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This set contains vocabulary for the week of 3/21/11.

Apodictic

Expressing or of the nature of necessary truth or absolute certainty

Apothecary

Pharmacist

Apogee

The point farthest from the center of a celestial body reached by an object orbiting it; the farthest or highest point

Aperture

An opening or open space (hole); the opening in a lens that admits light; the diameter of this opening

Aphorism

A short sequence stating a general truth or practical observation

Apocalypse

A Jewish or early Christian symbolic writing about a final flood destroying the powers of evil and ushering in the kingdom of God; a prophetic revelation

Apogeotropism

Growth or orientation away from the earth or gravity

Apocope

The loss of one or more sounds or letters from the end of a word ("sing" from the Old English word "singan")

Aposiopesis

The leaving of a thought incomplete, usually by a sudden breaking off; to be fully silent

Apophasis

The raising of an issue by claiming not to mention it

Apoplexy

Stroke (a rupture or obstruction of artery of brain causing loss of voluntary movement, etc.)

Apotheosis

Elevation to divine status

Apostrophe

A mark ' used to show the omission of letters or numbers, the plural of letters or figures ('78, 9's, t's); the rhetorical addressing of an absent person as if present or an abstract idea or inanimate object as if capable of understanding

Apostle

One sent on a mission; an ardent supporter; the first who initiates great moral reform or avocates an important belief or system

Apology

A formal justification; excuse; an admission of error or discourtesy accompanied by an expression of regret

Apostate

One who renounces religious faith; one who abandons previous loyalty

Aposematic

Being conspicuous and serving to know

Apophyge

A small, concave, outward curve joining the shaft of a column, especially a classical column to its base; a similar curve joining the shaft of a column to its capital

Apopemptic

Pertaining to leave--taking or departing

Apologue

A spiritual or symbolic story usually intended to convey a moral

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