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CRITICAL
Pronounciug Dictionary,

AND EXPOSITOR OF THE

ENOLISH LANGUAGE:

IN WHICH NOT ONLY THE MEANING
1.OP EVERY WORD IS EXPLAINED, AND THE SOUND OF EVERY

SYLLABLE DISTINCTLY SHOWN, BUT, WHERE

WORDS ARE SUBJECT TO DIFFERENT

PRONUNCIATIONS,

The reasons for each are duly considered, and the

best pronunciation is selected.

BY JOHN WALKER
Author of Elements of Elocution, Rhyming Dicticnary, &c

BOSTON:

N, H. WHITAKER.

1830.

Printed by J H. A. Frost, Boston

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CRITICAL PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY.

SCHEME OF THE VOWELS. Fåte, får, fåll, fát---mě, mét---pine, pin---nd, môve, nôr, not---dbe, tůb, boll--11-podid

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ABJ an article set before nouns of the singu-||Abdicate, áb'dê-kåte. v. a., to give up right, lar number; as a man, a tree. Before

to resign a word beginning with a vowel, it is written Abdication, ab-de-kå'shủn. 8. the act of ab. An, as an ox. A is sometimes a noun, as dicating great A. A is placed before a participle, || Abdicative, ab'de-kå-tiv. a. that causes or or participial noun; as, a hunting, a beg implies an abaication

(the be! ging. A has a signification denoting pro-Abdumen, åb-dd'-nnen. s. the lower part of portion; as, the landlord has a hundred a Abdo ninal, au-dôm'mě-nál. year

Abdominous, åb-dôm'me-nủs.

a, relating to Abacus, ab'a-kůs. s. a counting table; the up the abdomen permost member of a column

Abduce, åb-dúse'. v. a. to withdraw one Abaft, å-båst'. ad. from the fore part of the part from another ship, towards the stern

(forsake||Abductor, áb-dûk'tór. s. the muscles which Abandon, a-ban'dún. v. a. to give up; to desert, draw back the several members Abandoned, a-bar'din!. part. given up ; cor-Abed, a-bed'. ad. in bed rupted in the highest degree

Aberrance, ab-êr'rânse. 8. a deviation from Abandonment, i-bản’dụn-mat. 6. the act of the right way, an error (right way abandoning

Aberrant, ab-êr'rånt. a. wandering from the Abarticulation, åb-år-tk-4-lå'shủn. 1. that||Aberration, åb-er-rå'shủn, s. the act of do

species of articulation that has manifest viating from the common track
motion

Aberring, áb-ér'ring. part. going astray
Abase, å-båse'. v. a. to depress, to bring low A beruncate, áb-é-rún kåte. v. a. to pull up
Abasement, a-båse' ment. s. the state of being by the roots
brought low ; depression

Abet, a-bêt'. v. a. to support, encourage, help A bash, &-båsh'. v.a. to make ashamed Abetmemt, á-bét'mếnt. s. the act of abeto Abate, a-båte'. v. a. to lessen, to diminish ting Abate, a-båte'. v. n. to grow less

Abetter, or Abettor, a-bêt'tür. ho he that Abatement, a-båte'mént. s. the act of abating ; abets; the supporter or encourager of anthe sum or quantity taken away by abating

other

[to loathe Abater, å-bå'tůr. s. cause by which an abate- | Abhor, ab-hồr'. v. a. to hate with acrimony; ment is procured:

Abhorrence, áb-hor'rense. Abh, åb. s. the yarn on a weaver's warp

Abborrency, åb-hůr'rén-se. s. the act of ahAbbacy, ab'bå-se. s. the possessions or privi horring leges of an abbot

Abhorrent, ab-hår'rent. a. struck with at Abbess, ab'bêss. s. the superior of a nunne horrence; contrary to, inconsistent with ry

[religious persons Abhorrer, áb-hỏr'růr. s. a hater, detester Abbey, or Abby, ab'bè. 8. a monastery of Abide, a-bide'. v. ». to dwell in a place, not Abbot, ab'bất. s. the chief of a convent of men| to remove ; to bear or support the conseAbbreviate, ab-bre'vé-åte. v. a, to shorten

quences Abbreviation, ab-bré-vé-a'shủn. s. the act of||Abider, å-bl'důr. s. the person that abides shortening

(abridges or dwells in a place Abbreviator, ab-bre-ve-d'tår, s.

one who | Abiding, å-bliding. s. continuance Abbreviature, åb-bré'vé-å-tahúre. s. a inark ||Abject, dh'jêht. a. mean, worthless, out wed for shortening

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Abject, ab'jêkt. s. a man without hope Abortment, å-bort'mént, B. an untimely
Abject, åb-jekt'. v. R. to throw away birth
Abjectedness, âb-jék'têd-ness. $. the state of Above, a-bův'. prep. higher in place, power
an abject

(nervility or excellence, beyond
Abjection, åb-jék'shứn. s. meanness of mind, || Above, å-bűv'. ad. overhead
Abjectly, ab'jèkt-lè. ad. in an abject manner, Above-all, a-bảv-åll'. in the first place
meanly

(nessi Abuve-board, a-hůvbord. in open sight Abjectness, ab'jekt-néss. 8. servility, mean-|| Above-cited, a-bův'sl-têd. cited before * Ability, a-bile-té. s. power, capacity, quali-|| A ove-ground, å-bův'-grond. alive fication

Above-mentioned, a-bin mển-shủnd See Abjure, åb-järe'. v. a. to swear not to do

Above-cited something; to recant a position upon oath Abound, a-bởind' v. n. to be in great plenty Abjuration, áb-jd-rà'shản. 6. the act of ab-|| About, å-bồit'. prep. round, encircling, near juring; the oath taken for that end

to, concerning, with regard to Ablactate, åb-låk'tåte. v. a. to wean from About, a-bồit'. ad. circularly the breast

[grafting || Abrade, á-bråde'. v. a. to rub off. Ablactation, åb-lák-ta'shủn. s. a method of Abrasion, å-bra'zhủn, 5. a rubbing off Ablaqueation, åb-lå-kwè-a'shủn. s. the prac-Abreast, á-brist'. ad. side by side

tice of opening the ground about the roots | Abridge, å-bridj'. v. a. to make shorter ta of trees

words, diminish, deprive of Ablation, áb-là'shủn. s. the act of taking away|Abridged-of, å-bridjd'ov. part. deprived of Ablative, ab'la-tiv. a. that which takes away ;||Abridger, a-brid'jůr. s. a writer of compenthe sixth case of Latin nouns

diums or abridgments

(generale Able, a'bl. a. having sufficient power Abridgment, a-bridj'mếnt. s. a diminution in Able-bodied, å-bl-bôd'did. a. strong of body ||Abroach, a-brdtsh'. ad. in a state of being difAblegate, åb'le-gåte. v. 4. to send abroad

fused or propagated upon some employment

Abroad, &-bråwd'. ad, out of the house Ablegation, åb-le-gá'shủn. s. a sending abroad Abrogate, ab'ro-gåte. F. a. to repeal Ableness, ahl-ness. s. ability of body, forceAbrogation, åb-rd-gå'shủn. s. the act of ab. Ablepsy, ab'lệp-sė. e. want of sight

rogating, the repeal of a law Abluent, åb'lů-ênt. a. that which has the Abrupt, åb-rûpt'. a. broken, sudden power of cleaning

Abruption, åb-růp'shủn. 8. violent and sudden Ablution, åb-lo'shủn. s. the act of cleansing

separation Abnegate, áb'nė-gáte. v. a. to deny

Abruptly, âh-růpt'lė. ad. hastily, suddenly Abnegation, åb-ne-gå'shứn. s. denial, re-Abruptness, åb-rúpt'nés. s. in an abrupt man nunciation

ner, haste, suddenness Aboard, å-bord'. ad. in a ship

Abscess, ab'sés. s. a morbid cavity in the body
Abode, å-bode'. s. habitation, dwelling, stay ||Abscind, åb-sind'. r. a. to cut off
Abodement, a-bode'ment. 8. a secret antici-|| Abscission, âb-sizh'ún. 2. a cutting off
pation of something future

Abscond, åb-skond'. v. a. to hide one's self
Abolish, a-bôl'lish. v. a. to annul, destroy Absconder, ab-skon'důr. s. the person that
Abolishable, a-bål'lish-å-bl. a. that may be absconds
abolished

Absence, åb'sense, s. being absent
Abolisher, å-ből'lish-úr. 8. he that abolishes Absent, åb'sent. a. not present, inattentive
Abolishment, å-bôl'lish-ment.

s. the act of

Absent, ab-sent'. v. a. to withdraw Abolition Lo-d-lish'ún

Absentee, ab-sen-te'. s. a person absent abolishing

Ahsolve, åb-zolv'. v. a'. to clear, to acquit of Abominable, à-bôm'é-nå-bl. a. hateful

a crime or an engagement Abominableness, a-bôm'è-nå-bl-nês.

s. the | Absolute, åb'sd-lète. a. complete, uncondiquality of being abominable

tional, not limited Abominably, a-bôm'ê-na-blé. ad. hatefully, || Absolutely, ab'sd-ldte-lè. ad. completely odiously

Absoluteness, ab'só-lúte-nés. s. completeness, Abominate, &-bôm'é-båte. v. a to abhor, de freedom from dependence

(detestation || Absolution, åb'sd-lú'shủn. s. acquittal
Abomination, $-bôm-e-na'shủn. 8. hatred,||Absolutory, ab-sold-tůr-ré. a. that which abe
Aborigines, åb-d-rld;'é-néz, s. the earliest solves
inhabitants of a country

Absonant, ab'sd-nånt. a. contrary to reason
Abortion, a-tor'shủn. 8. untimely birth Atsonous, ab'sd-nủs. a. absurd
Abortive, å-bor'tiv. a. untimely

Absorb, ab-sørb'. v. a. to suck up
Abortively, a-bêr'tîv-lè. ad. immaturely Absorbent, ab-borbent. s. a medicine that
Abortiveness, á-bor'tiv-nés. B. abortion

sucks up humours

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