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Amoo-noo_suck (ăm’s-noo’sủk a-mor' phas (à-môr'fás), the amorpha, a

flowering plant a move or two, “the ways of the world". amophi-the_a-ter (ăm?fĩ-theoả-tẼr),

circular building with seats gradually higher toward the back; in the large central open space, called the arena, the Romans had their gladiatorial

contests A'mun (ä'moon), one of the Egyptian

gods, represented as a ram with curl

ing horns anatomy, study of the human body an'cho-rite monk (ăngókő-rit),



bound by a vow to live in solitude a-new' (å-nū'), again Angel of the backward look, angel that

records our lives An'ge-lus (ăn'jë-lès), bell calling the

people to evening prayer Anglo-Saxon divinity of Spring, Eoster,

worshiped by the Early English as the goddess who brought back life to

the earth an-ni'hi-la'tion (ă-ni'hï-lā'shủn), total

destruction an-nulled' the charters (ă-nŭld'), taken

away the legal writing which allowed

certain rights a-non' (ă-nõn'), soon; immediately a-non'y-mous (å-non'i-mŭs), nameless answer to his inward thought, cor

respond to his idea of what he wished

to be antagonistic (ăn-tåg'o-nis' tīk), strongly

opposed an’ti-dote (ăn’ti-döt), a remedy to

counteract the effects of something

taken, or applied, by mistake ape (āp), imitate Ap'ol-lo'ni-us (ăp'o-lo'nì-ŭs), ancient

Roman philosopher who lived at the time of Christ and was said to be able

to converse with birds and animals ap'o-plec'tic op'u-lence (ăp'o-plěk'tỉk

op'Ü-lens), overflowing riches ap'os-tol'ic (ăp'os-tol’ik), spiritual ap-palled' (ă-pôld'), horrified ap'pa-ri'tion (ăp'á-rish'ún), ghost ap'pel-la'tion (ă'pěl-ā'shŭn), name ap-praised' (ă-prāzd'), priced apprehension, fear ap-pren'tice (ă-prěn'tỉs), helper who is learning the business; apprenticed,

taught a trade while working; 'pren-
tice, young man learning his trade

ap-prise' (ă-priz'), inform
approbation (ăp-rô-ba’shăn), approval
apt'ly (ăpt'li), fittingly
Ar'ab (ăr':b), Arabian
ar'a-besque' (ăr'á-běsk'), in geometrio

arched, made an arch over
arch-enemy, worst enemy
a-re'na (å-rē'na), see amphitheater
Ar'go-nauts (är'go-nôts), sailors on the

Argo who went in search of the Gold-
en Fleece. See a mythology
'go-sy, airy (är'go-si), imaginary ves-

sel made of sunbeams
Ariel-airy ease (ā'ry-ěl), with the light

movements of Ariel, a spirit of the

air, in Shakespeare's The Tempest ar'is-toc'ra-cy (ăr'is-tök'rå-si),

fortunate classes in society which

have riches, power, education, etc. a-room (a-rõ mả), fragrance ar'o-mat'ic (ăr'ő-măt’ik), fragrant;

strong-scented artful, coquettish; artful dog, mind, a

clever fellow, you may be sure articles of depredation (děp'rė-dā'shŭn)

agreement to kidnap articulation, careful sounding of con

sonants ar'ti-fice (är'tï-fĩs), unnatural covering;

trick as-cribed' to me (ăs-krībd'), said was

mine a-skance' (å-skăns'), sideways as' pho-del ăs'fo-děl), in Greek myth

ology, a flower associated with the

underworld and the dead as'pi-ra'tions (ăs'pï-rā'shŭnz), ambi

tions aspire, fly upward; hope to reach as'si-du'i-ty (ăs'i-dū’1-tì), industry as-sid'u-ous (ă-sỉd'ú-ŭs), devoted as-sign' (ă-sin'), representative as-suage' (ă-swāj'), relieve as-sump'tions (ă-sămp'shŭnz), boldness Atch'a-fa-lay'a (ăch'à-fa-li'á), bayou

which is an outlet of the Red and

the Mississippi rivers at his famous best, as fast as it was pos

sible for him attained the extremity, walked through

to the opposite side attunes his pipe anew, begins singing

again au-gust (ô-gůst'), dignified au're-ole (ô'rė-õl), circle of light around

the head, i.e., a halo

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aus-tere' (Ôs-tēr'), severe; austerity

(ôs-těr'i-ti), severity avail, have power to hold me back; help av'a-lanche (ăv'á-lånch), ice, snow, or

land sliding down a mountain side av'a-rice (ăv'á-ris), greediness av'a-tar' (ăv'à-tär'), symbol A've Ma-ri'a (ä'vā mä-rē'ä) aye and a-non' (ā; á-non'), constantly az'ure (ăzh'ůr), clear blue


Bab'y-lon'ish jar'gon (båb'i-lon'ssh jär'

gon), confusion; Genesis XI, 1-10 bac'cha-nal (băk'á-năl), drunken

merry-maker; Bacchanals, the follow

ers of Bacchus, the god of wine Bac-chan'tes (bi-kằn’tez), riotous mer

ry-makers bale'ful (bāl'fool), gloomy bal'let'-dancer (bål’ā'), toe-dancer balm (bäm), something delightful or

soothing balm in Gil'e-ad (gil'ė-ăd), relief from

pain, in heaven Bap'tiste' (băp'tēst') bar, prevent bar-bar'ic (bär-băr'ík), vivid and strik

ing (as used by primitive peoples) bard, professional poet and singer barge (bärj), small, graceful sailboat bar'rack (băr'ăk), of the soldier's lodg

ings Basin of Mi'nas (mē'näs), Eastern arm

of Bay of Fundy bas-relief (bä), standing out from the

rest of his face bast'ed been (bās'těd), had water

poured over them as a roast has bat-tal'ions (bă-tăl'yŭnz), crowds bay, reddish-brown horse bay'ou (bi'oo), inlet from the Gulf of

Mexico, lake, or large river, sometimes sluggish; of Plaque' mine' (plăk'

mēn'), town in Louisiana beam, widest part Beau Se'jour' (bā sā'zhoor'), town in

Acadia, attacked by the British in

1745 Beautiful River, Ohio River be-dight' (bė-dit'), decorated Bed'lam (běd'lăm), insane asylum in

London beetling, jutting out into the street be-guile' (bė-gil'), spend; deceive; be

guile you from, make you forget; beguiling, coaxing

be-hest' (bė-hěst'), command be-lie', did (be-li'), acted in a manner

opposite to Bel'le-fon-taine' (běl'ě-fon-tān') Bel'loy'-en-San'terre' (běl'wä'-än-sõn'

târ') Bel-shaz'zars (běl-shăz'àrz), pictures of

Belshazzar, last king of Babylon belted half the horizon, extended half

way along the sky-line Ben'e-dic'i-te (běn'é-dis'i-të), bless you be-nev'o-lence (bė-něv'ő-lěns), kind

ness; organ of, heart be-nig'nant (be-nig'nănt), kind be-nigni-ty (bê-nigoni-ti), kindness be parties to, assist in telling be-reave'ment (be-rēv'měnt), sorrow betrothal (bė-troth’ăl), engagement bid defiance to contagion (dė-fi'ăns;

kon-tā'jún), live without fear of the

disease big-no'ni-a (big-nö'ni-á), a kind of trop

ical vine which bears flowers big'ot-ry (bỉg'ŭt-rỉ), narrow-mindedness birds of passage, birds going south for

the winter bishop, wine and fruit juices bi-zarre' (hì-zär'), unusual blanched (blancht), grew pale; pale;

whitened blank verse, poetry with rhythm but

no rime blas'phe-mous (blås'fe-mès), indecent blenched (blěncht), hesitated Blom'i-don (blóm'i-důn), a mountain blooms, leafless, the blossoms come be

fore the leaves in the spring bluff headland, high, steep bank Board of Trade, the committee having

charge of commerce “bob," slang for shilling (24 cents) bodiced zone, waist encircled with a

wide girdle bole (ből), trunk bonnet and plume, tam-o'shanter with a

large feather for decoration bo'nus (bö'nès), extra pay boon (boon), favor bootless, idle Border, region between England and

Scotland bor'ough (bůr'ő), village Bourbon scepter, the rule of the Bour

bons, a French family, members of which became tyrannical rulers in France, Spain, and Italy


bow (bou), front part of a ship Bow'doin (bö'd'n), in Brunswick, Me. bows (boz), U-shaped pieces about the

necks of oxen, fastened to the yoke brace, pair brackish (bråk'ish), salt-water Braddock's army, men under General

Braddock, defeated by the French

and Indians, 1755 Brains of Labor, genius of invention,

organization, etc., which is the great

force back of all labor brake, thicket brant (brănt), kind of wild duck brawn (brôn), roasted meat; physical

strength bra'zier (brā'zhẽr), pan for burning

coals breach, opening breech'es (brìch'ěz) brewing on a large scale, cooking in

large quantities with clouds of steam brig'ands (brig’ăndz), highwaymen Brig'id (brīj'id), Saint Brigid, patroness

of Ireland (453-523) broad-girthed, large and fat brooch (broch), pin brood'ing (brood'ing), thoughtful buck, dashing young fellow bucking, leaping buffcoat, close, leather coat buffer, protection to lessen the shock buf-foon' (bŭf-foon'), clown Bunker Hill, a famous battle of the early

Revolutionary days (June 17, 1775) buoy (boi), object kept afloat on the

water to mark something below the

surface bur'gess (bur'jěs), citizen bur-lesque' (bûr-lěsk'), caricature burning Sappho (săf'o), Greek lyric

poetess of intense feeling (600 B. C.) bus'kins (bůs'kĩnz), high boots but all, except their sun, is set, the great

ness they have been famous for is now

gone butte (būt), hill butting (būt'ing), pushing butts (bắts), handle ends by common consent, unanimously

cal'dron (kôl'drůn), kettle calender, one who presses cloth be

tween rollers to glaze it Caloi-ban (kaloi-băn), Çn ugly creature,

half man, half monster, in Shakes

peare's The Tempest cal-li'o-pe (kă-li'ő-pė), a musical instru

ment with steam whistles Cam'den Town, a suburb of London “came down" handsomely, did a gen

erous thing (a pun) can'de-la'brum (kăn'dė-lā'brům), large

ornamental branched candlestick can'dor (kın'děr), frankness can'is-ters (kăn'is-tērz), cases for coffee

and tea Can'no-bie Lee (kăn'ő-bē), rising

ground in southern Scotland cant (kănt), hypocritical preaching can-ta'ta (kån-tä'ta), musical accom

paniment ca-pa'cious (kå-pā'shủs), roomy; broad capital, attractive capitalist (kăp'i-tăl-ist), a possessor and

controller of much money caposule (lắposul), small cylindrical

shaped case car'a-coled (kăr'a-kõld), turned cardinal, a high officer in the Catholic

church ca-reer'ing (kå-rēr'ing), running car'ri-on (kă'rï-ŭn), dead body Car-thu'sian (kär-thū'zhăn), one of the

order of monks whose rigid vows com

pel almost absolute silence Ca'sa Gui'di (kä'så gwē'dē) case'ment (kās'měnt), window opening

on hinges from one side cas'tel-la'ted (kăs'tě-lāt'ěd), built like a

castle, with towers and ramparts castes (kåsts), different ranks of society cas'u-al-ly (kăzh'ů-ăl-î), carelessly catch, a round cath'o-lic (kăth'ö-lik), universal caus'tic (kôs'tỉk), sharp cau'ter-ized (kô'tēr-izd), burned to pre

vent infection cav'al-cade' (kăv'ăl-kād'), horseback

procession Ca-wein' (kā-win') Ce'dra (sē'drá), a river celebrated herd in the poem, see Wordsworth's poem

"March" ce-les'tial (sé-lěs' chăl), divine cen'ser (sěn'sēr), vessel for perfumes or

to burn incense in

cables, ropes and chains ca'dence (kā'děns), rhythm Cains and Abels, pictures of Cain and

Abel, sons of Adam and Eve. See Genesis IV

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Cen-ten'ni-al (sěn-těn'1-ăl), 100th anni

versary of 1776; centennial birthday,

100th anniversary certain flight, straight, sure path ces-sa'tion (se-sā'shŭn), stopping C'est toi, c'est toi, Marcel! Mon frére,

comme je suis heureuse (sā twä,

mür’sel, mô frår, kim jẽ swẽ zẼrr002) chafed ocean-side (chāft), wave-washed

shore chaf'finch (chăf'inch), common Euro

pean song-bird chaise (shāz), light carriage; chaise and

pair, carriage and two horses Chal-de'an plain (kăl-dē’ăn), wide, un

cultivated stretches of land in Chal

dea, an ancient country of Asia chal'ised (chăl'ist), cup-shaped Chalk'ley's Journal (chôk’līz), the in

cident was retold from the Journal of Thomas Chalkley (1675-1741), a

traveling Quaker preacher chambered cell, room-like part of the

shell chan'cel (chăn'sěl), the part of the

church reserved for the ministers or

priests change'ling (chānj'lîng), child supposed

to have been changed, by fairies, for

another 'Change, upon, in the Royal Exchange,

the center of London commerce chap'let (chăp'lět), rosary character, standing chargeable, burdensome charger, horse Charles the Voluptuous (vő-lŭp'tů-ės),

Charles II of England (1630-1685),

who cared only for pleasure charwoman (chär), woman hired by the

day to clean chasm (kăz'm), deep break in the

earth chaunt (chônt), song of praise cheapens his array, makes his plumage

look dull and faded Cheapside, street in London Cher'so-nese (kür'sò-nēz), Eastern

Greece chivalrous (shỉv'ăl-růs), valiant Christina, Fort (kris-tē'nå) chron'ic (krón'ík), habitual chronicle (krón'i-k’l), living record chub, a kind of fish ci'de-vant' (sē'dē-vän'; here, sē'dě-vän'

for meter), former

cir'cuit (sûr'kit), journeys from hour to

hour civil and religious, both of citizenship

and of the church claim his toll (tol), seize his share, and

kill for food clapboards (klăp'bõrdz), extra boards

to keep out rain, shingles clar'et (klâr' ět), purplish red clar'i-on (klăr'i-ŭn), clear and loud,

like a trumpet clean-winged, swept clean with a

turkey's wing clem'ent (klěm'ěnt), indulgent clois'ter (klois'tēr), covered outdoor

passage lined with columns clout'ed (klout'ěd), patched Co-che'cho (kő-chē'ko) coil, chain; trouble col-lab'o-rated (kõ-lăb'ő-rāt'ěd), wrote

together col'league (köl'ēg), associate col'on-nades' (kol'o-nādz'), series of

columns of trees Columbian Plains, in Western Canada Col'um-kill (kol'ŭm-kil), Saint Colum

ba, an Irish missionary to Scotland in

the sixth century col'umn (kol'ům), pillar Co-man_ches (ki-mănochez), warlike

Indian tribe come'ly (kům'li), good-looking comforter, long, knitted scarf commonplace, likenesses com-mun'ing (ko-mūn'ing), having per

sonal relations com-pact' (kõm-păkt'), crowded to

gether com'pass (kům'pås), range compassed, controlled compass-flower plant with leaves

which indicate the points of the com

pass compensate (kòm'pěn-sāt), make up com'pe-tence (kom'pė-těns), wealth com'pe-tent (kom'pė-těnt), good composed, at rest com'pound (kõm'pound), mixture com'pre-hen'sive (kòm'pré-hěn'sĩv), ex

tensive; comprehensive ocean, vast

extent con-ceived' (kón-sēvd'), begun conception (kon-sep'shŭn), design; idea concurrence (kön-kür'ěns), agreement con-curs' with their movements (kon

kúrz'), assists in their undertakings

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con-demn' (kön-děm'), criticize con'de-scen'sion (kõn'dė-sen'shŭn),

friendliness as though they were

equals con-duce' (kön-dūs'), lead con-du'cive (kon-dū'sĩv), helpful confiscated (kõn'fis-kāt'ěd), seized con'fla-gra'tion (kon'flå-grā'shủn), fire con-found' (kon-found'), confuse con-gealed' (kon-jēld'), hardened; con

gealed into, shown in con'i-cal (kõn'i-kăl), cone-shaped conjecture (kõn-jěk'túr), infer; think con-nu'bi-al (kð-nū'bi-ăl), matrimonial con'scious-ness (kõn'shůs-něs), knowl

edge con'se-cra'tion (kon'sė-krā'shủn), giv

ing up in a noble manner constituted, lawful-here, English con'sum-ma'tion (kon'sů-mā'shŭn),

Cos'ta Ri'ca's everglades (kos'tå rē'ká),

swamps of Costa Rica, a republic in

Central America Cotton Mather, American clergyman

(1663-1728) couch'ant (kouch'ănt), Aquatting cou'lee (kooʻlr), bed of a dried-up

stream coun'ter-feit (koun'tēr-fît), pretend counterplots, schemes to defeat him counter-proposition, proposal in answer

to your own cou'reurs'des-bois (kõo'rur' dā-bwä'),

French or French and Indian hunters and traders of western North Ameri

ca, especially Canada court'ier (kort'yễr), attendant on

bringing to a perfect close contemplation of theorists (thē'o-rists),

attention of those who merely think about it and do not put their ideas

into practice con-tem'po-ra-ry (kon-těm'pö-rå-rỉ), of

the present day con-tig'u-ous (kon-tig'ů-ės), adjoining con-tri'tion (kon-trīsh'ún), repentance controversy (kon'tro-vûr-sý), dispute con-vened' (kon-vēnd'), called together conventional standards of greatness,

the way the majority of people cide

whether a man is great or not con-vert' (kon-vürt'), change co-op'er-a'tion (kö-õp'ēr-ā'shủn), help cope (kop), canopy co'pi-ous (ko'pi-ės), many copper, wash-boiler; kettle cor'al reefs (kõr’ăl), skeletons of certain

small sea-animals have been deposited

through the ages and form islands corner for the rustic Muse, column of

contributed poetry Cornland, farmland, in general cor'po-ra'tion (kôr'pö-rā'shủn), legis

lative body cor-ral' (kõ-răl'), an inclosure for con

fining animals Cor-reg'gio (kör-rěd'jo), Italian artist cor-robo-rated (kõ-rób'o-rāt'ěd), ad

mitted the truth of corrupt, spoiled; dishonest; corrupted,

changed from good to bad; corruption,

dishonesty corse'let (kôrs’lět), armor

king, queen, or prince cov'ert-ly (kův'ērt-li), secretly cov'et-ous (kův'ě-tůs), greedy coy-o'te (ki-o'të), prairie wolf crane, iron hook for supporting kettle3

over a fire; machine for handling

great weights crank, top-heavy, a fault of ships of

that time cran'nied (krằn'id), having crevices cra-vat (kra-vặt/), necktie crav'en (krā'v'n), coward craw, crop cre-den'tials (kré-děn'shălz), letters of

recommendation creditor, the one to whom you owe money cre-du'li-ty (krė-dū'li-ti), willingness to

believe creed of caste, belief that one must re

main in the class into which he was

born Creeks, Indians who went from Georgia

beyond the Mississippi in 1826 Cre'ole (krē’õl), person of Spanish or

French descent brought up in a co

lonial possession cring'ing (krin'jing), shrinking croup (kroop), back of the horse crown, English coin, ordinarily worth

about $1.20 cru-sade' (kroo-sād'), fight for Ameri

can ideals crypt (kript), hiding-place crystalline (kris'tăl-in), uncloudy Cuban business, Spanish-American war,

1898, to free Cuba from Spanish mis

cumberless, free
cum'brous (kům'brůs), clumsy

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