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asterisk

A symbol * used to mark printed it written text typically as a reference to an annotation it to stand for omitted matter
A thing resembling a star in shape

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Cauterize

Burn the skin it flesh if a wound with a heated instrument or caustic substance typically to stop bleeding it prevent the sound from becoming infected

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Program

A planned series of future events items or performances
A set of related measures events or activities with with a particular long-term aim
A sheet or booklet giving details of items or performers at an event or performance
A presentation or item on a radio it television esp one broadcast regularly between stated times
A series of codes software instructions to channel the operation of a computer or other machine

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Monolith

A large single upright block of stone ESP one shaped into or serving as a pillar or monument
A very large and characterless building
A large block of concrete sunk in water
A large and impersonal political, corporate, or social structure regarded as intractability indivisible and uniform

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Podium

A small platform on which a person may stand to be seen by an audience as when making a speech or conducting an orchestra
A lectern

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Syntax

The arrangement of words and phrases to create well-formed sentences in a language
A set if rules for an analysis of this
The branch of linguistics that deals with this

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Emblem

A heraldic device or a symbolic object as a distinctive badge of a nation, organization, or family
A thing serving as a symbolic representation of a particular quality or concept

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Gene

A unit of heredity that is transferred from a parent to offspring and is held to determine some characteristic if the offspring

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Hemoglobin

A red protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood of vertebrates
Molecule comprises four subunits each containing an iron atom bound to a heme group

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Mnemonic

A device such as a pattern if letters, ideas, or associations that assists in remembering something

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Politician

A person who is professionally involved in politics, esp as a holder if it a candidate for an elected office

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Telegram

A message sent by telegraph and then delivered in written or printed form

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Paragraph

Group of unified scentences

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Lithograph

Print made from a prepared stone

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Hemorrhage

Heavy or uncontrollable bleeding

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Tactic

Method

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Astrology

Study of the influence of stars on the future

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Holocaust

Destruction by fire

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Telescope

Instrument for viewing distant objects

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Hyperbole

Exaggeration

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Theogony

Origin of the gods

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Podiatrist

Foot doctor

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Cosmopolitan

Having a worldwide scope

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Amnesia

Loss of memory

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Lithotomy

Surgical removal of a calculus (stone) from the bladder, kidney, or urinary tract

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Cosmogony

The branch of science that deals with the origin of the universe, esp the solar system
A theory regarding this

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Hematology

The study if the physiology of the blood

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Phonograph

A record player
An early sound-reproducing machine that used cylinders to record as well as reproduce sound

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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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Metropolis

The capital or chief city of a country or region
A very large and densely populated industrial and commercial city

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Disastrous

Causing great damage
Highly unseccessful

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Graphologist

graphology--the study of handwriting for example as used to infer a persons character
The study of written and printed symbols and of writing systems
graphologist--someone who does that^^

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Leukemia

A malignant progressive disease in which the bone marrow and other blood forming organs produce increase numbers of immature or abnormal leukocytes that suppress the production of normal blood cells, leading to anemia and other symptoms

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Telepathy

The supposed communication of thoughts or ideas by means other than the known senses