F451 & Z for Zach Vocabulary 8 List

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stolid

calm and showing little emotion

minstrel

a singer or musician who sang or recited poems to music played on a harp or other instrument

phoenix

a mythological bird that destroys itself in a fire and is born again from the ashes; a symbol of immortality

subconscious

concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware, but which influences ones actions

refracted

deflected a ray of light that entered water, air, or glass at an angle

marionette

a puppet worked by strings

mausoleum

building used to house a tomb or tombs

stratum

a layer of rock

melancholy

sadness, depression of the spirits; gloom

conjure

to call to the mind (as if by magic)

proboscis

an elongated sucking organ of an insect; a nose

olfactory

relating to the sense of smell

multi-faceted

of an eye: having a number of lens-like visual units

ballistics

the study of the flight characteristics of projectiles

trajectory

the path of an object moving under the action of given forces

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