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  1. A-one
    of the highest quality
  2. Aare
    a river in north central Switzerland that runs northeast into the Rhine
  3. abbe
    a French abbot
  4. abele
    a poplar that is widely cultivated in the United States
  5. abet
    assist or encourage, usually in some wrongdoing
  6. Acer
    type genus of the Aceraceae
  7. Adar
    the sixth month of the civil year
  8. adit
    a nearly horizontal passage from the surface into a mine
  9. adze
    an edge tool used to cut and shape wood
  10. Aeolus
    god of the winds in ancient mythology
  11. Aga
    title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
  12. agar
    a colloidal extract of algae
  13. Agee
    United States novelist (1909-1955)
  14. Agha
    title for a civil or military leader (especially in Turkey)
  15. agora
    the marketplace in ancient Greece
  16. Agra
    a city in northern India
  17. Aire
    a river in northern England that flows southeast through West Yorkshire
  18. alar
    of or relating to the axil
  19. Aleut
    a community of Native Americans who speak an Eskimo-Aleut language and inhabit the Aleutian Islands and southwestern Alaska
  20. aloe
    succulent plant having rosettes of leaves and showy flowers
  21. amah
    a female domestic
  22. ameer
    an independent ruler or chieftain
  23. amir
    an independent ruler or chieftain
  24. Amos
    a Hebrew shepherd and minor prophet
  25. ana
    a collection of anecdotes about a person or place
  26. Anas
    type genus of the Anatidae: freshwater ducks
  27. ani
    black tropical American cuckoo
  28. anil
    shrub of West Indies and South America that is a source of indigo dye
  29. anile
    of or like a feeble old woman
  30. anion
    a particle with a negative electric charge
  31. anise
    a herb cultivated widely for its aromatic seeds and oil
  32. anoa
    small buffalo of the Celebes having small straight horns
  33. ante
    the initial contribution that each player makes to the pot
  34. anti
    not in favor of (an action or proposal etc.)
  35. Apis
    type genus of the Apidae: honeybees
  36. Apollo
    Greek god of light
  37. Ares
    Greek god of war
  38. aria
    an elaborate song for solo voice
  39. aril
    fleshy and usually brightly colored cover of some seeds that develops from the ovule stalk and partially or entirely envelopes the seed
  40. arum
    any plant of the family Araceae
  41. Asgard
    the heavenly dwelling of the Norse gods and slain war heroes
  42. Astarte
    an ancient Phoenician goddess of love and fertility
  43. Attica
    the territory of Athens in ancient Greece where the Ionic dialect was spoken
  44. auk
    black-and-white short-necked web-footed diving bird of northern seas
  45. avocet
    long-legged web-footed black-and-white shorebird with slender upward-curving bill
  46. awn
    slender bristlelike appendage found on the bracts of grasses
  47. axil
    the upper angle between an axis and an offshoot such as a branch or leafstalk
  48. axon
    long nerve fiber that conducts impulses away from a cell
  49. Baal
    any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples; the Hebrews considered Baal a false god
  50. baht
    the basic unit of money in Thailand
  51. Baku
    a port city on the Caspian Sea that is the capital of Azerbaijan and an important center for oil production
  52. Bali
    an island in Indonesia to the east of Java
  53. bane
    something causing misery or death
  54. baya
    common Indian weaverbird
  55. Beda
    (Roman Catholic Church) English monk and scholar (672-735)
  56. Belem
    port city in northern Brazil in the Amazon delta
  57. berm
    a narrow ledge at the top or bottom of a slope
  58. Berne
    the capital of Switzerland; located in western Switzerland
  59. bezant
    a gold coin of the Byzantine Empire
  60. bilk
    cheat somebody out of what is due, especially money
  61. boa
    a chiefly tropical constrictor with vestigial hind limbs
  62. bole
    the main stem of a tree
  63. bolo
    a cord fastened around the neck with an ornamental clasp and worn as a necktie
  64. Bonn
    a city in western Germany on the Rhine River
  65. brae
    a slope or hillside
  66. brut
    (of champagne) extremely dry
  67. cabal
    a clique that seeks power usually through intrigue
  68. Caddo
    a group of Plains Indians formerly living in what is now North and South Dakota and Nebraska and Kansas and Arkansas and Louisiana and Oklahoma and Texas
  69. Cain
    (Old Testament) Cain and Abel were the first children of Adam and Eve born after the Fall of Man; Cain killed Abel out of jealousy and was exiled by God
  70. cam
    a rotating disk shaped to convert circular into linear motion
  71. Carib
    a member of an American Indian peoples of northeastern South America and the Lesser Antilles
  72. Cayuga
    a member of an Iroquoian people formerly living around Cayuga Lake in New York State
  73. cere
    wrap up in a cerecloth
  74. Ceres
    goddess of agriculture; counterpart of Greek Demeter
  75. Clio
    (Greek mythology) the Muse of history
  76. corium
    the deep vascular inner layer of the skin
  77. cos
    ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
  78. Cree
    a member of an Algonquian people living in central Canada
  79. Crimea
    a Ukrainian peninsula between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov
  80. cull
    remove something that has been rejected
  81. dace
    small European freshwater fish with a slender bluish-green body
  82. dado
    a rectangular groove cut into a board so that another piece can fit into it
  83. Dail
    the lower house of the parliament of the Irish Republic
  84. dhak
    East Indian tree bearing a profusion of intense vermilion velvet-textured blooms and yielding a yellow dye
  85. dhal
    tropical woody herb with showy yellow flowers and flat pods
  86. dhow
    a lateen-rigged sailing vessel used by Arabs
  87. dinar
    the basic unit of money in Yugoslavia
  88. dyad
    two items of the same kind
  89. dyne
    a unit of force equal to the force that imparts an acceleration of 1 cm/sec/sec to a mass of 1 gram
  90. ebon
    of a very dark black
  91. Edda
    either of two distinct works in Old Icelandic dating from the late 13th century and consisting of 34 mythological and heroic ballads composed between 800 and 1200; the primary source for Scandinavian mythology
  92. Edo
    a member of a west African people living in the tropical forest region of southern Nigeria
  93. Eire
    a republic consisting of 26 of 32 counties comprising the island of Ireland; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1921
  94. Elam
    an ancient country in southwestern Asia to the east of the Tigris River (in what is modern Iran); was known for its warlike people
  95. elan
    enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness
  96. Elbe
    a river in central Europe that arises in northwestern Czechoslovakia and flows northward through Germany to empty into the North Sea
  97. Elia
    English essayist (1775-1834)
  98. Elul
    the twelfth month of the civil year
  99. emir
    an independent ruler or chieftain
  100. emu
    large Australian flightless bird similar to the ostrich but smaller
  101. epee
    a fencing sword similar to a foil but with a heavier blade
  102. ephah
    an ancient Hebrew unit of dry measure equal to about a bushel
  103. Eris
    (Greek mythology) goddess of discord; sister of Ares
  104. ern
    bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland
  105. erne
    bulky greyish-brown eagle with a short wedge-shaped white tail; of Europe and Greenland
  106. Erse
    any of several related languages of the Celts in Ireland and Scotland
  107. esker
    (geology) a long winding ridge of post glacial gravel and other sediment; deposited by meltwater from glaciers or ice sheets
  108. etui
    small ornamental ladies' bag for small articles
  109. ewer
    an open vessel with a handle and a spout for pouring
  110. faro
    a card game in which players bet against the dealer on the cards he will draw from a dealing box
  111. faun
    ancient Italian deity in human shape, with horns, pointed ears and a goat's tail; equivalent to Greek satyr
  112. Faunus
    ancient rural deity
  113. fete
    an elaborate party, often outdoors
  114. fiat
    a legally binding command or decision
  115. fief
    a piece of land held under the feudal system
  116. fils
    a fractional monetary unit in Bahrain and Iraq and Jordan and Kuwait; equal to one thousandth of a dinar
  117. flak
    artillery designed to shoot upward at airplanes
  118. flan
    open pastry filled with fruit or custard
  119. flay
    strip the skin off
  120. fosse
    ditch dug as a fortification and usually filled with water
  121. Frey
    god of earth's fertility and peace and prosperity
  122. Frigg
    goddess of the heavens and married love; wife of Odin
  123. gad
    wander aimlessly in search of pleasure
  124. Gael
    a Gaelic-speaking Celt in Ireland or Scotland or the Isle of Man
  125. gaol
    a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence)
  126. gar
    primitive predaceous North American fish covered with hard scales and having long jaws with needlelike teeth
  127. Gaza
    a coastal region at the southeastern corner of the Mediterranean bordering Israel and Egypt
  128. ghat
    stairway in India leading down to a landing on the water
  129. Gila
    a river that rises in western New Mexico and flows westward through southern Arizona to become a tributary of the Colorado River
  130. gnu
    large African antelope with horns and a long tufted tail
  131. Goa
    a state of southwestern India; a former Portuguese colony
  132. Graf
    German tennis player who won seven women's singles titles at Wimbledon (born in 1969)
  133. gulden
    the basic unit of money in Suriname; equal to 100 cents
  134. Hades
    the god of the underworld in ancient mythology
  135. hadj
    the fifth pillar of Islam is a pilgrimage to Mecca during the month of Dhu al-Hijja; at least once in a lifetime a Muslim is expected to make a religious journey to Mecca and the Kaaba
  136. haft
    the handle of a weapon or tool
  137. Han
    imperial dynasty that ruled China (most of the time from 206 BC to AD 220) and expanded its boundaries and developed its bureaucracy; remembered as one of the great eras of Chinese civilization
  138. hart
    a male deer, especially an adult male red deer
  139. Hera
    queen of the Olympian gods in ancient Greek mythology
  140. Herat
    a city in northwestern Afghanistan on the site of several ancient cities
  141. Hermes
    messenger and herald of the gods
  142. Herod
    king of Judea who (according to the New Testament) tried to kill Jesus by ordering the death of all children under age two in Bethlehem (73-4 BC)
  143. Herr
    a German man
  144. Hesse
    Swiss writer (born in Germany) whose novels and poems express his interests in eastern spiritual values (1877-1962)
  145. Hilo
    a town in Hawaii on the island of Hawaii
  146. hin
    ancient Hebrew unit of liquid measure = 1.5 gallons
  147. hoar
    ice crystals forming a white deposit
  148. hod
    an open box attached to a long pole handle
  149. Hosea
    a minor Hebrew prophet (8th century BC)
  150. Hoth
    a blind god
  151. hula
    a Polynesian rain dance performed by a woman
  152. Hun
    a member of a nomadic people who invaded Europe in the 4th century
  153. Hydra
    monster with nine heads
  154. iamb
    a metrical unit with unstressed-stressed syllables
  155. ibex
    wild goat of mountain areas of Eurasia and northern Africa having large recurved horns
  156. ibid.
    in the same place (used when citing a reference)
  157. ibis
    wading birds of warm regions having long slender down-curved bills
  158. icon
    a visual representation produced on a surface
  159. ides
    in the Roman calendar: the 15th of March or May or July or October or the 13th of any other month
  160. iglu
    an Eskimo hut
  161. Ilex
    a large genus of dicotyledonous trees and shrubs of the family Aquifoliaceae that have small flowers and berries (including hollies)
  162. imam
    the person who leads prayers in a mosque
  163. Indus
    an Asian river that rises in Tibet and flows through northern India and then southwest through Kashmir and Pakistan to the Arabian Sea
  164. inga
    any tree or shrub of the genus Inga having pinnate leaves and showy usually white flowers; cultivated as ornamentals
  165. Ionia
    region of western Asia Minor colonized by ancient Greeks
  166. iota
    a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
  167. Isere
    a river in southeastern France; a tributary of the Rhone
  168. Isis
    Egyptian goddess of fertility
  169. Ixia
    a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
  170. Jena
    the battle in 1806 in which Napoleon decisively defeated the Prussians
  171. jib
    any triangular fore-and-aft sail
  172. jilt
    cast aside capriciously or unfeelingly
  173. Jove
    supreme god of Romans; counterpart of Greek Zeus
  174. Jung
    Swiss psychologist (1875-1961)
  175. Juno
    queen of the Olympian gods who protected marriage
  176. Kabul
    the capital and largest city of Afghanistan
  177. Kafir
    a member of the Kafir people in northeastern Afghanistan
  178. kaph
    the 11th letter of the Hebrew alphabet
  179. kava
    an alcoholic drink made from the aromatic roots of the kava shrub
  180. keno
    a game in which numbered balls are drawn at random and players cover the corresponding numbers on their cards
  181. Kent
    a county in southeastern England on the English Channel
  182. kepi
    a cap with a flat circular top and a visor
  183. khat
    the leaves of the shrub Catha edulis which are chewed like tobacco or used to make tea; has the effect of a euphoric stimulant
  184. Kiev
    capital and largest city of the Ukraine
  185. Kiowa
    a member of a Tanoan people living in the southwestern United States
  186. kiwi
    fuzzy brown fruit with tart green flesh
  187. kola
    tree bearing large brown nuts containing e.g. caffeine
  188. kopek
    100 kopecks equal 1 ruble in Russia
  189. kraal
    a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa
  190. kris
    a Malayan dagger with a wavy blade
  191. krona
    the basic unit of money in Sweden
  192. kudu
    either of two spiral-horned antelopes of the African bush
  193. Kurd
    a member of a people who live in Kurdistan, a region in southwest Asia; the largest ethnic group without their own state
  194. lac
    resinlike substance secreted by certain lac insects
  195. Lagos
    chief port and economic center of Nigeria
  196. lama
    a Tibetan or Mongolian priest of Lamaism
  197. lath
    a narrow thin strip of wood used as backing for plaster or to make latticework
  198. lave
    wash or flow against
  199. lea
    a field covered with grass or herbage and suitable for grazing by livestock
  200. Leda
    (Greek mythology) a queen of Sparta who was raped by Zeus who had taken the form of a swan; Helen of Troy was conceived in the rape of Leda
  201. lees
    the sediment from fermentation of an alcoholic beverage
  202. Lena
    a Russian river in Siberia
  203. Leto
    wife or mistress of Zeus and mother of Apollo and Artemis in ancient mythology; called Latona in Roman mythology
  204. Levi
    disciple of Jesus
  205. Leyte
    a battle in World War II
  206. Libra
    a small faint zodiacal constellation in the southern hemisphere; between Virgo and Scorpius
  207. lido
    a recreational facility including a swimming pool for water sports
  208. limn
    make a portrait of
  209. Linz
    city in northern Austria on the Danube
  210. loch
    a long narrow inlet of the sea in Scotland
  211. Loki
  212. luff
    the act of sailing close to the wind
  213. Luna
    the goddess of the Moon; counterpart of Greek Selene
  214. Maia
    type genus of the Majidae
  215. marl
    a loose and crumbling earthy deposit consisting mainly of calcite or dolomite; used as a fertilizer for soils deficient in lime
  216. Maui
    the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands
  217. mayo
    egg yolks and oil and vinegar
  218. Medusa
    a woman transformed into a Gorgon by Athena
  219. meld
    mix or become mixed together
  220. merl
    common black European thrush
  221. mil
    a unit of length equal to one thousandth of an inch
  222. milo
    small drought-resistant sorghums having large yellow or whitish grains
  223. Minos
    son of Zeus and Europa
  224. moa
    extinct flightless bird of New Zealand
  225. mojo
    a magic power or magic spell
  226. Moro
    a member of the predominantly Muslim people in the southern Philippines
  227. Mors
    Roman god of death; counterpart of Thanatos
  228. Morta
  229. Muir
    United States naturalist (born in England) who advocated the creation of national parks (1838-1914)
  230. nacre
    the iridescent internal layer of a mollusk shell
  231. naif
    an inexperienced or foolishly innocent person
  232. Namur
    a city in south central Belgium situated on a promontory between the Meuse River and the Sambre River; the site of intense fighting in World War I and World War II
  233. nard
    an aromatic ointment used in antiquity
  234. neap
    a less than average tide occurring at the first and third quarters of the moon
  235. neb
    a long projecting or anterior elongation of an animal's head
  236. Nebo
    Babylonian god of wisdom and agriculture and patron of scribes and schools
  237. nee
    (meaning literally `born') used to indicate the maiden or family name of a married woman
  238. Nereid
    (Greek mythology) any of the 50 sea nymphs who were daughters of the sea god Nereus
  239. ness
    a strip of land projecting into a body of water
  240. Nestor
    (Greek mythology) a wise old counselor to the Greeks at Troy
  241. newt
    small and usually brightly colored amphibian
  242. nipa
    made from sap of the Australasian nipa palm
  243. oast
    a kiln for drying hops
  244. obi
    a religious belief of African origin involving witchcraft and sorcery; practiced in parts of the West Indies and tropical Americas
  245. obit
    a notice of someone's death
  246. oca
    South American wood sorrel cultivated for its edible tubers
  247. okra
    tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus
  248. ola
    leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper
  249. oleo
    a spread made chiefly from vegetable oils and used as a substitute for butter
  250. olla
    leaf or strip from a leaf of the talipot palm used in India for writing paper
  251. Omsk
    a city in the Asian part of Russia
  252. onus
    a burdensome or difficult concern
  253. opah
    large elliptical brightly colored deep-sea fish of Atlantic and Pacific and Mediterranean
  254. orca
    predatory black-and-white toothed whale with large dorsal fin; common in cold seas
  255. Orly
    a southeastern suburb of Paris
  256. osier
    any of various willows having pliable twigs used in basketry and furniture
  257. otic
    of or relating to near the ear
  258. Otoe
    a member of the Siouan people inhabiting the valleys of the Platte and Missouri rivers in Nebraska
  259. paca
    large burrowing rodent of South America and Central America
  260. padre
    a chaplain in one of the military services
  261. parr
    the young of various fishes
  262. pas
    (ballet) a step in dancing (especially in classical ballet)
  263. pavis
    a large heavy oblong shield protecting the whole body
  264. peri
    (Persian folklore) a supernatural being descended from fallen angels and excluded from paradise until penance is done
  265. phon
    a unit of subjective loudness
  266. phot
    a unit of illumination equal to 1 lumen per square centimeter; 10,000 phots equal 1 lux
  267. pica
    an eating disorder, frequent in children, in which non-nutritional objects are eaten persistently
  268. rale
    a rapid series of short loud sounds
  269. Rama
    avatar of Vishnu whose name is synonymous with God
  270. Rana
    type genus of the Ranidae
  271. rani
    a Hindu princess or the wife of a raja
  272. ret
    place (flax, hemp, or jute) in liquid so as to promote loosening of the fibers from the woody tissue
  273. rete
    a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
  274. Rhea
    fertility goddess in ancient Greek mythology
  275. Rhus
    deciduous or evergreen shrubs and shrubby trees of temperate and subtropical North America, South Africa, eastern Asia and northeastern Australia; usually limited to nonpoisonous sumacs (see genus Toxicodendron)
  276. rial
    the basic unit of money in Iran
  277. Riga
    a port city on the Gulf of Riga that is the capital and largest city of Latvia; formerly a member of the Hanseatic League
  278. rime
    ice crystals that form a white deposit
  279. ROM
    (computer science) memory whose contents can be accessed and read but cannot be changed
  280. rood
    representation of the cross on which Jesus died
  281. Rosa
    large genus of erect or climbing prickly shrubs including roses
  282. Ross
    a politician in Wyoming who was the first woman governor in the United States (1876-1977)
  283. rotl
    a unit of weight used in some Moslem countries near the Mediterranean; varies between one and five pounds
  284. Ruhr
    a tributary of the Rhine
  285. rune
    a letter from an ancient Germanic alphabet
  286. Sac
    a member of the Algonquian people formerly living in Wisconsin in the Fox River valley and on the shores of Green Bay
  287. sago
    powdery starch from certain sago palms
  288. sari
    a draped dress worn primarily by Hindu women
  289. sere
    having lost all moisture
  290. serif
    a short line at the end of the main strokes of a character
  291. seta
    a stiff hair or bristle
  292. Seth
    third son of Adam and Eve
  293. shay
    a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top
  294. Shem
    (Old Testament) eldest son of Noah
  295. shiv
    a knife used as a weapon
  296. Sikh
    an adherent of Sikhism
  297. sine
    ratio of the length of the side opposite the given angle to the length of the hypotenuse of a right-angled triangle
  298. sire
    the male parent of an animal, especially a domestic animal
  299. Siva
    the destroyer
  300. skew
    turn or place at an angle
  301. sloe
    a thorny Eurasian bush with plumlike fruits
  302. Sol
    ancient Roman god
  303. stet
    printing: direct that a matter marked for omission or correction is to be retained (used in the imperative)
  304. stile
    an upright that is a member in a door or window frame
  305. suet
    hard fat around the kidneys and loins in beef and sheep
  306. Suva
    the capital and largest city of Fiji (on Viti Levu island)
  307. Taal
    an official language of the Republic of South Africa
  308. tabu
    an inhibition or ban resulting from social custom or emotional aversion
  309. tael
    a unit of weight used in east Asia approximately equal to 1.3 ounces
  310. tamp
    press down tightly
  311. Taos
    an artist colony in northern New Mexico
  312. tapa
    the thin fibrous bark of the paper mulberry and Pipturus albidus
  313. Tara
    a village in eastern Ireland
  314. tarn
    a mountain lake, especially one formed by glaciers
  315. taro
    herb of the Pacific islands grown throughout the tropics for its edible root and in temperate areas as an ornamental for its large glossy leaves
  316. tat
    make lacework by knotting or looping
  317. tec
    a police officer who investigates crimes
  318. tern
    small slender gull having narrow wings and a forked tail
  319. Thalia
    (Greek mythology) the Muse of comedy and pastoral poetry
  320. Thetis
    one of the 50 Nereids; mother of Achilles by Peleus
  321. tic
    a local and habitual twitching especially in the face
  322. toga
    a one-piece cloak worn by men in ancient Rome
  323. tole
    enameled or lacquered metalware
  324. tome
    a large and scholarly book
  325. topee
    a lightweight hat worn in tropical countries for protection from the sun
  326. tor
    a prominent rock or pile of rocks on a hill
  327. tort
    a wrongdoing for which an action for damages may be brought
  328. torte
    rich cake usually covered with cream, fruit, or nuts
  329. Triton
    (Greek mythology) a sea god; son of Poseidon
  330. tsar
    a male monarch or emperor
  331. tun
    a large cask especially one holding a volume equivalent to 2 butts or 252 gals
  332. tutu
    very short skirt worn by ballerinas
  333. tyro
    someone new to a field or activity
  334. uke
    a small guitar having four strings
  335. Ulex
    genus of Eurasian spiny shrubs: gorse
  336. ulna
    the inner and longer of the two bones of the human forearm
  337. unau
    a sloth of Central America that has two long claws on each forefoot and three long claws on each hindfoot
  338. Urd
    goddess of fate: a giantess who personified the past
  339. Uria
  340. Uria
  341. urus
    large recently extinct long-horned European wild ox
  342. Ute
    a member of the Shoshonean people of Utah and Colorado and New Mexico
  343. Utu
    sun god; counterpart of Akkadian Shamash
  344. uvea
    the part of the eye that contains the iris and ciliary body and choroid
  345. vale
    a valley
  346. Veda
    (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
  347. veld
    elevated open grassland in southern Africa
  348. Venus
    the second nearest planet to the sun
  349. Vesta
    (Roman mythology) goddess of the hearth and its fire whose flame was tended by vestal virgins; counterpart of Greek Hestia
  350. viz.
    as follows
  351. vole
    any of various small mouselike rodents of the family Cricetidae (especially of genus Microtus) having a stout short-tailed body and inconspicuous ears and inhabiting fields or meadows
  352. Wac
    a member of the Women's Army Corps
  353. Waco
    a city in east central Texas
  354. wadi
    a gully that remains dry except during the rainy season
  355. wale
    a raised mark on the skin
  356. weft
    the yarn woven across the warp yarn in weaving
  357. weir
    a low dam built across a stream to raise its level or divert its flow
  358. wen
    a common cyst of the skin
  359. woad
    any of several herbs of the genus Isatis
  360. Wodan
    chief god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Teutonic Wotan
  361. Woden
    chief god; counterpart of Norse Odin and Teutonic Wotan
  362. Wotan
    supreme Teutonic god
  363. yak
    large, long-haired ox of Tibet
  364. Yalu
    river in eastern Asia
  365. Yemen
    a republic on the southwestern shores of the Arabian Peninsula on the Indian Ocean; formed in 1990
  366. yen
    the basic unit of money in Japan; equal to 100 sen
  367. yin
    the dark negative principle in Chinese dualistic cosmology
  368. Ymir
    (Norse mythology) the primeval giant slain by Odin and his brothers and from whose body they created the world: the sea from his blood; the earth from his flesh; the mountains from his bones; the sky from his skull
  369. zany
    ludicrous or foolish
  370. zee
    the 26th letter of the Roman alphabet
  371. Zen
    school of Mahayana Buddhism asserting that enlightenment can come through meditation and intuition rather than faith; China and Japan
  372. zero
    the mathematical symbol 0 denoting absence of quantity
  373. zeta
    the 6th letter of the Greek alphabet
  374. Zeus
    the supreme god of ancient Greek mythology
  375. Zion
    Jewish republic in southwestern Asia at eastern end of Mediterranean; formerly part of Palestine
  376. Zulu
    a member of the tall Negroid people of eastern South Africa
  377. Zuni
    a member of the Pueblo people living in western New Mexico
Created on February 22, 2009 (updated July 17, 2009)

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