Word to know

Card Set Information

Word to know
2009-12-05 15:48:54

1st wk / 3rd day
Show Answers:

  1. Paradox
    • noun
    • 1. a statement or proposition that seems self-contractictory or absurd but in reallity expresses a posible truth.

    2. a self-contradictiory and false proposition.

    3. any person, thing or situation exhibiting an apparently contradictiory nature.

    4. an opinion or statement contrary to commonly accepted opinion.

    • Related forms:
    • -par a dox i cal, par a dox al, adjective
    • -par a dox i cal ly, verb
    • -par a dox i cal ness, par a dox i cal i ty, noun
    • -par a dox ol o gy, noun
  2. Realm
    • noun
    • 1. a royal domain; kingdom: the realm of england.

    2. The region, sphere, or domain within which anything occurs, prevails, or dominates: the realm of dreams.

    3. The special province or field of something or someone: the realm of physics; facets within the realm of political scientists.
  3. Annals
    • noun (used with a plural verb)
    • 1. a record of events, esp. a yearly record, usually in chronological order.

    2. historical records genely: the annals of war.

    3. a periodical publication containing the formal reports of an organization or learned field.
  4. Compound
    • adjective
    • 1. composed of two or more parts, elements, or ingredients: Soap is a comound substance.

    2. Grammer. of or pertaining to a compound sentence or compound-complex sentence.
  5. Tinge

    • a slight degree of coloration
    • a slight admixture, as of as of some qualitying property or characteristic; trace; smattering: a tinge of garlic; a tinge of anger.

    • verb (used with object)
    • -to impart a trace or slight degree of some color to; tint.
    • -to impart a slight taste or smell to.
  6. it's a main world
    How paradoxical that the world's greates chefs have all been men! Cooking would clearly seem to be a field that lies exclusively within women's realm, yet the annals of cookeryare replete with mascluline means: brillate Savarin, Ritz, Diat, Larousse. To compound the puzzle, there are reraly been a tinge of rumor or scandal casting doubts on the masculinity of these heroes of cuisine.