Linkage Activiation

Monday, April 11, 2011

28th Set

Esker is has a gorgeous and evocative definition. It's one of my favorite words. I'm not sure which kind of list to do next. I can do Best Short, Ugliest, Funniest, Best Long, among a few others.

Vexation: the act of annoying, irritating, or vexing, quality or condition of being vexed
Xenodochial: friendly or especially kind to strangers or foreigners
Osmosis: diffusion of water through a selectively permeable membrane
Benthos: the bottom of a body of water, the living things at the bottom of a water body
Extinguish: to quench, snuff out, put an end to, kill, to put out a fire or flame, destroy
Hyphenate: to divide or connect (syllables, word elements, or names) with a hyphen
Sanctity: holiness of life or character, saintliness, condition of being considered sacred
Portcullis: gate of an iron or wooden grating used in the entry to a castle or fortified town
Dionysian: wild, irrational, and undisciplined, of an ecstatic, orgiastic, or irrational nature
Acedia: ennui, state of torpor of listlessness, spiritual apathy
Foehn: warm, dry wind descending or blowing down the side of a mountain
Esker: long, winding ridge of gravel and other sediment left by melted ice from a stream
Poltergeist: noisy and mischievous ghost, ghost capable of manipulating physical objects
Bricolage: something made or put together using any materials that happen are available
Olio: mixture, medley, hodgepodge, jumble, meat and vegetable stew
Monocoque: object or method that braces by using the exterior, instead of an inner frame
Gemutlich: warm and congenial, pleasant or friendly, amicable, convivial
Estuary: inlet or arm of the sea, an open river that connects to the sea
Icosahedron: a figure or solid geometric shape formed by 20 sides or plane faces
Rhizome: fleshy, creeping underground stem by which certain plants propagate
Agglutinate: to unite as if by adhesive, heap together, string together, clump together
Perspicuous: easily understood, lucid, well-stated, transparently clear, understandable 
Oligarchy: political system governed by a few people, compare democracy
Juxtapose: to place side by side, especially for comparison or contrast 
Semidiurnal: of, relating to, occurring, or performed during half a day or twice a day
Ambience: atmosphere, a particular environment or surrounding influence, aura
Cathode: negative-charged electrode being the source of electrons entering a device
Exodus: a going out, departure or emigration, usually of a large number of people 
Paramour: lover, especially one in an adulterous relationship, lover, illicit lover
Rapport: relation, connection, especially a agreeable or sympathetic one, mutual affinity
Eleemosynary: of, relating to, or dependent on charity, contributed as an act of charity
Sovereign: monarch or other supreme ruler, chief ruler with supreme power
Dendrite: short fiber that conducts toward the cell body of the neuron, branch, branching
Aperitif: alcoholic drink taken as an appetizer before a meal 
Inundate: deluge, to fill quickly beyond capacity, to cover with water, drench, overwhelm
Pulverize: to pound, crush, or grind to a powder or dust, to demolish, disintegrate
Cochlear: of or relating to the cochlea of the ear 
Rectrix: a large tail feather of a bird, important for controlling the direction of flight 
Tribulation: great affliction, trial, or distress, suffering, agony, a trying experience
Corpulent: of a bulky body, excessively heavy or fat, stout, portly
Resurrect: to raise from the dead, restore to life, revive, bring back from the cusp of death
Pernicious: ruinous, tending to cause serious injury, deadly, causing great harm, lethal
Viscid: having an adhesive quality, gluey, sticky, thick, like molasses
Muzjik: Russian peasant, peasant, gypsy, pauper
Arboretum: land on which many different trees or shrubs are grown for study or display 

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