54 terms

Brissman 1st year 22 & 25 Review [Scaffold-stripped]

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dubious
with doubt, because there are other possibilities
hypothermia
body temperature below normal due to extreme cold
hypodermic
under the skin
vociferous
loudly voiced
invoke
to call for help; to request (call for) certain privileges (e.g., to invoke the Fifth Amendment)
perambulate
to walk through a place
amble
a leisurely walk (noun); to walk leisurely (verb)
preamble
an introductory statement
transmigration
to go from one state of existence to another (e.g., the soul moving from this life to another)
belligerant
warring
antebellum
before the war
hydrometer
a device that measures the amount of water
volition
will or choice (e.g., what is your volition?)
neologism
a new word
philologist
one who loves words
logician
a specialist in the scientific study of reasoning
collaborate
to work together
evaluate
to determine the worth of; to assess value
devaluation
a lessening, especially of status or importance
valid
having worth or value
indignity
humiliating treatment; an act that offends against a person's self-respect
condign
worthy (e.g., a condign reward or punishment)
dignitary
an important (or worthy) person
bibliography
a written list of books used during a research project
transcribe
to make a written copy; to transfer from one written form to another
epigram
a writing on a particular subject; most often used to refer to witty comments or sayings
sonogram
an image produced by sound waves
annuity
a sum of money to be paid yearly
veritable
actual truth; the real thing
veracious
truthful
literati
notable or popular writers
aesthetics
concerning pleasing appearances; artistic beauty
saturnine
gloomy and remote, as the planet Saturn is hazy (remember its ring) and distant
appendicitis
infection of the appendix
asteroid
having the appearance of a star; small rocky celestial bodies
genesis
the birth or creation of something
premonition
seeing or sensing danger beforehand
solitude
the state of being alone
pentagon
shape with five sides and five angles
tetrahedron
four-sided object
nanosecond
one billionth of a second
picosecond
one trillionth of a second
monomania
obsessed with one thing
biped
two-footed creature
dilemma
torn between two choices
pentagram
a five-point, star-shaped figure
quadruped
four-footed creature
septuagenerian
a person whose age is in their 70's
octogenarian
a person whose age is in their 80's
octagon
shape with eight sides and eight angles
decimeter
a unit of length equal to one-tenth of a meter
bicentennial
200-year anniversary
quintet
a group of five
quintuplets
five children born at once to one mother