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# Word Part Definition
1.ABATEv.to shorten
to cast down
to blunt
2.ABATEMENTn.diminution
3.ABHORv.to protest; (n)disgust
4.ABIDEv.to sojourn
to expiate
5.ABLEv.to uphold
6.ABRIDGEMENTn.a short play
7.ABROADadj.away, apart
8.ABROOKv.to brook, abide
9.ABSEY-BOOKn.a primer
10.ABSOLUTEadj.positive, certain
Complete
11.ABUSEv.to deceive
12.ABUSEn.deception
13.ABYv.to expiate a fault
14.ABYSMn.abyss
15.ACCITEv.to cite, summon
16.ACCUSEn.accusation
17.ACHIEVEv.to obtain
18.ACKNOWNv."to be acknown" is to acknowledge
19.ACQUITTANCEn.a receipt or discharge
20.ACTION-TAKINGadj.litigious
21.ACTUREn.action
22.ADDITIONn.title, attribute
23.ADDRESSv.to prepare oneself
24.ADDRESSEDadj.prepared
25.ADMIREv.to wonder
26.ADVANCEv.to prefer, promote to honour
27.ADVERTISEMENTn.admonition
28.ADVERTISINGadj.attentive
29.ADVICEn.consideration, discretion
30.ADVISEv.sometimes neuter, sometimes reflective, to consider, reflect
31.ADVISEDadj.considerate
32.ADVOCATIONn.pleading, advocacy
33.AFEAREDadj.afraid
34.AFFECTv.to love
35.AFFEEREDadj.confirmed
36.AFFYv.to affiance
to trust
37.AFRONTadj.in front
38.AGAZEDadj.looking in amazement
39.AGLET-BABYn.the small figure engraved on a jewel
40.AGNISEv.to acknowledge, confess
41.A-GOODadj.a good deal, plenteously
42.A-HOLDn.a sea-term
43.AIERIEn.the nest of a bird of prey
44.AIMn.a guess
45.ALDER-LIEFESTadj.most loved of all
46.ALEn.alehouse
47.ALLOWv.to approve
48.ALLOWANCEn.approval
49.AMES-ACEn.two aces, the lowest throw of the dice
50.AMORTadj.dead, dejected
51.ANprep.if
52.ANONadv.at once, right away
53.ANCHORn.an anchorite, hermit
54.ANCIENTn.an ensign-bearer
55.ANGELn.a coin, so called because it bore the image of an angel
56.ANIGHTadj.by night
57.ANNOUNCEv.to proclaim, make known
58.ANSWERn.retaliation
59.ANTHROPOPHAGINIANn.a cannibal
60.ANTICKn.the fool in the old plays
61.ANTREn.a cave
62.APPARENTn.heir-apparent
63.APPEALn.accusation
64.APPEALv.to accuse
65.APPEAREDv.made apparent
66.APPLE-JOHNn.a kind of apple
67.APPOINTMENTn.preparation
68.APPREHENSIONn.opinion
69.APPREHENSIVEadj.apt to apprehend or understand
70.APPROBATIONn.probation
71.APPROOFadj.approbation, proof
72.APPROVEv.to prove
to justify, make good
73.APPROVERn.one who proves or tries
74.ARCHn.chief
75.ARGALn.a ridiculous word intended for the Latin ergo
76.ARGENTINEadj.silver
77.ARGIERn.Algiers
78.ARGOSYn.originally a vessel of Ragusa or Ragosa, a Ragosine; hence any ship of burden
79.ARGUMENTn.subject
80.ARMIGEROn.a mistake for Armiger, the Latin for Esquire
81.AROINTv.found only in the imperative mood, get thee gone
82.A-ROWadj.in a row
83.ARTICULATEv.to enter into articles of agreement
to exhibit in articles
84.ASKv.to require
85.ASPECTadj.regard, looks
86.ASPERSIONn.sprinkling; hence blessing, because before the Reformation benediction was generally accompanied by the sprinkling of holy water
87.ASSAYn.attempt
88.ASSAYv.to attempt, test, make proof of
89.ASSINEGOn.an ass
90.ASSUBJUGATEv.to subjugate
91.ASSURANCEn.deed of assurance
92.ASSUREDv.betrothed
93.ATOMYn.an atom (used in contempt of a small person)
94.ATONEv.to put people at one, to reconcile
to agree
95.ATTACHv.to seize, lay hold on
96.ATTASKEDadj.taken to task, reprehended
97.ATTENDv.to listen to
98.ATTENTadj.attentive
99.ATTORNEYn.an agent
100.ATTORNEYv.to employ as an agent
to perform by an agent
101.AUDACIOUSadj.spirited, daring, but without any note of blame attached to it
102.AUGURn.augury
103.AUTHENTICadj.clothed with authority
104.AVAUNTv.int. be gone, a word of abhorrence
105.AVEint.the Latin for hail; hence acclamation
106.AVE-MARYint.the angelic salutation addressed to the Blessed Virgin Mary
107.AVERRINGadj.confirming
108.AVOIDv.get rid of
109.AWFULadj.worshipful
110.AWKWARDadj.contrary
111.BACCAREv.to keep back
112.BACKWARDn.the hinder part; hence, when applied to time, the past
113.BAFFLEv.to embarrass
114.BALKEDadj.heaped, as on a ridge
115.BALLOWn.a cudgel
116.BALMn.the oil of consecration
117.BANv.to curse
118.BANKv.to sail by the banks
119.BARMn.yeast
120.BARNn.a child
121.BARNACLEn.a shellfish, supposed to produce the sea-bird of the same name
122.BASEn.a game, sometimes called Prisoners' base
123.BASESn.an embroidered mantle worn by knights on horseback, and reaching from the middle to below the knees
124.BASILISKn.a kind of ordnance
125.BASTAint.enough
126.BASTARDn.raisin wine
127.BATEv.to flutter, as a hawk
128.BATEv.to except
to abate
129.BAT-FOWLINGv.catching birds with a clap-net by night
130.BATLETn.a small bat, used for beating clothes
131.BATTLEn.army
132.BAVINn.used as a piece of waste wood, applied contemptuously to anything worthless
133.BAWCOCKn.a fine fellow
134.BAWDn.procurer
135.BAYn.the space between the main timbers of the roof
136.BEADSMANn.one who bids bedes, that is, prays prayers for another
137.BEARING-CLOTHn.a rich cloth in which children were wrapped at their christening
138.BEATv.to flutter as a falcon, to meditate, consider earnestly
139.BEAVERn.the lower part of a helmet
140.BEETLEn.a mallet
141.BEINGn.dwelling
142.BEINGprep.since, inasmuch as
143.BELDAMn.a hag
144.BE-METEv.to measure
145.BE-MOILEDadj.daubed with dirt
146.BENDINGadj.stooping under a weight
147.BENISONn.a blessing
148.BENVENUTOint.(Italian), welcome
149.BERGOMASKn.a rustic dance
150.BESHREWv.evil befal
151.BESTRAUGHTadj.distraught, distracted
152.BETEEMv.to pour out
153.BETIDv.happened
154.BETIMESadj.early
while there is still time
155.BEZONIANn.a beggarly fellow
156.BIDINGn.abiding-place
157.BIGGENn.a night-cap
158.BILBERRYn.the whortleberry
159.BILBOn.a sword, from Bilboa, a town in Spain where they were made
160.BILBOESn.fetters or stocks
161.BILLn.a bill-hook, a weapon
162.BINv.been, are
163.BIRD-BOLTn.a bolt to be shot from a crossbow at birds
164.BIRDINGv.part. hawking at partridges
165.BISSONadj.blind
166.BLANKn.the white mark in the middle of a target; hence, metaphorically, that which is aimed at
167.BLENCHv.to start aside, flinch
168.BLENTadj.blended
169.BLOOD-BOLTEREDadj.smeared with blood
170.BLOWv.to inflate
171.BOARDv.to make advances to; accost
172.BOBn.a blow, metaph. a sarcasm
173.BOBv.to strike, metaph. to ridicule, or to obtain by raillery
174.BODGEv.to botch, bungle
175.BODIKINn.a corrupt word used as an oath. 'Od's Bodikin,' God's little Body
176.BODKINn.a sharp instrument to make holes by piercing
177.BOITIER VERTn.green box
178.BOLDv.to embolden
179.BOLLENadj.swollen
180.BOLTEDadj.sifted, refined
181.BOLTERn.a sieve
182.BOLTING-HUTCHn.a hutch in which meal was sifted
183.BOMBARDn.a barrel, a drunkard
184.BOMBASTn.padding
185.BONA-ROBAn.a harlot
186.BONDn.that to which one is bound
187.BOOKn.a paper of conditions
188.BOOTn.help, use
189.BOOTv.to help, to avail
190.BOOTLESSadj.without boot or advantage, useless
191.BOOTSn.bots, a kind of worm
192.BOREn.calibre of a gun; hence, metaph. size, weight, importance
193.BOSKYadj.covered with underwood
194.BOSOMadj.close and affectionate
195.BOSOMn.wish, heart's desire
196.BOTSn.worms which infest horses
197.BOURNn.a limit, confine, or boundary
a brook
198.BRACEn.armour for the arm, state of defence
199.BRACHn.a hound bitch
200.BRAIDadj.deceitful

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