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Apiary
A place where bees are raised for honey
Byzantine
The eastern portion of the Roman Empire which became the Byzantine Empire; Of writes of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Cormorant
Large diving bird with webbed feet, hook beak, lonk neck; sea raven
Ewer
Large jug with a wide spout
Gordian Knot
Complicated problem; COmes from a Greek legend about an impossible knot that Alexander the Great cut with his sword
mea culpa
Admission of one's guilt or fault
ort
Scrap of food remaining from a meal
ospery
Fish eating hawk with long wings, white head, dark strip around the eyes
patagium
Loose fold of skin between fore and hind limbs, used as a gliding aid
ramada
Open porch or trellis supporting plants
repudiate
To reject as unfounded, untrue, unjust, invalid
right brained/left brained
RB- Of or relating to creativity and imagination
LB- Of or relating to logic and calculations
samsara
The eternal cycle of birth, suffering, death, and rebirth
sartorious
Flat narrow thigh muscle, longest of human anatomy
tattarrattat
The longest one word palindrome in the English language
thimblerig
A swindling sleight of hand game; victim guesses which cup the pellet is under
Tyro
A beginner in or at something
Unlettered
Not adept at reading or writing
Vespucci
Italian navigator and explorer of the South American Coast
Whey
Watery part of milk that separates liquid from the curds
Whey-faced
Having a pale or white face
Auspicious
Marked by lucky signs or good omens
Belie
To disguise the true nature of something
Edelweiss
Small plant with wooly leaves
Fjord
Narrow coastal inlet with steep sides, formed by glacial action
Gloaming
The period of fading light after sunset, but before dark
In media res
Straight in or into the middle of a sequence of events; especially in a literary narrative
Lorelei
In a German legend, a beautiful woman said to loive on a rock near the Rhine river and lure sailors to the rocks with enchanting songs
Mansard
Double slanted roof
Mitosis
Cell division where two daughter cells have the same number of chromosomes as the parent cell
Nihlism
The general rejection of established social conventions and beliefs especially morality and religion
Periwinkle
Pale purplish color
Quell
Bring something to end, usually by force
Reuben
Grilled sandwich of rye bread filled with cornbeef, sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and thousand island dressing
Sanguine
Of a blood red color; confident or optomistic
Tectonic
Relating to forces that produce the movment and deformation of the Earth's crust
Umbrage
Resentment or annoyance arising from some offence
Vesuvius
Active volcano that destroed Pompeii during an eruption
Lech Walsea
The leader of the Solidarity labor movement in Poland, and later the President of Poland
Xerxes I
Great Persian leader and general who invaded Greece, but was later assassinated
Zareba
Outdoor enclosure especially one made of bushes and brush
Amy Dardin Case
Woman who sued for compensation for her stolen horse during the Revolutionary Warq
Bodkin
A long thick blunt needle with a large eye
Carpe Diem
Used as an invocation to enjoy the present and not worry about the future
Gladiolus
Widely grown plant with long sword shaped leaves
Hemoglobin
Iron containing protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen
Infrastructure
Bsasic level of organizational structure in a body, system, building, etc
Kinetic
Relating to, caused by, or producing motion
Lexicon
Reference book that lists words and definitions in alphabetical order; dictionary
Moiety
either of two parts into which something can be divided
Notarize
To certify something such as a signature on a legal document by affixing a stamp of approval
Osceola
Seminole leader who fought the Americans in Flordia, but was killed by Andrew Jackson
Pica
A unit of measurement for printing type
Queue
Line; list of computer data
Rookery
Colony of rooks nesting in the tree tops
Ship of Fools
Ships containing the insane that sailed up and down the Rhine river in Germany
Teasel
Prickly plant whos flowers are covered with hooked leaves
Tempura
Japanese dish of vegetables or seafood covered in light batter or deep fried
Vacuous
Lacking ideas or intelligence, or showing such a lack
Welkin
Sky, heaven, or upper air
Zonnosis
Disease of animals like rabies which can infect humans