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Communicative Processes - nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

  1. 1 Chronicles = the first of two Old Testament books telling the history of Judah and Israel until the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC
  2. 1 Esdras = an Apocryphal book consisting of a compilation from I Chronicles and II Chronicles and Ezra and Nehemiah
  3. 1 Kings = the first of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel
  4. 1 Maccabees = an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus
  5. 1 Samuel = the first of two books in the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David
  6. 12-tone music = a type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg
  7. 12-tone system = a type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg
  8. 16 PF = a self-report personality inventory developed by Raymond B. Cattell to measure the 16 personality dimensions that emerged from his factor analysis of a wide range of traits
  9. 1st class = mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection
  10. 1st-class mail = mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection
  11. 2 Chronicles = the second of two Old Testament books telling the history of Judah and Israel until the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC
  12. 2 Esdras = an Apocryphal book of angelic revelations
  13. 2 Kings = the second of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel
  14. 2 Maccabees = an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus
  15. 2 Samuel = the second of two books of the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David
  16. 3-D = a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
  17. 3D = a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
  18. A = the 1st letter of the Roman alphabet
  19. a la carte = a menu having individual dishes listed with separate prices
  20. A-list = a list of names of specially favored people
  21. AA = an associate degree in arts
  22. AAS = an associate degree in applied science
  23. AAVE = a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
  24. AB = a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
  25. ABA transit number = an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations
  26. abbreviation = a shortened form of a word or phrase
  27. Abdias = an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies
  28. abdication = the act of abdicating / a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
  29. abecedarius = a poem having lines beginning with letters of the alphabet in regular order
  30. abetment = the verbal act of urging on
  31. abettal = the verbal act of urging on
  32. abjuration = a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
  33. Abkhasian = a Circassian language spoken by the Abkhaz
  34. Abkhazian = a Circassian language spoken by the Abkhaz
  35. ablative = the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
  36. ablative absolute = a constituent in Latin grammar
  37. ablative case = the case indicating the agent in passive sentences or the instrument or manner or place of the action described by the verb
  38. ablaut = a vowel whose quality or length is changed to indicate linguistic distinctions
  39. ABLS = a bachelor's degree in library science
  40. Abnaki = the Algonquian language spoken by the Abnaki and Penobscot
  41. abnegation = the denial and rejection of a doctrine or belief
  42. Abor = little known Kamarupan languages
  43. Aboriginal Australian = the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines
  44. above = an earlier section of a written text
  45. abracadabra = gibberish and nonsense
  46. abridgement = a shortened version of a written work
  47. abridgment = a shortened version of a written work
  48. absentee ballot = a ballot that is cast while absent
  49. abstract = a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
  50. absurdity = a message whose content is at variance with reason
  51. absurdness = a message whose content is at variance with reason
  52. abuse = a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
  53. academic degree = an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
  54. Academy Award = an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance
  55. acatalectic = a line of verse that has the full number of syllables
  56. accent = a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation / the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) / distinctive manner of oral expression / the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
  57. accent mark = a diacritical mark used to indicate stress or placed above a vowel to indicate a special pronunciation
  58. accentual system = the system of accentuation used in a particular language
  59. accentuation = the use or application of an accent
  60. acceptance = words signifying consent to the terms of an offer
  61. acceptation = the accepted meaning of a word
  62. access = a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something
  63. access code = a code (a series of characters or digits) that must be entered in some way (typed or dialed or spoken) to get the use of something
  64. accession = agreeing with or consenting to
  65. acciaccatura = an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
  66. accidental = a musical notation that makes a note sharp or flat or natural although that is not part of the key signature
  67. acclaim = enthusiastic approval
  68. acclamation = enthusiastic approval
  69. accolade = a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
  70. accommodation = a settlement of differences
  71. accompaniment = a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  72. accord = a written agreement between two states or sovereigns / concurrence of opinion
  73. accord and satisfaction = the settlement of a debt by paying less than the amount demanded in exchange for extinguishing the debt
  74. accordance = concurrence of opinion
  75. account = a record or narrative description of past events / an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered / a short account of the news / a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc. / the act of informing by verbal report
  76. accounting = a convincing explanation that reveals basic causes
  77. accusal = a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person
  78. accusation = an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence / a formal charge of wrongdoing brought against a person
  79. accusative = the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
  80. accusative case = the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
  81. Achomawi = the Shastan language spoken by the Achomawi
  82. acid rock = a musical style that emerged in the 1960s
  83. acknowledgement = a statement acknowledging something or someone
  84. acknowledgment = a statement acknowledging something or someone / a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  85. acoustic buoy = a buoy that can be heard
  86. acquiescence = agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
  87. acquisition agreement = contract governing the merger of two or more companies
  88. acquittance = a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation
  89. acronym = a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced as one word
  90. acrophony = naming a letter of the alphabet by using a word whose initial sound is the sound represented by that letter
  91. acrostic = verse in which certain letters such as the first in each line form a word or message / a puzzle where you fill a square grid with words reading the same down as across
  92. act = a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body / a short performance that is part of a longer program / a subdivision of a play or opera or ballet / a manifestation of insincerity
  93. acting out = the display of previously inhibited emotions
  94. action = the series of events that form a plot
  95. active application = an application that is currently running and in the foreground
  96. actor's line = words making up the dialogue of a play
  97. Acts = a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
  98. Acts of the Apostles = a New Testament book describing the development of the early church from Christ's Ascension to Paul's sojourn at Rome
  99. acute = a mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  100. acute accent = a mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  101. ad = a public promotion of some product or service
  102. ad-lib = remark made spontaneously without prior preparation
  103. adage = a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
  104. adagio = a composition played in adagio tempo
  105. adaptation = a written work (as a novel) that has been recast in a new form
  106. add-on = a software module that extends or enhances the capabilities of an existing application
  107. addendum = textual matter that is added onto a publication
  108. Additions to Esther = an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Esther
  109. address = the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored / written directions for finding some location
  110. adducing = citing as evidence or proof
  111. adhesion contract = a contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free
  112. Adi Granth = the principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus
  113. adieu = a farewell remark
  114. adios = a farewell remark
  115. adjective = the word class that qualifies nouns / a word that expresses an attribute of something
  116. adjunct = a construction that can be used to extend the meaning of a word or phrase but is not one of the main constituents of a sentence
  117. adjuration = a solemn and earnest appeal to someone to do something
  118. admission = an acknowledgment of the truth of something
  119. admonishment = a firm rebuke
  120. admonition = cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness) / a firm rebuke
  121. adnoun = an adjective used as a noun
  122. Adonic = a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee
  123. Adonic line = a verse line with a dactyl followed by a spondee or trochee
  124. adulation = servile flattery
  125. advance = a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  126. advancement = encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
  127. adventure story = a story of an adventure
  128. adverb = the word class that qualifies verbs or clauses / a word that modifies something other than a noun
  129. adverbial = a word or group of words function as an adverb
  130. adverse opinion = an opinion concerning financial statements (usually based on an audit by a CPA) that the statements as a whole do not present results fairly or are not in conformity with the generally accepted accounting practices of the United States
  131. advert = a public promotion of some product or service
  132. advertisement = a public promotion of some product or service
  133. advertising = a public promotion of some product or service
  134. advertizement = a public promotion of some product or service
  135. advertizing = a public promotion of some product or service
  136. advertorial = an advertisement that is written and presented in the style of an editorial or journalistic report
  137. advice = a proposal for an appropriate course of action
  138. advice and consent = a legal expression in the United States Constitution that allows the Senate to constrain the President's powers of appointment and treaty-making
  139. advisory = an announcement that usually advises or warns the public of some threat
  140. Aeneid = an epic in Latin by Virgil; tells the adventures of Aeneas after the Trojan War
  141. Aeolic = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Thessaly and Boeotia and Aeolis
  142. Aeolic dialect = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Thessaly and Boeotia and Aeolis
  143. aerogram = a letter sent by air mail
  144. aerogramme = a letter sent by air mail
  145. Aesop's fables = a collection of fables believed to have been written by the Greek storyteller Aesop
  146. aether = a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
  147. affected role = the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  148. affidavit = written declaration made under oath
  149. affirmation = a solemn declaration that serves the same purpose as an oath (if an oath is objectionable to the person on religious or ethical grounds) / a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something / the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
  150. affirmative = a reply of affirmation
  151. affirmative action = a policy designed to redress past discrimination against women and minority groups through measures to improve their economic and educational opportunities
  152. affirmative pleading = any defensive pleading that affirms facts rather than merely denying the facts alleged by the plaintiff
  153. affix = a linguistic element added to a word to produce an inflected or derived form
  154. affray = noisy quarrel
  155. affricate = a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point
  156. affricate consonant = a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point
  157. affrication = the conversion of a simple stop consonant into an affricate
  158. affricative = a composite speech sound consisting of a stop and a fricative articulated at the same point
  159. Afghan = an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  160. Afghani = an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  161. Afrasian = a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
  162. Afrasian language = a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
  163. African American English = a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
  164. African American Vernacular English = a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
  165. African-American music = music created by African-American musicians
  166. Afrikaans = an official language of the Republic of South Africa
  167. Afro-Asiatic = a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
  168. Afroasiatic = a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
  169. Afroasiatic language = a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
  170. afternoon = a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
  171. afterpiece = a brief dramatic piece (usually comic) presented after a play
  172. Aga = title for a civil or military leader
  173. age limit = regulation establishing the maximum age for doing something or holding some position
  174. agenda = a list of matters to be taken up
  175. agenda item = one of the items to be considered
  176. agendum = a list of matters to be taken up
  177. agent = the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  178. agentive role = the semantic role of the animate entity that instigates or causes the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  179. Aggeus = an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
  180. Agha = title for a civil or military leader
  181. agitprop = political propaganda (especially communist propaganda) communicated via art and literature and cinema
  182. agnomen = an additional name or an epithet appended to a name
  183. Agnus Dei = a liturgical prayer beginning with these Latin words / figure of a lamb
  184. agony column = a newspaper column devoted to personal problems
  185. agrapha = sayings of Jesus not recorded in the canonical Gospels
  186. agreement = the statement (oral or written) of an exchange of promises / the verbal act of agreeing
  187. ague = a mark placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  188. ahem = the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat
  189. ahimsa = a Buddhist and Hindu and especially Jainist doctrine holding that all forms of life are sacred and urging the avoidance of violence
  190. aide-memoire = a memorandum summarizing the items of an agreement
  191. air = medium for radio and television broadcasting / a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  192. air alert = the warning signal that begins a period of preparation for an enemy air attack
  193. air letter = a letter sent by air mail
  194. air mail = mail that is sent by air transport
  195. Air Medal = a United States Air Force decoration for meritorious achievement while participating in an aerial flight
  196. air sock = a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast
  197. air-sleeve = a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast
  198. airing = the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
  199. airmail = a system of conveying mail by aircraft / letters and packages that are transported by aircraft
  200. airmail letter = a letter sent by air mail
  201. airplane ticket = a ticket good for a trip on an airplane
  202. airpost = a system of conveying mail by aircraft
  203. airwave = medium for radio and television broadcasting
  204. Akan = a Kwa language spoken in Ghana and the Ivory Coast
  205. Akha = a Loloish language
  206. Akkadian = an ancient branch of the Semitic languages
  207. Aku = a Kwa language spoken by the Yoruba in southwestern Nigeria
  208. Akwa'ala = the Yuman language spoken by the Akwa'ala
  209. al-Qur'an = the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
  210. Alabama = the Muskhogean language of the Alabama
  211. alarm = an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
  212. alarm bell = the sound of an alarm
  213. alarmism = needless warnings
  214. alarum = an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger
  215. Albanian = the Indo-European language spoken by the people of Albania
  216. album = one or more recordings issued together
  217. Alcaic = verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines
  218. Alcaic verse = verse in the meter used in Greek and Latin poetry consisting of strophes of 4 tetrametric lines
  219. aleatory contract = a contract whose performance by one party depends on the occurrence of an uncertain contingent event
  220. aleph = the 1st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  221. alert = an automatic signal (usually a sound) warning of danger / a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
  222. alerting = a warning serves to make you more alert to danger
  223. Aleut = the language spoken by the Aleut
  224. Alexandrine = a line of verse that has six iambic feet
  225. algebraic language = an algorithmic language having statements that resemble algebraic expressions
  226. ALGOL = ; a programming language used to express computer programs as algorithms
  227. Algonkian = the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian
  228. Algonkin = the Algonquian language spoken by the Algonkian
  229. Algonquian = family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
  230. Algonquian language = family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
  231. Algonquin = family of North American Indian languages spoken from Labrador to South Carolina and west to the Great Plains
  232. algorism = the Arabic (or decimal) system of numeration
  233. algorithmic language = an artificial language designed to express algorithms
  234. alias = a name that has been assumed temporarily
  235. alibi = a defense by an accused person purporting to show that he or she could not have committed the crime in question / a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
  236. aliyah = the honor of being called up to the reading desk in the synagogue to read from the Torah
  237. all clear = permission to proceed because obstacles have been removed / a signal (usually a siren) that danger is over
  238. alla breve = a musical time signature indicating two or four half notes to a measure
  239. allegation = statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove / (law) a formal accusation against somebody
  240. allegement = statements affirming or denying certain matters of fact that you are prepared to prove
  241. allegory = an expressive style that uses fictional characters and events to describe some subject by suggestive resemblances
  242. allegretto = a musical composition or musical passage to be performed at a somewhat quicker tempo than andante but not as fast as allegro
  243. allegro = a musical composition or musical passage to be performed quickly in a brisk lively manner
  244. alliance = a formal agreement establishing an association or alliance between nations or other groups to achieve a particular aim
  245. alliteration = use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
  246. allocution = a formal or authoritative address that advises or exhorts
  247. allograph = a signature written by one person for another / a variant form of a grapheme, as `m' or `M' or a handwritten version of that grapheme
  248. allomorph = a variant phonological representation of a morpheme
  249. allophone = any of various acoustically different forms of the same phoneme
  250. allusion = passing reference or indirect mention
  251. almanac = an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields arranged according to the calendar of a given year / an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year
  252. aloha = an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye
  253. alpha = the 1st letter of the Greek alphabet
  254. alpha and omega = the basic meaning of something
  255. alpha privative = the negative prefix a- or un-
  256. alpha software = a first release of a software product that is usually tested only by the developers
  257. alphabet = a character set that includes letters and is used to write a language
  258. alphabetic character = the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
  259. alphabetic script = a writing system based on alphabetic characters
  260. alphabetic writing = a writing system based on alphabetic characters
  261. alphanumeric characters = a character set that includes letters and digits and punctuation
  262. alphanumerics = a character set that includes letters and digits and punctuation
  263. Altaic = a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe
  264. Altaic language = a group of related languages spoken in Asia and southeastern Europe
  265. altercation = noisy quarrel
  266. alternative pleading = a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on
  267. alto = the highest adult male singing voice / the lowest female singing voice
  268. alto clef = a clef that puts middle C on the third line of a staff
  269. alveolar = a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  270. alveolar consonant = a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  271. AM = modulation of the amplitude of the (radio) carrier wave / a master's degree in arts and sciences
  272. ambage = a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
  273. ambiguity = an expression whose meaning cannot be determined from its context
  274. amen cadence = a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic
  275. amended return = a tax return that corrects the information in an earlier return
  276. amendment = a statement that is added to or revises or improves a proposal or document
  277. American = the English language as used in the United States
  278. American English = the English language as used in the United States
  279. American Indian = any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  280. American language = the English language as used in the United States
  281. American Revised Version = a revised version of the King James Version
  282. American sign language = the sign language used in the United States
  283. American Standard Code for Information Interchange = a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character
  284. American Standard Version = a revised version of the King James Version
  285. American-Indian language = any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  286. Americanism = an expression that is characteristic of English as spoken by Americans
  287. Amerind = any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  288. Amerindian language = any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  289. Amharic = the dominant and official language of Ethiopia
  290. amicus curiae brief = a brief presented by someone interested in influencing the outcome of a lawsuit but who is not a party to it
  291. ammunition = information that can be used to attack or defend a claim or argument or viewpoint
  292. amnesty = a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
  293. Amos = an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies
  294. Amoy = any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
  295. ampersand = a punctuation mark (&) used to represent conjunction
  296. amphibology = an ambiguous grammatical construction
  297. amphiboly = an ambiguous grammatical construction
  298. amphibrach = a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed-unstressed syllables
  299. amphigory = nonsensical writing
  300. amplitude modulation = modulation of the amplitude of the (radio) carrier wave
  301. AMusD = a doctor's degree in musical arts
  302. AN = an associate degree in nursing
  303. anacoluthia = an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another
  304. anacoluthon = an abrupt change within a sentence from one syntactic structure to another
  305. anadiplosis = repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
  306. anagram = a word or phrase spelled by rearranging the letters of another word or phrase
  307. analecta = a collection of excerpts from a literary work
  308. analects = a collection of excerpts from a literary work
  309. analysis = a form of literary criticism in which the structure of a piece of writing is analyzed / the use of closed-class words instead of inflections: e.g., `the father of the bride' instead of `the bride's father'
  310. anamnesis = the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
  311. anapaest = a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables
  312. anapest = a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed-stressed syllables
  313. anaphor = a word (such as a pronoun) used to avoid repetition
  314. anaphora = repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses / using a pronoun or similar word instead of repeating a word used earlier
  315. anaphoric pronoun = a pronoun that refers to an antecedent
  316. anastrophe = the reversal of the normal order of words
  317. anathema = a formal ecclesiastical curse accompanied by excommunication
  318. Anatolian = an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European
  319. Anatolian language = an extinct branch of the Indo-European family of languages known from inscriptions and important in the reconstruction of Proto-Indo European
  320. anatomical = an expression that relates to anatomy
  321. anatomical reference = an expression that relates to anatomy
  322. Ancient Greek = the Greek language prior to the Roman Empire
  323. ancient history = a history of the ancient world
  324. andante = a musical composition or musical passage to be performed moderately slow
  325. anecdote = short account of an incident
  326. Angas = a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa
  327. Angelus = a prayer said 3 times a day by Roman Catholics in memory of the Annunciation
  328. angle bracket = either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
  329. Anglian = one of the major dialects of Old English
  330. Anglicism = an expression that is used in Great Britain
  331. Anglo-French = the French (Norman) language used in medieval England
  332. Anglo-Norman = the French (Norman) language used in medieval England
  333. Anglo-Saxon = English prior to about 1100
  334. animadversion = harsh criticism or disapproval
  335. animal communication = communication between animals
  336. animated cartoon = a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence
  337. anime = a style of animation developed in Japan, characterized by stylized colorful art and often adult themes
  338. annals = a chronological account of events in successive years / reports of the work of a society or learned body etc
  339. Annamese = the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Vietnam
  340. Annamite = the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Vietnam
  341. annotation = a comment or instruction
  342. announcement = a formal public statement / a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
  343. annual = a reference book that is published regularly once every year
  344. annunciation = a formal public statement / (Christianity) the announcement to the Virgin Mary by the angel Gabriel of the incarnation of Christ
  345. anomalous communication = communication by paranormal means
  346. anonym = a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
  347. anonymous file transfer protocol = a common way to make software available
  348. anonymous ftp = a common way to make software available
  349. answer = the principal pleading by the defendant in response to plaintiff's complaint; in criminal law it consists of the defendant's plea of `guilty' or `not guilty'
  350. antecedent = the referent of an anaphor
  351. antepenult = the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end
  352. antepenultima = the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end
  353. antepenultimate = the 3rd syllable of a word counting back from the end
  354. anthem = a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation) / a song of devotion or loyalty
  355. anthology = a collection of selected literary passages
  356. anti-drug law = a law forbidding the sale or use of narcotic drugs
  357. anti-racketeering law = law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  358. anti-virus program = a computer program that checks a computer for viruses and prevents their spread
  359. anticlimax = a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one
  360. Antido = an artificial language related to Ido
  361. antigram = an anagram that means the opposite of the original word or phrase
  362. antilog = the number of which a given number is the logarithm
  363. antilogarithm = the number of which a given number is the logarithm
  364. antinomasia = substitution of a title for a name
  365. antinomy = a contradiction between two statements that seem equally reasonable
  366. antiphon = a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response
  367. antiphonal = bound collection of antiphons
  368. antiphonary = bound collection of antiphons
  369. antiphony = a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response / alternate (responsive) singing by a choir in two parts
  370. antiphrasis = the use of a word in a sense opposite to its normal sense
  371. antistrophe = the section of a choral ode answering a previous strophe in classical Greek drama
  372. antithesis = the juxtaposition of contrasting words or ideas to give a feeling of balance
  373. antitrust law = law intended to promote free competition in the market place by outlawing monopolies
  374. antitrust legislation = law intended to promote free competition in the market place by outlawing monopolies
  375. antonym = a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
  376. aorist = a verb tense in some languages (classical Greek and Sanskrit) expressing action (especially past action) without indicating its completion or continuation
  377. Apache = the language of the Apache
  378. apartheid = a social policy or racial segregation involving political and economic and legal discrimination against people who are not Whites
  379. apercu = a short synopsis
  380. aphorism = a short pithy instructive saying
  381. Apocalypse = the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world
  382. apocope = abbreviation of a word by omitting the final sound or sounds
  383. Apocrypha = 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical
  384. apologia = a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
  385. apologue = a short moral story
  386. apology = an expression of regret at having caused trouble for someone / a formal written defense of something you believe in strongly
  387. apophasis = mentioning something by saying it will not be mentioned
  388. apophthegm = a short pithy instructive saying
  389. aposiopesis = breaking off in the middle of a sentence
  390. apostrophe = the mark (') used to indicate the omission of one or more letters from a printed word / address to an absent or imaginary person
  391. apothegm = a short pithy instructive saying
  392. appeal = request for a sum of money / earnest or urgent request
  393. appellation = a geographical indication used to identify where the grapes for a wine are grown / identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  394. appellative = identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  395. appendix = supplementary material that is collected and appended at the back of a book
  396. applause = a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
  397. applesauce = nonsensical talk or writing
  398. applet = a Java application
  399. application = a verbal or written request for assistance or employment or admission to a school / a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
  400. application form = a form to use when making an application
  401. application program = a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
  402. application-oriented language = a language whose statements resemble terminology of the user
  403. applications programme = a program that gives a computer instructions that provide the user with tools to accomplish a task
  404. appoggiatura = an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
  405. appointment book = a book containing a calendar and space to keep a record of appointments
  406. appointment calendar = a book containing a calendar and space to keep a record of appointments
  407. appraisal = a document appraising the value of something
  408. appreciation = an expression of gratitude
  409. apprisal = informing by words
  410. approach = a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  411. approbation = official recognition or approval
  412. appropriation bill = a legislative act proposing to authorize the expenditure of public funds for a specified purpose
  413. approval = a message expressing a favorable opinion
  414. approximation = an imprecise or incomplete account
  415. Arabian Nights = a collection of folktales in Arabic dating from the 10th century
  416. Arabian Nights' Entertainment = a collection of folktales in Arabic dating from the 10th century
  417. Arabic = the Semitic language of the Arabs
  418. Arabic alphabet = the alphabet of 28 characters derived from Aramaic and used for writing Arabic languages
  419. Arabic language = the Semitic language of the Arabs
  420. Arabic numeral = one of the symbols 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0
  421. Aramaic = an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language
  422. Aramaic script = an alphabetical (or perhaps syllabic) script used since the 9th century BC to write the Aramaic language
  423. Aranyaka = a treatise resembling a Brahmana but to be read or expounded by anchorites in the quiet of the forest
  424. Arapaho = the Algonquian language spoken by the Arapaho
  425. Arapahoe = the Algonquian language spoken by the Arapaho
  426. Arawak = a family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America
  427. Arawakan = a family of South American Indian languages spoken in northeastern South America
  428. arbitration = the hearing and determination of a dispute by an impartial referee agreed to by both parties
  429. arbitration clause = a clause in a contract providing for arbitration of disputes arising under the contract
  430. Arcadic = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken by Arcadians
  431. Arcadic dialect = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken by Arcadians
  432. arcanum = information known only to a special group
  433. archaicism = the use of an archaic expression
  434. archaism = the use of an archaic expression
  435. archives = collection of records especially about an institution
  436. area code = a number usually of 3 digits assigned to a telephone area as in the United States and Canada
  437. argle-bargle = a verbal dispute
  438. argot = a characteristic language of a particular group
  439. arguing = a contentious speech act
  440. argument = a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program / a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie / a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true / a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal / a contentious speech act
  441. argumentation = a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal
  442. argy-bargy = a verbal dispute
  443. aria = an elaborate song for solo voice
  444. Aricara = the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara
  445. arietta = a short aria
  446. Arikara = the Caddoan language spoken by the Arikara
  447. arioso = a short recitative that is melodic but is not an aria
  448. arm-twisting = persuasion by the use of direct personal pressure
  449. armband = worn around arm as identification or to indicate mourning
  450. Armenian = a writing system having an alphabet of 38 letters in which the Armenian language is written / the Indo-European language spoken predominantly in Armenia, but also in Azerbaijan
  451. Armenian alphabet = a writing system having an alphabet of 38 letters in which the Armenian language is written
  452. Armenian language = the Indo-European language spoken predominantly in Armenia, but also in Azerbaijan
  453. arpeggio = a chord whose notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously
  454. arraignment = a legal document calling someone to court to answer an indictment
  455. arrangement = a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
  456. array = an impressive display
  457. arrest warrant = a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court
  458. arrivederci = a farewell remark
  459. arrow = a mark to indicate a direction or relation
  460. art = photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
  461. art rock = a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms
  462. Arthurian legend = the legend of King Arthur and his court at Camelot
  463. article = nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication / (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase / a separate section of a legal document
  464. article of faith = any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
  465. articles of agreement = a contract between crew and captain of a ship
  466. Articles of Confederation = a written agreement ratified in 1781 by the thirteen original states
  467. articles of incorporation = a legal document that creates a corporation
  468. articulation = expressing in coherent verbal form / the aspect of pronunciation that involves bringing articulatory organs together so as to shape the sounds of speech
  469. artificial language = a language that is deliberately created for a specific purpose
  470. artillery = a means of persuading or arguing
  471. Artium Baccalaurens = a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
  472. Artium Magister = a master's degree in arts and sciences
  473. ArtsD = an honorary arts degree
  474. artwork = photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
  475. Arulo = an artificial language intended for international use as an auxiliary language
  476. Asamiya = the Magadhan language spoken by the Assamese people
  477. ascender = the part of tall lowercase letters that extends above the other lowercase letters / a lowercase letter that has a part extending above other lowercase letters
  478. ASCII = a code for information exchange between computers made by different companies; a string of 7 binary digits represents each character
  479. ASCII character = any member of the standard code for representing characters by binary numbers
  480. ASCII character set = 128 characters that make up the ASCII coding scheme
  481. ASCII control character = ASCII characters to indicate carriage return or tab or backspace
  482. ASCII text file = a text file that contains only ASCII characters without special formatting
  483. aside = a message that departs from the main subject / a line spoken by an actor to the audience but not intended for others on the stage
  484. asking = the verbal act of requesting
  485. ASL = the sign language used in the United States
  486. aspersion = a disparaging remark
  487. aspirate = a consonant pronounced with aspiration
  488. aspiration = a manner of articulation involving an audible release of breath
  489. Assamese = the Magadhan language spoken by the Assamese people
  490. assassination = an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
  491. assay = a written report of the results of an analysis of the composition of some substance
  492. assay-mark = a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
  493. assembler = a program to convert assembly language into machine language
  494. assembly language = a low-level programing language
  495. assembly program = a program to convert assembly language into machine language
  496. assent = agreement with a statement or proposal to do something
  497. assenting = agreeing with or consenting to
  498. assertion = a declaration that is made emphatically (as if no supporting evidence were necessary) / the act of affirming or asserting or stating something
  499. asseveration = a declaration that is made emphatically
  500. assibilation = pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
  501. assignment = the instrument by which a claim or right or interest or property is transferred from one person to another
  502. assize = an ancient writ issued by a court of assize to the sheriff for the recovery of property / the regulation of weights and measures of articles offered for sale
  503. associate = a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
  504. associate degree = a degree granted by a two-year college on successful completion of the undergraduates course of studies
  505. Associate in Applied Science = an associate degree in applied science
  506. Associate in Arts = an associate degree in arts
  507. Associate in Nursing = an associate degree in nursing
  508. assonance = the repetition of similar vowels in the stressed syllables of successive words
  509. assumed name = a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation / a name that has been assumed temporarily
  510. assumption = a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
  511. assurance = a statement intended to inspire confidence / a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
  512. Assyrian = an extinct language of the Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia / the language of modern Iraq
  513. Assyrian Akkadian = an extinct language of the Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia
  514. Assyrian Neo-Aramaic = the language of modern Iraq
  515. asterisk = a star-shaped character * used in printing
  516. asynchronous transfer mode = a means of digital communications that is capable of very high speeds
  517. asyndeton = the omission of conjunctions where they would normally be used
  518. Atakapa = a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
  519. Atakapan = a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
  520. Atayalic = a language spoken by a Malaysian people on Formosa
  521. Athabascan = a group of Amerindian languages
  522. Athabaskan = a group of Amerindian languages
  523. Athapascan = a group of Amerindian languages
  524. Athapaskan = a group of Amerindian languages
  525. Athapaskan language = a group of Amerindian languages
  526. Atharva-Veda = a collection of mantras and formulas
  527. atlas = a collection of maps in book form
  528. ATM = a means of digital communications that is capable of very high speeds
  529. atonalism = the absence of a key
  530. atonality = the absence of a key
  531. Atsugewi = the Shastan language spoken by the Atsugewi
  532. Attacapa = a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
  533. Attacapan = a language spoken by the Atakapa of the Gulf Coast of Louisiana and Texas
  534. attachment = a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding
  535. attack = intense adverse criticism
  536. attestation = the evidence by which something is attested / the action of bearing witness
  537. Attic = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
  538. attraction = an entertainment that is offered to the public
  539. attributive genitive = a word in the genitive case that is used as an attributive adjective
  540. attributive genitive case = a word in the genitive case that is used as an attributive adjective
  541. au revoir = a farewell remark
  542. audience = a conference
  543. audio = the audible part of a transmitted signal
  544. auditory communication = communication that relies on hearing
  545. auf wiedersehen = a farewell remark
  546. augmentation = the statement of a theme in notes of greater duration
  547. Augsburg Confession = the document drawn up in 1555 to defend the catholicity of Lutheran doctrine and to justify innovations in Lutheran practice
  548. Australian = the Austronesian languages spoken by Australian aborigines
  549. Austro-Asiatic = a family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia
  550. Austro-Asiatic language = a family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia
  551. Austronesian = the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
  552. Austronesian language = the family of languages spoken in Australia and Formosa and Malaysia and Polynesia
  553. authentication = a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
  554. author's name = the name that appears on the by-line to identify the author of a work
  555. authoring language = software that can be used to develop interactive computer programs without the technically demanding task of computer programming
  556. authorisation = a document giving an official instruction or command
  557. authority = an authoritative written work
  558. authorization = a document giving an official instruction or command
  559. Authorized Version = an English translation of the Bible published in 1611
  560. autobiography = a biography of yourself
  561. autograph = a person's own signature / something written by one's own hand
  562. automatic face recognition = biometric identification by scanning a person's face and matching it against a library of known faces
  563. auxiliary verb = a verb that combines with another verb in a verb phrase to help form tense, mood, voice, or condition of the verb it combines with
  564. Ave Maria = a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her
  565. averment = a declaration that is made emphatically
  566. Avesta = a collection of Zoroastrian texts gathered during the 4th or 6th centuries
  567. Avestan = the script in which the ancient Persian language of the Avesta is written / an ancient Iranian language
  568. avouchment = a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
  569. avowal = a statement asserting the existence or the truth of something
  570. award = a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
  571. axiom = a proposition that is not susceptible of proof or disproof
  572. ayin = the 16th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  573. Ayurveda = an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life
  574. Azerbaijani = the Turkic language spoken by the Azerbaijani
  575. Aztecan = the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Aztec
  576. B = the 2nd letter of the Roman alphabet
  577. BA = a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
  578. babble = gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
  579. babbling = gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
  580. baby talk = the developing speech of a young child / an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
  581. Babylonian = the ideographic and syllabic writing system in which the ancient Babylonian language was written
  582. babytalk = the developing speech of a young child / an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
  583. baccalaureate = an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies / a farewell sermon to a graduating class at their commencement ceremonies
  584. Bach = the music of Bach
  585. Bachelor of Arts = a bachelor's degree in arts and sciences
  586. Bachelor of Arts in Library Science = a bachelor's degree in library science
  587. Bachelor of Arts in Nursing = a bachelor's degree in nursing
  588. Bachelor of Divinity = a bachelor's degree in religion
  589. Bachelor of Laws = a three-year law degree
  590. Bachelor of Literature = a bachelor's degree in literature
  591. Bachelor of Medicine = a bachelor's degree in medicine
  592. Bachelor of Music = a bachelor's degree in music
  593. Bachelor of Naval Science = a bachelor's degree in naval science
  594. Bachelor of Science = a bachelor's degree in science
  595. Bachelor of Science in Architecture = a bachelor's degree in architecture
  596. Bachelor of Science in Engineering = a bachelor's degree in engineering
  597. Bachelor of Theology = a bachelor's degree in theology
  598. bachelor's degree = an academic degree conferred on someone who has successfully completed undergraduate studies
  599. back channel = an alternative to the regular channels of communication that is used when agreements must be made secretly
  600. back door = an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains
  601. back matter = written matter following the main text of a book
  602. back talk = an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  603. back-formation = a word invented (usually unwittingly by subtracting an affix) on the assumption that a familiar word derives from it
  604. backbeat = a loud steady beat
  605. backchat = light teasing repartee
  606. backdoor = an undocumented way to get access to a computer system or the data it contains
  607. backdown = a retraction of a previously held position
  608. backgrounder = a press conference or interview in which a government official explains to reporters the background of an action or policy
  609. backspace character = a control character that indicates moving a space to the left
  610. backtalk = an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  611. backup = a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  612. backup file = a computer file dedicated to storing and updating computer backups
  613. Badaga = the dialect of Kannada that is spoken by the Badaga
  614. Bade = a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
  615. badge = an emblem (a small piece of plastic or cloth or metal) that signifies your status
  616. badinage = frivolous banter
  617. baedeker = any of a series of travel guidebooks published by the German firm founded by Karl Baedeker
  618. bagatelle = a light piece of music for piano
  619. Bahasa = the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
  620. Bahasa Indonesia = the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
  621. Bahasa Kebangsaan = the Malay language spoken in Malaysia
  622. Bahasa Malaysia = the Malay language spoken in Malaysia
  623. Bahasa Melayu = the Malay language spoken in Malaysia
  624. Bai = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan
  625. Baic = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Dali region of Yunnan
  626. balderdash = trivial nonsense
  627. Balinese = the Indonesian language of the people of Bali
  628. ballad = a narrative poem of popular origin / a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
  629. ballade = a poem consisting of 3 stanzas and an envoy
  630. ballet = music written for a ballet
  631. ballistic fingerprinting = identification of the gun that fired a bullet from an analysis of the unique marks that every gun makes on the bullet it fires and on the shell ejected from it
  632. ballistic identification = identification of the gun that fired a bullet from an analysis of the unique marks that every gun makes on the bullet it fires and on the shell ejected from it
  633. ballistocardiogram = a graphical recording made by a ballistocardiograph
  634. ballot = a document listing the alternatives that is used in voting
  635. ballroom music = a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
  636. ballyhoo = blatant or sensational promotion
  637. Balochi = an Iranian language spoken in Pakistan and Iran and Afghanistan and Russia and the Persian gulf
  638. baloney = pretentious or silly talk or writing
  639. Baltic = a branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages
  640. Baltic language = a branch of the Indo-European family of languages related to the Slavonic languages
  641. Baltic-Finnic = a group of Finnic languages including Finnish and Estonian
  642. Balto-Slavic = a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
  643. Balto-Slavic language = a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
  644. Balto-Slavonic = a family of Indo-European languages including the Slavic and Baltic languages
  645. Baluchi = an Iranian language spoken in Pakistan and Iran and Afghanistan and Russia and the Persian gulf
  646. ban = a decree that prohibits something / a bachelor's degree in nursing / an official prohibition or edict against something
  647. banality = a trite or obvious remark
  648. band = a range of frequencies between two limits
  649. Bangla = a Magadhan language spoken by the Bengali people
  650. bank charter = a charter authorizing the operation of a bank
  651. bank identification number = an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations
  652. bank statement = a periodic statement prepared by a bank for each client
  653. banner = a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
  654. banning = an official prohibition or edict against something
  655. banning-order = an order that bans something
  656. banns = a public announcement of a proposed marriage
  657. banquet song = a song (sometimes improvised) sung by guests at a banquet
  658. banter = light teasing repartee
  659. Bantoid language = a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
  660. Bantu = a family of languages widely spoken in the southern half of the African continent
  661. banzai = a Japanese cheer of enthusiasm or triumph
  662. baptismal name = the first name given to Christians at birth or christening
  663. bar = musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats
  664. bar chart = a chart with bars whose lengths are proportional to quantities
  665. bar code = code consisting of a series of vertical bars of variable width that are scanned by a laser
  666. bar exam = an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
  667. bar examination = an examination conducted at regular intervals to determine whether a candidate is qualified to practice law in a given jurisdiction
  668. bar graph = a chart with bars whose lengths are proportional to quantities
  669. bar line = a vertical line before the accented beat marking the boundary between musical bars
  670. bar sinister = a mark of bastardy
  671. barb = an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  672. barber's pole = striped pole outside a barbershop
  673. barcarole = a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers
  674. barcarolle = a boating song sung by Venetian gondoliers
  675. bargain = an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
  676. bargaining = the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
  677. Barish = Kamarupan languages spoken in the state of Assam in northeastern India
  678. baritone = the second lowest adult male singing voice
  679. baritone voice = the second lowest adult male singing voice
  680. baronetcy = the title of a baron
  681. barrage = the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication
  682. Baruch = an Apocryphal book ascribed to Baruch
  683. base = the form of a word after all affixes are removed / a lower limit
  684. baseball clinic = a meeting at which baseball players receive special evaluation and instruction
  685. BASIC = a popular programming language that is relatively easy to learn; an acronym for beginner's all-purpose symbolic instruction code
  686. Basic English = a simplified form of English proposed for use as an auxiliary language for international communication
  687. basics = a statement of fundamental facts or principles
  688. basketball clinic = a meeting at which basketball players receive special evaluation and instruction
  689. Basque = the language of the Basque people
  690. bass = the lowest adult male singing voice / the lowest part in polyphonic music
  691. bass clef = a clef that puts the F below middle C on the fourth line of a staff
  692. bass part = the lowest part in polyphonic music
  693. bass voice = the lowest adult male singing voice
  694. basso = the lowest adult male singing voice
  695. basso continuo = a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played
  696. basso profundo = a very deep bass voice
  697. bastard title = a first page of some books displaying only the title of the book
  698. bastardization = declaring or rendering bastard
  699. Basuto = the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Basotho
  700. Bata = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  701. bathos = a change from a serious subject to a disappointing one / triteness or triviality of style
  702. batrachomyomachia = a silly altercation
  703. batting order = a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
  704. battle cry = a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle / a slogan used to rally support for a cause
  705. bauble = a mock scepter carried by a court jester
  706. bawdry = lewd or obscene talk or writing
  707. bawdy = lewd or obscene talk or writing
  708. bawling out = a severe scolding
  709. bayat = an oath of allegiance to an emir
  710. BD = a bachelor's degree in religion
  711. beacon = a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
  712. beacon fire = a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
  713. beam = a signal transmitted along a narrow path
  714. beat = the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music / (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  715. Beatitude = one of the eight sayings of Jesus at the beginning of the Sermon on the Mount
  716. bebop = an early form of modern jazz
  717. beck = a beckoning gesture
  718. beef = informal terms for objecting
  719. Beethoven = the music of Beethoven
  720. befooling = derision of someone or something as foolish or absurd or inconsistent
  721. beggary = a solicitation for money or food
  722. begging = a solicitation for money or food
  723. beginning rhyme = use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
  724. beguine = music written in the bolero rhythm of the beguine dance
  725. behest = an authoritative command or request
  726. Beijing dialect = the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
  727. Bel and the Dragon = an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
  728. Belarusian = the Slavic language spoken in Belarus
  729. belittling = a belittling comment
  730. bell book = a logbook in which all orders concerning the main engines of a ship are recorded
  731. bell buoy = a buoy with a bell on it
  732. bell ringing = persuasion of voters in a political campaign
  733. bell-like call = a birdcall that resembles the tone of a bell
  734. belles lettres = creative writing valued for esthetic content
  735. belles-lettres = creative writing valued for esthetic content
  736. belling = a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
  737. bellow = a very loud utterance
  738. bellowing = a very loud utterance
  739. belly laugh = a joke that seems extremely funny / a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
  740. Ben Sira = an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims
  741. bench mark = a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point
  742. bench warrant = a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to apprehend an offender and bring that person to court
  743. benchmark = a surveyor's mark on a permanent object of predetermined position and elevation used as a reference point / a standard by which something can be measured or judged
  744. bend sinister = a mark of bastardy
  745. benediction = a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection
  746. benefactive role = the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  747. beneficiary = the semantic role of the intended recipient who benefits from the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  748. benefit = a performance to raise money for a charitable cause
  749. benefit album = concept album compiling a performer's work or work supporting some worthy cause
  750. benefit concert = a concert given for the benefit of some charitable cause
  751. Bengal light = a steady bright blue light
  752. Bengali = a Magadhan language spoken by the Bengali people
  753. benison = a spoken blessing
  754. berating = a severe rebuke
  755. Berber = a cluster of related dialects that were once the major language of northern Africa west of Egypt
  756. berceuse = a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
  757. best evidence rule = a rule of evidence requiring that to prove the content of a writing or recording or photograph the original is required
  758. best seller = a book that has had a large and rapid sale
  759. bestiary = a medieval book (usually illustrated) with allegorical and amusing descriptions of real and fabled animals
  760. bestseller = a book that has had a large and rapid sale
  761. beta = the 2nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  762. beta software = software that has not yet been released but has received an alpha test and still has more bugs than a regular release
  763. beth = the 2nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  764. betrothal = a mutual promise to marry
  765. Bhagavad-Gita = the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata
  766. Bhagavadgita = the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata
  767. bible = a book regarded as authoritative in its field / the sacred writings of the Christian religions
  768. Biblical Aramaic = the form of Aramaic that was spoken in Palestine in the time of the New Testament
  769. Biblical Latin = the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries
  770. bibliography = a list of writings with time and place of publication
  771. bicameral script = a script having two distinct cases
  772. bicker = a quarrel about petty points
  773. bickering = a quarrel about petty points
  774. bid = the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make / a formal proposal to buy at a specified price / an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  775. bidding = the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make / an authoritative direction or instruction to do something / a request to be present
  776. big stick = a display of force or power
  777. bigram = a word that is written with two letters in an alphabetic writing system
  778. Bihari = the Indic language spoken in Bihar
  779. bilabial = a consonant that is articulated using both lips
  780. bilateral contract = a contract involving mutual promises
  781. bilgewater = pretentious or silly talk or writing
  782. bilingual dictionary = a dictionary giving equivalent words in two languages
  783. bill = a list of particulars (as a playbill or bill of fare) / an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered / a statute in draft before it becomes law / a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement / an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  784. bill of attainder = a legislative act finding a person guilty of treason or felony without a trial
  785. bill of entry = a list of goods received at a customhouse for export or import
  786. bill of fare = a list of dishes available at a restaurant
  787. bill of goods = a consignment of merchandise / communication (written or spoken) that persuades someone to accept something untrue or undesirable
  788. bill of health = a certificate saying that a departing ship's company is healthy
  789. bill of indictment = a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense
  790. bill of lading = a receipt given by the carrier to the shipper acknowledging receipt of the goods being shipped and specifying the terms of delivery
  791. bill of Particulars = the particular events to be dealt with in a criminal trial
  792. Bill of Rights = a statement of fundamental rights and privileges
  793. bill of sale = a deed transferring personal property
  794. bill-me order = an order that is received without payment
  795. billet = a short personal letter
  796. billet doux = a personal letter to a loved one expressing affection
  797. billing = request for payment of a debt
  798. billingsgate = foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
  799. Biloxi = the Siouan language spoken by the Biloxi
  800. bimonthly = a periodical that is published twice a month or every two months
  801. BIN = an identification number consisting of a two-part code assigned to banks and savings associations
  802. binary = a pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system
  803. binary code = code using a string of 8 binary digits to represent characters
  804. binary file = a computer file containing machine-readable information that must be read by an application
  805. binary notation = any notation that uses 2 characters
  806. binary number system = a positional system of numeration that uses binary digits and a radix of two
  807. binary numeration system = a positional system of numeration that uses binary digits and a radix of two
  808. binary program = a pre-compiled, pre-linked program that is ready to run under a given operating system
  809. binary system = a positional system of numeration that uses binary digits and a radix of two
  810. biography = an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  811. biometric authentication = the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics
  812. biometric identification = the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics
  813. biquadratic = an equation of the fourth degree
  814. biquadratic equation = an equation of the fourth degree
  815. bird = a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  816. birdcall = the characteristic sound produced by a bird
  817. birdsong = the characteristic sound produced by a bird
  818. birth certificate = a copy of the official document giving details of a person's birth
  819. birthday card = a card expressing a birthday greeting
  820. bit = a short performance that is part of a longer program / a small fragment
  821. bitch = informal terms for objecting
  822. bite = wit having a sharp and caustic quality
  823. Biu-Mandara = a group of Chadic languages spoken in the border area between Cameroon and Nigeria south of Lake Chad
  824. biweekly = a periodical that is published twice a week or every two weeks
  825. black and white = communication by means of written symbols
  826. black belt = a black sash worn to show expert standards in the martial arts
  827. black book = a list of people who are out of favor
  828. black comedy = comedy that uses black humor
  829. Black English = a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
  830. Black English Vernacular = a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
  831. black humor = the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
  832. black humour = the juxtaposition of morbid and farcical elements (in writing or drama) to give a disturbing effect
  833. black letter = a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries
  834. black music = music created by African-American musicians
  835. Black Tai = a branch of the Tai languages
  836. Black Vernacular = a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
  837. Black Vernacular English = a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
  838. Blackfoot = any of the Algonquian languages spoken by the Blackfoot
  839. blacklist = a list of people who are out of favor
  840. blackwash = an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
  841. blah = pompous or pretentious talk or writing
  842. Blaia Zimondal = an artificial language
  843. blame = a reproach for some lapse or misdeed / an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
  844. blame game = accusations exchanged among people who refuse to accept sole responsibility for some undesirable event
  845. blandishment = flattery intended to persuade
  846. blank = a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing
  847. blank endorsement = an endorsement on commercial paper naming no payee and so payable to the bearer
  848. blank space = a blank area
  849. blank verse = unrhymed verse
  850. blarney = flattery designed to gain favor
  851. blasphemy = blasphemous language
  852. blast = intense adverse criticism
  853. blather = foolish gibberish
  854. blatherskite = foolish gibberish
  855. blend = a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
  856. blessing = a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection / a short prayer of thanks before a meal
  857. blether = idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
  858. blind = something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
  859. blinker = a blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn
  860. blip = a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
  861. BLitt = a bachelor's degree in literature
  862. block capital = a plain hand-drawn letter
  863. block letter = a plain hand-drawn letter
  864. blog = a shared on-line journal where people can post diary entries about their personal experiences and hobbies
  865. blotter = the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
  866. blowback = misinformation resulting from the recirculation into the source country of disinformation previously planted abroad by that country's intelligence service
  867. blowing up = a severe rebuke
  868. blowup = an unrestrained expression of emotion
  869. blue book = a blue booklet used in universities for writing examinations / a register of persons who are socially prominent / a report published by the British government
  870. blue joke = an indelicate joke
  871. blue law = a statute regulating work on Sundays
  872. blue murder = an extravagantly loud outcry
  873. blue note = a flattened third or seventh
  874. blue peter = a blue flag with a white square in the center indicates that the vessel is ready to sail
  875. blue ribbon = an honor or award gained for excellence
  876. blue sky law = a state law regulating the sale of securities in an attempt to control the sale of securities in fraudulent enterprises
  877. blue story = an indelicate joke
  878. bluegrass = a type of country music played at a rapid tempo on banjos and guitars
  879. blues = a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century
  880. bluff = pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
  881. blurb = a promotional statement
  882. bluster = a swaggering show of courage / vain and empty boasting
  883. BMI = a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25
  884. BMus = a bachelor's degree in music
  885. BNS = a bachelor's degree in naval science
  886. boarding card = a pass that allows you to board a ship or plane
  887. boarding pass = a pass that allows you to board a ship or plane
  888. boast = speaking of yourself in superlatives
  889. boasting = speaking of yourself in superlatives
  890. bodice ripper = a romantic novel containing scenes in which the heroine is sexually violated
  891. Bodo-Garo = Kamarupan languages spoken in the state of Assam in northeastern India
  892. Bodoni = a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
  893. Bodoni font = a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
  894. body = the central message of a communication
  895. body language = communication via the movements or attitudes of the body
  896. body mass index = a measure of someone's weight in relation to height; to calculate one's BMI, multiply one's weight in pounds and divide that by the square of one's height in inches; overweight is a BMI greater than 25
  897. boilerplate = standard formulations uniformly found in certain types of legal documents or news stories
  898. Bokkos = a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
  899. Bokmaal = book language; one of two official languages of Norway
  900. Bokmal = book language; one of two official languages of Norway
  901. Bolanci = a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa
  902. bold = a typeface with thick heavy lines
  903. bold face = a typeface with thick heavy lines
  904. boldface = a typeface with thick heavy lines
  905. Bole = a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria and closely related to Hausa
  906. bolero = music written in the rhythm of the bolero dance
  907. boloney = pretentious or silly talk or writing
  908. bombardment = the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication
  909. bombast = pompous or pretentious talk or writing
  910. bon mot = a clever remark
  911. bon voyage = an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture
  912. bone of contention = the subject of a dispute
  913. boo = a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  914. boogie = an instrumental version of the blues
  915. boogie-woogie = an instrumental version of the blues
  916. book = a major division of a long written composition / a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together) / the sacred writings of the Christian religions / the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina / a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone / a written version of a play or other dramatic composition
  917. book jacket = a paper jacket for a book
  918. Book of Amos = an Old Testament book telling Amos's prophecies
  919. Book of Baruch = an Apocryphal book ascribed to Baruch
  920. Book of Common Prayer = the Anglican service book of the Church of England
  921. Book of Daniel = an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar
  922. Book of Deuteronomy = the fifth book of the Old Testament
  923. Book of Ecclesiastes = an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life
  924. Book of Esther = an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
  925. Book of Exodus = the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses
  926. Book of Ezekiel = an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
  927. Book of Ezra = an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
  928. book of facts = a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
  929. Book of Genesis = the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau
  930. Book of Habakkuk = an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies
  931. Book of Haggai = an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
  932. Book of Hosea = an Old Testament book telling Hosea's prophecies
  933. book of instructions = a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it
  934. Book of Isaiah = an Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies
  935. Book of Jeremiah = a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah
  936. Book of Job = a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  937. Book of Joel = an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies
  938. Book of Jonah = a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale
  939. Book of Joshua = a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses
  940. Book of Judges = a book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under the leaders known as judges
  941. Book of Judith = an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people
  942. book of knowledge = an elementary encyclopedia dealing with general knowledge
  943. Book of Lamentations = an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC
  944. Book of Leviticus = the third book of the Old Testament
  945. Book of Malachi = an Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi
  946. book of maps = a collection of maps in book form
  947. Book of Micah = an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem
  948. Book of Mormon = a sacred text revealed to Joseph Smith in 1830 by an ancient prophet Mormon
  949. Book of Nahum = an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh
  950. Book of Nehemiah = an Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
  951. Book of Numbers = the fourth book of the Old Testament
  952. Book of Obadiah = an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies
  953. Book of Proverbs = an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages
  954. Book of Psalms = a collection of Psalms for liturgical use / an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 Psalms
  955. Book of Revelation = the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world
  956. Book of Ruth = a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died
  957. Book of Susanna = an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
  958. Book of the Prophet Daniel = an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar
  959. Book of Tobit = an Apocryphal book that was a popular novel for several centuries
  960. Book of Zachariah = an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zechariah which are concerned mainly with the renewal of Israel after the Babylonian Captivity
  961. Book of Zephaniah = an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
  962. book review = a critical review of a book
  963. book token = a gift voucher that can be exchanged for books costing up to an amount given on the voucher
  964. booklet = a small book usually having a paper cover
  965. bookplate = a label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted
  966. bop = an early form of modern jazz
  967. borrower's card = a card certifying the bearer's right to use the library
  968. bosh = pretentious or silly talk or writing
  969. bottle bill = a statute that would require merchants to reclaim used bottles
  970. bottom line = the decisive point
  971. bouffe = opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
  972. bound form = a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction
  973. bound morpheme = a morpheme that occurs only as part of a larger construction
  974. boundary condition = a condition specified for the solution to a set of differential equations
  975. boustrophedon = an ancient writing system: having alternate lines written in opposite directions
  976. Bouyei = a branch of the Tai languages
  977. bow = an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience / bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
  978. bowing = bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
  979. brace = either of two punctuation marks ({ or }) used to enclose textual material
  980. bracket = either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material / either of two punctuation marks (`<' or `>') used in computer programming and sometimes used to enclose textual material
  981. brag = an instance of boastful talk
  982. braggadocio = vain and empty boasting
  983. bragging = an instance of boastful talk
  984. Brahmana = prose works attached to the Samhitas instructing the brahmins to perform the very elaborate sacrificial rituals
  985. Brahmi = a script (probably adapted from the Aramaic about the 7th century BC) from which later Indian scripts developed
  986. Brahms = the music of Brahms
  987. Brahui = an isolated Dravidian language spoken by the Brahui in Pakistan
  988. braille = a point system of writing in which patterns of raised dots represent letters and numerals
  989. brain-teaser = a difficult problem
  990. brake light = a red light on the rear of a motor vehicle that signals when the brakes are applied to slow or stop
  991. brand = a symbol of disgrace or infamy / identification mark on skin, made by burning / a name given to a product or service
  992. brand name = a name given to a product or service
  993. brandish = the act of waving
  994. bravado = a swaggering show of courage
  995. bravo = a cry of approval as from an audience at the end of great performance
  996. breath = an indirect suggestion
  997. Breton = a Celtic language of Brittany
  998. breve = a diacritical mark (U-shaped) placed over a vowel to indicate a short sound
  999. brevet = a document entitling a commissioned officer to hold a higher rank temporarily
  1000. breviary = a book of prayers to be recited daily certain priests and members of religious orders
  1001. brevity = the use of brief expressions
  1002. brickbat = blunt criticism
  1003. brief = a condensed written summary or abstract / a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
  1004. briefing = detailed instructions, as for a military operation
  1005. brinkmanship = the policy of pushing a dangerous situation to the brink of disaster
  1006. Briticism = an expression that is used in Great Britain
  1007. British Crown = the symbol of the power of the British monarchy
  1008. Britishism = an expression that is used in Great Britain
  1009. Brittanic = a southern group of Celtic languages
  1010. broad arrow = a mark shaped like an arrowhead
  1011. broadcast = message that is transmitted by radio or television / a radio or television show
  1012. broadcast medium = a medium that disseminates via telecommunications
  1013. broadcasting = a medium that disseminates via telecommunications / taking part in a radio or tv program
  1014. broadsheet = an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  1015. broadside = a speech of violent denunciation / an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  1016. brochure = a small book usually having a paper cover
  1017. bromide = a trite or obvious remark
  1018. Bronx cheer = a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  1019. Bronze Star = a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service
  1020. Bronze Star Medal = a United States military decoration awarded for meritorious service
  1021. browse = reading superficially or at random
  1022. browser = a program used to view HTML documents
  1023. browsing = reading superficially or at random
  1024. Brythonic = a southern group of Celtic languages
  1025. BS = a bachelor's degree in science
  1026. BSArch = a bachelor's degree in architecture
  1027. bucolic = a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
  1028. bugle call = a signal broadcast by the sound of a bugle
  1029. building code = set of standards established and enforced by local government for the structural safety of buildings
  1030. building permit = a document authorizing the holder to construct a building of a particular kind on a particular lot
  1031. buildup = highly favorable publicity and praise
  1032. Bulgarian = a Slavic language spoken in Bulgaria
  1033. bulk mail = mail consisting of large numbers of identical items (circulars or advertisements) sent to individual addresses at less than 1st-class rates and paid for in one lot
  1034. bull = obscene words for unacceptable behavior / a formal proclamation issued by the pope
  1035. bull session = an informal discussion
  1036. bullet fingerprinting = identification of the gun that fired a bullet from an analysis of the unique marks that every gun makes on the bullet it fires and on the shell ejected from it
  1037. bulletin = a brief report
  1038. bullshit = obscene words for unacceptable behavior
  1039. bumf = reading materials (documents, written information) that you must read and deal with but that you think are extremely boring
  1040. bumph = reading materials (documents, written information) that you must read and deal with but that you think are extremely boring
  1041. buncombe = unacceptable behavior
  1042. bundling = a onetime custom during courtship of unmarried couples occupying the same bed without undressing
  1043. bunk = a message that seems to convey no meaning / unacceptable behavior
  1044. bunkum = unacceptable behavior
  1045. buoy = bright-colored
  1046. Bura = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  1047. burden = the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  1048. burglar alarm = a loud warning signal produced by a burglar alarm
  1049. burlesque = a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way / a theatrical entertainment of broad and earthy humor
  1050. Burmese = the official language of Burma
  1051. Burmese-Yi = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northern Burma and Yunnan
  1052. bus ticket = a ticket good for a ride on a bus
  1053. Bushido = traditional code of the Japanese samurai which stressed courage and loyalty and self-discipline and simple living
  1054. business card = a card on which are printed the person's name and business affiliation
  1055. business index = a statistical compilation that provides a context for economic or financial conditions
  1056. business letter = a letter dealing with business
  1057. business news = news about businesses and investments
  1058. bust-up = a serious quarrel
  1059. button = a round flat badge displaying information and suitable for pinning onto a garment
  1060. Buyi = a branch of the Tai languages
  1061. buyout bid = a bid to buy all of a person's holdings
  1062. buzzword = stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition
  1063. by-line = a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
  1064. bye = a farewell remark / an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
  1065. bye-bye = a farewell remark
  1066. Byelorussian = the Slavic language spoken in Belarus
  1067. bylaw = a rule adopted by an organization in order to regulate its own affairs and the behavior of its members
  1068. byname = a familiar name for a person
  1069. byword = a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
  1070. Byzantine Greek = the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 AD
  1071. C = the 3rd letter of the Roman alphabet / (music) the keynote of the scale of C major / a general-purpose programing language closely associated with the UNIX operating system
  1072. C and W = a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States
  1073. C clef = a movable clef that puts middle C on one of the lines of a staff
  1074. C compiler = a compiler for programs written in C
  1075. C major = the major scale having no sharps or flats
  1076. C major scale = the major scale having no sharps or flats
  1077. C program = a program written in C
  1078. cabala = an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
  1079. cabbala = an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
  1080. cabbalah = an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
  1081. cable = a telegram sent abroad / television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
  1082. cable television = television that is transmitted over cable directly to the receiver
  1083. cablegram = a telegram sent abroad
  1084. cachet = a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal / an indication of approved or superior status
  1085. cachinnation = loud convulsive laughter
  1086. cackle = a loud laugh suggestive of a hen's cackle / noisy talk
  1087. cacography = poor handwriting
  1088. CAD = software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
  1089. cadaster = a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land
  1090. cadastre = a public register showing the details of ownership and value of land
  1091. Caddo = a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo
  1092. Caddoan = a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo
  1093. Caddoan language = a family of North American Indian languages spoken widely in the Midwest by the Caddo
  1094. cadence = the close of a musical section / (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  1095. cadenza = a brilliant solo passage occurring near the end of a piece of music
  1096. caduceus = an insignia used by the medical profession
  1097. caesura = a break or pause (usually for sense) in the middle of a verse line
  1098. Cahita = the Uto-Aztecan language of the Cahita
  1099. cahoot = collusion
  1100. cairn = a mound of stones piled up as a memorial or to mark a boundary or path
  1101. cajolery = flattery intended to persuade
  1102. Cakchiquel = the Mayan language spoken by the Cakchiquel
  1103. calendar = a list or register of events
  1104. California Personality Inventory = a self-report personality inventory originally derived from the MMPI
  1105. call = a telephone connection / an instruction that interrupts the program being executed / the characteristic sound produced by a bird / a loud utterance
  1106. call forwarding = lets you transfer your incoming calls to any telephone that you can dial direct
  1107. call mark = a mark consisting of characters written on a book
  1108. call number = a mark consisting of characters written on a book
  1109. call up = an order to report for military duty
  1110. call waiting = a way of letting you know that someone else is calling when you are using your telephone
  1111. call-back = a return call
  1112. call-in = a telephone call to a radio station or a television station in which the caller participates in the on-going program
  1113. call-out = a challenge to a fight or duel
  1114. callathump = a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
  1115. callback = a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product
  1116. calligraphy = beautiful handwriting
  1117. calling card = a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited
  1118. calling into question = a challenge to defend what someone has said
  1119. callithump = a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
  1120. calorie chart = a list of foods and information about their caloric content
  1121. calque = an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
  1122. calque formation = an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
  1123. calumniation = a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  1124. calumny = a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  1125. can = a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
  1126. can buoy = a buoy with a round bottom and conical top
  1127. Canaanite = the extinct language of the Semitic people who occupied Canaan before the Israelite conquest
  1128. Canaanitic = a group of Semitic languages
  1129. Canaanitic language = a group of Semitic languages
  1130. Canadian French = the French language as spoken in Quebec, Canada
  1131. canard = a deliberately misleading fabrication
  1132. cancel = a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  1133. cancellation = the speech act of revoking or annulling or making void
  1134. canon = a collection of books accepted as holy scripture especially the books of the Bible recognized by any Christian church as genuine and inspired / a complete list of saints that have been recognized by the Roman Catholic Church / a rule or especially body of rules or principles generally established as valid and fundamental in a field of art or philosophy / a contrapuntal piece of music in which a melody in one part is imitated exactly in other parts
  1135. cant = stock phrases that have become nonsense through endless repetition / insincere talk about religion or morals / a characteristic language of a particular group
  1136. cantata = a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
  1137. Canterbury Tales = an uncompleted series of tales written after 1387 by Geoffrey Chaucer
  1138. canticle = a hymn derived from the Bible
  1139. Canticle of Canticles = an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
  1140. Canticle of Simeon = the prayer of Simeon
  1141. Canticles = an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
  1142. canto = a major division of a long poem / the highest part (usually the melody) in a piece of choral music
  1143. Cantonese = the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
  1144. Cantonese dialect = the dialect of Chinese spoken in Canton and neighboring provinces and in Hong Kong and elsewhere outside China
  1145. cantus firmus = a pre-existing melody used as the basis for a polyphonic composition
  1146. canvassing = persuasion of voters in a political campaign
  1147. cap = an upper limit on what is allowed
  1148. capital = one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis / a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
  1149. capital letter = one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
  1150. capitalisation = writing in capital letters
  1151. capitalization = writing in capital letters
  1152. capitulation = a summary that enumerates the main parts of a topic / a document containing the terms of surrender
  1153. capriccio = an instrumental composition that doesn't adhere to rules for any specific musical form and is played with improvisation
  1154. capsule = a shortened version of a written work
  1155. caption = brief description accompanying an illustration / translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program; usually displayed at the bottom of the screen / taking exception
  1156. carbon process = a process of printing on paper coated with bichromated gelatin containing pigment
  1157. card = a card certifying the identity of the bearer / (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat / a list of dishes available at a restaurant / (golf) a record of scores (as in golf) / a rectangular piece of stiff paper used to send messages (may have printed greetings or pictures) / a printed or written greeting that is left to indicate that you have visited / a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  1158. card catalog = a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card
  1159. card catalogue = a library catalog in which each publication is described on a separate file card
  1160. cardiogram = a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  1161. career counseling = counseling on career opportunities
  1162. Carelian = a Finnic language spoken by the people of Karelia
  1163. caret = a mark used by an author or editor to indicate where something is to be inserted into a text
  1164. Carib = the family of languages spoken by the Carib
  1165. Caribbean language = the family of languages spoken by the Carib
  1166. caricature = a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  1167. carioca = music composed for dancing the carioca
  1168. carol = joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
  1169. carping = persistent petty and unjustified criticism
  1170. carte = a list of dishes available at a restaurant
  1171. carte du jour = a list of dishes available at a restaurant
  1172. cartoon = a film made by photographing a series of cartoon drawings to give the illusion of movement when projected in rapid sequence / a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine
  1173. cartoon strip = a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
  1174. cartridge font = any font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer
  1175. cascading menu = a secondary menu that appears while you are holding the cursor over an item on the primary menu
  1176. case = nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence / a statement of facts and reasons used to support an argument / a problem requiring investigation / a specific size and style of type within a type family
  1177. case history = detailed record of the background of a person or group under study or treatment
  1178. case law = a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
  1179. case study = a careful study of some social unit (as a corporation or division within a corporation) that attempts to determine what factors led to its success or failure
  1180. casebook = a book in which detailed written records of a case are kept and which are a source of information for subsequent work
  1181. Cassite = an ancient language spoken by the Kassites
  1182. castigation = a severe scolding
  1183. Castilian = the Spanish language as spoken in Castile
  1184. catachresis = strained or paradoxical use of words either in error (as `blatant' to mean `flagrant') or deliberately
  1185. Catalan = the Romance language spoken in Catalonia in eastern Spain
  1186. catalectic = a line of verse that lacks a syllable in the last metrical foot
  1187. catalexis = the absence of a syllable in the last foot of a line or verse
  1188. catalog = a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things / a complete list of things
  1189. cataloged procedure = a set of control statements that have been placed in a library and can be retrieved by name
  1190. catalogue = a book or pamphlet containing an enumeration of things / a complete list of things
  1191. Catawba = the Siouan language spoken by the Catawba
  1192. catcall = a cry expressing disapproval
  1193. catch = a break or check in the voice
  1194. catch phrase = a phrase that has become a catchword
  1195. catchphrase = a phrase that has become a catchword
  1196. catchword = a word printed at the top of the page of a dictionary or other reference book to indicate the first or last item on that page / a favorite saying of a sect or political group
  1197. catechism = an elementary book summarizing the principles of a Christian religion
  1198. categorem = a categorematic expression
  1199. categoreme = a categorematic expression
  1200. categorical imperative = the moral principle that behavior should be determined by duty
  1201. Caucasian = a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
  1202. Caucasian language = a number of languages spoken in the Caucasus that are unrelated to languages spoken elsewhere
  1203. cause = a justification for something existing or happening
  1204. cause of action = a claim sufficient to demand judicial attention
  1205. causerie = light informal conversation for social occasions
  1206. caustic remark = witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  1207. caution = a warning against certain acts
  1208. cautious statement = a statement made with careful qualifications
  1209. caveat = a formal notice filed with a court or officer to suspend a proceeding until filer is given a hearing / a warning against certain acts
  1210. caveat emptor = a commercial principle that without a warranty the buyer takes upon himself the risk of quality
  1211. cavil = an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
  1212. Cayuga = the Iroquoian language spoken by the Cayuga
  1213. cease and desist order = a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
  1214. Cebuan = language of the people of Cebu in the Philippines
  1215. Cebuano = language of the people of Cebu in the Philippines
  1216. cedilla = a diacritical mark (,) placed below the letter c to indicate that it is pronounced as an s
  1217. ceiling = an upper limit on what is allowed
  1218. celluloid = a medium that disseminates moving pictures
  1219. Celtic = a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
  1220. Celtic language = a branch of the Indo-European languages that (judging from inscriptions and place names) was spread widely over Europe in the pre-Christian era
  1221. censure = harsh criticism or disapproval
  1222. center spread = the spread at the center of a magazine
  1223. centerfold = a magazine center spread
  1224. Central Dravidian = a Dravidian language spoken primarily in central India
  1225. Central Thai = a branch of the Tai languages
  1226. centre spread = the spread at the center of a magazine
  1227. centrefold = a magazine center spread
  1228. certificate = a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
  1229. certificate of incorporation = state approval of the articles of incorporation of a corporation
  1230. certification = a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts / confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
  1231. certiorari = a common law writ issued by a superior court to one of inferior jurisdiction demanding the record of a particular case
  1232. Chad = a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
  1233. Chadic = a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
  1234. Chadic language = a family of Afroasiatic tonal languages (mostly two tones) spoken in the regions west and south of Lake Chad in north central Africa
  1235. Chaga = a Bantu language spoken by the Chaga in northern Tanzania
  1236. Chagatai = a Turkic literary language of medieval central Asia
  1237. Chagga = a Bantu language spoken by the Chaga in northern Tanzania
  1238. Chahta = the Muskhogean language of the Choctaw
  1239. chain letter = a letter that is sent successively to several people
  1240. challenge = a demand by a sentry for a password or identification / questioning a statement and demanding an explanation / a formal objection to the selection of a particular person as a juror / a call to engage in a contest or fight
  1241. chamber music = serious music performed by a small group of musicians
  1242. channel = a path over which electrical signals can pass / (often plural) a means of communication or access
  1243. channels = official routes of communication
  1244. chanson de geste = Old French epic poems
  1245. chant = a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
  1246. chantey = a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors
  1247. chanty = a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors
  1248. chapter = a subdivision of a written work
  1249. character = a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability / a written symbol that is used to represent speech
  1250. character assassination = an attack intended to ruin someone's reputation
  1251. character reference = a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability
  1252. character set = an ordered list of characters that are used together in writing or printing
  1253. characterisation = the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features / a graphic or vivid verbal description
  1254. characterisic function = graph showing how a particular characteristic of a device varies with other parameters
  1255. characteristic = the integer part (positive or negative) of the representation of a logarithm
  1256. characteristic curve = graph showing how a particular characteristic of a device varies with other parameters
  1257. characterization = the act of describing distinctive characteristics or essential features / a graphic or vivid verbal description
  1258. charade = a word acted out in an episode of the game of charades
  1259. charge = a pleading describing some wrong or offense / an assertion that someone is guilty of a fault or offence / a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something / request for payment of a debt
  1260. charge sheet = the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
  1261. Chari-Nile = a group of Nilo-Saharan language spoken in parts of the Sudan and Zaire and Uganda and Tanzania
  1262. charivari = a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
  1263. charm = a verbal formula believed to have magical force
  1264. chart = a listing of best-selling recorded music / a visual display of information
  1265. charter = a document incorporating an institution and specifying its rights
  1266. chastening = a rebuke for making a mistake
  1267. chastisement = a rebuke for making a mistake
  1268. chat = an informal conversation
  1269. chat room = a site on the internet where a number of users can communicate in real time
  1270. chat show = a program during which well-known people discuss a topic or answer questions telephoned in by the audience
  1271. chatroom = a site on the internet where a number of users can communicate in real time
  1272. chatter = noisy talk
  1273. cheap shot = an unnecessarily aggressive and unfair remark directed at a defenseless person
  1274. Chechen = a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Chechen
  1275. check = the bill in a restaurant / a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
  1276. check character = a character that is added to the end of a block of transmitted data and used to check the accuracy of the transmission
  1277. check mark = a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.
  1278. check register = a register of checks issued
  1279. check stub = the part of a check that is retained as a record
  1280. checking program = a program that examines other computer programs for syntax errors
  1281. checklist = a list of items (names or tasks etc.) to be checked or consulted
  1282. cheek = an impudent statement
  1283. cheer = a cry or shout of approval
  1284. cheering = encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators
  1285. cheerio = a farewell remark
  1286. Chemakuan = a group of Mosan languages spoken in Washington
  1287. Chemakum = a Chemakuan language spoken by the Chemakum
  1288. chemical formula = a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
  1289. chemical notation = a notation used by chemists to express technical facts in chemistry
  1290. Chemical Weapons Convention = a global treaty banning the production or acquisition or stockpiling or transfer or use of chemical weapons
  1291. Cheremis = the Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis
  1292. Cheremiss = the Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis
  1293. Cherokee = the Iroquoian language spoken by the Cherokee
  1294. chevron = V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service
  1295. chewing out = a severe scolding
  1296. Cheyenne = the Algonquian language spoken by the Cheyenne
  1297. chi = the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  1298. chiasmus = inversion in the second of two parallel phrases
  1299. Chichewa = the Bantu language of the Chewa of east central Africa
  1300. Chickasaw = the Muskhogean language of the Chickasaw
  1301. chicken scratch = cramped or illegible handwriting
  1302. chickenshit = a false statement that is considered to indicate timidity or fear
  1303. chiding = rebuking a person harshly
  1304. Chimariko = the Hokan language spoken by the Chimariko
  1305. ChiMwini = a Bantu language spoken in southern Somalia
  1306. Chin = Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
  1307. chin music = idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
  1308. chin wag = light informal conversation for social occasions
  1309. chin wagging = light informal conversation for social occasions
  1310. chin-wag = light informal conversation for social occasions
  1311. chin-wagging = light informal conversation for social occasions
  1312. Chinese = any of the Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in China
  1313. Chinese Shan = a branch of the Tai languages
  1314. Chingpo = a Kachinic language
  1315. Chinook = a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook
  1316. Chinook Jargon = a pidgin incorporating Chinook and French and English words
  1317. Chinookan = a Penutian language spoken by the Chinook
  1318. Chipewyan = the language spoken by the Chipewyan
  1319. Chippewa = the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa
  1320. Chippewaian = the language spoken by the Chipewyan
  1321. Chippewyan = the language spoken by the Chipewyan
  1322. Chiricahua Apache = an Apache language
  1323. chirography = beautiful handwriting
  1324. Chishona = a Bantu language that is one of the two major languages of Zimbabwe
  1325. chit = the bill in a restaurant
  1326. chit chat = light informal conversation for social occasions
  1327. chit-chat = light informal conversation for social occasions
  1328. chitchat = light informal conversation for social occasions
  1329. chivaree = a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
  1330. Chiwere = the Siouan language spoken by the Iowa and Oto and Missouri
  1331. Choctaw = the Muskhogean language of the Choctaw
  1332. choice of words = the manner in which something is expressed in words
  1333. Chopin = the music of Chopin
  1334. choral = a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
  1335. choral ode = ode sung by the chorus in classical Greek drama
  1336. chorale = a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
  1337. chorale prelude = a composition for organ using a chorale as a basis for variations
  1338. chord = a combination of three or more notes that blend harmoniously when sounded together
  1339. choreography = a notation used by choreographers / the representation of dancing by symbols as music is represented by notes
  1340. chortle = a soft partly suppressed laugh
  1341. chorus = the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
  1342. chrestomathy = a selection of passages from different authors that is compiled as an aid in learning a language
  1343. Christian Bible = the sacred writings of the Christian religions
  1344. Christian name = the first name given to Christians at birth or christening
  1345. Christmas card = a card expressing a Christmas greeting
  1346. Christmas carol = joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
  1347. chromatic scale = a 12-note scale including all the semitones of the octave
  1348. chromolithography = single- or multi-color lithography
  1349. chronicle = a record or narrative description of past events
  1350. chronological record = a chronological account of events in successive years
  1351. chronology = a record of events in the order of their occurrence
  1352. chuckle = a soft partly suppressed laugh
  1353. Chukchi = an indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
  1354. Chukchi language = an indigenous and isolated language of unknown origin spoken by the Chukchi that is pronounced differently by men and women
  1355. church doctrine = the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
  1356. church mode = any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600
  1357. church music = genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
  1358. church roll = a list of the members of church
  1359. Church Slavic = the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century
  1360. Chuvash = the Turkic language spoken by the Chuvash
  1361. ciao = an acknowledgment that can be used to say hello or goodbye
  1362. cinema = a medium that disseminates moving pictures
  1363. cinema verite = a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
  1364. cipher = a message written in a secret code / a secret method of writing
  1365. Circassian = a northern Caucasian language spoken by the Circassian
  1366. circular = an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  1367. circulation = the dissemination of copies of periodicals
  1368. circumflex = a diacritical mark (^) placed above a vowel in some languages to indicate a special phonetic quality
  1369. circumlocution = an indirect way of expressing something / a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
  1370. circumstantial evidence = evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute
  1371. citation = a summons that commands the appearance of a party at a proceeding / a passage or expression that is quoted or cited / an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement / a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage / (law) the act of citing
  1372. citation form = the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
  1373. cite = a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  1374. civil law = the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian
  1375. claim = an assertion of a right (as to money or property) / an assertion that something is true or factual / a demand especially in the phrase
  1376. claim form = a form to use when filing a claim
  1377. clairvoyance = apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  1378. clamor = loud and persistent outcry from many people
  1379. clamoring = loud and persistent outcry from many people
  1380. clamour = loud and persistent outcry from many people
  1381. clamouring = loud and persistent outcry from many people
  1382. clapping = a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
  1383. claptrap = pompous or pretentious talk or writing
  1384. clarification = an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
  1385. class list = a list issued by examiners that categorizes students according to the class of honours they achieved in their degree examinations
  1386. classical = traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
  1387. Classical Greek = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
  1388. classical Latin = the language of educated people in ancient Rome
  1389. classical music = traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
  1390. classified = a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type
  1391. classified ad = a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type
  1392. classified advertisement = a short ad in a newspaper or magazine (usually in small print) and appearing along with other ads of the same type
  1393. classifier = a word or morpheme used in some languages in certain contexts (such as counting) to indicate the semantic class to which the counted item belongs
  1394. classifying adjective = an adjective that classifies its noun
  1395. clause = an expression including a subject and predicate functioning as a part of a complex sentence / a separate section of a legal document
  1396. clean bill of health = an assurance that someone is healthy or something is in good condition
  1397. cleanup = the fourth position in the batting order
  1398. cleanup position = the fourth position in the batting order
  1399. cleanup spot = the fourth position in the batting order
  1400. clef = a musical notation written on a staff indicating the pitch of the notes following it
  1401. clericalism = a policy of supporting the influence and power of the clergy in secular or political matters
  1402. clerihew = a witty satiric verse containing two rhymed couplets and mentioning a famous person
  1403. clew = evidence that helps to solve a problem
  1404. CLI = a user interface in which you type commands instead of choosing them from a menu or selecting an icon
  1405. cliche = a trite or obvious remark
  1406. click = a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth
  1407. cliffhanger = an episode that ends in suspense
  1408. climax = the decisive moment in a novel or play / arrangement of clauses in ascending order of forcefulness
  1409. climb-down = a retraction of a previously held position
  1410. clincher = an argument that is conclusive
  1411. clinic = meeting for diagnosis of problems and instruction or remedial work in a particular activity
  1412. clipping = an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  1413. close = the last section of a communication
  1414. closed couplet = a rhymed couplet that forms a complete syntactic unit
  1415. closed session = a session (usually of a legislative body) that is closed to the public
  1416. closed-class word = a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
  1417. closet drama = drama more suitable for reading that for performing
  1418. closing = the last section of a communication
  1419. closure = a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  1420. closure by compartment = closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
  1421. cloture = a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  1422. clout = a target used in archery
  1423. cloven foot = the mark of Satan
  1424. cloven hoof = the mark of Satan
  1425. clowning = a comic incident or series of incidents
  1426. clue = evidence that helps to solve a problem / a slight indication
  1427. clutter = unwanted echoes that interfere with the observation of signals on a radar screen
  1428. coarseness = language or humor that is down-to-earth
  1429. coaxing = flattery designed to gain favor
  1430. cobblers = nonsense
  1431. COBOL = common business-oriented language
  1432. Cochimi = the Yuman language spoken by the Cochimi
  1433. cock-and-bull story = an interesting but highly implausible story
  1434. cockney = the nonstandard dialect of natives of the east end of London
  1435. Cocopa = the Yuman language spoken by the Cocopa
  1436. Cocopah = the Yuman language spoken by the Cocopa
  1437. coda = the closing section of a musical composition
  1438. code = a coding system used for transmitting messages requiring brevity or secrecy / (computer science) the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions / a set of rules or principles or laws
  1439. code flag = one of an international code of flag signals used between ships
  1440. codex = an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic (as distinguished from a scroll) / an official list of chemicals or medicines etc.
  1441. codicil = a supplement to a will
  1442. codification = a set of rules or principles or laws
  1443. coding system = a system of signals used to represent letters or numbers in transmitting messages
  1444. codswallop = nonsensical talk or writing
  1445. cognate = a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
  1446. cognate word = a word is cognate with another if both derive from the same word in an ancestral language
  1447. cognomen = the name used to identify the members of a family (as distinguished from each member's given name) / a familiar name for a person
  1448. coinage = a newly invented word or phrase
  1449. cold medium = a medium that usually, but not always, provides little involvement together with substantial stimulus
  1450. cold turkey = a blunt expression of views
  1451. cold water = disparagement of a plan or hope or expectation
  1452. collage film = a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
  1453. collect = a short prayer generally preceding the lesson in the Church of Rome or the Church of England
  1454. collect call = a telephone call that the receiving party is asked to pay for
  1455. collection = request for a sum of money / a publication containing a variety of works
  1456. collective agreement = contract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions
  1457. collective bargaining = negotiation between an employer and trade union
  1458. collective noun = a noun that is singular in form but refers to a group of people or things
  1459. collegiate dictionary = an abridged dictionary of a size convenient to hold in the hand
  1460. collision = a conflict of opposed ideas or attitudes or goals
  1461. collocation = a grouping of words in a sentence
  1462. colloquialism = a colloquial expression
  1463. colloquium = an address to an academic meeting or seminar
  1464. colloquy = formal conversation / a conversation especially a formal one
  1465. collotype = a photomechanical printing process that uses a glass plate with a gelatin surface that carries the image to be reproduced
  1466. collotype printing = a photomechanical printing process that uses a glass plate with a gelatin surface that carries the image to be reproduced
  1467. collusion = agreement on a secret plot
  1468. colon = a punctuation mark (:) used after a word introducing a series or an example or an explanation
  1469. color chart = a chart displaying colors
  1470. color circle = a chart in which complementary colors (or their names) are arranged on opposite sides of a circle
  1471. color code = system using colors to designate classifications
  1472. color wheel = a chart in which complementary colors (or their names) are arranged on opposite sides of a circle
  1473. colorcast = a television program that is broadcast in color
  1474. Colossians = a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the Colossians in ancient Phrygia
  1475. colour supplement = a magazine that is printed in color and circulated with a newspaper
  1476. colourcast = a television program that is broadcast in color
  1477. column = a page or text that is vertically divided / an article giving opinions or perspectives
  1478. Comanche = the Shoshonean language spoken by the Comanche
  1479. Combined DNA Index System = the DNA file maintained by the Federal Bureau of Investigation
  1480. combining form = a bound form used only in compounds
  1481. comeback = a quick reply to a question or remark
  1482. comedy = a comic incident or series of incidents / light and humorous drama with a happy ending
  1483. comic book = a magazine devoted to comic strips
  1484. comic opera = opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
  1485. comic strip = a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
  1486. coming attraction = a movie that is advertised to draw customers
  1487. comma = a punctuation mark (,) used to indicate the separation of elements within the grammatical structure of a sentence
  1488. command = a line of code written as part of a computer program / an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
  1489. command language = a source language consisting of procedural operators that invoke functions to be executed
  1490. command line = commands that a user types in order to run an application
  1491. command line interface = a user interface in which you type commands instead of choosing them from a menu or selecting an icon
  1492. command prompt = a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command
  1493. commandment = something that is commanded
  1494. commedia dell'arte = Italian comedy of the 16th to 18th centuries improvised from standardized situations and stock characters
  1495. commemoration = a recognition of meritorious service
  1496. commendation = a message expressing a favorable opinion / an official award (as for bravery or service) usually given as formal public statement
  1497. comment = a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material / a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information / a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
  1498. commentary = a written explanation or criticism or illustration that is added to a book or other textual material
  1499. commerce = social exchange, especially of opinions, attitudes, etc.
  1500. commercial = a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
  1501. commercial document = a document of or relating to commerce
  1502. commercial instrument = a document of or relating to commerce
  1503. commercial message = a commercially sponsored ad on radio or television
  1504. commercial treaty = a treaty governing commerce between two or more nations
  1505. commination = a threat of divine punishment or vengeance / prayers proclaiming God's anger against sinners
  1506. commiseration = an expression of sympathy with another's grief
  1507. commission = an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces / a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
  1508. commitment = a message that makes a pledge
  1509. common chord = a three-note major or minor chord
  1510. common law = a law established by following earlier judicial decisions
  1511. common logarithm = a logarithm to the base 10
  1512. common measure = the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad
  1513. common meter = the usual (iambic) meter of a ballad
  1514. common noun = a noun that denotes any or all members of a class
  1515. commonplace = a trite or obvious remark
  1516. commonplace book = a notebook in which you enter memorabilia
  1517. communicating = the activity of communicating
  1518. communication = the activity of communicating
  1519. communication channel = a means of communication or access
  1520. communications protocol = rules determining the format and transmission of data
  1521. communion = sharing thoughts and feelings
  1522. communique = an official report
  1523. Communist Manifesto = a socialist manifesto written by Marx and Engels (1842) describing the history of the working-class movement according to their views
  1524. commutation = a warrant substituting a lesser punishment for a greater one
  1525. commutation ticket = a ticket good for several trips or to attend a season of entertainments
  1526. comp = an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
  1527. compact = a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
  1528. company name = the name by which a corporation is identified
  1529. comparative = the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
  1530. comparative degree = the comparative form of an adjective or adverb
  1531. compatible software = software that can run on different computers without modification / application software programs that share common conventions so they can be utilized together
  1532. compendium = a concise but comprehensive summary of a larger work / a publication containing a variety of works
  1533. compilation = something that is compiled
  1534. compiler = a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
  1535. compiling program = a program that decodes instructions written in a higher order language and produces an assembly language program
  1536. complaint = a pleading describing some wrong or offense / (civil law) the first pleading of the plaintiff setting out the facts on which the claim for relief is based / an expression of grievance or resentment / (formerly) a loud cry (or repeated cries) of pain or rage or sorrow
  1537. complement = a word or phrase used to complete a grammatical construction
  1538. complex sentence = a sentence composed of at least one main clause and one subordinate clause
  1539. compliment = a remark (or act) expressing praise and admiration
  1540. compliments = a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
  1541. composition = an essay (especially one written as an assignment) / art and technique of printing with movable type / a musical work that has been created
  1542. compound sentence = a sentence composed of at least two coordinate independent clauses
  1543. comprehensive = an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
  1544. comprehensive examination = an intensive examination testing a student's proficiency in some special field of knowledge
  1545. compromise = an accommodation in which both sides make concessions
  1546. computer address = the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored
  1547. computer architecture = the art of assembling logical elements into a computing device
  1548. computer code = the symbolic arrangement of data or instructions in a computer program or the set of such instructions
  1549. computer database = a database that can be accessed by computers
  1550. computer file = a file maintained in computer-readable form
  1551. computer file name = the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files
  1552. computer filename = the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files
  1553. computer language = a programming language designed for use on a specific class of computers
  1554. computer menu = a list of options available to a computer user
  1555. computer program = a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
  1556. computer programme = a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute
  1557. computer software = written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  1558. computer virus = a software program capable of reproducing itself and usually capable of causing great harm to files or other programs on the same computer
  1559. computer-aided design = software used in art and architecture and engineering and manufacturing to assist in precision drawing
  1560. computer-oriented language = a programming language designed for use on a specific class of computers
  1561. con = an argument opposed to a proposal
  1562. conceding = the act of conceding or yielding
  1563. conceit = an artistic device or effect / a witty or ingenious turn of phrase / an elaborate poetic image or a far-fetched comparison of very dissimilar things
  1564. concept album = an album whose recordings are unified by some theme
  1565. concert = a performance of music by players or singers not involving theatrical staging
  1566. concerted music = music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
  1567. concerto = a composition for orchestra and a soloist
  1568. concerto grosso = a baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments
  1569. concession = a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business / the act of conceding or yielding / a point conceded or yielded
  1570. conciliation = any of various forms of mediation whereby disputes may be settled short of arbitration
  1571. conciseness = terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
  1572. concision = terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
  1573. conclusion = the last section of a communication / the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning (such as the proposition that must follow from the major and minor premises of a syllogism) / a final settlement
  1574. concord = agreement of opinions
  1575. concordance = an index of all main words in a book along with their immediate contexts / agreement of opinions
  1576. concordat = a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
  1577. concurrence = agreement of results or opinions
  1578. concurrency = agreement of results or opinions
  1579. concurring opinion = an opinion that agrees with the court's disposition of the case but is written to express a particular judge's reasoning
  1580. condemnation = an expression of strong disapproval
  1581. condensation = a shortened version of a written work
  1582. condescension = a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
  1583. condition = an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else / (usually plural) a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
  1584. conditional contract = a contract whose performance depends on a fact or event that affects legal relations
  1585. conditional sale = a sale in which the buyer receives title to the property only upon the performance of some condition
  1586. condolence = an expression of sympathy with another's grief
  1587. confab = an informal conversation
  1588. confabulation = an informal conversation
  1589. confederacy = a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
  1590. conference = a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
  1591. conference call = a telephone call in which more than two people participate
  1592. confession = a written document acknowledging an offense and signed by the guilty party / the document that spells out the belief system of a given church (especially the Reformation churches of the 16th century) / a public declaration of your faith / an admission of misdeeds or faults
  1593. confidence = a secret that is confided or entrusted to another
  1594. confidential information = an indication of potential opportunity
  1595. confirmation = information that confirms or verifies / making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
  1596. confirmation hearing = a hearing held by the US Senate to gather information on whether to approve or reject candidates for high federal office who are nominated by the president
  1597. conflict = a disagreement or argument about something important
  1598. conformity = concurrence of opinion
  1599. confrontation = a hostile disagreement face-to-face / discord resulting from a clash of ideas or opinions / a bold challenge
  1600. confutation = the speech act of refuting conclusively
  1601. conga = music composed for dancing the conga
  1602. congratulation = the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration / (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
  1603. congratulations = an expression of approval and commendation
  1604. Congressional Medal of Honor = the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
  1605. Congressional Record = a published written account of the speeches and debates and votes of the United States Congress
  1606. conical buoy = a buoy resembling a cone
  1607. conjecture = a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  1608. conjunction = an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  1609. conjunctive = an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  1610. conjuration = a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
  1611. connective = an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  1612. connivance = tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing / agreement on a secret plot
  1613. connotation = what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
  1614. consent = permission to do something
  1615. consent decree = an agreement between two parties that is sanctioned by the court
  1616. consideration = a discussion of a topic
  1617. consonance = the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
  1618. consonant = a speech sound that is not a vowel / a letter of the alphabet standing for a spoken consonant
  1619. consonant rhyme = the repetition of consonants (or consonant patterns) especially at the ends of words
  1620. consonant system = the system of consonants used in a particular language
  1621. consonantal system = the system of consonants used in a particular language
  1622. conspectus = an overall summary
  1623. conspiracy = a secret agreement between two or more people to perform an unlawful act
  1624. conspiracy of silence = a conspiracy not to talk about some situation or event
  1625. constant-width font = a typeface is which each character is given the same width
  1626. constituent = a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
  1627. constitution = law determining the fundamental political principles of a government / the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
  1628. Constitution of the United States = the constitution written at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787 and subsequently ratified by the original thirteen states
  1629. construal = an interpretation of the meaning of something
  1630. construction = a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit / an interpretation of a text or action
  1631. consuetudinal = a manual describing the customs of a particular group
  1632. consuetudinary = a manual describing the customs of a particular group
  1633. consultation = a conference between two or more people to consider a particular question / a conference
  1634. consumer price index = an index of the cost of all goods and services to a typical consumer
  1635. contact = a channel for communication between groups / a communicative interaction
  1636. contagion = the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
  1637. contempt = open disrespect for a person or thing
  1638. content = what a communication that is about something is about
  1639. content word = a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned
  1640. contention = a point asserted as part of an argument / a contentious speech act
  1641. contents = a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
  1642. contestation = a contentious speech act
  1643. context = discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
  1644. context of use = discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
  1645. contextual definition = a definition in which the term is used by embedding it in a larger expression containing its explanation
  1646. contingency procedure = an alternative to the normal procedure
  1647. continuant = consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
  1648. continuant consonant = consonant articulated by constricting (but not closing) the vocal tract
  1649. continuation = a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
  1650. continuative = an uninflected function word that serves to conjoin words or phrases or clauses or sentences
  1651. continuity = a detailed script used in making a film in order to avoid discontinuities from shot to shot
  1652. continuo = a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played
  1653. contour = a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
  1654. contour language = a tone language that uses pitch changes
  1655. contour line = a line drawn on a map connecting points of equal height
  1656. contract = a binding agreement between two or more persons that is enforceable by law / (contract bridge) the highest bid becomes the contract setting the number of tricks that the bidder must make
  1657. contract of adhesion = a contract that heavily restricts one party while leaving the other free
  1658. contract of hazard = a sale of a tract of land as a whole without a warranty as to the acreage
  1659. contract offer = offer by an employer to contract to pay an employee at a given rate
  1660. contract under seal = a contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached
  1661. contraction = a word formed from two or more words by omitting or combining some sounds
  1662. contradiction = the speech act of contradicting someone / (logic) a statement that is necessarily false
  1663. contradiction in terms = a statement that is necessarily false
  1664. contraindication = a reason that makes it inadvisable to prescribe a particular drug or employ a particular procedure or treatment
  1665. contralto = the lowest female singing voice
  1666. control = the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
  1667. control character = ASCII characters to indicate carriage return or tab or backspace
  1668. controversy = a contentious speech act
  1669. contumely = a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
  1670. conundrum = a difficult problem
  1671. convention = an international agreement
  1672. conversation = the use of speech for informal exchange of views or ideas or information etc.
  1673. conversation stopper = a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply
  1674. converse = a proposition obtained by conversion
  1675. conversion = interchange of subject and predicate of a proposition
  1676. conveyance = the transmission of information / document effecting a property transfer
  1677. cookbook = a book of recipes and cooking directions
  1678. cookery book = a book of recipes and cooking directions
  1679. cookie = a short line of text that a web site puts on your computer's hard drive when you access the web site
  1680. cool jazz = jazz that is restrained and fluid and marked by intricate harmonic structures often lagging slightly behind the beat
  1681. cool medium = a medium that usually, but not always, provides little involvement together with substantial stimulus
  1682. coordinate clause = a clause in a complex sentence that is grammatically equivalent to the main clause and that performs the same grammatical function
  1683. coordinating conjunction = a conjunction (like `and' or `or') that connects two identically constructed grammatical constituents
  1684. Copehan = a group of Penutian languages spoken to the west of the Sacramento river
  1685. copperplate = a graceful style of handwriting based on the writing used on copperplate engravings
  1686. Coptic = the liturgical language of the Coptic Church used in Egypt and Ethiopia
  1687. copula = an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
  1688. copulative = an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
  1689. copy = matter to be printed
  1690. copy editing = putting something into a form suitable for a printer
  1691. copybook = a book containing models of good penmanship
  1692. copyright = a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
  1693. cordial reception = kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
  1694. cordon = cord or ribbon worn as an insignia of honor or rank
  1695. cordon bleu = an honor or award gained for excellence
  1696. core = the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  1697. core dump = dump of the contents of the chief registers in the CPU
  1698. corker = a remarkable or excellent thing or person
  1699. Cornish = a Celtic language spoken in Cornwall
  1700. cornucopia = a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity
  1701. coronach = a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
  1702. corpus delicti = the body of evidence that constitute the offence
  1703. correction = something substituted for an error / a rebuke for making a mistake
  1704. correspondence = communication by the exchange of letters
  1705. corrigenda = a list of printing errors in a book along with their corrections
  1706. corrigendum = a printer's error
  1707. corroborating evidence = additional evidence or evidence of different kind that supports a proof already offered in a proceeding
  1708. corroboration = confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
  1709. cost-of-living index = an index of the cost of all goods and services to a typical consumer
  1710. cost-plus contract = a contract in which the contractor is paid his total cost plus a stated percentage of profit
  1711. Costanoan = a Penutian language spoken by the Costanoan
  1712. counsel = something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  1713. counseling = something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  1714. counselling = something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  1715. count noun = a noun that forms plurals
  1716. countenance = formal and explicit approval
  1717. counter = a quick reply to a question or remark
  1718. counterargument = an argument offered in opposition to another argument
  1719. counterattraction = a rival attraction
  1720. counterblast = a vigorous and unrestrained response
  1721. countercharge = a charge brought by an accused person against the accuser
  1722. counterfoil = the part of a check that is retained as a record
  1723. countermand = a contrary command cancelling or reversing a previous command
  1724. counteroffer = an offer made by someone who has rejected a prior offer
  1725. counterplea = a plaintiff's reply to a defendant's plea
  1726. counterpoint = a musical form involving the simultaneous sound of two or more melodies
  1727. counterproposal = a proposal offered as an alternative to an earlier proposal
  1728. countersign = a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed / a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
  1729. countersignature = a second confirming signature endorsing a document already signed
  1730. countertenor = the highest adult male singing voice
  1731. country and western = a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States
  1732. country music = a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States
  1733. coup de theatre = a highly successful theatrical production / a sensational bit of stagecraft
  1734. couplet = a stanza consisting of two successive lines of verse
  1735. coupon = a negotiable certificate that can be detached and redeemed as needed
  1736. course catalog = a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university
  1737. course catalogue = a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university
  1738. course of study = an integrated course of academic studies
  1739. court order = a writ issued by a court of law requiring a person to do something or to refrain from doing something
  1740. courtesy = a courteous or respectful or considerate remark
  1741. courting = a man's courting of a woman
  1742. courtship = a man's courting of a woman
  1743. covenant = an agreement between God and his people in which God makes certain promises and requires certain behavior from them in return / a signed written agreement between two or more parties (nations) to perform some action
  1744. cover letter = a letter sent along with other documents to provide additional information
  1745. coverage = the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
  1746. covering letter = a letter sent along with other documents to provide additional information
  1747. CPI = a self-report personality inventory originally derived from the MMPI
  1748. crack = witty remark
  1749. cradlesong = a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
  1750. crammer = a textbook designed for cramming
  1751. crank call = a hostile telephone call
  1752. crank letter = a hostile (usually anonymous) letter
  1753. crap = obscene words for unacceptable behavior
  1754. crash course = a rapid and intense course of training or research
  1755. crash program = a rapid and intense course of training or research
  1756. crash programme = a rapid and intense course of training or research
  1757. credendum = any of the sections into which a creed or other statement of doctrine is divided
  1758. credential = a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
  1759. credentials = a document attesting to the truth of certain stated facts
  1760. credit = an entry on a list of persons who contributed to a film or written work / approval / a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  1761. credit application = an application for a line of credit
  1762. credit line = a line giving the name of the writer of a story or article
  1763. credit order = an order that is received without payment
  1764. credits = a list of acknowledgements of those who contributed to the creation of a film
  1765. Cree = the Algonquian language spoken by the Cree
  1766. creed = the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
  1767. creole = a mother tongue that originates from contact between two languages
  1768. crib = a literal translation used in studying a foreign language
  1769. criminal law = the body of law dealing with crimes and their punishment
  1770. criminal record = a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted
  1771. crispness = an expressive style that is direct and to the point
  1772. criterion = a basis for comparison
  1773. critical review = an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation
  1774. criticism = a written evaluation of a work of literature / disapproval expressed by pointing out faults or shortcomings
  1775. critique = an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation
  1776. croak = a harsh hoarse utterance
  1777. croaking = a harsh hoarse utterance
  1778. crock = nonsense
  1779. crocodile tears = a hypocritical display of sorrow
  1780. Croix de Guerre = a French military decoration for gallantry
  1781. crosier = a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
  1782. cross-examination = close questioning of a hostile witness in a court of law to discredit or throw a new light on the testimony already provided in direct examination
  1783. cross-index = a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
  1784. cross-question = a question asked in cross-examination
  1785. cross-reference = a reference at one place in a work to information at another place in the same work
  1786. crossbones = two crossed bones (or a representation of two crossed bones) used as a symbol danger or death
  1787. crossfire = a lively or heated interchange of ideas and opinions
  1788. crosshead = a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text
  1789. crossheading = a heading of a subsection printed within the body of the text
  1790. crossover = the appropriation of a new style (especially in popular music) by combining elements of different genres in order to appeal to a wider audience
  1791. crossword = a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle
  1792. crossword puzzle = a puzzle in which words corresponding to numbered clues are to be found and written in to squares in the puzzle
  1793. crotchet = a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
  1794. Crow = a Siouan language spoken by the Crow / an instance of boastful talk
  1795. crowing = an instance of boastful talk
  1796. crown = the award given to the champion / the Crown (or the reigning monarch) as the symbol of the power and authority of a monarchy
  1797. crozier = a staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office
  1798. crux = the most important point
  1799. crux of the matter = the most important point
  1800. cry = a fit of weeping / a loud utterance
  1801. cryptogram = a piece of writing in code or cipher
  1802. cryptograph = a piece of writing in code or cipher / a secret method of writing
  1803. cue = evidence that helps to solve a problem / an actor's line that immediately precedes and serves as a reminder for some action or speech
  1804. culmination = the decisive moment in a novel or play
  1805. cuneiform = an ancient wedge-shaped script used in Mesopotamia and Persia
  1806. cupid = a symbol for love in the form of a cherubic naked boy with wings and a bow and arrow
  1807. curfew = an order that after a specific time certain activities (as being outside on the streets) are prohibited / a signal (usually a bell) announcing the start of curfew restrictions
  1808. curiosa = books on strange or unusual subjects
  1809. curlicue = a short twisting line
  1810. curriculum = an integrated course of academic studies
  1811. curriculum vitae = a summary of your academic and work history
  1812. curse = profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger / an evil spell / an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
  1813. curse word = profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
  1814. cursive = rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
  1815. cursive script = rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
  1816. curtain call = an appearance by actors or performers at the end of the concert or play in order to acknowledge the applause of the audience
  1817. curtain lecture = a private lecture to a husband by his wife
  1818. curtain raiser = a short play presented before the main play
  1819. curtsey = bending the knees
  1820. curtsy = bending the knees
  1821. curve = a line on a graph representing data
  1822. Cushitic = a group of languages spoken in Ethiopia and Somalia and northwestern Kenya and adjacent regions
  1823. cuss = profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
  1824. cut = the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage / a distinct selection of music from a recording or a compact disc / (film) an immediate transition from one shot to the next / a remark capable of wounding mentally
  1825. cutting = an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  1826. CV = a summary of your academic and work history
  1827. cyberpunk = a genre of fast-paced science fiction involving oppressive futuristic computerized societies
  1828. cyclic redundancy check = an error correction code that is recorded in each sector of a magnetic disk and used to catch errors in the data
  1829. cyclopaedia = a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
  1830. cyclopedia = a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
  1831. Cymric = a Celtic language of Wales
  1832. cynosure = something that provides guidance
  1833. cypher = a message written in a secret code / a secret method of writing
  1834. Cyrillic = an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages
  1835. Cyrillic alphabet = an alphabet derived from the Greek alphabet and used for writing Slavic languages
  1836. Czech = the Slavic language of Czechs
  1837. D = the 4th letter of the Roman alphabet
  1838. D.A. = a doctor's degree with a special disciplinary focus
  1839. Daba = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  1840. dactyl = a metrical unit with stressed-unstressed-unstressed syllables
  1841. Daffo = a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
  1842. Dafla = little known Kamarupan languages
  1843. dagger = a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
  1844. dah = the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
  1845. daily = a newspaper that is published every day
  1846. Dakota = the Siouan language spoken by the Dakota
  1847. daleth = the 4th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  1848. damnation = the act of damning
  1849. dance = an artistic form of nonverbal communication
  1850. dance music = music to dance to / a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
  1851. danceroom music = a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
  1852. Dangaleat = a Chadic language spoken in Chad
  1853. Dangla = a Chadic language spoken in Chad
  1854. dangling modifier = a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'
  1855. dangling participle = a participle (usually at the beginning of a sentence) apparently modifying a word other than the word intended: e.g., `flying across the country' in `flying across the country the Rockies came into view'
  1856. Daniel = an Old Testament book that tells of the apocalyptic visions and the experiences of Daniel in the court of Nebuchadnezzar
  1857. Danish = a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Denmark
  1858. Dano-Norwegian = book language; one of two official languages of Norway
  1859. Dard = any of a group of Indic languages spoken in Kashmir and eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan
  1860. Dardic = any of a group of Indic languages spoken in Kashmir and eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan
  1861. Dardic language = any of a group of Indic languages spoken in Kashmir and eastern Afghanistan and northern Pakistan
  1862. dare = a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
  1863. Dari = an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan
  1864. Dari Persian = an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan
  1865. daring = a challenge to do something dangerous or foolhardy
  1866. dark comedy = a comedy characterized by grim or satiric humor
  1867. Das Kapital = a book written by Karl Marx (1867) describing his economic theories
  1868. dash = the longer of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code / a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
  1869. data communication = electronic transmission of information that has been encoded digitally
  1870. data file = a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
  1871. data format = the organization of information according to preset specifications
  1872. data formatting = the organization of information according to preset specifications
  1873. data-storage medium = a medium for storing information
  1874. database = an organized body of related information
  1875. database management system = a software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database
  1876. dateline = a line at the beginning of a news article giving the date and place of origin of the news dispatch
  1877. dative = the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb
  1878. dative case = the category of nouns serving as the indirect object of a verb
  1879. day book = the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
  1880. day return = a return ticket (at reduced fare) for traveling both ways in the same day
  1881. DBA = a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation
  1882. DBMS = a software system that facilitates the creation and maintenance and use of an electronic database
  1883. DD = a doctor's degree in religion
  1884. DDS = a doctor's degree in dental surgery
  1885. dead language = a language that is no longer learned as a native language
  1886. dead letter = mail that can neither be delivered nor returned
  1887. dead mail = mail that can neither be delivered nor returned
  1888. dead march = a slow march to be played for funeral processions
  1889. dead metaphor = a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression
  1890. Dead Sea scrolls = a collection of written scrolls (containing nearly all of the Old Testament) found in a cave near the Dead Sea in the late 1940s
  1891. deal = an agreement between parties (usually arrived at after discussion) fixing obligations of each
  1892. death warrant = a warrant to execute the death sentence
  1893. death's head = a human skull (or a representation of a human skull) used as a symbol of death
  1894. death-roll = a list of persons killed in a war or other disaster
  1895. debate = a discussion in which reasons are advanced for and against some proposition or proposal / the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it
  1896. debenture = a certificate or voucher acknowledging a debt
  1897. debriefing = report of a mission or task
  1898. debt = an obligation to pay or do something
  1899. debugger = a program that helps in locating and correcting programming errors
  1900. debut = the presentation of a debutante in society
  1901. Decalogue = the biblical commandments of Moses
  1902. decasyllable = a verse line having ten syllables
  1903. deceit = a misleading falsehood
  1904. deception = a misleading falsehood
  1905. decimal notation = any notation that uses 10 different characters
  1906. decimal number system = a positional system of numeration that uses decimal digits and a base of ten
  1907. decimal numeration system = a positional system of numeration that uses decimal digits and a base of ten
  1908. decimal point = the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
  1909. decimal system = a positional system of numeration that uses decimal digits and a base of ten
  1910. decision table = a table of all contingencies and the actions to be taken for each
  1911. declamation = vehement oratory / recitation of a speech from memory with studied gestures and intonation as an exercise in elocution or rhetoric
  1912. declaration = a formal expression by a meeting
  1913. declaration of estimated tax = return required of a taxpayer whose tax withheld from income does not meet the tax liability for the year
  1914. Declaration of Independence = the document recording the proclamation of the second Continental Congress (4 July 1776) asserting the independence of the Colonies from Great Britain
  1915. declarative sentence = a sentence (in the indicative mood) that makes a declaration
  1916. declaratory sentence = a sentence (in the indicative mood) that makes a declaration
  1917. declination = a polite refusal of an invitation
  1918. decoration = an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  1919. decree = a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record
  1920. decree nisi = a decree issued on a first petition for divorce
  1921. DEd = a doctor's degree in education
  1922. dedication = a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something / a message that makes a pledge
  1923. deductible = a clause in an insurance policy that relieves the insurer of responsibility to pay the initial loss up to a stated amount
  1924. deed = a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
  1925. deed of conveyance = a legal document signed and sealed and delivered to effect a transfer of property and to show the legal right to possess it
  1926. deed of trust = a written instrument legally conveying property to a trustee often used to secure an obligation such as a mortgage or promissory note
  1927. deed poll = a deed made and executed by only one party
  1928. defamation = a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  1929. defective pleading = any pleading that fails to conform in form or substance to minimum standards of accuracy or sufficiency
  1930. defence = the justification for some act or belief / the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
  1931. Defender of the Faith = a title that Leo X bestowed on Henry VIII and later withdrew
  1932. defense = the justification for some act or belief / the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
  1933. defiance = a hostile challenge
  1934. definite article = a determiner (as `the' in English) that indicates specificity of reference
  1935. definition = a concise explanation of the meaning of a word or phrase or symbol
  1936. degree = an award conferred by a college or university signifying that the recipient has satisfactorily completed a course of study
  1937. degree program = a course of study leading to an academic degree
  1938. Dehong Dai = a branch of the Tai languages
  1939. deictic = a word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs
  1940. deictic word = a word specifying identity or spatial or temporal location from the perspective of a speaker or hearer in the context in which the communication occurs
  1941. Delaware = the Algonquian language spoken by the Delaware
  1942. deletion = the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  1943. deliberation = discussion of all sides of a question
  1944. delineation = a graphic or vivid verbal description
  1945. delivery = your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  1946. delta = the 4th letter of the Greek alphabet
  1947. demagoguery = impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
  1948. demagogy = impassioned appeals to the prejudices and emotions of the populace
  1949. demand = an urgent or peremptory request
  1950. demand for explanation = a challenge to defend what someone has said
  1951. demand for identification = as by a sentry
  1952. demerit = a mark against a person for misconduct or failure
  1953. demisemiquaver = a musical note having the time value of a thirty-second of a whole note
  1954. demo = a visual presentation showing how something works
  1955. demodulation = the reception of a signal by extracting it from the carrier wave
  1956. demonisation = to represent as diabolically evil
  1957. demonization = to represent as diabolically evil
  1958. demonstration = proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion / a visual presentation showing how something works
  1959. demonstrative = a pronoun that points out an intended referent
  1960. demonstrative pronoun = a pronoun that points out an intended referent
  1961. Demotic = the modern Greek vernacular / a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script
  1962. Demotic script = a simplified cursive form of the ancient hieratic script
  1963. demur = a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
  1964. demurral = a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
  1965. demurrer = any pleading that attacks the legal sufficiency of the opponent's pleadings / (law) a formal objection to an opponent's pleadings
  1966. demythologisation = the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms
  1967. demythologization = the restatement of a message (as a religious one) in rational terms
  1968. denial = the act of asserting that something alleged is not true / the act of refusing to comply
  1969. denigration = a belittling comment
  1970. denomination = identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  1971. denotation = the act of indicating or pointing out by name
  1972. denotatum = an actual object referred to by a linguistic expression
  1973. denouement = the final resolution of the main complication of a literary or dramatic work
  1974. denouncement = a public act of denouncing
  1975. dental = a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  1976. dental consonant = a consonant articulated with the tip of the tongue near the gum ridge
  1977. denunciation = a public act of denouncing
  1978. dependent clause = a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb
  1979. depiction = a graphic or vivid verbal description
  1980. deposit = a payment given as a guarantee that an obligation will be met
  1981. deposition = a pretrial interrogation of a witness
  1982. deprecation = a prayer to avert or remove some evil or disaster
  1983. depreciation = a communication that belittles somebody or something
  1984. derision = contemptuous laughter
  1985. derivation = an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
  1986. derivative = a word that is derived from another word / a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
  1987. derivative instrument = a financial instrument whose value is based on another security
  1988. deriving = an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
  1989. derogation = a communication that belittles somebody or something
  1990. descant = a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
  1991. descender = the part of lowercase letters that extends below the other lowercase letters / a lowercase letter that has a part extending below other lowercase letters
  1992. description = a statement that represents something in words / the act of describing something
  1993. descriptive adjective = an adjective that ascribes to its noun the value of an attribute of that noun
  1994. descriptive clause = a subordinate clause that does not limit or restrict the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies
  1995. descriptor = the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
  1996. designation = identifying word or words by which someone or something is called and classified or distinguished from others
  1997. designatum = something (whether existing or not) that is referred to by a linguistic expression
  1998. desk dictionary = an abridged dictionary of a size convenient to hold in the hand
  1999. despatch = an official report
  2000. destination = written directions for finding some location
  2001. detail = extended treatment of particulars
  2002. detail file = a computer file containing relatively transient data about a particular data processing task
  2003. detailing = an individualized description of a particular instance
  2004. details = true confidential information
  2005. detection = the detection that a signal is being received
  2006. detective novel = novel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end
  2007. detective story = a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution
  2008. determent = a communication that makes you afraid to try something
  2009. determinative = one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases
  2010. determiner = one of a limited class of noun modifiers that determine the referents of noun phrases / an argument that is conclusive
  2011. determining factor = an argument that is conclusive
  2012. deterrence = a communication that makes you afraid to try something
  2013. deterrent example = punishment intended as a warning to others
  2014. detraction = a petty disparagement
  2015. deuce = a word used in exclamations of confusion
  2016. Deuteronomy = the fifth book of the Old Testament
  2017. Devanagari = a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi
  2018. Devanagari script = a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi
  2019. development = the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes are developed and elaborated
  2020. deverbal noun = a noun that is derived from a verb
  2021. device = something in an artistic work designed to achieve a particular effect
  2022. device driver = a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
  2023. devil = a word used in exclamations of confusion
  2024. Dhegiha = a branch of the Siouan languages
  2025. diacritic = a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
  2026. diacritical mark = a mark added to a letter to indicate a special pronunciation
  2027. diaeresis = a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel to indicate that it does not form a diphthong with an adjacent vowel
  2028. diagnostic program = a program that recognizes and explains faults in the equipment or mistakes in a computer program
  2029. diagonal = a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  2030. dialect = the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
  2031. dialect atlas = an atlas showing the distribution of distinctive linguistic features
  2032. dialog = a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people / the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction / a conversation between two persons
  2033. dialogue = a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people / the lines spoken by characters in drama or fiction / a conversation between two persons / a discussion intended to produce an agreement
  2034. diary = a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations
  2035. diatonic scale = a scale with eight notes in an octave
  2036. diatribe = thunderous verbal attack
  2037. dibrach = a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
  2038. dibs = a claim of rights
  2039. dickens = a word used in exclamations of confusion
  2040. dictate = an authoritative rule
  2041. dictation = matter that has been dictated and transcribed
  2042. diction = the manner in which something is expressed in words / the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience
  2043. dictionary = a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
  2044. dictionary definition = a definition that reports the standard uses of a word or phrase or symbol
  2045. dictionary entry = the entry in a dictionary of information about a word
  2046. dictum = an authoritative declaration / an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding
  2047. didacticism = communication that is suitable for or intended to be instructive
  2048. Diegueno = the Yuman language spoken by the Diegueno
  2049. dieresis = a diacritical mark (two dots) placed over a vowel to indicate that it does not form a diphthong with an adjacent vowel
  2050. Dies Irae = the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment
  2051. diesis = a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
  2052. difference = a disagreement or argument about something important
  2053. difference of opinion = a disagreement or argument about something important
  2054. differential equation = an equation containing differentials of a function
  2055. dig = an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  2056. digest = something that is compiled (as into a single book or file) / a periodical that summarizes the news
  2057. digital communication = electronic transmission of information that has been encoded digitally
  2058. digram = two successive letters
  2059. digraph = two successive letters
  2060. digression = a message that departs from the main subject
  2061. dilation = a lengthy discussion (spoken or written) on a particular topic
  2062. dilatory plea = a plea that delays the action without settling the cause of action
  2063. dime novel = a melodramatic paperback novel
  2064. diminution = the statement of a theme in notes of lesser duration
  2065. diminutive = a word that is formed with a suffix (such as -let or -kin) to indicate smallness
  2066. Dinka = a Nilotic language
  2067. diphthong = a vowel sound that starts near the articulatory position for one vowel and moves toward the position for another
  2068. diploma = a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study
  2069. diplomacy = negotiation between nations
  2070. diplomatic negotiations = negotiation between nations
  2071. direct antonym = antonyms that are commonly associated
  2072. direct discourse = a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g.,
  2073. direct evidence = evidence (usually the testimony of a witness) directly related to the fact in dispute
  2074. direct examination = the initial questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness
  2075. direct mail = advertising sent directly to prospective customers via the mail
  2076. direct object = the object that receives the direct action of the verb
  2077. direct quotation = a report of the exact words used in a discourse (e.g.,
  2078. direction = something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action / a message describing how something is to be done / a formal statement of a command or injunction to do something
  2079. directive = a pronouncement encouraging or banning some activity
  2080. directory = an alphabetical list of names and addresses / (computer science) a listing of the files stored in memory
  2081. dirge = a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
  2082. dirt = disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
  2083. dirty joke = an indelicate joke
  2084. dirty story = an indelicate joke
  2085. dirty word = a word that is considered to be unmentionable / an offensive or indecent word or phrase
  2086. disaffirmation = the act of asserting that something alleged is not true
  2087. disagreement = the speech act of disagreeing or arguing or disputing
  2088. disambiguation = clarification that follows from the removal of ambiguity
  2089. disambiguator = a natural language processing application that tries to determine the intended meaning of a word or phrase by examining the linguistic context in which it is used
  2090. disapprobation = an expression of strong disapproval
  2091. disapproval = the expression of disapproval
  2092. disavowal = denial of any connection with or knowledge of
  2093. discant = a decorative musical accompaniment (often improvised) added above a basic melody
  2094. disceptation = a contentious speech act
  2095. disclaimer = denial of any connection with or knowledge of / (law) a voluntary repudiation of a person's legal claim to something
  2096. disclosure = the speech act of making something evident
  2097. disco = popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat
  2098. disco music = popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat
  2099. discography = a descriptive catalog of musical recordings
  2100. discord = disagreement among those expected to cooperate
  2101. discouragement = the expression of opposition and disapproval
  2102. discourse = extended verbal expression in speech or writing / an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic / an address of a religious nature
  2103. discourtesy = an expression of lack of respect
  2104. discovery = something that is discovered / (law) compulsory pretrial disclosure of documents relevant to a case
  2105. discussion = an extended communication (often interactive) dealing with some particular topic / an exchange of views on some topic
  2106. disdain = a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
  2107. disheartenment = a communication that leaves you disheartened or daunted
  2108. disinformation = misinformation that is deliberately disseminated in order to influence or confuse rivals
  2109. disk file = a computer file stored on a magnetic disk and identified by a unique label
  2110. disk operating system = an operating system that is on a disk
  2111. dismissal = permission to go
  2112. dismission = official notice that you have been fired from your job
  2113. disowning = refusal to acknowledge as one's own
  2114. disownment = refusal to acknowledge as one's own
  2115. disparagement = a communication that belittles somebody or something
  2116. dispatch = an official report
  2117. display = something intended to communicate a particular impression / exhibiting openly in public view / behavior that makes your feelings public
  2118. disputation = a contentious speech act
  2119. dispute = a disagreement or argument about something important
  2120. disquisition = an elaborate analytical or explanatory essay or discussion
  2121. disrespect = an expression of lack of respect
  2122. dissembling = pretending with intention to deceive
  2123. dissemination = the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
  2124. dissension = disagreement among those expected to cooperate
  2125. dissent = a difference of opinion / (law) the difference of one judge's opinion from that of the majority
  2126. dissenting opinion = an opinion that disagrees with the court's disposition of the case
  2127. dissertation = a treatise advancing a new point of view resulting from research
  2128. dissidence = disagreement
  2129. dissolve = a gradual transition from one scene to the next
  2130. dissuasion = persuading not to do or believe something
  2131. dissyllable = a word having two syllables
  2132. distinction = an honor awarded to someone in recognition of achievement or superiority
  2133. Distinguished Conduct Medal = a British military decoration for distinguished conduct in the field
  2134. Distinguished Flying Cross = a United States Air Force decoration for heroism while participating in an aerial flight
  2135. Distinguished Service Cross = a United States Army decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
  2136. Distinguished Service Medal = a United States military decoration for meritorious service in wartime duty of great responsibility
  2137. Distinguished Service Order = a British military decoration for special service in action
  2138. distress call = an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed
  2139. distress signal = an internationally recognized signal sent out by a ship or plane indicating that help is needed
  2140. distribution agreement = a contract governing the marketing of an item of merchandise
  2141. distribution list = list of names to whom a communication should be sent
  2142. disyllable = a word having two syllables
  2143. dit = the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
  2144. dithyramb = a passionate hymn (usually in honor of Dionysus) / a wildly enthusiastic speech or piece of writing
  2145. ditto = a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated
  2146. ditto mark = a mark used to indicate the word above it should be repeated
  2147. ditty = a short simple song
  2148. divagation = a message that departs from the main subject
  2149. divan = a collection of Persian or Arabic poems
  2150. divertimento = a musical composition in several movements
  2151. divestiture = an order to an offending party to rid itself of property
  2152. Divina Commedia = a narrative epic poem written by Dante
  2153. divination = a prediction uttered under divine inspiration / successful conjecture by unusual insight or good luck
  2154. Divine Comedy = a narrative epic poem written by Dante
  2155. divine revelation = communication of knowledge to man by a divine or supernatural agency
  2156. division = discord that splits a group
  2157. divulgement = the act of disclosing something that was secret or private
  2158. divulgence = the act of disclosing something that was secret or private
  2159. diwan = a collection of Persian or Arabic poems
  2160. DMD = a doctor's degree in dental medicine
  2161. DMus = a doctor's degree in music
  2162. DNA fingerprint = biometric identification obtained by examining a person's unique sequence of DNA base pairs
  2163. DO = doctor's degree in osteopathy / the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  2164. docket = the calendar of a court
  2165. Doctor of Arts = a doctor's degree with a special disciplinary focus / an honorary arts degree
  2166. Doctor of Dental Medicine = a doctor's degree in dental medicine
  2167. Doctor of Dental Surgery = a doctor's degree in dental surgery
  2168. Doctor of Divinity = a doctor's degree in religion
  2169. Doctor of Education = a doctor's degree in education
  2170. Doctor of Fine Arts = an honorary degree in fine arts
  2171. Doctor of Humane Letters = an honorary degree in letters
  2172. Doctor of Humanities = an honorary degree in the humanities
  2173. Doctor of Laws = an honorary law degree
  2174. Doctor of Medicine = a doctor's degree in medicine
  2175. Doctor of Music = a doctor's degree in music
  2176. Doctor of Musical Arts = a doctor's degree in musical arts
  2177. Doctor of Optometry = a doctor's degree in optometry
  2178. Doctor of Osteopathy = doctor's degree in osteopathy
  2179. Doctor of Philosophy = a doctorate awarded for original contributions to knowledge
  2180. Doctor of Public Health = a doctor's degree in preventive medicine
  2181. Doctor of Sacred Theology = a doctor's degree in theology
  2182. Doctor of Science = an honorary degree in science
  2183. Doctor of Theology = a doctor's degree in theology
  2184. doctor's bill = statement of charges for medical services
  2185. doctor's degree = one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university
  2186. doctorate = one of the highest earned academic degrees conferred by a university
  2187. doctorspeak = medical jargon
  2188. docudrama = a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
  2189. document = writing that provides information (especially information of an official nature) / (computer science) a computer file that contains text (and possibly formatting instructions and security and control features) using eight, sixteen and mylti-byte seven-bit character sets
  2190. documentary = a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
  2191. documentary film = a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
  2192. documentation = program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs / confirmation that some fact or statement is true through the use of documentary evidence
  2193. dodge = a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
  2194. dodging = a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
  2195. dog tag = metal plate on a dog collar bearing its registration number / military identification tag worn on a chain around the neck
  2196. dog-ear = a corner of a page turned down to mark your place
  2197. doggerel = a comic verse of irregular measure
  2198. doggerel verse = a comic verse of irregular measure
  2199. dogma = a religious doctrine that is proclaimed as true without proof
  2200. dogshit = obscene words for unacceptable behavior
  2201. doh = the syllable naming the first (tonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  2202. Doing Business As = a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation
  2203. dollar = a symbol of commercialism or greed
  2204. dollar diplomacy = diplomacy influenced by economic considerations
  2205. dollar mark = a mark ($) written before a number to indicate that it stands for the number of dollars / a symbol of commercialism or greed
  2206. dollar sign = a mark ($) written before a number to indicate that it stands for the number of dollars / a symbol of commercialism or greed
  2207. domain name = strings of letters and numbers (separated by periods) that are used to name organizations and computers and addresses on the internet
  2208. Domesday Book = record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror
  2209. dominant = the fifth note of the diatonic scale
  2210. Don = a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for men that is prefixed to the forename
  2211. Dona = a Spanish courtesy title or form of address for a woman
  2212. donkey = the symbol of the Democratic Party
  2213. donor card = a card that you carry on your person and that authorizes the use of your organs for transplantation after your death
  2214. doo-wop = a genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies
  2215. Doomsday Book = record of a British census and land survey in 1085-1086 ordered by William the Conqueror
  2216. dope = slang terms for inside information
  2217. dope sheet = a racing publication giving information on horses and the outcomes of horse races
  2218. Doric = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris
  2219. Doric dialect = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Doris
  2220. DOS = an operating system that is on a disk
  2221. dossier = a collection of papers containing detailed information about a particular person or subject
  2222. dot = the shorter of the two telegraphic signals used in Morse code
  2223. dotted line = a line made up of dots or dashes
  2224. Douay Bible = an English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic scholars
  2225. Douay Version = an English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic scholars
  2226. Douay-Rheims Bible = an English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic scholars
  2227. Douay-Rheims Version = an English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic scholars
  2228. double bar = notation marking the end of principal parts of a musical composition
  2229. double dagger = a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
  2230. double Dutch = an incomprehensible talk
  2231. double entendre = an ambiguity with one interpretation that is indelicate
  2232. double first = a first-class honours degree in two subjects
  2233. double flat = a musical notation of two flats in front of a note indicating that it is to be lowered by two semitones
  2234. double indemnity = a clause in an insurance policy that provides for double the face value of the policy in the case of accidental death
  2235. double negative = a grammatically substandard but emphatic negative / an affirmative constructed from two negatives
  2236. double obelisk = a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
  2237. double quotes = a pair of quotation marks
  2238. double rhyme = a two-syllable rhyme
  2239. double sharp = a musical notation of two sharps in front of a note indicating that it is to be raised by two semitones
  2240. double standard = an ethical or moral code that applies more strictly to one group than to another
  2241. double standard of sexual behavior = a code that permits greater sexual freedom for men than for women
  2242. double talk = deliberately unintelligible gibberish
  2243. double-spacing = typing that leaves alternate lines blank
  2244. double-u = the 23rd letter of the Roman alphabet
  2245. doublespeak = any language that pretends to communicate but actually does not
  2246. doubly transitive verb = a transitive verb that takes both a direct and an indirect object
  2247. doubly transitive verb form = a transitive verb that takes both a direct and an indirect object
  2248. dove = an emblem of peace
  2249. Dow Jones = an indicator of stock market prices
  2250. Dow-Jones Industrial Average = an indicator of stock market prices
  2251. downbeat = the first beat of a musical measure
  2252. downstroke = a stroke normally made in a downward direction
  2253. doxology = a hymn or verse in Christian liturgy glorifying God
  2254. DPH = a doctor's degree in preventive medicine
  2255. DPhil = a British doctorate
  2256. draft = any of the various versions in the development of a written work
  2257. draft copy = any of the various versions in the development of a written work
  2258. drama = the literary genre of works intended for the theater / a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
  2259. dramatic art = the art of writing and producing plays
  2260. dramatic composition = a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
  2261. dramatic irony = irony that occurs when the meaning of the situation is understood by the audience but not by the characters in the play
  2262. dramatic play = a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage
  2263. dramatic work = a play for performance on the stage or television or in a movie etc.
  2264. dramatics = the art of writing and producing plays
  2265. dramaturgy = the art of writing and producing plays
  2266. Dravidian = a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka
  2267. Dravidian language = a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka
  2268. Dravidic = a large family of languages spoken in south and central India and Sri Lanka
  2269. drawing = an illustration that is drawn by hand and published in a book, magazine, or newspaper
  2270. drawl = a slow speech pattern with prolonged vowels
  2271. dress code = a set of rules specifying the correct manner of dress while on the premises of the institution
  2272. dressing down = a severe scolding
  2273. drinking song = a song celebrating the joys of drinking
  2274. drivel = a worthless message
  2275. driver = a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device
  2276. driver's licence = a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
  2277. driver's license = a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
  2278. driving licence = a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
  2279. driving license = a license authorizing the bearer to drive a motor vehicle
  2280. drogue = a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast
  2281. drollery = a comic incident or series of incidents
  2282. drone = an unchanging intonation
  2283. droning = an unchanging intonation
  2284. drool = pretentious or silly talk or writing
  2285. drop line = a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
  2286. drop-down menu = a menu of options that appears below the item when the computer user clicks on it
  2287. dropline = a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
  2288. drumbeat = the beating of a drum as a signal for lowering the flag at sundown
  2289. DS = an honorary degree in science
  2290. duet = a musical composition for two performers
  2291. duette = a musical composition for two performers
  2292. dump = a copy of the contents of a computer storage device
  2293. dump routine = a routine that writes from an internal store to some external medium
  2294. duo = a musical composition for two performers
  2295. duodecimal notation = any notation that uses 12 different characters
  2296. duodecimal number system = a positional system of numeration that uses duodecimal digits and a radix of twelve
  2297. duodecimal system = a positional system of numeration that uses duodecimal digits and a radix of twelve
  2298. duologue = a part of the script in which the speaking roles are limited to two actors / a conversation between two persons
  2299. duplicity = a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
  2300. dust cover = a paper jacket for a book
  2301. dust jacket = a paper jacket for a book
  2302. dust wrapper = a paper jacket for a book
  2303. dustup = an angry dispute
  2304. Dutch = the West Germanic language of the Netherlands
  2305. Dyirbal = a language of Australian aborigines
  2306. dysphemism = an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
  2307. dystopia = a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror
  2308. E = the 5th letter of the Roman alphabet
  2309. e-mail = a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in
  2310. E.S.P. = apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  2311. eagle = an emblem representing power
  2312. earful = a severe scolding / an outpouring of gossip
  2313. earmark = identification mark on the ear of a domestic animal
  2314. earned run average = a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness
  2315. EAS = a federal warning system that is activated by FEMA
  2316. East Chadic = a group of Chadic languages spoken in Chad
  2317. East Germanic = an extinct branch of the Germanic languages
  2318. East Germanic language = an extinct branch of the Germanic languages
  2319. East Midland = the dialect of Middle English that replaced West Saxon as the literary language and which developed into Modern English
  2320. East Tocharian = a dialect of Tocharian
  2321. Easter card = a card expressing an Easter greeting
  2322. Eastern Malayo-Polynesian = an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
  2323. Eastern Turki = a Turkic literary language of medieval central Asia
  2324. Ebonics = a nonstandard form of American English characteristically spoken by African Americans in the United States
  2325. ebullition = an unrestrained expression of emotion
  2326. ECC = a coding system that incorporates extra parity bits in order to detect errors
  2327. Ecclesiastes = an Old Testament book consisting of reflections on the vanity of human life
  2328. ecclesiastical mode = any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600
  2329. Ecclesiasticus = an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims
  2330. ECG = a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  2331. echo = a reply that repeats what has just been said
  2332. echocardiogram = a graphical image of the heart produced by an echocardiograph
  2333. echoencephalogram = a graphical image of the brain produced by an echoencephalograph
  2334. echolalia = an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
  2335. eclat = enthusiastic approval
  2336. eclogue = a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life
  2337. ecobabble = using the technical language of ecology to make the user seem ecologically aware
  2338. economic policy = a government policy for maintaining economic growth and tax revenues
  2339. ecphonesis = an exclamatory rhetorical device
  2340. ecumenicalism = the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
  2341. ecumenicism = the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
  2342. ecumenism = the doctrine of the ecumenical movement that promotes cooperation and better understanding among different religious denominations: aimed at universal Christian unity
  2343. EdD = a doctor's degree in education
  2344. Edda = either of two distinct works in Old Icelandic dating from the late 13th century and consisting of 34 mythological and heroic ballads composed between 800 and 1200
  2345. edict = a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) / a formal or authoritative proclamation
  2346. editing = putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
  2347. edition = the form in which a text (especially a printed book) is published / an issue of a newspaper
  2348. editor = a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
  2349. editor program = a program designed to perform such editorial functions as rearrangement or modification or deletion of data
  2350. editorial = an article giving opinions or perspectives
  2351. EEG = a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain
  2352. effect = the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  2353. effusion = an unrestrained expression of emotion
  2354. Egyptian = the ancient and now extinct language of Egypt under the Pharaohs
  2355. Eighteenth Amendment = an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920; prohibited the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages
  2356. eighth note = a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note
  2357. eisegesis = personal interpretation of a text (especially of the Bible) using your own ideas
  2358. ejaculation = an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
  2359. EKG = a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  2360. elaboration = a discussion that provides additional information
  2361. Elamite = an extinct ancient language of unknown affinities
  2362. Elamitic = an extinct ancient language of unknown affinities
  2363. electioneering = persuasion of voters in a political campaign
  2364. electric bill = a bill for money owed for electricity used
  2365. electrocardiogram = a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
  2366. electroencephalogram = a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain
  2367. electromyogram = a graphical record of electric currents associated with muscle contractions
  2368. electronic communication = communication by computer
  2369. electronic database = a database that can be accessed by computers
  2370. electronic dictionary = a machine-readable version of a standard dictionary
  2371. electronic information service = a database that can be accessed by computers
  2372. electronic mail = a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in
  2373. electronic messaging = the sending and processing of e-mail by computer
  2374. electronic signal = a signal generated by electronic means
  2375. electronic text = text that is in a form that computer can store or display on a computer screen
  2376. electroretinogram = a graphical recording of the electrical activity of the retina that results when light is flashed into the eye
  2377. elegiac stanza = a quatrain in iambic pentameter with abab rhyme scheme
  2378. elegy = a mournful poem
  2379. elephant = the symbol of the Republican Party
  2380. Elizabethan sonnet = a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
  2381. elocution = an expert manner of speaking involving control of voice and gesture
  2382. eloquence = powerful and effective language
  2383. elucidation = an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding / an act of explaining that serves to clear up and cast light on
  2384. email = a system of world-wide electronic communication in which a computer user can compose a message at one terminal that can be regenerated at the recipient's terminal when the recipient logs in
  2385. embargo = a government order imposing a trade barrier
  2386. embellishment = elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
  2387. emblem = a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
  2388. embossment = an impression produced by pressure or printing
  2389. embroidery = elaboration of an interpretation by the use of decorative (sometimes fictitious) detail
  2390. Emergency Alert System = a federal warning system that is activated by FEMA
  2391. EMG = a graphical record of electric currents associated with muscle contractions
  2392. Emmy = an annual award by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for outstanding achievements in television
  2393. emoticon = a representation of a facial expression (as a smile or frown) created by typing a sequence of characters in sending email
  2394. emphasis = the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note (especially with regard to stress or pitch) / special and significant stress by means of position or repetition e.g.
  2395. empirical formula = a chemical formula showing the ratio of elements in a compound rather than the total number of atoms
  2396. employment agreement = contract between employer and employee
  2397. employment contract = contract between employer and employee
  2398. employment interview = an interview to determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position of employment
  2399. empty talk = loud and confused and empty talk
  2400. empty words = loud and confused and empty talk
  2401. enabling act = a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
  2402. enabling clause = a provision in a law that confers on appropriate officials the power to implement or enforce the law
  2403. enabling legislation = legislation that gives appropriate officials the authority to implement or enforce the law
  2404. enactment = a legal document codifying the result of deliberations of a committee or society or legislative body
  2405. enallage = a substitution of part of speech or gender or number or tense etc.
  2406. encephalogram = a graphical record of electrical activity of the brain
  2407. enchiridion = a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
  2408. enclosure = something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
  2409. encomium = a formal expression of praise
  2410. encounter = a hostile disagreement face-to-face
  2411. encouragement = the expression of approval and support
  2412. encyclical = a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world
  2413. encyclical letter = a letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world
  2414. encyclopaedia = a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
  2415. encyclopedia = a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
  2416. end = the last section of a communication
  2417. end matter = written matter following the main text of a book
  2418. ending = the end of a word (a suffix or inflectional ending or final morpheme) / the last section of a communication
  2419. endorsement = a signature that validates something / formal and explicit approval / a speech seconding a motion / a promotional statement
  2420. endorsement in blank = an endorsement on commercial paper naming no payee and so payable to the bearer
  2421. Enets = the Uralic language spoken by the Yeniseian
  2422. enfeoffment = under the feudal system, the deed by which a person was given land in exchange for a pledge of service
  2423. engagement = a mutual promise to marry
  2424. English = an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch
  2425. English language = an Indo-European language belonging to the West Germanic branch
  2426. English sonnet = a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
  2427. enigma = a difficult problem
  2428. enigma canon = a canon in which the entrances of successive parts were indicated by cryptic symbols and devices
  2429. enigmatic canon = a canon in which the entrances of successive parts were indicated by cryptic symbols and devices
  2430. enigmatical canon = a canon in which the entrances of successive parts were indicated by cryptic symbols and devices
  2431. enjambement = the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
  2432. enjambment = the continuation of a syntactic unit from one line of verse into the next line without a pause
  2433. enjoining = a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
  2434. enjoinment = a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity
  2435. enlargement = a discussion that provides additional information
  2436. enquiry = an instance of questioning
  2437. ensign = an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
  2438. entente = a friendly understanding between political powers
  2439. entente cordiale = a friendly understanding between political powers
  2440. entrance exam = examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
  2441. entrance examination = examination to determine a candidate's preparation for a course of studies
  2442. entreaty = earnest or urgent request
  2443. entry = an item inserted in a written record / something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others
  2444. entry word = the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
  2445. Entsi = the Uralic language spoken by the Yeniseian
  2446. Entsy = the Uralic language spoken by the Yeniseian
  2447. enumeration = a numbered list
  2448. enunciation = the articulation of speech regarded from the point of view of its intelligibility to the audience
  2449. envoi = a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
  2450. envoy = a brief stanza concluding certain forms of poetry
  2451. Eolic = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken in Thessaly and Boeotia and Aeolis
  2452. epanalepsis = repetition after intervening words
  2453. epanaphora = repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning of successive clauses
  2454. epanodos = repetition of a group of words in reverse order / recapitulation of the main ideas of a speech
  2455. epanorthosis = immediate rephrasing for intensification or justification
  2456. epenthesis = the insertion of a vowel or consonant into a word to make its pronunciation easier
  2457. ephemeris = an annual publication containing astronomical tables that give the positions of the celestial bodies throughout the year
  2458. Ephesians = a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ
  2459. EPI = a self-report personality inventory based on Hans Eysenck's factor analysis of personality which assumes three basic factors
  2460. epic = a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  2461. epic poem = a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  2462. epic poetry = poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero
  2463. epideictic oratory = a type of oratory used to eulogize or condemn a person or group of people
  2464. epigram = a witty saying
  2465. epigraph = an engraved inscription / a quotation at the beginning of some piece of writing
  2466. epilog = a short passage added at the end of a literary work / a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
  2467. epilogue = a short passage added at the end of a literary work / a short speech (often in verse) addressed directly to the audience by an actor at the end of a play
  2468. epiphora = repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
  2469. epiplexis = a rhetorical device in which the speaker reproaches the audience in order to incite or convince them
  2470. episode = a brief section of a literary or dramatic work that forms part of a connected series / a part of a broadcast serial
  2471. Epistle = a book of the New Testament written in the form of a letter from an Apostle / a specially long, formal letter
  2472. Epistle of James = a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle
  2473. Epistle of Jeremiah = an Apocryphal book consisting of a letter ascribed to Jeremiah to the Jews in exile in Babylon warning them against idolatry
  2474. Epistle of Jude = a New Testament book attributed to Saint Jude
  2475. Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Philemon = a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
  2476. Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Colossians = a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the Colossians in ancient Phrygia
  2477. Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Ephesians = a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ
  2478. Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Galatians = a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Galatians
  2479. Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians = a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Philippi in Macedonia
  2480. Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans = a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint Paul
  2481. Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Titus = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's epistle to Titus
  2482. Epistle to Philemon = a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
  2483. Epistle to the Colossians = a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the Colossians in ancient Phrygia
  2484. Epistle to the Ephesians = a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Ephesians which explains the divine plan for the world and the consummation of this in Christ
  2485. Epistle to the Galatians = a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Galatians
  2486. Epistle to the Hebrews = a New Testament book traditionally included among the epistle of Saint Paul but now generally considered not to have been written by him
  2487. Epistle to the Philippians = a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Philippi in Macedonia
  2488. Epistle to the Romans = a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint Paul
  2489. Epistle to Titus = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's epistle to Titus
  2490. epistrophe = repetition of the ends of two or more successive sentences, verses, etc.
  2491. epitaph = an inscription on a tombstone or monument in memory of the person buried there / a summary statement of commemoration for a dead person
  2492. epithalamium = an ode honoring a bride and bridegroom
  2493. epithet = a defamatory or abusive word or phrase / descriptive word or phrase
  2494. epitome = a brief abstract
  2495. eponym = the name derived from a person (real or imaginary) / the person for whom something is named
  2496. epos = a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds / a body of poetry that conveys the traditions of a society by treating some epic theme
  2497. epsilon = the 5th letter of the Greek alphabet
  2498. equal sign = a sign indicating that the quantities on either side are equal
  2499. equation = a mathematical statement that two expressions are equal
  2500. equivalent word = two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
  2501. equivocation = a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
  2502. ERA = a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness
  2503. erasure = a surface area where something has been erased / a correction made by erasing
  2504. Erewhon = a satirical novel written by Samuel Butler (1872) describing a fictitious land
  2505. erratum = a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
  2506. error = part of a statement that is not correct
  2507. error correction code = a coding system that incorporates extra parity bits in order to detect errors
  2508. Erse = any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
  2509. escalator = a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions
  2510. escalator clause = a clause in a contract that provides for an increase or a decrease in wages or prices or benefits etc. depending on certain conditions
  2511. Eskimo = the language spoken by the Eskimo
  2512. Eskimo-Aleut = the family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
  2513. Eskimo-Aleut language = the family of languages that includes Eskimo and Aleut
  2514. esoterica = secrets known only to an initiated minority
  2515. ESP = apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  2516. Esperantido = an artificial language based on Esperanto and Ido
  2517. Esperanto = an artificial language based as far as possible on words common to all the European languages
  2518. esprit de l'escalier = a witty remark that occurs to you too late
  2519. Esquimau = the language spoken by the Eskimo
  2520. essay = an analytic or interpretive literary composition
  2521. Esselen = the Hokan language spoken by the Esselen
  2522. essence = the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  2523. Esther = an Old Testament book telling of a beautiful Jewess who became queen of Persia and saved her people from massacre
  2524. Esthonian = the official language of Estonia
  2525. estimate = a document appraising the value of something (as for insurance or taxation) / a statement indicating the likely cost of some job
  2526. estimated tax return = return required of a taxpayer whose tax withheld from income does not meet the tax liability for the year
  2527. estimation = a document appraising the value of something
  2528. Estonian = the official language of Estonia
  2529. estoppel = a rule of evidence whereby a person is barred from denying the truth of a fact that has already been settled
  2530. eta = the 7th letter of the Greek alphabet
  2531. ether = a medium that was once supposed to fill all space and to support the propagation of electromagnetic waves
  2532. ethic = a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
  2533. ethical code = a system of principles governing morality and acceptable conduct
  2534. Ethiopian language = the dominant and official language of Ethiopia
  2535. ethnic joke = a joke at the expense of some ethnic group
  2536. ethnic music = the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
  2537. ethnic slur = a slur on someone's race or language
  2538. etiquette = rules governing socially acceptable behavior
  2539. etude = a short composition for a solo instrument
  2540. etymological dictionary = a dictionary giving the historical origins of each word
  2541. etymologizing = an explanation of the historical origins of a word or phrase
  2542. etymology = a history of a word
  2543. etymon = a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
  2544. eulogium = a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
  2545. eulogy = a formal expression of praise / a formal expression of praise for someone who has died recently
  2546. euphemism = an inoffensive or indirect expression that is substituted for one that is considered offensive or too harsh
  2547. euphuism = an elegant style of prose of the Elizabethan period
  2548. Eurobabble = the jargon of European community documents and regulations
  2549. Europan = an artificial language proposed as an auxiliary European language
  2550. evangel = the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
  2551. evangelism = zealous preaching and advocacy of the gospel
  2552. evasion = a statement that is not literally false but that cleverly avoids an unpleasant truth
  2553. evasive answer = an answer by a defendant that fails to admit or deny the allegations set forth in the complaint
  2554. Evening Prayer = a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
  2555. Evenki = the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern Siberia
  2556. evensong = a daily evening service with prayers prescribed in the Book of Common Prayer
  2557. evidence = an indication that makes something evident / (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
  2558. Ewe = a Kwa language spoken by the Ewe in Ghana and Togo and Benin
  2559. Ewenki = the Tungusic language of the Evenki in eastern Siberia
  2560. ex = the 24th letter of the Roman alphabet
  2561. ex libris = a label identifying the owner of a book in which it is pasted
  2562. exaggeration = making to seem more important than it really is / extravagant exaggeration
  2563. exam = a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
  2564. exam paper = a written examination
  2565. examination = formal systematic questioning / a set of questions or exercises evaluating skill or knowledge
  2566. examination paper = a written examination
  2567. example = punishment intended as a warning to others
  2568. exception = grounds for adverse criticism
  2569. excerpt = a passage selected from a larger work
  2570. excerption = a passage selected from a larger work
  2571. exchange = a mutual expression of views
  2572. excision = the omission that is made when an editorial change shortens a written passage
  2573. exclaiming = an abrupt excited utterance
  2574. exclamation = an exclamatory rhetorical device / an abrupt excited utterance / a loud complaint or protest or reproach
  2575. exclamation mark = a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation
  2576. exclamation point = a punctuation mark (!) used after an exclamation
  2577. exclusionary rule = a rule that provides that otherwise admissible evidence cannot be used in a criminal trial if it was the result of illegal police conduct
  2578. exclusive = a news report that is reported first by one news organization
  2579. excoriation = severe censure
  2580. exculpation = a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
  2581. excursus = a message that departs from the main subject
  2582. excuse = a note explaining an absence / a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
  2583. execration = an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group
  2584. execution = a routine court order that attempts to enforce the judgment that has been granted to a plaintiff by authorizing a sheriff to carry it out / (law) the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable
  2585. execution of instrument = the completion of a legal instrument (such as a contract or deed) by signing it (and perhaps sealing and delivering it) so that it becomes legally binding and enforceable
  2586. execution sale = a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
  2587. executive program = a program that controls the execution of other programs
  2588. executive routine = a routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines
  2589. executive session = a session (usually of a legislative body) that is closed to the public
  2590. exegesis = an explanation or critical interpretation
  2591. exemplification = showing by example
  2592. exhibit = an object or statement produced before a court of law and referred to while giving evidence
  2593. exhibitionism = extravagant and conspicuous behavior intended to attract attention to yourself
  2594. exhortation = a communication intended to urge or persuade the recipients to take some action / the act of exhorting
  2595. existential operator = a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts the existence of at least one thing for which the proposition is true
  2596. existential quantifier = a logical quantifier of a proposition that asserts the existence of at least one thing for which the proposition is true
  2597. exode = a farcical afterpiece in the ancient Roman theater
  2598. Exodus = the second book of the Old Testament: tells of the departure of the Israelites out of slavery in Egypt led by Moses
  2599. exordium = the introductory section of an oration or discourse
  2600. expansion = a discussion that provides additional information
  2601. expatiation = a discussion (spoken or written) that enlarges on a topic or theme at length or in detail
  2602. explanandum = a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained
  2603. explanans = statements that explain the explicandum
  2604. explanation = a statement that makes something comprehensible by describing the relevant structure or operation or circumstances etc. / the act of explaining
  2605. expletive = profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger / a word or phrase conveying no independent meaning but added to fill out a sentence or metrical line
  2606. explicandum = a statement of something (a fact or thing or expression) to be explained
  2607. explication = a detailed explanation of the meaning of something / the act of making clear or removing obscurity from the meaning of a word or symbol or expression etc.
  2608. explication de texte = a method of literary criticism that analyzes details of a text in order to reveal its structure and meaning
  2609. explicit definition = a definition that gives an exact equivalent of the term defined
  2610. Explorer = a commercial browser
  2611. explosion = a sudden outburst / the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
  2612. exponent = a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
  2613. expose = the exposure of an impostor or a fraud
  2614. exposition = the section of a movement (especially in sonata form) where the major musical themes first occur / an account that sets forth the meaning or intent of a writing or discourse / a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
  2615. expostulation = an exclamation of protest or remonstrance or reproof / the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  2616. exposure = the disclosure of something secret
  2617. expounding = a systematic interpretation or explanation (usually written) of a specific topic
  2618. express = mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
  2619. express mail = mail that is distributed by a rapid and efficient system
  2620. expression = a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit / a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement / expression without words / the style of expressing yourself / the communication (in speech or writing) of your beliefs or opinions / a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
  2621. expressive style = a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
  2622. extension = the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions / a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters
  2623. extenuation = a partial excuse to mitigate censure
  2624. extolment = an expression of approval and commendation
  2625. extra = an additional edition of a newspaper
  2626. extract = a passage selected from a larger work
  2627. extrasensory perception = apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  2628. extropy = the prediction that human intelligence and technology will enable life to expand in an orderly way throughout the entire universe
  2629. exultation = the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
  2630. eye chart = a chart that is read from a fixed distance
  2631. eye contact = a meeting of the eyes between two people that expresses meaningful nonverbal communication
  2632. eye dialect = the use of misspellings to identify a colloquial or uneducated speaker
  2633. eye rhyme = an imperfect rhyme
  2634. Eysenck Personality Inventory = a self-report personality inventory based on Hans Eysenck's factor analysis of personality which assumes three basic factors
  2635. Ezechiel = an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
  2636. ezed = the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
  2637. Ezekiel = an Old Testament book containing Ezekiel's prophecies of the downfall of Jerusalem and Judah and their subsequent restoration
  2638. Ezra = an Old Testament book telling of a rabbi's efforts in the 5th century BC to reconstitute Jewish law and worship in Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
  2639. F = the 6th letter of the Roman alphabet
  2640. F clef = a clef that puts the F below middle C on the fourth line of a staff
  2641. fa = the syllable naming the fourth (subdominant) note of the diatonic scale in solmization
  2642. fa la = meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong
  2643. fable = a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events / a short moral story (often with animal characters) / a deliberately false or improbable account
  2644. fabrication = a deliberately false or improbable account
  2645. facade = a showy misrepresentation intended to conceal something unpleasant
  2646. face = a specific size and style of type within a type family / a contorted facial expression
  2647. face recognition = biometric identification by scanning a person's face and matching it against a library of known faces
  2648. face-off = a hostile disagreement face-to-face
  2649. facial expression = a gesture executed with the facial muscles
  2650. facial gesture = a gesture executed with the facial muscles
  2651. facial profiling = identification of criminals and terrorist by means of videotapes of their faces
  2652. facial recognition = biometric identification by scanning a person's face and matching it against a library of known faces
  2653. facing pages = two facing pages of a book or other publication
  2654. fact = a statement or assertion of verified information about something that is the case or has happened
  2655. factoid = a brief (usually one sentence and usually trivial) news item / something resembling a fact
  2656. fado = a sad Portuguese folksong
  2657. Faeroese = a Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
  2658. fair copy = a clean copy of a corrected draft
  2659. fair-trade act = formerly a state law that protected manufacturers from price-cutting by allowing them to set minimum retail prices for their merchandise
  2660. fair-trade agreement = an agreement (illegal in the United States) between the manufacturer of a trademarked item of merchandise and its retail distributors to sell the item at a price at or above the price set by the manufacturer
  2661. fairy story = an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse / a story about fairies
  2662. fairy tale = an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse / a story about fairies
  2663. fairytale = an interesting but highly implausible story; often told as an excuse / a story about fairies
  2664. fal la = meaningless syllables in the refrain of a partsong
  2665. false alarm = a warning that is given about something that fails to occur
  2666. false name = a name that has been assumed temporarily
  2667. false return = an incorrect income tax return
  2668. falsehood = a false statement
  2669. falsity = a false statement
  2670. family Bible = a large Bible with pages to record marriages and births
  2671. family history = part of a patient's medical history in which questions are asked in an attempt to find out whether the patient has hereditary tendencies toward particular diseases
  2672. family name = the name used to identify the members of a family
  2673. fan letter = a letter that is a piece of fan mail
  2674. fanfare = a short lively tune played on brass instruments / a gaudy outward display
  2675. Fang = a Bantu language spoken in Cameroon
  2676. fantasia = a musical composition of a free form usually incorporating several familiar themes
  2677. fantasy = fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
  2678. FAQ = a list of questions that are frequently asked (about a given topic) along with their answers
  2679. farce = a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
  2680. farce comedy = a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
  2681. farewell = an acknowledgment or expression of goodwill at parting
  2682. farm bill = a statute that would regulate farm production and prices
  2683. farmer's calendar = an annual publication including weather forecasts and other miscellaneous information arranged according to the calendar of a given year
  2684. Faroese = a Scandinavian language (closely related to Icelandic) that is spoken on the Faroe Islands
  2685. Farsi = the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
  2686. fasces = bundle of rods containing an axe with the blade protruding; in ancient Rome it was a symbol of a magistrate's power
  2687. fascicle = an installment of a printed work
  2688. fascicule = an installment of a printed work
  2689. Fatiha = the first or opening sura of the Quran which is the central prayer of Islam and is used on all special occasions as well as during the five daily prayers
  2690. Fatihah = the first or opening sura of the Quran which is the central prayer of Islam and is used on all special occasions as well as during the five daily prayers
  2691. fatwah = a legal opinion or ruling issued by an Islamic scholar
  2692. faultfinding = persistent petty and unjustified criticism
  2693. feature = a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine / the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
  2694. feature article = a special or prominent article in a newspaper or magazine
  2695. feature film = the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
  2696. federal job safety law = a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment
  2697. feedback = response to an inquiry or experiment
  2698. feeler = a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  2699. feigning = pretending with intention to deceive
  2700. felicitation = the act of acknowledging that someone has an occasion for celebration / (usually plural) an expression of pleasure at the success or good fortune of another
  2701. feminine = a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to females or to objects classified as female
  2702. fence mending = social action to improve poor relations
  2703. Fennic = one of two branches of the Finno-Ugric languages
  2704. fermata = a musical notation (over a note or chord or rest) that indicates it is to be prolonged by an unspecified amount
  2705. festschrift = a collection of writings published in honor of a scholar
  2706. fiat = a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record
  2707. fib = a trivial lie
  2708. fiber optics = the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
  2709. fiberoptics = the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
  2710. fibre optics = the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
  2711. fibreoptics = the transmission of light signals via glass fibers
  2712. fiction = a literary work based on the imagination and not necessarily on fact / a deliberately false or improbable account
  2713. fictionalisation = a literary work based partly or wholly on fact but written as if it were fiction
  2714. fictionalization = a literary work based partly or wholly on fact but written as if it were fiction
  2715. fictitious name = a name under which a corporation conducts business that is not the legal name of the corporation as shown in its articles of incorporation
  2716. fiddle-faddle = trivial nonsense
  2717. field guide = a guidebook describing natural objects of some type that might be encountered in the field
  2718. fieri facias = a writ ordering a levy on the belongings of a debtor to satisfy the debt
  2719. fifth = the musical interval between one note and another five notes away from it
  2720. Fifth Amendment = an amendment to the Constitution of the United States that imposes restrictions on the government's prosecution of persons accused of crimes; mandates due process of law and prohibits self-incrimination and double jeopardy
  2721. fig = a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
  2722. fight = an intense verbal dispute
  2723. figure = a diagram or picture illustrating textual material / language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  2724. figure of speech = language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  2725. figured bass = a bass part written out in full and accompanied by numbers to indicate the chords to be played
  2726. Fijian = the Oceanic language spoken on Fiji
  2727. file = a set of related records (either written or electronic) kept together
  2728. file name = the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files
  2729. file name extension = a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters
  2730. file transfer protocol = protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
  2731. filename = the name given to a computer file in order to distinguish it from other files
  2732. filename extension = a string of characters beginning with a period and followed by one or more letters
  2733. filing = the entering of a legal document into the public record
  2734. Filipino = official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog
  2735. filler = copy to fill space between more important articles in the layout of a magazine or newspaper
  2736. film = a medium that disseminates moving pictures / a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  2737. film clip = a strip of motion picture film used in a telecast
  2738. film noir = a movie that is marked by a mood of pessimism, fatalism, menace, and cynical characters
  2739. filth = an offensive or indecent word or phrase
  2740. final = an examination administered at the end of an academic term
  2741. final cut = the final edited version of a movie as approved by the director and producer
  2742. final exam = an examination administered at the end of an academic term
  2743. final examination = an examination administered at the end of an academic term
  2744. final injunction = injunction issued on completion of a trial
  2745. finale = the closing section of a musical composition
  2746. financial forecast = a forecast of the expected financial position and the results of operations and cash flows based on expected conditions
  2747. financial statement = a document showing credits and debits
  2748. fine print = material printed in small type / the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type
  2749. finger alphabet = an alphabet used by the deaf
  2750. finger scan = biometric identification by automatically scanning a person's fingerprints electronically
  2751. finger scanning = biometric identification by automatically scanning a person's fingerprints electronically
  2752. finger spelling = an alphabet of manual signs
  2753. finger-pointing = the imputation of blame
  2754. fingerboard = a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
  2755. fingerpointing = the imputation of blame
  2756. fingerpost = a guidepost resembling a hand with a pointing index finger
  2757. fingerprint = a print made by an impression of the ridges in the skin of a finger
  2758. fingerspelling = an alphabet of manual signs
  2759. Finnic = one of two branches of the Finno-Ugric languages
  2760. Finnish = the official language of Finland
  2761. Finno-Ugrian = a family of Uralic languages indigenous to Scandinavia and Hungary and Russia and western Siberia
  2762. Finno-Ugric = a family of Uralic languages indigenous to Scandinavia and Hungary and Russia and western Siberia
  2763. fire = intense adverse criticism
  2764. fire alarm = a shout or bell to warn that fire has broken out
  2765. fire code = set of standards established and enforced by government for fire prevention and safety in case of fire as in fire escapes etc
  2766. firestorm = an outburst of controversy
  2767. firmware = coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
  2768. first = an honours degree of the highest class
  2769. First Amendment = an amendment to the Constitution of the United States guaranteeing the right of free expression
  2770. first class = mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection
  2771. First Epistle of John = the first New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
  2772. First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians = a New Testament book containing the first epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth
  2773. First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to the Thessalonians
  2774. First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to Timothy
  2775. First Epistle of Peter = the first New Testament book traditionally attributed to Saint Peter the Apostle
  2776. First Epistle to the Corinthians = a New Testament book containing the first epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth
  2777. First Epistle to the Thessalonians = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to the Thessalonians
  2778. First Epistle to Timothy = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to Timothy
  2779. first language = one's native language
  2780. first name = the name that precedes the surname
  2781. first person = pronouns and verbs used to refer to the speaker or writer of the language in which they occur
  2782. first reading = the first presentation of a bill in a legislature
  2783. first-class honours degree = an honours degree of the highest class
  2784. first-class mail = mail that includes letters and postcards and packages sealed against inspection
  2785. FISA = an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence
  2786. fiscal policy = a government policy for dealing with the budget
  2787. fishing licence = a license authorizing the bearer to fish during a specified period of time
  2788. fishing license = a license authorizing the bearer to fish during a specified period of time
  2789. fishing permit = a license authorizing the bearer to fish during a specified period of time
  2790. fixed-point notation = a radix numeration system in which the location of the decimal point is fixed by convention
  2791. fixed-point part = the positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm
  2792. fixed-point representation system = a radix numeration system in which the location of the decimal point is fixed by convention
  2793. fixed-width font = a typeface is which each character is given the same width
  2794. flack = intense adverse criticism
  2795. flag = a listing printed in all issues of a newspaper or magazine (usually on the editorial page) that gives the name of the publication and the names of the editorial staff, etc. / a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
  2796. flag waving = an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
  2797. flak = intense adverse criticism
  2798. flamenco = guitar music composed for dancing the flamenco
  2799. flare = a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate / a sudden outburst of emotion
  2800. flash = a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story / a burst of light used to communicate or illuminate / a gaudy outward display
  2801. flash card = a card with words or numbers or pictures that is flashed to a class by the teacher
  2802. flash-forward = a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to a later event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
  2803. flashback = a transition (in literary or theatrical works or films) to an earlier event or scene that interrupts the normal chronological development of the story
  2804. flashcard = a card with words or numbers or pictures that is flashed to a class by the teacher
  2805. flat = a musical notation indicating one half step lower than the note named
  2806. flatness = a want of animation or brilliance
  2807. flattery = excessive or insincere praise
  2808. flatulence = pompously embellished language
  2809. flaunt = the act of displaying something ostentatiously
  2810. fleer = contempt expressed by mockery in looks or words
  2811. Fleet Street = British journalism
  2812. Flemish = one of two official languages of Belgium
  2813. Flemish dialect = one of two official languages of Belgium
  2814. flick = a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement / a short stroke
  2815. flier = an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  2816. flip chart = a chart with several sheets hinged at the top
  2817. floater = an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location
  2818. floating policy = an insurance policy covering loss of movable property (e.g. jewelry) regardless of its location
  2819. floating-point notation = a radix numeration system in which the location of the decimal point is indicated by an exponent of the radix
  2820. floating-point representation system = a radix numeration system in which the location of the decimal point is indicated by an exponent of the radix
  2821. floor = a lower limit
  2822. florilegium = an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
  2823. flourish = a short lively tune played on brass instruments / the act of waving / a display of ornamental speech or language / a showy gesture / an ornamental embellishment in writing
  2824. flow chart = a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system
  2825. flow diagram = a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system
  2826. flow sheet = a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system
  2827. flowchart = a diagram of the sequence of operations in a computer program or an accounting system
  2828. fluency = powerful and effective language
  2829. flummery = meaningless ceremonies and flattery
  2830. flyer = an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  2831. flyleaf = a blank leaf in the front or back of a book
  2832. FM = modulation of the frequency of the (radio) carrier wave
  2833. foghorn = a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
  2834. fogsignal = a loud low warning signal that can be heard by fogbound ships
  2835. folder = a small book usually having a paper cover
  2836. folderol = nonsensical talk or writing
  2837. foldout = an oversize page that is folded in to a book or magazine
  2838. folio = a sheet of any written or printed material (especially in a manuscript or book) / the system of numbering pages
  2839. folk = the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
  2840. folk ballad = a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
  2841. folk etymology = a popular but erroneous etymology
  2842. folk music = the traditional and typically anonymous music that is an expression of the life of people in a community
  2843. folk song = a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
  2844. folk tale = a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
  2845. folksong = a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
  2846. folktale = a tale circulated by word of mouth among the common folk
  2847. follies = a revue with elaborate costuming
  2848. font = a specific size and style of type within a type family
  2849. font cartridge = any font that is contained in a cartridge that can be plugged into a computer printer
  2850. foolscap = a size of paper used especially in Britain
  2851. foot = a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
  2852. footer = a printed note placed below the text on a printed page
  2853. footmark = a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface
  2854. footnote = a printed note placed below the text on a printed page
  2855. footprint = a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface / a trace suggesting that something was once present or felt or otherwise important
  2856. footprint evidence = evidence in the form of footprints
  2857. forbiddance = an official prohibition or edict against something
  2858. forbidding = an official prohibition or edict against something
  2859. forced sale = a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
  2860. forecast = a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
  2861. forecasting = a statement made about the future
  2862. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act = an act passed by Congress in 1978 to establish procedures for requesting judicial authorization for foreign intelligence surveillance and to create the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court; intended to increase United States counterintelligence
  2863. foreign policy = a policy governing international relations
  2864. foreknowledge = knowledge of an event before it occurs
  2865. forename = the name that precedes the surname
  2866. forerunner = something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
  2867. foretelling = a statement made about the future
  2868. forewarning = an early warning about a future event
  2869. foreword = a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
  2870. form = the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something / a printed document with spaces in which to write / an arrangement of the elements in a composition or discourse
  2871. form class = one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
  2872. form letter = a letter that is printed in multiple copies and mailed to a list of recipients
  2873. form of address = an identifying appellation signifying status or function: e.g. `Mr.' or `General'
  2874. format = the organization of information according to preset specifications
  2875. formative = minimal language unit that has a syntactic (or morphological) function
  2876. formatting = the organization of information according to preset specifications
  2877. Formosan = the Austronesian languages spoken on Formosa
  2878. formula = a group of symbols that make a mathematical statement / a conventionalized statement expressing some fundamental principle / directions for making something / a representation of a substance using symbols for its constituent elements
  2879. formulary = a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation
  2880. formulation = the style of expressing yourself
  2881. forte = a musical composition or musical passage to be performed loudly
  2882. fortissimo = a musical composition or musical passage to be performed very loudly
  2883. FORTRAN = a high-level programing language for mathematical and scientific purposes
  2884. Fortran compiler = a compiler for programs written in FORTRAN
  2885. FORTRAN program = a program written in FORTRAN
  2886. fortunetelling = the practice of predicting people's futures
  2887. fosterage = encouragement
  2888. fostering = encouragement
  2889. foundry proof = a proof taken from a form before duplicate plates are made
  2890. fount = a specific size and style of type within a type family
  2891. fountainhead = an abundant source
  2892. four-letter Anglo-Saxon word = any of several short English words (often having 4 letters) generally regarded as obscene or offensive
  2893. four-letter word = any of several short English words (often having 4 letters) generally regarded as obscene or offensive
  2894. four-part harmony = harmony in which each chord has four notes that create four melodic lines
  2895. Fourteenth Amendment = an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1868
  2896. fourth = the musical interval between one note and another four notes away from it
  2897. Fox = the Algonquian language of the Fox
  2898. fracas = noisy quarrel
  2899. fragment = an incomplete piece
  2900. frame = an application that divides the user's display into two or more windows that can be scrolled independently / a single drawing in a comic strip
  2901. franchise = an authorization to sell a company's goods or services in a particular place
  2902. Frau = a German courtesy title or form of address for an adult woman
  2903. fraudulence = a fraudulent or duplicitous representation
  2904. Fraulein = a German courtesy title or form of address for an unmarried woman
  2905. free form = a morpheme that can occur alone
  2906. free list = a list of commodities that are not subject to tariffs
  2907. free morpheme = a morpheme that can occur alone
  2908. free press = a press not restricted or controlled by government censorship regarding politics or ideology
  2909. free verse = unrhymed verse without a consistent metrical pattern
  2910. freemail = a service providing free email delivery in exchange for exposure to advertising
  2911. freeware = software that is provided without charge
  2912. French = the Romance language spoken in France and in countries colonized by France
  2913. frequency band = a band of adjacent radio frequencies
  2914. frequency modulation = modulation of the frequency of the (radio) carrier wave
  2915. frequency-response characteristic = a graph of frequency response with signal amplitude or gain plotted against frequency
  2916. frequency-response curve = a graph of frequency response with signal amplitude or gain plotted against frequency
  2917. frequentative = a verb form that serves to express frequent repetition of an action
  2918. fricative = a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
  2919. fricative consonant = a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
  2920. Frisian = a West Germanic language spoken in Friesland in the northwestern Netherlands
  2921. Friuli = a Rhaeto-Romance dialect spoken in northeastern Italy
  2922. Friulian = a Rhaeto-Romance dialect spoken in northeastern Italy
  2923. front matter = written matter preceding the main text of a book
  2924. frown = a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
  2925. frozen metaphor = a metaphor that has occurred so often that it has become a new meaning of the expression
  2926. fruit of the poisonous tree = a rule that once primary evidence is determined to have been illegally obtained any secondary evidence following from it may also not be used
  2927. FTP = protocol that allows users to copy files between their local system and any system they can reach on the network
  2928. fugue = a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
  2929. Fukien = any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
  2930. Fukkianese = any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
  2931. Ful = a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad
  2932. Fula = a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad
  2933. Fulani = a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad
  2934. full faith and credit = a guarantee to pay interest and principal on debt
  2935. full page = something that covers an entire page
  2936. full point = a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  2937. full stop = a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  2938. fulmination = thunderous verbal attack
  2939. fulsomeness = excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
  2940. fun = verbal wit or mockery
  2941. function = a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  2942. function call = a call that passes control to a subroutine
  2943. function word = a word that is uninflected and serves a grammatical function but has little identifiable meaning
  2944. fundamental law = law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
  2945. funeral march = a slow march to be played for funeral processions
  2946. funk = an earthy type of jazz combining it with blues and soul
  2947. funnies = a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
  2948. funniness = a comic incident or series of incidents
  2949. funny = an account of an amusing incident
  2950. funny remark = an account of an amusing incident
  2951. funny story = an account of an amusing incident
  2952. furtherance = encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
  2953. fuss = a quarrel about petty points
  2954. fustian = pompous or pretentious talk or writing
  2955. future = a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
  2956. future tense = a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the future
  2957. futures contract = an agreement to buy or sell a specific amount of a commodity or financial instrument at a particular price on a stipulated future date
  2958. G = the 7th letter of the Roman alphabet
  2959. G clef = a clef that puts the G above middle C on the second line of a staff
  2960. gab = light informal conversation for social occasions
  2961. gabble = rapid and indistinct speech
  2962. gabfest = light informal conversation for social occasions
  2963. Gadaba = the Dravidian language spoken by the Gadaba
  2964. Gaelic = any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
  2965. gag = a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
  2966. gag law = any law that limits freedom of the press / a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  2967. gag line = the point of a joke or humorous story
  2968. gag order = a court order restricting information or comment by the participants involved in a lawsuit
  2969. gag rule = a rule for limiting or ending debate in a deliberative body
  2970. galanty show = a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
  2971. Galatians = a New Testament book containing the epistle from Saint Paul to the Galatians
  2972. Galician = a language spoken in Galicia, an Autonomus Community of Spain
  2973. galley proof = a proof taken before the type is broken up to print pages
  2974. Gallicism = a word or phrase borrowed from French
  2975. gambit = an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
  2976. gambling contract = a contract whose performance by one party is contingent on the outcome of a bet
  2977. game law = a regulation intended to manage or preserve game animals
  2978. game license = a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time
  2979. game show = a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards
  2980. gamma = the 3rd letter of the Greek alphabet
  2981. gamut = the entire scale of musical notes
  2982. gantlet = to offer or accept a challenge
  2983. gap = a difference (especially an unfortunate difference) between two opinions or two views or two situations
  2984. gape = an expression of openmouthed astonishment
  2985. gapped scale = a musical scale with fewer than seven notes
  2986. garbage = a worthless message
  2987. garland = an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
  2988. garnishment = a court order to an employer to withhold all or part of an employee's wages and to send the money to the court or to the person who won a lawsuit against the employee
  2989. gasconade = an instance of boastful talk
  2990. gatefold = an oversize page that is folded in to a book or magazine
  2991. Gathic = an ancient Iranian language
  2992. gaudery = cheap or pretentious or vain display
  2993. gauntlet = to offer or accept a challenge
  2994. gavotte = music composed in quadruple time for dancing the gavotte
  2995. gazette = a newspaper or official journal
  2996. gazetteer = a geographical dictionary
  2997. Gemara = the second part of the Talmud consisting primarily of commentary on the Mishna
  2998. geminate = a doubled or long consonant
  2999. gemination = the doubling of a word or phrase
  3000. gen = informal term for information
  3001. gender = a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives
  3002. generation gap = a difference between the views of young people and their parents
  3003. generic noun = a noun that does not specify either masculine or feminine gender
  3004. Genesis = the first book of the Old Testament: tells of Creation; Adam and Eve; the Fall of Man; Cain and Abel; Noah and the flood; God's covenant with Abraham; Abraham and Isaac; Jacob and Esau
  3005. genetic counseling = guidance for prospective parents on the likelihood of genetic disorders in their future children
  3006. genetic fingerprint = biometric identification obtained by examining a person's unique sequence of DNA base pairs
  3007. Geneva Convention = an agreement first drawn up in Geneva in 1864 and later revised concerning the treatment of captured and wounded military personnel and civilians in wartime
  3008. genitive = the case expressing ownership
  3009. genitive case = the case expressing ownership
  3010. genre = an expressive style of music / a style of expressing yourself in writing
  3011. gentlemen's agreement = a personal agreement based on honor and not legally binding
  3012. genuflection = the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
  3013. genuflexion = the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence
  3014. geographical indication = a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin
  3015. geordie = the nonstandard dialect of natives of Newcastle-upon-Tyne
  3016. Georgian = a southern Caucasian language with 3 million speakers and a long literary tradition
  3017. German = the standard German language
  3018. German language = the standard German language
  3019. Germanic = a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  3020. Germanic language = a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  3021. gerund = a noun formed from a verb
  3022. gesticulation = a deliberate and vigorous gesture or motion
  3023. gesture = the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals
  3024. get-well card = a card expressing get-well wishes
  3025. Gettysburg Address = a three-minute address by Abraham Lincoln during the American Civil War at the dedication of a national cemetery on the site of the Battle of Gettysburg
  3026. Gheg = the dialect of Albanian spoken in northern Albania and Yugoslavia
  3027. Gheg dialect = the dialect of Albanian spoken in northern Albania and Yugoslavia
  3028. ghost = a suggestion of some quality
  3029. ghost word = a word form that has entered the language through the perpetuation of an error
  3030. GI = a name or sign used on certain products which corresponds to a specific geographical location or origin
  3031. gibber = unintelligible talking
  3032. gibberish = unintelligible talking
  3033. gibe = an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  3034. Gidar = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  3035. giggle = a foolish or nervous laugh
  3036. GIGO = a rule stating that the quality of the output is a function of the quality of the input
  3037. gigue = music in three-four time for dancing a jig
  3038. Gikuyu = a Bantu language spoken in western Kenya
  3039. Gilbert and Sullivan = the music of Gilbert and Sullivan
  3040. gimel = the 3rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  3041. Giriama = a Bantu language spoken in the coastal regions of eastern Kenya
  3042. gist = the central meaning or theme of a speech or literary work
  3043. Gita = the sacred `song of God' composed about 200 BC and incorporated into the Mahabharata
  3044. give-and-take = light teasing repartee / an exchange of views on some topic
  3045. giveaway = a television or radio program in which contestants compete for awards / an unintentional disclosure
  3046. given name = the name that precedes the surname
  3047. giving = the imparting of news or promises etc.
  3048. giving up = a verbal act of admitting defeat
  3049. glad hand = a warm welcome
  3050. glasnost = a policy of the Soviet government allowing freer discussion of social problems
  3051. glass ceiling = a ceiling based on attitudinal or organizational bias in the work force that prevents minorities and women from advancing to leadership positions
  3052. glide = a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
  3053. glimpse = a vague indication
  3054. glissando = a rapid series of ascending or descending notes on the musical scale
  3055. glop = writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
  3056. gloss = an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge
  3057. glossary = an alphabetical list of technical terms in some specialized field of knowledge
  3058. glossy = a magazine printed on good quality paper
  3059. glottal catch = a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis
  3060. glottal plosive = a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis
  3061. glottal stop = a stop consonant articulated by releasing pressure at the glottis
  3062. gnome = a short pithy saying expressing a general truth
  3063. go-ahead = a signal to proceed
  3064. goad = a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
  3065. goading = a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
  3066. gobbledygook = incomprehensible or pompous jargon of specialists
  3067. Goidelic = any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
  3068. going-over = a severe scolding
  3069. golden handshake = a lucrative severance agreement offered to an employee
  3070. golden oldie = a song that was formerly popular
  3071. golden rule = any important rule
  3072. Gondi = a Dravidian language spoken by the Gond in south central India
  3073. gong buoy = a buoy with a bell on it
  3074. Gongorism = an affected elegance of style that was introduced into Spanish literature by the poet Gongora
  3075. good afternoon = a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
  3076. good authority = testimony by someone who should know
  3077. Good Book = the sacred writings of the Christian religions
  3078. good day = a farewell remark
  3079. good morning = a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
  3080. good night = a conventional expression of farewell
  3081. good story = an account of an amusing incident
  3082. good word = good news / something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
  3083. good-by = a farewell remark
  3084. good-bye = a farewell remark
  3085. goodby = a farewell remark
  3086. goodbye = a farewell remark
  3087. Gordian knot = any very difficult problem
  3088. Gospel = the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings / an unquestionable truth / the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group / folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response
  3089. Gospel According to John = the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  3090. Gospel According to Luke = one of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  3091. Gospel According to Mark = the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  3092. Gospel According to Matthew = one of the Gospels in the New Testament
  3093. Gospel of Luke = one of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  3094. gospel singing = folk music consisting of a genre of a cappella music originating with Black slaves in the United States and featuring call and response
  3095. gospel truth = an unquestionable truth
  3096. Gospels = the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
  3097. gossip = light informal conversation for social occasions / a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
  3098. gossiping = a conversation that spreads personal information about other people
  3099. gossipmongering = a conversation that spreads personal information about other people
  3100. Gothic = a heavy typeface in use from 15th to 18th centuries / extinct East Germanic language of the ancient Goths
  3101. Gothic romance = a romance that deals with desolate and mysterious and grotesque events
  3102. Gotterdammerung = myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil
  3103. GPA = a measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university
  3104. grace = a short prayer of thanks before a meal
  3105. grace note = an embellishing note usually written in smaller size
  3106. gradation = a degree of ablaut
  3107. grade = a degree of ablaut
  3108. grade insignia = V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service
  3109. grade point average = a measure of a student's academic achievement at a college or university
  3110. gradual = an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
  3111. graduation = a line (as on a vessel or ruler) that marks a measurement
  3112. grammatical case = nouns or pronouns or adjectives (often marked by inflection) related in some way to other words in a sentence
  3113. grammatical category = a category of words having the same grammatical properties
  3114. grammatical constituent = a word or phrase or clause forming part of a larger grammatical construction
  3115. grammatical construction = a group of words that form a constituent of a sentence and are considered as a single unit
  3116. grammatical gender = a grammatical category in inflected languages governing the agreement between nouns and pronouns and adjectives
  3117. grammatical meaning = the meaning of a word that depends on its role in a sentence
  3118. grammatical rule = a linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances
  3119. Grand Guignol = a play of a macabre or horrific nature
  3120. grand opera = opera in which all the text is sung
  3121. grandiloquence = high-flown style
  3122. grandiosity = high-flown style
  3123. grant = a contract granting the right to operate a subsidiary business
  3124. Granth = the principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus
  3125. Granth Sahib = the principal sacred text of Sikhism contains hymns and poetry as well as the teachings of the first five gurus
  3126. grapevine = gossip spread by spoken communication
  3127. graph = a written symbol that is used to represent speech / a visual display of information / a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities, represented as points, plotted with reference to a set of axes
  3128. grapheme = a written symbol that is used to represent speech
  3129. graphic design = visual communication by a skillful combination of text and pictures in advertisements, magazines, books, etc.
  3130. graphic symbol = a written symbol that is used to represent speech
  3131. graphical record = a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities, represented as points, plotted with reference to a set of axes
  3132. graphical recording = a visual representation of the relations between certain quantities, represented as points, plotted with reference to a set of axes
  3133. graphical user interface = a user interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text
  3134. graphics = photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
  3135. grave = a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  3136. grave accent = a mark (`) placed above a vowel to indicate pronunciation
  3137. gravure = a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate
  3138. Greek = the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  3139. Greek alphabet = the alphabet used by ancient Greeks
  3140. Greek mode = any of the descending diatonic scales in the music of classical Greece
  3141. green card = a card that identifies the bearer as an alien with permanent resident status in the United States
  3142. green light = permission to proceed with a project or to take action / a signal to proceed
  3143. green paper = a preliminary report of government proposals that is published in order to stimulate discussion
  3144. greeting = an acknowledgment or expression of good will
  3145. greeting card = a card sent to express personal greetings
  3146. Gregorian chant = a variety of plainsong named after Pope Gregory I
  3147. Gregorian mode = any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600
  3148. grievance = a complaint about a (real or imaginary) wrong that causes resentment and is grounds for action / an allegation that something imposes an illegal obligation or denies some legal right or causes injustice
  3149. grimace = a contorted facial expression
  3150. grimoire = a manual of black magic
  3151. grin = a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth
  3152. grinning = a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth
  3153. gripe = informal terms for objecting
  3154. groan = an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
  3155. grocery list = a list of groceries to be purchased / a list of heterogenous items that someone wants
  3156. Gros Ventre = a Siouan language spoken by the Hidatsa
  3157. ground bass = a short melody in the bass that is constantly repeated
  3158. ground rule = a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds
  3159. grounds = a justification for something existing or happening
  3160. group discussion = a discussion among participants who have an agreed (serious) topic
  3161. groupware = software that can be used by a group of people who are working on the same information but may be distributed in space
  3162. growling = a gruff or angry utterance
  3163. grumble = a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  3164. grumbling = a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  3165. Guarani = the language spoken by the Guarani of Paraguay and Bolivia
  3166. guarantee = a written assurance that some product or service will be provided or will meet certain specifications / an unconditional commitment that something will happen or that something is true
  3167. guess = a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  3168. guff = unacceptable behavior
  3169. guffaw = a burst of deep loud hearty laughter
  3170. GUI = a user interface based on graphics (icons and pictures and menus) instead of text
  3171. guidance = something that provides direction or advice as to a decision or course of action
  3172. guide = something that offers basic information or instruction
  3173. guide word = a word printed at the top of the page of a dictionary or other reference book to indicate the first or last item on that page
  3174. guidebook = something that offers basic information or instruction
  3175. guideline = a light line that is used in lettering to help align the letters
  3176. guidepost = a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way
  3177. guideword = a word printed at the top of the page of a dictionary or other reference book to indicate the first or last item on that page
  3178. guillotine = closure imposed on the debate of specific sections of a bill
  3179. Gujarati = the Indic language spoken by the people of India who live in Gujarat in western India
  3180. Gujerati = the Indic language spoken by the people of India who live in Gujarat in western India
  3181. gummed label = an adhesive label
  3182. gunboat diplomacy = diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
  3183. Gur = a group of Niger-Congo languages spoken primarily in southeastern Mali and northern Ghana
  3184. gush = an unrestrained expression of emotion
  3185. gutter press = press that engages in sensational journalism
  3186. guttural = a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
  3187. guttural consonant = a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
  3188. Gypsy = the Indic language of the Gypsies
  3189. H = the 8th letter of the Roman alphabet
  3190. ha-ha = a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
  3191. Habacuc = an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies
  3192. Habakkuk = an Old Testament book telling Habakkuk's prophecies
  3193. habanera = music composed in duple time for dancing the habanera
  3194. habeas corpus = a writ ordering a prisoner to be brought before a judge
  3195. hacek = a diacritical mark (an inverted circumflex) placed above certain letters (such as the letter c) to indicate pronunciation
  3196. Haftarah = a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah
  3197. Haftorah = a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah
  3198. Hagada = Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition
  3199. Haggada = Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition
  3200. Haggadah = Talmudic literature that does not deal with law but is still part of Jewish tradition
  3201. Haggai = an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Haggai which are concerned mainly with rebuilding the temples after the Babylonian Captivity
  3202. haggle = an instance of intense argument
  3203. haggling = an instance of intense argument
  3204. Hagiographa = the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
  3205. hagiography = a biography that idealizes or idolizes the person
  3206. hagiology = literature narrating the lives (and legends) of the saints
  3207. Haida = the Na-Dene language of the Haida
  3208. haiku = an epigrammatic Japanese verse form of three short lines
  3209. hail = enthusiastic greeting
  3210. Hail Mary = a salutation to the Virgin Mary now used in prayers to her
  3211. hair stroke = a very fine line in writing or printing
  3212. hairline = a very thin line
  3213. Haitian Creole = a creole language spoken by most Haitians
  3214. Hakenkreuz = the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich
  3215. Hakham = a Hebrew title of respect for a wise and highly educated man
  3216. Hakka = a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka
  3217. Hakka dialect = a dialect of Chinese spoken in southeastern China by the Hakka
  3218. Halacha = Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures
  3219. Halaka = Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures
  3220. Halakah = Talmudic literature that deals with law and with the interpretation of the laws on the Hebrew Scriptures
  3221. half note = a musical note having the time value of half a whole note
  3222. half page = something that covers (the top or bottom) half of a page
  3223. half rest = a musical rest having the time value of half a whole rest or equal in duration to two beats in common time
  3224. half step = the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument
  3225. half title = a first page of some books displaying only the title of the book
  3226. half-truth = a partially true statement intended to deceive or mislead
  3227. hall pass = written permission from a teacher for a student to be out the classroom and in the halls of the school
  3228. Hallel = a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh
  3229. hallelujah = a shout or song of praise to God
  3230. hallmark = a mark on an article of trade to indicate its origin and authenticity
  3231. halloo = a shout to attract attention
  3232. Hamitic = a group of languages in northern Africa related to Semitic
  3233. Hamitic language = a group of languages in northern Africa related to Semitic
  3234. Hamito-Semitic = a large family of related languages spoken both in Asia and Africa
  3235. hammer and sickle = the emblem on the flag of the Soviet Union
  3236. hand = something written by hand / a round of applause to signify approval
  3237. hand clapping = a demonstration of approval by clapping the hands together
  3238. handbill = an advertisement (usually printed on a page or in a leaflet) intended for wide distribution
  3239. handbook = a concise reference book providing specific information about a subject or location
  3240. handclap = a clap of the hands to indicate approval
  3241. handclasp = grasping and shaking a person's hand
  3242. Handel = the music of Handel
  3243. handout = an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
  3244. handshake = grasping and shaking a person's hand
  3245. handshaking = grasping and shaking a person's hand
  3246. handwriting = something written by hand
  3247. Hani = a Loloish language
  3248. hanky panky = verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
  3249. Hansard = the official published verbatim report of the proceedings of a parliamentary body
  3250. hapax legomenon = a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion
  3251. Haphtarah = a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah
  3252. Haphtorah = a short selection from the Prophets read on every Sabbath in a Jewish synagogue following a reading from the Torah
  3253. harangue = a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
  3254. harbinger = something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
  3255. hard copy = matter that is held in a computer and is typed or printed on paper
  3256. hard news = news that deals with serious topics or events
  3257. Hare Krishna = a chant to the Hindu god Krishna
  3258. harmonisation = a piece of harmonized music
  3259. harmonization = a piece of harmonized music
  3260. harmony = the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords / agreement of opinions
  3261. hash mark = an insignia worn to indicate years of service
  3262. hashmark = an insignia worn to indicate years of service
  3263. Hastinapura = one of two classical Hindu epics
  3264. hatchet job = a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  3265. Hausa = the chief member of the Chadic family of Afroasiatic languages
  3266. Haussa = the chief member of the Chadic family of Afroasiatic languages
  3267. Havasupai = the Yuman language spoken by the Havasupai
  3268. haw-haw = a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
  3269. Hawaiian = the Oceanic languages spoken on Hawaii
  3270. Haydn = the music of Haydn
  3271. HDTV = a television system that has more than the usual number of lines per frame so its pictures show more detail
  3272. he = the 5th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  3273. head = the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent / a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about / the subject matter at issue / a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer
  3274. head rhyme = use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
  3275. head word = the word in a grammatical constituent that plays the same grammatical role as the whole constituent / a content word that can be qualified by a modifier
  3276. header = a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
  3277. heading = a line of text serving to indicate what the passage below it is about
  3278. headline = the heading or caption of a newspaper article
  3279. headlinese = using the abbreviated style of headline writers
  3280. heads-up = a warning message
  3281. headword = a word placed at the beginning of a line or paragraph (as in a dictionary entry) / a content word that can be qualified by a modifier
  3282. health code = set of standards established and enforced by government for health requirements as in plumbing etc
  3283. hearing = a session (of a committee or grand jury) in which witnesses are called and testimony is taken
  3284. hearsay = gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
  3285. hearsay evidence = evidence based on what someone has told the witness and not of direct knowledge
  3286. hearsay rule = a rule that declares not admissible as evidence any statement other than that by a witness
  3287. heart-to-heart = an intimate talk in private
  3288. heavy metal = loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat
  3289. heavy metal music = loud and harsh sounding rock music with a strong beat
  3290. Hebraic alphabet = a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language
  3291. Hebrew = the ancient Canaanitic language of the Hebrews that has been revived as the official language of Israel
  3292. Hebrew alphabet = a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language
  3293. Hebrew script = a Semitic alphabet used since the 5th century BC for writing the Hebrew language
  3294. Hebrew Scripture = the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
  3295. Hebrews = a New Testament book traditionally included among the epistle of Saint Paul but now generally considered not to have been written by him
  3296. hedge = an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
  3297. hedging = an intentionally noncommittal or ambiguous statement
  3298. hee-haw = a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
  3299. heliogram = a message transmitted by means of the sun's rays
  3300. Hellenic = the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  3301. Hellenic language = the Hellenic branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  3302. hello = an expression of greeting
  3303. hem = the utterance of a sound similar to clearing the throat
  3304. hemidemisemiquaver = a musical note having the time value of a sixty-fourth of a whole note
  3305. hendiadys = use of two conjoined nouns instead of a noun and modifier
  3306. herald = something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
  3307. Herero = a Banto language spoken by the Herero in Namibia, Botswana, and Angola
  3308. heroic = a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes
  3309. heroic couplet = a couplet consisting of two rhymed lines of iambic pentameter and written in an elevated style
  3310. heroic meter = a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes
  3311. heroic poem = a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds
  3312. heroic poetry = poetry celebrating the deeds of some hero
  3313. heroic stanza = a quatrain consisting of two heroic couplets written in an elevated style
  3314. heroic tale = a story of an adventure
  3315. heroic verse = a verse form suited to the treatment of heroic or elevated themes
  3316. Herr = a German courtesy title or form of address for a man
  3317. heteronym = two words are heteronyms if they are spelled the same way but differ in pronunciation
  3318. heth = the 8th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  3319. hex = an evil spell
  3320. hexadecimal notation = any notation that uses 16 different characters
  3321. hexadecimal number system = a positional system of numeration that uses hexadecimal digits and a radix of sixteen
  3322. hexadecimal system = a positional system of numeration that uses hexadecimal digits and a radix of sixteen
  3323. hexameter = a verse line having six metrical feet
  3324. hi = an expression of greeting
  3325. hiatus = a missing piece
  3326. Hidatsa = a Siouan language spoken by the Hidatsa
  3327. hierarchical menu = a secondary menu that appears while you are holding the cursor over an item on the primary menu
  3328. hieratic = a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics
  3329. hieratic script = a cursive form of Egyptian hieroglyphics
  3330. hieroglyph = a writing system using picture symbols
  3331. hieroglyphic = a writing system using picture symbols
  3332. high comedy = a sophisticated comedy
  3333. High German = the standard German language
  3334. high sign = a silent signal of warning or recognition
  3335. high-definition television = a television system that has more than the usual number of lines per frame so its pictures show more detail
  3336. high-five = a gesture of greeting or elation
  3337. high-level formatting = the format for the root directory and the file allocation tables and other basic configurations
  3338. high-level language = a problem-oriented language requiring little knowledge of the computer on which it will be run
  3339. higher criticism = the scientific study of biblical writings to determine their origin and meaning
  3340. higher law = a principle that takes precedent over the laws of society
  3341. Higher National Diploma = a diploma given for vocational training that prepares the student for a career in a particular area
  3342. Highway Code = the code of rules governing the use of public roads
  3343. Higi = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  3344. hillbilly music = country music originating in mountainous regions of southern United States
  3345. Himalayish = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Tibet and Nepal and Bhutan and Sikkim
  3346. Hindi = the most widely spoken of modern Indic vernaculars; spoken mostly in the north of India; along with English it is the official language of India
  3347. Hindoostani = a form of Hindi spoken around Delhi
  3348. Hindostani = a form of Hindi spoken around Delhi
  3349. Hindu numeral = one of the symbols 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0
  3350. Hindu-Arabic numeral = one of the symbols 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0
  3351. Hindustani = a form of Hindi spoken around Delhi
  3352. hint = an indication of potential opportunity / a slight indication / an indirect suggestion
  3353. hip-hop = genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment
  3354. Hippocratic oath = an oath taken by physicians to observe medical ethics deriving from Hippocrates
  3355. hiss = a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  3356. histogram = a bar chart representing a frequency distribution
  3357. historical document = writing having historical value
  3358. historical paper = writing having historical value
  3359. historical present = the use of the present tense to describe past actions or states
  3360. historical record = writing having historical value
  3361. historiography = a body of historical literature
  3362. history = a record or narrative description of past events
  3363. histrionics = a performance of a play / a deliberate display of emotion for effect
  3364. hit list = a list of victims to be eliminated
  3365. hit parade = a ranked list of the songs that are most popular at a given time
  3366. Hitchiti = the Muskhogean language spoken by the Hitchiti
  3367. Hittite = the language of the Hittites and the principal language of the Anatolian group of languages
  3368. Hmong = a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
  3369. Hmong language = a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
  3370. HND = a diploma given for vocational training that prepares the student for a career in a particular area
  3371. hockey clinic = a meeting at which hockey players receive special evaluation and instruction
  3372. hocus-pocus = verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
  3373. hogwash = unacceptable behavior
  3374. Hoka = a family of Amerindian languages spoken in California
  3375. Hokan = a family of Amerindian languages spoken in California
  3376. Hokkianese = any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
  3377. hokum = a message that seems to convey no meaning
  3378. holdout = a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
  3379. holla = a very loud utterance
  3380. holler = a very loud utterance
  3381. hollering = a very loud utterance
  3382. hollo = a very loud utterance
  3383. holloa = a very loud utterance
  3384. holograph = handwritten book or document
  3385. holonym = a word that names the whole of which a given word is a part
  3386. Holy Scripture = the sacred writings of the Christian religions
  3387. Holy Writ = the sacred writings of the Christian religions
  3388. home key = the basic key in which a piece of music is written
  3389. home movie = a film made at home by an amateur photographer
  3390. home page = the opening page of a web site
  3391. homepage = the opening page of a web site
  3392. homestead law = a law conferring privileges on owners of homesteads
  3393. homework problem = a problem that students are assigned to do outside of class
  3394. homily = a sermon on a moral or religious topic
  3395. homograph = two words are homographs if they are spelled the same way but differ in meaning
  3396. homonym = two words are homonyms if they are pronounced and spelled the same way but have different meanings
  3397. homophone = two words are homophones if they are pronounced the same way but differ in meaning or spelling or both
  3398. homophony = part music with one dominant voice (in a homophonic style) / the same pronunciation for words of different origins
  3399. honeyed words = inconsequential expressions of affection
  3400. honor = a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
  3401. honorable mention = an official recognition of merit
  3402. honorary degree = a degree conferred to honor the recipient
  3403. honorific = an expression of respect
  3404. honoris causa = a degree conferred to honor the recipient
  3405. honour = a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
  3406. honours = a university degree with honors
  3407. honours degree = a university degree with honors
  3408. honours list = a list issued by examiners that categorizes students according to the class of honours they achieved in their degree examinations
  3409. hooey = senseless talk
  3410. hoof mark = a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
  3411. hoof-mark = a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
  3412. hoofprint = a visible impression on a surface made by the hoof of an animal
  3413. hoopla = blatant or sensational promotion
  3414. hooray = a victory cheer
  3415. hoot = a loud raucous cry (as of an owl) / a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  3416. Hopi = the Shoshonean language spoken by the Hopi
  3417. Horatian ode = an ode with several stanzas
  3418. horn = a noise made by the driver of an automobile to give warning
  3419. horn of plenty = a goat's horn filled with grain and flowers and fruit symbolizing prosperity
  3420. hornbook = a primer that provides instruction in the rudiments or basic skills of a branch of knowledge
  3421. hornpipe = music for dancing the hornpipe
  3422. horoscope = a prediction of someone's future based on the relative positions of the planets
  3423. horse opera = a film about life in the western United States during the period of exploration and development
  3424. horse trading = negotiation accompanied by mutual concessions and shrewd bargaining
  3425. horselaugh = a loud laugh that sounds like a horse neighing
  3426. horseshit = obscene words for unacceptable behavior
  3427. hosanna = a cry of praise or adoration
  3428. Hosea = an Old Testament book telling Hosea's prophecies
  3429. hospitality = kindness in welcoming guests or strangers
  3430. hot air = loud and confused and empty talk
  3431. hot jazz = jazz that is emotionally charged and intense and marked by strong rhythms and improvisation
  3432. hot medium = a medium that usually, but not always, provides complete involvement together without considerable stimulus
  3433. hotel bill = statement of charges for staying in a hotel
  3434. Hottentot = any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa
  3435. house organ = a periodical published by a business firm for its employees and customers
  3436. how-do-you-do = an expression of greeting
  3437. howdy = an expression of greeting
  3438. howl = a long loud emotional utterance
  3439. howler = a joke that seems extremely funny
  3440. howling = a long loud emotional utterance
  3441. HTML = a set of tags and rules (conforming to SGML) for using them in developing hypertext documents
  3442. HTTP = a protocol (utilizing TCP) to transfer hypertext requests and information between servers and browsers
  3443. Hualapai = the Yuman language spoken by the Walapai
  3444. Hualpai = the Yuman language spoken by the Walapai
  3445. huddle = a quick private conference
  3446. hue and cry = loud and persistent outcry from many people
  3447. hullo = an expression of greeting
  3448. humbug = communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive / pretentious or silly talk or writing
  3449. humor = a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  3450. humour = a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  3451. Hungarian = the official language of Hungary
  3452. Hunkpapa = a Siouan language spoken by the Hunkpapa
  3453. hunting licence = a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time
  3454. hunting license = a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time
  3455. hunting permit = a license authorizing the bearer to kill a certain type of animal during a specified period of time
  3456. Hupa = the Athapaskan language spoken by the Hupa
  3457. hurrah = a victory cheer
  3458. hybrid = a word that is composed of parts from different languages
  3459. hymeneal = a wedding hymn
  3460. hymn = a song of praise
  3461. hymnal = a songbook containing a collection of hymns
  3462. hymnary = a songbook containing a collection of hymns
  3463. hymnbook = a songbook containing a collection of hymns
  3464. hypallage = reversal of the syntactic relation of two words
  3465. hype = blatant or sensational promotion
  3466. hyperbaton = reversal of normal word order
  3467. hyperbole = extravagant exaggeration
  3468. hypercatalectic = a line of poetry having an extra syllable or syllables at the end of the last metrical foot
  3469. hyperlink = a link from a hypertext file to another location or file
  3470. hypermedia = a multimedia system in which related items of information are connected and can be presented together
  3471. hypermedia system = a multimedia system in which related items of information are connected and can be presented together
  3472. hypernym = a word that is more generic than a given word
  3473. hypertext = machine-readable text that is not sequential but is organized so that related items of information are connected
  3474. hypertext mark-up language = a set of tags and rules (conforming to SGML) for using them in developing hypertext documents
  3475. hypertext markup language = a set of tags and rules (conforming to SGML) for using them in developing hypertext documents
  3476. hypertext system = a database management system that allows strings of text (`objects') to be processed as a complex network of nodes that are linked together in an arbitrary way
  3477. hypertext transfer protocol = a protocol (utilizing TCP) to transfer hypertext requests and information between servers and browsers
  3478. hyphen = a punctuation mark (-) used between parts of a compound word or between the syllables of a word when the word is divided at the end of a line of text
  3479. hypocorism = a name of endearment
  3480. hypocrisy = an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
  3481. hyponym = a word that is more specific than a given word
  3482. hypothesis = a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence / a proposal intended to explain certain facts or observations
  3483. hypothetical imperative = a principle stating the action required to attain a desired goal
  3484. hypozeugma = use of a series of subjects with a single predicate
  3485. hypozeuxis = use of a series of parallel clauses
  3486. hysteron proteron = reversal of normal order of two words or sentences etc.
  3487. I = the 9th letter of the Roman alphabet
  3488. I Chronicles = the first of two Old Testament books telling the history of Judah and Israel until the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC
  3489. I Corinthians = a New Testament book containing the first epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth
  3490. I Esdra = an Apocryphal book consisting of a compilation from I Chronicles and II Chronicles and Ezra and Nehemiah
  3491. I John = the first New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
  3492. I Kings = the first of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel
  3493. I Maccabees = an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus
  3494. I Peter = the first New Testament book traditionally attributed to Saint Peter the Apostle
  3495. I Samuel = the first of two books in the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David
  3496. I Thessalonians = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to the Thessalonians
  3497. I Timothy = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's first epistle to Timothy
  3498. I.D. = a card or badge used to identify the bearer
  3499. iamb = a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
  3500. iambic = a verse line consisting of iambs
  3501. iambus = a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
  3502. Icelandic = a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Iceland
  3503. icon = a graphic symbol (usually a simple picture) that denotes a program or a command or a data file or a concept in a graphical user interface
  3504. ID = a card or badge used to identify the bearer
  3505. idea = melodic subject of a musical composition
  3506. identification = evidence of identity
  3507. identifier = a symbol that establishes the identity of the one bearing it
  3508. identity card = a card certifying the identity of the bearer
  3509. identity verification = the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics
  3510. ideogram = a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it
  3511. ideograph = a graphic character that indicates the meaning of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it
  3512. ideography = the use of ideograms in writing
  3513. idiolect = the language or speech of one individual at a particular period in life
  3514. idiom = a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language / an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up / the usage or vocabulary that is characteristic of a specific group of people
  3515. Idiom Neutral = an artificial language proposed for use as an auxiliary international language
  3516. idiomatic expression = an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
  3517. idiot light = a colored warning light on an instrument panel
  3518. idle talk = idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
  3519. idle words = empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
  3520. Ido = an artificial language that is a revision and simplification of Esperanto
  3521. idyl = a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life / a musical composition that evokes rural life
  3522. idyll = a short poem descriptive of rural or pastoral life / a musical composition that evokes rural life
  3523. IE = a commercial browser
  3524. II Chronicles = the second of two Old Testament books telling the history of Judah and Israel until the return from the Babylonian Captivity in 536 BC
  3525. II Corinthians = a New Testament book containing the second epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth
  3526. II Esdras = an Apocryphal book of angelic revelations
  3527. II John = the second New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
  3528. II Kings = the second of two Old Testament books telling the histories of the kings of Judah and Israel
  3529. II Maccabees = an Apocryphal book describing the life of Judas Maccabaeus
  3530. II Peter = the second New Testament book traditionally attributed to Saint Peter the Apostle
  3531. II Samuel = the second of two books of the Old Testament that tell of Saul and David
  3532. II Thessalonians = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's second epistle to the Thessalonians
  3533. II Timothy = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's second epistle to Timothy
  3534. III John = the third New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
  3535. ijtihad = the endeavor of a Moslem scholar to derive a rule of divine law from the Koran and Hadith without relying on the views of other scholars
  3536. Iliad = a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy
  3537. Illinois = the Algonquian language of the Illinois and Miami
  3538. illumination = an interpretation that removes obstacles to understanding
  3539. illustration = showing by example / artwork that helps make something clear or attractive
  3540. Illyrian = a minor and almost extinct branch of the Indo-European languages
  3541. image = language used in a figurative or nonliteral sense
  3542. imbroglio = a very embarrassing misunderstanding
  3543. imitation = a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  3544. Immaculate Conception = the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
  3545. Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary = the Roman Catholic dogma that God preserved the Virgin Mary from any stain of original sin from the moment she was conceived
  3546. immediate constituent = a constituent of a sentence at the first step in an analysis: e.g., subject and predicate
  3547. impartation = the transmission of information
  3548. imparting = the transmission of information
  3549. impeachment = a formal document charging a public official with misconduct in office
  3550. imperial decree = a decree issued by a sovereign ruler
  3551. imperialism = a policy of extending your rule over foreign countries
  3552. impersonation = a representation of a person that is exaggerated for comic effect
  3553. impertinence = an impudent statement
  3554. implication = an accusation that brings into intimate and usually incriminating connection
  3555. implosion = the initial occluded phase of a stop consonant
  3556. import = the message that is intended or expressed or signified
  3557. import barrier = any regulation or policy that restricts international trade
  3558. importunity = insistent solicitation and entreaty
  3559. imprecation = the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil (and usually serves as an insult) / a slanderous accusation
  3560. impression = all the copies of a work printed at one time / a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving
  3561. imprimatur = formal and explicit approval
  3562. imprint = an impression produced by pressure or printing / an identification of a publisher
  3563. impromptu = an extemporaneous speech or remark / a short musical passage that seems to have been made spontaneously without advance preparation
  3564. impudence = an impudent statement
  3565. imputation = a statement attributing something dishonest
  3566. in-joke = a joke that is appreciated only by members of some particular group of people
  3567. inaugural = an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony
  3568. inaugural address = an address delivered at an inaugural ceremony
  3569. incantation = a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
  3570. Incarnation = the Christian doctrine of the union of God and man in the person of Jesus Christ
  3571. incidental = an item that is incidental
  3572. incidental music = music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes
  3573. incitement = the act of exhorting
  3574. inclosure = something (usually a supporting document) that is enclosed in an envelope with a covering letter
  3575. incoherence = nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible
  3576. incoherency = nonsense that is simply incoherent and unintelligible
  3577. income tax return = document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
  3578. incrimination = an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
  3579. inculpation = an accusation that you are responsible for some lapse or misdeed
  3580. indefinite article = a determiner (as `a' or `some' in English) that indicates nonspecific reference
  3581. indent = the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line / an order for goods to be exported or imported
  3582. indentation = the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
  3583. indention = the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line
  3584. indenture = the space left between the margin and the start of an indented line / a contract binding one party into the service of another for a specified term / formal agreement between the issuer of bonds and the bondholders as to terms of the debt
  3585. independent clause = a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence
  3586. index = an alphabetical listing of names and topics along with page numbers where they are discussed / a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts
  3587. index number = a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts
  3588. Indian = any of the languages spoken by Amerindians
  3589. Indic = a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
  3590. indicant = a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts
  3591. indication = something (as a course of action) that is indicated as expedient or necessary / something that serves to indicate or suggest / (medicine) a reason to prescribe a drug or perform a procedure / the act of indicating or pointing out by name
  3592. indicator = a number or ratio (a value on a scale of measurement) derived from a series of observed facts
  3593. indictment = a formal document written for a prosecuting attorney charging a person with some offense / an accusation of wrongdoing
  3594. indigenous language = a language that originated in a specified place and was not brought to that place from elsewhere
  3595. indirect antonym = antonyms whose opposition is mediated
  3596. indirect discourse = a report of a discourse in which deictic terms are modified appropriately (e.g.,
  3597. indirect evidence = evidence providing only a basis for inference about the fact in dispute
  3598. indirect expression = an indirect way of expressing something
  3599. indirect object = the object that is the recipient or beneficiary of the action of the verb
  3600. indirect request = an expression of some desire or inclination
  3601. Indo-Aryan = a branch of the Indo-Iranian family of languages
  3602. Indo-European = the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
  3603. Indo-European language = the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
  3604. Indo-Hittite = the family of languages that by 1000 BC were spoken throughout Europe and in parts of southwestern and southern Asia
  3605. Indo-Iranian = the branch of the Indo-European family of languages including the Indic and Iranian language groups
  3606. Indo-Iranian language = the branch of the Indo-European family of languages including the Indic and Iranian language groups
  3607. Indonesian = the dialect of Malay used as the national language of the Republic of Indonesia or of Malaysia
  3608. indorsement = a signature that validates something / formal and explicit approval / a speech seconding a motion / a promotional statement
  3609. infection = the communication of an attitude or emotional state among a number of people
  3610. inferior = a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
  3611. infinitive = the uninflected form of the verb
  3612. infix = an affix that is inserted inside the word
  3613. infix notation = a notation for forming mathematical expressions using parentheses and governed by rules of operator precedence
  3614. inflection = the patterns of stress and intonation in a language / a manner of speaking in which the loudness or pitch or tone of the voice is modified
  3615. inflectional ending = an inflection that is added at the end of a root word
  3616. inflectional suffix = an inflection that is added at the end of a root word
  3617. info = a message received and understood
  3618. infomercial = a television commercial presented in the form of a short documentary
  3619. information = a message received and understood / formal accusation of a crime
  3620. information bulletin = a bulletin containing the latest information
  3621. information return = a return that provides information to the tax collector but does not compute the tax liability
  3622. informed consent = consent by a patient to undergo a medical or surgical treatment or to participate in an experiment after the patient understands the risks involved
  3623. informercial = a television commercial presented in the form of a short documentary
  3624. informing = a speech act that conveys information / to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law
  3625. infotainment = a film or TV program presenting the facts about a person or event
  3626. ingathering = request for a sum of money
  3627. Ingrian = a Finnic language spoken by the Ingrian
  3628. inhospitality = unkind and inconsiderate welcome
  3629. initial = the first letter of a word
  3630. initial rhyme = use of the same consonant at the beginning of each stressed syllable in a line of verse
  3631. initialisation = the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position
  3632. initialism = an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced separately / a word formed from the initial letters of the several words in the name and pronounced as one word
  3633. initialization = the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position
  3634. injunction = a judicial remedy issued in order to prohibit a party from doing or continuing to do a certain activity / a formal command or admonition
  3635. innuendo = an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
  3636. input = a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information / signal going into an electronic system
  3637. input data = a computer file that contains data that serve as input to a device or program
  3638. input file = a computer file that contains data that serve as input to a device or program
  3639. input program = a utility program that organizes the input to a computer
  3640. input routine = a routine that writes from an external source to an internal store
  3641. input signal = signal going into an electronic system
  3642. inquiring = a request for information
  3643. inquiry = an instance of questioning
  3644. inquisition = a severe interrogation
  3645. insanity plea = a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time
  3646. inscription = letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something / a short message (as in a book or musical work or on a photograph) dedicating it to someone or something
  3647. insert = a folded section placed between the leaves of another publication
  3648. insertion = a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted
  3649. inside information = true confidential information
  3650. insider information = important information about the plans or condition of a corporation that has not been released to the public
  3651. insignia = a badge worn to show official position
  3652. insignia of rank = an insignia worn on a military uniform
  3653. insinuation = an indirect (and usually malicious) implication
  3654. insistence = continual and persistent demands
  3655. insisting = continual and persistent demands
  3656. installment = a part of a published serial / a part of a broadcast serial
  3657. instalment = a part of a published serial / a part of a broadcast serial
  3658. instigation = the verbal act of urging on
  3659. instruction = a line of code written as part of a computer program / a message describing how something is to be done
  3660. instruction book = a book of directions for using or operating some piece of equipment
  3661. instruction manual = a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it
  3662. instructions = a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it
  3663. instrument = the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process / (law) a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
  3664. instrumental music = music intended to be performed by a musical instrument or group of instruments
  3665. instrumental role = the semantic role of the entity (usually inanimate) that the agent uses to perform an action or start a process
  3666. instrumentation = the instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra
  3667. insult = a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
  3668. insurance = written contract or certificate of insurance
  3669. insurance policy = written contract or certificate of insurance
  3670. intaglio = a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate
  3671. intaglio printing = a printing process that uses an etched or engraved plate
  3672. intelligence = information about recent and important events / secret information about an enemy
  3673. intelligence information = secret information about an enemy
  3674. intensifier = a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
  3675. intension = what you must know in order to determine the reference of an expression
  3676. intensive = a modifier that has little meaning except to intensify the meaning it modifies
  3677. intent = the intended meaning of a communication
  3678. inter-group communication = a channel for communication between groups
  3679. interactive multimedia = a multimedia system in which related items of information are connected and can be presented together
  3680. interactive multimedia system = a multimedia system in which related items of information are connected and can be presented together
  3681. intercession = a prayer to God on behalf of another person
  3682. intercommunication = mutual communication
  3683. intercourse = communication between individuals
  3684. interdict = a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity / an ecclesiastical censure by the Roman Catholic Church withdrawing certain sacraments and Christian burial from a person or all persons in a particular district
  3685. interdiction = a court order prohibiting a party from doing a certain activity / authoritative prohibition
  3686. interface = a program that controls a display for the user (usually on a computer monitor) and that allows the user to interact with the system
  3687. interference = a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  3688. interior monologue = a literary genre that presents a fictional character's sequence of thoughts in the form of a monologue
  3689. interjection = an abrupt emphatic exclamation expressing emotion
  3690. interlanguage = a common language used by speakers of different languages
  3691. interleaf = a blank leaf inserted between the leaves of a book
  3692. Interlingua = an artificial language proposed for use as an auxiliary international language
  3693. interlingual rendition = a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language
  3694. interlocutory injunction = injunction issued during a trial to maintain the status quo or preserve the subject matter of the litigation until the trial is over
  3695. intermezzo = a short piece of instrumental music composed for performance between acts of a drama or opera / a short movement coming between the major sections of a symphony
  3696. internal rhyme = a rhyme between words in the same line
  3697. international Morse code = a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes
  3698. International Wanted Notice = an Interpol notice describing a wanted person and asking that he or she be arrested with a view to extradition
  3699. Internationale = a revolutionary socialist anthem
  3700. Internet Explorer = a commercial browser
  3701. internet site = a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
  3702. interpellation = a parliamentary procedure of demanding that a government official explain some act or policy
  3703. interpolation = a message (spoken or written) that is introduced or inserted
  3704. interpretation = an explanation that results from interpreting something
  3705. interpreter = a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time
  3706. interpretive program = a program that translates and executes source language statements one line at a time
  3707. interrogation = an instance of questioning / formal systematic questioning / a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply / a transmission that will trigger an answering transmission from a transponder
  3708. interrogation point = a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
  3709. interrogative = a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
  3710. interrogative sentence = a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
  3711. interrogatory = formal systematic questioning
  3712. interval = the difference in pitch between two notes
  3713. intervention = a policy of intervening in the affairs of other countries
  3714. interview = a conference (usually with someone important) / the questioning of a person
  3715. intimation = an indirect suggestion
  3716. intimidation = a communication that makes you afraid to try something
  3717. intonation = rise and fall of the voice pitch
  3718. intonation pattern = intonations characteristic of questions and requests and statements
  3719. intransitive = a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
  3720. intransitive verb = a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
  3721. intransitive verb form = a verb (or verb construction) that does not take an object
  3722. intro = a brief introductory passage to a piece of popular music / formally making a person known to another or to the public
  3723. introduction = the first section of a communication / a basic or elementary instructional text / a new proposal / formally making a person known to another or to the public
  3724. introit = a composition of vocal music that is appropriate for opening church services
  3725. invective = abusive or venomous language used to express blame or censure or bitter deep-seated ill will
  3726. inventory = a detailed list of all the items in stock
  3727. inventory item = an item listed in an inventory
  3728. inversion = a variation of a melody or part in which ascending intervals are replaced by descending intervals and vice versa / the reversal of the normal order of words
  3729. inverted comma = a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
  3730. invitation = a request (spoken or written) to participate or be present or take part in something
  3731. invite = a colloquial expression for invitation
  3732. invocation = an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil / a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
  3733. invoice = an itemized statement of money owed for goods shipped or services rendered
  3734. involution = a long and intricate and complicated grammatical construction
  3735. Ionic = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
  3736. Ionic dialect = the dialect of Ancient Greek spoken and written in Attica and Athens and Ionia
  3737. iota = the 9th letter of the Greek alphabet
  3738. Iowa = a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Iowa
  3739. Ioway = a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Iowa
  3740. ipse dixit = an unsupported dogmatic assertion
  3741. ipsedixitism = an unsupported dogmatic assertion
  3742. Iranian = the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
  3743. Iranian language = the modern Persian language spoken in Iran
  3744. iris scanning = biometric identification by scanning the iris of the eye
  3745. Irish = the Celtic language of Ireland
  3746. Irish bull = obscene words for unacceptable behavior
  3747. Irish Gaelic = the Celtic language of Ireland
  3748. irony = witty language used to convey insults or scorn / a trope that involves incongruity between what is expected and what occurs
  3749. Iroquoian = a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
  3750. Iroquoian language = a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
  3751. Iroquois = a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Iroquois
  3752. Irula = a Dravidian language closely related to Tamil that is spoken in a hilly section of southwestern India
  3753. Isaiah = an Old Testament book consisting of Isaiah's prophecies
  3754. isolationism = a policy of nonparticipation in international economic and political relations
  3755. isometric = a line connecting isometric points
  3756. isometric line = a line connecting isometric points
  3757. issue = one of a series published periodically
  3758. Italian = the Romance language spoken in Italy
  3759. Italian sonnet = a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
  3760. italic = a style of handwriting with the letters slanting to the right / a typeface with letters slanting upward to the right / a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
  3761. Italic language = a branch of the Indo-European languages of which Latin is the chief representative
  3762. item = a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list / an individual instance of a type of symbol
  3763. itinerary = a guidebook for travelers
  3764. izzard = the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
  3765. J = the 10th letter of the Roman alphabet
  3766. jabber = rapid and indistinct speech
  3767. jabbering = rapid and indistinct speech
  3768. jabberwocky = nonsensical language
  3769. jactitation = a false boast that can harm others
  3770. Jagatai = a Turkic literary language of medieval central Asia
  3771. Jaghatai = a Turkic literary language of medieval central Asia
  3772. James = a New Testament book attributed to Saint James the Apostle
  3773. Japanese = the language (usually considered to be Altaic) spoken by the Japanese
  3774. jape = a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
  3775. jargon = specialized technical terminology characteristic of a particular subject / a characteristic language of a particular group
  3776. Java = a platform-independent object-oriented programming language
  3777. Javanese = the Indonesian language spoken on Java
  3778. jawbreaker = a word that is hard to pronounce
  3779. jazz = a style of dance music popular in the 1920s
  3780. jeer = showing your contempt by derision
  3781. jeering = showing your contempt by derision
  3782. jeremiad = a long and mournful complaint
  3783. Jeremiah = a book in the Old Testament containing the oracles of the prophet Jeremiah
  3784. jest = a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
  3785. jeu d'esprit = a witty comment or writing
  3786. jibe = an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  3787. jig = music in three-four time for dancing a jig
  3788. jiggery-pokery = verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
  3789. Jinghpaw = a Kachinic language
  3790. Jinghpo = a Kachinic language
  3791. jingle = a comic verse of irregular measure
  3792. jingoism = an appeal intended to arouse patriotic emotions
  3793. jinx = an evil spell
  3794. Jirrbal = a language of Australian aborigines
  3795. jive = a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s
  3796. Job = a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply / (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  3797. job application = an application for a job
  3798. job control = a program that is called to prepare each job to be run
  3799. job description = description of the responsibilities associated with a given job
  3800. job interview = an interview to determine whether an applicant is suitable for a position of employment
  3801. job-control language = a problem-oriented language used to describe job requirements to an operating system
  3802. jocosity = fun characterized by humor
  3803. jocularity = fun characterized by humor
  3804. Joel = an Old Testament book telling Joel's prophecies
  3805. John = the last of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  3806. John Hancock = a person's own signature
  3807. joint resolution = a resolution passed by both houses of Congress which becomes legally binding when signed by the Chief Executive
  3808. joint return = a return filed by a husband and wife
  3809. joke = a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter
  3810. joker = an inconspicuous clause in a document or bill that affects its meaning in a way that is not immediately apparent
  3811. Jonah = a book in the Old Testament that tells the story of Jonah and the whale
  3812. Joshua = a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses
  3813. Josue = a book in the Old Testament describing how Joshua led the Israelites into Canaan (the Promised Land) after the death of Moses
  3814. jot = a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note
  3815. jotter = a small notebook for rough notes
  3816. jotting = a brief (and hurriedly handwritten) note
  3817. journal = a daily written record of (usually personal) experiences and observations / a periodical dedicated to a particular subject
  3818. journalese = the style in which newspapers are written
  3819. journalism = newspapers and magazines collectively
  3820. jubilation = the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
  3821. Jude = a New Testament book attributed to Saint Jude
  3822. Judeo-Spanish = the Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script
  3823. judgement = the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
  3824. Judges = a book of the Old Testament that tells the history of Israel under the leaders known as judges
  3825. judgment = the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
  3826. judicial admission = an agreement or concession made by parties in a judicial proceeding (or by their attorneys) relating to the business before the court
  3827. judicial sale = a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
  3828. judicial separation = a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
  3829. judicial writ = a legal document issued by a court or judicial officer
  3830. Judith = an Apocryphal book telling how Judith saved her people
  3831. jump = an abrupt transition from one scene to another
  3832. jump cut = an immediate transition from one scene to another
  3833. junk e-mail = unwanted e-mail
  3834. junk mail = third-class mail consisting of advertising and often addressed to `resident' or `occupant'
  3835. jus civile = the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian
  3836. justification = a statement in explanation of some action or belief
  3837. Justinian code = the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian
  3838. Jutish = one of the major dialects of Old English
  3839. K = the 11th letter of the Roman alphabet
  3840. kabala = an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
  3841. kabbala = an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
  3842. kabbalah = an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
  3843. Kachin = Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in northernmost Burma and adjacent China and India
  3844. Kachinic = Tibeto-Burman languages spoken in northernmost Burma and adjacent China and India
  3845. Kadai = a family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia
  3846. Kadai language = a family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia
  3847. Kafiri = a Dardic language spoken by the Kafir in northeastern Afghanistan
  3848. Kalapooian = a Penutian language spoken by the Kalapuya
  3849. Kalapuyan = a Penutian language spoken by the Kalapuya
  3850. Kalka = the language of the Khalkha that is the official language of the Mongolian People's Republic
  3851. Kam Muang = a branch of the Tai languages
  3852. Kam-Sui = a group of Kadai languages
  3853. Kam-Tai = a family of Sino-Tibetan languages spoken in southeastern Asia
  3854. Kamarupan = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northeastern India and adjacent regions of western Burma
  3855. Kamasutra = an ancient Sanskrit text giving rules for sensuous and sensual pleasure and love and marriage in accordance with Hindu law
  3856. Kamba = a Bantu language spoken by the Kamba in Kenya
  3857. Kamia = the Yuman language spoken by the Kamia
  3858. Kanarese = a Dravidian language spoken in southern India
  3859. Kannada = a Dravidian language spoken in southern India
  3860. Kansa = the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa
  3861. Kansas = the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Kansa
  3862. kaph = the 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  3863. kappa = the 10th letter of the Greek alphabet
  3864. Kapsiki = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  3865. Karakalpak = the Turkic language spoken by the Karakalpak
  3866. Karelian = a Finnic language spoken by the people of Karelia
  3867. Karen = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlands
  3868. Karenic = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in the Thailand and Burmese borderlands
  3869. Karok = the Quoratean language of the Karok
  3870. Kashmiri = the official state language of Kashmir
  3871. Kassite = an ancient language spoken by the Kassites
  3872. Katharevusa = literary style of Modern Greek containing features borrowed from Koine
  3873. Kazak = the Turkic language spoken by the Kazak
  3874. Kazakh = the Turkic language spoken by the Kazak
  3875. Kechua = the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
  3876. Kechuan = the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
  3877. keen = a funeral lament sung with loud wailing
  3878. Kekchi = a Mayan language spoken by the Kekchi
  3879. kenning = conventional metaphoric name for something, used especially in Old English and Old Norse poetry
  3880. Kentish = a dialect of Middle English / one of the major dialects of Old English
  3881. Kera = a Chadic language spoken in Chad
  3882. kerugma = preaching the gospel of Christ in the manner of the early church
  3883. kerygma = preaching the gospel of Christ in the manner of the early church
  3884. Ketubim = the third of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
  3885. key = a generic term for any device whose possession entitles the holder to a means of access / a list of words or phrases that explain symbols or abbreviations / a list of answers to a test / any of 24 major or minor diatonic scales that provide the tonal framework for a piece of music
  3886. key signature = the sharps or flats that follow the clef and indicate the key
  3887. key word = a significant word used in indexing or cataloging / a word that is used as a pattern to decode an encrypted message
  3888. keycard = a plastic card that has a magnetically coded strip that is scanned in order to operate a mechanism
  3889. keynote = the first note of a diatonic scale / the principal theme in a speech or literary work
  3890. keynote address = a speech setting forth the keynote
  3891. keynote speech = a speech setting forth the keynote
  3892. Khalka = the language of the Khalkha that is the official language of the Mongolian People's Republic
  3893. Khalkha = the language of the Khalkha that is the official language of the Mongolian People's Republic
  3894. Khamti = a branch of the Tai languages
  3895. Khanty = a Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Ostyak
  3896. khi = the 22nd letter of the Greek alphabet
  3897. Khirghiz = the Turkic language spoken by the Kirghiz
  3898. Khmer = the Mon-Khmer language spoken in Cambodia
  3899. Khoikhoi = any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa
  3900. Khoikhoin = any of the Khoisan languages spoken by the pastoral people of Namibia and South Africa
  3901. Khoisan = a family of languages spoken in southern Africa
  3902. Khoisan language = a family of languages spoken in southern Africa
  3903. Khowar = a Dardic language spoken in northwestern Pakistan
  3904. Khuen = a branch of the Tai languages
  3905. Kichaga = a Bantu language spoken by the Chaga in northern Tanzania
  3906. kick = informal terms for objecting
  3907. Kickapoo = the Algonquian language of the Kickapoo
  3908. Kiliwa = the Yuman language spoken by the Kiliwa
  3909. Kiliwi = the Yuman language spoken by the Kiliwa
  3910. King James Bible = an English translation of the Bible published in 1611
  3911. King James Version = an English translation of the Bible published in 1611
  3912. King's English = English as spoken by educated persons in southern England
  3913. Kinyarwanda = a Bantu language
  3914. Kiowa = the Tanoan language spoken by the Kiowa
  3915. Kirghiz = the Turkic language spoken by the Kirghiz
  3916. Kirgiz = the Turkic language spoken by the Kirghiz
  3917. kiss of peace = a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
  3918. Kiswahili = a Bantu language
  3919. koan = a paradoxical anecdote or a riddle that has no solution
  3920. Koasati = the Muskhogean language spoken by the Koasati
  3921. koine = a common language used by speakers of different languages / a Greek dialect that flourished under the Roman Empire
  3922. Kol Nidre = the opening prayer on the eve of Yom Kippur
  3923. Kola = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  3924. Kolami = the Dravidian language spoken by the Kolam in central India
  3925. Komi = the Finnic language spoken by the Komi
  3926. Kongo = the Bantu language spoken by the Kongo living in the tropical forests of Zaire and Congo and Angola
  3927. Konqueror = a freeware browser for Linux
  3928. Koran = the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
  3929. Kordofanian = a group of languages spoken in the relatively small Kordofan area of the south Sudan
  3930. Korean = the Altaic language spoken by Koreans
  3931. Kota = a Dravidian language spoken by the Kota
  3932. Kotar = a Dravidian language spoken by the Kota
  3933. Kotoko = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  3934. kotow = a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
  3935. kowtow = a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission
  3936. Kuchean = a dialect of Tocharian
  3937. Kuchean dialect = a dialect of Tocharian
  3938. kudos = an expression of approval and commendation
  3939. Kui = the Dravidian language spoken by the Kui in southeastern India
  3940. Kuki = Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
  3941. Kuki-Chin = Kamarupan languages spoken in western Burma and Bangladesh and easternmost India
  3942. Kulanapan = a group of languages of the Hokan family
  3943. Kurdish = an Iranian language spoken in Turkey and Iran and Iraq and Syria and Russia
  3944. Kurux = a Dravidian language spoken in eastern India
  3945. Kusan = a Penutian language spoken by the Kusan
  3946. Kuvi = a Dravidian language spoken in southeast India
  3947. kvetch = a nagging complaint
  3948. Kwa = a group of African language in the Niger-Congo group spoken from the Ivory Coast east to Nigeria
  3949. Kwakiutl = a Wakashan language spoken by the Kwakiutl
  3950. kwela = a kind of danceable music popular among black South Africans
  3951. L = the 12th letter of the Roman alphabet
  3952. la = the syllable naming the sixth (submediant) note of a major or minor scale in solmization
  3953. Labanotation = a system of notation for dance movements that uses symbols to represent points on a dancer's body and the direction of the dancer's movement and the tempo and the dynamics
  3954. label = trade name of a company that produces musical recordings / a brief description given for purposes of identification / an identifying or descriptive marker that is attached to an object
  3955. labial = a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips
  3956. labial consonant = a consonant whose articulation involves movement of the lips
  3957. labial stop = a stop consonant that is produced with the lips
  3958. labiodental = a consonant whose articulation involves the lips and teeth
  3959. labiodental consonant = a consonant whose articulation involves the lips and teeth
  3960. labor agreement = contract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions
  3961. labor contract = contract between labor and management governing wages and benefits and working conditions
  3962. laconicism = terseness of expression
  3963. laconism = terseness of expression
  3964. Ladin = a Rhaeto-Romance dialect of Romansh spoken in southeastern Switzerland
  3965. Ladino = the Spanish dialect spoken by Sephardic Jews but written in the Hebrew script
  3966. Ladyship = a title used to address any peeress except a duchess
  3967. Laffer curve = a graph purporting to show the relation between tax rates and government income
  3968. lah = the syllable naming the sixth (submediant) note of a major or minor scale in solmization
  3969. Lahu = a Loloish language
  3970. laissez passer = a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions
  3971. Lallans = a dialect of English spoken in the Lowlands of Scotland
  3972. lallation = gibberish resembling the sounds of a baby
  3973. lambda = the 11th letter of the Greek alphabet
  3974. lamedh = the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  3975. lament = a mournful poem
  3976. lamentation = a cry of sorrow and grief
  3977. Lamentations = an Old Testament book lamenting the desolation of Judah after the destruction of Jerusalem in 586 BC
  3978. lampoon = a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  3979. landler = music in triple time for dancing the landler
  3980. landmark = a mark showing the boundary of a piece of land
  3981. Landsmaal = one of two official languages of Norway
  3982. Landsmal = one of two official languages of Norway
  3983. language = a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols / a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline / the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number / (language) communication by word of mouth
  3984. language system = a system of linguistic units or elements used in a particular language
  3985. language unit = one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
  3986. Langue d'oc = medieval provincial dialects of French formerly spoken in the south of France
  3987. Langue d'oc French = medieval provincial dialects of French formerly spoken in the south of France
  3988. Langue d'oil = medieval provincial dialects of French spoken in central and northern France
  3989. Langue d'oil French = medieval provincial dialects of French spoken in central and northern France
  3990. Lao = the Tai language of a Buddhist people living in the area of the Mekong River in Thailand and Laos
  3991. Lapp = the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
  3992. Lappic = any of the languages spoken by the Lapps and generally assumed to be Uralic languages
  3993. Lappish = any of the languages spoken by the Lapps and generally assumed to be Uralic languages
  3994. larghetto = a composition or passage played in a slow tempo slightly faster than largo but slower than adagio
  3995. largo = a composition or passage that is to be performed in a slow and dignified manner
  3996. last name = the name used to identify the members of a family
  3997. last word = an authoritative statement / the final statement in a verbal argument
  3998. Late Greek = the Greek language in the 3rd to 8th centuries
  3999. Late Latin = the form of Latin written between the 3rd and 8th centuries
  4000. latent content = hidden meaning of a fantasy or dream
  4001. Lateran Treaty = the agreement signed in the Lateran Palace in 1929 by Italy and the Holy See which recognized the Vatican City as a sovereign and independent papal state
  4002. latest = the most recent news or development
  4003. Latin = any dialect of the language of ancient Rome
  4004. Latin alphabet = the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
  4005. Latinesce = an artificial language based on Latin
  4006. Latinian language = the group of languages derived from Latin
  4007. Latinism = a word or phrase borrowed from Latin
  4008. Latvian = the official language of Latvia
  4009. laugh = a humorous anecdote or remark intended to provoke laughter / a facial expression characteristic of a person laughing / the sound of laughing
  4010. laugh line = the point of a joke or humorous story
  4011. laughter = the sound of laughing
  4012. laurel wreath = an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  4013. laurels = a tangible symbol signifying approval or distinction
  4014. law = legal document setting forth rules governing a particular kind of activity
  4015. law degree = degree conferred on someone who successfully completes law school
  4016. Laws = the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
  4017. lay = a narrative poem of popular origin / a narrative song with a recurrent refrain
  4018. lead = the introductory section of a story / a news story of major importance / an indication of potential opportunity
  4019. lead sheet = a sheet containing the words and melody for a song (and some indication of harmony) written in simple form
  4020. lead story = a news story of major importance
  4021. lead-in = the introductory section of a story
  4022. leading indicator = one of 11 indicators for different sections of the economy
  4023. leading question = a question phrased in such a way as to suggest the desired answer
  4024. leading tone = the seventh note of the diatonic scale
  4025. leaf = a sheet of any written or printed material
  4026. leaf-book = an unbound manuscript of some ancient classic
  4027. leaflet = a small book usually having a paper cover
  4028. leak = unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
  4029. learner's dictionary = a dictionary specially written for those learning a foreign language
  4030. learner's permit = a document authorizing the bearer to learn to drive an automobile
  4031. learning curve = a graph showing the rate of learning
  4032. lease = a contract granting use or occupation of property during a specified time for a specified payment
  4033. leave = permission to do something
  4034. lecture = a lengthy rebuke / a speech that is open to the public
  4035. lede = the introductory section of a story
  4036. ledger line = a short line
  4037. leer = a facial expression of contempt or scorn
  4038. legal brief = a document stating the facts and points of law of a client's case
  4039. legal code = a code of laws adopted by a state or nation
  4040. legal document = a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
  4041. legal instrument = a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
  4042. legal opinion = the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision
  4043. legal separation = a judicial decree regulating the rights and responsibilities of a married couple living apart
  4044. legalese = a style that uses the abstruse technical vocabulary of the law
  4045. legend = brief description accompanying an illustration / a story about mythical or supernatural beings or events
  4046. leger line = a short line
  4047. legislation = law enacted by a legislative body
  4048. legislative act = an act passed by a legislative body
  4049. leitmotif = a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation
  4050. leitmotiv = a melodic phrase that accompanies the reappearance of a person or situation
  4051. lemma = the heading that indicates the subject of an annotation or a literary composition or a dictionary entry / a subsidiary proposition that is assumed to be true in order to prove another proposition
  4052. lens = a channel through which something can be seen or understood
  4053. lesson = the significance of a story or event / punishment intended as a warning to others
  4054. letter = a written message addressed to a person or organization / an award earned by participation in a school sport / the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech / a strictly literal interpretation
  4055. letter of intent = any letter expressing an intention to take (or forgo) some action
  4056. Letter of Jeremiah = an Apocryphal book consisting of a letter ascribed to Jeremiah to the Jews in exile in Babylon warning them against idolatry
  4057. letter of mark and reprisal = a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation
  4058. letter of marque = a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation
  4059. letter of the alphabet = the conventional characters of the alphabet used to represent speech
  4060. letter paper = paper cut to an appropriate size for writing letters
  4061. letter telegram = a cheaper form of telegram that is sent abroad for delivery the next day
  4062. lettercard = a postcard that folds so the message is inside
  4063. letterhead = a sheet of stationery with name and address of the organization printed at the top
  4064. lettering = letters inscribed (especially words engraved or carved) on something
  4065. letterpress = printing from a plate with raised characters
  4066. letters of administration = legal document naming someone to administer an estate when no executor has been named
  4067. letters of marque = a license to a private citizen to seize property of another nation
  4068. letters patent = an official document granting a right or privilege
  4069. letters testamentary = a legal document from a probate court or court officer informing you of your appointment as executor of a will and empowering you to discharge those responsibilities
  4070. letterset printing = image is transferred from a relief type plate to a roller
  4071. Lettish = the official language of Latvia
  4072. lettre de cachet = a warrant formerly issued by a French king who could warrant imprisonment or death in a signed letter under his seal
  4073. Leviticus = the third book of the Old Testament
  4074. lexeme = a minimal unit (as a word or stem) in the lexicon of a language
  4075. lexical database = a database of information about words
  4076. lexical disambiguation = disambiguation of the sense of a polysemantic word
  4077. lexical entry = the entry in a dictionary of information about a word
  4078. lexical meaning = the meaning of a content word that depends on the nonlinguistic concepts it is used to express
  4079. lexicon = a reference book containing an alphabetical list of words with information about them
  4080. liaison = a channel for communication between groups
  4081. libel = the written statement of a plaintiff explaining the cause of action (the defamation) and any relief he seeks / a false and malicious publication printed for the purpose of defaming a living person
  4082. liberty chit = a permit to enter or leave a military installation
  4083. library card = a card certifying the bearer's right to use the library
  4084. library catalog = an enumeration of all the resources of a library
  4085. library catalogue = an enumeration of all the resources of a library
  4086. library program = a program in a program library
  4087. library routine = a debugged routine that is maintained in a program library
  4088. libretto = the words of an opera or musical play
  4089. licence = a legal document giving official permission to do something
  4090. license = a legal document giving official permission to do something
  4091. license number = the number on the license plate that identifies the car that bears it
  4092. licensing agreement = contract giving someone the legal right to use a patent or trademark
  4093. lie = a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
  4094. lied = a German art song of the 19th century for voice and piano
  4095. life = an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  4096. life history = an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  4097. life story = an account of the series of events making up a person's life
  4098. ligature = character consisting of two or more letters combined into one / (music) a group of notes connected by a slur
  4099. light = a visual warning signal
  4100. light opera = a short amusing opera
  4101. lights-out = signal to turn the lights out
  4102. limerick = a humorous verse form of 5 anapestic lines with a rhyme scheme aabba
  4103. limited edition = an edition that is restricted to a specific number of copies
  4104. line = a means of communication or access / a short personal letter / a mark that is long relative to its width / text consisting of a row of words written across a page or computer screen / persuasive but insincere talk that is usually intended to deceive or impress / a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  4105. line item = an item in an appropriation bill
  4106. line of gab = plausible glib talk
  4107. line of poetry = a single line of words in a poem
  4108. line of verse = a single line of words in a poem
  4109. line score = a summary of the scoring in a game
  4110. line-shooting = an instance of boastful talk
  4111. Linear A = an undeciphered writing system used in Crete in the 17th century B.C.
  4112. Linear B = a syllabic script used in Greece in the 13th century B.C.
  4113. linear equation = a polynomial equation of the first degree
  4114. lineup = the schedule of programs for a particular period / (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat
  4115. lingam = the Hindu phallic symbol of Siva
  4116. lingo = a characteristic language of a particular group
  4117. lingua franca = a common language used by speakers of different languages
  4118. lingual = a consonant that is produced with the tongue and other speech organs
  4119. Lingualumina = an artificial language
  4120. linguistic atlas = an atlas showing the distribution of distinctive linguistic features
  4121. linguistic communication = a systematic means of communicating by the use of sounds or conventional symbols
  4122. linguistic context = discourse that surrounds a language unit and helps to determine its interpretation
  4123. linguistic profiling = using speech characteristics or dialect to identify a speaker's race or religion or social class
  4124. linguistic rule = a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
  4125. linguistic string = a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
  4126. linguistic unit = one of the natural units into which linguistic messages can be analyzed
  4127. linguistic universal = a grammatical rule (or other linguistic feature) that is found in all languages
  4128. Lingvo Kosmopolita = an artificial language
  4129. link = a channel for communication between groups / (computing) an instruction that connects one part of a program or an element on a list to another program or list
  4130. linkage editor = an editor program that creates one module from several by resolving cross-references among the modules
  4131. linking verb = an equating verb (such as `be' or `become') that links the subject with the complement of a sentence
  4132. Linux = an open-source version of the UNIX operating system
  4133. lip = an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  4134. lip service = an expression of agreement that is not supported by real conviction
  4135. lipogram = a text that excludes a particular letter or particular letters of the alphabet
  4136. liquid = a frictionless continuant that is not a nasal consonant
  4137. liquor licence = a license authorizing the holder to sell alcoholic beverages
  4138. liquor license = a license authorizing the holder to sell alcoholic beverages
  4139. LISP = a flexible procedure-oriented programing language that manipulates symbols in the form of lists
  4140. LISP compiler = a compiler for programs written in LISP
  4141. LISP program = a program written in LISP
  4142. list = a database containing an ordered array of items
  4143. list-processing language = a flexible procedure-oriented programing language that manipulates symbols in the form of lists
  4144. listing = a database containing an ordered array of items
  4145. Lisu = a Loloish language
  4146. Litany = a prayer consisting of a series of invocations by the priest with responses from the congregation / any long and tedious address or recital
  4147. literal = a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
  4148. literal error = a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
  4149. literal interpretation = an interpretation based on the exact wording
  4150. literary argument = a summary of the subject or plot of a literary work or play or movie
  4151. literary composition = imaginative or creative writing
  4152. literary criticism = a written evaluation of a work of literature
  4153. literary genre = a style of expressing yourself in writing
  4154. literary review = a review devoted to literary criticism
  4155. literary work = imaginative or creative writing
  4156. literature = creative writing of recognized artistic value / published writings in a particular style on a particular subject
  4157. lithography = a method of planographic printing from a metal or stone surface
  4158. Lithuanian = the official language of Lithuania
  4159. litmus test = a test that relies on a single indicator
  4160. litotes = understatement for rhetorical effect
  4161. little dictionary = a dictionary that is small enough to carry in your pocket
  4162. living will = a document written by someone still legally capable requesting that he should be allowed to die if subsequently severely disabled or suffering terminal illness
  4163. Livonian = the Finnic language spoken by the people of Livonia in Estonia and Latvia
  4164. LLB = a three-year law degree
  4165. LLD = an honorary law degree
  4166. LLM = an advanced law degree
  4167. loan = a word borrowed from another language
  4168. loan application = an application to borrow money
  4169. loan translation = an expression introduced into one language by translating it from another language
  4170. loan-blend = a word that is composed of parts from different languages
  4171. loanblend = a word that is composed of parts from different languages
  4172. loanword = a word borrowed from another language
  4173. lobe = the enhanced response of an antenna in a given direction as indicated by a loop in its radiation pattern
  4174. local call = a telephone call made within a local calling area
  4175. localism = a phrase or pronunciation that is peculiar to a particular locality
  4176. locative = the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb
  4177. locative role = the semantic role of the noun phrase that designates the place of the state or action denoted by the verb
  4178. locus classicus = an authoritative and often-quoted passage
  4179. locution = a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
  4180. lodgement = bringing a charge or accusation against someone
  4181. lodgment = bringing a charge or accusation against someone
  4182. log = a written record of events on a voyage (of a ship or plane) / a written record of messages sent or received / the exponent required to produce a given number
  4183. logarithm = the exponent required to produce a given number
  4184. logbook = a book in which the log is written
  4185. logic bomb = a set of instructions inserted into a program that are designed to execute (or `explode') if a particular condition is satisfied
  4186. logic diagram = a graphical representation of a program using formal logic
  4187. logic programing = a computer language designed in Europe to support natural language processing
  4188. logic programming = a computer language designed in Europe to support natural language processing
  4189. logical diagram = a graphical representation of a program using formal logic
  4190. logical proof = proof of a logical theorem
  4191. logical quantifier = a word (such as `some' or `all' or `no') that binds the variables in a logical proposition
  4192. logion = a saying of Jesus that is regarded as authentic although it is not recorded in the Gospels
  4193. logo = a company emblem or device
  4194. logogram = a single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation
  4195. logograph = a single written symbol that represents an entire word or phrase without indicating its pronunciation
  4196. logomachy = argument about words or the meaning of words
  4197. logotype = a company emblem or device
  4198. Lolo = a Loloish language
  4199. Lolo-Burmese = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in northern Burma and Yunnan
  4200. Loloish = languages spoken by hill tribes in northern Burma and neighboring areas
  4201. long distance = a telephone call made outside the local calling area
  4202. long-distance call = a telephone call made outside the local calling area
  4203. long-windedness = boring verbosity
  4204. longhand = rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
  4205. loop = a computer program that performs a series of instructions repeatedly until some specified condition is satisfied / the basic pattern of the human fingerprint
  4206. loophole = an ambiguity (especially one in the text of a law or contract) that makes it possible to evade a difficulty or obligation
  4207. loose sentence = a complex sentence in which the main clause comes first and the subordinate clause follows
  4208. Lord's Prayer = the prayer that Christ gave his disciples in the Sermon on the Mount
  4209. Lordship = a title used to address any British peer except a duke and extended to a bishop or a judge
  4210. love letter = a personal letter to a loved one expressing affection
  4211. love lyric = the lyric of a love song
  4212. love song = a song about love or expressing love for another person
  4213. love story = a story dealing with love
  4214. love-song = a song about love or expressing love for another person
  4215. low blow = unscrupulous abuse
  4216. low comedy = a comedy characterized by slapstick and burlesque
  4217. Low German = a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
  4218. Low Latin = any dialect of Latin other than classical Latin
  4219. low-down = slang terms for inside information
  4220. low-level formatting = the format of sectors on the surface of a hard disk drive so that the operating system can access them and setting a starting position
  4221. lower criticism = the study of existing manuscripts of the Scriptures in order to determine the original text
  4222. lower-case letter = the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
  4223. lowercase = the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
  4224. Luba = a Bantu language spoken in southeastern Congo
  4225. lubber line = a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
  4226. lubber's line = a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
  4227. lubber's mark = a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
  4228. lubber's point = a fixed line on a ship's compass indicating its heading
  4229. lucubration = a solemn literary work that is the product of laborious cogitation
  4230. Ludian = a Baltic-Finnic language
  4231. LuGanda = the Bantu language of the Buganda people
  4232. Lukasiewicz notation = a parenthesis-free notation for forming mathematical expressions in which each operator precedes its operands
  4233. Luke = one of the four Gospels in the New Testament
  4234. lullaby = a quiet song intended to lull a child to sleep
  4235. luncheon voucher = coupon redeemable at a restaurant and entitling the holder to a meal
  4236. Luo = a Nilotic language
  4237. luridness = the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes
  4238. Lusatian = a Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany
  4239. Luvian = an Anatolian language
  4240. Luwian = an Anatolian language
  4241. Luyia = a Bantu language
  4242. Lycian = an Anatolian language
  4243. Lydian = an Anatolian language
  4244. lynx = a text browser
  4245. lyric = a short poem of songlike quality / the text of a popular song or musical-comedy number
  4246. lyric poem = a short poem of songlike quality
  4247. M = the 13th letter of the Roman alphabet
  4248. MA = a master's degree in arts and sciences
  4249. mace = a ceremonial staff carried as a symbol of office or authority
  4250. Macedonian = the Slavic language of modern Macedonia
  4251. machine code = a set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation
  4252. machine language = a set of instructions coded so that the computer can use it directly without further translation / a programming language designed for use on a specific class of computers
  4253. machine readable dictionary = a machine-readable version of a standard dictionary
  4254. machine-displayable text = electronic text that is stored and used in the form of a digital image
  4255. machine-oriented language = a programming language designed for use on a specific class of computers
  4256. machine-readable text = electronic text that is stored as strings of characters and that can be displayed in a variety of formats
  4257. mackle = a printed impression that is blurred or doubled
  4258. macro = a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
  4259. macro instruction = a single computer instruction that results in a series of instructions in machine language
  4260. macron = a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
  4261. macumba = popular dance music of Brazil
  4262. madrigal = an unaccompanied partsong for 2 or 3 voices
  4263. Mafa = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  4264. mag = a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
  4265. Magadhan = a subfamily of Indic languages
  4266. magazine = a periodic publication containing pictures and stories and articles of interest to those who purchase it or subscribe to it
  4267. magazine article = an article published in a magazine
  4268. Magen David = a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles
  4269. magic spell = a verbal formula believed to have magical force
  4270. magical spell = a verbal formula believed to have magical force
  4271. Magna Carta = the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215
  4272. Magna Charta = the royal charter of political rights given to rebellious English barons by King John in 1215
  4273. magnetic medium = any storage medium in which different patterns of magnetization are used to represent stored bits or bytes of information
  4274. magnetic storage = any storage medium in which different patterns of magnetization are used to represent stored bits or bytes of information
  4275. magnetic storage medium = any storage medium in which different patterns of magnetization are used to represent stored bits or bytes of information
  4276. Magnificat = the canticle of the Virgin Mary
  4277. magnification = making to seem more important than it really is
  4278. magniloquence = high-flown style
  4279. Magyar = the official language of Hungary
  4280. Mahabharata = a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families
  4281. Mahabharatam = a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families
  4282. Mahabharatum = a sacred epic Sanskrit poem of India dealing in many episodes with the struggle between two rival families
  4283. Mahican = the Algonquian language spoken by the Mohican
  4284. Mahratti = an Indic language; the state language of Maharashtra in west central India
  4285. maiden name = a woman's surname before marriage
  4286. Maidu = a Penutian language spoken by the Maidu
  4287. mail = the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office / the bags of letters and packages that are transported by the postal service
  4288. mail order = a purchase negotiated by mail
  4289. mail service = the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
  4290. mailer = an advertisement that is sent by mail
  4291. mailing list = a list of names and addresses to which advertising material is mailed
  4292. mailing-card = a card for sending messages by post without an envelope
  4293. main clause = a clause in a complex sentence that can stand alone as a complete sentence
  4294. main entry word = the form of a word that heads a lexical entry and is alphabetized in a dictionary
  4295. main file = a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent
  4296. major diatonic scale = a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th
  4297. major form class = any of the major parts of speech of traditional grammar
  4298. major key = a key whose harmony is based on the major scale
  4299. major lobe = the maximum lobe in the radiation pattern which is intended to be along the forward axis and which gives the effect of a beam
  4300. major mode = a key whose harmony is based on the major scale
  4301. major premise = the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term
  4302. major premiss = the premise of a syllogism that contains the major term
  4303. major scale = a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 3rd and 4th and 7th and 8th
  4304. major term = the term in a syllogism that is the predicate of the conclusion
  4305. majority opinion = the opinion joined by a majority of the court
  4306. majuscule = one of the large alphabetic characters used as the first letter in writing or printing proper names and sometimes for emphasis
  4307. making known = a speech act that conveys information
  4308. Malachi = an Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi
  4309. Malachias = an Old Testament book containing the prophecies of Malachi
  4310. malaprop = the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
  4311. malapropism = the unintentional misuse of a word by confusion with one that sounds similar
  4312. malarkey = empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
  4313. malarky = empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
  4314. Malay = a western subfamily of Western Malayo-Polynesian languages
  4315. Malayalam = a Dravidian language (closely related to Tamil) that is spoken in southwestern India
  4316. Malayo-Polynesian = the branch of the Austronesian languages spoken from Madagascar to the central Pacific
  4317. Malaysian = the Malay language spoken in Malaysia
  4318. Malecite = the Algonquian language of the Malecite and Passamaquody
  4319. malediction = the act of calling down a curse that invokes evil
  4320. Maleseet = the Algonquian language of the Malecite and Passamaquody
  4321. malevolent program = a computer program designed to have undesirable or harmful effects
  4322. malicious gossip = disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
  4323. malignment = slanderous defamation
  4324. MALS = a master's degree in library science
  4325. Maltese = the national language of the Republic of Malta
  4326. Maltese language = the national language of the Republic of Malta
  4327. Malti = the national language of the Republic of Malta
  4328. Malto = the Dravidian language spoken by the Malto
  4329. malware = malicious software, designed to break into a system
  4330. Mam = a Mayan language spoken by the Mam
  4331. Manchu = the Tungusic language spoken by the Manchu
  4332. Manda = a Dravidian language spoken in south central India
  4333. Mandaean = the form of Aramaic used by the Mandeans
  4334. mandamus = an extraordinary writ commanding an official to perform a ministerial act that the law recognizes as an absolute duty and not a matter for the official's discretion
  4335. Mandara = a Chadic language spoken in the Mandara mountains in Cameroon
  4336. Mandarin = the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
  4337. Mandarin Chinese = the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
  4338. Mandarin dialect = the dialect of Chinese spoken in Beijing and adopted as the official language for all of China
  4339. mandate = a document giving an official instruction or command
  4340. mandatory injunction = injunction requiring the performance of some specific act
  4341. Mande = a group of African languages in the Niger-Congo group spoken from Senegal east as far as the Ivory Coast
  4342. Mandean = the form of Aramaic used by the Mandeans
  4343. manga = graphic novel that originated in Japan, usually intended for adults and characterized by highly stylized art
  4344. manifest = a customs document listing the contents put on a ship or plane
  4345. manifest destiny = a policy of imperialism rationalized as inevitable
  4346. manifestation = a manifest indication of the existence or presence or nature of some person or thing / expression without words
  4347. manifesto = a public declaration of intentions
  4348. manner name = a word that denotes a manner of doing something
  4349. manner of speaking = your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally
  4350. Mansi = the Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Vogul
  4351. mantissa = the positive fractional part of the representation of a logarithm
  4352. mantle = the cloak as a symbol of authority
  4353. mantra = literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism
  4354. manual = a small handbook
  4355. manual alphabet = an alphabet used by the deaf
  4356. manuscript = the form of a literary work submitted for publication / handwritten book or document
  4357. Manx = the ancient Gaelic formerly spoken on the Isle of Man
  4358. Maori = the Oceanic language spoken by the Maori in New Zealand
  4359. map collection = a collection of maps in book form
  4360. maple-leaf = the emblem of Canada
  4361. Maracan language = the language spoken by the Maraco
  4362. Maraco = the language spoken by the Maraco
  4363. Marathi = an Indic language; the state language of Maharashtra in west central India
  4364. MArch = a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture / genre of music written for marching
  4365. marching music = genre of music written for marching
  4366. marching orders = an order from a superior officer for troops to depart / (informal) a notice of dismissal or discharge
  4367. margin = the blank space that surrounds the text on a page
  4368. margin call = a demand by a broker that a customer deposit enough to bring his margin up to the minimum requirement
  4369. marginalia = notes written in the margin
  4370. Mari = the Finnic language spoken by the Cheremis
  4371. Maricopa = the Yuman language spoken by the Maricopa and the Halchidhoma
  4372. Mariposan = a Penutian language spoken by the Yokuts in the San Joaquin Valley
  4373. Mark = the shortest of the four Gospels in the New Testament / a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened) / a symbol of disgrace or infamy / a visible indication made on a surface / a written or printed symbol (as for punctuation) / a reference point to shoot at / a distinguishing symbol
  4374. marker = a distinguishing symbol
  4375. market letter = a newsletter written by an analyst of the stock market and sold to subscribers
  4376. market order = an order to a broker to sell or buy stocks or commodities at the prevailing market price
  4377. marking = a distinguishing symbol
  4378. markup = detailed stylistic instructions for typesetting something that is to be printed
  4379. markup language = a set of symbols and rules for their use when doing a markup of a document
  4380. marque = a name given to a product or service
  4381. marriage contract = a prenuptial agreement or contract
  4382. marriage counseling = counseling on marital problems and disagreements
  4383. marriage licence = a license authorizing two people to marry
  4384. marriage license = a license authorizing two people to marry
  4385. marriage offer = an offer of marriage
  4386. marriage proposal = an offer of marriage
  4387. marriage settlement = a prenuptial agreement or contract
  4388. Marseillaise = the French national anthem
  4389. martial music = brisk marching music suitable for troops marching in a military parade
  4390. Masa = an independent group of closely related Chadic languages spoken in the area between the Biu-Mandara and East Chadic languages
  4391. Masai = a Nilotic language
  4392. masculine = a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to males or to objects classified as male
  4393. Mashi = a Bantu language
  4394. Masora = a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts
  4395. Masorah = a vast body of textual criticism of the Hebrew Scriptures including notes on features of writing and on the occurrence of certain words and on variant sources and instructions for pronunciation and other comments that were written between AD 600 and 900 by Jewish scribes in the margins or at the end of texts
  4396. Mass = a sequence of prayers constituting the Christian Eucharistic rite / a musical setting for a Mass
  4397. Mass card = a card sent to a bereaved family that says the sender has arranged for a Mass to be said in memory of the deceased
  4398. mass medium = transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
  4399. mass noun = a noun that does not form plurals
  4400. Massachuset = the Algonquian language of the Massachuset
  4401. Massachusetts = the Algonquian language of the Massachuset
  4402. master file = a computer file that is used as the authority in a given job and that is relatively permanent
  4403. Master in Business = a master's degree in business
  4404. Master in Business Administration = a master's degree in business
  4405. Master in Public Affairs = a master's degree in questions of public concern
  4406. Master of Architecture = a degree granted for the successful completion of advanced study of architecture
  4407. Master of Arts = a master's degree in arts and sciences
  4408. Master of Arts in Library Science = a master's degree in library science
  4409. Master of Arts in Teaching = a master's degree in teaching
  4410. Master of Divinity = a master's degree in religion
  4411. Master of Education = a master's degree in education
  4412. Master of Fine Arts = a master's degree in fine arts
  4413. Master of Laws = an advanced law degree
  4414. Master of Library Science = a master's degree in library science
  4415. Master of Literature = a master's degree in literature
  4416. Master of Science = a master's degree in science
  4417. Master of Science in Engineering = a master's degree in engineering
  4418. Master of Theology = a master's degree in theology
  4419. master's degree = an academic degree higher than a bachelor's degree but lower than a doctor's degree
  4420. masthead = the title of a newspaper or magazine
  4421. MAT = a master's degree in teaching
  4422. Matabele = a Bantu language sometimes considered a dialect of Zulu
  4423. Matakam = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  4424. material = information (data or ideas or observations) that can be used or reworked into a finished form
  4425. maternal language = one's native language
  4426. mathematical notation = a notation used by mathematicians
  4427. mathematical proof = proof of a mathematical theorem
  4428. mathematical statement = a statement of a mathematical relation
  4429. mathematical symbol = a character that is used to indicates a mathematical relation or operation
  4430. matinee = a theatrical performance held during the daytime
  4431. matronymic = a name derived from the name of your mother or a maternal ancestor
  4432. matter = written works
  4433. matter of fact = a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide
  4434. matter of law = a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
  4435. Matthew = one of the Gospels in the New Testament
  4436. Mattole = the Athapaskan language spoken by the Mattole
  4437. maxim = a saying that is widely accepted on its own merits
  4438. Maxwell's equations = four differential equations that summarize classical properties of electromagnetic fields
  4439. Maya = a family of American Indian languages spoken by Mayas
  4440. Mayan = a family of American Indian languages spoken by Mayas
  4441. Mayan language = a family of American Indian languages spoken by Mayas
  4442. Mayday = an internationally recognized distress signal via radiotelephone
  4443. mazurka = music composed for dancing the mazurka
  4444. MB = a bachelor's degree in medicine
  4445. MBA = a master's degree in business
  4446. McGuffey Eclectic Readers = readers that combined lessons in reading with moralistic messages
  4447. MD = a doctor's degree in medicine
  4448. MDiv = a master's degree in religion
  4449. mea culpa = an acknowledgment of your error or guilt
  4450. meal ticket = coupon redeemable at a restaurant and entitling the holder to a meal
  4451. meaning = the message that is intended or expressed or signified
  4452. meaninglessness = a message that seems to convey no meaning
  4453. mearstone = an old term for a landmark that consisted of a pile of stones surmounted by an upright slab
  4454. measure = a statute in draft before it becomes law / musical notation for a repeating pattern of musical beats / (prosody) the accent in a metrical foot of verse / a basis for comparison
  4455. MEd = a master's degree in education
  4456. Medaille Militaire = a French military decoration
  4457. medal = an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  4458. Medal of Honor = the highest U.S. military decoration awarded for bravery and valor in action `above and beyond the call of duty'
  4459. medallion = an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event / an emblem indicating that a taxicab is registered
  4460. mediant = the third note of a diatonic scale
  4461. mediation = a negotiation to resolve differences that is conducted by some impartial party
  4462. medical bill = statement of charges for medical services
  4463. medical history = the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
  4464. Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System = relational database of the United States National Library of Medicine for the storage and retrieval of bibliographical information concerning the biomedical literature
  4465. medical record = the case history of a medical patient as recalled by the patient
  4466. medical report = a report of the results of a medical examination of a patient
  4467. Medieval Greek = the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 AD
  4468. Medieval Latin = Latin used for liturgical purposes during the Middle Ages
  4469. medieval mode = any of a system of modes used in Gregorian chants up until 1600
  4470. medium = an intervening substance through which signals can travel as a means for communication / a means or instrumentality for storing or communicating information / (usually plural) transmissions that are disseminated widely to the public
  4471. MEDLARS = relational database of the United States National Library of Medicine for the storage and retrieval of bibliographical information concerning the biomedical literature
  4472. medley = a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
  4473. meerestone = an old term for a landmark that consisted of a pile of stones surmounted by an upright slab
  4474. Megillah = the scroll of parchment that contains the biblical story of Esther
  4475. meiosis = understatement for rhetorical effect
  4476. melodic line = a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  4477. melodic phrase = a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  4478. melodic theme = melodic subject of a musical composition
  4479. melodrama = an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization
  4480. melody = a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  4481. mem = the 13th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  4482. membership card = a card certifying membership in an organization
  4483. memo = a written proposal or reminder
  4484. memoir = an essay on a scientific or scholarly topic / an account of the author's personal experiences
  4485. memorabilia = a record of things worth remembering
  4486. memoranda = a written proposal or reminder
  4487. memorandum = a written proposal or reminder
  4488. memorial = a written statement of facts submitted in conjunction with a petition to an authority / a recognition of meritorious service
  4489. menace = a threat or the act of threatening
  4490. mendicancy = a solicitation for money or food
  4491. Menominee = the Algonquian language spoken by the Menomini
  4492. Menomini = the Algonquian language spoken by the Menomini
  4493. mention = an official recognition of merit / a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage / a remark that calls attention to something or someone
  4494. menu = a list of dishes available at a restaurant / (computer science) a list of options available to a computer user
  4495. merestone = an old term for a landmark that consisted of a pile of stones surmounted by an upright slab
  4496. merger agreement = contract governing the merger of two or more companies
  4497. merit badge = a badge award to Boy Scouts in recognition of special projects
  4498. meronym = a word that names a part of a larger whole
  4499. message = a communication (usually brief) that is written or spoken or signaled / what a communication that is about something is about
  4500. messaging = the sending and processing of e-mail by computer
  4501. Messiah = an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742
  4502. metalanguage = a language that can be used to describe languages
  4503. metalepsis = substituting metonymy of one figurative sense for another
  4504. metaphor = a figure of speech in which an expression is used to refer to something that it does not literally denote in order to suggest a similarity
  4505. meteorology = predicting what the weather will be
  4506. meter = the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  4507. metonym = a word that denotes one thing but refers to a related thing
  4508. metonymy = substituting the name of an attribute or feature for the name of the thing itself
  4509. metre = the accent in a metrical foot of verse
  4510. metrical foot = a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
  4511. metrical unit = a group of 2 or 3 syllables forming the basic unit of poetic rhythm
  4512. metronymic = a name derived from the name of your mother or a maternal ancestor
  4513. Mexican Spanish = the dialect of Spanish spoken in Mexico
  4514. mezuza = religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law
  4515. mezuzah = religious texts from Deuteronomy inscribed on parchment and rolled up in a case that is attached to the doorframe of many Jewish households in accordance with Jewish law
  4516. mezzo = the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
  4517. mezzo-soprano = the female singing voice between contralto and soprano
  4518. MFA = a master's degree in fine arts
  4519. mi = the syllable naming the third (mediant) note of any major scale in solmization
  4520. Miao = a language of uncertain affiliation spoken by the Hmong
  4521. Micah = an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem
  4522. Micheas = an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Micah foretelling the destruction of Jerusalem
  4523. Micmac = the Algonquian language of the Micmac
  4524. microcode = coded instructions that are stored permanently in read-only memory
  4525. Microsoft disk operating system = an operating system developed by Bill Gates for personal computers
  4526. middle C = the note designated by the first ledger line below the treble staff
  4527. Middle English = English from about 1100 to 1450
  4528. Middle Greek = the Greek language from about 600 to 1200 AD
  4529. Middle High German = High German from 1100 to 1500
  4530. Middle Irish = Irish Gaelic from 1100 to 1500
  4531. Middle Low German = Low German from 1100 to 1500
  4532. middle name = a name between your first name and your surname
  4533. middle term = the term in a syllogism that is common to both premises and excluded from the conclusion
  4534. MIDI = a standard protocol for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers
  4535. Midrash = an ancient commentary on part of the Hebrew scriptures that is based on Jewish methods of interpretation and attached to the biblical text
  4536. midterm = an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
  4537. midterm exam = an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
  4538. midterm examination = an examination administered in the middle of an academic term
  4539. Mikir-Meithei = Kamarupan languages spoken in the states of Manipur and Assam in northeastern India
  4540. milepost = stone post at side of a road to show distances
  4541. milestone = stone post at side of a road to show distances
  4542. military commission = an official document issued by a government and conferring on the recipient the rank of an officer in the armed forces
  4543. military greeting = a formal military gesture of respect
  4544. military intelligence = information about the armed forces of another country that is useful in planning and conducting military policy or military operations
  4545. military march = brisk marching music suitable for troops marching in a military parade
  4546. military music = brisk marching music suitable for troops marching in a military parade
  4547. mimesis = the representation of another person's words in a speech
  4548. Min = any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
  4549. Min dialect = any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
  4550. minim = a musical note having the time value of half a whole note
  4551. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory = a self-report personality inventory consisting of 550 items that describe feelings or actions which the person is asked to agree with or disagree with
  4552. minor diatonic scale = a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th
  4553. minor key = a key based on the minor scale
  4554. minor mode = a key based on the minor scale
  4555. minor premise = the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term
  4556. minor premiss = the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term
  4557. minor scale = a diatonic scale with notes separated by whole tones except for the 2nd and 3rd and 5th and 6th
  4558. minor term = the term in a syllogism that is the subject of the conclusion
  4559. minstrel show = a variety show in which the performers are made up in blackface
  4560. minstrelsy = ballads sung by minstrels
  4561. mintmark = a mark on a coin that identifies the mint where it was produced
  4562. minuet = a stately piece of music composed for dancing the minuet
  4563. minus sign = a sign indicating the operation of subtraction
  4564. minuscule = a small cursive script developed from uncial between the 7th and 9th centuries and used in medieval manuscripts / the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
  4565. minute = a short note
  4566. minute book = a book in which minutes have been written
  4567. minutes = a written account of what transpired at a meeting
  4568. miracle play = a medieval play representing episodes from the life of a saint or martyr
  4569. Miranda rule = the rule that police (when interrogating you after an arrest) are obliged to warn you that anything you say may be used as evidence and to read you your constitutional rights
  4570. Miri = little known Kamarupan languages
  4571. Mirish = little known Kamarupan languages
  4572. miscellany = an anthology of short literary pieces and poems and ballads etc.
  4573. misconstrual = a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions
  4574. misconstruction = an ungrammatical constituent / a kind of misinterpretation resulting from putting a wrong construction on words or actions
  4575. misdirection = incorrect directions or instructions / an incorrect charge to a jury given by a judge
  4576. Mishna = the first part of the Talmud
  4577. Mishnah = the first part of the Talmud
  4578. misinformation = information that is incorrect
  4579. misinterpretation = putting the wrong interpretation on
  4580. misnomer = an incorrect or unsuitable name
  4581. misplaced modifier = a word or phrase apparently modifying an unintended word because of its placement in a sentence: e.g., `when young' in `when young, circuses appeal to all of us'
  4582. misprint = a mistake in printed matter resulting from mechanical failures of some kind
  4583. mispronunciation = incorrect pronunciation
  4584. misquotation = an incorrect quotation
  4585. misquote = an incorrect quotation
  4586. misreading = misinterpretation caused by inaccurate reading
  4587. misrepresentation = a misleading falsehood
  4588. Miss = a form of address for an unmarried woman
  4589. missal = a book containing all the prayers and responses needed to celebrate Mass throughout the year
  4590. missive = a written message addressed to a person or organization
  4591. Missouri = a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Missouri
  4592. Missouri Compromise = an agreement in 1820 between pro-slavery and anti-slavery factions in the United States concerning the extension of slavery into new territories
  4593. misspelling = a spelling that is incorrect
  4594. misstatement = a statement that contains a mistake
  4595. mistake = part of a statement that is not correct
  4596. mistaking = putting the wrong interpretation on
  4597. Mister = a form of address for a man
  4598. mistranslation = an incorrect translation
  4599. misunderstanding = putting the wrong interpretation on
  4600. mitigation = a partial excuse to mitigate censure
  4601. Miwok = a Penutian language spoken by the Miwok
  4602. mixed metaphor = a combination of two or more metaphors that together produce a ridiculous effect
  4603. MLitt = a master's degree in literature
  4604. MLS = a master's degree in library science
  4605. MMPI = a self-report personality inventory consisting of 550 items that describe feelings or actions which the person is asked to agree with or disagree with
  4606. moan = an utterance expressing pain or disapproval
  4607. mock-heroic = a satirical imitation of heroic verse
  4608. mockery = showing your contempt by derision / a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  4609. modal = an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
  4610. modal auxiliary = an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
  4611. modal auxiliary verb = an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
  4612. modal verb = an auxiliary verb (such as `can' or `will') that is used to express modality
  4613. mode = any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
  4614. modern = a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
  4615. Modern English = English since about 1450
  4616. modern font = a typeface (based on an 18th century design by Gianbattista Bodoni) distinguished by regular shape and hairline serifs and heavy downstrokes
  4617. Modern Greek = the Greek language as spoken and written today
  4618. Modern Hebrew = Hebrew used in Israel today
  4619. modern jazz = any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940
  4620. modernization = a modernized version
  4621. modifier = a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
  4622. modulation = the transmission of a signal by using it to vary a carrier wave
  4623. modus vivendi = a temporary accommodation of a disagreement between parties pending a permanent settlement
  4624. Mogen David = a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles
  4625. Mohave = the Yuman language spoken by the Mohave
  4626. Mohawk = the Iroquoian language spoken by the Mohawk
  4627. Mohican = the Algonquian language spoken by the Mohican
  4628. Mojave = the Yuman language spoken by the Mohave
  4629. Mokulu = a Chadic language spoken in Chad
  4630. molecular formula = a chemical formula based on analysis and molecular weight
  4631. Mon = the Mon-Khmer language spoken by the Mon
  4632. Mon-Khmer = a branch of the Austro-Asiatic languages
  4633. Monario = an artificial language
  4634. Mongolian = a family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia
  4635. Mongolic = a family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia
  4636. Mongolic language = a family of Altaic language spoken in Mongolia
  4637. moniker = a familiar name for a person
  4638. monition = a summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted / cautionary advice about something imminent (especially imminent danger or other unpleasantness) / a firm rebuke
  4639. monitor program = a program that observes and regulates and controls or verifies the operations of a data-processing system
  4640. monitoring program = a program that observes and regulates and controls or verifies the operations of a data-processing system
  4641. monody = music consisting of a single vocal part
  4642. monogram = a graphic symbol consisting of 2 or more letters combined
  4643. monograph = a detailed and documented treatise on a particular subject
  4644. monologue = a (usually long) dramatic speech by a single actor / a long utterance by one person (especially one that prevents others from participating in the conversation) / speech you make to yourself
  4645. monophonic music = music consisting of a single vocal part
  4646. monophony = music consisting of a single vocal part
  4647. monospaced font = a typeface is which each character is given the same width
  4648. monosyllabic word = a word or utterance of one syllable
  4649. monosyllable = a word or utterance of one syllable
  4650. monotone = an unchanging intonation / a single tone repeated with different words or different rhythms
  4651. Monroe Doctrine = an American foreign policy opposing interference in the western hemisphere from outside powers
  4652. monstrance = proof by a process of argument or a series of proposition proving an asserted conclusion
  4653. monthly = a periodical that is published every month
  4654. Moquelumnan = a Penutian language spoken by the Miwok
  4655. moral = the significance of a story or event
  4656. moral principle = the principle that conduct should be moral
  4657. moralisation = indulgence in moral pronouncements
  4658. moralism = a moral maxim
  4659. morality play = an allegorical play popular in the 15th and 16th centuries
  4660. moralization = indulgence in moral pronouncements
  4661. moralizing = indulgence in moral pronouncements
  4662. morceau = a short literary or musical composition
  4663. Mordva = the Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians
  4664. Mordvin = the Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians
  4665. Mordvinian = the Finnic language spoken by the Mordvinians
  4666. morning = a conventional expression of greeting or farewell
  4667. morpheme = minimal meaningful language unit
  4668. morphological rule = a linguistic rule for the formation of words
  4669. morphophoneme = the phonemes (or strings of phonemes) that constitute the various allomorphs of a morpheme
  4670. morphophonemic system = the morphophonemics of a particular language
  4671. Morse = a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes
  4672. Morse code = a telegraph code in which letters and numbers are represented by strings of dots and dashes
  4673. mortgage application = an application for a mortgage loan
  4674. mortgage deed = deed embodying a mortgage
  4675. Mosaic = a freeware browser
  4676. Mosan = a family of Amerindian languages spoken in Washington and British Columbia
  4677. mot = a clever remark
  4678. mot juste = the appropriate word or expression
  4679. motet = an unaccompanied choral composition with sacred lyrics; intended to be sung as part of a church service
  4680. mother tongue = one's native language
  4681. motherese = an adult's imitation of the speech of a young child
  4682. motif = a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
  4683. motion = the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals / a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote
  4684. motion picture = a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  4685. motion-picture show = a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  4686. motive = a theme that is repeated or elaborated in a piece of music
  4687. motto = a favorite saying of a sect or political group
  4688. moue = a disdainful grimace
  4689. mouth = an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  4690. movement = a major self-contained part of a symphony or sonata
  4691. movie = a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  4692. moving picture = a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  4693. moving-picture show = a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  4694. Mozart = the music of Mozart
  4695. Mr = a form of address for a man
  4696. Mr. = a form of address for a man
  4697. MRD = a machine-readable version of a standard dictionary
  4698. Mrs = a form of address for a married woman
  4699. Mrs. = a form of address for a married woman
  4700. Ms = a form of address for a woman / the form of a literary work submitted for publication / a master's degree in science
  4701. MS-DOS = an operating system developed by Bill Gates for personal computers
  4702. Ms. = a form of address for a woman
  4703. MSc = a master's degree in science
  4704. mu = the 12th letter of the Greek alphabet
  4705. muckraking = the exposure of scandal
  4706. mud = slanderous remarks or charges
  4707. mug book = a file of mug shots
  4708. mug file = a file of mug shots
  4709. multidimensional language = a programming language whose expressions are assembled in more than one dimension
  4710. multimedia = transmission that combine media of communication
  4711. multimedia system = transmission that combine media of communication
  4712. multiplex = communicates two or more signals over a common channel
  4713. Mulwi = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  4714. mumble = a soft indistinct utterance
  4715. mumbling = indistinct enunciation
  4716. mumbo jumbo = language or ritual causing, or intending to cause, confusion
  4717. mummery = meaningless ceremonies and flattery
  4718. Munda = a family of languages spoken by people scattered throughout central India
  4719. Munda-Mon-Khmer = a family of languages spoken in southern and southeastern Asia
  4720. muniments = deeds and other documentary evidence of title to land
  4721. Munjuk = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  4722. murder charge = an indictment charging someone with murder
  4723. murder indictment = an indictment charging someone with murder
  4724. murder mystery = a narrative about a murder and how the murderer is discovered
  4725. murmur = a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant / a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  4726. murmur vowel = a schwa that is incidental to the pronunciation of a consonant
  4727. murmuring = a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  4728. Murphy's Law = humorous axiom stating that anything that can go wrong will go wrong
  4729. MusD = a doctor's degree in music
  4730. Musgoi = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  4731. Musgu = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  4732. mush = writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
  4733. music = an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
  4734. music genre = an expressive style of music
  4735. music hall = a variety show with songs and comic acts etc.
  4736. musical = a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
  4737. musical accompaniment = a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  4738. musical arrangement = a piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments
  4739. musical comedy = a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
  4740. musical composition = a musical work that has been created
  4741. musical drama = opera in which the musical and dramatic elements are equally important
  4742. musical genre = an expressive style of music
  4743. musical harmony = the structure of music with respect to the composition and progression of chords
  4744. musical instrument digital interface = a standard protocol for communication between electronic musical instruments and computers
  4745. musical interval = the difference in pitch between two notes
  4746. musical mode = any of various fixed orders of the various diatonic notes within an octave
  4747. musical notation = notation used by musicians
  4748. musical note = a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound
  4749. musical octave = a musical interval of eight tones
  4750. musical passage = a short section of a musical composition
  4751. musical phrase = a short musical passage
  4752. musical rhythm = the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
  4753. musical scale = a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme
  4754. musical score = a written form of a musical composition
  4755. musical style = an expressive style of music
  4756. musical theater = a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
  4757. musical theme = melodic subject of a musical composition
  4758. musical time signature = a musical notation indicating the number of beats to a measure and kind of note that takes a beat
  4759. Muskhogean = a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
  4760. Muskhogean language = a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
  4761. Muskogean = a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
  4762. Muskogean language = a family of North American Indian languages spoken in the southeastern United States
  4763. Muskogee = the Muskhogean language spoken by the Muskogee
  4764. muster roll = a list of names of officers and men in a military unit or ship's company
  4765. mutter = a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  4766. muttering = a complaint uttered in a low and indistinct tone
  4767. Mwera = a Bantu language spoken in southern coastal Tanzania
  4768. myogram = a graphical recording of muscle activity
  4769. mystery = a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
  4770. mystery novel = novel in which the reader is challenged to solve a puzzle before the detective explains it at the end
  4771. mystery play = a medieval play representing episodes from the life of Christ
  4772. mystery story = a story about a crime (usually murder) presented as a novel or play or movie
  4773. mystifier = a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
  4774. myth = a traditional story accepted as history
  4775. mythologisation = the restatement of a message as a myth
  4776. mythologization = the restatement of a message as a myth
  4777. N = the 14th letter of the Roman alphabet
  4778. N.B. = a Latin phrase (or its abbreviation) used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something
  4779. Na-Dene = a family of North American Indian languages
  4780. Naga = Kamarupan languages spoken in northeastern India and western Burma
  4781. Nagari = a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi
  4782. Nagari script = a syllabic script used in writing Sanskrit and Hindi
  4783. Nahuatl = the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Nahuatl
  4784. Nahum = an Old Testament book telling Nahum's prophecy of the fall of Nineveh
  4785. Naiki = a Dravidian language spoken in south central India
  4786. name = a language unit by which a person or thing is known / a defamatory or abusive word or phrase
  4787. name and address = written directions for finding some location
  4788. name calling = verbal abuse
  4789. name tag = a tag showing the name of the person who wears it
  4790. name-dropping = the practice of casually mentioning important people in order to impress your listener
  4791. names = verbal abuse
  4792. naming = the verbal act of naming
  4793. Nancere = a Chadic language spoken in Chad
  4794. Nanticoke = the Algonquian language spoken by the Nanticoke and Conoy
  4795. Napierian logarithm = a logarithm to the base e
  4796. narration = the second section of an oration in which the facts are set forth / the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events / a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events
  4797. narrative = a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events
  4798. nasal = a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
  4799. nasal consonant = a consonant produced through the nose with the mouth closed
  4800. nasalisation = the act of nasalizing
  4801. nasalization = the act of nasalizing
  4802. national anthem = a song formally adopted as the anthem for a nation
  4803. national flag = an emblem flown as a symbol of nationality
  4804. national trading policy = a government's policy controlling foreign trade
  4805. native language = the language that a person has spoken from earliest childhood
  4806. nativism = the policy of perpetuating native cultures
  4807. natural = a notation cancelling a previous sharp or flat
  4808. natural language = a human written or spoken language used by a community
  4809. natural language processing application = an application program that deals with natural language text
  4810. natural language processor = an application program that deals with natural language text
  4811. natural logarithm = a logarithm to the base e
  4812. nautical signal flag = one of an international code of flag signals used between ships
  4813. Navaho = the Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho
  4814. Navajo = the Athapaskan language spoken by the Navaho
  4815. Navy Cross = a United States Navy decoration for extraordinary heroism against an armed enemy
  4816. nay = a negative
  4817. naysaying = the act of saying no to a request
  4818. NB = a Latin phrase (or its abbreviation) used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something
  4819. Ndebele = a Bantu language sometimes considered a dialect of Zulu
  4820. Nebiim = the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
  4821. necrology = a list of people who died recently / a notice of someone's death
  4822. negation = a proposition that is true if and only if another proposition is false / the speech act of negating / a negative statement
  4823. negative = a reply of denial
  4824. negative identification = evidence proving that you are not who you say you are not; evidence establishing that you are not among a group of people already known to the system
  4825. negotiable instrument = an unconditional order or promise to pay an amount of money
  4826. negotiation = a discussion intended to produce an agreement
  4827. Negro spiritual = a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
  4828. Nehemiah = an Old Testament book telling how a Jewish official at the court of Artaxerxes I in 444 BC became a leader in rebuilding Jerusalem after the Babylonian Captivity
  4829. Nenets = a Uralic language spoken by a Samoyed of northern Siberia
  4830. Nentsi = a Uralic language spoken by a Samoyed of northern Siberia
  4831. Nentsy = a Uralic language spoken by a Samoyed of northern Siberia
  4832. neo jazz = any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940
  4833. Neo-Latin = Latin since the Renaissance
  4834. neologism = a newly invented word or phrase
  4835. neology = a newly invented word or phrase
  4836. Nepali = the official state language of Nepal
  4837. Netscape = a commercial browser
  4838. network architecture = specification of design principles (including data formats and procedures) for creating a network configuration of data processors
  4839. network programming = the schedule of programs to be broadcast on a network
  4840. neural net = computer architecture in which processors are connected in a manner suggestive of connections between neurons
  4841. neural network = computer architecture in which processors are connected in a manner suggestive of connections between neurons
  4842. neuter = a gender that refers chiefly (but not exclusively) to inanimate objects
  4843. neutralism = a policy of neutrality or nonalignment in international affairs
  4844. new criticism = literary criticism based on close analysis of the text
  4845. New Deal = the economic policy of F. D. Roosevelt
  4846. new edition = a publication (such as a book) that has been modified or updated and offered again for sale
  4847. New English Bible = a modern English version of the Bible and Apocrypha
  4848. New Greek = the Greek language as spoken and written today
  4849. new jazz = any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940
  4850. New Latin = Latin since the Renaissance
  4851. New Norwegian = one of two official languages of Norway
  4852. New Testament = the collection of books of the Gospels, Acts of the Apostles, the Pauline and other epistles, and Revelation; composed soon after Christ's death
  4853. Newari = Himalayish language spoken in the Kathmandu valley of Nepal
  4854. news = a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary / information about recent and important events / informal information of any kind that is not previously known to someone / information reported in a newspaper or news magazine
  4855. news article = an article reporting news
  4856. news bulletin = a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
  4857. news conference = a conference at which press and tv reporters ask questions of a politician or other celebrity
  4858. news item = an item in a newspaper
  4859. news leak = unauthorized (especially deliberate) disclosure of confidential information
  4860. news magazine = a magazine devoted to reports of current events
  4861. news media = newspapers and magazines collectively
  4862. news photography = photography of newsworthy events
  4863. news program = a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary
  4864. news report = a short account of the news
  4865. news show = a program devoted to current events, often using interviews and commentary
  4866. news story = an article reporting news
  4867. newsbreak = a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
  4868. newscast = a broadcast of news or commentary on the news
  4869. newsflash = a short news announcement concerning some on-going news story
  4870. newsletter = report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group
  4871. newspaper = a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets
  4872. newspaper ad = a printed advertisement that is published in a newspaper
  4873. newspaper advertisement = a printed advertisement that is published in a newspaper
  4874. newspaper article = an article reporting news
  4875. newspaper clipping = an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  4876. newspaper column = an article giving opinions or perspectives
  4877. newspaper headline = the heading or caption of a newspaper article
  4878. newsreel = a short film and commentary about current events
  4879. newssheet = report or open letter giving informal or confidential news of interest to a special group
  4880. Nez Perce = the Shahaptian language spoken by the Nez Perce
  4881. Nganasan = the Uralic language spoken by the Nganasan
  4882. Nguni = a group of southern Bantu languages
  4883. Nibelungenlied = an epic poem written in Middle High German and based on the legends of Siegfried and Teutonic kings
  4884. Nicene Creed = a formal creed summarizing Christian beliefs
  4885. nicety = a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  4886. nickname = a familiar name for a person (often a shortened version of a person's given name) / a descriptive name for a place or thing
  4887. Niger-Congo = a family of African language spoken in west Africa
  4888. Niger-Kordofanian = the family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara
  4889. Niger-Kordofanian language = the family of languages that includes most of the languages spoken in Africa south of the Sahara
  4890. night letter = a cheaper form of telegram sent for delivery the next day
  4891. nihil obstat = the phrase used by the official censor of the Roman Catholic Church to say that a publication has been examined and contains nothing offensive to the church
  4892. Nilo-Saharan = a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania
  4893. Nilo-Saharan language = a family of East African languages spoken by Nilotic peoples from the Sahara south to Kenya and Tanzania
  4894. Nilotic = a group of languages of East Africa belonging to the Chari-Nile group
  4895. Nilotic language = a group of languages of East Africa belonging to the Chari-Nile group
  4896. Nineteenth Amendment = an amendment to the Constitution of the United States adopted in 1920
  4897. no = a negative
  4898. Nobel prize = an annual award for outstanding contributions to chemistry or physics or physiology and medicine or literature or economics or peace
  4899. nocturne = a pensive lyrical piece of music
  4900. nod = a sign of assent or salutation or command
  4901. noise = a loud outcry of protest or complaint
  4902. nol pros = an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed
  4903. nolle prosequi = an entry in the court record to the effect that the plaintiff or prosecutor will not proceed
  4904. nolo contendere = an answer of `no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction
  4905. nom de guerre = a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
  4906. nom de plume = an author's pseudonym
  4907. nomenclature = a system of words used to name things in a particular discipline
  4908. nominal = a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
  4909. nominal phrase = a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
  4910. nominating address = an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
  4911. nominating speech = an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
  4912. nomination = an address (usually at a political convention) proposing the name of a candidate to run for election
  4913. nominative = the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
  4914. nominative case = the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
  4915. non sequitur = a reply that has no relevance to what preceded it
  4916. non vult = an answer of `no contest' by a defendant who does not admit guilt but that subjects him to conviction
  4917. non-standard speech = speech that differs from the usual accepted, easily recognizable speech of native adult members of a speech community
  4918. Non-Ugric = one of two branches of the Finno-Ugric languages
  4919. nonaggression = a policy of not initiating hostilities
  4920. nonce word = a word with a special meaning used for a special occasion
  4921. nonconformity = lack of harmony or correspondence
  4922. nonfiction = prose writing that is not fictional
  4923. nonfictional prose = prose writing that is not fictional
  4924. noninterference = a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes
  4925. nonintervention = a foreign policy of staying out of other countries' disputes
  4926. nonrestrictive clause = a subordinate clause that does not limit or restrict the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies
  4927. nonsense = a message that seems to convey no meaning
  4928. nonsense verse = nonsensical writing
  4929. nonsensicality = a message that seems to convey no meaning
  4930. nontextual matter = photographs or other visual representations in a printed publication
  4931. Nootka = a Wakashan language spoken by the Nootka
  4932. Nordic = the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
  4933. Norman French = the medieval Norman dialect of Old French
  4934. Norman-French = the medieval Norman dialect of Old French
  4935. Norse = the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
  4936. North Atlantic Treaty = the treaty signed in 1949 by 12 countries that established NATO
  4937. North Dravidian = a Dravidian language spoken primarily in eastern India
  4938. North Germanic = the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
  4939. North Germanic language = the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
  4940. Northern = a dialect of Middle English that developed into Scottish Lallans
  4941. Norwegian = a Scandinavian language that is spoken in Norway
  4942. nose = a symbol of inquisitiveness
  4943. nota bene = a Latin phrase (or its abbreviation) used to indicate that special attention should be paid to something
  4944. notation = a comment or instruction (usually added) / a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
  4945. notational system = a technical system of symbols used to represent special things
  4946. note = a brief written record / a short personal letter / a comment or instruction (usually added) / a notation representing the pitch and duration of a musical sound / a tone of voice that shows what the speaker is feeling
  4947. notebook = a book with blank pages for recording notes or memoranda
  4948. notebook entry = an entry in a notebook
  4949. notepaper = writing paper intended for writing short notes or letters
  4950. nothingness = empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk
  4951. nothings = inconsequential conversation
  4952. notice = a short critical review / an announcement containing information about an event / a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement / a request for payment / advance notification (usually written) of the intention to withdraw from an arrangement of contract
  4953. notification = a request for payment / informing by words
  4954. notturno = a pensive lyrical piece of music
  4955. noun = the word class that can serve as the subject or object of a verb, the object of a preposition, or in apposition / a content word that can be used to refer to a person, place, thing, quality, or action
  4956. noun phrase = a phrase that can function as the subject or object of a verb
  4957. Nov-Esperanto = an artificial language based on Esperanto
  4958. Nov-Latin = an artificial language based on Latin
  4959. novel = an extended fictional work in prose
  4960. novelette = a short novel
  4961. novella = a short novel
  4962. Novial = an artificial language
  4963. nu = the 13th letter of the Greek alphabet
  4964. nuance = a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  4965. nullity = something that is null
  4966. number = the grammatical category for the forms of nouns and pronouns and verbs that are used depending on the number of entities involved (singular or dual or plural) / a numeral or string of numerals that is used for identification and may be attached to accounts, memberships, etc. / the number is used in calling a particular telephone / one of a series published periodically / a numbered item in a series / a symbol used to represent a number / a short performance that is part of a longer program
  4967. number representation system = any notation for the representation of numbers
  4968. number system = any notation for the representation of numbers
  4969. numbering = a numbered list
  4970. Numbers = the fourth book of the Old Testament
  4971. numeral = a symbol used to represent a number
  4972. numeration = naming numbers
  4973. numeration system = any notation for the representation of numbers
  4974. nun = the 14th letter of the Hebrew alphabet / a buoy resembling a cone
  4975. nun buoy = a buoy resembling a cone
  4976. Nunc dimittis = the prayer of Simeon
  4977. Nung = a branch of the Tai languages
  4978. nursery rhyme = a tale in rhymed verse for children
  4979. nuts and bolts = detailed practical information about how something works or how something can be accomplished
  4980. Nyamwezi = a Bantu language spoken in central Tanzania
  4981. Nynorsk = one of two official languages of Norway
  4982. O = the 15th letter of the Roman alphabet
  4983. O.E.D. = an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles
  4984. O.K. = an endorsement
  4985. Oak Leaf Cluster = a United States military decoration consisting of bronze or silver oak leaves and acorns awarded to anyone who has won a given medal before
  4986. oath = a commitment to tell the truth
  4987. Obadiah = an Old Testament book telling Obadiah's prophecies
  4988. obbligato = a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission / a persistent but subordinate motif
  4989. obeisance = bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting
  4990. obelisk = a character used in printing to indicate a cross reference or footnote
  4991. obit = a notice of someone's death
  4992. obiter dictum = an opinion voiced by a judge on a point of law not directly bearing on the case in question and therefore not binding / an incidental remark
  4993. obituary = a notice of someone's death
  4994. object = a constituent that is acted upon
  4995. object code = the machine-language output of a compiler that is ready for execution on a particular computer
  4996. object language = the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated / a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated
  4997. object lesson = punishment intended as a warning to others
  4998. object of a preposition = the object governed by a preposition
  4999. object of the verb = the object that receives the direct action of the verb
  5000. object program = a fully compiled or assembled program ready to be loaded into the computer
  5001. object-oriented database = a database in which the operations carried out on information items (data objects) are considered part of their definition
  5002. object-oriented database management system = a database management system designed to manage an object-oriented database
  5003. object-oriented programing language = a programming language that enables the programmer to associate a set of procedures with each type of data structure
  5004. object-oriented programming language = a programming language that enables the programmer to associate a set of procedures with each type of data structure
  5005. objection = the speech act of objecting / the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  5006. objective case = the case of nouns serving as the direct object of a verb
  5007. objurgation = rebuking a person harshly
  5008. obligation = a legal agreement specifying a payment or action and the penalty for failure to comply
  5009. obligato = a part of the score that must be performed without change or omission / a persistent but subordinate motif
  5010. oblique = any grammatical case other than the nominative
  5011. oblique case = any grammatical case other than the nominative
  5012. obloquy = a false accusation of an offense or a malicious misrepresentation of someone's words or actions
  5013. obscenity = an offensive or indecent word or phrase
  5014. observation = a remark expressing careful consideration
  5015. obstruent = a consonant that is produced with a partial or complete blockage of the airflow from the lungs through the nose or mouth
  5016. Occidental = an artificial language
  5017. Occitan = the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc
  5018. occlusive = a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  5019. occupation licence = a license to pursue a particular occupation
  5020. occupation license = a license to pursue a particular occupation
  5021. occupational safety and health act = a law passed by the United States Congress that created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to prevent employees from being injured or contracting diseases in the course of their employment
  5022. Oceanic = an eastern subfamily of Malayo-Polynesian languages
  5023. octal notation = any mathematical notation that uses 8 different characters
  5024. octal number system = a positional system of numeration that uses octal digits and a radix of eight
  5025. octal numeration system = a positional system of numeration that uses octal digits and a radix of eight
  5026. octameter = a verse line having eight metrical feet
  5027. octave = a rhythmic group of eight lines of verse / a musical interval of eight tones
  5028. octet = a musical composition written for eight performers
  5029. octette = a musical composition written for eight performers
  5030. octosyllable = a verse line having eight syllables or a poem of octosyllabic lines
  5031. OD = a doctor's degree in optometry
  5032. ode = a lyric poem with complex stanza forms
  5033. Odyssey = a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy
  5034. OED = an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles
  5035. offbeat = an unaccented beat
  5036. offer = something offered (as a proposal or bid) / the verbal act of offering
  5037. offering = something offered (as a proposal or bid) / the verbal act of offering
  5038. official document = a document that states some contractual relationship or grants some right
  5039. officialese = the style of writing characteristic of some government officials: formal and obscure
  5040. offprint = a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
  5041. offset = a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
  5042. offset lithography = offset printing by lithography
  5043. offset printing = a plate makes an inked impression on a rubber-blanketed cylinder, which in turn transfers it to the paper
  5044. Ofo = a Siouan language spoken by the Ofo
  5045. Ogalala = a Siouan language spoken by the Oglala
  5046. Oglala = a Siouan language spoken by the Oglala
  5047. Ojibwa = the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa
  5048. Ojibway = the Algonquian language spoken by the Ojibwa
  5049. OK = an endorsement
  5050. okay = an endorsement
  5051. okeh = an endorsement
  5052. okey = an endorsement
  5053. Old Bulgarian = the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century
  5054. Old Church Slavic = the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century
  5055. Old Church Slavonic = the Slavic language into which the Bible was translated in the 9th century
  5056. Old English = English prior to about 1100
  5057. Old French = the earliest form of the French language
  5058. Old Frisian = the Frisian language until the 16th century
  5059. Old High German = High German prior to 1200
  5060. Old Icelandic = the extinct dialect of Old Norse that was spoken in Iceland up until about 1600
  5061. Old Irish = Irish Gaelic up to about 1100
  5062. Old Italian = the Italian language up to the middle of the 16th century
  5063. Old Latin = the oldest recorded Latin
  5064. Old Norse = the extinct Germanic language of medieval Scandinavia and Iceland from about to 700 to 1350
  5065. Old North French = the medieval Norman dialect of Old French
  5066. Old Prussian = a dead language of the (non-German) Prussians
  5067. Old Saxon = Low German prior to 1200
  5068. old style = a typeface (based on an 18th century design) distinguished by irregularity and slanted ascender serifs and little contrast between light and heavy strokes
  5069. old style font = a typeface (based on an 18th century design) distinguished by irregularity and slanted ascender serifs and little contrast between light and heavy strokes
  5070. Old Testament = the collection of books comprising the sacred scripture of the Hebrews and recording their history as the chosen people
  5071. oldie = a song that was formerly popular
  5072. olive branch = something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
  5073. Ollari = a Dravidian language spoken in south central India
  5074. Omaha = the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Omaha
  5075. omega = the last (24th) letter of the Greek alphabet
  5076. omerta = a code of silence practiced by the Mafia
  5077. omicron = the 15th letter of the Greek alphabet
  5078. omnibus = an anthology of articles on a related subject or an anthology of the works of a single author
  5079. Omotic = a group of related languages spoken in a valley of southern Ethiopia
  5080. on-license = a license to sell liquor for consumption on the premises
  5081. on-line database = a database that can be accessed by computers
  5082. one-dimensional language = a programming language whose expressions are represented by strings of characters
  5083. one-liner = a one-line joke
  5084. Oneida = the Iroquoian language spoken by the Oneida
  5085. onomasticon = a list of proper nouns naming persons or places
  5086. onomatopoeia = using words that imitate the sound they denote
  5087. Onondaga = the Iroquoian language spoken by the Onondaga
  5088. onslaught = the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication
  5089. open account = an unpaid credit order
  5090. open door = the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries
  5091. open letter = a letter of protest
  5092. open secret = something that is supposed to be secret but is generally known
  5093. open sesame = a magical command
  5094. open-class word = a word to which an independent meaning can be assigned
  5095. open-door policy = the policy of granting equal trade opportunities to all countries
  5096. opening = the initial part of the introduction
  5097. opening line = the first line of a piece of writing
  5098. Opera = a commercial browser / a drama set to music
  5099. opera bouffe = opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
  5100. opera comique = opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
  5101. operating instructions = a manual usually accompanying a technical device and explaining how to install or operate it
  5102. operating system = software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
  5103. operation code = the portion of a set of operation descriptions that specifies the operation to be performed
  5104. operetta = a short amusing opera
  5105. opinion = the legal document stating the reasons for a judicial decision / a message expressing a belief about something
  5106. opposite = a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
  5107. opposite word = a word that expresses a meaning opposed to the meaning of another word, in which case the two words are antonyms of each other
  5108. Optez = an artificial language
  5109. opus = a musical work that has been created
  5110. oracle = a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess
  5111. oral = an examination conducted by spoken communication
  5112. oral communication = communication by word of mouth
  5113. oral contract = an agreement that is not in writing and is not signed by the parties but is a real existing contract that lacks only the formal requirement of a memorandum to render it enforceable in litigation
  5114. oral exam = an examination conducted by spoken communication
  5115. oral examination = an examination conducted by spoken communication
  5116. oral presentation = delivering an address to a public audience
  5117. oration = an instance of oratory
  5118. oratorio = a musical composition for voices and orchestra based on a religious text
  5119. oratory = addressing an audience formally
  5120. orchestration = an arrangement of a piece of music for performance by an orchestra or band
  5121. order = a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities / a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) / a body of rules followed by an assembly / (often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed / a request for something to be made, supplied, or served
  5122. order book = a printed copy of the order of the day
  5123. order code = the portion of a set of operation descriptions that specifies the operation to be performed
  5124. order form = a form to use when placing an order
  5125. order of business = a list of matters to be taken up
  5126. order of the day = the order of business for an assembly on a given day
  5127. Order of the Purple Heart = a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
  5128. order paper = a printed copy of the order of the day
  5129. ordinance = a statute enacted by a city government / an authoritative rule
  5130. Oregon Jargon = a pidgin incorporating Chinook and French and English words
  5131. organ = a periodical that is published by a special interest group
  5132. organic law = law determining the fundamental political principles of a government
  5133. organization chart = a chart showing the lines of responsibility between departments of a large organization
  5134. oriflamme = an inspiring symbol or ideal that serves as a rallying point in a struggle
  5135. orinasal = a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open
  5136. orinasal phone = a speech sound produced with both the oral and nasal passages open
  5137. orison = reverent petition to a deity
  5138. Oriya = a Magadhan language that is spoken by the Oriya and is the official language of the Indian state of Orissa
  5139. ornateness = high-flown style
  5140. orphan = the first line of a paragraph that is set as the last line of a page or column
  5141. orthoepy = the way a word or a language is customarily spoken
  5142. orthography = a method of representing the sounds of a language by written or printed symbols
  5143. OS = software that controls the execution of computer programs and may provide various services
  5144. Osage = the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Osage
  5145. Oscan = an extinct Italic language of ancient southern Italy
  5146. Oscar = an annual award by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for achievements in motion picture production and performance
  5147. Osco-Umbrian = a group of dead languages of ancient Italy
  5148. Ossete = a northeastern Iranian language spoken in Russia
  5149. ostensive definition = a definition that points out or exhibits instances of the term defined
  5150. ostentation = a gaudy outward display
  5151. ostinato = a musical phrase repeated over and over during a composition
  5152. Ostyak = a Ugric language (related to Hungarian) spoken by the Ostyak
  5153. Ostyak-Samoyed = the Uralic language spoken by the Ostyak-Samoyed
  5154. Oto = a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Oto
  5155. Otoe = a dialect of the Chiwere language spoken by the Oto
  5156. ottava rima = a stanza of eight lines of heroic verse with the rhyme scheme abababcc
  5157. out-of-court settlement = resolution of a dispute prior to the rendering of a final decision by the trial court
  5158. outburst = an unrestrained expression of emotion
  5159. outcry = a loud utterance
  5160. outline = a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
  5161. outpouring = the rapid and continuous delivery of linguistic communication
  5162. output = signal that comes out of an electronic system
  5163. output contract = a contract in which you promise to deliver your entire output to the other party who promises to accept it
  5164. output file = a computer file that contains data that are the output of a device or program
  5165. output program = a utility program that organizes the output of a computer
  5166. output routine = a routine that controls an output device
  5167. output signal = signal that comes out of an electronic system
  5168. outtake = a scene that is filmed but is not used in the final editing of the film
  5169. ovation = enthusiastic recognition
  5170. overappraisal = an appraisal that is too high
  5171. overbid = a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid (especially when your partner has not bid at all and your bid exceeds the value of your hand) / a bid that is higher than preceding bids
  5172. overcall = a bid that is higher than your opponent's bid
  5173. overestimate = an appraisal that is too high
  5174. overestimation = an appraisal that is too high
  5175. overseas telegram = a telegram sent abroad
  5176. oversimplification = a simplification that goes too far
  5177. overstatement = making to seem more important than it really is
  5178. overtone = an ulterior implicit meaning or quality
  5179. overture = orchestral music played at the beginning of an opera or oratorio / a tentative suggestion designed to elicit the reactions of others
  5180. overvaluation = an appraisal that is too high
  5181. overview = a general summary of a subject
  5182. Oxford English = the dialect of English spoken at Oxford University and regarded by many as affected and pretentious
  5183. Oxford English Dictionary = an unabridged dictionary constructed on historical principles
  5184. oxymoron = conjoining contradictory terms
  5185. oxytone = word having stress or an acute accent on the last syllable
  5186. P = the 16th letter of the Roman alphabet
  5187. Pabir = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  5188. pablum = worthless or oversimplified ideas
  5189. pacification = a treaty to cease hostilities
  5190. package = written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  5191. packaging = a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
  5192. packet = a message or message fragment
  5193. pact = a written agreement between two states or sovereigns
  5194. paean = a formal expression of praise / (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise
  5195. page = one side of one leaf (of a book or magazine or newspaper or letter etc.) or the written or pictorial matter it contains
  5196. page number = the system of numbering pages
  5197. pagination = the system of numbering pages
  5198. paging = the system of numbering pages / calling out the name of a person
  5199. Pahlavi = the script (derived from the Aramaic alphabet) used to write the Pahlavi language / the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
  5200. Paiute = the Shoshonean language spoken by the Paiute
  5201. Paiwanic = a Formosan language
  5202. Palaic = an Anatolian language
  5203. palatal = a semivowel produced with the tongue near the palate
  5204. palaver = loud and confused and empty talk / flattery intended to persuade
  5205. Pali = an ancient Prakrit language (derived from Sanskrit) that is the scriptural and liturgical language of Theravada Buddhism
  5206. palimpsest = a manuscript (usually written on papyrus or parchment) on which more than one text has been written with the earlier writing incompletely erased and still visible
  5207. palindrome = a word or phrase that reads the same backward as forward
  5208. palm = an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  5209. Pamlico = the Algonquian language of the Pamlico
  5210. pamphlet = a brief treatise on a subject of interest
  5211. panegyric = a formal expression of praise
  5212. panel discussion = discussion of a subject of public interest by a group of persons forming a panel usually before an audience
  5213. Panjabi = the Indic language spoken by people in Pakistan and Punjab
  5214. pap = worthless or oversimplified ideas
  5215. papal bull = a formal proclamation issued by the pope
  5216. paper = a medium for written communication / a daily or weekly publication on folded sheets
  5217. paper trail = the written evidence of someone's activities
  5218. papers = writing that provides information
  5219. Papuan = any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
  5220. Papuan language = any of the indigenous languages spoken in Papua New Guinea or New Britain or the Solomon Islands that are not Malayo-Polynesian languages
  5221. papyrus = a document written on papyrus
  5222. parable = a short moral story (often with animal characters) / (New Testament) any of the stories told by Jesus to convey his religious message
  5223. paradigm = the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence
  5224. paradox = a statement that contradicts itself
  5225. paragraph = one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas
  5226. paralanguage = the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
  5227. paraleipsis = suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
  5228. paralepsis = suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
  5229. paralinguistic communication = the use of manner of speaking to communicate particular meanings
  5230. Paralipomenon = an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings
  5231. paralipsis = suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
  5232. Parallel Lives = a collection of biographies of famous pairs of Greeks and Romans written by Plutarch
  5233. parameter = a reference or value that is passed to a function, procedure, subroutine, command, or program
  5234. paraph = a flourish added after or under your signature
  5235. paraphrase = rewording for the purpose of clarification
  5236. paraphrasis = rewording for the purpose of clarification
  5237. parapsychology = phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
  5238. parcel post = postal service that handles packages
  5239. pardon = a warrant granting release from punishment for an offense
  5240. paregmenon = juxtaposing words having a common derivation
  5241. parenthesis = a message that departs from the main subject / either of two punctuation marks (or) used to enclose textual material
  5242. parenthesis-free notation = a notation for forming mathematical expressions that does not use parentheses to delimit components
  5243. parenthetical = an expression in parentheses
  5244. parenthetical expression = an expression in parentheses
  5245. parisology = the use of ambiguous words
  5246. Parji = a Dravidian language spoken in south central India
  5247. parking ticket = a ticket issued for parking in a restricted place
  5248. Parkinson's law = C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that the number of subordinates in an organization will increase linearly regardless of the amount of work to be done / C. Northcote Parkinson's cynical observation that work will expand so as to fill the time available for its completion
  5249. parlance = a manner of speaking that is natural to native speakers of a language
  5250. parley = a negotiation between enemies
  5251. parliamentary law = a body of rules followed by an assembly
  5252. parliamentary procedure = a body of rules followed by an assembly
  5253. parody = a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  5254. parol evidence rule = a rule that oral evidence cannot be used to contradict the terms of a written contract
  5255. parole = a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group / a promise
  5256. paronomasia = a humorous play on words
  5257. paronym = a word that strongly resembles another word in spelling
  5258. paroxytone = word having stress or acute accent on the next to last syllable
  5259. parser = a computer program that divides code up into functional components
  5260. part = the melody carried by a particular voice or instrument in polyphonic music
  5261. part music = vocal music for several voices in independent parts
  5262. part name = a word that names a part of a larger whole
  5263. part of speech = one of the traditional categories of words intended to reflect their functions in a grammatical context
  5264. part-of-speech tagger = a tagging program whose labels indicate a word's part of speech
  5265. Parthian = the Iranian language spoken in the Parthian kingdom
  5266. partial differential equation = a differential equation involving a functions of more than one variable
  5267. participant role = the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
  5268. participial = a non-finite form of the verb
  5269. participle = a non-finite form of the verb
  5270. particle = a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs
  5271. particular = a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class
  5272. particular proposition = a proposition that asserts something about some (but not all) members of a class
  5273. particularisation = an individualized description of a particular instance
  5274. particularization = an individualized description of a particular instance
  5275. partita = an instrumental suite common in the 18th century / one of the variations contained in a partita
  5276. partitive = word (such a `some' or `less') that is used to indicate a part as distinct from a whole
  5277. partnership = a contract between two or more persons who agree to pool talent and money and share profits or losses
  5278. parts catalog = a list advertising parts for machinery along with prices
  5279. parts catalogue = a list advertising parts for machinery along with prices
  5280. parts inventory = an inventory of replacement parts
  5281. partsong = a song with two or more voice parts
  5282. party line = the policy of a political group
  5283. Pascal = a programing language designed to teach programming through a top-down modular approach
  5284. Pascal compiler = a compiler for programs written in Pascal
  5285. Paschal Lamb = figure of a lamb
  5286. Pashto = an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  5287. Pashtu = an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  5288. Pasigraphy = an artificial international language using characters (as mathematical symbols) instead of words to express ideas
  5289. paso doble = music in march time composed for dancing the paso doble
  5290. pasquinade = a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  5291. pass = a complimentary ticket / a permit to enter or leave a military installation / a document indicating permission to do something without restrictions / any authorization to pass or go somewhere / an automatic advance to the next round in a tournament without playing an opponent
  5292. passage = a section of text
  5293. passing comment = an incidental remark
  5294. passing note = a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notes
  5295. passing tone = a nonharmonic note inserted for transition between harmonic notes
  5296. Passion play = a play representing the Passion of Christ
  5297. passport = a document issued by a country to a citizen allowing that person to travel abroad and re-enter the home country / any authorization to pass or go somewhere
  5298. password = a secret word or phrase known only to a restricted group
  5299. past = a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
  5300. past participle = a participle that expresses completed action
  5301. past tense = a verb tense that expresses actions or states in the past
  5302. paster = an adhesive label
  5303. pastiche = a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
  5304. pastoral = a literary work idealizing the rural life (especially the life of shepherds) / a letter from a pastor to the congregation / a musical composition that evokes rural life
  5305. pastorale = a musical composition that evokes rural life
  5306. patch = a short set of commands to correct a bug in a computer program
  5307. patent = a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention / an official document granting a right or privilege
  5308. patent application = an application for sole rights to an invention
  5309. patent of invention = a document granting an inventor sole rights to an invention
  5310. Paternoster = the Lord's Prayer in Latin
  5311. pathos = a style that has the power to evoke feelings
  5312. patient = the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  5313. patient role = the semantic role of an entity that is not the agent but is directly involved in or affected by the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  5314. patois = a regional dialect of a language
  5315. patristics = the writings of the early Church Fathers
  5316. patrology = the writings of the early Church Fathers
  5317. patronage = a communication that indicates lack of respect by patronizing the recipient
  5318. patronym = a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix
  5319. patronymic = a family name derived from name of your father or a paternal ancestor (especially with an affix
  5320. patter = plausible glib talk
  5321. pattern = graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
  5322. Patwin = a Copehan language spoken by the Patwin
  5323. pavan = music composed for dancing the pavane
  5324. pavane = music composed for dancing the pavane
  5325. Pawnee = the Caddoan language spoken by the Pawnee
  5326. pax = a greeting signifying Christian love for those assisting at the Eucharist
  5327. Paxto = an Iranian language spoken in Afghanistan and Pakistan
  5328. pay claim = the wage demanded from management for workers by their union representatives
  5329. pe = the 17th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  5330. peace = a treaty to cease hostilities
  5331. Peace of Westphalia = the peace treaty that ended the Thirty Years' War in 1648
  5332. peace offering = something offered to an adversary in the hope of obtaining peace
  5333. peace treaty = a treaty to cease hostilities
  5334. pean = a formal expression of praise / (ancient Greece) a hymn of praise
  5335. pedal = a sustained bass note
  5336. pedal point = a sustained bass note
  5337. pedantry = an ostentatious and inappropriate display of learning
  5338. peepshow = a short pornographic film shown in a small coin-operated booth
  5339. peg = small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  5340. Pehlevi = the Iranian language of the Zoroastrian literature of the 3rd to 10th centuries
  5341. pen name = an author's pseudonym
  5342. penal code = the legal code governing crimes and their punishment
  5343. Pengo = a Dravidian language spoken in south central India
  5344. penmanship = beautiful handwriting
  5345. pennant = the award given to the champion / a flag longer than it is wide
  5346. Pennsylvania Dutch = a dialect of High German spoken in parts of Pennsylvania and Maryland
  5347. penny dreadful = a melodramatic paperback novel
  5348. pentameter = a verse line having five metrical feet
  5349. Pentateuch = the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit
  5350. pentatone = a gapped scale with five notes
  5351. pentatonic scale = a gapped scale with five notes
  5352. penult = the next to last syllable in a word
  5353. penultima = the next to last syllable in a word
  5354. penultimate = the next to last syllable in a word
  5355. Penutian = a family of Amerindian language spoken in the great interior valley of California
  5356. pep talk = a speech of exhortation attempting to instill enthusiasm and determination in a team or staff
  5357. percent sign = a sign (`%') used to indicate that the number preceding it should be understood as a proportion multiplied by 100
  5358. percentage point = the dot at the left of a decimal fraction
  5359. percentage sign = a sign (`%') used to indicate that the number preceding it should be understood as a proportion multiplied by 100
  5360. perestroika = an economic policy adopted in the former Soviet Union
  5361. perfect participle = a participle that expresses completed action
  5362. performance = a dramatic or musical entertainment
  5363. period = a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  5364. periodic sentence = a complex sentence in which the main clause comes last and is preceded by the subordinate clause
  5365. periodical = a publication that appears at fixed intervals
  5366. periphrasis = a style that involves indirect ways of expressing things
  5367. permanent injunction = injunction issued on completion of a trial
  5368. Permic = a group of Finnic languages spoken in the northwest Urals
  5369. permission = approval to do something
  5370. permit = a legal document giving official permission to do something
  5371. peroration = the concluding section of an oration / a flowery and highly rhetorical oration
  5372. Persian = the language of Persia (Iran) in any of its ancient forms
  5373. persiflage = light teasing
  5374. person = a grammatical category used in the classification of pronouns, possessive determiners, and verb forms according to whether they indicate the speaker, the addressee, or a third party
  5375. personal = a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
  5376. personal identification number = a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
  5377. personal letter = a letter dealing with personal affairs
  5378. personal pronoun = a pronoun expressing a distinction of person
  5379. personality assessment = a questionnaire that is supposed to yield a description of a person's personality traits
  5380. personality inventory = a questionnaire that is supposed to yield a description of a person's personality traits
  5381. personification = representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
  5382. persuasion = the act of persuading
  5383. pertainym = meaning relating to or pertaining to
  5384. perusal = reading carefully with intent to remember
  5385. perusing = reading carefully with intent to remember
  5386. pet name = a name of endearment
  5387. pet peeve = an opportunity for complaint that is seldom missed
  5388. petition = a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority / reverent petition to a deity
  5389. Petrarchan sonnet = a sonnet consisting of an octave with the rhyme pattern abbaabba, followed by a sestet with the rhyme pattern cdecde or cdcdcd
  5390. pettifoggery = a quarrel about petty points
  5391. petty criticism = a petty disparagement
  5392. Peul = a family of languages of the Fulani of West Africa and used as a lingua franca in the sub-Saharan regions from Senegal to Chad
  5393. Ph.D. = a doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation
  5394. phantasy = fiction with a large amount of imagination in it
  5395. pharmacopeia = a book containing a compilation of pharmaceutical products with their formulas and methods of preparation
  5396. pharyngeal = a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
  5397. pharyngeal consonant = a consonant articulated in the back of the mouth or throat
  5398. phase modulation = modulation of the phase of the carrier wave
  5399. phatic communication = conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
  5400. phatic speech = conversational speech used to communicate sociability more than information
  5401. PhD = a doctorate usually based on at least 3 years graduate study and a dissertation
  5402. phi = the 21st letter of the Greek alphabet
  5403. Philemon = a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to Philemon asking Philemon to forgive the slave for escaping
  5404. Philippians = a New Testament book containing an epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Philippi in Macedonia
  5405. philippic = a speech of violent denunciation
  5406. Philippine = official language of the Philippines; based on Tagalog
  5407. philosophizing = the exposition (often superficially) of a particular philosophy
  5408. Phoenician = the extinct language of an ancient Semitic people who dominated trade in the ancient world
  5409. phonation = the sound made by the vibration of vocal folds modified by the resonance of the vocal tract
  5410. phone = an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
  5411. phone bill = statement of charges for telephone service
  5412. phone book = a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers
  5413. phone call = a telephone connection
  5414. phone message = a message transmitted by telephone
  5415. phone number = the number is used in calling a particular telephone
  5416. phone-in = a program in which the audience participates by telephone
  5417. phonebook = a directory containing an alphabetical list of telephone subscribers and their telephone numbers
  5418. phoneme = one of a small set of speech sounds that are distinguished by the speakers of a particular language
  5419. phonemic system = the system of phonemes recognized in a language
  5420. phonetic alphabet = an alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speech
  5421. phonetic symbol = a written character used in phonetic transcription of represent a particular speech sound
  5422. phonetic transcription = a transcription intended to represent each distinct speech sound with a separate symbol
  5423. phonogram = any written symbol standing for a sound or syllable or morpheme or word
  5424. phonologic system = the system of phones used in a particular language
  5425. phonological system = the system of phones used in a particular language
  5426. photo credit = a note acknowledging the source of a published photograph
  5427. photo-offset = a method of offset printing using photomechanical plates
  5428. photo-offset printing = a method of offset printing using photomechanical plates
  5429. photogelatin process = a photomechanical printing process that uses a glass plate with a gelatin surface that carries the image to be reproduced
  5430. photogravure = printing from an intaglio plate prepared by photographic methods
  5431. photojournalism = journalism that presents a story primarily through the use of pictures
  5432. photolithography = a planographic printing process using plates made from a photographic image
  5433. phrasal idiom = an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
  5434. phrasal verb = an English verb followed by one or more particles where the combination behaves as a syntactic and semantic unit
  5435. phrase = an expression consisting of one or more words forming a grammatical constituent of a sentence / a short musical passage / an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
  5436. phrase book = a book containing common expressions in a foreign language along with their translations
  5437. phraseology = the manner in which something is expressed in words
  5438. phrasing = the manner in which something is expressed in words
  5439. Phrygian = a Thraco-Phrygian language spoken by the ancient inhabitants of Phrygia and now extinct--preserved only in a few inscriptions
  5440. phylactery = either of two small leather cases containing texts from the Hebrew Scriptures
  5441. pi = the 16th letter of the Greek alphabet
  5442. pianism = performance by or technique of a pianist
  5443. piano music = sheet music to be played on a piano
  5444. piano sonata = a sonata for piano
  5445. pibroch = martial music with variations
  5446. pic = a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  5447. pickup = a warrant to take someone into custody
  5448. pictograph = a graphic character used in picture writing
  5449. pictorial = a periodical (magazine or newspaper) containing many pictures
  5450. pictorial matter = illustrations used to decorate or explain a text
  5451. picture = the visible part of a television transmission / a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement / illustrations used to decorate or explain a text / a graphic or vivid verbal description
  5452. picture postcard = a postcard with a picture on one side
  5453. picture show = a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement
  5454. picture writing = a writing system using pictographs
  5455. pidgin = an artificial language used for trade between speakers of different languages
  5456. Pidlimdi = a three-tone Chadic language
  5457. PIE = a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
  5458. pie chart = a circular chart divided into triangular areas proportional to the percentages of the whole
  5459. piece = an artistic or literary composition / a musical work that has been created
  5460. piece of music = a musical work that has been created
  5461. piece of paper = paper used for writing or printing
  5462. piece of writing = the work of a writer
  5463. piffle = trivial nonsense
  5464. Pilgrim's Progress = an allegory written by John Bunyan in 1678
  5465. pillow talk = intimate conversation between lovers
  5466. pilot = a program exemplifying a contemplated series
  5467. pilot film = a program exemplifying a contemplated series
  5468. pilot program = a program exemplifying a contemplated series
  5469. Pima = the Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Pima
  5470. PIN = a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts / small markers inserted into a surface to mark scores or define locations etc.
  5471. PIN number = a number you choose and use to gain access to various accounts
  5472. Pindaric = an ode form used by Pindar
  5473. Pindaric ode = an ode form used by Pindar
  5474. pink slip = official notice that you have been fired from your job
  5475. pinning = a mutual promise of a couple not to date anyone else
  5476. pious platitude = insincere talk about religion or morals
  5477. pip = a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface / a mark on a die or on a playing card
  5478. pipeline = gossip spread by spoken communication
  5479. pitch = promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
  5480. pitch accent = emphasis that results from pitch rather than loudness
  5481. pitch contour = rise and fall of the voice pitch
  5482. pithiness = terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
  5483. pizzicato = a note or passage that is played pizzicato
  5484. placard = a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  5485. place = a blank area / the passage that is being read / an item on a list or in a sequence
  5486. place name = the name by which a geographical place is known
  5487. placeholder = a symbol in a logical or mathematical expression that can be replaced by the name of any member of specified set
  5488. plagal cadence = a cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic
  5489. plagiarism = a piece of writing that has been copied from someone else and is presented as being your own work
  5490. plainchant = a liturgical chant consisting of a single, unaccompanied melodic line
  5491. plainsong = a liturgical chant consisting of a single, unaccompanied melodic line
  5492. plaint = a cry of sorrow and grief / (United Kingdom) a written statement of the grounds of complaint made to court of law asking for the grievance to be redressed
  5493. plane ticket = a ticket good for a trip on an airplane
  5494. plank = an endorsed policy in the platform of a political party
  5495. planographic printing = the process of printing from a surface on which the printing areas are not raised but are ink-receptive
  5496. planography = the process of printing from a surface on which the printing areas are not raised but are ink-receptive
  5497. platform = a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
  5498. platitude = a trite or obvious remark
  5499. Plattdeutsch = a German dialect spoken in northern Germany
  5500. plaudit = enthusiastic approval
  5501. plaudits = enthusiastic approval
  5502. play = verbal wit or mockery (often at another's expense but not to be taken seriously) / a dramatic work intended for performance by actors on a stage / a theatrical performance of a drama
  5503. play list = a list of musical selections for performance or for broadcast by radio
  5504. play reading = performance of a play by a group of readers
  5505. playbill = a theatrical program
  5506. playbook = a book containing the scripts of one or more dramatic plays / a notebook containing descriptions and diagrams of the plays that a team has practiced
  5507. playlet = a short play
  5508. playlist = a list of musical selections for performance or for broadcast by radio
  5509. playscript = a written version of a play or other dramatic composition
  5510. plea = a defendant's answer by a factual matter (as distinguished from a demurrer) / a humble request for help from someone in authority
  5511. plea bargain = a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge
  5512. plea bargaining = a negotiation in which the defendant agrees to enter a plea of guilty to a lesser charge and the prosecutor agrees to drop a more serious charge
  5513. plea of insanity = a plea in which the defendant claims innocence due to mental incompetence at the time
  5514. pleading = a statement in legal and logical form stating something on behalf of a party to a legal proceeding
  5515. pleading in the alternative = a pleading that alleges facts so separate that it is difficult to determine which facts the person intends to rely on
  5516. pledge = a binding commitment to do or give or refrain from something
  5517. pleonasm = using more words than necessary
  5518. plight = a solemn pledge of fidelity
  5519. ploce = repetition to gain special emphasis or extend meaning
  5520. plosion = the terminal forced release of pressure built up during the occlusive phase of a stop consonant
  5521. plosive = a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  5522. plosive consonant = a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  5523. plosive speech sound = a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  5524. plot = the story that is told in a novel or play or movie etc. / a chart or graph showing the movements or progress of an object
  5525. plot line = the plot of a book or play or film
  5526. ploy = an opening remark intended to secure an advantage for the speaker
  5527. plug = blatant or sensational promotion
  5528. plug-in = a software module that extends or enhances the capabilities of an existing application
  5529. plural = the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
  5530. plural form = the form of a word that is used to denote more than one
  5531. plus sign = a sign indicating the operation of addition
  5532. PM = modulation of the phase of the carrier wave
  5533. pocket dictionary = a dictionary that is small enough to carry in your pocket
  5534. poem = a composition written in metrical feet forming rhythmical lines
  5535. poesy = literature in metrical form
  5536. poetic rhythm = a system of versification
  5537. poetry = literature in metrical form / any communication resembling poetry in beauty or the evocation of feeling
  5538. point = a distinct part that can be specified separately in a group of things that could be enumerated on a list / a brief version of the essential meaning of something / the dot at the left of a decimal fraction / a V-shaped mark at one end of an arrow pointer / a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations
  5539. point of order = a question as to whether the current proceedings are allowed by parliamentary procedure
  5540. point of reference = an indicator that orients you generally
  5541. point system = a system of writing or printing using patterns of raised dots that can be read by touch
  5542. pointer = a mark to indicate a direction or relation
  5543. pointing out = indication by demonstration
  5544. Pokomo = a Bantu language spoken in the Kenyan coastal areas of East Africa
  5545. polemic = a controversy
  5546. police blotter = the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
  5547. policy = written contract or certificate of insurance / a line of argument rationalizing the course of action of a government
  5548. Polish = the Slavic language of Poland
  5549. Polish notation = a parenthesis-free notation for forming mathematical expressions in which each operator precedes its operands
  5550. political platform = a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
  5551. political program = a document stating the aims and principles of a political party
  5552. polka = music performed for dancing the polka
  5553. Polynesian = the branch of the Austronesian languages spoken from Madagascar to the central Pacific
  5554. polyphone = a letter that has two or more pronunciations
  5555. polyphonic letter = a letter that has two or more pronunciations
  5556. polyphonic music = music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
  5557. polyphonic prose = a rhythmical prose employing the poetic devices of alliteration and assonance
  5558. polyphony = music arranged in parts for several voices or instruments
  5559. polyptoton = repetition of a word in a different case or inflection in the same sentence
  5560. polysemant = a word having more than one meaning
  5561. polysemantic word = a word having more than one meaning
  5562. polysemous word = a word having more than one meaning
  5563. polysyllabic word = a word of more than three syllables
  5564. polysyllable = a word of more than three syllables
  5565. polysyndeton = using several conjunctions in close succession, especially where some might be omitted
  5566. polytonalism = music that uses two or more different keys at the same time
  5567. polytonality = music that uses two or more different keys at the same time
  5568. Pomo = the Kulanapan language spoken by the Pomo
  5569. pomp = cheap or pretentious or vain display
  5570. Ponca = the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Ponca
  5571. Ponka = the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Ponca
  5572. pons asinorum = a problem that severely tests the ability of an inexperienced person
  5573. pony = a literal translation used in studying a foreign language
  5574. pony express = express mail carried by relays of riders on horseback
  5575. poop = slang terms for inside information
  5576. poor law = a law providing support for the poor
  5577. pop = music of general appeal to teenagers
  5578. pop music = music of general appeal to teenagers
  5579. pop quiz = a quiz given without prior warning
  5580. pop-up = a book (usually for children) that contains one or more pages such that a three-dimensional structure rises up when a page is opened
  5581. pop-up book = a book (usually for children) that contains one or more pages such that a three-dimensional structure rises up when a page is opened
  5582. poppycock = senseless talk
  5583. popular music = any genre of music having wide appeal
  5584. popular music genre = any genre of music having wide appeal
  5585. popularisation = an interpretation that easily understandable and acceptable
  5586. popularism = music adapted to the understanding and taste of the majority
  5587. popularization = an interpretation that easily understandable and acceptable
  5588. population profile = a chart showing the number of people as a function of their ages
  5589. poring over = reading carefully with intent to remember
  5590. portal = a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet
  5591. portal site = a site that the owner positions as an entrance to other sites on the internet
  5592. portfolio = a list of the financial assets held by an individual or a bank or other financial institution
  5593. portmanteau = a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
  5594. portmanteau word = a new word formed by joining two others and combining their meanings
  5595. portrait = a word picture of a person's appearance and character
  5596. portraiture = a word picture of a person's appearance and character
  5597. portrayal = a word picture of a person's appearance and character
  5598. Portuguese = the Romance language spoken in Portugal and Brazil
  5599. pos tagger = a tagging program whose labels indicate a word's part of speech
  5600. poser = a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
  5601. posit = a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
  5602. position = an item on a list or in a sequence / an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
  5603. position paper = a memorandum summarizing the items of an agreement (used especially in diplomatic communications) / a report that explains or justifies or recommends some particular policy
  5604. positional notation = a numeration system in which a real number is represented by an ordered set of characters where the value of a character depends on its position
  5605. positional representation system = a numeration system in which a real number is represented by an ordered set of characters where the value of a character depends on its position
  5606. positive = the primary form of an adjective or adverb
  5607. positive degree = the primary form of an adjective or adverb
  5608. positive identification = evidence proving that you are who you say you are; evidence establishing that you are among the group of people already known to the system
  5609. possessive = the case expressing ownership
  5610. possessive case = the case expressing ownership
  5611. post = the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office / a pole or stake set up to mark something
  5612. post card = a card for sending messages by post without an envelope
  5613. Post-It = brand name for a slip of notepaper that has an adhesive that allows it to stick to a surface and be removed without damaging the surface
  5614. post-mortem = discussion of an event after it has occurred
  5615. postage = a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
  5616. postage stamp = a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid
  5617. postal card = a card for sending messages by post without an envelope
  5618. postal code = a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
  5619. postal service = the system whereby messages are transmitted via the post office
  5620. postcard = a card for sending messages by post without an envelope
  5621. postcode = a code of letters and digits added to a postal address to aid in the sorting of mail
  5622. poste restante = a notation written on mail that is to be held at the post office until called for
  5623. poster = a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  5624. postfix = an affix that is added at the end of the word
  5625. postfix notation = a parenthesis-free notation for forming mathematical expressions in which each operator follows its operands
  5626. posting = a listing on the company's records / a sign posted in a public place as an advertisement
  5627. postlude = a voluntary played at the end of a religious service
  5628. postmark = a cancellation mark stamped on mail by postal officials
  5629. postmortem = discussion of an event after it has occurred
  5630. postposition = the placing of one linguistic element after another
  5631. postscript = textual matter that is added onto a publication
  5632. postulate = a proposition that is accepted as true in order to provide a basis for logical reasoning
  5633. postulation = a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority / (logic) a declaration of something self-evident
  5634. Potawatomi = the Algonquian language spoken by the Potawatomi
  5635. potboiler = a literary composition of poor quality that was written quickly to make money
  5636. potpourri = a musical composition consisting of a series of songs or other musical pieces from various sources
  5637. potshot = criticism aimed at an easy target and made without careful consideration
  5638. pound = a symbol for a unit of currency
  5639. pound sign = a symbol for a unit of currency
  5640. pout = a disdainful grimace
  5641. power = a mathematical notation indicating the number of times a quantity is multiplied by itself
  5642. power of attorney = a legal instrument authorizing someone to act as the grantor's agent
  5643. power politics = diplomacy in which the nations threaten to use force in order to obtain their objectives
  5644. Powhatan = the Algonquian language of the Powhatan
  5645. powwow = a quick private conference
  5646. PR = a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution
  5647. praenomen = the first name of a citizen of ancient Rome
  5648. pragmatic = an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
  5649. pragmatic sanction = an imperial decree that becomes part of the fundamental law of the land
  5650. praise = an expression of approval and commendation / offering words of homage as an act of worship
  5651. Prakrit = any of the vernacular Indic languages of north and central India (as distinguished from Sanskrit) recorded from the 3rd century BC to the 4th century AD / any of the modern Indic languages
  5652. prate = idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
  5653. prattle = idle or foolish and irrelevant talk
  5654. prayer = a fixed text used in praying / earnest or urgent request / reverent petition to a deity
  5655. prayer book = a book containing prayers
  5656. Prayer of Azariah and Song of the Three Children = an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
  5657. prayer wheel = a cylinder with prayers written on it; each revolution counts as uttering the prayers
  5658. prayerbook = a book containing prayers
  5659. pre-empt = a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
  5660. preachification = moralization delivered tediously in a preachy manner
  5661. preaching = a moralistic rebuke / an address of a religious nature
  5662. preachment = a sermon on a moral or religious topic
  5663. preamble = a preliminary introduction to a statute or constitution
  5664. precedent = a law established by following earlier judicial decisions / a subject mentioned earlier
  5665. precept = rule of personal conduct
  5666. precis = a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
  5667. precision cookie = a cookie that is saved permanently on your hard drive
  5668. precognition = knowledge of an event before it occurs
  5669. precondition = an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else
  5670. precursor = something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
  5671. predecessor = something that precedes and indicates the approach of something or someone
  5672. predicate = one of the two main constituents of a sentence; the predicate contains the verb and its complements / (logic) what is predicated of the subject of a proposition
  5673. predication = a declaration of something self-evident
  5674. predicator = an expression that predicates
  5675. prediction = a statement made about the future
  5676. preempt = a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
  5677. preemptive bid = a high bid that is intended to prevent the opposing players from bidding
  5678. preface = a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
  5679. preferment = the act of making accusations
  5680. prefix = an affix that is added in front of the word
  5681. prefix notation = a parenthesis-free notation for forming mathematical expressions in which each operator precedes its operands
  5682. prelim = an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
  5683. preliminary exam = an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
  5684. preliminary examination = an examination taken by graduate students to determine their fitness to continue
  5685. preliminary prospectus = a first draft of a prospectus
  5686. prelims = written matter preceding the main text of a book
  5687. prelude = music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera
  5688. premiere = the first public performance of a play or movie
  5689. premise = a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
  5690. premiss = a statement that is assumed to be true and from which a conclusion can be drawn
  5691. premonition = an early warning about a future event
  5692. preparation = a note that produces a dissonant chord is first heard in a consonant chord
  5693. preposition = a function word that combines with a noun or pronoun or noun phrase to form a prepositional phrase that can have an adverbial or adjectival relation to some other word / (linguistics) the placing of one linguistic element before another
  5694. prepositional object = the object governed by a preposition
  5695. prepositional phrase = a phrase beginning with a preposition
  5696. prescript = prescribed guide for conduct or action
  5697. prescription = written instructions from a physician or dentist to a druggist concerning the form and dosage of a drug to be issued to a given patient / written instructions for an optician on the lenses for a given person / directions prescribed beforehand
  5698. present = a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
  5699. present participle = a participle expressing present action
  5700. present tense = a verb tense that expresses actions or states at the time of speaking
  5701. presentation = the act of making something publicly available
  5702. presentment = a document that must be accepted and paid by another person
  5703. Presidential Directive = a directive issued by the President of the United States
  5704. press = the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
  5705. press clipping = an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  5706. press conference = a conference at which press and tv reporters ask questions of a politician or other celebrity
  5707. press cutting = an excerpt cut from a newspaper or magazine
  5708. press release = an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
  5709. pressmark = a mark consisting of characters written on a book
  5710. pretence = pretending with intention to deceive
  5711. pretense = pretending with intention to deceive
  5712. pretension = the advancing of a claim
  5713. preterition = suggesting by deliberately concise treatment that much of significance is omitted
  5714. pretext = something serving to conceal plans
  5715. pretrial = a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried
  5716. pretrial conference = a conference held before the trial begins to bring the parties together to outline discovery proceedings and to define the issues to be tried
  5717. prevarication = a statement that deviates from or perverts the truth
  5718. preview = a screening for a select audience in advance of release for the general public / an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
  5719. previous question = a motion calling for an immediate vote on the main question under discussion by a deliberative assembly
  5720. prevue = an advertisement consisting of short scenes from a motion picture that will appear in the near future
  5721. price = a monetary reward for helping to catch a criminal
  5722. price control = restriction on maximum prices that is established and maintained by the government
  5723. price floor = floor below which prices are not allowed to fall
  5724. price index = an index that traces the relative changes in the price of an individual good (or a market basket of goods) over time
  5725. price level = an index that traces the relative changes in the price of an individual good (or a market basket of goods) over time
  5726. price list = a listing of prices for different goods or services
  5727. price tag = a tag showing the price of the article it is attached to
  5728. primer = an introductory textbook
  5729. primitive = a word serving as the basis for inflected or derived forms / a mathematical expression from which another expression is derived
  5730. primo = the principal part of a duet
  5731. Princeton WordNet = a machine-readable lexical database organized by meanings
  5732. principle = rule of personal conduct
  5733. print = availability in printed form / the text appearing in a book, newspaper, or other printed publication / a visible indication made on a surface
  5734. print media = a medium that disseminates printed matter
  5735. printed symbol = a written or printed symbol
  5736. printing = text handwritten in the style of printed matter / all the copies of a work printed at one time / reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
  5737. printing process = reproduction by applying ink to paper as for publication
  5738. printout = the output of a computer in printed form
  5739. Prix de Rome = an annual prize awarded by the French government in a competition of painters and artists and sculptors and musicians and architects
  5740. prix fixe = a menu listing fixed meals at fixed prices
  5741. Prix Goncourt = an award given annually for contributions to French literature
  5742. pro = an argument in favor of a proposal
  5743. probate = a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate
  5744. probate will = a judicial certificate saying that a will is genuine and conferring on the executors the power to administer the estate
  5745. problem = a question raised for consideration or solution
  5746. problem-oriented language = a language whose statements resemble terminology of the user
  5747. procedure = a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  5748. proceedings = a written account of what transpired at a meeting
  5749. process = a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit
  5750. process of monition = a summons issued after the filing of a libel or claim directing all parties concerned to show cause why the judgment asked for should not be granted
  5751. process printing = a method of printing colored reproductions from halftone plates
  5752. processional = religious music used in a procession
  5753. processional march = a march to be played for processions
  5754. proclamation = a formal public statement
  5755. procrustean bed = a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
  5756. procrustean rule = a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
  5757. procrustean standard = a standard that is enforced uniformly without regard to individuality
  5758. prod = a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
  5759. prodding = a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
  5760. producer price index = an index of changes in wholesale prices
  5761. production = a presentation for the stage or screen or radio or television / a display that is exaggerated or unduly complicated
  5762. production order = an order that initiates the manufacturing process
  5763. profanity = vulgar or irreverent speech or action
  5764. professing = an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
  5765. profession = affirmation of acceptance of some religion or faith / an open avowal (true or false) of some belief or opinion
  5766. proffer = a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
  5767. profile = biographical sketch / an analysis (often in graphical form) representing the extent to which something exhibits various characteristics
  5768. profiling = recording a person's behavior and analyzing psychological characteristics in order to predict or assess their ability in a certain sphere or to identify a particular group of people
  5769. prognosis = a prediction about how something (as the weather) will develop
  5770. prognostication = a statement made about the future
  5771. program = a document stating the aims and principles of a political party / (computer science) a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute / a radio or television show / an integrated course of academic studies / an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
  5772. program line = a line of code written as part of a computer program
  5773. program music = musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
  5774. programing language = a language designed for programming computers
  5775. programma = an edict that has been publicly posted
  5776. programme = a sequence of instructions that a computer can interpret and execute / a radio or television show / an integrated course of academic studies / an announcement of the events that will occur as part of a theatrical or sporting event
  5777. programme music = musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
  5778. programming language = a language designed for programming computers
  5779. progress report = a report of work accomplished during a specified time period
  5780. progressive rock = a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms
  5781. prohibition = a law forbidding the sale of alcoholic beverages / a decree that prohibits something / refusal to approve or assent to
  5782. projection = the projection of an image from a film onto a screen
  5783. prolegomenon = a preliminary discussion inserted at the beginning of a book or treatise
  5784. prolepsis = anticipating and answering objections in advance
  5785. prolixity = boring verbosity
  5786. prolixness = boring verbosity
  5787. Prolog = a computer language designed in Europe to support natural language processing
  5788. prologue = an introduction to a play
  5789. prolusion = a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
  5790. promise = a verbal commitment by one person to another agreeing to do (or not to do) something in the future
  5791. promo = a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
  5792. promotion = a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution / encouragement of the progress or growth or acceptance of something
  5793. promotional material = a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
  5794. prompt = a symbol that appears on the computer screen to indicate that the computer is ready to receive a command / a cue given to a performer
  5795. prompt copy = the copy of the playscript used by the prompter
  5796. promptbook = the copy of the playscript used by the prompter
  5797. prompting = a cue given to a performer (usually the beginning of the next line to be spoken) / persuasion formulated as a suggestion
  5798. promulgation = the official announcement of a new law or ordinance whereby the law or ordinance is put into effect / a public statement containing information about an event that has happened or is going to happen
  5799. pronominal = a phrase that functions as a pronoun
  5800. pronominal phrase = a phrase that functions as a pronoun
  5801. pronoun = a function word that is used in place of a noun or noun phrase
  5802. pronouncement = an authoritative declaration
  5803. pronunciamento = a public declaration of intentions
  5804. pronunciation = the way a word or a language is customarily spoken / the manner in which someone utters a word
  5805. proof = an impression made to check for errors / a formal series of statements showing that if one thing is true something else necessarily follows from it
  5806. propaganda = information that is spread for the purpose of promoting some cause
  5807. propagation = the spreading of something (a belief or practice) into new regions
  5808. proparoxytone = word having stress or acute accent on the antepenult
  5809. proper name = a noun that denotes a particular thing
  5810. proper noun = a noun that denotes a particular thing
  5811. property settlement = the division of property owned or acquired by marriage partners during their marriage
  5812. prophecy = a prediction uttered under divine inspiration
  5813. Prophets = the second of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures
  5814. proportional font = any font whose different characters have different widths
  5815. proposal = the act of making a proposal / an offer of marriage / something proposed
  5816. proposal of marriage = an offer of marriage
  5817. proposition = a statement that affirms or denies something and is either true or false / the act of making a proposal / an offer for a private bargain (especially a request for sexual favors) / a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection
  5818. proscription = a decree that prohibits something
  5819. prose = ordinary writing as distinguished from verse / matter of fact, commonplace, or dull expression
  5820. prose poem = prose that resembles poetry
  5821. proselytism = the practice of proselytizing
  5822. prosodic system = the system of accentuation used in a particular language
  5823. prosodion = religious music used in a procession
  5824. prosody = the patterns of stress and intonation in a language / (prosody) a system of versification
  5825. prosopopoeia = representing an abstract quality or idea as a person or creature
  5826. prospectus = a catalog listing the courses offered by a college or university / a formal written offer to sell securities (filed with the SEC) that sets forth a plan for a (proposed) business enterprise
  5827. protectionism = the policy of imposing duties or quotas on imports in order to protect home industries from overseas competition
  5828. protest = a formal and solemn declaration of objection / the act of making a strong public expression of disagreement and disapproval
  5829. protestation = a strong declaration of protest / a formal and solemn declaration of objection
  5830. prothalamion = a song in celebration of a marriage
  5831. prothalamium = a song in celebration of a marriage
  5832. Proto-Indo European = a prehistoric unrecorded language that was the ancestor of all Indo-European languages
  5833. Proto-Norse = the Germanic language of Scandinavia up until about 700
  5834. protocol = forms of ceremony and etiquette observed by diplomats and heads of state / (computer science) rules determining the format and transmission of data
  5835. Provencal = the medieval dialects of Langue d'oc
  5836. proverb = a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
  5837. Proverbs = an Old Testament book consisting of proverbs from various Israeli sages
  5838. provision = a stipulated condition
  5839. proviso = a stipulated condition
  5840. provocation = needed encouragement
  5841. proxy = a power of attorney document given by shareholders of a corporation authorizing a specific vote on their behalf at a corporate meeting
  5842. PS = a note appended to a letter after the signature
  5843. psalm = any sacred song used to praise the deity / one of the 150 lyrical poems and prayers that comprise the Book of Psalms in the Old Testament
  5844. Psalms = an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of 150 Psalms
  5845. Psalter = a collection of Psalms for liturgical use
  5846. Pseudepigrapha = 52 texts written between 200 BC and AD 200 but ascribed to various prophets and kings in the Hebrew scriptures
  5847. pseudonym = a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
  5848. psi = the 23rd letter of the Greek alphabet
  5849. psychedelic rock = a musical style that emerged in the 1960s
  5850. psychic communication = communication by paranormal means
  5851. psychic phenomena = phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
  5852. psychic phenomenon = phenomena that appear to contradict physical laws and suggest the possibility of causation by mental processes
  5853. psychical communication = communication by paranormal means
  5854. psychobabble = using language loaded with psychological terminology
  5855. psychokinesis = the power to move something by thinking about it without the application of physical force
  5856. public debate = the formal presentation of a stated proposition and the opposition to it
  5857. public discussion = free and open discussion of (or debate on) some question of public interest
  5858. public exposure = the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
  5859. public law = a law affecting the public at large
  5860. public lecture = a speech that is open to the public
  5861. public presentation = a dramatic or musical entertainment
  5862. public press = the print media responsible for gathering and publishing news in the form of newspapers or magazines
  5863. public relations = a promotion intended to create goodwill for a person or institution
  5864. public speaking = delivering an address to a public audience
  5865. publication = a copy of a printed work offered for distribution
  5866. publicity = a message issued in behalf of some product or cause or idea or person or institution
  5867. puff = exaggerated praise
  5868. puffery = a flattering commendation
  5869. Pujunan = a Penutian language spoken by the Maidu
  5870. pulp = an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper
  5871. pulp magazine = an inexpensive magazine printed on poor quality paper
  5872. pulse modulation = modulation that imposes a signal on a train of pulses
  5873. pulse-time modulation = modulation of the time between successive pulses
  5874. pun = a humorous play on words
  5875. punch line = the point of a joke or humorous story
  5876. punctilio = a fine point of etiquette or petty formality
  5877. punctuation = the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
  5878. punctuation mark = the marks used to clarify meaning by indicating separation of words into sentences and clauses and phrases
  5879. pungency = wit having a sharp and caustic quality
  5880. Punic = the Phoenician dialect of ancient Carthage
  5881. Punjabi = the Indic language spoken by people in Pakistan and Punjab
  5882. punk = rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation
  5883. punk rock = rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation
  5884. punning = a humorous play on words
  5885. puppet play = a show in which the actors are puppets
  5886. puppet show = a show in which the actors are puppets
  5887. Purana = a body of 18 works written between the first and 11th centuries and incorporating legends and speculative histories of the universe and myths and customary observances
  5888. purchase agreement = a contract stating the terms of a purchase
  5889. purchase contract = a contract stating the terms of a purchase
  5890. purchase order = a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities
  5891. pure binary numeration system = a positional system of numeration that uses binary digits and a radix of two
  5892. purism = scrupulous or exaggerated insistence on purity or correctness
  5893. Purple Heart = a United States military decoration awarded to any member of the armed forces who is wounded in action
  5894. purple passage = a passage full of ornate and flowery language
  5895. purport = the intended meaning of a communication
  5896. push-down list = a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored
  5897. push-down queue = a queue in which the last item to go in is the first item to come out
  5898. push-down stack = a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored
  5899. put-down = a crushing remark
  5900. put-on = a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  5901. putoff = a pretext for delay or inaction
  5902. puzzle = a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
  5903. puzzler = a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solution
  5904. pyrrhic = a metrical unit with unstressed-unstressed syllables
  5905. Q = the 17th letter of the Roman alphabet
  5906. qabala = an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
  5907. qabalah = an esoteric or occult matter resembling the Kabbalah that is traditionally secret
  5908. Qiang = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Sichuan
  5909. Qiangic = the Tibeto-Burman language spoken in Sichuan
  5910. qoph = the 19th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  5911. quadratic = an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a square
  5912. quadratic equation = an equation in which the highest power of an unknown quantity is a square
  5913. quadrille = music for dancing the quadrille
  5914. qualification = a statement that limits or restricts some claim
  5915. qualifier = a content word that qualifies the meaning of a noun or verb
  5916. qualifying adjective = an adjective that ascribes to its noun the value of an attribute of that noun
  5917. quantifier = a word that expresses a quantity (as `fifteen' or `many') / (logic) a word (such as `some' or `all' or `no') that binds the variables in a logical proposition
  5918. Quapaw = the Dhegiha dialect spoken by the Quapaw
  5919. quarrel = an angry dispute
  5920. quarter note = a musical note having the time value of a quarter of a whole note
  5921. quarter rest = a musical rest having one-fourth the time value of a whole rest
  5922. quarter tone = half of a semitone
  5923. quarter-tone = half of a semitone
  5924. quarterly = a periodical that is published every quarter
  5925. quartet = a musical composition for four performers
  5926. quartette = a musical composition for four performers
  5927. quasi contract = a contract created by law for reasons of justice without any expression of assent
  5928. quatrain = a stanza of four lines
  5929. quaver = a musical note having the time value of an eighth of a whole note
  5930. Quechua = the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
  5931. Quechuan = the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
  5932. Quechuan language = the language of the Quechua which was spoken by the Incas
  5933. Queen's English = English as spoken by educated persons in southern England
  5934. query = an instance of questioning
  5935. query language = a source language consisting of procedural operators that invoke functions to be executed
  5936. question = the subject matter at issue / an informal reference to a marriage proposal / a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote / an instance of questioning / a sentence of inquiry that asks for a reply
  5937. question mark = a punctuation mark (?) placed at the end of a sentence to indicate a question
  5938. question of fact = a disputed factual contention that is generally left for a jury to decide
  5939. question of law = a disputed legal contention that is generally left for a judge to decide
  5940. question sheet = a written examination
  5941. questioning = a request for information
  5942. questionnaire = a form containing a set of questions
  5943. queue = an ordered list of tasks to be performed or messages to be transmitted
  5944. quibble = an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
  5945. Quiche = the Mayan language spoken by the Quiche
  5946. quickstep = military march accompanying quick time
  5947. quiddity = an evasion of the point of an argument by raising irrelevant distinctions or objections
  5948. quintet = a musical composition for five performers
  5949. quintette = a musical composition for five performers
  5950. quip = witty remark / a witty saying
  5951. quitclaim = document transferring title or right or claim to another
  5952. quitclaim deed = document transferring title or right or claim to another
  5953. quiz = an examination consisting of a few short questions
  5954. quiz program = a game show in which contestants answer questions
  5955. Quoratean = a group of languages of the Hokan family
  5956. quota = a limitation on imports
  5957. quotation = a passage or expression that is quoted or cited / a statement of the current market price of a security or commodity / a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage
  5958. quotation mark = a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
  5959. quote = a passage or expression that is quoted or cited / a punctuation mark used to attribute the enclosed text to someone else
  5960. Quran = the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina
  5961. R = the 18th letter of the Roman alphabet
  5962. R and B = a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians
  5963. Rabbi = a Hebrew title of respect for a Jewish scholar or teacher
  5964. racecard = a program for a race meeting
  5965. Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act = law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  5966. racon = a device that, on receiving radar signals, transmits coded signals in response to help navigators determine their position
  5967. radar beacon = a device that, on receiving radar signals, transmits coded signals in response to help navigators determine their position
  5968. radar echo = an electronic signal that has been reflected back to the radar antenna
  5969. radar target = a radar echo displayed so as to show the position of a reflecting surface
  5970. radiation diagram = graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
  5971. radiation pattern = graphical representation (in polar or Cartesian coordinates) of the spatial distribution of radiation from an antenna as a function of angle
  5972. radical = the form of a word after all affixes are removed / a character conveying the lexical meaning of a logogram
  5973. radical sign = a sign indicating the extraction of a root
  5974. radio = medium for communication
  5975. radio beacon = a characteristic signal emitted by a transmitter used for navigation
  5976. radio beam = a signal transmitted along a narrow path
  5977. radio broadcast = a broadcast via radio
  5978. radio news = a radio broadcast of news
  5979. radiocommunication = medium for communication
  5980. radiogram = a message transmitted by wireless telegraphy
  5981. radiotelegraph = telegraphy that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
  5982. radiotelegraphic signal = a signal transmitted by telegraphy
  5983. radiotelegraphy = telegraphy that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
  5984. radiotelephone = telephony that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
  5985. radiotelephony = telephony that uses transmission by radio rather than by wire
  5986. rag = newspaper with half-size pages / music with a syncopated melody
  5987. Ragnarok = myth about the ultimate destruction of the gods in a battle with evil
  5988. ragtime = music with a syncopated melody
  5989. raillery = light teasing repartee
  5990. railroad ticket = a ticket good for a ride on a railroad train
  5991. rain check = a ticket stub entitling the holder to admission to a future event if the scheduled event was cancelled due to rain / a promise that an unaccepted offer will be renewed in the future
  5992. rallying cry = a yell intended to rally a group of soldiers in battle / a slogan used to rally support for a cause
  5993. rallying point = a point or principle on which scattered or opposing groups can come together
  5994. Ramayana = one of two classical Hindu epics telling of the banishment of Rama from his kingdom and the abduction of his wife by a demon and Rama's restoration to the throne
  5995. random number generator = a routine designed to yield a random number
  5996. rant = pompous or pretentious talk or writing / a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
  5997. ranting = a loud bombastic declamation expressed with strong emotion
  5998. rap = a reproach for some lapse or misdeed / genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment
  5999. rap music = genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment
  6000. rap session = conversation in a situation where feelings can be expressed and criticized or supported
  6001. rap sheet = the daily written record of events (as arrests) in a police station
  6002. rasp = uttering in an irritated tone
  6003. raspberry = a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  6004. rasping = uttering in an irritated tone
  6005. raster font = the font that is displayed on a computer screen
  6006. ratification = making something valid by formally ratifying or confirming it
  6007. ratiocination = the proposition arrived at by logical reasoning
  6008. ration card = a card certifying the bearer's right to purchase rationed goods
  6009. ratting = to furnish incriminating evidence to an officer of the law
  6010. rave = an extravagantly enthusiastic review
  6011. raving = declaiming wildly
  6012. ray = the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  6013. razz = a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  6014. razzing = a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt
  6015. re = the syllable naming the second (supertonic) note of any major scale in solmization
  6016. re-introduction = a proposal of something previously rejected
  6017. read = something that is read
  6018. read-only file = a file that you can read but cannot change
  6019. read-out = the information displayed or recorded on an electronic device / the output of a computer in readable form
  6020. reader = one of a series of texts for students learning to read
  6021. reading = written material intended to be read / a particular interpretation or performance / a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
  6022. reading clinic = a clinic for people with reading disabilities
  6023. reading material = written material intended to be read
  6024. reading program = a program designed to teach literacy skills
  6025. readout = the information displayed or recorded on an electronic device / the output of a computer in readable form
  6026. ready reckoner = a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation
  6027. reaffirmation = renewed affirmation
  6028. real presence = the Christian doctrine that the body of Christ is actually present in the Eucharist
  6029. realisation = a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
  6030. realization = a musical composition that has been completed or enriched by someone other than the composer
  6031. reason = an explanation of the cause of some phenomenon / a justification for something existing or happening
  6032. reassertion = renewed affirmation
  6033. rebroadcast = a broadcast that repeated at a later time
  6034. rebuff = an instance of driving away or warding off
  6035. rebuke = an act or expression of criticism and censure
  6036. rebus = a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words
  6037. rebuttal = a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder / the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument
  6038. rebutter = a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
  6039. recall = a bugle call that signals troops to return / a call to return / a request by the manufacturer of a defective product to return the product
  6040. recantation = a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
  6041. recap = a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion
  6042. recapitulation = a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion / (music) the section of a composition or movement (especially in sonata form) in which musical themes that were introduced earlier are repeated
  6043. recasting = changing a particular word or phrase
  6044. receipt = an acknowledgment (usually tangible) that payment has been made
  6045. Received Pronunciation = the approved pronunciation of British English; originally based on the King's English as spoken at public schools and at Oxford and Cambridge Universities
  6046. reception = quality or fidelity of a received broadcast / the manner in which something is greeted
  6047. recessional = a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
  6048. recessional march = a march to be played for processions
  6049. recipe = directions for making something
  6050. recipient = the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  6051. recipient role = the semantic role of the animate entity that is passively involved in the happening denoted by the verb in the clause
  6052. reciprocal pronoun = a pronoun or pronominal phrase (as `each other') that expresses a mutual action or relationship between the individuals indicated in the plural subject
  6053. recital = performance of music or dance especially by soloists / the act of giving an account describing incidents or a course of events / a detailed account or description of something / a detailed statement giving facts and figures / a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance
  6054. recitation = a public instance of reciting or repeating (from memory) something prepared in advance / written matter that is recited from memory
  6055. recitative = a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech
  6056. reckoner = a handbook of tables used to facilitate computation
  6057. reckoning = a bill for an amount due
  6058. recognition = approval / the explicit and formal acknowledgement of a government or of the national independence of a country
  6059. recommendation = something (as a course of action) that is recommended as advisable / something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable
  6060. reconsideration = a consideration of a topic (as in a meeting) with a view to changing an earlier decision
  6061. reconstruction = an interpretation formed by piecing together bits of evidence
  6062. record = a list of crimes for which an accused person has been previously convicted / a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone / anything (such as a document or a phonograph record or a photograph) providing permanent evidence of or information about past events
  6063. record album = one or more recordings issued together
  6064. record book = a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone
  6065. recording label = trade name of a company that produces musical recordings
  6066. recounting = an act of narration
  6067. recrimination = mutual accusations
  6068. recto = right-hand page
  6069. recursive definition = a definition of a function from which values of the function can be calculated in a finite number of steps
  6070. recursive routine = a routine that can call itself
  6071. red flag = the emblem of socialist revolution / a flag that serves as a warning signal
  6072. red herring = a first draft of a prospectus
  6073. red light = the signal to stop / a cautionary sign of danger
  6074. Red Notice = an Interpol notice describing a wanted person and asking that he or she be arrested with a view to extradition
  6075. Red Tai = a branch of the Tai languages
  6076. redaction = putting something (as a literary work or a legislative bill) into acceptable form
  6077. redefinition = the act of giving a new definition
  6078. Rediffusion = a system for distributing radio or tv programs
  6079. redirect examination = questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
  6080. redundancy = repetition of messages to reduce the probability of errors in transmission
  6081. reduplication = a word formed by or containing a repeated syllable or speech sound (usually at the beginning of the word) / the syllable added in a reduplicated word form / repetition of the final words of a sentence or line at the beginning of the next
  6082. reel = music composed for dancing a reel
  6083. reenforcement = information that makes more forcible or convincing
  6084. reexamination = questioning of a witness by the party that called the witness after that witness has been subject to cross-examination
  6085. reference = the code that identifies where a piece of information is stored / a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts / a formal recommendation by a former employer to a potential future employer describing the person's qualifications and dependability / a short note recognizing a source of information or of a quoted passage / a remark that calls attention to something or someone / an indicator that orients you generally / a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
  6086. reference book = a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
  6087. reference manual = a manual containing information organized in a summary manner
  6088. reference point = an indicator that orients you generally
  6089. reference work = a book to which you can refer for authoritative facts
  6090. referent = something that refers; a term that refers to another term / the first term in a proposition; the term to which other terms relate / something referred to
  6091. referral = a recommendation to consult the (professional) person or group to whom one has been referred
  6092. refinement = a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  6093. reflection = a remark expressing careful consideration / expression without words
  6094. reflexion = a remark expressing careful consideration / expression without words
  6095. reflexive = a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
  6096. reflexive pronoun = a personal pronoun compounded with -self to show the agent's action affects the agent
  6097. reflexive verb = a verb whose agent performs an action that is directed at the agent
  6098. refrain = the part of a song where a soloist is joined by a group of singers
  6099. refusal = a message refusing to accept something that is offered / the act of refusing
  6100. refutation = the speech act of answering an attack on your assertions
  6101. regard = a polite expression of desire for someone's welfare
  6102. reggae = popular music originating in the West Indies
  6103. regionalism = a foreign policy that defines the international interests of a country in terms of particular geographic areas / a feature (as a pronunciation or expression or custom) that is characteristic of a particular region
  6104. register = an official written record of names or events or transactions
  6105. register language = a tone language that uses different voice registers
  6106. registered mail = mail that is registered by the post office when sent in order to assure safe delivery
  6107. registered post = mail that is registered by the post office when sent in order to assure safe delivery
  6108. registration = a document certifying an act of registering
  6109. registration number = the number on the license plate that identifies the car that bears it
  6110. registry = an official written record of names or events or transactions
  6111. regrets = a polite refusal of an invitation
  6112. regulation = an authoritative rule
  6113. reharmonisation = a piece of music whose original harmony has been revised
  6114. reharmonization = a piece of music whose original harmony has been revised
  6115. rehash = old material that is slightly reworked and used again
  6116. reinforcement = information that makes more forcible or convincing
  6117. reintroduction = an act of renewed introduction
  6118. reissue = a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale
  6119. rejection = the speech act of rejecting
  6120. rejoicing = the utterance of sounds expressing great joy
  6121. rejoinder = a pleading made by a defendant in response to the plaintiff's replication / a quick reply to a question or remark
  6122. relation = an act of narration
  6123. relational adjective = an adjective that classifies its noun
  6124. relational database = a database in which relations between information items are explicitly specified as accessible attributes
  6125. relational database management system = a database management system designed to manage a relational database
  6126. relative clause = a clause introduced by a relative pronoun
  6127. relative pronoun = a pronoun (as `that' or `which' or `who') that introduces a relative clause referring to some antecedent
  6128. relatum = a term in a proposition that is related to the referent of the proposition
  6129. release = a legal document evidencing the discharge of a debt or obligation / an announcement distributed to members of the press in order to supplement or replace an oral presentation
  6130. relief printing = printing from a plate with raised characters
  6131. religious doctrine = the written body of teachings of a religious group that are generally accepted by that group
  6132. religious music = genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
  6133. religious song = religious music for singing
  6134. religious text = writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
  6135. religious writing = writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
  6136. relinquishing = a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
  6137. relinquishment = a verbal act of renouncing a claim or right or position etc.
  6138. relocatable program = a program that can be located in different parts of memory at different times
  6139. remark = a statement that expresses a personal opinion or belief or adds information
  6140. remembrance = a recognition of meritorious service
  6141. reminder = a message that helps you remember something
  6142. remonstrance = the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  6143. remonstration = the act of expressing earnest opposition or protest
  6144. rendering = a written communication in a second language having the same meaning as the written communication in a first language / a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
  6145. rendition = a performance of a musical composition or a dramatic role etc.
  6146. renouncement = an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
  6147. rent-roll = a register of rents
  6148. renunciation = rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid / an act (spoken or written) declaring that something is surrendered or disowned
  6149. reorder = a repeated order for the same merchandise
  6150. repartee = adroitness and cleverness in reply
  6151. repetition = the repeated use of the same word or word pattern as a rhetorical device
  6152. repetitiousness = verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
  6153. repetitiveness = verboseness resulting from excessive repetitions
  6154. rephrasing = changing a particular word or phrase
  6155. replication = a pleading made by a plaintiff in reply to the defendant's plea or answer / a quick reply to a question or remark
  6156. reply = a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation / the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
  6157. report = an essay (especially one written as an assignment) / a short account of the news / the act of informing by verbal report / a written document describing the findings of some individual or group / a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
  6158. report card = a written evaluation of a student's scholarship and deportment
  6159. reportage = the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
  6160. reporting = the news as presented by reporters for newspapers or radio or television
  6161. reprehension = an act or expression of criticism and censure
  6162. representation = a statement of facts and reasons made in appealing or protesting / a performance of a play / a factual statement made by one party in order to induce another party to enter into a contract
  6163. reprieve = a warrant granting postponement
  6164. reprimand = an act or expression of criticism and censure
  6165. reprint = a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication / a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale
  6166. reprinting = a publication (such as a book) that is reprinted without changes or editing and offered again for sale
  6167. reproach = a mild rebuke or criticism
  6168. reproof = an act or expression of criticism and censure
  6169. reproval = an act or expression of criticism and censure
  6170. republication = something that has been published again
  6171. repudiation = refusal to acknowledge or pay a debt or honor a contract (especially by public authorities) / rejecting or disowning or disclaiming as invalid
  6172. repulse = an instance of driving away or warding off
  6173. request = a formal message requesting something that is submitted to an authority / the verbal act of requesting
  6174. Requiem = a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead / a song or hymn of mourning composed or performed as a memorial to a dead person
  6175. requiescat = a prayer for the repose of the soul of a dead person
  6176. requirements contract = a contract in which you agree to purchase all your requirements of a particular sort from one party
  6177. requisition = an official form on which a request in made / the act of requiring
  6178. requisition form = an official form on which a request in made
  6179. rerun = a program that is broadcast again
  6180. res gestae = rule of evidence that covers words that are so closely associated with an occurrence that the words are considered part of the occurrence and as such their report does not violate the hearsay rule
  6181. res ipsa loquitur = a rule of evidence whereby the negligence of an alleged wrongdoer can be inferred from the fact that the accident happened
  6182. rescript = something that has been written again / the act of rewriting something / a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge) / a reply by a Pope to an inquiry concerning a point of law or morality
  6183. reservation = a statement that limits or restricts some claim / the written record or promise of an arrangement by which accommodations are secured in advance
  6184. reserve clause = a clause that used to be part of the contract with a professional athlete extending the contract for a year beyond its expiration
  6185. resh = the 20th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  6186. resignation = a formal document giving notice of your intention to resign / the act of giving up
  6187. resolution = a formal expression by a meeting
  6188. resolve = a formal expression by a meeting
  6189. respects = a formal expression of esteem
  6190. response = a phrase recited or sung by the congregation following a versicle by the priest or minister / the manner in which something is greeted / a statement (either spoken or written) that is made to reply to a question or request or criticism or accusation / the speech act of continuing a conversational exchange
  6191. rest = a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration
  6192. restatement = a revised statement
  6193. restrictive clause = a subordinate clause that limits or restricts the meaning of the noun phrase it modifies
  6194. result = the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause / a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
  6195. resultant role = the semantic role of the noun phrase whose referent exists only by virtue of the activity denoted by the verb in the clause
  6196. resume = a summary of your academic and work history / short descriptive summary
  6197. retail price index = an index of changes in retail prices
  6198. retained object = an object in a passive construction
  6199. retinal scanning = biometric identification by scanning the retina of the eye
  6200. retort = a quick reply to a question or remark
  6201. retraction = a disavowal or taking back of a previous assertion
  6202. retreat = a bugle call signaling the lowering of the flag at sunset / (military) a signal to begin a withdrawal from a dangerous position
  6203. retroflection = an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth
  6204. retroflexion = an articulatory gesture made by turning the tip of the tongue back against the roof of the mouth
  6205. retronym = a word introduced because an existing term has become inadequate
  6206. retrospection = reference to things past
  6207. retroversion = translation back into the original language
  6208. return = document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability / a quick reply to a question or remark
  6209. return address = the address of the sender of a letter or parcel indicating where it should be returned if it cannot be delivered
  6210. return ticket = a ticket to a place and back
  6211. reusable program = a program that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
  6212. reusable routine = a routine that can be loaded once and executed repeatedly
  6213. revealing = the speech act of making something evident
  6214. reveille = signal to wake up
  6215. Revelation = the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world
  6216. Revelation of Saint John the Divine = the last book of the New Testament; contains visionary descriptions of heaven and of conflicts between good and evil and of the end of the world
  6217. revenue stamp = a small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid
  6218. Reverend = a title of respect for a clergyman
  6219. reverse Polish notation = a parenthesis-free notation for forming mathematical expressions in which each operator follows its operands
  6220. review = an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation (as of a book or play) / a summary at the end that repeats the substance of a longer discussion / a periodical that publishes critical essays on current affairs or literature or art / a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
  6221. review article = an essay or article that gives a critical evaluation
  6222. review copy = a copy of a newly published book that is sent for review to a writer or periodical
  6223. revilement = a rude expression intended to offend or hurt
  6224. revisal = the act of rewriting something
  6225. revise = the act of rewriting something
  6226. Revised Standard Version = a revision of the American Standard Version
  6227. Revised Version = a British revision of the Authorized Version
  6228. revising = editing that involves writing something again
  6229. revision = something that has been written again / the act of rewriting something
  6230. revue = a variety show with topical sketches and songs and dancing and comedians
  6231. reward = the offer of money for helping to find a criminal or for returning lost property
  6232. rewording = changing a particular word or phrase
  6233. rewrite = something that has been written again
  6234. rewriting = editing that involves writing something again
  6235. RFD = free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas
  6236. Rhaeto-Romance = Romance dialects spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland and northern Italy and the Tyrol
  6237. Rhaeto-Romanic = Romance dialects spoken in parts of southeastern Switzerland and northern Italy and the Tyrol
  6238. rhapsody = an epic poem adapted for recitation / (music) a free instrumental composition in one extended movement
  6239. Rheims-Douay Bible = an English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic scholars
  6240. Rheims-Douay Version = an English translation of the Vulgate by Roman Catholic scholars
  6241. rhetoric = loud and confused and empty talk / high-flown style
  6242. rhetorical device = a use of language that creates a literary effect
  6243. rhetorical question = a statement that is formulated as a question but that is not supposed to be answered
  6244. rho = the 17th letter of the Greek alphabet
  6245. rhodomontade = vain and empty boasting
  6246. rhumba = syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
  6247. rhyme = a piece of poetry / correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines
  6248. rhyme royal = a stanza form having seven lines of iambic pentameter
  6249. rhyming slang = slang that replaces words with rhyming words or expressions and then typically omits the rhyming component
  6250. rhythm = the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements / the basic rhythmic unit in a piece of music
  6251. rhythm and blues = a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians
  6252. rhythmic pattern = a system of versification
  6253. rib = a teasing remark
  6254. ribaldry = ribald humor
  6255. ribbon = an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
  6256. RICO = law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  6257. RICO Act = law intended to eradicate organized crime by establishing strong sanctions and forfeiture provisions
  6258. rictus = a gaping grimace
  6259. riddle = a difficult problem
  6260. riddle canon = a canon in which the entrances of successive parts were indicated by cryptic symbols and devices
  6261. rider = a clause that is appended to a legislative bill
  6262. ridicule = language or behavior intended to mock or humiliate
  6263. ridiculousness = a message whose content is at variance with reason
  6264. riff = a jazz ostinato
  6265. Rig-Veda = a Veda consisting of a collection of Hindu poems dating from before 2000 BC
  6266. rigamarole = a set of confused and meaningless statements
  6267. right of first publication = a document granting exclusive right to publish and sell literary or musical or artistic work
  6268. rights issue = an offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold subscription rights or pre-emptive rights that entitle them to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which they will be offered to the public later
  6269. rights offering = an offering of common stock to existing shareholders who hold subscription rights or pre-emptive rights that entitle them to buy newly issued shares at a discount from the price at which they will be offered to the public later
  6270. rigmarole = a set of confused and meaningless statements
  6271. Riksmaal = in 1929 this dialect of Norwegian was officially renamed Bokmal
  6272. Riksmal = in 1929 this dialect of Norwegian was officially renamed Bokmal
  6273. rime = correspondence in the sounds of two or more lines
  6274. ringing = the giving of a ring as a token of engagement
  6275. riot = a joke that seems extremely funny
  6276. Riot Act = a former English law requiring mobs to disperse after a magistrate reads the law to them / a vigorous reprimand
  6277. riposte = a quick reply to a question or remark
  6278. ritz = ostentatious display of elegance
  6279. Ro = an artificial language for international use that rejects all existing words and is based instead on an abstract analysis of ideas
  6280. roadbook = a guidebook describing the roads of a country
  6281. roar = a very loud utterance
  6282. roaring = a very loud utterance
  6283. rock = a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s
  6284. rock 'n' roll = a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s
  6285. rock and roll = a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s
  6286. rock concert = a performance of rock music
  6287. rock music = a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s
  6288. rock opera = an opera with rock music
  6289. rock'n'roll = a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s
  6290. rock-and-roll = a genre of popular music originating in the 1950s
  6291. rockabilly = a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s
  6292. rocket = propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
  6293. rodomontade = vain and empty boasting
  6294. rogation = a solemn supplication ceremony prescribed by the church
  6295. roll = a document that can be rolled up (as for storage) / a list of names
  6296. Romaic = the modern Greek vernacular
  6297. roman = a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
  6298. roman a clef = a novel in which actual persons and events are disguised as fictional characters
  6299. Roman alphabet = the alphabet evolved by the ancient Romans which serves for writing most of the languages of western Europe
  6300. roman fleuve = a French novel in the form of a long chronicle of a family or other social group
  6301. Roman law = the legal code of ancient Rome; codified under Justinian
  6302. roman letters = a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
  6303. Roman numeral = a symbol in the old Roman notation
  6304. roman print = a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
  6305. roman type = a typeface used in ancient Roman inscriptions
  6306. Romanal = an artificial language
  6307. romance = a novel dealing with idealized events remote from everyday life / a story dealing with love / the group of languages derived from Latin
  6308. Romance language = the group of languages derived from Latin
  6309. Romanian = an eastern Romance language spoken in Romania
  6310. Romans = a New Testament book containing an exposition of the doctrines of Saint Paul
  6311. Romansh = the Rhaeto-Romance language spoken in southeastern Switzerland
  6312. Romany = the Indic language of the Gypsies
  6313. Ron = a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
  6314. rondeau = a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes
  6315. rondel = a French verse form of 10 or 13 lines running on two rhymes
  6316. rondelet = a shorter form of rondeau
  6317. rondo = a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
  6318. roof = an upper limit on what is allowed
  6319. root = the form of a word after all affixes are removed / a simple form inferred as the common basis from which related words in several languages can be derived by linguistic processes
  6320. root word = the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  6321. Rosetta Stone = a part of an inscribed granite stela that was originally about six feet tall and was set up in 196 BC
  6322. roster = a list of names
  6323. rot = unacceptable behavior
  6324. rota = a roster of names showing the order in which people should perform certain duties
  6325. rotogravure = printed material (text and pictures) produced by an intaglio printing process in a rotary press / printing by transferring an image from a photogravure plate to a cylinder in a rotary press
  6326. rotundity = the fullness of a tone of voice
  6327. rough cut = the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
  6328. roulade = an elaborate run of several notes sung to one syllable
  6329. round = an outburst of applause / a partsong in which voices follow each other
  6330. round hand = a clearly written style of longhand with large round curves
  6331. round robin = a letter signed by a number of people
  6332. round table = a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views
  6333. round-table conference = a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views
  6334. round-trip ticket = a ticket to a place and back
  6335. roundel = English form of rondeau having three triplets with a refrain after the first and third
  6336. roundelay = a song in which a line or phrase is repeated as the refrain
  6337. roundness = the fullness of a tone of voice
  6338. roundtable = a meeting of peers for discussion and exchange of views
  6339. roundup = a summary list
  6340. routine = a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program / a short performance that is part of a longer program
  6341. row = an angry dispute
  6342. royal charter = a charter granted by the sovereign
  6343. rubbish = nonsensical talk or writing
  6344. rubric = a title or heading that is printed in red or in a special type / a heading that names a statute or legislative bill
  6345. rudiments = a statement of fundamental facts or principles
  6346. rule = any one of a systematic body of regulations defining the way of life of members of a religious order / prescribed guide for conduct or action / directions that define the way a game or sport is to be conducted / (linguistics) a rule describing (or prescribing) a linguistic practice
  6347. rule of evidence = a rule of law whereby any alleged matter of fact that is submitted for investigation at a judicial trial is established or disproved
  6348. rule of grammar = a linguistic rule for the syntax of grammatical utterances
  6349. rule of morphology = a linguistic rule for the formation of words
  6350. rules of order = a body of rules followed by an assembly
  6351. Rumanian = an eastern Romance language spoken in Romania
  6352. Rumansh = the Rhaeto-Romance language spoken in southeastern Switzerland
  6353. rumba = syncopated music in duple time for dancing the rumba
  6354. rumor = gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
  6355. rumour = gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
  6356. run-in = an angry dispute
  6357. run-on sentence = an ungrammatical sentence in which two or more independent clauses are conjoined without a conjunction
  6358. rundown = a concluding summary
  6359. rune = any character from an ancient Germanic alphabet used in Scandinavia from the 3rd century to the Middle Ages
  6360. runic letter = any character from an ancient Germanic alphabet used in Scandinavia from the 3rd century to the Middle Ages
  6361. running hand = rapid handwriting in which letters are set down in full and are cursively connected within words without lifting the writing implement from the paper
  6362. running head = a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book
  6363. running headline = a heading printed at the top of every page (or every other page) of a book
  6364. running title = the title (or a shortened title) of a book used as a running head
  6365. rural free delivery = free government delivery of mail in outlying country areas
  6366. ruralism = a rural idiom or expression
  6367. Russian = the Slavic language that is the official language of Russia
  6368. rusticism = a rural idiom or expression
  6369. Ruth = a book of the Old Testament that tells the story of Ruth who was not an Israelite but who married an Israelite and who stayed with her mother-in-law Naomi after her husband died
  6370. Ryukyuan = the language (related to Japanese) that is spoken by the people of the Ryukyu Islands
  6371. S = the 19th letter of the Roman alphabet
  6372. Saame = the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
  6373. Saami = the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
  6374. Sabellian = an extinct Osco-Umbrian language of ancient Italy that survives only in a few inscriptions
  6375. sackcloth and ashes = a display of extreme remorse or repentance or grief
  6376. sacred scripture = any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
  6377. sacred text = writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
  6378. sacred writing = writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
  6379. sadhe = the 18th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  6380. Saek = a branch of the Tai languages
  6381. safe-conduct = a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
  6382. safeguard = a document or escort providing safe passage through a region especially in time of war
  6383. safety net = a guarantee of professional or financial security
  6384. saga = a narrative telling the adventures of a hero or a family
  6385. Sahaptin = a Penutian language spoken by the Shahaptian
  6386. Saharan = a Nilo-Saharan language spoken in parts of Chad
  6387. salaam = a deep bow
  6388. sale = an agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money
  6389. sale in gross = a sale of a tract of land as a whole without a warranty as to the acreage
  6390. sales agreement = an agreement (or contract) in which property is transferred from the seller (vendor) to the buyer (vendee) for a fixed price in money
  6391. sales pitch = promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
  6392. sales promotion = promotion that supplements or coordinates advertising
  6393. sales talk = promotion by means of an argument and demonstration
  6394. Salic law = the code of laws of the Salian Franks and other German tribes
  6395. Salish = a family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada
  6396. Salishan = a family of Mosan language spoken in northwestern United States and western Canada
  6397. sally = witty remark
  6398. SALT = negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
  6399. SALT I = the first treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  6400. SALT II = the second treaty between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics resulting from the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks
  6401. saltiness = language or humor that is down-to-earth
  6402. salutation = word of greeting used to begin a letter / (usually plural) an acknowledgment or expression of good will (especially on meeting) / an act of honor or courteous recognition
  6403. salutatory = an opening or welcoming statement
  6404. salutatory address = an opening or welcoming statement
  6405. salutatory oration = an opening or welcoming statement
  6406. salute = an act of greeting with friendly words and gestures like bowing or lifting the hat / a formal military gesture of respect / an act of honor or courteous recognition
  6407. salvo = a sudden outburst of cheers
  6408. Sama-Veda = a collection of mantras and tunes for use with the Rig-Veda
  6409. samba = music composed for dancing the samba
  6410. Same = the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
  6411. samekh = the 15th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  6412. Samhita = one of four collections of sacred texts
  6413. Sami = the language of nomadic Lapps in northern Scandinavia and the Kola Peninsula
  6414. samizdat = a system of clandestine printing and distribution of dissident or banned literature
  6415. Samoyed = the Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed in northwestern Siberia
  6416. Samoyedic = the Uralic languages spoken by the Samoyed in northwestern Siberia
  6417. San Carlos Apache = an Apache language
  6418. sanction = formal and explicit approval
  6419. sandhi = the articulatory process whereby the pronunciation of a word or morpheme changes when it is followed immediately by another
  6420. Sango = a trade language widely used in Chad
  6421. sanitary code = set of standards established and enforced by government for health requirements as in plumbing etc
  6422. sans serif = a typeface in which characters have no serifs
  6423. Sanskrit = an ancient language of India
  6424. Sanskrit literature = Hindu literature written in Sanskrit
  6425. Sanskritic language = an ancient language of India
  6426. Santee = the Siouan language spoken by the Santee
  6427. sapiential book = any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
  6428. Sapphic ode = an ode with several stanzas
  6429. saraband = music composed for dancing the saraband
  6430. sarcasm = witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  6431. Sardinian = the Italian dialect spoken in Sardinia
  6432. sass = an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  6433. sassing = an impudent or insolent rejoinder
  6434. satire = witty language used to convey insults or scorn
  6435. satyr play = an ancient Greek burlesque with a chorus of satyrs
  6436. Savara = a Dravidian language spoken by the Savara in southeastern India
  6437. saw = a condensed but memorable saying embodying some important fact of experience that is taken as true by many people
  6438. say-so = an authoritative declaration / one chap's arbitrary assertion
  6439. Sayanci = a Chadic language spoken in northern Nigeria
  6440. saying = a word or phrase that particular people use in particular situations
  6441. sayonara = a farewell remark
  6442. SB = a bachelor's degree in science
  6443. scale = a series of notes differing in pitch according to a specific scheme
  6444. scale of C major = the major scale having no sharps or flats
  6445. scandal = disgraceful gossip about the private lives of other people
  6446. scandalmongering = spreading malicious gossip
  6447. Scandinavian = the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
  6448. Scandinavian language = the northern family of Germanic languages that are spoken in Scandinavia and Iceland
  6449. scansion = analysis of verse into metrical patterns
  6450. scare quote = the use of quotation marks to indicate that it is not the authors preferred terminology
  6451. scarlet letter = the letter A in red
  6452. scatology = a preoccupation with obscenity
  6453. ScD = an honorary degree in science
  6454. scenario = a postulated sequence of possible events / an outline or synopsis of a play
  6455. scene = a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film / a subdivision of an act of a play
  6456. scepter = a ceremonial or emblematic staff
  6457. sceptre = a ceremonial or emblematic staff
  6458. schedule = an ordered list of times at which things are planned to occur
  6459. scheme = a statement that evades the question by cleverness or trickery
  6460. scherzo = a fast movement
  6461. schmegegge = baloney; hot air
  6462. schmoose = an informal conversation
  6463. schmooze = an informal conversation
  6464. scholia = a marginal note written by a scholiast
  6465. scholium = a marginal note written by a scholiast
  6466. school dictionary = a dictionary specially written for those learning a foreign language
  6467. school newspaper = a newspaper written and published by students in a school
  6468. school paper = a newspaper written and published by students in a school
  6469. school text = a book prepared for use in schools or colleges
  6470. schoolbook = a book prepared for use in schools or colleges
  6471. schottische = music performed for dancing the schottische
  6472. Schrodinger equation = the fundamental equation of wave mechanics
  6473. Schrodinger wave equation = the fundamental equation of wave mechanics
  6474. schwa = a neutral middle vowel
  6475. science fiction = literary fantasy involving the imagined impact of science on society
  6476. scire facias = a judicial writ based on some record and requiring the party against whom it is brought to show cause why the record should not be enforced or annulled
  6477. scoff = showing your contempt by derision
  6478. scoffing = showing your contempt by derision
  6479. scolding = rebuking a person harshly
  6480. scolion = a song (sometimes improvised) sung by guests at a banquet
  6481. scoop = a news report that is reported first by one news organization
  6482. score = a written form of a musical composition
  6483. scorecard = a record of scores
  6484. scorn = open disrespect for a person or thing
  6485. Scots = the dialect of English used in Scotland
  6486. Scots English = the dialect of English used in Scotland
  6487. Scots Gaelic = the Gaelic of Scotland
  6488. Scottish = the dialect of English used in Scotland
  6489. Scottish Gaelic = the Gaelic of Scotland
  6490. Scottish Lallans = a dialect of English spoken in the Lowlands of Scotland
  6491. scowl = a facial expression of dislike or displeasure
  6492. scrape = a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards
  6493. scraping = a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards
  6494. scratch = poor handwriting
  6495. scratch sheet = a racing publication giving information on horses and the outcomes of horse races
  6496. scrawl = poor handwriting
  6497. scream = a joke that seems extremely funny / sharp piercing cry
  6498. screamer = a sensational newspaper headline
  6499. screaming = sharp piercing cry
  6500. screech = sharp piercing cry
  6501. screeching = sharp piercing cry
  6502. screed = a long piece of writing / a long monotonous harangue
  6503. screen font = the font that is displayed on a computer screen
  6504. screening = the display of a motion picture
  6505. screenplay = a script for a film including dialogue and descriptions of characters and sets
  6506. scribble = poor handwriting
  6507. script = a particular orthography or writing system / something written by hand / a written version of a play or other dramatic composition
  6508. scripture = any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group / the sacred writings of the Christian religions
  6509. scroll = a document that can be rolled up
  6510. scurrility = foul-mouthed or obscene abuse
  6511. scuttlebutt = a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people
  6512. Scythian = the Iranian language spoken by the ancient Scythians
  6513. sea chantey = a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors
  6514. seal = an indication of approved or superior status / a stamp affixed to a document
  6515. seal of approval = an indication of approved or superior status
  6516. sealed instrument = a contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached
  6517. search engine = a computer program that retrieves documents or files or data from a database or from a computer network
  6518. search language = a source language consisting of procedural operators that invoke functions to be executed
  6519. search warrant = a warrant authorizing law enforcement officials to search for objects or people involved in the commission of a crime and to produce them in court
  6520. season ticket = a ticket good for several trips or to attend a season of entertainments
  6521. Sechuana = the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in Botswana
  6522. second = a speech seconding a motion
  6523. Second Epistel of John = the second New Testament epistle traditionally attributed to Saint John the Apostle
  6524. Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians = a New Testament book containing the second epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth
  6525. Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's second epistle to the Thessalonians
  6526. Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to Timothy = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's second epistle to Timothy
  6527. Second Epistle of Peter = the second New Testament book traditionally attributed to Saint Peter the Apostle
  6528. Second Epistle to the Corinthians = a New Testament book containing the second epistle from Saint Paul to the church at Corinth
  6529. Second Epistle to the Thessalonians = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's second epistle to the Thessalonians
  6530. Second Epistle to Timothy = a New Testament book containing Saint Paul's second epistle to Timothy
  6531. second person = pronouns and verbs used to refer to the person addressed by the language in which they occur
  6532. second reading = the second presentation of a bill in a legislature
  6533. second sight = apparent power to perceive things that are not present to the senses
  6534. second-hand speech = overheard conversation
  6535. secondment = a speech seconding a motion
  6536. secondo = the second or lower part of a duet
  6537. secret = information known only to a special group / something that should remain hidden from others
  6538. secret approval = tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
  6539. secret code = a secret method of writing
  6540. secret writing = a piece of writing in code or cipher
  6541. section = a self-contained part of a larger composition
  6542. security = a guarantee that an obligation will be met
  6543. seed catalog = a list advertising seeds and their prices
  6544. seed catalogue = a list advertising seeds and their prices
  6545. segno = a notation written at the beginning or end of a passage that is to be repeated
  6546. selection = a passage selected from a larger work
  6547. self-accusation = an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
  6548. self-adapting program = a program that can change its performance in response to its environment
  6549. self-assertion = the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others
  6550. self-condemnation = an admission that you have failed to do or be something you know you should do or be
  6551. self-contradiction = contradicting yourself
  6552. self-expression = the expression of one's individuality
  6553. self-incrimination = an accusation that incriminates yourself
  6554. self-justification = a defense of some offensive behavior or some failure to keep a promise etc.
  6555. self-praise = speaking of yourself in superlatives
  6556. self-report inventory = a personality inventory in which a person is asked which of a list of traits and characteristics describe her or him or to indicate which behaviors and hypothetical choices he or she would make
  6557. self-report personality inventory = a personality inventory in which a person is asked which of a list of traits and characteristics describe her or him or to indicate which behaviors and hypothetical choices he or she would make
  6558. self-reproach = the act of blaming yourself
  6559. self-reproof = the act of blaming yourself
  6560. Selkup = the Uralic language spoken by the Ostyak-Samoyed
  6561. semantic role = the underlying relation that a constituent has with the main verb in a clause
  6562. semibreve = a musical note having the longest time value
  6563. semicolon = a punctuation mark (`;') used to connect independent clauses
  6564. semimonthly = a periodical that is published twice each month
  6565. Seminole = the Muskhogean language of the Seminole
  6566. semiquaver = a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note
  6567. Semitic = a major branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family
  6568. semitone = the musical interval between adjacent keys on a keyboard instrument
  6569. semivowel = a vowellike sound that serves as a consonant
  6570. semiweekly = a periodical that is published twice each week
  6571. send-off = an organized expression of goodwill at the start of a trip or new venture
  6572. send-up = a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  6573. sendup = a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  6574. Seneca = the Iroquoian language spoken by the Seneca
  6575. Senor = a Spanish title or form of address for a man
  6576. Senora = a Spanish title or form of address for a married woman
  6577. Senorita = a Spanish title or form of address used to or of an unmarried girl or woman
  6578. sensationalism = the journalistic use of subject matter that appeals to vulgar tastes / subject matter that is calculated to excite and please vulgar tastes
  6579. sense = the meaning of a word or expression
  6580. sense tagger = a tagging program whose labels indicate the meanings of words or expressions
  6581. sentence = a string of words satisfying the grammatical rules of a language
  6582. sentence stress = the distribution of stresses within a sentence
  6583. sentential function = formal expression containing variables
  6584. sentimentalism = the excessive expression of tender feelings, nostalgia, or sadness in any form
  6585. separate = a separately printed article that originally appeared in a larger publication
  6586. separatrix = a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  6587. septet = a musical composition written for seven performers
  6588. septette = a musical composition written for seven performers
  6589. Septuagint = the oldest Greek version of the Old Testament
  6590. sequel = a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
  6591. sequestration = a writ that authorizes the seizure of property
  6592. Serbo-Croat = the Slavic language of the Serbs and Croats
  6593. Serbo-Croatian = the Slavic language of the Serbs and Croats
  6594. serenade = a musical composition in several movements
  6595. Serer = a West African language closely related to Fula
  6596. serial = a periodical that appears at scheduled times / a serialized set of programs
  6597. serial music = 20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition
  6598. serial publication = a periodical that appears at scheduled times
  6599. serialism = 20th century music that uses a definite order of notes as a thematic basis for a musical composition
  6600. series = a periodical that appears at scheduled times / a serialized set of programs
  6601. serif = a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
  6602. seriocomedy = a comedy with serious elements or overtones
  6603. serious music = traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
  6604. seriph = a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
  6605. sermon = a moralistic rebuke / an address of a religious nature
  6606. Sermon on the Mount = the first major discourse delivered by Jesus
  6607. service book = a book setting forth the forms of church service
  6608. service contract = a contract for maintenance services
  6609. service program = a program designed for general support of the processes of a computer
  6610. service routine = a routine that can be used as needed
  6611. service stripe = an insignia worn to indicate years of service
  6612. Sesotho = the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Basotho
  6613. sesquipedalia = a very long word
  6614. sesquipedalian = a very long word
  6615. sesquipedality = using long words
  6616. session = a meeting for execution of a group's functions
  6617. session cookie = a cookie that is stored temporarily and is destroyed when you close the link
  6618. sestet = a rhythmic group of six lines of verse / a musical composition written for six performers
  6619. set phrase = an expression whose meanings cannot be inferred from the meanings of the words that make it up
  6620. Setswana = the dialect of Sotho spoken by the Tswana in Botswana
  6621. settlement = a conclusive resolution of a matter and disposition of it
  6622. seventh = the musical interval between one note and another seven notes away from it
  6623. seventh chord = a triad with a seventh added
  6624. severable contract = a contract which, in the event of a breach by one of the parties, can be considered as several independent agreements expressed in a single instrument
  6625. severance agreement = an agreement on the terms on which an employee will leave
  6626. sex manual = a manual containing instruction in sexual techniques
  6627. sexadecimal notation = any notation that uses 16 different characters
  6628. sexadecimal number system = a positional system of numeration that uses hexadecimal digits and a radix of sixteen
  6629. sextet = a musical composition written for six performers
  6630. sextette = a musical composition written for six performers
  6631. sforzando = a notation written above a note and indicating that it is to be played with a strong initial attack / an accented chord
  6632. SGML = a standardized language for the descriptive markup of documents
  6633. shade = a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  6634. shadow = an indication that something has been present
  6635. shadow play = a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
  6636. shadow show = a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
  6637. shaft = an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect / a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer
  6638. shaggy dog story = a long rambling joke whose humor derives from its pointlessness
  6639. Shahaptian = a Penutian language spoken by the Shahaptian
  6640. shake = grasping and shaking a person's hand (as to acknowledge an introduction or to agree on a contract) / a note that alternates rapidly with another note a semitone above it
  6641. Shakespearean sonnet = a sonnet consisting three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab cdcd efef gg
  6642. Shan = a branch of the Tai languages
  6643. Shanghai dialect = a dialect of Chinese spoken in the Yangtze delta
  6644. shanty = a rhythmical work song originally sung by sailors
  6645. shareware = software that is available free of charge
  6646. sharing = sharing thoughts and feelings
  6647. sharp = a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named
  6648. sharp tongue = a bitter or critical manner of speaking
  6649. Shasta = the Shastan language spoken by the Shasta
  6650. Shastan = a group of languages of the Hokan family in California
  6651. Shawnee = the Algonquian language spoken by the Shawnee
  6652. sheepskin = a document certifying the successful completion of a course of study
  6653. sheet = paper used for writing or printing / newspaper with half-size pages
  6654. sheet music = a musical composition in printed or written form
  6655. sheet of paper = paper used for writing or printing
  6656. Shema = a liturgical prayer (considered to be the essence of Jewish religion) that is recited at least twice daily by adult Jewish males to declare their faith
  6657. sheriff's sale = a sale of property by the sheriff under authority of a court's writ of execution in order satisfy an unpaid obligation
  6658. shibboleth = a manner of speaking that is distinctive of a particular group of people / a favorite saying of a sect or political group
  6659. Shield of David = a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles
  6660. shin = the 22nd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  6661. Shina = a Dardic language spoken in northern Kashmir
  6662. ship's papers = official papers which a ship is legally required to have
  6663. shipping articles = a contract between crew and captain of a ship
  6664. shirttail = a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article
  6665. shit = obscene words for unacceptable behavior
  6666. shitlist = a list of people who are out of favor
  6667. shivaree = a noisy mock serenade (made by banging pans and kettles) to a newly married couple
  6668. shmegegge = baloney; hot air
  6669. shmooze = a warm heart-to-heart talk
  6670. shocker = a sensational message
  6671. Shona = a Bantu language spoken in Zimbabwe
  6672. shoot-'em-up = a movie featuring shooting and violence
  6673. shooting script = the final detailed script for making a movie or TV program
  6674. shop talk = talk about your business that only others in the same business can understand
  6675. shopping list = a list of heterogenous items that someone wants / a list of items to be purchased
  6676. short account = the aggregate of short sales on an open market
  6677. short aria = a short aria
  6678. short letter = a short personal letter
  6679. short list = a list of applicants winnowed from a longer list who have been deemed suitable and from which the successful person will be chosen
  6680. short order = an order for food that can be prepared quickly
  6681. short shrift = a brief and unsympathetic rejection
  6682. short story = a prose narrative shorter than a novel
  6683. short subject = a brief film
  6684. shorthand = a method of writing rapidly using an abbreviated symbolic system
  6685. shortlist = a list of applicants winnowed from a longer list who have been deemed suitable and from which the successful person will be chosen
  6686. Shoshone = the language spoken by the Shoshone
  6687. Shoshonean = a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
  6688. Shoshonean language = a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
  6689. Shoshonian = a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
  6690. Shoshonian language = a subfamily of Uto-Aztecan languages spoken mainly in the southwestern United States
  6691. shot = a consecutive series of pictures that constitutes a unit of action in a film / an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  6692. shoulder flash = something worn on the shoulder of a military uniform as an emblem of a division etc.
  6693. shout = a loud utterance
  6694. shouting = uttering a loud inarticulate cry as of pain or excitement / encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators
  6695. show = a social event involving a public performance or entertainment / something intended to communicate a particular impression
  6696. show bill = a poster advertising a show or play
  6697. show card = a poster advertising a show or play
  6698. show-stopper = an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
  6699. showdown = a hostile disagreement face-to-face
  6700. showing = the display of a motion picture
  6701. showstopper = an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
  6702. shriek = sharp piercing cry
  6703. shrieking = sharp piercing cry
  6704. shrink-wrapped software = software on CD-ROMs that are boxed and shrink-wrapped and sold in stores
  6705. shrug = a gesture involving the shoulders
  6706. shucks = an expression of disappointment or irritation
  6707. shuttle diplomacy = international negotiations conducted by a mediator who frequently flies back and forth between the negotiating parties
  6708. shwa = a neutral middle vowel
  6709. si = the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization
  6710. Siamese = a branch of the Tai languages
  6711. sibilant = a consonant characterized by a hissing sound
  6712. sibilant consonant = a consonant characterized by a hissing sound
  6713. sibilation = pronunciation with a sibilant (hissing or whistling) sound
  6714. Sibine = a Chadic language spoken in Chad
  6715. sick joke = a joke in bad taste
  6716. sick list = a list of those who are ill
  6717. side = an opinion that is held in opposition to another in an argument or dispute
  6718. sidebar = a short news story presenting sidelights on a major story / (law) a courtroom conference between the lawyers and the judge that is held out of the jury's hearing
  6719. sidesplitter = a joke that seems extremely funny
  6720. sigh = an utterance made by exhaling audibly
  6721. sight = anything that is seen
  6722. sight gag = a joke whose effect is achieved by visual means rather than by speech
  6723. sigma = the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet
  6724. sign = a perceptible indication of something not immediately apparent (as a visible clue that something has happened) / any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message / a public display of a message / a character indicating a relation between quantities / a gesture that is part of a sign language / a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified
  6725. sign language = language expressed by visible hand gestures
  6726. sign manual = the signature of a sovereign on an official document
  6727. sign of the cross = a gesture with the right hand moving to form a cross
  6728. signal = any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
  6729. signal detection = the detection that a signal is being received
  6730. signal fire = a fire set as a signal
  6731. signal flag = a rectangular piece of fabric used as a signalling device
  6732. signal light = a fire set as a signal
  6733. signaling = any nonverbal action or gesture that encodes a message
  6734. signalisation = a conspicuous indication
  6735. signalization = a conspicuous indication
  6736. signature = a sheet with several pages printed on it
  6737. signature recognition = biometric identification by automatically scanning a person's signature and matching it electronically against a library of known signatures
  6738. signature tune = a melody used to identify a performer or a dance band or radio/tv program
  6739. significance = the message that is intended or expressed or signified
  6740. signification = the message that is intended or expressed or signified
  6741. signified = the meaning of a word or expression
  6742. signifier = the phonological or orthographic sound or appearance of a word that can be used to describe or identify something
  6743. signing = language expressed by visible hand gestures
  6744. Signora = an Italian title or form of address for a married woman
  6745. Signorina = an Italian title or form of address for an unmarried woman
  6746. signpost = a post bearing a sign that gives directions or shows the way
  6747. silent movie = a movie without a soundtrack
  6748. silent picture = a movie without a soundtrack
  6749. silents = a movie without a soundtrack
  6750. silver screen = the film industry
  6751. Silver Star = a United States military decoration for gallantry in action
  6752. Silver Star Medal = a United States military decoration for gallantry in action
  6753. simile = a figure of speech that expresses a resemblance between things of different kinds
  6754. simper = a silly self-conscious smile
  6755. simple sentence = a sentence having no coordinate clauses or subordinate clauses
  6756. simplification = an explanation that omits superfluous details and reduces complexity
  6757. simplism = a simplification that goes too far
  6758. simulcast = a broadcast that is carried simultaneously by radio and television
  6759. simultaneous equations = a set of equations in two or more variables for which there are values that can satisfy all the equations simultaneously
  6760. sin = the 21st letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  6761. Sindhi = the Indic language of Sind which is spoken also in western India
  6762. Singhalese = the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
  6763. singing = disclosing information or giving evidence about another
  6764. singing voice = the musical quality of the voice while singing
  6765. single quote = a single quotation mark
  6766. single-spacing = typing that does not leave lines blank
  6767. singsong = a regular and monotonous rising and falling intonation
  6768. singular = the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
  6769. singular form = the form of a word that is used to denote a singleton
  6770. Sinhala = the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
  6771. Sinhalese = the Indic language spoken by the people of Sri Lanka
  6772. Sinitic = a group of Sino-Tibetan languages
  6773. Sinitic language = a group of Sino-Tibetan languages
  6774. Sino-Tibetan = the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
  6775. Sino-Tibetan language = the family of tonal languages spoken in eastern Asia
  6776. Siouan = a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
  6777. Siouan language = a family of North American Indian languages spoken by the Sioux
  6778. Sirach = an Apocryphal book mainly of maxims
  6779. siren = a warning signal that is a loud wailing sound
  6780. sitcom = a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life / a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
  6781. site = a computer connected to the internet that maintains a series of web pages on the World Wide Web
  6782. sitting = a session as of a legislature or court
  6783. situation comedy = a humorous television program based on situations that could arise in everyday life / a humorous drama based on situations that might arise in day-to-day life
  6784. Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire = a self-report personality inventory developed by Raymond B. Cattell to measure the 16 personality dimensions that emerged from his factor analysis of a wide range of traits
  6785. sixteenth note = a musical note having the time value of a sixteenth of a whole note
  6786. sixth = the musical interval between one note and another six notes away from it
  6787. sixty-fourth note = a musical note having the time value of a sixty-fourth of a whole note
  6788. Skagit = a Salishan dialect spoken by the Skagit
  6789. sketch = short descriptive summary (of events) / a humorous or satirical drawing published in a newspaper or magazine / a brief literary description
  6790. skiffle = a style of popular music in the 1950s
  6791. skim = reading or glancing through quickly
  6792. skimming = reading or glancing through quickly
  6793. skin flick = a pornographic movie
  6794. skinny = confidential information about a topic or person
  6795. skulduggery = verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
  6796. skull session = a session (as of executives or advisors) to discuss policy or strategy or to solve problems or exchange ideas
  6797. skullduggery = verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
  6798. skyrocket = propels bright light high in the sky, or used to propel a lifesaving line or harpoon
  6799. skywriting = writing formed in the sky by smoke released from an airplane
  6800. slag code = a set of instructions inserted into a program that are designed to execute (or `explode') if a particular condition is satisfied
  6801. slam = an aggressive remark directed at a person like a missile and intended to have a telling effect
  6802. slander = words falsely spoken that damage the reputation of another
  6803. slang = a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves) / informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions
  6804. slang expression = informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions
  6805. slang term = informal language consisting of words and expressions that are not considered appropriate for formal occasions
  6806. slanguage = language characterized by excessive use of slang or cant
  6807. slapstick = a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
  6808. slash = a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  6809. slate = a list of candidates nominated by a political party to run for election to public offices
  6810. slating = a severely critical attack
  6811. Slavic = a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  6812. Slavic language = a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  6813. Slavonic = a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  6814. Slavonic language = a branch of the Indo-European family of languages
  6815. slick = a magazine printed on good quality paper
  6816. slick magazine = a magazine printed on good quality paper
  6817. slickness = verbal misrepresentation intended to take advantage of you in some way
  6818. slide = rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
  6819. slide chart = a hand-held device, usually of paper, cardboard, or plastic, for conducting simple calculations or looking up information
  6820. slip of the tongue = an accidental and usually trivial mistake in speaking
  6821. slogan = a favorite saying of a sect or political group
  6822. sloganeering = persuasion by means of empty slogans
  6823. slop = writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental
  6824. slot = a position in a grammatical linguistic construction in which a variety of alternative units are interchangeable
  6825. Slovak = the Slavic language spoken in Slovakia
  6826. Slovene = the Slavic language of Slovenes
  6827. slow motion = a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed
  6828. slur = a disparaging remark / (music) a curved line spanning notes that are to be played legato
  6829. SM = a master's degree in science
  6830. small cap = a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters
  6831. small capital = a character having the form of an upper-case letter but the same height as lower-case letters
  6832. small letter = the characters that were once kept in bottom half of a compositor's type case
  6833. small print = material printed in small type / the part of a contract that contains reservations and qualifications that are often printed in small type
  6834. small talk = light informal conversation for social occasions
  6835. smarm = excessive but superficial compliments given with affected charm
  6836. smear = slanderous defamation
  6837. smear word = an epithet that can be used to smear someone's reputation
  6838. smile = a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth
  6839. smiley = an emoticon of a smiling face
  6840. smiling = a facial expression characterized by turning up the corners of the mouth
  6841. smirk = a smile expressing smugness or scorn instead of pleasure
  6842. smoke = an indication of some hidden activity
  6843. smoking gun = indisputable evidence
  6844. smoothness = powerful and effective language
  6845. smut = an offensive or indecent word or phrase
  6846. snail mail = any mail that is physically delivered by the postal service
  6847. snake oil = communication (written or spoken) intended to deceive
  6848. snapshot program = a trace program that produces output for selected conditions
  6849. snarl = an angry vicious expression / a vicious angry growl
  6850. snatch = a small fragment
  6851. sneak preview = a preview to test audience reactions
  6852. sneer = a facial expression of contempt or scorn
  6853. snicker = a disrespectful laugh
  6854. snigger = a disrespectful laugh
  6855. snort = a cry or noise made to express displeasure or contempt / a disrespectful laugh
  6856. snow job = a long and elaborate misrepresentation
  6857. snub = an instance of driving away or warding off
  6858. so = the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
  6859. so long = a farewell remark
  6860. soap opera = a serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television
  6861. sob story = a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress
  6862. sob stuff = a sentimental story (or drama) of personal distress
  6863. sobriquet = a familiar name for a person
  6864. social action = a social policy of reform
  6865. social intercourse = communication between individuals
  6866. social policy = a policy of for dealing with social issues
  6867. Social Security number = the number of a particular individual's Social Security account
  6868. sock = a truncated cloth cone mounted on a mast
  6869. Sod's Law = humorous axiom stating that anything that can go wrong will go wrong
  6870. soft copy = matter that is in a form that a computer can store or display it on a computer screen
  6871. soft news = news that does not deal with serious topics or events
  6872. soft soap = flattery designed to gain favor
  6873. software = written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  6874. software documentation = program listings or technical manuals describing the operation and use of programs
  6875. software package = written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  6876. software program = written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  6877. software system = written programs or procedures or rules and associated documentation pertaining to the operation of a computer system and that are stored in read/write memory
  6878. soh = the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
  6879. Sokoro = a Chadic language spoken in Chad
  6880. sol = the syllable naming the fifth (dominant) note of any musical scale in solmization
  6881. solfa = a system of solmization using the solfa syllables: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, ti
  6882. solfa syllable = one of the names for notes of a musical scale in solmization
  6883. solicitation = request for a sum of money / an entreaty addressed to someone of superior status
  6884. solidus = a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  6885. soliloquy = a (usually long) dramatic speech intended to give the illusion of unspoken reflections / speech you make to yourself
  6886. solmisation = a system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables instead of letters
  6887. solmization = a system of naming the notes of a musical scale by syllables instead of letters
  6888. solo = a musical composition for one voice or instrument
  6889. Solomon's seal = a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles
  6890. Solresol = an artificial language
  6891. solution = a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
  6892. solvent = a statement that solves a problem or explains how to solve the problem
  6893. Somali = the Cushitic language spoken by the Somali
  6894. Somrai = a Chadic language spoken in Chad
  6895. sonant = a speech sound accompanied by sound from the vocal cords
  6896. sonata = a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
  6897. sonatina = a short and simple sonata
  6898. song = the characteristic sound produced by a bird / a short musical composition with words
  6899. song and dance = an interesting but highly implausible story
  6900. Song of Solomon = an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
  6901. Song of Songs = an Old Testament book consisting of a collection of love poems traditionally attributed to Solomon but actually written much later
  6902. songbook = a book containing a collection of songs
  6903. Songhai = a Nilo-Saharan language spoken by the Songhai in Mali and Niger
  6904. sonnet = a verse form consisting of 14 lines with a fixed rhyme scheme
  6905. sop = a concession given to mollify or placate
  6906. Sophonias = an Old Testament book telling the prophecies of Zephaniah which are concerned mainly with the approaching judgment by God upon the sinners of Judah
  6907. soprano = the highest female voice
  6908. soprano clef = a clef that puts middle C on the bottom line of the staff
  6909. Sorbian = a Slavonic language spoken in rural area of southeastern Germany
  6910. sort program = a utility program that sorts data items
  6911. sorting program = a utility program that sorts data items
  6912. SOS = an internationally recognized distress signal in radio code
  6913. Sotho = any of the mutually intelligible southern Bantu languages of the Sotho in Botswana and South Africa and Lesotho
  6914. soubriquet = a familiar name for a person
  6915. soul = a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
  6916. sound = the audible part of a transmitted signal / (phonetics) an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
  6917. sound alphabet = an alphabet of characters intended to represent specific sounds of speech
  6918. sound bite = a very short speech
  6919. sour grapes = disparagement of something that is unattainable
  6920. source = a document (or organization) from which information is obtained / a publication (or a passage from a publication) that is referred to
  6921. source book = a collection of historically important documents published together as a book
  6922. source code = program instructions written as an ASCII text file
  6923. source language = a language that is to be translated into another language
  6924. source materials = publications from which information is obtained
  6925. source program = a program written in a language from which statements are translated into machine language
  6926. South Dravidian = a Dravidian language spoken primarily in southern India
  6927. South-Central Dravidian = a Dravidian language spoken primarily in south central India
  6928. Southern Tai = a branch of the Tai languages
  6929. southernism = a locution or pronunciation peculiar to the southern United States
  6930. Southwestern = a dialect of Middle English
  6931. space = a blank area / a blank character used to separate successive words in writing or printing / one of the areas between or below or above the lines of a musical staff
  6932. spaghetti Western = a low-budget Western movie produced by a European (especially an Italian) film company
  6933. spam = unwanted e-mail
  6934. Spanish = the Romance language spoken in most of Spain and the countries colonized by Spain
  6935. spar buoy = a buoy resembling a vertical log
  6936. sparring = an argument in which the participants are trying to gain some advantage
  6937. spat = a quarrel about petty points
  6938. speaking = the utterance of intelligible speech / delivering an address to a public audience
  6939. spec = a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work
  6940. special = a television production that features a particular person or work or topic / a special offering (usually temporary and at a reduced price) that is featured in advertising
  6941. special act = a legislative act that applies only to a particular person or particular district
  6942. special contract = a contract that is signed and has the (wax) seal of the signer attached
  6943. special delivery = mail that is delivered by a special carrier
  6944. special pleading = a pleading that alleges new facts in avoidance of the opposing allegations / an argument that ignores all unfavorable evidence
  6945. special session = a session that is held in addition to the regular sessions
  6946. specification = a document drawn up by the applicant for a patent of invention that provides an explicit and detailed description of the nature and use of an invention / a detailed description of design criteria for a piece of work / naming explicitly
  6947. specious argument = an argument that appears good at first view but is really fallacious
  6948. spectacle = something or someone seen
  6949. spectacular = a lavishly produced performance
  6950. spectrum line = an isolated component of a spectrum formed by radiation at a uniform frequency
  6951. speculation = a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  6952. speech = a lengthy rebuke / words making up the dialogue of a play / your characteristic style or manner of expressing yourself orally / (language) communication by word of mouth / the exchange of spoken words / something spoken / the act of delivering a formal spoken communication to an audience
  6953. speech act = the use of language to perform some act
  6954. speech communication = communication by word of mouth
  6955. speech pattern = distinctive manner of oral expression
  6956. speech production = the utterance of intelligible speech
  6957. speech rhythm = the arrangement of spoken words alternating stressed and unstressed elements
  6958. speech sound = an individual sound unit of speech without concern as to whether or not it is a phoneme of some language
  6959. speechmaking = delivering an address to a public audience
  6960. speed limit = regulation establishing the top speed permitted on a given road
  6961. speeding ticket = a ticket issued for driving above the speed limit
  6962. spell = a verbal formula believed to have magical force
  6963. spell-checker = an electronic dictionary in a word processor that can be used to catch misspelled words
  6964. speller = an introductory textbook to teach spelling
  6965. spelling = forming words with letters according to the principles underlying accepted usage
  6966. spelling checker = an electronic dictionary in a word processor that can be used to catch misspelled words
  6967. Spenserian sonnet = a sonnet consisting of three quatrains and a concluding couplet in iambic pentameter with the rhyme pattern abab bcbd cdcd ee
  6968. Spenserian stanza = a stanza with eight lines of iambic pentameter and a concluding Alexandrine with the rhyme pattern abab bcbc c
  6969. spider = a computer program that prowls the internet looking for publicly accessible resources that can be added to a database
  6970. spiel = plausible glib talk
  6971. spirant = a continuant consonant produced by breath moving against a narrowing of the vocal tract
  6972. spirit = the intended meaning of a communication
  6973. spirit rapping = alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
  6974. spiritual = a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
  6975. spiritual bouquet = a card indicating that the sender will perform certain devotional acts on behalf of another
  6976. split infinitive = an infinitive with an adverb between `to' and the verb
  6977. splurge = an ostentatious display
  6978. splutter = an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds
  6979. spoken communication = communication by word of mouth
  6980. spoken language = communication by word of mouth
  6981. spoken word = a word that is spoken aloud
  6982. spondee = a metrical unit with stressed-stressed syllables
  6983. spoof = a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  6984. spoonerism = transposition of initial consonants in a pair of words
  6985. sport = verbal wit or mockery
  6986. sports page = any page in the sports section of a newspaper
  6987. sports section = the section of a newspaper that reports on sports
  6988. sportscast = a broadcast of sports news or commentary
  6989. spot = a section of an entertainment that is assigned to a specific performer or performance / a short section or illustration (as between radio or tv programs or in a magazine) that is often used for advertising / a mark on a die or on a playing card
  6990. spread = two facing pages of a book or other publication
  6991. spread eagle = an emblem (an eagle with wings and legs spread) on the obverse of the Great Seal of the United States
  6992. spread head = two facing pages of a book or other publication
  6993. spreadhead = two facing pages of a book or other publication
  6994. spreading = the opening of a subject to widespread discussion and debate
  6995. spreadsheet = a screen-oriented interactive program enabling a user to lay out financial data on the screen
  6996. sprechgesang = a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking
  6997. sprechstimme = a style of dramatic vocalization between singing and speaking
  6998. sprung rhythm = a poetic rhythm that imitates the rhythm of speech
  6999. spur = a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
  7000. spurring = a verbalization that encourages you to attempt something
  7001. sputter = an utterance (of words) with spitting sounds
  7002. spyware = computer software that obtains information from a user's computer without the user's knowledge or consent
  7003. squabble = a quarrel about petty points
  7004. square bracket = either of two punctuation marks ([ or ]) used to enclose textual material
  7005. square-dance music = music performed for square dancing
  7006. squawk = informal terms for objecting
  7007. squelch = a crushing remark
  7008. squelcher = a crushing remark
  7009. squiggle = an illegible scrawl / a short twisting line
  7010. stack = a list in which the next item to be removed is the item most recently stored
  7011. staff = the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written / a rod carried as a symbol
  7012. staff line = any of the 5 horizontal marks comprising a staff
  7013. stage = the theater as a profession
  7014. stage direction = an instruction written as part of the script of a play
  7015. stage name = the pseudonym of an actor
  7016. stage whisper = a loud whisper that can be overheard
  7017. stagger head = a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
  7018. staggered head = a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
  7019. staging = the production of a drama on the stage
  7020. stain = a symbol of disgrace or infamy
  7021. stake = a pole or stake set up to mark something
  7022. stalking-horse = something serving to conceal plans
  7023. stamp = a small adhesive token stuck on a letter or package to indicate that that postal fees have been paid / a symbol that is the result of printing or engraving / a small piece of adhesive paper that is put on an object to show that a government tax has been paid
  7024. Stamp Act = an act passed by the British Parliament in 1756 that raised revenue from the American Colonies by a duty in the form of a stamp required on all newspapers and legal or commercial documents
  7025. standard = a basis for comparison
  7026. Standard and Poor's = a broadly based stock market index
  7027. Standard and Poor's Index = a broadly based stock market index
  7028. standard generalized markup language = a standardized language for the descriptive markup of documents
  7029. standing = an ordered listing of scores or results showing the relative positions of competitors (individuals or teams) in a sporting event
  7030. standing order = a rule of order permanently in force
  7031. standing ovation = enthusiastic recognition
  7032. stanza = a fixed number of lines of verse forming a unit of a poem
  7033. star = a star-shaped character * used in printing
  7034. star chart = a chart showing the relative positions of the stars in a particular part of the sky
  7035. Star of David = a six-pointed star formed from two equilateral triangles
  7036. star shell = an artillery shell containing an illuminant
  7037. start = a signal to begin
  7038. starting post = a post marking the starting point of a race
  7039. starting signal = a signal to begin
  7040. state's evidence = evidence for the prosecution in criminal proceedings
  7041. statement = a document showing credits and debits / (computer science) a line of code written as part of a computer program / a fact or assertion offered as evidence that something is true / a message that is stated or declared
  7042. static = angry criticism
  7043. stationery = paper cut to an appropriate size for writing letters
  7044. statute = an act passed by a legislative body
  7045. statute book = a record of the whole body of legislation in a given jurisdiction
  7046. statute law = law enacted by a legislative body
  7047. statute of limitations = a statute prescribing the time period during which legal action can be taken
  7048. statute title = a heading that names a statute or legislative bill
  7049. stave = the system of five horizontal lines on which the musical notes are written
  7050. stay = a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
  7051. stay of execution = an order whereby a judgment is precluded from being executed for a specific period of time
  7052. STD = a doctor's degree in theology
  7053. steer = an indication of potential opportunity
  7054. stem = the form of a word after all affixes are removed
  7055. stem vowel = a vowel that ends a stem and precedes an inflection
  7056. stenograph = a shorthand character
  7057. stenography = a method of writing rapidly using an abbreviated symbolic system
  7058. step = a mark of a foot or shoe on a surface / a musical interval of two semitones
  7059. stephead = a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
  7060. stepped line = a headline with the top line flush left and succeeding lines indented to the right
  7061. stepping down = the act of abdicating / a formal resignation and renunciation of powers
  7062. sticker = a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem / an adhesive label
  7063. stigma = a symbol of disgrace or infamy
  7064. stinger = a remark capable of wounding mentally
  7065. stipulation = an assumption on which rests the validity or effect of something else / (law) an agreement or concession made by parties in a judicial proceeding (or by their attorneys) relating to the business before the court
  7066. stipulative definition = a definition that is stipulated by someone and that is not a standard usage
  7067. stock index = index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks
  7068. stock list = a detailed list of all the items in stock
  7069. stock market index = index based on a statistical compilation of the share prices of a number of representative stocks
  7070. stock power = a power of attorney document to transfer ownership of a registered security from the owner to another party
  7071. stock symbol = the letters used to identify listed companies on the securities exchanges where they are traded
  7072. stock warrant = a written certificate that gives the holder the right to purchase shares of a stock for a specified price within a specified period of time
  7073. stock-index futures = a futures contract based on a stock index
  7074. stop = a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations / a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  7075. stop consonant = a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it
  7076. stop order = an order to a broker to sell (buy) when the price of a security falls (rises) to a designated level
  7077. stop payment = a depositor's order to a bank to refuse payment on a check
  7078. stop press = late news that is inserted into the newspaper at the last minute
  7079. stop-loss order = an order to a broker to sell (buy) when the price of a security falls (rises) to a designated level
  7080. stoplight = a visual signal to control the flow of traffic at intersections / a red light on the rear of a motor vehicle that signals when the brakes are applied to slow or stop
  7081. stopper = a remark to which there is no polite conversational reply / an act so striking or impressive that the show must be delayed until the audience quiets down
  7082. storage medium = a medium for storing information
  7083. stored program = a program that is stored in the memory of the computer that executes it
  7084. storm cone = a canvas cone hoisted to warn of high winds
  7085. storm signal = a signal announcing the approach of a storm
  7086. story = a piece of fiction that narrates a chain of related events / a record or narrative description of past events / a short account of the news / a trivial lie / a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events
  7087. storybook = a book containing a collection of stories
  7088. storyline = the plot of a book or play or film
  7089. straight face = a serious facial expression giving no evidence of interest or amusement
  7090. strain = a succession of notes forming a distinctive sequence
  7091. Strategic Arms Limitation Talks = negotiations between the United States and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics opened in 1969 in Helsinki designed to limit both countries' stock of nuclear weapons
  7092. strategic warning = a warning prior to the start of a threatening act
  7093. stratified language = a language that cannot be used as its own metalanguage
  7094. Stravinsky = the music of Stravinsky
  7095. straw man = a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
  7096. strawman = a weak or sham argument set up to be easily refuted
  7097. stream of consciousness = a literary genre that reveals a character's thoughts and feeling as they develop by means of a long soliloquy
  7098. streamer = a newspaper headline that runs across the full page
  7099. street name = the name of a street / the name of a brokerage firm in which stock is held on behalf of a customer / slang for something (especially for an illegal drug) / an alternative name that a person chooses or is given
  7100. street sign = a sign visible from the street
  7101. stress = the relative prominence of a syllable or musical note
  7102. stress mark = a mark indicating the stress on a syllable
  7103. stricture = severe criticism
  7104. string = a linear sequence
  7105. string of words = a linear sequence of words as spoken or written
  7106. strings = a statement of what is required as part of an agreement
  7107. strip = a sequence of drawings telling a story in a newspaper or comic book
  7108. stripe = V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service / a piece of braid, usually on the sleeve, indicating military rank or length of service
  7109. stripes = V-shaped sleeve badge indicating military rank and service
  7110. stroke = a mark made on a surface by a pen, pencil, or paintbrush / a punctuation mark (/) used to separate related items of information
  7111. strophe = one section of a lyric poem or choral ode in classical Greek drama
  7112. structural formula = an expanded molecular formula showing the arrangement of atoms within the molecule
  7113. stub = the part of a check that is retained as a record / a torn part of a ticket returned to the holder as a receipt
  7114. studbook = official record of the pedigree of purebred animals especially horses
  7115. study = a composition intended to develop one aspect of the performer's technique / a written document describing the findings of some individual or group
  7116. studying = reading carefully with intent to remember
  7117. stuff = senseless talk / information in some unspecified form
  7118. stuff and nonsense = senseless talk
  7119. stuffer = an advertising circular that is enclosed with other material and (usually) sent by mail
  7120. stultification = derision of someone or something as foolish or absurd or inconsistent
  7121. stump speech = political oratory
  7122. stumper = a particularly difficult or baffling question or problem
  7123. style = editorial directions to be followed in spelling and punctuation and capitalization and typographical display / a way of expressing something (in language or art or music etc.) that is characteristic of a particular person or group of people or period
  7124. style sheet = a sheet summarizing the editorial conventions to be followed in preparing text for publication
  7125. suasion = the act of persuading
  7126. subcontract = a contract assigning to another party some obligations of a prior contract
  7127. subdata base = a subset of data in a database that are used in a specific application
  7128. subdirectory = a directory that is listed in another directory
  7129. subdivision = a self-contained part of a larger composition
  7130. subdominant = the fourth note of the diatonic scale
  7131. subhead = a heading of a subdivision of a text
  7132. subheading = a heading of a subdivision of a text
  7133. subject = one of the two main constituents of a sentence
  7134. subject case = the category of nouns serving as the grammatical subject of a verb
  7135. subject matter = what a communication that is about something is about
  7136. submediant = the sixth note of a major or minor scale
  7137. submenu = a secondary menu that appears while you are holding the cursor over an item on the primary menu
  7138. submission = a contention presented by a lawyer to a judge or jury as part of the case he is arguing / an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter / a legal document summarizing an agreement between parties in a dispute to abide by the decision of an arbiter / something (manuscripts or architectural plans and models or estimates or works of art of all genres etc.) submitted for the judgment of others
  7139. subordinate = a word that is more specific than a given word
  7140. subordinate clause = a clause in a complex sentence that cannot stand alone as a complete sentence and that functions within the sentence as a noun or adjective or adverb
  7141. subordinate conjunction = a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause
  7142. subordinate word = a word that is more specific than a given word
  7143. subordinating conjunction = a conjunction (like `since' or `that' or `who') that introduces a dependent clause
  7144. subornation = perjured testimony that someone was persuaded to give / underhandedly or improperly inducing someone to do something improper or unlawful
  7145. subornation of perjury = inducing someone to make a false oath as part of a judicial proceeding
  7146. subpoena = a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding
  7147. subpoena ad testificandum = a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding
  7148. subpoena duces tecum = a writ issued by a court at the request of one of the parties to a suit
  7149. subprogram = a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  7150. subroutine = a set sequence of steps, part of larger computer program
  7151. subscript = a character or symbol set or printed or written beneath or slightly below and to the side of another character
  7152. subscription = agreement expressed by (or as if expressed by) signing your name
  7153. substance = what a communication that is about something is about
  7154. substantive = any word or group of words functioning as a noun
  7155. substitution class = the class of all items that can be substituted into the same position (or slot) in a grammatical sentence
  7156. substrate = an indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population
  7157. substratum = an indigenous language that contributes features to the language of an invading people who impose their language on the indigenous population
  7158. substring = a string that is part of a longer string
  7159. subsumption = the premise of a syllogism that contains the minor term
  7160. subterfuge = something intended to misrepresent the true nature of an activity
  7161. subtitle = secondary or explanatory title / translation of foreign dialogue of a movie or TV program
  7162. subtlety = a subtle difference in meaning or opinion or attitude
  7163. subtonic = the seventh note of the diatonic scale
  7164. succinctness = terseness and economy in writing and speaking achieved by expressing a great deal in just a few words
  7165. suction stop = a stop consonant made by the suction of air into the mouth
  7166. sudoku = a number puzzle in which the numbers 1 through 9 must be placed into a grid of cells so that each row or column contains only one of each number
  7167. suffix = an affix that is added at the end of the word
  7168. suffix notation = a parenthesis-free notation for forming mathematical expressions in which each operator follows its operands
  7169. suggestion = a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection / persuasion formulated as a suggestion
  7170. suicide pact = an agreement by two or more people to commit suicide together at a given place and time
  7171. suit = a petition or appeal made to a person of superior status or rank / a man's courting of a woman
  7172. suite = a musical composition of several movements only loosely connected
  7173. Sukur = a Chadic language spoken south of Lake Chad
  7174. sum-up = a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
  7175. summarisation = the act of preparing a summary
  7176. summarization = the act of preparing a summary
  7177. summary = a brief statement that presents the main points in a concise form
  7178. summary treatment = a brief and unsympathetic rejection
  7179. summation = a concluding summary
  7180. summer stock = theatrical productions performed by a stock company during the summer
  7181. summing up = a concluding summary
  7182. summons = a writ issued by authority of law; usually compels the defendant's attendance in a civil suit
  7183. sumpsimus = a correct expression that takes the place of a popular but incorrect expression
  7184. Sundanese = the Indonesian language spoken on West Java
  7185. Suomi = the official language of Finland
  7186. superior = a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
  7187. superlative = the superlative form of an adjective or adverb / an exaggerated expression
  7188. superlative degree = the superlative form of an adjective or adverb
  7189. superordinate = a word that is more generic than a given word
  7190. superordinate word = a word that is more generic than a given word
  7191. superscript = a character or symbol set or printed or written above and immediately to one side of another character
  7192. superscription = an inscription written above something else
  7193. superstrate = the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
  7194. superstratum = the language of a later invading people that is imposed on an indigenous population and contributes features to their language
  7195. supertitle = translation of the words of a foreign opera (or choral work) projected on a screen above the stage
  7196. supertonic = the second note of a diatonic scale
  7197. supervisor = a program that controls the execution of other programs
  7198. supervisor call instruction = an instruction that interrupts the program being executed and passes control to the supervisor
  7199. supervisory program = a program that controls the execution of other programs
  7200. supervisory routine = a routine that coordinates the operation of subroutines
  7201. supervisory software = specialized programs that reside permanently in the computer's main memory and control the processing of user's programs
  7202. supplement = textual matter that is added onto a publication
  7203. supplication = a humble request for help from someone in authority / a prayer asking God's help as part of a religious service
  7204. support = a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts
  7205. supposition = a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  7206. sura = one of the sections (or chapters) in the Koran
  7207. surd = a consonant produced without sound from the vocal cords
  7208. surety = a guarantee that an obligation will be met
  7209. surface mail = mail that is sent by land or sea
  7210. surmisal = a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  7211. surmise = a message expressing an opinion based on incomplete evidence
  7212. surname = the name used to identify the members of a family
  7213. surrebuttal = a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter
  7214. surrebutter = a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rebutter
  7215. surrejoinder = a pleading by the plaintiff in reply to the defendant's rejoinder
  7216. surrender = a verbal act of admitting defeat
  7217. sursum corda = a Latin versicle meaning `lift up your hearts'
  7218. surtitle = translation of the words of a foreign opera (or choral work) projected on a screen above the stage
  7219. survey = short descriptive summary
  7220. Susanna = an Apocryphal book consisting of text added to the Book of Daniel
  7221. Susian = an extinct ancient language of unknown affinities
  7222. suspension point = one of a series of points indicating that something has been omitted or that the sentence is incomplete
  7223. suspiration = an utterance made by exhaling audibly
  7224. sustaining program = a program without a commercial sponsor
  7225. susurration = speaking softly without vibration of the vocal cords
  7226. sutra = a rule or aphorism in Sanskrit literature or a group of aphoristic doctrinal summaries prepared for memorization
  7227. Swahili = the most widely spoken Bantu languages
  7228. swastika = the official emblem of the Nazi Party and the Third Reich
  7229. Swazi = a Bantu language closely related to Zulu
  7230. swearing = a commitment to tell the truth
  7231. swearword = profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger
  7232. Swedish = a Scandinavian language that is the official language of Sweden and one of two official languages of Finland
  7233. sweet nothings = inconsequential expressions of affection
  7234. sweet talk = flattery designed to gain favor
  7235. swing = a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s
  7236. swing music = a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s
  7237. swoop = rapid sliding up or down the musical scale
  7238. swung dash = a punctuation mark used in text to indicate the omission of a word
  7239. syllabary = a writing system whose characters represent syllables
  7240. syllabic script = a writing system whose characters represent syllables
  7241. syllabicity = the pattern of syllable formation in a particular language
  7242. syllable = a unit of spoken language larger than a phoneme
  7243. syllabus = an integrated course of academic studies
  7244. syllepsis = use of a word to govern two or more words though agreeing in number or case etc. with only one
  7245. symbol = an arbitrary sign (written or printed) that has acquired a conventional significance
  7246. symbolisation = the use of symbols to convey meaning
  7247. symbolism = a system of symbols and symbolic representations
  7248. symbolization = the use of symbols to convey meaning
  7249. sympathy card = a card expressing sympathy
  7250. symphonic music = a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra
  7251. symphonic poem = an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
  7252. symphony = a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra
  7253. symploce = repetition of a word or phrase at the beginning and another at the end of successive clauses, i.e., simultaneous use of anaphora and epistrophe
  7254. symptom = anything that accompanies X and is regarded as an indication of X's existence
  7255. syncategorem = a syncategorematic expression
  7256. syncategoreme = a syncategorematic expression
  7257. syncopation = music (especially dance music) that has a syncopated rhythm / a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat / (phonology) the loss of sounds from within a word
  7258. syncope = the loss of sounds from within a word
  7259. synecdoche = substituting a more inclusive term for a less inclusive one or vice versa
  7260. synesthetic metaphor = a metaphor that exploits a similarity between experiences in different sense modalities
  7261. synonym = two words that can be interchanged in a context are said to be synonymous relative to that context
  7262. synonym finder = a book containing a classified list of synonyms
  7263. synopsis = a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory
  7264. Synoptic Gospels = the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
  7265. Synoptics = the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
  7266. syntactic category = a category of words having the same grammatical properties
  7267. syntagm = a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
  7268. syntagma = a syntactic string of words that forms a part of some larger syntactic unit
  7269. syntax checker = a program to check natural language syntax
  7270. syntax language = a language used to describe the syntax of another language
  7271. system call = an instruction that interrupts the program being executed and passes control to the supervisor
  7272. system command = a computer user's instruction (not part of a program) that calls for action by the computer's executive program
  7273. system error = an instruction that is either not recognized by an operating system or is in violation of the procedural rules
  7274. system of numeration = any notation for the representation of numbers
  7275. system program = a program (as an operating system or compiler or utility program) that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer
  7276. systems program = a program (as an operating system or compiler or utility program) that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer
  7277. systems software = a program (as an operating system or compiler or utility program) that controls some aspect of the operation of a computer
  7278. T = the 20th letter of the Roman alphabet
  7279. Ta'ziyeh = a form of Iranian musical pageant that is the theatrical expression of religious passion
  7280. Taal = an official language of the Republic of South Africa
  7281. tab = sensationalist journalism / the bill in a restaurant
  7282. tablature = a musical notation indicating the fingering to be used
  7283. table d'hote = a menu offering a complete meal with limited choices at a fixed price
  7284. table lifting = manipulation of a table during a seance
  7285. table of contents = a list of divisions (chapters or articles) and the pages on which they start
  7286. table rapping = alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
  7287. table talk = conversation during a meal
  7288. table tapping = alleged form of communication with spirits of the dead
  7289. table tilting = manipulation of a table during a seance
  7290. table tipping = manipulation of a table during a seance
  7291. table turning = manipulation of a table during a seance
  7292. tabloid = newspaper with half-size pages / sensationalist journalism
  7293. tabular matter = information set out in tabular form
  7294. tabulation = information set out in tabular form
  7295. tachogram = a graphical record of speed and distance produced by a tachograph
  7296. tachygraphy = a method of writing rapidly using an abbreviated symbolic system
  7297. tacit consent = tacit approval of someone's wrongdoing
  7298. tactical warning = a warning after the initiation of a hostile act
  7299. Tadzhik = the Iranian language of the Tajik that is closely related to Farsi
  7300. tag = a label written or printed on paper, cardboard, or plastic that is attached to something to indicate its owner, nature, price, etc. / a label associated with something for the purpose of identification
  7301. tag line = the point of a joke or humorous story
  7302. Tagalog = the language of the Tagalog on which Filipino is based
  7303. tagger = a computer program that attaches labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter
  7304. tagging program = a computer program that attaches labels to the grammatical constituents of textual matter
  7305. Tahitian = the Oceanic language spoken on Tahiti
  7306. Tai = the most widespread and best known of the Kadai family of languages
  7307. Tai Dam = a branch of the Tai languages
  7308. Tai Long = a branch of the Tai languages
  7309. Tai Lue = a branch of the Tai languages
  7310. Tai Nuea = a branch of the Tai languages
  7311. Tai Yuan = a branch of the Tai languages
  7312. Taiwanese = any of the forms of Chinese spoken in Fukien province
  7313. Tajik = the Iranian language of the Tajik that is closely related to Farsi
  7314. Tajiki = the Iranian language of the Tajik that is closely related to Farsi
  7315. takeaway = a concession made by a labor union to a company that is trying to lower its expenditures
  7316. takedown = a crushing remark
  7317. Takelma = a Penutian language spoken by the Takelma
  7318. takeoff = a composition that imitates or misrepresents somebody's style, usually in a humorous way
  7319. takeout = a bid that asks your partner to bid another suit
  7320. Takilman = a Penutian language spoken by the Takelma
  7321. tale = a trivial lie / a message that tells the particulars of an act or occurrence or course of events
  7322. talk = an exchange of ideas via conversation / discussion
  7323. talk of the town = idle gossip or rumor
  7324. talk show = a program during which well-known people discuss a topic or answer questions telephoned in by the audience
  7325. talkie = a movie with synchronized speech and singing
  7326. talking = an exchange of ideas via conversation
  7327. talking picture = a movie with synchronized speech and singing
  7328. talking point = an especially persuasive point helping to support an argument or discussion
  7329. talking to = a lengthy rebuke
  7330. talks = a discussion intended to produce an agreement
  7331. tall tale = an improbable (unusual or incredible or fanciful) story
  7332. tally = a bill for an amount due
  7333. Talmud = the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism
  7334. Talmudic literature = ancient rabbinical writings
  7335. Tamil = the Dravidian language spoken since prehistoric times by the Tamil in southern India and Sri Lanka
  7336. Tanach = the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
  7337. Tanakh = the Jewish scriptures which consist of three divisions--the Torah and the Prophets and the Writings
  7338. tango = music written in duple time for dancing the tango
  7339. tanka = a form of Japanese poetry
  7340. Tanoan = a family of North American Indian language spoken in southwestern United States
  7341. Tanoan language = a family of North American Indian language spoken in southwestern United States
  7342. tantra = any of a fairly recent class of Hindu or Buddhist religious literature concerned with ritual acts of body and speech and mind
  7343. taps = signal to turn the lights out
  7344. taradiddle = pretentious or silly talk or writing / a trivial lie
  7345. tarantella = music composed in six-eight time for dancing the tarantella
  7346. target = a reference point to shoot at
  7347. target language = the language into which a text written in another language is to be translated / a computer language into which something written in another computer language is to be translated
  7348. target program = a fully compiled or assembled program ready to be loaded into the computer
  7349. tarradiddle = pretentious or silly talk or writing / a trivial lie
  7350. Tatahumara = the Uto-Aztecan language of the Tatahumara
  7351. Tatar = the Turkic language spoken by the Tatar living from the Volga to the Ural Mountains
  7352. tattle = disclosing information or giving evidence about another
  7353. tattoo = a drumbeat or bugle call that signals the military to return to their quarters
  7354. tau = the 19th letter of the Greek alphabet
  7355. tautology = useless repetition / (logic) a statement that is necessarily true
  7356. taw = the 23rd letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  7357. tax bill = money owed for taxes
  7358. tax form = a form to use when paying your taxes
  7359. tax return = document giving the tax collector information about the taxpayer's tax liability
  7360. Tay = a branch of the Tai languages
  7361. Tayalic = a language spoken by a Malaysian people on Formosa
  7362. TCP = a protocol developed for the internet to get data from one network device to another
  7363. TCP/IP = a set of protocols (including TCP) developed for the internet in the 1970s to get data from one network device to another
  7364. te = the syllable naming the seventh (subtonic) note of any musical scale in solmization
  7365. Te Deum = an ancient liturgical hymn
  7366. teach-in = an extended session (as on a college campus) for lectures and discussion on an important and usually controversial issue
  7367. teacher's certificate = a certificate saying that the holder is qualified to teach in the public schools
  7368. teaching certificate = a certificate saying that the holder is qualified to teach in the public schools
  7369. tear sheet = a sheet that can be easily torn out of a publication
  7370. tearjerker = an excessively sentimental narrative
  7371. teaser = an attention-getting opening presented at the start of a television show / a particularly baffling problem that is said to have a correct solut