36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 30 (terms/definitions)

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activate
put in motion or move to act
cauldron
a large pot used for boiling
fender
a cushion-like device that reduces shock due to contact
innovation
a new way of doing something
pedagogy
the activities of educating or instructing or teaching
resign
leave (a job, post, post, or position) voluntarily
cadence
rhythmic rise and fall( of sound), beat
diadem
crown; a jeweled crown or headband worn as a symbol of sovereign
malady
any physical disease or disorder, especially a chronic or deep-seated one.
parity
functional equality
descendant
person who is related to an ancestor
utilitarian
having a useful function
activist
a person who works for change
pediatrician
a specialist in the care of babies and children
caloric
of or relating to heat
decadence
the state of being degenerate in mental or moral qualities
malevolence
wishing evil to others
utile
being of use or service
diagonally
a set of entries in a square matrix running either from upper left to lower right or lower left to upper right
inoffensive
causing no harm
disparity
inequality or difference in some respect
renovate
give new life or energy to
ascendance
domination; controlling power
significant
important in effect or meaning
diachronic
used of the study of a phenomenon (especially language) as it changes through time
countersign
add one's signature to after another's to attest authenticity
malcontent
a person who is discontented or disgusted
transaction
an agreement between two entities to exchange goods or services or any other evetn that can measured in economic terms by an organization
orthopedics
branch of medicine dealing with the study of the musculoskeletal system
cadenza
a brilliant solo passage occuring near the end of a piece of music
retroactive
affecting things past
pedant
one who makes unnecessary show of his learning, especially by correcting petty errors
novitiate
state of being a beginner
malnutrition
a disorder of nutrition that results when a person does not consume enough of each of the nutrients that are needed by the human body
diaspora
the dispersion or spreading of something that was originally localized (as a people or language or culture)
peruse
examine or consider with attention and in detail