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pal'imp-sest (păl'imp-sěst), a parch
ment written upon twice, the first
writing, having been erased. pall (pôl), a black cloth thrown over
a coffin at a funeral. pal-la' di-um (på-lā'di-ům), the statue
of Pallas, on the preservation of which depended the safety of Troy,
hence an effectual safeguard. Pal'las (păl'as), Pallas Athene, the
Grecian goddess of Wisdom, called
erva. pal'let (pål'ět), a small and mean
bed. pal'lid (păl'id), wan. pal' pa-ble (păl' på-b'l), capable of be
ing, touched and felt; plain, evident. pal' pi-tate (păl'pi-tāt), "beat rapidly
and strongly: pal'try (pol'tri), small, worthless,
trifling. pano-ra” ma (păn’s-rä: mi),
plete view in every direction. pan'to-mime (păn'to-mim), a dramatic
representation by actors who
only dumb show. par'a-gon (păr'a-gón), a model pat
tern of perfection. parch'ment (pärch'měnt), skin of
sheep or goat, etc., prepared for
writing. pard (pärd), a leopard. par'ri-cide (păr'i-sid), one who mur.
ders his own father, or any ancestor. par-tic'i-pate (pär-tis' i-pāt), have
share in common with others; to take
part. par-tic'u-lar-ize., (pär-tik'ů-lår-iz), to
state in detail. Pas'ca-goul la (păs'kå-goo' lå), a river
in Mississippi® flowing into the Gulf
of Mexico. pa'tri-arch (på'tri-ärk), father and
ruler of a family; a venerable old
man. pa-trician (på-trish'ăn), one of high
birth; a nobleman. pat' ri-cide (păt'ri-sid), murder of one's
father; the crime of murdering one's
father. pat' ri-mo' ni-al (păt' ri-mõl ni-ăl)in.
herited from an ancestor. pa-vil'ion (på-vil' yün), a tent, a large
temporary building. peas' ant (pěz'ănt), tiller of the soil
in European countries. peas'ant.ry (pěz'ănt-ri), peasants, col.
lectively. ped' a-gogue (pēd'a-gog), teacher of
children; a schoolmaster. ped'ant-ry. (pēd'ănt-rỉ), vain display
of learning. ped'i-gree (pěd'i-grē), a line of an
cestors; descent. peer (pēr), one of the same rank; an
equal; member of the British bility.
pel'li-cle (pěl'i-k'l), a crystallized
film. pell'-mell' (pěl'-měl'), in utter con.
fusion. pend' ent (pěn'děnt), something which
hangs, depends, or is suspended. pen'e-trate (pěn' e-tråt), enter into;
understand. pen'i-tent (pěn'i-těnt), feeling sor.
account of offence. Peni. tent Peter, Luke 22, 54-62. pen' sive (pěn'sīv),, thoughtful; sad. pent (pěnt), penned or shut up. pent/ house (pěnt' hous'), a shed slop
ing from the main wall or building,
as over a door or window. Pe' quot (pē'kwot), a former tribe of
North American Indians, the most dreaded of all in southern New Eng.
land. per' ad-ven, ture (pěr'åd-věné tûr), by
chance; perhaps. per-ceive' (pēr-sēv'), obtain knowl.
edge of through the senses; see. per-cep'ti-ble (pēr-sěp'ti-b'l), capable
of being perceived. per-fid' i-ous" (pēr-fid'i-ŭs), false to a
trust reposed. per pe-tra'tor (pûr' pe-trā'tēr),
who does or performs. per-pet' u-al (pēr-pět'ů-ål), continuing
forever, endless. per-plex' i-ty (pēr-plĕk'si-ti), bewil.
derment; doubt. per' se-cution (pûr' se-kū! shủn), pur.
suing to injure; injury. per'se-ver! ance (púr'sê-vēr/åns), continuing in a given cause;
sistence. pe-rus' al (pe-rooz'al), a careful read.
ing through. per-vade' (pēr-vād'), spread through
out; pass through. per-va'sive (pēr-vā' sỉv), having the
power to spread throughout. per-verse' (pēr-vûrs'),. turned aside
away from the right, contrary. per-ver' si-ty (pēr-vûr'si-ti), the qual.
ity of being perverse. pes' ti-lence (pěs' ti-lěns),, any conta.
gious disease that is devastating. pes'ti-lent
(pěs' ti-lěnt), destructive; troublesome. Pe-tru'chi-o's Kate (pe-troo'chi-o),
Petruchio-a character in Shakes peare's play, “Taming the Shrew." His wife, Kate, is called a shrew
on account of her ill-temper. pet' ty (pět'i), small, trifling. pew' ter (pū' tēr), a hard, tough, but
easily fusible alloy of tin with lead. pha'lanx (fā'lănks), a body of troops
in close array; combination of people firmly united. phan'tom (făn'tům), that which has
only apparent, existence, a ghost. phe-nom'e-non (fe-nõm'ê-non), pl. phe.
nomena, that which strikes one strange, unusual, or unaccountable; an appearance.
phi-lanothro-pist (fi-lănothrd-pist), one
who loves mankind, and seeks to
promote the good of others. phi-los'o-pher (fi-los' ő-fér), one who
lives according to the rules of practical wisdom; one devoted to the
search after wisdom. phiz (fiz), the face; a humorous abbre
viation for physiognomy. Phlege-thon (flég' e-thon), in Greek
mythology, a river of fire in the
lower world. phlegm (flěm), sluggishness of tem
perament; dullness. Phoe' bus (fē' būs), or Phoebus Apollo
in Greek and Roman mythology, one of the great Olympian gods and giver of light and life. Leader of
the Muses and God of music. phys' i-cal (fịz'i-kål), pertaining to na
ture; relating to the bodily structure as opposed to things mental. phys'i-og/ no-my (fiz'1-og' no-mi), the
face or countenance. pi' broch (pē'brok), a Highland air;
air played on bagpipes when Hig
landers go to battle. pic' tur-esquel (pik'tür-ěsk? ), form
ing a pleasing picture. pil'lage (pil'aj), something taken by
force; plunder. pin (pin), mood,. p. 31.
William (pink'ni), American lawyer and diplomatist of a fine old southern family. “Pin dus-born A-rac'thus". (pin'dŭs, å-råk'thủs),
in Greece. Pindus-born because it rises in the
Pindus mountains. pin' ion (pin'yŭn), a feather; quill; a
wing. pin'na-cle (pin'á-k'ı), a lofty peak; the
very topmost point. Pi' sa (pē zä), small town in Italy,
famous for its leaning tower. Pis-cat'a-qua (přs-kåt'a-kwä), a river
in New Hampshire. "pitch and moment,” impetus or speed. 'pitch of pride," p. 94, in the very place where Douglas's pride is cen
tered. pitcher plant, a plant with leaves shaped
like pitchers; "pith o' sense, the force, strength, or
essence of sense. 'plain (plān), complain. plains of A bra-ham, an elevated plain
just beyond Quebec to the southwest; the scene of the battle of
Quebec. plain-song. short, comprehensive
prayer, adapted to a particular day
or occasion, recited in one tone. Plaque' mine (plák' mēn), Bayou of
(bi'00) an inlet from the Mississippi river in Louisiana. plane' tree, an Oriental tree,
rising with a straight, smooth branching stem to a great height; the sycamore or buttonwood.
plash'y, (plăsh'i), , watery; splashy. Pla-tae'a's day (pla-tē'à). See note, plau'si-ble (plo'zi-b'l), praiseworthy;
reasonable. pleas'ance (plěz'āns), pleasure; merri
ment. ple-be'ian (ple-bē'yån), of or pertain
ing to the common people. pli' ant (pli'ănt), capable of plying or
bending; flexible. pol' i-cy (pol'i-sť), prudence or wisdom
in the management of public and
private affairs. pol-lute' (po-lūt'), make foul, impure,
or unclean. pomp (pomp), show of magnificence or
splendor. pon der (pon'dēr), think or deliberate. pon'der-ous (põn'dēr-ŭs), very heavy ;
weighty. Pope' dom (pop'dům), place, office, or
dignity of the pope. pop'u-lous
(pop'ů-lès), containing many inhabitants. por'poise (pôr' půs), a sea fish closely
allied to the dolphin. port (port), the left side of a ship,
looking forward. por' tal (por'tăl), a door or gate. port-cul'lis (port-kūl'is), a, grating of
iron or of timbers pointed with iron,
hung over the gateway, of a fortress. por' tent (pôr' těnt), a sign of coming
calamity. por'ti-co (por'ti-ko), a colonnade; cov.
ered space before a building. pos' tern (pos'tērn), back door or gate,
especially of a castle. po' tent (po' těnt), powerful, having
great authority. po' ten-tate (po' těn-tāt), monarch. prae' tor (prē'tor), a civil officer among
the ancient Romans. pre-ca' ri-ous (pre-kā'ri-ūs), not to be
depended on; dangerous. pre-cedent (pré-sēd'ěnt), going before. prec'e-dent (prěs' e-děnt), a decision
serving as a rule for future deter
mination in similar cases. pre-cip'i-tate (pre-sipoi-tắt), over
hasty, rash; to fall with steep
descent. pre-coc'i-ty (pre-kös'i-ti), development more than
is natural at given age. pre'con-ceive! (prē' kõn-sēv!), form
an idea or opinion in the mind be.
forehand. pre'de-ter'mi-nation (prē'de-tûr'mi.
nāl shŭn), a decision reached before.
hand. pre-em'i-nent (pre-ěm'i-něnt), above
other things of exalted station. preg'nant (prēg' nănt), heavy with im.
portant contents or significance. prej' u-dice (prěj' oo-dis), judgment
formed without due examination; to bias the mind of.
prel'ude (prěl'ud), introductory Der.
formance. prę' ma-turel (prēmå-tur!), ripe be
fore the proper. time. pres'age (prē' saj), n. sign, presenti.
ment. pre-sage' (pré-såj'), foretell. pre' sup-posel (prē'sů-poz! ), take for
granted. pre-ten' sion (pre-těn' shủn), laying
claim to more than is due. prev'a-lent (prěv'à-lènt). generally
existing; widespread. pri' mal (pri' mål), first; original. prith'ee (prith'ë), a corruption of
"pray thee,” generally used without
the “1. pri-va' tion (pri-vā'shủn), depriving or
taking away; getting along without. pro-claim (pro-klām'), make known
by, public announcement, prod' i-gal (prod'1-găl), given to
travagant spending. Prodigal Son,
Luke 15, 11-32. pro-dig'ious (pro-dij'ús), very great;
immense. prod'i-gy (prod'i-ji), a marvel or won.
der. pro-fess' (pro-fěs'), admit freely. prof' fer (prof'ēr), offer for acceptance. pro-found' (pro-found'), reaching to
the bottom of a matter; deep. pro-fuse'. . (pro-fūs'), pouring forth
bountifully; lavish. pro-gen'i-tor (pro-jěn'i-tēr), ancestor;
forefather. pro-ject'ing (pro-jekt'ing), planning;
throwing forward. prom'on-to-ry (promoũn-td-ri), high
point of land projecting into the sea. pro-mul' gate (prô-mŭl' gāt), make
known, proclaim. prone (pron), prostrate, flat; inclined,
disposed. pro-por' tion-ate (pro-põr'shủn-át), p.
186, at the same rate. pro-scribe' (pro-skrib'), doom to de.
struction; denounce. pros' trate (pros'trāt), lying, at length
with the body extended the
ground. pro-voke' (pro-vök'), call forth, irri.
tate. pru'dence (proo'děns), wisdom in the
way of caution and provision. puke (pūk), vomit. Punic (pu'nik), pertaining to the
Carthaginians, whom the Romans considered unworthy of trust, hence.
faithless. purl'ing (pûr'ling), eddy; also, to
make a murmuring sound as water
does in running over an obstruction. pur'port (pûr' port), meaning. pur-sue' (pŭr-sù'), follow with a view
to overtake; chase. Pyr'rhic (pir'ik), Pyrrhic dance, a Greek martial dance. Pyrrhic phalanx, a phalanx such
was used by Pyrrhus, king of Epirus.
Queen of Lebanon (lěb'a-non), Lady quaff (kwaf),, drink.
Hester Stanhope, niece of William
ing the second coming of Christ. quell (kwěl),, subdue;, sepress. quer'u-lous (kwěr'oo-lès), apt to find
fault. quick (kwik), vital part. qui-e'tus (kwi-e'tůs),
that which silences claim; death. rack (råk), danger. rad' i-cal (răd'i-kål), proceeding di
rectly from the root. rail'er(rāl'ěr), one who scoffs. rai' ment (rā'měnt), clothing. ram part (răm part), defense. ram' pire (răm'pir), same as rampart. Rance (räns), a river in France, random (răn'dům), want of direc
tion: chance. rap'ine (råp'in), a plundering. rap'ture (răp'tûr), pleasure, delight. Rat'is-bon (răt'is-bon), town in Ba
varia, Germany, called Regensburg by the Germans. rav’age (răv'âj), desolation by vi. rav'en-ous (răv''n-ės), devouring with
great eagerness. raze (rāz), lay level with the ground. re-buff' (re-búf'), sudden check. re-buke' (re-bük'), check or silence
with reproof; chide. re-call' (re-kôl'), call back; remember. re-cede' (re-sēd'), retreat; move back. re-cess' (re-sěs'), part of a room
formed by the receding of a wall. re-ces' sion-al (re-sěsh'ủn-ăl), a hymn
sung while the choir and clergy are leaving the church at the close of a
service. re-cip'ro-cate (rė-sip'ro-kāt), a mutual
giving and returning. reck (rék), heed. re-coil' (ré-koil'), drawing back. rec'ol-lection (rěk'o-lěk' shŭn)some
thing called to mind. rec'on-cile (rěk' on-sil), pacify, settle. rec'on-noilter (rěk'o-noi, tēr)
ine with the eye, survey. rec're-ation (rěk're-al shŭn), amuse.
ment. re-cruit' (re-kroot'), repair by fresh
supplies; reënforcement. rec'ti-tude (rěk'ti-tüd), honesty. re-cur'rence (re-kŭr'ěns), the act of
returning from time to time. re-dress' (re-drěs'), set right a wrong. reek (rēk), send forth vapor or smoke. "reeking tube," guns and cannons. reel (rel), stagger: ref'lu-ent (réf'100-ěnt), flowing back. re'flux (rē'flūks), ebb. ref'u-geel (réf'ů-jě) ), one who flees
to a place of safety. ref'use (ref'us). waste matter. re'gal (ré'găl), royal.
or first stepona
re'gent (ré jent), ruler. Reg'u-lus (rėg'u-lès), Note, p. 326. re-it'er-ate (re-it'ēr-át), repeat again
and again. re-lax' (re-lăks'), slacken. rel'e-vant (rěl'é-vănt), bearing upon
the case in hand. re-lief' (ré-léf'), in art, projection of
a figure above the ground on which
it is formed. re-luc'tant (re-lůk'tănt), unwilling. rem'nant (rěm'nănt), that which re
mains after a part is removed. re-mon'strate (re-mon'strāt), , present
and urge reasons in opposition to
an act. re-moves' (re-moovz'), a transfer of
one's business or belongings from
one place to another. re-mun'er-a' tion (re-mū'nőr-å! shŭn),
payment. re-nown' (re-noun'), fame. rent (rėnt), broken. re-pair' (ré-pâr'), go. rep'u-ta/ tion (rěp'll-tål shŭn),
esti. mation in which one is held. re-pute'. (rè.pūt'), estimate. req'ui-site (rěk'wi-zit), something
required. re-search' (re-sůrch'), continued.
search after truth. re-serve? (re-sûry'), withhold from
present use for another purpose or
time. res'ig-na' tion (rez'ig-nál shủn),
giving up a claim, possession or
office, etc. re-sist' less (rė-zist'lės), powerless to
withstand; helpless. res'o-lute (rěz' o-lūt), determined. re-spec'tive-ly (re-spěk' tiv-li), relat
ing, to each. res' pite (rěs' pît), a, putting off. res'to-ra/ tion (rěs' to-rā' shữn),
bringing back to a former condition. re-tain (re-tān'),, keep. re-treat' (re-trēt'), departure; shel
ter. reveal' (re-vēl'), disclose. rev' el-ry (rěv'ěl-ri), noisy festivity. re-ver' ber-ate (re-vûr' bēr-āt), echo. rev'er-ence (rěv'ēr-ěns), a mingled
feeling of awe and admiration. rev'er-end (rěv'ēr-ěnd), worthy of re
spect. rev'er-y (revēr-i), day dream. re-viv'ing (re-viv'ing), returning to
life. Rey-han'. (rā-hăn'), p. 20.
'; ribbon. rife (rif), prevailing. rift (rift), opening made
by splitting: ri'öt (ri'ŭt), tumult. rise (riz; ris), cause; occasion. rite (rit), solemn observance. riv'et (riv'ět), fasten firmly. riv'ing (riv'ing), splitting. toan (rồn), brown
black color, with gray or white interspersed.
roist'er (rois'tēr), a blustering, noisy
(rô-măng?) tale or novel. *Romance languages,' the languages
which were originally dialects of
Latin, as French, Spanish, Italian. Roos (roos), p. 35. Rou'shan Beg (roo'shän-bāg), p. 19. rout'ed (rout'ěd), overpowered. rou-tine' (roo-tén'), a round of busi
or pleasure frequently returning: Royal Society, a society of London for
improving natural knowledge. rub (růb), hindrance. ru' bi-cund (roo'bi-kúnd), ruddy, red. ru' di-ment (roo' di-měnt), a beginning ru'mor (roo'mēr), hearsay, common
talk. ru'nic (roo'nik), pertaining to the
written language of the ancient
Norsemen. ru'ral (rõo'rål), pertaining to the
country. rus' tic (růs'tik), unpolished. ruth'less-ly (rooth'lěs-li), in a cruel Rut'ledge (rūt'lēj), the name of an
illustrious family in South Carolina-one of them was a signer of the Declaration of Independence and
governor of the state. sa'bre (sā' bēr), a sword with a broad,
heavy blade, usually, curved. sack, cloth' (såk, kloth'), a garment
worn in mourning or penitence. sad'dle-girth (såd''l-gürth), that which
fastens on the saddle. saddletree, frame of a saddle. sage (sāj), wise. Saint (sānt), Catherine's tresses
(kăth'ēr-in) in the Roman church, St. Catherine is noted for her vows never to
braid St. Catherine's tresses applies to one who does not marry. Eu-la'lie (d-lā'li), St. Eulalie's day
is the 12th of February. If the sun shines on that day, there will be, a plentiful apple harvest
. Fran'cois! (frän'swäl), a small
river in Quebec. He-le'na (hě-lē'na), island off the
coast of Africa; the place of
Napoleon's exile. Lou'is (100's), Louis IX, king of France.
Napoleon received his education at his country's expense. Ma lo (mä'lo), city in France noted
for its high tides. Maur (mor), town on the Teche
river in Louisiana. Sal'a-mis (săl'à-mis), an island in the
Gulf of Aegina, Greece, famous for
a great naval battle, 480 B. C. Salis bu-ry (sôlz' bēr-i), town in
northeastern Massachusetts near Whittier's home.
Sal'lust (sål'úst), a Roman historian
who accompanied Caesar his
African campaign. sal'ly (sål'i), an excursion from the
usual course. sal' u-ta-ry. (săl'ů-ta-ri), wholesome. sal' u-ta, tion (săl'ů-tål shủn), greet
ing: Sa'mi-an (så' mi-ăn), pertaining to the
island of Samos. sanc'tu-a-ry (sănk'tü-a-ri), a sacred
place; a place of refuge. Sand-fle'sen" (sănd-fā'sěn), p. 174. san' guine (sån' gwîn), hopeful. Sappho (såf'o), a Greek woman who
lived about 600 B. C., famous for
her lyric poetry. sark (särk), a skirt. sas' sa-fras (săs'á-frăs), an American
tree of the Laurel family. sa-ti'e-ty (så-ti'è-ti), fullness beyond
desire. sa-tir'i-cal (så-tir'i-kål), cutting
sarcastic. sa-van'na (si-văna), tract of level
land covered with grass or reeds,
but without trees. Sax'on (såk'sủn), English, p. 77. scar. (skär), a bare place on a moun.
tain side. scarf (skärf), in carpentry a certain kind
of joint forming a continuous piece. scaur (skär). See note, p. 93. scep'tic (skěp'tik), a doubter of fact. schoon'er (skoon'ěr), a vessel with
three, four, and even with six masts
similarly rigged. Sci'an (si'ån), pertaining to Scio,
claimed by some to be the birth place of Homer, who is called the
Scian muse, Sci'o (si'o), an island in the Aegean
Sea noted for its wine. scoff (skof), sneer. score (skor), furrow. Scor' pi-on (skôr'pi-èn), a constella.
tion; the eighth sign of the zodiac. scru pu-lous (skroo pů-lús), , exact. scru' ti-ny (skroo'ti-ni), close
amination. scud (skūd), move swiftly. sculp' ture. (skúlp'tûr), carve: "seal and hand, a letter with the seal
and signature of the king, p. 93. sea'son (sē' z'n), temper. sed'u-lous (sěd'û-lès), diligent,
earnest. seethe (sēth), boil. segment (ség'měnt), a part cut off. Sel'borne (sěl' börn), parish in
England, noted on account of Gilbert White's Natural History of Sel
borne. sem' blance (sěm'blăns), likeness. sen'es-chal (sěn'ě-shăl), officer in a prince's house. Sen-nach'er-ib (sě-năk'ēr-ib). Note, sen-sa' tion (sěn-sā'shủn), feeling ob
tained through the senses; state of
excited feeling or that which causes
it. sen'ti-ment (sěn'ti-měnt), opinion. sen'ti-nel (sěn'tï-něl), soldier set to
guard an army or camp. sen' try. (sěn'tri), guard. sep’ul-chre (sěp'úl-kēr), grave; bury. se-ragl'io (sé-răl'yo), a harem. ser'aph (sěr'ăf), an angel. se-ren'i-ty (sê-rěn'i-ti), calmness. serf (sûrt), a slave bound to work on
a certain estate and sold with it. ser'vile (sûr'vil), like a slave; cring
ing: session (sẽshoăn), meeting. ses'terce (sěs' tērs),
ancient Roman coin. set'tle (sět''!), a high-backed bench. Sew'el (sū'ål), William Sewel wrote
a ponderous history of the Quakers. Sex'a-ges' i-ma (sěk' så-jěs! i-må), the
second Sunday before Lent. sev' er (sěv'ēr), disjoin. shade (shād), ghost. shard (shärd), a fragment of any hard
substance. "sharps and trebles," musical notes. Shaw-nee (shô-nē'), a tribe of In. dians. Their name
means “Southerners.' sheathe (shēth), cover with something
which protects. sheen (shēn), brightness. Sheik (shēk), chief magistrate of an
Arabian village. shelves (shělvz), slopes. shif'ty (shif'ti), changeable. shin' gly (shỉn'gli),
covered with gravel or pebbles. shoal (shol), a bar which makes the
water shallow. shrew (shroo), a scold. shrewdness (shrood' něs), sharp
wittedness. shrive (shriv), to hear confession and
pardon. shroud (shroud), set of ropes staying a
ship's masts. shuffle (shúf''l), to rid one's self of. sick'lied (sik'lid), made sickly. Sid'ney (sid'ni), Sir Philip, an Eng.
lish author and general of excep
tionally fine feeling. Siena's saint (syě'nä), St. Catherine,
the patron saint of Siena. sil' hou-ettel (sil' oo-ět! ), profile por.
trait in black. si-mil'i-tude (si-miloi-tud),
blance. Si' nai (si'ni), the mountain
which the Israelites encamped, and
where the law was given to Moses. Sin'bad (sin' båd), or Sindbad, a char. acter in the “Arabian Nights,
who made seven wonderful voyages. sin'ew (sĩn'ù), that which supplies
strength power; tendon
tissue. sin'u-ous (sin'ů-ŭs), winding, curv
ing in and out.