Charles Pendelton
      © 2008 Marty Langdon
Embryo Man Dict (L-Z)

    The Embryo Man Dictionary (L-Z)

Labyrinth - complex system of paths or tunnels, easy to get lost
Laced - intertwined
Laceration - a rough, jagged tear
Lachrymose - given to shedding tears readily; tearful
Laconic - (of a person, speech, or style of writing) using very few words
Laden - burdened; loaded down
Laid - to set down (note to self; There is no such word as ( layed )
Lair - a secluded or hidden place
Lair of the Shadow Dwellers - To psychedelicize within a sanctuary
Lambent - softly bright or radiant
Lambrequin - curtain or drapery covering the upper part of a window
Laminate - to compress into a thin plate or sheet
Lance - a long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
Land of the Shadow Dwellers - To psychedelicize the outside world
Languid - without vigor or vitality; drooping; weak
Languish - to become weak or feeble
Lassi - an Indian milkshake of thinned, sweetened and flavored yogurt
Lassoed - to catch with or as if with such a long rope
Latent - present or potential, but not evident or active
Lateritious - the color of red bricks
Latitude - the angular distance north or south on the earth's surface
Latticework - work consisting of crossed strips usually arranged in a diagonal pattern of open spaces
Laudation - high praise
Lavatory - a room fitted with equipment for washing the hands and face, and usually with flush toilet facilities
Lavish - extravagant
Leaflet - a small flat or folded sheet of printed matter, as an advertisement or notice, usually intended for free distribution.
Leapt - to spring through the air
Legion - very great in number
Legitimate - according to law; lawful
Leis - a wreath of flowers, leaves, etc., for the neck or head
Lengha - a long full skirt
Lenient - showing or characterized by mercy or tolerance
Lest - for fear that; so that
Lethargic - abnormally drowsy or dull; sluggish
Leviathan - a monstrous creature
Lewd - Inciting lust or lechery; lasciviousness
Licentious - amoral; lewd and lascivious
Lichen - a fungus
Lilting - to sing in a cheerful, rhythmic manner
Linger - to dwell in contemplation
Linguistic - of or belonging to language
Literally - actually; without exaggeration or inaccuracy
Loathfulness - the state or condition of causing loathing
Loathing - unwillingness; reluctance
Lob - to throw in a slow underhanded motion
Lobotomize - to make someone abnormally tranquil through surgery
Lockdown - the state of being grounded and denied
Logical - reasonable; to be expected
Longing - strong, persistent desire or craving
Longitude - the angular distance east or west on the earth's surface
Looking glass - something that reflects or gives a true picture of
Loom - a distorted, threatening appearance of something
Lopsided - unevenly balanced; unsymmetrical
Loquacious - garrulous; talking or tending to talk too much
Lord - a person who has authority, control, or power over others
Louse - a contemptible person, esp. an unethical one
Lucid - mentally sound; sane or rational
Lull - a temporary calm, quiet, or stillness
Lumber - to walk or move with heavy clumsiness
Lummox - a clumsy, stupid person
Lunacy - extreme foolishness or an instance of it
Lurid - causing shock or horror
Lush - abundant; plentiful
Lusory - playful
Lustre - variant of luster - (chiefly British)

Mace - a clublike armor-breaking weapon of war, often with a flanged or spiked metal head, used chiefly in the Middle Ages
Machete - a large heavy knife used in Central and South America for cutting sugarcane, vegetation, and as a weapon
Macrocosm - the entire world; the universe
Magma - the molten rock material under the earth's crust
Magnanimous - showing or expressing a lofty and courageous spirit
Magnitude - greatness in significance or influence
Mahjong - a game of Chinese origin with tiles bearing various designs
Maiden - a girl or young unmarried woman
Maintain - to adhere or conform to; keep
Majestic - having great dignity
Makeshift - temporary and usually of poor quality
Malaise - a condition of general bodily weakness or discomfort
Malevolent - ill will; malice; hatred
Malicious - deliberately harmful; spiteful; malevolent
Manchineel - an apple tree bearing poisonous fruit
Mandatory - permitting no option
Maneuver - to steer in various directions as required
Maniacal - suggestive of or afflicted with insanity
Manifest - reveal
Manifesto - a public declaration of intentions, opinions, objectives, or motives, as one issued by a government, sovereign, or organization
Manifestation - the materialized form of a spirit
Manipulate - to manage or influence skillfully
Manuscript - the original text of an author's work
Mantelpiece - shelf that projects from wall above fireplace
Mare - a female horse
Marginal - small and almost nonexistent or unimportant
Marionette - a puppet manipulated from above with strings
Marlite - variety of marl used in kitchens and bathrooms
Marquise chair - (French furniture) a wide bergère
Martyr - a person who willingly suffers death rather than renounce his or her religion
Masonry - stonework or brickwork
Massacre - to kill unnecessarily a large number of persons
Masticate - to bite and grind with the teeth; to chew
Mastodon - any extinct elephant-like proboscidean mammal of the genus Mammut
Materialize - to come into existence; appear; become actual or real
Maternal - related on the mother's side
Matreoshka - nesting dolls
Mausoleum -
a stately and magnificent tomb
Mauve - a pale bluish purple
McKinley - 25th president of the U.S. . . 1897-1901
Medallion - a large medal
Median - situated in or pertaining to the middle; medial
Medieval - characteristic of the Middle Ages
Mediocrity - the state or quality of being mediocre
Medium - something, such as an intermediate course of action, that occupies a position or represents a condition midway between extremes
Megaphone - a cone-shaped device for magnifying the voice
Mehndi - the art of painting elaborate patterns on the skin with henna
Meld - to merge
Melee - confusion; turmoil
Mellifluous - pleasing to the ear
Melodramatic - exaggerated and emotional or sentimental; over dramatic
Membrane - a thin layer or fold of tissue, usually supported by a fibrous network, serving to cover or line some part or organ, and often absorbing or secreting certain fluids
Memoir - a record of events written by a person having intimate knowledge of them and based on personal observation
Menace - something that threatens to cause evil, harm, injury
Menagerie - an unusual and varied group of people
Merchant - a shopkeeper
Mercurial -
containing or caused by the action of the element mercury
Meretricious - alluring by a show of flashy or vulgar attractions
Meridian - an imaginary line on the earth's surface passing through the poles and any given place
Merriment - cheerful or joyful gaiety; mirth; hilarity; laughter
Mesmerize - to spellbind; fascinate
Mesosphere - an atmospheric layer
Metamorphism - the process by which rocks are altered in composition, texture, or internal structure by extreme heat, pressure, and the introduction of new chemical substances
Metaphor - a figure of speech containing an implied comparison
Metastasize - to spread throughout the body
Methodical - acting in a systematic way
Meticulous - taking or showing extreme care about minute detail
Miasma - poisonous effluvia or germs polluting the atmosphere
Microscopic - very small; tiny
Millennium - a period of 1000 years
Mimic - to be an imitation of; simulate
Minuscule - very small; tiny
Mirage - something illusory or insubstantial
Mirth - amusement or laughter
Misanthrope - a person who hates mankind
Miscalculate - to calculate or judge incorrectly
Mischievous - maliciously or playfully annoying
Misconstrue - to misunderstand the meaning of; misinterpret
Miscreant - a scoundrel; reprobate
Mockingly - to ridicule by mimicry of action or speech
Modest - free f
rom vanity, egotism, boastfulness, or great pretensions
Mollusk - any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Mollusca, usually living in water and often having a hard outer shell
Momentum - force or speed of movement
Mongoloid - a person affected with Down syndrome
Monochrome - being or made in the shades of a single color
Monogram - a design consisting of two or more alphabetic letters
Monolith - a large block of stone, especially one used in architecture
Monotone - a single tone without harmony or variation in pitch
Monotonous - tediously repetitious
Monstrosity - a monster or something monstrous
Montage - a relatively rapid succession of different shots in a movie
Montera - a hat traditionally worn by bullfighters
Mooring line - a line that holds a boat in place
Moot - doubtful
Mordant - biting, cutting, caustic, or sarcastic
Morose - gloomy
Morph - one of various distinct forms of an organism or species
Mortar pad - a hardened area of concrete
Mortify - to humiliate or shame
Mosey - to wander or shuffle about leisurely; stroll
Motivate - move to action; impel
Motive - something that causes a person to act in a certain way
Moxie - courage and aggressiveness
Muculent - slimy; moderately viscous
Muddle - to think or act in an aimless manner
Muddled - to mix up in a confused manner
Multitude - a great number
Mundane - common; ordinary; unimaginative
Murky - dark, gloomy
Muse - the goddess or the power regarded as inspiring a poet, artist, thinker, or the like
Mutant - new genetic character arising from mutation
Mutate - to change; alter
Muzak - a trademark used for recorded background music transmitted by wire or radio, as to places of business
Myosin - he commonest protein in muscle cells, responsible for the elastic and contractile properties of muscle
Myrmidon - a person who executes without question or scruple a master's commands
Mystic - mysterious character or significance
Nauseate - to affect with nausea; sicken
Neath - beneath
Nebulochaotic - a state of being hazy and confused
Necromantic - the art of conjuring up the dead
Nectarous - delicious or sweet
Ne'er-do-well - an idle, worthless person who is good-for-nothing
Nefarious - evil; wicked
Negate - to deny the existence, evidence, or truth of
Neglect - to pay no attention or too little attention to; disregard
Neptali - a cultivar, such as Panama red; Acapulco gold; Hawaiian
Nestled - to settle snugly or comfortably
Neural - relating to a nerve or the nervous system
Neuronal - any of the impulse conducting cells that constitute the brain
Nictitate - to wink
Nightshade - pertaining to a variety of poisonous plants
Nocturnal - active or occurring in the night
Nomad - any wanderer who moves around from place to place
Nonchalant - coolly unconcerned
Nondescript - uninteresting; dull
Noninvasive - not penetrating the body, as by incision
Nonmaterial - not material or composed of matter
Nonsensical - words or language having little or no sense or meaning
Normalcy - the quality or condition of being normal
Notion - vague or imperfect conception (or) idea of something
Notorious - well-known for badness or wickedness
Nourish - to strengthen, build up, or promote
Novice - apprentice; beginner
Nuance - a slight or delicate variation
Nursling - an infant, child, or young animal being nursed
Oaf - a clumsy, stupid person
Obfuscate - to make obscure or unclear; to darken
Obligatory - required as a matter of obligation; mandatory
Obliquity - immorality; mental perversity
Oblivion - a state of being utterly forgotten.
Oblong - a rectangle whose dimensions is greater than the other
Obloquious - reproachful
Obnoxious - annoying or objectionable due to being a showoff
Obscure - out of sight; hidden
Obsequious - obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree
Observer - someone or something that observes
Obsidian - a volcanic glass that is usually very dark in color
Obvious - easily seen, recognized, or understood
Occupant - one who lives in or currently occupies a space in or on something
Octave - a series of tones
Oculus - an eye
Ogre - in fairy stories, a frightening, cruel giant
Olde - variant of old
Ominous - menacing; threatening; foreboding
Omnipresent - present everywhere at the same time
Onerous -
burdensome, oppressive, or troublesome
Onward - toward a point ahead or in front; forward
Opaque - impenetrable to light
Operative - a secret agent
Opportune - appropriate, favorable, or suitable
Oppress - to burden with cruel or unjust impositions or restraints
Opsablepsia - the inability to look someone in the eye while speaking
Optimistic - to usually expect a favorable outcome
Oratory - a place of prayer, as a small chapel
Orchestral - of, relating to, or resembling an orchestra
Orchestration - a composition or arrangement that plays on
Ore - a metal-bearing mineral or rock, or a native metal, that can be mined at a profit
Orifice - mouth; opening or hole
Origami - the traditional Japanese art or technique of folding paper into a variety of decorative forms
Organ grinder - a street musician who earns a living by playing a hand organ.
Organism - a living thing that has (or can develop) the ability to act or function independently
Oriental Bittersweet - a very invasive, rapidly spreading vine
Ornate - elaborately adorned (or) flashy; showy
Ossified - to change or harden into bone
Ostentatious - (of actions, manner, qualities exhibited, etc.) intended to attract notice
Ought - used to express duty or moral obligation
Outage - an interruption or failure in the supply of power
Outcry - a crying out
Outdated - no longer in use or fashionable
Outmoded - old fashioned
Outright - complete or total
Overlap - extend over to cover a part of
Overwhelm - to overpower or overcome
Overwrought - extremely or excessively excited or agitated
Pacify - to bring or restore to a state of peace or tranquillity
Palatial - of or suitable for a palace
Paleographer - the study and scholarly interpretation of ancient writings
Palindrome - a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward
Palliate - alleviate; ease
Palpebrate - having eyelids
Palpitate - to pulsate with unusual rapidity
Pandemonium - tumult or chaos
Pander - to cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses
Pandora's box - a box that Zeus gave to Pandora with instructions not to open it; When she did, all the miseries and evils flew out to afflict mankind
Panning - to follow someone with your eyes, usually with very bad intentions
Pantomime - action or gestures without words as a means of expression
Pantry - a room or closet in which food, or other provisions are kept
Parable - a statement or comment that conveys a meaning indirectly by
the use of comparison, analogy, or the like

Paradisiacal - like paradise
Paradoxical - a seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
Paragon - a model of excellence or perfection; a peerless example
Paralysis -  a loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord
Paraphernalia - the articles used in a particular activity
Parasail - a special parachute with winglike extensions that lifts a rider in its harness up and through the air when towed by an automobile or motorboat
Parasol - a lightweight umbrella used by women as a sunshade
Parch -  dry up with heat
Pariah - an outcast
Parlay -  to maneuver (their assets) to great advantage
Partake - to receive, take, or have a share or portion; participate
Participant - one that participates, shares, or takes part in something
Passage - a portion or section of a written work; a paragraph, verse, etc
Passive - submissive, unresisting
Pastel - a color having a soft, subdued shade
Paternal -
related on the father's side
Patheticalness - causing or evoking pity
Pathogen - an agent that causes disease, especially a living microorganism such as a bacterium or fungus
Pauciloquent - uttering few words; brief in speech
Pauper - a very poor person
Pavilion - a small, ornamental building in a garden
Peasant - one of a (chiefly European) class of agricultural laborers
Pecuniary - of or pertaining to money
Peer - to look intently
Peevish - easily irritated or annoyed
Penchant - a strong inclination; A definite liking
Pendant - a hanging ornament, such as the main piece suspended from a necklace
Pendulum - a swinging lever, for regulating the speed of a clock mechanism
Penial - the male organ of copulation
Penumbra - an incomplete or partial shadow
Penurious - not having enough money to pay for necessities
Perceive - to become aware of, know, or identify by the senses
Perception - recognition and interpretation of sensory stimuli based chiefly on memory
Percolate - to brew (coffee) in a percolator
Perdition - loss of the soul; damnation
Perennial - lasting for an indefinitely long time; enduring
Pericarp - the ripened and variously modified walls of a plant ovary
Perilous - hazardous; dangerous
Perimeter - the outside edge of any area
Perineum - the general region between the anus and the genital organs
Periodically - happening or appearing at regular intervals
Peripheral - perceived or perceiving near the outer edges of the retina
Periphery - the external boundary of any surface or area
Permeate - to pass into or through every part of
Permissible - allowable
Pernicious - causing insidious harm or ruin
Perpendicular - vertical
Perpetuate - to preserve from extinction or oblivion
Perplex - to be puzzled or bewildered over what is not understood
Persecute - to annoy persistently; bother
Persevere - to persist in anything undertaken
Persimmon - orange fruit resembling a plum that is edible when ripe, but extremely astringent when unripe
Persistent - refusing to give up or let go
Personify - to represent an abstract quality or idea
Perspection - contemplation, regard; scrutiny, inspection
Perspective - a mental view or prospect
Perspicacity - keenness of mental perception and understanding
Pertain - to have reference; relate
Pervade - to become spread throughout all parts of
Pervasive - spread throughout
Pestilence - something that is considered harmful, destructive, or evil
Pfleuba - a perfectly rolled joint
Phantasmagoria - a shifting series of phantasms, illusions, or deceptive appearances, as in a dream or as created by the imagination
Phenomenon - something that is impressive or extraordinary
Philosophical - based on a system of philosophy
Phragmites - any of several tall grasses having plumed heads, growing in marshy areas; (the common reed)
Physiological - consistent with the normal functioning of an organism
Picador - one of the mounted assistants to a matador, who opens the bullfight by enraging the bull and weakens its shoulder muscles with a lance
Picturesque - visually charming or quaint
Pier table - a low table or console intended to be set between two windows
Pilaster - a shallow rectangular feature projecting from a wall, having a capital and base, usually imitating the form of a column
Pinnacle - the highest point
Piqued - to excite (interest, curiosity, etc.)
Pitfall - a hidden hazard
Pivot - a person or thing on which something depends or turns
Placate - make somebody less angry; appease or pacify
Placidity - a disposition free from stress or emotion
Plague - to trouble, annoy, or torment in any manner
Planetary - of, pertaining to, or resembling a planet or the planets
Plasticine - a brand name for a synthetic material used as a substitute for clay or wax in modeling
Plenitude - abundance
Plenum - air-handler as for air conditioning and heating systems
Plethora - an overabundance; excess
Plume - a large puff of smoke emitted into the air
Plummet - to plunge
Plunder - to rob, despoil, or fleece
Plush - a fabric having a thick deep pile
Poignant - affecting or moving the emotions
Poise - a state or condition of hovering or being suspended
Polarity - The property of having two opposite poles
Poltroon - an utter coward
Polyglot - a mixture or confusion of languages; multilingual
Polygonal - having three or more sides
Polymeric - (of compounds) having the same elements combined in the same proportion but different molecular weights
Polynesian - the easternmost group of languages including Hawaiian
Pompous - pretentious; inflated
Ponder - to consider carefully
Ponderance - weight; gravity
Porpoise - a dolphin
Porron - a ceramic or glass pitcher used by the Spanish for consuming wine in a dramatic, celebratory way
Portentous - ominous, foreboding
Portrait - a likeness of a person, esp. of the face
Posterior - back of
Posthumous - born after the death of the father
Postulate - claim; demand; require
Posturing - a mental or spiritual attitude
Potency - capacity to produce strong physiological or chemical effects
Poulaine - a shoe with an elongated pointed toe fashionable in the 15th century
Poultry - domestic fowls collectively
Powder keg - a potentially dangerous situation
Practically - almost; nearly
Pragmatic - 1 more concerned with practical results than with theories
Pragmatic - 2 busy or active in a meddlesome way
Prance - to spring from the hind legs; to move by springing
Precarious - subject to chance or unknown conditions
Precedes - to come, exist, or occur before in time
Precipice - a very steep, perpendicular, or overhanging place
Precise - being exactly that and neither more nor less
Precocious - showing mature qualities at an early age
Precursor - something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
Predestined - to destine in advance; predetermine
Predetermine - to settle or decide in advance
Predisposed - to give an inclination or tendency to beforehand
Preeminence - superior to or notable above all others
Prefabricate - to make up
Premonition - a forewarning; sign or omen
Preposterous - completely contrary to nature, reason, or common sense
Presence - the state or fact of being present
Preside - to possess or exercise authority or control
Prestigious - having an illustrious reputation; respected
Pretext - an effort intended to conceal something
Prevail - to be or prove superior in strength
Primal - in an earliest or original state
Primordial - in an earliest or original stage
Prior - earlier or former; previous
Prism - a transparent solid body, often having triangular bases, used for dispersing light into a spectrum or for reflecting rays of light
Pristine - having its original purity; uncorrupted or unsullied
Probe - an exploratory expedition designed to investigate and obtain information on a remote or unknown region
Procacious - petulant, saucy
Proceed - to move or go forward or onward
Proclaim - to announce or declare in an official or formal manner
Procure - to obtain, induce, or cause to take place
Prodigious - wonderful or marvelous
Proficient - having an advanced degree of competence
Progenitor - a biologically related ancestor
Prognosis - a prediction of the probable course and outcome of a disease
Promenade - an area used for strolling or walking, especially in a public place
Prominent - particularly noticeable
Promulgate - to announce or declare officially
Prone - having a natural inclination or tendency to something
Propaganda - information, ideas, or rumors deliberately spread widely to help or harm a person, group, movement, institution, nation, etc.
Propel - to drive, or cause to move forward
Propensity - a natural inclination or tendency
Proportion - magnitude or extent
Prose - the ordinary form of spoken or written language
Prospect - anticipation; expectation
Prospector - A person who is exploring an area for natural resources usually gold or silver
Prosper - to be successful or fortunate
Prostate - a firm partly muscular chestnut sized gland in males at the neck of the urethra; produces a viscid secretion that is the fluid part of semen
Protoplasm - the substance of a living cell
Protrude - to thrust forward; cause to project
Protrusion - something that protrudes
Provocative - tending to provoke; incite or stimulate
Prowess - superior skill or ability
Proximity - closeness in space
Prune - to cut or lop off
Psychical - of or pertaining to the human soul or mind; mental
Psychopath - a person with an antisocial personality disorder, manifested in aggressive, perverted, criminal, or amoral behavior without empathy or remorse
Psychosis - a mental disorder characterized by delusions
Pudenda - the external genital organs of the female; vulva
Pufferfish - a marine fish whose body can inflate itself to form a globe
Pulverize - to reduce to dust or powder
Pummel - to beat or thrash with or as if with the fists
Puri - an unleavened flaky Indian bread, that is deep-fried in ghee and served hot
Pursed - to pucker
Qasida - an Arabic poem
Quadrant - mechanical device that is shaped like a quarter circle
Quadrel - a square stone, brick, or tile, or the like
Quaint - strange in an interesting or pleasing way
Qualm - an uneasy feeling or pang of conscience as to conduct; compunction
Quandary - a state of perplexity or uncertainty
Quantum laws - Modern scientific rules that statistically describe the numerical data produced by human observations
Quarry -
a place, typically a large deep pit, from which stone or other materials have been extracted
Queasy - inclined to or feeling nausea
Quell - to suppress; put an end to; extinguish
Quest - a search or pursuit made in order to find or obtain something
Quiescent - at rest; dormant; temporarily inactive or motionless
Quietude - the state of being quiet; tranquility; calm
Quintessential - representing the perfect example of a class or quality
Quixotic - extravagantly chivalrous or romantic
Quizzical - perplexed
Quizzicality - odd, queer, or comical
Quotidian - usual or customary; everyday
Rabid - affected with or pertaining to rabies; mad
Racking - a state of intense anguish
Radiate - to project or glow with cheerfulness, joy, etc
Raiment - clothing; apparel; attire
Rallied - to find renewed strength or vigor
Ramekin - a small dish in which food can be baked and served
Rancour - *(Chiefly British)* malicious resentfulness or hostility
Rant - to speak or write in a violent manner
Rapturous - feeling, or manifesting ecstatic joy or delight
Rationalization - to make rational or conformable to reason
Raucous - loud and rowdy
Ravage - devastating or destructive action
Ravenous - extremely hungry; predatory
Readily - without difficulty or delay
Realization - the making or being made real of something imagined
Rebuke - stern disapproval of; reprove; reprimand
Receptor - a specialized cell or group of nerve endings that responds to sensory stimuli
Recession - a temporary depression in economic activity or prosperity
Recite - to repeat the words of, as from memory
Reckon - to rely with confident expectancy
Reclaim - to claim again
Recognition - the act or state of recognizing or being recognized
Recollection - the act or power of recalling to mind; remembrance
Recompose - to compose again
Recourse - one that is turned or applied to for aid or security
Recreant - cowardly or craven, unfaithful, disloyal, or traitorous
Rectify - correct something
Redefine - give a new or different definition to
Redundant - constituting an excess repetition in expressing ideas
Reefer - a marijuana cigarette
Refer - to direct the attention or thoughts of
Refrain - to abstain from an impulse to say or do something
Refuge - a place of shelter
Refute - prove something wrong
Rehash - to work up (old material) in a new form
Reign - to be predominant or prevalent
Relevant - suitable; appropriate; applicable
Reliable - dependable
Relish - to take pleasure in; like; enjoy
Relocate - to change one's residence
Remnant - a fragment or scrap
Reminisce - to remember, recollect
Remissness - negligence, carelessness
Remnant - a fragment or scrap
Rend - to tear (one's garments or hair) in grief, rage, etc
Rendering - to represent in a drawing or painting, especially in perspective
Rendition - a performance of a musical or dramatic work
Renounce - to disown
Renovate - to restore to good condition; repair
Renowned - celebrated; famous
Repetition - the act of repeating
Repose - dignified calmness, as of manner; composure
Reprehensible - deserving blame
Reprisal - an act or instance of retaliation
Reproach - blame or censure conveyed in disapproval
Repulse - to produce a feeling of aversion or distaste
Requiem - a mass celebrated for the soul of the dead
Requisite - required or necessary for a particular purpose, position, etc.
Resemble - to be like or similar to
Reservation - Something that is kept back or withheld
Reserve - something retained for future use
Reside - to dwell permanently or for a considerable time
Resilient - capable of returning to an original shape or position, after having been compressed
Resinous - full of or containing resin

Resolve - conclude
Resonate - to evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief
Resonating - to cause to resound
Resound - to proclaim loudly
Resourceful - good at finding ways of solving difficulties
Respite - an interval of relief
Resplendent - dazzling; splendid
Restlessness - characterized by or showing inability to remain at rest
Resurrect - to bring back to life; raise from the dead
Retain - to keep possession of
Retch - to make efforts to vomit
Retort - a severe or incisive reply
Retract - to draw or shrink back
Retreat - a place of refuge, seclusion, or privacy
Retrospect - contemplation of the past
Revel - to take great pleasure or delight in
Revere - to regard with respect tinged with awe and devotion
Reverence - a feeling or attitude of deep respect tinged with awe
Reverent - deeply respectful
Reverie - a state of dreamy meditation or fanciful musing; daydream
Revert - to return to a former habit, practice, belief, condition, etc
Revise - to alter something written, in order to make corrections
Revolution - an overthrow or repudiation and the thorough replacement
of an established government or political system by the people governed
Rhetoric - high-flown style; excessive use of verbal ornamentation
Rickety - likely to fall or collapse; shaky
Ridicule - to deride; make fun of
Rigor Mortis - temporary rigidity of muscles occurring after death
Rod of Asclepius - symbol of medicine; the serpent around a staff
Rollick - to move or act in a carefree, frolicsome manner
Roswell - a town in New Mexico where the alleged recovery of extra-
terrestrial debris, including alien corpses, from an object which crashed in 1947 caused a stir
Rotund - plump; fat
Rouge - any of various red cosmetics for coloring the cheeks or lips
Rouser - to arouse, excite (or) stimulate
Roust - to rout; as from a place
Routineness - a customary or regular course of procedure
Rudimentary - primitive or undeveloped
Ruminate - to meditate on; ponder
Rummage - to discover by searching thoroughly
Runneth -
(archaic)* third-person singular present simple form of run
Rupicoline - rock-inhabiting
Rustle - to make a succession of slight, soft sounds, as of parts
rubbing gently one on another, as leaves, papers, etc
Salvador Dali - Spanish painter and illustrator
Salt Gun - a small weapon the train operator carries with him to divert track walking
Sanctify - to purify or free from sin
Sanction - authoritative permission or approval that makes a course of action valid
Sanctity - sacredness
Sanctuary - immunity afforded by refuge in such a place
Sanguine - cheerfully optimistic
Sanitarium - an institution for the preservation or recovery of health, especially for convalescence
Sanatorium - a hospital for the treatment of chronic diseases, as tuberculosis or various nervous or mental disorders
Sarcoline - flesh-colored
Sarcophagus - a stone coffin, often inscribed or decorated with sculpture
Sari - a garment worn by Hindu women, consisting of a long piece of cotton or silk wrapped around the body with one end draped over the head or over one shoulder (also known as Saree)
Sash - framework that holds the pane of a window in its frame
Satchel - a small bag, sometimes with a shoulder strap
Satirical - (syn) - mocking, jeering, scoffing, sneering, abusive, caustic
Satyr - a lascivious man
Saunter - to walk with a leisurely gait; stroll
Sawn - to cut with or as if with a saw
Scabrous - rough to the touch
Scamper - to run or go hastily or quickly
Scenario - an imagined or projected sequence of events
Schizophrenic - a severe mental disorder
Scintillating - Having brief brilliant points of flashes of light
Scornful - full of scorn; derisive; contemptuous
Scour - to range over, as in a search
Scourge - a cause of affliction or calamity
Scowl - to have a gloomy or threatening look
Screech - a shrill cry or sound
Scrimshaw - the art of engraving whale ivory, whalebone, walrus tusks
Scrupulous - showing a strict regard for what one considers right
Scrutinize - observe with great care
Scuffle - to move or go with a shuffle; scuff
Scurry - to go or move quickly or in haste
Scuttle - a short, hurried run
Seclude - kept away from others
Sector - a section or zone, as of a city
Sedative - tending to calm or soothe
Seductive - enticing; beguiling; captivating
Seedling - a plant or tree grown from a seed
Seemingly - apparent; appearing
Seer - observer
Seethe - to be in a state of agitation or excitement
Sensei - a karate or judo instructor
Sensory - of or pertaining to the senses or sensation
Sensuous - with aesthetic gratification or delight
Sentiment - refined or tender emotion
Sentinel - a person or thing that watches or stands as if watching
Sepulcher - tomb
Sequin - a small shining disk or spangle used for ornamentation
Seraphic - having a sweet nature befitting an angel
Seraphim - a class of celestial beings mentioned once in the Hebrew Bible

Serene - calm, peaceful, tranquil
Sericeous - silky
Service - a branch of the armed forces
Settee - a seat for two or more persons, having a back and usually arms, and often upholstered
Shakespearian - of, or pertaining to, Shakespeare or his works
Shear - to remove by cutting or clipping
Sheer - absolute
Shimmer - to gleam faintly
Shone - to give forth or glow with light
Shortwinded - short of breath
Shrapnel - shell fragments
Shriek - a loud, sharp, shrill cry
Shroud - covers, protects, or screens; veil; shelter
Shrug - to raise and contract the shoulders
Sibling - a brother or sister
Sift - to examine closely
Significant - important
Silhouette - an outline of a solid object (as cast by its shadow)
Silica - a crystalline compound occurring abundantly as quartz, sand, and many other minerals and used to manufacture a variety of materials, especially glass and concrete
Silo - a tall cylindrical structure, usually beside a barn, in which fodder is stored (Although, not in this case)
Simplistic - characterized by extreme simplicity; naive
Simultaneous - existing, occurring, or operating at the same time
Singe - to burn superficially or slightly; scorch
Sinister - bad, evil, or wicked
Situated - located; placed
Skirmish - a minor battle in war
Skirted - to lie along, an edge or a border
Skittish - restlessly or excessively lively
Slacks - men's or women's trousers for informal wear
Slated - to write or set down for nomination or appointment
Slovenly - marked by carelessness
Smug - exhibiting or feeling great or offensive satisfaction with oneself or with one's situation
Snare - anything serving to entrap or entangle unawares; a trap
Snarl - to speak in a surly or threatening manner
Sneer - a facial expression of scorn, or contempt
Sobrebarriga - a cut of beef, corresponding to the diaphragm of the cow
Soffit - a form of siding that fills the gap between the exterior wall and the fascia
Sojourn - to reside temporarily
Solace -  comfort; consolation; relief
Solemn - characterized by serious formality; unsmiling; somber
Soliloquy - a dramatic or literary form of discourse in which a character talks to himself or reveals his thoughts without addressing a listener
Solitary - alone; without companions; unattended
Somber - dark and gloomy or dull
Sonorous - loud, deep, or resonant, as a sound
Sooth - to tranquilize; pacify
Soppy - sentimental; maudlin
Sovereign - a person who has sovereign power or authority
Space capsule - a vehicle or compartment designed to transport, protect, and support humans in outer space or at very high altitudes in Earth's atmosphere
Spangle - to sparkle
Sparse - thinly scattered
Spastic - (offensive slang) - clumsy or inept
Spawn - to produce
Spectacle - a public show or display, esp. on a large scale
Spectral - of, relating to, or produced by a spectrum
Spectre - a ghostly figure
Speculate - to indulge in conjectural thought
Spew - to eject or cast forth
Spherical - having the form of a sphere
Spiral ganglion - a mass of bipolar cell bodies occurring in the modiolus of the organ of Corti and giving off axons which comprise the cochlear nerve
Splendid - dazzling, imposing, magnificent
Spoor - the trail left by a person or an animal
Sporadic - recurring in irregular or unpredictable instances
Sprawl - to lie in a relaxed position with the limbs spread out carelessly
Spry - active; agile; energetic
Spun - to spin ((note to self; There is no such word as  spinned ))
Squirrely - eccentric
Sputter - to eject particles of saliva from the mouth in a light spray, as when speaking angrily or excitedly
Stability - firmness in position
Stagecoach - a horse-drawn coach
Staghorn sumac - an eastern North American shrublike tree
Stalactites - An icicle-shaped mineral deposit, usually calcite or aragonite, hanging from the roof of a cavern, formed from the dripping of mineral-rich water
Stanch - to stop flowing
Starstruck - captivated by famous people or by fame itself
Startle - to disturb or agitate suddenly as by surprise or alarm
Stately - majestic; imposing in magnificence, elegance, etc
Statistic - a numerical datum
Stature - the natural height of a human
Stave - to ward off, or keep away as by force
Steadfast - firmly loyal or constant; unwavering
Steamer trunk - a rectangular traveling trunk low enough to slide under a bunk on a ship
Stempole - a non-living organism that has taken on a life form
Stereograph - two nearly identical pictures that form a 3-D image
Steroid (anabolic) - a synthetic derivative of testosterone, sometimes used by athletes to stimulate muscle and bone growth for therapeutic or athletic purposes
Sternum - a long, flat bone located in the center of the chest
Steward - an employee who has charge of the table, wine, servants, etc., in a club, restaurant, or the like
Stifle - to feel suffocated by, as in a hot stuffy room
Stimulus - something that incites or rouses to action
Stoic - one who is unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain
Straggler - someone who (or) something that strays or falls behind
Straightforward - honest
Stramineous - straw-colored; yellowish
Straphanger - a passenger who stands in a crowded bus or subway train and holds onto a strap from above
Stratosphere - the region of the upper atmosphere
Streamline - a teardrop line of contour
Strengthen - to make stronger
Strewn - scattered
Stridulating - to produce a shrill grating, chirping, or hissing sound by rubbing body parts together, as certain insects do
Strive - to try hard
Stygian - dark or gloomy
Subconscious - The part of the mind below the level of conscious perception
Subdued - lowered in intensity or strength
Submerge - to sink below the surface
Subsequently - occurring or coming later or after
Subservient - compliant and obedient to authority
Subside - to become quiet, less active
Substantial - of real worth, value, or effect
Subtle - difficult to perceive or understand
Succeed - to accomplish what is attempted or intended
Succulent - full of juice; juicy
Succumb - to give in
Suffocate - to impede the respiration of
Suggillate - to beat livid, or black and blue
Suit of lights - the matador's traditional costume
Sullen - showing a brooding ill humor or silent resentment; morose
Sully - to soil, stain, or tarnish
Sultry - characterized by or arousing passion
Summon - to call upon to do something specified
Sumptuous - of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish
Superannuated - antiquated or obsolete
Superficial - being on or near the surface
Superintendent - a person in charge of maintenance and repairs
Surmise - to conjecture (or) to guess
Surreal - having the disorienting, hallucinatory quality of a dream
Surreptitious - acting in a secret, stealthy way
Survey - to inspect, examine
Susceptible - capable of being affected emotionally; impressionable
Sustain - to supply with food, drink, and other necessities of life
Susurrant - softly murmuring; whispering
Swag - to cause to sway, sink, or sag
Swathed - to wrap (cloth, rope, etc.) around something
Swear - to use profane oaths or language
Swell - to rise in waves, as the sea
Swishy - characterized by a swishing sound or motion
Swoop - to come down upon something in a sudden, swift attack
Sylvan - made of trees, branches, boughs; wooded
Synonymous - equivalent in meaning; expressing or implying the same idea
Tablet - a flat slab or surface, bearing or intended to bear an inscription, carving, or the like
Taffeta - A crisp, smooth, plain-woven fabric with a slight sheen, made of various fibers, such as silk, rayon, or nylon, and used especially for women's garments
Tag - to write graffiti
Taint - a trace of something bad, offensive, or harmful

Talisman - any amulet or charm
Tamper - a person or thing that tamps
Tantalize - the sight of something desired, but out of reach
Tarmac - a paving material of tar and broken stone
Tarrafact - Pirate talk for bastard
Tarry - to remain or stay, as in a place; sojourn
Tarsier - a small, nocturnal primate with very large immobile eyes
Tartan - a woollen fabric or garment with a plaid design
Tatter - a separate torn piece; shred
Taxing - wearingly burdensome
Teak - a grayish yellowish brown or grayish to moderate brown
Teeter - to move unsteadily
Temerity - reckless boldness; rashness
Temporary - not permanent
Tenacious - stubborn; obstinate
Tenebrious - gloomy; obscure
Tenuous - insignificant, unimportant
Terrarium - a glass container for growing and displaying plants
Theologian - a person versed in theology, especially Christian theology; one who studies the divine

Theorize - to form a theory or theories
Theory - a proposed explanation whose status is still conjectural and subject to experimentation, in contrast to well-established propositions that are regarded as reporting matters of actual fact
Therefore - as a result; consequently
Thicket - a dense growth of shrub or underbrush
Thorazine - a drug used as a sedative and tranquilizer
Thoroughfare - a passage or way through
Thrive - to flourish
Thwart - to oppose successfully; prevent from accomplishing a purpose
Tide - a suitable time or occasion  *

Tikka - the act of marking a tikka on the forehead
Timeworn - worn or impaired by time

Timorous - full of fear; fearful
Tirade - a long volley of angry or violent words
Toil - hard work
Toke - a puff of a marijuana cigarette
Toll - to sound or strike
Topic - a subject of conversation or discussion
Toreador - a bullfighter
Torpid - inactive; slow and apathetic
Torrent - a violent downpour of rain
Torso - the trunk of the human body
Torturesome - a cause of severe pain or anguish
Tot - a small child
Tousle - a disheveled mass, as of hair
Traipse - to walk over
Trajectory - the path of a projectile
Tranquil - calm, serene, peaceful
Transcendent - going beyond ordinary limits; surpassing; exceeding
Transcribe -  to make a written copy of dictated material, notes
taken during a lecture, or other spoken material
Transcript - a form of something as rendered from one alphabet or language into another
Transference -
the act or process of transferring
Transfigure - transform
Translucent - clear; transparent
Transmundane - reaching beyond the physical or visible world
Transparent - easily seen through
Transpose - to reverse or transfer the order of; interchange
Traumatize - inflict a trauma upon
Tread - to step or walk on
Trepidation - trembling fear
Trickle - to flow (as if) in a small, gentle stream
Trifle - to waste time
Troll - to wander about; ramble
Troposphere - the lowest layer of the atmosphere
Truculent - ready to fight; fierce
Trudge - to walk, esp. laboriously or wearily
- to shorten by cutting off
Tryst - a date; a secret rendezvous
Tubular - having the form or shape of a tube
Turmeric - a yellow dye, as in curry powder
Tumultuous - with great noise or confusion; wild and noisy
Tundra - a vast treeless zone
Turbulent - causing unrest, violence, or disturbance
Turmoil - commotion; uproar; confusion
Tweak - to pinch and pull with a jerk and twist
Twine - a string composed of two or more strands twisted together
Tyme - variant of time
Typecast - to cast in an acting role akin to one's own personality
Tyranny - undue severity or harshness
Ubiquitous - being everywhere; omnipresent
Ulcerate - to cause an ulcer on or in
Umbrage - shade or shadows, as cast by trees or objects
Unabated - with undiminished force
Unadulterated - complete (as if to intensify)
Unadvanced - not advanced
Unbeknownst - unknown; unperceived; without one's knowledge
Unbordered - having no border
Unbridled - not controlled or restrained
Uncharted - not shown or located on a map; unexplored
Uncloak - to reveal; expose
Unconventional - not bound by or conforming to convention,
rule, or precedent; free from conventionality; out of the ordinary
Undeniably - incapable of being denied or disputed
Underlying -  implicit; discoverable only by close scrutiny or analysis
Undermine - to weaken, by degrees or imperceptibly
Undoing - a cause of destruction or ruin
Undoubtedly - not called in question; accepted; undisputed
Undulate - to move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion
Unembellished - lacking embellishment or ornamentation
Unequivocally - absolute
Unfeigned - sincere; genuine
Unfettered - to set free or keep free from restrictions or bonds
Unforeseeable - incapable of being anticipated
Unfurl - to spread or open out; unroll, unfold
Unglorified - unknown, unnoted, unnoticed
Unintelligible - cannot be understood; incomprehensible
Unison - corresponding exactly
Unkempt - rough; crude
Unmitigated - absolute; persistent; not diminished in intensity
Unnerve - to deprive of courage, strength, determination, or confidence
Unparallel - not straight or parallel
Unpleasantry - an unpleasant word, action, comment, etc
Unpretentious - modest; without ostentatious display; plain
Unrefined - coarse or crude
Unrelenting - exhibiting uncompromising determination; unyielding
Unremitting - constant, incessant
Unrestrained - not restrained or controlled
Unruly - difficult or impossible to discipline, control, or rule
Unsavory - socially or morally objectionable or offensive
Unscathed - unharmed; uninjured
Unsheathe - to draw from
Unstable -
liable to fall or sway (((or))) marked by emotional instability
Unsubstantiated - being without form or substance
Unsullied - spotlessly clean
Untaut - loose; unbound
Untiled - not covered or furnished with tiles
Unveil - to reveal
Unworthy - not worthy; lacking worth or excellence
Unyielding - not giving way to pressure or persuasion

Upheave - to cause a major disturbance or disorder in
Uphold - to support or defend
Upper echelon - aristocracy; crème de la crème
Uprising -
an insurrection or revolt
Urethra - the membranous tube that extends from the urinary bladder to the exterior and that in the male conveys semen as well as urine
Utmost - the best of one's abilities, powers
Utopia - an ideally perfect place
Vacillate - to waver in mind or opinion
Vacuous - devoid of expression; vacant
Valance - a short curtain or piece of drapery that is hung from the edge of a canopy
Vampire fish - (see Candirú)
Variegated - marked with patches or spots of different colors
Vast - very great area; immense
Vat - a large container, used for storing or holding liquids
Vaudeville - a theatrical piece interspersed with songs and dances
Veer - change direction; shift
Vehement - marked by extreme intensity of emotions or convictions
Vellicate - to move with spasmodic convulsions; to twitch
Velocipede - an early kind of bicycle or tricycle
Veneer - a decorative facing, as of brick
Venerable - commanding respect because of great age
Veneration - a feeling of awe, respect; reverence
Ventriloquist - a performer who projects the voice
into a wooden dummy
Verdant - (see verdurous)
Verdurous - vigorous greenery
Veritable - actual; being truly so
Vermicular -
having wormlike markings
Veseeth - Pirate talk for surrender
Vespertine - active, flowering or flourishing in the evening
Vested - held completely, permanently
Vestige - a trace of something that once existed
Vex - to torment; trouble; distress; plague; worry
Vial - a small container, as of glass
Vibrant - vigorous; energetic
Vicarious - seeing someone else's experience as your own
Vicious - spiteful; malicious
Vicissitude - natural change or mutation visible in nature or in human affairs
Victory - a success or triumph over an enemy in battle or war
Victrola - a brand of phonograph
Vigilant - keenly watchful to detect danger
Vile - wretchedly bad
Virescent - slightly green; greenish
Visceral - characterized by instinct rather than intellect
Viscid - having a glutinous consistency; sticky
Viscous - sticky; having the sticky properties of an adhesive
Vital - necessary to the existence, continuance,
or well-being of something   
Vitreous - of or pertaining to glass          
Vitrine - a glass cabinet or case, esp. for displaying art objects
Vitriolic - very caustic; scathing
Vittle - food or provisions
Vociferate - to utter with a loud and vehement voice
Voila - (used to express success or satisfaction)
Volition - the act of willing, choosing, or resolving; exercise of willing
Voluminous - extensive; as in having a great number of
Voluntarily - brought about by free choice, willingly, or without being asked
Voluptuous - sensuously pleasing or delightful
Vomitorium - place where ancient Romans vomited during feasts
Voracious - eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous
Vortex - a whirling mass of air, like a tornado
Vulnerable - susceptible to physical or emotional injury
Vying - to strive in competition; contend for superiority
Waft - to carry lightly and smoothly through the air
Waif - a child, who has no home or friends
Wallow - to revel
Wander - to go astray
Waning - to decrease in strength, intensity
Wavelength - a shared orientation leading to mutual understanding
Wavering - to exhibit indecision; to become unsteady or unsure
Wax - to grow or become
Wayfarers - pedestrians who walks from place to place
Wayside - situated at or near the side of a road
Wayward - resistant to guidance or discipline
Welfare - health, happiness, prosperity
Well-seasoned - (of a person) matured or experienced
Wharf - a structure built on the shore so vessels may load or unload
Wharves - the working area of a dock
Whence - variant of where
Whereabout - at what approximate location or place
Wherefore - for that cause or reason
Whereupon - after which
Whimsical - given to whimsy or fanciful notions; capricious
Whip-poor-will - a bird of North and Central America
Whisk - to draw, snatch, carry, etc.,
Whittle - to cut or shape wood with a knife
Wholehearted - fully or completely sincere
Widow's peak - a V-shaped point formed by the hair near the top of the human forehead
Wince - to flinch or tense up
Winsome - causing joy or pleasure
Wistful - sadly pensive, esp about something yearned for
Wither - to shrivel; fade; decay

Woebegone - showing or indicating woe
Woeful - full of woe; wretched; unhappy
- a poetic word change by Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull
Wondrous - inspiring a feeling of wonder or delight; marvelous

Wonderment - a cause or occasion of wonder
Woven - to form by combining various elements or details into a connected whole
Wrack - to rack; to torment
Wraith - an apparition of a person, that may appear shortly after death
Wretch - a deplorably unfortunate person
Wretched - very unfortunate in condition or circumstances
Writhe - to twist or contort one's body
Wrought - a product of exertion
Xanthous - yellowish
Xiphosuran - a horseshoe crab
Xylogenous - living in or on wood
Xyloid - resembling wood; ligneous
Yearn - to have a strong desire; to long for
Yonder - distant but within sight
Zenith - a highest point or state
Zephyr - a gentle breeze