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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.

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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

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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