Linkage Activiation

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

30th Page

It'd be nice to individually discuss these words at length.


Truculent: vehement, brutal, disposed to fight, pugnacious, expressing bitter opposition
Scacchic: of, pertaining to, or related to chess or the playing of chess
Kiosk: small structure, often open on one or more sides, used as a newsstand or booth
Acerbic: sharp or biting in character, acerb, sour or bitter in taste, caustic
Blitzkrieg: swift, sudden military offensive, swift, decisive strike
Cavalcade: a procession of riders or carriages, a procession of vehicle of ships
Ecumenical: of worldwide scope or suitability, universal, relating to the Christian church
Proselytize: to recruit for another religion, faith, or ideal, to convert or cause to convert
Overzealous: excessively enthusiastic, fanatic, passionate
Gulag: Russian prison camp for political prisoners, large prison for specific prisoners
Scabbard: theca, usually leather or metal sheath used to store a blade or cutting weapon
Fuliginous: having the color of soot, dark, dusky, charcoal-colored
Hydraulic: of, involving, moved by, or operated by a fluid or liquid, under pressure
Palimpsest: erased parchment, which is then reused, manuscript written over earlier ones
Dragoon: compel by coercion, threats, or crude means, armed soldier or cavalry
Quasar: astronomical object that emits massive amounts of electromagnetic radiation
Epileptic: pertaining to epilepsy, flickering rapidly, seizing
Angstrom: metric unit of length equal to one ten billionth of a meter (or 0.0001 micron)
Boeotian: marked by stupidity and philistinism, crudely obtuse, loutish
Patois: dialect other than the usual or literary dialect, uneducated or provincial language
Feldspar: a specific group of minerals and rocks
Diametric: of, relating to, or along a diameter, exactly opposite, contrary 
Tungsten: rare, metallic element with a bright-gray color and a metallic luster
Excruciate: to inflict severe pain on, torture, to agonize, intensify pain, or distress 
Cataclysm: violent upheaval that causes great destruction or brings about a vital change 
Lacustrine: of or having to do with a lake or lakes, found or formed in lakes 
Podium: small platform for the conductor of an orchestra, for a public speaker, etc 
Vehicular: of, relating to, or intended for vehicles, especially motor vehicles 
Caveat: admonition, caution, warning against certain acts, formal notice of warning
Anaptyxis: the insertion of an extra vowel in a body of a word “athalete”
Dilapidate: to bring or fall into a state of partial ruin, decay, or disrepair 
Contusion: bruise, an injury that doesn't break the skin but results in some discoloration
Grimthorpe: to remodel an old building without knowledge or care to retain its character
Rubicund: ruddy, reddish, inclined to a healthy rosiness, having a ruddy complexion
Mercenary: motivated solely by a desire for money or material gain, hired gun
Expectorate: to eject from the mouth, spit, to spit phlegm, to summon phlegm and expel it
Blunderbuss: insensitive, blundering person, short musket of wide bore and flared muzzle
Subordinate: secondary, inferior, a person lower in rank, lower in rank or importance 
Aerobic: depending on free oxygen or air, designating or involving exercise
Riposte: quick thrust used after parrying a lunge, reactive action, maneuver, or retort 
Formulaic: being of no special quality or type, average, routine, undistinguished
Puerile: jejune, na├»ve, belonging to childhood, juvenile, immature, childish 
Agrarian: relating to rural matters, pertaining to cultivation, ownership and agriculture
Iconoclast: one who attacks established beliefs, ideals, customs, or institutions, maverick
Pandemic: widespread, general, epidemic that affects a large area and population 



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