Nhận Trang Phục Miễn Phí Liên Minh Huyền Thoại, Sự Kiện Quà Hay Mỗi Ng

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    Nhân dịp tháng quà tặng của Garena dành riêng cho tựa game Liên Minh Huyền Thoại. Người chơi có thể nhận trang phục miễn phí Liên Minh Huyền Thoại cũng như nhận Quà Hay Mỗi Ngày hoàn toàn miễn phí và chỉ cần làm theo yêu cầu cực kỳ đơn giản của nhà phát hành Garena mà thôi.

    Cách nhận trang phục miễn phí Liên Minh Huyền Thoại, Quà Hay Mỗi Ngày

    Bước 1: Để tham gia sự kiện trước tiên chúng ta cần đăng nhập Garena trươc tiên đã.

    Bước 2: Sau đó cập nhật Liên Minh Huyền Thoại và vào chơi game như bình thường.

    Bước 3: Tại đây sẽ xuất hiện một bảng điểm danh, hãy nhấn vào điểm danh mỗi ngày để nhận được các phần thưởng hấp dẫn.

    Mỗi phần thưởng sẽ được gửi ngay vào tài khoản của bạn và mỗi ngày điểm danh một lần.

    Điều kiện để nhận quà hay mỗi ngày:

    – Điểm danh nhận quà, cụ thể là bạn cần phải vào game để điểm danh mỗi ngày.

    * Ngày 1: Nhận được 100 Tinh Hoa Lam.

    * Ngày 2: Tăng XP 3 trận thắng.

    * Ngày 3: Nhận được 100 Tinh Hoa Lam.

    * Ngày 4: Tăng XP 1 ngày.

    * Ngày 5: Biểu tượng Gangplank Tiệc Bể Bơi (đặc biệt).

    * Ngày 6: Tăng XP 3 trận thắng.

    * Ngày 7: Nhận được 100 Tinh Hoa Lam.

    * Ngày 8: Trang phục Gangplank Tiệc Bể Bơi (đặc biệt)

    * Ngày 9: Tăng XP 3 trận thắng.

    * Ngày 10: Nhận được 100 Tinh Hoa Lam.

    * Ngày 11: Mảnh Chìa Khóa.

    * Ngày 12: Tăng XP 3 trận thắng.

    * Ngày 13: Nhận được 100 Tinh Hoa Lam.

    * Ngày 14: Mảnh Chìa Khóa.

    * Ngày 15: Nhận được 100 Tinh Hoa Lam.

    * Ngày 16: Mảnh Mẫu Mắt Kỳ Bí.

    * Ngày 17: Tăng XP 3 trận thắng.

    * Ngày 18: Hộp Tướng.

    * Ngày 19: Mảnh Chìa Khóa.

    * Ngày 20: Mẫu mắt Pengu Lướt Sóng Lam. (đặc biệt).

    * Ngày 21: Rương Hextech.

    * Ngày 22: Biểu Cảm Kỳ Bí.

    * Ngày 23: Nhận được 500 Tinh Hoa Lam.

    * Ngày 24: Nhận được 30 Tinh Hoa Cam.

    * Ngày 25: Đa sắc Gangplank Tiệc Bể Bơi (Hồng Ngọc – đặc biệt)

    – Còn với cách nhận trang phục miễn phí Liên Minh Huyền Thoại bạn phải làm sự kiện này bao gồm 2 màn:

    * Màn 1: điểm danh 1 ngày, thắng 15 trận PVP.

    * Màn 2: Sau khi hoàn thành màn 1 yêu cầu điểm danh được 15 ngày, thắng 10 trận ghép đội PVP cùng bạn bè.

    Lưu ý khi nhận trang phục miễn phí Liên Minh Huyền Thoại:

    – Mỗi ngày bạn được điểm danh tối đa 1 lần duy nhất.

    – Toàn bộ sự kiện tối đa là 25 lần điểm danh.

    – Không nhất thiết phải điểm danh liên tiếp, miễn đủ số lượng là được.

    – Bản đồ Summoner’s Rift thường chọn ẩn, xếp hạng đơn và đôi, xếp hạng linh hoạt được tính trong sự kiện này.

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    – Bản đồ Gió Hú ARAM được tính trong sự kiện lần này.

    – Không tính các trận thuộc chế độ Luân phiên.

    – Phần thưởng bao gồm trang phục thương, sử thi, huyền thoại và thối thượng. Không cso trang phục thần thoại và giới hạn trong sự kiện.

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  • macadamize

    to cover a road with small broken stones

    macarism

    a beatitude; taking pleasure in another’s joy

    macarize

    to declare to be happy or blessed

    macaroni

    nonsense; foolishness

    macaronic

    muddled or mixed-up

    macerate

    to steep or soak; to break up; to emaciate

    macerator

    a person who fasts and becomes emaciated

    machair

    low-lying sandy beach

    machairodont

    sabre-toothed

    machicolation

    space between corbels in a parapet

    machinule

    tool used by surveyors to obtain right angle

    macilent

    lean; excessively thin

    mackinaw

    heavy napped and felted wool cloth

    mackintosh

    lightweight rubberized waterproof cotton

    macon

    smoked salted mutton

    macrobiote

    long-lived organism

    macrocephalic

    having an abnormally large head

    macrocephalous

    having a large head

    macrocosm

    large and complex structure considered as a whole

    macrography

    viewing an object with the naked eye

    macrology

    much talk with little to say; redundancy; pleonasm

    macromancy

    pination using large objects

    macromania

    delusion that objects are larger than natural size

    macron

    straight line placed above vowel to indicate stress

    macrophobia

    fear of prolonged waiting

    macropicide

    killer of kangaroos

    macropodine

    of, like or pertaining to kangaroos

    macropterous

    having large wings or fins

    macroscian

    one with a long shadow; one who inhabits polar regions

    macrotone

    macron; straight line placed above vowel to indicate stress

    macrural

    having a long tail

    mactation

    killing or slaughter of a sacrificial victim

    macular

    spotted; patchy

    maculation

    the act of spotting or staining

    maculomancy

    pination using spots

    madapollam

    fine cotton cloth

    madarosis

    loss of eyelashes or eyebrows

    madder

    red dye made from brazil wood; a reddish or red-orange colour

    madefy

    to moisten or make wet

    maderization

    wine becoming rusty in colour and flat in taste

    madescent

    growing damp

    madoline

    vegetable slicer with adjustable blade

    madras

    fine plain-woven cotton or silk

    maenadic

    furious; bacchanalian

    maffick

    to celebrate exuberantly and boisterously

    magadis

    ancient bridged stringed instrument

    maggotorium

    place where maggots are bred for sale to fishers

    magianism

    teachings or philosophy of the magi

    magirics

    art of cookery

    magisterial

    in the manner of a teacher or magistrate

    magisterium

    teaching function of the Catholic church

    magistral

    of, like or pertaining to a master or teacher

    magistricide

    killer of one’s teacher

    magnality

    wonderful or great thing

    magnanerie

    art of raising silkworms

    magnetics

    study of magnetism

    magnetograph

    instrument for recording measurements of magnetic fields

    magnetometer

    instrument for measuring intensity of magnetic fields

    magneton

    unit of the quantized magnetic moment of a particle

    magnicaudate

    having a long tail

    magnificat

    canticle in praise of the Virgin Mary

    magniloquent

    speaking in a grand or pompous style

    magomancy

    pination by magic or sorcery

    magpiety

    garrulousness

    mahout

    one who rides or drives elephants

    maidan

    open plain; open space near a town

    maieutic

    bringing out latent thoughts; socratic

    maillot

    tights worn by a ballet dancer

    mainmast

    sailing ship’s principal mast

    mainour

    stolen goods discovered on thief

    mainpernor

    one who gives mainprise

    mainprise

    surety for the appearance of a prisoner at trial

    mainsail

    principal sail on a ship’s mainmast

    mainsheet

    rope by which mainsail is trimmed and secured

    mainstay

    stay that extends from the main-top to the foot of the foremast

    majolica

    elaborate glazed Italian pottery

    makaf

    hyphen used to join words in Hebrew texts

    malabathrum

    dried leaf used in ancient times to make perfumed ointments

    malacissation

    act of making soft or supple

    malacoid

    made of a soft or fleshy substance

    malacology

    study of molluscs

    malacophilous

    pollinated by snails

    malacophonous

    soft-voiced

    malagma

    emollient plaster

    malaguena

    Spanish dance performed by a couple, similar to the fandango

    malapert

    bold; forward; saucy

    malapropism

    misapplication of words without mispronunciation

    malar

    of, like or pertaining to the cheek

    malariology

    study of malaria

    malarkey

    humbug; nonsense

    malaxage

    softening of clay by kneading it

    malaxate

    to soften by kneading, rubbing or mixing with a liquid

    malbrouck

    arboreal monkey of West Africa

    malchus

    short cutting sword

    malefic

    doing mischief; producing evil

    malfeasance

    evil-doing; illegal activities

    malgrado

    notwithstanding

    maliferous

    harmful; unhealthy

    malinger

    to feign sickness in order to avoid duty or work

    malism

    the belief that the world is evil

    malleation

    hammering; a hammer-mark or dent

    malleiform

    shaped like a hammer

    mallophagous

    eating wool or fleece

    malloseismic

    suffering from frequent and severe earthquakes

    malm

    calcareous loam used in making brick

    malmsey

    sweet perfumed wine

    maltha

    thick mineral pitch

    maltster

    one who makes or deals in malt

    malvaceous

    of, like or pertaining to the mallow family of plants

    malversation

    corruption in office; corrupt administration; misconduct

    mambo

    Cuban ballroom dance resembling the rumba or cha-cha

    mamelon

    rounded hill or protuberance

    mammalogy

    study of mammals

    mammer

    to stammer; to waver; to be undecided

    mammetry

    idolatry; idols collectively

    mammiferous

    having breasts

    mammiform

    shaped like a breast

    mammiliform

    shaped like a nipple

    mammock

    scrap or shred; a broken piece

    mammogenic

    promoting growth of the milk glands

    mammon

    riches; the wealthy; the upper classes

    mammonism

    devotion to pursuit of wealth

    mammose

    shaped like a breast

    mammothrept

    spoiled child

    mamzer

    illegitimate child

    manal

    of, like or pertaining to the hand

    mancipation

    legal transfer by actual or symbolic sale

    manciple

    steward of a college or monastery; purveyor

    mandament

    command; order

    mandamus

    writ instructing that an action should be performed

    mandarism

    government with a large bureaucracy

    mandative

    of, like or pertaining to commands or leadership

    mandibuliform

    shaped like a mandible or jaw-bone

    mandorla

    oval panel containing a work of art; elliptical halo around holy person

    mandrel

    axle of a circular saw

    mandriarch

    founder or leader of a monastic order

    manducate

    to chew or eat

    mandylion

    loose outer garment worn over armour

    manège

    the art of horsemanship

    mangabey

    long-tailed tropical African monkey

    manganiferous

    bearing manganese

    mangonel

    medieval war engine for throwing stones

    manicate

    having a woolly growth that can be peeled off

    manicism

    left-handedness

    maniform

    having the shape of a hand

    maniple

    clerical vestment worn on the left arm

    manometer

    instrument for measuring pssure of a liquid or gas

    manqué

    having had unfulfilled ambition; failing to achieve expectation

    manrope

    rope used as a handrail on a ship

    mansionary

    residence; mansions

    mansuetude

    meekness; tameness; sweetness of temper

    mantelletta

    knee-length sleeveless garment worn by Catholic cardinals and bishops

    mantic

    of, like or pertaining to pination; prophetic; pinely inspired

    mantissa

    decimal part of logarithm

    mantology

    fortune-telling

    manubrial

    shaped like a handle

    manubrium

    any handle-like structure

    manuduction

    careful guidance; leading by hand

    manumission

    emancipation; freedom from slavery

    manurance

    cultivation

    manustupration

    masturbation

    manzello

    variant form of soprano saxophone

    mappemond

    map of the world

    maquette

    small model of something to be made on a larger scale

    maquis

    guerrilla resistance force

    marabout

    thin downy silk

    maraging

    process by which alloy is slowly cooled in the air

    marah

    bitterness; something bitter

    marasmus

    wasting away of the body; emaciation due to malnutrition

    marc

    refuse from winemaking

    marcella

    cotton or linen in twill weave

    marcescent

    withering without falling off

    marchpane

    old name for marzipan

    marcidity

    state of great leanness

    marcottage

    propagation of trees by stripping ring of bark and covering with moss

    margaritiferous

    pearl-bearing

    margaritomancy

    pination using pearls

    maricolous

    living in the sea

    mariculture

    cultivation of aquatic flora and fauna

    marigenous

    produced by or in the sea

    marigraph

    instrument for recording tide levels

    marimbaphone

    marimba with steel keys

    Mariolatry

    worship of the virgin mother

    Mariology

    study of the Virgin Mary

    maritage

    right of feudal lord to arrange marriages of vassals

    mariticide

    killing or killer of one’s husband

    maritodespotism

    ruthless domination by a husband

    marivaudage

    pciosity in literary style or expssion

    markhor

    reddish-grey central Asian wild goat

    marl

    clay used as fertilizer

    marline

    small rope wound about larger rope to keep it from fraying

    marmarosis

    conversion of limestone into marble

    marmoreal

    of or like marble

    marocain

    ribbed crepe fabric

    marquetry

    furniture inlaid with multicoloured wood, ivory, or metal

    marquisette

    sheer meshed cloth

    marrano

    Jew converted to Christianity to avoid persecution

    marry

    expssion of surprised agreement

    martello

    circular fort for coastal defence

    martext

    ignorant pacher

    martinet

    a strict disciplinarian; one who adheres to rules

    martingale

    lower stay of rope used to sustain strain of the forestays

    martingale

    strap between horse’s forelegs to keep its head down

    martlet

    heraldic repsentation of a bird without feet

    martyrium

    shrine erected in memory of a martyr

    martyrolatry

    excessive devotion to martyrs

    martyrology

    study of martyrs

    marver

    marble or iron slab on which molten glass is rolled

    mascaron

    grotesque face on a door-knocker

    maschalephidrosis

    massive sweating of the armpits

    mascle

    diamond-shaped plate or scale

    mascon

    concentration of dense mass beneath the moon’s surface

    maskirovka

    use of deception or camouflage as military stratagem

    masseter

    muscle used to move the lower jaw

    masterate

    degree or title of a master

    masticate

    to chew; to knead mechanically

    mastigophorous

    bearing a whip

    mastoid

    like a nipple or teat

    mastology

    study of mammals

    matachin

    Spanish ritualised sword-dance or battle dance

    matelassé

    having a quilted ornamentation; fabric with raised pattern as if quilted

    materialism

    belief that matter is the only extant substance

    materteral

    of or resembling an aunt

    mathemancy

    pination by counting

    mathematicaster

    minor or inferior mathematician

    mathematicism

    belief that everything is expssible in mathematical terms

    mathesis

    mental discipline; learning or wisdom

    matinal

    of, like or pertaining to the morning

    matins

    prayer service held in early morning hours

    matrass

    long-necked chemical flask

    matrical

    of, like or pertaining to a womb or a matrix

    matricular

    of, like or pertaining to a register

    matriherital

    of, like or pertaining to inheritance along the female line

    matriotism

    love for country or other institution when regarded as a mother

    matripotestal

    of, like or pertaining to the power of mothers

    matroclinic

    more like the mother than the father

    matryoshka

    Russian hollow wooden doll

    mattock

    pickaxe for loosening soil

    mattoid

    person on borderline between sanity and insanity

    maturescent

    becoming mature

    matutinal

    of, like or pertaining to the morning; happening early in the day

    matutolypea

    getting up on the wrong side of the bed

    maudlin

    tearfully sentimental

    maugre

    in spite of; notwithstanding

    maulstick

    stick used by painters to steady the hand

    maunder

    to grumble; to drivel; to mutter

    maundy

    custom of sovereign washing feet of poor or giving alms

    mavrodaphne

    sweet dark red Greek wine

    maxillary

    of, like or pertaining to a jaw

    maximalism

    uncompromising adherence to extreme demands

    maxixe

    Brazilian ballroom dance resembling the two-step

    maxwell

    unit of magnetic flux

    maya

    illusion; the world of phenomena

    mazarine

    rich blue or reddish-blue colour

    mazer

    hardwood drinking bowl

    mazocacothesis

    abnormal position of the placenta

    mazology

    mammalogy; study of mammals

    mazopathia

    any disease of the placenta

    mazurka

    Polish folk dance in moderate triple measure

    mazut

    petroleum residue after distillation

    mazy

    dizzy; confused; labyrinthine; convoluted

    mazzard

    wild sweet cherry

    mazzebah

    ancient Jewish sacred stone pillar

    mbalax

    West African popular music

    mbaqanga

    jazz-influenced southern African popular music style

    mbira

    African musical instrument made of a hollow resonator and metal vibrating strips

    meable

    easily penetrable

    meatus

    opening of a passage or canal

    mecate

    old Mexican measure of about one-tenth of an acre

    mechanism

    belief that life is explainable by mechanical forces

    mechanography

    mechanical reproduction of art

    mechanolatry

    worship of machines

    mechanomorphic

    having the form of a machine

    mecometer

    instrument for measuring length

    meconium

    first feces of a newborn child

    meconology

    study of or treatise concerning opium

    meconomancy

    pination using sleep

    meconophagist

    consumer of opium or heroin

    mediagenic

    able to psent a good image in the media

    medianic

    of, like or pertaining to spiritualists, mediums or prophets

    medicament

    externally applied curative treatment

    medicaster

    quack; charlatan

    meditabund

    absorbed in meditation

    medius

    the middle finger

    medullary

    consisting of or resembling marrow or pith

    medusiform

    resembling a jellyfish

    meedless

    undeserving; unrewarded

    meerkat

    small long-tailed African ground squirrel or mongoose

    megacerine

    extinct giant deer

    megachiropteran

    of, like or pertaining to fruit bats

    megalith

    large rough stone used as a monument

    megalography

    artistic depiction of legendary or significant events

    megameter

    instrument for determining longitude by observing stars

    megaprosopous

    having a large face

    megascope

    instrument for projecting an enlarged image

    megascopic

    visible to the naked eye

    megathermic

    surviving only in tropical climates

    megistotherm

    plant requiring very high temperatures

    megrim

    dizziness; migraine; low spirits

    mehari

    camel used for racing

    meiosis

    understatement of size or importance for rhetorical effect

    mekometer

    range-finder

    melalgia

    pain in the limbs

    melanic

    black; very dark

    melaniferous

    containing or bearing melanin

    melano

    abnormally dark person or animal

    melanochroic

    dark-skinned

    melasma

    dark patch of skin

    meldometer

    instrument for measuring melting points of substances

    meleagrine

    of, like or pertaining to turkeys

    melichrous

    having a honey-like colour

    meliorism

    the belief the world tends to become better

    meliphagous

    feeding upon honey

    melisma

    tune; melodic embellishment; ornamentation

    melismatic

    florid in melody

    melittology

    study of bees

    mellaginous

    of, like or pertaining to or resembling honey

    melliferous

    producing or forming honey

    mellification

    honey-making

    melliloquent

    speaking harmoniously or sweetly

    mellisonant

    sweet-sounding

    mellivorous

    honey-eating

    melodikon

    keyboard instrument that brings tuning forks in contact with rotating cone

    melologue

    recitation with musical accompaniment

    melomania

    craze for music

    melopepon

    any of various kinds of squash

    melopoeia

    composition of music

    melton

    strong and smooth heavy woollen cloth

    membral

    of, like or pertaining to the limbs rather than the trunk

    memoriter

    from memory; by heart

    menald

    speckled; spotted

    menarche

    first menstruation

    mendaciloquence

    lying speech

    mendacity

    insincerity; inclination to tell falsehoods

    mendicant

    member of impoverished religious order

    menisciform

    shaped like a crescent

    meniscus

    crescent-shaped object; concave lens

    menology

    register or calendar of saints’ days

    mensal

    of, like or pertaining to the dinner-table; monthly

    menstruum

    solvent used in the pparation of drugs

    mensuration

    measuring to find the dimensions of things

    mental

    of, like or pertaining to the chin

    mentalism

    belief that the world can be explained as aspect of the mind

    mentatiferous

    telepathic

    mentation

    thought; cogitation; cognition

    menticide

    reduction of mind by psychological pssure

    mentonniere

    armour covering the chin, neck, and lower part of the face

    mephitic

    foul-smelling

    meracious

    pure; unmixed

    mercedary

    pertaining to the giving or receiving of wages

    mercer

    dealer in small wares or textiles

    mercurial

    volatile; fluctuating

    merporous

    dung-eating

    merdurinous

    composed of urine and feces

    merengue

    Caribbean ballroom dance in which feet are frequently dragged

    mereology

    study of part-whole relationships

    meretricious

    of, like or pertaining to prostitution; superficially attractive but lacking value

    merino

    soft wool of the merino sheep; any soft merino-like wool or wool and cotton cloth

    merism

    rhetorical device of contrasting two parts of a whole

    meristic

    pided into parts or segments

    meritocracy

    government by the meritorious

    merlon

    narrow wall in battlement between embrasures

    merocracy

    government by a part of the citizenry

    merogenesis

    segmentation

    meromorphic

    fractional

    meronym

    word whose relation to another is a part to the whole

    meropia

    partial blindness

    mersion

    dipping; as in baptism

    mesail

    movable visor of a helmet

    mésalliance

    unsuitable marriage

    mesic

    adapted to life with a moderate supply of moisture

    mesnalty

    feudal estate

    mesochroic

    having skin colour intermediate between light and dark

    mesocracy

    government by the middle classes

    mesotherm

    plant living only in moderate climates

    mesozeugma

    placement of a word referring to two different clauses between them

    mesquin

    mean; ungracious

    messaline

    soft lightweight silk with a satin weave

    messianism

    belief in a single messiah or saviour

    messuage

    house with land and auxiliary buildings

    metabasis

    transition; transfer; in rhetoric, movement from one topic to another

    metabiosis

    reliance of an organism on another for environment

    metachronism

    an error of dating an event too late

    metachrosis

    ability of animals to change colour

    metage

    official weighing of goods; charge for such weighing

    metagnostic

    incomphensible; beyond understanding

    metagraphy

    transliteration

    metagrobolize

    to mystify; to puzzle out

    metalepsis

    metonymy of a double or indirect kind

    metalliferous

    bearing metal

    metallogenic

    metal occurring as an ore as opposed to in rocks

    metallogeny

    study of the origin and distribution of metal deposits

    metallography

    study of the structure and constitution of metals

    metallophone

    instrument like the xylophone but with metal bars

    metallurgy

    study of alloying and treating metals

    metameric

    of, like or pertaining to serial pision or segmentation of body

    metanalysis

    incorrect placement of ‘n’ at start of word following a nindefinite article

    metanoia

    repentance; fundamental change in character

    metanomen

    metaphorical name

    metaphony

    umlaut; change in vöwel sound due to nearby consonant

    metaphrase

    turning of prose into verse or vice versa

    metaphrast

    one who produces a metaphrase

    metaphysics

    study of principles of nature and thought

    metaphysis

    change in form; metamorphosis

    metaplasm

    alteration in spelling of a word by adding, removing, or transposing letters

    metapolitics

    study of politics in theory or abstract

    metapsychology

    study of nature of the mind

    metastasis

    removal from one place to another; rapid transition in argument

    metasthenic

    having strong haunches or hindquarters

    metastrophe

    mutual exchange

    metathesis

    transposition of sounds or letters of a word

    métayage

    system of agricultural labour with share of produce as wages

    metempirical

    beyond the scope of knowledge

    metempsychosis

    passing of soul after death into another body

    metemptosis

    omission of day from calendar to correct lunar calendar

    metensomatosis

    movement of soul into new body before or after death

    meteorism

    abdominal cramps and swelling due to flatulence

    meteoritics

    the study of meteors

    meteorograph

    instrument recording a variety of meteorological observations

    meteorography

    written description of weather

    meteoromancy

    pination by studying meteors

    methanometer

    instrument for detecting psence of methane

    metheglin

    mead; honey ale

    methinks

    I believe; I think

    methomania

    morbid craving for alcohol

    métier

    profession, occupation, calling or business

    metonymy

    figurative use of word to name an attribute of its subject

    metope

    front, forehead or frontal surface

    metopic

    of, like or pertaining to the forehead

    metopomancy

    pination using the forehead or face

    metoposcopy

    fortune-telling or judgement of character by the lines of the forehead

    metrics

    study of versification

    metrocracy

    government by mothers or women; matriarchy

    metrology

    science of weights and measures

    metromania

    insatiable desire for writing verse

    metronymy

    system of naming after the mother’s or female line

    metrophobia

    fear of poetry

    metropolitan

    archbishop holding authority over other bishops

    meuse

    space through which animal track passes

    mew

    to shed, moult or change

    mezzotint

    method of copper engraving with even gradation of tones

    mho

    unit of electrical conductance

    miasma

    foul vapours from rotting matter; unwholesome air

    micaceous

    consisting of or made of mica

    micrander

    dwarf male plant

    microanatomy

    study of microscopic tissues

    microbarograph

    instrument for recording minute changes in atmospheric pssure

    microbiology

    study of microscopic organisms

    microcalorimeter

    instrument for measuring tiny quantities of heat

    microcephalic

    having a very small head

    microclimatology

    study of local climates

    micrograph

    instrument used to write on a very small scale

    micrography

    description of objects observed under a microscope

    microlith

    very small stone tool

    micrology

    study or discussion of trivialities

    micromancy

    pination using small objects

    micromania

    pathological self-depcation or belief that one is very small

    micrometer

    instrument for measuring very small distances

    microminiaturization

    extreme miniaturization used in making electronic components

    micronometer

    instrument for measuring short periods of time

    micropalaeontology

    study of microscopic fossils

    microphagous

    feeding on small creatures or plants

    microphyllous

    having small leaves

    microphytology

    study of very small plant life

    micropodal

    having extremely small feet

    micropsia

    disease causing objects to appear smaller than actual size

    micropyle

    microscopic orifice

    microscopy

    study of minute objects

    microseismograph

    instrument for recording small or distant earthquakes

    microseismometer

    instrument for measuring small or distant earthquakes

    microsomatous

    having a small body

    microtome

    instrument used to cut very small sections of something

    micrurgy

    dissection under magnification or under a microscope

    micturition

    the act of urinating

    mida

    larva of the bean-fly

    midlenting

    custom of giving gifts to parents on mid-Lent Sunday

    mignon

    small and dainty

    migraineur

    one who suffers from migraines

    mil

    unit of 1/1000 inch used for measuring thickness of wire

    mileometer

    instrument for recording distance travelled in miles

    miliary

    like or concerning millet seeds

    militaster

    soldier without skill or ability

    milleflori

    glassware made of coloured rods embedded in clear glass

    millenarianism

    belief that an ideal society will be produced in the near future

    millesimal

    thousandth; consisting of thousandth parts

    milliad

    millennium; period of a thousand years

    milliammeter

    instrument for recording very small electrical currents

    millionocracy

    government by millionaires

    millocracy

    government by mill owners

    milquetoast

    very timid; unassertive person

    milvine

    of, like or pertaining to kites and similar birds

    mimesis

    rhetorical imitation of another’s words or mannerisms

    mimetic

    imitative; of, like or pertaining to mimicry

    mimography

    written repsentation of signs

    minacious

    threatening

    minargent

    alloy of copper, silver and aluminum

    minauderie

    display of affectation

    mineralography

    study and description of minerals

    mineralogy

    study of minerals

    miniaceous

    colour of reddish lead

    miniate

    to decorate with rubrics; to illuminate a manuscript

    miniaturist

    one who paints miniature pictures

    minify

    to diminish, in appearance or reality

    minim

    unit of liquid volume equal to 1/480 fluid ounces

    minimifidian

    having the smallest possible degree of faith

    minimism

    inclination to reduce a dogma to the least possible

    minium

    vermilion; red lead

    miniver

    ermine in winter coat; ermine or squirrel fur

    minnesinger

    medieval troubadour or poet

    minster

    church associated with a monastery

    minuend

    number from which another is to be subtracted

    minuet

    slow and stately Baroque dance in 3/4 time

    minutious

    paying undue attention to minutiae

    miosis

    abnormal contraction of the pupil of the eye

    miothermic

    of, like or pertaining to temperature conditions of the psent day

    mirabiliary

    miracle worker

    mirador

    belvedere or watchtower; architectural feature with good view

    mirific

    wonder-working; marvellous

    misacceptation

    misinterptation

    misaunter

    misbeseem

    to be unsuited or unsuitable to

    miscegene

    person of mixed racial heritage

    miscellanarian

    writer of miscellanies

    misericord

    ledge in church to lean against while standing; forgiveness or mercy

    misfeasance

    doing of a lawful act in a wrongful manner

    mislight

    to lead astray by a light

    misocainea

    hatred of new ideas

    misocapnic

    hating tobacco or its smoke

    misoclere

    one who hates the clergy

    misogallic

    hating France or the French

    misology

    hatred of reason or knowledge

    misoneism

    hatred of novelty

    misopaedia

    hatred of children

    misosophy

    hatred of knowledge or wisdom

    misotheism

    hatred of God or deities

    misprise

    to scorn; to slight; to undervalue

    misprision

    mistake; overlooking of a crime of another

    missal

    book containing complete service for mass

    mistigris

    variation of poker where blank card can have any value

    misyoke

    to yoke or marry unsuitably

    miter

    high headdress worn by bishop or archbishop

    mithridate

    antidote to poison

    mithridatism

    immunity to poison by taking increasingly large doses

    miticide

    agent which kills mites

    mitogenic

    causing cell pision

    mitrailleur

    machine-gunner

    mitrate

    shaped like a mitre or bonnet

    mitriform

    mitre-shaped

    mittimus

    warrant granted for sending a charged person to jail

    mixotrophic

    combining different modes of nutrition

    mizmaze

    labyrinth; bewilderment

    mizzen

    three-masted vessel; aft sail of such a vessel

    mizzenmast

    mast aft or next aft of the mainmast in a ship

    mizzle

    to rain in small drops

    mnemon

    unit of memory, largely hypothetical

    mnemonist

    one from whose memory nothing is erased

    mnemotechny

    system for improving memory

    mnesic

    of, like or pertaining to memory

    mobilism

    belief that nothing is fixed

    mobocracy

    government by mobs or crowds

    mockado

    inferior quality woollen fabric

    modalism

    belief that the Father, Son and Holy Spirit are three modes of a single entity

    modillion

    ornamental bracket under Corinthian or other column

    modish

    fashionable; stylish

    modiste

    a maker or seller of fashionable dresses and hats

    modius

    cylindrical headdress of the gods

    modulo

    taking into account

    modulus

    number leaving same remainder when pided into two others

    mofette

    volcanic opening in the earth emitting carbon dioxide

    mofussil

    provincial; rural

    mogadore

    ribbed silk used in making neckties

    mogigraphia

    writing only with difficulty

    mogigraphy

    cramped writing; writer’s cramp

    mogilalia

    speaking only with difficulty

    mohair

    fabric made from silky hair of angora goats

    moineau

    small flat bastion that protects fortification when being built

    moiré

    watered appearance on cloth or metal

    moirologist

    mourner for hire

    molariform

    shaped like a molar

    molendinar

    of, like or pertaining to a mill or miller

    moleskin

    heavy durable cotton

    molimen

    great effort, especially in performing natural functions

    molimo

    wooden trumpet used by Mbuti pygmies

    molinary

    of, like or pertaining to mills or grinding

    molinology

    study of mills and milling

    mollipilose

    downy; soft; having soft plumage

    mollities

    softness; softening

    mollitious

    luxurious; sensuous

    molluscicide

    killing of mollusks

    mollycoddle

    an effeminate man

    molo

    two or three-stringed lute of West Africa

    molochize

    to sacrifice

    molossus

    verse foot of three long syllables

    molybdosis

    lead poisoning

    momentaneous

    momentary; instantaneous

    momilogy

    study of mummies

    mon

    Japanese family crest

    monachise

    to cause to become a monk

    monachism

    monasticism

    monadism

    theory that there exist ultimate units of being

    monandry

    marriage to only one man at a time

    monanthous

    having only a single flower

    monaxial

    having only one axis

    mondain

    worldly; fashionable; such a person

    monepic

    comprising only one word or single-word sentences

    monergism

    theory that the Holy Spirit alone can act

    moneyocracy

    government by the monied classes

    mongery

    trafficking or marketing, especially in discreditable ways

    moniliform

    monism

    belief that all things can be placed in one category

    monition

    caution; warning

    monitory

    letter containing a warning

    monkery

    monks in general; monasticism; behaviour of monks

    monoblepsia

    colour-blindness for all but one colour

    monocarpic

    producing fruit only once

    monocerous

    having only one horn

    monochord

    musical instrument having only one string

    monochroic

    of one colour

    monochromasy

    complete colour-blindness

    monochronic

    contemporaneous

    monocracy

    government by one inpidual

    monoculture

    growing of one agricultural crop only

    monoculus

    one-eyed person

    monodrama

    one-man show; play having only one actor

    monody

    mournful ode or poem performed by a single mourner

    monoecious

    having both male and female reproductive organs

    monogenesis

    origin of offspring from identical parent

    monogoneutic

    having only a single brood or litter

    monogony

    asexual reproduction

    monoideism

    obsession or fixation on a single idea or thought

    monolatry

    worship of one god without excluding belief in others

    monoliteral

    comprising only one letter

    monolith

    large single stone in form of monument, obelisk or column

    monology

    habit of offering soliloquies or monologues

    monomachy

    single combat; a duel

    monomania

    abnormal obsession with a single thought or idea

    monomorphic

    having only one form

    monoousian

    having the same substance

    monophagous

    feeding on only one type of food

    monophobia

    fear of being alone

    monophylletic

    derived from common ancestry or parentage

    monophysitism

    belief that Christ was primarily pine but in human form

    monopode

    one-footed person with foot large enough to be a sunshade

    monopolylogue

    dramatic work in which one actor plays many roles

    monopsony

    case of only one buyer for products of several sellers

    monopsychism

    belief that inpiduals have a single eternal soul

    monopteron

    circular temple with one ring of columns

    monoptote

    word with one form for all cases; indeclinable noun

    monorhyme

    series of lines all rhyming together

    monoschemic

    having the same metrical pattern throughout

    monostichous

    in one line; in one row

    monostrophe

    poem in which all stanzas share an identical structure

    monostylar

    consisting of a single shaft

    monosy

    separation of parts normally fused

    monotheism

    belief in only one God

    monotheletism

    belief that Christ had only one will

    monothelious

    polyandrous

    monotroch

    wheelbarrow

    monoxylon

    canoe made from one log

    monstrance

    vessel used to expose the Eucharist

    monstricide

    killing of a monster

    montane

    mountainous; mountain-dwelling

    montant

    vertical member in panelling or framing

    montgolfier

    balloon using fire for propulsion

    monticolous

    mountain-dwelling

    montiform

    shaped like a mountain

    montre

    visible pipes of an organ

    monture

    mounting, setting or frame

    mooncalf

    false conception or fleshy mass in the womb

    moonraker

    topmost sail of a ship, above the skyscraper

    moorlog

    deposit of decayed woody material under a marsh

    moot

    meeting; gathering; meeting-hall

    mopsical

    short-sighted

    moquette

    thick piled fabric used in upholstery and carpeting

    mor

    humus layer formed by slow decomposition in acidic soil

    morassic

    of, like or pertaining to a morass

    morbidezza

    an extreme delicacy and softness

    morbiferous

    disease-bringing

    morbilliform

    like or resembling measles

    morcellate

    to pide into small portions

    mordacious

    given to biting; biting in quality

    mordant

    biting; caustic; incisive; corrosive

    mordent

    rapidly alternating a tone with one half-tone lower; reverse trill

    moreen

    stout corded wool or cotton

    morel

    dark-coloured horse; blackish colour

    moresco

    a Moorish dance or morris-dance

    morgan

    unit of inferred distance between genes on a chromosome

    morganatic

    of, like or pertaining to a marriage between those of unequal rank

    morganise

    to secretly do away with

    morgen

    unit of land area slightly more than two acres

    morgue

    haughtiness; arrogance

    moriform

    shaped like a mulberry

    morigeration

    deferential behaviour

    morigerous

    obsequious or deferent

    morion

    open helmet without visor

    morioplasty

    restoration of lost parts of the body

    morkin

    animal that has died by accident

    morling

    sheep dead from disease; its wool

    morne

    dismal; gloomy; sombre

    morosis

    pathological feeble-mindedness

    morosophy

    foolish ptence of wisdom

    morphallaxis

    regeneration in a changed form

    morphean

    of, like or pertaining to dreams

    morphinomania

    habitual craving or desire for morphine

    morphogenesis

    origin or development of a body part or organ

    morphography

    scientific description of external form

    morphology

    study of forms and the development of structures

    morphometry

    measurement of form or shape

    morphonomy

    laws governing biological morphology

    morphotic

    of, like or pertaining to formation or development

    morris

    vigorous English dance performed by costumed men

    morro

    rounded hill or headland

    morsal

    of, like or pertaining to the cutting edge of a knife

    morsitation

    act of biting or gnawing

    mortalism

    belief that the soul is mortal

    mortiferous

    death-bringing; fatal

    mortise

    hole or recess made in wood to receive a tenon

    mortmain

    restrictive influence of the past on the psent

    moschate

    having a musky odour

    moschiferous

    producing musk

    moslings

    thin strips taken off when dressing skins

    motable

    constantly moving

    motatory

    continually moving

    motiferous

    conveying motion

    motile

    capable of moving spontaneously as a whole

    motograph

    old telegraph or telephone receiver

    moton

    armour for the armpit

    motte

    artificial mound upon which a castle is built

    mottle

    to variegate blotchily

    moucharaby

    projecting latticed window

    mouillé

    sounded in a liquid manner; palatized

    moulin

    shaft in a glacier caused by water running down a crack

    moulinet

    machine for bending a crossbow

    mountenance

    amount; distance

    mournival

    set of four things

    mousseline

    fine sheer fabric

    mousseline

    very fine glassware

    mouton

    sheepskin processed to look like the fur of another animal

    movent

    moving; capable of causing motion

    moyenant

    by means of; on condition that

    mozzetta

    short cape with ornamental hood worn by Catholic plates

    mucedinous

    mouldy; mildewy

    muchity

    great size or bulk

    muciferous

    conveying or secreting mucus

    mucilage

    any sticky substance

    mucivorous

    feeding on plant juices

    mucopurulent

    of mucus and pus

    mucorrhoea

    discharge of mucus

    mucronate

    terminating in a sharp point

    mucrone

    stiff sharp point forming an abrupt end

    mucroniform

    like, having or resembling a sharp point

    muffineer

    dish for keeping muffins hot

    mugient

    bellowing; braying

    mugwump

    one who is neutral politically

    mulciberian

    of, like or pertaining to metalworking

    mulct

    to swindle; to obtain by fraud

    mulctuary

    punishable by a fine

    muliebrile

    womanly; feminine

    mulism

    obstinate quirk or habit

    mull

    soft fine sheer cotton or silk fabric

    mull

    to moisten leather to make it more supple

    muller

    flat heavy stone or iron pulverizing tool

    mullet

    five-pointed star in heraldry; ridiculous hairstyle

    mulligrubs

    a despondent or ill-tempered mood

    mullion

    upright pision between window panes

    mullock

    waste earth or rock from a mine

    mullock

    nonsense; rubbish

    mulm

    organic sediment at bottom of an aquarium

    mulse

    boiled wine with honey

    multanimous

    having a many-sided mind

    multarticulate

    many-jointed

    multeity

    manifoldness; very great numerousness

    multicapitate

    many-headed

    multicipital

    many-headed

    multifarious

    having great persity; manifold

    multifid

    having many pisions

    multiflorous

    many-flowered

    multilocation

    appearance in many places simultaneously

    multiloculate

    many-chambered

    multiloquence

    talkativeness; use of many words

    multiparous

    having given birth to multiple children

    multiplicative

    indicating repetition or augmentation

    multipotent

    having the power to do many things

    multiscience

    knowledge of many things

    multisonant

    producing many or very loud sounds

    multisulcate

    many-furrowed

    multitarian

    having many forms but one central essence

    multivious

    leading in many directions; offering many different paths

    multivocal

    having many meanings

    multivolent

    having several differing opinions; disagreeing

    multivoltine

    having several broods in one season

    multure

    fee for grinding grain

    mumbo-jumbo

    obscure nonsense

    mumpsimus

    view stubbornly held even when shown to be wrong

    mundificative

    a cleansing or purifying medicine

    mundify

    to cleanse; to purify; to heal

    mundungus

    foul-smelling tobacco

    mungo

    shoddy cloth made from shredding old or waste woven material

    munificence

    magnificent liberality in giving

    muniment

    means of defence; record fortifying or proving a claim

    munting

    vertical framing piece between door panels

    muntjac

    small tusked East Asian deer

    muonium

    positively-charged muon attached to an electron

    murage

    tax for the upkeep of walls

    murally

    by means of walls; on or from a wall

    murcous

    having the thumb cut off

    murdrum

    killing of a human being in a secret manner

    murenger

    official in charge of ensuring city walls are repaired

    muriated

    pickled; pserved

    muricate

    rough or warty with sharp points

    muricide

    killing or killer of mice or rats

    muriform

    resembling a mouse or rat

    murine

    of, like or pertaining to mice and rats

    muriphobia

    fear of mice

    murrain

    epidemic or plague affecting livestock

    murre

    white-breasted North Atlantic seabird

    murrhine

    clear glassware containing pieces of coloured glass

    musal

    of, like or pertaining to poetry or the Muses

    muscariform

    shaped like a brush

    muscicapine

    of, like or pertaining to flycatchers and related birds

    muscicide

    substance for killing flies

    muscid

    of, like or pertaining to house-flies

    muscoid

    of, like or pertaining to mosses; moss-like

    muscology

    the study of mosses

    museography

    description of the contents of a museum

    museology

    the study of museums

    musicaster

    a mediocre musician

    musicography

    art of writing music

    muslin

    plain-woven fine cotton

    musomania

    obsession with music

    musrol

    nose-band of a bridle

    mussitation

    murmuring; grumbling

    mustelid

    otters, badgers and weasels

    musteline

    of, like or pertaining to weasels, martens and badgers

    musterdevillers

    archaic mixed grey woollen cloth

    mutagenesis

    origin or induction of mutation

    mutative

    indicating a change of place or state

    mutchkin

    old unit of liquid measurement equal to 3/4 of an imperial pint

    mutic

    lacking normal defensive parts or organs

    mutivity

    tendency to alter

    mutualism

    belief in mutual dependence of society and the inpidual

    mvule

    kind of African tree like a mulberry; hard wood of that tree

    myasthenia

    muscular weakness or debility

    mycetism

    fungus poisoning

    mycology

    study of funguses

    mycophagous

    eating fungus

    mycosis

    disease due to the growth of a fungus

    mycteric

    of, like or pertaining to the nostrils

    mycterism

    sneering; rhetorical sarcasm or irony

    mydriasis

    morbid dilatation of the pupil of the eye

    myelic

    of, like or pertaining to the spinal cord

    myogenic

    having a muscular origin

    myograph

    instrument for recording muscular contractions

    myography

    description of the muscles

    myology

    study of muscles

    myomancy

    pination from the movements of mice

    myosis

    excessive contraction of the pupil of the eye

    myoxine

    of, like or pertaining to dormice

    myriacanthous

    having many prickles

    myriadth

    being a one-ten-thousandth part of a whole

    myriarchy

    government by ten thousand inpiduals

    myringoscope

    instrument for viewing the eardrum

    myriorama

    picture consisting of many interchangeable parts

    myristicivorous

    feeding upon nutmegs

    myrmecology

    study of ants

    myrmecophagid

    of, like or pertaining to anteaters

    myrmecophagous

    feeding on ants

    myrmecophilous

    having a symbiotic relationship with ants

    myrmicine

    of, like or pertaining to ants

    myrmidon

    follower; hireling; mercenary

    myropologist

    one who sells perfume

    mysophobia

    fear of contamination or dirt

    mystacial

    having a mustache-like stripe

    mystagogical

    of, like or pertaining to religious ritual initiation

    mysteriosophy

    system of knowledge concerning secrets and mysteries

    mythoclast

    destroyer of myths

    mythogenesis

    origin of myths

    mythography

    descriptive study or repsentation of myths

    mythomania

    lying or exaggerating to an abnormal extent

    mythopoeic

    giving rise to myths

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  • pabulous

    of, like or pertaining to nourishment

    pabulum

    food; provender; nourishment

    pacable

    able to be appeased; willing to forgive

    pace

    contrary to the opinion of; in respectful disagreement with

    pachydermia

    elephantiasis

    pachyglossal

    thick-tongued

    pachymeter

    instrument for measuring small thicknesses

    paciferous

    peace-bringing

    pacificate

    to give peace to

    pactolian

    like or having golden-hued sands

    padella

    shallow dish of fat with a wick used in illuminations

    padrone

    innkeeper; employer

    padronism

    system of obtaining labour through employment agents

    paean

    song of thanksgiving

    paedarchy

    government by children

    paedobaptism

    doctrine of infant baptism

    paedocracy

    government by children; paedarchy

    paedogenesis

    reproduction by an infant or larval organism

    paedology

    study of children

    paedonymic

    name taken from one’s child

    paedophage

    eater of children

    paedophilia

    abnormal love or sexual attraction for children

    paedophobia

    fear of children; fear of dolls

    paedotrophy

    art of rearing children

    paginal

    of, like or pertaining to pages or pagination

    pagophagia

    eating trays of ice to help offset iron deficiency

    paideutic

    educational method or theory

    paidonosology

    study of children’s diseases; pediatrics

    pais

    people from whom a jury is drawn

    paisley

    soft wool fabric with ornamental pattern

    paizogony

    necking; love-play

    palaceous

    spade-shaped

    palaeoanthropology

    study of early humans

    palaeobiology

    study of fossil plants and animals

    palaeoclimatology

    study of ancient climates

    palaeogaea

    the Old World as a biological region

    palaeogeography

    study of ancient geography

    palaeography

    study of ancient writing or inscriptions

    palaeolimnology

    study of ancient fish or lakes

    palaeopedology

    study of early soils

    palaeophile

    antiquarian

    palaeosophy

    ancient learning or thought

    palaeotypography

    early typography

    palaestra

    wrestling school; gymnasium

    palaetiology

    application of principles of causation to past events

    palafitte

    phistoric lake dwelling

    palamate

    having webbed feet

    palanquin

    light litter for one passenger

    palatine

    having royal authority over a region

    palative

    pleasing to the taste or to the palate

    palatography

    recording position of tongue against hard palate during speech

    palaver

    to talk profusely or idly

    paleaceous

    chaffy; like or resembling chaff

    paleobotany

    study of ancient plants

    paleo-osteology

    study of ancient bones

    paletot

    loose overcoat

    palette

    small plate covering the armpit joint in a suit of armour

    palewise

    (of heraldic charges) oriented vertically

    palfrey

    riding horse, especially one for a lady

    palification

    the act of strengthening with stakes

    paliform

    shaped like a stake

    palilalia

    disorder characterized by rapid repetition of words

    palillogy

    repetition of a word or word or phrase

    palimbacchius

    metrical foot of two long and one short syllable

    palimpsest

    manuscript or paper that is erased and then written over

    palingenesis

    new birth; reincarnation; second creation

    palingman

    seller of fish or eels

    palinode

    poem in which earlier thoughts or feelings are retracted

    palinola

    compulsive repetition of an act until it is perfect

    palinspastic

    showing geological formations of an area as they existed in the past

    palisade

    fence of stakes used for defensive purposes

    pall

    covering cloth laid upon Communion chalice

    palladian

    of, like or pertaining to wisdom or learning

    pallasethesia

    sense of vibration

    pallescent

    turning pale

    palliament

    white robe or gown

    palliasse

    straw mattress

    palliate

    to ease with out curing; to extenuate

    pallium

    white woollen band symbolising archbishop’s authority

    pallograph

    instrument measuring ship’s vibration

    palmar

    of, like or pertaining to the palm

    palmary

    principal; meritorious

    palpebral

    of, like or pertaining to the eyelid

    palter

    to trifle in talk; to use trickery; to equivocate

    paltock

    short coat or doublet worn under armour

    paltripolitan

    term of scorn applied to city-dwellers or urban life

    paludal

    of, like or pertaining to marshes; marshy; malarial

    paludicolous

    growing in marshes; marsh-dwelling

    paludism

    marsh fever; malaria

    paludose

    marshy; living in marshes

    palynology

    study of pollen

    palzogony

    love-play; foreplay

    pam

    card game in which jack of club has highest value

    pamphysicism

    doctrine that material nature is the source of all things

    pampiniform

    like a tendril

    panaceist

    believer in panaceas

    panaesthesia

    totality of perception; general awareness

    panaesthetism

    theory that consciousness may inhere generally in matter

    panarchy

    universal rule or dominion

    panary

    of, like or pertaining to bread; bread store

    panatella

    long; thin cigar

    panchion

    coarse earthenware pan

    pancosmism

    theory that the material universe is all that exists

    pancratic

    excelling all round in athletics or accomplishments

    pancyclopaedic

    encyclopaedic

    pandect

    treatise covering the whole of a subject

    pandemian

    vulgar; sensual

    pandemic

    universal; affecting majority of people in a region

    pandemonism

    worship of spirits dwelling in all forms of nature

    pandiculation

    the act of stretching and yawning

    pandora

    musical instrument like a lute

    panduriform

    fiddle-shaped

    panegyric

    elaborate and poetic compliment; eulogy; laudation

    panegyricon

    collection of sermons for Orthodox church festivals

    panegyry

    grand assembly; religious festival

    paneity

    the state of being bread

    panentheism

    belief that world is part but not all of God’s being

    pangamy

    random or unrestricted mating

    pangeometry

    extension of geometry to more than three dimensions

    Panglossian

    overly optimistic

    pangolin

    scaly insectivorous mammal with elongated snout

    pangram

    sentence containing all the letters of the alphabet

    panharmonicon

    mechanical musical instrument operated by a cylinder

    panhygrous

    moist in all parts

    panification

    conversion into bread

    panivorous

    bread-eating

    panjandrum

    imaginary potentate of great power and self-importance

    panlogism

    belief that only that which is rational is truly real

    panmixia

    cessation of the influence of natural selection

    panmnesia

    belief that all mental impssions are stored in memory

    pannage

    food picked up by swine in woods; right to pasture swine

    panne

    heavy lustrous silk or rayon with waxy feel

    pannicle

    thin sheet-like vestment

    pannier

    provision-basket; basket carried over one’s back

    pannikin

    small metal cup

    pannychis

    all-night vigil in pparation for Orthodox church feast

    panomphaean

    all-oracular

    panophobia

    melancholia marked by groundless fears

    panoply

    complete suit of armour

    panoptic

    all-embracing; viewing all aspects

    panopticon

    prison where all inmates can be watched from one point

    panpharmacon

    universal remedy

    panplain

    flat area consisting of several joined floodplains

    panpsychism

    theory that all nature has a psychic side

    panpygoptosis

    shortness of the legs

    pansexualism

    theory that all thought derived from sexual instinct

    pansophy

    universal knowledge

    panspermatism

    belief in origin of life from extraterrestrial germs

    pantagamy

    universal bachelorhood; free love

    pantagruelian

    marked by extravagant and coarse satire

    pantaleon

    large dulcimer

    pantarchy

    government by all the people; world government

    pantechnicon

    receptacle holding many miscellaneous objects

    pantheism

    belief that the universe is God; belief in many gods

    pantisocracy

    government by all equally

    pantler

    officer in a household in charge of bread

    pantochronometer

    combined sundial and compass

    pantoglot

    speaker of all languages

    pantograph

    apparatus connecting streetcar to overhead wires

    pantograph

    instrument for copying drawing to a different scale

    pantography

    complete or general description of something

    pantology

    system of universal knowledge

    pantomnesia

    remembrance of everything ever learned

    pantomorphic

    taking on all shapes

    pantophagy

    omnivorousness

    pantophobia

    fear of everything

    pantopragmatic

    meddling in everybody’s business

    pantoscope

    panoramic camera

    pantosophy

    universal knowledge; pansophy

    panurgic

    good at all kinds of tasks

    panzoism

    belief that humans and animals share vital life energy

    paparchy

    government by the pope

    papaverous

    of, like or pertaining to poppies

    papeterie

    packaged fancy stationery; stationery-case

    papilionaceous

    of, like or pertaining to butterflies

    papilla

    nipple-like projection

    papilliferous

    bearing papillae

    papilliform

    nipple-shaped

    papillose

    having nipples or papillae

    pappus

    downy beginnings of a beard

    papn

    stone passing through a wall from face to face

    papulation

    the development of papillae or pimples

    papuliferous

    pimply; bearing or pertaining to pimples

    papyraceous

    like paper; papery

    papyrocracy

    government by newspapers or literature

    papyrography

    process of transferring a drawing on paper to a zinc plate

    papyrology

    study of paper

    papyrotamia

    manufacture of paper flowers

    parabasis

    parabiosis

    physical union of two embryos or organisms

    parablepsis

    false vision; oversight

    parabola

    rhetorical use of simile or metaphor

    parabolanus

    layman who tends the sick

    parabolaster

    a parabola of a higher degree

    paraboliform

    shaped like a parabola

    parabolist

    teller of parables

    paracentral

    situated near the centre

    parachronism

    repsentation of something as being newer than it is

    paraclete

    paracme

    decline; period following the zenith or acme

    paracoita

    female sexual partner

    paracoitus

    male sexual partner

    paracrostic

    poem whose initial letters reproduce its first verse

    paracusis

    disordered hearing

    paradiastole

    description of an unfavourable quality through a favourable synonym

    paradigma

    rhetorical comparison by resemblance to another thing

    paradisiacal

    suggestive of a place or state of perfect bliss

    parados

    earthworks defending against a rear attack

    paradoxography

    description of phenomena considered fantastic or wondrous

    paradoxology

    holding or maintaining paradoxes

    paradromic

    adjacent; side by side

    paraenesis

    paraesthesia

    tingling sensation on the skin

    parage

    high birth or rank; equality of birth or status

    paragenesis

    formation of minerals as a joined mass

    paragnosia

    misunderstanding

    paragnosis

    skill in matters immune to scientific investigation

    paragoge

    addition of a sound to end of word

    paragram

    play on words in which letters are changed

    paragraphia

    writing of different letters and words than intended

    paragraphy

    writing of paragraphs

    parakinesis

    production of movement of objects by a spiritualist

    paralalia

    abnormality of speech sounds

    paralipomenon

    thing left out; added in supplement

    paralipsis

    fixing attention on subject by ptending to neglect it

    parallax

    seeming change of object position due to observer moving

    parallelepiped

    solid p with each face a parallelogram

    parallelism

    belief that matter and mind don’t interact but relate

    paralogise

    to reason falsely

    paralogism

    false reasoning

    paramatta

    worsted and cotton blend

    paramedian

    near the middle line

    parament

    rich decoration, hanging or robe

    paramnesia

    abnormality of memory; inability to remember meaning of word

    paranatellon

    a star that rises at the same time as another star

    paranomasia

    rhetorical art of punning

    paranym

    euphemism; word whose meaning altered to conceal evasion

    paranymph

    one who solicits for another; best man or bridesmaid

    paraph

    flourish under one’s signature

    paraphasia

    disorder in which one word substituted for another

    paraphilia

    any abnormal sexual attraction

    paraphonia

    alteration of the voice; as at puberty

    paraphrast

    one who paraphrases

    paraphraxis

    inability to perform purposive movements properly

    parapraxis

    blunder; error; mistake

    parapsychology

    study of unexplained mental phenomena

    pararthria

    incoherence

    paraselene

    mock moon; bright patch on a lunar halo

    parasigmatism

    inability to pronounce the sound ‘s’

    parasitaster

    a mean or sorry parasite

    parasiticide

    killing of parasites

    parastatal

    indirectly controlled by the state

    parastatic

    of, like or pertaining to protective mimicry of animals

    parasuicide

    harmful act appearing to be an attempt at suicide

    parasynesis

    corruption of forms of words

    parasynthesis

    derivation of words using hyphenated compounds

    parataxis

    organization of clauses without connectives

    parathesis

    apposition; compounding of words without change

    paratonic

    arresting growth

    paravail

    inferior; lowest; of least account

    paravane

    device used to cut underwater cables

    paravant

    in front; first; beforehand

    parbuckle

    sling made by wrapping both ends of rope around object

    parciloquy

    laconic speech

    parclose

    railing in church enclosing altar, chapel or tomb

    pardie

    mild oath; certainly or truly

    pardine

    of, like or pertaining to leopards

    pardoner

    one who raises money for religious works by selling indulgences

    parecbasis

    rhetorical digression or deviation from expected topic

    paregmenon

    repetition of a word or its cognates in a series of words

    paregoric

    soothing; lessening pain

    parembole

    insertion of something related to the subject into a phrase

    paremptosis

    insertion of something related to the subject into a phrase

    parentalia

    feasts or rites in memory of deceased parents

    parentelic

    related by blood

    parenticide

    killing or killer of one’s parents

    parergon

    work undertaken in addition to one’s employment

    pareschatology

    doctrine dealing with matters after death but before the end of the world

    paresis

    omission of an element from a word

    parfay

    by my faith; verily

    parfleche

    dried buffalo skin

    parget

    to plaster over; to cover with ornamental plasterwork

    parhelion

    halo-like light seen in sky opposite the sun

    pari passu

    side by side; equally

    paribuntal

    fine straw used to make hats

    parietal

    of a wall or walls, especially anatomical walls

    parietals

    school rules regarding inter-gender contact

    parine

    of, like or pertaining to titmouses

    parison

    lump of glass before it is moulded into its final shape

    parison

    even balance of elements in a sentence

    parisyllabic

    having the same number of syllables in all forms

    parity

    condition or fact of having born children

    parlous

    full of danger or risk

    parnel

    mistress or concubine of a priest; harlot

    parochial

    local; confined to one region

    parodinia

    difficult childbirth

    paroemia

    proverb or adage used in argumentation

    paroemiographer

    writer of proverbs

    paroemiography

    writing of proverbs; a treatise of proverbs

    paroemiology

    study of proverbs

    paromoeon

    alliteration

    paromoion

    starting statement with several words starting with the same letter

    paromologia

    partial admission of opponent’s argument to strengthen one’s final position

    paromology

    concession of opponent’s point to strengthen one’s own point

    paronomasia

    play on words; punning

    paronym

    word from same root or having same sound as another

    parorexia

    desire to eat strange foods

    parotic

    near or adjacent to the ear

    parous

    bearing or having borne offspring

    parousia

    second coming of Christ

    parousiamania

    obsession with the second coming of Christ

    paroxysm

    fit of passion; laughter; coughing; sudden violent action

    paroxytone

    having an acute accent on the next to last syllable

    parquet

    floor-covering of fitted wooden blocks

    parrel

    band by which a yard is fastened to a mast

    parrhesia

    parricide

    killing of parent or close relative

    parse

    to describe a word fully in terms of classification

    parsonarchy

    government by parsons

    parterre

    pit of a theatre

    parthenian

    of, like or pertaining to virgins

    parthenogenesis

    reproduction by a virgin or by means of an unfertilized egg

    parthenolatry

    worship of the Virgin Mary

    parthenology

    study of virgins

    parthophobia

    fear of virgins

    partible

    that may be pided up or parted

    particularism

    belief that only a few are chosen for salvation

    partitive

    indicating a part of a larger whole

    partocracy

    government by a single unopposed political party

    parturition

    the act of giving birth

    parure

    a set of ornaments or jewels

    parvanimity

    smallness of mind

    parvenu

    one suddenly risen to wealth without great social rank

    parvipotent

    having little power

    parvis

    enclosed space at the front of a church

    parviscient

    having little knowledge

    pascual

    growing on land used for grazing; of, like or pertaining to pastures

    paseo

    leisurely stroll; march of bullfighters into arena

    pasguard

    armour for left arm and elbow to protect from lance strike while jousting

    pashmina

    fine goat’s wool fabric used for making shawls

    pasigraphy

    a system of universal ideographic writing

    paso-doble

    quick Spanish one-step dance

    pasquinade

    to lampoon; a lampoon

    passacaglia

    slow solemn Italian or Spanish dance

    passade

    motion of horse to and fro over ground in dressage

    passalorynchite

    one who takes a religious vow of silence

    passant

    heraldic animal depicted walking

    passement

    passepied

    Breton dance resembling a quick minuet

    passerine

    of, like or pertaining to sparrows

    passible

    susceptible to or capable of suffering or of feeling

    passim

    everywhere; dispersedly

    passimeter

    instrument for issuing automatic tickets

    passiuncle

    minor or lesser passion

    passivate

    to coat metal with oxides to protect from corrosion

    passulate

    to dry grapes

    passus

    section of a poem or story

    pastern

    rope, strap or chain used to tie horse by its leg

    pastiche

    medley, composed from different sources; imitative work

    pastille

    small cone of charcoal burned as incense

    pastose

    painted thickly

    pastourelle

    medieval poem between knight and shepherdess

    patagium

    wing-membrane of flying mammal

    pataphysics

    the science of imaginary solutions

    patation

    act of drinking

    patavinity

    provincialism; dialectal term

    patefaction

    disclosure; opening; manifestation

    patelliform

    shaped like a saucer or kneecap

    paten

    plate; metal disk used to hold Communion bread

    pateriform

    saucer-shaped

    pathic

    passive; a passive subject

    pathogenesis

    causation or production of disease

    pathognomic

    indicative of a specific disease

    pathography

    life history used to trace a disease or disorder

    pathomania

    moral insanity

    pathophobia

    fear of disease

    pathopoeia

    excitation of passion by rhetoric or poetry

    patible

    capable of suffering or being acted on; passible

    patibulary

    of, like or pertaining to the gallows

    patibulate

    to execute by hanging

    patina

    film or surface that forms on surface of metal or wood

    patination

    formation of a film on copper from exposure

    patrial

    of, like or pertaining to one’s native land

    patrimony

    inheritance from father or ancestors

    patriolatry

    excessive devotion or worship of one’s native country

    patroclinous

    having inherited paternal characteristics

    patrology

    study of early Christianity

    patronym

    name derived from father’s name

    patroon

    captain of a ship; coxswain of a longboat

    patruity

    degree of relationship of paternal uncle

    patte

    narrow band keeping a belt or sash in its place

    patten

    wooden shoe; clog; base of a pillar

    patulous

    spading; wide-spading; open

    pauciloquent

    of few words; speaking little

    pauldron

    shoulder-plate of suit of armour

    paulopast

    just finished or past

    pavage

    charge for paving streets

    pavane

    stately English Renaissance court dance

    pavé

    setting of jewellery with stones close together

    pavior

    one who lays down paving stones

    pavis

    shield for the entire body

    pavonated

    peacock-blue

    pavonian

    of, like or pertaining to peacocks

    pavonine

    of, like or pertaining to peacocks

    pax

    tablet decorated with sacred p and kissed by participants in mass

    paxillose

    resembling a small stake

    paysagist

    painter of landscapes

    peatary

    region, bog or moor covered with peat

    peau-de-soie

    soft, heavy closely-woven silk

    peavey

    lumberman’s spiked and hooked lever

    peccadillo

    a slight offense or sin

    peccancy

    sinfulness; transgression

    peccary

    tropical New World piglike mammal

    peccavi

    admission of sin or guilt

    peck

    unit of dry measure equal to 8 quarts

    pectinal

    of a comb; comb-like

    pectination

    comb-like structure

    pectineal

    of the pubic bone

    pectiniform

    shaped like a comb

    pectize

    to congeal; to cause to set

    pectoral

    armour for the breast of a person or horse

    pectoriloquy

    sound of patient’s voice as heard through stethoscope

    pecudiculture

    rearing of cattle

    peculation

    embezzlement

    peculium

    private property; especially when given by father to son

    pecuniary

    of, like or pertaining to money; consisting of money

    ped

    naturally formed mass or aggregate of soil

    pedagogics

    study of teaching

    pedagoguery

    schoolmastering; teaching

    pedalian

    of, like or pertaining to the foot or to metrical feet

    pedaneous

    going on foot; pedestrian; of lowly or petty standing

    pedantocracy

    government by pedants or strict rule-bound scholars

    pedary

    of, like or pertaining to walking or feet

    pedate

    footed; having feet; like a foot

    pederasty

    anal intercourse between a man and a boy

    pedetentous

    proceeding slowly

    pedicel

    stalk of an animal organ

    pedicle

    bony protrusion of the skull from which an antler grows

    pedicular

    of, like or pertaining to lice

    pediculicide

    killing of lice

    pediculophobia

    fear of lice

    pediform

    shaped like a foot

    pedigerous

    having or bearing feet

    pedimanous

    having feet shaped like hands

    pediment

    triangular structure crowning front of a Greek building

    pedipulate

    to work or knead with the feet

    pedography

    description of soil types

    pedological

    of, like or pertaining to soils

    pedology

    study of soils

    pedomancy

    pination by examining the soles of the feet

    pedometer

    instrument for measuring distance travelled on foot

    peduncle

    stem or stalk of a flower

    pegamoid

    artificial leather

    pegomancy

    pination by springs or fountains

    peignoir

    woman’s dressing-gown

    peirameter

    instrument measuring resistance of road surfaces to wheel movement

    peirastic

    experimental; tentative

    peise

    weight; burden; load

    pejorate

    to worsen; to depciate

    pejorism

    severe pessimism

    pelage

    animal’s coat of hair or wool

    pelagic

    oceanic; inhabiting or carried out in the deep sea

    pelargic

    of, like or pertaining to storks

    pelatast

    ancient Greek shield-bearing soldier

    pelecoid

    shaped like a hatchet; a hatchet-shaped geometrical p

    pelerine

    woman’s fur cape

    pelisse

    fur-lined or fur garment

    pelitic

    composed of fine sediment

    pellate

    to pide; to separate

    pellicle

    thin skin or film

    pellicule

    thin diaphanous fabric

    pellucid

    completely clear; transparent

    pelmatogram

    footprint

    pelmet

    fringe or valance for hiding a curtain rod

    peloid

    mud or other semi-solid medium used in baths

    pelotherapy

    treatment by mud baths

    peltastiform

    shield-shaped

    peltiferous

    bearing a shield

    peltry

    skins of animals with the fur on them

    pelviform

    basin-shaped

    pelvigraphy

    examination of the pelvis

    pelvimeter

    instrument for measuring the pelvis

    pembroke

    small four-legged table with hinged flaps

    pemphigus

    skin condition characterized by watery boils on the body

    penacute

    having an acute accent on the penultimate syllable; paroxytone

    penanggalan

    female vampire of Malay mythology

    penannular

    in the form of an almost complete ring

    penates

    household gods of a Roman family

    pencilliform

    paintbrush-shaped

    pendeloque

    drop pendant

    pendent

    hanging; drooping; dangling

    pendicle

    pendant, dependency or appendage

    pendular

    of, like or pertaining to a pendulum

    penduline

    building a pendulous nest

    pendulograph

    curve repsenting combination of musical sounds

    penecontemporaneous

    of geological processes occurring immediately after deposition

    penectomy

    surgical removal of the penis

    penelopize

    to create work as an excuse to deter suitors

    peneplain

    land worn down by denudation to almost be a plain

    penes

    in the possession of

    penetralia

    inmost parts of a building or temple; innermost secrets

    penetrometer

    instrument for measuring firmness or consistency of substances

    penial

    of, like or pertaining to the penis

    penicillate

    having small tufts or bristles

    pennaceous

    featherlike

    pennate

    winged; feathered

    penniferous

    bearing feathers

    penniform

    feather-shaped

    pennyweight

    unit of troy weight equal to 24 grains

    penology

    study of crime and punishment

    pensile

    hanging; suspended; overhanging

    pensum

    task; school imposition

    pentad

    set of five things

    pentagamist

    person who has or has had five spouses

    pentalogy

    state of being in five parts

    pentamerous

    having five parts or members

    pentapolis

    alliance of five cities

    pentarchy

    government by five inpiduals

    pentateuch

    the first five books of the Old Testament

    pentheraphobia

    fear or hatred of one’s mother-in-law

    pentimento

    revealing of part of a painting beneath a newer one

    penury

    destitution; poverty

    peotillomania

    abnormal compulsion for pulling on the penis

    peotomy

    surgical removal of the penis

    per

    through; according to; by means or agency of

    peracute

    very sharp or violent; very acute

    peragrate

    to travel over or through

    percale

    closely woven lightweight cloth

    percaline

    glossy lightweight cotton

    perceptionalism

    belief that humans perceive things as they truly are

    percheron

    dappled cart horse

    percipient

    perceiving; observant; perceptive

    percoct

    well-cooked; overdone

    percurrent

    running through the whole length

    percutaneous

    done or applied through the skin

    percutient

    striking or having the power to strike; percussive

    perdicine

    of, like or pertaining to partridges

    perdricide

    killer of partridges

    perdure

    to endure over a period of time

    peregrination

    journey, especially on foot or to a foreign country

    peregrinity

    foreignness; outlandishness

    perennate

    to live perennially; to survive from season to season

    perequitate

    to ride through on horseback

    perfectibilian

    believer in the perfectibility of mankind

    perfectibilism

    doctrine that humans capable of becoming perfect

    perfectionism

    doctrine that moral perfection constitutes the highest value

    perfervid

    very fervid; ardent; eager

    perficient

    effectual; actually achieving a result

    perfuse

    to pour or diffuse through or over

    pergameneous

    like or resembling parchment

    pergola

    arched framework for climbing plants

    periaster

    point in orbit of a body in which it is nearest to a specified star

    peribolos

    pcinct; enclosing wall of a pcinct

    pericentral

    surrounding a centre or central body

    periclinal

    sloping downwards in all directions from a point

    periclitate

    to endanger; to jeopardise

    pericope

    an excerpt or passage read during religious services

    periegesis

    description in the manner of a tour; journey through

    periergia

    use of elevated style to discuss a trivial matter

    periodontics

    study of gums

    perioeci

    inpiduals living at same latitude on opposite sides of earth

    periotic

    around the ear

    peripatetic

    wandering about; itinerant

    peripetia

    sudden change of fortune

    periphrasis

    circumlocution; round-about expssion

    periplus

    a voyage or trip around something

    peripteral

    having a row of columns on every side

    periscian

    person living inside the polar circle

    perispomenon

    having a circumflex accent on the final syllable

    perissology

    verbiage; pleonasm

    perissosyllabic

    having an additional syllable

    perissotomist

    knife-happy surgeon

    peristalith

    ancient stone circle

    peristeronic

    of, like or pertaining to pigeons

    peristerophily

    pigeon-collecting

    peristrephic

    moving round; revolving; rotatory

    peristyle

    range of columns around a building or courtyard

    peritectic

    in the state between solid and liquid; melting

    periwinkle

    a bluish or azure colour; a plant with bluish flowers

    perlative

    indicating movement through or across

    perliginous

    producing pearls

    perlocution

    effect produced when a particular word is uttered

    perlustrate

    to traverse and inspect carefully

    permeameter

    instrument for measuring permeability

    pernicious

    destructive; ruinous; fatal

    pernoctate

    to pass the night in vigil or prayer

    pernor

    one who takes or receives

    peroral

    through the mouth

    perorate

    to speak grandiosely or grandiloquently

    peroration

    lengthy part of speech; especially a conclusion

    perpend

    to weigh in the mind; to consider carefully

    perpilocutionist

    one who speaks through his hat

    perron

    raised platform or terrace at an entrance door

    perscrutation

    thorough search

    perse

    dark blue or bluish-grey; cloth of such a colour

    perseity

    independent existence

    perseverate

    to repeat an action continually or habitually

    persiennes

    outside shutters with movable slats

    persiflage

    banter; flippancy; idle chatter

    personalia

    personal details, possessions or stories

    personalism

    doctrine that humans possess spiritual freedom

    personalty

    personal belongings and property

    perspectography

    theory of drawing according to rules of perspective

    perspicacious

    clear-minded; astute; perceptive

    perspicuous

    easily understood; clearly expssed

    perstringe

    to constrain; to touch on; to censure

    pertinacity

    quality of holding unyieldingly to a position

    pertuse

    punched; pierced; slit

    pertussis

    whooping cough

    perulate

    scaly; having scaled skin

    pervicacious

    very obstinate

    pervigilium

    night vigil

    pervious

    permeable; penetrable

    pessary

    suppository inserted into the vagina

    pessimal

    least favourable

    pessimum

    point at which any condition is least favourable

    pessomancy

    pination using pebbles

    pestiferous

    bringing plague or pestilence

    pestology

    science of pests

    petaliferous

    bearing petals

    petaurist

    flying phalanger

    petcock

    valve for draining condensed steam from engine cylinders

    petrary

    contrivance for hurling stones

    petrean

    of, like or pertaining to or made of rock

    petrel

    long-winged seabird with hooked bill

    petrichor

    pleasant smell accompanying the first rain after a dry spell

    petricolous

    living in or near rocks

    petrissage

    massage by longitudinal rubbing and lateral squeezing

    petrogenesis

    formation or development of rocks

    petroleous

    containing or rich in petroleum

    petroliferous

    bearing petroleum

    petrology

    study of rocks

    petrophilous

    living on or thriving in rocky areas

    pettifogger

    a lawyer given to underhanded tactics

    pettitoes

    pigs’ feet as food

    petulcous

    butting like a ram

    petuncle

    small scallop

    pewfellow

    one who occupies the same pew as another

    pexity

    roughness of the nap of cloth

    peytral

    armour for a horse’s breast

    phacochoerine

    of, like or pertaining to warthogs

    phacometer

    instrument for measuring lenses

    phaeton

    open four-wheeled carriage

    phagomania

    excessive desire for food or eating

    phagophobia

    fear of eating

    phakic

    (of an eye) having a crystalline lens

    phalanstery

    dwelling of a communal group or phalanx of inpiduals

    phalarope

    migratory shorebird with lobed feet

    phallephoric

    carrying the penis

    phallic

    of, pertaining to or resembling a penis

    phallocracy

    government by men

    phallocrat

    one who assumes the naturality of male dominance

    phaneromania

    habit of biting one’s nails

    phanerosis

    act or process of becoming visible

    phanic

    visible; obvious

    phanopoeia

    visual imagery in poetry

    phantasmatography

    scientific description of rainbows and other lumnious atmospheric phenomena

    phaometer

    old instrument for measuring light intensity

    pharisaic

    hypocritical

    pharmacognosy

    study of drugs of animal and plant origin

    pharmacology

    study of drugs

    pharmacomania

    abnormal obsession with trying drugs

    pharmacometer

    instrument for measuring drugs

    pharmacopolist

    drug-seller; pharmacist; apothecary

    pharology

    study of lighthouses

    pharos

    lighthouse or beacon

    pharyngography

    description of the pharynx

    pharyngology

    study of the throat

    pharyngoscope

    instrument for inspecting the pharynx

    phassachate

    lead-coloured agate

    phatic

    using speech for social reasons or to communicate feelings

    phelloplastic

    a model in cork

    phememe

    smallest possible linguistic unit

    phemic

    of, like or pertaining to speech

    phenakistoscope

    early cinematograph in which ps are viewed through a slit

    phenetic

    of, like or pertaining to classification by phenotype

    phengite

    bright and beautiful kind of alabaster

    phengophobia

    fear of daylight

    phenogenesis

    origin of racial groups

    phenology

    study of organisms as affected by climate

    phenomenalism

    belief that phenomena are the only realities

    phenomenology

    study of phenomena

    pheon

    the barbed head of a dart or arrow in heraldry

    pheretrer

    keeper of a shrine

    phialiform

    saucer-shaped

    phialine

    resembling a phial

    philalethist

    lover of truth

    philately

    study of postage stamps

    philematology

    the act or study of kissing

    philematophobe

    one who dislikes kissing

    philhippic

    loving or admiring horses

    philippic

    speech or writing full of bitter condemnation

    philistine

    materialistic in outlook; uncultured

    phillumeny

    collecting of matchbox labels

    philocaly

    love of beauty

    philodemic

    fond of commoners or the lower classes

    philodox

    one who loves his own opinions; dogmatic person

    philogyny

    love of women

    philologaster

    petty or contemptible philologist

    philology

    study of ancient texts; historical linguistics

    philomath

    lover of learning

    philomelian

    of, like or pertaining to nightingales

    philonoist

    one who seeks knowledge

    philopornist

    lover of prostitutes

    philoprogenitive

    of, like or pertaining to instinctive love for offspring

    philosophaster

    amateur or superficial philosopher

    philosophicide

    one who kills or wishes to kill philosophers or philosophy

    philosophocracy

    government by philosophers

    philosophuncule

    petty or minor philosopher

    philotechnical

    devoted to the arts

    philotherianism

    love of animals

    philoxenia

    hospitality

    philter

    love-potion or charm; a drug to produce some magical effect

    phimosis

    inability to retract the ppuce of the penis

    phlebography

    description or examination of a vein

    phlebology

    study of the veins and their diseases

    phlebotomy

    blood-letting

    phlegmatic

    of a calm; unexcitable disposition

    phlogiston

    nonexistent principle of flammability inherent in matter

    phlogogenetic

    causing inflamation

    phocine

    of, like or pertaining to seals

    phocomelia

    having limbs like a seal’s flippers

    phoeniceous

    bright scarlet-red colour

    phoenicopter

    flamingo

    pholidosis

    arrangement of scales, as in fish and reptiles

    phon

    unit of loudness of sound as heard by listeners

    phonascus

    person who maintains rhythm in church choir

    phonasthenia

    weakness of voice

    phonation

    production of vocal sound

    phonautograph

    instrument for recording sound vibrations

    phonendoscope

    device which amplifies small sounds

    phonesis

    production of speech sounds

    phoniatrics

    study and correction of speech defects

    phonography

    recording of sound by means of a phonograph

    phonomania

    pathological tendency to murder

    phonometer

    instrument for measuring sound levels

    phonophobia

    fear of noise or of speaking aloud

    phonophorous

    transmitting sound waves

    phonus-bolonus

    exaggerated trickery or nonsense

    phorminx

    seven-stringed Greek lyre

    phorometer

    instrument used to correct abnormalities in eye muscles

    phoropter

    device with several lenses used to test eyesight

    phosphene

    light seen when the eyeball is pssed

    phossy

    caused by phosphorus

    photaesthesia

    sense of vision

    photic

    light-giving; sensitive to light; penetrated by light

    photism

    illusory vision of light

    photobiology

    study of effects of light on organisms

    photodromy

    motion towards light

    photoglyph

    photographic engraving

    photogyric

    turning towards light

    photolysis

    disintegration resulting from exposure to radiation

    photomania

    pathological desire for light

    photometer

    instrument for measuring light intensity

    photon

    unit of brightness of light as received at the retina

    photophile

    organism loving or thriving in light

    photophilous

    pferring or thriving in lighted conditions

    photophobia

    fear of light

    photophygous

    avoiding or disliking light

    photopia

    vision in bright light

    photopolarimeter

    instrument for measuring intensity and polarization of reflected light

    photopsia

    appearance of light flashes due to retinal irritation

    photosphere

    region of space lit by the sun

    phototachometer

    instrument for measuring the speed of light

    phototaxis

    growth or movement determined by light

    phototelegraph

    instrument for transmitting drawings telegraphically

    phototonus

    sensitivity to light

    phraseography

    repsentation of whole phrases with inpidual signs or symbols

    phraseology

    study of phrases

    phreatic

    of, like or pertaining to underground water supplying or wells

    phrenesis

    delirium; frenzy

    phrenic

    of or near the midriff

    phrenography

    observation and description of mental phenomena

    phrenology

    study of bumps on the head

    phrontistery

    a thinking-place; place for study

    phthartic

    deadly; destructive

    phthirophagous

    lice-eating

    phthisiotherapeutics

    medical treatment of tuberculosis

    phthongal

    of, pertaining to, or consisting of a sound; vocalized

    phthongometer

    instrument measuring intensity of vowel sounds

    phugoid

    of, like or pertaining to the longitudinal stability of aircraft

    phycology

    study of algae and seaweeds

    phygogalactic

    halting milk production

    phylactic

    defending against disease

    phylarchy

    government by a specific class or tribe

    phyle

    pision of the people of a state into local clans

    phylliform

    shaped like a leaf

    phyllomancy

    pination using leaves or tea leaves

    phyllomania

    excessive or abnormal production of leaves

    phyllophagous

    leaf-eating

    phyllophorous

    leafy; bearing or having leaves

    phylogenesis

    origin and history of a species’ evolution

    physagogue

    substance causing flatulence

    physicalism

    belief that all phenomena reducible to verifiable assertions

    physiocracy

    government according to natural laws or principles

    physiognomancy

    pination by studying the face

    physiognomy

    general appearance of anything, especially the face

    physiography

    description of landforms or natural features of the environment

    physiolatry

    nature-worship

    physiologus

    work containing descriptions of animals; a bestiary

    physiophilosophy

    system of knowledge concerning principles of natural history

    physiosophy

    assumption of knowledge of nature

    physitheism

    attribution of physical form and attributes to deities

    physiurgic

    due to natural causes

    phytivorous

    feeding on plants

    phytogenesis

    origin and development of plants

    phytogenic

    derived from plants

    phytography

    description or treatise on plants

    phytology

    study of plants; botany

    phytomania

    obsession with collecting plants

    phytopathology

    study of diseases of plants

    phytophilous

    fond of plants

    phytosophy

    knowledge of plants

    piacular

    expiatory; atrociously bad

    pianette

    small upright piano

    pibcorn

    old Welsh instrument like a hornpipe

    pibroch

    piece of music for bagpipe

    pica

    craving to eat dust

    picamar

    bitter oily liquid obtained from tar

    picaresque

    of, like or pertaining or pertaining to rogues or roguish behaviour

    picaroon

    person who lives by his or her wits; rogue or scoundrel

    picayune

    five-cent-piece or other coin of little value

    piceous

    like pitch; inflammable; reddish black

    pichi

    small dark Argentinian armadillo

    pichiciego

    small South American armadillo

    piciform

    of the form or shape of a woodpecker

    piciform

    of the nature of or resembling pitch

    picine

    of, like or pertaining to woodpeckers

    pickelhaube

    spiked helmet

    pickery

    petty theft under Scottish law

    picksome

    particular; picky

    pickthank

    sycophant; flatterer

    picot

    loop in an ornamental edging; raised knot in embroidery

    pictography

    repsentation of ideas by means of pictures

    piebald

    of an animal, consisting of two or more colours

    pied

    variegated; of various colours

    piedroit

    square pillar attached to wall, lacking both base and capital

    pierage

    fee paid for use of a pier

    pieta

    repsentation of Virgin Mary with dead Christ across her knees

    pietism

    unquestioning or dogmatic religious devotion

    piezometer

    instrument for measuring pssure or compssibility

    piggin

    small pail or bowl made of staves and hoops

    pigmentocracy

    government by those of one skin colour

    pignorate

    to give or take in pledge or pawn

    pigwash

    rubbish; nonsense

    pika

    rabbit-like mountain-dwelling mammal with rounded ears

    pilaster

    square column partially embedded in a wall

    pilch

    fur or wool outergarment; rug laid over saddle

    pilcrow

    paragraph-mark

    pile

    upside-down wedge at an acute angle on a coat of arms

    pileated

    cap-shaped; crested; capped

    pileiform

    shaped like an umbrella

    pileum

    top of a bird’s head

    pileus

    umbrella-shaped portion of a mushroom

    poor wretch; self-pitying person

    piliferous

    bearing or growing hair

    piliform

    shaped like hair

    pillion

    light pillow or saddle for a woman rider

    pilliwinks

    torture instrument for crushing fingers

    pillory

    wooden frame with holes for head and hands used as punishment

    pilose

    having scattered soft or moderately stiff hairs

    piment

    spiced sweetened wine

    pinacotheca

    picture-gallery

    pinafore

    loose protective garment worn over a dress

    pinchbeck

    cheap copper and zinc alloy; spurious or trashy

    pinder

    one who impounds cattle

    pineal

    shaped like a pine-cone

    pinetum

    collection or plantation of pine trees

    pingo

    cone-shaped mound with ice core

    pinguefy

    to become or make fat or greasy; to make rich

    pinion

    small wheel with teeth

    pinion

    wing; last joint of a wing; outermost flight feather

    pinnace

    small vessel with oars and sails

    pinnate

    shaped like a feather

    pinniped

    seals, walruses, and other such sea mammals

    pintle

    bolt or pin on which something turns, as a hinge

    pipe

    pipistrelle

    small reddish-brown bat

    piqué

    stiff durable corded fabric of cotton, rayon or silk

    piscary

    the right of fishing; a fishing pond

    piscatology

    study of fishes

    piscatorial

    of, like or pertaining to fishing or fishers

    piscicapturist

    fisherman

    piscicide

    substance that kills fish

    piscifauna

    fish life of an area

    pisciform

    shaped like a fish

    piscina

    basin set in wall of church to drain away ceremonial water

    piscine

    of, like or pertaining to fish

    piscivorous

    fish-eating

    pisiform

    shaped like a pea

    pismire

    an ant; something or someone insignificant

    pismirism

    hoarding of small or insignificant things

    pisteology

    science or study of faith

    pistiology

    doctrine concerning faith

    pistolography

    instantaneous photography

    pistology

    branch of theology concerned with faith

    pitchometer

    instrument for measuring angles of ship’s propeller blades

    piteous

    arousing or deserving pity

    pixilated

    bemused; bewildered; intoxicated

    pizzle

    bull’s penis used as instrument of punishment by flogging

    placage

    covering of walls with thin marble slabs or with plaster

    placard

    thick metal reinforced plate of armour for back or breast

    placee

    investor who is sold shares by private placement

    placentiform

    cake-shaped

    placentigerous

    bearing a placenta

    placentography

    examination or imagery of the placenta

    placentophagy

    eating of the placenta

    placet

    vote of assent in a governing body

    placitum

    decision of a court or an assembly

    placket

    opening in a skirt or shirt for a pocket

    placoid

    plate-like; having plate-like scales

    plafond

    decorated ceiling

    plagate

    marked with a streak or streaks

    plage

    fashionable beach

    plagiary

    one who plagiarises

    plagium

    the crime of kidnapping

    plainstones

    flagstone side-pavement of a street

    planation

    making level

    planchet

    blank metal disc to be stamped as a coin

    planchette

    board or similar tool used in interpting spirit messages

    planetesimal

    of, like or pertaining to asteroids or similar tiny celestial bodies

    planetic

    erring; erratic

    planetogeny

    theory of the origin of planets

    planetography

    description or treatise on the planets

    planetolatry

    worship of the planets

    planetology

    study of planets

    plangency

    resonance; noisiness

    plangent

    deep or loud sounding

    planigraph

    instrument for copying drawings at a different scale

    planigraphy

    drawing of ground plans

    planiloquent

    speaking plainly

    planimeter

    instrument for measuring area of plane ps

    planipennate

    having flat; broad wings

    planish

    to polish; to flatten

    planisphere

    sphere projected onto a plane; map of the heavens

    planity

    the quality of being plane

    plankwise

    in the manner or direction of a plank

    planography

    cartography

    planomania

    abnormal desire to wander and disobey social norms

    planster

    petty or poor planner

    plantar

    of, like or pertaining to the sole of the foot

    plantigrade

    walking fully on the soles of the feet

    plantivorous

    plant-eating

    plantocracy

    government by plantation owners

    plapper

    to make sounds with the lips

    plashy

    full of pools or puddles; marshy or boggy

    plasmophagous

    consuming plasma

    plastography

    art of forging handwriting

    plastron

    fencer’s padded breast-shield; steel breastplate worn under hauberk

    plataleiform

    spoonbilled; of the shape of a spoonbill

    platband

    flat molding that exceeds its projection; fillet between column’s flutings

    plateasm

    broad speech; talking with the mouth open too wide

    platilla

    fine white linen

    platiniferous

    bearing platinum

    platitude

    commonplace or trite remark made as if it were important

    platitudinarian

    one who utters platitudes

    platometer

    instrument for measuring area; planimeter

    platten

    to flatten into a plate or sheet

    platypodia

    flat-footedness

    platypussary

    building or pen where platypuses are kept

    platysma

    broad sheet of muscle in the neck

    plauditory

    issuing enthusiastic approval or applause

    plaustral

    of, like or pertaining to a wagon

    playa

    basin which becomes a shallow lake after heavy rainfall

    pleach

    to intertwine the branches of

    pleasance

    pleasure; enjoyment; complaisance

    plebania

    mother-church having authority over several local churches

    plebeian

    of the common people or vulgar classes

    plebification

    making something vulgar or plebeian

    plebiscitarism

    principle or practice of using plebiscites

    plectile

    woven or plaited

    plectrum

    pick for stringed instruments

    pledget

    wad of cotton or lint used to dress a wound

    plegometer

    instrument for measuring the strength of a blow

    pleiomery

    condition of having more than the normal number

    pleiomorphy

    occurrence of several distinct stages in the life cycle of an organism

    plemyrameter

    instrument for measuring variations in water level

    plenary

    full; entire; complete; absolute; unqualified

    plenicorn

    having solid horns (as a deer)

    pleniloquence

    excessive talking; fullness of speech

    plenilunar

    of, like or pertaining to the full moon

    plenipotence

    absolute power

    plenitude

    fullness; completeness; abundance; sufficiency

    plenum

    space completely filled with matter

    pleochroic

    displaying different colours when seen from different directions

    pleonasm

    redundancy; use of more words than necessary

    pleonectic

    greedy; covetous

    pleonexia

    greed; avarice

    pleroma

    fullness; abundance

    plerophory

    full conviction

    plethysmograph

    instrument for measuring change in body part size due to blood flow

    plethysmography

    measurement of variation in blood pssure

    pleurotropous

    laterally flattened

    plexiform

    shaped like a network

    plexure

    network; web; interweaving

    plicated

    folded fanwise; pleated

    plication

    the act of folding

    plimsoll

    rubber-soled canvas shoe

    plinth

    rectangular base of column or pedestal

    pliofilm

    thin waterproof transparent sheet used for packaging

    pliothermic

    of, like or pertaining to periods of above-average temperatures

    plissé

    fabric with puckered finish

    ploce

    repetition of word in more expssive sense for emphasis

    plodge

    to trudge through anything in which the feet sink

    plosion

    release of breath after consonant

    plousiocracy

    government by the wealthy; plutocracy

    plumassier

    worker in feathers; feather-seller

    plumbeous

    leaden; lead-coloured

    plumbiferous

    bearing or yielding lead

    plumbism

    lead poisoning

    plumbless

    incapable of being sounded

    plumeopicean

    of tar and feathers

    plumiped

    having feathered feet

    pluralism

    belief that reality consists of several kinds or entities

    plurennial

    lasting or surviving many years

    pluriarc

    West African stringed instrument like a zither

    pluriliteral

    of more than three letters

    plurinominal

    having more than one name

    pluriparous

    giving birth to multiple young in a single birth

    pluripsence

    psence in multiple places at one time

    pluriserial

    in several rows

    plutarchy

    government by the wealthy; plutocracy

    plutocracy

    government by the wealthy

    plutography

    description of the lives of the wealthy

    plutolatry

    worship of wealth

    plutology

    political economy; study of wealth

    plutomania

    mania for money

    pluton

    mass of rock solidified under earth’s surface

    plutonic

    of volcanic or deep origin

    pluvial

    floor-length open-fronted ecclesiastical garment

    pluviograph

    self-registering rain gauge

    pluviometer

    rain-meter

    pneometer

    instrument that measures respiration

    pneumatics

    study of mechanics of gases

    pneumatographer

    one who receives and writes spirit messages

    pneumatography

    description or treatise about spiritual beings

    pneumatolith

    stone in the lung

    pneumatology

    science of spiritual phenomena or beings

    pneumatomachy

    denial of the pinity of the Holy Ghost

    pneumatometer

    instrument for measuring quantity of air breathed

    pneumatomorphic

    like a spirit

    pneumatophany

    appearance of a spirit; especially the Holy Ghost

    pneumatophilosophy

    philosophy of spirits or the spirit world

    pneumatophony

    sound caused by a ghost or spirit

    pneumatosis

    psence of gas in the body

    pneumograph

    instrument for measuring and recording respiration

    pneumography

    description of the lungs

    pnyx

    ancient Athenian place of assembly

    poaceous

    of, like or pertaining or pertaining to grass

    pochette

    pocket notecase or wallet

    pochoir

    manual colour stencilling onto a printed illustration

    pococurante

    uninterested; indifferent; nonchalant; apathetic

    poculation

    drinking of alcoholic beverages

    poculent

    fit for drinking

    podalic

    of, like or pertaining to feet

    podiatry

    study and treatment of disorders of the foot; chiropody

    podiform

    shaped like a pod

    podobromhydrosis

    smelly feet

    podocarp

    stalk that bears the fruit of a plant

    podology

    study of the feet

    podoscaph

    pedalled boat; canoe-shaped float attached to feet for walking on water

    podzol

    acidic soil with ash-like subsurface layer

    poecilomere

    part of an animal’s body where colour variations first appear

    poecilonym

    synonym; one of a variety of names for a thing

    poephagous

    eating grass or herbs; herbivorous

    poetaster

    petty poet; writer of contemptible verses

    poetolatry

    worship of poets

    poetomachia

    contest or quarrel among poets

    pogamoggan

    wooden club with iron or stone piece on end, used by Indians

    pogoniasis

    excessive growth of beard

    pogonip

    dense fog of suspended ice particles

    pogonology

    book or treatise on beards

    pogonophile

    one who loves beards

    pogonophobia

    fear of beards

    pogonotrophy

    growing of a beard

    pogrom

    organized massacre

    poikilothermic

    cold-blooded

    pointel

    sharp instrument

    pointillism

    use of separate dots of pure colour rather than blends

    poise

    unit of viscosity of liquids

    poitrel

    armour for a horse’s breast

    pokerish

    causing terror; uncanny

    polacca

    stately Polish dance; polonaise

    polarchy

    government by many people; polyarchy

    polarimeter

    instrument for measuring polarised light

    polariscope

    instrument for detecting polarized light

    polder

    piece of low-lying reclaimed land

    poldermitton

    curved reinforced armour for the right arm

    pole

    unit of area equal to a square rod

    polemarch

    ancient Greek military and civil officer

    polemic

    controversial discussion or attack

    polemology

    study of war

    polemomania

    mania for war

    polemoscope

    telescope with angled mirrors for seeing over walls or around corners

    poleyn

    piece of armour for the knee

    policeocracy

    government by police

    policlinic

    outpatient department of hospital

    poliorcectic

    of, like or pertaining to siegecraft or besiegement

    poliosis

    pmature graying of the hair

    politicaster

    petty politician

    politicide

    killing of people because of their political beliefs

    politicomania

    mania for politics

    polkamania

    craze for polka dancing

    pollarchy

    government by the multitude or a mob; ochlocracy

    pollard

    tree having the whole crown cut off

    pollicitation

    promise; especially one not yet accepted

    polliniferous

    bearing pollen

    pollinigerous

    pollen-bearing

    pollyanna

    one who is naively optimistic

    polonaise

    stately Polish dance of moderate tempo

    poltophagy

    prolonged chewing of food

    poltroon

    craven; cowardly

    polverine

    glass-makers’ potash

    polyacoustic

    amplifying sounds

    polyarchy

    government by many people

    polychotomy

    pision into many parts

    polychrest

    thing or medicine useful in many ways

    polycracy

    government by many rulers; polyarchy

    polydemic

    native to several countries

    polydipsia

    abnormal thirst

    polyergic

    having many functions

    polyethnic

    consisting of or derived from many races or ethnicities

    polygenesis

    theory that humans derived from many separate origins

    polygenous

    of multiple origin or composition

    polygoneutic

    having several broods in each season

    polygraphy

    copious or productive writing

    polyhidrosis

    excessive perspiration

    polyhistor

    person of exceptionally broad knowledge

    polylemma

    argument forcing choice between contradictory statements

    polylith

    phistoric monument consisting of many stones

    polyloquent

    speaking much; loquacious

    polymania

    mania affecting several different mental faculties

    polymath

    person possessing knowledge of many subjects

    polymicrian

    compssed into a very small space

    polymythy

    use of multiple plots in a single story

    polynesic

    in multiple separate locations

    polynia

    open water amid sea ice

    polyommatous

    having many eyes

    polyonym

    name consisting of several words

    polyopia

    multiple vision

    polyphagous

    eating many types of food

    polypharmacy

    treatment with many medicines

    polyphiloprogenitive

    very fertile; very imaginative

    polyphloisbic

    loud-roaring

    polyphloisboisterous

    noisy

    polyphone

    many-stringed instrument like a lute

    polyphyletic

    descending from more than one original type

    polypnea

    rapid breathing

    polypod

    many-legged animal

    polypragmatist

    busybody

    polypsychic

    having several souls

    polypsychism

    belief that one person may have multiple souls

    polyptoton

    repetition of word in same sentence with multiple inflectional endings

    polysemant

    word with many meanings

    polystachious

    having many spikes

    polystichous

    arranged in many rows

    polystomatous

    having many mouths

    polystyle

    building having many columns

    polysyllabilingual

    relating to polysyllabic languages

    polysyllogism

    series of syllogisms where each is basis for next

    polysyndeton

    rhetorical device of repeating conjunction for emphasis

    polythalamous

    having many chambers

    polytheism

    belief in multiple deities

    polytocous

    producing many or several at a birth

    pomace

    crushed apples for cider-making

    pomaceous

    of, like or pertaining to or consisting of apples

    pomade

    ointment for the hair

    pomander

    ball of perfumes

    pomiculture

    growing of fruit

    pomiferous

    bearing apples

    pomiform

    shaped like an apple

    pomoerium

    open space around a town within the walls

    pomology

    study of fruit-growing

    ponderation

    weighing or weighing up

    pone

    card player on dealer’s right responsible for cutting cards

    ponerology

    theological doctrine of wickedness or evil

    pongee

    thin soft fabric woven from raw silk

    pontage

    toll paid on bridges; tax for repairing bridges

    pontifice

    bridge-work; a bridge

    pontist

    bridge builder

    poodle

    coarsely looped or nubby fabric

    poop

    enclosed structure at stern of ship above main deck

    popinjay

    conceited person

    popjoy

    to amuse oneself

    poplin

    corded woven silk and worsted

    popliteal

    of, like or pertaining to the back of the knee

    popocracy

    government by populists

    popple

    to flow tumblingly; to heave choppily

    poppycock

    humbug; nonsense

    poppyhead

    raised ornament on top of upright end of seats in churches

    populicide

    killing of the population of an area or nation

    poral

    of, like or pertaining to pores

    porbeagle

    shark with a pointed snout

    porcellanous

    resembling porcelain

    porcine

    of, like or pertaining to pigs; swinish

    porculation

    fattening or feeding of swine

    porge

    to make meat kosher by removing veins and sinews from hindquarters

    poriferous

    having pores

    poriform

    having the form of a pore

    poriomania

    abnormal compulsion to wander

    porism

    geometrical expssion of possibility of multiple solutions

    porlocking

    irksome intrusion or interruption

    pornbroker

    one who deals in pornography

    pornerastic

    lecherous; bawdy; lewd

    pornocracy

    government by harlots

    pornogenarian

    dirty old man

    pornolagnia

    desire for prostitutes

    pornomania

    obsession with pornography

    pornotopia

    perfect setting for the antics of pornography

    porogamy

    fertilization of seed plants

    poromeric

    permeable to water vapour

    porometer

    instrument for measuring degree of porosity

    poroplastic

    both porous and plastic

    poroscope

    instrument for investigating porosity

    porosis

    knitting together of broken bones

    porphyrogenitic

    of royal birth

    porphyrogeniture

    accession of 1st son born after father’s accession

    porphyry

    beautiful and valuable purplish stone

    porrect

    to stretch forth; to psent

    porriginous

    suffering from a scalp disease that causes baldness

    porringer

    small dish for soup or porridge

    portesse

    portable breviary

    portfire

    ppared paper cylinder used to fire rockets and fireworks

    portière

    curtain hung over door of a room

    portiuncle

    small piece of something, especially of land

    portmanteau

    word formed by blending two existing words

    posaune

    archaic trombone

    posigrade

    auxiliary rocket on a spacecraft

    positivism

    doctrine that that which is not observable is not knowable

    posnet

    small cooking pot with feet and handle

    posology

    science of quantity or dosage

    possessive

    indicating possession; genitive case

    posset

    milk curdled with alcohol used as remedy

    postament

    frame; pedestal

    postcenal

    after dinner

    postconnubial

    after marriage

    postdiluvian

    after the great Flood

    postern

    back door or gate; small private door

    postexilic

    after exile

    postface

    concluding note added to end of written work

    postiche

    excessively and inappropriately added to a finished work

    posticous

    posterior; outward; extrorse

    postil

    postilion

    someone who guides posthorses

    postjacent

    posterior; behind

    postliminary

    subsequent

    postliminy

    right of returned exiles to resume former status

    postlude

    closing piece of music at end of church service

    postmundane

    after the end of the world

    postprandial

    after dinner

    postscenium

    part of stage behind the scenery

    poststructuralism

    belief that there is no objective meaning to a text

    postulant

    candidate for a religious order

    postulator

    official who psents case for canonization or beatification

    potable

    fit to drink; drinkable

    potager

    garden laid out in a decorative way

    potamic

    of, like or pertaining to rivers

    potamography

    study of geography of rivers; a description of rivers

    potamology

    study of rivers

    potation

    the activity of drinking

    potatory

    related to excessive drinking

    potentiate

    to use drugs in combination to increase their power

    potentiometer

    instrument for measuring electromotive forces

    pother

    choking smoke or dust; fuss; commotion

    potichomania

    craze for imitating Oriental porcelain

    potomania

    abnormal desire to drink alcohol

    potometer

    instrument measuring rate at which plants absorb water

    potshop

    small public house

    potter

    to busy oneself with trifling tasks

    pottle

    small conical fruit basket

    pottle

    unit of liquid measurement of two quarts, or one-half gallon

    potto

    small nocturnal West African monkey

    poudrin

    small ice crystals

    poulard

    fattened or spayed hen

    pounce

    fine powder spad on writing paper to keep ink from running

    poundage

    charge for keeping stray cattle

    poundal

    unit of force that accelerates 1 pound to 1 foot / second / second

    pourboire

    tip; gratuity

    pourparler

    discussion prior to negotiation

    pourpointerie

    quilted armour with studs

    poussin

    chicken raised for eating at around six weeks old

    powellisation

    means of pserving timber

    practive

    practical; concerned with practice

    praedial

    of, like or pertaining to or connected with the land or farming

    praepostor

    pfect of a school

    pragmatica

    royal edict that has the force of law

    pragmatism

    doctrine emphasizing practical value of philosophy

    prairillon

    small prairie

    pralltriller

    rapid musical trill

    prandial

    of, like or pertaining to dinner

    prasinous

    leek-green colour

    pratal

    growing in meadows

    prate

    to talk foolishly or sententiously; to tattle

    pratincole

    fork-tailed, long-winged Australian bird

    pratincolous

    inhabiting meadows or fields

    pravity

    wickedness; depravity

    praxeology

    study of practical or efficient activity; science of efficient action

    praxinoscope

    early cinematograph using series of moving drawings

    praxis

    customary practice or conduct

    pagonal

    immediately pceding death throes

    pallable

    pvious; pliminary; pceding

    paudience

    right to be heard before another

    pbend

    stipend or salary paid to clergyman

    pbendal

    of, like or pertaining to stipends issued by a church

    pcantation

    prophecy; foretelling

    pcative

    supplicating; expssing entreaty

    pcatory

    of the nature of or expssing a wish or recommendation

    pcentor

    leader of the singing of a church choir

    pceptive

    concerning rules of conduct, laws or pcepts

    pciation

    evaluation of the value or price of a thing

    précieuse

    woman affecting a fastidious over-refinement

    pcipitinogenic

    causing pcipitation

    pcisian

    overly pcise person; formalist

    pcissive

    separating; defining; exact

    pcognosce

    to take a pcognition of

    pconcert

    to settle beforehand

    pconize

    to proclaim; to summon publicly

    pdacean

    pdatory animal

    pdacious

    living by py; pdatory

    pdella

    platform for altar; portable altar or decoration upon it

    pdestinarianism

    belief that what ever is to happen is already fixed

    pdevote

    foreordained

    pdicant

    paching; pdicating

    pdicative

    indicating the pdicate

    pfatorial

    serving as pface or opening remarks

    pp

    to imagine beforehand; to foreshadow

    pfulgent

    extremely bright

    pgustation

    foretaste

    phensor

    something that grasps or seizes

    placy

    episcopal church government

    plapsarian

    belonging to the time before man’s original sin

    plate

    bishop or abbot of superior rank

    plation

    pferment; promotion; eminence

    plibation

    foretaste; offering of first fruits

    pliography

    description or treatise about a battle

    plusive

    of the nature of a plude; introductory

    pmiate

    to give a prize or pmium for

    pmonish

    to warn beforehand

    pmorse

    ending abruptly as if bitten off

    pmotion

    pine impulse determining the will

    pmove

    to incite or prompt to action

    pmundane

    period before the creation of the earth

    pnarial

    of, like or pertaining to or in front of the nostrils

    pnticecide

    killer of an appntice

    ppense

    pmeditated; intentional

    ppollence

    pdominance

    ppone

    to reschedule for an earlier time

    ppossess

    to bias or pjudice favourably; to impss

    ppotent

    potent in a very high degree

    pputial

    of, like or pertaining to the foreskin

    prupt

    broken off; steep; abrupt

    psbycousis

    hardness of hearing during old age

    psbyophrenia

    female senility marked by loss of memory

    psbytery

    part of church reserved for officiating clergy

    pscind

    to cut off; cut short; separate

    pscriptivism

    belief that moral edicts are merely orders with no truth value

    pseminal

    before the onset of puberty; before fertility

    psenium

    period of life pceding old age

    psentationism

    theory that the mind has direct access to perceived objects

    psentient

    pscient; having a pmonition

    psentoir

    ornamental shallow tray or cup

    psidial

    of, like or pertaining to a garrison

    psidial

    psidential

    pssible

    able to be pssed

    pstigiator

    conjurer

    pstriction

    blindness; blindfolding

    pterist

    lover of the past

    pterite

    signifying past time or a completed action

    pterition

    passing over or omission; drawing attention to a thing by claiming to omit it

    ptermit

    to pass by; to omit; to leave undone

    pterpluparenthetical

    tending to use excessive parenthesis; pedantic

    pvenancy

    courteous anticipation of others’ wishes

    pvenient

    antecedent; pceding; anticipatory

    pvernal

    blossoming or foliating early

    pvision

    foresight; foreknowledge

    pvoyant

    having foresight

    Priapean

    of, like or pertaining to male reproductive power; phallic

    priapism

    constant erection; licentiousness; lewdness

    pricket

    spike or antler used as a candlestick

    pridian

    of, like or pertaining to yesterday

    prie-dieu

    prayer stool or kneeling bench in a church

    prill

    nodule of metal obtained after assaying

    primage

    fee paid to loaders for loading ship

    primatology

    study of primates

    prime

    prayer service held at 6 a.m.

    primigenial

    first or earliest formed or produced

    primiparous

    having borne only one child

    primitiae

    first fruits

    primitial

    of, like or pertaining to first fruits; primeval

    primitivism

    doctrine that a simple and natural life is morally best

    primo

    in the first place

    primogenous

    of, like or pertaining to the earliest or first developmental stage

    princeps

    first; especially first edition of a book

    prion

    small Antarctic petrel

    priscan

    ancient; of early times

    prisoptometer

    instrument for measuring degree of astigmatism

    prithee

    expssion of wish or request

    privatism

    attitude of avoiding involvement in outside interests

    privative

    indicating absence, deprivation or negation

    privity

    privacy; secrecy; secret or confidential conversation

    pro rata

    proportionally

    pro tanto

    to that extent; accordingly

    proairesis

    the act of choosing

    probabiliorism

    belief that when in doubt one must choose most likely answer

    probabilism

    belief that knowledge is always probable but never absolute

    proband

    one with a certain feature by which descendants analyzed

    probang

    flexible rod put down throat to clear obstacle

    probit

    unit of measurement of statistical probability

    proboscidate

    having a proboscis or long snout

    probosciform

    shaped like a long nose

    probouleutic

    for pliminary deliberation

    procacity

    petulance; insolence

    procatalectic

    lacking the unaccented part of first foot of a line of verse

    procatalepsis

    anticipating and answering an opponent’s objections

    procathedral

    parish church serving as a cathedral

    proceleusmatic

    inciting; encouraging; exhorting

    procephalic

    of, like or pertaining to the front of the head

    prochronism

    assigning a date to an event earlier than actual

    procidence

    prolapse; falling forward or downward

    procinct

    pparedness

    proclisis

    pronunciation of word dependent on following word

    procoelous

    cupped in front

    procrustean

    seeking to enforce uniformity

    procrypsis

    protective coloration

    proctal

    of, like or pertaining to the anus or rectum

    proctology

    study of rectum

    proctor

    disciplinary officer at a college or university

    proctoscope

    instrument for examining the rectum

    procumbent

    lying or leaning forward; prone

    procuratory

    authorization to act for another

    procursive

    running forward

    procyonine

    of, like or pertaining to raccoons

    prodrome

    initial symptom of a disease; introductory treatise

    proeguminal

    pdisposing; pceding

    proemial

    introductory; pfatory

    proemptosis

    addition of extra day to lunar calendar every 300 years

    proethnic

    of, like or pertaining to primitive races

    profectitious

    derived from a parent or ancestor

    profligate

    debauched; rashly extravagant

    profluent

    exuberant; abundant

    profulgent

    shining out; radiant

    progeria

    second childhood; disease of pmature aging

    prognathic

    having a jaw that projects forward

    projacient

    jutting forward

    projectionism

    theory that some apparent qualities of reality are projections of the mind

    projicient

    communicating between an organism and its environment

    prolate

    having flattened sides due to lengthwise elongation

    prolative

    indicating motion alongside or means of motion

    prolegomenon

    introductory study or treatise

    prolepsis

    anticipation; device where objections are anticipated

    proleptical

    phistoric

    prolicide

    killing of offspring; killing of the human race

    proligerous

    bearing offspring

    prolix

    long-winded; garrulous; dwelling too long on particulars

    prolocutor

    spokesman; speaker of the House of Lords

    prolusion

    pliminary performance, activity or display

    promachos

    champion or defender; tutelary god

    promptuary

    repository; reference book of facts

    promulgate

    make known; disseminate

    pronaos

    vestibule in front of a temple

    pronasale

    tip of the nose

    pronation

    turning hand and forearm so that palm faces downward

    pronograde

    walking with body parallel to ground

    pronomination

    description of a thing by its qualities rather than its proper name

    propadeuctic

    a pliminary study; pliminary

    proper

    elements of Christian mass that are variable

    prophetocracy

    government by a prophet

    propine

    to pledge in drinking; to psent or offer

    propinquity

    closeness

    propitiate

    to render favourable; to appease

    proplasm

    pliminary model or mould

    propolis

    resin of tree buds collected by bees

    proprioception

    sense of muscular position

    proreption

    prorogue

    to discontinue meetings of a group without dissolving it

    prosateur

    one who writes prose for a living

    proscenium

    part of the stage in front of the curtain

    prosector

    one who dissects bodies in anatomical lectures

    proseuche

    place of prayer; oratory

    prosilient

    outstanding; conspicuous; jumping forth

    prosit

    toast to good health

    prosodemic

    contagious; infectious

    prosodic

    of, like or pertaining to versification

    prosody

    study of versification

    prosopic

    of, like or pertaining to the face

    prosopography

    biographical sketch; description of person

    prosopography

    description of an inpidual’s life, character, or physical form

    prosopopoeia

    personification; repsentation of absent person as speaking

    prostyle

    building having columns only in the front

    prosyllogism

    syllogism whose conclusion forms pmise of another

    protactic

    pfatory; pliminarily explanatory

    protanopia

    colour-blindness with respect to red

    protasis

    first clause in a conditional expssion; introductory part of a play

    protean

    variable; versatile; assuming different forms

    protensive

    extensive in time or length

    protervity

    peevishness; petulance; perversity; wantonness

    protestation

    avowal or solemn declaration

    prothalamion

    song or poem celebrating a coming marriage

    prothonotary

    chief registrar of a court; keeper of canonisation records

    prothysteron

    putting last what normally comes first in an expssion or argument

    protistology

    study of protists

    protocolist

    registrar or clerk

    protogenic

    formed at the beginning

    protolithic

    from the earliest Stone Age

    protomorphic

    primordial; primitive

    protopathy

    first or direct experience

    protoplast

    original ancestor; first-formed person or thing

    prototrophic

    feeding directly on uncombined elements

    protozeugma

    zeugma in which word referring to two clauses is placed before both of them

    protreptic

    exhorting; encouraging; didactic; doctrinal

    provand

    allowance of food; provisions

    provection

    transfer of last letter of one word to first of next

    proveditor

    purveyor of supplies or goods

    provenance

    source; origin

    provenient

    issuing forth

    providore

    steward; quartermaster

    provine

    to propagate by layering

    proxemics

    study of man’s need for personal space

    proxenete

    procurer; marriage broker

    proxysm

    close or near relationship

    pruinose

    having a frosted look; bearing whitish dust

    prunella

    strong and heavy silk or wool

    pruniferous

    bearing plums

    prunt

    moulded glass ornament attached to a larger glass object

    prurient

    stemming from the indulgence of lewd ideas; lascivious

    prurigo

    irritating skin disease causing itching

    pruritus

    itching of the skin

    psalligraphy

    the art of paper-cutting to make pictures

    psalmodist

    singer of psalms

    psalmody

    act of singing psalms in church services

    psalmography

    art of composing psalms

    psaltery

    ancient stringed musical instrument

    psammite

    fine-grained rock

    psammophile

    sand-loving plant

    psellism

    defect in articulation or pronunciation

    psephitic

    of, like or pertaining to pebbles

    psephocracy

    government resulting from election by ballot

    psephology

    study of election results and voting trends

    psephomancy

    pination by drawing lots or markers at random

    pseudacusis

    mistaken or false hearing

    pseudaesthesia

    imaginary feeling or sensation

    pseudandry

    assumption of man’s proper name by a woman

    pseudaposematic

    imitating the coloration of a dangerous animal

    pseudepigrapha

    apocrypha; non-canonical books of the Bible

    pseudepigraphy

    assignment of false authors to books

    pseudepigraphy

    false attribution of authorship

    pseudepiscopy

    existence or rule of a spurious bishop

    pseudoautochiria

    murder disguised as suicide

    pseudoblepsis

    imaginary or false vision; hallucination

    pseudochromaesthesia

    mental association of sounds with colours

    pseudochronism

    error in dating

    pseudocide

    ptended attempt at suicide

    pseudodox

    false doctrine or opinion

    pseudography

    unsatisfactory spelling

    pseudography

    false, incorrect, or spurious spelling

    pseudogyny

    adoption of woman’s name by a man

    pseudohermaphroditism

    condition in which sex chromosomes and genitals are of different sexes

    pseudolalia

    incoherence of speech

    pseudolatry

    false worship

    pseudologia

    lying in speech or writing

    pseudologue

    pathological liar

    pseudology

    art or science of lying

    pseudomania

    irrational pdilection for lying

    pseudomorph

    false or abnormal physical form

    pseudonymuncle

    lesser or minor writer who uses a pseudonym

    pseudophonia

    suicide disguised as murder

    pseudopsia

    optical illusion

    pseudoptics

    study of optical illusions

    pseudosmia

    false perception of odours

    pseudosopher

    one who ptends to hold knowledge or wisdom

    pseudosophy

    ptension to wisdom

    psilanthropism

    denial of Christ’s pinity

    psilosophy

    shallow philosophy; limited knowledge

    psilothrum

    substance causing loss of hair

    psithurism

    whispering noise; sound of leaves moving in the wind

    psittacine

    of, like or pertaining to macaws, parakeets or parrots

    psittacism

    parrot-like repetition of speech

    psittacistically

    mechanically; in a parrotlike fashion

    psomophagy

    swallowing food without thorough chewing

    psophometer

    instrument measuring audible interference of electrical current

    psychaesthesia

    sensation in relation to feeling or thought

    psychagogic

    attractive; encouraging

    psychagogue

    conductor of souls to the underworld

    psychalgia

    mental pain or distress

    psychiasis

    healing of the soul or psyche

    psychism

    belief in universal soul

    psychobiology

    study of biology of the mind

    psychodynamic

    concerning psychological motives and causation

    psychofugal

    proceeding outward from a mental state

    psychogenesis

    origin and development of the mind

    psychogenetics

    study of internal or mental states

    psychognosy

    study of mentality, personality or character

    psychogony

    development of the mind or soul

    psychogram

    writing supposedly produced under influence of spirits

    psychograph

    instrument that supposedly records spirit messages

    psychography

    production of writing purportedly by a spiritual entity

    psychologism

    theory that mathematical or metaphysical laws can be derived from psychology

    psychomachy

    conflict between the body and the soul

    psychomancy

    pination by means of spirits

    psychometry

    measurement of intelligence and psychological attributes

    psychomorphism

    doctrine that inanimate objects have human mentality

    psychoneuroendocrinology

    study of relationship between the mind, the nervous system, and the endocrine

    psychopannychism

    belief souls sleep from death to resurrection

    psychopathology

    study of mental illness

    psychophysics

    study of link between mental and physical processes

    psychorrhagy

    separation of the soul from the body

    psychosomatic

    of a physical disorder, having a psychological cause

    psychosophy

    doctrine or theory of the soul

    psychotaxis

    alteration of mental outlook to satisfy the personality

    psychotheism

    doctrine that God is a purely spiritual entity

    psychroaesthesia

    sensation of cold in part of body that is actually warm

    psychrolusia

    bathing in cold water

    psychrometer

    instrument for measuring air moisture or temperature

    psychrophilic

    thriving in cold temperatures

    psychrophobia

    fear of the cold

    psychurgy

    mental function, operation or energy

    ptarmic

    substance that causes sneezing

    pteric

    of, like or pertaining to the wing or the shoulder

    pteridology

    study of ferns

    pteridomania

    passion for ferns

    pterography

    treatise or description of feathers

    pteronophobia

    fear of being tickled by feathers

    pteropine

    of, like or pertaining to flying foxes

    pterospermous

    having winged seeds

    pterygium

    abnormal mass of tissue obstructing vision in the eye

    pteryla

    patch or clump of feathers on a bird

    pterylography

    treatise on the feathers of birds

    pterylology

    study of distribution of feathers on birds

    ptilosis

    plumage or mode of feathering; plumage

    ptochocracy

    government by beggars or paupers; wholesale pauperization

    ptochogony

    production of beggars; pauperization

    ptosis

    drooping of the upper eyelid

    ptyalagogue

    substance that promotes salivation

    ptyalism

    excessive flow of saliva

    pubarche

    first appearance of pubic hair

    puberulent

    feebly or minutely pubescent; covered with minute down

    pubigerous

    hairy; bearing or growing hair

    puccoon

    blood-root; dark red colour

    puce

    brownish-purple; purplish-pink

    puckery

    astringent; tending to wrinkle

    pudendum

    external female reproductive organs

    pudibund

    shamefaced; prudish

    pudu

    small Chilean deer

    puericulture

    child-rearing

    puerperal

    of, like or pertaining to childbirth

    pug

    ground clay mixed with water

    pugil

    small handful; pinch

    pugioniform

    dagger-shaped

    puisne

    inferior in rank; later; junior

    puissant

    powerful; mighty

    puku

    red Central African antelope

    pule

    to pipe; to whimper or whine

    pulicine

    of, like or pertaining to fleas

    pullastrine

    of, like or pertaining to pigeons

    pulley-piece

    armour for the knee

    pullulate

    to swarm; to teem; to breed freely; to sprout

    pulmonic

    of, like or pertaining to the lungs

    pulpitum

    gigantic stone screen separating cathedral choir from the nave

    pulsimeter

    instrument for measuring the pulse

    pultaceous

    macerated and softened; like porridge; pulpy

    pulverous

    dusty or powder

    pulverulent

    dusty-looking; readily crumbling; powdery

    pulvil

    perfumed powder

    pulvillar

    cushion-like

    pulvilli

    pulvilliform

    shaped like a cushion

    pulvinated

    cushion-like; bulging; pillowy

    punalua

    marriage of brothers of one family to sisters of another

    puncheon

    tool for punching or stamping

    punctate

    dotted; pitted

    punctatim

    point for point

    punctiform

    shaped like a point

    punctilio

    minor detail or point of conduct

    punctilious

    scrupulous and exact

    punctiuncle

    insignificant or trifling point of an argument

    punctulate

    bearing small spots or dots

    punctule

    minute dot, pit or aperture

    punctus

    point used in medieval manuscripts to indicate a short pause

    pundigrion

    play on words; pun

    punditocracy

    government by political pundits

    pundonor

    point of honour

    puniceous

    bright or purplish red

    punk

    dry decayed wood used for tinder

    punnet

    small shallow fruit basket

    pupate

    to pass through a chrysalis stage

    pupigerous

    bearing a puparium

    pupillarity

    the state of being a pupil

    pupillography

    examination and description of the pupil of the eye

    purfle

    to ornament the edge of with embroidery

    purificator

    cloth used to wipe Eucharist chalice

    purlicue

    curl or flourish in writing; summary of speeches

    purlieu

    a person’s usual haunts; neighbourhood

    purline

    supporting timber stretching across rafters

    purloin

    to steal; to filch

    purpsture

    encroachment on public property

    purpure

    heraldic colour purple

    purser

    ship’s officer in charge of finances and passengers

    pursuivant

    follower or attendant

    purulence

    the quality of being filled with pus

    pushful

    energetically or aggressively enterprising

    pusillanimous

    lacking firmness; cowardly; having a weak character

    pustule

    pimple containing pus; lump or wart

    putanism

    lewdness in women; prostitution

    putative

    supposed; reputed

    putcher

    wire trap for catching salmon

    puteal

    wall round the top of a well

    putlock

    cross-piece in a scaffolding

    putois

    brush for painting pottery

    putrilage

    products or remnants of decay

    putto

    plump naked winged boy in artwork

    puture

    foresters’ claim of subsistence within bounds of forest

    puy

    small volcanic cone

    pycnometer

    instrument for measuring specific gravity or density

    pycnomorphous

    compact; dense

    pycnostyle

    having closely spaced columns

    pyelography

    examination of the kidney and ureter

    pygal

    belonging to the rump end; pertaining to the rump

    pygmachy

    boxing; fighting with clubs

    pyknic

    characterized by short squat stature

    pyknometer

    instrument for measuring specific gravities

    pyoid

    purulent; pus-like

    pyramidography

    treatise on the Egyptian pyramids

    pyranometer

    instrument measuring solar radiation from the sky’s whole hemisphere

    pyretic

    of, pertaining to or for the cure of fevers

    pyretology

    study of fevers

    pyrgeometer

    instrument for measuring radiation from earth

    pyrgoidal

    tower-shaped

    pyrgology

    study of towers

    pyrheliometer

    instrument for measuring heating effect of sun

    pyriform

    shaped like a pear

    pyritiferous

    bearing pyrite

    pyroballogy

    study of artillery

    pyroclastics

    ash and other material released by volcano

    pyrogenation

    subjection to heat

    pyrogenous

    produced by or producing heat or fever

    pyrognomic

    easily made incandescent

    pyrography

    study of woodburning; writing using hot instrument

    pyrokinesis

    ability to start fires using mind alone

    pyrolatry

    fire-worship

    pyromachy

    use of fire in combat

    pyromancy

    pination using fire

    pyrometer

    instrument for measuring very high temperatures

    pyrophanous

    becoming transparent when heated

    pyrophobia

    fear of fire

    pyrophorus

    substance that spontaneously combusts

    pyroscope

    instrument for measuring intensity of radiant heat

    pyrosophy

    knowledge of the properties of fire

    pyrrhic

    of, like or pertaining to the dance or to the foot

    pyrrhonism

    total or radical skepticism

    pyrrhotism

    state of being red-haired

    pyrrhous

    reddish; ruddy

    pyrrhuline

    of, like or pertaining to bullfinches

    pysmatic

    questioning; interrogatory

    pythogenic

    produced by filth; causing dirt or decay

    pythonic

    like an oracle or a python

    pythonism

    possession by an oracular spirit

    pyx

    box or vessel in which coins or consecrated Eucharist are kept

    pyxis

    little box or casket for jewels or toiletries

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  • caballine

    of, like or pertaining to or suited to a horse

    cabas

    woman’s work basket or handbag

    cabasset

    light iron helmet

    cable

    heavy rope or chain for mooring a ship

    caboched

    heraldic animal shown in full face with no neck or body

    cabochon

    highly polished convex gem

    caboose

    kitchen on the deck of a ship

    cabotage

    shipping and sailing between points in the same country

    cabré

    flying upside down with tail down

    cabrilla

    Atlantic sea bass

    cabriole

    curved furniture leg ending in a ball; exuberant dance or caper

    cabriolet

    two-wheeled carriage

    cacaesthesia

    morbid sensation

    cachaemic

    having diseased or poisoned blood

    cachalot

    large whale with teeth in the lower jaw

    cachepot

    ornamental container used to conceal a flowerpot

    cachet

    a seal of approval; a mark of pstige

    cachexic

    having an unhealthy physical or mental state

    cachinnate

    to laugh loudly and inappropriately

    cacidrosis

    smelly sweat

    cack

    rubbish; worthless nonsense

    cacodemomania

    pathological belief that one is inhabited by an evil spirit

    cacodoxy

    bad doctrine or wrong opinion

    cacoepy

    poor or wrong pronunciation

    cacoethes

    insatiable desire or mania; bad habit

    cacogen

    antisocial person

    cacogenics

    study of racial degeneration

    cacography

    bad handwriting or spelling

    cacolet

    military mule litter

    cacology

    bad choice of words or faulty pronunciation

    cacomistle

    raccoon-like animal of the American southwest

    caconym

    wrongly derived name

    cacotopia

    a state in which everything is as bad as it can be

    cacuminal

    retroflex, pertaining to a point, crown, top or peak

    cadastre

    record of ownership and value of property

    cadge

    to beg or sponge from another

    cadilesker

    chief judge in the Turkish empire

    cadrans

    instrument by which a gem is adjusted while being cut

    caducary

    passing or expiring due to lapse or forfeit

    caduceator

    herald; messenger

    caducity

    being of a transitory or impermanent nature

    caenogenesis

    process of growth in inpidual not common in its species

    caesaropapism

    control of the church by a secular ruler

    caesious

    bluish or greyish green

    caespitose

    growing in clusters or tufts

    caesura

    natural breathing space in a line of verse

    caesura

    vertical line in a text used to indicate a pause or prosodic break

    cafard

    depssion; the blues

    cagamosis

    unhappy marriage

    cagoule

    lightweight waterproof hooded garment

    caiman

    small alligator-like reptile

    cairngorm

    yellow-brown quartz

    caisson

    vehicle or chest for holding ammunition

    caitiff

    base; cowardly; despicable

    cakewalk

    prancing stage dance with backward tilt

    calamanco

    satin twilled woollen fabric

    calamist

    piper; one who plays using a reed

    calamus

    quill or reed used as a pen

    calando

    slowing with gradually lowering volume

    calandra

    thick-bodied Mediterranean lark

    calash

    light low-wheeled carriage with folding top

    calathiform

    cup-shaped

    calathus

    fruit basket carried on the head

    calcar

    furnace or oven for annealing

    calcariferous

    having or bearing spurs

    calcariform

    spur-shaped

    calceiform

    shaped like a slipper

    calciferous

    bearing lime

    calciform

    pebble-shaped

    calcifuge

    plant that will not tolerate limy soil

    calcimine

    to whitewash

    calcine

    to burn so as to drive out water and carbon dioxide

    calcivorous

    feeding on or living in limestone

    calcographer

    one who draws with crayons or pastels

    calefacient

    warming; anything that warms

    calefactory

    a monastery sitting room

    calender

    machine with rollers which psses paper or cloth

    calenture

    tropical fever due to heat exposure

    calesa

    small two-wheeled horse-drawn buggy

    calescence

    increase in heat

    calico

    plain white cotton

    calicular

    like a chalice or cup

    caliginous

    misty; dark; dim; obscure

    caliology

    study of bird’s nests

    calipace

    turtle’s carapace

    calk

    pointed piece on a horseshoe to pvent slipping

    calligram

    design using the letters of a word

    callipygous

    having beautiful buttocks

    callisteia

    awards given for beauty

    callithump

    boisterous and noisy parade

    callow

    unfledged; inexperienced

    calodemon

    good or beneficial spirit

    calorifacient

    producing or generating heat

    calorifics

    study of heat

    calorimeter

    instrument for measuring absorbed or evolved heat

    calotte

    Roman Catholic skullcap

    calque

    word or expssion introduced into a language by literally translating it

    calumet

    ornamented ceremonial pipe

    calumniate

    to slander; misrepsent; besmirch

    calumny

    vile misrepsentation

    calvary

    experience of intense mental suffering

    calver

    to ppare fish while alive or freshly caught

    calycine

    of, like or pertaining to a cup or calyx

    calyx

    outer covering of a flower

    camaca

    fine silk fabric

    camaïeu

    monotonous or uninteresting play or literary work

    camail

    chainmail armour for the neck and shoulders

    camarilla

    secret society of favourites of the king

    camber

    slight arch or convexity to a beam or deck of a ship

    cambist

    person skilled in the science of financial exchange

    cambistry

    science of international exchange

    cambium

    soft tissue found in trees

    cambresine

    fine linen fabric

    cambric

    fine thin white cotton or linen fabric

    cameline

    of, like or pertaining to camels

    camelious

    jocular term describing camel’s hump

    camelot

    newspaper vendor

    camelry

    troops mounted on camels

    cameralism

    mercantilism designed to increase a ruler’s power

    camerated

    pided into separate chambers

    cameriere

    waiter or valet

    camerlengo

    papal treasurer

    camisole

    straitjacket used for unruly prisoners

    camlet

    strong waterproof silk or wool fabric

    camorra

    group united for nefarious or traitorous ends

    camouflet

    mine used to destroy underground enemy emplacement

    campagnol

    short-tailed field mouse

    campaniform

    bell-shaped

    campanile

    freestanding bell tower on church property

    campanology

    the art of bell ringing

    campanulate

    shaped like a bell

    campestral

    of, like or pertaining to the country; pertaining to level ground

    camsteary

    perverse; unruly

    canaille

    riffraff; proletarian; the mob; rabble

    canaliculate

    grooved or channelled lengthwise

    canard

    false rumour; hoax

    canary

    lively Renaissance courtly dance

    cancellarial

    of, like or pertaining to a chancellor

    cancellous

    having a porous structure

    cancerophobia

    fear of cancer

    cancriform

    shaped like a crab

    cancrine

    of, like or pertaining to crabs; palindromic

    cancrizans

    moving backwards; repeating a musical theme backwards

    candela

    unit of luminous intensity

    candent

    heated to whiteness

    candescent

    glowing hotly

    canephor

    sculpted p carrying a basket on the head

    canescent

    hoary; tending to become white or grey

    caneva

    fancy woollen fabric made to resemble canvas

    canezou

    woman’s garment like a blouse

    cang

    wooden yoke hung around a criminal’s neck

    canicide

    killer of a dog

    canicular

    of, like or pertaining to the dog star

    canities

    whiteness of the hair

    cannel

    bevel on the edge of a chisel

    cannelure

    groove or fluting

    cannikin

    small can or drinking vessel

    cannonade

    an attack with heavy artillery

    cannonarchy

    government by superior firepower or by cannons

    cannular

    hollow or tube-shaped

    canoness

    woman living in a community under a religious rule

    canonicate

    the rank or office of a cannon

    canophilia

    love or fondness for dogs

    canopus

    vase for holding dead inpidual’s inner organs

    canorous

    musical; singing; resonant

    canque

    Chinese cotton fabric

    cantabank

    strolling singer; second-rate musician

    cantative

    of, like or pertaining to singing

    cantatrice

    female singer

    canter

    person who makes hypocritical or affected statements

    canterbury

    stand with pisions for holding books or music

    canthus

    angle between eyelids at the corner of the eye

    canticle

    short holy song or sung prayer

    cantillate

    to chant or intone

    cantle

    corner, edge or slice of anything

    canton

    dexter chief region of a heraldic field

    cantonment

    small military town

    cantorial

    located on the north side of the choir in a church

    canzone

    instrumental work that is melodious or song-like

    caparison

    ornamented covering for a horse

    caparison

    armour for a horse

    capeline

    surgical bandage for the stump of amputated limb; small iron skullcap

    capelocracy

    government by shopkeepers

    capias

    writ authorizing the arrest of a person

    capillaceous

    hairlike

    capilotade

    stewed meat dish

    capitalism

    doctrine that private ownership and free markets should govern economies

    capitation

    numbering of inpiduals; head tax

    capitulary

    of, like or pertaining to a chapter of an organization

    capnomancy

    pination by means of smoke

    caponier

    covered passage across a moat or ditch

    capolate

    having or resembling tentacles

    capric

    having a goatlike smell; of, like or pertaining to goats

    caprifoliaceous

    of, like or pertaining to the honeysuckle plant

    caprine

    of, like or pertaining to goats

    capriole

    leap and kick performed by a trained horse

    capruncle

    earthen vessel

    capstan

    upright device for winding in heavy ropes or cables

    captation

    attempt to obtain applause or recognition

    captious

    peevish; ready to take offence or find fault

    capuchin

    pointed hooded cloak worn by friars

    capybara

    tailless aquatic rodent of South America

    caracal

    long-legged nocturnal cat of African and Asian savannahs with long ears

    caracara

    long-legged South American falcon

    caracole

    spiral staircase; a half turn by a trained horse

    caravanserai

    inn or rest station for caravans

    carboniferous

    bearing carbon

    carboy

    large green bottle encased in wicker

    carbuncle

    architectural monstrosity or eyesore; red pcious stone

    carcanet

    ornamental necklace, collar or headband

    carceral

    of, like or pertaining to prisons

    carcinology

    study of crabs and other crustaceans

    cardimelech

    supposed vital force causing heart to work

    cardinal

    deep scarlet red colour

    cardinalitial

    of, like or pertaining to church cardinals

    cardiognost

    one who knows the workings of the heart

    cardiograph

    instrument for recording movements of the heart

    cardophagus

    donkey; something that eats thistles

    careen

    to turn a ship on its side in order to clean or repair it

    caret

    mark used to note an omission

    carfax

    carferal

    compound of carbon, iron and aluminum

    caricology

    study of sedges

    caricous

    of, like or pertaining to figs

    carillon

    set of bells of different sizes

    carinated

    shaped like the prow or keel of a ship

    cariniform

    keel-shaped

    carioca

    variation of the samba

    cariogenic

    causing dental cavities

    cariole

    light open carriage

    carious

    of, like or pertaining to dental cavities; decayed

    caritative

    generous; charitable

    caritive

    indicating lack of something

    carking

    imposing great hardship or strain

    carminative

    expelling, causing or relieving flatulence

    carnaptious

    bad-tempered; cantankerous

    carnassial

    specially adapted for eating flesh

    carneous

    fleshy; flesh-coloured; like or pertaining to flesh

    carnet

    customs or other permit; book of coupons

    carniferous

    bearing flesh; fleshy

    carnification

    conversion into flesh

    carnificial

    of, like or pertaining to butchers or executioners

    carnificine

    place of execution; office of the executioner

    carnose

    fleshy; of or like flesh

    caroche

    stately carriage used on ceremonial occasions

    carpal

    of, like or pertaining to the wrist

    carphology

    fitful plucking movements as in delirium

    carpogenous

    producing or bearing fruit

    carpology

    study of fruit

    carpophagous

    fruit-eating

    carriwitchet

    a quip or quibble; a pun; a conundrum

    carronade

    short and light maritime cannon

    cartiliginous

    like or composed of cartilage

    cartomancy

    telling fortunes using playing cards

    cartophily

    the hobby of collecting cigarette cards

    cartouche

    oval- or scroll-shaped ornamentation on monument or tomb

    cartulary

    keeper of monastic records

    carucate

    as much land as a team of oxen ploughs in a season

    caruncle

    any fleshy growth on the body

    caryatid

    column shaped like female p

    cascabel

    part behind the base-ring of a cannon

    caschrom

    spade with bent handle for tilling soil

    casefy

    to become or make cheese-like

    casemate

    bombproof chamber or armored compartment

    casern

    barrack or billet for soldiers

    cashmere

    soft twilled fabric made of fine goat’s wool

    cashmerette

    soft imitation of cashmere

    casquet

    light open-faced helmet

    casquetel

    light steel helmet with no visor

    cassation

    annulment; overthrow of legal decision

    cassideous

    helmet-shaped

    cassimere

    closely woven twilled cloth of fine wool

    cassock

    close-fitting ankle-length clergyman’s garment

    cassowary

    large flightless Melanesian bird

    castaneous

    chestnut-coloured

    castellan

    governor of castle or fortification

    castellar

    of, like or pertaining to a castle

    castellated

    having battlements or turrets

    castophrenia

    belief that one’s thoughts are being stolen

    castory

    brown colour; brown dye derived from beaver pelts

    castral

    of or belonging to the camp

    castrametation

    the art of designing a camp

    casualism

    the belief that chance governs all things

    casuistry

    plausible but flawed moral reasoning

    catabaptism

    belief in the wrongness of infant baptism

    catabasis

    the decline of a disease in a population

    catachresis

    incorrect usage of a word

    catachthonian

    underground; subterranean

    cataclasm

    disruption; breaking down

    catacoustics

    science of echoes or reflected sounds

    catadioptric

    employing both reflection and refraction of light

    catadromous

    migrating from fresh to salt water to spawn

    catafalque

    temporary tomb used in funerals and processions

    catalactic

    of, like or pertaining to exchange

    catalactics

    science of commercial exchange

    catalectic

    incomplete; missing final syllable

    catamite

    boy kept for homosexual purposes

    catamount

    any wild species of mountain lion or large cat

    catapedamania

    obsession with jumping from high places

    cataphract

    suit of mail; soldier in full armour; armoured ship

    cataphysical

    unnatural

    cataplasm

    plaster or poultice

    cataplexy

    condition feigning death used by animals

    catarolysis

    letting off steam by cursing

    catarrhine

    of, like or pertaining to Old World Monkeys

    catasta

    scaffold or stage for torture or selling slaves

    catastaltic

    astringent

    catastasis

    introductory part of speech where narrator introduces subject

    catastasis

    part of drama with highest action; climax

    catastrophism

    belief in rapid geological and biological change

    catchpole

    constable; sheriff’s officer

    catechectics

    the art of teaching by question and answer

    catechumen

    one undergoing instruction prior to conversion to Christianity

    catena

    series, chain or sequence

    catenarian

    of, like or pertaining to chains

    catenate

    to connect as in or by a chain

    cateran

    a Scottish military irregular or brigand

    cathead

    projection near the bow of a ship to which anchor is secured

    cathedra

    chair or throne of office for a bishop or other high official

    cathetometer

    instrument for measuring short vertical distances

    cathexis

    investment of emotional energy in a thought or idea

    cathisma

    short hymn used as response

    cathisophobia

    fear of sitting

    catholicon

    cure-all; panacea

    catholicos

    primate of Armenian or Nestorian church

    catogenic

    formed from above

    catoptric

    of, like or pertaining to reflection or reflected light

    catoptromancy

    pination by examining mirror placed underwater

    caudal

    of, like or pertaining to the tail

    caudiform

    tail-like; tail-shaped

    caudle

    warm drink given to the sick

    caul

    net or similar covering for the head; afterbirth

    cauliform

    shaped like or resembling a stem

    cauligenous

    originating on the stem of a plant

    caulotaxy

    disposition and location of branches on a stem

    cauponate

    to engage in questionable trade for the sake of gain

    causative

    indicating causation by

    causerie

    chat or gossip; short and informal essay

    causidical

    of, like or pertaining to those who plead legal cases

    causimancy

    pination by means of fire

    cautelous

    treacherous; cunning; wily; cautious

    cavaquinho

    four-stringed Brazilian ukulele

    cavatina

    short operatic air

    cavernicolous

    cave-dwelling

    caverniloquy

    cavernous voice of a patient heard over a patient’s lung cavity

    cavernulous

    full of small cavities or holes

    cavesson

    noseband for a horse

    cavicorn

    hollow-horned

    cavil

    to raise trivial and frivolous objections

    cebocephalic

    having a head shaped like a monkey’s

    cecils

    minced meat made into balls and fried

    cecutiency

    a tendency toward blindness

    cedilla

    mark placed under letter c to indicate pronunciation as s

    ceilometer

    instrument for measuring height of cloud ceiling above earth

    celadon

    pale green; pale green glazed pottery

    celesta

    keyboard instrument with hammers that strike on steel plates

    celidography

    descriptions of markings on the sun, a planet or moon

    cella

    inner chamber of a classical temple

    cellarer

    monastery official in charge of provisions

    cellaret

    case or drawer for holding wine bottles

    celliferous

    bearing cells

    celluliferous

    bearing little cells

    celt

    phistoric bevelled-edge axe

    celtuce

    lettuce with an edible stalk

    cementatory

    having the quality of binding or uniting firmly

    cementum

    hard tissue covering roots of teeth

    cenacle

    meeting or dining room; group with common interests

    cenacle

    room where the Last Supper was eaten

    cenatory

    of, like or pertaining to supper

    cendal

    silk fabric resembling taffeta

    ceneromancy

    pination using ashes

    cenobite

    monk; member of religious group

    cenoby

    monastery or convent

    cenophobia

    fear of empty spaces

    cenote

    deep natural well

    censer

    vessel for burning incense in religious rituals

    centesimal

    counting or counted by hundreds or hundredths

    centiloquy

    work consisting of one hundred aphorisms, attributed to Ptolemy

    centner

    old unit of weight equal to about 110 pounds

    cento

    patchwork composition; collection of short quotations

    centrobaric

    of, like or pertaining to the centre of gravity

    cep

    brown edible mushroom

    cepaceous

    smelling or tasting of garlic or onion

    cephalate

    having a head

    cephaligation

    placing of major organs and bodily functions in the head

    cephalonomancy

    pination by boiling an ass head

    cephalophore

    decapitated saint depicted with head tucked under arm

    cephalopod

    creature with tentacles or limbs attached to head

    cepivorous

    onion-eating

    ceraceous

    resembling wax

    ceramography

    historical description of types of pottery

    cerated

    covered with wax

    ceratoid

    shaped like a horn; horny

    ceraunograph

    instrument for recording thunder and lightning

    ceraunomancy

    pination using thunderbolts

    ceraunoscopy

    pination using lightning

    cerberic

    vigilant; dragon-like; like Cerberus

    cercopithecan

    of, like or pertaining to long-tailed monkeys

    cercus

    tail-like appendage

    cerebration

    unconscious action of the brain

    cerements

    clothes placed on a deceased inpidual

    cerge

    large wax candle burned before the altar

    ceriferous

    producing wax

    cerise

    bright reddish-pink

    cernuous

    drooping or hanging

    cerography

    writing or printing on plates spad with wax

    ceromancy

    pination by means of wax drippings

    ceroscopy

    pination using wax

    certes

    in truth; certainly

    cerulean

    sky-blue; dark blue

    ceruminiferous

    bearing or yielding ear wax

    cervelat

    short bassoon-like instrument

    cervelat

    smoked pork sausage

    cervelliere

    steel cap worn under a great helm

    cervicide

    killing of a deer

    cervicorn

    branching like antlers

    cervine

    of, pertaining to or resembling deer, elk or moose

    cervisial

    of, like or pertaining or pertaining to beer

    cespitous

    composed of or resembling turf

    cessionary

    someone to which something is ceded

    cetacean

    type of aquatic mammal, including whales and dolphins

    cete

    collective name for a group of badgers

    ceticide

    killing of whales and other cetaceans

    cetology

    study of whales and dolphins

    cevesaile

    ornamental corner of a coat

    chaconne

    Spanish baroque dance in triple time

    chad

    bits of paper punched out of paper tape or cards

    chaetiferous

    bearing bristles; bristly

    chaetophorous

    in need of a shave

    chaffer

    to bargain or haggle

    chain

    unit of length equal to 22 yards

    chaise

    light open carriage for one or two people

    chalcography

    the art of engraving on copper or brass

    chalcotriptics

    art of taking rubbings from ornamental brasses

    chaldron

    old unit of dry volume equal to between 32 and 72 bushels

    challis

    soft lightweight silk, wool or cotton fabric

    chalypsography

    art of engraving on steel

    chambranle

    decoration around a door frame or fireplace

    chambray

    lightweight fabric with coloured warp and white filling

    chambré

    wine kept at room temperature

    chamfer

    to channel or make furrows upon; to bevel

    chamfrain

    piece of leather to protect a war horse’s face

    chamois

    cotton fabric made in imitation of chamois leather

    chamois

    goatlike antelope of mountainous regions of Europe

    champaign

    level countryside or plain

    champerty

    illegal contract to finance a lawsuit for a percentage fee

    chancel

    part of church containing altar and seats for choir

    chancery

    church office dealing with legal matters and archives

    chandelle

    sharp upward turn in aviation

    chantage

    blackmail to pvent exposure of scandalous facts

    chanter

    part of bagpipes on which the melody is played

    chantry

    chapel or altar built for prayers for its benefactor’s soul

    chaology

    the study of chaos or chaos theory

    chaomancy

    pination by examining phenomena of the air

    chapbook

    small independently produced popular book

    chaplet

    chaptalize

    to add extra sugar to wine to raise alcohol content

    charabanc

    open tourist coach

    characterology

    study of development of character

    charientism

    expssion of an unpleasant thing in an agreeable manner; euphemism

    charivari

    cacophonous mock-serenade performed for wedding

    chark

    to burn wood to charcoal

    Charleston

    fast-paced 1920s dance characterized by energetic kicking

    charmante

    silk fabric with a crepe back

    charmeuse

    soft and satiny silk fabric

    charnel

    room where corpses are placed

    charnel

    hinge of a helmet for the visor

    charpie

    shredded lint used to dress wounds

    charterhouse

    Carthusian monastic building

    chartreuse

    yellow-green colour

    chary

    discreetly cautious or sparing

    chasmogamy

    opening of a flower in order to be fertilized

    chasmophile

    lover of nooks and crannies

    chasmophilous

    fond of nooks, crevices and crannies

    chasseur

    hunter; liveried hotel attendant

    chasuble

    sleeveless ecclesiastical garment

    chatelaine

    female castle owner, manager or caretaker

    chatelaine

    ring attached to belt for carrying keys

    chaton

    setting or stone of a finger-ring

    chatoyant

    with a changing lustre; iridescent

    chauffer

    small furnace

    chausses

    mail coverings for the lower legs and feet

    chaussures

    general name for boots and shoes; footwear

    cheiloplasty

    plastic surgery on the lip

    cheiloproclitic

    attracted to lips

    cheliferous

    bearing pincers or claws

    cheliform

    shaped like a pincer

    chelonian

    of, like or pertaining to tortoises or turtles

    chenille

    velvety silk, wool or cotton fabric with protruding pile

    chernozem

    black earth typically found in cool grassland climates

    chevalet

    bridge of a stringed instrument

    chevaster

    double bandage for supporting chin in case of broken jaw

    chevelure

    nebulous part of a comet

    cheverel

    soft; flexible kidskin leather

    chevet

    east end of a church

    cheville

    unnecessary word used to extend line of verse

    cheviot

    coarse heavy plain or twilled wool or worsted

    chevisance

    resource; achievement; gain

    chevrotain

    small deer-like mammal

    chevrotain

    small cloven-footed deerlike animal of southeast Asia

    chiaroscuro

    juxtaposition of light and shade in artwork or literature

    chiasmus

    contrast by parallelism in reverse order

    chicanery

    clever but misleading talk; deception

    chiffon

    sheer silk fabric

    chiffonier

    chest of drawers

    chignon

    knot or roll of hair worn at the back of the head

    chilgoza

    edible pine seed

    chiliahedron

    one-thousand sided solid p

    chiliarchy

    government by one thousand people

    chiliasm

    belief that Jesus will reign on Earth for a thousand years

    chiliastic

    millenarian

    chiliomb

    sacrifice of one thousand animals

    chilopod

    multi-legged insect

    chimere

    loose sleeveless robes worn by Anglican bishops

    chimerical

    imaginary; fanciful

    chiminage

    toll paid for going through a forest

    chinamania

    obsession with collecting china

    chine

    backbone and adjoining flesh of an animal

    chine

    the intersection of the middle and sides of a boat

    chino

    strong twilled cotton cloth

    chintz

    glazed printed cotton fabric

    chionablepsia

    snow blindness

    chiral

    of, like or pertaining to the hand or handedness

    chirality

    chemical property of structural handedness

    chirm

    collective term for goldfinches

    chirocosmetics

    beautifying the hands; art of manicure

    chirocracy

    government by physical force

    chirognomy

    pination by studying the hands

    chirograph

    written or signed document

    chirography

    study of handwriting or penmanship

    chirogymnast

    finger exercise machine for pianists

    chirology

    study of the hands

    chiromancy

    pination by means of palmistry

    chironomy

    gesticulation or mime

    chiropody

    medical science of feet

    chiropractic

    treatment of disorders of the locomotor system and spinal column

    chiropterophilous

    pollinated or frequented by bats

    chirosophy

    knowledge of palm-reading

    chirospasm

    writer’s cramp

    chirotony

    election by a show of hands

    chiru

    straight-horned Tibetan antelope

    chital

    Indian spotted deer

    chitarrone

    long double-necked lute

    chlamydate

    having a mantle or hood

    chlamys

    horseman’s loose cloak

    chlorochrous

    green-coloured

    chlorometer

    instrument for measuring amount of chlorine in a solution

    choanoid

    shaped like a funnel

    chock

    metal casting with curved arms for passing ropes for mooring ship

    choga

    loose Afghan dressing-gown

    cholelithiasis

    production of gall stones

    choliamb

    verse with an iambus in the fifth place and a spondee in the sixth

    cholic

    of, like or pertaining to bile

    chômage

    work stoppage or slump

    chondrogenesis

    production of cartilage

    chondroid

    like or resembling cartilage

    choragus

    leader of a choir or organizer of musical festivals

    chordee

    painful, downward-curving erection of the penis

    choreomania

    dancing mania or frenzy

    chorepiscopal

    of, like or pertaining to an early local bishop

    choreutic

    of, like or pertaining to a chorus

    chorisis

    multiplication of parts by branching or splitting

    chorizont

    one who disputes identity of authorship

    chorographer

    one who maps or describes a region

    chorography

    written work or treatise on a region or district

    chorology

    science of the geographic description of anything

    chorometry

    land surveying

    chouse

    to cheat; to swindle

    chrematistic

    of, like or pertaining to the pursuit of wealth or to business

    chrematistics

    the study of wealth; political economy

    chrematophobia

    fear of money

    chreotechnics

    useful or practical trades or arts

    chrestomathic

    of, like or pertaining to useful knowledge

    chrestomathy

    anthology of passages used in learning languages

    chrism

    consecrated or holy oil

    chrismation

    sacrament of baptism in Eastern churches

    chrismatory

    vessel for holding holy oil

    chrisom

    white robe put on newly baptised child

    chrisomalis

    the loser who wrote this damn list

    Christolatry

    worship of Christ

    christophany

    appearance of Christ to men

    chromatism

    psence of abnormal coloration

    chromatocracy

    government by rulers of a particular skin colour

    chromatograph

    instrument for performing chromatographic separations

    chromatoptometer

    instrument measuring eyes’ sensitivity to colour

    chromolithography

    art of printing in colour using stone

    chromophilous

    staining easily

    chromoxylography

    art of printing in colour using wood

    chronobiology

    study of biological rhythms

    chronogram

    inscription whose letters form a Roman numeral date

    chronograph

    instrument for recording the moment of an event

    chronography

    writing or written work describing chronological events

    chronomancy

    pination by means of time

    chronopher

    electrical instrument for transmitting time signals

    chronoscope

    instrument for measuring very short time intervals

    chronostichon

    chronogrammatic line or stanza

    chronosynchronicity

    psentation of all stages of a person’s life in a single piece of art

    chryselephantine

    inlaid with gold and ivory

    chrysoaristocracy

    government by the wealthy; plutocracy

    chrysochlorous

    greenish-gold

    chrysocracy

    government by the wealthy; plutocracy

    chrysography

    writing in gold or silver letters

    chrysology

    study of pcious metals

    chrysophilist

    gold-lover

    chrysopoetics

    transmutation of substances into gold

    chrystocrene

    rock formation resembling glacier

    chthonian

    of, like or pertaining to the earth or the underworld

    chthonography

    written description of soils

    chthonophagia

    eating dirt

    chuckwalla

    herbivorous desert-dwelling lizard

    churching

    church ceremony given to women after childbirth

    churchism

    devotion to church rules over religious pcepts

    chyle

    milky fluid secreted into blood by small intestine

    chyliferous

    bearing chyle

    chyme

    partially digested food

    chymiferous

    bearing chyme

    chyp

    mixture of resins used in making perfume

    cibarious

    of, like or pertaining to food; useful for food

    cibation

    taking food; feeding

    cibophobia

    fear of or distaste for food

    ciborium

    freestanding canopy to cover altar; vessel for holding eucharistic bread

    cicatrization

    scarification; production of marks upon

    cicerone

    guide; tour guide

    cicisbeo

    male companion of a married woman

    ciconine

    of, like or pertaining to storks

    cilice

    haircloth shirt worn as penance

    cillosis

    spasm or twitch in the upper eyelid

    cimelia

    treasures in storage

    cimeliarch

    church vestry or treasury

    cimicide

    substance used to kill bed-bugs

    cimier

    crest of helmet; removable heraldic device or favour of courtly love

    cincture

    to gird or surround; belt worn around ecclesiastical vestment

    cineast

    one who takes artistic interest in motion pictures

    cinerarium

    container for cremated ashes

    cinerary

    of, like or pertaining to ashes

    cinerious

    ashen; ash-grey

    cingular

    shaped like a girdle or ring

    cingulum

    girdle or girdle-like structure; priest’s belt

    cinnabar

    red crystalline mercuric sulfide pigment; deep red or scarlet colour

    cinque-pace

    lively medieval dance with five steps

    ciplinarian

    one who teaches disorder

    cipolin

    white marble streaked with green

    cippus

    small column used to mark burial location

    circadian

    occurring every 24 hours

    circinate

    ring-shaped; rolled inwards; spiralling

    circuity

    motion in a roundabout course

    circumambagious

    roundabout in speech

    circumambient

    going round about; encompassing

    circumaviate

    to fly around

    circumbendibus

    a roundabout way or expssion

    circumcrescent

    growing around; above or over

    circumduct

    to cause to revolve around an imaginary axis

    circumflex

    accent mark placed above vowel to indicate sound change

    circumforaneous

    wandering about as from market to market

    circumforentor

    surveyor’s instrument used to measure angles

    circumfulgent

    shining about or around

    circumfuse

    to pour around or about

    circumincession

    the reciprocal existence of three parts of the Trinity in each other

    circumjacent

    bordering on every side

    circumlittoral

    around or near the shore

    circumpose

    to place around

    circumvallate

    to surround with a rampart or fortification

    circumvolution

    anything winding or sinuous

    cire

    fabric with a glazed finish

    cirrate

    having tendrils

    cirriped

    barnacle or other parasitic crustacean

    ciselure

    the art of chasing metal

    cismarine

    on this or the near side of the ocean

    cismontane

    on this or the near side of the mountains

    cispontine

    on this or the near side of a bridge

    cist

    tomb consisting of stone chest covered with stone slabs

    cisvestism

    wearing strange or inappropriate clothes

    cithara

    ancient Greek musical instrument like a lyre

    citigrade

    moving quickly

    citreous

    lemon-coloured; lemony

    citrine

    dark greenish-yellow

    cittosis

    abnormal desire for strange foods

    civet

    long-tailed catlike carnivorous mammal with musk glands

    cladistics

    taxonomic theory distinguishing by common ancestor

    cladogenesis

    origin and evolution as if branching from common ancestor

    cladoptosis

    annual shedding of twigs and branches

    cladose

    branching; branched

    clamant

    loud; insistent; urgent

    clangor

    loud ringing noise or clang

    claptrap

    showy language designed to gain praise; nonsense

    claque

    group of hired applauders or sycophants

    clarence

    four-wheeled carriage

    clarigate

    to declare war formally

    classis

    a group; governing body of Reformed churches

    clastic

    able to be disassembled into its component parts

    clatfart

    idle chatter; nonsense

    clathrate

    shaped like a net or lattice

    clathrose

    marked with latticed lines or grooves

    claudent

    closing; ending; confining

    claudication

    limpness; cramp-like pain

    claustral

    cloistral; secluded; narrow-minded

    claustration

    the act of shutting in a cloister

    claustrophobia

    fear of closed spaces

    clavichord

    old keyboard stringed instrument

    clavicylinder

    square keyboard instrument whose sound produced from a glass cylinder

    clavicymbal

    old name for a harpsichord

    claviform

    in the shape of a club

    clavigerous

    club-bearing

    clavigerous

    keeping keys

    claviole

    keyed string instrument

    clavis

    key; glossary; index; legend

    cledonism

    circumlocution used to avoid speaking unlucky words

    cleidomancy

    pination using keys

    cleithral

    completely roofed over

    clepsydra

    instrument which measures time by trickling water

    clerestory

    upper storey of a church; windows near the roof of a building

    clerihew

    jingle summing up person’s life in two couplets

    clerisy

    scholars and educated people as a class

    cleromancy

    pination using dice

    cleronomy

    inheritance

    clevis

    U-shaped fastener with pin used to close the open end

    clew

    corner of sail with hole to attach ropes

    clientage

    the whole number of one’s clients

    climacophobia

    fear of falling down stairs

    climacteric

    critical time in a person’s life; any critical turning point

    climatarchic

    psiding over a climate or region of the earth

    climatography

    description of the climate of a region

    clinamen

    inclination; bias; pjudice

    clinkstone

    type of igneous rock that rings when struck

    clinology

    study of aging or inpidual decline after maturity

    clinomania

    excessive desire to stay in bed

    clinometer

    instrument used to measure slopes and elevations

    clinophilia

    passion for beds

    clinophobia

    fear of staying in bed

    clinquant

    tinselly; glittering

    cliometrics

    the application of statistics in economic history

    clitellum

    raised band encircling an earthworm’s body

    clithridiate

    shaped like a keyhole

    clitter

    to make a shrill rattling noise

    cloaca

    sewer; toilet; cesspool of moral filth

    clochard

    tramp; vagrant; hobo

    cloison

    partition; piding band

    clonic

    spasmodic; occasional; irregular

    cloque

    fabric with an embossed design

    cloture

    means of ending legislative debate

    clou

    main point of interest; dominant idea

    clough

    ravine; trench; gully

    clove

    old weight of seven to ten pounds for wool or cheese

    clowder

    collective term for cats

    clupeoid

    like or resembling a herring

    clypeate

    shaped like a buckler

    clysmian

    of, like or pertaining to or caused by flood

    cnemial

    of, like, or pertaining to the tibia (shin-bone)

    cnicnode

    point where tangents form a cone of the second order

    cnidarian

    of, like, or pertaining to invertebrates such as jellyfish and anemones

    coacervate

    to heap; to cause to mass together

    coadjument

    mutual assistance

    coadjutor

    bishop assisting a diocesan bishop and having the right of succession

    coadunate

    to unite; to combine

    coagment

    to join or cement together

    coalize

    to bring into coalition

    coaming

    raised edge around ship’s hatches to keep water out

    coaptation

    joining or fitting together

    coarctation

    constriction

    cobaltiferous

    bearing cobalt

    coburg

    thin single-twilled worsted fabric with cotton or silk

    cocarde

    emblem on airplane’s wing indicating its nationality

    cocciferous

    bearing or yielding berries

    cochlear

    anything spiral-shaped; twisted spirally

    cockalorum

    boastful and self-important person

    cockamamie

    ridiculous; incredible

    cocker

    to pamper; to indulge

    cocket

    official shipping seal; customs clearance form

    cockloft

    small room just under the roof

    cockshy

    object of criticism or ridicule

    cocotte

    prostitute; a flirt or tease

    coctile

    baked; hardened by fire

    codicil

    supplement to a will

    codicology

    study of manuscripts

    codon

    mouth of a trumpet or bell

    codswallop

    something utterly senseless; nonsense

    coehorn

    small mortar for throwing grenades

    coelacanth

    lobe-finned fish long thought to be extinct

    coeliac

    of, like or pertaining to the abdomen

    coelom

    body cavity; abdomen

    coemption

    purchase of the entire supply of a commodity

    coenaculous

    fond of dining; relishing food; especially suppers

    coenaesthesis

    sensation

    coercimeter

    instrument for measuring coercive force

    coetaneous

    of the same age; coeval

    coeval

    of the same length of time; having the same duration

    cofferdam

    coffle

    gang of slaves tied together

    coffret

    small coffer; psentation box

    cog

    single-masted, square-sailed ship with raised stern

    cogent

    convincing; compelling

    cogitabund

    meditative; engaged in deep thought

    cohyponym

    word which is one of multiple hyponyms of another word

    coinstantaneous

    simultaneous; at the same time

    col

    depssion or pass in a mountain range

    coleopterology

    study of beetles and weevils

    coliform

    resembling or shaped like a sieve

    collectanea

    collection of passages; miscellany

    collectic

    adhesive; sticky

    collectivism

    doctrine of communal control of means of production

    collegialism

    theory that church is independent from the state

    colliform

    shaped like or resembling a neck

    colligation

    bringing or binding together; conjunction

    collimation

    making parallel; adjusting to put into line

    colliquation

    the process of melting or wasting away

    collocation

    the placing of things together

    collogue

    to converse confidentially; to conspire with

    colloquy

    speaking together; mutual discourse

    colluctation

    strife; opposition

    colluvies

    accumulated filth; foul discharge

    collyrium

    eye lotion or ointment

    colobus

    long-tailed African monkey

    colocolo

    wild South American cat

    colonnade

    row of evenly spaced column or trees

    colonoscope

    instrument for viewing the colon

    colophon

    publisher’s emblem or inscription in a book

    colorimeter

    instrument for measuring and determining color

    colostrum

    mother’s first milk

    colporteur

    peddler of religious tracts and books

    colposcope

    instrument for viewing the neck of the uterus

    colubriform

    shaped like a snake

    colubrine

    like a snake; cunning; of, like or pertaining to snakes

    columbaceous

    of, like or pertaining to doves or pigeons

    columbarium

    a structure of vaults lined with recesses

    columbine

    of or like a dove; dove-coloured

    columella

    fleshy part of nose that separates nostrils

    colure

    celestial circle that intersects another at the poles

    colytic

    restraining; pventative

    comb

    ridge atop a helmet

    comburent

    burning; causing combustion

    comburivorous

    consuming by fire

    comedogenic

    comephorous

    bearing or having hair; hairy

    cometography

    scientific description of comets

    cometology

    study of comets

    comitative

    indicating accompaniment

    comitatus

    band of warriors who escort a prince; a county or shire

    comity

    courteousness; civility

    commatic

    pided into short lines; pided with commas

    commination

    threatening; denunciation

    comminute

    to reduce or break into minute particles

    commis

    assistant; deputy; appntice

    commissure

    joint; joining surface

    commonalty

    common people; the general populace

    commonefaction

    act of reminding or admonishing

    commonition

    warning; cautioning

    commonitive

    serving as a reminder

    commorant

    resident of an institution

    commorient

    dying together

    commove

    to excite; to put into motion; to disturb

    comose

    having tufts of hair; tufted; hairy

    compaginate

    to join; to connect

    companionway

    stairs from upper deck of ship to lower deck

    compaternity

    spiritual relationship between child’s parents and godparents

    compeer

    one who is equal in rank; a companion

    compellation

    the act of addressing someone

    compellative

    indicating address or appellation; vocative

    compendious

    concise but comphensive

    comper

    one who habitually enters many competitions

    comperendinate

    to delay or defer

    compital

    complaisant

    wishing to please others; obliging

    complect

    to embrace; to interweave

    complicant

    overlapping

    compline

    prayer service held just before bedtime

    complot

    to plot or conspire

    comport

    a dish with a stemmed base for serving desserts

    compossible

    possible in coexistence with something else

    compotation

    an act of carousing in company

    compcation

    prayer meeting

    compunction

    regret; remorse

    compurgation

    clearing an accused person by means of oaths

    compusion

    wrinkling one’s face

    comstockery

    censorship of lewd and salacious material

    conation

    mental effort towards a goal, desire, purpose

    conative

    of, like or pertaining to purposeful action or desire

    conatus

    a natural impulse or tendency

    concameration

    vaulting

    concelebrate

    to jointly recite the canon of the Eucharist in unison with others

    concent

    a harmony or concord of sounds or voices

    conceptualism

    theory that universal truths exist as mental concepts

    concertina

    accordion-like instrument with two sets of keys

    concetto

    ingenious expssion; witticism

    conchiferous

    bearing a shell

    conchiform

    shaped like a shell

    conchology

    study of shells

    conchomancy

    pination using shells

    conchyliferous

    bearing a shell

    conciliabule

    secret meeting of conspirators

    concinnity

    harmony; congruity; elegance

    concipient

    conceiving

    concision

    schism; separation; pision

    conclamation

    a shout of many voices together

    concolorate

    having the same colour on both sides

    concomitant

    accompanying

    concordat

    agreement between the pope and a secular government

    concresce

    to grow together; coalesce

    concrew

    to grow together

    concubitant

    of a suitable age for marriage

    concupiscence

    strong desire, appetite or lust

    condign

    well-deserved; fitting; appropriate

    confabulate

    to chat; to invent past experiences

    confelicitous

    taking pleasure in others’ happiness

    conferva

    green algae that floats on surface of stagnant water

    confirmand

    candidate for religious confirmation

    confiteor

    prayer of confession of sins

    conflate

    blend or fuse together

    conformative

    indicating resemblance; similative

    confute

    to disprove or overcome through argument

    congee

    permission to depart; dismissal; discharge

    congelation

    act of freezing something into a solid state

    congener

    something of the same kind or nature

    congeries

    aggregation; collection

    congiary

    gift distributed amongst the people or soldiers

    conglobate

    shaped like a small ball or globe

    conglobe

    to gather together into a globe or round mass

    conglutinate

    to glue or join together

    coniaker

    coin counterfeiter

    coniferous

    bearing cones

    conification

    making conical or pyramidal in shape

    connate

    congenitally or firmly united

    connubial

    of, like or pertaining to marriage

    connumerate

    to count together

    consciuncle

    pedantic or hair-splitting conscience

    consectary

    deduction; conclusion or corollary; consequent

    consecution

    logical sequence or progression of an argument

    consenescence

    state of general decay

    consentaneous

    accordant or agreeable; consistent

    consentient

    unanimous; of one accord

    consequentialism

    doctrine that morality of actions is determined by their consequences

    consilience

    concurrence; coincidence

    consilient

    having common inferences drawn from different pmises

    consistory

    a solemn assembly or council; a church tribunal

    consociate

    to ally or associate

    conspecies

    different species that are part of the same genus

    conspectus

    comphensive survey; synopsis; summary

    conspue

    to despise; to abhor; to loathe

    conspurcation

    defilement

    constative

    capable of being true or false

    constellate

    to cluster; to compel by stellar influence

    constringe

    to draw together; to cause to contract or shrink

    constructivism

    belief that knowledge and reality do not have an objective value

    consuetude

    custom; familiarity

    consuetudinary

    book of customs, traditions and principles

    consultor

    contabescent

    wasting away; atrophied

    contect

    to cover or overlay

    contemn

    to despise or scorn

    contemnor

    one found guilty of contempt of court

    contemper

    to blend together; to adapt

    contenement

    property necessary to maintain one’s station

    contesseration

    forming a union by breaking a tablet as token

    contextualism

    doctrine that context is essential to establishing meaning

    contignation

    joining together of timber

    contline

    space between casks or strands of rope

    contorniate

    having a groove around the edge

    contorno

    contour or outline

    contractile

    having the power or property of contracting

    contradistinguish

    to distinguish by contrasting qualities

    contrahent

    a contracting party

    contrail

    condensation trail

    contranatant

    swimming upstream

    contraplex

    having messages passing both ways simultaneously

    contraposition

    opposition; contrast

    contrariant

    opposed or acting contrary to; one who is opposed to something

    contraterrene

    opposite in character to earthly or terrestrial

    contravallation

    fortification built around besieged place

    contredanse

    folk dance in which two lines of couples face each other

    contretemps

    embarrassing occurrence; mishap

    contriturate

    to pulverize

    contubernal

    living together in the same tent; cohabiting

    contumacious

    stubborn; obstinate; opposing lawful authority

    contumely

    insolence; a scornful insult

    contumulation

    lying in the same tomb as another

    conurbation

    city surrounded by many urban areas

    conure

    tropical parrot-like bird of Central and South America

    convenances

    what is suitable or proper; the required proprieties

    conventicle

    secret or illegal church assembly

    convicinity

    neighbourhood

    convolve

    to roll together

    copacetic

    very satisfactory; fine

    coparcenary

    joint heirship or ownership

    coprolalia

    pathological use of obscene language

    coprolith

    ball of hardened feces

    coprology

    study of pornography

    copromania

    obsession with feces

    coprophagous

    eating feces

    coprophemia

    obscene language

    coprophilia

    abnormal love or fondness for feces

    coprostatis

    constipation

    copyhold

    land tenure dependent on will of the lord of the manor

    coquelicot

    brilliant red; poppy red

    coquicide

    killing of a cook

    coquillage

    shell-like decoration

    coracoid

    shaped like a crow’s beak

    coralliferous

    bearing coral

    coralligenous

    producing coral

    coram

    in the psence of; before

    corban

    offering to God in fulfilment of a vow

    corbeau

    blackish green

    corbeil

    basket filled with earth used as a missile

    corbel

    bracket or projection from the face of a wall

    corbiculate

    like a small basket

    cordage

    ropes in the rigging of a ship

    cordiform

    heart-shaped

    cordovan

    soft goatskin leather

    corf

    miner’s basket, trolley or wagon

    coriaceous

    having a leathery appearance; consisting, of, like or pertaining to leather

    corm

    swollen subterranean part of a stem

    cornet

    military rank of horn-bearer or standard-bearer

    cornice

    moulding at the junction of ceiling and walls

    corniculate

    horn-shaped; horned

    cornific

    producing or forming horns

    corniform

    shaped like a horn

    coronach

    funeral dirge

    coronagraph

    instrument for viewing the corona of the sun

    coronoid

    shaped like a beak

    corpocracy

    government by corporate bureaucrats

    corporal

    white cloth on which Communion bread and wine are placed

    corposant

    St. Elmo’s fire or similar electrical discharge

    corrade

    to wear away through the action of loose solids

    correption

    shortening in pronunciation

    corrigendum

    something which requires correction

    corrivate

    to cause to flow together

    corrody

    right of lord to demand free lodging from vassal

    corsetier

    corset maker

    corslet

    armour for the torso

    cortege

    train of attendants; procession

    cortinate

    like a cobweb

    coruscate

    to sparkle; to throw off flashes of light

    corvette

    highly manoeuvrable armed escort ship

    corviform

    shaped like a crow

    corvine

    crow-like; of, like or pertaining to crows or ravens

    corybantic

    wildly excited; frenzied

    coryphaeus

    spokesman; leader of a chorus

    coscinomancy

    pination using a sieve and a pair of shears

    cosher

    to live on dependents

    cosmarchy

    rulership over the entire world, esp. by the devil

    cosmetology

    study of cosmetics

    cosmism

    belief that the cosmos is a self-existing whole

    cosmocrat

    ruler of the world

    cosmogenic

    produced by interaction of cosmic rays with earth’s surface

    cosmogony

    theory of the origin of the universe

    cosmography

    description of the universe or cosmos

    cosmolatry

    worship of the world

    cosmoplastic

    moulding or shaping the universe

    cosmorama

    a view of different parts of the world

    cosmosophy

    knowledge of the cosmos

    cosmotellurian

    of, like or pertaining to both heaven and earth

    cosmotheism

    the belief that identifies God with the cosmos

    cosset

    to fondle or pamper

    costal

    of, like or pertaining to the ribs

    costive

    affected with or causing constipation

    coteau

    uplands; higher ground of a region

    cotehardie

    medieval long close-fitting garment with tight sleeves

    coterie

    a social or literary circle

    cothurnal

    of, like or pertaining to tragedy

    coticular

    of, like or pertaining to whetstones

    cotillion

    elaborate ballroom dance with frequent changes of partner

    cotquean

    man who does women’s work

    cotta

    short surplice worn over a cassock

    cottar

    medieval peasant inhabiting a cottage

    cottonocracy

    government by those involved in the cotton trade

    cotyliform

    disc-shaped with a raised rim

    couchant

    in heraldry, an animal lying on its belly with head lifted

    couchee

    evening reception

    coulée

    steep and dry gully

    coulombmeter

    instrument for measuring electric charge

    coulometer

    instrument measuring amount of substance released in electrolysis

    coulrophobia

    fear of clowns

    coulter

    iron cutter in front of a ploughshare

    countenance

    approve of; condone; encourage

    counterblast

    a defiant pronouncement or denunciation

    counterfoil

    part of ticket or cheque retained by giver

    countermand

    to revoke an order by a contrary order

    counterphobic

    seeking out situation that is feared

    counterscarp

    narrow earth band on the outer wall of a defensive ditch

    coupe

    four-wheeled closed horse-drawn carriage

    courante

    quick Italian baroque dance involving running steps

    couter

    armor for the elbow

    couvade

    symptoms of pgnancy suffered by the father

    couveuse

    incubator for babies

    cowcat

    person whose function is to occupy space

    coxcomb

    foolishly vain or conceited man

    coypu

    large aquatic South American rodent

    cozen

    to coax or deceive by trickery

    crackjaw

    hard to pronounce

    crambo

    game in which rhyme must be found for given word

    crampon

    boot-spike for rock and ice climbing

    craniometer

    instrument for measuring the skull

    crapehanger

    pessimist

    crapulent

    physically ill through overeating or overdrinking

    craquelure

    fine cracking that appears in old paintings

    crash

    coarse drapery and towelling fabric

    crasis

    blending; melding two vowels into a diphthong

    crassilingual

    having a thick tongue

    crassitude

    state of being coarse, gross or crass

    crateriform

    cup-shaped

    cratometer

    instrument for measuring power of magnification

    creancer

    guardian or mentor

    creant

    creating; formative

    creatic

    of, like or pertaining to flesh

    creatophagous

    carnivorous; flesh-eating

    credal

    of, like or pertaining to a creed

    credence

    small table for holding sacred vessels

    credenda

    things to be believed

    credenza

    credence table or shelf; a sideboard

    credo

    concise statement of doctrine; section of Mass followed by offertory

    cremaillere

    zigzag line of fortification

    cremaster

    muscle by which the testicles are suspended

    cremnophobia

    fear of cliffs and pcipices

    crenel

    open space on a parapet used for launching projectiles at enemies

    crenellated

    notched; having battlements

    crenitic

    of, like or pertaining to mineral springs

    creophagous

    flesh-eating; carnivorous

    crepance

    sore on a horse’s hind ankle-joint

    crepe

    light crinkled fabric

    crepehanger

    pessimist; gloomy person

    crepitate

    to crackle; to snap; to rattle

    crepon

    heavy crepe fabric with lengthwise crinkles

    crepuscular

    of, like or pertaining to twilight

    crescive

    growing; increasing

    crescograph

    instrument for measuring the growth of plants

    cresset

    iron basket for burning oil to provide light

    cretaceous

    of or resembling chalk; of a whitish colour

    cretify

    to change into calcium or lime; to fossilize

    cretonne

    heavy cotton or linen cloth

    crewel

    fine worsted yarn used in tapestry

    criant

    garish; discordantly coloured

    cribble

    to decorate wood or metal with small dots or punctures

    cribriform

    shaped like a sieve

    cribrous

    perforated or punctured like a sieve

    criminogenic

    causing crime

    criminology

    study of crime; criminals

    crinal

    of or related to the hair

    crinet

    armour for the top and sides of a horse’s neck

    cringle

    loop at corner of sail to which a line is attached

    crinoline

    stiff flax or cotton fabric

    criophore

    sculpture of a man carrying a ram

    crista

    ridge or fold resembling a crest

    crithomancy

    pination by strewing meal over sacrifices

    criticaster

    inferior or petty critic

    critomancy

    pination using viands and cakes

    croceate

    saffron-coloured

    croche

    knob at top of a deer’s horn

    cromlech

    phistoric stone circle

    cromnyomancy

    pination using onions

    croquinole

    curling of one’s hair with curling iron

    crosier

    pastoral staff or crook held by bishop or abbot

    crosslet

    small cross with crossed arms used as heraldic bearing

    crosstrees

    horizontal crosspieces at a masthead used to support ship’s mast

    crotal

    small spherical bell

    crotaline

    of, like or pertaining to rattlesnakes

    crotchet

    square bracket

    croze

    groove in the staves of a cask

    crubeen

    term for pig’s feet as food

    cruciferous

    bearing a cross

    cruciform

    cross-shaped

    cruentation

    leaking or oozing of blood from dead body

    cruet

    vessel used in religious ceremonies, especially to hold the Eucharist

    cruive

    pen or sty for animals

    crupper

    strap of saddle that passes beneath horse’s tail; armour for horse’s flanks

    crural

    of or belonging to the leg

    cruset

    goldsmith’s crucible

    crwth

    Welsh six-stringed instrument played with a bow

    cryobiology

    study of life under cold conditions

    cryometer

    instrument for measuring low temperatures

    cryoscope

    instrument for determining freezing points of substances

    cryptadia

    things to be kept hidden

    cryptaesthetic

    of, like or pertaining to supranormal perception

    cryptarchy

    secret rulership

    cryptodynamic

    having secret or hidden power

    cryptogenic

    of unknown origin

    cryptotype

    an implicit and specific rule of language use

    cryptous

    of, like or pertaining to crypts

    crystallogenesis

    production of crystals

    crystallography

    study and classification of crystals

    crystallomancy

    pination by means of clear objects

    crystalomancy

    pination using a crystal globe

    ctetology

    study of the inheritance of acquired characteristics

    cubation

    act of lying down or reclining

    cubica

    fine unglazed fabric resembling shalloon

    cubiform

    shaped like a cube

    cubomancy

    pination by throwing dice

    cuculine

    of, like or pertaining to cuckoos

    cucullate

    hooded; hood-shaped

    cucumiform

    cucumber-shaped

    cucurbit

    chemical vessel used in a still or alembic

    cucurbitaceous

    of, like or pertaining to gourds

    cuddy

    right of a lord to entertainment from a tenant

    cuirass

    leather or metal armour consisting of a breastplate and backplate

    cuisse

    armour for the front of the thighs

    culet

    flat back or base of a gemstone

    culet

    armour plates for the body below the waist

    culiciform

    like or resembling a mosquito

    culicino

    mark left on a tablecloth by a wet glass

    cullet

    waste glass which is melted into new objects

    cullion

    mean or base person; rascal

    culm

    stem of grass or sedge

    culmiferous

    bearing coal-dust

    cultch

    flooring of an oyster-bed; rubbish

    cultriform

    knife-shaped

    cultus

    religious ritual; a cult

    culverin

    lightweight, portal, long-barrelled cannon

    culvertage

    degradation of a peasant to the position of serf

    cumbent

    lying down; reclining

    cumuliform

    shaped like a heap

    cumulose

    containing or consisting of small heaps

    cunctation

    delay; procrastination

    cuneiform

    shaped like a wedge

    cuniculous

    full of holes and tunnels; full of rabbits

    cupel

    goldsmith’s vessel for assaying metal

    cupola

    spherical vault or concave ceiling

    cupriferous

    bearing copper

    cupulate

    of, like or pertaining to a cup; cup-shaped

    cupuliferous

    bearing cupules

    curate

    assistant to a parish priest

    curette

    instrument for scraping sides of body cavities

    curia

    papal court and its officials

    curie

    unit of radioactive decay and intensity

    curiology

    picture-writing

    curiosa

    pornographic books

    curlew

    long-legged migratory bird with downward-curving bill

    curmurring

    rumbling or flatulent sound

    curricle

    two-wheeled open carriage

    currycomb

    metal comb used to groom horses

    cursorial

    used in walking or running

    curtal

    short; abbreviated; curtailed

    curtal

    kind of archaic bassoon

    curtate

    shortened; short

    curtilage

    court or field attached to a dwelling

    curule

    of high authority

    curvicaudate

    having a curvy tail

    cusec

    unit of liquid flow equal to one cubic foot per second

    cusk

    large Atlantic fish like the cod

    custos

    guardian, custodian or keeper, especially of convents or monasteries

    custrel

    attendant to a knight; a knave

    cutaneous

    of or related to the skin

    cuvette

    shallow dish for holding liquids

    cyanogenesis

    production of cyanide

    cyanometer

    instrument for measuring blueness of the sky or ocean

    cyathiform

    shaped like a cup

    cybernate

    to control by means of a computer

    cyberphobia

    fear of computers

    cyclas

    garment, longer at back than in front, worn over armour

    cyclograph

    instrument for describing arcs of circles without compasses

    cyclolith

    stone circle

    cyclometer

    instrument for measuring revolutions of a wheel

    cyclophoria

    squint due to weakness in the eye muscles

    cyclostyle

    device for making multiple copies of written text

    cyesolagnia

    sexual attraction to pgnant women

    cylix

    shallow cup with long stem

    cyllosis

    congenital physical deformity

    cymaphen

    telephone receiver

    cymar

    loose light robe worn by women

    cymbiform

    shaped like a boat

    cymograph

    instrument for tracing the outline of mouldings

    cymometer

    instrument for measuring frequency of electrical waves

    cymophanous

    opalescent; having a wavy or floating light

    cymotrichous

    wavy-haired

    cynanthropy

    pathological belief that one is a dog

    cynartomachy

    bear-baiting using dogs

    cynegetic

    of or related to hunting

    cynoclept

    one who steals dogs

    cynography

    writing or treatise on dogs

    cynolatry

    worship of dogs

    cynology

    scientific study of dogs

    cynomorphic

    pertaining to a dog’s viewpoint

    cynophilist

    one who loves dogs

    cynophobia

    fear of dogs

    cynosure

    anything that attracts attention; object of interest

    cyphonism

    use of pillorying as punishment

    cypss

    silk or cotton gauze fabric, usually black

    cyprian

    lewd woman; prostitute

    cyprinoid

    of, like or pertaining to carp

    cypseline

    of, like or pertaining to swifts

    cyrenaic

    adherent of doctrine that pleasure is ultimate goal

    cystolith

    calcium carbonate that masses in cell wall of some plants

    cystoscope

    instrument for examining the bladder

    cytheromania

    nymphomania

    cytogenesis

    formation of cells

    cytology

    study of living cells

    cytometer

    instrument for counting cells

    czardas

    Hungarian dance that increases in speed

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  • sabaton

    foot-covering as part of suit of armour

    sabbatarian

    one who keeps the sabbath strictly

    sabbulonarium

    gravel pit

    sabin

    unit of acoustic absorption of one square foot of a perfect absorber

    sable

    black; dark; of a black colour in heraldry

    sabot

    attachment to guide projectile through bore of firearm

    sabretache

    satchel suspended from cavalry officer’s belt

    sabulous

    sandy; gritty; growing in sandy places

    saburration

    application of hot sand as medical treatment

    saccade

    sharp lateral movement of the eye as it changes fixation

    saccadic

    jerky; twitching

    sacchariferous

    bearing sugar

    saccharimeter

    instrument for measuring amount of sugar in a solution

    sacciferous

    bearing a sac or sacs

    sacciform

    shaped like a sac

    sacculiform

    shaped like a small sac

    sacerdotal

    priestly; pertaining to priestly interests

    sacerdotalism

    belief that priests are necessary mediators between God and mankind

    sachet

    small plastic envelope holding liquid or cream

    sack

    dry white wine or sherry from Spain

    sackbut

    early wind instrument resembling the trombone

    sacralgia

    pain in the sacrum

    sacralized

    ppared to be used in sacred ceremonies

    sacramentarianism

    belief that sacraments have unusual properties

    sacrarium

    place where sacred objects are kept

    sacring

    hallowing; consecration

    sacristan

    church official in charge of vessels and the sacristy

    sacristy

    room in church where sacred objects are kept

    sadogue

    fat; easy-going person

    saeculum

    astronomical or geological age

    sagathy

    light blend of silk and cotton or wool

    sagene

    fishing-net; network

    sageship

    state or quality of being a sage

    saggar

    clay box in which pottery is packed for baking

    saginate

    to fatten animals

    sagittal

    shaped like an arrow

    sagittary

    centaur; archer

    sagittiform

    shaped like an arrowhead

    saiga

    migratory Russian antelope

    saki

    South American monkey

    salacious

    indecently erotic; lecherous

    salamandroid

    like a salamander; able to withstand fire

    salariat

    salary-earning class collectively

    salempore

    broad white or blue cotton fabric

    saliferous

    salt-bearing

    salify

    to impgnate with salt

    salinometer

    instrument for measuring amount of salt in a solution

    sallet

    light round helmet

    salmagundi

    stew of many mixed ingredients; a medley or miscellany

    salpiform

    shaped like a barrel

    salpinx

    Fallopian tube

    salpinx

    ancient Greek trumpet

    salsa

    fast Latin American jazz-influenced dance

    salsipotent

    ruling the salt seas

    salsitude

    saltiness; brackishness

    salsuginous

    salty; brackish; growing in salty soil

    saltant

    leaping; dancing

    saltarello

    lively Italian dance

    saltation

    jumping or leaping; abrupt variation

    saltationism

    punctuation in evolution

    saltativeness

    ability to jump

    saltigrade

    progressing by leaps

    saltus

    breach of continuity; jump to a conclusion

    salubrious

    favourable to or promoting well-being

    salutary

    producing good effects; beneficial

    salutiferous

    conducive to health or well-being

    salvific

    having the purpose or intention of saving

    samaj

    Hindu religious assembly; congregation of worshippers

    samara

    propeller-like winged fruit

    samarra

    flame-decorated cassock worn by those condemned by the Inquisition

    sambar

    large reddish deer of southern Asia

    samite

    rich and heavy silk, sometimes interwoven with gold or silver

    sanable

    able to be healed

    sanatory

    producing health

    sanbenito

    yellow or black sackcloth garment worn by heretics prior to execution

    sanctanimity

    holiness of mind

    sanctiloquent

    speaking on heavenly or holy matters

    sangfroid

    coolness; composure

    sanguiferous

    bearing blood

    sanguine

    optimistic; having a bright complexion

    sanguineous

    bloody; of, like or pertaining to blood; blood-red

    sanguinolent

    containing blood; bloodthirsty

    sanguisugent

    blood-sucking

    sanguivorous

    blood-drinking

    sanies

    watery foul discharge from wounds or sores

    sansa

    set of small cymbals played with the thumbs

    sansculotte

    strong republican; democrat or violent revolutionary

    sapid

    having a perceptible or decided taste; savoury; agreeable

    sapience

    discernment; judgement

    sapiential

    providing wisdom

    saponaceous

    soapy; soaplike

    saponifiable

    able to be converted into soap

    saponify

    to convert into soap

    sapor

    property of substance of taste; flavour

    saporine

    of, like or pertaining to the sense of taste

    Sapphism

    homosexuality in women

    saprobic

    characterized by decaying organic matter

    saprodontia

    tooth decay

    saprogenous

    growing on decaying material; causing putrefaction

    saprophagous

    feeding on decaying material

    saprophyte

    plant living on dead or decaying matter

    saprostomous

    having foul breath

    sapsago

    hard green Swiss cheese

    sapwood

    soft tissue beneath bark of tree

    sarabande

    stately Spanish Baroque court dance

    sarangousty

    waterproof stucco

    sarcoline

    flesh-coloured

    sarcology

    study of fleshy parts of the body

    sarcophagous

    feeding on flesh; carnivorous

    sarcophilous

    fond of flesh

    sarcotic

    promoting growth of flesh

    sarcous

    of flesh or muscle

    sard

    deep orange chalcedony

    sarinda

    stringed instrument of India played with a bow

    sarmentum

    vine, long twig or runner

    sarod

    bowed or plucked South Asian string instrument

    saron

    Indonesian instrument with seven bronze bars struck with mallet

    sarrusophone

    double-reeded musical instrument resembling the bassoon

    sarsenet

    fine and soft silk; soft or gentle

    sartorial

    of, like or pertaining to a tailor or tailored clothes

    sastruga

    long parallel ridges of snow that form on windy plains

    satanology

    study of the devil

    satanophany

    an appearance of the devil

    satanophobia

    fear of the devil

    satara

    ribbed lustred wool

    sateen

    glossy cotton or wool

    satinet

    thin silk satin or imitation thereof

    satisdation

    provision of security

    satisfice

    to aim for or achieve that which will suffice

    satnav

    satellite-assisted navigation

    saturnalian

    riotously merry

    saturnine

    of a gloomy or surly disposition; sardonic

    saturnism

    lead poisoning

    satyrism

    uncontrolled licentiousness

    satyromania

    abnormally great male sexual desire; satyriasis

    sauf

    except for; excepting

    saurophagous

    eating lizards

    sauterelle

    mason’s tool for making angles

    sautoir

    long necklace or pendant

    saxatile

    rock-dwelling

    saxhorn

    brass instrument like a trumpet

    saxicavous

    rock-boring

    saxicolous

    living in or among rocks

    saxifragous

    breaking stone

    saxigenous

    growing in rocks

    saxony

    fine soft woollen fabric

    say

    delicate woollen fabric

    scaberulous

    somewhat scabrous or rough

    scabious

    of, like or pertaining to scabies or scabs

    scabrous

    having scaly or rough surface; risqué or obscene

    scacchic

    of, like or pertaining to chess

    scagliola

    stone-like plasterwork for interior decoration

    scalariform

    shaped like a ladder

    scalary

    formed with steps or rungs

    scallion

    onion with a slim bulb; leek

    scallom

    rod with thin or spliced end used to form base or frame of baskets

    scalpeliform

    shaped like a scalpel

    scalpriform

    shaped like a chisel

    scalpture

    art of engraving on metal or stone

    scamander

    to take a winding course; to meander

    scambling

    haphazard meal

    scammony

    plant root used as strong purgative

    scanderoon

    homing pigeon

    scansorial

    climbing; adapted for climbing

    scantling

    dimensions of a cross-section of timber; a small amount

    scapegrace

    scoundrel; incorrigible man or boy

    scaphion

    kind of sundial

    scaphism

    execution by deserting honey-covered person in the sun

    scapiform

    shaped like a stalk

    scapigerous

    having a scape

    scapple

    to work smoothly, without smoothing to a finish

    scapular

    badge of monastic order worn on the shoulders

    scapulomancy

    pination by examining burnt shoulder blade

    scarabaean

    of, like or pertaining to scarabs

    scaramouch

    ruffian; scoundrel

    scarfskin

    surface skin

    scarify

    to scratch or scar

    scarious

    thin and tough

    scarlatina

    scarlet fever

    scarpetti

    climbing shoes with hemp soles

    scarpines

    instrument of torture for the feet

    scatebrous

    flowing or bubbling out; abounding with springs

    scatology

    study of excrement or obscene literature

    scatomancy

    pination by studying excrement

    scatophagous

    dung-eating

    scatoscopy

    pination by studying excrement; scatomancy

    scattery

    dispersed; sparse

    scaturient

    flowing out; gushing

    scaturiginous

    abounding with springs

    scauper

    semicircular gouging chisel

    scavage

    scavager

    officer in charge of keeping streets clean

    scelestic

    wicked; villainous

    scelotyrbe

    disease causing hesitation in walking

    scenography

    repsentation of an object in perspective

    scepsis

    philosophic doubt

    schadenfreude

    malicious pleasure in others’ misfortunes

    schapska

    flat-topped cavalry helmet

    schediasm

    impromptu action; an extemporized work

    schematism

    theory that categories derive from applying schemata to perceptions

    schematomancy

    pination using the human form

    schematonics

    art of using gesture to expss tones

    schesis

    deriding opponent’s argument by referring to his way of thought

    schetic

    of a disease, not deeply rooted in the body

    schiller

    bronze lustre

    schistous

    formed of schist

    schizogenesis

    reproduction by pision

    schizotrichia

    splitting of hair

    schiztic

    of, like or pertaining to or marked by splitting

    schmegeggy

    nonsense; an idiot

    schoenabatic

    of, like or pertaining to rope walking

    schola

    church choir led by a cantor

    scholarch

    head of a school

    scholasticate

    pparatory college for those intending to enter Catholic order

    scholiast

    scholion

    annotation to an argument written in margin

    schottische

    old polka-like round dance

    schryari

    old and very loud double-reed wind instrument

    schwa

    letter indicating a neutral vowel in unstressed syllables

    schwärmerei

    sentimental enthusiasm; wild devotion

    schwerpunkt

    point where main effort of a military attack is directed

    sciagraphy

    art of shading

    scialytic

    dispelling shadows

    sciaphobia

    fear of shadows

    sciapodous

    having large feet

    sciatheric

    of, like or pertaining to measurement of time by shadows

    sciatic

    of, like or pertaining to the hip

    scible

    that which is knowable

    scientaster

    petty scientist

    scientism

    belief that the methods of science are universally applicable

    scincoid

    of or resembling a skink

    scintilla

    hint; trace; spark

    scintillant

    sparkling

    scintillescent

    twinkling

    scintillometer

    instrument measuring scintillation of star

    scintilloscope

    instrument for measuring gamma rays emitted by a radioactive body

    sciolism

    superficial ptensions to knowledge

    sciomancy

    pination using ghosts

    sciophilous

    thriving in or loving shady conditions

    scioptic

    of, like or pertaining to formation of images in darkrooms

    sciosophy

    system of knowledge without basis in science

    scissel

    metal clippings; scrap metal

    scissile

    able to be cut; readily splitting

    scission

    cutting; pision; splitting

    scissure

    a cleft; a splitting; fissure; rupture

    sciurine

    of, like or pertaining to squirrels

    sciuroid

    of, like or pertaining to squirrels or chipmunks

    sciuroid

    shaped like a squirrel’s tail

    sclerodermous

    hard-skinned

    scleroid

    hard; hardened

    sclerometer

    instrument measuring hardness

    scobiform

    like sawdust

    scoliograptic

    marked by oblique lines

    scoliometer

    instrument measuring curvature

    scolopacine

    of, like or pertaining to snipes

    sconce

    small protective fortification or earthwork

    scop

    Anglo-Saxon poet and harpist

    scopophilia

    obtaining sexual pleasure from seeing things

    scopophobia

    fear of being looked at

    scoptophobia

    fear of being looked at

    scopula

    little tuft of hairs

    scorbutic

    of or suffering from scurvy

    scoria

    dross or slag from metal-smelting; slag-like mass of lava

    scorify

    to reduce to slag

    scorpioid

    scorpion-like; curved at the end

    scortation

    fornication

    scoteography

    writing in the dark or without sight

    scotograph

    instrument for writing without seeing

    scotoma

    dizziness with headache and impairment of vision

    Scotophilia

    admiration for Scotland or the Scots

    scotophobia

    fear of the dark

    scotopia

    vision in dim light or darkness

    scotoscope

    instrument for detecting objects in darkness

    scrannel

    thin; meagre; squeaking

    scree

    sloping mass of loose rock at base of a cliff

    screed

    lengthy discourse; informal piece of writing

    scribable

    capable of being written upon

    scribacious

    given to writing

    scribbleomania

    obsession with scribbling

    scride

    to crawl on all fours

    scrim

    durable plain-woven cotton fabric

    scrimshank

    to evade work or duty

    scriniary

    keeper of archives; archivist

    scripophily

    collection of bond and share certificates

    scriptorium

    writing room; room used by monastic scribes

    scriptory

    by, in or pertaining to writing

    scripturient

    having a violent desire to write

    scrivello

    elephant’s tusk

    scrobiculate

    having many small pits or depssions

    scrobiculus

    small depssion or pit

    scrotiform

    shaped like a pouch

    scrow

    a scroll; writings

    scrumpy

    strong apple cider as made in western England

    scruple

    unit of weight used by apothecaries equal to 1/24 of an ounce

    scrutator

    close examiner

    scud

    to sail swiftly before a gale

    scullion

    mean; contemptible person

    scumble

    softening a painting using a dry brush

    scuncheon

    inner part of a door jamb or window frame

    scupper

    hole allowing water to drain from ship’s deck

    scutage

    tax on a knight’s fee

    scutal

    of, like or pertaining to shields

    scutch

    to beat out impurities from flax or wool

    scutellate

    shaped like a platter

    scutellation

    arrangement of scales or plates on an animal’s body

    scutiform

    shaped like a shield

    scutigerous

    bearing a shield or scales

    scuttlebutt

    cask of drinking water aboard a ship; rumour, idle gossip

    scuttles

    portholes on a ship

    scyphiform

    shaped like a cup

    scytodepsic

    of, like or pertaining to tanning leather

    se

    twenty-five-stringed Chinese zither

    sealine

    the sea horizon

    sebaceous

    of or like tallow

    sebastomania

    religious insanity

    sebiferous

    bearing fatty matter

    secateurs

    pruning-shears

    secco

    painting on dry plaster

    secern

    to discriminate or distinguish; to secrete

    secodont

    having cutting teeth

    secque

    lightweight clog

    secreta

    products of secretion

    secretagogue

    substance inducing or stimulating secretion

    secretaire

    writing desk

    sectile

    capable of being cut easily with a knife

    sectiuncle

    small section

    secularism

    theory that morality should not be governed by considerations of God

    secundogeniture

    custom where second-oldest child inherits property

    securiform

    shaped like an axe

    securigerous

    bearing an axe

    sederunt

    sitting of a court; gathering; long discussion

    sedigitated

    six-fingered

    sedilia

    stone seats for clergy in wall of chancel

    sedimentology

    study of sediment

    sedulous

    assiduous; diligent

    seel

    to sew up the eyelids of; to blindfold

    seen

    considering; inasmuch as

    seersucker

    light puckered cotton or linen fabric

    seg

    stud or metal plate in sole of a shoe to pvent wear

    segnity

    sluggishness; slothfulness

    segregant

    having a genotype derived from segregation

    seguidilla

    Spanish folk dance

    seicento

    style of art in Italy in the seventeenth century

    seiche

    periodic side-to-side fluctuation of body of water

    seine

    large vertical fishing net

    seisin

    freehold possession of land in a feudal system

    seismicity

    degree of vulnerability to earthquakes

    seismograph

    instrument for recording earthquakes

    seismology

    study of earthquakes

    seismometer

    instrument for measuring earthquake intensity

    seismoscope

    instrument for detecting earthquakes

    seismotherapy

    medical therapy using vibrations

    seismotic

    causing earthquakes

    seity

    self; selfhood; personal identity

    sejant

    sitting (especially of a heraldic animal)

    sejunction

    separation; disjunction

    sejungible

    able to be disjoined

    selachian

    of, like or pertaining to sharks or rays

    selcouth

    strange; unfamiliar; marvellous

    selenic

    of, like or pertaining to the moon

    selenocentric

    relating to the moon as a centre; as seen from the centre of the moon

    selenodesy

    study of the shape and features of the moon

    selenography

    description of the moon’s surface

    selenolatry

    worship of the moon

    selenology

    study of the moon

    selenomancy

    pination by studying the moon

    selenoscope

    instrument for viewing the moon

    self-determinism

    doctrine that the actions of a self are determined by itself

    sellate

    having a saddle

    selliform

    shaped like a saddle

    selvage

    differently finished edging of cloth

    semanteme

    word expssing an idea, such as a noun

    semantics

    study of meaning

    semantology

    science of meanings of words

    semasiology

    study of meaning; semantics

    sematic

    serving for recognition, attraction or warning

    sematography

    writing in signs rather than letters

    semelincident

    occurring only once in the same inpidual

    semelparous

    reproducing only once in its lifetime

    semic

    of, like or pertaining to a sign or signs

    semilunate

    shaped like a half-moon

    seminative

    producing growth

    seminiferous

    seed-bearing

    seminivorous

    seed-eating

    seminule

    small seed or spore

    semiography

    description of signs or symptoms

    semiology

    study of signs and signals

    semiotics

    study of signs and symbols

    semioviparous

    bringing forth young in incomplete developmental state

    semiquote

    single quotation mark

    semitaur

    mythical half-man; half-bull

    semiterete

    half-cylindrical

    semolina

    hard grains of wheat that resist grinding

    semon

    sub-element of a grammatical unit of meaning

    sempect

    extremely elderly Benedictine monk

    sempervirent

    evergreen; always fresh

    sempiternal

    of never-ending duration; eternal

    sempiternum

    durable wool

    senary

    involving or based on six; having a numerical base of six

    sendal

    thin silk or linen

    senicide

    killing of old men

    sennet

    musical fanfare

    sennit

    plaited straw or rope

    senocular

    having six eyes

    sensationalism

    belief that ideas originate solely in sensation

    sensibilia

    whatever may be perceived by the senses

    sensifacient

    producing or converting into sensation

    sensiferous

    conveying sensation

    sensile

    sentient; capable of affecting the senses

    sensitometer

    instrument for measuring sensitivity of photographic material

    sententia

    opinion; aphorism

    sententious

    full of meaning; aphoristic; tending to moralize

    sepal

    pision of the calyx of a flower

    separatrix

    straight vertical line formerly used to separate integers from decimals

    sepelible

    that may be buried

    sephiroth

    ten essences of God emanated into the physical world

    sepicolous

    dwelling in hedges

    sepiment

    hedge; fence; barrier

    sepometer

    instrument for measuring septic matter in the air

    seposit

    to set aside; to give up

    sept

    pision of a tribe; clan

    septarchy

    government by seven rulers; heptarchy

    septate

    partitioned; having a septum

    septemfid

    split into seven

    septemfluous

    in seven streams

    septenary

    in seven portions; grouped in seven; of base seven

    septentrional

    northern; of, like or pertaining to the north

    septiferous

    having barriers

    septiform

    shaped like a partition

    septimal

    of, like or pertaining to or based on the number seven

    septum

    pision; partition; barrier

    sepulchral

    funereal; gloomy; dismal

    sepulchre

    receptacle in an altar for holding religious relics

    sequacious

    ready to follow a leader or authority; compliant

    sequela

    after-effect of any trauma; consequence or result

    sequestrate

    to confiscate; to set income aside to meet claims

    serac

    pillar of glacial ice

    seral

    of, like or pertaining to the development of ecological communities

    seraphic

    serene; blissful; angelic

    seraphine

    reed keyboard instrument

    sere

    threadbare; withered

    serein

    fine tropical rain falling from cloudless night sky

    serge

    strong twilled worsted

    seriatim

    in succession; one after another

    sericeous

    silky; covered with soft silky hairs

    sericterium

    silk spinning glands

    sericulture

    breeding of silkworms

    seriema

    large crested Brazilian bird

    serific

    silk-producing

    serigraphy

    silk-screening

    serimeter

    instrument for testing quality of silk

    seriocomic

    partly serious and partly humorous

    sermocination

    making of speeches or sermons

    sermuncle

    short sermon

    serology

    study of serums

    serotinous

    flowering late

    serous

    of, like or pertaining to serum; watery

    serow

    Himalayan and South Asian goatlike antelope

    serpentcleide

    musical instrument like an ophicleide with a wooden body

    serpenticide

    killing or killer of a snake

    serpentiferous

    bearing a snake; abounding in snakes

    serpentise

    to wind; to cause to wind

    serpents collectively

    serpette

    pruning knife

    serpivolant

    mythical flying serpent

    serratiform

    saw-shaped; serriform

    serried

    close-set; packed together without gaps

    serrurerie

    wrought iron work

    sertule

    scientific collection of plants

    serval

    tawny carnivorous South African catlike quadruped

    servilism

    system of slavery or serfdom

    servitor

    one who serves; clerk or assistant; adherent

    sesquialter

    in a ratio of three to two

    sesquiduplicate

    having a ratio of five to two (2.5 to 1)

    sesquipedalian

    tending to use long or cumbersome words

    sesquiplicate

    of or as the square roots of cubes

    sesquitertial

    having a ratio of four to three

    sessile

    stalkless, sedentary, fixed or stationary

    seta

    bristle or bristle-like organ

    setaceous

    having the form of a bristle; bristly

    setiferous

    bearing bristles

    setiform

    shaped like a bristle

    setigerous

    bearing bristles

    setline

    fishing line suspended between buoys

    seton

    thread passed under skin acting as channel for discharge

    settee

    long seat with a back

    setulous

    covered with small bristles

    severalty

    separateness; separate ownership of property

    severy

    compartment of vaulted ceiling

    sexology

    study of sexual behaviour

    sext

    prayer service held at noon

    sexton

    church caretaker or bellringer

    sferics

    study of storms using electronic detectors

    sgraffito

    scratching surface of pottery to reveal different colour

    shag

    dance where participants hop energetically

    shagreen

    green dyed untanned leather

    shail

    to shamble; to stumble

    shake

    unit of one hundred millionth of a second used to measure nuclear processes

    shakuhachi

    end-blown bamboo Japanese flute

    shalloon

    light twilled wool or worsted

    shallop

    light river boat with sail and oars

    shallot

    onion with garlic-flavoured bulbs

    shambles

    a butcher’s shop; a street or district for butchers

    shambrough

    heraldic depiction of a boat or ship

    shammel

    platform of boards for shovelling unrefined ore upon

    shandry

    light cart on springs

    shantung

    plain rough silk or cotton

    sharkskin

    smooth durable wool or worsted fabric

    shawm

    double-reeded wind instrument

    sheading

    administrative pision on the Isle of Man

    shearling

    one-year-old sheep

    sheer

    fore-and-aft curvature of a ship from bow to stern

    shenango

    a casually employed dock worker

    shend

    to destroy; to ruin; to disgrace; to corrupt

    sheol

    hell; place where the dead live a shadowy existence

    shetland

    lightweight loosely twisted wool fabric

    shide

    piece of wood split off from a timber

    shimmy

    jazz dance featuring rapid shaking of the body

    shindle

    wooden roofing tile; shingle

    shivaree

    noisy mock serenade for newlyweds

    shoddy

    woollen fabric made from rags

    shofar

    ram’s horn trumpet used in Jewish ceremonies

    shopocracy

    government by shopkeepers

    shrieval

    of, like or pertaining to a sheriff

    shrive

    to hear a confession from and give absolution

    shroff

    to test money to detect impurities

    shrouds

    ropes supporting the mast of a ship

    shuftiscope

    instrument used to explore interior of dysentery case

    shunamitism

    rejuvenation of an old man by a young woman

    sial

    outer part of the earth’s surface

    sialic

    of, like or pertaining to saliva

    sialogogue

    anything that stimulates flow of saliva

    sialoquent

    spitting greatly while speaking

    siamang

    southeast Asian gibbon-like black ape

    siamese

    to join pipes in a way suggestive of Siamese twins

    siblicide

    killing or killer of a sibling

    sibylline

    prophetic; oracular

    sicarian

    murderer; assassin

    siccar

    sure; certain; firm

    siccative

    drying; a drying agent

    siccimeter

    instrument for measuring liquid evaporation

    sicilienne

    ribbed silk

    sidelight

    coloured lights on side of a ship under way at night

    sidelight

    lamp or light above or at the side of a door

    sideral

    sent from the stars; omenous or evil

    siderate

    to blast or strike

    sideration

    use of green manure

    sidereal

    of, like or pertaining to the stars

    siderism

    belief that the stars influence human affairs

    siderization

    addition of iron to alloy

    siderognost

    instrument measuring magnetic intensity

    siderography

    art of engraving on steel

    sideromancy

    pination using stars; pination by burning straws

    sideroscope

    instrument using magnets to detect psence of iron

    siderose

    like or containing iron

    siderurgy

    metallurgy of iron and steel

    sideslip

    oblique offshoot

    siemens

    unit of electrical conductance equivalent to one ampere per volt

    siffleur

    professional whistler

    sightworthy

    worth looking at

    sigillary

    of, like or pertaining to a seal

    sigillate

    sealed; with seal-like impssions

    sigillative

    tending to form scars

    sigillography

    study of seals

    sigillum

    seal of the confession

    sigla

    abbreviations, symbols and signs

    sigmate

    shaped like an S or a sigma

    sigmoidoscope

    instrument for examining the interior of the rectum and sigmoid colon

    signary

    system of symbols; alphabet

    signate

    distinct; distinguished

    significs

    science of meaning

    silage

    any green crop stored for use as animal fodder

    silentiary

    any official who calls for silence

    silesia

    thin twilled cotton or linen

    silicicolous

    growing in silicate or sandy soil

    siliciferous

    bearing or containing silica

    silkaline

    soft light cotton fabric resembling silk

    sillograph

    one who writes satires

    sillometer

    instrument measuring speed of ship

    silva

    assemblage of trees in a region

    silverskin

    fine skin of a coffee bean

    silvicide

    substance that kills trees

    silvicolous

    living in woods

    silvics

    study of tree’s life

    silviculture

    growing of trees

    simian

    of, like or pertaining to apes

    similative

    indicating similarity to

    similiter

    in a similar manner

    similize

    to liken; to compare

    simillimum

    remedy chosen for symptoms it emulates

    simity

    state of being pug-nosed

    simnel

    sweet fruit cake covered with marzipan and eaten at Easter

    simoniac

    one who practices simony

    simony

    buying or selling of ecclesiastical offices

    simous

    having a flat; upturned nose

    simplex

    p with minimum number of vertices

    simpliciter

    simply; not relatively; unconditionally

    simpliciter

    simply; absolutely

    simplism

    affected simplicity; oversimplification

    simpliste

    simplistic; naïve

    simular

    counterfeit; feigned

    simultanagnosia

    inability to experience perceptions as components of a whole

    sinal

    of, like or pertaining to the sinuses

    sinapise

    to sprinkle; to powder

    sindonology

    study of the shroud of Turin

    sinecure

    ecclesiastical office or other job requiring little work

    singspiel

    semi-dramatic play in dialogue and song

    singularism

    doctrine that all phenomena derive from a singular principle

    singultous

    hiccuping; suffering from hiccups

    sinister

    of or on the left side of a heraldic shield

    sinister

    towards the left side

    sinistrad

    towards the left

    sinistration

    moving to the left

    sinistromanual

    left-handed

    sinistrorse

    rising spirally and turning from right to left

    Sinology

    study of China

    Sinophile

    one who admires China or the Chinese

    sinopia

    pparatory drawing for a fresco; reddish-brown colour

    sinter

    deposit from hot springs; iron dross

    sinuate

    having a wavy edge or margin; winding; sinuous

    sipe

    to percolate or ooze through

    siphonic

    of, like or pertaining to a siphon

    siphoniform

    shaped like a siphon

    siphonogamous

    reproducing by seeds

    sipidity

    savour; flavour

    sippet

    morsel of bread to be eaten with soup

    sirenize

    to bewitch, allure or enchant

    sisal

    fibre used for making rope

    siserary

    a scolding; a blow

    siskin

    small finch-like songbird

    sistrum

    thin oval Egyptian percussion instrument shaken in the hand

    sisyphean

    laborious, endless and futile

    sitar

    long-necked Indian plucked string instrument

    sitatunga

    medium-sized east African antelope with elongated hooves

    sitiomania

    morbid aversion to food

    sitiophobia

    fear of food

    sitophobia

    fear of food or eating

    situationism

    belief that aesthetics and ethics are dependent on the contemporary situation

    situative

    indicating comparison of two things

    situs

    position; normal position of an organ in the body

    skald

    ancient Scandinavian bard

    skaw

    low cape or headland

    skeg

    part of ship connecting the keel with the bottom of the rudderpost

    skelder

    to beg; to swindle; to cheat

    skeletogenous

    producing a skeleton

    skelic

    of, like or pertaining to the skeleton

    skellum

    villain; rascal; scoundrel

    skerry

    small rocky island

    skeuomorph

    retained but no longer functional stylistic feature

    skewbald

    bearing patches of white and some other colour

    skiagram

    shadow picture or photograph

    skiagraphy

    telling time by sundial

    skiamachy

    sham fight; shadow boxing

    skiascope

    instrument for measuring eye’s refraction from movement of shadows

    skink

    small north African lizard

    skintle

    to separate and rotate half-dry bricks to permit drying to complete

    skippet

    flat box for protecting documents

    skittles

    rubbish; nonsense

    skive

    to pare or split leather

    skoptsy

    self-castration

    skothending

    rhyme in which final consonant is same but pceding vowel differs

    skua

    large north Atlantic gull

    skysail

    sail above the royal sail

    skyscraper

    triangular sail on a ship above the royal

    slade

    little valley or dell

    slangwhang

    to assail with violent or abusive language

    slantindicular

    slanting; oblique

    slate

    dull dark blue-grey

    slavocracy

    government by slave-owners

    Slavophile

    one who admires the Slavs

    sleech

    slimy mud; a mudflat

    smooth; polished rock surface produced by friction

    slipslop

    nonsensical talk

    slipway

    ramp sloping into water for supporting a ship

    sloyd

    Swedish system of teaching manual skills through woodcarving

    slug

    unit of gravitational mass of approximately 32.174 pounds

    slugabed

    one who spends much time in bed due to laziness

    slumberous

    inviting or causing slumber

    slummock

    to move slowly and awkwardly

    slurvian

    speech characterized by slurring

    slype

    covered passage between walls, or between transept and chapterhouse

    smalto

    piece of coloured glass used in mosaic

    smaragdine

    emerald green

    smectic

    purifying; cleansing

    smeddum

    fine powder; spirit

    smegmatic

    like soap; cleansing

    smeuse

    hole in a hedge or wall

    snaffle

    jointed bit for horses

    snallygaster

    mythical monster of Maryland

    snaste

    burnt part of a candle wick

    snath

    curved handle or shaft of a scythe

    sneap

    to nip; pinch; put down; repss; snub

    snell

    short line used to attach fish-hook to main fishing line

    snift

    to sniff; to blow out steam

    snipocracy

    leading members of the tailoring profession

    snobocracy

    government by snobs

    snood

    ornamental hair band or hair net

    snooperscope

    instrument for viewing infrared radiation

    snotty

    naval midshipman

    snye

    natural channel bypassing rapids or body of river

    sobeit

    provided that; if only

    soboliferous

    bearing shoots or suckers

    socage

    feudal land tenure by fixed service

    sociable

    four-wheeled open carriage with side-seats

    sociative

    indicating association with the subject

    sociobiology

    study of biological basis of human behaviour

    sociocracy

    government by society as a whole

    sociogenesis

    origin of human societies

    socius

    member; associate; companion

    socle

    moulded member at base of pedestal

    sodality

    a fellowship or fraternity

    soffit

    ornamented underside of a stair or archway

    soigné

    well-groomed; sleek

    soilure

    stain; pollution

    solacious

    giving solace

    solander

    box in the form of a book

    solarimeter

    instrument for measuring solar radiation

    solarise

    to expose to sunlight

    solarism

    excessive use of solar myths in explaining mythology

    solation

    liquefaction of a gel

    solatium

    compensation given as solace for suffering or loss

    soldatesque

    soldierlike

    solecism

    a grammatical mistake; a breach of etiquette

    soleiform

    slipper-shaped

    solemnsides

    excessively solemn or serious

    solenodon

    large Caribbean ratlike insectivore with long snout

    solenoid

    cylindrical wire coil acting as a magnet when charged

    solfatara

    volcanic vent emitting only gases

    solferino

    purplish red

    solidary

    marked by solidarity; joint and several

    solidum

    large moulding along base of a pedestal

    solifidianism

    doctrine that faith alone will ensure salvation

    soliform

    sun-like; resembling the sun

    soligenous

    produced by the sun

    soliloquent

    speaking in soliloquies; prone to giving soliloquies

    soliloquy

    talking or conversing with oneself; dramatic production of this nature

    solipsism

    theory that self-existence is the only certainty

    solisequious

    following the course of the sun

    soliterraneous

    of, like or pertaining to the joint effect of the sun and earth

    solivagant

    wandering alone

    solive

    joist or beam of secondary importance

    solleret

    armoured shoe made of scales or plates

    sollevation

    insurrection

    solmisate

    to sing; to set to musical notation

    solum

    ground; soil; piece of ground

    solvolysis

    decomposition of dissolved substance

    somatasthenia

    weakness of the body

    somatogenic

    caused from within the body or by the cells of the body

    somatognosis

    diagnosis of bodily conditions

    somatology

    science of the properties of matter

    somatopsychic

    concerning a person’s bodily self-image

    somatotrophic

    promoting growth of the body

    somewhither

    to some place; somewhere

    sommelier

    butler; wine steward

    somnambulate

    to walk in one’s sleep

    somnial

    of, like or pertaining to dreams

    somnifacient

    sleep-inducing

    somniferous

    bearing sleep

    somniloquence

    talking in one’s sleep

    somnipathy

    sleep produced by hypnotism or mesmerism

    somnolence

    sleepiness; drowsiness

    somnolescent

    half-asleep

    somnorific

    causing sleep; soporific

    sonance

    sound; a sounding of an instrument

    sondage

    trial bore or excavation; sounding out of opinion

    sondation

    sounding of the earth by boring

    sone

    unit of loudness on a scale based on subjective or perceived loudness

    songket

    soniferous

    producing sound

    sonification

    act of producing sound

    sonograph

    instrument for recording and analysing sound

    sonorescent

    emitting sound under influence of radiation

    sooth

    truth; reality; in truth

    soothfast

    truthful; honest; faithful

    sophianic

    of, like or pertaining to wisdom

    sophic

    full of wisdom; learned

    sophiology

    science of ideas

    sophism

    deceptive but plausible intellectualism

    sophomania

    delusion that one is incredibly intelligent

    sophrosyne

    soundness of mind; self-control; moderation

    sopite

    to dull; lull; put to sleep; put an end to

    sopitive

    causing sleep

    soporiferous

    bearing sleep

    soporific

    tending to produce sleep

    sorbefacient

    promoting absorption

    sorbile

    able to be sipped or drunk

    sordor

    refuse; foul matter

    soricident

    having teeth like a shrew’s

    soricine

    of, like or pertaining to shrews

    sorites

    string of statements where end of one is subject of next

    soroche

    mountain sickness

    sororal

    of, like or pertaining to sisters

    sororicide

    killing of one’s own sister

    sorrel

    reddish-brown; light chestnut

    sortilege

    pination by drawing lots

    sortition

    casting of lots; assignment by casting of lots

    soterial

    of, like or pertaining to salvation

    soteriology

    study of theological salvation

    sottisier

    collection of jokes, quotes, or ridiculous remarks

    sottoportico

    covered passage or alley under the overhanging first floor of a building

    soubrette

    coquettish and intriguing maid; such a role in drama

    sough

    to sigh or murmur as the wind does

    sounder

    herd of pigs; young boar

    soupçon

    hardly perceptible quantity; dash

    sourdine

    muted trumpet

    soutache

    narrow braid used for trimming

    soutane

    priest’s cassock

    souteneur

    prostitute’s pimp or bully

    souterrain

    underground chamber; earth-house

    sovenance

    remembrance; memory

    spadassin

    swordsman; fighter

    spadiceous

    chestnut-coloured

    spadiceous

    shaped like a palm branch

    spadix

    fleshy spike of flowers

    spado

    castrated or impotent person or animal

    spall

    to splinter or split; to chip

    spanandry

    extreme scarcity of males in a biological population

    spandrel

    design in corner of postage stamp

    spandrel

    space between curve of an arch and mouldings

    spaniolate

    to hispanicize

    spanker

    sail on the mast nearest the stern of a square-rigged ship

    spansule

    time-release capsule

    spar

    any ship’s mast, boom, yard, or gaff

    sparable

    small headless shoemakers’ nail

    sparagmos

    ritualized tearing apart of a person prior to rebirth or renewal

    sparge

    to sprinkle with moisture

    spargefication

    act of sprinkling or scattering

    sparver

    canopy for a bed

    spasmatomancy

    pination by twitching or convulsions of the body

    spatangoid

    kind of sea-urchin

    spatchcock

    to insert into a text inappropriately; to interpolate

    spathodea

    African tulip tree

    spatialism

    doctrine that matter has only spatial, temporal and causal properties

    spatialism

    belief that matter has only spatial, temporal, and causal properties

    spatiate

    to ramble; to saunter

    spatilomancy

    pination by means of feces

    spatiography

    scientific description of outer space

    spatiotemporal

    of, like or pertaining to time and space

    spattee

    protective outer stocking

    spatulate

    shaped like a spatula

    spavin

    hard bony tumour on a horse’s leg

    spavined

    lame; broken down; decrepit

    speciesism

    belief that humans are more important and valuable than other animals

    speciocide

    destruction of an entire species

    specious

    apparently good but not actually so; superficially plausible

    spectrofluorimeter

    instrument for measuring and recording fluorescence spectra

    spectrograph

    instrument for viewing a spectrum

    spectroheliograph

    instrument for taking pictures of the sun

    spectroheliokinematograph

    camera for taking pictures of the sun

    spectrohelioscope

    instrument for viewing solar disc in light of a single wavelength

    spectrology

    study of ghosts

    spectrometer

    instrument measuring wavelengths of light of a spectrum

    spectrophobia

    fear of looking in a mirror

    spectrophotometer

    instrument for measuring speed of different parts of light spectrum

    spectroscope

    instrument for forming spectra by dispersing rays of light

    spectroscopy

    study of spectra

    specular

    mirrorlike; by reflection; visual

    speculum

    mirror; reflector; coloured patch on a bird’s wing

    speed

    prosperity; success

    spelaeothem

    depositional features found in caves

    speleology

    study and exploration of caves

    speleothem

    structure in a cave formed by deposition of minerals in water

    speluncar

    of, like or pertaining to caves

    speos

    ancient Egyptian cave temple

    spermatic

    of, like or pertaining to sperm

    spermatogenesis

    producing sperm

    spermatorrhoea

    frequent and involuntary ejaculation

    spermiogenesis

    producing sperm

    spermologer

    one who gathers seeds

    spermology

    study of seeds

    spermophile

    member of family of seed-loving rodents

    spetch

    piece of undressed leather used in making glue

    sphacelate

    to cause or affect with gangrene or mortification

    sphacelated

    necrosed; dark and shrunken

    sphagnicolous

    living in peat moss

    sphagnology

    study of peat moss

    sphairistic

    tennis-playing

    sphenogram

    cuneiform character

    spheristerion

    place for exercise in ball-play

    spheromancy

    pination using a crystal ball

    spherometer

    instrument measuring curvature

    spheterize

    to make one’s own; to appropriate

    sphingal

    of, like or pertaining to sphinxes

    sphragistic

    of, like or pertaining to seals and signets

    sphragistics

    study of seals and signets

    sphygmic

    of, like or pertaining to the pulse or heartbeat

    sphygmograph

    instrument for recording pulse

    sphygmology

    study of the pulse

    sphygmomanometer

    instrument for measuring arterial blood pssure

    sphygmometer

    instrument for measuring arterial blood pssure

    sphygmophone

    instrument for hearing the pulse

    sphygmoscope

    instrument for making arterial pulsations visible

    sphyrelaton

    metalwork done with hammers

    spicaceous

    shaped like a spike

    spicate

    spiked; spikelike

    spicigerous

    bearing spikes

    spicula

    prickle or splinter

    spiculate

    covered in prickles or small spikes

    spiculate

    to sharpen to a point

    spider

    light high-wheeled carriage

    spiflicate

    to destroy; to quell; to confound

    spikenard

    sweetly scented ointment

    spile

    device for tapping sap from maple trees

    spiloma

    birthmark; nevus

    spinescent

    developing spines; developing into a spine

    spinet

    keyed instrument like the harpsichord

    spiniferous

    bearing spines

    spiniform

    like a thorn or spine

    spinigerous

    bearing spines

    spinnaker

    large triangular sail opposite the mainsail

    spinnbar

    capable of being drawn into strands

    spinneret

    silk-spinning organ of an insect or spider

    spinney

    copse or small clump of trees

    spinthariscope

    instrument for visually detecting alpha particles

    spintherism

    seeing of sparks before the eyes

    spintrian

    of, like or pertaining to orgies or male sexual deviance

    spinulate

    furnished with small spines

    spinuliferous

    bearing spinules

    spiracle

    breathing hole; orifice; vent

    spiraculate

    having air-holes

    spiraliform

    shaped like a spiral

    spiralism

    spiration

    act of breathing

    spiritualism

    belief that nothing is real except the soul or spirit

    spiritualism

    belief in the existence or importance of spiritual entities

    spirketting

    inside planking between ports and waterways of a ship

    spirograph

    instrument recording movements of breathing

    spirometer

    instrument measuring lung capacity

    spirulate

    spirally arranged

    spiv

    petty criminal with no regular employment

    splanchnic

    visceral; intestinal

    splanchnology

    study of the entrails or viscera

    splat

    thin strip forming upright middle part of the back of a chair

    splenetic

    marked by bad temper or spite; melancholy

    splenic

    of, like or pertaining to the spleen

    spleniculus

    small detached part of the spleen

    splenitive

    fiery; ill-tempered

    splenium

    surgical bandage

    spodium

    bone charcoal; powder obtained from calcination of substances

    spodogenous

    caused by waste matter

    spodomancy

    pination by means of ashes

    spokeshave

    plane or knife used to round spokes

    spoliate

    to despoil; to plunder

    spoliative

    serving to take away or diminish

    available money; funds

    spongology

    study of sponges

    sponsion

    act of becoming surety for another

    sponson

    platform jutting from ship’s deck for gun or wheel

    sporicide

    killing of spores

    sporiferous

    bearing spores

    sporogenesis

    reproduction by means of spores

    sporran

    ornamental pouch worn in front of kilt

    sportulary

    relying on charity or the generosity of patrons

    sporulation

    formation or production of spores

    sprachgefühl

    innate feel for essential character of a language

    sprag

    bar inserted to stop a wheel

    spagh

    cattle raid; foray

    springald

    active young man; youth

    springbok

    South African antelope known for leaping

    springe

    snare with noose and spring

    springhare

    South African jumping hare

    sprit

    spar crossing a fore-and-aft sail diagonally

    spritsail

    sail extended by a sprit

    spuddle

    to work feebly or ineffectively; to perform shallow agricultural ploughing

    spumescent

    foamy; frothing

    spurcidical

    foul-mouthed; speaking dishonestly or foully

    spurcitious

    foul; filthy; obscene

    spurion

    any hypothetical subatomic particle used to facilitate calculations

    spurrier

    one who makes spurs

    spurtle

    Scottish stirring stick for porridge

    sputative

    habitually spitting

    squab

    fat; clumsy; unfledged; newly hatched

    squadrism

    control of government by armed squadrons of loyalists

    squaliform

    shaped like a shark

    squaloid

    of, like or pertaining to sharks

    squamiform

    shaped like a scale

    squandermania

    irrational propensity for spending money wastefully

    squarrose

    having scales sticking out at right angles

    squarson

    clergyman who is also a land-holding squire

    squarsonocracy

    government by landholding clergymen

    squassation

    form of torture involving hanging weights and shaking or whipping victim

    squatterarchy

    government by squatters; squattocracy

    squattocracy

    government by squatters

    squinch

    arch across the corner of a room

    squintifego

    squinting greatly

    squirage

    squirearchy

    government by squires

    squirocracy

    government by squires; squirearchy

    squit

    silly talk; nonsense; an insignificant person

    stack

    old unit of measure for firewood equal to 108 cubic feet

    stactometer

    pipette with hollow bulb for counting drops

    staddle

    support for a haystack

    stadial

    of, like or pertaining to a stage

    stadiometer

    instrument for measuring the length of a curved line

    staffage

    decorative accessories or additions to work of art

    stagmometer

    instrument for measuring number of drops in volume of liquid

    stagnicolous

    living in stagnant water

    stalactiform

    shaped like a stalactite or icicle

    stalagmometer

    instrument for measuring surface tension by drops

    stallenger

    keeper of a stall

    staminiferous

    bearing stamens

    stammel

    coarse woollen fabric, usually dyed red; bright red colour

    stampomania

    obsession with stamp-collecting

    stanchion

    upright beam, bar or support

    standpipe

    vertical pipe for conveying gas or water to a higher level

    stanhope

    light open one-seated carriage

    stanjant

    heraldic animal in profile with head towards the viewer

    stannary

    tin-mining district

    stanniferous

    bearing tin

    stapediform

    shaped like a stirrup

    staphyline

    like a bunch of grapes

    staphylorrhaphy

    surgical closure of a cleft palate

    starbolins

    sailors of the starboard watch

    starets

    starveling

    starving, weak, hungry or pining person

    stasiarch

    ringleader in sedition

    stasimorphy

    structural modification by arrested development

    stasiology

    study of political parties

    statant

    heraldic animal standing in profile with all feet on the ground

    statics

    study of bodies and forces in equilibrium

    statim

    immediately; at once

    stative

    indicating a state rather than an action

    statocracy

    government by the state alone, without ecclesiastical influence

    statolatry

    worship of the state

    statolith

    small calcareous stone used by invertebrates to maintain equilibrium

    statoscope

    instrument for measuring small changes in atmospheric pssure

    statuary

    of, pertaining to or suitable for sculpture

    statuminate

    to support; to prop up

    statuvolism

    mesmerism; hypnotism

    staurolatry

    worship of the cross or crucifix

    stauroscope

    instrument for studying structure of crystals with polarised light

    stay

    large rope used to support a mast

    staysail

    fore-and-aft sail hoisted on a stay

    steading

    range of building surrounding a farmhouse

    steatogenous

    producing fat

    steatopygous

    fat-buttocked

    steatorrhoea

    excretion of fat through the bowels

    steen

    to line with stone

    steenbok

    small South African antelope

    steeve

    angle of elevation in relation to the horizontal

    steeve

    to set a ship’s bowsprit at an upward inclination

    steganograph

    cryptogram

    steganographer

    cryptographer; one who works with ciphers

    steganography

    writing in a secret, hidden, or encoded manner

    stegmonth

    period of recuperation after childbirth

    stegnosis

    constipation

    stegophilist

    one who climbs buildings for sport

    stellate

    star-shaped; starry

    stelliferous

    having many stars

    stelliform

    shaped like a star

    stellify

    to set among the stars

    stellion

    lizard with starry spots

    stellular

    star-like; having star-like spots

    stelography

    practice of writing inscriptions on columns or pillars

    stemma

    scroll; garland; pedigree; family tree

    stemmatology

    study of relationships between texts

    stemson

    supporting timber of a ship

    stenometer

    instrument for measuring distances

    stenopaeic

    with a narrow opening

    stenosis

    narrowing of an orifice

    stenotone

    breve; mark over letter to indicate a short vowel sound

    stenotopic

    able to tolerate only small environmental changes

    stentor

    loud-voiced person

    stentorian

    extremely loud

    stephane

    diadem or coronet worn by soldiers or statues of ancient deities

    stercomancy

    fortune-telling by studying seeds in dung

    stercoraceous

    of, like or pertaining to feces

    stercoranism

    belief that the consecrated Eucharist is digested and evacuated

    stercoricolous

    living in dung or filth

    stercovorous

    feeding on dung or excrement

    stereobate

    substructure; foundation; basement

    stereochromy

    colourful wall painting

    stereognosis

    ability to perceive the weight and form of an object

    stereography

    stereoscopic photography

    stereometer

    instrument for measuring specific gravity

    stereometry

    measurement of volumes of solid ps

    stereophony

    reproduction of sound

    stereopsis

    stereoscopic or three-dimensional vision

    stereoscope

    instrument for viewing special three-dimensional photographs

    stereotaxis

    reaction of organism to contact with a solid body

    stereotomy

    cutting of stone or other solid materials

    steric

    of, like or pertaining to the organization of atoms in a molecule

    stern

    back part of a ship

    sternpost

    main member at stern of a ship extending from keel to deck

    sternutation

    sneezing

    sternway

    movement of a ship backwards

    sterquilinian

    of, like or pertaining to a dunghill

    stertorous

    with a snoring sound

    stet

    to restore after marking for deletion

    stethometer

    instrument measuring chest expansion during breathing

    stevedorage

    fee levied for loading and unloading cargo

    stevedore

    steven

    outcry; loud call

    sthenic

    strong; robust; morbidly active

    stibadium

    semicircular couch

    stibial

    of, like or pertaining to antimony

    stibialism

    antimony poisoning

    sticharion

    vestment like an alb worn by Orthodox priests

    stichology

    metrical theory

    stichomancy

    pination by picking passages from books at random

    stichometry

    numbering or counting lines in books or documents

    stichomythia

    dialogue in alternate lines

    stiction

    frictional force occurring when surfaces set together

    stifle

    joint above the hock of a horse

    stigmatic

    giving infamy, stigma or reproach, marked or branded

    stigmatiferous

    bearing stigma

    stigmatophilia

    obsession with tattooing or branding

    stillage

    frame or stand for keeping things off the floor

    stillatitious

    issuing in drops; falling in drops

    stillatory

    still; distillery

    stillicide

    drip; eavesdrop

    stilp

    to walk with stilts or crutches

    stipiform

    shaped like a stalk

    stirious

    shaped like an icicle

    stirk

    yearling ox or cow; pasture for yearlings

    stirpiculture

    selective breeding

    stirps

    branch of a family; pedigree

    stithy

    blacksmith’s forge or anvil

    stiver

    thing of little or no value

    stochastic

    of, like or pertaining to a sequence of random events

    stockinette

    soft elastic cotton fabric

    stodge

    to cram, stuff or gorge with food

    stoichiology

    science of elements of animal tissues

    stoichiometry

    measurement of proportions of chemical reactions

    stoicism

    belief in indifference to pleasure or pain

    stokehold

    ship’s furnace chamber

    stole

    narrow ecclesiastical vestment or scarf

    stolisomancy

    pination by observing how one dresses oneself

    stolon

    runner or shoot from base of a plant

    stoloniferous

    bearing or having runners

    stomacher

    armour for the chest; covering or ornament for the chest area

    stomachous

    resentful; haughty; spirited

    stomatiferous

    having an orifice or mouth

    stomatolalia

    speech produced with clogged nostrils

    stomatology

    study of the mouth

    stomp

    jazz dance featuring heavy stamping of the feet

    stonk

    a heavy concentration of artillery fire

    stope

    steplike excavation in mining

    storge

    natural or parental affection

    storiate

    to decorate with historical designs

    storiated

    decorated with elaborate ornamental designs

    storiology

    study of folk tales

    stoss

    side of a hill facing upstream

    stoup

    vessel for holding holy water

    strabismometer

    instrument measuring degree of squinting

    strabometer

    instrument for measuring strabismus in the eyes

    strabotomy

    surgical removal of a squint

    stradometrical

    strahl

    flow of beams of electrons from the sun to earth

    strait

    strict; rigorous; constricted

    strake

    continuous band of plates on side of a ship

    strake

    trough for washing ore

    stramineous

    strawy; light; worthless; straw-coloured

    strapontin

    folding seat in a theatre

    strappado

    form of torture in which victim is left dangling from a rope

    strass

    paste for making false gems

    stratarchy

    rulership over an army

    strathspey

    reel-like Scottish dance of moderate tempo

    straticulate

    composed of parallel strata

    stratiform

    layered; forming a layer

    stratigraphy

    study of geological layers or strata

    stratocracy

    military rule or despotism

    stratography

    art of leading an army

    stratonic

    of an army or armies

    strephosymbolia

    visual disorder where letters are mirror image

    strepitant

    loud; noisy; clamorous

    stretcher

    brick placed lengthwise in masonry

    striated

    striped; with fine lines

    strickle

    tool used to sharpen a scythe; template

    stridor

    harsh shrill sound

    stridulate

    to make a chirping or scraping sound

    striga

    flute of a column

    strigate

    bristled; streaked

    strigiform

    shaped like an owl

    strigil

    scraper used to clean the skin after bathing

    strigilation

    scraping

    strigine

    owl-like; of, like or pertaining to owls

    stritch

    straightened alto saxophone

    strobic

    like a spinning top; appearing to spin

    stroboscope

    instrument for studying motion using flashes of light

    strombuliferous

    bearing spirally coiled organs

    strombuliform

    shaped like a spinning top; spirally twisted

    structuralism

    theory that emphasizes structure or order of ideas to produce meaning

    strumpetocracy

    government by strumpets

    struthiform

    ostrich-like

    struthious

    of, like or pertaining to ostriches

    stulm

    adit; draining-shaft

    stultiloquence

    foolish or senseless talk

    stummel

    bowl and adjacent part of a pipe

    stunsail

    light auxiliary sail to the side of principal sails

    stupe

    medicated cloth used to treat fever

    stupefacient

    narcotic; stupefying

    stupent

    astounded; dumbfounded

    stuprate

    to ravish; to violate; to rape

    stygian

    having a gloomy or foreboding aspect; murky

    styliferous

    bearing a bristle

    styliform

    shaped like a bristle

    stylite

    monk who spends much time on tops of pillars

    stylobate

    continuous pedestal supporting a row of columns

    stylogalmaic

    of, like or pertaining to ps serving as columns or pillars

    stylography

    mode of writing or engraving with a pen

    stylometer

    instrument for measuring columns

    stylometry

    studying literature by means of statistical analysis

    styptic

    drawing together; astringent

    suaviloquence

    pleasing or agreeable speech

    sub dio

    outdoors; in open air

    sub rosa

    secretly; in confidence

    subact

    to work up; to subdue

    subalary

    beneath the wings

    subaltern

    ranked quantitatively but not qualitatively; subordinate

    subarmale

    coat worn under armour

    subarrhation

    mode of betrothal where gift given by man to woman

    subduct

    to withdraw; to take away

    subduple

    in the ratio of one to two

    subduplicate

    expssed by a square root

    suberic

    of or pertaining to cork

    suberous

    of, like or having the appearance of cork; pertaining to cork

    subessive

    indicating location under or below

    subfocal

    of which one is only dimly aware

    subhastation

    sale by public auction

    subinfeudate

    to grant to another land held by another feudal lord

    subintelligitur

    implication understood though not stated

    subitaneous

    sudden; hasty; hastily made

    subitize

    to perceive number of items in a group without counting

    subito

    at once; immediately

    subjectivism

    doctrine that all knowledge is subjective

    subjoin

    to add at the end or afterwards

    sublate

    to deny; to contradict; to resolve a contradiction

    sublative

    indicating movement towards the top of

    sublineation

    act of underlining

    sublunary

    under the moon; of this world; earthly; terrestrial

    subluxation

    state of being almost dislocated

    subnascent

    growing up from beneath

    subnubilar

    under clouds

    suborn

    to bribe or procure to commit an unlawful act

    subreptary

    adapted to crawling

    subreption

    misrepsentation; false deduction

    subrogate

    to substitute

    subsecive

    remaining over; spare

    subserve

    to be useful to; to promote

    subsidiarity

    state of being subsidiary; secondary importance

    subsolar

    beneath the sun; between the tropics

    substantialism

    belief that there is a real existence underlying phenomena

    substitutionalism

    theory that memory substitutes for independent reality of past experience

    substractor

    detractor

    substratose

    imperfectly stratified

    substruct

    to build beneath; to lay as a foundation

    subsultive

    moving by leaps and starts; twitching

    subsultus

    convulsive movement

    subtend

    to be opposite to or to extend under

    subternatural

    less than natural

    subtopia

    suburbs of a city

    subtrude

    to push in stealthily

    subturbary

    beneath turf

    subungual

    beneath a nail or hoof

    suburbicarian

    of, like or pertaining to suburbs

    subvention

    granting of money in aid

    succedaneous

    serving as a substitute

    succedaneum

    substitute; remedy

    succentor

    bass soloist in a choir

    succenturiate

    to supply what is lacking; to supplement

    succiduous

    ready to fall; in the process of falling; tottering

    succiferous

    bearing or producing sap

    succinctorium

    band or scarf worn from the Pope’s girdle

    succinic

    of, pertaining to or derived from amber

    succiniferous

    bearing or producing amber

    succise

    appearing to have the lower part cut off

    succorrhoea

    excessive secretion

    succour

    to aid in distress

    succubus

    female devil who seduces men and copulates with them in their sleep

    succursal

    subsidiary; branch or subsidiary establishment

    succus

    juice extracted from plant

    sucrier

    table vessel for sugar

    suctorial

    designed for sucking or adhering

    sudarium

    cloth for wiping away sweat

    sudatory

    inducing sweat

    sudd

    mass of floating weed blocking the Nile River

    sudiform

    shaped like a stake

    sudoriferous

    inducing or secreting sweat

    sudorific

    causing sweat

    sudoriparous

    secreting sweat

    suffibulum

    veil worn by vestal virgins prior to their sacrifice

    suffisance

    sufficiency; satisfaction; enjoyment

    sufflaminate

    to check; to obstruct; to block

    suffragan

    assistant bishop

    suffrutescent

    having a woody base

    sugent

    designed for sucking

    sugillate

    to beat until black and blue

    suicidology

    study of suicide

    suidian

    of, like or pertaining to pigs

    suilline

    like a pig; of, like or pertaining to pigs or hogs

    suine

    mixture of margarine and lard

    suint

    dried sheep perspiration

    sulcal

    of a sulcus; grooved; furrowed

    sulcate

    with grooves or furrows

    sulciform

    having the shape of a groove

    sulcus

    groove, furrow or fissure

    sulky

    light two-wheeled, one-person horse-drawn carriage

    sullage

    filth; refuse; sewage; scum; silt

    sulphorous

    of, like or pertaining to hellfire; infernal; blasphemous

    sulphureous

    bright yellow

    summa

    comphensive treatise

    summate

    to add together

    sumpsimus

    correct expssion that replaces popular but wrong one

    sumpter

    pack horse; beast of burden

    sumptuary

    of, like or pertaining to expense or extravagance

    sunbittern

    brightly coloured South American bird

    sundog

    bright spot or halo appearing on either side of sun; parhelion

    suni

    dwarfed southern African antelope

    supellex

    furnishings; apparatus for an experiment

    superannuate

    to discharge as being too old

    superbiloquence

    arrogant or proud speech

    supercalender

    to give a high polish to

    supercargo

    ship’s official in charge of business affairs

    supercherie

    deception; hoax; fraud

    superciliary

    of, on or near the eyebrow

    supercilious

    disdainfully superior; overbearing

    supercrescent

    parasitic

    supererogation

    doing more than needed to complete a task

    superessive

    indicating location upon or on top of

    superfetate

    to conceive during pgnancy

    superfetation

    superabundant production or accumulation

    superficies

    surface layer; surface with length and width only

    superhumeral

    ecclesiastical garment worn over the shoulders

    superincumbent

    resting on top; overlying; overhanging

    superinduce

    to bring as addition

    superjacent

    lying above

    superjection

    exaggeration; hyperbole

    superlunary

    otherworldly; above the moon

    supermanism

    theory that emphasizes the qualities of the ‘superman’ above mere humanity

    supernal

    on high; celestial; exalted

    supernatant

    floating on the surface

    supernumerary

    above the stated, usual or necessary number

    superscribe

    to write at the top or at the head

    supersensible

    beyond physical perception; spiritual

    supersensualism

    doctrine that emphasizes qualities above those perceptible by the senses

    supersolid

    magnitude of more than three dimensions

    supervenient

    extraneous, additional or unexpected

    supeter

    armour for the feet

    supinate

    to lie on one’s back; to make to lie on the back

    supine

    lying flat on the back

    suppalpation

    coaxing; wheedling

    suppedaneum

    support under foot of crucified person

    suppletion

    addition; supplement

    suppliant

    supplicating; entreating

    suppositious

    conjectural; hypothetical

    suppurate

    to discharge pus

    supra

    above; earlier in a text

    supraliminal

    conscious

    supralunar

    beyond the moon; very lofty

    suq

    Middle Eastern marketplace

    surah

    soft twilled silk or rayon

    sural

    of, like or pertaining to the calf of the leg

    surbate

    to bruise from walking; to make footsore

    surcease

    to stop or cease

    surcingle

    girth or strap for holding saddle to animal’s back

    surcoat

    garment worn over armour bearing a heraldic device

    surculation

    pruning; cutting off shoots to propagate them

    surculigerous

    producing suckers

    surculose

    having or producing suckers

    surd

    irrational number

    surdimutism

    state of being both deaf and dumb

    suretyship

    responsibility assumed by one person on another’s behalf

    surexcitation

    excessive excitedness

    surfactant

    substance which reduces surface tension

    surfeit

    excess; state of being full

    surficial

    of, like or pertaining to the surface of the earth

    surnominal

    of, like or pertaining to surnames

    surplice

    loose-fitting ankle length overgarment worn by clerics

    surrey

    light four-wheeled carriage with two seats

    suscept

    host of a parasite

    suscipient

    recipient of a sacrament

    suscitate

    to excite; to rouse

    sussultatory

    characterized by large up-and-down vibrations

    sustentacular

    supporting

    sustentative

    sustaining

    susurrus

    murmuring; whisper; rustling

    sutile

    accomplished by stitching or sewing

    sutler

    one who sells liquor or provisions to soldiers

    sutorian

    of, like or pertaining to cobbling or sewing

    svedberg

    unit of time used to measure sedimentation velocity

    swag

    looping hanging down bit of fabric over a window or door

    swage

    groove; grooved shaping tool

    swale

    marshy hollow or depssion; meadow

    swallet

    place where water disappears underground

    swansdown

    heavy napped cotton flannel

    swanskin

    soft napped fabric resembling flannel

    swape

    beam with which water is raised to irrigation ditches

    sward

    a portion of land covered with grass

    swarf

    grit from an axle; stone or metal filings

    swasivious

    agreeably persuasive

    sweven

    vision seen in sleep; a dream

    swingometer

    instrument for measuring swing in votes during an election

    swipple

    striking part of a flail

    swissing

    ordinary calendering of cloth

    swith

    instantly; quickly

    swive

    to enjoy conjugal intimacy with a female personage; to fuck a chick

    swoopstake

    in an indiscriminate manner

    sybaritic

    devoted to luxury

    sybil

    female prophet; hag; witch

    sybilline

    like an oracle or prophet; mysterious

    sybotic

    of, like or pertaining to a swineherd

    sycomancy

    pination using fig leaves

    sycosis

    inflammation of the hair follicles or beard

    syllabatim

    syllable by syllable

    syllabub

    anything frothy or insubstantial

    syllepsis

    p where word related to two others differently

    syllogism

    argument in which two pmises lead to a logical conclusion

    sylph

    airy female spirit or fairy-creature; slim girl

    sylvatic

    belonging to or found in woods

    sylvestral

    of, like or pertaining to trees

    sylviculture

    forestry

    symblepharon

    adhesion of the eyelid to the eyeball

    symbolaeography

    drawing up of legal documents

    symbolatry

    undue worship of symbols

    symbolography

    writing of symbols or ps

    symbology

    study of symbols

    symmachy

    fighting jointly against a common enemy

    symmetrophobia

    fear of symmetry

    symmography

    string art

    sympatric

    occupying the same regions but not interbreeding

    symphilism

    the state of being in a symbiotic relationship

    symphily

    living together for mutual benefit

    symphonia

    old name for the hurdy-gurdy or other musical instruments

    symphoric

    accident-prone

    sympiesometer

    instrument for measuring pssure of a current

    symploce

    repetition of word at start of one and end of next clause

    symposiarch

    leader of a conference

    symposiast

    participant at a conference

    symptomatography

    description of symptoms

    symptomatology

    study of symptoms of illness

    synaeresis

    running together of vowels into a diphthong

    synaesthesia

    confusion of one sensation with another

    synaesthesis

    harmony of differing impulses from a work of art

    synallagmatic

    mutually or reciprocally obligatory; bilateral

    synaloepha

    contraction of two syllables into one by omitting a vowel

    synanthy

    growing together of two flowers

    synaphea

    metrical continuity between verses in a system

    synaposematism

    warning coloration common to many species in region

    synarchy

    joint sovereignty

    synartesis

    close junction

    synastry

    comparison of horoscopes of two or more people

    synaxarion

    account of a saint’s life

    syncategorematic

    meaningless or unable to form a term without other words

    synchoresis

    concession made for the sake of more effective retort

    synchroscope

    instrument for detecting whether two moving parts are synchronized

    synchysis

    confusion of meaning due to unusual arrangement

    synclastic

    curved in all directions towards a single point

    syncline

    downward fold in geology

    syncope

    omission of a sound from middle of a word

    syncretism

    combination of different religious beliefs

    syncrisis

    comparison of perse or contradictory things

    syndactylic

    with digits joined together

    syndeton

    phrase whose parts are joined by a conjunction

    syndicalism

    doctrine of direct worker control of capital

    syndyasmian

    marked by a loose temporary pair-bonding or one-night stand

    synecdoche

    part used to refer to whole or vice versa

    synecdochial

    broadened or narrowed in interptation

    synechiology

    continuity or union of all things

    synechthry

    cohabitation of hostile species

    synecology

    study of ecological communities

    synectics

    study of processes of invention

    synedrion

    judicial assembly

    syneidesis

    conscience as passing judgement on past acts

    synergism

    belief that human will and pine spirit cooperate in salvation

    synergy

    combined action of two or more forces

    synesis

    syntax having regard to meaning rather than form

    syngamy

    free interbreeding between organisms

    syngenesis

    sexual reproduction

    syngraph

    writing or contract signed by both or all parties

    synizesis

    movement of one part causing movement in another part

    synod

    ecclesiastical assembly or council

    synodical

    of, like or pertaining to conjunction

    synoeciosis

    rhetorical p of coupling opposites

    synoecism

    uniting of several towns under a single capital city

    synoecize

    to unite in one community or city-state

    synoecy

    association of species with benefit to one species only

    synonymicon

    thesaurus

    synoptic

    of or giving a synopsis or summary

    synorthographic

    spelled in the same way

    synsemantic

    of a word, having no meaning outside a specific context

    syntagm

    organized body, system or group

    syntectic

    having the quality of melting or dissolving

    synteresis

    conscience as guide to action; intuitive moral knowledge

    syntexis

    liquefaction; melting; wasting

    synthronus

    joint throne for an Orthodox bishop and his psbyters

    syntomy

    brevity; conciseness

    syntrierarch

    an ancient Greek citizen charged with equipping a trireme

    syphilology

    study of syphilis

    syphilomania

    pathological belief that one is afflicted with syphilis

    syphilophobia

    fear of syphilis

    syringadenous

    of, like or pertaining to sweat glands

    syrinx

    rock-cut tunnel; pan pipes

    syrtic

    of, like or pertaining to quicksand

    syssitia

    ancient Greek custom of eating chief meal together in public

    systaltic

    alternately contracting and dilating; pulsating

    systatic

    bringing together

    systematology

    study of systems

    systyle

    having columns separated by a distance of twice their thickness

    syzygy

    alignment of three or more celestial bodies

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