19th Century Vocabulary Words
The last excerpt from Mark Twain's book.
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- Aborigines: a system of mountains.
- Alias: a good man in the Bible.
- Amenable: anything that is mean.
- Ammonia: the food of the gods.
- Assiduity: state of being an acid.
- Auriferous: pertaining to an orifice.
- Corniferous: rocks in which fossil corn is found.
- Emolument: a headstone to a grave.
- Equestrian: one who asks questions.
- Eucharist: one who plays euchre.
- Franchise: anything belonging to the French.
- Idolater: a very idle person.
- Ipecac: a man who likes a good dinner.
- Irrigate: to make fun of.
- Mendacious: what can be mended.
- Mercenary: one who feels for another.
- Parasite: a kind of umbrella.
- Parasite: the murder of an infant.
- Publican: a man who does his prayers in public.
- Tenacious: ten acres of land.
- Republican: a sinner mentioned in the Bible.
- Plagiarist: a writer of plays.
Posted February 13, 2009