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apiary: place for keeping bees
auditorium: place for an audience
terrarium: place for keeping small animals and plants.
Playing around the apiary proved to be a less than pleasant experience.
candle: a wax taper that shines or glows
candid: frank, open, sincere, impartial, fair
candidate: Romans seeking office wore white robes
When the reporter ask the president to be candid, he got quite a story..
achromatic: without color
chromophil: capable of being dyed or colored easily
chromaticscale: musical scale made up of 11 successive half-tones to the octave. Tone is the effect of light, shade, and color as combined in a picture.
The achromatic feel of the room added to the chill everyone already felt.
incision: the act of making a cut
decide: cut down the list by making a decision
imprecise: not cut before, not exact
Before making the incision, the surgeon marked the area carefully.
criminal: one who is at fault or charged
incriminate: to make accusation
recriminate: make charges back and forth
The criminal left the scene of the crime and ran straight into the police officer.
succumb: to die; to yield from persuasion
incumbent: reclining or resting in, as a position
procumbent: lying face down, prone
More people caught in fires succumb to the smoke than actually die of burns.
dromedary: one-humped Arabian camel trained for riding
hippodrome: a stadium or arena for horse running or racing
palindrome: a word that runs backward in the same sense as forward, such as radar
Edward won an award for coming up with the longest palindrome.
economy: the principles of home finances
ecology: study of the relationships between organisms and their environments
ecosphere: regions of the universe that are capable of supporting life
Ecology classes often take field trips to observe animals in their natural habitat.
fugitive: one who flees
refugee: one who escapes to another country
subterfuge: a deceptive strategy or device; something to “flee under” during an argument
The Incredible Hulk lived much of his life as a fugitive.
hypnosis: condition of being put into a sleeping state
hypnology: they study of sleep
hypnophobia: fear of sleep
When James awoke from the hypnotic state, he remembered nothing he had done.
juvenile: young person
rejuvenate: to make young again
juvescent: beginning to feel young
In juvenile court, the punishments are not as severe as in adult court.
analyze: break apart or loosen
hemolysis: dissolution of red blood cells
dialysis: separation of smaller molecules from larger ones, a breaking down
The dialysis machine broke down the toxins in the blood and removed them from the body.
miscellaneous: full of a mixture of things
immiscible: incapable of mixing or blending
promiscuity: a lack of discrimination in selection; casual or random sexual behavior
The dangers associated with AIDS ended the promiscuity of earlier generations.
narcotic: drug that numbs senses and induces sleep
narcolepsy: uncontrollable attacks of deep sleep
narcoanalyze: psychoanalysis while the patient is in a drug-induced drowsy state
Since the drug was a narcotic, the doctor suggested the patient refrain from driving.
necrophobia: fear of death
internecine: mutually destructive, almost deadly
pernicious: extremely harmful or destructive
The pernicious little vermin caused terror wherever he went.
oligarchy: government by a few rulers
oligophagous: feeding on a limited variety of food; being a “picky” eater
oligopoly: the market condition that exists when there are so few sellers that the action of one can impact prices
The oligophagous nature of children often requires parents to give multivitamins.
pacify: to make quiet
Pacific: make peace
appease: to placate; to calm by giving what is demanded
To appease the crowd, the performers did two more songs.
hemiplegia: paralysis on one side of the body
monoplegia: paralysis of one limb
quadriplegia: paralysis affecting all four limbs
In spite of his monoplegia, he went on to become a major league ball player.
expurgate: to remove something morally offensive
purgatory: place where soul is cleansed of sin
According to Catholic doctrine, purgatory is the place where the soul pays for sin through suffering.
inquest: a judicial inquiry usually held before a jury
conquer: to seek together, to overpower
exquisite: sought for its unusual qualities
At the inquest, the judge tried to ascertain Justine’s guilt or innocence.
regal: related to being king
regiment: following the rules
regicide: killing of a king
Macbeth was guilty of regicide when he took down the good old Duncan.
consistent: that which stays together or the same
desist: to stay from or quit
persistence: a state of staying with something
Students who practice persistence will score well on the WordSkills final test.
insurgent: one who rises
resurrection: the act of rising again
The resurrection of songs from his old albums may not give Michael Jackson the boost he needs to repair his wounded popularity.
tribute: a gift, payment, declaration or other acknowledgment of gratitude, admiration, or respect
contribution: the act of paying together
retribution: the act of paying back
Grendel’s mother killed Esher to seek retribution for the murder of her son by Beowulf.
valid: characterized by worth
equivalent: to show conclusively,talk into something
prevail: putting strength before
Because their absentee excuses were not valid, the students received a 65 on their report cards.