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ad adverb

alg. algebra

anat. anatomy

iinr. ancient

aritli arithmetic

astron astronomy

bot botany

chem chemistry

chron chronology

comp comparative

conj conjunction

contr contraction

dim diminui ivo

eccles i ecclesiastical af

( fairs Eng. hist...English history

etym. etymology

Fahr Fahrenheit

fern 1. feminine

fort fortification

gen gender; genitive

geog geography

geol geology

geom geometry

gram. grammar

her. heraldry

hUt. history

hort horticulture

lmp f imperfect partl

\ ciple

impera Imperative

Infln infinitive

instr instrument

lnt interjection

mterrog../int,;rroKalive P1* I noun

masc masculine

math mathematics

med. medicine

mil military affairs

myth mythology

n noun

neut neuter

nom nominative

olij objective

opt. optics

ornith ornitholoiry

path pathology

pers person

pert pertaining

I phren phrenology

phys f Physiology or phys

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plu.. plural

poss possessive

pp perfect particlplo

prep. preposition

pres present

pron pronoun

pt past tense

rel relative pronoun

rhet rhetoric

R. N royal navy

It.Cath. Ch. / Bom*B Catholic I Church

Scrip Scripture

sculp sculpture

sing singular

iuperl superlative

Surg surgery

surv surveying

theol theology

trig. trigonometry

U. S United States

v verb

Amer / American or Amer

(. ica

Ar Arabic

Ay Anglo-Saxon

Uav Bavarian

Bret Breton

Celt Celtic

Chald Chaldee

Chin Chinese

Dan Danish

Dut Dutch

Eng English

F French

Fin :.Finnish

Flem Flemish

Fris Frisian

Gael Gaelic

Ger German

Goth Gothic

Gr Creek

Gris Grisons

Heh Hebrew

Hind Hindustani

Hung. Hungarian

Icel /Icelandic, or old

t Norse

Ind India or Indies

Ir Irish

It Italian

L latin

Lang Languedoc

Lap Lapland

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Norm Norman

Norm. F Norman French

N. Fris North Frisian

old Eng.... old English

old F old French

old H. Ger. .old High German

Piedm Pledmonteso

Pol Polish

Port Portuguese

Prov Provencal

prov. Eng. .provincial EngUsh

Russ Russian

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acquittal: absolve', v. (L. $61vq, I Bet free), to release from some penalty, absorb, v. db-sdrb' (L. ah, sorbeo, I drink up),

to drink: in, as a sponge-; wholly to eu-ai,'.': ab3or'bent, a. that which sucks up: abiorp

ab'italn, v. db-stan' (L. obs, Unto, I hold), to refrain from: abstainer, n.: ab'stinence, n,: abstinent, a. _ _ . _ . ,

absta-nious, a. db-stt'mlAs (L. obatemiu*), sparing in the use of abstemiously, ad.: abste


abitrast, a. db'strdkt (L. ob*, tmctus, drawn), distinct or separate from something else; existing in the mimt only: n. an abridgment: v. dbstrdkt', to separate; to purloin: abstraction, n. deep thought; absence of mind: abstractness, n. being in a separate state: ab stractly, ad. . , .... .

abitruiB, a. dbs/roY (L. dbstruaus, hidden), concealed; difficult to be understood: abstrusely, ad.: abstruse ness, n.

absurd, a. absent'{L. ab. surdus. that will not hear), not flt to be heard; what is plainly opposite to the truth: absurdly, ad.: absurdity, n.: absurd'nejs, n.

abundance, abundant—see abound.

abuse, v dbuz' (F. abuser), to treat 111; to misuse anything: n. d-bds', ill use of anything; rude reproach; abusive, a.: abusively, ad.: abu siveaeas. n.

abut, v. d-b&f (V. aboutir), to border upon: to touch: abutment, n. what supports the end of a bridge.

abyss, n. debts' (Or. dbussos, without a bottom!, a very deep place; a deep mass of water.

academy, n. d-kdd'8-ml (Gr. akademia, name of an anc. school where Plato taught), a public or private school; a society of learned men: academ'io or academical, a. pert, to a university: academician, n.a member of a learned society,

accede, v. dk-sSd" {I*, ad. cedo, I yield), to agree to the proposal of another.

accelerate, v. dk-sSl'^r-dt (L. ad. celero, I hasten), to cause to move faster: accelera tion, n.

accent, n. dk'-sSnt (L. ad, canto, I sins), the force of voice put upon a syllable or word; the mark indicating the same; manner of speaking: accent', v., or accen'tnate, v. to pronounce a word or syllable with a particular force of voice: accentua'tlon, n.

accept, v. dksSpf (L. accept am), to take what & offered; to agree to: accept'er or acceptor, n. one who: accept'able, a. pleasing; agreeable in person or by services: accept'ably, ad.: acceptabil'ity, n.: acceptance, n. a written promise to pay money: acceptation, n. the meaning in which a word or expression la generally understood.

access, n. dk-sSs' or dk's*s (L. accessus, a coming to), admission to; approach, or means of approach: accessible, a. easy of approach; affable: accessibly, ad.: accessibility, n.: accession, n. an addition: ac'cessary, a., also spelt accessory, aiding in doing something, or privy to it; additional.

accident, n. dk'sl-dSnt (L. accidens. happening to), something taking place unexpectedly; :iu event not foreseen: accident al, a.: accidentally, ad.

acclaim, n. dk-kldm' (L. ad, clamo, I cry out), a shout of joy: acclama'tlon, n. applause.

acclimate, v. dk-kli'mdt, also accli'matise, v. (P. arclimater). to inure a plant or animal to a slimate not natural to it: acclimatisation, n. acclivity, n. dk-kllv'-itl (h. ad, clivus, a slope),

rising ground. accommodate, v. dkkdm'mo-dat {L. ad, con,


modus, a measure or limit), to make suitable for; to adapt to: accommodation, n.: ac

com modative, a. furnishing accommodation; obliging.

accompany, v. tVckum-pd-n\ (L. ad, con, pango. I drivo in or fix), to attend or escort; to go with as a companion: accom paniment, n.: accompanist, u. in music, the person who accompanies.

accomplice, n. dk-k&m'-plls (L. ad, von, plico, I fold), a companion in doing something wrong, accomplish, v. ak-k6in'ptish (L. ad, compleo, I till completely), to complete; to bring to pass: accom plished, a. rich in acquired qualities and manners: accom pUshment, n. polite maimers or education—usually in plu.

accord, v. akkuwrd' (L. MO. cor, the heartgen, cordis), to grantor give; to be suitable: n. agreement: accordance, n.: accordant, a.: accordingly, ad.: accordion, n. a keyed wind instr.

accost, v. dkko^sf (V. accoster, to Join side to side), to apeak first to; to address or salute.

account, n. OkkoToiW (L. ad, con, puto, I think), a sum stated on a slate or paper; a narrative or statement: V. to esteem; to explain - accountable, a. liable to answer for one's conduct: accountability, n.: accountably, ad.- accountant, n. one skilled in accounts.

accoutre, v. dkko'ter IF. accoutrcr). to equip for military service.

accrue, v. akkrb" {L. ad, crcsco, 1 grow), to arise from.

accumulate, v. dkku'mu-ldt (L. ad, cumulus,

a heap), to heap or pile up: accumuia tion. it.

accuracy, n. dk'-kilrd-st (L. ad, euro, care),

correctness; exactness: accurate, a.: ac cu

rateness. u.: ac'curately, ad.

accurse, v. dk-Mrs' (L. ad, AS. corsiart, to execrate by the sign or the cross), to devote to destruction; to call down evil or misery upon: accursed', a. doomed; wicked.

accuse, v. dkk&z'(L. accuso), to charge with a crime; to blame: accusation, n.: accn'ser, n.: accusative, a. the name applied to the case In Latin which is billed in English the objective. accustom, v. dk-k&s't&m (L. ad, F. coutume, custom, habit), to make familiar with by habit or use; to inure to. ace, n. as{L. as, a, unit), a trifle; a mark. ache, v. Ofc (Gr. achos. pain), to be In continued bodily pain: n. a continued pain.

achieve, v. dchitf (F. achever), to finish successfully: achievement, n. an escutcheon; something donebycontinuedexertion: achievable, a.

acid, n. aVld (L, acidus, sharp to the taste), something which causes sourness to the taste: adj. sour: acidity, n., also ac'idness. n.: acidify, v. to change into an acid: acidulate, v. to make slightly sour: acidulous, a.

acknowledge, v. dk-noT-ej, to own; to admit to be true: acknowledgment, n. the expression of thanks for a benefit received; a receipt. acorn, n. d'kaTvrn (AS.), the fruit of the oak. acquaint, v. dkkwanf (old P. accoinlerl, to Inform ; to make familiar with: acquaint ance. n. knowledge; a person well known: acquaintanceship, n.

acquiesce, v. Ak-kwt-is' (L. ad, quiesco, I am quiet), to agree in; to assent quietly: acquiescence, n.

acquire, v. dk-kioir' (L. ad, qucsro, I seek:), to

gain possession of something: acquire ment, n.

acquisition, n. dk-kioi-zish'^n (L. ad. qucssi

tus, sought), something gained; attainment in


acquit, v. dkkwif(V. acquitter), to clear from blame or guilt: acquittal, n.: acquittance, n. a release from a debt

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properi, to make to correspond; to settle: adjustment, n.

adjutant, n. dd'jdo.tdnt iL. ad, jutum, to helpi, in a regiment, one who assists the major: adjutancy, n. the office.

administer, v. ddmin'ts.tcr iL. ad, ministro, I serve or assisti, to direct the application of laws, as a king or judge; to manage: administration, n. the act of carrying into effect; the government of a country: admin'. istrative, a. ahle to carry into effect: administrator, u. one who.

admiral, n. ad.mi.rdl iF. amirali, the com. inainlrr of a fleet or navy; a flag.officer: ad'. miralty, n. the supreme court in naval affairs.

adm1re, v. dduiir' iL. ad, miror, I wonderi, to look upon with pleasure; to regard with wonder or surprise: admirahly, ad.: admiringly, ad. in a manner to excite wonder: admiration, n.: admirer, n. one who admires.

admit, v. ad'Vtlf iL. ad, mitto, I sendi, to permit to enter; to receive as true: admittance, n. permission to enter: admissi'on, n. iL. missus, senti, power or permission to enter: admissihle, a.: admissihly, ad.

admix, v. ad.mites' iL. ad, mixtum, to minglei, to mingle with something else: admix'ture, n. a suhstance formed hy mingling one suhstance with another.

admonish, v. dd.mdn'ish iL. ad, monco, I warn', to warn; to reprove gently: admo. niti'on, n.: admonitory, a. that conveys warning.

ado, n. d.dd' iAS.i, fuss; hustle.

adolescence, n. dd.y.lis'ens iL. adolesco, I increase or growi, youth up to manhood; adolescent, a . pert, to youth.

adopt, v. d.adpf iL. ad, opto, I wish, I choosei, to take or receive as one's own what la not naturally so; to choose: adoption, n.

adore, v. d.dor' iL. ad, oro, I pray toi, to pay divine honour to: ado'rahle, a. worthy of worship: adorahly, ad.: ado'rahleness, n.: adoringly, ad.: adoration, n. the worship of God.

adorn, v. d.daTcrn' iL. ad. orno. I deck or heautifyi, to deck; to make heautiful: adornment, n.

adrift, a. or ad. ddrlff iAS. adrifan, to drive awayi, floating ahout at random.

adroit, a. ti.drdyriF. a, droit, to the righti, /;lever in the use of the hands; ready.witted: adroitly, ad.: adroitness, n.

adulation, n. ddti.ld'shun iL. adulatio, fawning like a dogi, mean flattery; praise in excess: adulatory, a.

adult, n. dduW iL. adultus, growni, a person grown to maturity.

adulterate, v. ddill'tir.dl iL. adulteratumi, to corrupt; to make impure hy a hase mixture: adulteration, n.: adul'terator, n. one who: adul'terer, n. a man guilty of adultery; an idolater: adulteress, n. : adul'tery, n.

advance, v. dd.vdus'iF. avanceri, to raise to a higher rank; to pay heforehand: n. a moving or hringing forward; a rise in value: advance'. ment. u.

advantage, n. dd.vdn'taj iF. avantagei, superiority; gain: advantageous, a. favourahle; full of henefit: advantageously, ad.

advent, n. ad'v^nt iL. ad, veittum, to comei, the coming of Christ to the earth: adven'turo, n. a hold undertaking; a striking event: adveu'. turer, n. one who risks everything on chancs: adventurous, a. hold: adventuresome, a . daring.

adverh, n. dd'verh iL. ad, verhum, a wordi, in gram., a word used to modify the meaning of a verh, Ac.: adverhial, a.: adverhially, ad.

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advene, a. dd'vtrs (L. adversum, opposite to), opposed to; unfortunate:!.; adversensss, n: adver'aity, u. Ill lorlunu: adversary, 11. an enemy.

advert, v. ad-vert (L. ad, verto, I turn), to refer to; to turn the attention to: ad'vertiie, V. to give notice; to inform: adver tisement, i). a public notice lu a newsnaper: ad vertiser, n. one who or that which advertises.

advice, n. d\l-ris' (L. ad, visa, I go to see), counsel; Intelligence: advise, V. adtlz', to give counsel to; to Inform: advisedly, ad. with deliberation: advisable, a, that may properly be done; advi sableness, n.

advocate, n. ad'i'O-kdi iL. advocatvs), one who pleads the muse of another; one who defends: v.: ad'vocacy, n.

aerate, v. a-er-At (Gr. or L. aer, air), to combine with air; to mix with carbonic acid: aeration, n.: aerial, a. belonging to the air; lofty.

aerify, v. dr'l/l (L. aer, air, ficio, I make), to turn into air; to combine with air: aeriform, a. (L. forma, a shape), having the nature or form of air.

aerolite, n. ar'odlt (Gr. aer, air. Who.*, a stone), a stone that falls from the atmosphere to the earth.

aeronaut, n. dr'OnnXvt (O.r. aer, air, nautes, a sailor), one who floats in the air in a balloon: aeronautic, a.

afar, ad. afdr" (AS.), at, to, or from a gTeat distance.

affable, a. df-fd-bl (L. affabitis, accessible, courteous), frank in speech; of easy manners: al'fably, ad.: affability, n.

affair, n. df-far1 (F. affaire), a matter of any kind; bushns* : plu. transactions in general.

affect, v. Offekt'tL. affectum), to act upon or hilluciice In anyway; to move or touch, as the passions: affect'ed, a. assumed; not natural: affect'edly, ad.: affecta'tion, n. the assuming or pretending to what is not natural: affect ednezs, n.: affect'ingly, ad.: affec'tlon, n. love for: affectionate, a. warmly attached to: aifec'tlonately, ad.

affiance, v. affl'dns (L. ad, fldo, I trust), to promise in marriage; to betroth.

affidavit, n. affl-dd'vlt (old law L., he made oath), a declaration as to the truth of a written statement made on oath.

affiliate, v. affU'iat (L. ad.filiua, a son), to adopt; to receive as a child: amlla'tion, n.

affinity, n. Of-flu'ltl (L. afflnis, related to), relation; relationship by marriage.

affirm, v. affirm' (L. ad.Jirmo, I make firm), to maintain confidently as true: afBrma'tion, 11.: affirmative, a. that declares or asserts: n. a word that says yen.

affix, Ji. dffiks (h. ad, flmu, fastened), a syllable or letter put to the end of a word; affix', V. to fix at the end.

afflict, v. dfjilkf (L. ad,fiictum, to strike), to give pain to: affliction, n.; afflictive, a. giving pain.

affluence, n. df'-flob-Sns (L. ad, fiuo, I flow), wealth: affluent, a.: n. a tributary stream.

afford, v. afford' (F. afforer, to Bet a price on), to yield or produce; to be able to bear expenses.

affray, n. affrd' (F. effrayer, to scare), a brawl or petty fight.

affright, v. af-frlf (AS. affrightan). to terrify.

affront, v. affrunt' (FV affronter), to give cause of offence to: to insult slightly: n.

afloat, ad. a-ftof (AS.), on the water.

afoot, ad. afoot" (AS.), on foot.

afore, ad. a-fo-r1 (AH.)', prior or superior to; sooner: afore'hand, ad.: afore'tlme, ad. in time past: aforementioned, a.: aforenamed, a.: afore'said, a.

afraid, a. A-frOd' (AS. pp. of affray, which See), terrified.

afresh, ad. afresh' (A3, a, ferae, pure, sweet), again ; anew; recently.

after, a. after (AS.), later in time: prep, behind; later: conj. when: afternoon, n. the part of the day after 12 o'clock: afterward or aft erwards, ad. later in time.

again, ad. a-gen' (AS.), onto more: against', prep, in opposition to.

age, ii. itj If.), a period of time; the life of man, or a part of It: aged, a. old: n.

agency, n. a'jen-si (L. ayens, acting, doing), the exerting' »'f power; the business or office of an agent: agent, n. the person or thing that exerts power; one intrusted witli the business of another.

aggrandise, v. dg'grdndlz (L. ad, grandia. great), to exalt; to raise to wealth, honour, or power: aggrandisement, n.

aggravate, v. ag'-grd-rdt (L. ad, gravis* heavy), to make anything worse or less endurable: aggrava'tion, n.

aggregate, a. dg'gregdt (L. aggrego, I gather together), funned by a collection of many particulars: n. the sum total.

aggression, n. ag-gre.ih'iin(L. ad, grearua, walked or none), the first act leading to a quarrel or dispute: aggressor, n.: aggressive, a.: aggressiveness, n.

aggrieve, v. Oggiev'(I*, ad, gravis, heavy), to pain or injure any one.

aghast, a. or ad. a-gdst' (AS. a, at, K. gaster, to lay waste), struck with horror; stupefied with sudden fright.

agile, a. aj'il (L. agilis), nimble; active: agilely, ad.: agility, n.

agitate, v. ajltat{L, agito), to put into motion; to stir violently; to disturb: agitation, ».: agitator, n.

ago, ad. d-yo" (old E. ygoar ygon, gone away), time gone by: agoing, ad. in or into action agone , ad. past and gone.

agonise, v. ag'd-nlz (dr. agonia, anguish of mind), to distress exceedingly: agony, n.

agrarian, a. agrd'r\dn (L. ager, a field), relating to land in general.

agree, v. dyrC (F. agrtcr, to receive with favour), to bo of one mind; to live in peace: agreeable, a. pleasing; suitable to: agree ably, ad.: agree ableness, n.: agreement, u. a bargain; a renewal of friendship.

agriculture, n. ag'iikultUr (L. ager, a field, cvltura, tillage), the tilling or working the ground to make it fruitful: agricultural, a.: agriculturist, n. one engaged lu farming.

aground, ad. d-gi-dtvnd (AS.), ou the ground; run asliore.

ague, n. d'gil (F. aigu, sharp, keen), an Intermittent fever.

ahead, ad. dluW (AS.), In advance; further forward than another.

aid, v. ad (F. aider), to help; to support: n. help.

all, v. 01 (AS. eglian, to pain), to be sick: ailing, a. sick : ailment, n.

aim, v. am (old F. esmer, to estimate), to throw at an object; to endeavour: n. the object intended to be struck; intention: aimless, a.

air, n. ar (h. aer, air), the atmosphere; a tune or melody; look or mien: V. to expose to the air: ftir'y, a. high in air; light likeair: air'ily, ad.: airing, n. a ride or walk in the open air: air'* less, a.: air mess, n.

aisle, n. U (F. aisle, a wing), the side passages of a church.

ajar, ad. d-jdr' (AS. ceorran, to turn), a little opened.

akin, a. rt-fcin'(AS. a, cyn, family), related to by blood; having the same properties.

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