Fourteen

n.

The sum of ten and four; forteen units or objects.

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Lessening

p. pr. & vb. n.

of Lessen

New

superl.

Having existed, or having been made, but a short time; having originated or occured lately; having recently come into existence, or into one's possession; not early or long in being; of late origin; recent; fresh; modern; -- opposed to old, as, a new coat; a new house; a new book; a new fashion.

Raw

superl.

Not worked in due form; in the natural state; untouched by art; unwrought.

Zander

n.

A European pike perch (Stizostedion lucioperca) allied to the wall-eye; -- called also sandari, sander, sannat, schill, and zant.

Afflux

n.

A flowing towards; that which flows to; as, an afflux of blood to the head.

Abate

v. t.

To decrease, or become less in strength or violence; as, pain abates, a storm abates.

Granter

n.

One who grants.

Nisus

n.

A striving; an effort; a conatus.

Guerite

n.

A projecting turret for a sentry, as at the salient angles of works, or the acute angles of bastions.

Schoolroom

n.

A room in which pupils are taught.

Leucinic

a.

Pertaining to, or designating, an acid obtained from leucin, and called also oxycaproic acid.

Acidify

v. t.

To sour; to imbitter.