VCR Book C Lesson 4

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puerile

childish; immature

orthopedics

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

pedagogue

a teacher

pedant

1. a person who pays excessive attention to learning rules rather than to understanding
2. a scholarly show off

entity

something that has a real or independent existence

nonentity

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

essence

1. the basic element; the identifying characteristic
2. a substance in concentrated form obtained from a plant or drug
3. a perfume

moribund

about to die or end

mortify

1. to shame
2. to discipline oneself by denial

postmortem

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

euthanasia

the act of painlessly killing a suffering oerson or animal; mercry killing

innate

possessed at birth; inborn

naive

1. childlike; unsophisticated
2. gullible

nascent

emerging; coming into existence

renaissance

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

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