Vocabulary 5

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notorious

widely but unfavorably known

summit

top of a mountain

sum

total of all numbers

consummate

adj. - having reached the very highest point of perfection
v. - etymologically, to bring something to the highest point; that is, to put the final touches to it, bring it to completion

incorrigible

doing something to excess, with all efforts at correction or reform being to no avail

veteran

one who grew older serving the country, as of the Armed Forces. The word is both a noun and adjective

inveterate

etymologically speaking, one who has grown old in the habit

genetics

the science that treats of the transmission of hereditary characteristics from parents to offspring

geneticist

a scientist specializing in the field of genetics

gene

a particle in the chromosome of the germ cell containing a hereditary characteristic

genealogy

the study of family trees or ancestral origins

genealogist

a practitioner of genealogy

genital

involved in the process of conception and birth

genesis

the beginning, birth, or origin or something - a plan, idea, though, career, etc.

congenital

etymologically, together with birth
Note: a ____ defect, deformity, condition, etc. occurs during the nine-month birth process

hereditary

characteristics of this on the other hand are acquired at the moment of conception

chronic

frequently, repeatedly

anachronism

someone or something out of time, out of date, belonging to a different era, either earlier or later (recall that the prefix ana-, like a- is negative

incongruous

incompatible; not conforming; disagreeing; inconsistent within itself

chronological

in correct time or order

chronology

the science of time order and the accurate dating of events - or a list of events in the time order in which they have occurred and will occur

chronologist

an expert in this field of chronology

chronometer

a highly accurate timepiece, especially one used on ships

chronometry

the measurement of time

synchronize

etymologically, to time together, or to move, happen, or cause to happen, at the same time or rate

pathology

the science or study of disease - its nature, cause, cure, etc.

pathologist

expert who examines tissue, often by autopsy or biopsy, to diagnose disease and to interpret the abnormalities in such tissue that may be caused by specific diseases

sympathetic

feeling or suffering with someone

antipathy

feeling of strong dislike or hostility

apathy

indifference, lack of any interest, emotion, or response, complete listlessness, especially when some reaction is normal or expected

pathetic

obviously suffering; such a person may arouse sympathy or pity (or perhaps antipathy?) in you

empathy

not only sharing the feelings of another, but also identifying with those feelings, in fact experiencing them yourself as if momentarily you were that other person

telepathy

feeling other people's thoughts from a distance - also ESP (extrasensory perception)

conscience

knowledge with a moral sense of right and wrong

unconscionable

not troubled by conscience, guilt, remorse, etc.

conscious

knowledge or awareness of one's emotions or sensations, or of what's happening around one

science

systematized knowledge as opposed, for example, to belief, faith, institution, or guesswork

omniscient

all-knowing, possessed of infinite knowledge

prescient

knowing about events before they occure, i.e., psychic, or possessed of unusaul powers of prediction

nescient

not knowing or ignorant

glib

smooth and slippery, with ready answers, a fleunt tongue, a persuasive air - but, such is the implication of the word, they fool only the most nescient, for their smoothness lacks sincerity and conviction

egregious

standing out (usaully in a negative sense)

gregarious

enjoying companionship; etymologically, liking to be with the herd, reaching out for friends, happiest when surrounded by people

congregate

to gether together in a herd, or flock

segregate

put people or things apart from the herd

aggregate

bring individual items to or toward the herd

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