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grimoir

textbook of magic. Such books typically include instructions on how to create magical objects like talismans and amulets, how to perform magical spells, charms and divination and also how to summon or invokesupernatural entities such as angels, spirits, and demons.

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abrogate

repeal or do away with (a law, right, or formal agreement).

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acetate

a sheet of clear plastic film fastened over the front of artwork for protection, as an overlay, or the like.

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acetate

Cellulose acetate is used as a film base in photography, as a component in somecoatings, and as a frame material for eyeglasses;[1] it is also used as a synthetic fiber in the manufacture of cigarette filters and playing cards.

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adagio

even slower

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adamantine

unbreakable.

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afromasia

wood alternative to teak

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agitprop

political (originally communist) propaganda, especially in art or literature.

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ague

malaria or some other illness involving fever and shivering

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akashic

the Sanskrit word for 'sky' 'space' or 'æther') are a compendium of mystical knowledge supposedly encoded in a non-physical plane of existence known as the astral plane. There is no scientific evidence for the Akashic records

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alderman

an elected member of a municipal council.

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aleatory

Dependent on chance, luck, or an uncertain outcome:

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allemande

ne of the most popular instrumental dance forms in Baroque music, and a standard element of a suite.

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alluvial

loose, unconsolidated soil or sediments, which has been eroded, reshaped by water in some form, and redeposited in a non-marine setting.

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alpaca

An alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearanc

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alpaca

An alpaca is a domesticated species of South American camelid. It resembles a small llama in appearance.

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ambit

a sphere of operation or influence; range; scope

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ambuscade

an ambush.

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amidships

in the middle of a ship.

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ampulla

A dilated portion of a canal or duct, as in the semicircular canal of the ear.

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anagogic

deriving from, pertaining to, or reflecting the moral or idealistic striving of the unconscious

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anisette

a liquorice-flavoured liqueur made from aniseed

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antergy

each additional team member that is added means the the project will take longer to complete.

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antumbra

the region from which the occluding body appears entirely contained within the disc of the light source. An observer in this region experiences an annular eclipse, in which a bright ring is visible around the eclipsing body

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apanage

land or some other source of revenue assigned for the maintenance of a member of a royal family.
2. whatever belongs rightfully or appropriately to one's rank or station in life.

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aphasic

ifficulty remembering words to losing the ability to speak, read, or write, but does not affect intelligence

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apodictic

clearly established or beyond dispute

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apperceptive

The process of understanding by which newly observed qualities of an object are related to past experience

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araidne's thread

the solving of a problem with multiple apparent means of proceeding - such as a physical maze, a logic puzzle, or an ethical dilemma - through an exhaustive application of logic to all available routes

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argot

the jargon or slang of a particular group or class.

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aristos

a person who has the taste, manners, etc., characteristic of members of an aristocracy. 4. an advocate of an aristocratic form of government

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armature

he rotating coil or coils of a dynamo or electric motor. a metal framework on which a sculpture is molded with clay or similar material.

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assignation

an appointment to meet someone in secret, typically one made by lovers. // an appointment to meet someone in secret, typically one made by lovers.

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astrolabe

an astronomical instrument for taking the altitude of the sun or stars and for the solution of other problems in astronomy and navigation:

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attribute

a specification that defines a property of an object, element, or file. It may also refer to or set the specific value for a given instance of such. For clarity, attributes should more correctly be considered metadata. An attribute is frequently and generally a property of a property. However, in actual usage, the term attribute can and is often treated as equivalent to a property depending on the technology being discussed. An attribute of an object usually consists of a name and a value; of an element, a type or class name; of a file, a name and extension. For example, in computer graphics, line objects can have attributes such as thickness (with real values), color (with descriptive values such as brown or green or values defined in a certain color model, such as RGB), dashing attributes, etc. A circle object can be defined in similar attributes plus an origin and radius.

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au courant

fashionable—aware of what is going on; well informed.

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azimuth

the angle between the north vector and the perpendicular projection of the star down onto the horizon. Azimuth is usually measured in degrees (°). The concept is used in navigation, astronomy, engineering, mapping, mining and artillery.

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balalaika

a Russian stringed musical instrument with a characteristic triangular body and three strings.

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baleen

a whale opens its mouth underwater and the whale takes in water. The whale then pushes the water out, and animals such as krill are filtered by the baleen and remain as food source for the whale.

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banister

the structure formed by uprights and a handrail at the side of a staircase.

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barcarole

a folk song sung by Venetian gondoliers, or a piece of music composed in that style

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bardolatry

he worship, particularly when considered excessive, of William Shakespeare

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barque

a type of sailing vessel with three or more masts having the fore- and mainmasts rigged squareand only the mizzen (the aftermost mast) rigged fore-and-aft.

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bathymetric

the study of underwater depth of lake or ocean floors.

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begirt

to gird about; encompass; surround

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begonia

native to moist subtropical and tropical climates. Some species are commonly grown indoors as ornamental houseplants in cooler climates

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bishopric

The diocese of a bishop

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blunderbore

folk and fairy tales include a giant named Blunderbore, most notably "Jack the Giant Killer". The stories usually associate him with the area of Penwith.

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bobolink

a small New World blackbird

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bollard

a post that prevents vehicles from going into an area where people can wait in the middle of a road

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borscht

a soup of Ukrainian[1] origin that is popular in many Eastern and Central European cuisines, it is made with beetroot as the main ingredient. In some countries, tomato is used as the main ingredient, while beetroot acts as a secondary ingredient

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briar

a common name for a number of unrelated thicket-forming thorny plants

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brickbat

a piece of brick, typically when used as a weapon. a remark or comment which is highly critical and typically insulting.

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brickbat

A piece, especially of brick, that is used as a weapon or missile. 2. An unfavorable remark; a criticism

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brio

enthusiastic vigor : vivacity, verve

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brocade

richly decorative shuttle-woven fabrics, often made in colored silks and with or without gold and silver threads

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brogan

a coarse, stout leather shoe reaching to the ankle.

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bronx cocktail

Four parts of gin, one part of orange juice and one part of Italian Vermouth. Shake thoroughly in ice and serve

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bruited

spread rumors

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bugbear

A cause of obsessive fear, irritation, or loathing.

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bulrush

another term for cattail.

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bumptious

self-assertive or proud to an irritating degree.

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burnous

a long circular cloak with a hood attached, worn esp by Arabs

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burnouse

a long hooded cloak woven of wool in one piece; worn by Arabs and Moors.

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buskin

a laced boot reaching halfway or more to the knee

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caduceus

A herald's wand or staff, especially in ancient times.
b. Greek Mythology A winged staff with two serpents twined around it, carried by Hermes.
2. An insignia modeled on Hermes's staff and used as the symbol of the medical profession.

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cahpparal

a shrubland or heathland plant community found primarily in the U.S. state of California and in the northern portion of the Baja California peninsula

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calabash

is a vine grown for its fruit, which can either be harvested young and used as a vegetable, or harvested mature, dried, and used as a bottle, utensil, or pipe. The fresh fruit has a light green smooth skin and a white flesh. Rounder varieties are called calabash gourds.

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calumnet

tobacco pipe

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cambered

A slightly arched surface, as of a road, a ship's deck, an airfoil, or a ski.

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camphor

a white crystalline substance, found in different aromatic plants Camphor is used in medicine internally for its calming influence in hysteria, nervousness and neuralgia, and for serious diarrhoea, and externally as a counter-irritant in rheumatisms, sprains bronchitis in mankind it causes convulsions, from the effect it has on the motor tract of the brain; it stimulates the intellectual centres and prevents narcotic drugs taking effect, but in cases of nervous excitement it has a soothing and quieting result.

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canaille

the common people; the masses.

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cantible

literally "singable" or "songlike". In instrumental music, it is a particular style of playing designed to imitate the human voice

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carboy

a glass or plastic vessel used in fermenting beverages such as wine, mead, cider, perry, andbeer. Usually it is fitted with a rubber stopper and a fermentation lock to prevent bacteria and oxygen from entering during the fermentation process.

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carceral

of, relating to, or suggesting a jail or prison

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carcinosis

a condition characterized by the development of many carcinomas throughout the body

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cardomam

a cool spice with a distinctly minty aroma. It is beneficial in treatment of common illnesses. cardamom-flavoured tea, also flavoured with cinnamon, is consumed as a hot beverage

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cartouche

A structure or figure, often in the shape of an oval shield or oblong scroll, used as an architectural or graphic ornament or to bear a design or inscription.

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caryatidal

a supporting column carved in the shape of a person

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castor

the second brightest star in the constellation Gemini and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Although it has the Bayer designation "alpha", it is actually fainter than Beta Geminorum (Pollux).

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catachesis

basic Christian religious education of children and adult converts to Christianity

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catchall

a bag, basket, or other receptacle for odds and ends. 2. something that covers a wide variety of items or situations:

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catspaw

A person used by another as a dupe or tool. 2-A light breeze that ruffles small areas of a water surface. 3-Nautical A knot made by twisting a section of rope to form two adjacent eyes through which a hook is passed, used in hoisting.

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chaise

an upholstered sofa in the shape of achair that is long enough to support the legs.

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chalcedony

has a waxy luster, and may be semitransparent or translucent. It can assume a wide range of colors, but those most commonly seen are white to gray, grayish-blue or a shade of brown ranging from pale to nearly black.

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chenille

may refer to either a type of yarn or fabric made from it.Chenille, the French word for caterpillar, is typically used to describe a type of fabric. It is named for the unique process by which it is made.

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chit

any receipt, voucher, or similar document, especially of an informal nature. // A young woman regarded as immature or insignificant

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chorea

an abnormal involuntary movement disorder

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chrysoberyl

a rare gemstone, and the color-changing variety Alexandrite is extremely uncommon and highly valued. The nature of Alexandrite is very unique. If viewed in sunlight, its color is dark yellow-green to greenish-blue.

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chutney

a family of condiments mainly associated with South Asian cuisinethat usually contain some mixture of spice(s), vegetable(s), and/or fruit(s)

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cistern

a tank for storing water, especially one supplying taps or as part of a flushing toilet.

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clade

a group consisting of an ancestor and all its descendants, a single "branch" on the "tree of life". The ancestor may be an individual, a population or even a species (extinct or extant)

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clavichord

An early keyboard instrument with a soft sound produced by small brass wedges striking horizontal strings.

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claxon

a type of loud horn formerly used on motor vehicles

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cloddish

foolish, awkward, or clumsy.

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cocaethylene

The ethyl ester of benzoylecgonine, structurally similar to cocaine, formed in vivo when cocaine and ethyl alcohol have been ingested simultaneously.

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cochlea

The inner ear structure called the cochlea is a snail-shell like structure divided into three fluid-filled parts. Two are canalsfor the transmission of pressure and in the third is the sensitive organ of Corti, which detects pressure impulses and responds with electrical impulses which travel along the auditory nerve to the brain.

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collonnade

a long sequence of columns joined by their entablature, often free-standing, or part of a building. When in front of a building, screening the door (Latin porta), it is called a portico, when enclosing an open court, a peristyle.

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coloratura

a style of singing usually in opera that contains a lot of high notes sung very fast, especially trills and runs.

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compost

a decayed mixture of plants (such as leaves and grass) that is used to improve the soil in a garden.

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compunction

a feeling of guilt or moral scruple that follows the doing of something bad. a pricking of the conscience

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consomme

a type of clear soup made from richly flavored stock or bouillon that has been clarified, a process which uses egg whites to remove fat and sediment

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contrapuntal

composed of two or more relatively independent melodies sounded together.——It just dawned on me that my 4 disc anthology of Contrapuntal Music would technically be a Bachs Set

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conurbation

an extended urban area, typically consisting of several towns merging with the suburbs of one or more cities.

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cope

A long ecclesiastical vestment worn over an alb or surplice. 2. A covering resembling a cloak or mantle.

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cordite

Any of a family of smokeless explosive powders consisting chiefly of nitrocellulose, nitroglycerin, and petrolatum thathave been dissolved in acetone, dried, and extruded in cords

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cormorant

relatively short wings due to their need for economical movement underwater, and consequently have the highest flight costs of any bird

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cornpone

of, relating to, or appealing to people who live on farms away from big cities

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cortege

a solemn procession, especially for a funeral. an entourage def

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countermand

revoke (an order

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coxcomb

a vain and conceited man; a dandy.

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cragged

(Of a man’s face) rugged and rough-textured:

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creel

a type of small wicker basket mainly used by anglers to hold fish or other prey

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cri de cuer

cry from the heart—a passionate outcry (as of appeal or protest)

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criollo

comprising the locally born people of pure Spanish ancestry.[1]

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crockery

pots or jars made of baked clay used for cooking

: plates, dishes, and cups used in dining

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crotchet

a perverse or unfounded belief or notion.

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curlicue

a decorative curl or twist in calligraphy or in the design of an object.

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cutlass

a short, broad sabre or slashing sword, with a straight or slightly curved blade sharpened on the cutting edge

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cynosure

a person or thing that attracts a lot of attention or interest.

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damask

a reversible figured fabric of silk, wool, linen, cotton, or synthetic fibres, with a pattern formed by weaving. Damasks are woven with one warp yarn and one weft yarn, usually with the pattern in warp-faced satin weave and the ground in weft-faced or sateen weave

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dandle

move (a baby or young child) up and down in a playful or affectionate way.

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declamatory

expressing feelings or opinions in a way that is loud and forceful

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delimiter

a sequence of one or more characters used to specify the boundary between separate, independent regions in plain text or other data streams.[1] An example of a delimiter is the comma character, which acts as a field delimiter in a sequence of comma-separated values.

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delimiter

a unique character or series of characters that indicates the beginning or end of a specific statement, string or function body set.

They are used in programming languages to specify code set characters or data strings, serve as data and code boundaries and facilitate the interpretation of code and the segmentation of various implemented data sets and functions.examples include:

Round brackets or parentheses: ( )
Curly brackets: { }
Escape sequence or comments: /*
Double quotes for defining string literals: " "

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demotic

of, relating to, or written in a simplified form of the ancient Egyptian hieratic writing. 2. : popular, common

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dendritic

resembling branching of a tree

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desiderata

something lacked and wanted

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detrital

rock in small particles or other material worn or broken away from a mass, as by the action of water or glacial ice. 2. any disintegrated material; debris.

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dialogical

of, relating to, or characterized by dialogue

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diastole

in the cardiac cycle, period of relaxation of the heart muscle, accompanied by the filling of the chambers with blood.

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diathesis

a tendency to suffer from a particular medical condition.

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dignicide

humor is an anti-dominance poison

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distaff

a stick or spindle onto which wool or flax is wound for spinning.

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dither

intentionally applied form of noise used to randomize quantization error, preventing large-scale patterns such as color banding in images

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dromological

He notes that the speed at which something happens may change its essential nature, and that which moves with speed quickly comes to dominate that which is slower. 'Whoever controls the territory possesses it. Possession of territory is not primarily about laws and contracts, but first and foremost a matter of movement and circulation.

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dyad

something that consists of two elements or parts.

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dysphoria

a state of unease or generalized dissatisfaction with life

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dystonia

a neurological movement disorder, in which sustained muscle contractions cause twisting and repetitive movements or abnormal postures.Focal hand dystonia...elbow spasm

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econometrics

Application of mathematical and statistical techniques to economics in the study of problems, the analysis of data, and the development and testing of theories and models.

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eigenlicht

the uniform dark graybackground that many people report seeing in the absence of light. Eigengrau is perceived as lighter than a black object in normal lighting conditions, because contrast is more important to the visual system than absolute brightness. For example, the night sky looks darker than eigengrau because of the contrast provided by the stars.

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eldritch

weird, eerie

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embouchure

he use of facial muscles and the shaping of the lips to the mouthpiece of woodwind instruments or the mouthpiece of the brass instruments.

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embrasure

embrasures are a V-shaped valleys between adjacent teeth. They provide a spill way for food to escape during mastication[1] which essentially aids in the self-cleansing process

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endogenuous

growing or produced by growth from deep tissue

a : caused by factors inside the organism or system
b : produced or synthesized within the organism or system

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enkephalin

naturally occurring peptide that has potent painkilling effects and is released by neurons in the central nervous system and by cells in the adrenal medulla.

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entoptic

visual effects whose source is within the eye itself

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equipage

A retinue, as of a noble or royal personage. 4. Archaic. a. A set of small household articles, such as a tea service.

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ermine

an Old World weasel, Mustela erminea, having in its winter color phase a white coat with black at the tip of the tail.

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eructate

to raise (gas and often a small quantity of acid) from the stomach; belch; (of a volcano) to pour out (fumes or volcanic matter) .

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exordium

the beginning or introductory part, especially of a discourse or treatise.

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eyry

a lofty nest of any large bird

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faience

earthenware decorated with opaque colored glaze

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fakir

a Muslim (or, loosely, a Hindu) religious ascetic who lives solely on alms

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ficus

range from large trees to woody shrubs to trailing vines

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fief

a person's sphere of operation or control

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fiero

proud
disdainful, haughty
cruel, fierce, audacious

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finery

dressy or showy clothing and jewels

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fioriture

an embellishment of a melody, especially as improvised by an operatic singer.

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flange

an external or internal ridge, or rim (lip), for strength, as the flange of an iron beam such as an I-beam or a T-beam; or for attachment to another object, as the flange on the end of a pipe, steam cylinder, etc., or on the lens mount of a camera; or for a flange of a rail car or tram wheel.

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folderol

Foolishness; nonsense. 2. A trifle; a gewgaw.

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formulin

Formulin is a mixture of 67% methanol and 33% formaldehyde used as to preserve specimens and as a fumigant. It causes vertigo, anxiety and panic attacks if consumed.

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fovea

a small, central pit composed of closely packed cones; depression in a structure

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foyer

an entrance hall or other open area in a building used by the public, especially a hotel or theater.

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fractal

a natural phenomenon and a mathematical set. What they have in common is a repeating pattern that displays at every scale. As the image is enlarged, the same pattern re-appears so that it is virtually impossible to determine the scale being examined.

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frangible

brittle

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frontispiece

the principal face of the building // an illustration facing the title page of a book.

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fruticant

Full of shoots.

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fug

A heavy, stale atmosphere, especially the musty air of an overcrowded or poorly ventilated room:

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gabardine

a smooth, stiff type of cloth that is often used for suits.

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gadrooned

Any of a series of raised decorative curves used as adornments on the necks of vases, silverware

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gaebolga

"spear of mortal pain/death spear", "gapped/notched spear", or "belly spear", was the name of the spear of Cúchulainn in the Ulster Cycle of Irish mythology. It was given to him by his martial arts teacher, the warrior woman Scáthach, and its technique was taught only to him. the fact that after it is utilized, one must literally cut into the victim to retrieve it.

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garrison

the collective term for a body of troops stationed in a particular location, originally to guard it, but now often simply using it as a home base

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gastrique

In plain terms, a gastrique is a sweet-and-sour sauce at its simplest. You caramelize sugar (or sometimes honey), combine it with equal parts vinegar, and reduce it slightly to make a tart, slightly thickened syrup.

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gazetteer

a book or list that is arranged in alphabetical order and gives information about places

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gehazi

Elisha's servant. Gehazi, overcome with avarice, obtained in the prophet's name two talents of silver and two changes of garments from Naaman. Consequently, he was guilty of duplicity and dishonesty of conduct, causing Elisha to denounce his crime with righteous sternness, and pass on him the terrible doom that "the leprosy" valley of avarice

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gentian

sed against malaria, in South America against snake bites, in Europe and Asia as digestives, and in Southeast Asia one species is harvested for its rot-resistant timber. Gentians are also included in perfumes, weight-loss products, skin care products, and homeopathic remedies.

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geode

are like the Tootsie Roll Pop of the geology world because underneath the hard exterior lies a surprise center.

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gestic

relating to or consisting of bodily movements or gestures

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gibbous

(of the moon) having the observable illuminated part greater than a semicircle and less than a circle.

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gloaming

twilight; dusk.

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global modifier

used to perform a global match (find all matches rather than stopping after the first match). var str = "Is this all there is?";
var patt1 = /is/gi;
The marked text below shows where the expression gets a match:

Is this all there is?

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glossolalia

understood among Protestant Christians as speaking in tongues, is the fluid vocalizing of speech-like syllables that lack any readily comprehended meaning, in some cases as part of religious practice

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goiter

an enlargement of the thyroid gland. It is not cancer.

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gris-gris

a voodoo amulet originating in Africa which is believed to protect the wearer from evil or brings luck,[2] and in some West African countries is used as a method of birth control. It consists of a small cloth bag, usually inscribed with verses from the Qur'an and containing a ritual number of small objects, worn on the person.

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grosgrain

type of fabric characterized by its ribbed appearance

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gunwale

the upper edge of the side of a boat or ship

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heath

a shrubland habitat found mainly on free-draining infertile, acidic soils, and is characterised by open, low-growing woody vegetation

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hecatomb

a sacrifice to the gods of 100 cattle

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hellfired

a laser-guided U.S. Army antiarmor missile designed for launch from a helicopter

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helot

a member of a class of serfs in ancient Sparta, intermediate in status between slaves and citizens.

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hendiady

a Greek grammatical construction that demands two words (or two phrases) to be used but meaning only one thing

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hoey

Having qualities of or resembling that of a ho

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hogan

the primary, traditional dwelling of the Navajo people

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hollyhock

The ultimate cottage garden choice, hollyhock sends up tall spires that cover themselves in flowers in beautiful colors. They're easy to grow from seed -- in fact, that's usually the only way they are found in garden centers. Most hollyhocks are biennials, that is, they grow only foliage the first year, flower the second, and die that fall.

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homounculi

he mythological concept of an artificially created human, presumably brought into existence by certain means of alchemy

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hussar

(originally) one of a body of Hungarian light cavalry formed during the 15th century. a member of a class of similar troops, usually with striking or flamboyant uniforms, in European armies.

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hypnogogic

the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep: thehypnagogic state of consciousness, during the onset of sleep

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hypoxia

a condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of adequate oxygen supply

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hyssop

a herbaceous plant of the genus Hyssopus native to Southern Europe, the Middle East, and the region surrounding the Caspian Sea. Due to its properties as an antiseptic, cough reliever, and expectorant, it is commonly used as an aromatic herb and medicinal plant.

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ibex

a short, broad head and a duller coat. It has brownish grey hair over most of the body

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ichor

the fluid that flows like blood in the veins of the gods.

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ideogram

a written character symbolizing the idea of a thing without indicating the sounds used to say it, e.g., numerals and Chinese characters.

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idioretinal

the sensation of light in the complete absence of external stimuli.

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impecunious

having little or no money.

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impinge

have an effect or impact, especially a negative one.

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implosive

Describes someone who reacts to criticism by becoming quiet and withdrawn.

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imprensiva

his judgment is caused by a central organ to which the other five senses refer everything by means of impressibility [impressiva]; And this name of Common Sense is given to it solely because it is the common judge of all the other five senses i.e. Seeing, Hearing, Touch, Taste and Smell

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inamorata

A woman with whom one has an intimate romantic relationship.

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indole

regulates various aspects of bacterial physiology, including spore formation, plasmid stability, resistance to drugs, biofilm formation, and virulence.[1]The amino acid tryptophan is an indole derivative and the precursor of the neurotransmitter serotonin.[2]

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interlard

to diversify by adding or interjecting something unique, striking, or contrasting (usually followed by with):

2.
(of things) to be intermixed in.

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interpolate

To insert or introduce between other elements or parts. 2. a. To insert (material) into a text.

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intrados

the lower or inner curve of an arch

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invariant

never changing

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irenic

a part of Christian theology concerned with reconciling different denominations and sects.

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isomorphic

corresponding or similar in form and relations. having the same crystalline form.

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jalousie

a blind with adjustable horizontal slats for admitting light and air while excluding direct sun and rain; : a window made of adjustable glass louvers that control ventilation

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jeremiad

a long, mournful complaint or lamentation; a list of woes.

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jesticide

Removal of the fun element.

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jodhpurs

modern form, are tight-fitting trousers that reach to the ankle, where they end in a snug cuff, and are worn primarily for horse riding

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jonquil

Popular garden flower (Narcissus jonquilla), a Mediterranean perennial bulbous herb of the amaryllis family. Bearing long linear leaves, it is widely cultivated for its yellow or white, fragrant, short-tubed, clustered flowers. An oil from jonquil flowers is used in perfumes.

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jute

a long, soft, shiny vegetable fiber that can be spun into coarse, strong threads. Jute is used chiefly to make cloth for wrapping bales of raw cotton, and to make sacks and coarse cloth. The fibers are also woven into curtains, chair coverings, carpets, area rugs, hessian cloth, and backing for linoleum.

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katabasis

he epic convention of the hero's trip into the underworld.

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kenning

a compound that employs figurative language in place of a more concrete single-word noun. axe = blood-ember
battle = spear-din
blood = slaughter-dew

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killjoy

: a person who spoils other people's fun or enjoyment

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kiln

a thermally insulated chamber, a type of oven, that produces temperatures sufficient to complete some process, such as hardening, drying, or chemical changes. Various industries and trades use kilns to harden objects made from clay into pottery, bricks etc

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kinetic

In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy which it possesses due to its motion. It is defined as the work needed to accelerate a body of a given mass from rest to its stated velocity

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laird

a member of the Scottish gentry

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lank

(of hair) long, limp, and straight

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latifundia

A great landed estate, especially of the ancient Romans

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laureate

worthy of distinction // someone who has won an important prize or honor for achievement in an art or science

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lazaret

a quarantine station for maritime travellers.

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ligature

A cord, wire, or bandage used for tying or binding. b. A thread, wire, or cord used in surgery to close vessels or tie off ducts. c. Something that unites; a bond

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liturgy

the customary public worship done by a specific religious group, according to its particular traditions

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loupe

a simple, small magnification device used to see small details more closely. Unlike a magnifying glass, a loupe does not have an attached handle, and its focusing lens(es) are contained in an opaque cylinder or cone or fold into an enclosing housing that protects the lenses when not in use. Loupes are also called hand lenses.

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ludophile

a person who loves games and puzzles

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macaw

long-tailed, often colourful New World parrots.

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magistrate

a civil officer or lay judge who administers the law, especially one who conducts a court that deals with minor offenses and holds preliminary hearings for more serious ones.

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majordomo

the chief steward of a large household.

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majordomo

a person who speaks, makes arrangements, or takes charge for another. chief steward

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mal du sicle

world-weariness. evil of the century

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malaggnan

large, intricate traditional cultural events that take place in parts of New Ireland province in Papua New Guinea. The word refers to wooden carvings prepared for ceremonies and to an entire system of traditional culture.Traditionally these were burnt or placed in a cave to rot at the conclusion of the event;

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mangle

severely mutilate, disfigure, or damage by cutting, tearing, or crushing.

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massif

a principal mountain mass; : a block of the earth's crust bounded by faults or flexures and displaced as a unit without internal change

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meningeal

he system of membranes that envelop the central nervous system

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meridian

a circle of constant longitude passing through a given place on the earth's surface and the terrestrial poles.

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mica

micas imparts perfect basal cleavage, allowing crystals to be split into very thin sheets that are tough and flexible. Layering in the divalent, or brittle, micas also results in perfect basal cleavage; the greater bond strengths, however, make them more brittle and less flexible. Mica sheets are also transparent to opaque, resilient, reflective, refractive, dielectric, chemically inert, insulating, lightweight, and hydrophilic. Mica also is stable when exposed to electricity, light, moisture, and extreme temperatures.

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microfiche

A card or sheet of microfilm capable of accommodating and preserving a considerable number of pages, as of printedtext, in reduced form.

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middy blouse

A woman's or child's loose blouse with a sailor collar.

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miscegenation

sexual relations or marriage between people of two different races

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mitre

a diagonal join where the hems along two sides meet at a corner of the fabric
vb (tr)

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mizen

the mast aft of a ship's mainmast.

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monofilament

made from a single fiber of plastic. Most fishing lines are now monofilament because monofilament fibers are cheap to produce and are produced in a range of diameters which have different tensile strengths (called "tests" after the process of tensile testing).

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moored

to secure (a ship, boat, dirigible, etc.) in a particular place, as by cables and anchors or by lines

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mouflon

either of two wild sheep (Ovis orientalis and O. musimon) of the mountains of Sardinia, Corsica and western Asia that have large curling horns in the males and are sometimes included in a single species

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mucilage

a viscous secretion or bodily fluid

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mulct

extract money from (someone) by fine or taxation

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mutatis mundundis

the things being changed which need to be changed" or more simply "the necessary changes having been made"

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naiad

any of the nymphs in classical mythology living in and giving life to lakes, rivers, springs, and fountains. 2. : an aquatic insect nymph

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necrosis

Necrosis is caused by factors external to the cell or tissue, such as infection, toxins, or trauma that result in the unregulated digestion of cell components. In contrast, apoptosis is a naturally occurring programmed and targeted cause of cellular death. While apoptosis often provides beneficial effects to the organism, necrosis is almost always detrimental and can be fatal

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neoprene

good chemical stability, and maintains flexibility over a wide temperature range. It is used in a wide variety of applications, such as laptop sleeves, orthopedic braces (wrist, knee, etc.), electrical insulation, liquid and sheet applied elastomeric membranes or flashings, and automotive fan belts

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noetic

a branch of metaphysical philosophy concerned with the study of mind and intellect

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nomological

relating to or denoting certain principles, such as laws of nature, that are neither logically necessary nor theoretically explicable, but are simply taken as true.

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oakum

loose fiber obtained by untwisting old rope, used especially in caulking wooden ships.

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objurgation

a harsh rebuke

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obloquy

strong public criticism or verbal abuse. disgrace, especially that brought about by public abuse

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occident

the countries of the West, especially Europe and the Americas (contrasted with orient).

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oinochoe

a wine pitcher or jug, characterized by a curved handle extending from the lip to the shoulder, and a round or trefoil mouth.

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operand

the objects that are manipulated and operators are the symbols that represent specific actions. For example, in the expression
5 + x
xand 5 are ___ and + is an operator. All expressions have at least one ___.

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outre

Highly unconventional; eccentric or bizarre:

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palamino

a coat color in horses, consisting of a gold coat and white mane and tail; Due to their distinct color, palominos stand out in a show ring, and are much sought after as parade horses

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palmetto

a short, scrubby palm that grows in the coastal plain of Florida and other southeastern states. Its fan-shaped leaves have sharp, saw-toothed edges that give the plant its name

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panspermism

the hypothesis that life on Earth originated from microorganisms from outer space

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pantonal

giving equal importance to each of the 12 semitones of the octave

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paraclete

advocate or helper. In Christianity, the term paraclete most commonly refers to the Holy Spirit.

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paracosm

A paracosm is a detailed imaginary world created inside one's mind. This fantasy world may involve humans, animals, and things that exist in reality; or it may also contain entities that are entirely imaginary, alien, and otherwordly

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paranomasia

the use of words or phrases to exploit ambiguities and innuendoes in their meaning,usually for humorous effect; a play on words. An example is: "Ben Battle was a soldier bold, And used to war's alarms:But a cannonball took off his legs, So he laid down his arms."

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parapraxis

Fruedian slip

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paratactic

a literary technique, in writing or speaking, that favors short, simple sentences, with the use of coordinating rather than subordinating conjunctions (from Greek for 'act of placing side by side'; from para, 'beside' and tassein, 'to arrange'; contrasted to syntaxis or hypotaxis)

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parimutuel

Betting pool in which those who bet on competitors finishing in the first three places share the total amount bet minus a percentage for the management. First introduced in France c. 1870, it soon became one of the most popular methods of betting on horse races internationally.

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pasha

higher rank in the Ottoman Empire political and military system, typically granted to governors, generals and dignitaries and others. As an honorary title, Pasha, in one of its various ranks, is equivalent to the British title of Lord,

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pater

father

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peccant

having committed a fault or sin; offending.

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peculation

to steal or take dishonestly (money, especially public funds, or property entrusted to one's care); embezzle.

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peignoir

a woman's light dressing gown or negligee.

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pelorus

a reference tool for maintaining bearing of a vessel at sea. It is a "dumb compass" without a directive element, suitably mounted and provided with vanes to permit observation of relative bearings

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pensoroso

a vision of poetic melancholy by John Milton.

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peristyle

a columned porch or open colonnade in a building surrounding a court that may contain an internal garden

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pharmacopia

book containing directions for the identification of compound medicines, and published by the authority of a government or a medical or pharmaceutical society.

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phylactary

a small leather box containing Hebrew texts on vellum, worn by Jewish men at morning prayer as a reminder to keep the law.

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pineal

the "principal seat of the soul", produces melatonin, a serotonin derived hormone, which affects the modulation of sleep patterns in both seasonal and circadian rhythms

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pitchblende

a brown to black mineral that consists of massive uraninite, has a distinctive luster, contains radium, and is the chief ore-mineral source of uranium

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piton

a metal spike that is driven into a crack or seam in the rock with a hammer, and which acts as an anchor to protect the climber against the consequences of a fal

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plagal

(of a church mode) containing notes between the dominant and the note an octave higher, having the final in the middle

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planar

two-dimensional in quality

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plein

of or relating to painting in outdoor daylight : of or relating to a branch of impressionism that attempts to represent outdoor light and air

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plenum

the quality or state of being full

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polecat

Ferrets are the domesticated form of European polecats. Texan

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polyandry

a woman takes two or more husbands at the same time

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prong

each of two or more projecting pointed parts at the end of a fork. each of the separate parts of an attack or operation.

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psalter

a volume containing the Book of Psalms, often with other devotional material bound in as well, such as a liturgical calendar and litany of the Saints

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psilocybin

a naturally occurring psychedelic compound produced by more than 200 species of mushrooms

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psychographic

the study of personality, values, opinions, attitudes, interests, and lifestyles // valuable in the fields of marketing,[2] demographics, opinion research, futuring, and social research in general. They can be contrasted with demographic variables (such as age and gender), behavioral variables (such as usage rate or loyalty), and organizational demographics variables (sometimes called firmographic variables), such as industry, number of employees, and functional area. activity, interest, opinion (AIOs)
attitudes
values
behavior

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pulque

Pulque is an alcoholic beverage made from the fermented sap of the maguey plant. It is traditional to central Mexico, where it has been produced for millennia. It has the color of milk, somewhat viscous consistency and a sour yeast-like taste

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punctilio

a fine or petty point of conduct or procedure.

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puristic

strict observance of or insistence on purity in language, style, etc.

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quant

a long pole for propelling a boat, esp a punt, by pushing on the bottom of a river or lake.

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quicklime

Quicklime is also thought to have been a component of Greek fire. Upon contact with water, quicklime would increase its temperature above 150 °C and ignite the fuel.[16]

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quoits

a traditional game which involves the throwing of metal, rope or rubber rings over a set distance, usually to land over or near a spike (sometimes called a hob, mott or pin). The sport of quoits encompasses several distinct variations.

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race condition

the behavior of an electronic or software system where the output is dependent on the sequence or timing of other uncontrollable events. It becomes a bug when events do not happen in the order the programmer intended. The term originates with the idea of two signals racing each other to influence the output first.

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rakehell

An immoral or dissolute man.

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rayon

s a manufactured regenerated cellulose fiber. It is made from purified cellulose, primarily from wood pulp, which is chemically converted into a soluble compound. It is then dissolved and forced through a spinneret to produce filaments which are chemically solidified, resulting in synthetic fibers of nearly pure cellulose Rising cotton prices in 2010 led clothing makers to begin replacing cotton with it in their fabrics.

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remora

heir distinctive first dorsal fins take the form of a modified oval, sucker-like organ with slat-like structures that open and close to create suction and take a firm hold against the skin of larger marine animals

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reticle

a series of fine lines or fibers in the eyepiece of an optical device, such as a telescope or microscope, or on the screen of an oscilloscope, used as a measuring scale or an aid in locating objects.

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rigadoon

a French baroque dance with a lively duple metre. The music is similar to that of a bourrée, but the rigaudon is rhythmically simpler with regular phrases (eight measure phrases are most common). It originated as a sprightly 17th-century French folk dance for couples.

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rime

frost formed on cold objects by the rapid freezing of water vapor in cloud or fog.

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roebuck

small, reddish and grey-brown, and well-adapted to cold environments. Roe deer are widespread in Europe, from the Mediterranean to Scandinavia, and from the British Isles to theCaucasus

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roister

To engage in boisterous merrymaking; revel noisily. 2. To behave in a blustering manner; swagger.

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rosette

a round, stylized flower design, used extensively in sculptural objects from antiquity

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roulade

Typically, a roulade is a European dish consisting of a slice of meat rolled around a filling, such as cheese, vegetables, or other meats.

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rowel

a spiked revolving disk at the end of a spur.

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russet

reddish brown in color. rustic, homely

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saraband

A fast, erotic dance of the 1500s of Mexico and Spain. 2. A stately court dance of the 1600s and 1700s, in slow triple time.

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scabland

a region characterized by elevated tracts of rocky land with little or no soil cover and traversed or isolated by postglacial dry stream channels

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scalar value

It means a single value as opposed to a set of values. It often means a constant, such as a string or a number. It can also refer to a variable, and I believe a column.

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scimitar

a sword with a curved blade that was used in the past especially in the Middle East and western Asia

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scrimmage

A rough-and-tumble struggle; a tussle.
b. A skirmish.

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seguidilla

A Spanish stanza form of four or seven lines. 2. a. A lively Spanish dance in triple meter

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senescal

an officer in the houses of important nobles in the Middle Ages. In a medieval noble household a seneschal was in charge of domestic arrangements and the administration of servants.

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serape

a long blanket-like shawl, often brightly colored and fringed at the ends, worn in Mexico, especially by men.

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seriatim

taking one subject after another in regular order; point by point

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shawm

Any of various early double-reed wind instruments, forerunners of the modern oboe.

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shebang construct

the structure of something, as of an organization, contrivance, or affair // and tells the parent shell which interpreter should be used to execute the script.

#!/usr/bin/perl

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shilly-shally

in an irresolute, undecided, or hesitating manner.

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sneakernet

an informal term describing the transfer of electronic information, especially computer files, by physically moving removable media such as magnetic tape, floppy disks, compact discs, USB flash drives (thumb drives, USB stick) or external hard drives from one computer to another, usually in lieu of transmitting the information over a computer network.

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soapwort

the leaves of this plant were used long ago to make a cleaning lather. Also called bouncing bet, it grows easily along arid roadsides and other difficult places -- showing how easy it is to grow.

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spangle

a small thin piece of glittering material, typically used in quantity to ornament a dress; a sequin

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spindle

something shaped like a long, thin rod; especially : a long, thin part of a machine which turns around something or around which something turns

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spirochete

a group of spiral-shaped bacteria, some of which are serious pathogens for humans, causing such diseases as syphilis, yaws, Lyme disease, and relapsing fever.

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stippled

(in drawing, painting, and engraving) mark (a surface) with numerous small dots or specks.

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stroboscopic

Any of various instruments used to observe moving objects by making them appear stationary, especially with pulsed illumination or mechanical devices that intermittently interrupt observation. B line

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structured programming

a subset of procedural programming that enforces a logical structure on the program being written to make it more efficient and easier to understand and modify.

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sulchi

a depression or groove in the cerebral cortex. It surrounds a gyrus (pl. gyri), creating the characteristic folded appearance of the brain in humans and othermammals. Sulci are one of three parts of the cerebral cortex, the others being the gyri and the fissures. The three different parts create a larger surface area for the human brain and other mammalian brains. When looking at the human brain, two-thirds of the surface is hidden in the grooves.

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sulli

The sexual act of receiving fellatio while having one or two fingers simultaneously pumped into the anus

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surite

A monoclinic mineral containing aluminum, carbon, copper, fluorine, hydrogen, iron, lead, oxygen, silicon, and sodium.

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syncope

a short loss of consciousnessand muscle strength, characterized by a fast onset, short duration, and spontaneous recovery. It is due to a decrease in blood flow to the entire brain usually from low blood pressure.

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systole

the normal rhythmical contraction of the heart, during which the blood in the chambers is forced onward. Classical Prosody . the shortening of a syllable regularly long.

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tabid

Wasting away, declining

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tallow

a rendered form of beef or mutton fat, processed from suet. It is solid at room temperature

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techne

a term, etymologically derived from the Greek word τέχνη, that is often translated as "craftsmanship",

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terminal

a contact on an electrical device (such as a battery) at which electric current enters or leaves
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electronic equipment consisting of a device providing access to a computer; has a keyboard and display

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terotegenic

a drug or other substance capable of interfering with the development of a fetus, causing birth defects.

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terrazo

a composite material, poured in place or precast, which is used for floor and wall treatments. It consists of marble, quartz, granite, glass, or other suitable chips, sprinkled or unsprinkled, and poured with a binder that is cementitious, chemical, or a combination of both.

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tesselated

A tessellation of a flat surface is the tiling of a plane using one or more geometric shapes, called tiles, with no overlaps and no gaps.

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tocsin

an alarm bell or the ringing of it. 2. : a warning signal

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tog

To dress or clothe: togged herself in ski pants....a measure of thermal resistance of a unit area, also known as thermal insulance, commonly used in the textile industry, and often seen quoted on, for example, duvets and carpet underlay

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torc

a neck ornament consisting of a band of twisted metal, worn especially by the ancient Gauls and Britons.

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tourmaline

its long journey up from the centre of the Earth, passed over a rainbow. In doing so, it assumed all the colours of the rainbow. And that is why it is still referred to as the 'gemstone of the rainbow' today.

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transmigration

to cause to go from one state of existence or place to another

of the soul : to pass at death from one body or being to another

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transpose

cause (two or more things) to change places with each other

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travertine

a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, especially hot springs.Travertine often has a fibrous or concentric appearance and exists in white, tan, cream-colored, and even rusty varieties.

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treadle

a lever or the like worked by continual action of the foot to impart motion to a machine. a platform, as on a bus or trolleycar, for opening an exit door.

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treadle

a part of a machine which is operated by the foot to produce reciprocating or rotary motion in a machine such as a weaving loom (reciprocating) or grinder (rotary). Treadles can also be used to power waterpumps (as in the treadle pump), or to turn wood lathes (as in the pole lathe).

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tumbril

A two-wheeled cart, especially a farmer's cart that can be tilted to dump a load. 2. A crude cart used to carry condemned prisoners to their place of execution

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tuple

an ordered list of elements. for example, (2, 7, 4, 1, 7) denotes a 5-

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twaddle

trivial or foolish speech or writing; nonsense.

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umbra

the innermost and darkest part of a shadow, where the light source is completely blocked by the occluding body

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ungulate

a diverse group of large mammals that includes horses, cattle, pigs giraffes, camels, deer, hippopotamuses, whales and dolphins. Most of them use the tips of their toes, usually hoofed, to sustain their whole body weight while moving.

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valence

used in psychology, especially in discussing emotions, means the intrinsic attractiveness (positive valence) or aversiveness (negative valence) of an event, object, or situation. However, the term is also used to characterize and categorize specific emotions.

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valkryie

any of the maidens of Odin who choose the heroes to be slain in battle and conduct them to Valhalla

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van dyke collar

A large collar of linen or lace having a deeply indented or scalloped edge.

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varlet

A servant or attendant.
n. Specifically, a youth acting as a knight's attendant at the beginning of his training for knighthood.
n. A rogue or scoundrel.

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vasomotor

Relating to the nerves and muscles that cause blood vessels to constrict or dilate.

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vellum

refers to a parchment made from calf skin, as opposed to that from other animals.[2] It is prepared for writing or printing on, to produce single pages, scrolls, codices or books. The term is sometimes used with a more general meaning referring to finer-quality parchments made from a variety of animal skins.

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veridical

coinciding with reality.

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veridical

truthful; coinciding with reality

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vesicle

a fluid- or air-filled cavity or sac, in particular.

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vestry

a room in or a building attached to a church, in which the vestments, and sometimes liturgical objects, are kept; sacristy.

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vibrissa

any of the long stiff hairs growing around the mouth or elsewhere on the face of many mammals, used as organs of touch; whiskers.

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victorla

The Victor Talking Machine Company brand of wind-up phonograph; a generic name for wind-up phonographs

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vireo

small to medium-sized passerine birds restricted to the New World. They are typically dull-plumaged and greenish in color, the smaller species resembling wood warblers apart from their heavier bills

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virgule

thin sloping line, used as a comma in medieval MSS, 1837, from French virgule, from Latin virgula "punctuation mark," literally "little twig,"

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voxel

a combination of "volume" and "pixel" —cf minecraft

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watercress

a rapidly growing, aquatic or semi-aquatic, perennial plant native to Europe and Asia, and one of the oldest known leaf vegetables consumed by humans

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weir

a barrier across a river designed to alter its flow characteristics. In most cases, weirs take the form of obstructions smaller than most conventional dams, pooling water behind them while also allowing it to flow steadily over their tops.

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welter

move in a turbulent fashion. a confused mixture

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weskit

an informal word for waistcoat

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wigwam

a domed room dwelling formerly used by certain Native American and Canadian First Nationstribes, and still used for ceremonial purposes

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wildering

cause to lose one's way; lead or drive astray.

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wisteria

a plant that grows as a thick vine with large bunches of purple or white flowers.

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yalelock

a type of lock, especially for doors, that is cylinder-shaped and isoperated by a flat key:

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zacuali

a high tower

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zaibatsus

Japanese term for ‘money clique’ or conglomerate, and sometimes used in the United States to refer to any large corporation.

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zygote

the initial cell formed when two gamete cells are joined by means of sexual reproduction. In multicellular organisms, it is the earliest developmental stage of the embryo.

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cyclothemia

a mental state characterized by marked swings of mood between depression and elation; bipolar disorder.

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etiology

the cause, set of causes, or manner of causation of a disease or condition.

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chamberlain

an officer who manages the household of a monarch or noble.

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abeyance

the position of being without, or waiting for, an owner or claimant. a state of temporary disuse or suspension.

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apprise

inform or tell (someone)

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locution

a word or phrase, especially with regard to style or idiom. // an utterance regarded in terms of its intrinsic meaning or reference, as distinct from its function or purpose in context.

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tempera

a method of painting with pigments dispersed in an emulsion miscible with water, typically egg yolk. The method was used in Europe for fine painting, mainly on wood panels, from the 12th or early 13th century until the 15th, when it began to give way to oils.

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acrylic

made from polymers of acrylic acid or acrylates.

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turpenoid

commonly used as a paint thinner for thinning oil-based paint and cleaning brushes, and as an organic solvent in other application

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muezzin

a man who calls Muslims to prayer from the minaret of a mosque.

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wadi

a valley, ravine, or channel that is dry except in the rainy season.

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purdah

the practice among women in certain Muslim and Hindu societies of living in a separate room or behind a curtain, or of dressing in all-enveloping clothes, in order to stay out of the sight of men or strangers.

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masonite

trademark a kind of dark brown hardboard used for partitions, lining, etc

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stole

a woman's long scarf or shawl, especially fur or similar material, worn loosely over the shoulders. //
of a strip of fabric used as an ecclesiastical vestment, worn over the shoulders and hanging down to the knee or below.

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harpe

a type of sword or sickle; a sword with a sickle protrusion along one edge near the tip of the blade

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captious

1. having a disposition to unreasonably find fault or raise petty objections
2. intending to trap or confuse

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chatauqua

educational, rather than revivalist. It should be stressed that the Chautauqua Institution was never affiliated with any one denomination; pretty much every faith group in the U.S. has a chapel or building on the grounds today

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extorse

An outward rotation of a limb, organ or part of the eye

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fulgent

Shining brilliantly; radiant.

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merkin

A women's pubic wig. Worn for nude stage appearances and by women after shaving their pubic hair

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phlogiston

The hypothetical fiery principle formerly assumed to be a necessary constituent of combustible bodies and to be given up by them in burning.

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strabismic

An eye disease that causes eyes not to focus

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catadioptric lens

where refraction and reflection are combined in an optical system, usually via lenses (dioptrics) and curved mirrors (catoptrics). Catadioptric combinations are used in focusing systems such as search lights, headlamps, early lighthouse focusing systems, optical telescopes, microscopes, and telephoto lenses

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rutilant

Having a reddish glow; shining.

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afflatus

A sudden rush of creative impulse or inspiration

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anaclitic

denoting a person whose choice of love-interest arises from the dependence of the libido on another instinct (e.g. hunger)

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anodized

Of a metal object: having a surface layer of oxide, for decoration or protection, and formed via an electrolytic process

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aphrasia

The condition of being unable to speak.

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apotropaic barn sign

Intended to ward off evil.

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autolyze

To destroy itself: to be destroyed by its own enzymes.

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brody to the groin

kick or hit to the groin

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erumpent

emerging or bursting through

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fantod

State of worry or nervous anxiety, irritability. Also an irritable outburst.

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figurant

an actor in the background lacking an aural presence

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glabrous

smooth, hairless, bald.

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greeble

a small piece of detailing added to break up the surface of an object and add visual interest, particularly in movie special effects.

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guilloche

A fine engraving pattern of spirals, intertwining bands, etc.; or the tool used to create such work.

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hanuman-faced

a Hindu demi-god who was a devotee of Rama. He was born to Anjana and Vayu. He also plays a role of a god's servant in Ramayana. He is also known as the monkey god.

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maxillofacial

Of or relating to the jaw and face.

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meninges-withering hangover

The three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord.

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parturient

1. giving birth; in labour 2. (by extension) about to create a new product, or float a new idea

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propinquous

propinquus m. 1. (of space) near, neighboring 2. (of time) near, at hand, not far off 3. (of appearance) resembling, similar, like, alike 4. (of a relationship) kindred, related

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reticulate

1. To distribute or move via a network. 2. To divide into or form a network. 3. To create a network.

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Sanger-Brown’s ataxia

Sanger Brown (1852–1928) was an American physician. he was the first to demonstrate conclusively that in monkeys the centre of vision is located in the occipital lobe.
Ataxia: a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of coordination of muscle movements

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steatopygia

an excessive accumulation of fat on the buttocks

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hadron

A strongly interacting particle such as a proton. A particle which is affected by the strong nuclear force. A hadron is composed of quarks.

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feck

effect, value, vigor

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tympana



1. (architecture) A triangular space between the sides of a pediment.
2. The middle ear.
3. The eardrum.
4. A hearing organ in frogs, toads and some insects.

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wens

a cyst on the skin

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xerophagy

1. A restrictive diet (of bread and water, for example) as a punishment or religious form of discipline.

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catachresis

the use of a word in a way that is not correct, for example, the use of mitigate for militate.

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solecisms

a grammatical mistake // a breach of good manners; a piece of incorrect behavior.

447

varve

a pair of thin layers of clay and silt of contrasting color and texture that represent the deposit of a single year (summer and winter) in a lake. Such layers can be used to determine the chronology of glacial sediments.

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tarsier

the only carniverous primate; small brain has an enormous visual cortex to process information from the large goggling eyes, the animal’s most striking feature

449

hottentots

a member of any of a group of pastoral peoples, physically and linguistically akin to the San, who inhabited present-day Cape Province, South Africa, in the 17th century.

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locomotion

movement or the ability to move from one place to another

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tarsal

Relating to or involving the ankle.

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escarpment

a long, steep slope, especially one at the edge of a plateau or separating areas of land at different heights.

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pluvial

an extended period of abundant rainfall lasting many thousands of years

454

flensing

the removing of the blubber or outer integument of whales. English whalemen called it flenching, while American whalemen called it cutting-in

455

bas-relief

a sculpture technique in which figures and/or other design elements are just barely more prominent than the (overall flat) background.

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carbonate

To charge (a beverage, for example) with carbon dioxide gas. 2. To burn to carbon; carbonize.

457

supernal

of or relating to the sky or the heavens; celestial.
of exceptional quality or extent.

458

liana

a woody climbing plant that hangs from trees, especially in tropical rain forests.

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breech

the lower portion of a pulley block, esp the part to which the rope or chain is secured. the part of a firearm behind the barrel or bore.

460

wattle

a material for making fences, walls, etc., consisting of rods or stakes interlaced with twigs or branches.

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alluvial

Sand, silt, clay, gravel, or other matter deposited by flowing water, as in a riverbed, floodplain, delta

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protoplasm

The semifluid, translucent substance that forms the living matter in all plant and animal cells. Composed of proteins, fats, and other substances suspended in water, it includes the cytoplasm and (in eukaryotes) the nucleus

463

politburo

the principal policymaking committee of a Communist Party

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neolithic

of, relating to, or denoting the later part of the Stone Age, when ground or polished stone weapons and implements prevailed.

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batholith

A large mass of igneous rock that has intruded and melted surrounding strata at great depths

466

vignette

a brief evocative description, account, or episode.
2.
a small illustration or portrait photograph that fades into its background without a definite border.

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attendant

occurring with or as a result of; accompanying.

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bellows

a device with an air bag that emits a stream of air when squeezed together with two handles, used for blowing air into a fire.
2.
an object or device with concertinaed sides to allow it to expand and contract, such as a tube joining a lens to a camera body.

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amidol

a developing agent for photographic papers

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selenium

he most popular of the archival toning processes, converting metallic silver to silver selenide. In a diluted toning solution, selenium toning gives a red-brown tone, while a strong solution gives a purple-brown tone.

Selenium toning may not produce prints quite as stable as sepia or gold toning. However, its appearance is much more subdued than sepia and it is cheaper than gold. Selenium toning also increases the tonal range available in the paper.

Different printers use somewhat different methods of selenium toning, but most often a fixed (and perhaps rinsed) print is placed in selenium toner solution and then rinsed, treated with hypo clearing agent, washed, and hardened.

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sensitometry

the scientific study of light-sensitive materials, especially photographic film.

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rembrandt lighting

achieved using one light and a reflector, or two lights, and is popular because it is capable of producing images which appear both natural and compelling with a minimum of equipment.

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bromoil

a process for making an offset reproduction by first making a photographic print on paper with a silver bromide emulsion, wetting it, and then using it as a lithographic plate, the lighter parts of the emulsion tending to repel the oil base of the ink and the darker parts tending to hold it.

474

assure

to declare earnestly to; inform or tell positively; state with confidence to

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russet

rustic, reddish brown in color.

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acutance

the sharpness of a photographic or printed image.

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opalescent

exhibiting a play of colors // iridescent // often used to describe certain bacterial cultures.

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cleft

a space or opening made by cleavage; a split. a division formed by cleaving. a hollow area or indentation:

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bract

A leaflike or scalelike plant part, usually small, sometimes showy or brightly colored, and located just below a flower, a flower stalk, or an inflorescence.

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lash

(of an animal) move (a part of the body, especially the tail) quickly and violently.

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outcropping

a coming out of bedrock or of an unconsolidated deposit to the surface of the ground. 2. : the part of a rock formation that appears at the surface of the ground.

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orthchromatic

of, relating to, or producing tone values of light and shade in a photograph that correspond to the tones in nature. 2. : sensitive to all colors except red.

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panchromatic

(of photographic film) sensitive to all visible colors of the spectrum.

484

esplanade

a long, open, level area, typically beside the sea, along which people may walk for pleasure.
an open, level space separating a fortress from a town.

485

calotypist

an early photographic process in which negatives were made using paper coated with silver iodide.

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luminance

the intensity of light emitted from a surface per unit area in a given direction.
the component of a television signal that carries information on the brightness of the image.

487

clapboard

a long, thin, flat piece of wood with edges horizontally overlapping in series, used to cover the outer walls of buildings.

488

conjecture

an opinion or conclusion formed on the basis of incomplete information.

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stygian shadow

hellish, dark or binding. An example of something stygian is a dark jail cell.

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emplacement

a prepared position for the siting of a gun or other weapon. the act of putting or state of being put in place.

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transfigure

to change in outward form or appearance; transform. to change so as to glorify or exalt.

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reductive

tending to present a subject or problem in a simplified form, especially one viewed as crude.

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suet

the hard white fat on the kidneys and loins of cattle, sheep, and other animals, used to make foods including puddings, pastry, and mincemeat.

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postulant

a candidate, especially one seeking admission into a religious order.

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longeur

a tedious passage in a book or other work.