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Geologist
a specialist in geology
Prevailed
Be widespread in a particular area at a particular time; be current
Glacial
adjective: icy, frosty, gelid, frigid, freezing
Glaciation
The process, condition, or result of being covered by glaciers or ice sheets; A glacial period
Geologically
(geological) of or relating to or based on geology; "geological formations"; "geologic forces"
prominent
adjective: outstanding, salient, eminent, distinguished, notable, conspicuous, protuberant, protruding; Important; famous
mathematician
A mathematician is a person whose primary area of study or research, or both, is the field of mathematics.
insolation
noun: sunstroke; Exposure to the sun's rays; The amount of solar radiation reaching a given area
eccentricity
noun: oddity, kink, peculiarity, queerness, extravagance, singularity; The quality of being eccentric
dominant
adjective: predominant, ruling, prevailing, commanding, prevalent, ascendant; Most important, powerful, or influential
Inclination
noun: tendency, propensity, leaning, bias, proclivity, bent, disposition, tilt, incline, liking (nghieng, lech)
oscillation
noun: vibration, swing, fluctuation, sway, vacillation
Movement back and forth at a regular speed; Regular variation in magnitude or position around a central point (dao dong, lung lay)
Periodically
adverb: at times; sporadically: in a sporadic manner; "he only works sporadically" (mot cach dinh ky)
meteoroid
A small body moving in the solar system that would become a meteor if it entered the earth's atmosphere (thien thach)
meteor
noun: shooting star, falling star; A small body of matter from outer space that enters the earth's atmosphere, becoming incandescent as a result of friction and appearing as a streak of light
Plunge
verb: dive, immerse, submerge, dip, sink, duck
noun: dive, dip, diving, immersion; Fall suddenly and uncontrollably; Jump or dive quickly and energetically
confront
verb: face, compare
sediment
verb: settle, precipitate
noun: deposit, dregs, lees, precipitate, residue, sludge, silt, grounds
Matter that settles to the bottom of a liquid; dregs
yield
verb: give, surrender, give in, produce, bear
noun: crop, harvest, output, produce, product, production, proceeds, income;
Produce or provide (a natural, agricultural, or industrial product)
extraterrestrial
noun: alien; Of or from outside the earth or its atmosphere
volcanic
adjective: vulcanic, igneous, eruptive; Of, relating to, or produced by a volcano or volcanoes
eruption
noun: outburst, rash, outbreak, explosion, burst; An act or instance of erupting
ash
noun: ashes, cinder; The powdery residue left after the burning of a substance
counter
verb: oppose, resist; Speak or act in opposition to
vaporize
verb: evaporate, volatilize, vapour, vapor, steam
subtle
adjective: subtile, fine, delicate, nice, sharp;
(esp. of a change or distinction) So delicate or precise as to be difficult to analyze or describe
skeptic
A person inclined to question or doubt all accepted opinions
era
noun: age, epoch, period, time, date
wobble
verb: wabble, waver, sway, shake, vacillate, stagger, swing, totter, oscillate, vibrate, reel, hesitate, falter
noun: wabble, vacillation, stagger; Move unsteadily from side to side (rung rinh, luc lac)
tilt
verb: incline, tip, lean, bend, cant
noun: inclination, incline;
Move or cause to move into a sloping position (xien)
axis
truc; noun: axle, pivot, spindle, arbor