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Select All opuscule n. a small or petty work : opusculum mountebank a trickster or swindler; a charlatan epiphytic growing on the surface of another plant usually not parasitic (microcladia) aerophyte plant that derives moisture and nutrients from the air and rain philology study of language and literature neologism a newly invented word or phrase icthyologist A scientist who studies fishes, fish scientist syncretism a blending of two or more religious traditions heterodox characterized by departure from accepted beliefs or standards gibbet instrument of execution consisting of a wooden frame from which condemned persons are executed by hanging transubstantiation an act that changes the form or character or substance of something Baal any of numerous local fertility and nature deities worshipped by ancient Semitic peoples Torah the first of three divisions of the Hebrew Scriptures comprising the first five books of the Hebrew Bible considered as a unit Talmud the collection of ancient rabbinic writings on Jewish law and tradition (the Mishna and the Gemara) that constitute the basis of religious authority in Orthodox Judaism Sadducee Leaders and found only in Jerusalem. They disappeared after the destruction of the temple in A.D. 70. They did not believe in the afterlife, resurrection, or angels. They made compromises with the Romans. proconsul official, usually former consul, who acted as governor or military commander of a province Gregorian The currently used calendar, that replaced the Julian calendar, of or relating to Pope Gregory I or to the plainsong chants of the Roman Catholic Church ex cathedra With the authority derived from one's office or position, From the chair of Peter bishopric also called diocese; a group of parishes headed by a bishop --- his area of authority is called this Bishops' Bible an English translation of the Bible made under the direction of Matthew Parker and published in 1568: the recognized translation of the Bible in England until the Authorized (King James) Version of 1611. antiphon n. A response or alteration of responses, generally musical. cantor the official of a synagogue who conducts the liturgical part of the service and sings or chants the prayers intended to be performed as solos Arian belief denying divinity of jesus and holy spirit ordinal the number designating place in an ordered sequence cardinal the number of elements in a mathematical set; denotes quantity but not the order exegesis an explanation or critical interpretation (especially of the Bible) hermenuetics the study of principles of interpretation (e.g. in the Bible) Constantine Emperor of Rome who adopted the Christian faith and stopped the persecution of Christians (280-337) Eastern Orthodoxy ecumenical councils decide, use icons and images, emphasize Christ's resurrection and human mystical transformation, the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father (only versicle n. - short verse; Ecclesiastical, short verse followed by response. versicular, adj. pertaining to or marking verses. preces prayers kobold a kind of domestic spirit in German mythology. lissom gracefully slender, supple; nimble. objurgate express strong disapproval of seriatim in a series; one after another. exiguity smallness; thinness; the quality of being meager. exigency a pressing or urgent situation canorous melodious; musical. thaumaturgy the performing of miracles or magic. susurrus a whispering or rustling sound. tmesis a figure of speech in which a word or set phrase is separated into two parts, with other words occurring between them, Separation of the parts of a compound word, usually for metrical convenience bibliophage an ardent reader; a bookworm crepitate make a crackling sound trammel a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner), place limits on (extent or access) appetence strong craving or powerful desire anhedonia an inability to experience pleasure prehensile capable of grasping or holding (esp. by wrapping around); Ex. prehensile tails dipsomania an intense persistent desire to drink alcoholic beverages to excess microsieverts The sievert (symbol: Sv) is the International System of Units (SI) SI derived unit of dose equivalent radiation. It attempts to quantitatively evaluate the biological effects of ionizing radiation as opposed to just the absorbed dose of radiation energy, which is measured in gray. detritus loose bits and pieces of material resulting from disintegration or wearing away; fragments that result from any destruction quadripartite divided into or consisting of four parts rhizomes Horizontal underground stems modus vivendi a manner of living that reflects the person's values and attitudes ngoni string instrument oblong lute (root of banjo) Vedic Having to do with or pertaining to the Vedas-the oldest scriptures in India and the world, passed through oral tradition Chaconne (or ciaccona) BAROQUE GENRE derived from the CHACONA, consisting of VARIATIONS over a BASSO CONTINUO., a continuous set of variations based on a repeating harmonic progression. it is very similar to a passacaglia, a continuous set of variations based on a repeating harmonic progression. it is very similar to a passacaglia haredim Jewish ultra-orthodox movements that reject all modernist forms of Judaism mycology the branch of botany that studies fungi and fungus-caused diseases fateuil A fauteuil is a style of open-arm chair with a primarily exposed wooden frame originating in France in the early 18th century, arm chair tetralogy a series of four related works (plays or operas or novels) serry to crowd closely together panegyrize to praise highly, to praise a person or event in a formal speech or in writing; to praise highly metempirical beyond the scope of knowledge aioli olive oil, egg yolk, garlic and saffron obscurantism a deliberate act intended to make something obscure prehensible adj. Capable of being grasped. quean -noun 1. an overly forward, impudent woman; shrew; hussy. 2. a prostitute. 3. British Dialect . a girl or young woman, esp. a robust one. kef n. - sleepiness, caused by drugs; hashish, etc. pansophy knowledge of all things lyard Dappled fascicle bundle; division of book published in parts dramaturge A person who provides specific in - depth knowledge and literary resources to a director, producer, theatre company, or even the audience., playwright typanum hearing, vibrates from air in the audotory canaland regulates air passing to eustachian tube, a peice of relief sculptor over the door of a church retronym A neologism created for an existing object or concept because the exact meaning of the original term used for it has become ambiguous, Words that originally had one name but now have more than one [whole milk, bar soap, snail mail, etc.]. ipso facto by the fact itself ironia irony praeteritio Claiming to not mention or "pass over" something that one plans to say, the inclusion of something by pretending to omit it metempirical beyond the field of experience. ataxia a lack of order, condition of no coordination ironia irony praeteritio Pretended omission for rhetorical effect., the inclusion of something by pretending to omit it interrogatio interrogation, inquiry., question that has an answer, based on undeniable truth anaphora repetition of a word, phrase, or clause at the beginning of two or more sentences in a row. This is a deliberate form of repetition and helps make the writer's point more coherent. rogatio rhetorical figure where a person asks and answers there own question. What is it men in women do require? The lineaments of desire. chiasmus a statement consisting of two parallel parts in which the second part is structurally reversed ("Susan walked in, and out rushed Mary.") aposiopesis breaking off in the middle of a sentence (as by writers of realistic conversations), when the speaker or writer deliberately stops short and leaves something unexpressed, but yet obvious, to be supplied by the imagination amour fou French for mad, passionate love or obsessive love. listeria any species of the genus Listeria, any of several rod-shaped, aerobic, parasitic bacteria of the genus Listeria, pathogenic for humans and animals. boscage a growth of trees or shrubs : thicket adytum sacred part of a temple or church; church chancel, shrine, inner sanctuary compendious concise but comprehensive, containing the substance of a subject campesino farm worker; peasant maculated spotted; stained; CF. immaculate recitative a vocal passage of narrative text that a singer delivers with natural rhythms of speech passacaglia Work built on an ostinato bass (ground bass), often a descending chromatic bass. ostinatos a short melodic, rhythmic, or harmonic pattern that is repeated throughout a work or a section of one.