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80 Nouns That End With CLE

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antiparticle (noun) a particle that has the same mass as another particle but has opposite values for its other properties; interaction of a particle and its antiparticle results in annihilation and the production of radiant energy
appendicle (noun) a small appendage
article (noun) nonfictional prose forming an independent part of a publication
(noun) one of a class of artifacts
(noun) a separate section of a legal document (as a statute or contract or will) Synonyms: clause
(noun) (grammar) a determiner that may indicate the specificity of reference of a noun phrase
auricle (noun) a small conical pouch projecting from the upper anterior part of each atrium of the heart Synonyms: atrial auricle, auricula atrii
(noun) the externally visible cartilaginous structure of the external ear Synonyms: ear, pinna
barnacle (noun) marine crustaceans with feathery food-catching appendages; free-swimming as larvae; as adults form a hard shell and live attached to submerged surfaces Synonyms: cirriped, cirripede
(noun) European goose smaller than the brant; breeds in the far north Synonyms: Branta leucopsis, barnacle goose
bicycle (noun) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals Synonyms: cycle, wheel, bike
binnacle (noun) a nonmagnetic housing for a ship's compass (usually in front of the helm)
boucle (noun) a fabric of uneven yarn that has an uneven knobby effect
calycle (noun) a group of bracts simulating a calyx as in a carnation or hibiscus Synonyms: epicalyx, calyculus, false calyx
(noun) a small cup-shaped structure (as a taste bud or optic cup or cavity of a coral containing a polyp) Synonyms: calyculus, caliculus
canticle (noun) a hymn derived from the Bible
carbuncle (noun) deep-red cabochon garnet cut without facets
(noun) an infection larger than a boil and with several openings for discharge of pus
caruncle (noun) an outgrowth on a plant or animal such as a fowl's wattle or a protuberance near the hilum of certain seeds Synonyms: caruncula
chicle (noun) gum-like substance from the sapodilla Synonyms: chicle gum
chronicle (noun) a record or narrative description of past events Synonyms: history, account, story
circle (noun) ellipse in which the two axes are of equal length; a plane curve generated by one point moving at a constant distance from a fixed point
(noun) an unofficial association of people or groups Synonyms: lot, set, band
(noun) something approximating the shape of a circle
(noun) movement once around a course Synonyms: circuit, lap
(noun) a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island Synonyms: rotary, roundabout, traffic circle
(noun) street names for flunitrazepam Synonyms: R-2, roach, roofy, rope, rophy, Mexican valium, forget me drug
(noun) a curved section or tier of seats in a hall or theater or opera house; usually the first tier above the orchestra Synonyms: dress circle
(noun) any circular or rotating mechanism Synonyms: round
clavicle (noun) bone linking the scapula and sternum Synonyms: collarbone
conventicle (noun) a secret unauthorized meeting for religious worship
(noun) a building for religious assembly (especially Nonconformists, e.g., Quakers) Synonyms: meetinghouse
coracle (noun) a small rounded boat made of hides stretched over a wicker frame; still used in some parts of Great Britain
corpuscle (noun) (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything Synonyms: molecule, mote, particle, speck, atom
(noun) either of two types of cells (erythrocytes and leukocytes) and sometimes including platelets Synonyms: blood cell, blood corpuscle
crepuscle (noun) the time of day immediately following sunset Synonyms: twilight, fall, nightfall, dusk, gloam, gloaming, evenfall, crepuscule
cubicle (noun) small room in which a monk or nun lives Synonyms: cell
(noun) small individual study area in a library Synonyms: stall, carrel, carrell
(noun) small area set off by walls for special use Synonyms: stall, kiosk, booth
cuticle (noun) the dead skin at the base of a fingernail or toenail
(noun) the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates Synonyms: epidermis
(noun) hard outer covering or case of certain organisms such as arthropods and turtles Synonyms: shell, shield, carapace
cycle (noun) an interval during which a recurring sequence of events occurs Synonyms: round, rhythm
(noun) a series of poems or songs on the same theme
(noun) a periodically repeated sequence of events
(noun) the unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second (named for Heinrich Rudolph Hertz) Synonyms: Hz, hertz, cps, cycle per second, cycles/second
(noun) a single complete execution of a periodically repeated phenomenon Synonyms: oscillation
(noun) a wheeled vehicle that has two wheels and is moved by foot pedals Synonyms: wheel, bicycle, bike
debacle (noun) a sudden and violent collapse Synonyms: fiasco
(noun) flooding caused by a tumultuous breakup of ice in a river during the spring or summer
(noun) a sound defeat Synonyms: drubbing, whipping, slaughter, thrashing, trouncing, walloping
denticle (noun) small pointed ridge on the exoskeleton of an arthropod
epicycle (noun) a circle that rolls around (inside or outside) another circle; generates an epicycloid or hypocycloid
exercycle (noun) an exercise device resembling a stationary bike Synonyms: exercise bike
fascicle (noun) an installment of a printed work Synonyms: fascicule
(noun) a bundle of fibers (especially nerve fibers) Synonyms: fasciculus, fiber bundle, fibre bundle
follicle (noun) any small spherical group of cells containing a cavity
funicle (noun) the stalk of a plant ovule or seed Synonyms: funiculus
furuncle (noun) a painful sore with a hard core filled with pus Synonyms: boil
gigacycle (noun) 1,000,000,000 periods per second Synonyms: GHz, Gc, gigacycle per second, gigahertz
granduncle (noun) an uncle of your father or mother Synonyms: great-uncle
hemicycle (noun) a plane figure with the shape of half a circle Synonyms: semicircle
heterocycle (noun) a compound containing a heterocyclic ring Synonyms: heterocyclic, heterocyclic compound
(noun) a ring of atoms of more than one kind; especially a ring of carbon atoms containing at least one atom that is not carbon Synonyms: heterocyclic ring
icicle (noun) ice resembling a pendent spear, formed by the freezing of dripping water
kilocycle (noun) one thousand periods per second Synonyms: kHz, kc, kilocycle per second, kilohertz
manacle (noun) shackle that consists of a metal loop that can be locked around the wrist; usually used in pairs Synonyms: handcuff, handlock, cuff
megacycle (noun) one million periods per second Synonyms: MHz, Mc, megacycle per second, megahertz
miracle (noun) any amazing or wonderful occurrence
(noun) a marvellous event manifesting a supernatural act of a divine agent
monocle (noun) lens for correcting defective vision in one eye; held in place by facial muscles Synonyms: eyeglass
monocycle (noun) a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals Synonyms: unicycle
motorcycle (noun) a motor vehicle with two wheels and a strong frame Synonyms: bike
muscle (noun) one of the contractile organs of the body Synonyms: musculus
(noun) animal tissue consisting predominantly of contractile cells Synonyms: muscular tissue
(noun) a bully employed as a thug or bodyguard Synonyms: muscleman
(noun) authority or power or force (especially when used in a coercive way)
(noun) possessing muscular strength Synonyms: sinew, heftiness, muscularity, brawn, brawniness
obstacle (noun) something immaterial that stands in the way and must be circumvented or surmounted Synonyms: obstruction
(noun) an obstruction that stands in the way (and must be removed or surmounted or circumvented)
oracle (noun) an authoritative person who divines the future Synonyms: prophesier, prophet, seer, vaticinator
(noun) a prophecy (usually obscure or allegorical) revealed by a priest or priestess; believed to be infallible
(noun) a shrine where an oracular god is consulted
ossicle (noun) a small bone; especially one in the middle ear Synonyms: ossiculum, bonelet
panicle (noun) compound raceme or branched cluster of flowers
papulovesicle (noun) a papule that changes into a blister Synonyms: vesicopapule
particle (noun) (nontechnical usage) a tiny piece of anything Synonyms: molecule, mote, speck, corpuscle, atom
(noun) a body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions Synonyms: subatomic particle
(noun) a function word that can be used in English to form phrasal verbs
pedicle (noun) a small stalk bearing a single flower of an inflorescence; an ultimate division of a common peduncle Synonyms: pedicel
peduncle (noun) the thin process of tissue that attaches a polyp to the body
(noun) stalk bearing an inflorescence or solitary flower
(noun) a bundle of myelinated neurons joining different parts of the brain Synonyms: cerebral peduncle
pellicle (noun) thin protective membrane in some protozoa
pentacle (noun) a star with 5 points; formed by 5 straight lines between the vertices of a pentagon and enclosing another pentagon Synonyms: pentagram, pentangle
pinnacle (noun) (architecture) a slender upright spire at the top of a buttress or tower
(noun) the highest level or degree attainable; the highest stage of development Synonyms: meridian, peak, summit, acme, tiptop, top, elevation, superlative, height
(noun) a lofty peak
pinocle (noun) a card game played with a pack of forty-eight cards (two of each suit for high cards); play resembles whist Synonyms: penuchle, pinochle, bezique
popsicle (noun) ice cream or water ice on a small wooden stick Synonyms: ice lolly, lollipop, lolly
quasiparticle (noun) a quantum of energy (in a crystal lattice or other system) that has position and momentum and can in some respects be regarded as a particle
radicle (noun) (anatomy) a small structure resembling a rootlet (such as a fibril of a nerve)
receptacle (noun) a container that is used to put or keep things in
(noun) enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts
(noun) an electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert
reticle (noun) a network of fine lines, dots, cross hairs, or wires in the focal plane of the eyepiece of an optical instrument Synonyms: reticule, graticule
sanicle (noun) a plant of the genus Sanicula having palmately compound leaves and unisexual flowers in panicled umbels followed by bristly fruit; reputed to have healing powers Synonyms: snakeroot
semicircle (noun) a plane figure with the shape of half a circle Synonyms: hemicycle
silicle (noun) short broad silique occurring in some cruciferous plants
socle (noun) a plain plinth that supports a wall
spectacle (noun) something or someone seen (especially a notable or unusual sight)
(noun) an elaborate and remarkable display on a lavish scale
(noun) a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
spiracle (noun) a breathing orifice
tabernacle (noun) (Judaism) the place of worship for a Jewish congregation Synonyms: synagogue, temple
tentacle (noun) something that acts like a tentacle in its ability to grasp and hold
(noun) any of various elongated tactile or prehensile flexible organs that occur on the head or near the mouth in many animals; used for feeling or grasping or locomotion
testicle (noun) one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens Synonyms: ball, nut, bollock, orchis, egg, ballock, testis
treacle (noun) a pale cane syrup Synonyms: golden syrup
(noun) writing or music that is excessively sweet and sentimental Synonyms: mush, glop, slop
tricycle (noun) a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals Synonyms: velocipede, trike
tubercle (noun) a swelling that is the characteristic lesion of tuberculosis
(noun) small rounded wartlike protuberance on a plant Synonyms: nodule
(noun) a protuberance on a bone especially for attachment of a muscle or ligament Synonyms: eminence, tuberosity
uncle (noun) the brother of your father or mother; the husband of your aunt
(noun) a source of help and advice and encouragement
unicycle (noun) a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals Synonyms: monocycle
utricle (noun) a small pouch into which the semicircular canals open Synonyms: utriculus
vehicle (noun) a conveyance that transports people or objects
(noun) a medium for the expression or achievement of something
(noun) any substance that facilitates the use of a drug or pigment or other material that is mixed with it
(noun) any inanimate object (as a towel or money or clothing or dishes or books or toys etc.) that can transmit infectious agents from one person to another Synonyms: fomite
ventricle (noun) one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
(noun) a chamber of the heart that receives blood from an atrium and pumps it to the arteries Synonyms: heart ventricle
versicle (noun) a short verse said or sung by a priest or minister in public worship and followed by a response from the congregation
vesicle (noun) a small anatomically normal sac or bladderlike structure (especially one containing fluid) Synonyms: cyst

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