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encyclopaedia
a reference work containing articles on various topics dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty
syndrome
A group of symptoms that collectively indicate or characterize a disease, psychological disorder, or other abnormal condition
doxology
An expression of praise to God, especially a short hymn sung as part of a Christian worship service
astrology
The study of the positions and aspects of celestial bodies in the belief that they have an influence on the course of natural earthly occurrences and human affairs
pedantic
Characterized by a narrow, often ostentatious concern for book learning and formal rules
hexahedron
A polyhedron, such as a cube, that has six faces
hippodrome
An open-air stadium with an oval course for horse and chariot races in ancient Greece and Rome
ether
Any of a class of organic compounds in which two hydrocarbon groups are linked by an oxygen atom
pedagogue
one who instructs another; a teacher
aerosol
A substance, such as paint, detergent, or insecticide, packaged under pressure with a gaseous propellant for release as a spray of fine particles
aerophobia
An abnormal fear of air, especially drafts
heterodox
Not in agreement with accepted beliefs, especially in church doctrine or dogma
polyhedron
A body or solid contained by many sides or planes
phan; phen
show; shine
ether
air; upper air; space
aer
air; gasses
paradox
A seemingly contradictory statement that may nonetheless be true
hedr
surfaces; bases
astr
star
ethereal
Highly refined; delicate
athl
contest; contestant; prize
drom
running; race course
paed; ped
child; educate; instruction
dox
praise; opinion
aerodynamics
The dynamics of bodies moving relative to gases, especially the interaction of moving objects with the atmosphere
decathlon
An athletic contest in which each contestant participates in the following ten track and field events
astronomy
The scientific study of matter in outer space, especially the positions, dimensions, distribution, motion, composition, energy, and evolution of celestial bodies and phenomena
pentathlon
A modern athletic contest, in which each participant competes in five track and field events
phenomenon
An occurrence, circumstance, or fact that is perceptible by the senses
phantom
Something apparently seen, heard, or sensed, but having no physical reality; a ghost or an apparition