Bassinet Noun A basketlike bed for a baby The newborn baby lay sleeping in the wicker bassinet.
Booklet Noun A small, bound pamphlet Liz studied the booklet thoroughly and had no trouble understanding the procedure.
Circlet Noun A little circle; a small, circular ornament The necklace contained a circlet of diamonds.
Corpuscles Noun Living cells capable of moving about in a liquid Blood contains both red and white corpuscles.
Dinette Noun A nook, usually off of the kitchen, used for informal meals Because we have a dinette, we seldom use our formal dining room.
Drizzle Noun A fine, misty rain We finished our softball game despite the drizzle.
Duckling Noun A young duck The newly-hatched duckling was covered with fluffy down instead of feathers.
Gauntlet Noun A protective glove; a glove worn with medieval armor The knight threw down his gauntlet as a challenge.
Globule Noun A small globe or ball; a drop The science class watched as the teacher dropped a globule of mercury into the solution.
Gosling Noun A young goose The gosling appeared awkward on land but was quite graceful in the water.
Kitchenette Noun A small kitchen Since my family planned to stay at the shore for two weeks, we rented a room with a kitchenette.
Majuscule Noun Writing that uses capital letters Early Greek was written in majuscule because the language had no lowercase letters.
Minuscule Adjective Very small The type in this book is so minuscule that I need a magnifying glass to read it.
Molecule Noun The smallest particle of a substance containing one or more atoms. Each molecule of water contains two atoms of hydrogen and one atom of oxygen.
Nozzle Noun A short tube with a taper to speed up or direct a flow of fluid The gardener adjusted the nozzle and sprayed the plants with a fine mist.
Particle Noun A very small quantity The room was so clean that not one particle of dust could be found.
Princeling Noun A prince of minor status The commands issued by the princeling were often scoffed at.
Stripling Noun An adolescent youth William is just a stripling and does not know the ways of the world.
Triolet Noun A poem or stanza of eight lines in which the first line is repeated as the fourth and seventh, and the second line is repeated as the eighth Is the triolet more common in English or in French verse?
Vestibule Noun A small entrance hall The butler made the uninvited guest wait in the vestibule.