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Explaining all the hard Words; for thic Ule of
the younger Sort of Readers,
To abjure, To swear against.
of a Discourse into fewer Words.
contain some Name or Sentence
or 1 commend you to God.-
Agony, friving or contending, a violent pain, or
uneasiness. Agreeable, pleafing, suitable with. To ail, to be ill, not easy. The air of the Face, the Shape, Figure. An alarm or alarum, an Outcry, a Fright; it is a
Sign of Arming, as niuch as to say, To your Arms. To alarm, to fright one. Albion, Great Britain, that is, England and Scot
land. To Alledge, to thew Reasons for, to cite or quote
Authors or Witnesses. Allied, related to, joyned with. Almighty, all powerful. Altern, by Turns, one after another. Allured, inticed, tempted, moved to. Amain, greatly, eagerly, with all ones Force. Amazonian, like the Amazons, a warlike Nation of
Women in Scythia.
Amiable, Lovely, or that may be loved.
the Shape of a Ram, where he had also an
Oracle. Amorous, one that loves, full of love. Amphion, a famous Musician, who was said to move
the Walls by his Harmony. Ample, large, wide. Anagram, the changing the Order of the Letters. Anarchy, without Government, Disorder, Confus
fion. Ancestors, those that lived before us, Forefathers. Angelical or Angclick, like an Angel, or belonging to an Angel
Arxious, Uneafy, vexing, full of Thought.
Ask:ince, Alide, a-skue, a fquint...
Afault. The setting upon, falling on, the Onfet.
anel Learned Men. -
one's food does not nourilli one. To Attrét,,To draw to; Attraction, Drawing to;
Attractive, that draws to. To Avail, To help, to serve; also to profit, torbe : good for,
Audibly, Loudly, plainly to be heard.
Wheel, and ferves for Motion. Azure, Of a blue Colour.
B. BAal, A God of the Alyrians.
Bacchus, The God of Wine. Bale, Sorrow, Misfortune, also Sorrowful, cc. To Ballance, To equal the Weight, to even Accounts Bane, Ruin, Destruction. Battening, Growing big any way, getting Flesh. A Bay, A Road for Ships. Bays, Poetry, because the Poets were crowned
with the Bays Beacon, A Sign by Fire, a Watch-Tower. It corres
from to becken, which from the Saxon Becennan,
to make Signs. Beaux, Foppish Fellows, that mind nothing but
Blafted, Blasted, As Fruit; hurt with the Winds, blafted
Reputation, hurt, damaged.
niar, po 171
pertinent Stuff; from Bumbaft, Cotton-stuffing. Burnished, Made fmooth or bright by rubbing.
C. CEleftial, Heavenly.
Callow, Not feathered. Calved, Brought forth. Calumny, Slander, false Accusation. Cancelled, Made void, when the Writing or Thing
is made of no force. Canifter, A Basket for Flowers or Bread, made of
Oliers or Willows, sometimes of Cane or Reed.