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15 terms

VCR Book C Lesson 4

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puerile
childish; immature
orthopedics
branch of medicine treating disorders of the skeletal system and tissues related to the movement
pedagogue
a teacher
pedant
1. a person who pays excessive attention to learning rules rather than to understanding
2. a scholarly show off
entity
something that has a real or independent existence
nonentity
1. a person or thing of no importance
2. something that does not exist or exists only in the imagination
essence
1. the basic element; the identifying characteristic
2. a substance in concentrated form obtained from a plant or drug
3. a perfume
moribund
about to die or end
mortify
1. to shame
2. to discipline oneself by denial
postmortem
1. an examination to determine the cause of death; an autopsy
2. (informal) an analysis of something that is over
euthanasia
the act of painlessly killing a suffering oerson or animal; mercry killing
innate
possessed at birth; inborn
naive
1. childlike; unsophisticated
2. gullible
nascent
emerging; coming into existence
renaissance
1. a rebirth; a renewal
2. (capitalized) a revival of humanism in fourteenth-century to sixteenth-century Europe