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fahrenheit
of or relating to a temperature scale proposed by the inventor of the mercury thermometer
salamander
any tailed amphibian of the order Caudata, having a soft, moist, scaleless skin, typically aquatic as a larva and semiterrestrial as an adult: several species are endangered; a mythical being, esp. a lizard or other reptile, thought to be able to live in fire
phoenix
a mythical bird of great beauty fabled to live 500 or 600 years in the Arabian wilderness, to burn itself on a funeral pyre, and to rise from its ashes in the freshness of youth and live through another cycle of years: often an emblem of immortality or of reborn idealism or hope.
dimensions
a property of space; extension in a given direction
parlor
a room for the reception and entertainment of visitors to one's home; living room
pedestrian
a person who goes or travels on foot; walker
subconscious
existing or operating in the mind beneath or beyond consciousness
refracted
to alter by viewing through a medium
marionette
a puppet manipulated from above by strings attached to its jointed limbs
mausoleum
a stately and magnificent tomb
fallow
not in use; inactive; uncultivated
melancholy
a gloomy state of mind, esp. when habitual or prolonged; depression
olfactory
of or pertaining to the sense of smell
trajectory
the curve described by a projectile, rocket, or the like in its flight
antisocial
unwilling or unable to associate in a normal or friendly way with other people
objectivity
intentness on objects external to the mind; the state or quality of being objective
Tower of Babel
an ancient city in the land of Shinar in which the building of a tower (Tower of Babel) intended to reach heaven was begun and the confusion of the language of the people took place; a confused mixture of sounds or voices; a scene of noise and confusion
abyss
a deep, immeasurable space, gulf, or cavity; vast chasm
ravenous
extremely hungry; famished
centrifuge
an apparatus that rotates at high speed and by centrifugal force separates substances of different densities, as milk and cream
praying mantis
a green or brownish predatory insect that while at rest folds its front legs as if in prayer
mass
a body of coherent matter; a large quantity; assembly; a Catholic Sunday service
philosophies
rational investigations of the truths and principals of being, knowledge, or conduct
controversy
a prolonged public dispute, debate, or contention; disputation concerning a matter of opinion
titillation
to excite or arouse agreeably