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2013-10-28 10:16:27

Definitions of words to know
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  1. Integral (ˈintigrəl,inˈteg-)
    • adjective
    • necessary to make a whole complete; essential or fundamental.
    • Example: "games are an integral part of the school's curriculum"

    • Mathematics
    • denoted by an integer
    • a function of which a given function is the derivative, i.e., which yields that function when differentiated, and which may express the area under the curve of a graph of the function
  2. Commutative (ˈkämyəˌtātiv,kəˈmyo͞otətiv)
    • adjective
    • involving the condition that a group of quantities connected by operators gives the same result whatever the order of the quantities involved, e.g., a × b = b × a .
  3. cacophony /kəˈkäfənē/
    • noun: cacophony; 
    • plural noun: cacophonies
    • 1. a harsh, discordant mixture of sounds."a cacophony of deafening alarm bells"
  4. egalitarian /iˌgaləˈterēən/ adjective
    of, relating to, or believing in the principle that all people are equal and deserve equal rights and opportunities."a fairer, more egalitarian society"
  5. trope ˈtrōp
    a word or expression used in a figurative sense
  6. pedantic /pəˈdantik/
    overly concerned with minute details or formalisms, especially in teaching.

    "many of the essays are long, dense, and too pedantic to hold great appeal"synonyms:overscrupulous, scrupulous, precise, exact, perfectionist, punctilious
  7. Heresy her-uh-see noun
    opinion or doctrine at variance with the orthodox or accepted doctrine, especially of a church or religious system
  8. Contrary kon-trer-ee
    opposite in nature or character; diametrically or mutually opposed: contrary to fact; contrary propositions.
  9. Sojourn soh-jurn noun
    a temporary stay: during his sojourn in Paris.

    • verb (used without object)
    • to stay for a time in a place; live temporarily: to sojourn on the Riviera for two months.
  10. Metaphor
    a figure of speech in which a term or phrase is applied to something to which it is not literally applicable in order to suggest a resemblance, as in “A mighty fortress is our God.”
  11. Parable
    a short allegorical story designed to illustrate or teach some truth, religious principle, or moral lesson.
  12. Sanctify
    Declare holy