36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 16 (terms/meanings)

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pedagogue
teacher; child leader
cosmetic
Pertaining to the art of beautifying, especially the complexion.
helium
an inert, gaseous element present in the sun's atmosphere and in natural gas - helios, sun - Apollo god of son
dialogue
a literary composition in the form of a conversation between two people
mime
the theatrical technique of suggesting action, character, or emotion without words, using only gesture, expression, and movement.
anatomy
the study of the structure of living things
archaic
characteristic of an earlier period; old-fashioned
epidemic
Wide-spread occurrence of a disease in a certain region.
homonym
words having the same sound but different meanings
maniac
an insane person
phonograph
machine used to pay sound recordings
stereotype
a distorted, exaggerated, or oversimplified image applied to a category of people
eulogy
a speech in praise of someone often when someone dies
heliograph
signal by means of a mirror and the using the sun's rays
epitome
perfect example or embodiment; brief summary
demography
scientific study of human population
microcosm
The world or universe on a small scale.
symphony
A harmonious or agreeable mingling of sounds.
oligarchy
government by a privileged few
erythromania
passion for the color red
homogeneous
all of the same or similar kind or nature
synagogue
Jewish place of worship
mimesis
the imitation or representation of aspects of the sensible world, especially human actions in literature and art.
atypical
not conforming to type
demagogue
an orator who appeals to the passions and prejudices of his audience
archetype
an original model or pattern
tomomania
a passion for surgery, cutting
cosmetology
the practice of beautifying the face and hair and skin
homophone
one of two or more words prounced alike, but with different menings, derivations, or spellings
archaeologist
a person who studies the material remains of a culture to learn about that society (artifacts, ecofacts).
pyromaniac
a person with a passion for setting things on fire
tonsillectomy
a surgical operation to remove the tonsils
endemic
native to or confined to a certain region
telephone
transmitting speech at a distance
typical
conforming to a type
mimic
one who copies closely; to copy with intent to ridicule