36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 21 (terms / definitions)

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chrysanthemum
flower
chronic
being long-lasting and recurrent or characterized by long suffering
energy
an exertion of force
triglyph
vertically channeled tablets seen on doric friezes
optic
the organ of sight
psychic
a person apparently sensitive to things beyond the natural range of perception
cardiac
pertaining to the heart
pachyderm
thick-skinned animal
ethnocentric
a belief that one's own culture is superior
iconolatry
the worship or adoration of icons.
pepsin
an enzyme produced in the stomach that splits proteins into peptones
theologian
a professor of divinity.
helianthus
flowers that resemble the shape of the sun
iconoclast
someone who tries to destroy traditional ideas or institutions
epidermis
the outer layer of the skin covering the exterior body surface of vertebrates
dyspeptic
irritable as if suffering from indigestion
urgophobia
fear of work
anachronism
an artifact that belongs to another time
theophany
a visible (but not necessarily material) manifestation of a deity to a human person
ethnic
to do with a group of people sharing the same national origins, launguage or culture.
psychogenic
mental or emotional rather than physiological in origin
autopsy
examination of a dead body; postmortem
petroglyph
rock carving
cardiopulmonary
pertaining to the heart and the lungs
theology
the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth
psychiatrist
doctor who treats mental diseases
iconography
illustration by pictures or other visual representation
biopsy
examination of tissues or liquids from the living body to determine the existence or cause of a disease
taxidermy
the art of mounting the skins of animals so that they have lifelike appearance
monotheistic
belief in one god
synchronized
operating in unison
dermatologist
physician who studies and treats the skin
urgency
pressing importance requiring speedy action
eupeptic
of, like or pertaining to good digestion; cheerful
cardiograph
instrument for recording movements of the heart
optician
maker and seller of eyeglasses