UIL Vocabulary 3

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UIL Vocabulary 3
2011-03-17 10:59:48
vocab UIL

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  1. coadjutant
    • –adjective
    • 1. helping reciprocally; cooperating.
    • –noun
    • 2. an assistant; aide.

    < Latin adjūtant- (stem of adjūtāns, present participle of adjūtāre to help, assist)
  2. coadunate
    • –adjective Zoology, Botany .
    • united by growth

    < Late Latin
  3. colliery
    a coal mine, including all buildings and equipment
  4. comme il faut
    French. as it should be; proper; fitting; fittingly.
  5. communicative
    inclined to communicate or impart; talkative: He isn't feeling very communicative today.
  6. concavity
    • 1. the state or quality of being concave.
    • 2. a concave surface or thing; cavity.

    Middle English< Late Latin
  7. conciliatory
    tending to conciliate

    • conciliate- 1. to overcome the distrust or hostility of; placate; win over
    • 2. to win or gain (goodwill, regard, or favor).
    • 3. to make compatible; reconcile.

    < Latin conciliāre to bring together, unite
  8. condolatory
    to express sympathy with a person who is suffering sorrow, misfortune, or grief (usually followed by with ): to condole with a friend whose father has died.

    < Late Latin to feel pain; akin to dolor
  9. conglobate
    • –adjective
    • 1. formed into a ball.
    • –verb 2. to collect or form into a ball or rounded mass.

  10. constituency
    • 1. a body of constituents; the voters or residents in a district represented by an elective officer.
    • 2. the district itself.
    • 3. any body of supporters, customers, etc

    < Latin constituere to set up, found, constitute
  11. consuetude
    custom, especially as having legal force.

    < Latin short stem of suēscere to become accustomed, akin to suus one's own
  12. cosmopolite
    • 1. a person who is cosmopolitan (free from local, provincial, etc. ideas, prejudices, or attachments; at home all over the world.) in his or her ideas, life, etc.; citizen of the world.
    • 2. an animal or plant of worldwide distribution.

    < Greek kosmopolī́tēs citizen of the world ; pól ( is ) a city, state
  13. counterpoise
    • 1. a counterbalancing weight.
    • 2. any equal and opposing power or force.
    • 3. the state of being in equilibrium; balance.

    < Anglo-French
  14. craniofacial
    of, pertaining to, or affecting the cranium and face

    < Medieval Latin crānium < Greek krāníon skull
  15. cretinism
    a congenital disease due to absence or deficiency of normal thyroid secretion, characterized by physical deformity, dwarfism, and mental retardation, and often by goiter.

    < French
  16. criminology
    the study of crime and criminals: a branch of sociology

    < Latin
  17. curricululm vitae
    a brief biographical résumé of one's career and training, as prepared by a person applying for a job.

    Latin . the course of one's life or career
  18. cursory
    going rapidly over something, without noticing details; hasty; superficial

    < Late Latin cursōrius running
  19. cyclotron
    • –noun Physics .
    • an accelerator in which particles are propelled in spiral paths by the use of a constant magnetic field.
  20. czarina
    the wife of a czar; Russian empress

    German Zarin empress & feminine suffix
  21. daiquiri
    a cocktail of rum, lemon or lime juice, and sugar, often with the addition of fruit and ice and mixed in an electric blender

    named after Daiquirí, town on the east coast of Cuba
  22. dealcoholize
    to remove some or all of the alcohol from (a drink)
  23. Debussy
    French composer.
  24. deglamorize
    to take away the glamor of; treat so as to reduce the attractiveness or status of.
  25. delamination
    • 1. a splitting apart into layers.
    • 2. Embryology . the separation of a primordial cell layer into two layers by a process of cell migration.
  26. deploy
    • 1. Military . to spread out (troops) so as to form an extended front or line.
    • 2. to arrange in a position of readiness, or to move strategically or appropriately: to deploy a battery of new missiles.

    < French déployer
  27. deportee
    the one being deported
  28. deport –verb (used with object)
    • 1. to expel (an alien) from a country; banish.
    • 2. to send or carry off; transport, especially forcibly: The country deported its criminals.
    • 3. to bear, conduct, or behave (oneself) in a particular manner
  29. dermatoplasty
    skin grafting (the transplanting of healthy skin from the patient's or another's body to a wound or burn, to form new skin)
  30. deterioration
    a gradual decline, as in quality, serviceability, or vigor

    < Late Latin
  31. devastator
    • 1. to lay waste; render desolate
    • 2. to overwhelm
  32. development
    • 1. the act or process of developing; growth; progress.
    • 2.
    • a significant consequence or event: recent developments in the field of science.
    • 3. a developed state or form
    • 4. Music . the part of a movement or composition in which a theme or themes are developed.

    Middle French<Old French desveloper, wrap up;
  33. diagnostician
    an expert in making diagnoses, especially a Medical doctor
  34. dinghy
    • 1. any small boat designed as a tender or lifeboat, especially a small ship's boat, rowed, sailed, or driven by a motor.
    • 2. a boat used by warships, having four single-banked oars and a spritsail
    • 3. any of various rowing or sailing boats used in sheltered waters along the Indian coasts to transport passengers and freight.

    < Bengali diṅgi, Hindi ḍiṅgī
  35. discombobulate
    to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate

    Americanism ; fanciful alteration of discompose or discomfort