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tectonic
1) Geology relating to, causing,or resulting from structural deformation of the earth's crust
2) Relating to construction or building, Architectural
tempestuous
1) Of,relating to, or resembling a tempest 2) Tumultuous;stormy ;a tempestuous relationship
vortex
1) A spiral motion of fluid within a limited area,esp. a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it toward its center
2) A place of situation regarded as drawing into its center all that surrounds it.
ziggurat
A temle tower of the Ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories
acumen
quickness and keeness of judgement or insight
chromosome
A threadlike linear strand of DNA and associated proteins in the nucleus of eukaryotic cells that carries the genes and functions in the transmission of hereditary information.
2)A circular strand of DNA in bacteria that contains the hereditary information necessary for cell life
Epiphany
a sudden manifestation of the essence or meaning of something, a comprehension or preception of reality by means of a sudden intuitive realization
Fiduciary
of or realating to a holding of something and trust for another, of or being a trustee or trusteeship, held in trust
Gamete
a reproductive cell having the haploid number of chromosomes, esp. a mature sperm or egg capable of fusing with a gamete of the opposite sex to produce the fertlized egg.
Hemoglobin
The iron containing respiratory pigment in red blood cells of vertebrates, consiting of about 6% heme and 94% globin
Inculcate
to impress (something) upon the mind of another by frequent instruction or repetition; instill: inculcating sound principles
To teach (others) by frequent instruction or repetition indoctrinate
Lugubrious
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. to an exaggerated or ludicrous degree
Mitosis
biology, the process in cell division by which the nucleus divides, normally resulting in two nuclei, each of which contains a complete copy of the parental chromosomes
The entire process of cell division including division of the nucleus and the cytoplasm
Notarize
to certify or attest to (the validity of a signature on a document, for example) as a notary public.
orthography
the art or study of standard spelling
The aspect of language study with letters and spelling
A method of representing a language or the sounds of language written by written symbols; spelling.
Parabola
A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the cone or by the locus of points equidistant from a fixed line and a fixed point not on the line
Quasar
an extreemly distant celestial object whose power output is thousands of times that of our entire galaxy
Respiration
the act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing
the act or process by which an organism without lungs, such as a plant, exchanges gasses with its environment.
Supercilious
feeling or showing haughty disdain
Thermodynamics
(used with a singular verb) the branch of physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy
Antebellum
belonging to the period before a war, esp. the American civil war