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Flashcards in Words To Work 8 Deck (17):
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Amorphous

Lacking definite form, having no specific shape

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Thaumaturgy

The working of wonders or miracles

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Pantomime

The act or technique o conveying emotion, actions, feelings

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Holocryptic

Wholly or completely concealing something

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Diaphanous

Very sheer and light, almost completely transparent

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Atrophy

Waste away, typically due to the deteriaton of the cells

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Catastrophe

An even causing great and often sudden damage or suffering

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Clinometer

An instrument for determining angles of inclination or slope

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Demagogue

A person especially an orator or political leader who gains power and popularity by arousing the emotions, paddies, and prejudice of the people

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Acrobat

A skilled performer or gymnastic feats, as waking on a tightrope or swinging on a trapeze

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Ballistics

The science or study of motion of projectiles, as bullets, shells, or bombs

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Allonym

The name of another person taken by the author as a pen name

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Acronym

An abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other works and pronounced as a word

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Acropolis

The citadel or high fortified area of an. Old Greek city

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Heliotropism

The directional growth of a plant in response to sunlight

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Polygamy

Having many spouses

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Technical

Belonging or pertaining to an art, science