Linkage Activiation

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

23rd Round

I really wish I could figure how to elongate the definition for "abacaxi".

Enamel: vitreous, usually opaque, protective or decorative coating or shell
Pogrom: massacre, organized massacre or persecution of a minority group, genocide
Abacaxi: a pineapple
Nadir: the absolute lowest point, opposite of the zenith or apogee, lowest point
Vitreous: of or resembling glass, as in color, composition, brittleness, or luster, glassy
Cognoscente: person who has expert or superior knowledge in a subject, connoisseur
Heuristic: of or relating to trial analysis using self-teaching tactics to better performance
Planetesimal: small asteroid which orbited the sun before the solar system was made
Lavadero: laundry room, a place to wash gold
Dedimus: a writ giving a private person permission to act as a judge
Jonquil: widely cultivated ornamental plant
Anthracite: glossy, hard coal which burns with a nearly smokeless flame
Dramaturgy: devices used in writing plays to distinguish plays from other literary forms
Coriander: aromatic herb, herb used in a variety of perfumes
Lamprey: eel-shaped fish with a sucking mouth
Quarkonium: physics term, flavorless meson whose makeup are a quark and its antiquark
Bijouterie: general plural of trinkets or jewelry, gallery thereof, display thereof
Recalcitrant: reluctant, difficult to manage or operate, not responsive to treatment, unruly
Quomodocunquize: to make or attempt to make money in any way possible
Ambrosia: food of the gods, something overpoweringly delicious or fragrant
Chrysoberyl: a rare hard yellow green mineral, used as a gemstone
Peradventure: mayhaps, it may be, maybe, possibly, perhaps
Nuclear: deriving destructive energy from the release of atomic energy 
Gaucherie: awkwardness, inexperience, embarrassments
Lethargy: the quality or state of being lazy or indifferent, lassitude, apathy, ennui
Acolyte: ranked clergy member, assistant in liturgical rites
Pabulum: material for intellectual sustenance, food, aliment, nourishment
Scoliosis: abnormal lateral curvature of the spine, affliction thereof
Manuscript: form of a literary work submitted for publication, especially handwritten
Xysti: pl. covered portico of a gymnasium 
Periphery: line that forms the boundary, limited circumference of sight, perimeter
Codicil: addendum, supplement, appendix, or revision to a will, supplement or appendix
Latitudinarian: holding, having, or expressing broad or tolerant views
Integer: any of the natural numbers (positive or negative) or zero 
Analemma: sundial, figure-8 indicating sun’s declination 
Verecund: bashful, shy, modest, demure
Operose: laborious, done with or requiring much toil, very busy, industrious, travailing
Jocular: characterized by joking, kidding, or facetiousness, given to joking
Perfidy: treachery, deliberate breach of faith, calculated violation of trust, betrayal
Formaldehyde: colorless gaseous or liquid compound, usually used for preservation
Sedition: revolt against authority, insurrection, propaganda inciting revolt
Regimen: a systematic plan designed to improve and maintain health
Hyperbole: figure of speech in which exaggeration is used for emphasis or effect 
Iniquity: violation of right or duty, wicked act, sin, gross immorality or injustice
Acciaccatura: grace note, an embellishing note usually written in smaller size