Acquisite - (a.) Acquired.
Andalusite - (n.) A silicate of aluminium, occurring usually in thick
rhombic prisms, nearly square, of a grayish or pale reddish tint. It
was first discovered in Andalusia, Spain.
Andesite - (n.) An eruptive rock allied to trachyte, consisting
essentially of a triclinic feldspar, with pyroxene, hornblende, or
Anglesite - (n.) A native sulphate of lead. It occurs in white or
yellowish transparent, prismatic crystals.
Apposite - (a.) Very applicable; well adapted; suitable or fit; relevant;
pat; -- followed by to; as, this argument is very apposite to the case.
Bedsite - (n.) A recess in a room for a bed.
Cartes de visite - (pl. ) of Carte de visite
Carte de visite - () A visiting card.
Carte de visite - () A photographic picture of the size formerly in use
for a visiting card.
Cassiterite - (n.) Native tin dioxide; tin stone; a mineral occurring in
tetragonal crystals of reddish brown color, and brilliant adamantine
luster; also massive, sometimes in compact forms with concentric
fibrous structure resembling wood (wood tin), also in rolled fragments
or pebbly (Stream tin). It is the chief source of metallic tin. See
Black tin, under Black.
Cerusite - (n.) Alt. of Cerussite
Cerussite - (n.) Native lead carbonate; a mineral occurring in colorless,
white, or yellowish transparent crystals, with an adamantine, also
massive and compact.
Chabasite - (n.) Alt. of Cabazite
Composite - (v. t.) Made up of distinct parts or elements; compounded;
as, a composite language.
Composite - (v. t.) Belonging to a certain order which is composed of the
Ionic order grafted upon the Corinthian. It is called also the Roman or
the Italic order, and is one of the five orders recognized by the
Italian writers of the sixteenth century. See Capital.
Composite - (v. t.) Belonging to the order Compositae; bearing
involucrate heads of many small florets, as the daisy, thistle, and
Composite - (n.) That which is made up of parts or compounded of several
elements; composition; combination; compound.
Crocoisite - (n.) Same as Crocoite.
Cyanosite - (n.) Native sulphate of copper. Cf. Blue vitriol, under Blue.
Decomposite - (a.) Compounded more than once; compounded with things
Decomposite - (a.) See Decompound, a., 2.
Decomposite - (n.) Anything decompounded.
Deposited - (imp. & p. p.) of Deposit
Disposited - (a.) Disposed.
Dissite - (a.) Lying apart.
Dyscrasite - (n.) A mineral consisting of antimony and silver.
Ectoparasite - (n.) Any parasite which lives on the exterior of animals;
-- opposed to endoparasite.
Endoparasite - (n.) Any parasite which lives in the internal organs of an
animal, as the tapeworms, Trichina, etc.; -- opposed to ectoparasite.
Exquisite - (a.) Carefully selected or sought out; hence, of
distinguishing and surpassing quality; exceedingly nice; delightfully
excellent; giving rare satisfaction; as, exquisite workmanship.
Exquisite - (a.) Exceeding; extreme; keen; -- used in a bad or a good
sense; as, exquisite pain or pleasure.
Exquisite - (a.) Of delicate perception or close and accurate
discrimination; not easy to satisfy; exact; nice; fastidious; as,
exquisite judgment, taste, or discernment.
Exquisite - (n.) One who manifests an exquisite attention to external
appearance; one who is overnice in dress or ornament; a fop; a dandy.
Exquisitely - (adv.) In an exquisite manner or degree; as, lace
Exquisiteness - (n.) Quality of being exquisite.
Favosite - (a.) Like or pertaining to the genus Favosites.
Favosites - (n.) A genus of fossil corals abundant in the Silurian and
Devonian rocks, having polygonal cells with perforated walls.
Felsite - (n.) A finegrained rock, flintlike in fracture, consisting
essentially of orthoclase feldspar with occasional grains of quartz.
Gaylussite - (n.) A yellowish white, translucent mineral, consisting of
the carbonates of lime and soda, with water.
Gibbsite - (n.) A hydrate of alumina.
Glassite - (n.) A member of a Scottish sect, founded in the 18th century
by John Glass, a minister of the Established Church of Scotland, who
taught that justifying faith is "no more than a simple assent to the
divine testimone passively recived by the understanding." The English
and American adherents of this faith are called Sandemanians, after
Robert Sandeman, the son-in-law and disciple of Glass.
Halloysite - (n.) A claylike mineral, occurring in soft, smooth,
amorphous masses, of a whitish color.
Halysites - (n.) A genus of Silurian fossil corals; the chain corals. See
Chain coral, under Chain.
Hessite - (n.) A lead-gray sectile mineral. It is a telluride of silver.
Hicksite - (n.) A member or follower of the "liberal" party, headed by
Elias Hicks, which, because of a change of views respecting the
divinity of Christ and the Atonement, seceded from the conservative
portion of the Society of Friends in the United States, in 1827.
Hussite - (n.) A follower of John Huss, the Bohemian reformer, who was
adjudged a heretic and burnt alive in 1415.
Hydromagnesite - (n.) A hydrous carbonate of magnesia occurring in white,
early, amorphous masses.
Icositetrahedron - (n.) A twenty-four-sided solid; a tetragonal
trisoctahedron or trapezohedron.
Inapposite - (a.) Not apposite; not fit or suitable; not pertinent.
Incomposite - (a.) Not composite; uncompounded; simple.
Inosite - (n.) A white crystalline substance with a sweet taste, found in
certain animal tissues and fluids, particularly in the muscles of the
heart and lungs, also in some plants, as in unripe pease, beans, potato
sprouts, etc. Called also phaseomannite.
Insitency - (n.) Freedom from thirst.
Jarosite - (n.) An ocher-yellow mineral occurring on minute rhombohedral
crystals. It is a hydrous sulphate of iron and potash.
Juxtaposited - (imp. & p. p.) of Juxtaposit
Magnesite - (n.) Native magnesium carbonate occurring in white compact or
granular masses, and also in rhombohedral crystals.
Marcasite - (n.) A sulphide of iron resembling pyrite or common iron
pyrites in composition, but differing in form; white iron pyrites.
Monophysite - (n.) One of a sect, in the ancient church, who maintained
that the human and divine in Jesus Christ constituted but one composite
nature. Also used adjectively.
Mussite - (n.) A variety of pyroxene, from the Mussa Alp in Piedmont;
Nitromagnesite - (n.) Nitrate of magnesium, a saline efflorescence
closely resembling nitrate of calcium.
Opposite - (a.) Placed over against; standing or situated over against or
in front; facing; -- often with to; as, a house opposite to the
Opposite - (a.) Applied to the other of two things which are entirely
different; other; as, the opposite sex; the opposite extreme.
Opposite - (a.) Extremely different; inconsistent; contrary; repugnant;
Opposite - (a.) Set over against each other, but separated by the whole
diameter of the stem, as two leaves at the same node.
Opposite - (a.) Placed directly in front of another part or organ, as a
stamen which stands before a petal.
Opposite - (n.) One who opposes; an opponent; an antagonist.
Opposite - (n.) That which is opposed or contrary; as, sweetness and its
Oppositely - (adv.) In a situation to face each other; in an opposite
manner or direction; adversely.
Oppositeness - (n.) The quality or state of being opposite.
Overexquisite - (a.) Too exquisite; too exact or nice; too careful.
Oviposited - (imp. & p. p.) of Oviposit
Parasite - (n.) One who frequents the tables of the rich, or who lives at
another's expense, and earns his welcome by flattery; a hanger-on; a
toady; a sycophant.
Parasite - (n.) A plant obtaining nourishment immediately from other
plants to which it attaches itself, and whose juices it absorbs; --
sometimes, but erroneously, called epiphyte.
Parasite - (n.) A plant living on or within an animal, and supported at
its expense, as many species of fungi of the genus Torrubia.
Parasite - (n.) An animal which lives during the whole or part of its
existence on or in the body of some other animal, feeding upon its
food, blood, or tissues, as lice, tapeworms, etc.
Parasite - (n.) An animal which steals the food of another, as the
Parasite - (n.) An animal which habitually uses the nest of another, as
the cowbird and the European cuckoo.
Pargasite - (n.) A dark green aluminous variety of amphibole, or
Periclasite - (n.) A grayish or dark green mineral, consisting
essentially of magnesia (magnesium oxide), occurring in granular forms
or in isometric crystals.
Perquisite - (n.) Something gained from a place or employment over and
above the ordinary salary or fixed wages for services rendered;
especially, a fee allowed by law to an officer for a specific service.
Perquisite - (n.) Things gotten by a man's own industry, or purchased
with his own money, as opposed to things which come to him by descent.
Perquisited - (a.) Supplied with perquisites.
Phillipsite - (n.) A hydrous silicate of aluminia, lime, and soda, a
zeolitic mineral commonly occurring in complex twin crystals, often
cruciform in shape; -- called also christianite.
Plumosite - (n.) Same as Jamesonite.
Polybasite - (n.) An iron-black ore of silver, consisting of silver,
sulphur, and antimony, with some copper and arsenic.
Posited - (imp. & p. p.) of Posit
Prerequisite - (a.) Previously required; necessary as a preliminary to
any proposed effect or end; as, prerequisite conditions of success.
Prerequisite - (n.) Something previously required, or necessary to an end
or effect proposed.
Pyrolusite - (n.) Manganese dioxide, a mineral of an iron-black or dark
steel-gray color and metallic luster, usually soft. Pyrolusite parts
with its oxygen at a red heat, and is extensively used in discharging
the brown and green tints of glass (whence its name).
Reposited - (imp. & p. p.) of Reposit
Requisite - (n.) That which is required, or is necessary; something
Requisite - (a.) Required by the nature of things, or by circumstances;
so needful that it can not be dispensed with; necessary; indispensable.
Rhodochrosite - (n.) Manganese carbonate, a rose-red mineral sometimes
occuring crystallized, but generally massive with rhombohedral cleavage
like calcite; -- called also dialogite.
Schreibersite - (n.) A mineral occurring in steel-gray flexible folia. It
contains iron, nickel, and phosphorus, and is found only in meteoric
Self-posited - (a.) Disposed or arranged by an action originating in
one's self or in itself.
Sited - (a.) Having a site; situated.
Supparasite - (v. t.) To flatter; to cajole; to act the parasite.
Visited - (imp. & p. p.) of Visit
Visite - (n.) A light cape or short cloak of silk or lace worn by women