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yuga

any of the four ages of the life of the world.

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soteriological

the study of religious doctrines of salvation. Salvation theory occupies a place of special significance in many religions.

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apeiron

boundless; The apeiron has generally been understood as a sort of primal chaos. It acts as the substratum supporting opposites such as hot and cold, wet and dry, and directed the movement of things, by which there grew up all of the host of shapes and differences which are found in the world.[23] Out of the vague and limitless body there sprang a central mass — this earth of ours — cylindrical in shape. A sphere of fire surrounded the air around the earth and had originally clung to it like the bark round a tree. When it broke, it created the sun, the moon and the stars.[

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expyrosis

conflagration; what happened before the big bang? The explanation, according to the ekpyrotic theory, is that the big bang was actually a big bounce, a transition from a previous epoch of contraction to the present epoch of expansion. The key events that shaped our universe occurred before the bounce, and, in a cyclic version, the universe bounces at regular intervals

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hebdomad

a group of seven
: a period of seven days : week

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metanoia

change in one's way of life resulting from penitence or spiritual conversion.

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organon

an instrument of thought, especially a means of reasoning or a system of logic.

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croupier

an attendant in a gambling casino who rakes in money or chips and pays winners at a gaming table.

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hermenuetic

concerning interpretation, especially of the Bible or literary texts. .. a method or theory of interpretation.

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anterior

earlier; nearer the front, especially situated in the front of the body or nearer to the head.

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durative

of or denoting continuing action.

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mythoi

a traditional or recurrent narrative theme or plot structure.
a set of beliefs or assumptions about something.

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catherine wheel

This method of execution was used in 18th-century Colonial United States following slave revolts. The condemned was tied to a large wooden wheel, which was rotated slowly while the executioner struck down on his limbs with an iron bar or hammer, breaking the bones. This was usually done in public places, and the victim's broken body was left out on display.

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bed of procrustus

different lengths or sizes or properties are fitted to an arbitrary standard

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functor

a function; an operator. another term for function word.

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two-shot

a type of shot employed in the film industry in which the frame encompasses a view of two people (the subjects).

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allotropic

the existence of a substance and especially an element in two or more different forms (as of crystals) usually in the same phase

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syntagmatic

a chain which leads, through syntagmatic analysis, to understanding of how a sequence of events forms a narrative.

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cretonne

a strong cotton or linen cloth used especially for curtains and upholstery

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prolegomena

a critical or discursive introduction to a book.

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peckish

slightly hungry

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vocalic

of, relating to, or consisting of a vowel or vowels.

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deictic

showing or pointing out directly

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suasory

Effective at persuading someone to do something.

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diragation

The power of controlling or modifying involuntary bodily functions, such as the pulse, temperature, or digestion.

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excursus

a detailed discussion of a particular point in a book, usually in an appendix.
a digression in a written text.

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gull

fool or hoax

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deixis

words and phrases, such as “me” or “here”, that cannot be fully understood without additional contextual information -- in this case, the identity of the speaker (“me”) and the speaker's location (“here”).

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prominecing

a standing, iutting, or strouting, out

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shako

a cylindrical or conical military hat with a brim and a plume or pom-pom.