Having the shape of scales or a scale.
marked by or composed of disconnected parts or sounds
a religious adviser (not necessarily a priest) in the Eastern Orthodox Church
*prescribed or authorized by or punishable under a statute
herbivorous ornithischian dinosaur with a row of bony plates along its back and a spiked tail probably used as a weapon
Shaped like a star.
freshwater or marine life that can tolerate limited changes in depth
A small sturgeon (Acipenser ruthenus) of the Danube basin and Caspian Sea area, farmed and commercially fished for its flesh and caviar.
any hormone affecting the development and growth of sex organs
*Dialogue in which two characters speak alternate lines of verse, used as a stylistic device in ancient Greek drama.
paid magistrate (appointed by the Home Secretary) dealing with police cases
being or having a random variable
*part of medicine that relates to the mouth and its diseases
*any of various small petrels having dark plumage with paler underparts
pointed directly ahead
Having thin layers.
stream of consciousness
a literary genre that reveals a character's thoughts and feeling as they develop by means of a long soliloquy
A widely distributed sedimentary structure consisting of laminated carbonate or silicate rocks, produced over geologic time by the trapping, binding, or precipitating of sediment by groups of microorganisms, primarily cyanobacteria.
of or relating to the ostriches and related birds
deprive of strength or efficiency
Sturm und Drang
a state of violent disturbance and disorder (as in politics or social conditions generally)
in secret or covertly
*a theory in the philosophy of perception
*a writ issued by court authority to compel the attendance of a witness at a judicial proceeding
of or relating to or situated in the region south of the Sahara Desert.
the quality of being difficult to detect or analyze
constituting a class of its own
thin beef strips (or chicken or pork) cooked briefly at the table with onions and greens and soy sauce
A wide strap that runs over the back and under the belly of a horse, used to keep a blanket or other equipment in place.
To feed or supply to excess, satiety, or disgust.
*a state exercising a degree of dominion over a dependent state especially in its foreign affairs
*a landlocked monarchy in southeastern Africa
the relation that exists when things occur at the same time
a musical rhythm accenting a normally weak beat
the separation of liquid from a gel that is caused by contraction (as in cheese making)
the working together of two things (muscles or drugs for example) to produce an effect greater than the sum of their individual effects
a sensation that normally occurs in one sense modality occurs when another modality is stimulated
a low stool in the shape of a drum
poplar of northeastern North America with broad heart-shaped leaves
*indicated by necessary connotation though not expressed directly
*congenital deformity of the foot usually marked by a curled shape or twisted position of the ankle and heel and toes
the quality of being perceivable by touch
a trumpet blast or fanfare
*The branch of paleontology that deals with the processes of fossilization.
*granular preparation of cassava starch used to thicken especially puddings
A hypocrite, especially one who affects religious piety.
a dirty shabbily clothed urchin
a small restaurant serving Greek cuisine
based in scientific and industrial progress