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puerile

childish; immature

orthopedics

branch of medicine treating disorders of the skeletal system & tissues related to movement

pedagogue

a teacher

pedant

a person who pays excessive attention to learning rules rather than to understanding OR a scholarly show-off

entity

something that has a real or independent existence

nonentity

a person or thing of no importance OR something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination

essence

the basic element; the identifying characteristic OR a substance in concentrated form obtained from a plant or drug OR a perfume

moribund

about to die or end

mortify

to shame OR to discipline oneself by denial

postmortem

an examination to determine the cause of death; an autopsy OR (informal) an analysis of something that is over

euthanasia

the act of painlessly killing a suffering person or animal; mercy killing

innate

possesed at birth; inborn

naïve

childlike; unsophisticated OR gullible

nascent

emerging; coming into existence

renaissance

a rebirth; a renewal OR (capitalized) a revival of humanism in fourteenth-century to sixteenth-century Europe

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