Semester 2 Vocab

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duckling

a baby duck

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suckling

a young mammal still nursing

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sapling

a young, undeveloped tree; person

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inkling

a small hint or idea; clue

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yearling

a year old horse; young but matured animal; person

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fledgling

a bird learning to fly; rookie

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underling

one who is beneath you in rank

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hireling

one hired to do small jobs

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groundling

a low-class person; peasant

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seedling

a young plant; just sprouted

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changeling

a baby switched at birth

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foundling

a baby left for others

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princeling

young prince; a small kingdom

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hatchling

a baby that just hatched

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nestling

a baby still in the nest; one who is to dependent for their age

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gosling

a baby goose

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kindling

small bits of wood

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license

a permit; to permit

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lisensce

one who gets a permit

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licit

legal and moral

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ilicit

illegal and immoral

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elicit

to draw out of someone

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solicit

to approach for help/buisness

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solicitor

British lawyer

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solicitous

apprehensive; scared; needs help

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licentious

permissive; loos morally

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credible

can be believed

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credentials

papers that prove who you are

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incredible

can't be believed

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credulous

wants to believe; gullible

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incredulous

doesn't believe easily; doubtful; shocked; amazed

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credence

believe; truth

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accredited

approved by the authorities

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creed/credo

set of beliefs

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discredit

to show something as false

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polygraph

lie detector

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graphic

very detailed; explicit

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calligraphy

beautiful; elegant handwriting

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agraphia

inability to write

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cartography

map making

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topography

mapping altitude

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demographics

mapping of people; trends

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choreography

organized movement

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graffiti

public writing meant to be humorous or political

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graphology

study of handwriting

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biology

study of living things

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etymology

the study of word origins

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paleontology

study of fossils

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psychology

study of behavior; mind

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entomology

study of bugs

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geology

study of rocks; earth

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zoology

study of animals

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ornithology

study of birds

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anthropology

study of man's history; evolution

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archaelogy

study of ancient cultures

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neurology

study of nervous system

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oncology

study of cancer

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dermatology

study of skin

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phrenology

study of the skull

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astrology

study of the stars and how they affect us

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gynecology

study of female medicine

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pathology

study of the cause of a disease or death

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genealogy

study of family trees

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meteorology

study of weather

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terminology

language of special field

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phraseology

level of language; word choice

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cantor

a song leader

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incantation

a special or magical phrase

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canticle

a sacred, traditional song

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chant

a short, repeating song/phrase

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chanticleer

a French rooster

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cantina

a place for a social gathering

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recant

to take back in public

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enchanted

touched by magic

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canto

a section of a long poem

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par

normal or average

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parallel

next to or alongside

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paraphrase

a translation into easier wording

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parable

a story that teaches a lesson or moral

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paramount

the highest; utmost

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paragon

model; standard of excellence

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paradigm

a good example

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paraplegic

paralyzed from the waist down

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parameter

boundaries; borders; rules

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parasite

one who feeds of another

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paramour

mistress

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parity

balance and fairness

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disparity

lack of balance and fairnes

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paradox

2 statements (ideas) that are contradicting, yet are true

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oxymoron

2 word paradox; jumbo shrimp

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eulogy

a speech at a funeral

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euphoria

a pleasant feeling

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euphemism

a nice way of saying something harsh

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euphony

a pleasant sound

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eureka

a shout of delight; “I found it”

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(e)utopia

a "perfect” world

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eugenics

cross-breeding for improvement

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euthanasia

mercy-killing

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diabolical

satanic; devilish; wicked

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diaphragm

an inner structure; framework; skeleton

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