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soliloquy
The act of speaking to oneself.
tautology
Needless repetition of the same sense in different words; redundancy
thermodynamics
Physics that deals with the relationships and conversions between heat and other forms of energy.
vacuous
Devoid of matter; empty
wrought
A job; employment
subjugate
To bring under control; conquer
taxonomy
The science, laws, or principles of classification; systematics
totalitarian
political authority exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of life
vehement
Marked by or full of vigor or energy; strong
xenophobe
A person unduly fearful or contemptuous of that which is foreign, especially of strangers or foreign peoples
suffragist
An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women.
tectonic
Relating to, causing, or resulting from structural deformation of the earth's crust
unctuous
Containing or composed of oil or fat
vortex
A spiral motion of fluid within a limited area, especially a whirling mass of water or air that sucks everything near it toward its center
yeoman
An attendant, servant, or lesser official in a royal or noble household
supercilious
Feeling or showing haughty disdain
tempestuous
Tumultuous; stormy
usurp
To take over or occupy without right
winnow
To separate the chaff from (grain) by means of a current of air
ziggurat
A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories.