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1. abai n.

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(a) The act or occasion of keeping a hunted animal at bay by barking dogs; (b) of dogs: holden at abai, keep (an animal) at bay; stonden at abai, surround an animal; hunten to abai, chase (an animal)…

2. abaishaunce n.

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Lack of composure, ?fear.

3. aba(i)shement n.

Additional spellings: abaishement
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(a) Lowering (of prices); (b) embarrassment, dread, fear.

4. abandǒun n.

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Control; under abandoun, under (one's) control; yeven (putten) in or to abandoun, put at (someone's) disposal.

5. abātement n.

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(a) Lessening, loss; (b) impairment, infringement; (c) lowering (of prices), depreciation; deficiency, as in the weight of a coin; a deduction for light weight; (d) law the quashing of a suit or writ…

6. abbeie n.

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The office, estate, or jurisdiction of an abbot, abbacy.

7. abbes(se n.

Additional spellings: abbesse
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A woman superior of a convent of nuns.

8. ab(b)reviāciǒun n.

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

9. aberdē̆n(e n.

Additional spellings: aberdene
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Sun-dried or salt codfish.

10. abet(te n.

Additional spellings: abette
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Incitement to evil; urging.

11. abettǒur, -er n.

Additional spellings: abetter
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One who encourages or supports an offender.

12. 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

13. abilitẹ̄ n.

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A capacity for doing something, proficiency in an art or profession, ability, power.

14. abil(l)ement n.

Additional spellings: abillement
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(a) A piece of equipment; a tool, an instrument, a weapon, a piece of armor, etc.; -- usually pl.; (b) abillementes of werre, military equipment.

15. abīme n.

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The depths (of the sea or the earth), abyss; also, the bottomless pit, hell.

16. abjecciǒun n.

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

17. abjūrāciǒun n.

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Solemn renunciation of heresy or idolatry.

18. 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…

19. abobbed ppl. as n.

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The game of blind-man's buff [see first quot.]; pleien abobbed; fig. to fool or delude a helpless person.

20. 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.

21. abreǧ(ǧ)ement n.

Additional spellings: abreggement
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(a) A reduction or lessening in amount; a shortening in space or time; (b) a condensed version, an epitome.

22. abrotet n.

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Broth.

23. 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.

24. 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.

25. absinthe n.

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Wormwood; fig. bitterness sorrow.

26. 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…

27. abstersiǒun n.

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Surg. (a) The act or process of cleansing a wound or sore, the removal of pus or other impurities by means of cleansing medicines; (b) a detergent or cleansing property.

28. 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.

29. abstracciǒun n.

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Withdrawal from worldly affairs and interests, asceticism.

30. abūs n.

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Improper or corrupt practice.

31. abūsiǒun n.

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

32. acācia, -ie n.

Additional spellings: acacie
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Med. A gum made from the juice of green plums or sloes (used as an astringent, a restringent, or a repercussive).

33. accent n.

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Accent, modulation.

34. accepciǒun n.

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

35. 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.

36. 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…

37. accessō̆rie n.

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(a) An accessory to a crime; (b) that which is subordinate to something else.

38. 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…

39. accīdie n.

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(a) The deadly sin of Sloth, a disinclination to do anything good; (b) a spell of lethargy or apathy.

40. accomplisshement n.

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(a) The performance (of a task), the carrying out (of a plan, purpose, someone's wish), fulfillment (of a promise); (b) the obtaining (of happiness, property), attainment (of that which one desires).

41. accō̆rd n.

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(a) Friendly sentiment, attitude, or disposition; goodwill, god accord; (b) sentiment or opinion; standen of accord, agree in sentiment (with sb.); fallen of accord, to consent; bi accord

42. accō̆rdaunce n.

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Of persons: (a) agreement in sentiment, concurrence of opinion; comoun accordaunce, mutual agreement; on accordaunce, unanimity; (b) compliance (with the will of God), devotion; compliance with rules…

43. accō̆rdement n.

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(a) Reconciliation; friendliness; of on accordement, united in spirit; (b) a formal agreement of reconciliation; a covenant of peace; also, the terms of such an agreement; maken accordement, make…

44. accǒunta(u)nt adj. & n.

Additional spellings: accountaunt
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(a) Liable to render account; (b) charged with accounting; officer accountant; (c) as noun: an accounting officer.

45. 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.

46. 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.

47. 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).

48. ac(c)ūsement n.

Additional spellings: accusement
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(a) The action of accusing or being accused; indictment; (b) a charge of misconduct or offence, an accusation.

49. ac(c)ūsǒur, -or, -ur, -er(e n.

Additional spellings: accusour, acusor, accusor, acusur, accusur, acuser, accuser, acusere, accusere
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(a) One who accuses or brings charges; also, one who makes false charges, denounces, or defames; fals acusour; (b) one who reveals or betrays confidential matters; that which reveals or makes known…

50. ac(c)ustǒmaunce n.

Additional spellings: accustomaunce
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of acustomaunce, by custom or habit.

51. acelle n.

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Armpit.

52. Achademie n.

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The garden near Athens where Plato taught.

53. 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].

54. achātrī n.

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The store of provisions bought by the achatour; the place where such provisions were kept.

55. āche n.(2)

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(a) Any of a group of celery-like plants (Apium), as smallage, parsley, etc.; gretter ache; (b) ache rot, ache sed, etc.

56. acōlẹ̄ n.(1)

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(a) The blow struck in dubbing a knight, accolade (orig., a ceremonial embrace); (b) a blow struck in combat.

57. acōlẹ̄ n.(2)

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A kind of cloth.

58. acōlī̆t(e n.

Additional spellings: acolite
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A cleric who has taken the highest of the four minor orders, an acolyte; also, the order itself.

59. acǒuntre n.

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An attack; combat.

60. acǒupement n.

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Accusation.

61. 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…

62. activitẹ̄ n.

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(a) Active or secular life; (b) capacity for acting upon matter.

63. 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.

64. actūalitẹ̄ n.

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Effective power, efficacy; ?essence.

65. acūement n.

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Pungency, sharpness.

66. acūitẹ̄ n.

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

67. acūtīves adj. (plural) as n.

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Medicines for sharpening or improving (the hearing).

68. 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.

69. Adam-irǧik n.

Additional spellings: Adamirgik
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?Adam's deed; ?sinful Adam.

70. addiciǒun n.

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

71. adhērence n.

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Attachment to a person, support.

72. adhērent n.

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Follower, associate, supporter.

73. adinvenciǒun n.

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

74. 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.

75. adjūrement n.

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A solemn entreaty.

76. adjūvaunce n.

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Aid, support.

77. adminiculātī̆f, -ī̆ve adj. & n.

Additional spellings: adminiculative
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(a) Supplementary; (b) a supplement.

78. 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…

79. 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).

80. administrātrīce n.

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(a) A female manager or steward; (b) a woman who manages the estate of a deceased person.

81. administre, -er n.

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

82. adolescence n.

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The age following childhood.

83. adornement n.

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An embellishment.

84. adubbement n.

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Splendor, beauty.

85. adūlāciǒun, -tion n.

Additional spellings: adulation
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Insincere praise, flattery.

86. adulterī n.

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Adultery.

87. adulteǒur n.

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An adulterer.

88. 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

89. advent n.

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(a) The Advent season, usually extending through the four Sundays immediately preceding Christmas; (b) advent Sondai, the first Sunday of Advent.

90. adventorer n.

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A gamester, a gambler.

91. adversaire n. & adj.

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(a) An opponent or enemy; (b) opposing, hostile.

92. adversēr(e n.

Additional spellings: adversere
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An enemy.

93. adversitẹ̄ n.

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(a) Misfortune, hardship, difficulty, adversity (as opposed to good fortune or prosperity); (b) a stroke of ill fortune, a misfortune.

94. advertence n.

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Attention, heed, carefulness; interest, concern, solicitude; eie of advertence, the eye of (one's) attention, concentration, interest.

95. advertī̆s(e)ment n.

Additional spellings: advertisement
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(a) The act of notifying, informing, or warning; (b) condition of being informed; (c) a communication; esp., a written notice or account.

96. advocacīe, advō̆cātie n.

Additional spellings: advocatie
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(a) Theol. Power to intercede, intercession; (b) law a charge or accusation.

97. advōcācion n.

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The patronage of a church, including the duty of protecting the church and the privilege of presenting nominees to the benefice, advowson; right of advocacion.

98. 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…

99. advocā̆trīce, -trix n.

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

100. aeromance n.

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Divination by air, aeromancy.