36 terms

Everday Words Lesson 15 (terms/definitions)

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reincarnation
rebirth of the soul
remove
get rid of
ordinary
not exceptional in any way especially in quality or ability or size or degree
propriety
the quality of behaving in a proper manner; obeying rules and customs
science
science - really? I think I know what science is
detriment
disadvantage
monster
an imaginary creature usually having various human and animal parts. Usually very scary.
monocle
eyeglass for one eye
impulsive
acting without thought
insult
A rude expression intended to offend or hurt
subterranean
underground
vitamin
molecules that act as helpers in a variety of chemical reactions within the body
vivacious
lively
prescience
foreknowledge
carnality
worldly, materially
terrestrial
of the land
motif
recurrent theme
primordial
original, earliest
ocular
pertaining to the eye
appropriate
fitting
salient
prominent
remonstrate
protest
contrition
penitence
repulse
drive back, repel
omniscient
all-knowing
vivisection
operation on a living animal for scientific investigation
mediterranean
of or relating to or characteristic of or located near the Mediterranean Sea; Warm all year with dry summers and short, rainy winters
carnivore
meat-eater
binoculars
an optical instrument designed for simultaneous use by both eyes
exordium
beginning; introduction
compulsive
unable to stop or control
terrain
the landscape, especially considered with regard to its physical features or fitness for some use
carnage
destruction of life; slaughter; killing of large numbers of people or animals
assailant
someone who attacks
trite
commonplace; overused, stale
mobile
moving or capable of moving readily (especially from place to place)