Learn 3

Card Set Information

Learn 3
2011-01-03 04:15:20

Show Answers:

  1. Curmudgeon
    An ill-tempered person full of resentment and stubborn notions.
  2. de·noue·ment
    The final resolution or clarification of a dramatic or narrative plot.
  3. fraught
    (frôt) adj. 1. Filled with a specified element or elements; charged: an incident fraught with danger; an evening fraught with high drama.
  4. en·cum·brance
    n.1. One that encumbers; a burden or impediment.
  5. ec·ze·ma
    • A noncontagious inflammation of the skin, characterized chiefly by
    • redness, itching, and the outbreak of lesions that may discharge serous matter and become encrusted and scaly.
  6. pot·pour·ri
    • n. pl. pot·pour·ris 1. A combination of incongruous things: "In
    • the minds of many, the real and imagined causes for Russia's defeats
    • quickly mingled into a potpourri of terrible fears" (W. Bruce Lincoln).
  7. nu·ance
    • n.1. A subtle or slight degree of difference, as
    • in meaning, feeling, or tone; a gradation.2. Expression or
    • appreciation of subtle shades of meaning, feeling, or tone: a rich
    • artistic performance, full of nuance.
  8. mal·fea·sance
    n. Misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official.
  9. acerbate
    vb (tr)1. to embitter or exasperate 2. to make sour or bitter
  10. im·pet·u·ous
    • adj.1. Characterized by sudden and forceful energy or
    • emotion; impulsive and passionate. 2. Having or marked by violent force: impetuous, heaving waves.
  11. Liaison
    Communication between two or more groups. Co-operation, working together.
  12. u·biq·ui·tous   
    • adjective
    • existing or being everywhere, esp. at the same time; omnipresent:
    • ubiquitous fog; ubiquitous little ants.
  13. Visage
    Compared to the smiling visage of the lady on the reflected
  14. syn·di·cate .

    • a group or council of syndics an association of individuals or
    • corporations formed to carry out some financial project requiring much capital any group organized to further some undertaking☆ an informal association of criminals controlling a network of vice, gambling, etc
  15. gar·ri·son

    • troops stationed in a fort or fortified place a
    • fortified place with troops, guns, etc.; military post or station
  16. endorphin rush
    The term endorphin rush has been adopted in popular speech to refer to feelings of exhilaration brought on by pain, danger, or other forms of stress,[2]supposedly due to the influence of endorphins. When a nerve impulse reaches the spinal cord, endorphins are released which prevent nerve cells from releasing more pain signals. Immediately after injury, endorphins allow animals to feel a sense of power and control over themselves that allows them to persist with activity for an extended time.
  17. Righteous indignation
    is typically a reactive emotion of anger over perceived mistreatment, insult, or malice. It is akin to what is called the sense of injustice. In some Christian doctrines, righteous indignation is considered the only form of anger which is not sinful, e.g., when Jesus drove the money lenders out of the temple.
  18. Diabetes
    is a group of metabolic diseases in which a person has high blood sugar, either because the body does notproduce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. This high blood sugar produces the classical symptoms of polyuria (frequent urination), polydipsia (increased thirst) and polyphagia (increased hunger).
  19. Bronchitis
    is inflammation of the mucous membranes of the bronchi, the airways that carry airflow from the trachea into the lungs. Bronchitis can be classified into two categories, acute and chronic, each of which has unique etiologies, pathologies, and therapies.
  20. What is Alzheimer's disease?
    • Although often mistakenly considered a normal part of aging, Alzheimer's
    • disease is a progressive, degenerative illness that occurs when
    • naturalself-repair and self-healing mechanisms of the brain become
    • overwhelmed, causing thedestruction of vital braincells. Symptoms of
    • Alzheimer's disease Thereare several clues that indicate the onset of
    • Alzheimer's disease: - Memory loss that becomes frequent and affects
    • daily functioning - Difficulty performing familiar, lifelong tasks
  21. Wince
    To shrink or start involuntarily, as in pain or distress; flinch.
  22. ubiquitous
    Being or seeming to be everywhere at the same time; omnipresent: "plodded through the shadows fruitlessly like an ubiquitous spook" (Joseph Heller).
  23. Starboard
    The right-hand side of a ship or aircraft as one faces forward.
  24. Port
    Towards the left-hand side of the ship facing forward
  25. re·solve 
    To change or convert: My resentment resolved itself into resignation.
  26. 1. to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something): I have resolved that I
    shall live to the full.
  27. ap·a·thy 
    n.1. Lack of interest or concern, especially regarding matters of general importance or appeal; indifference.2. Lack of emotion or feeling; impassiveness.
  28. em·pa·thy
    • noun 1. the
    • intellectual identification with or vicarious experiencing of the
    • feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another. 2. the imaginative
    • ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or
    • attitudes present in oneself: By means of empathy, a great painting
    • becomes a mirror of the self.
  29. af·fa·ble
    Friendly, good-natured, or easy to talk to.
  30. sym·pa·thet·ic
    • adj.1. Of, expressing, feeling, or resulting from sympathy: a
    • sympathetic glance.2. Favorably inclined: not at all sympathetic to her
    • proposal.3. Agreeably suited to one's disposition or mood; congenial:
    • sympathetic surroundings.4. Of, relating to, or acting on the
    • sympathetic nervous system: a sympathetic neuron; sympathetic stimulation.
  31. doppelgänger
    • In fiction, folklore, and popular culture, a doppelgänger (
    • pronunciation (help·info)) is a tangible double of a living person that
    • typically represents evil. In the vernacular, the word doppelgänger has
    • come to refer (as in German "doppelt(e)") to any double or look-alike of
    • a person.
  32. rap·tur·ous
    adj. Filled with great joy or rapture; ecstatic.
  33. Geriatrics
    is a sub-specialty of medicine that focuses on health care of the elderly
  34. Metaphysics

    is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental
    nature of being and the world,[1] although the term is not easily
    defined.[2] Traditionally, metaphysics attempts to answer two basic
    questions in the broadest possible terms:

    "What is there?" and"What is it like?"[3]Geriatrics
    • is a branch of philosophy concerned with explaining the fundamental
    • nature of being and the world,[1] although the term is not easily
    • defined.[2] Traditionally, metaphysics attempts to answer two basic
    • questions in the broadest possible terms:
    • "What is there?" and"What is it like?"[3]

    • Before the development of modern science, scientific questions were
    • addressed as a part of metaphysics known as "natural philosophy." The
    • term science itself meant "knowledge" of epistemological origin. The
    • scientific method, however, transformed natural philosophy into an
    • empirical and experimental
    • activity unlike the rest of philosophy. By the end of the 18th century,
    • it had begun to be called "science" to distinguish it from philosophy.
    • Thereafter, metaphysics denoted philosophical enquiry of a non-empirical
    • character into the nature of existence.
  35. Epistemology
    • (from Greek ἐπιστήμη – epistēmē, "knowledge, science" + λόγος, "logos")
    • or theory of knowledge is the branch of philosophy concerned with the
    • nature and scope (limitations) of knowledge.[1] It addresses the
    • questions:
    • What is knowledge?How is knowledge acquired?How do we know what we know?
  36. Sandwiched
    between Turkey, Romania and Ukraine you find this body of
    Black Sea
  37. Where
    is the Baltic Sea?
  38. edvard munch
    polish 1893 The Scream