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Linguistics p262-281

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 works 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 sympotoms antihistamine
feeling against; distaste; repungnance; dislike; enmity antipathy
(literally, "against decaying")substance that prevents infection by checking the growth of microorganisms; germicide antiseptic
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; oppostie antonym
name formed from the first letter or letters of other words acronym
nameless; unnamed; unidentified anonymous
word that sounds like another but differs in meaning homonym
use of words whose sound suggests their meaning onomatopoeia
literally "false name", fictitious name used by an author; pen name; alias pseudonym
word having the same meaning as another word synonym
physician specializing in dermatology, the science dealing with the skin and its diseases dermatologist
inner layer of skin dermis
outer layer of skin epidermis
beneath the skin hypodermic
one who practices taxidermy, yhe art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals in lifelike form taxidermist
literally "land management" branch of agriculture dealing with cropproduction and soil management; husbandry agronomy
having to do with astronomy, 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 "household management"; the social science dealing with production, distribution and consumption economic
managed or managing without waste; thrifty; frugal; sparing economical
one who follows the principals of gastronomy, the art or science of good eating; lover of good food; epicure; gourmet gastronome
person that inflicts just punishment for evil deeds; avenger; scourge. Formidable and usually victorious opponent nemesis
cellulose substance that "shows" through or permits seeing through; transparent cellulose substance used as a wrapper cellophane
of such fine texture as to permit seeing through; sheer; trasparent diaphanous
imagination; illusion fancy
based on fantasy rather than reason; imaginary; unreal; odd; unbelieveable fantastic
illusory image; play of the mind; imagination; fancy 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 thermal
instrument for measuring temperature thermometer
having to do with the fusion at an extraordinary high temperature, of the nuclei of atoms thermonuclear
automatic device for regulating temperature thermostat
the leading character in a play, novel, or story protagonist
first draft or record from which a treaty is drawn up; preliminary memorandum. Rules of etiquette of the diplomatic corps, military services, etc. protocol
literally "first molded material" fundamental substance of which all living things are composed protoplasm
first or original model of anything; model; pattern prototype
literally "first animal" animal consisting only of a single cell protozoan
literally "a setting against" direct opposite antithesis
literally something "placed on" or "added" characterizing word or phrase; descriptive name or title epithet
supposition or assumption made as a basis for reasoning or research hypothesis
literally "putting together" combination of parts or elements into a whole synthesis
literally "putting together" artificial; factitious; not of natural origin synthetic
literally "setting down" claim put forward; proposition; statement; contention. Essay written by a candidate for an advanced degree thesis
plant having small starlike flowers aster
literally "little star" star shaped mark used to call attention to a footnote, omission, etc. asterisk
very small planet resembling a star in appearance. Starfish asteroid
person who practices astrology astrologer
traveler in outerspace astronaut
exper in the science of the stars, planets, sun, moon, and other heavenly bodies astronomer
sudden or extraordinary misfortune; calamity; catastrophe disaster
word or phrase formed from another by transporting the letters anagram
person who is skilled in the art of mapmaking cartographer
something that is written in secret code cryptogram
writing or tracing made by a machine that records the amount of electricity the heart muscles produces during the heart beat electrocardiogram
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
literally "one letter" person's initials interwoven or combined into one design monogram
person skilled in, or employed to do the art of writing in shorthand stenographer
pertaining to or occuring in printing typographical
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