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v. - to walk about, wander
adj. n. - Music, accompanying, or accompaniment, by solo instrument other than piano.
n. - numbness or 'going to sleep' of a limb, etc.
adj. - obstinate; hard-hearted. obduracy, n.
n. - bow or curtsey; paying of homage. obeisant, adj.
v. - mark with obelus; especially to mark as spurious.
n. - (pl. obeli ), mark of reference signifying spurious passage in manuscript, etc.
v. - to irritate with reiteration
n. - (pl. obiter dicta) 'thing said in passing'; casual or incidental remark or opinion.
n. - objector.
v. - rebuke; scold. objurgation, n. objurgatory, adj.
n. - an earnest denunciation, rebuke, or scolding; harsh criticism
adj.,n. - dedicated (person); a. Geometry, flattened at poles. oblation, n. offering; sacrifice. oblational, adj.
n. - to snarl at, inveigh against
n. - delight, pleasure
n. - interruption
n. - abuse; disgrace. oblocutor, n. one who denies or disputes.
n. - beclouding or obscuring; obfuscation
n. - attempt to obtain ecclesiastical dispensation, etc., fraudulently. obreptitious, adj. performed in underhand fashion.
n. - creeping up on
v. - alter (law) by passing new law. obrogation, n.
n. - prevention of enlightenment. obscurantic, adj. obscurantist, n.
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phr. - explaining the obscure by means of the more obscure
v. - beseech. obsecration, n.
n. - entreaties
adj. - pertaining to siege.
n. - waning sexual desire due to age
n. - complete constipation.
n. - obligation.
adj. - a vehement oath of expansive meaning
adj.,n. - Medicine, blocking up body passage. Phonetics/Linguistics, sound characterized by obstruction of the airstream: a plosive, fricative, or affricate.
v. - darken; cast shadow over.
v. - beseech; invoke; adjure. obtestation, n.
v. - thrust (oneself) forward in an annoying way; thrust (something) out or forward. obtrusive, adj. obtrusion, n.
v. - behead. obtruncation, n.
v. - blunt; dull. obtundent, n. & a. (drug) dulling pain.
v. - stop up, especially obturation, obturator, n.
adj. - obsolete darkened; hidden under a projection. obumbrant, adj. over-hanging.
adj. - walled in.
n. - casual or occasional happening or gift.
v. - turn; alter. obversion, n.
adj. - over-lapping; twisted. obvolution, n.
n. - alloy imitating silver or gold.
n. - back of head. occipital, a.; n. such bone.
n. - (pl. -li small eye; eye-like colored spot. ocellar, adj. ocellated, adj. bearing ocelli. ocellation, n.
n. - mark on floor behind which darts player must stand.
n. - unhealthy condition due to over-crowding.
n. - mob rule
n. - government.
adj. - eight-rayed.
n. - group of eight.
adj. - having its parts in eights.
n. - verse-line of eight feet.
n. - eighth part of circle (45°); angle-measuring instrument with that arc.
n. - multilingual book in eight texts, especially part of Bible.
n. - octameter.
n. - government by eight persons; alliance of eight independent governments.
n. - poem or stanza of eight lines.
n. - series of eight books; first eight books of Old Testament.
n. - book size: foolscap octavo, 63/4 x 41/4 in; crown octavo, 71/2 x 5 in; large crown octavo, 8 x 51/4 in; demy octavo, 83/4 x 55/8 in; medium octavo, 91/2 x 6 in; royal octavo, 10 x 61/4 in; super royal octavo, 101/4 x 67/8 in; imperial octavo, 11 x 71/2 in (abbr. 8vo.).
adj. - happening in every eighth year; lasting eight years.
n. - book size. demy octodecimo, 53/4 x 33/4 in (abbr. 18mo.).
adj. - pertaining to or consisting of eight; in groups of eight; n. stanza of eight lines.
adj. - eight-fold; having eight times basic number of chromosomes; n. such cell.
n. - verse line or word of eight syllables. octosyllabic, adj.
n. - trading privilege; concession; monopoly; tax on goods imported into town, and place where it is collected.
adj. - pertaining to eyes; visual. oculate, adj. having eyes. oculist, n. opthalmologist. oculus, n. Architecture, any eye-like feature, especially window.
n. - hatred; reproach. odious, adj. hateful, repugnant.
phr. - the bitterness of aesthetical controversy
phr. - acrimony between scholars or pedants; academic quibbling
phr. - bitter hatred between rival theologians
n. - instrument recording distance travelled, especially by pedestrian. odometer, n.
n. - substance causing odour.
n. - colonist.
n. - (pl. oeils-de-boeuf) round or oval window.
n. - glance, ogle.
adj. - used in medicine, art or industry; stocked by pharmacists; n. such drug.
n. - eight; group of eight.
n. - moulding with S-shaped section; a. S-shaped. ogee arch, pointed arch with ogee curve on either side.
n. - ancient British alphabet of notches; character of ogam. ogamic, adj.
n. - pointed arch; vault's diagonal rib. ogival, adj.
n. - obsessive wandering
n. - urge to start a family
adj. - infinite, eternal
n. - yellow-flowered, olive-like shrub of S Europe; erroneously, wild olive.
n. - projecting bone of elbow; 'funny-bone'. olecranal, adj.
adj. - pertaining to or derived from oil. oleiferous, adj. oil-producing.
adj. - archaic, fragrant.
n. - lithographic reproduction of oil painting. oleography, n.
n. - oil hydrometer; instrument measuring amount of oil in substance.
adj. - potherb-like; edible.
phr. - it smells of the lamp: describing something written that is belabored or overwrought
adj. - evil-smelling.
n. - instrument measuring very short time intervals.
n. - deficiency of red corpuscles in blood.
adj. - having few teeth.
adj. - pertaining to effect of small quantities; having effect in small quantities only.
n. - antibiotic used against plant fungi.
adj. - eating a few sorts of food only.
n. - feeble-mindedness
n. - market dominated by a few producers.
n. - word of few syllables.
n. - a dildo
adj. - archaic, pertaining to pot-herbs or kitchen garden.
n. - artificial pearl; olive grove; Mount of Olives.
n. - pharmacist
n. - (pl. omasa) third stomach of ruminants. omasitis, n. inflammation of omasum.
adj. - drinking everything
n. - study of rain. ombrograph, n. recording ombrometer. ombrometer, n. rain gauge. ombrophile, n. plant flourishing in extremely rainy conditions. ombrophobe, n. plant thriving only in desert conditions.
n. - (pl. omenta) fold of the peritoneum. great omentum, fat-filled sac covering small intestines. lesser omentum, omentum joining stomach with liver. omental, adj.
n. - state of including all things. omnes, Latin n. pl. 'all (persons)'. omniana, n. scraps of information of every kind.
adj. - legally competent in all matters. omnifarious, adj. of all kinds. omnific, omnificent, adj. creating all things. omnify, v. make large or universal. omnigenous, adj. of all kinds. omnipotent, adj. all-powerful. omnipresent, adj. present everywhere. omniscient, adj. knowing everything. omnium, n. Commerce, total of parts of fund or stock. omnium gatherum, n. miscellaneous collection, especially of persons. omnivorous, adj. feeding on all kinds of food.
adj. - reading or having read everything; having encyclopedic curiosity and knowledge
n. - pain in shoulder.
n. - eating of raw flesh. omophagic, omophagous, adj.
n. - shoulder blade.
n. - predicting the number of children a mother will bear by counting the knots in her first-born's umbilical cord
n. - (pl. -li) navel; central point. omphaloskepsis, n. meditation while gazing at one's navel. omphalic, adj. omphaloid, adj. like a navel.
n. - contemplation of the navel for the purpose of obtaining philosophic calm
n. - (pl. -gri ) wild ass of Asia. onagraceous, adj. belonging to evening primrose family of plants.
n. - masturbation. onanist, n. onanistic, adj.
n. - musk-rat.
n. - instrument measuring variations in wave formation of electric current. ondogram, n. record of ondograph ondoscope, n. instrument showing such wave form.
adj. - wavy.
n. - inability to distinguish between fantasy and reality
adj. - having to do with dreams
n. - someone who interprets dreams
n. - buying as a means of mental relaxation
n. - mania for making purchases. oniomaniac, n.
n. - divination from letters of a name.
n. - branch of semantics dealing with related words and their meanings.
adj. - pertaining to or consisting of names; applied to autograph signature in one hand on document written in another. onomastics n. pl. study of proper names. onomasticon n. vocabulary of proper names. onomatology, n. science of names. onomatomania, n. irresistible desire to repeat certain words continually, especially words of something to be remembered.
n. - preoccupation with words and names
n. - fear of hearing a certain word
n. - the forming of or use of a word that imitates in sound what it denotes; use of imitative or echoic words
n. - life history of individual organism. ontogenetic, ontogenic, adj.
phr. - the burden of proof
n. - inflammation of root or side of nail. onychauxis, n. hypertrophy of nails. onychoid a. fingernail-like. onychophagia, n. nail-biting. onychosis, n. disease of nail.
n. - ingrowing nail.
n. - female gamete. oogenesis, n. egg-formation. oogamous, adj. heterogamous.
adj. - egg-shaped.
n. - limestone comprising small egg-like grains. oolitic, adj.
n. - collection and study of birds' eggs. oologic(al), adj. oologize, v.i. search for birds' eggs. oologist, n.
n. - egg-measuring instrument.
n. - instrument for examining interior of egg.
n. - fertilized egg. oospore, n. spore arising from fertilized egg cell.
n. - firm-walled egg-case of some molluscs and insects.
n. - instrument showing sound vibrations by vibrating mirror.
n. - (pl. -s or -la) lid-like organ, as of moss capsule and mollusc shell; fish's gill cover. opercular, adj. operculate, adj.
n. - group of genes operating as a unit.
adj. - requiring effort; working hard.
n. - the ability to please (sexually)
n. - baldness in wavy bands.
adj. - pertaining to serpents. ophism, n. snake-worship.
n. - bass bugle-like keyed brass musical instrument. ophicleidean, adj. ophicleidist, n.
adj.,n. - (reptile) belonging to order of reptiles including snakes; like snakes. ophidioid, adj. snake-like. ophiolog ,n. study of snakes. ophiomorphic, adj. snake-shaped.
n. - inflammation of eye. ophthalmic, adj. pertaining to eye. ophthalmology, n. study of eye and its diseases. ophthalmometer, n. instrument for measuring eye, especially for astigmatism. ophthalmoplegia, n. paralysis of ocular muscles. ophthalmoscope n. instrument for examining inner eye.
n. - fear of being stared at
adj. - sumptuous
n. - instrument measuring curved lines.
n. - back of hand. opisthognathous, adj. with receding jaws. opisthograph, n. ancient tablet or manuscript bearing writing on both sides. opisthosomal, adj. pertaining to posteriors.
n. - aromatic gum resin formerly used in medicine; now used in perfume and some incenses.
adj. - pertaining to town; n. town-dweller; student at Eton boarding in the town.
v. - Medicine, stop up. oppilation, n. oppilative, adj.
n. - obstructions
v. - call in question; deny; resist; conflict with. oppugnant, adj. hostile, combative.
adj. - opposing; antagonistic; contrary
n. - inability to look someone in the eye
n. - not looking into another's eyes
n. - mature student; late learner.
n. - substance of blood serum making bacteria vulnerable to phagocytic action.
adj. - Grammar, (mood) expressing wish.
n. - image fixed on retina. optometry, n. measuring range of vision; eye-testing. optophone, n. instrument enabling blind to read by transforming light into sound. optotypes, n. pl. varying-sized print for eye-testing.
n. - a minor composition or work
n. - plant of the goosefoot family, especially one grown as a vegetable.
adj. - like an oracle; sententious; prophetic; ambiguous.
n. - representation of a praying figure.
adj.,n. - (dweller) of the seashore.
phr. - indirect speech: reported speech, or relatingby another that is modified and indirect
phr. - straight speech: actual or direct speech
adj. - spherical; circular. orbiculate, adj. orbiculation, n.
adj. - world-creating.
n. - art of dancing in Greek chorus.
adj. - pertaining to or like an orchid; exceptionally beautiful; ostentatious; gaudy.
n. - castration
n. - inflammation of testicles. orchidectomy, n. removal of testicle(s).
phr. - with a round mouth: eloquently, with considered emphasis
n. - mountain nymph.
adj. - pertaining to desires and their satisfaction. orexis, n. mental desire; effort.
n. - small yellow fish kept in aquariums.
n. - logical system or method for investigating phenomena.
adj. - proud and haughty; swelling
n. - projecting window or part of building containing window.
n. - royal red banner; battle standard.
adj. - mouth-shaped.
n. - the science of defining or explaining technical terms
n. - short prayer
n. - ship's lowest deck.
n. - type of brass that looks like gold
n. - avifauna.
adj. - pertaining to map showing sea depths or submerged heights.
n. - formation of mountains. orogenic, adj.
n. - machine recording heights and distances traversed. orographic, adj. showing heights. orography, n. study of mountains.
n. - study of mountains. orometer, n. barometer showing height above sea-level.
adj. - using high-flown language; speaking or singing clearly and strongly. orotundity, n.
adj. - mystic, oracular; pertaining to Orpheus.
n. - gold-embroidered band on ecclesiastical robes.
n. - yellow compound of arsenic, used as pigment, etc.
n. - kind of stone-crop; British, livelong; American, live-forever.
n. - moving model of solar system.
n. - kind of iris, and its rootstock used in perfumery, medicine, etc.
n. - navigation by great circle.
n. - correct pronunciation; study of pronunciation. orthoepic, adj. orthoepist, n.
n. - (belief that) biological variation results in new species, always along same path; belief that the development of civilization always proceeds in same way. orthogenetic, adj. orthogenic, adj. pertaining to correction of children's mental defects.
n. - state of having straight jaws. orthognathous, adj. orthognathy, adj.
adj. - walking with the body upright.
adj. - having vertical forehead.
n. - ability to breathe in upright position only.
n. - correct action.
n. - preventive psychiatry for young people.
adj. - pertaining or belonging to insect order including grasshoppers, crickets, etc. orthopteran, n. & a. orthopterist, n. student of insects. orthopteron, n. such insect.
adj. - pertaining to correct vision.
n. - correction of neurotic state.
adj. - pertaining to erect or standing position. orthotic, adj.
n. - spasmic bodily rigidity due to tetanus.
n. - vertical growth. orthotropic, adj.
n. - kind of bunting (bird) esteemed as food.
n. - Archaic, crumbs, scraps.
n. - mineralogy. oryctognostic(al), adj. oryctology, n. mineralogy.
adj. - rice-eating.
n. - (pl. ossa ) bone; (pl. ora ) mouth.
n. - instrument measuring ship's rollings, etc.; instrument measuring blood pressure variations. oscillometric, adj.
adj. - (bird) belonging to sub-order of birds including singing birds.
n. - yawning; sleepiness; dullness. oscitant, adj. oscitation, n.
v. -i. make contact; coincide; jocular, kiss. osculant, osculatory, oscular, adj. pertaining to mouth or kissing. osculation n.
adj. - relying on smell for orientation. osmesis, n. act of smelling. osmics, n. study of sense of smell. osmidrosis, n. secretion of strong- smelling perspiration.
n. - belief or doctrine; ism.
n. - sense of smell. osphretic, adj.
adj. - bony. ossicle, n. small bone, especially of ear.
n. - lammergeier; osprey.
n. - charnel-house.
adj. - pertaining to or like bone. osteitis, n. inflammation of bone. ostosis, n. bone formation.
n. - door-keeper, especially of church.
n. - recurring musical phrase.
n. - small orifice, pore.
adj. - oyster-shaped or -like. ostreiculture, n. oyster-breeding. ostreoid, adj. oyster-like. ostreophagous, adj. oyster-eating.
adj.,n. - (instrument) aiding hearing.
n. - earache. otalgic, n. & a. (curative) of earache.
adj. - idle; resting.
adj. - pertaining to the ear. otitis, n. inflammation of the ear. otolith, n. concretion or "stone' of ear. otology, n. study of ear and its diseases. otorhinolaryngology, otolaryngology, n. study of ear, nose and throat. otoscope, n. instrument for examining ear. otosclerosis, n. growth of new bone in inner ear, leading to deafness. otosis, n. mishearing of speech.
adj. - futile, functionless, sterile, idle
n. - dungeon with entrance in roof.
n. - egomania; gross conceit
n. - an auctioneer
adj. - arrogantly excessive.
n. - substance killing eggs, especially of insects. ovicidal, adj.
n. - passage conveying eggs to exterior or place of fertilization; Fallopian tube. oviductal, oviducal, adj.
adj. - pertaining to or like sheep; n. such animal. oviform, adj. sheep- or egg-like.
adj. - producing offspring in eggs. ovipositor, n. insect's tube-like organ for depositing eggs. oviparity, n.
adj. - between pear-shaped and egg-shaped.
adj. - producing offspring in eggs that hatch within parent's body. ovoviviparity, n.
adj. - pertaining to or like wood sorrel (plant); belonging to wood sorrel family of plants. oxalic, adj. of or from wood sorrel; oxalic acid, poisonous acid used in dyeing, etc.
n. - measurement of approximately 57 gallons
adj. - with sharp thorns. oxyaesthesia, n. extreme acuteness of sensation. oxyaphia, n. sensitivity of touch sense. oxyblepsia, n. keen-sightedness. oxygeusia, n. extreme sensitivity of taste sense.
n. - abnormal keen-sightedness. oxyosphresia, n. extreme sensitivity of smell sense. oxyphonia, n. shrillness of voice. oxyrhinch, adj. sharp- nosed. oxytocia, n. quickness of child-birth. oxytocic, adj. hastening childbirth.
adj. - quick-tempered; easily riled
adj. - in ancient Greek, bearing acute accent on last syllable; n. such word.
n. - kind of waxy mineral.
n. - foul-smelling breath.
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