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corpus

A collection of written texts

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masala

any of a number of spice mixtures ground into a paste or powder for use in Indian cooking.

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tiffin

a light meal, especially lunch.

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aerogram

a sheet of light paper folded and sealed to form a letter for sending by airmail.

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dahlia

a genus of bushy, tuberous, herbaceous perennial plants native to Mexico. A member of the Asteraceae, dicotyledonous plants, related species include the sunflower, daisy, chrysanthemum, and zinnia.

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chiliast

a belief held by some Christian denominations that there will be a Golden Age or Paradise on Earth in which "Christ will reign" for 1000 years prior to the final judgment and future eternal state (the "World to Come"

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entente

a friendly understanding or informal alliance between states or factions.

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senescence

the condition or process of deterioration with age.

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parousia

an ancient Greek word meaning presence, arrival, or official visit.

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kairos

an ancient Greek word meaning the right or opportune moment (the supreme moment). The ancient Greeks had two words for time, chronos and kairos. While the former refers to chronological or sequential time, the latter signifies a time lapse, a moment of indeterminate time in which everything happens.

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topocosm

the intimate conscious circuit of energy native poeples felt from their environment.

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middest

Situated most nearly in the middle; middlemost; midmost.

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aevum

the mode of existence experienced by angels and by the saints in heaven. In some ways, it is a state that logically lies between the eternity of God and the temporal experience of material beings

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sempiternal

is useful for describing something endless, especially when you want to use an impressive word. Although it's often used the same way you'd use the word "eternal," in philosophy there is a distinction between those terms. "Eternal" implies something that is infinite outside the bounds of time, like God, while sempiternal is a more earthbound way to talk about forever.

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vermicular

like a worm in form or movement; vermiform.

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saeculum

a length of time roughly equal to the potential lifetime of a person or the equivalent of the complete renewal of a human population

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inrushing

A rushing inward

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kinematic

the branch of classical mechanics which describes the motion of points, bodies (objects) and systems of bodies (groups of objects) without consideration of the causes of motion. Kinematics as a field of study is often referred to as the "geometry of motion".

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antithetical

directly opposed or contrasted; mutually incompatible.

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esemplastic

molding into one; unifying.

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fretted

gradually wear away (something) by rubbing or gnawing.

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pawl

a pivoted curved bar or lever whose free end engages with the teeth of a cogwheel or ratchet so that the wheel or ratchet can only turn or move one way.
each of a set of short stout bars that engage with the whelps and prevent a capstan, windlass, or winch from recoiling.

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mantid

insect family

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phosphene

a ring or spot of light produced by pressure on the eyeball or direct stimulation of the visual system other than by light.

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entopic

being or occurring in the usual place.

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hypnogogic

the experience of the transitional state from wakefulness to sleep: the hypnagogic state of consciousness, during the onset of sleep. In opposition, hypnopompia denotes the onset of wakefulness. The related words from the Greek are agōgos "leading", "inducing", pompe "act of sending", and hypnos "sleep".

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roundel

a small disk, especially a decorative medallion.

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fontanelle

he space where two sutures join forms a membrane-covered "soft spot"

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ocelli

A small, simple eye or eyespot, found in many invertebrates. A marking that resembles an eye, as on the wings of some butterflies.

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yoni

literally "vagina" or "womb") is the symbol of the Goddess (Shakti or Devi), the Hindu Divine Mother. Within Shaivism, the sect dedicated to the god Shiva, the yoni symbolizes his consort.