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oligarchy
Government by a few, especially by a small faction of persons or families.
parabola
a plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve
photosynthesis
The process in green plants and certain other organisms by which carbohydrates are synthesized from carbon dioxide and water using light as an energy source
precipitous
Resembling a precipice; extremely steep
reciprocal
Concerning each of two or more persons or things
omnipotent
Having unlimited or universal power
paradigm
One that serves as a pattern or model
plagiarize
To use and pass off (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own
quasar
An extremely distant, and thus old, celestial object whose power output is several thousand times that of our entire galaxy.
reparation
The act or process of repairing
orthography
The art or study of correct spelling according to established usage
parameter
One of a set of independent variables that express the coordinates of a point.
plasma
Cell-free, sterilized blood plasma, used in transfusions
quotidian
Everyday; commonplace
respiration
The act or process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing
oxidize
To combine with oxygen; make into an oxide
pecuniary
Of or relating to money
polymer
Any of numerous natural and synthetic compounds of usually high molecular weight consisting of up to millions of repeated linked units, each a relatively light and simple molecule
recapitulate
To repeat in concise form
sanguine
blood like