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08/09/2009

Just passed page 700. YES.
I’m now fairly certain I will finish before I return to school.

prima facie: a Latin term meaning “at first sight”; used to describe a fact that is presumed to be true unless disproved by contrary evidence (thank you www.manitobacourts.mb.ca/definitions.html )

Bröckengespenstphänom: “German: Boulder-ghost-phenomenon, as best I can tell; the umlauts are incorrect” (wallacewiki; I remember reading something about this before but can’t recall what it was.)

transmural infarction: heart attack (wallacewiki)

plura: a misspelling (likely) of “pleura,” which is a thin membrane enclosing the lungs (wallacewiki)

jape: a joke; to jest; to play tricks; to jeer; to mock; to trick (wiki)

anaclitic: denoting a person whose choice of love-interest arises from the dependence of the libido on another instinct (e.g. hunger); pertaining to an acute emotional dependence on another person or persons (wiki)

monilial: apparently related to yeast infections. (amalgamated from google results)

furcated: forked or branched (wiki)

perspicuous: limpid: (of language) transparently clear; easily understandable (Princeton Word Net)

punitive: inflicting punishment (PWN)

vermiform: looking like a worm (wallacewiki)

pule: a plaintive whine (wiki)

pariah: outcast; a person who is rejected (from society or home) (PWN)

deuteragonist: in literature, the second most important character after the protagonist (wiki)

epicene:

  • bisexual: having an ambiguous sexual identity
  • hermaphrodite: one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made
  • effeminate: having unsuitable feminine qualities (PWN)

emetics: emetic – a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting (PWN)

hanuman-faced: hanuman – a monkey held sacred in India (wallace wiki); therefore, monkey-faced

cognoscenti: people having superior knowledge (wallacewiki)

novenas: A recitation of prayers and devotions for nine consecutive days, especially one to a saint to ask for their intercession (wiki)

verger: a church officer who takes care of the interior of the building and acts as an attendant (carries the verge) during ceremonies (PWN)

lapsarian: A person who believes in this doctrine; Of or pertaining to the fall of man from innocence, especially to the role of women in that fall (wiki)

CONTRARIA SUNT COMPLETMENTA: “Opposites are complementary” (http://blog.kyleoliver.net/2007/12/bohr-identity.html)

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