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Vocab 14A

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analgesic
painkiller, anesthetic
anemic
lacking energy; weak; insipid (diabetes insipidus)
androgynous
having both male and female characteristics (androgynous hairdo)
autopsy
(2) an analysis of something after it has happened
beget
to produce; to make children
blanch
to turn pale
bleary
blurred; tired <a bleary view, bleary travelers>
blight
widespread disease
bolt
to eat quickly, to run, a measure of cloth
brood
to think deeply; to be moody and glum; to hatch an egg; group of offspring born and raised together
burly
muscular
cerebral
intellectual; relating to the brain
cognate
something related by birth or origin
coiffure
hairdo
contagion
a disease easily transmitted by contact
contusion
bruise
convalesce
to recover from illness
digest
to dissolve food in the stomach; to analyze information; a summary
dwarf
to make seem small by comparison
extrasensory
beyond the normal range of perception
extrinsic
originating from the outside
indefatigable
tireless; energetic
flank
to be next to; a side (esp. of the body)
gait
a particular way of walking
garb
style of clothing
gorge
a deep canyon; to eat greedily
gourmand
one who loves food too much
gustatory
related to the sense of taste
haggard
looking tired
hysteria
uncontrollable emotion
impregnate
2. to fill or permeate
impregnable
unconquerable; invulnerable to attack
incarnate
in bodily form
incorporeal
without physical existence; not of the body
innocuous
harmless
laceration
a flesh wound; a cut
lackadaisical
lacking energy; lazy
languish
to lose energy; to endure hardship
languid
lacking energy; sluggish
languor
lack of energy; sluggishness
lassitude
lack of energy; indifference
lithe
graceful; flexible
malinger
to fake sickness in order to avoid work
metaphysical
abstract; without concrete form
musculature
a body's muscle system
nascent
newborn; developing
neurosis
extreme anxiety
ontology
the study of the nature of existence
palatable
acceptable; agreeable
pallid
pale; dull (pallor- paleness)