31 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 17 (terms / definitions)

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asterisk
a star-shaped character * used in printing
cauterize
To burn or sear as with a heated iron.
program
plan, series of steps to be carried
monolith
a single great stone (often in the form of a column or obelisk)
podium
pedestal; raised platform
syntax
the grammatical arrangement of words in sentences
emblem
a visible symbol representing an abstract idea
gene
A distinct unit of hereditary material found in chromosomes; a sequence of nucleotides in DNA that codes for a particular tRNA, rRNA, or polypeptide.
hemoglobin
a hemoprotein composed of globin and heme that gives red blood cells their characteristic color
mnemonic
of or relating to or involved the practice of aiding the memory
politician
a leader engaged in civil administration
telegram
a message transmitted by telegraph
paragraph
one of several distinct subdivisions of a text intended to separate ideas
lithograph
A print made by printing from stone.
hemorrhage
Excessive bleeding; bursting forth of blood
tactic
a plan for attaining a particular goal
astrology
the study of the stars and planets by those who believe they influence human events
holocaust
an act of great destruction and loss of life
telescope
a magnifier of images of distant objects
hyperbole
extravagant exaggeration
theogony
the study of the origins and genealogy of the gods
podiatrist
a specialist in care for the feet
cosmopolitan
of worldwide scope or applicability
amnesia
loss of memory
homotaxis
a similarity of arrangement
lithotomy
removal of a stone from the urinary tract
cosmogony
n. A doctrine of creation or of the origin of the universe.
hematology
The study of the blood
phonograph
record player; a device that turns the writing on records into sound
neolithic
Pertaining to the later stone age.
graphologist
a specialist in inferring character from handwriting