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Flashcards in TR Sections 6-12 Vocab Deck (40):
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Emaciation

Extreme weight loss and thinness due to a loss of subcutaneous fat

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Lacquered

A liquid made of shellac dissolved in alcohol, or of synthetic substances, that dries to form a hard protective coating for wood, metal

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Rachitic

Rickety: affected with, suffering from, or characteristic of rickets

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Lepers

A person who is avoided by others; A pariah

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Ambush

A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position

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Anointing

Smear or rub with oil, typically as part of a religious ceremony

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Evoke

Bring or recall to the conscious mind

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Quoits

A ring of iron, rope, or rubber thrown in a game to encircle or land as near as possible to an upright peg

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Changeling

A child believed to have been secretly substituted by fairies for the parents' real child in infancy

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Commune

A group of people living together and sharing possessions and responsibilities

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Sappers

A military engineer who lays or detects and disarms mines

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Viaduct

A series of spans or arches used to carry a road or railroad over a wide valley or over other roads or railroads

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Embankment

A wall or bank of earth or stone built to prevent a river flooding an area

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Parsible

Entities which can be analyzed into separate parts

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Entities

Something that has a real existence; thing

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Idiom

A group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words

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Runic

Consisting of or set down in runes

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Motifs

A recurring subject, theme, idea, etc., especially in a literary, artistic, or musical work

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Truncheoned

A short, thick stick carried as a weapon by a police officer

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Stile

An arrangement of steps that allows people but not animals to climb over a fence or wall

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Phalanx

A group of people or things of a similar type forming a compact body or brought together for a common puropose

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Forge

Workplace of a smith or a blacksmith

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Catamites

A boy kept for homosexual practices

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Horde

A large group of people

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Sedge

A grass-like plant with triangular stems and inconspicuous flowers, growing typically in wet ground; widely distributed throughout temperate and cold regions

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Interstate

Existing or carried on between states: "Interstate travel"

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Privet

Avery versatile plant. It has been used to make walls, tall barriers, sound barriers

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Chattel

A personal possesion

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Formica

A hard durable plastic laminate used for counter tops, cupboard doors, and other surfaces

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Cistern

A waterproof receptacle for holding liquids, usually water

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Hydraulic

Denoting, relating to, or operated by a lizuid moving in a confined space under pressure: "hydraulic fluid"

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Mendicant

Refers to begging or relying on charitable donations

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Palimpsest

A manuscript or piece of writing material on which the original writing has been effaced to make room for later writing

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Begonia

A flowering plant

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Hasp

A slotted hinged metal plate that forms part of a fastening for a door or lid and is fitted over a metal loop and secured by a pin or padlock

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Serrated

having or denoting a jagged edge;saw-like: "a knife with a serrated edge"

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Corroded

Is the gradual destruction of material, usually metal, by chemical reaction with its environment

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Footlocker

A small trunk or storage chest, typically stored at the foot of a bed

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Laved

To wash or bathe

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Sumptuous

Splendid and expensive-looking