PART IB PREVIEW 23

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a fortiori

adv. For a still stronger reason; all the more. Used of a conclusion that is logically more certain than another.

antinome

n. One that is contradictory or contrary to another; an opposite.

honorific

adj. Conferring or showing respect or honor. n. A title, phrase, or grammatical form conveying respect, used especially when addressing a social superior.

kilderkin

n. 1. A cask. 2. An obsolete English measure of capacity equal to about 18 gallons (68 liters).

logomachy

n. 1. A dispute about words. 2. A dispute carried on in words only; a battle of words.

mydriasis

n. Prolonged, abnormal dilatation of the pupil of the eye caused by disease or a drug.

ogreish

n. 1. A giant or monster in legends and fairy tales that eats human beings. 2. A person who is felt to be particularly cruel, brutish, or hideous.

pasqueflower

n. Any of several plants of the genus Anemone, especially A. patens, having large blue, purple, or white flowers, each producing many conspicuously lume achenes.

physiognomy

n. 1.a. The art of judging human character from facial features. b. Divination based on facial features. 2.a. Facial features, especially when regarded as revealing character. See Synonyms at face. b. Aspect and character of an inanimate or abstract entity.

puissant

adjective form of puissance
puissance n. Power; might.

quadrumanous

adj. Zoology Having four feet with opposable first digits, as primates other than huan beings.

redacted

form of redact
redact v. tr. 1. To draw up or frame (a proclamation, for example). 2. To make ready for publication; edit or revise.

sericeous

adj. 1. Silky. 2. Botany. Covered with soft, silky hairs.

storm petrel

n. Any of various small sea birds of the family Hydrobatidae, especially Hydrobates pelagicus, of the North Atlantic and the Mediterranean, having sooty plumage and a white rump.

transferable

adjective form of transfer
transfer v. tr. 1. To convey or cause to pass from one place, person, or thing to another. 2. Law. To make over the possession or legal title of; convey. 3. To convey (a design, for example) from one surface to another, as by impression. v. intr. 1. To move oneself from one location or job to another. 2. To withdraw from one educational institution or course of study and enroll in another. 3. To change from one public conveyance to another. n. The conveyance or removal of something from one place, person, or thing to another. 2. One who transfers or is transferred, as to a new school. 3. A design conveyed by contact from one surface to another. 4.a. A ticket entitling a passenger to change from one public conveyance to another as part of one trip. b. A place where such a change is made. 5. Law. A conveyance of title or property from one person to another.

viscosity

n. 1. The condition or property of being viscous. 2. Physics. Coefficient of viscosity.

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