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Ornithology
OR nuh THAHL uh gee
a branch of zoology dealing with birds; the study of birds
Ossify
AHS uh fye
change into bone; become rigid, inflexible
Ostentatious
AHS ten TAY shus
pretentious display; showy
Imbroglio
im BROHL yo
confused, complicated situation; entanglement
Imminent
IM uh nehnt
about to occur; just about to happen
Immolate
IM uh LATE
to kill as a sacrificaial victim; destroy often by fire
Awry
uh RYE
not straight; off course; askew
Badinage
Bahd in AHJ
witty conversation
Banal
buh NAL
BANE ul
ordinary; commonplace; trite
Libidinous
luh BID uh nus
characterized by lustful desires; lascivious
Lissome
LISS um
lithe, nimble, flexible
Loquacious
lo KWAY shus
talkative, chatty, garrulous
Hydrophobia
HI druh FOH bee uh
morbid fear of water
Hyperkinesis
HYE pur ki NEE sus
a condition, especially of childhood, characterized by hyperactivity
Hypothetical
hy puh THET i kul
theoretical; as yet proven; assumed as a possiblity
Chary
CHARY ee
cautiously reluctant
Chicanery
shi KAY NUH REE
trickery, deceitfulness, especially legal or political
Churlish
CHUR lish
Rough, surly, boorish
Immutable
i MYOO tuh bul
not changeable, fixed
Impartial
im PAHR shul
not biased, not favoring one or the other; objective
Impeccable
im PEK uh bul
without fault; flawless, perfect
Garganturan
GARR gan CHOO win
tremendous in size or volume; gigantic
Gastronomy
gas TRAHN oh mee
art of good eating; culinary customs and style
Gauge
GAYJ
a measuring instrument; to judge, take the measure of
Qualify
KWA luh fye
to modify, delimit(set the limits of), or restrict
Quantum
KWAHN tuhm
huge quantity
Quid pro quo
KWID PROH QWOH
something for something; one thing in return for another, for example, a political favor
Pernicious
pur NISH us
deadly, noxious; highly destructive
Pertinacious
pur tuh NAY shus
stubborn; unyielding; holding to some belief
Pervasive
pur VAY siv
found everywhere; spread throughout