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Oryx and Crake: Chapter 1-7

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Ersatz
Being and usually artificial and inferior substitute or imitation
Tailsman
An object held to bring good fortune
Flotsam
Floating debris
Pedagogue
A dull or formal teacher
Abominable
Worthy of or causing hatred or disgust
Wolvog
Wolf and dog mix
Pigoon
Pig with human organs
Spangles
Shiny/sparkly objects
Bio print
3-D printing of biological tissue/organs
Genographer
Outlines history of the behaviour patterns of families over generations
Nirvana
A place/state of oblivion to care, pain or external reality
Mesozoic
Million years ago dinosaur time
Atrophying
Wasting away of the body
Cistern
A tank storing water
Neo-con
Person with neo conservative views
Maxim
General truth, fundamental principle or rule of conduct
Pastiche
Artistic, musical etc work that imitates the style of previous work
Placid
A person not easily upset or excited
Hemorrhagic
Produced by a hemorrhage
Neocortex
Part of brain controls sight and hearing
Sacrilegious
Violation of what is religious
Lassitude
A condition of weariness, physical and mental weakness
Drone
Low humming noise
Cosomolgy
Study of the universe
Truncheon
A short stick carried as a weapon
Mantra
Sound repeated to aid in concentration
Jabbering
Talking rapidly with little sense
Capering
Leap or dancing around
Queue
A sequence or line
Status Quo
Existing state of affairs regarding social or political issues
Vetch
A herbaceous plant
Hallow
A saint or holy person
Indigenous
Native to a specific area
Chaos
Complete disorder/confusion/madness
Deification
The act of worshiping someone or something as a god
Dogma
Rule based on morals
Verdant
Rich green, vegetation
Vestigial
Trace of something that is no longer there (city)
Carboniferous
Producing or containing carbon or coal
Filigree
Fine piece of gold, silver or copper
Hymenoptera
Specialized insect
Avuncular
Relating to an uncle
Apprenticeship
The position of an apprentice
Sleuthing
A search or investigation
Pixie
Supernatural being in kids books
Vertigo
Loss of balance , dizzy
Gibbered
Talking fast when nervous, scared
Repining
To feel discontent
Erudite
Having knowledge by studying
Aboretum
Garden devoted to trees
Leper
A person suffering from being rejected or avoided
Leitmore
Recurrent theme throughout artwork associated with a specific person or situation
Affable
Friendly, good nature, easy to talk to
Caecotrophs
Pellet of food produced by digestion and expulsion through anus
Euphemism
Polite way of saying a word, less harsh
Vexation
Act of harassing or being annoyed
Coterie
Small group with shared interests
Feral
Wild animal
Unrequited
Feelings not being returned
Bereft
Lacking of something
Tumescent
Becoming swollen
Satyr
Man with horse body
Blysspass
A pill made by crake to make crakers