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A-Z vocab test

Mrs. Gilmore's class

Carburetor the part of an engine where air and gasoline mix.
Dodecahedron a solid shape with 12 faces.
Estuary an area where fresh water from rivers mixes with salt water from the ocean.
Fathom (noun) a unit for measuring the depth of water. 1 fathom = 6 feet. (verb) if you cannot fathom something you cannot understand it.
Guyot a seamount that has been worn away by waves and has a flat top.
Harpoon a long spear with an attached rope that can be thrown or shot out of a special gun. It is usually used for hunting large fish or whales.
Ichthyology the zoological study of fishes.
Jetty wall made of piling rocks, or other materials which extend into a body of water to protect a harbor or influence the current.
Keratin fibrous protein which forms the basic substance of nails, hair, horns and hoofs.
Lathe a machine that holds a piece of wood or metal while turning it against a cutting tool that shapes it.
Marsupial name for a large group of animals that includes the kangaroo, the koala and the opossum. Females carry their young in pouches.
Nape the back of your neck.
Oxymoron a short phrase in which the words seem to contradict each other.
Permafrost a deep subsoil.
Quasar a massive and extremely remote celestial object, emitting exceptionally large amounts of energy( radio waves) and typically having a star like image.
Respiration the act or process of inhaling and exhaling(breathing).
Seethe to be very angry or excited. liquid seethes when it bubbles or boils.
Tyro a novice or beginner.
Ulva a green protist that looks like a head of lettuce.
Volvox green algae plants that looks like bubbles.
Wry crooked, twisted, askew.
Yolk the yellow part of an egg.
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