14 letter words whose second letter is O
Boisterousness (n.) The state or quality of being boisterous; turbulence; disorder; tumultuousness.
Bonnes bouches (pl. ) of Bonne bouche
Booking office () An office where passengers, baggage, etc., are registered for conveyance, as by railway or steamship.
Booking office () An office where passage tickets are sold.
Boroughmongery (n.) The practices of a boroughmonger.
Borraginaceous (a.) See Borage, n., etc.
Bougainvillaea (n.) A genus of plants of the order Nyctoginaceae, from tropical South America, having the flowers surrounded by large bracts.
Bouleversement (n.) Complete overthrow; disorder; a turning upside down.
Bourbon whisky () See under Whisky.
Coarse-grained (a.) Having a coarse grain or texture, as wood; hence, wanting in refinement.
Coarticulation (n.) The union or articulation of bones to form a joint.
Coccobacterium (n.) One of the round variety of bacteria, a vegetable organism, generally less than a thousandth of a millimeter in diameter.
Coessentiality (n.) Participation of the same essence.
Cognoscibility (n.) The quality of being cognoscible.
Collateralness (n.) The state of being collateral.
Collectiveness (n.) A state of union; mass.
Colorado group () A subdivision of the cretaceous formation of western North America, especially developed in Colorado and the upper Missouri region.
Color sergeant () See under Sergeant.
Combustibility (n.) The quality of being combustible.
Commensurating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Commensurate
Commensurately (adv.) In a commensurate manner; so as to be equal or proportionate; adequately.
Commensurately (adv.) With equal measure or extent.
Commensuration (n.) The act of commensurating; the state of being commensurate.
Commentatorial (a.) Pertaining to the making of commentaries.
Commissaryship (n.) The office or employment of a commissary.
Commissionship (n.) The office of commissioner.
Commodiousness (n.) State of being commodious; suitableness for its purpose; convenience; roominess.
Commutableness (n.) The quality of being commutable; interchangeableness.
Compassionable (a.) Deserving compassion or pity; pitiable.
Compassionated (imp. & p. p.) of Compassionate
Compatibleness (n.) Compatibility; consistency; fitness; agreement.
Compendiarious (a.) Short; compendious.
Comperendinate (v. t.) To delay.
Complexionally (adv.) Constitutionally.
Complicateness (n.) Complexity.
Comprehensible (a.) Capable of being comprehended, included, or comprised.
Comprehensible (a.) Capable of being understood; intelligible; conceivable by the mind.
Comprehensibly (adv.) With great extent of signification; comprehensively.
Comprehensibly (adv.) Intelligibly; in a manner to be comprehended or understood.
Compulsatively (adv.) By compulsion.
Compunctiously (adv.) With compunction.
Compurgatorial (a.) Relating to a compurgator or to compurgation.
Concavo-convex (a.) Concave on one side and convex on the other, as an eggshell or a crescent.
Concavo-convex (a.) Specifically, having such a combination of concave and convex sides as makes the focal axis the shortest
Concentrically (adv.) In a concentric manner.
Conceptibility (n.) The quality of being conceivable; conceivableness.
Concertmeister (n.) The head violinist or leader of the strings in an orchestra; the sub-leader of the orchestra; concert master.
Conchyliaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to shells; resembling a shell; as, conchyliaceous impressions.
Conchyliometry (n.) Same as Conchometry.
Conclusiveness (n.) The quality of being conclusive; decisiveness.
Concorporation (n.) Union of things in one mass or body.
Concrimination (n.) A joint accusation.
Concurrentness (n.) The state or quality of being concurrent; concurrence.
Condensability (n.) Capability of being condensed.
Condescendence (n.) Alt. of Condescendency
Condescendency (n.) Condescension.
Conditionality (n.) The quality of being conditional, or limited; limitation by certain terms.
Conducibleness (n.) Quality of being conducible.
Conductibility (n.) Capability of being conducted; as, the conductibility of heat or electricity.
Conductibility (n.) Conductivity; capacity for receiving and transmitting.
Conduplication (n.) A doubling together or folding; a duplication.
Conferruminate (a.) Alt. of Conferruminated
Confidentially (adv.) In confidence; in reliance on secrecy.
Confluxibility (n.) The tendency of fluids to run together.
Conformability (n.) The state of being conformable.
Conformability (n.) The parallelism of two sets of strata which are in contact.
Confoundedness (n.) The state of being confounded.
Conglomerating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Conglomerate
Conglomeration (n.) The act or process of gathering into a mass; the state of being thus collected; collection; accumulation; that which is conglomerated; a mixed mass.
Conglutination (n.) A gluing together; a joining by means of some tenacious substance; junction; union.
Conglutinative (a.) Conglutinant.
Congratulating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Congratulate
Congratulation (n.) The act of congratulating; an expression of sympathetic pleasure.
Congratulatory (a.) Expressive of sympathetic joy; as, a congratulatory letter.
Congregational (a.) Of or pertaining to a congregation; conducted, or participated in, by a congregation; as, congregational singing.
Congregational (a.) Belonging to the system of Congregationalism, or to Congregationalist; holding to the faith and polity of Congregationalism; as, a Congregational church.
Conjecturalist (n.) A conjecturer.
Conjunctivitis (n.) Inflammation of the conjunctiva.
Connaturalness (n.) Participation of the same nature; natural union.
Consanguineous (a.) Of the same blood; related by birth; descended from the same parent or ancestor.
Consarcination (n.) A patching together; patchwork.
Conscienceless (a.) Without conscience; indifferent to conscience; unscrupulous.
Conservational (a.) Tending to conserve; preservative.
Consignificant (a.) Having joint or equal signification; synonymous.
Consociational (a.) Of or pertaining to a consociation.
Conspectuities (pl. ) of Conspectuity
Constabulatory (n.) A constabulary.
Constituencies (pl. ) of Constituency
Constitutional (a.) Belonging to, or inherent in, the constitution, or in the structure of body or mind; as, a constitutional infirmity; constitutional ardor or dullness.
Constitutional (a.) In accordance with, or authorized by, the constitution of a state or a society; as, constitutional reforms.
Constitutional (a.) Regulated by, dependent on, or secured by, a constitution; as, constitutional government; constitutional rights.
Constitutional (a.) Relating to a constitution, or establishment form of government; as, a constitutional risis.
Constitutional (a.) For the benefit or one's constitution or health; as, a constitutional walk.
Constitutional (n.) A walk or other exercise taken for one's health or constitution.
Constitutively (adv.) In a constitutive manner.
Constructional (a.) Pertaining to, or deduced from, construction or interpretation.
Constructively (adv.) In a constructive manner; by construction or inference.
Consubstantial (a.) Of the same kind or nature; having the same substance or essence; coessential.
Consuetudinary (a.) Customary.
Cussuetudinary (n.) A manual or ritual of customary devotional exercises.
Contagiousness (n.) Quality of being contagious.
Contemperation (n.) The act of tempering or moderating.
Contemperation (n.) Proportionate mixture or combination.
Contemperature (n.) The condition of being tempered; proportionate mixture; temperature.
Contemporaries (pl. ) of Contemporary
Contemptuously (adv.) In a contemptuous manner; with scorn or disdain; despitefully.
Contesseration (n.) An assemblage; a collection; harmonious union.
Contingentness (n.) The state of being contingent; fortuitousness.
Contractedness (n.) The state of being contracted; narrowness; meanness; selfishness.
Contradictable (a.) Capable of being contradicting.
Contradictions (a.) Filled with contradictions; inconsistent.
Contradictions (a.) Inc
Contradistinct (a.) Distinguished by opposite qualities.
Contraindicant (n.) Something, as a symptom, indicating that the usual mode of treatment is not to be followed.
Contraindicate (v. t.) To indicate, as by a symptom, some method of treatment contrary to that which the general tenor of the case would seem to require.
Contraposition (n.) A placing over against; opposite position.
Contraposition (n.) A so-called immediate inference which consists in denying the original subject of the contradictory predicate; e.g.: Every S is P; therefore, no Not-P is S.
Contrarotation (n.) Circular motion in a direction contrary to some other circular motion.
Contributional (a.) Pertaining to, or furnishing, a contribution.
Contributories (pl. ) of Contributory
Controllership (n.) The office of a controller.
Controvertible (a.) Capable of being controverted; disputable; admitting of question.
Convalescently (adv.) In the manner of a convalescent; with increasing strength or vigor.
Conversational (a.) Pertaining to conversation; in the manner of one conversing; as, a conversational style.
Conversationed (a.) Acquainted with manners and deportment; behaved.
Conversazi-one (n.) A meeting or assembly for conversation, particularly on literary or scientific subjects.
Convertibility (n.) The condition or quality of being convertible; capability of being exchanged; convertibleness.
Convexo-convex (a.) Convex on both sides; double convex. See under Convex, a.
Convincingness (n.) The power of convincing, or the quality of being convincing.
Convivialities (pl. ) of Conviviality
Convocationist (n.) An advocate or defender of convocation.
Coordinateness (n.) The state of being coordinate; equality of rank or authority.
Co-religionist (n.) One of the same religion with another.
Cormophylogeny (n.) The phylogeny of groups or families of individuals.
Cornua Ammonis (pl. ) of Cornu Ammonis
Corolliflorous (a.) Having the stamens borne on the petals, and the latter free from the calyx. Compare Calycifloral and Thalamifloral.
Corporealities (pl. ) of Corporeality
Corpuscularian (a.) Corpuscular.
Corpuscularian (n.) An adherent of the corpuscular philosophy.
Correligionist (n.) A co-religion/ist.
Correspondence (n.) Friendly intercourse; reciprocal exchange of civilities; especially, intercourse between persons by means of letters.
Correspondence (n.) The letters which pass between correspondents.
Correspondence (n.) Mutual adaptation, relation, or agreement, of one thing to another; agreement; congruity; fitness; relation.
Correspondency (n.) Same as Correspondence, 3.
Corrigibleness (n.) The state or quality of being corrigible; corrigibility.
Corrosibleness (n.) The quality or state of being corrosible.
Corruptibility (n.) The quality of being corruptible; the possibility or liability of being corrupted; corruptibleness.
Cosmographical (a.) Of or pertaining to cosmography.
Cosmopolitical (a.) Having the character of a cosmopolite.
Cotemporaneous (a.) Living or being at the same time; contemporaneous.
Counterbalance (v. t.) To oppose with an equal weight or power; to counteract the power or effect of; to countervail; to equiponderate; to balance.
Counterbalance (n.) A weight, power, or agency, acting against or balancing another
Counterbalance (n.) A mass of metal in one side of a driving wheel or fly wheel, to balance the weight of a crank pin, etc., on the opposite side of the wheel
Counterbalance (n.) A counterpoise to balance the weight of anything, as of a drawbridge or a scale beam.
Counterchanged (imp. & p. p.) of Counterchange
Counterchanged (a.) Exchanged.
Counterchanged (a.) Having the tinctures exchanged mutually; thus, if the field is divided palewise, or and azure, and cross is borne counterchanged, that part of the cross which comes on the azure side will be or, and that on the or side will be azure.
Countercharmed (imp. & p. p.) of Countercharm
Counterchecked (imp. & p. p.) of Countercheck
Countercurrent (a.) Running in an opposite direction.
Countercurrent (n.) A current running in an opposite direction to the main current.
Counterdrawing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterdraw
Counterfeiting (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterfeit
Counterfesance (a.) The act of forging; forgery.
Countermanding (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countermand
Countermarched (imp. & p. p.) of Countermarch
Counternatural (a.) Contrary to nature.
Counterpassant (a.) Passant in opposite directions; -- said of two animals.
Counterplotted (imp. & p. p.) of Counterplot
Counterpoising (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterpoise
Counterproving (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterprove
Counterrolment (n.) A counter account. See Control.
Countersealing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Counterseal
Countersigning (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countersign
Countersinking (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countersink
Countervailing (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Countervail
Counter weight (n.) A counterpoise.
Courageousness (n.) The quality of being courageous; courage.
Court-cupboard (n.) A movable sideboard or buffet, on which plate and other articles of luxury were displayed on special ocasions.
Courts-martial (pl. ) of Court-martial
Cow's lungwort () Mullein.
Dodecasyllabic (a.) Having twelve syllables.
Dodecasyllable (n.) A word consisting of twelve syllables.
Dogmaticalness (n.) The quality of being dogmatical; positiveness.
Dolichocephaly (n.) Alt. of Dolichocephalism
Domesticating. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Domesticate
Do-nothingness (n.) Inactivity; habitual sloth; idleness.
Double dealing () False or deceitful dealing. See Double dealing, under Dealing.
Doublethreaded (a.) Consisting of two threads twisted together; using two threads.
Doublethreaded (a.) Having two screw threads instead of one; -- said of a screw in which the pitch is equal to twice the distance between the centers of adjacent threads.
Double-tongued (a.) Making contrary declarations on the same subject; deceitful.
Dover's Powder () A powder of ipecac and opium, compounded, in the United States, with sugar of milk, but in England (as formerly in the United States) with sulphate of potash, and in France (as in Dr. Dover's original prescription) with nitrate and sulphate of potash and licorice. It is an anodyne diaphoretic.
Foraminiferous (a.) Having small openings, or foramina.
Foraminiferous (a.) Pertaining to, or composed of, Foraminifera; as, foraminiferous mud.
Foreordination (n.) Previous ordination or appointment; predetermination; predestination.
Foreremembered (a.) Called to mind previously.
Foreshortening (n.) Representation in a foreshortened mode or way.
Forethoughtful (a.) Having forethought.
Forisfamiliate (v. t.) Literally, to put out of a family; hence, to portion off, so as to exclude further claim of inheritance; to emancipate (as a with his own consent) from paternal authority.
Forisfamiliate (v. i.) To renounce a legal title to a further share of paternal inheritance.
Formidableness (n.) The quality of being formidable, or adapted to excite dread.
Forthrightness (n.) Straightforwardness; explicitness; directness.
Foundationless (a.) Having no foundation.
Goliath beetle () Any species of Goliathus, a genus of very large and handsome African beetles.
Gonoblastidium (n.) A blastostyle.
Good-humoredly (adv.) With a cheerful spirit; in a cheerful or good-tempered manner.
Good-naturedly (adv.) With maldness of temper.
Governableness (n.) The quality of being governable; manageableness.
Hollow-hearted (a.) Insincere; deceitful; not sound and true; having a cavity or decayed spot within.
Holohemihedral (a.) Presenting hemihedral forms, in which all the sectants have halt the whole number of planes.
Holothurioidea (n. pl.) One of the classes of echinoderms.
Homoeomorphism (n.) A near similarity of crystal
Homoeomorphous (a.) Manifesting homoeomorphism.
Homogenealness (n.) Homogeneousness.
Horror-sticken (a.) Struck with horror; horrified.
Hors de combat () Out of the combat; disabled from fighting.
Horse-chestnut (n.) The large nutlike seed of a species of Aesculus (Ae. Hippocastanum), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the name.
Horse-chestnut (n.) The tree itself, which was brought from Constantinople in the beginning of the sixteenth century, and is now common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres. The native American species are called buckeyes.
Horse-leechery (n.) The business of a farrier; especially, the art of curing the diseases of horses.
Horticulturist (n.) One who practices horticulture.
Hospitableness (n.) The quality of being hospitable; hospitality.
Hotel-de-ville (n.) A city hall or townhouse.
Hound's-tongue (n.) A biennial weed (Cynoglossum officinale), with soft tongue-shaped leaves, and an offensive odor. It bears nutlets covered with barbed or hooked prickles. Called also dog's-tongue.
Johannisberger (n.) A fine white wine produced on the estate of Schloss (or Castle) Johannisberg, on the Rhine.
Locomotiveness (n.) Alt. of Locomotivity
Loeven's larva () The peculiar larva of Polygordius. See Polygordius.
Longitudinally (adv.) In the direction of length.
Longmynd rocks () The sparingly fossiliferous conglomerates, grits, schists, and states of Great Britain, which lie at the base of the Cambrian system; -- so called, because typically developed in the Longmynd Hills, Shropshire.
Long-suffering (n.) Bearing injuries or provocation for a long time; patient; not easily provoked.
Long-suffering (n.) Long patience of offense.
Loquaciousness (n.) Loquacity.
Lonis quatorze () Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the art or style of the times of Louis XIV. of France; as, Louis quatorze architecture.
Low-mindedness (n.) The quality of being lowminded; meanness; baseness.
Lozenge-shaped (a.) Having the form of a lozenge or rhomb.
Molendinaceous (a.) Alt. of Molendinarious
Molendinarious (a.) Resembling the sails of a windmill.
Monocarpellary (a.) Consisting of a single carpel, as the fruit of the pea, cherry, and almond.
Monophysitical (a.) Of or pertaining to Monophysites, or their doctrines.
Morse alphabet () A telegraphic alphabet in very general use, inventing by Samuel F.B.Morse, the inventor of Morse's telegraph. The letters are represented by dots and dashes impressed or printed on paper, as, .- (A), - . . . (B), -.. (D), . (E), .. (O), . . . (R), -- (T), etc., or by sounds, flashes of light, etc., with greater or less intervals between them.
Noctambulation (n.) Somnambulism; walking in sleep.
Nolle prosequi () Will not prosecute; -- an entry on the record, denoting that a plaintiff discontinues his suit, or the attorney for the public a prosecution; either wholly, or as to some count, or as to some of several defendants.
Nonappointment (n.) Neglect of making appointment; failure to receive an appointment.
Noncoincidence (n.) Lack of coincidence.
Nonconcurrence (n.) Refusal to concur.
Noncondensible (a.) Not condensible; incapable of being liquefied; -- said of gases.
Nondevelopment (n.) Failure or lack of development.
Non est factum () The plea of the general issue in an action of debt on bond.
Nonexportation (n.) A failure of exportation; a not exporting of commodities.
Nonfulfillment (n.) Neglect or failure to fulfill.
Nonimportation (n.) Want or failure of importation; a not importing of commodities.
Nonperformance (n.) Neglect or failure to perform.
Nonphotobiotic (a.) Capable of living without light; as, nonphotobiotic plant cells, or cells which habitually live in darkness.
Nonpreparation (n.) Neglect or failure to prepare; want of preparation.
Nonproficiency (n.) Want of proficiency; failure to make progress.
Nonresemblance (n.) Want of resemblance; unlikeness; dissimilarity.
Notobranchiata (n. pl.) A division of nudibranchiate mollusks having gills upon the back.
Notobranchiata (n. pl.) The Dorsibranchiata.
Notobranchiate (a.) Of or pertaining to the Notobranchiata.
Podophthalmous (a.) Having the eyes on movable footstalks, or pedicels.
Podophthalmous (a.) Of or pertaining to the Podophthalmia.
Podophthalmite (n.) The eyestalk of a crustacean.
Poikilothermal (a.) Alt. of Poikilothermic
Poikilothermic (a.) Having a varying body temperature. See Homoiothermal.
Polemoniaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Polemoniaceae), which includes Polemonium, Phlox, Gilia, and a few other genera.
Polyautography (n.) The act or practice of multiplying copies of one's own handwriting, or of manuscripts, by printing from stone, -- a species of lithography.
Polycarpellary (a.) Composed of several or numerous carpels; -- said of such fruits as the orange.
Polyembryonate (a.) Consisting of, or having, several embryos; polyembryonic.
Polymerization (n.) The act or process of changing to a polymeric form; the condition resulting from such change.
Polyplacophora (n. pl.) See Placophora.
Polyprotodonta (n. pl.) A division of marsupials in which there are more fore incisor teeth in each jaw.
Polyschematist (a.) Having, or existing in, many different forms or fashions; multiform.
Polysyllabical (a.) Pertaining to a polysyllable; containing, or characterized by, polysyllables; consisting of more than three syllables.
Polytheistical (a.) Of or pertaining to polytheism; characterized by polytheism; professing or advocating polytheism; as, polytheistic worship; a polytheistic author, or nation.
Popularization (n.) The act of making popular, or of introducing among the people.
Porphyrization (n.) The act of porphyrizing, or the state of being porphyrized.
Portland stone () A yellowish-white calcareous freestone from the Isle of Portland in England, much used in building.
Portulacaceous (a.) Of or pertaining to a natural order of plants (Portulacaceae), of which Portulaca is the type, and which includes also the spring beauty (Claytonia) and other genera.
Postcommissure (n.) A transverse commisure in the posterior part of the roof of the third ventricle of the brain; the posterior cerebral commisure.
Post-disseizin (n.) A subsequent disseizin committed by one of lands which the disseizee had before recovered of the same disseizor; a writ founded on such subsequent disseizin, now abolished.
Post-disseizor (n.) A person who disseizes another of lands which the disseizee had before recovered of the same disseizor.
Postencephalon (n.) The metencephalon.
Postmastership (n.) The office of postmaster.
Post-obit bond () A bond in which the obligor, in consideration of having received a certain sum of money, binds himself to pay a larger sum, on unusual interest, on the death of some specified individual from whom he has expectations.
Postpositional (a.) Of or pertaining to postposition.
Potamospongiae (n. pl.) The fresh-water sponges. See Spongilla.
Pott's disease () Caries of the vertebrae, frequently resulting in curvature of the spine and paralysis of the lower extremities; -- so named from Percival Pott, an English surgeon.
Ro-setta stone () A stone found at Rosetta, in Egypt, bearing a trilingual inscription, by aid of which, with other inscriptions, a key was obtained to the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt.
Rossel current () A portion of the southern equatorial current flowing westward from the Fiji Islands to New Guinea.
Rotundifolious (a.) Having round leaves.
Roundaboutness (n.) The quality of being roundabout; circuitousness.
Soapberry tree () Any tree of the genus Sapindus, esp. Sapindus saponaria, the fleshy part of whose fruit is used instead of soap in washing
Solecistically (adv.) In a solecistic manner.
Solertiousness (n.) The quality or state of being solert.
Solidification (n.) Act of solidifying, or state of being solidified.
Somnambulation (n.) The act of walking in sleep.
Somnambulistic (a.) Of or pertaining to a somnambulist or somnambulism; affected by somnambulism; appropriate to the state of a somnambulist.
Sophisticating (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Sophisticate
Sophistication (n.) The act of sophisticating; adulteration; as, the sophistication of drugs.
Sounding-board (n.) A thin board which propagates the sound in a piano, in a violin, and in some other musical instruments.
Sounding-board (n.) A board or structure placed behind or over a pulpit or rostrum to give distinctness to a speaker's voice.
Sounding-board (n.) See Sound boarding, under Sound, a noise.
Volatilization (n.) The act or process of volatilizing, or rendering volatile; the state of being volatilized.
Volta-electric (a.) Of or pertaining to voltaic electricity, or voltaism.
Wonder-working (a.) Doing wonders or surprising things.
Woolward-going (n.) A wearing of woolen clothes next the skin as a matter of penance.
Worldly-minded (a.) Devoted to worldly interests; mindful of the affairs of the present life, and forgetful of those of the future; loving and pursuing this world's goods, to the exclusion of piety and attention to spiritual concerns.
Worshipability (n.) The quality of being worthy to be worshiped.
Zoroastrianism (n.) The religious system of Zoroaster, the legislator and prophet of the ancient Persians, which was the national faith of Persia; mazdeism. The system presupposes a good spirit (Ormuzd) and an opposing evil spirit (Ahriman). Cf. Fire worship, under Fire, and Parsee.
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