11 letter words whose second letter is I
Aid-de-camp (n.) An officer selected by a general to carry orders, also to assist or represent him in correspondence and in directing movements.
Aiguillette (n.) A point or tag at the end of a fringe or lace; an aglet.
Aiguillette (n.) One of the ornamental tags, cords, or loops on some military and naval uniforms.
Air bladder () An air sac, sometimes double or variously lobed, in the visceral cavity of many fishes. It originates in the same way as the lungs of air-breathing vertebrates, and in the adult may retain a tubular connection with the pharynx or esophagus.
Air bladder () A sac or bladder full of air in an animal or plant; also an air hole in a casting.
Air chamber () A chamber or cavity filled with air, in an animal or plant.
Air chamber () A cavity containing air to act as a spring for equalizing the flow of a liquid in a pump or other hydraulic machine.
Air-slacked (a.) Slacked, or pulverized, by exposure to the air; as, air-slacked lime.
Biacuminate (a.) Having points in two directions.
Biangulated (a.) Biangular.
Biblicality (n.) The quality of being biblical; a biblical subject.
Bibliograph (n.) Bibliographer.
Bibliolater (n.) Alt. of Bibliolatrist
Bibliolatry (n.) Book worship, esp. of the Bible; -- applied by Roman Catholic divines to the exaltation of the authority of the Bible over that of the pope or the church, and by Protestants to an excessive regard to the letter of the Scriptures.
Bibliomancy (n.) A kind of divination, performed by selecting passages of Scripture at hazard, and drawing from them indications concerning future events.
Bibliomania (n.) A mania for acquiring books.
Bibliopegic (a.) Relating to the binding of books.
Bibliophile (n.) A lover of books.
Bibliopolic (a.) Alt. of Bibliopolar
Bibliopolar (a.) Of or pertaining to the sale of books.
Bibliotheca (n.) A library.
Bibliotheke (n.) A library.
Bibracteate (a.) Furnished with, or having, two bracts.
Bicalcarate (a.) Having two spurs, as the wing or leg of a bird.
Bicarbonate (n.) A carbonate in which but half the hydrogen of the acid is replaced by a positive element or radical, thus making the proportion of the acid to the positive or basic portion twice what it is in the normal carbonates; an acid carbonate; -- sometimes called supercarbonate.
Bicentenary (a.) Of or pertaining to two hundred, esp. to two hundred years; as, a bicentenary celebration.
Bicentenary (n.) The two hundredth anniversary, or its celebration.
Bicephalous (a.) Having two heads.
Bicolligate (v. t.) Having the anterior toes connected by a basal web.
Biconjugate (a.) Twice paired, as when a petiole forks twice.
Bicorporate (a.) Double-bodied, as a lion having one head and two bodies.
Bicuspidate (a.) Having two points or prominences; ending in two points; -- said of teeth, leaves, fruit, etc.
Bifariously (adv.) In a bifarious manner.
Bifoliolate (a.) Having two leaflets, as some compound leaves.
Bifurcation (n.) A forking, or division into two branches.
Big-bellied (a.) Having a great belly; as, a big-bellied man or flagon; advanced in pregnancy.
Biglandular (a.) Having two glands, as a plant.
Bilaciniate (a.) Doubly fringed.
Bilamellate (a.) Alt. of Bilamellated
Biliousness (n.) The state of being bilious.
Bill broker () One who negotiates the discount of bills.
Billet-doux (n.) A love letter or note.
Bill holder () A person who holds a bill or acceptance.
Bill holder () A device by means of which bills, etc., are held.
Billsticker (n.) One whose occupation is to post handbills or posters in public places.
Bimarginate (a.) Having a double margin, as certain shells.
Bimetallism (n.) The legalized use of two metals (as gold and silver) in the currency of a country, at a fixed relative value; -- in opposition to monometallism.
Bimetallist (n.) An advocate of bimetallism.
Bindheimite (n.) An amorphous antimonate of lead, produced from the alteration of other ores, as from jamesonite.
Bindingness (n.) The condition or property of being binding; obligatory quality.
Binocularly (adv.) In a binocular manner.
Biodynamics (n.) The doctrine of vital forces or energy.
Biographize (v. t.) To write a history of the life of.
Biographies (pl. ) of Biography
Biomagnetic (a.) Relating to biomagnetism.
Bipartition (n.) The act of dividing into two parts, or of making two correspondent parts, or the state of being so divided.
Bipectinate (a.) Alt. of Bipectinated
Bipupillate (a.) Having an eyelike spot on the wing, with two dots within it of a different color, as in some butterflies.
Bipyramidal (a.) Consisting of two pyramids placed base to base; having a pyramid at each of the extremities of a prism, as in quartz crystals.
Biquadratic (a.) Of or pertaining to the biquadrate, or fourth power.
Biquadratic (n.) A biquadrate.
Biquadratic (n.) A biquadratic equation.
Birdcatcher (n.) One whose employment it is to catch birds; a fowler.
Bird cherry () A shrub (Prunus Padus ) found in Northern and Central Europe. It bears small black cherries.
Bird pepper () A species of capsicum (Capsicum baccatum), whose small, conical, coral-red fruit is among the most piquant of all red peppers.
Bird's-beak (n.) A molding whose section is thought to resemble a beak.
Bird's-foot (n.) A papilionaceous plant, the Ornithopus, having a curved, cylindrical pod tipped with a short, clawlike point.
Bird's nest (n.) Alt. of Bird's-nest
Bird's-nest (n.) The nest in which a bird lays eggs and hatches her young.
Bird's-nest (n.) The nest of a small swallow (Collocalia nidifica and several allied species), of China and the neighboring countries, which is mixed with soups.
Bird's-nest (n.) An orchideous plant with matted roots, of the genus Neottia (N. nidus-avis.)
Bird-witted (a.) Flighty; passing rapidly from one subject to another; not having the faculty of attention.
Birostrated (a.) Having a double beak, or two processes resembling beaks.
Bisulphuret (n.) See Bisulphide.
Bitter spar () A common name of dolomite; -- so called because it contains magnesia, the soluble salts of which are bitter. See Dolomite.
Bittersweet (a.) Sweet and then bitter or bitter and then sweet; esp. sweet with a bitter after taste; hence (Fig.), pleasant but painful.
Bittersweet (n.) Anything which is bittersweet.
Bittersweet (n.) A kind of apple so called.
Bittersweet (n.) A climbing shrub, with oval coral-red berries (Solanum dulcamara); woody nightshade. The whole plant is poisonous, and has a taste at first sweetish and then bitter. The branches are the officinal dulcamara.
Bittersweet (n.) An American woody climber (Celastrus scandens), whose yellow capsules open late in autumn, and disclose the red aril which covers the seeds; -- also called Roxbury waxwork.
Bituminated (imp. & p. p.) of Bituminate
Bituminized (imp. & p. p.) of Bituminize
Bivouacking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bivouac
Cicatricial (a.) Relating to, or having the character of, a cicatrix.
Cicatrisive (a.) Tending to promote the formation of a cicatrix; good for healing of a wound.
Cicatrizant (n.) A medicine or application that promotes the healing of a sore or wound, or the formation of a cicatrix.
Cicatrizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Cicatrize
Cinefaction (n.) Cineration; reduction to ashes.
Cinematical (a.) See Kinematic.
Cineraceous (a.) Like ashes; ash-colored; cinereous.
Cinerescent (a.) Somewhat cinereous; of a color somewhat resembling that of wood ashes.
Cineritious (a.) Like ashes; having the color of ashes, -- as the cortical substance of the brain.
Cinnabarine (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, cinnabar; consisting of cinnabar, or containing it; as, cinnabarine sand.
Cinquecento (n. & a.) The sixteenth century, when applied to Italian art or literature; as, the sculpture of the Cinquecento; Cinquecento style.
Cinque-pace (n.) A lively dance (called also galliard), the steps of which were regulated by the number five.
Circination (n.) An orbicular motion.
Circination (n.) A circle; a concentric layer.
Circularity (n.) The quality or state of being circular; a circular form.
Ciorculated (imp. & p. p.) of Circulate
Circulating (P. pr. & vb. n.) of Circulate
Circulation (n.) The act of moving in a circle, or in a course which brings the moving body to the place where its motion began.
Circulation (n.) The act of passing from place to place or person to person; free diffusion; transmission.
Circulation (n.) Currency; circulating coin; notes, bills, etc., current for coin.
Circulation (n.) The extent to which anything circulates or is circulated; the measure of diffusion; as, the circulation of a newspaper.
Circulation (n.) The movement of the blood in the blood-vascular system, by which it is brought into close relations with almost every living elementary constituent. Also, the movement of the sap in the vessels and tissues of plants.
Circulative (a.) Promoting circulation; circulating.
Circulatory (a.) Circular; as, a circulatory letter.
Circulatory (a.) Circulating, or going round.
Circulatory (a.) Subserving the purposes of circulation; as, circulatory organs; of or pertaining to the organs of circulation; as, circulatory diseases.
Circulatory (n.) A chemical vessel consisting of two portions unequally exposed to the heat of the fire, and with connecting pipes or passages, through which the fluid rises from the overheated portion, and descends from the relatively colder, maintaining a circulation.
Circumcised (imp. & p. p.) of Circumcise
Circumciser (n.) One who performs circumcision.
Circumflant (a.) Blowing around.
Circumflect (v. t.) To bend around.
Circumflect (v. t.) To mark with the circumflex accent, as a vowel.
Circumpolar (a.) About the pole; -- applied to stars that revolve around the pole without setting; as, circumpolar stars.
Circumspect (a.) Attentive to all the circumstances of a case or the probable consequences of an action; cautious; prudent; wary.
Circumstant (a.) Standing or placed around; surrounding.
Circumvolve (v. t.) To roll round; to cause to revolve; to put into a circular motion.
Circumvolve (v. i.) To roll round; to revolve.
Cirriferous (a.) Bearing cirri, as many plants and animals.
Cirrigerous (a.) Having curled locks of hair; supporting cirri, or hairlike appendages.
Cisatlantic (a.) On this side of the Atlantic Ocean; -- used of the eastern or the western side, according to the standpoint of the writer.
Citharistic (a.) Pertaining, or adapted, to the cithara.
Citizenship (n.) The state of being a citizen; the status of a citizen.
Citrination (n.) The process by which anything becomes of the color of a lemon; esp., in alchemy, the state of perfection in the philosopher's stone indicated by its assuming a deep yellow color.
Civilizable (a.) Capable of being civilized.
Diabaterial (a.) Passing over the borders.
Diacoustics (n.) That branch of natural philosophy which treats of the properties of sound as affected by passing through different mediums; -- called also diaphonics. See the Note under Acoustics.
Diacritical (a.) That separates or distinguishes; -- applied to points or marks used to distinguish letters of similar form, or different sounds of the same letter, as, a, /, a, /, /, etc.
Diadelphian (a.) Alt. of Diadelphous
Diadelphous (a.) Of or pertaining to the class Diadelphia; having the stamens united into two bodies by their filaments (said of a plant or flower); grouped into two bundles or sets by coalescence of the filaments (said of stamens).
Diaglyphtic (a.) Represented or formed by depressions in the general surface; as, diaglyphic sculpture or engraving; -- opposed to anaglyphic.
Diagnostics (n.) That part of medicine which has to do with ascertaining the nature of diseases by means of their symptoms or signs.
Diagraphics (n.) The art or science of descriptive drawing; especially, the art or science of drawing by mechanical appliances and mathematical rule.
Dialectical (a.) Pertaining to dialectics; logical; argumental.
Dialectical (a.) Pertaining to a dialect or to dialects.
Dialogistic (a.) Alt. of Dialogistical
Dialyzation (n.) The act or process of dialysis.
Diamagnetic (a.) Pertaining to, or exhibiting the phenomena of, diamagnetism; taking, or being of a nature to take, a position at right angles to the
Diamagnetic (n.) Any substance, as bismuth, glass, phosphorous, etc., which in a field of magnetic force is differently affected from the ordinary magnetic bodies, as iron; that is, which tends to take a position at right angles to the
Diametrally (adv.) Diametrically.
Diametrical (a.) Of or pertaining to a diameter.
Diametrical (a.) As remote as possible, as if at the opposite end of a diameter; directly adverse.
Dianoialogy (n.) The science of the dianoetic faculties, and their operations.
Diaphaneity (n.) The quality of being diaphanous; transparency; pellucidness.
Diaphonical (a.) Diacoustic.
Diaphoresis (n.) Perspiration, or an increase of perspiration.
Diaphoretic (a.) Alt. of Diaphoretical
Diaphoretic (n.) A medicine or agent which promotes perspiration.
Diapophysis (n.) The dorsal transverse, or tubercular, process of a vertebra. See Vertebra.
Diarrhoetic (a.) Producing diarrhea, or a purging.
Diarthrosis (n.) A form of articulation which admits of considerable motion; a complete joint; abarticulation. See Articulation.
Diatessaron (n.) The interval of a fourth.
Diatessaron (n.) A continuous narrative arranged from the first four books of the New Testament.
Diatessaron (n.) An electuary compounded of four medicines.
Diathermous (a.) Same as Diathermal.
Dicephalous (a.) Having two heads on one body; double-headed.
Dichogamous (a.) Manifesting dichogamy.
Dichotomist (n.) One who dichotomizes.
Dichotomize (v. t.) To cut into two parts; to part into two divisions; to divide into pairs; to bisect.
Dichotomize (v. t.) To exhibit as a half disk. See Dichotomy, 3.
Dichotomize (v. i.) To separate into two parts; to branch dichotomously; to become dichotomous.
Dichotomous (a.) Regularly dividing by pairs from bottom to top; as, a dichotomous stem.
Dichromatic (a.) Having or exhibiting two colors.
Dichromatic (a.) Having two color varieties, or two phases differing in color, independently of age or sex, as in certain birds and insects.
Dichroscope (n.) An instrument for examining the dichroism of crystals.
Dicotyledon (n.) A plant whose seeds divide into two seed lobes, or cotyledons, in germinating.
Dictatorial (a.) Pertaining or suited to a dictator; absolute.
Dictatorial (a.) Characteristic of a dictator; imperious; dogmatical; overbearing; as, a dictatorial tone or manner.
Dictatorian (a.) Dictatorial.
Didacticism (n.) The didactic method or system.
Didacticity (n.) Aptitude for teaching.
Didactylous (a.) Having only two digits; two-toed.
Differenced (imp. & p. p.) of Difference
Differentia (n.) The formal or distinguishing part of the essence of a species; the characteristic attribute of a species; specific difference.
Differently (adv.) In a different manner; variously.
Differingly (adv.) In a differing or different manner.
Difficultly (adv.) With difficulty.
Diffidently (adv.) In a diffident manner.
Diffinitive (a.) Definitive; determinate; final.
Diffracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diffract
Diffraction (n.) The deflection and decomposition of light in passing by the edges of opaque bodies or through narrow slits, causing the appearance of parallel bands or fringes of prismatic colors, as by the action of a grating of fine
Diffractive (a.) That produces diffraction.
Diffuseness (n.) The quality of being diffuse; especially, in writing, the use of a great or excessive number of word to express the meaning; copiousness; verbosity; prolixity.
Diffusively (adv.) In a diffusive manner.
Diffusivity (n.) Tendency to become diffused; tendency, as of heat, to become equalized by spreading through a conducting medium.
Digitigrade (a.) Walking on the toes; -- distinguished from plantigrade.
Digitigrade (n.) An animal that walks on its toes, as the cat, lion, wolf, etc.; -- distinguished from a plantigrade, which walks on the palm of the foot.
Dignitaries (pl. ) of Dignitary
Dihexagonal (a.) Consisting of two hexagonal parts united; thus, a dihexagonal pyramid is composed of two hexagonal pyramids placed base to base.
Dihexagonal (a.) Having twelve similar faces; as, a dihexagonal prism.
Dijudicated (imp. & p. p.) of Dijudicate
Dilacerated (imp. & p. p.) of Dilacerate
Dilaniation (n.) A rending or tearing in pieces; dilaceration.
Dilapidated (imp. & p. p.) of Dilapidate
Dilapidated (a.) Decayed; fallen into partial ruin; injured by bad usage or neglect.
Dilapidator (n.) One who causes dilapidation.
Dilatometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the dilatation or expansion of a substance, especially of a fluid.
Dilly-dally (v. i.) To loiter or trifle; to waste time.
Diluvialist (n.) One who explains geological phenomena by the Noachian deluge.
Dimensional (a.) Pertaining to dimension.
Dimensioned (a.) Having dimensions.
Dimidiating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dimidiate
Dimidiation (n.) The act of dimidiating or halving; the state of being dimidiate.
Diminishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diminish
Diminutival (a.) Indicating diminution; diminutive.
Diminutival (n.) A diminutive.
Dim-sighted (a.) Having dim sight; lacking perception.
Dinosaurian (n.) One of the Dinosauria.
Dinotherium (n.) A large extinct proboscidean mammal from the miocene beds of Europe and Asia. It is remarkable fora pair of tusks directed downward from the decurved apex of the lower jaw.
Dioeciously (adv.) In a dioecious manner.
Diophantine (a.) Originated or taught by Diophantus, the Greek writer on algebra.
Diphtherial (a.) Alt. of Diphtheric
Diphthongal (a.) Relating or belonging to a diphthong; having the nature of a diphthong.
Diphthongic (a.) Of the nature of diphthong; diphthongal.
Diphycercal (a.) Having the tail fin divided into two equal parts by the notochord, or end of the vertebral column; protocercal. See Protocercal.
Diphyozooid (n.) One of the free-swimming sexual zooids of Siphonophora.
Diplococcus (n.) A form of micrococcus in which cocci are united in a binary manner. See Micrococcus.
Diplomatial (a.) Diplomatic.
Diplomatism (n.) Diplomacy.
Diplomatist (n.) A person employed in, or skilled in, diplomacy; a diplomat.
Diprismatic (a.) Doubly prismatic.
Dipropargyl (n.) A pungent, mobile, volatile liquid, C6H6, produced artificially from certain allyl derivatives. Though isomeric with benzine, it is very different in its chemical relations. Called also dipropinyl.
Dipsomaniac (n.) One who has an irrepressible desire for alcoholic drinks.
Dipterygian (a.) Having two dorsal fins; -- said of certain fishes.
Diradiation (n.) The emission and diffusion of rays of light.
Directorate (n.) The office of director; also, a body of directors taken jointly.
Directorial (a.) Having the quality of a director, or authoritative guide; directive.
Directorial (a.) Pertaining to: director or directory; specifically, relating to the Directory of France under the first republic. See Directory, 3.
Directories (pl. ) of Directory
Directrixes (pl. ) of Directrix
Disablement (n.) Deprivation of ability; incapacity.
Disaccustom (v. t.) To destroy the force of habit in; to wean from a custom.
Disacquaint (v. t.) To render unacquainted; to make unfamiliar.
Disaffected (imp. & p. p.) of Disaffect
Disaffected (a.) Alienated in feeling; not wholly loyal.
Disafforest (v. t.) To reduce from the privileges of a forest to the state of common ground; to exempt from forest laws.
Disallowing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disallow
Disanimated (imp. & p. p.) of Disanimate
Disannuller (n.) One who disannuls.
Disappeared (imp. & p. p.) of Disappear
Disapointed (imp. & p. p.) of Disappoint
Disapproval (n.) Disapprobation; dislike; censure; adverse judgment.
Disapproved (imp. & p. p.) of Disapprove
Disapprover (n.) One who disapproves.
Disarmament (n.) The act of disarming.
Disarmature (n.) The act of divesting of armature.
Disarranged (imp. & p. p.) of Disarrange
Disarraying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disarray
Disassenter (n.) One who disassents; a dissenter.
Disaventure (n.) Misfortune.
Disavowance (n.) Disavowal.
Disavowment (n.) Disavowal.
Disbandment (n.) The act of disbanding.
Disbelieved (imp. & p. p.) of Disbelieve
Disbeliever (n.) One who disbelieves, or refuses belief; an unbeliever. Specifically, one who does not believe the Christian religion.
Discalceate (v. t.) To pull off shoes or sandals from.
Disceptator (n.) One who arbitrates or decides.
Discernance (n.) Discernment.
Discernible (a.) Capable of being discerned by the eye or the understanding; as, a star is discernible by the eye; the identity of difference of ideas is discernible by the understanding.
Discernibly (adv.) In a manner to be discerned; perceptibly; visibly.
Discernment (n.) The act of discerning.
Discernment (n.) The power or faculty of the mind by which it distinguishes one thing from another; power of viewing differences in objects, and their relations and tendencies; penetrative and discriminate mental vision; acuteness; sagacity; insight; as, the errors of youth often proceed from the want of discernment.
Discerpible (a.) Alt. of Discerptible
Discerption (n.) The act of pulling to pieces, or of separating the parts.
Discerptive (a.) Tending to separate or disunite parts.
Discharging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discharge
Disciferous (a.) Bearing disks.
Discifloral (a.) Alt. of Disciflorous
Disciplinal (a.) Relating to discip
Disclaiming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disclaim
Disclaunder (v. t.) To injure one's good name; to slander.
Discodactyl (n.) One of the tree frogs.
Discoherent (a.) Incoherent.
Discoloring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discolor
Discolorate (v. t.) To discolor.
Discomfited (imp. & p. p.) of Discomfit
Discommoded (imp. & p. p.) of Discommode
Discomposed (imp. & p. p.) of Discompose
Discomposed (a.) Disordered; disturbed; disquieted.
Discontinue (v. t.) To interrupt the continuance of; to intermit, as a practice or habit; to put an end to; to cause to cease; to cease using, to stop; to leave off.
Discontinue (v. i.) To lose continuity or cohesion of parts; to be disrupted or broken off.
Discontinue (v. i.) To be separated or severed; to part.
Discordable (a.) That may produce discord; disagreeing; discordant.
Discordance (n.) Alt. of Discordancy
Discordancy (n.) State or quality of being discordant; disagreement; inconsistency.
Discounting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discount
Discouraged (imp. & p. p.) of Discourage
Discourager (n.) One who discourages.
Discoursing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discourse
Discoursive (a.) Reasoning; characterized by reasoning; passing from premises to consequences; discursive.
Discoursive (a.) Containing dialogue or conversation; interlocutory.
Discoursive (a.) Inc
Discoursive (n.) The state or quality of being discoursive or able to reason.
Discourtesy (n.) Rudeness of behavior or language; ill manners; manifestation of disrespect; incivility.
Discovenant (v. t.) To dissolve covenant with.
Discovering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discover
Discoveries (pl. ) of Discovery
Discredited (imp. & p. p.) of Discredit
Discreditor (n.) One who discredits.
Discrepance (n.) Alt. of Discrepancy
Discrepancy (n.) The state or quality of being discrepant; disagreement; variance; discordance; dissimilarity; contrariety.
Discriminal (a.) In palmistry, applied to the
Discrowning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discrown
Discruciate (v. t.) To torture; to excruciate.
Discubitory (a.) Leaning; fitted for a reclining posture.
Disculpated (imp. & p. p.) of Disculpate
Discumbency (n.) The act of reclining at table according to the manner of the ancients at their meals.
Disdiaclast (n.) One of the dark particles forming the doubly refracting disks of muscle fibers.
Disdiapason (n.) An interval of two octaves, or a fifteenth; -- called also bisdiapason.
Diseasement (n.) Uneasiness; inconvenience.
Disembarked (imp. & p. p.) of Disembark
Disembaying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembay
Disembitter (v. t.) To free from
Disembodied (a.) Divested of a body; ceased to be corporal; incorporeal.
Disembodied (imp. & p. p.) of Disembody
Disembogued (imp. & p. p.) of Disembogue
Disembossom (v. t.) To separate from the bosom.
Disencumber (v. t.) To free from encumbrance, or from anything which clogs, impedes, or obstructs; to disburden.
Disengaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disengage
Disengaging (a.) Loosing; setting free; detaching.
Disenrolled (imp. & p. p.) of Disenroll
Disensanity (n.) Insanity; folly.
Disentangle (v. t.) To free from entanglement; to release from a condition of being intricately and confusedly involved or interlaced; to reduce to orderly arrangement; to straighten out; as, to disentangle a skein of yarn.
Disentangle (v. t.) To extricate from complication and perplexity; disengage from embarrassing connection or intermixture; to disembroil; to set free; to separate.
Disenthrall (v. t.) To release from thralldom or slavery; to give freedom to; to disinthrall.
Disenthrone (v. t.) To dethrone; to depose from sovereign authority.
Disentrance (v. t.) To awaken from a trance or an enchantment.
Disertitude (n.) Eloquence.
Disesteemed (imp. & p. p.) of Disesteem
Disesteemer (n.) One who disesteems.
Disexercise (v. t.) To deprive of exercise; to leave untrained.
Disfavoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disfavor
Disfiguring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disfigure
Disgarrison (v. t.) To deprive of a garrison.
Disgaveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disgavel
Disgraceful (a.) Bringing disgrace; causing shame; shameful; dishonorable; unbecoming; as, profaneness is disgraceful to a man.
Disgracious (a.) Wanting grace; unpleasing; disagreeable.
Disgraduate (v. t.) To degrade; to reduce in rank.
Disguisedfy (adv.) In disguise.
Disheriting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disherit
Dishevelled () of Dishevel
Disheveling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dishevel
Dishonestly (adv.) In a dishonest manner.
Dishonoring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dishonor
Dishonorary (a.) Bringing dishonor on; tending to disgrace; lessening reputation.
Disillusion (n.) The act or process of freeing from an illusion, or the state of being freed therefrom.
Disillusion (v. t.) To free from an illusion; to disillusionize.
Disimbitter (v. t.) To free from bitterness.
Disinfected (imp. & p. p.) of Disinfect
Disinfector (n.) One who, or that which, disinfects; an apparatus for applying disinfectants.
Disinterred (imp. & p. p.) of Disinter
Disinteress (v. t.) To deprive or rid of interest in, or regard for; to disengage.
Disinterest (p. a.) Disinterested.
Disinterest (n.) What is contrary to interest or advantage; disadvantage.
Disinterest (n.) Indifference to profit; want of regard to private advantage; disinterestedness.
Disinterest (v. t.) To divest of interest or interested motives.
Disinthrall (v. t.) To free from thralldom; to disenthrall.
Disjointing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disjoint
Disjunctive (a.) Tending to disjoin; separating; disjoining.
Disjunctive (a.) Pertaining to disjunct tetrachords.
Disjunctive (n.) A disjunctive conjunction.
Disjunctive (n.) A disjunctive proposition.
Disjuncture (n.) The act of disjoining, or state of being disjoined; separation.
Diskindness (n.) Unkindness; disservice.
Dislikeness (n.) Unlikeness.
Dislocating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dislocate
Dislocation (n.) The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced.
Dislocation (n.) The displacement of parts of rocks or portions of strata from the situation which they originally occupied. Slips, faults, and the like, are dislocations.
Dislocation (n.) The act of dislocating, or putting out of joint; also, the condition of being thus displaced.
Dislodgment (n.) The act or process of dislodging, or the state of being dislodged.
Dismantling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismantle
Dismastment (n.) The act of dismasting; the state of being dismasted.
Dismembered (imp. & p. p.) of Dismember
Dismortaged (imp. & p. p.) of Dismortgage
Dismortgage (v. t.) To redeem from mortgage.
Dismounting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismount
Disobedient (a.) Neglecting or refusing to obey; omitting to do what is commanded, or doing what is prohibited; refractory; not observant of duty or rules prescribed by authority; -- applied to persons and acts.
Disobedient (a.) Not yielding.
Disobeisant (a.) Disobedient.
Disobliging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disoblige
Disobliging (a.) Not obliging; not disposed to do a favor; unaccommodating; as, a disobliging person or act.
Disobliging (a.) Displeasing; offensive.
Disoccident (v. t.) To turn away from the west; to throw out of reckoning as to longitude.
Disoppilate (v. t.) To open.
Disordeined (a.) Inordinate; irregular; vicious.
Disordering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disorder
Disordinate (a.) Inordinate; disorderly.
Disorganize (v. t.) To destroy the organic structure or regular system of (a government, a society, a party, etc.); to break up (what is organized); to throw into utter disorder; to disarrange.
Disparaging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disparage
Disparition (n.) Act of disappearing; disappearance.
Disparities (pl. ) of Disparity
Dispatching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispatch
Dispatchful (a.) Bent on haste; intent on speedy execution of business or any task; indicating haste; quick; as, dispatchful looks.
Dispensable (a.) Capable of being dispensed or administered.
Dispensable (a.) Capable of being dispensed with.
Dispensator (n.) A distributer; a dispenser.
Dispeopling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispeople
Disspermous (a.) Containing only two seeds; two-seeded.
Dispiriting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispirit
Displacency (n.) Want of complacency or gratification; envious displeasure; dislike.
Displanting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displant
Displeasant (a.) Unpleasing; offensive; unpleasant.
Displeasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Displease
Displeasing (a.) Causing displeasure or dissatisfaction; offensive; disagreeable.
Displeasure (n.) The feeling of one who is displeased; irritation or uneasiness of the mind, occasioned by anything that counteracts desire or command, or which opposes justice or a sense of propriety; disapprobation; dislike; dissatisfaction; disfavor; indignation.
Displeasure (n.) That which displeases; cause of irritation or annoyance; offense; injury.
Displeasure (n.) State of disgrace or disfavor; disfavor.
Displeasure (v. t.) To displease.
Displicence (n.) Alt. of Displicency
Displicency (n.) Dislike; dissatisfaction; discontent.
Disportment (n.) Act of disporting; diversion; play.
Disposement (n.) Disposal.
Disposingly (adv.) In a manner to dispose.
Disposition (n.) The act of disposing, arranging, ordering, regulating, or transferring; application; disposal; as, the disposition of a man's property by will.
Disposition (n.) The state or the manner of being disposed or arranged; distribution; arrangement; order; as, the disposition of the trees in an orchard; the disposition of the several parts of an edifice.
Disposition (n.) Tendency to any action or state resulting from natural constitution; nature; quality; as, a disposition in plants to grow in a direction upward; a disposition in bodies to putrefaction.
Disposition (n.) Conscious inclination; propension or propensity.
Disposition (n.) Natural or prevailing spirit, or temperament of mind, especially as shown in intercourse with one's fellow-men; temper of mind.
Disposition (n.) Mood; humor.
Dispositive (a.) Disposing; tending to regulate; decretive.
Dispositive (a.) Belonging to disposition or natural, tendency.
Dispraising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dispraise
Disproperty (v. t.) To cause to be no longer property; to dispossess of.
Disprovable (a.) Capable of being disproved or refuted.
Disputacity (v. i.) Proneness to dispute.
Disputation (v. i.) The act of disputing; a reasoning or argumentation in opposition to something, or on opposite sides; controversy in words; verbal contest respecting the truth of some fact, opinion, proposition, or argument.
Disputation (v. i.) A rhetorical exercise in which parties reason in opposition to each other on some question proposed.
Disputative (a.) Disposed to dispute; inc
Disputeless (a.) Admitting no dispute; incontrovertible.
Disquantity (v. t.) To diminish the quantity of; to lessen.
Disquieting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disquiet
Disquietful (a.) Producing inquietude or uneasiness.
Disquietive (a.) Tending to disquiet.
Disquietous (a.) Causing uneasiness.
Disregarded (imp. & p. p.) of Disregard
Disregarder (n.) One who disregards.
Disrelished (imp. & p. p.) of Disrelish
Disremember (v. t.) To fail to remember; to forget.
Dissectible (a.) Capable of being dissected, or separated by dissection.
Dissembling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissemble
Dissembling (a.) That dissembles; hypocritical; false.
Disseminate (v. t. & i.) To sow broadcast or as seed; to scatter for growth and propagation, like seed; to spread abroad; to diffuse; as, principles, ideas, opinions, and errors are disseminated when they are spread abroad for propagation.
Disseminate (v. t. & i.) To spread or extend by dispersion.
Dissensious (a.) Disposed to discord; contentious; dissentious.
Dissentiate (v. t.) To throw into a state of dissent.
Dissentient (v. i.) Disagreeing; declaring dissent; dissenting.
Dissentient (n.) One who dissents.
Dissentious (a.) Marked by dissensions; apt to breed discord; quarrelsome; contentious; factious.
Dissepiment (n.) A separating tissue; a partition; a septum.
Dissepiment (n.) One of the partitions which divide a compound ovary into cells.
Dissepiment (n.) One of the transverse, calcareous partitions between the radiating septa of a coral.
Dissertator (n.) One who writers a dissertation; one who discourses.
Dissevering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissever
Dissidently (adv.) In a dissident manner.
Dissilience (n.) Alt. of Dissiliency
Dissiliency (n.) The act of leaping or starting asunder.
Dissilition (n.) The act of bursting or springing apart.
Dissimilate (v. t.) To render dissimilar.
Dissimulate (a.) Feigning; simulating; pretending.
Dissimulate (v. i.) To dissemble; to feign; to pretend.
Dissimulour (n.) A dissembler.
Dissipating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissipate
Dissipation (n.) The act of dissipating or dispersing; a state of dispersion or separation; dispersion; waste.
Dissipation (n.) A dissolute course of life, in which health, money, etc., are squandered in pursuit of pleasure; profuseness in vicious indulgence, as late hours, riotous living, etc.; dissoluteness.
Dissipation (n.) A trifle which wastes time or distracts attention.
Dissipative (a.) Tending to dissipate.
Dissociable (a.) Not /ell associated or assorted; incongruous.
Dissociable (a.) Having a tendency to dissolve social connections; unsuitable to society; unsociable.
Dissociated (imp. & p. p.) of Dissociate
Dissolutely (adv.) In a dissolute manner.
Dissolution (n.) The act of dissolving, sundering, or separating into component parts; separation.
Dissolution (n.) Change from a solid to a fluid state; solution by heat or moisture; liquefaction; melting.
Dissolution (n.) Change of form by chemical agency; decomposition; resolution.
Dissolution (n.) The dispersion of an assembly by terminating its sessions; the breaking up of a partnership.
Dissolution (n.) The extinction of life in the human body; separation of the soul from the body; death.
Dissolution (n.) The state of being dissolved, or of undergoing liquefaction.
Dissolution (n.) The new product formed by dissolving a body; a solution.
Dissolution (n.) Destruction of anything by the separation of its parts; ruin.
Dissolution (n.) Corruption of morals; dissipation; dissoluteness.
Dissolvable (a.) Capable of being dissolved, or separated into component parts; capable of being liquefied; soluble.
Dissundered (imp. & p. p.) of Dissunder
Dissyllabic (a.) Consisting of two syllables only; as, a dissyllabic foot in poetry.
Dissyllable (n.) A word of two syllables; as, pa-per.
Dissymmetry (n.) Absence or defect of symmetry; asymmetry.
Dissympathy (n.) Lack of sympathy; want of interest; indifference.
Distasteful (a.) Unpleasant or disgusting to the taste; nauseous; loathsome.
Distasteful (a.) Offensive; displeasing to the feelings; disagreeable; as, a distasteful truth.
Distasteful (a.) Manifesting distaste or dislike; repulsive.
Distasteive (a.) Tending to excite distaste.
Distasteive (n.) That which excites distaste or aversion.
Distempered (imp. & p. p.) of Distemper
Distensible (a.) Capable of being distended or dilated.
Disthronize (v. t.) To dethrone.
Distillable (a.) Capable of being distilled; especially, capable of being distilled without chemical change or decomposition; as, alcohol is distillable; olive oil is not distillable.
Distillment (n.) Distillation; the substance obtained by distillation.
Distinction (n.) A marking off by visible signs; separation into parts; division.
Distinction (n.) The act of distinguishing or denoting the differences between objects, or the qualities by which one is known from others; exercise of discernment; discrimination.
Distinction (n.) That which distinguishes one thing from another; distinguishing quality; sharply defined difference; as, the distinction between real and apparent good.
Distinction (n.) Estimation of difference; regard to differences or distinguishing circumstance.
Distinction (n.) Conspicuous station; eminence; superiority; honorable estimation; as, a man of distinction.
Distinctive (a.) Marking or expressing distinction or difference; distinguishing; characteristic; peculiar.
Distinctive (a.) Having the power to distinguish and discern; discriminating.
Distincture (n.) Distinctness.
Distinguish (v. t.) Not set apart from others by visible marks; to make distinctive or discernible by exhibiting differences; to mark off by some characteristic.
Distinguish (v. t.) To separate by definition of terms or logical division of a subject with regard to difference; as, to distinguish sounds into high and low.
Distinguish (v. t.) To recognize or discern by marks, signs, or characteristic quality or qualities; to know and discriminate (anything) from other things with which it might be confounded; as, to distinguish the sound of a drum.
Distinguish (v. t.) To constitute a difference; to make to differ.
Distinguish (v. t.) To separate from others by a mark of honor; to make eminent or known; to confer distinction upon; -- with by or for.
Distinguish (v. i.) To make distinctions; to perceive the difference; to exercise discrimination; -- with between; as, a judge distinguishes between cases apparently similar, but differing in principle.
Distinguish (v. i.) To become distinguished or distinctive; to make one's self or itself discernible.
Distracting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distract
Distractful (a.) Distracting.
Distractile (a.) Tending or serving to draw apart.
Distracting (a.) Tending or serving to distract.
Distraction (n.) The act of distracting; a drawing apart; separation.
Distraction (n.) That which diverts attention; a diversion.
Distraction (n.) A diversity of direction; detachment.
Distraction (n.) State in which the attention is called in different ways; confusion; perplexity.
Distraction (n.) Confusion of affairs; tumult; disorder; as, political distractions.
Distraction (n.) Agitation from violent emotions; perturbation of mind; despair.
Distraction (n.) Derangement of the mind; madness.
Distractive (a.) Causing perplexity; distracting.
Distraining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distrain
Distressing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distress
Distressful (a.) Full of distress; causing, indicating, or attended with, distress; as, a distressful situation.
Distressing (a.) Causing distress; painful; unpleasant.
Distressing (adv.) In a distressing manner.
Distributed (imp. & p. p.) of Distribute
Distributer (n.) One who, or that which, distributes or deals out anything; a dispenser.
Districting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of District
Distriction (n.) Sudden display; flash; glitter.
Distrusting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distrust
Distrustful (a.) Not confident; diffident; wanting confidence or thrust; modest; as, distrustful of ourselves, of one's powers.
Distrustful (a.) Apt to distrust; suspicious; mistrustful.
Distrusting (a.) That distrusts; suspicious; lacking confidence in.
Disturbance (n.) An interruption of a state of peace or quiet; derangement of the regular course of things; disquiet; disorder; as, a disturbance of religious exercises; a disturbance of the galvanic current.
Disturbance (n.) Confusion of the mind; agitation of the feelings; perplexity; uneasiness.
Disturbance (n.) Violent agitation in the body politic; public commotion; tumult.
Disturbance (n.) The hindering or disquieting of a person in the lawful and peaceable enjoyment of his right; the interruption of a right; as, the disturbance of a franchise, of common, of ways, and the like.
Disulphuret (n.) See Disulphide.
Disulphuric (a.) Applied to an acid having in each molecule two atoms of sulphur in the higher state of oxidation.
Disunionist (n.) An advocate of disunion, specifically, of disunion of the United States.
Dithyrambic (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a dithyramb; wild and boisterous.
Dithyrambic (n.) A dithyrambic poem; a dithyramb.
Dithyrambus (n.) See Dithyramb.
Diurnalness (n.) The quality of being diurnal.
Divaricated (imp. & p. p.) of Divaricate
Divaricator (n.) One of the muscles which open the shell of brachiopods; a cardinal muscle. See Illust. of Brachiopoda.
Divellicate (v. t.) To pull in pieces.
Diverberate (v. t.) To strike or sound through.
Divergement (n.) Divergence.
Divergingly (adv.) In a diverging manner.
Diverseness (n.) The quality of being diverse.
Diversified (a.) Distinguished by various forms, or by a variety of aspects or objects; variegated; as, diversified scenery or landscape.
Diversifier (n.) One who, or that which, diversifies.
Diversiform (a.) Of a different form; of varied forms.
Diversified (imp. & p. p.) of Diversify
Diversities (pl. ) of Diversity
Diverticula (pl. ) of Diverticulum
Divestiture (n.) The act of stripping, or depriving; the state of being divested; the deprivation, or surrender, of possession of property, rights, etc.
Divisionary (a.) Divisional.
Divorceable (a.) Capable of being divorced.
Divorceless (a.) Incapable of being divorced or separated; free from divorce.
Divorcement (n.) Dissolution of the marriage tie; divorce; separation.
Divulgation (n.) The act of divulging or publishing.
Eightetethe (a.) Eighteenth.
Fiber-faced (a.) Alt. of Fibre-faced
Fibre-faced (a.) Having a visible fiber embodied in the surface of; -- applied esp. to a kind of paper for checks, drafts, etc.
Fibrillated (a.) Furnished with fibrils; fringed.
Fibrination (n.) The state of acquiring or having an excess of fibrin.
Fiddlestick (n.) The bow, strung with horsehair, used in playing the fiddle; a fiddle bow.
Fidejussion (n.) The act or state of being bound as surety for another; suretyship.
Fidgetiness (n.) Quality of being fidgety.
Filamentary (a.) Having the character of, or formed by, a filament.
Filamentous (a.) Like a thread; consisting of threads or filaments.
Fillibuster (n.) See Filibuster.
Fimble hemp () Light summer hemp, that bears no seed.
Fimbriating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Fimbriate
Financially (adv.) In a dfinancial manner.
Financiered (imp. & p. p.) of Financier
Finchbacked (a.) Streaked or spotted on the back; -- said of cattle.
Finedrawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Finedraw
Finestiller (n.) One who finestills.
Fire beetle () A very brilliantly luminous beetle (Pyrophorus noctilucus), one of the elaters, found in Central and South America; -- called also cucujo. The name is also applied to other species. See Firefly.
Firecracker (n.) See Cracker., n., 3.
Fire-fanged (a.) Injured as by fire; burned; -- said of manure which has lost its goodness and acquired an ashy hue in consequence of heat generated by decomposition.
Firmamental (a.) Pertaining to the firmament; celestial; being of the upper regions.
First-class (a.) Of the best class; of the highest rank; in the first division; of the best quality; first-rate; as, a first-class telescope.
Fish-tackle (n.) A tackle or purchase used to raise the flukes of the anchor up to the gunwale. The block used is called the fish-block.
Fissiparism (n.) Reproduction by spontaneous fission.
Fissiparity (n.) Quality of being fissiparous; fissiparism.
Fissiparous (a.) Reproducing by spontaneous fission. See Fission.
Fissipation (n.) Reproduction by fission; fissiparism.
Fissuration (n.) The act of dividing or opening; the state of being fissured.
Fistuliform (a.) Of a fistular form; tubular; pipe-shaped.
Five-finger (n.) See Cinquefoil.
Five-finger (n.) A starfish with five rays, esp. Asterias rubens.
Five-leafed (a.) Alt. of Five-leaved
Five-leaved (a.) Having five leaflets, as the Virginia creeper.
Giddy-paced (a.) Moving irregularly; flighty; fickle.
Gier-falcon (n.) The gyrfalcon.
Gigantesque (a.) Befitting a giant; bombastic; magniloquent.
Giganticide (n.) The act of killing, or one who kills, a giant.
Gigantology (n.) An account or description of giants.
Gillyflower (n.) A name given by old writers to the clove pink (Dianthus Caryophyllus) but now to the common stock (Matthiola incana), a cruciferous plant with showy and fragrant blossoms, usually purplish, but often pink or white.
Gillyflower (n.) A kind of apple, of a roundish conical shape, purplish red color, and having a large core.
Gingerbread (n.) A kind of plain sweet cake seasoned with ginger, and sometimes made in fanciful shapes.
Girdlestead (n.) That part of the body where the girdle is worn.
Girdlestead (n.) The lap.
Hibernating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hibernate
Hibernation (n.) The act or state of hibernating.
Hibernicism (n.) Alt. of Hibernianism
Hiccoughing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hiccough
Hierarchism (n.) The principles or authority of a hierarchy.
Hierarchies (pl. ) of Hierarchy
Hierography (n.) Sacred writing.
Hierologist (n.) One versed in, or whostudies, hierology.
Hieromnemon (n.) The sacred secretary or recorder sent by each state belonging to the Amphictyonic Council, along with the deputy or minister.
Hieromnemon (n.) A magistrate who had charge of religious matters, as at Byzantium.
Hieronymite (n.) See Jeronymite.
High-church (a.) Of or pertaining to, or favoring, the party called the High Church, or their doctrines or policy. See High Church, under High, a.
High-handed (a.) Overbearing; oppressive; arbitrary; violent; as, a high-handed act.
High-holder (n.) The flicker; -- called also high-hole.
High-minded (a.) Proud; arrogant.
High-minded (a.) Having, or characterized by, honorable pride; of or pertaining to elevated principles and feelings; magnanimous; -- opposed to mean.
High-palmed (a.) Having high antlers; bearing full-grown antlers aloft.
High priest () A chief priest; esp., the head of the Jewish priesthood.
High-raised (a.) Elevated; raised aloft; upreared.
High-raised (a.) Elated with great ideas or hopes.
High-souled (a.) Having a high or noble spirit; honorable.
High-strung (a.) Strung to a high pitch; spirited; sensitive; as, a high-strung horse.
Hilary term () Formerly, one of the four terms of the courts of common law in England, beginning on the eleventh of January and ending on the thirty-first of the same month, in each year; -- so called from the festival of St. Hilary, January 13th.
Hippocampal (a.) Of or pertaining to the hippocampus.
Hippocampus (n.) A fabulous monster, with the head and fore quarters of a horse joined to the tail of a dolphin or other fish (Hippocampus brevirostris), -- seen in Pompeian paintings, attached to the chariot of Neptune.
Hippocampus (n.) A genus of lophobranch fishes of several species in which the head and neck have some resemblance to those of a horse; -- called also sea horse.
Hippocampus (n.) A name applied to either of two ridges of white matter in each lateral ventricle of the brain. The larger is called hippocampus major or simply hippocampus. The smaller, hippocampus minor, is called also ergot and calcar.
Hippocrates (n.) A famous Greek physician and medical writer, born in Cos, about 460 B. C.
Hippocratic (a.) Of or pertaining to Hippocrates, or to his teachings.
Hippopotami (pl. ) of Hippopotamus
Hirsuteness (n.) Hairiness.
Hisingerite (n.) A soft black, iron ore, nearly earthy, a hydrous silicate of iron.
Hispanicism (n.) A Spanish idiom or mode of speech.
Hispanicize (v. t.) To give a Spanish form or character to; as, to Hispanicize Latin words.
Hispidulous (a.) Minutely hispid.
Histography (n.) A description of, or treatise on, organic tissues.
Histologist (n.) One versed in histology.
Historicize (v. t.) To record or narrate in the manner of a history; to chronicle.
Historiette (n.) Historical narration on a small scale; a brief recital; a story.
Histrionism (n.) Theatrical representation; acting; affectation.
Histrionize (v. t.) To act; to represent on the stage, or theatrically.
Jimson weed () See Jamestown weed.
Kickshawses (pl. ) of Kickshaws
Kicky-wisky (n.) That which is restless and uneasy.
Kidney-form (a.) Alt. of Kidney-shaped
Killikinick (n.) See Kinnikinic.
Kinematical (a.) Of or pertaining to kinematics.
Kinesipathy (n.) See Kinesiatrics.
Kinesipathy (n.) See Kinesiatrics.
Kinsmanship (n.) Kinship.
Kitchenmaid (n.) A woman employed in the kitchen.
Liabilities (pl. ) of Liability
Libelluloid (a.) Like or pertaining to the dragon flies.
Liberalized (imp. & p. p.) of Liberalize
Liberalizer (n.) One who, or that which, liberalizes.
Libertarian (a.) Pertaining to liberty, or to the doctrine of free will, as opposed to the doctrine of necessity.
Libertarian (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of free will.
Liberticide (n.) The destruction of civil liberty.
Liberticide (n.) A destroyer of civil liberty.
Libertinage (n.) Libertinism; license.
Libertinism (n.) The state of a libertine or freedman.
Libertinism (n.) Licentious conduct; debauchery; lewdness.
Libertinism (n.) Licentiousness of principle or opinion.
Libethenite (n.) A mineral of an olive-green color, commonly in orthorhombic crystals. It is a hydrous phosphate of copper.
Licheniform (a.) Having the form of a lichen.
Lichenology (n.) The science which treats of lichens.
Lick-spigot (n.) A tapster.
Liedertafel (n.) A popular name for any society or club which meets for the practice of male part songs.
Lieutenancy (n.) The office, rank, or commission, of a lieutenant.
Lieutenancy (n.) The body of lieutenants or subordinates.
Life-giving (a.) Giving life or spirit; having power to give life; inspiriting; invigorating.
Life-saving (a.) That saves life, or is suited to save life, esp. from drowning; as, the life-saving service; a life-saving station.
Ligamentous (a.) Composing a ligament; of the nature of a ligament; binding; as, a strong ligamentous membrane.
Light-armed (a.) Armed with light weapons or accouterments.
Lighthouses (pl. ) of Lighthouse
Ligniferous (a.) Yielding or producing wood.
Like-minded (a.) Having a like disposition or purpose; of the same mind.
Lilliputian (n.) One belonging to a very diminutive race described in Swift's "Voyage to Lilliput."
Lilliputian (n.) A person or thing of very small size.
Lilliputian (a.) Of or pertaining to the imaginary island of Lilliput described by Swift, or to its inhabitants.
Lilliputian (a.) Of very small size; diminutive; dwarfed.
Lilly-pilly (n.) An Australian myrtaceous tree (Eugenia Smithii), having smooth ovate leaves, and panicles of small white flowers. The wood is hard and fine-grained.
Lily-handed (a.) Having white, delicate hands.
Limitaneous (v. t.) Of or pertaining to a limit.
Limitedness (n.) The quality of being limited.
Lingeringly (adv.) With delay; slowly; tediously.
Lingoa wood () Amboyna wood.
Linguacious (a.) Given to the use of the tongue; loquacious.
Linguistics (n.) The science of languages, or of the origin, signification, and application of words; glossology.
Link motion () A valve gear, consisting of two eccentrics with their rods, giving motion to a slide valve by an adjustable connecting bar, called the link, in such a way that the motion of the engine can be reversed, or the cut-off varied, at will; -- used very generally in locomotives and marine engines.
Lion's foot () A composite plant of the genus Prenanthes, of which several species are found in the United States.
Lion's foot () The edelweiss.
Lion's leaf () A South European plant of the genus Leontice (L. leontopetalum), the tuberous roots of which contain so much alkali that they are sometimes used as a substitute for soap.
Lion's tail () A genus of labiate plants (Leonurus); -- so called from a fancied resemblance of its flower spikes to the tuft of a lion's tail. L. Cardiaca is the common motherwort.
Lipocephala (n. pl.) Same as Lamellibranchia.
Lipothymous (a.) Pertaining, or given, to swooning; fainting.
Liquefiable (a.) Capable of being changed from a solid to a liquid state.
Liquescency (n.) The quality or state of being liquescent.
Liquidambar (n.) A genus consisting of two species of tall trees having star-shaped leaves, and woody burlike fruit. Liquidambar styraciflua is the North American sweet qum, and L. Orientalis is found in Asia Minor.
Liquidambar (n.) The balsamic juice which is obtained from these trees by incision. The liquid balsam of the Oriental tree is liquid storax.
Liquidamber (n.) See Liquidambar.
Liquidating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liquidate
Liquidation (n.) The act or process of liquidating; the state of being liquidated.
Liquidizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liquidize
Lirelliform (a.) Like a lirella.
Liriodendra (pl. ) of Liriodendron
Literalized (imp. & p. p.) of Literalize
Literalizer (n.) A literalist.
Literalness (n.) The quality or state of being literal; literal import.
Lithargyrum (n.) Crystallized litharge, obtained by fusion in the form of fine yellow scales.
Lithodomous (a.) Like, or pertaining to, Lithodomus; lithophagous.
Lithofellic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a crystal
Lithogenesy (n.) The doctrine or science of the origin of the minerals composing the globe.
Lithogenous (a.) Stone-producing; -- said of polyps which form coral.
Lithography (n.) The art or process of putting designs or writing, with a greasy material, on stone, and of producing printed impressions therefrom. The process depends, in the main, upon the antipathy between grease and water, which prevents a printing ink containing oil from adhering to wetted parts of the stone not covered by the design. See Lithographic limestone, under Lithographic.
Lithologist (n.) One who is skilled in lithology.
Lithophytic (a.) Of or pertaining to lithophytes.
Lithotomist (n.) One who performs the operation of cutting for stone in the bladder, or one who is skilled in the operation.
Lithotripsy (n.) The operation of crushing a stone in the bladder with an instrument called lithotriptor or lithotrite; lithotrity.
Lithotritor () A lithotriptor.
Lithotyping (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lithotype
Litigiously (adv.) In a litigious manner.
Litterateur (n.) One who occupies himself with literature; a literary man; a literatus.
Little-ease (n.) An old slang name for the pillory, stocks, etc., of a prison.
Liver-grown (a.) Having an enlarged liver.
Lixiviating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lixiviate
Lixiviation (n.) Lixiviating; the process of separating a soluble substance form one that is insoluble, by washing with some solvent, as water; leaching.
Miasmatical (a.) Containing, or relating to, miasma; caused by miasma; as, miasmatic diseases.
Microampere (n.) One of the smaller measures of electrical currents; the millionth part of one ampere.
Microbicide (n.) Any agent detrimental to, or destructive of, the life of microbes or bacterial organisms.
Micrococcal (a.) Of or pertaining to micrococci; caused by micrococci.
Micrococcus (n.) A genus of Spherobacteria, in the form of very small globular or oval cells, forming, by transverse division, filaments, or chains of cells, or in some cases single organisms shaped like dumb-bells (Diplococcus), all without the power of motion. See Illust. of Ascoccus.
Microcosmic (a.) Alt. of Microcosmical
Micrography (n.) The description of microscopic objects.
Microlestes (n.) An extinct genus of small Triassic mammals, the oldest yet found in European strata.
Microlithic (a.) Formed of small stones.
Micrometric (a.) Alt. of Micrometrical
Micronesian (a.) Of or pertaining to Micronesia, a collective designation of the islands in the western part of the Pacific Ocean, embracing the Marshall and Gilbert groups, the Ladrones, the Caro
Microphytal (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, microphytes.
Microscopal (a.) Pertaining to microscopy, or to the use of the microscope.
Microscopic (a.) Alt. of Microscopical
Microsporic (a.) Of or pertaining to microspores.
Microsthene (n.) One of a group of mammals having a small size as a typical characteristic. It includes the lower orders, as the Insectivora, Cheiroptera, Rodentia, and Edentata.
Microtomist (n.) One who is skilled in or practices microtomy.
Micturition (n.) The act of voiding urine; also, a morbidly frequent passing of the urine, in consequence of disease.
Midas's ear () A pulmonate mollusk (Auricula, / Ellobium, aurismidae); -- so called from resemblance to a human ear.
Midden crow () The common European crow.
Middle-aged (a.) Being about the middle of the ordinary age of man; between 30 and 50 years old.
Migniardise (n.) Delicate fondling.
Millenarian (a.) Consisting of a thousand years; of or pertaining to the millennium, or to the Millenarians.
Millenarian (n.) One who believes that Christ will personally reign on earth a thousand years; a Chiliast.
Millenarism (n.) The doctrine of Millenarians.
Milleporite (n.) A fossil millepore.
Milliampere (n.) The thousandth part of one ampere.
Milligramme (n.) A measure of weight, in the metric system, being the thousandth part of a gram, equal to the weight of a cubic millimeter of water, or .01543 of a grain avoirdupois.
Millionaire (n.) One whose wealth is counted by millions of francs, dollars, or pounds; a very rich person; a person worth a million or more.
Mimographer (n.) A writer of mimes.
Mineralized (imp. & p. p.) of Mineralize
Mineralizer (n.) An element which is combined with a metal, thus forming an ore. Thus, in galena, or lead ore, sulphur is a mineralizer; in hematite, oxygen is a mineralizer.
Miniaturist (n.) A painter of miniatures.
Minie rifle () A rifle adapted to minie balls.
Ministering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Minister
Ministerial (a.) Of or pertaining to ministry or service; serving; attendant.
Ministerial (a.) Of or pertaining to the office of a minister or to the ministry as a body, whether civil or sacerdotal.
Ministerial (a.) Tending to advance or promote; contributive.
Minnesinger (n.) A love-singer; specifically, one of a class of German poets and musicians who flourished from about the middle of the twelfth to the middle of the fourteenth century. They were chiefly of noble birth, and made love and beauty the subjects of their verses.
Mint-master (n.) The master or superintendent of a mint. Also used figuratively.
Minute-jack (n.) A figure which strikes the hour on the bell of some fanciful clocks; -- called also jack of the clock house.
Minute-jack (n.) A timeserver; an inconstant person.
Misaffected (a.) Ill disposed.
Misalliance (n.) A marriage with a person of inferior rank or social station; an improper alliance; a mesalliance.
Misanthrope (n.) A hater of mankind; a misanthropist.
Misanthropy (n.) Hatred of, or dislike to, mankind; -- opposed to philanthropy.
Misapplying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misapply
Misarranged (imp. & p. p.) of Misarrange
Misaventure (n.) Misadventure.
Misbecoming (a.) Unbecoming.
Misbegotten (p. a.) Unlawfully or irregularly begotten; of bad origin; pernicious.
Misbehaving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misbehave
Misbehavior (n.) Improper, rude, or uncivil behavior; ill conduct.
Misbeliever (n.) One who believes wrongly; one who holds a false religion.
Misbestowal (n.) The act of misbestowing.
Miscarriage (n.) Unfortunate event or issue of an undertaking; failure to attain a desired result or reach a destination.
Miscarriage (n.) Ill conduct; evil or improper behavior; as, the failings and miscarriages of the righteous.
Miscarriage (n.) The act of bringing forth before the time; premature birth.
Miscarrying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Miscarry
Miscellanea (n. pl.) A collection of miscellaneous matters; matters of various kinds.
Mischiefful (a.) Mischievous.
Mischievous (a.) Causing mischief; harmful; hurtful; -- now often applied where the evil is done carelessly or in sport; as, a mischievous child.
Mischoosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mischoose
Mischristen (v. t.) To christen wrongly.
Miscibility (n.) Capability of being mixed.
Miscitation (n.) Erroneous citation.
Misconceive (v. t. & i.) To conceive wrongly; to interpret incorrectly; to receive a false notion of; to misjudge; to misapprehend.
Misconstrue (v. t.) To construe wrongly; to interpret erroneously.
Miscreative (a.) Creating amiss.
Misdemeanor (n.) Ill behavior; evil conduct; fault.
Misdemeanor (n.) A crime less than a felony.
Misdescribe (v. t.) To describe wrongly.
Misdevotion (n.) Mistaken devotion.
Misdivision (n.) Wrong division.
Misdoubtful (a) Misgiving; hesitating.
Misericorde (n.) Compassion; pity; mercy.
Misericorde (n.) Same as Misericordia, 2.
Misestimate (v. t.) To estimate erroneously.
Misfeasance (n.) A trespass; a wrong done; the improper doing of an act which a person might lawfully do.
Misfortuned (a.) Unfortunate.
Misgoverned (a.) Ill governed, as a people; ill directed.
Misgracious (a.) Not gracious.
Misguidance (n.) Wrong guidance.
Misinformer (n.) One who gives or incorrect information.
Misinstruct (v. t.) To instruct amiss.
Misjudgment (n.) A wrong or unjust judgment.
Misobserver (n.) One who misobserves; one who fails to observe properly.
Mispersuade (v. t.) To persuade amiss.
Mispleading (n.) An error in pleading.
Mispractice (n.) Wrong practice.
Misregulate (v. t.) To regulate wrongly or imperfectly; to fail to regulate.
Misrehearse (v. t.) To rehearse or quote incorrectly.
Misrelation (n.) Erroneous relation or narration.
Misreligion (n.) False religion.
Misremember (v. t. & i.) To mistake in remembering; not to remember correctly.
Missheathed (a.) Sheathed by mistake; wrongly sheathed; sheathed in a wrong place.
Missificate (v. i.) To perform Mass.
Misspelling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misspell
Misspelling (n.) A wrong spelling.
Misspending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misspend
Mistakingly (adv.) Erroneously.
Misteaching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misteach
Mistreading (n.) Misstep; misbehavior.
Mistrustful (a.) Having or causing mistrust, suspicions, or forebodings.
Mithridatic (a.) Of or pertaining to King Mithridates, or to a mithridate.
Mitrailleur (n.) One who serves a mitrailleuse.
Nickar tree () Same as Nicker nut, Nicker tree.
Nicker tree () The plant producing nicker nuts.
Nicknackery (n.) See Knickknackery.
Nicotianine (n.) A white waxy substance having a hot, bitter taste, extracted from tobacco leaves and called also tobacco camphor.
Nictitation (n.) The act of winking.
Nidificated (imp. & p. p.) of Nidificate
Niggardness (n.) Niggard
Niggardship (n.) Niggard
Nightertale (n.) period of night; nighttime.
Nightingale (n.) A small, plain, brown and gray European song bird (Luscinia luscinia). It sings at night, and is celebrated for the sweetness of its song.
Nightingale (n.) A larger species (Lucinia philomela), of Eastern Europe, having similar habits; the thrush nightingale. The name is also applied to other allied species.
Nigromancie (n.) Necromancy.
Nimbiferous (a.) Serving to bring clouds or stormy weather.
Nine-killer (n.) The northern butcher bird.
Ninnyhammer (n.) A simpleton; a silly person.
Nitriferous (a.) Bearing niter; yielding, or containing, niter.
Nitrobenzol (n.) Alt. of Nitrobenzole
Nitrocarbol (n.) See Nitromethane.
Nitrogenize (v. t.) To combine, or impregnate, with nitrogen or its compounds.
Nitrogenous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, nitrogen; as, a nitrogenous principle; nitrogenous compounds.
Nitroquinol (n.) A hypothetical nitro derivative of quinol or hydroquinone, not known in the free state, but forming a well defined series of derivatives.
Piacularity (n.) The quality or state of being piacular; criminality; wickedness.
Pickpennies (pl. ) of Pickpenny
Picturesque (a.) Forming, or fitted to form, a good or pleasing picture; representing with the clearness or ideal beauty appropriate to a picture; expressing that peculiar kind of beauty which is agreeable in a picture, natural or artificial; graphic; vivid; as, a picturesque scene or attitude; picturesque language.
Picturizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Picturize
Piecemealed (a.) Divided into pieces.
Piedmontite (n.) A manganesian kind of epidote, from Piedmont. See Epidote.
Pietistical (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pietists; hence, in contempt, affectedly or demonstratively religious.
Pietra dura () Hard and fine stones in general, such as are used for inlay and the like, as distinguished from the softer stones used in building; thus, a Florentine mosaic is a familiar instance of work in pietra dura, though the ground may be soft marble.
Pignoration (n.) The act of pledging or pawning.
Pignoration (n.) The taking of cattle doing damage, by way of pledge, till satisfaction is made.
Pignorative (a.) Pledging, pawning.
Pike-devant (n.) A pointed beard.
Pill-willet (n.) The willet.
Pilocarpine (n.) An alkaloid extracted from jaborandi (Pilocarpus pennatifolius) as a white amorphous or crystal
Pinacotheca (n.) A picture gallery.
Pipe laying () The laying of conducting pipes underground, as for water, gas, etc.
Pipe laying () The act or method of making combinations for personal advantage secretly or slyly; -- in this sense, usually written as one word.
Piperaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to the order of plants (Piperaceae) of which the pepper (Piper nigrum) is the type. There are about a dozen genera and a thousand species, mostly tropical plants with pungent and aromatic qualities.
Pipistrelle (n.) A small European bat (Vesperugo pipistrellus); -- called also flittermouse.
Pippul tree () Same as Peepul tree.
Pirouetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pirouette
Piscatorial (a.) Alt. of Piscatory
Piscivorous (a.) Feeding or subsisting on fish.
Pissasphalt (n.) Earth pitch; a soft, black bitumen of the consistence of tar, and of a strong smell. It is inflammable, and intermediate between petroleum and asphalt.
Pitch-black (a.) Black as pitch or tar.
Pitchblende (n.) A pitch-black mineral consisting chiefly of the oxide of uranium; uraninite. See Uraninite.
Pitcherfuls (pl. ) of Pitcherful
Pitch-faced (a.) Having the arris defined by a
Ribaudequin (n.) An engine of war used in the Middle Ages, consisting of a protected elevated staging on wheels, and armed in front with pikes. It was (after the 14th century) furnished with small cannon.
Ribaudequin (n.) A huge bow fixed on the wall of a fortified town for casting javelins.
Ricinoleate (n.) A salt of ricinoleic acid; -- formerly called palmate.
Ricochetted (imp. & p. p.) of Ricochet
Right-about (n.) A turning directly about by the right, so as to face in the opposite direction; also, the quarter directly opposite; as, to turn to the right-about.
Righteoused (a.) Made righteous.
Righteously (adv.) In a righteous manner; as, to judge righteously.
Right whale () The bowhead, Arctic, or Greenland whale (Balaena mysticetus), from whose mouth the best whalebone is obtained.
Right whale () Any other whale that produces valuable whalebone, as the Atlantic, or Biscay, right whale (Balaena cisarctica), and the Pacific right whale (B. Sieboldii); a bone whale.
Rightwisely (adv.) Righteously.
Rimau dahan () The clouded tiger cat (Felis marmorata) of Southern Asia and the East Indies.
Rinforzando (a.) Increasing; strengthening; -- a direction indicating a sudden increase of force (abbreviated rf., rfz.) Cf. Forzando, and Sforzando.
Ringlestone (n.) The ringed dotterel, or ring plover.
Ring-necked (a.) Having a well defined ring of color around the neck.
Ringstraked (a.) Ring-streaked.
Ring-tailed (a.) Having the tail crossed by conspicuous bands of color.
Ritualistic (a.) Pertaining to, or in accordance with, a ritual; adhering to ritualism.
Siderealize (v. t.) To elevate to the stars, or to the region of the stars; to etherealize.
Sideromancy (n.) Divination by burning straws on red-hot iron, and noting the manner of their burning.
Sideroscope (n.) An instrument for detecting small quantities of iron in any substance by means of a very delicate combination of magnetic needles.
Sideroxylon (n.) A genus of tropical sapotaceous trees noted for their very hard wood; ironwood.
Side-taking (n.) A taking sides, as with a party, sect, or faction.
Sigillative (a.) Fit to seal; belonging to a seal; composed of wax.
Sigmoidally (adv.) In a sigmoidal manner.
Signalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Signalize
Signaturist (n.) One who holds to the doctrine of signatures impressed upon objects, indicative of character or qualities.
Significant (a.) Fitted or designed to signify or make known somethingl having a meaning; standing as a sign or token; expressive or suggestive; as, a significant word or sound; a significant look.
Significant (a.) Deserving to be considered; important; momentous; as, a significant event.
Significant (n.) That which has significance; a sign; a token; a symbol.
Significate (n.) One of several things signified by a common term.
Signiorship (n.) State or position of a signior.
Silicifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silicify
Silicioidea (n. pl.) Same as Silicoidea.
Siliqyiform (a.) Having the form of a silique.
Sillimanite (n.) Same as Fibrolite.
Silverberry (n.) A tree or shrub (Elaeagnus argentea) with silvery foliage and fruit.
Silver-gray (a.) Having a gray color with a silvery luster; as, silver-gray hair.
Silveriness (n.) The state of being silvery.
Silverizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Silverize
Silversides (n.) Any one of several species of small fishes of the family Atherinidae, having a silvery stripe along each side of the body. The common species of the American coast (Menidia notata) is very abundant. Called also silverside, sand smelt, friar, tailor, and tinker.
Silversmith (n.) One whose occupation is to manufacture utensils, ornaments, etc., of silver; a worker in silver.
Simperingly (adv.) In a simpering manner.
Simplifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Simplify
Sincereness (n.) Same as Sincerity.
Single-foot (n.) An irregular gait of a horse; -- called also single-footed pace. See Single, v. i.
Singlestick (n.) In England and Scotland, a cudgel used in fencing or fighting; a backsword.
Singlestick (n.) The game played with singlesticks, in which he who first brings blood from his adversary's head is pronounced victor; backsword; cudgeling.
Singularist (n.) One who affects singularity.
Singularity (n.) The quality or state of being singular; some character or quality of a thing by which it is distinguished from all, or from most, others; peculiarity.
Singularity (n.) Anything singular, rare, or curious.
Singularity (n.) Possession of a particular or exclusive privilege, prerogative, or distinction.
Singularity (n.) Celibacy.
Singularize (v. t.) To make singular or single; to distinguish.
Sinistrally (adv.) Toward the left; in a sinistral manner.
Sinistrorse (a.) Turning to the left (of the spectator) in the ascending
Sinological (a.) Relating to the Chinese language or literature.
Sinuosities (pl. ) of Sinuosity
Siphonopoda (n. pl.) A division of Scaphopoda including those in which the foot terminates in a circular disk.
Siphorhinal (a.) Having tubular nostrils, as the petrels.
Siphuncular (a.) Of or pertaining to the siphuncle.
Sipunculoid (a.) Pertaining to the Sipunculoidea.
Sipunculoid (n.) One of the Sipunculoidea.
Sisal grass () Alt. of Sisal hemp
Sivatherium (n.) A genus of very large extinct ruminants found in the Tertiary formation of India. The snout was prolonged in the form of a proboscis. The male had four horns, the posterior pair being large and branched. It was allied to the antelopes, but very much larger than any exsisting species.
Six-shooter (n.) A pistol or other firearm which can be fired six times without reloading especially, a six-chambered revolver.
Tibiotarsal (a.) Of or pertaining to both to the tibia and the tarsus; as, the tibiotarsal articulation.
Tibiotarsal (a.) Of or pertaining to the tibiotarsus.
Tibiotarsus (n.) The large bone between the femur and tarsometatarsus in the leg of a bird. It is formed by the union of the proximal part of the tarsus with the tibia.
Tichorrhine (n.) A fossil rhinoceros with a vertical bony medial septum supporting the nose; the hairy rhinoceros.
Ticklenburg (n.) A coarse, mixed
Tilley seed () The seeds of a small tree (Croton Pavana) common in the Malay Archipelago. These seeds furnish croton oil, like those of Croton Tiglium.
Tillodontia (n. pl.) An extinct group of Mammalia found fossil in the Eocene formation. The species are related to the carnivores, ungulates, and rodents. Called also Tillodonta.
Tilly-vally (interj., adv., or a.) A word of unknown origin and signification, formerly used as expressive of contempt, or when anything said was reject as trifling or impertinent.
Tilt hammer () A tilted hammer; a heavy hammer, used in iron works, which is lifted or tilted by projections or wipers on a revolving shaft; a trip hammer.
Timepleaser (n.) One who complies with prevailing opinions, whatever they may be; a timeserver.
Timeserving (a.) Obsequiously complying with the spirit of the times, or the humors of those in power.
Timeserving (n.) An obsequious compliance with the spirit of the times, or the humors of those in power, which implies a surrender of one's independence, and sometimes of one's integrity.
Tim-whiskey (n.) A kind of carriage. See Whiskey.
Tinkershire (n.) Alt. of Tinkle
Tiring-room (n.) The room or place where players dress for the stage.
Tithonicity (n.) The state or property of being tithonic; actinism.
Titillating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Titillate
Titillation (n.) The act of tickling, or the state of being tickled; a tickling sensation.
Titillation (n.) Any pleasurable sensation.
Titillative (a.) Tending or serving to titillate, or tickle; tickling.
Vibratility (n.) The quality or state of being vibratile; disposition to vibration or oscillation.
Vicariously (adv.) In a vicarious manner.
Vicegerency (n.) The office of a vicegerent.
Viceroyalty (n.) The dignity, office, or jurisdiction of a viceroy.
Viceroyship (n.) Viceroyalty.
Vichy water () A mineral water found at Vichy, France. It is essentially an effervescent solution of sodium, calcium, and magnetism carbonates, with sodium and potassium chlorides; also, by extension, any artificial or natural water resembling in composition the Vichy water proper. Called also, colloquially, Vichy.
Vicissitude (n.) Regular change or succession from one thing to another; alternation; mutual succession; interchange.
Vicissitude (n.) Irregular change; revolution; mutation.
Victimizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Victimize
Victualling () of Victual
Villanizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Villanize
Villanously (n.) Alt. of Villanousness
Vinaigrette (n.) A sauce, made of vinegar, oil, and other ingredients, -- used esp. for cold meats.
Vinaigrette (n.) A small perforated box for holding aromatic vinegar contained in a sponge, or a smelling bottle for smelling salts; -- called also vinegarette.
Vinaigrette (n.) A small, two-wheeled vehicle, like a Bath chair, to be drawn or pushed by a boy or man.
Vincibility (n.) The quality or state of being vincible, vincibleness.
Vindicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vindicate
Vindication (n.) The act of vindicating, or the state of being vindicated; defense; justification against denial or censure; as, the vindication of opinions; his vindication is complete.
Vindication (n.) The claiming a thing as one's own; the asserting of a right or title in, or to, a thing.
Vindicative (a.) Tending to vindicate; vindicating; as, a vindicative policy.
Vindicative (a.) Revengeful; vindictive.
Vindicatory (a.) Tending or serving to vindicate or justify; justificatory; vindicative.
Vindicatory (a.) Inflicting punishment; avenging; punitory.
Vinedresser (n.) One who cultivates, prunes, or cares for, grapevines; a laborer in a vineyard.
Vinegarette (n.) See Vinaigrette, n., 2.
Vineyardist (n.) One who cultivates a vineyard.
Vingt et un () A game at cards, played by two or more persons. The fortune of each player depends upon obtaining from the dealer such cards that the sum of their pips, or spots, is twenty-one, or a number near to it.
Viniculture (n.) The cultivation of the vine, esp. for making wine; viticulture.
Violoncello (n.) A stringed instrument of music; a bass viol of four strings, or a bass violin with long, large strings, giving sounds an octave lower than the viola, or tenor or alto violin.
Virgouleuse (n.) An old French variety of pear, of little value.
Virgularian (n.) Any one of numerous species of long, slender Alcyonaria belonging to Virgularia and allied genera of the family Virgularidae. These corals are allied to the sea-pens, but have a long rodlike rhachis inclosing a slender, round or square, calcareous axis. The polyps are arranged in transverse rows or clusters along each side of the rhachis.
Viridescent (a.) Slightly green; greenish.
Viscerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Viscerate
Viscountess (n.) The wife of a viscount.
Visionaries (pl. ) of Visionary
Vitellogene (n.) A gland secreting the yolk of the eggs in trematodes, turbellarians, and some other helminths.
Viticulture (n.) The cultivation of the vine; grape growing.
Vitiousness (n.) See Vicious, Viciously, Viciousness.
Vitrescence (n.) The quality or state of being vitreous; glassiness, or the quality of being vitrescent; capability of conversion into glass; susceptibility of being formed into glass.
Vitrescible (a.) That may be vitrified; vitrifiable.
Vitrifiable (a.) Capable of being vitrified, or converted into glass by heat and fusion; as, flint and alkalies are vitrifiable.
Vitrificate (v. t.) To convert into glass; to vitrify.
Vitriolated (imp. & p. p.) of Vitriolate
Vitriolated (a.) Changed into a vitriol or a sulphate, or subjected to the action of sulphuric acid or of a sulphate; as, vitriolated potash, i. e., potassium sulphate.
Vituperable (a.) Liable to, or deserving, vituperation, or severe censure.
Vituperator (n.) One who vituperates, or censures abusively.
Vivisection (n.) The dissection of an animal while alive, for the purpose of making physiological investigations.
Vizier-azem (n.) A grand vizier. See under Vizier.
Wicken tree () Same as Quicken tree.
Wickliffite (n.) See Wyclifite.
Widowerhood (n.) The state of being a widower.
Widow-maker (n.) One who makes widows by destroying husbands.
Willingness (n.) The quality or state of being willing; free choice or consent of the will; freedom from reluctance; readiness of the mind to do or forbear.
Willow-herb (n.) A perennial herb (Epilobium spicatum) with narrow willowlike leaves and showy rose-purple flowers. The name is sometimes made to include other species of the same genus.
Willow-weed (n.) A European species of loosestrife (Lysimachia vulgaris).
Willow-weed (n.) Any kind of Polygonum with willowlike foliage.
Willow-wort (n.) Same as Willow-weed.
Willow-wort (n.) Any plant of the order Salicaceae, or the Willow family.
Willy nilly () See Will I, nill I, etc., under 3d Will.
Wind-broken (a.) Having the power of breathing impaired by the rupture, dilatation, or running together of air cells of the lungs, so that while the inspiration is by one effort, the expiration is by two; affected with pulmonary emphysema or with heaves; -- said of a horse.
Windlestrae (n.) Alt. of Windlestraw
Windlestraw (n.) A grass used for making ropes or for plaiting, esp. Agrostis Spica-ventis.
Wind-sucker (n.) A horse given to wind-sucking
Wind-sucker (n.) The kestrel.
Wing-footed (a.) Having wings attached to the feet; as, wing-footed Mercury; hence, swift; moving with rapidity; fleet.
Wing-footed (a.) Having part or all of the feet adapted for flying.
Wing-footed (a.) Having the anterior lobes of the foot so modified as to form a pair of winglike swimming organs; -- said of the pteropod mollusks.
Wing-handed (a.) Having the anterior limbs or hands adapted for flight, as the bats and pterodactyls.
Wing-leaved (a.) Having pinnate or pinnately divided leaves.
Wingmanship (n.) Power or skill in flying.
Winkle-hawk (n.) A rectangular rent made in cloth; -- called also winkle-hole.
Winnebagoes (n.) A tribe of North American Indians who originally occupied the region about Green Bay, Lake Michigan, but were driven back from the lake and nearly exterminated in 1640 by the IIlinnois.
Winningness (n.) The quality or state of being winning.
Winsomeness (n.) The characteristic of being winsome; attractiveness of manner.
Wintergreen (n.) A plant which keeps its leaves green through the winter.
Wiredrawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Wiredraw
Wire-drawer (n.) One who draws metal into wire.
Wire-puller (n.) One who pulls the wires, as of a puppet; hence, one who operates by secret means; an intriguer.
Wire-tailed (a.) Having some or all of the tail quills terminated in a long, slender, pointed shaft, without a web or barbules.
Wire-worker (n.) One who manufactures articles from wire.
Wishtonwish (n.) The prairie dog.
Wishy-washy (a.) Thin and pale; weak; without strength or substance; -- originally said of liquids. Fig., weak-minded; spiritless.
Wishy-washy (n.) A weak or thin drink or liquor; wish-wash.
Witch-hazel (n.) The wych-elm.
Witch-hazel (n.) An American shrub or small tree (Hamamelis Virginica), which blossoms late in autumn.
Wit-cracker (n.) One who breaks jests; a joker.
Withdrawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Withdraw
Withholding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Withhold
Withinforth (adv.) Within; inside; inwardly.
Withstander (n.) One who withstands, or opposes; an opponent; a resisting power.
Wit-snapper (n.) One who affects repartee; a wit-cracker.
Wit-starved (a.) Barren of wit; destitute of genius.
Witticaster (n.) A witling.
Wizen-faced (a.) Having a shriveled, thin, withered face.
Xiphisterna (pl. ) of Xiphisternum
Zinciferous (a.) Containing or affording zinc.
Zincography (n.) The art or process of engraving or etching on zinc, in which the design is left in relief in the style of a wood cut, the rest of the ground being eaten away by acid.
Zinco-polar (a.) Electrically polarized like the surface of the zinc presented to the acid in a battery, which has zincous affinity.
Zinnwaldite (n.) A kind of mica containing lithium, often associated with tin ore.
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Author: Mark McCracken is a corporate trainer and author living in Higashi Osaka, Japan. He is the author of thousands of online articles as well as the Business English textbook, "25 Business Skills in English".