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Linguistics 262-281

Linguistics Vocabulary

one who is against, or contends with, another in a struggle, fight or contest; opponent; adversary; foe antagonist
substance obtained from tiny living organisms that work against harmful bacteria antibiotic
substance manufactured in the body that works against germs or poisons produced by germs antibody
remedy that acts against the effects of a poison; countermeasure antidote
drug used against certain allergies and cold symptoms antihistamine
feeling against; distaste; repugnance; dislike; enmity antipathy
(literally, "against decaying") substance that prevents infection by checking growth of microorganisms; germicide anticeptic
substance formed in the body as the result of the introduction of a toxin (poison) and capable of acting against that toxin antitoxin
word meaning the opposite of another word; opposite antonym
name formed from the first letter or letters of other words acronym
nameless; unnamed; unidentified anonymous
word that sounds like abother but differs in meaning homonym
use of words whose sound suggests their meaning onomatopoeia
(literally, "false name") fictious name used by an author; pen name; alias pseudonym
word having the same meaning as another word synonym
physucuab specializing in dermatology, the science dealing with the skin and its diseases dermatologist
inner layer of the skin dermis
outer layer of the skin epidermis
beneath the skin hypodermic
one who practices taxidermy,the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals in a lifelike form taxidermist
(literally, "land managment") branch if agriculture dealing with crop production and soil; managment; husbandry agronomy
having to to with astonomy (literally "distribution of the stars") the science of the sun, moon, planets, stars, and other heavenly bodies; inconceivably large astronomical
having to do with economics (literally "househod managment"); the social science dealing with production, distribution, and consumption economic
managed or managing without waste; thrifty; frugal; sparing economical
one who follows the principles of gastronomy, the art or science of good eating (literall "management of the stomach"); love of good food; epicure; gormet gastronome
(from Nemesis, the Greek godess of vengeance who distributes or deals out what is due); person that inflics just punishment for evil deeds; avenger; scourge; formidable and usually victorious opponent nemesis
cullulose substance that "shows" through or permits seeing through; transparent cellulose substance used as wrapping paper cellophane
of such fine texture as to permit seeing through; sheer; transparent diaphanous
imagination; illusion fancy
based on fantasy rather than reason; imaginary; unreal; odd; unbelivable fantasy
something that has appearance but no reality; apparition; ghost; specter phantom
extraordinary; remarkable; exceptional; unusual phenomenal
(literally "an appearance")any observable fact or event; extraordinary person, event, or thing; wonder; prodigy phenomenon
generation of heat in body tissues through high-frequency electric currents for medical purposes diathermy
pertaining to heat; hot; warm thermal
instument for measuring temperature thermometer
having to do with the fusion (joining together), at an extraordinarily high temperature, of the nuclei of atoms (as in the hyrdrogen bomb) thermonuclear
automatic device for regulating temperature thermostat
the leading ("first") character in a play, novel, or story protagonist
the firt draft or record (of discussions, agreements, ect.) from which a treaty is drawn up; preliminary memorandum; rules of etiquette of the diplomatic corps, military services, ect. protocol
(literally, "first molded material") fundamental substances of which all living things are composed protoplasm
the first or original model of anything; model; pattern prototype
(literally, "forst animal") animal consisting only of a single cell protozoan
(literally " a setting against") direct opposite; contrary; reverse antithesis
(literally, something "placed on" or "supposing") supposition or assumption made as a basis for reasoning or research hypothesis
(literally, "putting together") combination of parts or elements into a whole synthesis
(literaly, "put together") artificial ; factitious; not of natural origin synthetic
(literally, "a setting down") claim put forward; proposition; statement; contention; essay written by a candidate for an advance degree thesis
plant having small, starlike flowers aster
(literally, "little star") star-shaped mark(*) used to call attention to a footnote, omission, ect. asterisk
very small planet resembling a star in appearance; starfish asteroid
person who practices astrology, a study of professing to interpret the supposed influence of the moon, sun, and stars on human affairs astrologer
(literally, "star salor")traveler in outer space astronaut
expert in astronomy, science of the stars, planets, sun, moom, and other heavenly bodies astronomer
(literally, "contrary star") sudden or extradinary misfortune; calamity; catastrophe disaster
word or phrase formed from another by transporting the letter anagram
(literally, map writer") person skilled in cartography, the science or art of mapmaking cartographer
something written in secret code cryptogram
"writing" or tracing made by an electrocadiograph, an instrument that records the amount of electricity the heart muscles produce during the heartbeat electrocardiogram
(literally, something "written on" or "inscribed") bright or witty thought concisely and cleverly expressed epigram
written or told in a clear, lively manner; vivid; picturesque graphic
soft black carbon used in lead pencils graphite
written account of a single thing or class of things monograph
person skilled in, or employed to do,, stenography (literally, "narrow writting") the art of writing in shorthand stenographer
pertaining to or occuring in printing or typography (literally "writting with type") typographical
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