Vocab 9

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Vocab 9
2012-02-29 15:11:34
English 11

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  1. Alchemy
    • method of miraculously changing one thing to another
    • ex. metal to gold
  2. Arcane
    understood by few; mysterious or secret
  3. Conundrum
    a confusing and difficult problem or question
  4. Demonology
    the study of demons or of demonic belief
  5. exorcise
    drive out or attempt to drive out (an evil spirit) from a person or place
  6. Inscrutable
    impossible to understand or interpret
  7. Pallor
    an unhealthy pale appearence
  8. Phenomenology
  9. the science of phenomena as distinct from that of the nature of being
    ex. study of aliens
  10. Polygraph
    a machine designed to detect and record changes in physiologoical characteristics, such as a person's pulse and breathing rates, used esp. as a lie detector
  11. Purloin
    steal (something)
  12. ritual
    a religious or solemn ceremony consisting of a series of actions performed according to a perscribed order
  13. Shamus
    private detector
  14. Soothsayer
    a person supposed to be able to foresee the future
  15. Thaumaturgy
    a worker of wonders and performer of miracles; a magician
  16. Warlock
    a man who practices witchcraft; a sorcerer