14 letter words whose second letter is E

Aesthesiometer (n.) Alt. of Esthesiometer

Beggar's ticks () The bur marigold (Bidens) and its achenes, which are armed with barbed awns, and adhere to clothing and fleeces with unpleasant tenacity.

Belle-lettrist (n.) One versed in belles-lettres.

Belles-lettres (n. pl.) Polite or elegant literature; the humanities; -- used somewhat vaguely for literary works in which imagination and taste are predominant.

Belletristical (a.) Occupied with, or pertaining to, belles-lettres.

Benedictionary (n.) A collected series of benedictions.

Beneficialness (n.) The quality of being beneficial; profitableness.

Bessemer steel () Steel made directly from cast iron, by burning out a portion of the carbon and other impurities that the latter contains, through the agency of a blast of air which is forced through the molten metal; -- so called from Sir Henry Bessemer, an English engineer, the inventor of the process.

Bethabara wood () A highly elastic wood, used for fishing rods, etc. The tree is unknown, but it is thought to be East Indian.

Bewilderedness (n.) The state of being bewildered; bewilderment.

Centralization (n.) The act or process of centralizing, or the state of being centralized; the act or process of combining or reducing several parts into a whole; as, the centralization of power in the general government; the centralization of commerce in a city.

Centrolecithal (a.) Having the food yolk placed at the center of the ovum, segmentation being either regular or unequal.

Centuplicating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Centuplicate

Ceratobranchia (n. pl.) A group of nudibranchiate Mollusca having on the back papilliform or branched organs serving as gills.

Ceratospongiae (n. pl.) An order of sponges in which the skeleton consists of horny fibers. It includes all the commercial sponges.

Cerebro-spinal (a.) Of or pertaining to the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.

Ceremonialness (n.) Quality of being ceremonial.

Dead-reckoning (n.) See under Dead, a.

Deceivableness (n.) Capability of deceiving.

Deceivableness (n.) Liability to be deceived or misled; as, the deceivableness of a child.

Dechristianize (v. t.) To turn from, or divest of, Christianity.

Decompoundable (a.) Capable of being decompounded.

Defensibleness (n.) Capability of being defended; defensibility.

Definitiveness (n.) The quality of being definitive.

Deflagrability (n.) The state or quality of being deflagrable.

Degenerateness (n.) Degeneracy.

Deliberateness (n.) The quality of being deliberate; calm consideration; circumspection.

Deliberatively (adv.) In a deliberative manner; circumspectly; considerately.

Demisemiquaver (n.) A short note, equal in time to the half of a semiquaver, or the thirty-second part of a whole note.

Demobilization (n.) The disorganization or disarming of troops which have previously been mobilized or called into active service; the change from a war footing to a peace footing.

Democratically (adv.) In a democratic manner.

Demonetization (n.) The act of demonetizing, or the condition of being demonetized.

Demoralization (n.) The act of corrupting or subverting morals. Especially: The act of corrupting or subverting discip

Denationalized (imp. & p. p.) of Denationalize

Denaturalizing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Denaturalize

Denominational (a.) Pertaining to a denomination, especially to a sect or society.

Denominatively (adv.) By denomination.

Dephlegmedness (n.) A state of being freed from water.

Deplorableness (n.) State of being deplorable.

Depolarization (n.) The act of depriving of polarity, or the result of such action; reduction to an unpolarized condition.

Derogatoriness (n.) Quality of being derogatory.

Descendibility (n.) The quality of being descendible; capability of being transmitted from ancestors; as, the descendibility of an estate.

Desegmentation (n.) The loss or obliteration of division into segments; as, a desegmentation of the body.

Desophisticate (v. t.) To clear from sophism or error.

Despecfication (n.) Discrimination.

Despicableness (n.) The quality of being despicable; meanness; vileness; worthlessness.

Destructionist (n.) One who delights in destroying that which is valuable; one whose principles and influence tend to destroy existing institutions; a destructive.

Destructionist (n.) One who believes in the final destruction or complete annihilation of the wicked; -- called also annihilationist.

Desulphurating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Desulphurate

Desulphuration (n.) The act or process of depriving of sulphur.

Detestableness (n.) The quality or state of being detestable.

Dethronization (n.) Dethronement.

Detractiveness (n.) The quality of being detractive.

Deuthydroguret (n.) Same as Deutohydroguret.

Deutosulphuret (n.) A disulphide.

Dextrorotatory (a.) Turning, or causing to turn, toward the right hand; esp., turning the plane of polarization of luminous rays toward the right hand; as, dextrorotatory crystals, sugars, etc. Cf. Levorotatory.

Feather-edged/ (a.) Having a feather-edge; also, having one edge thinner than the other, as a board; -- in the United States, said only of stuff one edge of which is made as thin as practicable.

Feather-headed (a.) Giddy; frivolous; foolish.

Feather-heeled (a.) Light-heeled; gay; frisky; frolicsome.

Feather-veined (a.) Having the veins (of a leaf) diverging from the two sides of a midrib.

Fellow-feeling (n.) Sympathy; a like feeling.

Fellow-feeling (n.) Joint interest.

Feminine rhyme () See Female rhyme, under Female, a.

Fermentability (n.) Capability of fermentation.

Ferriprussiate (n.) A ferricyanate; a ferricyanide.

Ferroprussiate (n.) A ferrocyanate; a ferocyanide.

Gelatification (n.) The formation of gelatin.

Gelatiniferous (a.) Yielding gelatin on boiling with water; capable of gelatination.

Gelatinization (n.) Same as Gelatination.

Gemellipa-rous (a.) Producing twins.

Generalization (n.) The act or process of generalizing; the act of bringing individuals or particulars under a genus or class; deduction of a general principle from particulars.

Generalization (n.) A general inference.

Generification (n.) The act or process of generalizing.

Gentile-falcon (n.) See Falcon-gentil.

Gentle-hearted (a.) Having a kind or gentle disposition.

Geocentrically (adv.) In a geocentric manner.

Geographically (adv.) In a geographical manner or method; according to geography.

Georgium Sidus () The planet Uranus, so named by its discoverer, Sir W. Herschel.

Geothermometer (n.) A thermometer specially constructed for measuring temperetures at a depth below the surface of the ground.

Gerrymandering (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Gerrymander

Headmould shot () An old name for the condition of the skull, in which the bones ride, or are shot, over each other at the sutures.

Headstrongness (n.) Obstinacy.

Healthlessness (n.) The state of being health/ess.

Heathenishness (n.) The state or quality of being heathenish.

Heavenlyminded (a.) Having the thoughts and affections placed on, or suitable for, heaven and heavenly objects; devout; godly; pious.

Heave offering () An offering or oblation heaved up or elevated before the altar, as the shoulder of the peace offering. See Wave offering.

Hebraistically (adv.) In a Hebraistic sense or form.

Hectocotylized (a.) Changed into a hectocotylus; having a hectocotylis.

Heliocentrical (a.) pertaining to the sun's center, or appearing to be seen from it; having, or relating to, the sun as a center; -- opposed to geocentrical.

Helminthagogue (n.) A vermifuge.

Helminthologic (a.) Alt. of Helminthological

Helter-skelter (adv.) In hurry and confusion; without definite purpose; irregularly.

Hemadromometer (n.) An instrument for measuring the velocity with which the blood moves in the arteries.

Hemadromometry (n.) The act of measuring the velocity with which the blood circulates in the arteries; haemotachometry.

Hematachometer (n.) Same as Haematachometer.

Hematinometric (a.) Relating to the measurement of the amount of hematin or hemoglobin contained in blood, or other fluids.

Hemiholohedral (a.) Presenting hemihedral forms, in which half the sectants have the full number of planes.

Hemispheroidal (a.) Resembling, or approximating to, a hemisphere in form.

Hereditability (n.) State of being hereditable.

Heresiographer (n.) One who writes on heresies.

Heretification (n.) The act of hereticating or pronouncing heretical.

Hermaphrodeity (n.) Hermaphrodism.

Hermaphroditic (a.) Alt. of Hermaphroditical

Herpetological (a.) Pertaining to herpetology.

Hetercephalous (a.) Bearing two kinds of heads or capitula; -- said of certain composite plants.

Heterochromous (a.) Having the central florets of a flower head of a different color from those of the circumference.

Heterochronism (n.) Alt. of Heterochrony

Heteroclitical (a.) Deviating from ordinary forms or rules; irregular; anomalous; abnormal.

Heterodactylae (n. pl.) A group of birds including the trogons.

Heteromorphism (n.) Alt. of Heteromorphy

Heteromorphous (a.) Heteromorphic.

Heterophyllous (a.) Having leaves of more than one shape on the same plant.


Left-handiness (n.) The state or quality of being left-handed; awkwardness.

Legerdemainist (n.) One who practices sleight of hand; a prestidigitator.

Legislatorship (n.) The office of a legislator.

Legitimateness (n.) The state or quality of being legitimate; lawfulness; genuineness.

Leopard's bane () A name of several harmless plants, as Arnica montana, Senecio Doronicum, and Paris quadrifolia.

Lepidodendroid (a.) Allied to, or resembling, Lepidodendron.

Lepidodendroid (n.) A lepidodendrid.

Leptodactylous (a.) Having slender toes.

Leucocythaemia (n.) Alt. of Leucocythemia

Leucophlegmacy (n.) A dropsical habit of body, or the commencement of anasarca; paleness, with viscid juices and cold sweats.

Levee en masse () See Levy in mass, under Levy, n.

Lexicographist (n.) A lexicographer.

Mechanicalness (n.) The state or quality of being mechanical.

Mechanographic (a.) Treating of mechanics.

Mechanographic (a.) Written, copied, or recorded by machinery; produced by mechanography; as, a mechanographic record of changes of temperature; mechanographic prints.

Medicommissure (n.) A large transverse commissure in the third ventricle of the brain; the middle or soft commissure.

Mediostapedial (a.) Pertaining to that part of the columella of the ear which, in some animals, connects the stapes with the other parts of the columella.

Mediostapedial (n.) The mediostapedial part of the columella.

Mediterraneous (a.) Inland.

Megalethoscope (n.) An optical apparatus in which pictures are viewed through a large lens with stereoptical effects. It is often combined with the stereoscope.


Melastomaceous (a.) Belonging to the order of which Melastoma is the type.

Melolonthidian (n.) A beetle of the genus Melolontha, and allied genera. See May beetle, under May.

Membraniferous (a.) Having or producing membranes.

Mensurableness (n.) The quality or state of being mensurable; measurableness.

Mentomeckelian (a.) Of or pertaining to the chin and lower jaw.

Mentomeckelian (n.) The bone or cartilage forming the anterior extremity of the lower jaw in some adult animals and the young of others.

Merchandisable (a.) Such as can be used or transferred as merchandise.

Mercurammonium (n.) A radical regarded as derived from ammonium by the substitution of mercury for a portion of the hydrogen.

Mercurializing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Mercurialize

Merry-go-round (n.) Any revolving contrivance for affording amusement; esp., a ring of flying hobbyhorses.

Mesaticephalic (a.) Having the ratio of the length to the breadth of the cranium a medium one; neither brachycephalic nor dolichocephalic.

Metagrammatism (n.) Anagrammatism.

Metallifacture (n.) The production and working or manufacture of metals.

Metallographic (a.) Pertaining to, or by means of, metallography.

Metallotherapy (n.) Treatment of disease by applying metallic plates to the surface of the body.

Metamorphosing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Metamorphose

Metaphosphoric (a.) Pertaining to, or designating, a monobasic acid, HPO3, analogous to nitric acid, and, by heating phosphoric acid, obtained as a crystal

Metaphrastical (a.) Close, or literal.

Metaphysically (adv.) In the manner of metaphysical science, or of a metaphysician.

Metempsychosed (imp. & p. p.) of Metempsychose

Metempsychosis (n.) The passage of the soul, as an immortal essence, at the death of the animal body it had inhabited, into another living body, whether of a brute or a human being; transmigration of souls.

Metensomatosis (n.) The assimilation by one body or organism of the elements of another.

Meteorographic (a.) Of or pertaining to meteorography.

Meteorological (a.) Of or pertaining to the atmosphere and its phenomena, or to meteorology.

Methaemoglobin (n.) A stable crystal

Methodological (a.) Of or pertaining to methodology.

Metoposcopical (a.) Of or relating to metoposcopy.

Metropolitical (a.) Of or pertaining to a metropolis; being a metropolis; metropolitan; as, the metropolitical chair.

Necessarianism (n.) The doctrine of philosophical necessity; necessitarianism.

Necessitattion (n.) The act of making necessary, or the state of being made necessary; compulsion.

Needle-pointed (a.) Pointed as needles.


Nemthelminthes (n. pl.) Alt. of Nematelminthes

Nematelminthes (n. pl.) An ordr of helminths, including the Nematoidea and Gordiacea; the roundworms.

Neoplatonician (n.) A neoplatonist.

Nephelodometer (n.) An instrument for reckoning the distances or velocities of clouds.

Neptunicentric (a.) As seen from Neptune, or having Neptune as a center; as, Neptunicentric longitude or force.

Neurapophysial (a.) Of or pertaining to a neurapophysis.

Neutralization (n.) The act or process of neutralizing, or the state of being neutralized.

Neutralization (n.) The act or process by which an acid and a base are combined in such proportions that the resulting compound is neutral. See Neutral, a., 4.

Newfangledness (n.) Affectation of, or fondness for, novelty; vain or affected fashion or form.

New Year's Day () the first day of a calendar year; the first day of January. Often colloquially abbreviated to New year's or new year.

Oenanthylidene (n.) A colorless liquid hydrocarbon, having a garlic odor; heptine.

Pectoriloquial (a.) Pertaining to, or of the nature of, pectoriloquy.

Pectoriloquism (n.) Pectoriloquy.

Pectoriloquous (a.) Pectoriloquial.

Pedestrianized (imp. & p. p.) of Pedestrianize

Pelecaniformes (n. pl.) Those birds that are related to the pelican; the Totipalmi.

Penitentiaries (pl. ) of Penitentiary

Pentadactyloid (a.) Having the form of, or a structure modified from, a pentadactyl limb.

Pentagraphical (a.) Pantographic. See Pantograph.

Pentamethylene (n.) A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C5H10, metameric with the amylenes, and the nucleus of a large number of derivatives; -- so named because regarded as composed of five methylene residues. Cf. Trimethylene, and Tetramethylene.

Perceptibility (n.) The quality or state of being perceptible; as, the perceptibility of light or color.

Perceptibility (n.) Perception.

Peremptoriness (n.) The quality of being peremptory; positiveness.

Perfectibilian (n.) A perfectionist.

Perfectibilist (n.) A perfectionist. See also Illuminati, 2.

Perfectibility (n.) The quality or state of being perfectible.

Perfectionment (n.) The act of bringing to perfection, or the state of having attained to perfection.

Perfidiousness (n.) The quality of being perfidious; perfidy.

Perichondritis (n.) Inflammation of the perichondrium.

Periganglionic (a.) Surrounding a ganglion; as, the periganglionic glands of the frog.

Perineorrhaphy (n.) The operation of sewing up a ruptured perineum.

Periodicalness (n.) Periodicity.

Peripateticism (n.) The doctrines or philosophical system of the peripatetics. See Peripatetic, n., 2.

Periphrastical (a.) Expressing, or expressed, in more words than are necessary; characterized by periphrase; circumlocutory.

Perishableness (n.) The quality or state of being perishable; liability to decay or destruction.

Perissodactyla (n. pl.) A division of ungulate mammals, including those that have an odd number of toes, as the horse, tapir, and rhinoceros; -- opposed to Artiodactyla.

Perissological (a.) Redundant or excessive in words.

Permissibility (n.) The quality of being permissible; permissibleness; allowableness.

Pernot furnace () A reverberatory furnace with a circular revolving hearth, -- used in making steel.

Perplexiveness (n.) The quality of being perplexing; tendency to perplex.

Perspectograph (n.) An instrument for obtaining, and transferring to a picture, the points and out

Perspirability (n.) The quality or state of being perspirable.

Persuasibility (n.) Capability of being persuaded.

Perterebration (n.) The act of boring through.

Perturbability (n.) The quality or state of being perturbable.

Perturbational (a.) Of or pertaining to perturbation, esp. to the perturbations of the planets.

Pervestigation (n.) Thorough investigation.

Pestilentially (adv.) Pestilently.

Petrographical (a.) Pertaining to petrography.

Petrologically (adv.) According to petrology.

Petrosilicious (a.) Containing, or consisting of, petrosilex.

Peyer's glands () Patches of lymphoid nodules, in the walls of the small intestiness; agminated glands; -- called also Peyer's patches. In typhoid fever they become the seat of ulcers which are regarded as the characteristic organic lesion of that disease.

Reasonableness (n.) Quality of being reasonable.

Recalcitration (n.) A kicking back again; opposition; repugnance; refractoriness.

Recapitulation (n.) The act of recapitulating; a summary, or concise statement or enumeration, of the principal points, facts, or statements, in a preceding discourse, argument, or essay.

Recapitulatory (a.) Of the nature of a recapitulation; containing recapitulation.

Reciprocalness (n.) The quality or condition of being reciprocal; mutual return; alternateness.

Reciprocornous (a.) Having horns turning backward and then forward, like those of a ram.

Recolonization (n.) A second or renewed colonization.

Recommencement (n.) A commencement made anew.

Recommendation (n.) The act of recommending.

Recommendation (n.) That which recommends, or commends to favor; anything procuring, or tending to procure, a favorable reception, or to secure acceptance and adoption; as, he brought excellent recommendations.

Recommendation (n.) The state of being recommended; esteem.

Recommendative (n.) That which recommends; a recommendation.

Recommendatory (a.) Serving to recommend; recommending; commendatory.

Recompensation (n.) Recompense.

Recompensation (n.) Used to denote a case where a set-off pleaded by the defendant is met by a set-off pleaded by the plaintiff.

Recompensement (n.) Recompense; requital.

Reconciliation (n.) The act of reconciling, or the state of being reconciled; reconcilenment; restoration to harmony; renewal of friendship.

Reconciliation (n.) Reduction to congruence or consistency; removal of inconsistency; harmony.

Reconciliatory (a.) Serving or tending to reconcile.

Recondensation (n.) The act or process of recondensing.

Reconnoissance (n.) Alt. of Reconnaissance

Reconnaissance (n.) The act of reconnoitering; preliminary examination or survey.

Reconnaissance (n.) An examination or survey of a region in reference to its general geological character.

Reconnaissance (n.) An examination of a region as to its general natural features, preparatory to a more particular survey for the purposes of triangulation, or of determining the location of a public work.

Reconnaissance (n.) An examination of a territory, or of an enemy's position, for the purpose of obtaining information necessary for directing military operations; a preparatory expedition.

Reconsecration (n.) Renewed consecration.

Reconstruction (n.) The act of constructing again; the state of being reconstructed.

Reconstruction (n.) The act or process of reorganizing the governments of the States which had passed ordinances of secession, and of reestablishing their constitutional relations to the national government, after the close of the Civil War.

Reconstructive (a.) Reconstructing; tending to reconstruct; as, a reconstructive policy.

Recrementitial (a.) Of the nature of a recrement. See Recrement, 2 (b).

Rectangularity (n.) The quality or condition of being rectangular, or right-angled.


Recurvirostral (a.) Having the beak bent upwards.

Redeemableness (n.) The quality or state of being redeemable; redeemability.

Redintegration (n.) Restoration to a whole or sound state; renewal; renovation.

Redintegration (n.) Restoration of a mixed body or matter to its former nature and state.

Redintegration (n.) The law that objects which have been previously combined as part of a single mental state tend to recall or suggest one another; -- adopted by many philosophers to explain the phenomena of the association of ideas.

Reenthronement (n.) A second enthroning.

Refractiveness (n.) The quality or condition of being refractive.

Refractoriness (n.) The quality or condition of being refractory.

Refrangibility (n.) The quality of being refrangible.

Regenerateness (n.) The quality or state of being rgenerate.

Regeneratively (adv.) So as to regenerate.

Rehabilitating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Rehabilitate

Rehabilitation (n.) The act of rehabilitating, or the state of being rehabilitated.

Reillumination (n.) The act or process of enlightening again.

Reimprisonment (n.) The act of reimprisoning, or the state of being reimprisoned.

Rejuvenescence (n.) A renewing of youth; the state of being or growing young again.

Rejuvenescence (n.) A method of cell formation in which the entire protoplasm of an old cell escapes by rupture of the cell wall, and then develops a new cell wall. It is seen sometimes in the formation of zoospores, etc.

Rejuvenescency (n.) Rejuvenescence.

Relinquishment (n.) The act of relinquishing.

Reminiscential (a.) Of or pertaining to reminiscence, or remembrance.

Remodification (n.) The act of remodifying; the state of being remodified.

Remonetization (n.) The act of remonetizing.

Renidification (n.) The act of rebuilding a nest.

Reorganization (n.) The act of reorganizing; a reorganized existence; as, reorganization of the troops.

Replaceability (n.) The quality, state, or degree of being replaceable.

Representation (n.) The act of representing, in any sense of the verb.

Representation (n.) That which represents.

Representation (n.) A likeness, a picture, or a model; as, a representation of the human face, or figure, and the like.

Representation (n.) A dramatic performance; as, a theatrical representation; a representation of Hamlet.

Representation (n.) A description or statement; as, the representation of an historian, of a witness, or an advocate.

Representation (n.) The body of those who act as representatives of a community or society; as, the representation of a State in Congress.

Representation (n.) Any collateral statement of fact, made orally or in writing, by which an estimate of the risk is affected, or either party is influenced.

Representation (n.) The state of being represented.

Representative (a

Representative (a.) Bearing the character or power of another; acting for another or others; as, a council representative of the people.

Representative (a.) Conducted by persons chosen to represent, or act as deputies for, the people; as, a representative government.

Representative (a.) Serving or fitted to present the full characters of the type of a group; typical; as, a representative genus in a family.

Representative (a.) Similar in general appearance, structure, and habits, but living in different regions; -- said of certain species and varieties.

Representative (a.) Giving, or existing as, a transcript of what was originally presentative knowledge; as, representative faculties; representative knowledge. See Presentative, 3 and Represent, 8.

Representative (n.) One who, or that which, represents (anything); that which exhibits a likeness or similitude.

Representative (n.) An agent, deputy, or substitute, who supplies the place of another, or others, being invested with his or their authority.

Representative (n.) One who represents, or stands in the place of, another.

Representative (n.) A member of the lower or popular house in a State legislature, or in the national Congress.

Representative (n.) That which presents the full character of the type of a group.

Representative (n.) A species or variety which, in any region, takes the place of a similar one in another region.

Repristination (n.) Restoration to an original state; renewal of purity.

Republicanized (imp. & p. p.) of Republicanize

Requisitionist (n.) One who makes or signs a requisition.

Resolvableness (n.) The quality of being resolvable; resolvability.

Respectability (n.) The state or quality of being respectable; the state or quality which deserves or commands respect.

Resplendishant (a.) Resplendent; brilliant.

Resplendishing (a.) Resplendent.

Responsibility (n.) The state of being responsible, accountable, or answerable, as for a trust, debt, or obligation.

Responsibility (n.) That for which anyone is responsible or accountable; as, the resonsibilities of power.

Responsibility (n.) Ability to answer in payment; means of paying.

Restorationism (n.) The belief or doctrines of the Restorationists.

Restorationist (n.) One who believes in a temporary future punishment and a final restoration of all to the favor and presence of God; a Universalist.

Restrictionary (a.) Restrictive.

Retinasphaltum (n.) Retinite.

Retrogradation (n.) The act of retrograding, or moving backward.

Retrogradation (n.) The state of being retrograde; dec

Retrogradingly (adv.) By retrograding; so as to retrograde.

Revivification (n.) Renewal of life; restoration of life; the act of recalling, or the state of being recalled, to life.

Revivification (n.) The reduction of a metal from a state of combination to its metallic state.

Sea pincushion () A sea purse.

Sea pincushion () A pentagonal starfish.

Searchableness (n.) Quality of being searchable.

Sea wood louse () A sea slater.

Second-sighted (a.) Having the power of second-sight.

Secrete-metory (a.) Causing secretion; -- said of nerves which go to glands and influence secretion.

Secularization (n.) The act of rendering secular, or the state of being rendered secular; conversion from regular or monastic to secular; conversion from religious to lay or secular possession and uses; as, the secularization of church property.

Selenographist (n.) A selenographer.

Self-abasement (n.) Degradation of one's self by one's own act.

Self-abasement (n.) Humiliation or abasement proceeding from consciousness of inferiority, guilt, or shame.

Self-adjusting (a.) Capable of assuming a desired position or condition with relation to other parts, under varying circumstances, without requiring to be adjusted by hand; -- said of a piece in machinery.

Self-approving (a.) Approving one's own action or character by one's own judgment.

Self-asserting (a.) asserting one's self, or one's own rights or claims; hence, putting one's self forward in a confident or assuming manner.

Self-assertion (n.) The act of asserting one's self, or one's own rights or claims; the quality of being self-asserting.

Self-assertive (a.) Disposed to self-assertion; self-asserting.

Self-centering (a.) Alt. of Self-centring

Self-communion (n.) Communion with one's self; thoughts about one's self.

Self-conceited (a.) Having an overweening opinion of one's own powers, attainments; vain; conceited.

Self-confident (a.) Confident of one's own strength or powers; relying on one's judgment or ability; self-reliant.

Self-conjugate (a.) Having the two things that are conjugate parts of the same figure; as, self-conjugate triangles.

Self-conscious (a.) Conscious of one's acts or state as belonging to, or originating in, one's self.

Self-conscious (a.) Conscious of one's self as an object of the observation of others; as, the speaker was too self-conscious.

Self-consuming (a.) Consuming one's self or itself.

Self-contained (a.) Having self-control; reserved; uncommunicative; wholly engrossed in one's self.

Self-contained (a.) Having all the essential working parts connected by a bedplate or framework, or contained in a case, etc., so that mutual relations of the parts do not depend upon fastening outside of the machine itself.

Self-convicted (a.) Convicted by one's own consciousness, knowledge, avowal, or acts.

Self-deception (n.) Self-deceit.

Self-defensive (a.) Defending, or tending to defend, one's own person, property, or reputation.

Self-dependent (a.) Dependent on one's self; self-depending; self-reliant.

Self-depending (a.) Depending on one's self.

Self-destroyer (n.) One who destroys himself; a suicide.

Self-devouring (a.) Devouring one's self or itself.

Self-diffusive (a.) Having power to diffuse itself; diffusing itself.

Self-enjoyment (n.) Enjoyment of one's self; self-satisfaction.

Self-evolution (n.) Evolution of one's self; development by inherent quality or power.

Self-examinant (n.) One who examines himself; one given to self-examination.

Self-existence (n.) Inherent existence; existence possessed by virtue of a being's own nature, and independent of any other being or cause; -- an attribute peculiar to God.

Self-ignorance (n.) Ignorance of one's own character, powers, and limitations.

Self-imparting (a.) Imparting by one's own, or by its own, powers and will.

Self-important (a.) Having or manifesting an exaggerated idea of one's own importance or merit.

Self-imposture (n.) Imposture practiced on one's self; self-deceit.

Self-indulgent (a.) Indulging one's appetites, desires, etc., freely.

Self-justifier (n.) One who excuses or justifies himself.

Self-knowledge (n.) Knowledge of one's self, or of one's own character, powers, limitations, etc.

Self-opinioned (a.) Having a high opinion of one's self; opinionated; conceited.

Self-perplexed (a.) Perplexed by doubts originating in one's own mind.

Self-possessed (a.) Composed or tranquill in mind, manner, etc.; undisturbed.

Self-regulated (a.) Regulated by one's self or by itself.

Self-repelling (a.) Made up of parts, as molecules or atoms, which mutually repel each other; as, gases are self-repelling.

Self-reproving (a.) Reproving one's self; reproving by consciousness of guilt.

Self-repugnant (a.) Self-contradictory; inconsistent.

Self-repulsive (a.) Self-repelling.

Self-restraint (n.) Restraint over one's self; self-control; self-command.

Self-reverence (n.) A reverent respect for one's self.

Self-righteous (a.) Righteous in one's own esteem; pharisaic.

Self-sacrifice (n.) The act of sacrificing one's self, or one's interest, for others; self-devotion.

Self-satisfied (a.) Satisfied with one's self or one's actions; self-complacent.

Self-slaughter (n.) Suicide.

Self-sufficing (a.) Sufficing for one's self or for itself, without needing external aid; self-sufficient.

Self-suspended (a.) Suspended by one's self or by itself; balanced.

Self-tormentor (n.) One who torments himself.

Semaphorically (adv.) By means of a semaphore.

Semicalcareous (a.) Half or partially calcareous; as, a semicalcareous plant.

Semicentennial (a.) Of or pertaining to half of a century, or a period of fifty years; as, a semicentennial commemoration.

Semicentennial (n.) A fiftieth anniversary.

Semidemiquaver (n.) A demisemiquaver; a thirty-second note.

Semidiaphanous (a.) Half or imperfectly transparent; translucent.

Semiflosculous (a.) Having all the florets ligulate, as in the dandelion.

Semihistorical (a.) Half or party historical.

Semilapidified (a.) Imperfectly changed into stone.

Semilenticular (a.) Half lenticular or convex; imperfectly resembling a lens.

Seminification (n.) Propagation from seed.

Semioxygenated (a.) Combined with oxygen only in part.

Semispheroidal (a.) Formed like a half spheroid.

Senatusconsult (n.) A decree of the Roman senate.

Sensationalism (n.) The doctrine held by Condillac, and by some ascribed to Locke, that our ideas originate solely in sensation, and consist of sensations transformed; sensualism; -- opposed to intuitionalism, and rationalism.

Sensationalism (n.) The practice or methods of sensational writing or speaking; as, the sensationalism of a novel.

Sensationalist (n.) An advocate of, or believer in, philosophical sensationalism.

Sensationalist (n.) One who practices sensational writing or speaking.

Sensualization (n.) The act of sensualizing, or the state of being sensualized.

Sentimentalism (n.) The quality of being sentimental; the character or behavior of a sentimentalist; sentimentality.

Sentimentalist (n.) One who has, or affects, sentiment or fine feeling.

Sentimentality (n.) The quality or state of being sentimental.

Sentimentalize (v. t.) To regard in a sentimental manner; as, to sentimentalize a subject.

Sentimentalize (v. i.) To think or act in a sentimental manner, or like a sentimentalist; to affect exquisite sensibility.

Septentrionate (v. i.) To tend or point toward the north; to north.

Septomaxillary (a.) Of or pertaining to the nasal septum and the maxilla; situated in the region of these parts.

Septomaxillary (n.) A small bone between the nasal septum and the maxilla in many reptiles and amphibians.

Septuagenarian (n.) A person who is seventy years of age; a septuagenary.

Sequaciousness (n.) Quality of being sequacious.

Serpentigenous (a.) Bred of a serpent.

Serratirostral (a.) Having a toothed bill, like that of a toucan.

Sesquialterate (a.) Once and a half times as great as another; having the ratio of one and a half to one.

Sesquialterous (a.) Sesquialteral.

Sesquipedalian (a.) Measuring or containing a foot and a half; as, a sesquipedalian pygmy; -- sometimes humorously applied to long words.

Sesquipedalism (n.) Sesquipedality.

Sesqyipedality (n.) The quality or condition of being sesquipedal.

Sesqyipedality (n.) The use of sesquipedalian words; style characterized by the use of long words; sesquipedalism.

Sesquisulphide (n.) A sulphide, analogous to a sesquioxide, containing three atoms of sulphur to two of the other ingredient; -- formerly called also sesquisulphuret; as, orpiment, As2S3 is arsenic sesquisulphide.

Seven-thirties (n. pl.) A name given to three several issues of United States Treasury notes, made during the Civil War, in denominations of $50 and over, bearing interest at the rate of seven and three tenths (thirty hundredths) per cent annually. Within a few years they were all redeemed or funded.

Technicalities (pl. ) of Technicality

Telangiectasis (n.) Dilatation of the capillary vessels.

Telephonically (adv.) By telephonic means or processes; by the use of the telephone.

Telescopically (adv.) In a telescopical manner; by or with the telescope.

Temptationless (a.) Having no temptation or motive; as, a temptationless sin.

Tender-hearted (a.) Having great sensibility; susceptible of impressions or influence; affectionate; pitying; sensitive.

Tendosynovitis (n.) See Tenosynovitis.

Tenthredinides (n. pl.) A group of Hymneoptera comprising the sawflies.

Terebinthinate (a.) Impregnating with the qualities of turpentine; terbinthine.

Tergiversation (n.) The act of tergiversating; a shifting; shift; subterfuge; evasion.

Tergiversation (n.) Fickleness of conduct; inconstancy; change.

Terminological (a.) Of or pertaining to terminology.

Territorialize (v. t.) To enlarge by extension of territory.

Territorialize (v. t.) To reduce to the condition of a territory.

Testaceography (n.) The science which treats of testaceans, or shellfish; the description of shellfish.

Testamentation (n.) The act or power of giving by testament, or will.

Testudinarious (a.) Of or pertaining to the shell of a tortoise; resembling a tortoise shell; having the color or markings of a tortoise shell.

Tetartohedrism (n.) The property of being tetartohedral.

Tetrachotomous (a.) Having a division by fours; separated into four parts or series, or into series of fours.

Tetractinellid (n.) Any species of sponge of the division Tetractinellida. Also used adjectively.

Tetradactylous (a.) Having, or characterized by, four digits to the foot or hand.

Tetragrammaton (n.) The mystic number four, which was often symbolized to represent the Deity, whose name was expressed by four letters among some ancient nations; as, the Hebrew JeHoVaH, Greek qeo`s, Latin deus, etc.

Tetramethylene (n.) A hypothetical hydrocarbon, C4H8, analogous to trimethylene, and regarded as the base of well-known series or derivatives.

Tetramethylene (n.) Sometimes, an isomeric radical used to designate certain compounds which are really related to butylene.

Tetrapharmacom (n.) Alt. of Tetrapharmacum

Tetrapharmacum (n.) A combination of wax, resin, lard, and pitch, composing an ointment.

Ventrilocution (n.) Ventriloquism.

Ventriloquized (imp. & p. p.) of Ventriloquize

Verisimilitude (n.) The quality or state of being verisimilar; the appearance of truth; probability; likelihood.

Vertebro-iliac (a.) Iliolumbar.

Verticillaster (a.) A whorl of flowers apparently of one cluster, but composed of two opposite axillary cymes, as in mint. See Illust. of Whorl.

Vespertiliones (n. pl.) A tribe of bats including the common insectivorous bats of America and Europe, belonging to Vespertilio and allied genera. They lack a nose membrane.

Weather-beaten (a.) Beaten or harassed by the weather; worn by exposure to the weather, especially to severe weather.

Weather-bitten (a.) Eaten into, defaced, or worn, by exposure to the weather.

Weather-driven (a.) Driven by winds or storms; forced by stress of weather.

Yellow-covered (a.) Covered or bound in yellow paper.

Yester-evening (n.) The evening of yesterday; the evening last past.

Yester-morning (n.) The morning of yesterday.

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Mark McCracken

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