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American Heritage, #31-50

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guru
religious leader and spiritual teacher
heritage
the traditions passed down to us from generation to generation; an inheritance
hieroglyphic
a writing system using picture symbols
hologram
a three dimensional image created by laser beams
hypocrisy
pretending to have feelings, beliefs, or virtues that one does not have; insincerity
immune
safe from harm; protected
inference
a logical interpretation based on prior knowledge and experience
impertinent
improperly forward or bold; rude; insolent
introspection
examination of one's own thoughts and feelings
jaunty
cheerful and pleased with life; lighthearted; animated; easy and carefree; dapper in appearance
jovial
jolly; merry; good-humored
kilometer
a metric unit of length equal to 1000 meters (or 0.621371 miles)
labyrinth
a maze, complicated network or problem
laconic
concise, using few words
lichen
Mutual relationship between a fungus and algae
light-year
the distance that light travels in one year; about 9.5 trillion kilometers
maneuver
a planned movement; a skillful plan; a scheme
marsupial
pouched mammal (like a kangaroo)
metaphor
a figure of speech in which something is described as though it were something else
mosaic
inlaid art work, design made from bits of glass or stone set in cement

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