Friday, March 10, 2006

Five more words

Pronunciation: "ab-ni-'gA-sh&n
Function: noun
Etymology: Late Latin abnegation-, abnegatio, from Latin abnegare to refute, from ab- + negare to deny -- more at NEGATE
: DENIAL; especially : SELF-DENIAL

Pronunciation: 'gont, 'gänt
Function: adjective
Etymology: Middle English
1 : excessively thin and angular (a long gaunt face)
2 : devoid of warmth, comfort, or hope (synonyms-Barren, desolate)

Pronunciation: 'lOr, 'lor
Function: noun
Etymology: Middle English, from Old English lAr; akin to Old High German lEra doctrine, Old English leornian to learn
1 archaic : something that is taught : LESSON
2 : something that is learned: a : knowledge gained through study or experience b : traditional knowledge or belief

Pronunciation: 'näsh
Function: noun
: a light meal : SNACK

Pronunciation: 'bel-frE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural belfries
Etymology: Middle English belfrey, alteration of berfrey, from Middle French berfrei bell tower, siege tower, of Germanic origin (akin to Middle High German bërvrit siege tower); akin to Old High German bergan to shelter and to Old English frith peace, refuge -- more at BURY
1 : a bell tower; especially : one surmounting or attached to another structure
2 : a room or framework for enclosing a bell

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