36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 18 (terms / definitions)

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podalgia
foot pain
biography
an account of the series of events making up a person's life
unicycle
a vehicle with a single wheel that is driven by pedals
monogamy
having only one spouse at a time
neural
pertaining to the nerves or nervous system.
pediatrics
the branch of medicine concerned with the treatment of infants and children
automatic
like the unthinking functioning of a machine
cryptic
having a secret or hidden meaning
dynamite
explosive
nautical
pertaining to ships, seamen, or navigation.
melody
the perception of pleasant arrangements of musical notes
pyre
wood heaped for burning a dead body as a funeral rite
epicycle
a circle that rolls around (inside or outside) another circle
nostalgia
longing for something past
antibiotic
a drug that kills or inhibits growth of microorganisms
astronaut
person who travels in space
prosody
the study of poetic meter and the art of versification
homogamy
the tendency of people with similar characteristics to marry one another
pedagogue
someone who educates young people
neurosis
An emotional condition or disorder
apocryphal
of questionable authenticity
empyrean
of or relating to the sky or heavens
dynamic
characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality
autobiography
An account of the writer's own life.
encyclopedia
a summary of the entire circle of knowledge
neuralgia
pain along the course of a nerve
biology
the science that studies living organisms
cryptogenic
of unknown origin
autograph
a person's own signature
polygamous
having more than one mate at a time
comedy
light and humorous drama with a happy ending
cryptic
having a secret or hidden meaning
pedantic
marked by a narrow focus on or display of learning especially its trivial aspects
automation
the use of machinery in place of human labor
analgesic
a medicine used to relieve pain
biography
A written account of one's life, actions, and character.