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1. Plurality, the greater num- . 2. Surplus, what is over,
ber. I

1. In the Presidential election of 1800, neither Jefferson nor Burr
had a pluraMty of votes.

2. In 1835, the national debt was extinguished; and, in 1837, the
surplus was distributed among the States.

896. POII-O, I poUsh. POLI'T-TJM, to polish.

1. Polished, smooth and glossy. I 2. Politeness, elegance of man-

' ners,

1. Before glass was manufactured, polished plates of metal were
used for mirrors,

2. Beigamin Frank],in, at the French Court, was ncied for his po*
Htem^SS and mbrr % (60^) of maiinerg.


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897. PO'M-UII, an apple.

i. PoMOLOOiCikL, relating to fruit

1. Povnoiogical Bocleties hare done much to improTe the fruit*
trees of the country.

898. POK'D-XrS, (POK'DEBIS,) a weight

Ponderous, heavy. (82.) | Preponderates, exceeds. (19.)

899. PO'K-O, I put or plaoe. POS'IT-UM, to put or place.

1. Transposing, putting each into

the place of the other.

2. Postpone, to put off.
Composure, tranquility. (68.)
Decomposed, resolved into its

constituent parts. (225.)
Deposition, displacement.

Disposition, temper. (240.)
Position, situation. (306.)

Exposure, state of being laid

bare. (215.)
Impost, a tax laid on goods im«

ported. (162.)
Imposition, a cheat. (266.^
Interpose, interfere. (54.)
Opponent, an antagonist. (13.)
Proposition, proposal. (16/.)
Repose, to place. (45.)
Suppose, to imagine. (368.)

1. Any verb in the past tense, may be rendered subjunctive in mean-
ing, by transposing the verb and the nominative; thus: **I had a
book." "Had I a book?"

2. Penn intended to visit Pennsylvania in 1692 ; but, being deprived
of his charter, was compelled to postpone his visit, until 1699.

400. POP'TJL-US, the people. PTTB^UCO, I publish.

Population, the whole number

of people. (71.)
Populous, full of people. (71.)

1. Publicity, general notoriety.
1. Publish, send out to the pub-
• lie.

People, a nation. (3.)
Populace, the common people.

Popular, suitable to people in
genoral. (39.)

Public, open to the knowledge

of all. (146.)
Publication, publishing. (31.)
Unpopular, not favored by the

people. (327.)

1. To secure pvblicity to the Acts of Congress, the Constitution
provides, that <*£ach House shall keep a journal of its' proceedings,
and, from time to time, ptihlish the same."

401. POB'T.A,agate.

1. Portals, entrances. Port, place of entry. (215.)

1. One of the iiortol^ of the Temple at Jerusalem wasbeautifullj

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402. POB'T-O, I carry.

Import, to bring into a coun-
try. (57.)
Importunity, urgent solicitation.

Opportune, well-timed. (215.)
Opportunity, fit time. (167.)
Report, nimor. (92.)
Transported, carried. (54.)

1. Portable, easily carried.

2. Inopportune, unseasonable.
2. Portly, corpulent.
2. Portmanteau, valise.
2. Portfolio, a case for carrying

concealed papers.
Export, to send out of the

country. (57.)
Important, momentous. (123.)

1. Soldiers are generally compelled to cook their victuaU (579), Id
such utensils as are ]9ortable»

2. Doubtless. General Prescott felt the intrtmon (542) of Col. Barton
on his privaei/ (413), to be very inopportune; while Barton felt no
compunction (420) of conscience, in carrying off the porUy old General,
without giying him time to pack his portmanteau, or secure the
portfolio containing his military plans.

408. POS'8-XJM, I am able. POT'-UI, I have been able.

Impotent, powerless. (213.)
Potentate, a monarch. (57.)

1. Potent, powerful.

Impossible, not capable of
being done. (25.)

1. Many circumstances corroborate (446) the statement, that the
Emperor of Russia is becoming one of the most potent monarohs of

404. POS'TEE-US, after.

1. Preposterous, absurd. i Posterity, succeeding genera-

I tions. (290.)

1. **How preposterous,'* said some one to Columbus, <<to sup-
pose that we are on the surface of a ball, that is turning round I How
do we keep from falling off?"

405. POS'TIJL-0, 1 demand. P08TTJLA'T-TJM, to demand.
Vixpostulated, reasoned earnestly with a view to dissuade. (223.)

406. POB'B-0, forth; farther.

I. PoBTENB, to foretoken. (See i Portentous, ominous. (See Ten-
Tendo.) (174.) I DO.) (68.)

1. During the *< dark ages,*' the approach (415) of a comet spread
consternation (503) among the ignorant masses, as it Was thoii|^ IH
portend some dire calamity

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407. PBE COB, I entreat PBECA'T-XTS, to entreat
Deprecate, regret deeply. (25.) I Precarious, uncertain (318.)

408. PBJE^D-A, prey ; plunder.

Depredation, spoliation. (364.)
Depredator, a robber. (184.)

Predatory, plundering. (103.)

409. FB£H£N'D.O, I seize. PBEHEN'S-UM, to seize.

Apprehended, arrested. (144.)
Apprised, informed. (187.)
Comprehend, take into the mind.

Comprised, included. (26.)
Enterprise, an undertakintr.

Inpreqnablb, not to be taken.


410. PBE'M.O, I press. PBES'S-VX, to press.

Incomprehensible, not to be unr

derstood. (176.)
Prize,- that which is taken in

contest. (365.)
Reprehensible, blameworthy.

Surprise, astonishment at 8omo<

thing unexpected. (3.)

1. Compressible, yielding to

1. Pressure, force bearing upon.

2. Impression, a mark made by

Express, to squeeze out. (199.)

Oppressive, unjustly severe.

Oppressed, down-trodden. (251.)
Oppression, unjust severity,

Print, publish. (158.)

1. Cotton is so compressible, that, under a high pressure, its

bulk can be greatly reduced.

2. Robinson Crusoe was startled, when he saw the impression
of a man's foot on the sand.

411. PBE'GITJK, (for PRETIUM,) price; esteem.

Appreciate, to estimate justly.

412. PBI'MUS, first

Primroses, roses which open
early in the spring. (199.)

Depreciated, lessened in valne.

Precious, valuable. (16.)

Prince, son of a king. f337.)
Prior, antecedent. (17o.)

413. PBI'V-US, one's own; not pnblio.

1. Deprive, to take away from.

2. Privily, secretly.
Privacy, retirement. (402.)
Privatsi ^bcret (247i)

Privateer, a vessel commanded
by a private person, bearing
a commission to Qapture the
property of citizens of ttnother

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1. So vindictive (574) were the feelings of Charles 11., towards Crom
well, that he determined to deprive the body of decent burial.

2. Many Puritans, perceiying that the virulence (577) of their ene-
mies increased, endeavored to leave privily, but were arrested (485)
by Charles I.

414. FBO'BO, I approve, I try. PBOBAI-TTK, to prove, to try.

Improve, to do better. (247.)
Probation, trial. (247.)
VRoisfi, to examine by thrusting

in an instrument. (149.)
Prove, to test. (225.)

1. Probable, likely.

Approbation, satisfaction.

Approve, be pleased with.

Disproved, confuted. (252.) \

1. It is probable, that Africa and S«uth America were once
united, and that the disruption (451) was effected by some sudden eon
pulsion (657) of nature.

415. PBOT-E, near. PBOX'IM-Xrs, nearest, next

1. Api^Roxm ate, come near. I Proximity, immediate nearness.

Approach, advance. (406.) | (42.)

1. We cannot obtain exactly the square root of .1, but we can op-
proximate to it, by means of decimals.

416. FBOTBI-tlS, belonging to.

Appropriate, suitable. (21.)
Property, that which belongs to

a perdon or thing. (84.)
Propriety, justness. (3.)

Proprietor, a person who re-
ceived a grant of land in let-
ters patent from the king

417. PU'EB, a boy.

1. Puerile, childish.

1. James I. spent much of his time in diversions (665) of the most
puerile character.

418. PUG'K-A, a batUe.

1. Pugnacious, disposed to fight. I Repugnance, aversion. (44.)

2. Pugilist, one wno fights with Repugnant, adverse. (335.)

the fists. I

1. Ajniffnaeious, quarrelsome disposition, will be very likely to
bring a person into trouble.

2. A person must undergo a severe training, before he can be an ex«
]^eri pugilist.

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«19. FULT-IS, (FUL'7EE-I8,) dntt
1. PuLTBRizi, to reduce to pow- I 2. Pulyerization, the reducing

der. I to powder.

1. Many spioes are ao pungent (420), that it is necessary to ptiiver^
ize them before using.

2. The pulveriz€Uian of many substances can be effected, by
grinding, or beating.

420. FUlfO-O, I iting, I point PinfC'T.TJlC, to iting, to point

1. PuNCTURB, pierce.

2. PuNCTUALiTT, adherence to

the exact time of an ap-

3. Punctuation, the art of point*

ing written language.

Compunction, stine. (402.)

Pungent, biting. (419.)

1. To perform yacoination, puncture the skin, and insert a small
particle of Taocine matter.

2. The want otpunctwMty in business transactions, has ruined
many enterprising men.

8. Very little attention was paid to puncfucrflon, or capitals,
until the fifteenth century.

421. PXrm-O, I punish. FUHrT-XTM, to pumsn.

Impunitt, freedom from punish- I Punishable, liable to punish-
ment (23.) I ment (275.)

422. FUI-O, I think. PUTAI-TJIC, to think.

1. Imputed, ascribed.

2. Deputation, persons commis-


3. Deputed, appointed as sub-


4. Amputation, cutting off.

DspuTr-GoYERNOR, ODO who
acte in place of the Gov-
ernor. (298.)

Reputation, character. (92.)

1. Many atrocities have been imputed to Brant, but it does not
appear that he was respontibU (501) for the Wyoming massacre.

2. In 1781, the soldiers at Morristown, having suffered greatly
Arom want of their regular (488) pay, mutinied ; but while on their
way to Philadelphia, they were met by a deputation from Con-
gress, who relieved their immediate wants.

8. The charter having been restored to Penn, in 1694, he deputed
his friend, William Markham, to take charge of the Colony.

4. Santa Anna was so severely wounded in the leg, that ankputO'
tian was necessary, and a wooden one was iubttituted (485).

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428. QXTA^IS, luoh as; of what kind.

3. Qualify, to render capable.
Disqualified, rendered unfit

1. Qualifications, natural en-

dowments which fit a person
for a place.

2. QuALiTT, character.

1. When the Constitution was framed, there were many diver§e(6Q6)
opinions, as to the qtuilijicatians necessary for the Presidency.

2. The Tyrians manufaotore a purple cloth, of Tery superior quai-
ityt designed for the vetture (668) of kings.

3. Lincoln spent months in the study of Geometry, in order iA
qualify himself to demonstrate any proposition in law.

424. QXTAH'T-US, how great; how muoh.
Quantity, amount. (111.)

425. QXTAS'S-TTM, to shake.

1. Concussion, violent agitation. I Discuss, to debate. (214.)

I Discussion, debate. (13.)

1. The mere concussion of the air, produced by cannonading, ha^
often proyed Tcry detrimental (526) to health.

426. QUABT-XTS, the fourth. QTTAD'B-A, a square.

1. Quart, the fourth part of a


2. Squadron, a detachment of

ships of war.

Quarantine, restraint of inter-
course to which a ship is sub-
jected on suspicion of being
infected. (152.)

1. A quarty beer measure, contains 12} cubic inches more than a
quart, wine measure. This is to allow for the froth of the beer.

2. In 1778, France, having formed an alliance with the United
States, sent a squadron to aid the American cause.

427. QUE'E-OB, I complain.

1. Quarrel, to contend angrily, i 1. Quarrelsome, easily provoked

I to contest.

1. It is easy to quarrel, if you are of a quarrelsome dispo«

428. aUJEOtO, I seek; I ask. OTJESFT-TJM, to seek; to ask.

1. Quest, search.

2. Perquisites, fees.

3. Requisition, demand.
Acquire, to obtain. (117.)
Acquisition, the obtaining.

CoNQUisT, Bu'Qiqjtlibb. (57.)

Exquisite, excessively nice.(165.'
Inquires, asks. (138.)
Inquisitive, prying. (1^3.)
Query, question. (158.)
Question, a doubt. (13.)
Requiring, demanding. (285.)
Requisite, necessary. (200.)

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1. The songuine temperament (519) of Ponce de Leon, led him to go
In quest of a fountain, whose waters would restore youth and beauty
to his wrinkled visage (671).

2. In some offices, the amount of the perquisites is greater than
the scUart/ (455).

8. When a requisition is made for a person charged with crime,
the Governor must not deliyer him to irresponsible (601) parties, nor
resort to any evctsion (663) ta withhold him.

429. QTTI'ES, (QUXE'T-IS,) rest.
1. Acquiesced, rested satisfied. | 2. Quiescence, state of repose.

1. In 1701, the people of Delaware refused to be united to Pennsyl-
yania, and Penn acquiesced in their decision.

2. Although Charles Y. resigned his regal (488) power, he did not
find that quiescence which he expected.

480. aUIN'aUE, five.

1. QuiNTiLLiON, a million twice multiplied by a million.

1. It requires nineteen figures to express one quintiUion, and
twenty-one figures to express one hundred quintillions.

481. OTOT, how many.
1. Quota, just share.

1. When war breaks out, every State is required to furnish iti
quota of troops.

482. SA'BI-£S, madness.
Ratings, wild, delirious talk. (216.)

488. SA'DIUS, a rod, a spoke.

Irradiates, illuminates. (276.) I Bats, lines of light. (276.)
Radiance, effulgence. (46.) |

484. BA'DIX, (BADI^C-IS,) a root.
Eradicates, roots out. (336.)

485. BA'D-O, I shave. BA'S-UM, to shave.

1. Hazed, demolished. | 2. Erasure, obliteratioiu

1. After the taking of Jerusalem, the city was first given over to
rapine (437), and then razed to its foundations.

2. The erasure of lead-pencil marks, is easily effected by meana
of India-rubber.

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436. BAN'G-EO, I am itale or rancid.
1. Rancorous, malignant.

' 1. The Pequods secretly cherished the most rancorous feelings
towards the Connecticut settlers.

437. BAT-IO, I snatch. RAP'-TUK, to snatch.

Rapacious, greedy. (26.)
Rapid, swift. (185.)
Rapidly, swiftly. (25.)

Rapine, plunder. (435.)
Rapture, ecstasy. (30.)
Rayage, to lay waste. (184.)

438. BE'G-0, 1 direct; I rale. BEC'T-TJM, to direct; to rule.

1. Regulate, to adjust method-


2. Incorrigible, irreclaimable.

3. Correction, making right.

4. Interregnum, the interval in

which a throne is vacant be-
tween two reigns.
6. Rectify, to correct.

Incorrect, wrong. (2.)
Rectitude, uprightness. (44.)
Regal, kingly. (429.)
Regent, governor. (274.)
Regular, according to estab-
lished laws. (422.}
Reign, the time during which a
sovereign exercises authority.

1. The Constitution vests (568) in Congress, ** The power to coin
money, regulate the value thereof," &o.

2. Several States provide institutions, in which incorrigible boys
are subjected to a rigorous (443) discipline.

8. The correction of a bad habit is so difficidt, that it is safest
not to form any.

4. Louis XVI. was beheaded in 1798, and Napoleon became First
Consul in 1800. During the interregnum, various changes were
made in the Government.

6. America ought to have been called after Columbus, but it is now
too late to rectify the mistake.

489. BA'T-US, thinking; judging.

1. Ratify, sanction.

2. Ration, fixed allowance.
2. Irrational, not according to




Rational, agreeable to reason.


1. Three-fourths of the States, either by their Legislatures, or by
conventionst must ratify an amendment.

2. After the scanty ration, which often falls to the soldier, it is
not irrational to suppose, that he will frequently satiate (463) him-
self with food, obtained from the enemy by ^urreptitums (440) meanf.

440. BEP'T-XJM, to creep.
Surreptitious, without proper authority. (439.)


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441. BES, a thing.
RiALiTY, actual existence. (174.)

Realize, to

consider tus reaL

442. BFDE-O, I laugh. BI'S-TJM, to laugh.

Ridiculous, worthy of ridicule.

Risible, pertaining to lauehtor.


Deride, laugh at in a contemptu-
ous manner. (117.)
Derision, ridicule. (148.)
Ridicule, derision. (213.J
Ridiculed, made sport or. (217.)

448. BI'e-EO, I am stiff (as with cold).
Rigid, strict. (122.) | Rigorous, severe. (438.)

444. BI'e-0, 1 water. BIGAT-UM. to water.
1. Irrigate, to water. .

1. In many countries, it is necessary for the farmer to hare a reier-
voir (479) of water, from which to irrigate his land in the dry

2. Armved, came to.
Derived, drawn from
source. (169.)

445. BIT-US, a stream.

1. River, a stream.

1. Rival, a competitor.

2. Rivulet, a little stream.

1. James, who had subsidized (471) a large body of French troops,
met his formidable rival on the banks of the river Boyne.

2. The Rubicon was a rivtUet separating Italy from Gaul. Csesar
having planned an invasion (553) of Italy, paused, when he arrived
at this river; then, hurrying across, exclaimed, **The Rubicon is

446. BO'E-ITB, (B0B'0B-I8) an oak; strength.

1. Corroborative, tending to I Corrobprate, confirm. (403.)
confirm. I Robust, vigorous. (218.)

1. Tradition specifies (497) the exact mountain on which the arh
rested ; but travellers find nothing corroborative of the statement.

447. BO'e-0, 1 ask. BOGA'T-UM, to ask.

1. Prerogative, an exclusive

L Arrogate, assume to one's

%. Interrogatiti, containing a


ABROOATEiy, repealed. (182.)
Arrogance, pride. (117.)
Arrogant, haughty. (99.)
Derogatory, tending to 1

in value. (117.)
Interrogation, a question. (255.)

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1. The Stuarts had such an exalted idea of the «diyine^ight of
kiDgs," that there was scarcely a prerogative they did not claim,
nor a power they did not arrogate*

2. The inten'ogative form of the verb is limited to the Indicative
and Potential moods.

Rotation, rotary motion. (6. J
Rotundity, sphericity. (117.)

448. BO^T-A, a wheel.

1. Rotary, turning as a wheel

on its axis.

2. Routine, round of business.

1. By the rotary motion of the earth, a person living on the equa-
tor, moves more than one thousand miles in an hour.

2. Scholars should carefully avoid any interruption (451) to the daily
routine of school duties.

449. BTJ'D-IS, rude, ignorant

1. Rudiments, the beginnings of I Erudite, learned. (117.)
any branch of knowledge, j

1. The most skilful teachers should be employed to instruct children
In the rtuiitnents.

450. BTT'MOB, a common roport

1. Rumor, a common report.

1. In 1778, the rumort that a nmultaneotu (482) attack was to bo
ma^ on Newport, greatly alarmed the royalists.

451. BUPT-UM, to break.

Abrupt, having a sudden termi-
nation. (123.)

Bankrupt, one who cannot pay
his debts. (108.)

Corrupt, decomposed. (50.)

Disruption, the act of breaking
asunder. (414.)

452. BUS, (BFB-IS,) the country.
Rural, belonging to the coun-
try. (8.)

Rustic, unpolished. (8.)

Eruption, a bursting out. (305.)
Interruption, a hindrance.

Rupture, open hostility, breach

of peace. (189.)
Uninterrupted, continuous.


Rusticate, to reside in the
country. (199.)

453. SA'CEB, (SA'CB-I,) holy, saored.

Consecrated, devoted to sacred

purposes. (385.)
Desecrate, to abuse a saored

thing. (89.)

Sacrament, a religious cere-
mony. (290.)

Sacrilege, a violation of what
is sacred. (167.)

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464. SA'GAX, (SAeA'CIS,) knowing, foreseeing.

8aob, wise. (174.) i Sagacity, discernment. (164.)

Sagacious, discerning. (117.) , I

455. SAL, salt.

I. Saline, consisting of salt.
Salary, a fixed annual com-
pensation for services. (428.)

1. To tatiafy (463) the natural craving for salt, there is, in many
countries, a tuperahundance (518) of 8(Uine substances.

Salt, a substance used for sea
soning. (374.)

456. SAli-IO, I leap, I spring. SAL'T-TTM , to leap, to spring.

1. Desultory, immethodical.

2. Sally, to rush out suddenly.
2. Assail, to attack.

Assailants, those who make an

attack. (393.)
Insult, an affront. (151.)
Result, effect. (15.)

1. Desultory reading is of little practical utility (552), and is a
great detriment (526) to the mind.

2. Gansevoort, besieged in Fort Schuyler, determined to soUy from
the fort, and eiSsaU the enemy.

457. SA'L-TTS, (SALUT-IS,) health, safety.

Salubrity, tendency to promote
health. (103.)

1, Salutation, greeting.

2. Salutatory, introductory ora-

tion at a Commencement.

Salutary, advantageous. (58.)

1. Great diversity exists in the conventional (559) forms of saZvtOr
tion* The ancient Greeks avoided all verbiage (561), and simply said,
«* Rejoice." —

2. Terseness (524) of style should characterize both the salutatory
and the valedictory (555) ; as the subject is trite (526), there is danger,
that the speaker will be verbose (561), and his remarks not pertinent

458. SAKCTUS, holy, sacred.

1. Sanctity, sacredness.

2. Sanctify, to make holy.
Sanction, approval. (354.)

Sanctimonious, having an ap-
pearance of holiness. (90.)
Sanctuary, a sacred place. (89.)

1. The Mohammedans have such regard for the sanctity of the
Mosque, that they deem it irreverent (562) to enter with the shoes on.

2. Many things, in this temporal (519) existence, whicli are inscruta"
hU (468) to man, may be intended to sanctify f and prepare him for
a happier condition.

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469. SAH'eV-IS, (SAK'GUIN.IS,) blood.

1. Consanguinity, relationship I Sanouinart, bloody. (57.)
by blood. | Sanguine, confident. (68.)

1. As a sovereign of Europe will not condescend (iQS) to espouse (601)
a subject, there is no alternatiye but to choose a person already con-
nected by consanguinity.

460. SA'N-US, soTind, healthy.

1. Sanative, tending to heal. I Insanity, derangement. (145.)
Insane, deranged. (12.) | Sanity, saneness. (255.)

1. Many years ago, a medicine, called " The Elixir of Life," was
considered a panacea for all diseases, till some sensible (478) physician
proved, by a careful analysis, that it contained no sa/native proper-

461. 8ATI-0, 1 savor, I know.

1. Savory, agreeable to the I Insipid, tasteless. (169.)
taste. I Sapient, wise, (93.)

1. To an Esquimaux, the most sumptuous (512) repast is not 89
savory, as. bread saturated (463) with train oil.

462. SATO, soap.

1. Soap, a substance used for cleansing. (The result of the combi-
nation of acid obtained from fatty bodies, and an alkali.)

1. The great consumption (612) of soap and paper, makes it very
desirable to find a substitute (486) for each of these indispensable

463. SA'TIS, enough.

Insatiable, not to be satisfied.

Satiate, feed to the full. (439.)
Satiety, repletion. (306.)

Satisfy, to gratify wants to the
full extent. (455J
Satisfactory, sufacient. (321.)
Saturated, soaked. (461.)

464. SCA'L-A, a ladder.

1. Scale, to climb.

1. Although Montcalm was a veteran (669), yet Wolfe deceived him,
by marching against the Lower Town, while his ulterior (547) design
was, to scale the Heights of Abraham, and attack the Upper Town.

465. SCAN'D-O, I cUmb. SCAH'S-TTH, to climb.

Ascended, went up. (80.) | Transcend, rise beyond. (176.)

Condescend, stoop. (459.)

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466. 8CI'-0, 1 know. BCZESTl-A, knowledge.

CoNSCiBNCB, the knowledge of,

right and wrong. (68.)
Conscientious, obedient to the

dictates of conscience. (92.)

Consciousness, the knowledg6
of what passes in one's own
mind. (357.)

Scientific, well versed in sci-
ence. (10.)

467. SCBI'B-0, 1 write. SCBIFT-UM, to write.

Conscription, a compulsory en-
rolment for military service.

Circumscribed, limited. (366.)

Describes, gives an account of.

Prescribes, gives a rule of con-
duct. (57.)

468. SCBTT^-OB, I examine.
Inscrutable, unsearchable. (458.) i

Scribbling, writing carelessly.

Scriptures, the Bible. (14.)
Subscribe, sign with one's own

hand. (240?)
Transcribe, to write a copy of

anything. (267.)

Scrutinizes, examines closely.

460. SE'0-0, 1 cnt SEC'TTTH, to cnt
Sect, denomination. (123.) | Sections, distinct portions. (187.)

470. SEC'XTL-TTH, an age.

1. Secular, pertaining to the present world.

1. Solomon enjoins a proper tupervinon (571) over seeuiiir affairs,

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