'INGROOM, s.
a room to which company withdraw—originally withdrawing-room
DRE'ADFUL, a.
terrible; frightful
DRE'ARINESS, s.
gloominess; sorrowfulness
DRE'ARY, a.
sorrowful; gloomy; dismal; horrid
DU'CAT, s.
a coin struck by Dukes; in silver valued at about four shillings and sixpence, in gold at nine shillings and sixpence
DURA'TION, s.
power of continuance; length of continuance
DU'RING, prep.
for the time of the continuance
EA'RLY, ad.
soon; betimes
EA'RTHQUAKE, s.
tremour or convulsion of the earth
EA'STERN, a.
belonging to the east; lying to the east; oriental
EA'SY, a.
not difficult; ready; contented; at rest
ECLI'PSE, s.
an obscuration of the heavenly luminaries; darkness; obscuration
ECO'NOMY, s.
frugality; discretion of expense; system of matter
E'DIFICE, s.
a fabric; a building
EDI'TION, s.
publication of anything, particularly of a book
EDUCA'TION, s.
formation of manners in youth
EFFE'CT, s.
that which is produced by an operating cause; success; purpose; meaning; consequence
EFFE'CTUAL, a.
productive of effects; expressive of facts
EFFE'MINACY, s.
softness; unmanly delicacy
E'FFLUENCE, s.
what issues from some other principle
E'FFULGENCE, s.
lustre; brightness; splendour
EFFU'SE, v.a.
to pour out; to spill, to shed
EJA'CULATION, s.
an exclamation
ELA'BORATE, a.
finished with care
ELE'CTRIC, a.
relating to electricity
ELE'CTRO-MA'GNETISM, s.
a branch of electrical science
E'LEGANCE, s.
beauty, rather soothing than striking; beauty without grandeur
E'LEGY, s.
a mournful song; short poem without points or turns
E'LEPHANT, s.
a large quadruped
E'LEVA'TED, a.
exalted; raised up; progressed in rank
ELEVA'TION, s.
the act of raising up aloft; exaltation
ELOCU'TION, s.
the power of fluent speech; the power of expression; eloquence; flow of language
E'LOQUENCE, s.
the power or speaking with fluency and elegance
ELU'DE, v.a.
to mock by unexpected escape
E'MANATE, v.a.
to issue; to flow from something else
EMBA'LM, v.a.
impregnate a body with aromatics, that it may resist putrefaction
EMBA'RK, v.n.
to go on board a ship; to engage in any affair
EMBROI'DERY, s.
variegated work; figures raised upon a ground
E'MERALD, s.
a precious stone of a green colour
EME'RGE, v.n.
to issue; to proceed; to rise
EME'RGENCY, s.
the act of rising into view; any sudden occasion; pressing necessity
E'MINENCE, s.
loftiness; height; summit; distinction
E'MINENT, a.
celebrated; renowned
EMI'T, v.a.
to send forth; to let fly; to dart
EMO'LUMENT, s.
profit; advantage
E'MPEROR, s.
a monarch of title and dignity superior to a king
EMPLO'Y, v.a.
busy; keep at work; use as materials; trust with the management of any affairs; use as means
E'MULATE, v.a.
to vie
EMULA'TION, s.
rivalry; desire of superiority
ENA'BLE, v.a.
make able; confer power
ENCA'MPMENT, s.
the act of encamping or pitching tents; a camp
ENCHA'NTMENT, s.
magical charms; spells; irresistible influence
ENCI'RCLING, a.
environing; surrounding
ENCLO'SE, v.a.
part from things or grounds common by a fence; surround; encompass
ENCOU'NTER, v.a.
meet face to face; attack
ENCRO'ACHMENT, s.
an unlawful gathering in upon another man; advance into the territories or rights of another
ENDA'NGER, v.a.
put in hazard; incur the danger of
ENDU'RANCE, s.
continuance; lastingness; delay
E'NEMY, s.
foe; antagonist; any one who regards another with malevolence
ENERGE'TIC, a.
operative; active; vigorous
E'NERGY, s.
activity; quickness; vigour
ENGA'GE, v.a.
employ; stake; unite; enlist; induce; fight
ENGINE'ER, s.
one who manages engines; one who directs the artillery of an army
ENGRA'VER, s.
a cutter in wood or other matter
ENGRA'VING, s.
the work of an engraver
ENGRO'SS, v.a
thicken; increase in bulk; fatten; to copy in a large hand
ENJO'Y, v.a.
feel or perceive with pleasure; please; delight
ENLA'RGEMENT, s.
increase; copious discourse
ENNO'BLE, v.a.
to dignify; to exalt; to make famous
ENO'RMOUS, a.
wicked beyond the common measure; exceeding in bulk the common measure
ENQUI'RY, s.
interrogation; examination; search
ENRA'GE, v.a.
irritate; make furious
ENSNA'RE, v.a.
entrap; entangle in difficulties or perplexities
E'NTERPRISE, s.
an undertaking of hazard; an arduous attempt
E'NTERPRISING, a.
fond of enterprise
ENTHU'SIASM, s.
a vain belief of private revelation; beat of imagination; elevation of fancy
E'NTRAILS, s.
the intestines; internal parts
ENU'MERATE, v.a.
reckon up singly; number
ENVE'LOPEMENT, s.
covering; inwrapment
E'PIC, a.
narrative
EPI'STLE, s.
a letter
EPI'STOLARY, a.
transacted by letters; relating to letters
E'QUAL, a.
even; uniform; in just proportion
EQUITY, s.
justice; impartiality
ERE'CT, a.
upright; bold; confident
ERE'CT, v.a.
raise; build; elevate; settle
E'RMINE, s.
an animal found in cold countries, of which the fur is valuable, and used for the adornment of the person. A fur worn by judges in England
ERRO'NEOUS, a.
wrong; unfounded; false; misled by error
ERU'PTION, s.
the act of bursting out; sudden excursion of a hostile kind
ESCO'RT, v.a.
convoy; guard from place to place
ESPE'CIAL, a.
principal; chief
ESPE'CIALLY, ad.
principally; chiefly; in an uncommon degree
ESPLANA'DE, s.
the empty space between a citadel and the outskirts of a town
ESSE'NTIAL, a.
necessary to the constitution or existence of anything; important in the highest degree
ESTA'BLISHMENT, s.
settlement; fixed state
ESTRA'NGE, v.a.
keep at a distance; withdraw
ETE'RNAL, a.
without beginning or end; perpetual; unchanging
ETE'RNALLY, ad.
incessantly; for evermore
ETE'RNITY, s.
duration without beginning or end
ETHE'REAL, a.
belonging to the higher regions
EVA'PORATE, v.a.
to drive away in fumes
E'VENING, s.
the close of the day; beginning of night
EVE'NTUALLY, ad.
in the event; in the last result
E'VIDENT, a.
plain; notorious
EXA'CT, a.
nice; not deviating from rule; careful
EXA'MINE, v.a.
search into; make inquiry into
EXA'MPLE, s.
copy or pattern
E'XCAVATE, v.a.
hollow; cut into hollows
EXCE'L, v.a.
to outgo in good qualities; to surpass
E'XCELLENCE, s.
the state of abounding in any good quality; dignity; goodness
E'XCELLENT, a.
eminent in any good quality; of great value
EXCE'PT, prep
, exclusively of; unless
EXCE'SSIVE, a.
beyond the common proportion
EXCI'TE, v.a.
rouse; animate
EXCLU'DE, v.a.
shut out; debar
EXCLU'SIVE, a.
having the power of excluding or denying admission
EXCRU'CIATE, v.a.
torture; torment
EXCU'RSION, s.
an expedition into some distant part
EXCU'RSIVE, a.
rambling; deviating
EXECU'TION, s.
performance; practice; slaughter
EXE'MPLARY, a.
such as may give warning to others; such as may attract notice and imitation
E'XERCISE, s.
labour of the mind or body
EXE'RTION, s.
the act of exerting; effort
EXHI'BIT, v.a.
to offer to view; show; display
EXHIBI'TION, s.
the act of exhibiting; display
EXHI'LARATE, v.a.
make cheerful; cheer; enliven
EXI'STENCE, s.
state of being
EXPA'ND, v.a.
to spread; to extend on all sides
EXPA'NSE, s.
a body widely extended without inequalities
EXPE'DIENT, s.
that which helps forward as means to an end
EXPEDI'TION, s.
an excursion
EXPE'L, v.a.
drive away; banish; eject
EXPE'RIENCE, s.
knowledge gained by practice
EXPE'RIENCED, a.
wise by long practice
EXPE'RIMENT, s.
a trial of anything
EXPI'RE, v.a.
breathe out; close; bring to an end
EXPLO'SION, s.
an outburst; a sudden crash
EXPO'RT, v.a.
carry out of a country
EXPO'SE, v.a.
lay open; make bare; put in danger
EXPRE'SSION, s.
the form of language in which any thoughts are uttered; the act of squeezing out anything
E'XQUISITE, a.
excellent; consummate; complete
EXTE'MPORE, ad.
without premeditation; suddenly
EXTE'ND, v.a.
stretch out; diffuse; impart
EXTE'NSIVE, a.
large; wide; comprehensive
EXTE'RIOR, a.
outward; external
EXTE'RNAL, a.
outward
EXTI'NGUISH, v.a.
put out; destroy; obscure
EXTI'RPATE, v.a.
root out; eradicate
E'XTRACT, s.
the chief parts drawn from anything
EXTRAO'RDINARY, a.
different from common order and method; eminent; remarkable
EXTRA'VAGANT, a.
wasteful; not saving; otherwise, improbable, false
EXTRE'MELY, ad.
greatly; very much; in the utmost degree
EXTRE'MITY, s.
the utmost point; highest degree; parts at the greatest distance
FACI'LITY, s.
ease; dexterity; affability
FA'CTORY, s.
a house or district inhabited by traders in a distant country; traders embodied in one place
FA'CULTY, s.
the power of doing anything; ability
FAMI'LIAR, a.
domestic; free; well known; common; unceremonious
FAMI'LIARITY, s.
easiness of conversation; acquaintance
FA'MILY, s.
those who live in the same house; household; race; clans
FA'MOUS, a.
renowned; celebrated
FANA'TICISM, s.
madness; frenzy; insanity
FANTA'STIC, a.
whimsical; fanciful; imaginary
FA'RTHER, ad.
at a greater distance; beyond this
FA'SHION, v.a.
form; mould; figure; make according to the rule prescribed by custom
FA'TAL, a.
deadly; mortal; appointed by destiny
FATI'GUE, s.
weariness
FATI'GUE, v.a.
tire; weary
FAUN, s.
a kind of rural deity
FA'VOURITE, s.
a person or thing beloved; one regarded with favour
FE'ATHER, s.
plume of birds
FE'ATURE, s.
the cast or make of the face; any lineament or single part of the face
FE'ELING, s.
the sense of touch; sensibility; tenderness; perception
FERMENTA'TION, s.
a slow motion of the particles of a mixed body, arising usually from the operation of some active acid matter; as when leaven or yeast ferments bread or wort
FERO'CITY, s.
savageness; wildness; fierceness
FE'RTILE, a.
fruitful; abundant; plenteous
FERTI'LITY, s.
abundance; fruitfulness
FE'STAL, a.
festive; joyous; gay
FE'STIVAL, a.
time of feast; anniversary-day of civil or religious joy
FESTO'ON, s.
In architecture, an ornament of carved work in the form of a wreath or garland of flowers or leaves twisted together
FEU'DAL, a.
dependant; held by tenure
FI'BRE, s.
a small thread or string
FI'CTION, s.
a fanciful invention; a probable or improbable invention; a falsehood; a lie
FIDE'LITY, s.
honesty; faithful adherence
FI'GURE, s.
shape; person; stature; the form of anything as terminated by the outline
FI'LIAL, a.
pertaining to a son; befitting a son; becoming the relation of a son
FI'RMAMENT, s.
sky; heavens
FLA'GON, s.
a vessel with a narrow mouth
FLA'MBEAU, s.
(pronounced flam-bo) a lighted torch
FLA'VOUR, s.
power of pleasing the taste; odour
FLEUR-DE-LIS, s.
(French for a lily, pronounced flúr-de-lee) a term applied in architecture and heraldry
FLE'XIBLE, a.
capable of being bent; pliant; not brittle; complying: obsequious; ductile; manageable
FLOAT, v.n.
to swim on the surface of water; to move without labour in a fluid; to pass with a light irregular course; v.a. to cover with water
FLO'RIDNESS, s.
freshness of colour
FLO'URISH, v.a.
and v.n. yield; prosper; wield; adorn
FLU'CTUATE, v.n.
roll to and again, as water in agitation; be in an uncertain state
FLU'ID, a.
anything not solid
FLU'TTER, v.n.
move irregularly; take short flights with great agitation of the wines
FO'LIAGE, s.
leaves; tuft of leaves
FO'LLOWING, a.
coming after another
FOME'NT, v.a.
cherish with heat; encourage
FO'REFATHER, s.
ancestor
FO'REIGN, a.
not in this country; not domestic; remote; not belonging to
FO'REPART, s.
anterior part
FO'REST, s.
a wild uncultivated tract of ground, with wood
FO'RMER, a.
before another in time; the first of two
FO'RMIDABLE, a.
terrible; dreadful; tremendous
FORTIFICA'TION, s.
the science of military architecture; a place built for strength
FO'RTITUDE, s.
courage; bravery; strength
FO'RWARD, v.a.
hasten; quicken; advance
FO'RWARD, a.
warm; earnest; quick; ready
FO'RWARD, ad.
onward; straight before
FO'RWARDNESS, s.
eagerness; ardour; quickness; confidence
FOSSE, s.
a ditch; a moat
FOUNDA'TION, s.
the basis or lower parts of an edifice; the act of fixing the basis; original; rise
FRA'GMENT, s.
a part broken from the whole; an imperfect piece
FRA'NTIC, a.
mad; deprived of understanding
FREE'STONE, s.
stone commonly used in building, so called because it can be cut freely in all directions
FREIGHT, s.
anything with which a ship is loaded; the money due for transportation of goods
FRE'QUENT, a.
often done; often seen; often occurring
FRE'SCO, s.
coolness; shade; duskiness; a picture not drawn in glaring light, but in dusk
FRI'CTION, s.
the act of rubbing two bodies together
FRI'VOLOUS, a.
trifling; wasteful; dawdling
FRO'NTIER, s.
the limit; the utmost verge of any territory
FU'RNACE, s.
a large fire
FU'RNISH, v.a.
supply with what is necessary; fit up; equip; decorate
GA'BLE, s.
the sloping roof of a building
GA'LAXY, s.
the Milky Way
GA'LLANT, a.
brave; daring; noble
G'ALLEY, a.
a vessel used in the Mediterranean
GA'RDEN, s.
piece of ground enclosed and cultivated
GA'RMENT, s.
anything by which the body is covered
GA'RRISON, s.
fortified place, stored with soldiers
GAUGE, s.
a measure; a standard
GENEA'LOGY, s.
history of the succession of families
GE'NERAL, a.
common; usual; extensive, though not universal; public
GENERA'TION, s.
a family; a race; an age
GE'NEROUS, a.
noble of mind; magnanimous; open of heart
GE'NIAL, a.
that gives cheerfulness, or supports life; natural; native
GE'NTLE, a.
soft; mild; tame; meek; peaceable
GEOGRA'PHICAL, a.
that which relates to geography
GEO'GRAPHY, s.
knowledge of the earth
GE'STURE, s.
action or posture expressive of sentiment
GI'ANT, s.
a man of size above the ordinary rate of men; a man unnaturally large
GIGA'NTIC, a.
suitable to a giant; enormous
GLA'CIER, s.
a mountain of ice
GLA'NDULAR, a.
having glands
GLI'STER, v.n.
shine; to be bright
GLO'BULE, s.
a small particle of matter of a round figure, as the red particles of the blood
GLO'RIOUS, a.
noble; excellent; illustrious
GLO'SSY, a.
shiny; smoothly polished
GO'RGEOUS, a.
fine; magnificent; gaudy; showy
GO'SLING, s.
a young goose; a catkin on nut-trees and pines
GO'SSAMER, s.
the web of a male spider
GOUT, s
, a disease attended with great pain
GO'VERNOR, s.
one who has the supreme direction; a tutor
GRADA'TION, s.
regular progress from one degree to another; order; arrangement
GRA'DUALLY, ad.
by degrees; step by step
GRA'NDEUR, s.
splendour of appearance; magnificence
GRANGE, s.
a farm
GRATIFICA'TION, s.
pleasure; something gratifying
GRA'TITUDE, s.
duty to benefactors; desire to return benefits
GRA'VITY, s.
weight; tendency to the centre; seriousness; solemnity
GROTE'SQUE, a.
distorted of figure; unnatural
GUARD, s.
part of the hilt of a sword; a man or body of men whose business is to watch
GUIDE, s.
director; regulator
HABITATION, s.
place of abode; dwelling
HABI'TUALLY, ad.
customarily; by habit
HA'GGARD, a.
deformed; ugly
HARA'NGUE, v.n.
make a speech
HA'RMONIZE, v.a.
to adjust in fit proportion
HARPO'ON, s.
a bearded dart, with a line fastened to the handle, with which whales are struck and caught
HA'ZARDOUS, a.
perilous, dangerous
HE'AVY, a.
weighty; burdened; depressed
HE'RALDRY, s.
the art or office of a herald; registers of genealogies
HE'RBAGE, s.
grass; pasture; herbs collectively
HERBI'VOROUS, a.
that eats herbs
HERE'DITARY, a.
possessed or claimed by right of inheritance; descending by inheritance
HE'RETIC, s.
one who propagates his private opinions in opposition to the Catholic Church
HE'YDAY, s.
frolic; wildness
HI'DEOUS, a.
frightful; ugly
HIPPOPO'TAMUS, s.
a large animal—the river horse
HISTO'RIAN, s.
a writer of facts and events
HISTO'RICAL, a.
that which relates to history
HI'STORY, s.
narration; the knowledge of facts and events
HO'LLOW, a.
excavated; not solid; not sound
HO'NEY, s.
a sweet substance produced by bees
HO'NOUR, s.
dignity; fame; reputation; glory
HO'RIZON, s.
the line that terminates the view
HO'SPITABLE, a.
giving entertainment to strangers; kind to strangers
HO'TTENTO'T, s.
a native of the south of Africa
HOWE'VER, ad.
in whatsoever manner; at all events; happen what will; yet
HOWI'TZER, s.
a kind of bomb
HU'MAN, a.
having the qualities of a man; belonging to man
HUMA'NITY, s.
the nature of man; benevolence
HU'MBLE, a.
not proud; modest; low
HU'MID, a.
wet; moist; watery
HUMI'LITY, s.
freedom from pride; modesty
HU'NDRED, s.
a company or body consisting of a hundred.
HU'RRICANE, s.
a blast; a tempest
HYDRAU'LIC, a.
relating to the conveyance of water through pipes
HY'DROGEN, s.
a gas, one of the component parts of the atmosphere
I'CEBERG, s.
a hill of ice; a moving island of ice
I'CICLE, s.
a pendent shoot of ice
I'DOL, s.
an image worshipped as God; one loved or honoured to adoration
IGNO'BLE, a.
mean of birth; worthless
IGUA'NA, s.
a reptile of the lizard species
ILLE'GAL, a.
unlawful
ILLUMINA'TION, s.
brightness; splendour
ILLU'MINATIVE, a.
having the power to give light
ILLU'SION, s.
mockery; false show
ILLU'STRATE, v.a.
brighten with light; brighten with honour; explain; clear
ILLUSTRA'TION, s.
explanation; example; exposition
ILLU'STRIOUS, a.
conspicuous; noble; eminent
I'MAGE, s.
a statue; a picture; an idol; a copy
IMA'GINARY, a.
fanciful; poetical
IMAGINATION, s.
fancy; conception; contrivance; scheme
I'MITATE, v.a.
copy; counterfeit; resemble
IMMATE'RIAL, a.
incorporeal; unimportant
IMMEA'SURABLE, a.
immense; not to be measured
IMME'DIATELY, ad.
without the intervention of any other cause or event
IMME'NSE, a.
unlimited; unbounded; infinite
I'MMINENT, a.
unavoidable; perilous
IMMO'RTALISE, v.a.
to render immortal
IMMORTA'LITY, s.
exemption from death; life never to end
IMPA'RT, v.a.
grant; give; communicate
IMPA'RTIAL, a.
indifferent; disinterested; just
IMPA'SSABLE, a.
not to be passed; not admitting passage
IMPA'SSIBLE, a.
incapable of suffering
IMPA'TIENT, a.
not able to endure; hasty; eager
IMPERCE'PTIBLE, a.
not to be discovered; not to be perceived; small
IMPERFE'CTION, s.
defect; failure; fault
IMPE'RIAL, a.
belonging to an emperor, king, or queen; regal; monarchical
IMPE'RIOUS, a.
commanding; powerful
IMPE'TUOUS, a.
violent; forcible; vehement
IMPLA'CABILITY, s.
irreconcileable enmity
IMPLI'CITLY, ad.
with unreserved confidence
IMPO'RT, v.a.
carry into any country from abroad
IMPO'RTANCE, s.
thing imported, or implied; consequence; matter
IMPO'RTANT, a.
momentous; weighty; of great consequence; forcible
IMPO'SE, v.a.
lay on as a burden or penalty; deceive; fix on
IMPO'SSIBLE, a.
that which cannot be; that which cannot be done
IMPRE'GNABLE, a.
invincible; unsubdueable
IMPRE'SSION, s.
the act of pressing one body upon another; mark made by pressure; image fixed in the mind
IMPULSE, s.
communicated love; the effect of one body upon another
IMPU'NITY, s.
freedom from punishment; exemption from punishment
INABI'LITY, s.
want of power; impotence
INACCE'SSIBLE, a.
not to be reached or approached
INA'CTIVE, a.
sluggish; slothful; not quick
INCA'LCULABLE, a.
that which cannot be counted
INCAPA'CITATE, v.a.
disable; weaken; disqualify
INCARNA'TION, s.
the act of assuming body
INCE'NTIVE, s.
that which kindles; that which provokes; that which encourages; spur
INCE'SSANT, a.
unceasing; continual
I'NCIDENT, s.
something happening beside the main design; casualty
INCLO'SURE, s.
a place surrounded or fenced in
INCLU'DE, v.a.
comprise; shut
INCONCE'IVABLE, a.
incomprehensible
INCONSI'DERABLE, a.
unworthy of notice; unimportant
INCONSI'STENT, a.
contrary; absurd; incompatible
INCRE'DIBLE, a.
surpassing belief; not to be credited
INCU'LCATE, v.a.
impress by frequent admonitions
INCU'RSION, s.
an expedition
INDENTA'TION, s.
an indenture; having a wavy figure
I'NDICATE, v.a.
show; point out
INDI'CTMENT, s.
an accusation presented in a court of justice
INDIGNA'TION, s.
wrath; anger
INDISCRI'MINATE, a.
without choice; impartially
INDISPE'NSABLE, a.
not to be spared; necessary
INDIVI'DUAL, a.
single; numerically one; undivided; separate from others of the same species
INDU'CE, v.a.
persuade; enforce; bring into view
INDU'LGENCE, s.
fond kindness; tenderness; favour granted
INDU'STRIOUS, a.
diligent; laborious
I'NDUSTRY, s.
diligence; cheerful labour
INEQUA'LITY, s.
difference of comparative quantity
INE'VITABLE, a.
unavoidable
INEXHA'USTIBLE, a.
not to be spent or consumed; incapable of being spent
INEXPRE'SSIBLE, a.
not to be told; unutterable
I'NFANTRTY, s.
a body of foot soldiers; foot soldiery
INFA'TUATE, v.a.
to strike with folly; to deprive of understanding
INFE'RIOR, a.
lower in place, station, or value
I'NFIDEL, s.
an unbeliever; a Pagan; one who rejects Christianity
I'NFINITE, a.
unbounded; unlimited; immense
INFINITE'SSIMAL, a.
infinitely divided
INFI'NITY, s.
immensity; endless number
INFI'RMITY, s.
weakness of age or temper; weakness; malady
INFLA'TE, v.a.
to swell; to make larger
INFLE'XIBLE, a.
not to be bent; immoveable; not to be changed
INFLI'CT, v.a.
to impose as a punishment
I'NFLUENCE, s.
power of directing or modifying
INFLUE'NTIAL, a.
exerting influence or power
INGE'NIOUS, a.
witty; inventive
INGENU'ITY, s.
wit; invention; genius; subtlety
INGLO'RIOUS, a.
void of honour; mean; without glory
INGRA'TITUDE, s.
unthankfulness
INHA'BITANT, s.
dweller; one that lives in a place
INHE'RENT, a.
existing in something else, so as to be inseparable from it; innate
INI'MITABLE, a.
not able to be imitated; that which is incapable of imitation
INJU'RIOUS, a.
hurtful; baneful; capable of injuring; that which injures; destructive
INJU'STICE, s.
iniquity; wrong
INNU'MEROUS, a.
innumerable; too many to be counted
INQUI'SITIVE, a.
curious; busy in search; active to pry into everything
INSCRI'PTION, s.
something written or engraved; title
I'NSECT, s.
a small animal. Insects are so called from a separation in the middle of their bodies, whereby they are cut into two parts, which are joined together by a small ligature, as we see in wasps and common flies
INSE'NSIBLY, ad.
imperceptibly; in such a manner as is not discovered by the senses
INSE'RT, v.a.
place in or among other things
INSI'DIOUS, a.
sly; diligent to entrap; treacherous
INSI'GNIA, s.
ensigns; arms
INSIGNI'FICANT, a.
unimportant
INSI'PID, a.
tasteless; void of taste
INSIPI'DITY, s.
want of taste; want of life or spirit
I'NSOLENCE, s.
petulant contempt
INSPE'CT, v.a.
to examine; to look over
INSPE'CTION, s.
prying examination; superintendence
INSPIRA'TION, s.
infusion of ideas into the mind by divine power; the act of drawing breath
INSTABI'LITY, s.
inconstancy; fickleness
I'NSTANT, a.
instant is such a part of duration wherein we perceive no succession; present or current month
I'NSTANTLY, ad.
immediately
I'NSTINCT, s.
natural desire or aversion; natural tendency
INSTITU'TION, s.
establishment; settlement; positive law
INSTRU'CT, v.a.
teach; form by precept; form authoritatively; educate; model; form
INSTRU'CTION, s.
the act of teaching; information
INSUFFI'CIENT, a.
inadequate to any need, use, or purpose; unfit
INTE'GRITY, s.
honesty; straightforwardness; uprightness
INTELLE'CTUAL, a.
relating to the understanding; mental; transacted by the understanding
INTE'LLIGENCE, s.
commerce of information; spirit; understanding
INTE'LLIGIBLE, a.
possible to be understood
INTE'MPERANCE, s.
the act of overdoing something
INTE'NSE, a.
excessive; very great
INTE'R, v.a.
cover under ground; to bury
INTERCE'PT, v.a.
to hinder; to stop
I'NTERCOURSE, s.
commerce; communication
I'NTEREST, s.
concern; advantage; good; influence over others
INTERE'ST, v.n.
affect; move; touch with passion
INTERLO'CUTOR, s.
a dialogist; one that talks with another
INTERME'DIATE, a.
intervening; interposed
INTE'RMINABLE, a.
immense; without limits
INTE'RPRETER, s.
one that interprets
INTERRU'PT, v.a.
hinder the process of anything by breaking in upon it
INTERSE'CTION, s.
point where lines cross each other
I'NTERSPACE, s.
space between
INTERSPE'RSE, v.a.
to scatter here and there among other things
INTERVE'NE, v.n.
to come between
I'NTERVIEW, s.
mutual sight; sight of each other
INTERWE'AVE, v.a.
to intermingle; to mix one with another in a regular texture
I'NTIMATE, a.
inmost; inward; near; familiar
INTONA'TION, s.
the act of thundering
INTO'XICATE, v.a.
to inebriate; to make drunk
I'NTRICATE, a.
entangled; perplexed; obscure
INTRI'GUER, s.
one that intrigues
INTRI'NSIC, a.
inward; real; true
INTRODU'CTION, s.
the act of bringing anything into notice or practice; the preface or part of a book containing previous matter
INTRU'DER, s.
one who forces himself into company or affairs without right or welcome
INUNDA'TION, s.
the overflow of waters; the flood; a confluence of any kind
INVA'LUABLE, a.
precious above estimation
INVA'RIABLE, a.
unchangeable; constant
INVESTIGATION, s.
the act of investigating; the state of being investigated
INVI'NCIBLE, a.
not capable of being conquered
INVI'SIBLE, a.
not to be seen
I'RIS, s.
the rainbow; the circle round the pupil of the eye
IRRA'DIATE, v.a.
brighten; animate by heat or light; illuminate
IRRE'GULAR, a.
deviating from rule, custom, or nature
I'RRIGATE, v.a.
wet; moisten; water
I'RRITATE, v.a.
provoke; tease; agitate
IRRITA'TION, s.
provocation; stimulation
I'SLAND, s.
a tract of land surrounded by water
I'SSUE, v.a.
send forth
ITA'LIC, s.
a letter in the Italian character
JA'VELIN, s.
a spear; a dart; an implement of war
JE'ALOUSY, s.
suspicion in love; suspicious fear; suspicious caution
JE'WEL, s.
a precious stone; a teem
JO'CUND, a.
merry; gay; lively
JO'URNEY, s.
the travel of a day; passage from place to place
JO'YOUS, a.
glad; gay; merry; giving joy
JUDI'CIOUS, a.
prudent; wise; skilful
JU'GGLER, s.
one who practises sleight of hand
JU'NCTION, s.
union; coalition
JU'STIFY, v.a.
clear from imputed guilt; maintain
KANGARO'O, s.
an animal found in Australia
KE'RNEL, s.
anything included in a husk; the seeds of pulpy fruits
KI'NGDOM, s.
the territories subject to a monarch; a different class or order of beings, as the mineral kingdom; a region
KNI'GHTHOOD, s.
the character or dignity of a knight
KNO'WLEDGE, s.
information
KNU'CKLE, s.
joints of the fingers, protuberant when the fingers close
LABU'RNUM, s.
a kind of tree
LA'MENTABLE, a.
deplorable
LAMENTA'TION, s.
expression of sorrow; audible grief
LA'NCEOLATE, a.
in a lance-like form
LA'NDSCAPE, s.
the prospect of a country; a picture of the prospect of a country
LA'NGUAGE, s.
human speech; style; manner of expression
LA'NGUOR, s.
faintness; softness; inattention
LA'RVA, s.
an insect in the caterpillar state
LA'TENT, a.
concealed; invisible
LA'TERALLY, ad.
by the side
LA'TITUDE, s.
latent diffusion; a certain degree reckoned from the Equator
LA'TTER, a.
lately done or past; mentioned last of two
LA'VA, s.
molten substance projected from volcanoes
LE'AFLET, s.
a small leaf
LE'GION, s.
a body of Roman soldiers, consisting of about five thousand; military force; a great number
LE'NITY, s.
mildness; gentleness
LENS, s.
a glass spherically convex on both sides
LEVA'NT, s.
east, particularly those coasts of the Mediterranean east of Italy
LEVI'ATHAN, s.
a water-animal mentioned in the Book of Job
LI'ABLE, a.
subject; not exempt
LI'BERAL, a.
not mean; generous; bountiful
LI'BERATE, v.a.
free from confinement
LI'BERTY, s.
freedom, as opposed to slavery; privilege; permission
LICE'NTIOUSNESS, s.
boundless liberty; contempt of just restraint
LI'CHEN, s.
moss
LIEUTE'NANT, s.
a deputy; in war, one who holds the next rank to a superior of any denomination
LI'GHTHOUSE, s.
a house built either upon a rock or some other place of danger, with a light, in order to warn ships of danger
LI'NEAR, a.
composed of lines; having the form of lines
LI'QUID, a.
not solid; fluid; soft; clear
LI'QUOR, s.
anything liquid; strong drink, in familiar language
LI'STEN, v.a.
hear; attend
LI'TERALLY, ad.
with close adherence to words
LI'TERARY, a.
respecting letters; regarding learning
LI'TERATURE, s.
learning; skill in letters
LI'TURGY, s.
form of prayer
LOCA'LITY, s.
existence in place
LOCOMO'TIVE, a.
changing place; having the power of removing or changing place
LO'CUST, s.
a devouring insect
LU'DICROUS, a.
fantastic; laughable; whimsical
LU'MINARY, a.
any body which gives light
LU'MINOUS, a.
shining; enlightened
LU'NAR, a.
that which relates to the moon
LU'PINE, s.
a kind of pulse
LUXU'RIANT, a.
superfluously plentiful
MACHINE, s.
an engine; any complicated work in which one part contributes to the motion of another
MACHI'NERY, s.
enginery; complicated workmanship
MAGAZI'NE, s.
a storehouse
MA'GICAL, a.
acted or performed by secret and invisible powers
MAGNANI'MITY, s.
greatness of mind
MAGNA'NIMOUS, a.
of great mind; of open heart
MAGNI'FICENT, a.
grand in appearance; splendid; otherwise, pompous
MAJE'STIC, a.
august; having dignity; grand
MAJO'RITY, s.
the state of being greater; the greater number; the office of a major
MALE'VOLENCE, s.
ill-will; inclination to hurt others
MA'LICE, s.
hatred; enmity; desire of hurting
MALI'CIOUS, a.
desirous of hurting; with wicked design
MALI'GNANT, a.
envious; malicious; mischievous
MALI'GNITY, s.
ill-will; enmity
MA'NDIBLE, s.
a jaw
MA'NKIND, s.
the race or species of human beings
MA'NNER, s.
form; method; way; mode; sort
MANUFA'CTORY, s.
a place where a manufacture is carried on
MANOEUVRE, s.
a stratagem; a trick
MARA'UDER, s.
a soldier that roves in quest of plunder
MA'RGIN, s.
the brink; the edge
MA'RINER, s.
a seaman
MA'RITIME, a.
that which relates to the sea
MA'RSHAL, v.a.
arrange; rank in order
MA'RTYR, s.
one who by his death bears witness to the truth
MA'RVELLOUS, a.
wonderful; strange; astonishing
MA'SONRY, s.
the craft or performance of a mason
MA'SSACRE, s.
butchery; murder
MA'SSIVE, a.
heavy; weighty; ponderous; bulky; continuous
MA'STERPIECE, s.
chief excellence
MATE'RIAL, a.
consisting of matter; not spiritual; important
MATHEMA'TICS, s.
that science which contemplates whatever is capable of being numbered or measured
MA'XIM, s.
general principle; leading truth
ME'ASURE, s.
that by which anything is measured; proportion; quantity; time; degree
MECHA'NIC, s.
a workman
MECHA'NICAL, a.
constructed by the laws of mechanics
ME'DAL, s.
a piece of metal stamped in honour of some remarkable performance
MEDI'CINAL, a.
having the power of healing; belonging to physic
MEDITA'TION, s.
deep thought; contemplation
ME'DIUM, s.
the centre point between two extremes
ME'LANCHOLY, a.
gloomy; dismal; sorrowful
ME'LLOW, a.
soft with ripeness; soft; unctuous
MELO'DIOUS, a.
musical; harmonious
ME'MBRANE, s.
a web of several sorts of fibres, interwoven for the wrapping up some parts; the fibres give them an elasticity, whereby they can contract and closely grasp the parts they contain
MEMBRA'NOUS, a.
consisting of membranes
ME'MOIR, s.
an account of anything
ME'MORABLE, a.
worthy of memory; not to be forgotten
ME'MORY, s.
the power of retaining or recollecting things past; recollection
MENA'GERIE, s.
a place for keeping foreign birds and other curious animals
ME'NTION, v.a.
to express in words or in writing
ME'RCHANDISE, s.
commerce; traffic; wares; anything to be bought or sold
ME'RCHANTMAN, s.
a ship of trade
META'LLIC, a.
partaking of metal; consisting of metal
ME'TEOR, s.
any body in the air or sky that is of a transitory nature
ME'TRICAL, a.
pertaining to metre or numbers; consisting of verses
METROPO'LITAN, a.
belonging to a metropolis
MI'CROSCOPE, s.
an optical instrument, contrived to give to the eye a large appearance of many objects which could not otherwise be seen
MI'LITARY, a.
engaged in the life of a soldier; soldierlike warlike; pertaining to war; affected by soldiers
MIND, s.
intellectual capacity; memory; opinion
MI'NERAL, s.
fossil body; something dug out of mines
MI'NSTER, s.
a monastery; a cathedral church
MI'NSTRELSY, s.
music; instrumental harmony
MINU'TE, a.
small; little; slender
MI'RACLE, s.
a wonder; something above human power
MIRA'CULOUS, a.
done by miracle
MI'RROR, s.
a looking-glass
MI'SERY, s.
wretchedness; calamity; misfortune
MISFO'RTUNE, s.
calamity; ill-luck
MI'SSILE, s.
something thrown by the hand
MI'SSIONARY, s.
one sent to propagate religion
MI'XTURE, s.
the act of mixing; that which is added and mixed
MO'ATED, a.
surrounded with canals by way of defence
MO'DERATE, a.
temperate; not excessive
MODERA'TION, s.
state of keeping a due mean between extremities
MO'DESTY, s.
decency; purity of manners
MODULA'TION, s.
the act of forming anything to certain proportion; harmony
MO'LTEN, part. pass.
the state of being melted
MO'MENT, s.
an individual particle of time; force; importance
MOME'NTUM, s.
the quantity of motion in a moving body
MO'NARCH, s.
a sovereign; a ruler; a king or queen
MO'NASTERY, s.
a residence of monks
MO'NEY, s.
metal coined for the purposes of commerce
MO'NKEY, s.
an animal bearing some resemblance to man; a word of contempt, or slight kindness
MO'NUMENT, s.
anything by which the memory of persons or things is preserved; a memorial; a tomb
MO'RALIST, s.
one who teaches the duties of life
MORA'LITY, s.
the doctrine of the duties of life
MO'RNING, s.
the first part of the day
MO'RTAR, s.
a cement for fixing bricks together; otherwise, a kind of cannon for firing bomb-shells; a kind of vessel in which anything is broken by a pestle
MO'RTIFY, v.a.
destroy vital properties, or active powers; vex; humble; depict; corrupt; die away
MO'SLEM, s.
a Mussulman; relating to the Mahometan form of religion
MOSQUE, s.
a Mahometan temple
MO'TION, s.
the act of changing place; action; agitation; proposal made
MO'ULDED, v.n.
be turned to dust; perish in dust
MO'UNTAINOUS, a.
hilly; full of mountains; huge
MO'VEABLE, a.
capable of being moved; portable
MULETE'ER, s.
mule-driver; horse-boy
MULTIPLI'CITY, s.
more than one of the same kind; state of being many
MU'LTITUDE, s.
a large crowd of people; a vast assembly
MU'RMUR, v.n.
grumble; utter secret and sullen discontent
MU'SSULMAN, s.
a Mahometan believer
MU'TILATE, v.a.
deprive of some essential part
MU'TUALLY, ad.
reciprocally; in return
MY'RIAD, s.
the number of ten thousand; proverbially any great number
NA'RROW, a.
not broad or wide; small; close; covetous; near
NA'TION, s.
a people distinguished from another people
NA'TIVE, a.
original; natural
NA'TIVE, s.
one born in any place
NA'TURAL, a.
produced or effected by nature; not forced; tender
NA'TURALIST, s.
one who studies nature, more especially as regards inferior animals, plants, &c.
NA'TURE, s.
constitution of an animated body; regular course of things; disposition of mind; native state or properties of anything; sort; species
NAU'TICAL, a.
that which relates to a sailor
NA'VIGABLE, a.
capable of being passed by ships or boats
NAVIGA'TOR, s.
a sailor; seaman
NE'CESSARY, a.
needful
NECE'SSITY, s.
compulsion; want; need; poverty
NEGO'TIATION, s.
treaty of business
NEI'GHBOURHOOD, s.
vicinity; place adjoining
NE'ITHER, pron.
not either; nor one nor other
NICHE, s.
a hollow hi which a statue may be placed
NIDIFICA'TION, s.
the act of building nests
NI'MBLY, ad.
quickly; speedily; actively
NI'TROUS, a.
impregnated with nitre
NOBI'LITY, s.
high-mindedness; the highest class of people in civilized life
NO'BLE, a.
magnificent; great; illustrious
NO'TICE, s.
remark; heed; regard; information
NOTWITHSTA'NDING, conj.
although; nevertheless
NO'XIOUS, a.
hurtful; harmful; baneful; guilty
NU'MBER, s.
many; more than one.
NU'MBERLESS, a.
more than can be reckoned
NU'MEROUS, a.
containing many; consisting of many
NU'TRIMENT, s.
food
OBE'DIENCE, s.
submission to authority
OBE'ISANCE, s.
courtesy
O'BJECT, s.
that about which any power or faculty is employed
OBJE'CTION, s.
adverse argument; criminal charge; fault found; the act of opposing anything
OBLI'QUE, a.
not direct; not parallel; not perpendicular
OBLI'VION, s.
forgetfulness
OBNO'XIOUS, a.
hateful; hurtful; injurious
OBSERVA'TION, s.
the act of observing, noticing, or remarking; note; remark
OBSE'RVE, v.a.
watch; regard attentively note; obey; follow
O'BSTINACY, s.
stubbornness
OBSTRU'CT, v.a.
block up; oppose; hinder
OCCA'SION, s.
occurrence; casualty; incident; opportunity; convenience
OCCA'SION, v.a.
cause; produce; influence
O'CCUPY, v.a.
possess; keep; take up; employ; use
OFFE'NSIVE, a.
displeasing; disgusting; injurious
O'FFER, v.a.
present itself; be at hand; be present
O'FFER, v.a.
propose; present; sacrifice
O'FFICE, s.
a public charge or employment; agency; business
OLFA'CTORY, a.
having the sense of smelling
O'LIVE, s.
a plant producing oil; the fruit of the tree; the emblem of peace
O'MINOUS, a.
exhibiting bad tokens of futurity
OMI'SSION, s.
neglect of duty; neglect to do something
OMNI'POTENT, s.
the Almighty
OMNIPRE'SENCE, s.
unbounded presence
OMNI'SCIENCE, s.
boundless knowledge; infinite wisdom
O'NSET, s.
attack; storm; assault
O'PAL, s.
a precious stone
O'PALINE, a.
resembling opal
OPPORTU'NITY, s.
convenience; suitableness of circumstances to any end
OPPRE'SS, v.a.
crush by hardship or unreasonable severity; overpower; subdue
OPPRE'SSOR, s.
one who harasses others with unreasonable or unjust severity
O'PTICAL, a.
relating to the science of optics
O'PTICS, s.
the science of the nature and laws of vision
O'PULENT, a.
rich
O'RACLE, s.
something delivered by supernatural wisdom; the place where, or persons of whom, the determinations of heaven are inquired
O'RAL, a.
delivered by mouth; not written
O'RATOR, s.
a public speaker; a man of eloquence
O'RBIT, s.
a circle; path of a heavenly body
O'RCHARD, s.
a garden of fruit trees
O'RCHIS, s.
a kind of flowering plant
O'RDER, s.
method; regularity; command; a rank or class; rule
O'RDINANCE, s.
law; rule; appointment
O'RDINARY, a.
established; regular; common; of low rank
O'RDNANCE, s.
cannon; great guns
O'RGAN, s.
natural instrument: as the tongue is the organ of speech. A musical instrument
ORGA'NIC, a.
consisting of various parts co-operating with each other
O'RGANISM, s.
organic structure
O'RIENT, a.
eastern; oriental; bright; gaudy
ORI'GINAL, a.
primitive; first
O'RNAMENT, v.a.
embellish; decorate
OSCILLA'TION, a.
the act of moving backward or forward like a pendulum
O'SSEOUS, a.
bony; resembling bone
OSTENTA'TION, s.
outward show; pride of riches or power
OSTRICH, s.
a large bird
OTHERWISE, ad.
in a different manner; by other causes; in other respects
OU'TLET, s.
passage outward
OU'TSET, s.
setting out; departure
OU'TWARD, a.
external; opposed to inward.
OVERFLO'W, v.a.
deluge; drown; overrun; fill beyond the brim
OVERTA'KE, v.a.
catch anything by pursuit; come up to something going before
OVERTHRO'W, v.a.
turn upside down; throw down; ruin; defeat; destroy
OVERWHE'LM, v.a.
crush underneath something violent and weighty; overlook gloomily
PACI'FIC, a.
mild; gentle; appeasing
PA'LACE, a.
a royal house
PA'LTRY, a.
worthless; contemptible; mean
PA'RADISE, s.
the blissful region in which the first pair were placed; any place of felicity
PA'RALLEL, a.
extending in the same direction; having the same tendency
PARALLE'LOGRAM, s.
in geometry, a right-lined four-sided figure, whose opposite sides are parallel and equal
PA'RAPET, s.
a wall breast high
PA'RCEL, s.
a small bundle; a part of a whole
PA'RDON, s.
forgiveness
PARO'CHIAL, a.
belonging to a parish
PARO'TIDA-SA'LIVART, a.
glands so named because near the ear
PA'RTICLE, s.
any small quantity of a greater substance; a word unvaried by inflection
PARTICULAR, s.
a single instance; a minute detail of things singly enumerated. IN PARTICULAR, peculiarly; distinctly
PARTICULARLY, ad.
in an extraordinary degree; distinctly
PA'SSAGE, s.
act of passing; road; way; entrance or exit; part of a book
PA'SSENGER, s.
traveller; a wayfarer; one who hires in any vehicle the liberty of travelling
PA'SSIONATE, a.
moved by passion; easily moved to anger
PA'SSIVE, a.
unresisting; suffering; not acting
PA'STORAL, a.
rural; rustic; imitating shepherds
PATHE'TIC, a.
affecting the passions; moving
PA'THOS, s.
passion; warmth; affection of the mind
PA'THWAY, s.
a road; a narrow way to be passed on foot.
PA'TIENCE, s.
the power of suffering; perseverance
PA'TIENTLY, ad.
with steadfast resignation; with hopeful confidence
PA'TRIARCH, a.
one who governs by paternal right; the father and ruler of a family
PA'THIMONY, s.
an estate possessed by inheritance
PA'TRIOT, s.
one who loves his country
PA'TRON, s.
one who countenances, supports, or protects; defender
PEA'CEABLE, a.
not quarrelsome; not turbulent
PE'CTORAL, a.
belonging to the breast
PECU'LIAR, a.
appropriate; not common to other things; particular
PECULIARITY, s.
particularity; something found only in one
PE'DESTAL, a.
the lower member of a pillar; the basis of a statue
PE'DIMENT, s.
an ornament that finishes the fronts of buildings, and serves as a decoration over gates
PE'NANCE, s.
infliction, either public or private,suffered as an expression of repentance for sin
PE'NDULOUS, a
hanging
PE'NETRATE, v.a.
enter beyond the surface; make way into a body; affect the mind
PENINSULA, s.
laud almost surrounded by water
PE'NURY, s.
poverty; indigence
PE'OPLE, s.
a nation; the vulgar
PERCEI'VE, v.a.
discover by some sensible effects; know; observe
PERCE'PTIBLE, a.
such as may be known or observed
PERFECTION, s.
the state of being perfect
PERFO'RM, v.a.
execute; do; accomplish
PE'RFORATE, v.a.
pierce with a tool; bore
PERHA'PS, ad.
peradventure; may be
PE'RIL, s.
danger; hazard; jeopardy
PE'RIOD, s.
length of duration; a complete sentence from one full stop to another; the end or conclusion
PE'RISII, v.n.
die; be destroyed; be lost; come to nothing
PE'RMANENT, a.
durable; unchanged; of long continuance
PERNI'CIOUS, a.
destructive; baneful
PERPENDICULAR, a.
a straight line up and down
PERPE'TUAL, a.
never-ceasing; continual
PERPLE'X, v.a.
disturb; distract; tease; plague
PERPLE'XITY, s.
anxiety; entanglement
PE'RSECUTE, v.a.
to harass or pursue with malignity
PERSEVE'RANCE, s.
persistence in any design or attempt; constancy in progress
PERTINA'CITY, s.
obstinacy; stubbornness; constancy
PERTURBA'TION, s.
restlessness; disturbance
PERU'S AL, s.
the act of reading
PETI'TION, s.
request; entreaty; single branch or article of prayer
PHA'LANX, s.
a troop of men closely embodied
PHENO'MENON, s.
appearance
PHILOSOPHER, s.
a man deep in knowledge
PHILOSOPHICAL, a.
belonging to philosophy
PHILO'SOPHY, s.
moral or natural knowledge
PHY'SICAL, a.
relating to nature or to natural philosophy; medicinal; relating to health
PICTO'RIAL, a.
produced by a painter
PIC'TURESQUE, a.
beautiful; magnificent
PI'LCHARD, s.
a kind of fish
PI'LGRIMAGE, s.
a long journey
PI'OUS, a.
careful of the duties owed by created beings to God; godly; religious
PI'RATE, s.
a sea robber
PISTA'CHIO, s.
a dry fruit of an oblong figure
PI'TIABLE, a.
that which deserves pity
PLA'CABLE, a.
willing or able to be appeased
PLA'INTIVE, a.
complaining; lamenting; expressive of sorrow
PLA'NETARY, a.
pertaining to the planets; produced by the planets
PLANTATION, s.
a place planted; a colony
PLAU'SIBLY, ad.
with fair show
PLEA'SANT, a.
delightful; cheerful; merry
PLEA'SANTRY, s.
merriment; lively talk
PLEA'SURE, s.
delight
PLE'NTIFUL, a.
copious; fruitful; abundant
PLI'ABLE, a.
flexible; easy to be bent; easy to be persuaded; capable of being plied
PLI'ANT, a.
bending; flexible; easy to take a form
PLU'MAGE, s.
feathers; suit of feathers
PNY'X, s.
a place where assemblies of the people were held
PO'ETRY, s.
sublime thought expressed in sublime language
POI'GNANCY, s.
power of irritation; sharpness
POI'SON, s.
that which taken into the body destroys or injures life; anything infectious or malignant
POLI'TE, a.
glossy; smooth; elegant of manners
POLITICAL, a.
that which relates to politics; that which relates to public affairs; also cunning, skilful
PO'PULAR, a.
vulgar; familiar; well known
POPULARITY, a.
state of being favoured by the people; representation suited to vulgar conception
POPULA'TION, s.
the state of a country with respect to numbers of people
PO'RTABLE, a.
manageable by the hand; supportable
PO'RTION, s.
a part; an allotment
PORTMA'NTEAU, s.
a chest, or bag, in which clothes are carried
POSI'TION, s.
state of being placed; situation
PO'SITIVE, o.
absolute; particular; real; certain
POSSE'SS, v.a.
have as an owner; be master of; seize; obtain
POSSESSION, s.
property; the thing possessed
POSSIBLE, a.
having the power to be or to be done; not contrary to the nature of things
POSTE'RITY, s.
succeeding generations
PO'TENTATE, s.
monarch; prince; sovereign
PO'WER, s.
command; authority; ability; strength; faculty of the mind
PRACTICABLE, a.
capable of being practised
PRA'CTICAL, o.
relating to action; not merely speculative.
PRAE'TOR, s.
a functionary among the ancient Romans
PRAI'RIE, s.
a meadow
PRECAUTION, s.
preservative caution; preventive measures
PRECE'PTOR, s.
a teacher; an Instructor
PRE'CINCT, s.
outward limit; boundary
PRECI'PITOUS, a.
headlong; steep
PREDECE'SSOR, s.
one who was in any state or place before another; ancestor
PREDOMINANCE, s.
prevalence; ascendancy
PREDOMINANT, a.
prevalent; ascendant; supreme influence
PREDOMINATE, v.n.
prevail; be supreme in influence
PREFI'X, v.a.
appoint beforehand; settle; establish; put before another thing
PRELI'MINARY, a.
previous; introductory
PREJUDICE, s.
prepossession; judgment formed beforehand; mischief; injury
PREPARATION, s.
anything made by process of operation; previous measures
PREROGATIVE, s.
an exclusive or peculiar privilege
PRE'SCIENT, a.
foreknowing; prophetic
PRESENT, a.
not past; not future; ready at hand; not absent; being face to face; being now in view
PRESE'NT, v.a.
offer; exhibit
PRESE'RVE, v.a.
save; keep; defend from destruction or any evil
PRESU'MPTION, s.
arrogance; blind confidence
PREVE'NT, v.a.
hinder; obviate; obstruct
PRINCIPAL, a.
chief; capital; essential; important; considerable
PRINCIPLE, s.
constituent part; original cause
PRO'BABLE, a.
likely
PRO'BABLY, a.
very likely
PROBA'TION, s.
proof; trial; noviciate
PROCEE'D, v.n.
pass from one thing or place to another; go forward; issue; arise; carry on; act; transact
PRO'CESS, s.
course of law; course
PROCE'SSION, s.
a train marching in ceremonious solemnity
PRODI'GIOUS, a.
enormous; amazing; monstrous
PRO'DUCE, s.
amount; profit; that which anything yields or brings
PRODU'CE, v.a.
offer to the view or notice; bear; cause; effect
PRODU'CTION, s.
the act of producing; fruit; product; composition
PROFESSION, s.
vocation; known employment
PROFU'SE, a.
lavish; too liberal
PROFUSION, s.
extravagance; abundance
PRO'GRESS, s.
course; advancement; motion forward
PROHI'BIT, v.a.
forbid; debar; hinder
PROJE'CT, v.a.
throw out; scheme; contrive; form in the mind
PRO'PAGATE, v.a.
extend; widen; promote
PRO'PER, a.
fit; exact; peculiar
PRO'PHECY, s.
a declaration of something to come
PROPHE'TIC, a.
foreseeing or foretelling future events
PROPORTION, s.
symmetry; form; size; ratio
PROPOSITION, s.
one of the three parts of a regular argument, in which anything is affirmed or denied; proposal
PROPRIETOR, s.
possessor in his own right
PROPRI'ETY, s.
accuracy; justness
PROSA'IC, a.
belonging to or resembling prose
PROTE'CTOR, s.
defender; supporter; guardian
PROTRU'DE, v.a.
thrust forward
PROVI'DE, v.a.
procure; furnish; supply; stipulate
PROVIDE'NTIAL, a.
effected by Providence; referrible to Providence
PRO'VINCE, s.
a conquered country; a region
PROVINCIAL, a.
that which relates to provinces
PROVISION, s.
the act of providing beforehand; measures taken beforehand; stock collected; victuals
PROVOCATION, s.
an act or cause by which anger is raised; an appeal to a judge
PROXI'MITY, s.
nearness
PTA'RMIGAN, s.
(pronounced tár-mi-gan) a bird of the grouse species
PU'BLIC, s.
the people; general view; open view
PU'LLEY, s.
a small wheel turning on a pivot, with a furrow on its outside, in which a rope runs
PU'NISH, v.a.
to chastise; to afflict with penalties or death for some crime
PU'NISHED, adj
chastised
PU'PIL, s.
a scholar; one under the care of a tutor
PU'RCHASE, v.a.
acquire; buy for a price
PU'RITY, s.
clearness; freedom from foulness or dirt; freedom from guilt; innocence
PU'RPOSE, v.t.
intention; design; instance
PU'TRIFY, v.i.
to rot
PU'ZZLE, v.a.
perplex; confound; tease; entangle
PY'RAMID, s.
a solid figure, whose base is a polygon and whose sides are plain triangles, their several points meeting in one
PYTHA'GORAS, s.
the originator of the present system universe
PYTHAGORE'ANS, s.
followers of Pythagoras
QUALIFICATION, s.
accomplishment; that which makes any person or thing fit for anything
QUA'NTITY, s.
any indeterminate weight or measure; bulk or weight; a portion; a part
QUA'RRY, s.
game flown at by a hawk; a stone mine
RA'DIANT, a.
shining; emitting rays
RAMIFICA'TION, s.
division or separation into branches; small branches; branching out
RA'NCID, a.
strong scented
RAPA'CIOUS, a.
given to plunder; seizing by violence
RAPI'DITY, s.
celerity; velocity; swiftness
RA'PTURE, s.
transport; haste
RA'TTLE, s.
a quick noise nimbly repeated; empty and loud talk; a plant
RA'TTLESNAKE, s.
a kind of serpent, which has a rattle at the end of its tail
REA'CTION, s.
the reciprocation of any impulse or force impressed, made by the body on which such an impression is made
RE'ALISE, v.a.
bring into being or act; convert money into land.
REA'SON, s.
the power by which man deduces one proposition from another; cause; ground or principle; motive; moderation
REASONABLENESS, s.
the faculty of reason
REASONING, s.
an argument
REBE'LLION, s.
insurrection against lawful authority
RECE'DE, v.n.
fall back; retreat; desist
RECEI'VE, v.a.
obtain; admit; entertain as a guest
RE'CENT, a.
new; late; fresh
RECE'PTACLE, s.
a vessel or place into which anything is received
RECOGNITION, s.
review; renovation of knowledge; acknowledgment; memorial
RECOLLE'CTION, s.
recovery of notion; revival in the memory
RECOMME'ND, v.a.
make acceptable; praise another; commit with prayers
RECOMMENDA'TION, s.
the act of recommending; that which secures to one a kind reception from another
RE'COMPENSE, s.
reward; compensation
RECOMPENSE, v.a.
repay; reward; redeem
RE'CORD, s.
register; authentic memorial
RECREA'TION, s.
relief after toil or pain; amusement; diversion
RE'CTIFY, v.a.
to make right
RE'CTITUDE, s.
straightness;rightness; uprightness
REDE'MPTION, s.
ransom; relief; purchase of God's favour by the death of Christ
REDU'CE, v.a.
bring back; subdue; degrade
REFLECTION, s.
that which is reflected; thought thrown back upon the past; attentive consideration
REFLE'CTOR, s.
considerer
REFRA'CT, v.n.
break the natural course of rays
REFU'LGENT, a.
bright; splendid
REGA'LIA, s.
ensigns of Royalty
REGA'RD, v.a.
observe; remark; pay attention to
RE'GIMENT, s.
a body of soldiers under one colonel
RE'GION, s.
tract of land; country
RE'GULAR, a.
methodical; orderly
REINFO'RCE, v.a.
strengthen again
REJE'CT, v.a.
cast off; refuse; throw aside
RE'LATIVE, s.
a near friend; a relation; a kinsman
RE'LATIVE, a.
having relation
RELAXATION, s.
the act of loosening
RELA'XED, a.
slackened; loosened; let loose; diverted; eased; refreshed
RELEA'SE, v.a.
quit; let go; slacken; free from
RELE'NT, v.n.
slacken; remit; soften; melt
RE'LIC, s.
that which remains
RELIE'VE, v.a.
ease pain or sorrow; succour by assistance; support; assist
RELI'GION, s.
a system of divine faith and worship
RELU'CTANT, a.
unwilling; acting with repugnance
REMAI'N, v.n.
continue; endure; be left
REMAINDER, s.
the part left
REMA'RKABLE, a.
observable; worthy of note
RE'MEDY, s.
a medicine by which any illness is cured; that which counteracts any evil; reparation
REME'MBER, v.a.
bear in mind; not to
REMO'NSTRANCE, s.
strong representation
REMO'RSELESS, a.
without remorse
RE'NDER, v.a.
restore; give back; represent; exhibit; give
REPEA'T, v.a.
use again; do again; speak again
REPO'RT, s.
rumour; popular fame; sound; loud noise
RE'PRESENT, v.a.
exhibit; describe; personate; exhibit to show
REPRESENTA'TION, s.
image; likeness; public exhibition
REPRIE'VE, s.
respite after sentence of death
REPRI'SAL, s.
something seized by way of retaliation for robbery or injury
RE'PTILE, s.
an animal that creeps on many feet
REPU'BLIC, s.
commonwealth; a government without a King or other hereditary head
REPU'GNANT, a.
disobedient; contrary; opposite
REPU'LSE, v.a.
beat back; drive off
REPUTA'TION, s.
character of good or bad; credit
REPU'TE, s.
character; reputation
REQUE'ST, s.
petition; entreaty; demand
RE'QUIEM, s.
a hymn, in which they ask for the dead, requiem or rest
REQUISITE, a.
necessary
RE'SCUE, v.a.
set free from any violence, confinement, or danger
RESE'MBLE, v. a
to be like; to compare; to represent as like something else
RESE'NTMENT, s.
anger; deep sense of injury
RE'SERVOIR, s.
a receiver; a large basin which receives water
RESIDENCE, s.
dwelling; place of abode
RESOU'RCE, s.
resort; expedient
RESPECTIVE, a.
particular; relating to particular persons or things
RESPIRA'TION, s.
the act of breathing; relief from toil
RESPLENDENT, a.
bright; shining; having a beautiful lustre
RESPONSIBLE, a.
answerable; accountable
RESTRAINT, s.
abridgment of liberty; prohibition; restriction
RETALIATION, s.
requital; return of like for like
RETA'RD, v.a.
hinder; delay
RE'TINUE, s.
a number attending upon a principal person; train
RETROSPECTION, s.
act or faculty of looking backward
RETU'RN, s.
the act cf coming back to the same place; act of restoring or giving back
REVELA'TION, s.
discovery; communication; apocalypse; the prophecy of St. John, revealing future things
REVE'NUE, s.
income; annual profits received from lands or other funds
RE'VERENCE, s.
veneration; respect; title of the clergy
REVE'RSE, v.a.
turn upside down; overturn
RHINO'CERUS, s.
a large animal with a horn on its nose
RHODODE'NDRON, s.
the rose-bay
RI'BALDRY, s.
mean, lewd, brutal language
RI'DICULE, s.
contemptive mockery
RI'VET, v.a.
fasten strongly
RI'VULET, s
a small river; streamlet; brook
ROMA'NTIC, a.
wild; fanciful
ROO'KERY, s.
a nursery of rooks
ROYA'LIST, s.
adherent to a King
RU'BY, s.
a precious stone of a red colour
RU'DIMEMT, s.
the first principle
RU'GGED, a.
rough; uneven; rude
RU'STIC, a.
rough; rude; pertaining to the country
RUSTI'CITY, g
rural appearance; simplicity
SA'CRAMENT, s.
an oath; an outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace
SA'CRED, a.
immediately relating to God; holy
SA'CRIFICE, v.a.
offer to heaven; destroy or give up for the sake of something else; destroy; kill
SAGA'CITY, a.
quickness of scent; acuteness of discovery
SA'LINE, a.
consisting of salt; constituting bait
SA'NCTITY, s.
holiness; goodness; purity
SA'NGUINARY, a.
cruel; bloody; murderous
SA'PPHIRE, s.
a precious stone, of a blue colour
SAU'RIAN, s.
a reptile belonging to the order of Sauris or lizards
SAVA'NNAH, s.
an open meadow without wood
SCABBARD, s.
the sheath of a sword or dagger
SCE'NERY, s.
the appearances of places or things; the background of the scenes of a play
SCE'PTRE, s.
the ensign of royalty borne in the hand
SCI'ENCE, s.
knowledge; certainty grounded, on demonstration
SCIENTIFIC, a.
producing demonstrative knowledge
SCREECH, s.
cry of horror and anguish; harsh cry
SCRI'PTURE, s.
sacred writing; the Bible
SCU'RRY, a.
mean; vile; dirty; worthless
SCU'LPTURE, s.
carved work
SE'AMAN, s.
a sailor
SE'ASON, s.
one of the four parts of the year; a fit time
SE'CRET, s.
something studiously hidden; privacy; solitude; a thing unknown
SECRE'TE, v.a.
put aside; hide
SECU'RITY, s.
protection; safety; certainty
SEE'MING, s.
appearance; show; opinion
SELE'CT, v.a.
choose in preference to others rejected
SELE'CTION, s.
the act of choosing; choice
SE'MI-GLO'BULAR, a.
half circular
SE'MINARY, s.
place of education
SE'NATOR, s.
a public counsellor
SENSA'TION, s.
perception by means of the senses
SENSIBI'LITY, s.
quickness of sensation; delicacy
SENSORIO'LA, s. plur.
little sensoriums
SENSO'RIUM, s.
the seat of sense; organ of sensation
SE'NTINEL, s.
one who watches or keeps guard, to prevent surprise
SEPARATION, s.
the act of separating; disunion
SE'QUEL, s.
conclusion; consequence; event
SEQUE'STER, v.a.
separate from others for the sake of privacy; remove; withdraw
SERE'NITY, s.
calmness; mild temperature; peace; coolness of mind
SE'RIES, s.
sequence; order; succession; course
SERRA'TED, a.
formed with jags or indentures, like the edge of a saw
SE'RVANT, s.
one who attends another, and acts at his command
SERVICEABLE, a.
active; diligent; officious; useful; beneficial
SE'VERAL, a.
different; divers; many
SHA'NTY, s.
a temporary wooden building
SHE'LTER, s.
cover; protection
SI'GNAL, s.
a notice given by a sign; a sign that gives notice
SI'GNIFY, v.a.
to declare; to make known; to declare by some token or sign; to express; to mean
SILT, s.
mud; slime; consisting of mud
SI'MILAR, a.
like; having resemblance
SIMPLICITY, s.
plainness; not cunning; silliness
SIMULTANEOUS, a.
acting together; existing at the same time
SINCE'RITY, s.
honesty of intention
SI'NGER, s.
one that tings; one whose profession or business is to sing
SI'NGULAR, a.
single; particular
SI'TUATE, part. a.
placed with respect to anything else; consisting
SKE'LETON, a.
the bones of the body preserved together, as much as can be, in their natural situation
SKI'RMISH, s.
slight fight; contest
SLA'TY, a.
having the nature of slate
SLEIGHT, s.
artful trick; dexterous practice
SLU'GGISH, a.
slow; slothful; lazy, inactive
SOBRI'ETY, s.
soberness; calmness; gravity
SOCI'ETY, s.
company; community
SO'CKET, s.
a hollow pipe; the receptacle of the eye
SO'LDIER, s.
a fighting man; a warrior
SO'LEMN, a.
religiously grave; awful; grave
SOLE'MNITY, s.
gravity; religious ceremony
SOLI'CITOUS, a.
anxious; careful; concerned
SOLI'CITUDE, s.
anxiety; carefulness
SO'LID, a.
not liquid; not fluid; not hollow; compact; strong; firm; sound; true; profound; grave
SOLI'LOQUY, s.
a discourse made by one in solitude to himself
SO'LITARY, a.
living alone; not having company
SO'LITUDE, s.
loneliness; a lonely place
SO'RROW, s.
grief; pain for something past; sadness
SOU'THERN, a.
belonging to the south
SO'VEREIGN, s.
supreme lord.
SPA'NGLE, s.
any little thing sparkling and shining
SPA'NIEL, s.
a dog used for sport in the field, remarkable for tenacity and obedience
SPEA'KER, s.
one that speaks; the prolocutor of the Commons
SPE'CIES, s.
a sort; class of nature; show
SPECIMEN, s.
sample; a part of any thing exhibited, that the rest may be known
SPE'CTACLE, s.
a show; sight
SPECTA'TOR, s.
a looker-on; a beholder
SPECULA'TION, s.
examination by the eye; view; spy
SPHE'RICAL, a.
round; globular
SPI'CULA, s. plur.
little spikes
SPI'CY, a.
producing spice; aromatic
SPI'DER, s.
the animal that spins a web for flies
SPI'RAL, a.
curved; winding; circularly involved
SPI'RIT, s.
breath; soul of man; apparition; temper
SPI'RITUAL, a.
that which regards divinity; that which regards the soul; not temporal
SPLE'NDID, a.
showy; magnificent; pompous
STABI'LITY, s.
steadiness; strength to stand
STA'GNANT, a.
motionless; still
STA'GNATE, v.a.
lie motionless; have no stream
STA'NDARD, s.
an ensign in war; a settled rate
STA'RLING, s.
a bird that may be taught to whistle, and articulate words
STA'TESMAN, s.
a politician; one employed in public affairs
STA'TION, v.a.
place in a certain post or place
STA'TUE, s.
an image; solid representation of any living being
STA'TURE, s.
the height of any animal
STE'RIL, a.
barren; unfruitful
STO'IC, s.
an ancient philosopher of a particular sect, that met under the Stoa or portico of the temple
STO'ICAL, a.
pertaining to the Stoics
STRA'TAGEM, s.
an artifice in war; a trick by which some advantage is gained
STRU'CTURE, s.
building; form
STRU'GGLE, v.n.
labour; strive; contend
STU'DENT, s.
a bookish man; a scholar
STUPE'NDOUS, a.
wonderful; amazing; astonishing
STU'PIFY, v.a.
make stupid; deprive of sensibility
SUB-DIVI'DE, v.a.
to divide a part into more parts
SUBDIVI'SION, s.
the act of subdividing; the parts distinguished by a second division
SUBDU'E, v.a.
crush; oppress; conquer; tame
SUB'JECT, s.
one who lives under the dominion of another; that on which any operation is performed
SUBME'RGE, v.a.
to put under water; to drown
SUBMI'SSIVE, a.
humble
SU'BSEQUENT, a.
following in train
SUBSI'STENCE, s.
competence; means of supporting life; inherence in something else
SU'BSTANCE, s.
something real, not imaginary; wealth; means of life
S'UBSTITUTE, s.
one placed by another to act with delegated power
SUBTERRA'NEOUS, a.
living under the earth
SUBVE'RSION, s.
overthrow; ruin
SU'CCEED, v.a.
follow; prosper
SUCCE'SSFUL, a.
prosperous; happy; fortunate
SUCCE'SSION, s.
a series of persons or things following one another; a lineage
SU'CCOUR, s.
aid; assistance; help in distress
SU'CCULENT, a.
juicy; moist
SU'DDEN, a.
coming unexpectedly; hasty; violent
SU'FFER, v.a.
bear; undergo; endure; permit
SUFFI'CE, v.n.
be enough; be sufficient; be equal to the end, or purpose
SUFFI'CE, v.a.
afford; supply; satisfy
SUFFI'CIENT, a.
equal to any end or purpose
SU'LLY, v.a.
spoil; tarnish; dirty; spot
SU'LTRY, a.
hot and close
SU'MMON, v.a.
call up; raise; admonish to appear
SU'MPTUOUS, a.
costly; expensive; splendid
SUPE'RB, a.
grand; pompous; lofty; magnificent
SUPERINCU'MBENT, a.
lying on the top of something else
SUPERINDU'CE, v.a.
bring in as an addition to something else
SUPERINTE'NDENCE, s.
superior care; the act of overseeing with authority
SUPERINTEN'DENT, s.
one who overlooks others authoritatively
SUPE'RIOR, a.
higher; greater in dignity or excellence; preferable; upper
SUPERIO'RITY, s.
pre-eminence; the quality of being greater or higher than another
SUPERSE'DE, v.a.
make void by superior power
SUPERSTI'TIOUS, a.
full of idle fancies or scruples with regard to religion
SUPPLY', v.n.
fill up a deficiency; yield; afford; accommodate; furnish
SUPPLY', s.
relief of want; cure of deficiencies
SUPPO'RT, s.
act or power of sustaining; prop
SUPPO'RT, v.a.
sustain; prop; endure
SUPPO'SE, v.a.
admit without proof; imagine
SU'RFACE, s.
superficies; outside
S'URPLUS, s.
overplus; what remains when use is satisfied
SURROU'ND, v.a.
environ; encompass; enclose on all sides
SURVE'Y, v.a.
view as examining; measure and estimate land; overlook
SUSCE'PTIBLE, a.
capable of anything
SUSPI'CION, s.
the act of suspecting; imagination of something ill without proof
SWA'LLOW, v.n.
take down the throat; take in
SY'CAMORE, s.
a tree
SY'COPHANT, s.
tale-bearer
SY'MMETRY, s.
adaptation of parts to each other; proportion; harmony
SY'MPHONY, s.
harmony of mingled sounds
SY'NAGOGUE, s.
a Jewish place of worship
SY'STEM, s.
any combination of many things acting together
SYSTEMA'TIC, a.
methodical; written or formed with regular subordination of one part to another
TA'BLET, s.
a small level surface; a surface written on or painted
TA'BULAR, a.
set in the form of tables or synopses
TA'CTICS, s.
the art of ranging men on the field of battle
TA'FFETA, s.
a thin silk
TA'NKARD, s.
a large vessel with a cover for strong drink
TA'PER, v.n.
grow gradually smaller
TA'TTOO, v.a.
mark by staining on the skin
TA'WDRY, a.
meanly showy; showy without elegance
TA'XATION, s.
the act of loading with taxes; accusation
TE'CHNICAL, a.
belonging to the arts; not in common or popular use
TE'LESCOPE, s.
a long glass by which distant objects are viewed
TEA'CHER, s.
one who teaches; an instructor
TE'MPERANCE, s.
moderation in meat and drink; free from ardent passion
TE'MPERATE, a.
moderate in meat and drink; free from ardent passion; not excessive
TE'MPERATURE, s.
constitution of nature; degree of any qualities; moderation
TE'MPLE, s.
a place appropriated to acts of religion; the upper part of the sides of the head
TE'MPORAL, a.
measured by time secular; not spiritual
TEMPTA'TION, s.
the act of tempting
TENA'CITY, s.
adhesion of one part to another
TE'NDENCY, s.
direction or course toward any place, object, inference, or result
TE'NDER, a.
soft; sensible; delicate; gentle; mild; young; weak, as tender age
TE'NDRIL, s.
the clasp of a vine or other climbing plant
TE'NEMENT, s.
anything held by a tenant
TENU'ITY, s.
thinness; smallness; poverty
TE'RMINATE, v.n.
have an end; be limited; end
TERMINA'TION, s.
the end
TERRE'STRIAL, a.
earthly
TE'RRIBLE, a.
dreadful; formidable; causing fear
TE'RRIER, s.
a kind of dog
TE'RRITORY, s.
land; country
TE'RROR, s.
fear communicated; fear received; the cause of fear
TE'XTURE, s.
the act of weaving; a web; a thing woven; combination of parts
THE'REFORE, ad.
for this reason; consequently
THOU'SAND, a.
or s. the number of ten hundred
TIDE, s.
time; alternate ebb and flow of the sea
TI'MID, a.
fearful; wanting courage
TI'MOROUS, a.
fearful; terrified; susceptible of fear; capable of being frightened
TI'TLE, s.
a general head comprising particulars; an appellation of honour; claim of right; the first page of a book, telling its name, and generally its subject
TO'CSIN, s.
an alarm-bell
TO'RPID, a.
motionless; sluggish
TO'RTURE, s.
torments judicially inflicted; pain by which guilt is punished, or confession extorted
TO'RTURE, v.a.
punish with tortures; torment
TOUR, s.
(pronounced toor) a journey for pleasure
TOU'RIST, s.
one who travels for pleasure
TO'WARD, prep.
in a direction to; near to
TOW'ER, s.
high building; fortress; an elevation
TRADI'TIONAL, a.
delivered by tradition
TRA'GEDY, s.
any mournful or dreadful event
TRA'GIC, a.
mournful, calamitous
TRA'GI-CO'MEDY, s.
a drama compounded of merry and serious things
TRAIN, v.a.
draw along; entice; educate
TRA'NQUIL, a.
quiet; peaceful
TRANQUI'LLITY, a.
quietness; peace; freedom from trouble or annoyance
TRANSA'CT, v.a.
manage; negotiate; perform
TRANSA'CTION, s.
negotiation; management
TRA'NSIENT, a.
short; momentary
TRANSI'TION, s.
removal; passage from one to another; change
TRANSMI'T, v.a.
send from one place to another
TRANSPA'RENT, a.
clear; translucent
TRA'VEL, s.
journey; labour; toil
TRA'VEL, v.n.
make travels; move; go
TRA'VERSE, v.a.
to cross; to lay athwart; to cross by way of opposition; to wander over
TREA'CHEROUS, a.
faithless; guilty of deserting or betraying
TREA'CHERY, s.
perfidy; breach of faith
TREA'SURER, s.
one who has the care of money; one who has the charge of treasure
TRE'LLIS, s.
a structure of iron, wood, or osier, the parts crossing each other like a lattice
TREME'NDOUS, a.
dreadful; horrible
TRE'MOUR, s.
the state of trembling or quivering
TRE'MULOUS, a.
trembling; fearful; quivering
TREPIDA'TION, s.
fear; terror; hurry; confused haste; terrified flight
TRI'ANGLE, s.
a figure of three angles
TRIBU'NAL, s.
the seat of a judge; a court of justice
TRI'BUTE, s.
payment in acknowledgment; subjection
TRI'PLE, a.
threefold; treble
TRI'UMPH, s.
victory; conquest
TRIU'MPHANT, a.
victorious; celebrating a victory
TRO'PHY, s.
something shown or treasured up in proof of victory
TRO'UBLE, v.n.
disturb; afflict; tease; disorder
TRU'NCATE, v.a.
maim; cut short
TRU'NNIONS, s.
the knobs or bunchings of a gun, that bear it on the checks of a carriage
TUBE, s.
a pipe; a long hollow body
TU'BULAR, a.
resembling a pipe or trunk
TUMU'LTUOUS, a.
uproarious; noisy
TU'NIC, s.
part of the Roman dress, natural covering; tunicle
TU'NNEL, s.
funnel; shaft of a chimney; passage underground
TU'RBAN, s.
the covering worn by the Turks on their heads
TU'RPITUDE, s.
shamefulness; baseness
TY'RANNY, s.
severity; rigour
TY'RANT, s.
an absolute monarch governing imperiously; a cruel and severe master; an oppressor
U'LTIMATE, a.
intended as the last resort
UNABA'TED, part.
not lessened in force or intensity
UNACCOU'NTABLE, a.
not explicable; not to be solved by reason; not subject
UNA'LTERABLE, a.
unchangeable; immutable
UNAPRROA'CHED, a.
inaccessible
UNAWA'RE, ad.
unexpectedly; without thought
UNCE'RTAINTY, s.
want of certainty; inaccuracy
UNCHA'NGEABLE, a.
not subject to variation
UNCO'MFORTABLE, a.
affording no comfort; gloomy
UNCU'LTIVATED, a.
not instructed; uncivilised
UNDAU'NTED, a.
unsubdued by fear; not depressed
UNDERGO', v.a.
suffer; sustain; support
UNDERMI'NE, v.a.
to excavate under
UNDIMI'NISHED, a.
not to be lessened; incapable of being lessened
UNDISCO'VERED, a.
not seen; not found out
UNDISTI'NGUISHABLE, a.
not to be distinguished
UNFO'RTUNATE, a.
unsuccessful; unprosperous
U'NIFORM, a.
conforming to one rule; similar to itself
UNIFO'RMITY, s.
conforming to one pattern
UNINHA'BITABLE, a.
unfit to be inhabited
UNINI'TIATED, part.
ignorant of; not conversant with
UNIVE'RSAL, s.
the whole
U'NIVERSE, s.
the general system of things
UNJU'STIFIABLE, a.
not to be defended
UNMO'ULTED, part.
unchanged in feather
UNPA'LATEABLE, a.
nauseous, disgusting
UNRETA'LIATED, part.
unreturned, applied to injuries
UNSA'Y, v.a.
retract; deny what has been said
UNSUCCE'SSFUL, a.
not having the wished event
UNSWA'THE, v.a.
unbandage
UNVI'TIATED, part.
pure; not defiled
UNWIE'LDY, a.
unmanageable; not easily moving, or moved
URGE, v.a.
press; incite; provoke; solicit
U'SHER, s.
an under-teacher; one whose business it is to introduce strangers, or walk before a person of high rank
UTE'NSIL, s.
an instrument for any use, such as the vessels of the kitchen, or tools of a trade
VALE'RIAN, s.
a plant
VA'LLEY, s.
low ground; a hollow between two hills
VA'LUABLE, a.
precious; worthy
VA'LUE, s.
price; worth; rate
VAN, s.
the front of an army; the first line
VANI'LLA, s.
a plant, the fruit of which is used to scent chocolate
VA'NISH, v.n.
lose perceptible existence; disappear; be lost; pass away
VA'RIANCE, s.
discord; disagreement
VA'RIEGATE, v.a.
diversify; stain with different colours
VA'RIOUS, a.
different; several; diversified
VA'RY, v.a.
change; change to something else
VA'TICAN, s.
the palace of the Pope at Rome
VEGETA'TION, s.
the power of producing the growth of plants
VEGETA'TIVE, a.
having the power to produce growth in plants
VE'HICLE, s.
a conveyance
VE'NERABLE, a.
old; to be treated with reverence
VE'NISON, s.
game; the flesh of deer
VENTILA'TION, s.
the act of fanning
VENTILA'TOR, s.
an instrument contrived to supply close places with fresh air
VE'NTURE, v.n.
dare; run hazard; engage in
VE'RIFY, v.n.
justify against the charge of falsehood; confirm; to prove true
VE'RILY, ad.
in truth; certainly
VE'SSEL, s.
any capacity; anything containing; the containing parts of an animal body
VESU'VIUS, s.
a burning mountain near Naples
VICI'NITY, s.
nearness; state of being near
VICI'SSITUDE, s.
regular change; revolution
VI'CTIM, s.
sacrifice; something destroyed
VI'CTORY, s.
conquest; triumph
VI'GIL, s.
watch; a fast kept before a holiday
VI'GOROUS, a.
full of strength and life
VI'GOROUSLY, ad.
energetically; forcibly; with force; without weakness
VI'LLAGE, s.
a small collection of houses
VI'NDICATE, v.a.
justify; clear; assert; revenge
VI'NTAGE, s.
the produce of the vine for the year; the time in which grapes are gathered
VI'OLATION, s.
infringement of a law
VI'OLENT, a.
forcible; unseasonably vehement
VI'PER, s.
a serpent; anything mischievous
VI'PERINE, a.
belonging to a viper
VI'RULENT, a.
poisonous; venomous; poisoned in the mind; malignant
VI'SIBLE, a.
perceptible by the eye; apparent
VI'SION, s.
sight; the faculty of seeing; the act of seeing; a supernatural appearance; a spectre; a phantom; a dream; something shown in a dream
VI'SUAL, a.
using the power of sight
VI'TIATE, v.a.
deprave; spoil; make less pure
VOLCA'NO, s.
a burning mountain
VO'TARY, s.
one devoted, as by a vow, to any particular service, worship, study, or state of life
VU'LTURE, s.
a large bird of prey
WA'NTONLY, ad.
sportively; carelessly
WEA'PON, s.
an instrument of offence; something with which one is armed to hurt another
WI'LDERNESS, s.
a desert
WI'STFUL, a.
attentive; earnest; full of thought
WO'NDERFUL, a.
admirable; strange; astonishing
WO'RSHIP, v.a.
adore; honour; venerate
ZEST, s.
relish
ZOOLO'GICAL, a.
that which relates to animals