36 terms

Everyday Words Lesson 2 (Terms/Definitions)

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aquarium
A water-filled enclosure in which aquatic animals are kept.
dictionary
A reference book containing an explanatory alphabetical list of words.
equation
The state of being equal.
potential
Capable of being but not yet in existence.
consecutive
Following successively without interruption.
temporary
Lasting or used for a limited time; impermanent.
artist
One who creates works of art.
deduce
To reach a conclusion by reasoning.
annul
To make or declare void or invalid, as a marriage or a law; nullify; cancel.
puncture
To pierce with a pointed object.
simultaneous
Happening, existing, or done at the same time.
proverb
A short saying in widespread use that expresses a well-known truth or fact.
inequity
Injustice; unfairness.
dissimulate
To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
artful
Exhibiting art or skill.
nulliparous
An adjective describing a female who has not borne offspring.
aqueous
Pertaining to, similar to, containing, or dissolved in water; watery.
seduce
To lead a person away from duty or proper conduct; corrupt.
verbatim
Using exactly the same words; word for word.
temporal
Pertaining to, concerned with, or limited by time or worldly affairs.
edict
A formal proclamation, command, or decree
obsequious
Full of or exhibiting servile compliance; fawning
potent
Possessing inner or physical strength; powerful
punctilio
A fine point of etiquette; 2) Precise observance of formalities.
aqueduct
A pipe or channel designed to transport water from a remote source, usually by gravity.
nullify
To make null; invalidate; negate, abolish, annul, void, cancel.
equipotent
power, ability, or effect.
benediction
An invocation of divine blessing, usually at the end of a church service.
artifice
An artful device or stratagem; trickery; cleverness; ruse, wile, maneuver.
extemporaneous
Done with little or no preparation or practice; impromptu.
adduced
To cite as an example or means of proof in an argument; bring forward for consideration.
verbiage
Words in excess of those needed for clarity or precision; wordiness
obsequies
Funeral rites or ceremonies
poignant
Painful; distressing; appealing to the emotions; touching.
inert
Moving or acting very slowly; sluggish.
equitable
Exhibiting or characterized by equity; impartial or reasonable.