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Flashcards in Day 2 Deck (40):
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ankylosis

1. abnormal adhesion of the bones of a joint. 2. the union or consolidation of two or more bones or other hard tissues into one

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antediluvian

1. of or belonging to the period before the Flood 2. very old, old-fashioned, or out of date

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antepenultimate

1. third from the end. 2. of or relating to an antepenult.

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antimacassar

a small covering placed on the backs/arms of upholstered furniture

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antithesis

opposition; contrast

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antonym

a word opposite in meaning to another

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apocryphal

of doubtful authorship or authenticity

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appoggiatura

a note of embellishment preceding another note and taking a portion of its time

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aqueous

of/like/containing water; watery

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arabesque

1. sinuous, spiraling, undulating, or serpentine line or linear motif

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archaeologist

a specialist in archaeology

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architect

one who engages in the profession of architecture

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argosy

a large merchant ship

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armoire

a large wardrobe or movable cupboard

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arrhythmia

any disturbance in the rhythm of the heartbeat

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arteriosclerosis

degenerative changes in the arteries

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artiodactyl

having an even number of toes/digits on each foot

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ascetic

one who dedicates his life to a pursuit of contemplative ideals

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askance

with suspicion, mistrust, or disapproval

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asphyxia

the extreme condition caused by lack of oxygen, etc.

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assay

to examine or analyze

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assuage

to make milder or less severe

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asthma

an often allergic disorder of respiration

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asymptote

a straight line approached by a given curve

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atoll

a ring-shaped coral reef

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attest

to testify or bear witness

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auger

a bit, as for a brace

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auriferous

yielding or containing gold

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aurochs

a large, black European wild ox

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auxiliary

additional; supplementary; reserve

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avaricious

characterized by avarice

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aviary

a large cage/house/enclosure where birds are kept

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awn

a bristlelike appendage of a plant

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axil

the angle between the upper side of a leaf or stem

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baccalaureate

bachelor's degree

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bacteriophage

any of a group of viruses that infect specific bacteria

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bagatelle

something of little value or importance

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bailiff

an officer employed to execute writs and processes

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baldachin

a silk brocade interwoven with gold/silver threads

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baleen

whalebone