Vocabulary Infinity: Lesson 1

Human nature will not flourish, any more than a potato, if it be planted and replanted, for too long a series of generations, in the same worn-out soil. My children have had other birthplaces, and, so far as their fortunes may be within my control, shall strike their roots into unaccustomed earth.
— “The Custom-House”, by Nathaniel Hawthorne

tarnish    /’ta:nish/    n.vi.    (varnish  /’va:nish/  n.vt.)
equivocal    /i’kwiv%ekl/    adj.    (equivocality  /ikwiv%ekaeliti/  n.)
maritime    /’maeritaim/    adj.
effervesce    /ef%e’ves/    vi.    (effervescence  /ef%e’vesns/  un.)(effervescent  /ef%e’vesnt/  adj.)
denigrate    /’denigreit/    vt.    (denigration  /deni’greishn/  n.)
perspire    /p%e’spai%e/    vi.    (transpire  /traen’spai%e/  vi.)
prequel    /’pri:kw%el/    cn.    (+to)    (sequel  /’si:kw%el/  cn)
precinct    /’pri:sinkt/    cn.
carousel    /kaerou’sel/    cn.
wharf    /wo:f/    cn.    (pl. wharves)    (pier  /pi%e/  cn.)
lather    /’laeth%e/    un.vi.
fluoresce    /flu%e’res/    vi.    (fluorescent  /flu’res%ent/  adj.)
stringent    /’strindg%ent/    adj.    (draconian  /drei’kouni%en/  adj.)
abreast    /%e’brest/    adv.
instigate    /’instigeit/    vt.    (~ sb. to do sth.)(instigation  /insti’geishn/  n.)
detrimental    /detri’mentl/    adj.    +to
citrus    /’sitr%es/    cn.    (pl. citruses)
extrovert    /’ekstr%ev%e:t/    n.adj.
introvert    /’intr%ev%e:t/    n.adj.
blatant    /’bleitnt/    adj.     (blatantly  /’bleitntli/  adv.)(blatancy  /’bleit%ensi/  n.)
brazen    /’breizn/    adj.    (brazenly  /’breiznli/  adv.)
accrue    /%e’kru:/    vi.
treacle    /’tri:kl/    un.    (trickle  /’trikl/  vi.)(molasses  /mou’laesiz/  un.)
preposterous    /pri’post%er%es/    adj.
stench    /’stench/    cn.
notch    /noch/    cn.vt.
crimp    /krimp/    vt.n.    (wrinkle  /’rinkl/  vt.n.)
adamant    /’aed%em%ent/    adj.un.    (adamance  /’aed%em%ens/  n.)
apricot    /’eiprikot/    cn.
larva    /’la:v%e/    cn.    (pl. larvae  /’la:vi:/  n.)
decorum    /di’ko:r%em/    un.    (indecorum  /indi’ko:r%em/  un.)
decorous    /’dek%er%es/    adj.    (indecorous  /in’dek%er%es/  adj.)
nuance    /’nju:a:ns/    cn.    (nuisance  /’nju:sns/  cn.)
innate    /i’neit/    adj.    (innately  /’ineitli/  adv.)
mutable    /’mju:t%ebl/    adj.    (immutable  /i’mju:t%ebl/  adj.)

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