English 101 Vocab

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English 101 Vocab
2012-02-08 16:21:12
English 101

English 101 Vocab
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  1. Hierarchy
    A system or organization in which people or groups are ranked one above the other according to status or authority.
  2. Archetype
    • -A very typical example of a certain person or thing.
    • -An original that has been imitated.
  3. Omnipotent
    • -(of a deity) Having unlimited power; able to do anything.
    • - (n)God
  4. Panorama
    • -An unbroken view of the whole region surrounding an observer.
    • -A picture or photograph containing a wide view.
    • -Syn: Wide view, landscape
  5. Panacea
    • -A solution or remedy for all difficulties or diseases
    • -Syn: Cure all, heal all.
  6. Pandemonium
    -Wild and noisy disorder or confusion; uproar.
  7. Anarchy
    • -A state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.
    • -Absence of government and absolute freedom of the individual, regarded as a political ideal.
    • -Syn: Chaos, misrule.
  8. -Apathy
    • -Lack of interest, enthusiasm, or concern.
    • -Syn: Indifference, unconcern
  9. Hyperbole
    • -Exaggerated statements or claims not meant to be taken literally.
    • -Syn: Exaggeration
  10. Hypothesis
    • -A supposition or proposed explanation made on the basis of limited evidence as a starting point for further investigation.
    • -A proposition made as a basis for reasoning, without any assumption of its truth.
    • -Syn: assumption
  11. Amoral
    • -Lacking a moral sense; unconcerned with the rightness or wrongness of something.
    • -Syn: immoral
  12. Omnivorous
    • -(of an animal or person) Feeding on food of both plant and animal origin.
    • -Taking in or using whatever is available: "an omnivorous reader
  13. Omniscient
    -Knowing everything.
  14. Celestial
    • -Positioned in or relating to the sky, or outer space as observed in astronomy.
    • -Belonging or relating to heaven.
    • -Syn: heavenly, supernal, divine.
  15. Lateral
    • -A side part of something, esp. a shoot or branch growing out from the side of a stem.
    • -Syn: sideways, side, collateral