37 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 22 (terms / definitions)

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xen
stranger; foreigner
calisthenics
light exercise designed to promote general fitness
acephalous
lacking a head or a clearly defined head
geode
a rounded hollow rock lined with mineral crystal
morphology
the branch of biology that deals with the structure of animals and plants
orthographic
spelled correctly
hippodrome
racetrack
thermometer
an instrument used to measure air temperature
centrifugal
tending to move away from a center
hippodrome
racetrack
dialysis
the process of filtering the blood
necrology
a notice of someone's death
pseudoclassic
falsely or spuriously classic
xenophobia
an irrational fear of foreigners or strangers
dromomania
impulse to wander
kaleidoscope
tupe shaped toy containing pieces and mirrors creating ever-changing patterns
necropolis
a tract of land used for burials, a city of the dead
geology
a science that deals with the history of the earth as recorded in rocks
amorphous
having no definite form or distinct shape
orthodox
adhering to what is commonly accepted
pseudocyesis
false pregnancy
xenophile
a person who is attracted to foreign peoples, cultures, or customs
eucephalous
having a well-developed head
concentric
having a common center
hematothermal
warm-blooded
catalyst
something that causes an important event to happen
pseudonym
a fictitious name used when the person performs a particular social role
orthopedic
having to do with bones and joints
necrotomy
surgical excision of dead tissue.
theocentric
god centered
calligraphy
beautiful handwriting
analysis
understanding how something works by breaking it down into its component parts
orthodontist
dentist who straightens teeth
thermal
rising current of warm air
geography
study of the earth's surface
metamorphosis
a complete change of physical form or substance especially as by magic or witchcraft
eccentric
a person with an unusual or odd personality, not having a common center