12 letter words whose second letter is E
Aerification (n.) The act of combining air with another substance, or the state of being filled with air.
Aerification (n.) The act of becoming aerified, or of changing from a solid or liquid form into an aeriform state; the state of being aeriform.
Aerodynamics (n.) The science which treats of the air and other gaseous bodies under the action of force, and of their mechanical effects.
Aeronautical (a.) Pertaining to aeronautics, or aerial sailing.
Aerosiderite (n.) A mass of meteoric iron.
Aerostatical (a.) Of or pertaining to aerostatics; pneumatic.
Aerostatical (a.) Aeronautic; as, an aerostatic voyage.
Aestheticism (n.) The doctrine of aesthetics; aesthetic principles; devotion to the beautiful in nature and art.
Aetheogamous (a.) Propagated in an unusual way; cryptogamous.
Aethrioscope (n.) An instrument consisting in part of a differential thermometer. It is used for measuring changes of temperature produced by different conditions of the sky, as when clear or clouded.
Aetiological (a.) Pertaining to aetiology; assigning a cause.
Beach comber () A long, curling wave rolling in from the ocean. See Comber.
Bean trefoil () A leguminous shrub of southern Europe, with trifoliate leaves (Anagyris foetida).
Bearing rein () A short rein looped over the check hook or the hames to keep the horse's head up; -- called in the United States a checkrein.
Beche de mer () The trepang.
Becomingness (n.) The quality of being becoming, appropriate, or fit; congruity; fitness.
Bed-moulding (n.) The molding of a cornice immediately below the corona.
Bee larkspur () (Bot.) See Larkspur.
Befriendment (n.) Act of befriending.
Belaying pin () A strong pin in the side of a vessel, or by the mast, round which ropes are wound when they are fastened or belayed.
Beleaguering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beleaguer
Belletristic (a.) Alt. of Belletristical
Belligerence (n.) Alt. of Belligerency
Belligerency (n.) The quality of being belligerent; act or state of making war; warfare.
Bell-mouthed (a.) Expanding at the mouth; as, a bell-mouthed gun.
Bellows fish () A European fish (Centriscus scolopax), distinguished by a long tubular snout, like the pipe of a bellows; -- called also trumpet fish, and snipe fish.
Benefactress (n.) A woman who confers a benefit.
Beneficeless (a.) Having no benefice.
Beneficently (adv.) In a beneficent manner; with beneficence.
Beneficially (adv.) In a beneficial or advantageous manner; profitably; helpfully.
Bene placito () At or during pleasure.
Bene placito () At pleasure; ad libitum.
Benting time () The season when pigeons are said to feed on bents, before peas are ripe.
Beplastering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Beplaster
Bequeathable (a.) Capable of being bequeathed.
Bequeathment (n.) The act of bequeathing, or the state of being bequeathed; a bequest.
Bespattering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bespatter
Besprinkling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Besprinkle
Besprinkling (n.) The act of sprinkling anything; a sprinkling over.
Bestializing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bestialize
Bethlehemite (n.) Alt. of Bethlemite
Bewilderment (n.) The state of being bewildered.
Bewilderment (n.) A bewildering tangle or confusion.
Celestialize (v. t.) To make celestial.
Celidography (n.) A description of apparent spots on the disk of the sun, or on planets.
Cementitious (n.) Of the nature of cement.
Centennially (adv.) Once in a hundred years.
Centifolious (a.) Having a hundred leaves.
Centralities (pl. ) of Centrality
Centralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Centralize
Centumvirate (n.) The office of a centumvir, or of the centumviri.
Centuplicate (a.) To make a hundredfold; to repeat a hundred times.
Cephalometer (n.) An instrument measuring the dimensions of the head of a fetus during delivery.
Cephalophora (n. pl.) The cephalata.
Cephalopodic (a.) Alt. of Cephalopodous
Cephaloptera (n.) One of the generic names of the gigantic ray (Manta birostris), known as devilfish and sea devil. It is common on the coasts of South Carolina, Florida, and farther south. Some of them grow to enormous size, becoming twenty feet of more across the body, and weighing more than a ton.
Cephalostyle (n.) The anterior end of the notochord and its bony sheath in the base of cartilaginous crania.
Cephalotribe (n.) An obstetrical instrument for performing cephalotripsy.
Ceratosaurus (n.) A carnivorous American Jurassic dinosaur allied to the European Megalosaurus. The animal was nearly twenty feet in length, and the skull bears a bony horn core on the united nasal bones. See Illustration in Appendix.
Ceraunoscope (n.) An instrument or apparatus employed in the ancient mysteries to imitate thunder and lightning.
Cerebrifugal (a.) Applied to those nerve fibers which go from the brain to the spinal cord, and so transfer cerebral impulses (centrifugal impressions) outwards.
Cerebripetal (a.) Applied to those nerve fibers which go from the spinal cord to the brain and so transfer sensations (centripetal impressions) from the exterior inwards.
Cerebropathy (n.) A hypochondriacal condition verging upon insanity, occurring in those whose brains have been unduly taxed; -- called also brain fag.
Cerebroscopy (n.) Examination of the brain for the diagnosis of disease; esp., the act or process of diagnosticating the condition of the brain by examination of the interior of the eye (as with an ophthalmoscope).
Ceremonially (adv.) According to rites and ceremonies; as, a person ceremonially unclean.
Cerographist (n.) One who practices cerography.
Ceroplastics (n.) Alt. of Ceroplasty
Certificated (imp. & p. p.) of Certificate
Cespititious (a.) Same as Cespitious.
Dead-hearted (a.) Having a dull, faint heart; spiritless; listless.
Deambulation (n.) A walking abroad; a promenading.
Deambulatory (a.) Going about from place to place; wandering; of or pertaining to a deambulatory.
Deambulatory (n.) A covered place in which to walk; an ambulatory.
Dearticulate (v. t.) To disjoint.
Deathfulness (n.) Appearance of death.
Death's-head (n.) A naked human skull as the emblem of death; the head of the conventional personification of death.
Death's-herb (n.) The deadly nightshade (Atropa belladonna).
Debacchation (n.) Wild raving or debauchery.
Debaucheries (pl. ) of Debauchery
De bene esse () Of well being; of formal sufficiency for the time; conditionally; provisionally.
Debilitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Debilitate
Debilitation (n.) The act or process of debilitating, or the condition of one who is debilitated; weakness.
Debituminize (v. t.) To deprive of bitumen.
Debonairness (n.) The quality of being debonair; good humor; gentleness; courtesy.
Decalcifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decalcify
Decalcomania (n.) Alt. of Decalcomanie
Decalcomanie (n.) The art or process of transferring pictures and designs to china, glass, marble, etc., and permanently fixing them thereto.
Decaphyllous (a.) Having ten leaves.
Decapitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Decapitate
Decapitation (n.) The act of beheading; beheading.
Decarbonized (imp. & p. p.) of Decarbonize
Decarbonizer (n.) He who, or that which, decarbonizes a substance.
Decasyllabic (a.) Having, or consisting of, ten syllables.
Decemdentate (a.) Having ten points or teeth.
Decemlocular (a.) Having ten cells for seeds.
Decemvirship (n.) The office of a decemvir.
Decentralize (v. t.) To prevent from centralizing; to cause to withdraw from the center or place of concentration; to divide and distribute (what has been united or concentrated); -- esp. said of authority, or the administration of public affairs.
Decipherable (a.) Capable of being deciphered; as, old writings not decipherable.
Decipherment (n.) The act of deciphering.
Decitizenize (v. t.) To deprive of the rights of citizenship.
Declaredness (n.) The state of being declared.
Declensional (a.) Belonging to declension.
Declinometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the declination of the magnetic needle.
Decoloration (n.) The removal or absence of color.
Decomposable (a.) Capable of being resolved into constituent elements.
Decompounded (imp. & p. p.) of Decompound
Deconsecrate (v. t.) To deprive of sacredness; to secularize.
Decorticated (imp. & p. p.) of Decorticate
Decorticator (n.) A machine for decorticating wood, hulling grain, etc.; also, an instrument for removing surplus bark or moss from fruit trees.
Decreaseless (a.) Suffering no decrease.
Decrepitated (imp. & p. p.) of Decrepitate
Decrepitness (n.) Decrepitude.
Decrustation (n.) The removal of a crust.
Dedecoration (n.) Disgrace; dishonor.
Dedicatorial (a.) Dedicatory.
Deducibility (n.) Deducibleness.
Deep-mouthed (a.) Having a loud and sonorous voice.
Deep-waisted (a.) Having a deep waist, as when, in a ship, the poop and forecastle are much elevated above the deck.
Deerstalking (n.) The hunting of deer on foot, by stealing upon them unawares.
Defatigation (n.) Weariness; fatigue.
Defectionist (n.) One who advocates or encourages defection.
Defectuosity (n.) Great imperfection.
Deficiencies (pl. ) of Deficiency
Defiguration (n.) Disfiguration; mutilation.
Definiteness (n.) The state of being definite; determinateness; precision; certainty.
Definitional (a.) Relating to definition; of the nature of a definition; employed in defining.
Definitively (adv.) In a definitive manner.
Deflagrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deflagrate
Deflagration (n.) A burning up; conflagration.
Deflagration (n.) The act or process of deflagrating.
Deforciation (n.) Same as Deforcement, n.
Defraudation (n.) The act of defrauding; a taking by fraud.
Degarnishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Degarnish
Degenerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Degenerate
Degenerately (adv.) In a degenerate manner; unworthily.
Degeneration (n.) The act or state of growing worse, or the state of having become worse; dec
Degeneration (n.) That condition of a tissue or an organ in which its vitality has become either diminished or perverted; a substitution of a lower for a higher form of structure; as, fatty degeneration of the liver.
Degeneration (n.) A gradual deterioration, from natural causes, of any class of animals or plants or any particular organ or organs; hereditary degradation of type.
Degeneration (n.) The thing degenerated.
Degenerative (a.) Undergoing or producing degeneration; tending to degenerate.
Degenerously (adv.) Basely.
Deglutinated (imp. & p. p.) of Deglutinate
Deglutitious (a.) Pertaining to deglutition.
Deinotherium (n.) See Dinotherium.
Delaceration (n.) A tearing in pieces.
Delamination (n.) Formation and separation of laminae or layers; one of the methods by which the various blastodermic layers of the ovum are differentiated.
Deliberating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deliberate
Deliberately (adv.) With careful consideration, or deliberation; circumspectly; warily; not hastily or rashly; slowly; as, a purpose deliberately formed.
Deliberation (n.) The act of deliberating, or of weighing and examining the reasons for and against a choice or measure; careful consideration; mature reflection.
Deliberation (n.) Careful discussion and examination of the reasons for and against a measure; as, the deliberations of a legislative body or council.
Deliberative (a.) Pertaining to deliberation; proceeding or acting by deliberation, or by discussion and examination; deliberating; as, a deliberative body.
Deliberative (n.) A discourse in which a question is discussed, or weighed and examined.
Deliberative (n.) A kind of rhetoric employed in proving a thing and convincing others of its truth, in order to persuade them to adopt it.
Delicateness (n.) The quality of being delicate.
Delimitation (n.) The act or process of fixing limits or boundaries; limitation.
Delinquently (adv.) So as to fail in duty.
Deliquescing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deliquesce
Deliquescent (a.) Dissolving; liquefying by contact with the air; capable of attracting moisture from the atmosphere and becoming liquid; as, deliquescent salts.
Deliquescent (a.) Branching so that the stem is lost in branches, as in most deciduous trees.
Deliquiation (n.) The act of deliquiating.
Delitescence (n.) Concealment; seclusion; retirement.
Delitescence (n.) The sudden disappearance of inflammation.
Delitescency (n.) Concealment; seclusion.
Delitigation (n.) Chiding; brawl.
Della Crusca () A shortened form of Accademia della Crusca, an academy in Florence, Italy, founded in the 16th century, especially for conserving the purity of the Italian language.
Dellacruscan (a.) Of or pertaining to the Accademia della Crusca in Florence.
Delphinoidea (n. pl.) The division of Cetacea which comprises the dolphins, porpoises, and related forms.
Demephitized (imp. & p. p.) of Demephitize
Demiculverin (n.) A kind of ordnance, carrying a ball weighing from nine to thirteen pounds.
Demi-rilievo (n.) Half relief; sculpture in relief of which the figures project from the background by one half their full roundness.
Demi-rilievo (n.) A work of sculpture of the above character. See Alto-rilievo.
Demisability (n.) The state of being demisable.
Demissionary (a.) Pertaining to transfer or conveyance; as, a demissionary deed.
Demissionary (a.) Tending to lower, depress, or degrade.
Democratical (a.) Democratic.
Demolishment (n.) Demolition.
Demoniacally (adv.) In a demoniacal manner.
Demonologist (n.) One who writes on, or is versed in, demonology.
Demonstrable (a.) Capable of being demonstrated; that can be proved beyond doubt or question.
Demonstrable (a.) Proved; apparent.
Demonstrably (adv.) In a demonstrable manner; incontrovertibly; clearly.
Demonstrance (n.) Demonstration; proof.
Demonstrater (n.) See Demonstrator.
Demonstrator (n.) One who demonstrates; one who proves anything with certainty, or establishes it by indubitable evidence.
Demonstrator (n.) A teacher of practical anatomy.
Demoralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Demoralize
Denaturalize (v. t.) To render unnatural; to alienate from nature.
Denaturalize (v. t.) To renounce the natural rights and duties of; to deprive of citizenship; to denationalize.
Dendrologist (n.) One versed in the natural history of trees.
Dendrologous (a.) Relating to dendrology.
Denizenation (n.) Denization; denizening.
Denominating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Denominate
Denomination (n.) The act of naming or designating.
Denomination (n.) That by which anything is denominated or styled; an epithet; a name, designation, or title; especially, a general name indicating a class of like individuals; a category; as, the denomination of units, or of thousands, or of fourths, or of shillings, or of tons.
Denomination (n.) A class, or society of individuals, called by the same name; a sect; as, a denomination of Christians.
Denominative (a.) Conferring a denomination or name.
Denominative (a.) Connotative; as, a denominative name.
Denominative (a.) Possessing, or capable of possessing, a distinct denomination or designation; denominable.
Denominative (a.) Derived from a substantive or an adjective; as, a denominative verb.
Denominative (n.) A denominative name or term; denominative verb.
Denouncement (n.) Solemn, official, or menacing announcement; denunciation.
Denticulated (a.) Furnished with denticles; notched into little toothlike projections; as, a denticulate leaf of calyx.
Dentilingual (a.) Produced by applying the tongue to the teeth or to the gums; or representing a sound so formed.
Dentilingual (n.) A dentilingual sound or letter.
Dentiloquist (n.) One who speaks through the teeth, that is, with the teeth closed.
Dentirostres (pl. ) of Dentiroster
Dentirostral (a.) Having a toothed bill; -- applied to a group of passerine birds, having the bill notched, and feeding chiefly on insects, as the shrikes and vireos. See Illust. (N) under Beak.
Dentolingual (a.) Dentilingual.
Denunciation (n.) Proclamation; announcement; a publishing.
Denunciation (n.) The act of denouncing; public menace or accusation; the act of inveighing against, stigmatizing, or publicly arraigning; arraignment.
Denunciation (n.) That by which anything is denounced; threat of evil; public menace or accusation; arraignment.
Denunciative (a.) Same as Denunciatory.
Denunciatory (a.) Characterized by or containing a denunciation; minatory; accusing; threatening; as, severe and denunciatory language.
Deontologist (n.) One versed in deontology.
Deoperculate (a.) Having the lid removed; -- said of the capsules of mosses.
Deoppilation (n.) Removal of whatever stops up the passages.
Deoppilative (a. & n.) Deobstruent; aperient.
Deordination (n.) Disorder; dissoluteness.
Departmental (a.) Pertaining to a department or division.
Depauperated (imp. & p. p.) of Depauperate
Depeculation (n.) A robbing or embezzlement.
Dependencies (pl. ) of Dependency
Dephlegmated (imp. & p. p.) of Dephlegmate
Dephlegmator (n.) An instrument or apparatus in which water is separated by evaporation or distillation; the part of a distilling apparatus in which the separation of the vapors is effected.
Deplantation (n.) Act of taking up plants from beds.
Deploitation (n.) Same as Exploitation.
Deploredness (n.) The state of being deplored or deplorable.
Depolarizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depolarize
Depopulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depopulate
Depopulation (n.) The act of depopulating, or condition of being depopulated; destruction or explusion of inhabitants.
Depositaries (pl. ) of Depositary
Depositories (pl. ) of Depository
Depravedness (n.) Depravity.
Depreciating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Depreciate
Depreciation (n.) The act of lessening, or seeking to lessen, price, value, or reputation.
Depreciation (n.) The falling of value; reduction of worth.
Depreciation (n.) the state of being depreciated.
Depreciative (a.) Tending, or intended, to depreciate; expressing depreciation; undervaluing.
Depreciatory (a.) Tending to depreciate; undervaluing; depreciative.
Deprehending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deprehend
Depressingly (adv.) In a depressing manner.
Dequantitate (v. t.) To diminish the quantity of; to disquantity.
Deracinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Deracinate
Derivational (a.) Relating to derivation.
Dermatophyte (n.) A vegetable parasite, infesting the skin.
Derogatorily (adv.) In a derogatory manner; disparagingly.
Descendingly (adv.) In a descending manner.
Descensional (a.) Pertaining to descension.
Desertlessly (adv.) Undeservedly.
Deservedness (n.) Meritoriousness.
Desiderating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desiderate
Desideration (n.) Act of desiderating; also, the thing desired.
Desiderative (a.) Denoting desire; as, desiderative verbs.
Desiderative (n.) An object of desire.
Desiderative (n.) A verb formed from another verb by a change of termination, and expressing the desire of doing that which is indicated by the primitive verb.
Desirability (n.) The state or quality of being desirable; desirableness.
Desirousness (n.) The state of being desirous.
Desolateness (n.) The state of being desolate.
Despisedness (n.) The state of being despised.
Despiteously (adv.) Despitefully.
Despoliation (n.) A stripping or plundering; spoliation.
Despondingly (adv.) In a desponding manner.
Desponsation (n.) A betrothing; betrothal.
Desponsories (pl. ) of Desponsory
Desquamation (n.) The separation or shedding of the cuticle or epidermis in the form of flakes or scales; exfoliation, as of bones.
Desquamative (a.) Alt. of Desquamatory
Desquamatory (a.) Of, pertaining to, or attended with, desquamation.
Desquamatory (n.) An instrument formerly used in removing the laminae of exfoliated bones.
Destructible (a.) Liable to destruction; capable of being destroyed.
Desulphurate (v. t.) To deprive of sulphur.
Desulphurize (v. t.) To desulphurate; to deprive of sulphur.
Desultorious (a.) Desultory.
Desynonymize (v. t.) To deprive of synonymous character; to discriminate in use; -- applied to words which have been employed as synonyms.
Deteriorated (imp. & p. p.) of Deteriorate
Determinable (v. t.) Capable of being determined, definitely ascertained, decided upon, or brought to a conclusion.
Determinator (n.) One who determines.
Determinedly (adv.) In a determined manner; with determination.
Dethronement (n.) Deposal from a throne; deposition from regal power.
Detonization (n.) The act of detonizing; detonation.
Detractingly (adv.) In a detracting manner.
Detruncating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Detuncate
Detruncation (n.) The act of lopping or cutting off, as the head from the body.
Detumescence (n.) Diminution of swelling; subsidence of anything swollen.
Deuterogenic (a.) Of secondary origin; -- said of certain rocks whose material has been derived from older rocks.
Deuteropathy (n.) A sympathetic affection of any part of the body, as headache from an overloaded stomach.
Deuteroscopy (n.) Second sight.
Deuteroscopy (n.) That which is seen at a second view; a meaning beyond the literal sense; the second intention; a hidden signification.
Deuterozooid (n.) One of the secondary, and usually sexual, zooids produced by budding or fission from the primary zooids, in animals having alternate generations. In the tapeworms, the joints are deuterozooids.
Deutoplastic (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, deutoplasm.
Devaporation (n.) The change of vapor into water, as in the formation of rain.
Devotionally (adv.) In a devotional manner; toward devotion.
Dextrogerous (a.) See Dextrogyrate.
Dextrogyrate (a.) Same as Dextrorotatory.
Dextrorotary (a.) See Dextrotatory.
Dextrousness (n.) Same as Dexterous, Dexterously, etc.
Feather-few/ (n.) Feverfew.
Feather-foil (n.) An aquatic plant (Hottonia palustris), having finely divided leaves.
Feather-head (n.) A frivolous or featherbrained person.
Febrifacient (a.) Febrific.
Febrifacient (n.) That which causes fever.
Federalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Federalize
Feldspathose (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, feldspar.
felicitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Felicitate
Felicitation (n.) The act of felicitating; a wishing of joy or happiness; congratulation.
Felliflu-ous (a.) Flowing with gall.
Fellowshiped (imp. & p. p.) of Fellowship
Feminineness (n.) The quality of being feminine; woman
Feminization (n.) The act of feminizing, or the state of being feminized.
Fenestration (n.) The arrangement and proportioning of windows; -- used by modern writers for the decorating of an architectural composition by means of the window (and door) openings, their ornaments, and proportions.
Fenestration (n.) The state or condition of being fenestrated.
Fer-de-lance (n.) A large, venomous serpent (Trigonocephalus lanceolatus) of Brazil and the West Indies. It is allied to the rattlesnake, but has no rattle.
Fermentation (n.) The process of undergoing an effervescent change, as by the action of yeast; in a wider sense (Physiol. Chem.), the transformation of an organic substance into new compounds by the action of a ferment, either formed or unorganized. It differs in kind according to the nature of the ferment which causes it.
Fermentation (n.) A state of agitation or excitement, as of the intellect or the feelings.
Fermentative (a.) Causing, or having power to cause, fermentation; produced by fermentation; fermenting; as, a fermentative process.
Ferricyanate (n.) A salt of ferricyanic acid; a ferricyanide.
Ferricyanide (n.) One of a complex series of double cyanides of ferric iron and some other base.
Ferriprussic (a.) Ferricyanic.
Ferrocalcite (n.) Limestone containing a large percentage of iron carbonate, and hence turning brown on exposure.
Ferrocyanate (n.) A salt of ferrocyanic acid; a ferrocyanide.
Ferrocyanide (n.) One of a series of complex double cyanides of ferrous iron and some other base.
Ferroprussic (a.) Ferrocyanic.
Ferruginated (a.) Having the color or properties of the rust of iron.
Ferrugineous (a.) Ferruginous.
Feuilltonist (n.) A writer of feuilletons.
Geanticlinal (n.) An upward bend or flexure of a considerable portion of the earth's crust, resulting in the formation of a class of mountain elevations called anticlinoria; -- opposed to geosynclinal.
Gelatigenous (n.) Producing, or yielding, gelatin; gelatiniferous; as, the gelatigeneous tissues.
Gelatinating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gelatinate
Gelatination (n.) The act of process of converting into gelatin, or a substance like jelly.
Gelatiniform (a.) Having the form of gelatin.
Gemmiflorate (a.) Having flowers like buds.
Gens d'armes (pl. ) of Gendarme
Geneagenesis (n.) Alternate generation. See under Generation.
Genealogical (a.) Of or pertaining to genealogy; as, a genealogical table; genealogical order.
Generability (n.) Capability of being generated.
Generalities (pl. ) of Generality
Generalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Generalize
Generatrices (pl. ) of Generatrix
Generatrixes (pl. ) of Generatrix
Genethliacal (a.) Genethliac.
Genethliatic (n.) One who calculates nativities.
Geniculating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Geniculate
Geniculation (n.) The act of kneeling.
Geniculation (n.) The state of being bent abruptly at an angle.
Genitocrural (a.) Pertaining to the genital organs and the thigh; -- applied especially to one of the lumbar nerves.
Gentilitious (a.) Peculiar to a people; national.
Gentilitious (a.) Hereditary; entailed on a family.
Gentiopikrin (n.) A bitter, yellow, crystal
Genuflecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Genuflect
Genuflection (n.) The act of bending the knee, particularly in worship.
Geocentrical (a.) Having reference to the earth as center; in relation to or seen from the earth, -- usually opposed to heliocentric, as seen from the sun; as, the geocentric longitude or latitude of a planet.
Geocentrical (a.) Having reference to the center of the earth.
Geodephagous (a.) Living in the earth; -- applied to the ground beetles.
Geodetically (adv.) In a geodetic manner; according to geodesy.
Geognostical (a.) Of or pertaining to geognosy, or to a knowledge of the structure of the earth; geological.
Geographical (a.) Of or pertaining to geography.
Geologically (adv.) In a geological manner.
Geometrician (n.) One skilled in geometry; a geometer; a mathematician.
Geometrizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Geometrize
George noble () A gold noble of the time of Henry VIII. See Noble, n.
Geosynclinal (n.) the downward bend or subsidence of the earth's crust, which allows of the gradual accumulation of sediment, and hence forms the first step in the making of a mountain range; -- opposed to geanticlinal.
Geraniaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of pants (Geraniaceae) which includes the genera Geranium, Pelargonium, and many others.
Gerontocracy (n.) Government by old men.
Gesticulated (imp. & p. p.) of Gesticulate
Gesticulator (n.) One who gesticulates.
Headforemost (adv.) With the head foremost.
Headquarters (n. sing.) The quarters or place of residence of any chief officer, as the general in command of an army, or the head of a police force; the place from which orders or instructions are issued; hence, the center of authority or order.
Heartburning (a.) Causing discontent.
Heartburning (n.) Same as Heartburn.
Heartburning (n.) Discontent; secret enmity.
Heart-eating (a.) Preying on the heart.
Heartrending (a.) Causing intense grief; overpowering with anguish; very distressing.
Heart's-ease (n.) Ease of heart; peace or tranquillity of mind or feeling.
Heart's-ease (n.) A species of violet (Viola tricolor); -- called also pansy.
Heathenishly (adv.) In a heathenish manner.
Heathenizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Heathenize
Heavy-headed (a.) Dull; stupid.
Hebdomadally (adv.) In periods of seven days; weekly.
Hebdomatical (a.) Weekly; hebdomadal.
Hecatompedon (n.) A name given to the old Parthenon at Athens, because measuring 100 Greek feet, probably in the width across the stylobate.
Hectocotylus (n.) One of the arms of the male of most kinds of cephalopods, which is specially modified in various ways to effect the fertilization of the eggs. In a special sense, the greatly modified arm of Argonauta and allied genera, which, after receiving the spermatophores, becomes detached from the male, and attaches itself to the female for reproductive purposes.
Hederiferous (a.) Producing ivy; ivy-bearing.
Hedging bill () A hedge bill. See under Hedge.
Heliocentric (a.) Alt. of Heliocentrical
Heliochromic (a.) Pertaining to, or produced by, heliochromy.
Heliographic (a.) Of or pertaining to heliography or a heliograph; made by heliography.
Heliogravure (n.) The process of photographic engraving.
Heliotropism (n.) The phenomenon of turning toward the light, seen in many leaves and flowers.
Hell-haunted (a.) Haunted by devils; hellish.
Hemadrometer (n.) Alt. of Hemadromometer
Hemadrometry (n.) Alt. of Hemadromometry
Hemadynamics (n.) The principles of dynamics in their application to the blood; that part of science which treats of the motion of the blood.
Hemapophyses (pl. ) of Hemapophysis
Hemapophysis (n.) The second element in each half of a hemal arch, corresponding to the sternal part of a rib.
Hemastatical (a. & n.) Same as Hemostatic.
Hematophilia (n.) A condition characterized by a tendency to profuse and uncontrollable hemorrhage from the slightest wounds.
Hematotherma (n. pl.) The warm-blooded vertebrates, comprising the mammals and birds; -- the antithesis to hematocrya.
Hemerocallis (n.) A genus of plants, some species of which are cultivated for their beautiful flowers; day lily.
Hemialbumose (n.) An albuminous substance formed in gastric digestion, and by the action of boiling dilute acids on albumin. It is readily convertible into hemipeptone. Called also hemialbumin.
Hemicerebrum (n.) A lateral half of the cerebrum.
Hemimellitic (a.) Having half as many (three) carboxyl radicals as mellitic acid; -- said of an organic acid.
Hemimetabola (n. pl.) Those insects which have an incomplete metamorphosis.
Hemispheroid (n.) A half of a spheroid.
Hemispherule (n.) A half spherule.
Hemorrhoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, hemorrhoids.
Hemorrhoidal (a.) Of or pertaining to the rectum; rectal; as, the hemorrhoidal arteries, veins, and nerves.
Hemstitching (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Hemstitch
Henceforward (adv.) From this time forward; henceforth.
Hepatization (n.) Impregnating with sulphureted hydrogen gas.
Hepatization (n.) Conversion into a substance resembling the liver; a state of the lungs when gorged with effused matter, so that they are no longer pervious to the air.
Hepatocystic (a.) Of or pertaining to the liver and gall bladder; as, the hepatocystic ducts.
Hepatogenous (a.) Arising from the liver; due to a condition of the liver; as, hepatogenic jaundice.
Heracleonite (n.) A follower of Heracleon of Alexandria, a Judaizing Gnostic, in the early history of the Christian church.
Heraldically (adv.) In an heraldic manner; according to the rules of heraldry.
Hereditament (n.) Any species of property that may be inherited; lands, tenements, anything corporeal or incorporeal, real, personal, or mixed, that may descend to an heir.
Hereditarily (adv.) By inheritance; in an hereditary manner.
Hereinbefore (adv.) In the preceding part of this (writing, document, book, etc.).
Heritability (n.) The state of being heritable.
Hermeneutics (n.) The science of interpretation and explanation; exegesis; esp., that branch of theology which defines the laws whereby the meaning of the Scriptures is to be ascertained.
Hermetically (adv.) In an hermetical manner; chemically.
Hermetically (adv.) By fusion, so as to form an air-tight closure.
Heroicomical (a.) Combining the heroic and the ludicrous; denoting high burlesque; as, a heroicomic poem.
Herpetologic (a.) Alt. of Herpetological
Hesitatingly (adv.) With hesitation or doubt.
Heterauxesis (n.) Unequal growth of a cell, or of a part of a plant.
Heterocercal (a.) Having the vertebral column evidently continued into the upper lobe of the tail, which is usually longer than the lower one, as in sharks.
Heterochrony (n.) In evolution, a deviation from the typical sequence in the formation of organs or parts.
Heteroclitic (a.) Alt. of Heteroclitical
Heterodactyl (a.) Heterodactylous.
Heterodactyl (n.) One of the Heterodactylae.
Heterogamous (a.) The condition of having two or more kinds of flowers which differ in regard to stamens and pistils, as in the aster.
Heterogamous (a.) Characterized by heterogamy.
Heterogeneal (a.) Heterogeneous.
Heterogenist (n.) One who believes in the theory of spontaneous generation, or heterogenesis.
Heterogenous (a.) Of or pertaining to heterogenesis; heterogenetic.
Heterogonous (a.) Characterized by heterogony.
Heterography (n.) That method of spelling in which the same letters represent different sounds in different words, as in the ordinary English orthography; e. g., g in get and in ginger.
Heterogynous (a.) Having females very unlike the males in form and structure; -- as certain insects, the males of which are winged, and the females wingless.
Heterologous (a.) Characterized by heterology; consisting of different elements, or of like elements in different proportions; different; -- opposed to homologous; as, heterologous organs.
Heteromerous (a.) Unrelated in chemical composition, though similar or indentical in certain other respects; as, borax and augite are homoemorphous, but heteromerous.
Heteromerous (a.) With the parts not corresponding in number.
Heteromerous (a.) Having the femoral artery developed as the principal artery of the leg; -- said of certain birds, as the cotingas and pipras.
Heteromerous (a.) Having five tarsal joints in the anterior and middle legs, but only four in the posterior pair, as the blister beetles and oil beetles.
Heteromorphy (n.) The state or quality of being heteromorphic.
Heteromyaria (n. pl.) A division of bivalve shells, including the marine mussels, in which the two adductor muscles are very unequal. See Dreissena, and Illust. under Byssus.
Heteronereis (n.) A free-swimming, dimorphic, sexual form of certain species of Nereis.
Heteronomous (a.) Subject to the law of another.
Heteronymous (a.) Having different names or designations; standing in opposite relations.
Heteroousian (a.) Having different essential qualities; of a different nature.
Heteroousian (n.) One of those Arians who held that the Son was of a different substance from the Father.
Heteropathic (a.) Of or pertaining to the method of heteropathy; allopathic.
Heteropodous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Heteropoda.
Heterosomati (n. pl.) An order of fishes, comprising the flounders, halibut, sole, etc., having the body and head asymmetrical, with both eyes on one side. Called also Heterosomata, Heterosomi.
Heterosporic (a.) Alt. of Heterosporous
Heterostyled (a.) Having styles of two or more distinct forms or lengths.
Heterotopism (n.) Alt. of Heterotopy
Heterotricha (n. pl.) A division of ciliated Infusoria, having fine cilia all over the body, and a circle of larger ones around the anterior end.
Heterotropal (a.) Alt. of Heterotropous
Hexacapsular (a.) Having six capsules or seed vessels.
Hexametrical (a.) Consisting of six metrical feet.
Hexapetalous (a.) Having six petals.
Hexaphyllous (a.) Having six leaves or leaflets.
Jeffersonian (a.) Pertaining to, or characteristic of, Thomas Jefferson or his policy or political doctrines.
Jeffersonite (n.) A variety of pyroxene of olive-green color passing into brown. It contains zinc.
Jeopardizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Jeopardize
Jesuitically (adv.) In a jesuitical manner.
Jesuitocracy (n.) Government by Jesuits; also, the whole body of Jesuits in a country.
Jeu d'esprit () A witticism.
Kendal green () Alt. of Kendal
Keratogenous (a.) Producing horn; as, the keratogenous membrane within the horny hoof of the horse.
Keraunograph (n.) A figure or picture impressed by lightning upon the human body or elsewhere.
Leave-taking (n.) Taking of leave; parting compliments.
Legalization (n.) The act of making legal.
Legislatress (n.) Alt. of Legislatrix
Legitimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Legitimate
Legitimately (adv.) In a legitimate manner; lawfully; genuinely.
Legitimation (n.) The act of making legitimate.
Legitimation (n.) Lawful birth.
Legitimatist (n.) See Legitimist.
Legitimatize (v. t.) To legitimate.
Legitimizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Legitimize
Leiotrichous (a.) Having smooth, or nearly smooth, hair.
Lenitiveness (n.) The quality of being lenitive.
Lenni-Lenape (n. pl.) A general name for a group of Algonquin tribes which formerly occupied the coast region of North America from Connecticut to Virginia. They included the Mohicans, Delawares, Shawnees, and several other tribes.
Lenticellate (a.) Producing lenticels; dotted with lenticels.
Lenticularly (adv.) In the manner of a lens; with a curve.
Lepidoganoid (n.) Any one of a division (Lepidoganoidei) of ganoid fishes, including those that have scales forming a coat of mail. Also used adjectively.
Lepidomelane (n.) An iron-potash mica, of a raven-black color, usually found in granitic rocks in small six-sided tables, or as an aggregation of minute opaque scales. See Mica.
Lepidopteral (a.) Alt. of Lepidopterous
Lepidosauria (n. pl.) A division of reptiles, including the serpents and lizards; the Plagiotremata.
Leptocardian (a.) Of or pertaining to the Leptocardia.
Leptocardian (n.) One of the Leptocardia.
Lese-majesty (n.) See Leze majesty.
Lethargizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Lethargize
Leucadendron (n.) A genus of evergreen shrubs from the Cape of Good Hope, having handsome foliage. Leucadendron argenteum is the silverboom of the colonists.
Leucoethiops (n.) An albino.
Leucoplastid (n.) One of certain very minute whitish or colorless granules occurring in the protoplasm of plants and supposed to be the nuclei around which starch granules will form.
Levorotatory (a.) Turning or rotating the plane of polarization towards the left; levogyrate, as levulose, left-handed quartz crystals, etc.
Lexicography (n.) The art, process, or occupation of making a lexicon or dictionary; the principles which are applied in making dictionaries.
Lexicologist (n.) One versed in lexicology.
Leyden phial () A glass jar or bottle used to accumulate electricity. It is coated with tin foil, within and without, nearly to its top, and is surmounted by a brass knob which communicates with the inner coating, for the purpose of charging it with electricity. It is so named from having been invented in Leyden, Holland.
Leze majesty () Any crime committed against the sovereign power.
Meal-mouthed (a.) See Mealy-mouthed.
Mechanically (adv.) In a mechanical manner.
Mechanograph (n.) One of a number of copies of anything multiplied mechanically.
Mediaevalism (n.) The method or spirit of the Middle Ages; devotion to the institutions and practices of the Middle Ages; a survival from the Middle Ages.
Mediaevalist (n.) One who has a taste for, or is versed in, the history of the Middle Ages; one in sympathy with the spirit or forms of the Middle Ages.
Mediatorship (n.) The office or character of a mediator.
Medicamental (a.) Of or pertaining to medicaments or healing applications; having the qualities of medicaments.
Medico-legal (a.) Of or pertaining to law as affected by medical facts.
Medina epoch () A subdivision of the Niagara period in the American upper Silurian, characterized by the formations known as the Oneida conglomerate, and the Medina sandstone. See the Chart of Geology.
Medium-sized (a.) Having a medium size; as, a medium-sized man.
Meetinghouse (n.) A house used as a place of worship; a church; -- in England, applied only to a house so used by Dissenters.
Megacephalic (a.) Alt. of Megacephalous
Megalopsychy (n.) Greatness of soul.
Megalosaurus (n.) A gigantic carnivorous dinosaur, whose fossil remains have been found in England and elsewhere.
Melancholian (n.) A person affected with melancholy; a melancholic.
Melancholily (adv.) In a melancholy manner.
Melancholist (n.) One affected with melancholy or dejection.
Melancholize (v. i.) To become gloomy or dejected in mind.
Melancholize (v. t.) To make melancholy.
Melanochroic (a.) Having a dark complexion; of or pertaining to the Melanochroi.
Melanocomous (a.) Having very dark or black hair; black-haired.
Melanorrhoea (n.) An East Indian genus of large trees. Melanorrh/a usitatissima is the lignum-vitae of Pegu, and yelds a valuable black varnish.
Mellifluence (n.) A flow of sweetness, or a sweet, smooth flow.
Melliloquent (a.) Speaking sweetly or harmoniously.
Melliphagous (a.) See Meliphagous.
Melodiograph (n.) A contrivance for preserving a record of music, by recording the action of the keys of a musical instrument when played upon.
Melodramatic (a.) Of or pertaining to melodrama; like or suitable to a melodrama; unnatural in situation or action.
Membraniform (a.) Having the form of a membrane or of parchment.
Membranology (n.) The science which treats of membranes.
Memorability (n.) The quality or state of being memorable.
Memorialized (imp. & p. p.) of Memorialize
Memorializer (n.) One who petitions by a memorial.
Menispermine (n.) An alkaloid distinct from picrotoxin and obtained from the cocculus indicus (the fruit of Anamirta Cocculus, formerly Menispermum Cocculus) as a white, crystal
Menobranchus (n.) A large aquatic American salamander of the genus Necturus, having permanent external gills.
Menstruating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Menstruate
Menstruation (n.) The discharge of the menses; also, the state or the period of menstruating.
Merchandised (imp. & p. p.) of Merchandise
Merchandiser (n.) A trader.
Merchantable (a.) Fit for market; such as is usually sold in market, or such as will bring the ordinary price; as, merchantable wheat; sometimes, a technical designation for a particular kind or class.
Mercurialist (n.) One under the influence of Mercury; one resembling Mercury in character.
Mercurialist (n.) A physician who uses much mercury, in any of its forms, in his practice.
Mercurialize (v. t.) To affect with mercury.
Mercurialize (v. t.) To treat with mercury; to expose to the vapor of mercury.
Mercurialize (v. i.) To be sprightly, fantastic, or capricious.
Mercurifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mercurify
Meretricious (a.) Of or pertaining to prostitutes; having to do with harlots; lustful; as, meretricious traffic.
Meretricious (a.) Resembling the arts of a harlot; alluring by false show; gaudily and deceitfully ornamental; tawdry; as, meretricious dress or ornaments.
Meridionally (adv.) In the direction of the meridian.
Merry-andrew (n.) One whose business is to make sport for others; a buffoon; a zany; especial
Merrymeeting (n.) A meeting for mirth.
Merrythought (n.) The forked bone of a fowl's breast; -- called also wishbone. See Furculum.
Mesitylenate (n.) A salt of mesitylenic acid.
Mesobronchia (pl. ) of Mesobronchium
Mesocephalic (a.) Of or pertaining to, or in the region of, the middle of the head; as, the mesocephalic flexure.
Mesocephalic (a.) Having the cranial cavity of medium capacity; neither megacephalic nor microcephalic.
Mesocephalic (a.) Having the ratio of the length to the breadth of the cranium a medium one; mesaticephalic.
Mesocephalon (n.) The pons Varolii.
Mesocoracoid (n.) A process from the middle of the coracoid in some animals.
Mesocuniform (n.) One of the bones of the tarsus. See 2d Cuneiform.
Mesogastrium (n.) The umbilical region.
Mesogastrium (n.) The mesogaster.
Mesognathous (a.) Having the jaws slightly projecting; between prognathous and orthognathous. See Gnathic index, under Gnathic.
Mesopodialia (pl. ) of Mesopodiale
Mesoscapular (a.) Of or pertaining to the mesoscapula.
Mesosiderite (n.) See the Note under Meteorite.
Mesotartaric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid called also inactive tartaric acid.
Mesothoracic (a.) Of or pertaining to the mesothorax.
Metachronism (n.) An error committed in chronology by placing an event after its real time.
Metagnathous (a.) Cross-billed; -- said of certain birds, as the crossbill.
Metaleptical (a.) Metaleptic.
Metallograph (n.) A print made by metallography.
Metallurgist (n.) One who works in metals, or prepares them for use; one who is skilled in metallurgy.
Metalorganic (a.) Pertaining to, or denoting, any one of a series of compounds of certain metallic elements with organic radicals; as, zinc methyl, sodium ethyl, etc.
Metamorphism (n.) The state or quality of being metamorphic; the process by which the material of rock masses has been more or less recrystallized by heat, pressure, etc., as in the change of sedimentary limestone to marble.
Metamorphist (n.) One who believes that the body of Christ was merged into the Deity when he ascended.
Metamorphize (v. t.) To metamorphose.
Metamorphose (v. t.) To change into a different form; to transform; to transmute.
Metamorphose (n.) Same as Metamorphosis.
Metanauplius (n.) A larval crustacean in a stage following the nauplius, and having about seven pairs of appendages.
Metantimonic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid (formerly called antimonic acid) analogous to metaphosphoric acid, and obtained as a white amorphous insoluble substance, (HSbO3).
Metantimonic (a.) Formerly, designating an acid, which is now properly called pyroantimonic acid, and analogous to pyrophosphoric acid.
Metaphorical (a.) Of or pertaining to metaphor; comprising a metaphor; not literal; figurative; tropical; as, a metaphorical expression; a metaphorical sense.
Metaphrastic (a.) Alt. of Metaphrastical
Metaphysical (a.) Of or pertaining to metaphysics.
Metaphysical (a.) According to rules or principles of metaphysics; as, metaphysical reasoning.
Metaphysical (a.) Preternatural or supernatural.
Metapodialia (pl. ) of Metapodiale
Metapophyses (pl. ) of Metapophysis
Metapophysis (n.) A tubercle projecting from the anterior articular processes of some vertebr/; a mammillary process.
Metasilicate (n.) A salt of metasilicic acid.
Metasomatism (n.) An alteration in a mineral or rock mass when involving a chemical change of the substance, as of chrysolite to serpentine; -- opposed to ordinary metamorphism, as implying simply a recrystallization.
Metastannate (n.) A salt of metastannic acid.
Metathetical (a.) Of or pertaining to metathesis.
Metathoracic (a.) Of or pertaining to the metathorax.
Metatungstic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid known only in its salts (the metatungstates) and properly called polytungstic, or pyrotungstic, acid.
Metavanadate (n.) A salt of metavanadic acid.
Metempirical (a.) Related, or belonging, to the objects of knowledge within the province of metempirics.
Meteorograph (n.) An instrument which registers meteorologic phases or conditions.
Meteoroligic (a.) Alt. of Meteorological
Meteoromancy (n.) A species of divination by meteors, chiefly by thunder and lightning, which was held in high estimation by the Romans.
Meteorometer (n.) An apparatus which transmits automatically to a central station atmospheric changes as marked by the anemometer, barometer, thermometer, etc.
Meteoroscope (n.) An astrolabe; a planisphere.
Meteoroscope (n.) An instrument for measuring the position, length, and direction, of the apparent path of a shooting star.
Metoposcopic (a.) Alt. of Metoposcopical
Metrological (a.) Of or pertaining to metrology.
Metropolitan (a.) Of or pertaining to the capital or principal city of a country; as, metropolitan luxury.
Metropolitan (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a metropolitan or the presiding bishop of a country or province, his office, or his dignity; as, metropolitan authority.
Metropolitan (n.) The superior or presiding bishop of a country or province.
Metropolitan (n.) An archbishop.
Metropolitan (n.) A bishop whose see is civil metropolis. His rank is intermediate between that of an archbishop and a patriarch.
Metrorrhagia (n.) Profuse bleeding from the womb, esp. such as does not occur at the menstrual period.
Metrosideros (n.) A myrtaceous genus of trees or shrubs, found in Australia and the South Sea Islands, and having very hard wood. Metrosideros vera is the true ironwood.
Mezzotintoed (imp. & p. p.) of Mezzotinto
Nebulization (n.) The act or process of nebulizing; atomization.
Necessitated (imp. & p. p.) of Necessitate
Necrological (a.) Of or pertaining to necrology; of the nature of necrology; relating to, or giving, an account of the dead, or of deaths.
Necrophagous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Necrophaga; eating carrion. See Necrophagan.
Necropolises (pl. ) of Necropolis
Nectocalyces (pl. ) of Nectocalyx
Negativeness (n.) Alt. of Negativity
Neglectingly (adv.) Carelessly; heedlessly.
Neighborhood (n.) The quality or condition of being a neighbor; the state of being or dwelling near; proximity.
Neighborhood (n.) A place near; vicinity; adjoining district; a region the inhabitants of which may be counted as neighbors; as, he lives in my neighborhood.
Neighborhood (n.) The inhabitants who live in the vicinity of each other; as, the fire alarmed all the neiborhood.
Neighborhood (n.) The disposition becoming a neighbor; neighborly kindness or good will.
Neighborship (n.) The state of being neighbors.
Nematognathi (n. pl.) An order of fishes having barbels on the jaws. It includes the catfishes, or siluroids. See Siluroid.
Neologianism (n.) Neologism.
Neologically (adv.) In a neological manner.
Neonomianism (n.) The doctrines or belief of the neonomians.
Neoplatonism (n.) A pantheistic eclectic school of philosophy, of which Plotinus was the chief (A. D. 205-270), and which sought to reconcile the Platonic and Aristotelian systems with Oriental theosophy. It tended to mysticism and theurgy, and was the last product of Greek philosophy.
Neoplatonist (n.) One who held to Neoplatonism; a member of the Neoplatonic school.
Neoterically (adv.) Recently; newly.
Nephelometer (n.) An instrument for measuring or registering the amount of cloudiness.
nephrolithic (a.) Of or pertaining to gravel, or renal calculi.
Nerve-shaken (a.) Affected by a tremor, or by a nervous disease; weakened; overcome by some violent influence or sensation; shoked.
Nestorianism (n.) The doctrines of the nestorian Christians, or of Nestorius.
Neurasthenia (n.) A condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord.
Neurochordal (a.) See Neurocord.
Neurokeratin (n.) A substance, resembling keratin, present in nerve tissue, as in the sheath of the axis cylinder of medullated nerve fibers. Like keratin it resists the action of most chemical agents, and by decomposition with sulphuric acid yields leucin and tyrosin.
Neurological (a.) Of or pertaining to neurolgy.
Neuropterous (a.) Neuropteral.
Neurotomical (a.) Of or pertaining to neurotomy.
Neutralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Neutralize
Nevertheless (adv. / conj.) Not the less; notwithstanding; in spite of that; yet.
Newfashioned (a.) Made in a new form, or lately come into fashion.
Newfoundland (n.) An island on the coast of British North America, famed for the fishing grounds in its vicinity.
Newfoundland (n.) A Newfoundland dog.
Oenanthylate (n.) A salt of /nanthylic acid; as, potassium oenanthylate.
Oenanthylous (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, an acid formerly supposed to be the acid of oenanthylic ether, but now known to be a mixture of higher acids, especially capric acid.
Peabody bird () An American sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) having a conspicuous white throat. The name is imitative of its note. Called also White-throated sparrow.
Peacebreaker (n.) One who disturbs the public peace.
Pectoriloquy (n.) The distinct articulation of the sounds of a patient's voice, heard on applying the ear to the chest in auscultation. It usually indicates some morbid change in the lungs or pleural cavity.
Pecularizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peculiarize
Peculiarness (n.) The quality or state of being peculiar; peculiarity.
Pedantically (adv.) In a pedantic manner.
Pedantocracy (n.) The sway of pedants.
Pedestrially (adv.) In a pedestrial manner.
Pedicellaria (n.) A peculiar forcepslike organ which occurs in large numbers upon starfishes and echini. Those of starfishes have two movable jaws, or blades, and are usually nearly, or quite, sessile; those of echini usually have three jaws and a pedicel. See Illustration in Appendix.
Pediculation (n.) Phthiriasis.
Pedometrical (a.) Pertaining to, or measured by, a pedometer.
Pedunculated (a.) Having a peduncle; growing on a peduncle; as, a pedunculate flower; a pedunculate eye, as in a lobster.
Peeping hole () See Peephole.
Pelicosauria (n. pl.) A suborder of Theromorpha, including terrestrial reptiles from the Permian formation.
Pellucidness (n.) The quality or state of being pellucid; transparency; translucency; clearness; as, the pellucidity of the air.
Peninsulated (imp. & p. p.) of Peninsulate
Penitentiary (a.) Relating to penance, or to the rules and measures of penance.
Penitentiary (a.) Expressive of penitence; as, a penitentiary letter.
Penitentiary (a.) Used for punishment, discip
Penitentiary (n.) One who prescribes the rules and measures of penance.
Penitentiary (n.) One who does penance.
Penitentiary (n.) A small building in a monastery where penitents confessed.
Penitentiary (n.) That part of a church to which penitents were admitted.
Penitentiary (n.) An office of the papal court which examines cases of conscience, confession, absolution from vows, etc., and delivers decisions, dispensations, etc. Its chief is a cardinal, called the Grand Penitentiary, appointed by the pope.
Penitentiary (n.) An officer in some dioceses since A. D. 1215, vested with power from the bishop to absolve in cases reserved to him.
Penitentiary (n.) A house of correction, in which offenders are confined for punishment, discip
Pennatulacea (n. pl.) A division of alcyonoid corals, including the seapens and related kinds. They are able to move about by means of the hollow muscular peduncle, which also serves to support them upright in the mud. See Pennatula, and Illust. under Alcyonaria.
Pensionaries (pl. ) of Pensionary
Pentachenium (n.) A dry fruit composed of five carpels, which are covered by an epigynous calyx and separate at maturity.
Pentacoccous (a.) Composed of five united carpels with one seed in each, as certain fruits.
Pentacrinite (n.) Any species of Pentacrinus.
Pentacrinoid (n.) An immature comatula when it is still attached by a stem, and thus resembles a Pentacrinus.
Pentacrostic (n.) A set of verses so disposed that the name forming the subject of the acrostic occurs five times -- the whole set of verses being divided into five different parts from top to bottom.
Pentadactyle (a.) Having five digits to the hand or foot.
Pentadactyle (a.) Having five appendages resembling fingers or toes.
Pentadecylic (a.) Same as Quindecylic.
Pentagonally (adv.) In the form of a pentagon; with five angles.
Pentagraphic (a.) Alt. of Pentagraphical
Pentahedrous (a.) Pentahedral.
Pentastomida (n. pl.) Same as Linguatulina.
Pentateuchal (a.) Of or pertaining to the Pentateuch.
Pentathionic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an acid of sulphur obtained by leading hydrogen sulphide into a solution of sulphur dioxide; -- so called because it contains five atoms of sulphur.
Pentecostals (n. pl.) Offerings formerly made to the parish priest, or to the mother church, at Pentecost.
Pentecosties (pl. ) of Pentecosty
Pepper dulse () A variety of edible seaweed (Laurencia pinnatifida) distinguished for its pungency.
Peradventure (adv. & conj.) By chance; perhaps; it may be; if; supposing.
Peradventure (n.) Chance; hap; hence, doubt; question; as, proved beyond peradventure.
Perambulated (imp. & p. p.) of Perambulate
Perambulator (n.) One who perambulates.
Perambulator (n.) A surveyor's instrument for measuring distances. It consists of a wheel arranged to roll along over the ground, with an apparatus of clockwork, and a dial plate upon which the distance traveled is shown by an index. See Odometer.
Perambulator (n.) A low carriage for a child, propelled by pushing.
Perceptivity (n.) The quality or state of being perceptive; power of perception.
Peregrinator (n.) One who peregrinates; one who travels about.
Peremptorily (adv.) In a peremptory manner; absolutely; positively.
Perfectional (a.) Of or pertaining to perfection; characterized by perfection.
Perfectively (adv.) In a perfective manner.
Perfidiously (adv.) In a perfidious manner.
Pericarditus (n.) Inflammation of the pericardium.
Pericellular (a.) Surrounding a cell; as, the pericellular lymph spaces surrounding ganglion cells.
Perichaetial (a.) Of or pertaining to the perichaeth.
Perichaetium (n.) Same as Perichaeth.
Perichaetous (a.) Surrounded by setae; -- said of certain earthworms (genus Perichaetus).
Peridiastole (n.) The almost inappreciable time which elapses between the systole and the diastole of the heart.
Perigord pie () A pie made of truffles, much esteemed by epicures.
Perimetrical (a.) Of or pertaining to the perimeter, or to perimetry; as, a perimetric chart of the eye.
Periodically (adv.) In a periodical manner.
Periodoscope (n.) A table or other means for calculating the periodical functions of women.
Periostracum (n.) A chitinous membrane covering the exterior of many shells; -- called also epidermis.
Peripatecian (n.) A peripatetic.
Peripetalous (a.) Surrounding, or situated about, the petals.
Peripherical (a.) See Peripheral.
Periphrasing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Periphrase
Periphrastic (a.) Alt. of Periphrastical
Peripneumony (n.) Pneumonia.
Perispomenon (n.) A word which has the circumflex accent on the last syllable.
Peristrephic (a.) Turning around; rotatory; revolving; as, a peristrephic painting (of a panorama).
Peritracheal (a.) Surrounding the tracheae.
Peritrochium (n.) The wheel which, together with the axle, forms the axis in peritrochio, which see under Axis.
Perivascular (a.) Around the blood vessels; as, perivascular lymphatics.
Perivisceral (a.) Around the viscera; as, the perivisceral cavity.
Permanganate (n.) A salt of permanganic acid.
Permeability (n.) The quality or state of being permeable.
Permissively (adv.) In a permissive manner.
Pernoctalian (n.) One who watches or keeps awake all night.
Pernoctation (n.) The act or state of passing the whole night; a remaining all night.
Peroxidation (n.) Act, process, or result of peroxidizing; oxidation to a peroxide.
Peroxidizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Peroxidize
Perpetrating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perpetrate
Perpetration (n.) The act of perpetrating; a doing; -- commonly used of doing something wrong, as a crime.
Perpetration (n.) The thing perpetrated; an evil action.
Perpetuating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Perpetuate
Perpetuation (n.) The act of making perpetual, or of preserving from extinction through an endless existence, or for an indefinite period of time; continuance.
Perplexities (pl. ) of Perplexity
Perquisition (n.) A thorough inquiry of search.
Perseverance (n.) The act of persevering; persistence in anything undertaken; continued pursuit or prosecution of any business, or enterprise begun.
Perseverance (n.) Discrimination.
Perseverance (n.) Continuance in a state of grace until it is succeeded by a state of glory; sometimes called final perseverance, and the perseverance of the saints. See Calvinism.
Persistently (adv.) In a persistent manner.
Personalized (imp. & p. p.) of Personalize
Personifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Personify
Perspicacity (n.) The state of being perspicacious; acuteness of sight or of intelligence; acute discernment.
Perspicience (n.) The act of looking sharply.
Perspiration (n.) The act or process of perspiring.
Perspiration (n.) That which is excreted through the skin; sweat.
Perspirative (a.) Performing the act of perspiration; perspiratory.
Perspiratory (a.) Of, pertaining to, or producing, perspiration; as, the perspiratory ducts.
Persulphuret (n.) A persulphide.
Pertinacious (a.) Holding or adhering to any opinion, purpose, or design, with obstinacy; perversely persistent; obstinate; as, pertinacious plotters; a pertinacious beggar.
Pertinacious (a.) Resolute; persevering; constant; steady.
Pertransient (a.) Passing through or over.
Perturbation (n.) The act of perturbing, or the state of being perturbed; esp., agitation of mind.
Perturbation (n.) A disturbance in the regular elliptic or other motion of a heavenly body, produced by some force additional to that which causes its regular motion; as, the perturbations of the planets are caused by their attraction on each other.
Perturbative (a.) Tending to cause perturbation; disturbing.
Perverseness (n.) The quality or state of being perverse.
Pervestigate (v. t.) To investigate thoroughly.
Pervicacious (a.) Obstinate; willful; refractory.
Perviousness (n.) The quality or state of being pervious; as, the perviousness of glass.
Pestalozzian (a.) Belonging to, or characteristic of, a system of elementary education which combined manual training with other instruction, advocated and practiced by Jean Henri Pestalozzi (1746-1827), a Swiss teacher.
Pestalozzian (n.) An advocate or follower of the system of Pestalozzi.
Pestilential (a.) Having the nature or qualities of a pestilence.
Pestilential (a.) Hence: Mischievous; noxious; pernicious; morally destructive.
Petaliferous (a.) Bearing petals.
Petaloideous (a.) Having the whole or part of the perianth peta
Petalosticha (n. pl.) An order of Echini, including the irregular sea urchins, as the spatangoids. See Spatangoid.
Petrifaction (n.) The process of petrifying, or changing into stone; conversion of any organic matter (animal or vegetable) into stone, or a substance of stony hardness.
Petrifaction (n.) The state or condition of being petrified.
Petrifaction (n.) That which is petrified; popularly, a body incrusted with stony matter; an incrustation.
Petrifaction (n.) Fig.: Hardness; callousness; obduracy.
Petrifactive (a.) Having the quality of converting organic matter into stone; petrifying.
Petrifactive (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, petrifaction.
Petroglyphic (a.) Of or pertaining to petroglyphy.
Petrographic (a.) Alt. of Petrographical
Petrological (a.) Of or pertaining to petrology.
Petromastoid (a.) Of or pertaining to the petrous and mastoid parts of the temporal bone, periotic.
Pettifogging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Pettifog
Pettifoggery (n.) The practice or arts of a pettifogger; disreputable tricks; quibbles.
Pettifogging (a.) Paltry; quibbling; mean.
Pettifogging (n.) Pettifoggery.
Reabsorption (n.) The act or process of reabsorbing.
Readjustment (n.) A second adjustment; a new or different adjustment.
Readmittance (n.) Allowance to enter again; a second admission.
Readvertency (n.) The act of adverting to again, or of reviewing.
Ready-witted (a.) Having ready wit.
Reaffirmance (n.) Alt. of Reaffirmation
Reamputation (n.) The second of two amputations performed upon the same member.
Reannexation (n.) Act of reannexing.
Reappearance (n.) A second or new appearance; the act or state of appearing again.
Reassemblage (n.) Assemblage a second time or again.
Reassessment (n.) A renewed or second assessment.
Reassignment (n.) The act of reassigning.
Reassimilate (v. t. & i.) To assimilate again.
Reattachment (n.) The act of reattaching; a second attachment.
Reattainment (n.) The act of reattaining.
Recalcitrant (a.) Kicking back; recalcitrating; hence, showing repugnance or opposition; refractory.
Recalcitrate (v. t.) To kick against; to show repugnance to; to rebuff.
Recalcitrate (v. i.) To kick back; to kick against anything; hence, to express repugnance or opposition.
Recapacitate (v. t.) To qualify again; to confer capacity on again.
Recapitulate (v. t.) To repeat, as the principal points in a discourse, argument, or essay; to give a summary of the principal facts, points, or arguments of; to relate in brief; to summarize.
Recapitulate (v. i.) To sum up, or enumerate by heads or topics, what has been previously said; to repeat briefly the substance.
Receivedness (n.) The state or quality of being received, accepted, or current; as, the receivedness of an opinion.
Receivership (n.) The state or office of a receiver.
Recensionist (n.) One who makes recensions; specifically, a critical editor.
Receptacular (a.) Pertaining to the receptacle, or growing on it; as, the receptacular chaff or scales in the sunflower.
Receptaculum (n.) A receptacle; as, the receptaculum of the chyle.
Recidivation (n.) A falling back; a backsliding.
Reciprocally (adv.) In a reciprocal manner; so that each affects the other, and is equally affected by it; interchangeably; mutually.
Reciprocally (adv.) In the manner of reciprocals.
Reciprocated (imp. & p. p.) of Reciprocate
Recognizable (a.) Capable of being recognized.
Recognizance (n.) An obligation of record entered into before some court of record or magistrate duly authorized, with condition to do some particular act, as to appear at the same or some other court, to keep the peace, or pay a debt. A recognizance differs from a bond, being witnessed by the record only, and not by the party's seal.
Recognizance (n.) The verdict of a jury impaneled upon assize.
Recognizance (n.) A token; a symbol; a pledge; a badge.
Recognizance (n.) Acknowledgment of a person or thing; avowal; profession; recognition.
Recollecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recollect
Recollection (n.) The act of recollecting, or recalling to the memory; the operation by which objects are recalled to the memory, or ideas revived in the mind; reminiscence; remembrance.
Recollection (n.) The power of recalling ideas to the mind, or the period within which things can be recollected; remembrance; memory; as, an event within my recollection.
Recollection (n.) That which is recollected; something called to mind; reminiscence.
Recollection (n.) The act or practice of collecting or concentrating the mind; concentration; self-control.
Recollective (a.) Having the power of recollecting.
Recomforture (n.) The act of recomforting; restoration of comfort.
Recommending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recommend
Recommission (v. t.) To commission again; to give a new commission to.
Recommitment (n.) Alt. of Recommittal
Recompensing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recompense
Recompensive (a.) Of the nature of recompense; serving to recompense.
Reconcilable (a.) Capable of being reconciled; as, reconcilable adversaries; an act reconciable with previous acts.
Reconsecrate (v. t.) To consecrate anew or again.
Reconvention (n.) A cross demand; an action brought by the defendant against the plaintiff before the same judge.
Reconversion (n.) A second conversion.
Reconveyance (n.) Act of reconveying.
Recordership (n.) The office of a recorder.
Re coverance (n.) Recovery.
Recriminator (n.) One who recriminates.
Recrudescent (a.) Growing raw, sore, or painful again.
Recrudescent (a.) Breaking out again after temporary abatement or supression; as, a recrudescent epidemic.
Rectificator (n.) That which rectifies or refines; esp., a part of a distilling apparatus in which the more volatile portions are separated from the less volatile by the process of evaporation and condensation; a rectifier.
Rectirostral (a.) Having a straight beak.
Rectovaginal (a.) Of or pertaining to both the rectum and the vagina.
Recuperating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Recuperate
Recuperation (n..) Recovery, as of anything lost, especially of the health or strength.
Recuperative (a.) Alt. of Recuperatory
Recuperatory (a.) Of or pertaining to recuperation; tending to recovery.
Redeliberate (v. t. & i.) To deliberate again; to reconsider.
Redemptioner (n.) One who redeems himself, as from debt or servitude.
Redemptioner (n.) Formerly, one who, wishing to emigrate from Europe to America, sold his services for a stipulated time to pay the expenses of his passage.
Redemptorist (n.) One of the Congregation of the Most Holy Redeemer, founded in Naples in 1732 by St. Alphonsus Maria de Liquori. It was introduced onto the United States in 1832 at Detroit. The Fathers of the Congregation devote themselves to preaching to the neglected, esp. in missions and retreats, and are forbidden by their rule to engage in the instruction of youth.
Redintegrate (a.) Restored to wholeness or a perfect state; renewed.
Redintegrate (v. t.) To make whole again; a renew; to restore to integrity or soundness.
Redistrainer (n.) One who distrains again.
Redistribute (v. t.) To distribute again.
Reengagement (n.) A renewed or repeated engagement.
Reenlistment (n.) A renewed enlistment.
Reexaminable (a.) Admitting of being reexamined or reconsidered.
Reexperience (n.) A renewed or repeated experience.
Reflectingly (adv.) With reflection; also, with censure; reproachfully.
Re-formation (n.) The act of forming anew; a second forming in order; as, the reformation of a column of troops into a hollow square.
Refractorily (adv.) In a refractory manner; perversely; obstinately.
Refrigerated (imp. & p. p.) of Refrigerate
Refrigerator (n.) That which refrigerates or makes cold; that which keeps cool.
Refrigerator (n.) A box or room for keeping food or other articles cool, usually by means of ice.
Refrigerator (n.) An apparatus for rapidly cooling heated liquids or vapors, connected with a still, etc.
Refutability (n.) The quality of being refutable.
Regeneration (n.) The act of regenerating, or the state of being regenerated.
Regeneration (n.) The entering into a new spiritual life; the act of becoming, or of being made, Christian; that change by which holy affectations and purposes are substituted for the opposite motives in the heart.
Regeneration (n.) The reproduction of a part which has been removed or destroyed; re-formation; -- a process especially characteristic of a many of the lower animals; as, the regeneration of lost feelers, limbs, and claws by spiders and crabs.
Regeneration (n.) The reproduction or renewal of tissues, cells, etc., which have been used up and destroyed by the ordinary processes of life; as, the continual regeneration of the epithelial cells of the body, or the regeneration of the contractile substance of muscle.
Regeneration (n.) The union of parts which have been severed, so that they become anatomically perfect; as, the regeneration of a nerve.
Regenerative (a.) Of or pertaining to regeneration; tending to regenerate; as, regenerative influences.
Regeneratory (a.) Having power to renew; tending to reproduce; regenerating.
Regimentally (adv.) In or by a regiment or regiments; as, troops classified regimentally.
Registership (n.) The office of a register.
Registration (v.) The act of registering; registry; enrollment.
Registration (v.) The art of selecting and combining the stops or registers of an organ.
Reglementary (a.) Regulative.
Regratiatory (n.) A returning or giving of thanks.
Regressively (adv.) In a regressive manner.
Rehabilitate (v. t.) To invest or clothe again with some right, authority, or dignity; to restore to a former capacity; to reinstate; to qualify again; to restore, as a delinquent, to a former right, rank, or privilege lost or forfeited; -- a term of civil and canon law.
Reilluminate (v. t.) To enlighten again; to reillumine.
Reimbursable (a.) Capable of being repaid; repayable.
Reimpregnate (v. t.) To impregnate again or anew.
Reimpression (n.) A second or repeated impression; a reprint.
Reinaugurate (v. t.) To inaugurate anew.
Reinfectious (a.) Capable of reinfecting.
Reingratiate (v. t.) To ingratiate again or anew.
Reinspection (n.) The act of reinspecting.
Reinthronize (v. t.) To enthrone again.
Reinvestment (n.) The act of investing anew; a second or repeated investment.
Reinvigorate (v. t.) To invigorate anew.
Reis Effendi () A title formerly given to one of the chief Turkish officers of state. He was chancellor of the empire, etc.
Reiteratedly (adv.) Repeatedly.
Rejectamenta (n. pl.) Things thrown out or away; especially, things excreted by a living organism.
Rejectaneous (a.) Not chosen or received; rejected.
Rejectitious (a.) Implying or requiring rejection; rejectable.
Rejuvenation (n.) Rejuvenescence.
Relationship (n.) The state of being related by kindred, affinity, or other alliance.
Relativeness (n.) The state of being relative, or having relation; relativity.
Religionless (a.) Destitute of religion.
Relinquished (imp. & p. p.) of Relinquish
Relinquisher (n.) One who relinquishes.
Rememberable (a.) Capable or worthy of being remembered.
Remembrancer (n.) One who, or that which, serves to bring to, or keep in, mind; a memento; a memorial; a reminder.
Remembrancer (n.) A term applied in England to several officers, having various functions, their duty originally being to bring certain matters to the attention of the proper persons at the proper time.
Rememoration (n.) A recalling by the faculty of memory; remembrance.
Rememorative (a.) Tending or serving to remind.
Reminiscence (n.) The act or power of recalling past experience; the state of being reminiscent; remembrance; memory.
Reminiscence (n.) That which is remembered, or recalled to mind; a statement or narration of remembered experience; a recollection; as, pleasing or painful reminiscences.
Reminiscency (n.) Reminiscence.
Remonstrance (n.) The act of remonstrating
Remonstrance (n.) A pointing out; manifestation; proof; demonstration.
Remonstrance (n.) Earnest presentation of reason in opposition to something; protest; expostulation.
Remonstrance (n.) Same as Monstrance.
Remonstrated (imp. & p. p.) of Remonstrate
Remonstrator (n.) One who remonstrates; a remonsrant.
Remunerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Remunerate
Remuneration (n.) The act of remunerating.
Remuneration (n.) That which is given to remunerate; an equivalent given, as for services, loss, or sufferings.
Remunerative (a.) Affording remuneration; as, a remunerative payment for services; a remunerative business.
Remuneratory (a.) Remunerative.
Renal-portal (a.) Both renal and portal. See Portal.
Rencountered (imp. & p. p.) of Rencounter
Rendezvouses (pl. ) of Rendezvous
Rendezvoused (imp. &. p. p.) of Rendezvous
Renewability (n.) The quality or state of being renewable.
Renouncement (n.) The act of disclaiming or rejecting; renunciation.
Renunciation (n.) The act of renouncing.
Renunciation (n.) Formal declination to take out letters of administration, or to assume an office, privilege, or right.
Renunciatory (a.) Pertaining to renunciation; containing or declaring a renunciation; as, renunciatory vows.
Renversement (n.) A reversing.
Reobtainable (a.) That may be reobtained.
Reordination (n.) A second ordination.
Reparability (n.) The quality or state of being reparable.
Repatriation (n.) Restoration to one's country.
Reperception (n.) The act of perceiving again; a repeated perception of the same object.
Repercussing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Repercuss
Repercussion (n.) The act of driving back, or the state of being driven back; reflection; reverberation; as, the repercussion of sound.
Repercussion (n.) Rapid reiteration of the same sound.
Repercussion (n.) The subsidence of a tumor or eruption by the action of a repellent.
Repercussion (n.) In a vaginal examination, the act of imparting through the uterine wall with the finger a shock to the fetus, so that it bounds upward, and falls back again against the examining finger.
Repercussive (a.) Tending or able to repercuss; having the power of sending back; causing to reverberate.
Repercussive (a.) Repellent.
Repercussive (a.) Driven back; rebounding; reverberated.
Repercussive (n.) A repellent.
Repertitious (a.) Found; gained by finding.
Repetitional (a.) Alt. of Repetitionary
Repetitioner (n.) One who repeats.
Replantation (n.) The act of planting again; a replanting.
Replenishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Replenish
Replevisable (a.) Repleviable.
Repopulation (n.) The act of repeopling; act of furnishing with a population anew.
Repossession (n.) The act or the state of possessing again.
Reprehending (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reprehend
Reprehension (n.) Reproof; censure; blame; disapproval.
Reprehensive (a.) Containing reprehension; conveying reproof.
Reprehensory (a.) Containing reproof; reprehensive; as, reprehensory complaint.
Representant (a.) Appearing or acting for another; representing.
Representant (n.) A representative.
Reprimanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Reprimand
Repristinate (v. t.) To restore to an original state.
Reproachablr (a.) Deserving reproach; censurable.
Reproachablr (a.) Opprobrius; scurrilous.
Reproachless (a.) Being without reproach.
Reproduction (n.) The act or process of reproducing; the state of being reproduced
Reproduction (n.) the process by which plants and animals give rise to offspring.
Reproduction (n.) That which is reproduced.
Reproductive (a.) Tending, or pertaining, to reproduction; employed in reproduction.
Reproductory (a.) Reproductive.
Republishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Republish
Reputatively (adv.) By repute.
Re-reiterate (v. t.) To reiterate many times.
Resemblingly (adv.) So as to resemble; with resemblance or likeness.
Resettlement (n.) Act of settling again, or state of being settled again; as, the resettlement of lees.
Residentiary (a.) Having residence; as, a canon residentary; a residentiary guardian.
Residentiary (n.) One who is resident.
Residentiary (n.) An ecclesiastic who keeps a certain residence.
Residentship (n.) The office or condition of a resident.
Resiniferous (a.) Yielding resin; as, a resiniferous tree or vessel.
Resinousness (n.) The quality of being resinous.
Resipiscence (n.) Wisdom derived from severe experience; hence, repentance.
Resoluteness (n.) The quality of being resolute.
Resolutioner (n.) One who makes a resolution; one who joins with others in a declaration or resolution; specifically, one of a party in the Scottish Church in the 17th century.
Resolvedness (n.) Fixedness of purpose; firmness; resolution.
Resourceless (a.) Destitute of resources.
Respectively (adv.) As relating to each; particularly; as each belongs to each; as each refers to each in order; as, let each man respectively perform his duty.
Respectively (adv.) Relatively; not absolutely.
Respectively (adv.) Partially; with respect to private views.
Respectively (adv.) With respect; regardfully.
Resplendence (n.) Alt. of Resplendency
Resplendency (n.) The quality or state of being resplendent; brilliant luster; vivid brightness; splendor.
Respondentia (n.) A loan upon goods laden on board a ship. It differs from bottomry, which is a loan on the ship itself.
Responseless (a.) Giving no response.
Responsorial (a.) Responsory; antiphonal.
Restagnation (n.) Stagnation.
Restaurateur (n.) The keeper of an eathing house or a restaurant.
Restauration (n.) Restoration.
Restrainable (a.) Capable of being restrained; controllable.
Restrainedly (adv.) With restraint.
Restrainment (n.) The act of restraining.
Restrengthen (v. t.) To strengthen again; to fortify anew.
Restringency (n.) Quality or state of being restringent; astringency.
Resubjection (n.) A second subjection.
Resupination (n.) The state of luing on the back; the state of being resupinate, or reversed.
Resurrection (n.) A rising again; the resumption of vigor.
Resurrection (n.) Especially, the rising again from the dead; the resumption of life by the dead; as, the resurrection of Jesus Christ; the general resurrection of all the dead at the Day of Judgment.
Resurrection (n.) State of being risen from the dead; future state.
Resurrection (n.) The cause or exemplar of a rising from the dead.
Resuscitable (a.) Capable of resuscitation; as, resuscitable plants.
Resuscitated (imp. & p. p.) of Resuscitate
Resuscitator (n.) One who, or that which, resuscitates.
Reticularian (n.) One of the Reticularia.
Reticulation (n.) The quality or state of being reticulated, or netlike; that which is reticulated; network; an organization resembling a net.
Retinasphalt (n.) Alt. of Retinasphaltum
Retiniphorae (pl. ) of Retinophora
Retinophoral (a.) Of or pertaining to retinophorae.
Retractation (n.) The act of retracting what has been said; recantation.
Retrenchment (n.) The act or process of retrenching; as, the retrenchment of words in a writing.
Retrenchment (n.) A work constructed within another, to prolong the defense of the position when the enemy has gained possession of the outer work; or to protect the defenders till they can retreat or obtain terms for a capitulation.
Retrievement (n.) Retrieval.
Retrocession (n.) The act of retroceding.
Retrocession (n.) The state of being retroceded, or granted back.
Retrocession (n.) Metastasis of an eruption or a tumor from the surface to the interior of the body.
Retroduction (n.) A leading or bringing back.
Retroflexion (n.) The act of reflexing; the state of being retroflexed. Cf. Retroversion.
Retrofracted (a.) Refracted; as, a retrofract stem.
Retrograding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retrograde
Retromingent (a.) Organized so as to discharge the urine backward.
Retromingent (n.) An animal that discharges its urine backward.
Retropulsive (a.) Driving back; repelling.
Retroversion (n.) A turning or bending backward; also, the state of being turned or bent backward; displacement backwards; as, retroversion of the uterus.
Retroverting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Retrovert
Revalescence (n.) The act of growing well; the state of being revalescent.
Revendicated (imp. & p. p.) of Revendicate
Reverberated (imp. & p. p.) of Reverberate
Reverberator (n.) One who, or that which, produces reverberation.
Reversionary (a.) Of or pertaining to a reversion; involving a reversion; to be enjoyed in succession, or after the termination of a particular estate; as, a reversionary interest or right.
Reversionary (n.) That which is to be received in reversion.
Revirescence (n.) A growing green or fresh again; renewal of youth or vigor.
Revisitation (n.) The act of revisiting.
Revivalistic (a.) Pertaining to revivals.
Revivificate (v. t.) To revive; to recall or restore to life.
Reviviscence (n.) Alt. of Reviviscency
Reviviscency (n.) The act of reviving, or the state of being revived; renewal of life.
Revocability (n.) The quality of being revocable; as, the revocability of a law.
Revolutioner (n.) One who is engaged in effecting a revolution; a revolutionist.
Sea colander () A large blackfish seaweed (Agarum Turneri), the frond of which is punctured with many little holes.
Sea colewort () Sea cabbage.
Sea crawfish () Alt. of Sea crayfish
Sea crayfish () Any crustacean of the genus Palinurus and allied genera, as the European spiny lobster (P. vulgaris), which is much used as an article of food. See Lobster.
Sea cucumber () Any large holothurian, especially one of those belonging to the genus Pentacta, or Cucumaria, as the common American and European species. (P. frondosa).
Sea daffodil () A European amarylidaceous plant (Pancratium maritimum).
Sea dotterel () The turnstone.
Sea elephant () A very large seal (Macrorhinus proboscideus) of the Antarctic seas, much hunted for its oil. It sometimes attains a length of thirty feet, and is remarkable for the prolongation of the nose of the adult male into an erectile elastic proboscis, about a foot in length. Another species of smaller size (M. angustirostris) occurs on the coast of Lower California, but is now nearly extinct.
Sea hedgehog () A sea urchin.
Sea language () The peculiar language or phraseology of seamen; sailor's cant.
Sea lavender () See Marsh rosemary, under Marsh.
Sea milkwort () A low, fleshy perennial herb (Glaux maritima) found along northern seashores.
Sea pheasant () The pintail duck.
Sea purslane () See under Purslane.
Sea sandwort () See Sea chickweed.
Sea scorpion () A European sculpin (Cottus scorpius) having the head armed with short spines.
Sea scorpion () The scorpene.
Sea withwind () A kind of bindweed (Convolvulus Soldanella) growing on the seacoast of Europe.
Sea woodcock () The bar-tailed godwit.
Sea wormwood () A European species of wormwood (Artemisia maritima) growing by the sea.
Secessionism (n.) The doctrine or policy of secession; the tenets of secession; the tenets of secessionists.
Secessionist (n.) One who upholds secession.
Secessionist (n.) One who holds to the belief that a State has the right to separate from the Union at its will.
Second-class (a.) Of the rank or degree below the best highest; inferior; second-rate; as, a second-class house; a second-class passage.
Second-sight (n.) The power of discerning what is not visible to the physical eye, or of foreseeing future events, esp. such as are of a disastrous kind; the capacity of a seer; prophetic vision.
Secretariate (n.) The office of a secretary; the place where a secretary transacts business, keeps records, etc.
Secretitious (a.) Parted by animal secretion; as, secretitious humors.
Sectarianism (n.) The quality or character of a sectarian; devotion to the interests of a party; excess of partisan or denominational zeal; adherence to a separate church organization.
Sectarianize (v. t.) To imbue with sectarian feelings; to subject to the control of a sect.
Sectionalism (n.) A disproportionate regard for the interests peculiar to a section of the country; local patriotism, as distinguished from national.
Sectionality (n.) The state or quality of being sectional; sectionalism.
Sectionalize (v. t.) To divide according to gepgraphical sections or local interests.
Secularizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Secularize
Segmentation (n.) The act or process of dividing into segments; specifically (Biol.), a self-division into segments as a result of growth; cell cleavage; cell multiplication; endogenous cell formation.
Seignioralty (n.) The territory or authority of a seignior, or lord.
Seismography (n.) A writing about, or a description of, earthquakes.
Seismography (n.) The art of registering the shocks and undulatory movements of earthquakes.
Seismometric (a.) Of or pertaining to seismometry, or seismometer; as, seismometric instruments; seismometric measurements.
Selachostomi (n. pl.) A division of ganoid fishes which includes the paddlefish, in which the mouth is armed with small teeth.
Seleniferous (a.) Containing, or impregnated with, selenium; as, seleniferous pyrites.
Seleniureted (a.) Combined with selenium as in a selenide; as, seleniureted hydrogen.
Selenography (n.) The science that treats of the physical features of the moon; -- corresponding to physical geography in respect to the earth.
Self-abasing (a.) Lowering or humbling one's self.
Self-accused (a.) Accused by one's self or by one's conscience.
Self-affairs (n. pl.) One's own affairs; one's private business.
Self-assumed (a.) Assumed by one's own act, or without authority.
Self-assured (a.) Assured by or of one's self; self-reliant; complacent.
Self-centred (a.) Centered in itself, or in one's self.
Self-charity (n.) Self-love.
Self-celored (a.) Being of a single color; -- applied to flowers, animals, and textile fabrics.
Self-command (n.) Control over one's own feelings, temper, etc.; self-control.
Self-commune (n.) Self-communion.
Self-conceit (n.) Conceit of one's self; an overweening opinion of one's powers or endowments.
Self-concern (n.) Concern for one's self.
Self-control (n.) Control of one's self; restraint exercised over one's self; self-command.
Self-created (a.) Created by one's self; not formed or constituted by another.
Self-culture (n.) Culture, training, or education of one's self by one's own efforts.
Self-defence (n.) See Self-defense.
Self-defense (n.) The act of defending one's own person, property, or reputation.
Self-denying (a.) Refusing to gratify one's self; self-sacrificing.
Self-devised (a.) Devised by one's self.
Self-devoted (a.) Devoted in person, or by one's own will.
Self-evident (a.) Evident without proof or reasoning; producing certainty or conviction upon a bare presentation to the mind; as, a self-evident proposition or truth.
Self-healing (a.) Having the power or property of healing itself.
Self-imposed (a.) Voluntarily taken on one's self; as, self-imposed tasks.
Self-kindled (a.) Kindled of itself, or without extraneous aid or power.
Self-knowing (a.) Knowing one's self, or one's own character, powers, and limitations.
Self-knowing (a.) Knowing of itself, without help from another.
Selflessness (n.) Quality or state of being selfless.
Self-opinion (n.) Opinion, especially high opinion, of one's self; an overweening estimate of one's self or of one's own opinion.
Self-posited (a.) Disposed or arranged by an action originating in one's self or in itself.
Self-reliant (a.) Reliant upon one's self; trusting to one's own powers or judgment.
Self-reproof (n.) The act of reproving one's self; censure of one's conduct by one's own judgment.
Self-respect (n.) Respect for one's self; regard for one's character; laudable self-esteem.
Self-seeking (a.) Seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfish.
Self-seeking (n.) The act or habit of seeking one's own interest or happiness; selfishness.
Self-torture (n.) The act of inflicting pain on one's self; pain inflicted on one's self.
Self-worship (n.) The idolizing of one's self; immoderate self-conceit.
Semaphorical (a.) Of or pertaining to a semaphore, or semaphores; telegraphic.
Semeiography (n.) Alt. of Semiography
Semiologioal (a.) Of or pertaining to the science of signs, or the systematic use of signs; as, a semeiological classification of the signs or symptoms of disease; a semeiological arrangement of signs used as signals.
Semeniferous (a.) Seminiferous.
Semiadherent (a.) Adherent part way.
Semiannually (adv.) Every half year.
Semibarbaric (a.) Half barbarous or uncivilized; as, semibarbaric display.
Semicalcined (a.) Half calcined; as, semicalcined iron.
Semicastrate (v. t.) To deprive of one testicle.
Semicircular (a.) Having the form of half of a circle.
Semicolumnar (a.) Like a semicolumn; flat on one side and round on the other; imperfectly columnar.
Semidetached (a.) Half detached; partly distinct or separate.
Semidiameter (n.) Half of a diameter; a right
Semidiapason (n.) An imperfect octave.
Semidiapente (n.) An imperfect or diminished fifth.
Semifloscule (n.) A floscule, or florest, with its corolla prolonged into a strap-shaped petal; -- called also semifloret.
Semiligneous (a.) Half or partially ligneous, as a stem partly woody and partly herbaceous.
Semimetallic (a.) Of or pertaining to a semimetal; possessing metallic properties in an inferior degree; resembling metal.
Seminiferous (a.) Seed-bearing; producing seed; pertaining to, or connected with, the formation of semen; as, seminiferous cells or vesicles.
Semiofficial (a.) Half official; having some official authority or importance; as, a semiofficial statement.
Semiological () Same as Semeiography, Semeiology, Semeiological.
Semipalmated (a.) Having the anterior toes joined only part way down with a web; half-webbed; as, a semipalmate bird or foot. See Illust. k under Aves.
Semiparabola (n.) One branch of a parabola, being terminated at the principal vertex of the curve.
Semipellucid (a.) Half clear, or imperfectly transparent; as, a semipellucid gem.
Semiprecious (a.) Somewhat precious; as, semiprecious stones or metals.
Semiquadrate (n.) Alt. of Semiquartile
Semiquartile (n.) An aspect of the planets when distant from each other the half of a quadrant, or forty-five degrees, or one sign and a half.
Semiquintile (n.) An aspect of the planets when distant from each other half of the quintile, or thirty-six degrees.
Semitransept (n.) The half of a transept; as, the north semitransept of a church.
Semivitreous (a.) Partially vitreous.
Sempervirent (a.) Always fresh; evergreen.
Sempiternity (n.) Future duration without end; the relation or state of being sempiternal.
Senatorially (adv.) In a senatorial manner.
Sensibleness (n.) The quality or state of being sensible; sensibility; appreciation; capacity of perception; susceptibility.
Sensibleness (n.) Intelligence; reasonableness; good sense.
Sensifacient (a.) Converting into sensation.
Sensualistic (a.) Sensual.
Sensualistic (a.) Adopting or teaching the doctrines of sensualism.
Sensualizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sensualize
Sententially (adv.) In a sentential manner.
Sentinelling () of Sentinel
Sentisection (n.) Painful vivisection; -- opposed to callisection.
Separability (n.) Quality of being separable or divisible; divisibility; separableness.
Separatistic (a.) Of or pertaining to separatists; characterizing separatists; schismatical.
Septemfluous (a.) Flowing sevenfold; divided into seven streams or currents.
Septemtrioun (n.) Septentrion.
Septemvirate (n.) The office of septemvir; a government by septimvirs.
Septennially (adv.) Once in seven years.
Septifarious (a.) Turned in seven different ways.
Septifolious (a.) Having seven leaves.
Septilateral (a.) Having seven sides; as, a septilateral figure.
Septuagenary (a.) Consisting of seventy; also, seventy years old.
Septuagenary (n.) A septuagenarian.
Septuagesima (n.) The third Sunday before Lent; -- so called because it is about seventy days before Easter.
Sepulchering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sepulchre
Sequestering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sequester
Sequestrable (a.) Capable of being sequestered; subject or liable to sequestration.
Sequestrated (imp. & p. p.) of Sequestrate
Sequestrator (n.) One who sequesters property, or takes the possession of it for a time, to satisfy a demand out of its rents or profits.
Sequestrator (n.) One to whom the keeping of sequestered property is committed.
Seraskierate (n.) The office or authority of a seraskier.
Sergeantship (n.) The office of sergeant.
Sermocinator (n.) One who makes sermons or speeches.
Serpentarius (n.) A constellation on the equator, lying between Scorpio and Hercules; -- called also Ophiuchus.
Serpentiform (a.) Having the form of a serpent.
Serpentinely (adv.) In a serpentine manner.
Serpentinian (n.) See 2d Ophite.
Serpentinize (v. t.) To convert (a magnesian silicate) into serpentine.
Serpentinous (a.) Relating to, or like, serpentine; as, a rock serpentinous in character.
Serrirostres (n. pl.) Same as Lamellirostres.
Servitorship (n.) The office, rank, or condition of a servitor.
Sesquialtera (n.) A stop on the organ, containing several ranks of pipes which reenforce some of the high harmonics of the ground tone, and make the sound more brilliant.
Sessile-eyed (a.) Having eyes which are not elevated on a stalk; -- opposed to stalk-eyed.
Set-stitched (a.) Stitched according to a formal pattern.
Seventy-four (n.) A naval vessel carrying seventy-four guns.
Severalities (pl. ) of Severality
Sexagenarian (n.) A person who is sixty years old.
Sexangularly (adv.) Hexagonally.
Sexisyllabic (a.) Having six syllables.
Sexisyllable (n.) A word of six syllables.
Sextodecimos (pl. ) of Sextodecimo
Tear-falling (a.) Shedding tears; tender.
Teaspoonfuls (pl. ) of Teaspoonful
Technicality (n.) The quality or state of being technical; technicalness.
Technicality (n.) That which is technical, or peculiar to any trade, profession, sect, or the like.
Technicology (n.) Technology.
Technologist (n.) One skilled in technology; one who treats of arts, or of the terms of arts.
Telegraphing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Telegraph
Telegraphist (n.) One skilled in telegraphy; a telegrapher.
Teleocephial (n. pl.) An extensive order of bony fishes including most of the common market species, as bass, salmon, cod, perch, etc.
Teleological (a.) Of or pertaining to teleology, or the doctrine of design.
Telescopical (a.) Of or pertaining to a telescope; performed by a telescope.
Telescopical (a.) Seen or discoverable only by a telescope; as, telescopic stars.
Telescopical (a.) Able to discern objects at a distance; farseeing; far-reaching; as, a telescopic eye; telescopic vision.
Telescopical (a.) Having the power of extension by joints sliding one within another, like the tube of a small telescope or a spyglass; especially (Mach.), constructed of concentric tubes, either stationary, as in the telescopic boiler, or movable, as in the telescopic chimney of a war vessel, which may be put out of sight by being lowered endwise.
Telesmatical (a.) Of or pertaining to telesms; magical.
Teleutospore (n.) The thick-celled winter or resting spore of the rusts (order Uredinales), produced in late summer. See Illust. of Uredospore.
Tellurhydric (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, hydrogen telluride, which is regarded as an acid, especially when in solution.
Telotrochous (a.) Having both a preoral and a posterior band of cilla; -- applied to the larvae of certain annelids.
Tempestivily (n.) The quality, or state, of being tempestive; seasonableness.
Temporalness (n.) World
Temporaneous (a.) Temporarity.
Temporomalar (a.) Of or pertaining to both the temple and the region of the malar bone; as, the temporomalar nerve.
Temptability (n.) The quality or state of being temptable; lability to temptation.
Tentaculated (a.) Having tentacles, or organs like tentacles; tentacled.
Tenuifolious (a.) Having thin or narrow leaves.
Tenuirosters (pl. ) of Tenuiroster
Tenuirostral (a.) Thin-billed; -- applied to birds with a slender bill, as the humming birds.
Tenuirostres (n. pl.) An artificial group of passerine birds having slender bills, as the humming birds.
Tercentenary (a.) Including, or relating to, an interval of three hundred years.
Tercentenary (n.) The three hundredth anniversary of any event; also, a celebration of such an anniversary.
Terebenthene (n.) Oil of turpentine. See Turpentine.
Terebinthine (a.) Of or pertaining to turpentine; consisting of turpentine, or partaking of its qualities.
Terebratulae (pl. ) of Terebratula
Terebratulid (n.) Any species of Terebratula or allied genera. Used also adjectively.
Terephthalic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a dibasic acid of the aromatic series, metameric with phthalic acid, and obtained, as a tasteless white crystal
Tergiversate (v. i.) To shift; to practice evasion; to use subterfuges; to shuffle.
Terraculture (n.) Cultivation on the earth; agriculture.
Terrestrious (a.) Terrestrial.
Terre-tenant (n.) One who has the actual possession of land; the occupant.
Terrifically (adv.) In a terrific manner.
Tersulphuret (n.) A trisulphide.
Tessellating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Tessellate
Tessellation (n.) The act of tessellating; also, the mosaic work so formed.
Testaceology (n.) The science of testaceous mollusks; conchology.
Testamentary (a.) Of or pertaining to a will, or testament; as, letters testamentary.
Testamentary (a.) Bequeathed by will; given by testament.
Testamentary (a.) Done, appointed by, or founded on, a testament, or will; as, a testamentary guardian of a minor, who may be appointed by the will of a father to act in that capacity until the child becomes of age.
Testamentize (v. i.) To make a will.
Testificator (n.) A testifier.
Testudinated (a.) Resembling a tortoise shell in appearance or structure; roofed; arched; vaulted.
Testudineous (a.) Resembling the shell of a tortoise.
Tetanization (n.) The production or condition of tetanus.
Tete-de-pont (n.) A work thrown up at the end of a bridge nearest the enemy, for covering the communications across a river; a bridgehead.
Tetracoccous (a.) Having four cocci, or carpels.
Tetracoralla (n. pl.) Same as Rugosa.
Tetradactyle (a.) Tetradactylous.
Tetradrachma (n.) A silver coin among the ancient Greeks, of the value of four drachms.
Tetradynamia (n. pl.) A Linnaean class of plants having six stamens, four of which are longer than the others.
Tetrahedrite (n.) A sulphide of antimony and copper, with small quantities of other metals. It is a very common ore of copper, and some varieties yield a considerable presentage of silver. Called also gray copper ore, fahlore, and panabase.
Tetraneumona (n. pl.) A division of Arachnida including those spiders which have four lungs, or pulmonary sacs. It includes the bird spiders (Mygale) and the trapdoor spiders. See Mygale.
Tetrapterous (a.) Having four wings.
Tetrarchical (a.) Of or pertaining to a tetrarch or tetrarchy.
Tetraspaston (n.) A machine in which four pulleys act together.
Tetrathionic (a.) Of, pertaining to, or designating, a thionic derivative, H/S/O/, of sulphuric acid, obtained as a colorless, odorless liquid.
Tetravalence (n.) The quality or state of being tetravalent; quadrivalence.
Vegetability (n.) The quality or state of being vegetable.
Vehiculation (n.) Movement of vehicles.
Vehiculatory (a.) Vehicular.
Velecipedist (n.) One who rides on a velocipede.
Velvetbreast (n.) The goosander.
VenAe portae (pl. ) of Vena
Venerability (n.) The quality or state of being venerable; venerableness.
Ventriculite (n.) Any one of numerous species of siliceous fossil sponges belonging to Ventriculites and allied genera, characteristic of the Cretaceous period.
Ventriculous (a.) Somewhat distended in the middle; ventricular.
Veratralbine (n.) A yellowish amorphous alkaloid extracted from the rootstock of Veratrum album.
Verbenaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order (Verbenaceae) of gamopetalous plants of which Verbena is the type. The order includes also the black and white mangroves, and many plants noted for medicinal use or for beauty of bloom.
Verd antique () A mottled-green serpentine marble.
Verd antique () A green porphyry called oriental verd antique.
Verecundious (a.) Verecund.
Verificative (a.) Serving to verify; verifying; authenciating; confirming.
Verisimility (n.) Verisimilitude.
Vermeologist (n.) One who treats of vermes, or worms; a helminthologist.
Vermiculated (imp. & p. p.) of Vermiculate
Vermiculated (a.) Made or marked with irregular wavy
Vermilinguia (n. pl.) A tribe of edentates comprising the South American ant-eaters. The tongue is long, slender, exsertile, and very flexible, whence the name.
Vermilinguia (n. pl.) A tribe of Old World lizards which comprises the chameleon. They have long, flexible tongues.
Vernacularly (adv.) In a vernacular manner; in the vernacular.
Versableness (n.) Versability.
Versicolored (a.) Having various colors; changeable in color.
Versificator (n.) A versifier.
Verticalness (n.) Quality or state of being vertical.
Verticillate (a.) Alt. of Verticillated
Verumontanum (n.) An elevation, or crest, in the wall of the urethra where the seminal ducts enter it.
Vesiculation (n.) The state of containing vesicles, or the process by which vesicles are formed.
Veterinarian (n.) One skilled in the diseases of cattle or domestic animals; a veterinary surgeon.
Weak-hearted (a.) Having little courage; of feeble spirit; dispirited; faint-hearted.
Weasel-faced (a.) Having a thin, sharp face, like a weasel.
Weatherboard (n.) That side of a vessel which is toward the wind; the windward side.
Weatherboard (n.) A piece of plank placed in a porthole, or other opening, to keep out water.
Weatherboard (n.) A board extending from the ridge to the eaves along the slope of the gable, and forming a close junction between the shingling of a roof and the side of the building beneath.
Weatherboard (n.) A clapboard or feather-edged board used in weatherboarding.
Weather-fend (v. t.) To defend from the weather; to shelter.
Weatherglass (n.) An instrument to indicate the state of the atmosphere, especially changes of atmospheric pressure, and hence changes of weather, as a barometer or baroscope.
Weatherproof (a.) Proof against rough weather.
Weatherwiser (n.) Something that foreshows the weather.
Web-fingered (a.) Having the fingers united by a web for a considerable part of their length.
Wedge-formed (a.) Having the form of a wedge; cuneiform.
Wedge-shaped (a.) Having the shape of a wedge; cuneiform.
Wedge-shaped (a.) Broad and truncate at the summit, and tapering down to the base; as, a wedge-shaped leaf.
Wedge-tailed (a.) Having a tail which has the middle pair of feathers longest, the rest successively and decidedly shorter, and all more or less attenuate; -- said of certain birds. See Illust. of Wood hoopoe, under Wood.
Weeding-rhim (n.) A kind of implement used for tearing up weeds esp. on summer fallows.
Weeping-ripe (a.) Ripe for weeping; ready to weep.
Weigh-houses (pl. ) of Weigh-house
Well-favored (a.) Handsome; wellformed; beautiful; pleasing to the eye.
Wellingtonia (n.) A name given to the "big trees" (Sequoia gigantea) of California, and still used in England. See Sequoia.
Well-meaning (a.) Having a good intention.
Well-natured (a.) Good-natured; kind.
Xenopterygii (n. pl.) A suborder of fishes including Gobiesox and allied genera. These fishes have soft-rayed fins, and a ventral sucker supported in front by the pectoral fins. They are destitute of scales.
Xerophthalmy (n.) Xerophthalmia.
Yeast-bitten (a.) A term used of beer when the froth of the yeast has reentered the body of the beer.
Yellow-golds (n.) A certain plant, probably the yellow oxeye.
Yellowhammer (n.) A common European finch (Emberiza citrinella). The color of the male is bright yellow on the breast, neck, and sides of the head, with the back yellow and brown, and the top of the head and the tail quills blackish. Called also yellow bunting, scribbling lark, and writing lark.
Yellowhammer (n.) The flicker.
Yellowshanks (n.) Alt. of Yellowshins
Yellowthroat (n.) Any one of several species of American ground warblers of the genus Geothlypis, esp. the Maryland yellowthroat (G. trichas), which is a very common species.
Yezdegerdian (a.) Of or pertaining to Yezdegerd, the last Sassanian monarch of Persia, who was overthrown by the Mohammedans; as, the Yezdegerdian era, which began on the 16th of June, a. d. 632. The era is still used by the Parsees.
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