12 letter words whose second letter is I
Aich's metal () A kind of gun metal, containing copper, zinc, and iron, but no tin.
Aids-de-camp (pl. ) of Aid-de-camp
Biarticulate (a.) Having, or consisting of, tow joints.
Biauriculate (a.) Having two auricles, as the heart of mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Biauriculate (a.) Having two earlike projections at its base, as a leaf.
Bibliography (n.) A history or description of books and manuscripts, with notices of the different editions, the times when they were printed, etc.
Bibliomaniac (n.) One who has a mania for books.
Bibliomaniac (a.) Relating to a bibliomaniac.
Bibliopegist (n.) A bookbinder.
Bibliophobia (n.) A dread of books.
Bibliopolism (n.) The trade or business of selling books.
Bibliopolist (n.) Same as Bibliopole.
Bibliothecal (a.) Belonging to a library.
Bicarbureted (a.) Alt. of -retted
Bicentennial (a.) Consisting of two hundred years.
Bicentennial (a.) Occurring every two hundred years.
Bicentennial (n.) The two hundredth year or anniversary, or its celebration.
Bichromatize (v. t.) To combine or treat with a bichromate, esp. with bichromate of potassium; as, bichromatized gelatine.
Bicrescentic (a.) Having the form of a double crescent.
Biddery ware () A kind of metallic ware made in India. The material is a composition of zinc, tin, and lead, in which ornaments of gold and silver are inlaid or damascened.
Biflabellate (a.) Flabellate on both sides.
Biflagellate (a.) Having two long, narrow, whiplike appendages.
Bihydroguret (n.) A compound of two atoms of hydrogen with some other substance.
Bilamellated (a.) Formed of two plates, as the stigma of the Mimulus; also, having two elevated ridges, as in the lip of certain flowers.
Bilaterality (n.) State of being bilateral.
Bilingualism (n.) Quality of being bilingual.
Biliteralism (n.) The property or state of being biliteral.
Billets-doux (pl. ) of Billet-doux
Billingsgate (n.) A market near the Billings gate in London, celebrated for fish and foul language.
Billingsgate (n.) Coarsely abusive, foul, or profane language; vituperation; ribaldry.
Binarseniate (n.) A salt having two equivalents of arsenic acid to one of the base.
Binucleolate (a.) Having two nucleoli.
Biochemistry (n.) The chemistry of living organisms; the chemistry of the processes incidental to, and characteristic of, life.
Biographical (a.) Of or pertaining to biography; containing biography.
Biomagnetism (n.) Animal magnetism.
Bipectinated (a.) Having two margins toothed like a comb.
Bipinnatifid (a.) Doubly pinnatifid.
Birdcatching (n.) The art, act, or occupation or catching birds or wild fowls.
Bird fancier () One who takes pleasure in rearing or collecting rare or curious birds.
Bird fancier () One who has for sale the various kinds of birds which are kept in cages.
Bird's-mouth (n.) An interior angle or notch cut across a piece of timber, for the reception of the edge of another, as that in a rafter to be laid on a plate; -- commonly called crow's-foot in the United States.
Bishop's cap () A plant of the genus Mitella; miterwort.
Bishop-stool (n.) A bishop's seat or see.
Bismuthinite (n.) Native bismuth sulphide; -- sometimes called bismuthite.
Bituminating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bituminate
Bituminizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Bituminize
Cichoraceous (a.) Belonging to, or resembling, a suborder of composite plants of which the chicory (Cichorium) is the type.
Cinchonidine (n.) One of the quinine group of alkaloids, found especially in red cinchona bark. It is a white crystal
Cinque Ports () Five English ports, to which peculiar privileges were anciently accorded; -- viz., Hastings, Romney, Hythe, Dover, and Sandwich; afterwards increased by the addition of Winchelsea, Rye, and some minor places.
Circumambage (n.) A roundabout or indirect course; indirectness.
Circumcenter (n.) The center of a circle that circumscribes a triangle.
Circumcising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Circumcise
Circumcision (n.) The act of cutting off the prepuce or foreskin of males, or the internal labia of females.
Circumcision (n.) The Jews, as a circumcised people.
Circumcision (n.) Rejection of the sins of the flesh; spiritual purification, and acceptance of the Christian faith.
Circumflexed (imp. & p. p.) of Circumflex
Circumfluent (a.) Alt. of Circumfluous
Circumfluous (a.) Flowing round; surrounding in the manner of a fluid.
Circumfusile (a.) Capable of being poured or spread round.
Circumfusion (n.) The act of pouring or spreading round; the state of being spread round.
Circumgyrate (v. t. & i.) To roll or turn round; to cause to perform a rotary or circular motion.
Circumjacent (a.) Lying round; bordering on every side.
Circumjovial (n.) One of the moons or satellites of the planet Jupiter.
Circumnutate (v. i.) To pass through the stages of circumnutation.
Circumrotary (a.) Alt. of Circumrotatory
Circumrotate (v. t. & i.) To rotate about.
Circumscribe (v. t.) to write or engrave around.
Circumscribe (v. t.) To inclose within a certain limit; to hem in; to surround; to bound; to confine; to restrain.
Circumscribe (v. t.) To draw a
Circumstance (n.) That which attends, or relates to, or in some way affects, a fact or event; an attendant thing or state of things.
Circumstance (n.) An event; a fact; a particular incident.
Circumstance (n.) Circumlocution; detail.
Circumstance (n.) Condition in regard to worldly estate; state of property; situation; surroundings.
Circumstance (v. t.) To place in a particular situation; to supply relative incidents.
Circumvented (imp. & p. p.) of Circumvent
Circumventor (n.) One who circumvents; one who gains his purpose by cunning.
Circumvolant (a.) Flying around.
Circumvolved (imp. & p. p.) of Circumvolve
Cirl bunting () A European bunting (Emberiza cirlus).
Cirrhiferous (a.) See Cirriferous.
Cittern-head (n.) Blockhead; dunce; -- so called because the handle of a cittern usually ended with a carved head.
Civilization (n.) The act of civilizing, or the state of being civilized; national culture; refinement.
Civilization (n.) Rendering a criminal process civil.
Diageotropic (a.) Relating to, or exhibiting, diageotropism.
Diagrammatic (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, a diagram; showing by diagram.
Diagraphical (a.) Descriptive.
Dialectician (n.) One versed in dialectics; a logician; a reasoner.
Dialectology (n.) That branch of philology which is devoted to the consideration of dialects.
Dialogically (adv.) In the manner or nature of a dialogue.
Diamagnetism (n.) The science which treats of diamagnetic phenomena, and of the properties of diamagnetic bodies.
Diamagnetism (n.) That form or condition of magnetic action which characterizes diamagnetics.
Diamond-back (n.) The salt-marsh terrapin of the Atlantic coast (Malacoclemmys palustris).
Diaphanotype (n.) A colored photograph produced by superimposing a translucent colored positive over a strong uncolored one.
Diaphanously (adv.) Translucently.
Diaphemetric (a.) Relating to the measurement of the tactile sensibility of parts; as, diaphemetric compasses.
Diarthrodial (a.) Relating to diarthrosis, or movable articulations.
Diathermancy (n.) Alt. of Diathermaneity
Diatonically (adv.) In a diatonic manner.
Dibranchiata (n. pl.) An order of cephalopods which includes those with two gills, an apparatus for emitting an inky fluid, and either eight or ten cephalic arms bearing suckers or hooks, as the octopi and squids. See Cephalopoda.
Dibranchiate (a.) Having two gills.
Dibranchiate (n.) One of the Dibranchiata.
Dichotomized (imp. & p. p.) of Dichotomize
Dichroiscope (n.) Same as Dichroscope.
Dichromatism (n.) The state of being dichromatic.
Dichroscopic (a.) Pertaining to the dichroscope, or to observations with it.
Dictatorship (n.) The office, or the term of office, of a dictator; hence, absolute power.
Dictionaries (pl. ) of Dictionary
Didactically (adv.) In a didactic manner.
Diencephalon (n.) The interbrain or thalamencephalon; -- sometimes abbreviated to dien. See Thalamencephalon.
Dietetically (adv.) In a dietetical manner.
Diethylamine (n.) A colorless, volatile, alka
Differencing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Difference
Differentiae (pl. ) of Differentia
Differential (a.) Relating to or indicating a difference; creating a difference; discriminating; special; as, differential characteristics; differential duties; a differential rate.
Differential (a.) Of or pertaining to a differential, or to differentials.
Differential (a.) Relating to differences of motion or leverage; producing effects by such differences; said of mechanism.
Differential (n.) An increment, usually an indefinitely small one, which is given to a variable quantity.
Differential (n.) A small difference in rates which competing railroad
Differential (n.) One of two coils of conducting wire so related to one another or to a magnet or armature common to both, that one coil produces polar action contrary to that of the other.
Differential (n.) A form of conductor used for dividing and distributing the current to a series of electric lamps so as to maintain equal action in all.
Difficultate (v. t.) To render difficult; to difficilitate.
Difficulties (pl. ) of Difficulty
Diffranchise () Alt. of Diffranchisement
Digladiation (n.) Act of digladiating.
Digressional (a.) Pertaining to, or having the character of, a digression; departing from the main purpose or subject.
Digressively (adv.) By way of digression.
Dijudication (n.) The act of dijudicating; judgment.
Dilacerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dilacerate
Dilaceration (n.) The act of rending asunder.
Dilapidating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dilapidate
Dilapidation (n.) The act of dilapidating, or the state of being dilapidated, reduced to decay, partially ruined, or squandered.
Dilapidation (n.) Ecclesiastical waste; impairing of church property by an incumbent, through neglect or by intention.
Dilapidation (n.) The pulling down of a building, or suffering it to fall or be in a state of decay.
Dilatability (n.) The quality of being dilatable, or admitting expansion; -- opposed to contractibility.
Dilatoriness (n.) The quality of being dilatory; lateness; slowness; tardiness; sluggishness.
Dilettantish (a.) Dilettanteish.
Dilettantism (n.) Same as Dilettanteism.
Dilucidation (n.) The act of making clear.
Diminishable (a.) Capable of being diminished or lessened.
Diminishment (n.) Diminution.
Diminutively (adv.) In a diminutive manner.
Dinumeration (n.) Enumeration.
Diphtheritic (a.) Pertaining to, or connected with, diphtheria.
Diphtheritic (a.) Having characteristics resembling those of diphtheria; as, diphtheritic inflammation of the bladder.
Diphthongize (v. t. & i.) To change into a diphthong, as by affixing another vowel to a simple vowel.
Diploblastic (a.) Characterizing the ovum when it has two primary germinal layers.
Diplocardiac (a.) Having the heart completely divided or double, one side systemic, the other pulmonary.
Diplomatical (a.) Pertaining to diplomacy; relating to the foreign ministers at a court, who are called the diplomatic body.
Diplomatical (a.) Characterized by tact and shrewdness; dexterous; artful; as, diplomatic management.
Diplomatical (a.) Pertaining to diplomatics; paleographic.
Diplostemony (n.) The condition of being diplostemonous.
Dippel's oil () See Bone oil, under Bone.
Directorship (n.) The condition or office of a director; directorate.
Direptitious (a.) Characterized by direption.
Disabilities (pl. ) of Disability
Disaccordant (a.) Not accordant.
Disadvantage (n.) Deprivation of advantage; unfavorable or prejudicial quality, condition, circumstance, or the like; that which hinders success, or causes loss or injury.
Disadvantage (n.) Loss; detriment; hindrance; prejudice to interest, fame, credit, profit, or other good.
Disadvantage (v. t.) To injure the interest of; to be detrimental to.
Disadventure (n.) Misfortune; mishap.
Disaffecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disaffect
Disaffection (n.) State of being disaffected; alienation or want of affection or good will, esp. toward those in authority; unfriend
Disaffection (n.) Disorder; bad constitution.
Disaggregate (v. t.) To destroy the aggregation of; to separate into component parts, as an aggregate mass.
Disagreeable (a.) Not agreeable, conformable, or congruous; contrary; unsuitable.
Disagreeable (a.) Exciting repugnance; offensive to the feelings or senses; displeasing; unpleasant.
Disagreeably (adv.) In a disagreeable manner; unsuitably; offensively.
Disagreeance (n.) Disagreement.
Disagreement (n.) The state of disagreeing; a being at variance; dissimilitude; diversity.
Disagreement (n.) Unsuitableness; unadaptedness.
Disagreement (n.) Difference of opinion or sentiment.
Disagreement (n.) A falling out, or controversy; difference.
Disallowable (a.) Not allowable; not to be suffered.
Disallowance (n.) The act of disallowing; refusal to admit or permit; rejection.
Disangelical (a.) Not angelical.
Disanimating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disanimate
Disanimation (n.) Privation of life.
Disanimation (n.) The state of being disanimated or discouraged; depression of spirits.
Disannulment (n.) Complete annulment.
Disappearing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disappear
Disappendent (a.) Freed from a former connection or dependence; disconnected.
Disappointed (a.) Defeated of expectation or hope; balked; as, a disappointed person or hope.
Disappointed (a.) Unprepared; unequipped.
Disapproving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disapprove
Disarranging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disarrange
Disarrayment (n.) Disorder.
Disassiduity (n.) Want of assiduity or care.
Disassociate (v. t.) To disconnect from things associated; to disunite; to dissociate.
Disauthorize (v. t.) To deprive of credit or authority; to discredit.
Disbelieving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disbelieve
Disboscation (n.) Converting forest land into cleared or arable land; removal of a forest.
Disbursement (n.) The act of disbursing or paying out.
Disbursement (n.) That which is disbursed or paid out; as, the annual disbursements exceed the income.
Disburthened (imp. & p. p.) of Disburthen
Discalceated (a.) Deprived off shoes or sandals; unshod; discalced.
Disceptation (n.) Controversy; disputation; discussion.
Discerningly (adv.) In a discerning manner; with judgment; judiciously; acutely.
Discerptible (a.) Capable of being discerped.
Disciflorous (a.) Bearing the stamens on a discoid outgrowth of the receptacle; -- said of a subclass of plants. Cf. Calycifloral.
Discipleship (n.) The state of being a disciple or follower in doctrines and precepts.
Disciplinant (n.) A flagellant. See Flagellant.
Disciplinary (a.) Pertaining to discip
Disciplining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discip
Disclamation (n.) A disavowing or disowning.
Discoblastic (a.) Applied to a form of egg cleavage seen in osseous fishes, which occurs only in a small disk that separates from the rest of the egg.
Discomfiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discomfit
Discomfiture (v. t.) The act of discomfiting, or the state of being discomfited; rout; overthrow; defeat; frustration; confusion and dejection.
Discomforted (imp. & p. p.) of Discomfort
Discommender (n.) One who discommends; a dispraiser.
Discommodate (v. t.) To discommode.
Discommoding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discommode
Discommodity (n.) Disadvantage; inconvenience.
Discommunity (n.) A lack of common possessions, properties, or relationship.
Discomposing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discompose
Discomposure (n.) The state of being discomposed; disturbance; disorder; agitation; perturbation.
Discomposure (n.) Discordance; disagreement of parts.
Disconcerted (imp. & p. p.) of Disconcert
Disconducive (a.) Not conductive; impeding; disadvantageous.
Discongruity (n.) Incongruity; disagreement; unsuitableness.
Disconnected (imp. & p. p.) of Disconnect
Disconsolacy (n.) The state of being disconsolate.
Disconsolate (n.) Disconsolateness.
Disconsolate (v. t.) Destitute of consolation; deeply dejected and dispirited; hopelessly sad; comfortless; filled with grief; as, a bereaved and disconsolate parent.
Disconsolate (v. t.) Inspiring dejection; saddening; cheerless; as, the disconsolate darkness of the winter nights.
Discontented (imp. & p. p.) of Discontent
Discontented (p. p. & a.) Dissatisfied; uneasy in mind; malcontent.
Discontinued (imp. & p. p.) of Discontinue
Discontinuee (n.) One whose possession of an estate is broken off, or discontinued; one whose estate is subject to discontinuance.
Discontinuer (n.) One who discontinues, or breaks off or away from; an absentee.
Discontinuor (n.) One who deprives another of the possession of an estate by discontinuance. See Discontinuance, 2.
Discorporate (a.) Deprived of the privileges or form of a body corporate.
Discountable (a.) Capable of being, or suitable to be, discounted; as, certain forms are necessary to render notes discountable at a bank.
Discouraging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discourage
Discouraging (a.) Causing or indicating discouragement.
Discourteous (a.) Uncivil; rude; wanting in courtesy or good manners; uncourteous.
Discourtship (n.) Want of courtesy.
Discoverable (a.) Capable of being discovered, found out, or perceived; as, many minute animals are discoverable only by the help of the microscope; truths discoverable by human industry.
Discoverment (n.) Discovery.
Discoverture (n.) Discovery.
Discoverture (n.) A state of being released from coverture; freedom of a woman from the coverture of a husband.
Discrediting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Discredit
Discretional () Alt. of Discretionary
Discretively (adv.) In a discretive manner.
Discriminant (n.) The eliminant of the n partial differentials of any homogenous function of n variables. See Eliminant.
Discriminate (a.) Having the difference marked; distinguished by certain tokens.
Discriminate (v. t.) To set apart as being different; to mark as different; to separate from another by discerning differences; to distinguish.
Discriminate (v. i.) To make a difference or distinction; to distinguish accurately; as, in judging of evidence, we should be careful to discriminate between probability and slight presumption.
Discriminate (v. i.) To treat unequally.
Discriminate (v. i.) To impose unequal tariffs for substantially the same service.
Discriminous (a.) Hazardous; dangerous.
Discruciated (imp. & p. p.) of Discruciate
Disculpating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disculpate
Disculpation (n.) Exculpation.
Disculpatory (a.) Tending to exculpate; exculpatory.
Discussional (a.) Pertaining to discussion.
Disdainishly (adv.) Disdainfully.
Disdainously (adv.) Disdainfully.
Diseasedness (n.) The state of being diseased; a morbid state; sickness.
Disembarking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembark
Disembarrass (v. t.) To free from embarrassment, or perplexity; to clear; to extricate.
Disembellish (v. t.) To deprive of embellishment; to disadorn.
Disembodying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembody
Disemboguing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disembogue
Disembowered (a.) Deprived of, or removed from, a bower.
Disembrangle (v. t.) To free from wrangling or litigation.
Disembroiled (imp. & p. p.) of Disembroil
Disenchained (a.) Freed from restraint; unrestrained.
Disenchanted (imp. & p. p.) of Disenchant
Disenchanter (n.) One who, or that which, disenchants.
Disendowment (n.) The act of depriving of an endowment or endowments.
Disenrolling (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disenroll
Disentangled (imp. & p. p.) of Disentangle
Disestablish (v. t.) To unsettle; to break up (anything established); to deprive, as a church, of its connection with the state.
Disesteeming (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disesteem
Disfavorable (a.) Unfavorable.
Disfavorably (adv.) Unpropitiously.
Disfranchise (v. t.) To deprive of a franchise or chartered right; to dispossess of the rights of a citizen, or of a particular privilege, as of voting, holding office, etc.
Disfurnished (imp. & p. p.) of Disfurnish
Disfurniture (n.) The act of disfurnishing, or the state of being disfurnished.
Disfurniture (v. t.) To disfurnish.
Disglorified (imp. & p. p.) of Disglorify
Disgorgement (n.) The act of disgorging; a vomiting; that which is disgorged.
Disgradation (n.) Degradation; a stripping of titles and honors.
Disgregation (n.) The process of separation, or the condition of being separate, as of the molecules of a body.
Disguisement (n.) Disguise.
Dishabituate (v. t.) To render unaccustomed.
Disheartened (imp. & p. p.) of Dishearten
Disheritance (n.) The act of disinheriting or state of being disinherited; disinheritance.
Dishevelling () of Dishevel
Dishonorable (a.) Wanting in honor; not honorable; bringing or deserving dishonor; staining the character, and lessening the reputation; shameful; disgraceful; base.
Dishonorable (a.) Wanting in honor or esteem; disesteemed.
Disinclining (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disinc
Disinfecting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disinfect
Disinfectant (n.) That which disinfects; an agent for removing the causes of infection, as chlorine.
Disinfection (n.) The act of disinfecting; purification from infecting matter.
Disingenuity (n.) Disingenuousness.
Disingenuous (a.) Not noble; unbecoming true honor or dignity; mean; unworthy; as, disingenuous conduct or schemes.
Disingenuous (a.) Not ingenuous; wanting in noble candor or frankness; not frank or open; uncandid; unworthily or meanly artful.
Disinhabited (a.) Uninhabited.
Disinherison (v. t.) Same as Disherison.
Disinherited (imp. & p. p.) of Disinherit
Disintegrate (v. t.) To separate into integrant parts; to reduce to fragments or to powder; to break up, or cause to fall to pieces, as a rock, by blows of a hammer, frost, rain, and other mechanical or atmospheric influences.
Disintegrate (v. i.) To decompose into integrant parts; as, chalk rapidly disintegrates.
Disinterring (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disinter
Disinterment (n.) The act of disinterring, or taking out of the earth; exhumation.
Disintricate (v. t.) To disentangle.
Disjuncttion (n.) The act of disjoining; disunion; separation; a parting; as, the disjunction of soul and body.
Disjuncttion (n.) A disjunctive proposition.
Dismayedness (n.) A state of being dismayed; dejection of courage; dispiritedness.
Dismembering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dismember
Disobedience (n.) Neglect or refusal to obey; violation of a command or prohibition.
Disobediency (n.) Disobedience.
Disobeisance (n.) Disobedience.
Disordinance (n.) Disarrangement; disturbance.
Disorganized (imp. & p. p.) of Disorganize
Disorganizer (n.) One who disorganizes or causes disorder and confusion.
Disorientate (v. t.) To turn away from the east, or (figuratively) from the right or the truth.
Disoxidation (n.) Deoxidation.
Disoxygenate (v. t.) To deprive of oxygen; to deoxidize.
Disparadised (a.) Removed from paradise.
Dispassioned (a.) Free from passion; dispassionate.
Dispatchment (n.) The act of dispatching.
Dispauperize (v. t.) To free a state of pauperism, or from paupers.
Dispensaries (pl. ) of Dispensary
Dispensation (n.) The act of dispensing or dealing out; distribution; often used of the distribution of good and evil by God to man, or more generically, of the acts and modes of his administration.
Dispensation (n.) That which is dispensed, dealt out, or appointed; that which is enjoined or bestowed
Dispensation (n.) A system of principles, promises, and rules ordained and administered; scheme; economy; as, the Patriarchal, Mosaic, and Christian dispensations.
Dispensation (n.) The relaxation of a law in a particular case; permission to do something forbidden, or to omit doing something enjoined; specifically, in the Roman Catholic Church, exemption from some ecclesiastical law or obligation to God which a man has incurred of his own free will (oaths, vows, etc.).
Dispensative (a.) Granting dispensation.
Dispensatory (v. t.) Granting, or authorized to grant, dispensations.
Dispensatory (n.) A book or medicinal formulary containing a systematic description of drugs, and of preparations made from them. It is usually, but not always, distinguished from a pharmacop/ia in that it issued by private parties, and not by an official body or by government.
Disperseness (n.) Dispersedness.
Dispiritment (n.) Depression of spirits; discouragement.
Displaceable (a.) Capable of being displaced.
Displacement (n.) The act of displacing, or the state of being displaced; a putting out of place.
Displacement (n.) The quantity of anything, as water, displaced by a floating body, as by a ship, the weight of the displaced liquid being equal to that of the displacing body.
Displacement (n.) The process of extracting soluble substances from organic material and the like, whereby a quantity of saturated solvent is displaced, or removed, for another quantity of the solvent.
Displeasance (n.) Displeasure; discontent; annoyance.
Displeasedly (adv.) With displeasure.
Disposedness (n.) The state of being disposed or inc
Dispossessed (imp. & p. p.) of Dispossess
Dispossessor (n.) One who dispossesses.
Dispraisable (a.) Blamable.
Disprejudice (v. t.) To free from prejudice.
Disprivilege (v. t.) To deprive of a privilege or privileges.
Dispropriate (v. t.) To cancel the appropriation of; to disappropriate.
Disputatious (a.) Inc
Disqualified (imp. & p. p.) of Disqualify
Disquietment (n.) State of being disquieted; uneasiness; harassment.
Disquietness (n.) Disturbance of quiet in body or mind; restlessness; uneasiness.
Disquiettude (n.) Want of peace or tranquility; uneasiness; disturbance; agitation; anxiety.
Disquisition (n.) A formal or systematic inquiry into, or discussion of, any subject; a full examination or investigation of a matter, with the arguments and facts bearing upon it; elaborate essay; dissertation.
Disquisitive (a.) Relating to disquisition; fond discussion or investigation; examining; inquisitive.
Disquisitory (a.) Of or pertaining to disquisition; disquisitive.
Disregarding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disregard
Disregardful (a.) Neglect; negligent; heedless; regardless.
Disrelishing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Disrelish
Disreputable (a.) Not reputable; of bad repute; not in esteem; dishonorable; disgracing the reputation; tending to bring into disesteem; as, it is disreputable to associate familiarly with the mean, the lewd, and the profane.
Disreputably (adv.) In a disreputable manner.
Disrespecter (n.) One who disrespects.
Disreverence (v. t.) To treat irreverently or with disrespect.
Dissatisfied (imp. & p. p.) of Dissatisfy
Disseizoress (n.) A woman disseizes.
Dissemblance (n.) Want of resemblance; dissimilitude.
Dissemblance (n.) The act or art of dissembling; dissimulation.
Disseminated (imp. & p. p.) of Disseminate
Disseminated (p. a.) Occurring in small portions scattered through some other substance.
Disseminator (n.) One who, or that which, disseminates, spreads, or propagates; as, disseminators of disease.
Dissentation (n.) Dissension.
Dissenterism (n.) The spirit or principles of dissenters.
Dissertation (n.) A formal or elaborate argumentative discourse, oral or written; a disquisition; an essay; a discussion; as, Dissertations on the Prophecies.
Disseverance (n.) The act of disserving; separation.
Disseverment (n.) Disseverance.
Dissimilarly (adv.) In a dissimilar manner; in a varied style.
Dissimulator (n.) One who dissimulates; a dissembler.
Dissocialize (v. t.) To render unsocial.
Dissociating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissociate
Dissociation (n.) The act of dissociating or disuniting; a state of separation; disunion.
Dissociation (n.) The process by which a compound body breaks up into simpler constituents; -- said particularly of the action of heat on gaseous or volatile substances; as, the dissociation of the sulphur molecules; the dissociation of ammonium chloride into hydrochloric acid and ammonia.
Dissociative (a.) Tending or leading to dissociation.
Dissolvative (n.) Having the power to dissolve anything; solvent.
Dissundering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Dissunder
Dissyllabify (v. t.) To form into two syllables.
Dissyllabize (v. t.) To form into two syllables; to dissyllabify.
Distempering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distemper
Distemperate (a.) Immoderate.
Distemperate (a.) Diseased; disordered.
Disterminate (a.) Separated by bounds.
Distichously (adv.) In a distichous manner.
Distillation (n.) The act of falling in drops, or the act of pouring out in drops.
Distillation (n.) That which falls in drops.
Distillation (n.) The separation of the volatile parts of a substance from the more fixed; specifically, the operation of driving off gas or vapor from volatile liquids or solids, by heat in a retort or still, and the condensation of the products as far as possible by a cool receiver, alembic, or condenser; rectification; vaporization; condensation; as, the distillation of illuminating gas and coal, of alcohol from sour mash, or of boric acid in steam.
Distillation (n.) The substance extracted by distilling.
Distillatory (a.) Belonging to, or used in, distilling; as, distillatory vessels.
Distillatory (n.) A distillatory apparatus; a still.
Distilleries (pl. ) of Distillery
Distinctness (n.) The quality or state of being distinct; a separation or difference that prevents confusion of parts or things.
Distinctness (n.) Nice discrimination; hence, clearness; precision; as, he stated his arguments with great distinctness.
Distractedly (adv.) Disjointedly; madly.
Distractible (a.) Capable of being drawn aside or distracted.
Distractious (a.) Distractive.
Distrainable (a.) Capable of being, or liable to be, distrained.
Distraughted (a.) Distracted.
Distributary (a.) Tending to distribute or be distributed; that distributes; distributive.
Distributing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Distribute
Distributing (a.) That distributes; dealing out.
Distribution (n.) The act of distributing or dispensing; the act of dividing or apportioning among several or many; apportionment; as, the distribution of an estate among heirs or children.
Distribution (n.) Separation into parts or classes; arrangement of anything into parts; disposition; classification.
Distribution (n.) That which is distributed.
Distribution (n.) A resolving a whole into its parts.
Distribution (n.) The sorting of types and placing them in their proper boxes in the cases.
Distribution (n.) The steps or operations by which steam is supplied to and withdrawn from the cylinder at each stroke of the piston; viz., admission, suppression or cutting off, release or exhaust, and compression of exhaust steam prior to the next admission.
Distributive (a.) Tending to distribute; serving to divide and assign in portions; dealing to each his proper share.
Distributive (a.) Assigning the species of a general term.
Distributive (a.) Expressing separation; denoting a taking singly, not collectively; as, a distributive adjective or pronoun, such as each, either, every; a distributive numeral, as (Latin) bini (two by two).
Distributive (n.) A distributive adjective or pronoun; also, a distributive numeral.
Distrustless (a.) Free from distrust.
Disturbation (n.) Act of disturbing; disturbance.
Disvaluation (n.) Disesteem; depreciation; disrepute.
Ditheistical (a.) Pertaining to ditheism; dualistic.
Divaricating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Divaricate
Divaricately (adv.) With divarication.
Divarication (n.) A separation into two parts or branches; a forking; a divergence.
Divarication (n.) An ambiguity of meaning; a disagreement of difference in opinion.
Divarication (n.) A divergence of
Diversifying (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Diversify
Diverticular (a.) Pertaining to a diverticulum.
Diverticulum (n.) A blind tube branching out of a longer one.
Divertimento (n.) A light and pleasing composition.
Divinization (n.) A making divine.
Divisibility (n.) The quality of being divisible; the property of bodies by which their parts are capable of separation.
Divisionally (adv.) So as to be divisional.
Fibrillation (n.) The state of being reduced to fibers.
Fiddledeedee (interj.) An exclamatory word or phrase, equivalent to nonsense!
Fiddlestring (n.) One of the catgut strings of a fiddle.
Fieri facias () A judicial writ that lies for one who has recovered in debt or damages, commanding the sheriff that he cause to be made of the goods, chattels, or real estate of the defendant, the sum claimed.
Figurability (n.) The quality of being figurable.
Financialist (n.) A financier.
Financiering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Financier
Findfaulting (a.) Apt to censure or cavil; faultfinding; captious.
Fippenny bit () The Spanish half real, or one sixteenth of a dollar, -- so called in Pennsylvania and the adjacent States.
Fireprrofing (n.) The act or process of rendering anything incombustible; also, the materials used in the process.
Fish-bellied (a.) Bellying or swelling out on the under side; as, a fish-bellied rail.
Fissilingual (a.) Having the tongue forked.
Fissilinguia (n. pl.) A group of Lacertilia having the tongue forked, including the common lizards.
Fissipalmate (a.) Semipalmate and loboped, as a grebe's foot. See Illust. under Aves.
Fissirostral (a.) Having the bill cleft beyond the horny part, as in the case of swallows and goatsuckers.
Fissirostres (n. pl.) A group of birds having the bill deeply cleft.
Fistularioid (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Fistularia.
Giddy-headed (a.) Thoughtless; unsteady.
Gigantomachy (n.) A war of giants; especially, the fabulous war of the giants against heaven.
Gila monster () A large tuberculated lizard (Heloderma suspectum) native of the dry plains of Arizona, New Mexico, etc. It is the only lizard known to have venomous teeth.
Gillie Gilly (n.) A boy or young man; a manservant; a male attendant, in the Scottish Highlands.
Ginglymoidal (a.) Pertaining to, or resembling, a ginglymus, or hinge joint; ginglyform.
Hibernaculum (n.) A winter bud, in which the rudimentary foliage or flower, as of most trees and shrubs in the temperate zone, is protected by closely overlapping scales.
Hibernaculum (n.) A little case in which certain insects pass the winter.
Hibernaculum (n.) Winter home or abiding place.
Hibernianism (n.) An idiom or mode of speech peculiar to the Irish.
Hierarchical (a.) Pertaining to a hierarchy.
Hieroglyphic (a.) A sacred character; a character in picture writing, as of the ancient Egyptians, Mexicans, etc. Specifically, in the plural, the picture writing of the ancient Egyptian priests. It is made up of three, or, as some say, four classes of characters: first, the hieroglyphic proper, or figurative, in which the representation of the object conveys the idea of the object itself; second, the ideographic, consisting of symbols representing ideas, not sounds, as an ostrich feather is a
Hieroglyphic (a.) Any character or figure which has, or is supposed to have, a hidden or mysterious significance; hence, any unintelligible or illegible character or mark.
Hieroglyphic (a.) Alt. of Hieroglyphical
Hierographic (a.) Alt. of Hierographical
Hierological (a.) Pertaining to hierology.
Hierophantic (a.) Of or relating to hierophants or their teachings.
High-colored (a.) Having a strong, deep, or glaring color; flushed.
High-colored (a.) Vivid; strong or forcible in representation; hence, exaggerated; as, high-colored description.
Highfaluting (n.) High-flown, bombastic language.
High-flushed (a.) Elated.
High-hearted (a.) Full of courage or nobleness; high-souled.
High-mettled (a.) Having abundance of mettle; ardent; full of fire; as, a high-mettled steed.
High-sighted (a.) Looking upward; supercilious.
High-stepper (n.) A horse that moves with a high step or proud gait; hence, a person having a proud bearing.
High-wrought (a.) Wrought with fine art or skill; elaborate.
High-wrought (a.) Worked up, or swollen, to a high degree; as, a highwrought passion.
Hindoostanee (a.) Alt. of Hindustani
Hippocentaur (n.) Same as Centaur.
Hippocratism (n.) The medical philosophy or system of Hippocrates.
Hippocrepian (n.) One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See Phylactolaema.
Hippophagism (n.) Hippophagy.
Hippophagist (n.) One who eats horseflesh.
Hippophagous (a.) Feeding on horseflesh; -- said of certain nomadic tribes, as the Tartars.
Hippopotamus (n.) A large, amphibious, herbivorous mammal (Hippopotamus amphibius), common in the rivers of Africa. It is allied to the hogs, and has a very thick, naked skin, a thick and square head, a very large muzzle, small eyes and ears, thick and heavy body, and short legs. It is supposed to be the behemoth of the Bible. Called also zeekoe, and river horse. A smaller species (H. Liberiencis) inhabits Western Africa.
Histogenesis (n.) The formation and development of organic tissues; histogeny; -- the opposite of histolysis.
Histogenesis (n.) Germ history of cells, and of the tissues composed of cells.
Histogenetic (a.) Tissue-producing; connected with the formation and development of the organic tissues.
Histographer (n.) One who describes organic tissues; an histologist.
Histological (a.) Pertaining to histology, or to the microscopic structure of the tissues of living organisms.
Historically (adv.) In the manner of, or in accordance with, history.
Historiology (n.) A discourse on history.
Histrionical (a.) Of or relating to the stage or a stageplayer; befitting a theatre; theatrical; -- sometimes in a bad sense.
Kinaesthesis (n.) The perception attendant upon the movements of the muscles.
Kindergarten (n.) A school for young children, conducted on the theory that education should be begun by gratifying and cultivating the normal aptitude for exercise, play, observation, imitation, and construction; -- a name given by Friedrich Froebel, a German educator, who introduced this method of training, in rooms opening on a garden.
Kind-hearted (a.) Having kindness of nature; sympathetic; characterized by a humane disposition; as, a kind-hearted landlord.
Kinesiatrics (n.) A mode of treating disease by appropriate muscular movements; -- also termed kinesitherapy, kinesipathy, lingism, and the movement cure.
King's Bench () Formerly, the highest court of common law in England; -- so called because the king used to sit there in person. It consisted of a chief justice and four puisne, or junior, justices. During the reign of a queen it was called the Queen's Bench. Its jurisdiction was transferred by the judicature acts of 1873 and 1875 to the high court of justice created by that legislation.
Kirschwasser (n.) An alcoholic liquor, obtained by distilling the fermented juice of the small black cherry.
Kissingcrust (n.) The portion of the upper crust of a loaf which has touched another loaf in baking.
Liberalistic (a.) Pertaining to, or characterized by, liberalism; as, liberalistic opinions.
Liberalities (pl. ) of Liberality
Liberalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Liberalize
Libidinosity (n.) The state or quality of being libidinous; libidinousness.
Lick-spittle (n.) An abject flatterer or parasite.
Lieutenantry (n.) See Lieutenancy.
Light-footed (a.) Having a light, springy step; nimble in running or dancing; active; as, light-foot Iris.
Light-handed (a.) Not having a full complement of men; as, a vessel light-handed.
Light-headed (a.) Disordered in the head; dizzy; delirious.
Light-headed (a.) Thoughtless; heedless; volatile; unsteady; fickle; loose.
Light-heeled (a.) Lively in walking or running; brisk; light-footed.
Light-legged (a.) Nimble; swift of foot.
Light-minded (a.) Unsettled; unsteady; volatile; not considerate.
Light-winged (a.) Having light and active wings; volatile; fleeting.
Ligniperdous (a.) Wood-destroying; -- said of certain insects.
Lignum-vitae (n.) A tree (Guaiacum officinale) found in the warm latitudes of America, from which the guaiacum of medicine is procured. Its wood is very hard and heavy, and is used for various mechanical purposes, as for the wheels of ships' blocks, cogs, bearings, and the like. See Guaiacum.
Likerousness (n.) See Lickerish, Lickerishness.
Lily-livered (a.) White-livered; cowardly.
Lime-twigged (a.) Beset with snares; insnared, as with birdlime.
Linguadental (a.) Formed or uttered by the joint use of the tongue and teeth, or rather that part of the gum just above the front teeth; dentolingual, as the letters d and t.
Linguadental (n.) An articulation pronounced by the aid or use of the tongue and teeth.
Linguatulida (n. pl.) Same as Linguatulina.
Linguatulina (n. pl.) An order of wormlike, degraded, parasitic arachnids. They have two pairs of retractile hooks, near the mouth. Called also Pentastomida.
Linguidental (a. & n.) Linguadental.
Linguistical (a.) Of or pertaining to language; relating to linguistics, or to the affinities of languages.
Lion-hearted (a.) Very brave; brave and magnanimous.
Lions' teeth (pl. ) of Lion's tooth
Lion's tooth () See Leontodon.
Liquefacient (n.) That which serves to liquefy.
Liquefacient (n.) An agent, as mercury, iodine, etc., which promotes the liquefying processes of the system, and increases the secretions.
Liquefaction (n.) The act or operation of making or becoming liquid; especially, the conversion of a solid into a liquid by the sole agency of heat.
Liquefaction (n.) The state of being liquid.
Liquefaction (n.) The act, process, or method, of reducing a gas or vapor to a liquid by means of cold or pressure; as, the liquefaction of oxygen or hydrogen.
Liriodendron (n.) A genus of large and very beautiful trees of North America, having smooth, shining leaves, and handsome, tuliplike flowers; tulip tree; whitewood; -- called also canoewood. Liriodendron tulipifera is the only extant species, but there were several others in the Cretaceous epoch.
Literalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Literalize
Lithoglypher (n.) One who curs or engraves precious stones.
Lithoglyphic (a.) Of or pertaining to the art of cutting and engraving precious stones.
Lithographed (imp. & p. p.) of Lithograph
Lithographer (n.) One who lithographs; one who practices lithography.
Lithographic (a.) Alt. of Lithographical
Lithological (a.) Of or pertaining to the character of a rock, as derived from the nature and mode of aggregation of its mineral contents.
Lithological (a.) Of or pertaining to lithology.
Lithophagous (a.) Eating or swallowing stones or gravel, as the ostrich.
Lithophagous (a.) Eating or destroying stone; -- applied to various animals which make burrows in stone, as many bivalve mollusks, certain sponges, annelids, and sea urchins. See Lithodomus.
Lithophytous (a.) Lithophytic.
Lithotomical (a.) Pertaining to, or performed by, lithotomy.
Lithotriptic (a. & n.) Same as Lithontriptic.
Lithotriptor (n.) An instrument for triturating the stone in the bladder; a lithotrite.
Lithotritist (n.) A lithotriptist.
Liturgically (adv.) In the manner of a liturgy.
Liturgiology (n.) The science treating of liturgical matters; a treatise on, or description of, liturgies.
Live-forever (n.) A plant (Sedum Telephium) with fleshy leaves, which has extreme powers of resisting drought; garden ox-pine.
Micracoustic (a.) Same as Microustic.
Microcoulomb (n.) A measure of electrical quantity; the millionth part of one coulomb.
Microcoustic (a.) Pertaining, or suited, to the audition of small sounds; fitted to assist hearing.
Microcoustic (n.) An instrument for making faint sounds audible, as to a partially deaf person.
Micrographic (a.) Of or pertaining to micrography.
Micrological (a.) Of or pertaining to micrology; very minute; as, micrologic examination.
Micronesians (n. pl.) A dark race inhabiting the Micronesian Islands. They are supposed to be a mixed race, derived from Polynesians and Papuans.
Micronometer (n.) An instrument for noting minute portions of time.
Microphonics (n.) The science which treats of the means of increasing the intensity of low or weak sounds, or of the microphone.
Microphonous (a.) Serving to augment the intensity of weak sounds; microcoustic.
Microscopial (a.) Microscopic.
Microscopist (n.) One skilled in, or given to, microscopy.
Microsthenic (a.) Having a typically small size; of or pertaining to the microsthenes.
Middle-earth (n.) The world, considered as lying between heaven and hell.
Milk-livered (a.) White-livered; cowardly; timorous.
Millionnaire (n.) Millionaire.
Minatorially (adv.) Alt. of Minatorily
Mineralizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mineralize
Mineralogist (n.) One versed in mineralogy; one devoted to the study of minerals.
Mineralogist (n.) A carrier shell (Phorus).
Mineralogize (v. i.) To study mineralogy by collecting and examining minerals.
Mineralogies (pl. ) of Mineralogy
Minimization (n.) The act or process of minimizing.
Ministration (n.) The act of ministering; service; ministry.
Ministrative (a.) Serving to aid; ministering.
Ministryship (n.) The office of a minister.
Mirabilaries (pl. ) of Mirabilary
Misadventure (n.) Mischance; misfortune; ill lick; unlucky accident; ill adventure.
Misaffection (n.) An evil or wrong affection; the state of being ill affected.
Misallotment (n.) A wrong allotment.
Misanthropic (a.) Alt. of Misanthropical
Misanthropos (n.) A misanthrope.
Misapprehend (v. t.) To take in a wrong sense; to misunderstand.
Misarranging (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Misarrange
Misbefitting (a.) No befitting.
Miscalculate (v. t. & i.) To calculate erroneously; to judge wrongly.
Miscellanist (n.) A writer of miscellanies; miscellanarian.
Miscellanies (pl. ) of Miscellany
Mischanceful (a.) Unlucky.
Mischiefable (a.) Mischievous.
Miscognizant (a.) Not cognizant; ignorant; not knowing.
Misconceived (imp. & p. p.) of Misconceive
Misconceiver (n.) One who misconceives.
Misconfident (a.) Having a mistaken confidence; wrongly trusting.
Misconstruct (v. t.) To construct wrongly; to construe or interpret erroneously.
Misconstrued (imp. & p. p.) of Misconstrue
Misconstruer (n.) One who misconstrues.
Miscredulity (n.) Wrong credulity or belief; misbelief.
Misdemeanant (n.) One guilty of a misdemeanor.
Misdirection (n.) The act of directing wrongly, or the state of being so directed.
Misdirection (n.) An error of a judge in charging the jury on a matter of law.
Misericordia (n.) An amercement.
Misericordia (n.) A thin-bladed dagger; so called, in the Middle Ages, because used to give the death wound or "mercy" stroke to a fallen adversary.
Misericordia (n.) An indulgence as to food or dress granted to a member of a religious order.
Misformation (n.) Malformation.
Misfortunate (a.) Producing misfortune.
Misinformant (n.) A misinformer.
Misinterpret (v. t.) To interpret erroneously; to understand or to explain in a wrong sense.
Mislactation (n.) Defective flow or vitiated condition of the milk.
Misobedience (n.) Mistaken obedience; disobedience.
Misplacement (n.) The act of misplacing, or the state of being misplaced.
Mispronounce (v. t. & i.) To pronounce incorrectly.
Mispunctuate (v. t.) To punctuate wrongly or incorrectly.
Misquotation (n.) Erroneous or inaccurate quotation.
Misreckoning (n.) An erroneous computation.
Misrecollect (v. t. & i.) To have an erroneous remembrance of; to suppose erroneously that one recollects.
Misrepresent (v. t.) To represent incorrectly (almost always, unfacorably); to give a false erroneous representation of, either maliciously, ignirantly, or carelessly.
Misrepresent (v. i.) To make an incorrect or untrue representation.
Missemblance (n.) False resemblance or semblance.
Missionaries (pl. ) of Missionary
Misstatement (n.) An incorrect statement.
Missummation (n.) Wrong summation.
Mistakenness (n.) Erroneousness.
Mistradition (n.) A wrong tradition.
Mistranslate (v. t.) To translate erroneously.
Mistransport (v. t.) To carry away or mislead wrongfully, as by passion.
Mistreatment (n.) Wrong treatment.
Mistressship (n.) Female rule or dominion.
Mistressship (n.) Ladyship, a style of address; -- with the personal pronoun.
Mistrustless (a.) Having no mistrust or suspicion.
Misworshiper (n.) One who worships wrongly.
Mitrailleuse (n.) A breech-loading machine gun consisting of a number of barrels fitted together, so arranged that the barrels can be fired simultaneously, or successively, and rapidly.
Nidificating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Nidificate
Nidification (n.) The act or process of building a nest.
Night-faring (a.) Going or traveling in the night.
Nigromancien (n.) A necromancer.
Nitrobenzene (n.) A yellow aromatic liquid (C6H5.NO2), produced by the action of nitric acid on benzene, and called from its odor imitation oil of bitter almonds, or essence of mirbane. It is used in perfumery, and is manufactured in large quantities in the preparation of ani
Nitrobenzole (n.) See Nitrobenzene.
Nitrocalcite (n.) Nitrate of calcium, a substance having a grayish white color, occuring in efforescences on old walls, and in limestone caves, especially where there exists decaying animal matter.
Nitrogelatin (n.) An explosive consisting of gun cotton and camphor dissolved in nitroglycerin.
Nitrogenized (imp. & p. p.) of Nitrogenize
Nitromethane (n.) A nitro derivative of methane obtained as a mobile liquid; -- called also nitrocarbol.
Nitroprussic (a.) Pertaining to, derived from, or designating, a complex acid called nitroprussic acid, obtained indirectly by the action of nitric acid on potassium ferrocyanide (yellow prussiate), as a red crystal
Pickaninnies (pl. ) of Pickaninny
Pigmentation (n.) A deposition, esp. an excessive deposition, of coloring matter; as, pigmentation of the liver.
Pig-sticking (n.) Boar hunting; -- so called by Anglo-Indians.
Pillar-block (n.) See under Pillow.
Pine-crowned (a.) Clad or crowned with pine trees; as, pine-clad hills.
Pinfeathered (a.) Having part, or all, of the feathers imperfectly developed.
Pinguidinous (a.) Containing fat; fatty.
Pink-sterned (a.) Having a very narrow stern; -- said of a vessel.
Pinnywinkles (n. pl.) An instrument of torture, consisting of a board with holes into which the fingers were pressed, and fastened with pegs.
Pisasphaltum (n.) See Pissasphalt.
Piscicapture (n.) Capture of fishes, as by angling.
Pisciculture (n.) Fish culture. See under Fish.
Pistillation (n.) The act of pounding or breaking in a mortar; pestillation.
Pistillidium (n.) Same as Archegonium.
Pitot's tube () A bent tube used to determine the velocity of running water, by placing the curved end under water, and observing the height to which the fluid rises in the tube; a kind of current meter.
Ricinelaidic (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, an isomeric modification of ricinoleic acid obtained as a white crystal
Ricinelaidin (n.) The glycerin salt of ricinelaidic acid, obtained as a white crystal
Ricochetting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Ricochet
Ridiculosity (n.) The quality or state of being ridiculous; ridiculousness; also, something ridiculous.
Right-angled (a.) Containing a right angle or right angles; as, a right-angled triangle.
Rightfulness (n.) The quality or state of being rightful; accordance with right and justice.
Rightfulness (n.) Moral rectitude; righteousness.
Right-handed (a.) Using the right hand habitually, or more easily than the left.
Right-handed (a.) Having the same direction or course as the movement of the hands of a watch seen in front; -- said of the motion of a revolving object looked at from a given direction.
Right-handed (a.) Having the whorls rising from left to right; dextral; -- said of spiral shells. See Illust. of Scalaria.
Right-minded (a.) Having a right or honest mind.
Sick-brained (a.) Disordered in the brain.
Siderography (n.) The art or practice of steel engraving; especially, the process, invented by Perkins, of multiplying facsimiles of an engraved steel plate by first rolling over it, when hardened, a soft steel cylinder, and then rolling the cylinder, when hardened, over a soft steel plate, which thus becomes a facsimile of the original. The process has been superseded by electrotypy.
Sightfulness (n.) The state of being sightful; perspicuity.
Sight-seeing (a.) Engaged in, or given to, seeing sights; eager for novelties or curiosities.
Sight-seeing (n.) The act of seeing sights; eagerness for novelties or curiosities.
Significance (n.) Alt. of Significancy
Significancy (n.) The quality or state of being significant.
Significancy (n.) That which is signified; meaning; import; as, the significance of a nod, of a motion of the hand, or of a word or expression.
Significancy (n.) Importance; moment; weight; consequence.
Significator (n.) One who, or that which, signifies.
Significavit (n.) Formerly, a writ issuing out of chancery, upon certificate given by the ordinary, of a man's standing excommunicate by the space of forty days, for the laying him up in prison till he submit himself to the authority of the church.
Siliciferous (a.) Producing silica; united with silica.
Siliciureted (a.) Combined or impregnated with silicon.
Silviculture (n.) See Sylviculture.
Simultaneity (n.) The quality or state of being simultaneous; simultaneousness.
Simultaneous (a.) Existing, happening, or done, at the same time; as, simultaneous events.
Sinew-shrunk (a.) Having the sinews under the belly shrunk by excessive fatigue.
Sinistrality (n.) The quality or state of being sinistral.
Sinistrorsal (a.) Rising spirally from right to left (of the spectator); sinistrorse.
Sinistrously (adv.) In a sinistrous manner; perversely; wrongly; unluckily.
Sinistrously (adv.) With a tendency to use the left hand.
Sinupalliate (a.) Having a pallial sinus. See under Sinus.
Siphonophora (n. pl.) An order of pelagic Hydrozoa including species which form complex free-swimming communities composed of numerous zooids of various kinds, some of which act as floats or as swimming organs, others as feeding or nutritive zooids, and others as reproductive zooids. See Illust. under Physallia, and Porpita.
Siphonophore (n.) One of the Siphonophora.
Siphonostome (n.) Any parasitic entomostracan of the tribe Siphonostomata.
Siphonostome (n.) A siphonostomatous shell.
Siphorhinian (n.) A siphorhinal bird.
Sipunculacea (n. pl.) A suborder of Gephyrea, including those which have the body unarmed and the intestine opening anteriorly.
Siraskierate (n.) See Seraskierate.
Sixty-fourth (a.) Constituting or being one of sixty-four equal parts into which a thing is divided.
Tierce-major (n.) See Tierce, 4.
Tiger-footed (a.) Hastening to devour; furious.
Tiger's-foot (n.) A name given to some species of morning-glory (Ipomoea) having the leaves lobed in pedate fashion.
Time-honored (a.) Honored for a long time; venerable, and worthy of honor, by reason of antiquity, or long continuance.
Tiring-house (n.) A tiring-room.
Titaniferous (a.) Containing or affording titanium; as, titaniferous magnetite.
Tithonometer (n.) An instrument or apparatus for measuring or detecting tithonicity; an actinometer.
Uintatherium (n.) An extinct genus of large Eocene ungulates allied to Dinoceras. This name is sometimes used for nearly all the known species of the group. See Dinoceras.
Vibratiuncle (a.) A small vibration.
Vicissy duck () A West Indian duck, sometimes domesticated.
Vienna paste () A caustic application made up of equal parts of caustic potash and quicklime; -- called also Vienna caustic.
Vigesimation (n.) The act of putting to death every twentieth man.
Vilification (n.) The act of vilifying or defaming; abuse.
Vilipendency (n.) Disesteem; slight; disparagement.
Vincibleness (n.) The quality or state of being vincible.
Vindemiation (n.) The operation of gathering grapes.
Viridescence (n.) Quality or state of being viridescent.
Virtuosoship (n.) The condition, pursuits, or occupation of a virtuoso.
Viscosimeter (n.) An instrument for measuring the degree of viscosity of liquids, as solutions of gum.
Viscountship (n.) Alt. of Viscounty
Visitatorial (a.) Of or pertaining to visitation, or a judicial visitor or superintendent; visitorial.
Vitalization (n.) The act or process of vitalizing, or infusing the vital principle.
Viticultural (a.) Of or pertaining to viticulture.
Vitilitigate (v. i.) To contend in law litigiously or cavilously.
Vitreousness (n.) The quality or state of being vitreous.
Vitrifaction (n.) The act, art, or process of vitrifying; also, the state of being vitrified.
Vitrifacture (n.) The manufacture of glass and glassware.
Vitrificable (a.) Vitrifiable.
Vitriolating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Vitriolate
Vitriolation (n.) The act, process, or result of vitriolating.
Vituperation (n.) The act of vituperating; abuse; severe censure; blame.
Vituperative (a.) Uttering or writing censure; containing, or characterized by, abuse; scolding; abusive.
Vituperrious (a.) Worthy of vituperation; shameful; disgraceful.
Vivification (n.) The act of vivifying, or the state of being vivified; restoration of life; revival.
Vivification (n.) One of the changes of assimilation, in which proteid matter which has been transformed, and made a part of the tissue or tissue cells, is endowed with life, and thus enabled to manifest the phenomena of irritability, contractility, etc.
Vivification (n.) The act or process of vivificating.
Vivificative (a.) Able or tending to vivify, animate, or give life; vivifying.
Viviparously (adv.) In a viviparous manner.
Widow-hunter (n.) One who courts widows, seeking to marry one with a fortune.
Willow-thorn (n.) A thorny European shrub (Hippophae rhamnoides) resembling a willow.
Wind-sucking (n.) A vicious habit of a horse, consisting in the swallowing of air; -- usually associated with crib-biting, or cribbing. See Cribbing, 4.
Wineglassful () As much as a wineglass will hold; enough to fill a wineglass. It is usually reckoned at two fluid ounces, or four tablespoonfuls.
Winterkilled (imp. & p. p.) of Winterkill
Winter-proud (a.) Having too rank or forward a growth for winter.
Wire-pulling (n.) The act of pulling the wires, as of a puppet; hence, secret influence or management, especially in politics; intrigue.
Wise-hearted (a.) Wise; knowing; skillful; sapient; erudite; prudent.
Witenagemote (n.) A meeting of wise men; the national council, or legislature, of England in the days of the Anglo-Saxons, before the Norman Conquest.
Withdrawment (n.) The act of withdrawing; withdrawal.
Wither-wrung (a.) Injured or hurt in the withers, as a horse.
Withholdment (n.) The act of withholding.
Without-door (a.) Outdoor; exterior.
Withoutforth (adv.) Without; outside' outwardly. Cf. Withinforth.
Withstanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Withstand
Xiphiplastra (pl. ) of Xiphiplastron
Xiphisternum (n.) The posterior segment, or extremity, of the sternum; -- sometimes called metasternum, ensiform cartilage, ensiform process, or xiphoid process.
Xiphisternum (n.) The xiphiplastron.
Zietrisikite (n.) A mineral wax, vert similar to ozocerite. It is found at Zietrisika, Moldavia, whence its name.
Ziment-water (n.) A kind of water found in copper mines; water impregnated with copper.
Zincographer (n.) An engraver on zinc.
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