Zachary Beaver 27 words

  1. clapboard
    a long thin board with one edge thicker than the other; used as siding by lapping one board over the board below
  2. herbicide
    a chemical agent that destroys plants or inhibits their growth
  3. pruning
    the act of trimming a plant
  4. senile
    mentally or physically infirm with age
  5. resuscitate
    cause to regain consciousness
  6. pining
    a feeling of deep longing
  7. avert
    turn away or aside
  8. penitentiary
    a correctional institution for those convicted of major crimes
  9. initiation
    the act of starting something for the first time; introducing something new
  10. tiara
    a jeweled headdress worn by women on formal occasions
  11. adoptee
    someone (such as a child) who has been adopted
  12. sparse
    not dense
  13. emphysema
    an abnormal condition of the lungs marked by decreased respiratory function; associated with smoking or chronic bronchitis or old age
  14. traipse
    walk or tramp about
  15. gazebo
    a small roofed building affording shade and rest
  16. optimum
    most desirable possible under a restriction expressed or implied
  17. hermit
    one retired from society for religious reasons
  18. famished
    extremely hungry
  19. optimist
    a person disposed to take a favorable view of things
  20. jowl
    a fullness and looseness of the flesh of the lower cheek and jaw (characteristic of aging)
  21. turmoil
    a violent disturbance
  22. ordinance
    an authoritative rule
  23. ironic
    characterized by often poignant difference or incongruity between what is expected and what actually is
  24. concordance
    a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); congruity of parts with one another and with the whole
  25. righteousness
    adhering to moral principles
  26. parsonage
    an official residence provided by a church for its parson or vicar or rector
  27. brittle
    having little elasticity; hence easily cracked or fractured or snapped