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nsoonhui
07-14-2003, 10:15 AM
I am posting the words from my personal dictionary to help others (and myself) to grasp the meaning of the words better.

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exercrate: curse
wanton: playful
slew: large quntity or number
intoxicate: make drunk/ excite
tart: sharp to the taste
ratify: verify
comeuppance: deserving punishment
yank: to pull sth quickly and forcefully
effervescant: forming foam
delectable: delightable
happenstance: sth good happen by chance
tardy: slow, tarry
perched: rest
moldy: boring
beserk: mad with violent anger
effigy: a potrait
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moogoogaigop
07-14-2003, 03:56 PM
Nice list! Since I have only 18 days left till D-day, I think it's better off if I see words by a short list or start reading more instead of going through the master word list :crazy:.

By the way, is "beserk" supposed to be "berserk"?

nsoonhui
07-14-2003, 09:44 PM
Originally posted by moogoogaigop

Nice list! Since I have only 18 days left till D-day, I think it's better off if I see words by a short list or start reading more instead of going through the master word list :crazy:.

By the way, is "beserk" supposed to be "berserk"?

Yes, sorry for the typo. Berserk means mad with anger

nsoonhui
07-14-2003, 09:57 PM
Another list.

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dolorous: sorrowful
sycophant: the one who fawn a lot
cupidity:greed
tumid: said of writing (bombastic)
canvas: heavy, closely woven fabric
staple:main principle
savory:the taste which is not sweet
comport: behave
dent: doing only minor harm
taut: laugh at
rein: control
gaudy:obstentation
sanguine: cheerfully optimistic
vainglorious :boastful
chatters: do sth rapidly
ambit: the range or limit
galling:hurt
flagellation: self criticism
venomous: deadly
banter: joke
delirium: simply say
piddling: squander
insidious: doing harm secretly
lampoon: attack with satire
scour: search thoroughly
sumptous: lavish
blanch: becoming white
eerie: causing a sense of fear or mystery
dismal: sad
defile: dishonor
debilitate: weaken
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