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Vocabulary:

Terms

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copy deck
mottled
marked with spots of different color
confluence
a flowing together of two rivers of streams
nonferrous
containing little or no iron
aloof
apart, indifferent
metabolism
sum of the chemical and physical processes in an organism by which its material substance is produces, maintained, and destroyed
reprehensible
deserving blame or reprimand
perambulate
to walk around
muted
toned down or silenced
stilted
artificially formal, stiff, pompous
microphone
an instrument for turning sound waves into electric currents
nonabrasive
not causing a scraped spot or area
morose
being sullen or gloomy
mutinous
rebellious, unruly
nonsense
words or language having little or no meaning, foolish, absurd
effluence
process of flowing out, something that flows out
adaptable
willing to conform or adjust
malediction
a curse, imprecation, the utterance of a curse
nonchalance
indifference, a showing of little interest
phonics
study of sound, method of teaching people to read and pronounce word by learning their phonetic value
bemuse
to confuse or bewilder
multipurpose
able to be used ofr several purposes
diameter
straight line passing through the center of a circle or sphere and meeting the circumference
belligerent
waging war,inclined to or exhibiting assertiveness
unintended
on accident, not on purpose
premature
occuring or existing earlier than what is normal
vital
necessary to the maintenance of life
credo
sat of fundamental beliefs, a guiding principal
theocentric
having God as the focal point of thoughts, interests, or feelings
heterocyclic
pertaining to a branch or chemistry dealing with cyclic compunds (different atoms)
transoceanic
crossing or extending across the ocean
appreciate
to increase in value
predict
to declare or tel in advance, to foretell
credence
acceptance as true or valid, belief, trustworthyness
metaphysics
branch or philosophy that treats the first principles
heterosexual
sexually oriented to persons of the opposite sex
unnecessary
not essential, needless
benefactor
one that gives aid
beneficial
producing or promoting a favorable result, advantageous
theologian
a person versed in theology (study of religion)
scupulous
very principled, careful, and consciencious
complacency
the state of being self-satisfied
polytheist
the belief in many or more than one Gods
revere
to honor, to regard with respect
hyperbola
curve formed by an intersection of a double right circular cone with a plane that cuts both halves of the cone
hyperventilate
to breathe rapidly and deeply
multitude
a great number
nonentity
a person or thing of no importance
dialogue
conversation between two or more people
beneficiary
one who recieves a benefit, recipient of benefits
vitality
mental and physical vigor
mollify
to soothe or appease, to assuage
circumscribe
encircle, to draw a line around
counterspy
a spy working in opposition to enemy espionage
multilingual
using or able to speak many or several languages with some facility
transfer
to move to the posession of another, to pass on
scribe
a person who serves as a professional copyist
circumference
the outer boundary
theocracy
a form of government in which God or a diety is recognized as the supreme civil ruler
dictate
to say or read aloud for another person to transcribe or for a machine to record
brittle
fragile, frail, easily damaged
contravene
to come or be in conflict with
counteract
to oppose of mitigate the affects of by contrary action, check
inscription
a brief usu. informal dedication or note that is written or signed by hand in a book
uncooked
raw
transducer
device that is actuated power from one system and supplies power in another form to a second system
complex
complicated
ominous
threatening
conceit
excessively high opinion of one's own worth or ability
exhaust
to use up, to drain
homely
plain or unattractive in apperance
transport
to convey from one place to another, to move
rile
to make angry, to arouse resentment
circumnavigate
to sail or fly around
disciple
a follower of a teacher or philosophy
spiritual
concerned with the soul of God, not material or tangible
slough
to cast off
multiply
to make many or manifold, porcess of multiplication
chronometer
very accurate timepiece
wispy
small in amount, fragile, slight
derision
scoffing at, mockery, ridicule
credulity
a disposition to believe too readily
effluvium
a slight or invisible exhalation or vapor
deliberate
carefully weighted or considered, to think carefullyar attentively
phonograph
instrument for reproducing sounds by means or vibrations of a needle following a spiral groove on a revolving disk
pugnacious
looking for a fight, combative, belligerent
credible
capable of being believed, plausible, reliable
vitamin
organic substance that is essential on tiny amounts to the nutrition of most animals
circumstance
cocondition, condition or attribute with time, place, etc. that determines a fact or event
dialect
the way people from a particular region or group speak that is different from everyone else
inane
lacking significance, meaning, or point, silly, insipid
influence
capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or to produce effects on the actions, behavior, etc. of others
homophone
one of two or more words prounced alike, but with different menings, derivations, or spellings
ambulatory
relating to walking, able to walk or move about, sheltered place for walking
boisterous
rowsy, rough, and stormy
apprehend
to seize, arrest, take into custody, to understand, become aware of
prescribe
to lay down in writing as a rule or course of action, to order the use of a medicine
circulatory
circulation of blood through your body
benediction
a blessing
bourgeois
a person with the traits or viewpoints of the middle class
metalinguistic
pertaining to the realtionship between languages and other cultural systems
humility
the quality or state of being humble in spirit
unnatural
artificial, not genuine or spontaneous
benevolent
characterized by or suggestive of doing good, charitable
amble
an easy gait
reciprocal
mutual, interacting
chronic
marked by a long duration or frequent occurence
innumerable
very many, more than can be counted
transmit
to transfer information, spread or pass on
diagonal
extending from one edge of a solid figure to the other
reflux
a flowing back
atheist
a person who denies or disbelieves the existence of a suprene or higher beings
hypersensitive
excessively or abnormally sensitive, susceptible phsycologically to a specific agent
metaphor
a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something in which it is not literally applicable
scriptorium
a room in which manuscripts are stored, written, or copied
relish
to take great pleasure or delight in
incredulous
skeptical, disbelieving
repulse
to repel or rebuff
nondescript
of no recognized, definite, or particular type of kind
revitalize
to give new life or vigor to
imperious
extremely overbearing
contradict
to assert the opposite or contrary of, deny directly and categorically
somnambulist
someone who performs motor acts (as walking) during sleep
heterodox
not in accordance with established or accepted doctrines or opinions, unorthodox
dictum
an authoritative pronouncement, judicial assertion
anachronism
error of placing a person or thing in the wrong period
ambulance
a vehicle equipped often carrying the injured or sick
unharmed
not affected or hurt
contrapuntal
composed of two or more independent melodies sounded together
plaintive
mournful and expressing sorrow
pacifistic
opposed to was or the use of force
multipartite
divided into several or many parts
porous
something that permits the passage of substances through pores
monotony
sameness
verdict
the finding or answer of a jury
scuttle
to sink usu. a ship
hyperglycemic
when there's an abnormally high level of glucose in blood
heterogeneous
different in kind, composed of different substances
telephone
an instrument for sending and recieving sounds over long distances by electricity
chronicle
description of events, to record history
heterodyne
to mix a frequency with another frequency
chronology
science that deals with measuring time and dating events
proscribe
to denounce or condemn (a thing) as dangerous or harmful, prohibit
metamorphosis
a change in form form one stage to the nest in the life history of an organism
diagnosis
process of determining by examination the nature and circumstances of a diseased situation
indignation
anger as a result of somethink unjust
vitalism
belief that life is coused by a vital force distict from physical and shemical forces
juncture
a point of joining
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration used as a figure of speech

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