36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 24 (terms / definitions)

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bibliography
a list of the words of an author, or the literature bearing on a particular subject.
dogma
a doctrine or code of beliefs accepted as authoritative
geriatrics
a field of medicine dealing with older people
idiot
a person of subnormal intelligence
technician
one who studies the products and systems developed by engineers and who is uniquely qualified to run and maintain them
antitoxin
an antibody that can neutralize a specific toxin
cacodyl
a poisonous oily liquid with a garlicky odor
gastric
relating to or involving the stomach
hippopotamus
water horse; massive thick-skinned herbivorous animal living in or around rivers of tropical Africa
phantom
a ghostly appearing figure
topic
the subject matter of a conversation or discussion
zoology
study of animals
pyrotechnics
fireworks
gerontic
the last phase in the life cycle of an organism
utopia
ideally perfect state
zoology
study of animals
hippodrome
racetrack
gastronomy
the art of preparing and serving appetizing food.
paradox
(logic) a self-contradiction
bibliophile
someone who loves (and usually collects) books
idiom
a peculiar expression
toxic
something poisonous that can cause death
epiphany
spontaneous thought/idea that reveals something significant, a revelation
cacography
poor handwriting
orthodox
adhering to what is commonly accepted
gerentology
branch of psychology that studies the agining process and the problems of older people.
diaphanous
so thin as to transmit light
cacophony
loud confusing disagreeable sounds
idiograph
private mark; trademark
doxology
hymn or song of praise
technical
characterizing or showing skill in or specialized knowledge of applied arts and sciences
idiosyncracy
peculiarity
gastronome
a person devoted to refined sensuous enjoyment (especially good food and drink)
sycophant
a person who tries to please someone in order to gain a personal advantage
toponym
place name
zoo
animal, the facility where wild animals are housed for exhibition