36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 19 (terms / definitions)

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monogram
a character consisting of two or more letters interwoven into one, usually initials of a name.
dichotic
elating to or involving the presentation of a stimulus to one ear that differs in some respect (as pitch, loudness, frequency, or energy) from a stimulus presented to the other ear
tetrarchy
rule by four; the system of government established by Diocletian (284-305) in which the Roman Empire was divided into two parts, each ruled by an "Augustus" assisted by a "Caesar."
hexahedron
any polyhedron having six plane faces
decagon
a polygon with 10 sides and 10 angles
panorama
a picture (or series of pictures) representing a continuous scene
dipole
an aerial half a wavelength long consisting of two rods connected to a transmission line at the center
tricycle
a vehicle with three wheels that is moved by foot pedals
pentameter
a verse line having five metrical feet
octopod
eight-armed cephalopod lacking an internal shell
kilocalorie
a unit of heat equal to the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one kilogram of water by one degree at one atmosphere pressure
polygraph
a medical instrument that records several physiological processes simultaneously (e.g., pulse rate and blood pressure and respiration and perspiration)
dichotomy
being twofold, a division into two parts
panacea
hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases
decalogue
The ten commandments.
tetralogy
a series of four related works (plays or operas or novels)
digamy
a second marriage, after the death or divorce of the first husband or wife; deuterogamy.
hexagram
a regular polygon formed by extending each of the sides of a regular hexagon to form two equilateral triangles
monocle
lens for correcting defective vision in one eye
polymorphic
having or occurring in several distinct forms
octopus
bottom-living cephalopod having a soft oval body with eight long tentacles
triarchy
government by three persons
kilometer
a length of 1,000 meters.
pentagon
a five-sided polygon
polyphonic
having two or more independent but harmonically related melodic parts sounding together
monarchy
government by a single, sovereign ruler.
kilocycle
one thousand periods per second
pantalgia
pain involving the entire body
trilogy
group of three related works (connected by a shared subject but each complete in itself)
decathlon
an athletic contest consisting of ten different events
pantomime
a performance using gestures and body movements without words
monody
music consisting of a single vocal part (usually with accompaniment)
diaphanous
so thin as to transmit light
tripod
a three-legged rack used for support
pentameter
a verse line having five metrical feet
hexagon
a figure with six angles.