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antecedent
word that a pronoun refers to
antedilvulian
very old
antemeridian
occuring before noon
antepenult
syllable before the penult (next-to-last syllable)
anterior
situated before of toward the front
metacarpal
having to do with any of the five long bones after the wrist and before the fingers
metaphysics
branch of philosophy dealing with the nature of existence and Artistotle's collected works
metastasis
spread of malignancy from its original site to other parts of the body
metempsychosis
supposed after esixtence or passing of the sould at death into another body
posterior
coming after
posterity
those born after a person, descendants
posthumous
born after the death of one's father
postprandial
occuring after a meal
predecease
die before another person
prerecord
record in advance
prescient
seeming to have knowledge of events before they occur
presentiment
foreboding
prognosis
forecast AS IN SICKNESS
prophesy
foretell; indicate before hand
prophylaxis
preventive treatment against disease
anatomy
dissection of a body to determine the interrelationships of its parts
conciseness
brevity and conpactness in expression
dissect
cut apart piece by piece for study
entomology
branch of zoology about BUGS
excise
remove by cutting out
fratricidal
of or relating to fratricide (killing sibling or fellow citizen)
gingivectomy
surgical excision of gum tissue
herbicide
chemical for killing plants
homicidal
having a tendency to murder
incision
cut
incisive
sharp; keen
intersect
cut across each other
laparatomy
surgery on the abdominal cavity
lobotomy
surgery on the brain
rescission
act of cutting back; cancellation
sectionalism
exaggerated devotion to the interests of one section
suicidal
tending towards suicide
tome
one volume
trisect
cut into 3 equal parts
vivisection
live surgery to experiment
Adonis
very handsome man
atlas
book of maps
Baedeker
guidebook
bowdlerize
clear of words/thoughts believed to be objectionable
boycott
join with others to protest
chauvinist
fanatical patriot
cicerone
guide who explains to tourists
Damoclean
involving imminent disaster
gargantuan
enormous
John Hancock
signiature
Machiavellian
crafty or cunning
malapropism
humorous misuse of words
mentor
wise and trusted advisor
mesmerize
hypnotize or spellbind
odyssey
long wandering journey
philippic
bitter speech
quisling
impractically idealistic
quixotic
impractically idealistic
sadistic
pleasure from cruel done to others
stentorian
very loud
alchemy
medieval chemistry concerned w/ finding a way to change metals into gold and a single cure for all diseases
baksheesh
gift of money
bellicose
inclined to fight or quarrel
carp
find fault unreasonably
collation
light meal
cull
select/choose
demur
object
desuetude
condition of no longer being used
divert
amuse
dun
make repeated demands for payment
empiracal
relying solely on observation or experience
equivocate
be deliberately ambiguous
hypothetical
based on hypothesis
imprimatur
authorization
ingenuous
untrue
panegyric
formal speech or piece of writing in high praise of a person or thing
preen
primp
pusillanimous
cowardly
quagmire
wet boggy ground
rue
regret
taciturn
silent or shy