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1. abacus n.

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Abacus, the instrument, and the art of calculating with it.

2. abbicion n.

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Deviation, disagreement.

3. ab(b)reviāciǒun n.

Additional spellings: abbreviacioun
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(a) Shortness; (b) abridgement (of a story, etc.); an abstract or summary.

4. ā̆becẹ̄ n.

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An alphabet, esp. the Latin alphabet of 22 letters (lacking k and w, and distinct characters for j and v) arranged in fixed sequence; abece of Grew, abece of Hebru, abece of Latine men.

5. abhomināciǒun n.

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(a) Physical loathing, disgust, nausea; abhominacioun of wlatsomnesse, nausea; haven abhominacioun of, to be disgusted or nauseated by (sth.); abhominacioun of stomak; (b) moral abhorrence; haven

6. abissus n.

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(a) The depths of the earth or the sea; (b) the primordial chaos, amorphous matter; (c) hell.

7. abjecciǒun n.

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(a) Humbleness, lowliness; an abject position; (b) one who is utterly degraded, the lowest (of the lowly).

8. abjūrāciǒun n.

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Solemn renunciation of heresy or idolatry.

9. ablāciǒun n.

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Med. and surg. (a) Removal, amputation; ablacioun of blod, bloodletting; also, removal (of the cause of a disease); (b) loss of function (in a part of the body).

10. ablaqueāciǒun n.

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Removal of soil from the roots of vines.

11. ablā̆tī̆f, -ī̆ve adj. & n.

Additional spellings: ablative
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(a) The ablative (case) of Latin; a noun or adjective in the ablative case; (b) in a pun (with ref. to L ablātiō a taking away & ablāt-um taken away, stolen): carried off, stolen; ablatif cas, the…

12. ablūciǒun n.

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Alch. and pharm. The process by which oil or other substances, after being reduced to liquid form, are cleansed of impurities. [An emulsion is formed with hot water; this is allowed to separate, and…

13. abnegāciǒun n.

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(a) A negative assertion, a denial; (b) self-denial, renunciation.

14. abneveu n.

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?A great-great grandson or grandnephew.

15. abort n.

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Abortion.

16. abortī̆f, -īve adj. & n.

Additional spellings: abortive
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(a) Born prematurely or dead; (b) as noun: a child born prematurely or dead, a stillbirth; also fig.; (c) one who is born deformed, a monster.

17. abǒundaunce n.

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(a) A great number of things, a great quantity; plenty, a sufficiency; also, an excess; -- often with in or of; (b) aboundaunce of water, an overflow, a flood.

18. abscisiǒun n.

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(a) Removal by cutting off or away; (b) removal (by means of a laxative); (c) loss (of the power of speech).

19. absence n.

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(a) The state of being away from a place, absence; in his absence, etc.; (b) in absence, absent; (c) the fact of being lacking or missing, lack, non-existence.

20. absent adj. (& n.)

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(a) Not in a particular place, not present, absent; -- often with fro, from; (b) of things, qualities, etc.: absent, lacking, non-existent.

21. absictus n.

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A precious stone, reputed to hold heat for 7 days.

22. absinthe n.

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Wormwood; fig. bitterness sorrow.

23. absinthium n.

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The common wormwood (Artemisia absinthium).

24. absō̆lūciǒun n.

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(a) Forgiveness of sin as pronounced by a priest or by authority of the Church, remission; esp., the sacrament of penance; (b) a document granting remission of sins, an indulgence; (c) the act of…

25. abstinence n.

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Avoidance (of sth.), refraining (from sth.), self-denial; abstinence of mete, fasting; ben of abstinence, abstain; don abstinence of, abstain from; maken abstinence, avoid luxury.

26. absurditẹ̄ n.

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(a) Lack of harmony, dissonance; (b) an unjust practice.

27. abūsiǒun n.

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(a) Misuse, perversion, abuse; (b) in abusioun, insultingly, abusively; also, in a wicked or unnatural manner.

28. accent n.

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Accent, modulation.

29. accepciǒun n.

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(a) The acceptance of something as true or valid; approval (of a book); (b) accepcioun of persones, personal accepcioun, favoritism, partiality; (c) a condition or stipulation to which one has agreed…

30. acceptāciǒun n.

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(a) The act of accepting (an office) or approving (a privilege, etc.); (b) acceptance or approval (of sth.) as true or just or satisfactory; (c) acceptacioun of persones, favoritism, partiality.

31. acces(se n.

Additional spellings: accesse
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(a) Any attack of illness characterized by fever, but esp. of malarial fever or ague; acces ill, sharp acces, ague; fervent acces, hard acces, hot acces, etc.; (b) an attack of fever; esp. one of the…

32. accidence n.

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(a) Phil. A non-essential or incidental characteristic, a temporary and variable property of a thing; bi accidence, through a secondary means, indirectly; of accidence, without affecting or involving…

33. accident n.

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Something that happens or occurs; a fortuitous happening.

34. acciǒun n.

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(a) Something done, an act, a deed; accioun of penitence (penaunce), an act of penance; (b) the operation or effect (of heat or fire); the activity or function (of a bodily organ); accioun visif

35. accǒunt(e n.

Additional spellings: accounte
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(a) A computation, enumeration, or count; -- often pl.; (b) the method or art of computing; -- pl.

36. ac(c)ūsāciǒun, -tiọ̄n n.

Additional spellings: accusacioun, acusation, accusation
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(a) The act of charging someone with an offence or misconduct; (b) law formal accusation, indictment; (c) self-accusation, confession.

37. accūsant ppl. as n.

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One who charges another with false notions, a critic.

38. ac(c)ūsatīf adj. & n.

Additional spellings: accusatif
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(a) Accusing, self-accusing [note the play on the word cas in GRom.]; (b) gram. accustif (cas).

39. ac(c)ūsatōrie adj. & n.

Additional spellings: accusatorie
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(a) Self-accusing; (b) a confessional.

40. ac(c)ūsāto(u)r n.

Additional spellings: accusatour, accusator, acusatour
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(a) An accuser; (b) a plaintiff.

41. acelle n.

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Armpit.

42. acēte n.

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Vinegar; -- also used attributively.

43. acētọ̄sitẹ̄ n.

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Sourness, sour juice.

44. Achademie n.

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The garden near Athens where Plato taught.

45. achāte(s n.

Additional spellings: achates
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(a) Agate, a precious stone said to be endowed with many virtues; (b) eagle stone [cp. etites].

46. achēsǒun n.

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(a) Cause, reason; motive for doing something; objective, goal; withouten achesoun, in vain, for nothing; (b) that which furnishes a pretext, an opportunity; achesoun of sclaunder; (c) blame…

47. act(e n.

Additional spellings: acte
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(a) A deed, an action (either physical or mental); process, operation, activity; (b) a written record of an action; Actes of Apostles, a book of the New Testament; (c) a state of accomplishment or…

48. actǒur n.

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(a) A doer, a maker; (b) actour of curing, that which brings about a cure; (c) a guardian, a steward; (d) law one who brings suit at law, the plaintiff.

49. actūalitẹ̄ n.

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Effective power, efficacy; ?essence.

50. acūitẹ̄ n.

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Of blood, an ulcer, a medicine: sharpness, acridity, corrosiveness.

51. adamas n.

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(a) A kind of precious stone; diamond; (b) a loadstone.

52. adama(u)nt n.

Additional spellings: adamaunt
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(a) A kind of precious stone; diamond; (b) adamant; fig. something indestructible and enduring, something impenetrable.

53. addicāciǒun n.

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A supporting statement, demonstration.

54. addiciǒun n.

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Math. The act of adding numbers together; the arithmetical process of addition.

55. additament n.

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(a) Something added; an increase, an increment, a supplement; (b) a projection or protuberance; (c) anat. a process or appendage; esp., an apophysis.

56. adducciǒun n.

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Act of bringing something to something else.

57. adefla n.

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A fabulous tree.

58. adeps n.

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Body fat; esp., the fat next the skin.

59. adhērent n.

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Follower, associate, supporter.

60. adinvenciǒun n.

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An idea of one's own inventing; a fabrication.

61. adjecciǒun n.

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Addition; an added or qualifying statement.

62. adjectī̆f, -ī̆ve adj. & n.

Additional spellings: adjective
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Gram. (a) Adjectival; noun adjectif, an adjective; verb adjectif, a verbal noun or adjective; (b) as noun: adjective.

63. adjūrāciǒun n.

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Dismissal of spirits, exorcism; summoning of spirits, conjuration [not always distinguishable].

64. adjūrement n.

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A solemn entreaty.

65. adjūtōri(e n.

Additional spellings: adjutorie
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(a) The bone of the upper arm, humerus; (b) bon of the adjutori, humerus; (c) the bone of the thigh, femur; (d) ?the elbow [prob. due to misunderstanding of ML ulna 'humerus'].

66. administrāciǒun n.

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(a) Act of administering, management; commun administracioun, administration of public affairs or government; (b) administrative position or function; right or power to govern, office; (c) management…

67. administrātǒur n.

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(a) Manager, steward; (b) one who manages a deceased person's estate (who may or may not be one of the executors).

68. administre, -er n.

Additional spellings: administer
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One who manages the estate of a deceased person.

69. admirācion n.

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Wonder, admiration.

70. admission n.

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(a) Confirmation in an office or position, acceptance; (b) acceptance, approval, ratification.

71. admissūre n.

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The admitting of the male to the female, breeding.

72. admixtiǒun n.

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(a) The act or process of mingling, mixing together; admixture; (b) the condition of being mingled or mixed.

73. adolescenci(e n.

Additional spellings: adolescencie
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(a) The age following childhood; esp., the period including the fifteenth to the twenty-first year; also, youth, early manhood; (b) the adolescence or youth of a specific person.

74. adolescent n.

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(a) A youth, a young man; (b) a colt under two years of age.

75. adopciǒun n.

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(a) The act of adopting a child; also, the condition of being adopted; heir bi adopcioun, sone bi adopcioun; (b) God's act in receiving persons as his children; the condition of being a child of God…

76. ador n.

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Spelt.

77. adūlāciǒun, -tion n.

Additional spellings: adulation
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Insincere praise, flattery.

78. adūlātor n.

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A flatterer.

79. adulterī n.

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Adultery.

80. adulteǒur n.

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An adulterer.

81. adustiǒun n.

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(a) Treatment with heat or burning, calcination of a substance; (b) surg. cauterization; (c) phys. the corruption of bodily humors, ulcers, etc., by heat; the process by which humors, etc., become adu

82. adverbe n.

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Gram. An adverb.

83. adversācion n.

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Opposition, hostility; don adversacion, make war.

84. adversārie n.

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(a) One who opposes another, a personal enemy; also fig.; (b) an opponent in war; (c) an antagonist in personal combat, a rival; (d) of animals or things: that which is harmful or inimical to…

85. Advincle n.

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The festival S.Petrus ad vincula [St. Peter in chains; cp.Acts 12], falling on Aug.1.

86. advōcāt, advoket n.

Additional spellings: advoket
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(a) A professional pleader in courts of law; counsel, attorney, advocate; (b) one who intercedes for another, mediator, intercessor (esp. of Christ or the Virgin Mary); (c) protector, champion…

87. advocā̆trīce, -trix n.

Additional spellings: advocatrix
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Of the Virgin: advocate, intercessor.

88. advōker n.

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Advocate, intercessor.

89. affecciǒun, -tion n.

Additional spellings: affection
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That faculty of the soul concerned with emotion and volition; the emotional (as opposed to the intellectual) side of human nature, capacity for feeling or emotion; the capacity for desiring or…

90. affect n.

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(a) Capacity for being affected emotionally; capacity for willing or desiring, the will; (b) emotion, feeling; desire, inclination, emotional bent or disposition; frend of affect, a friend by…

91. Affer n.

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An inhabitant of Africa.

92. affīe n.

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Reliance, trust; don affie, setten affie, to put (one's) trust (in sb.).

93. affinitẹ̄ n.

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(a) Relationship by marriage (as distinguished from blood relationship); a kinship between families which results from a fornication committed by a member of one family with a member of the other…

94. affirmāciǒun n.

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(a) An assertion that something is true, an affirmation (as opposed to a denial); (b) a supporting statement, confirmation, corroboration.

95. affirmatī̆f, -ī̆ve adj. as n.

Additional spellings: affirmative
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(a) Phil. An affirmative proposition, a positive statement or inference; (b) the positive form or aspect of something; in affirmatives, in positive functions (as opposed to failure to function); wil

96. afflicciǒun n.

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(a) Misery, pain, sorrow, distress; also, that which causes pain or sorrow; (b) self-inflicted pain, penance, mortification of the flesh, asceticism.

97. Affricān n.

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(a) A native of North Africa or the Roman province of Africa.

98. agarik(e n.

Additional spellings: agarike
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A kind of fungus used medicinally; prob., Polyporus officinalis.

99. āǧent n.

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Alch. A force capable of acting upon matter, an active principle; principal agent, the chief or primary acting force.

100. aǧǧer n.

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A heap of stones or of earth and stones, a mound.