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To facilitate the pronunciation of the words in
this glossary the correct syllabication has been
indicated. Of course, it is expected that the
teacher will assist the pupil where any difficult
combinations occur.


AC'CI DENT--an event which is unexpected.

AD'E NOID--growth between the back of the nose and
the mouth, which prevents or disturbs breathing
through the nose.

A JAR'--open.

AL LIES'--friends.

AM' BUSH--secret or concealed place where troops
lie in wait to attack unawares.

AN'TI TOX'IN--against poison.

AWN'ING--a covering stretched upon a frame and
used as a shelter from wind or sun.


BAC TE'RI A--very small plants; some bacteria
cause disease.

BOAST'ING--bragging.


CAP'TAIN--a leader.

CAR'GO--load; freight carried by ships or other
vessels.

CAR'PEN TER--one who builds houses, ships, etc.

CEL'E BRATE--to keep a festival holiday.

CLEV'ER--having skill; good-natured.

COL'O NY--of, or pertaining to, a colony or
colonies; the thirteen British colonies which
formed the United States of America.

CON'QUER--overpower; win.

CON SUMP'TION--progressive wasting of the lungs.

CON TEMP'--scorn; to despise.

COR'PO RALS--lower officers in an army.

CRYS'TAL--pure, transparent; resembling crystal.


DE STROY'--to kill; to break up the structure of a
thing.

DIS AP POINT'--defeated of expectation or hope.

DRAG'ON--a large serpent; legendary animal.

DREAD'NOUGHT--a fearless ship.

DREAM--a series of thoughts, images or emotions
occurring during sleep.

DU'TY--that which is required by one's station or
occupation; any assigned service or business.


EN GI NEER'--one who manages an engine.

ENG'LISH--the people of England.

ER'RAND--a trip to carry a message or do some
special business.


FAKE--anything prepared for the purpose of
deceiving; trick.

FA'VOR--a kind act; kindness.

FEAST--a meal of abundant and satisfying food; a
rich treat.

FEE'BLE--weak physically.

FORE'FA THERS--one who comes before another in the
line of direct descent; especially a male
ancestor.

FREIGHT--goods carried from one place to another.

FRE' QUENT LY--at short intervals.

FU'EL--anything that feeds fire.

FUR'NACE--a structure in which heat is produced.

FUR'NISH--to provide; to give.


GEN'ER AL--an officer who commands an army or any
body of troops.

GIN--a machine for separating cotton fibres from
the seeds.

GLAND--an organ of the body.


HELMS'MAN--a man who steers a boat.

HOS'PIT AL--a place where sick and afflicted are
cared for.


I'CI CLE--a rod of ice formed by the freezing of
drops of dripping water.

IN'DI AN--member of one of the aboriginal races of
North, South and Central America.

IN FECT'ED--to taint; to contaminate; to give
disease.

IN I'TI ATE--to introduce.

IN'JURED--damaged; hurt.

IN'NO CENT--free from; clean; pure.

IN TES'TINE--that part of the digestive tube below
the stomach; bowel.


JOUR'NEY--passage from one place to another.


KNIGHT--a man of gentle birth, bred to the
profession of arms.


LAX'A TIVE--a gentle purgative, having the power
to loosen the bowels.


MA LA'RI A--(old meaning, bad air), a disease, the
cause of which is carried by the mosquitoes.

MEAD'OW--low or level land covered with grass.

MER'CY--the act of relieving suffering.

MI'CRO SCOPE--a magnifying instrument for seeing
very small objects, such as germs.


NEC'TAR--the honey of plants.

NO'BLE--a man of lofty lineage.


O'PI UM--a poisonous powder gotten from the poppy
plant.

OR'GAN--any part performing a special work.

OX'Y GEN--a chemical substance in the air
necessary to life.


PALE--lacking in color.

PAS'TEUR--a French scientist who studied and told
us much of germs.

PI AZ'ZA--a porch.

PLAGUE--a disease of Asia; a pestilence.

POL LUTE'--to make unclean.

POI'SON--a substance taken into the body which
injures or kills.

PNEU MO'NI A--an inflammation of the lung tissue,
caused by a germ.

PUR'GA TIVE--a medicine which purges or cleans out
the alimentary canal.


QUACK--a pretender to medical skill.


RAID--to make war on.

RA'TIONS--food; a ration; amount of food used.

REG'I MENT--a body of soldiers.

REIGN--to preside over; to rule.

REL'A TIVES--near of kin.

ROY'AL--kingly; pertaining to kings.

RUB'BISH--trash; waste.


SEARCH'LIGHT--a powerful light used on ships.

SMOTH'ERED--prevented from breathing.

SOL'DIER--a member of an army.

SOOTH'ING--to make quiet.

SQUAD'RON--several war vessels detailed for
service.

STIM'U LANT--something which excites or spurs on.


TRENCH--a large ditch.

TY'PHOID--a long slow fever, caused by a germ; it
can be prevented by cleanliness.


U'NI FORM--special dress, usually with braid and
buttons.


VAC CI NAT'TION--producing a mild form of a
disease to prevent a severe form.

VEINS--tubes that carry blood to the heart.

VEN'TI LATE--to supply with fresh air.

VES'SEL--a ship.

VIC'TO RY--act of overcoming an enemy in battle,
or an opponent in a contest.

VIR GIN'I A--an eastern state in the United
States.


WARE'HOUSE--storehouse.

WEAP'ON--any implement used for offense or
defense.

WHOLE'SOME--healthy.

WIND'PIPE--a tube that carries the air from the
throat to the lungs.

WITH'ERED--dried up.


ZINC--a metal.





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