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  • 181 henbane — /hen bayn /, n. an Old World plant, Hyoscyamus niger, of the nightshade family, having sticky, hairy fetid foliage and greenish yellow flowers, and possessing narcotic and poisonous properties esp. destructive to domestic fowls. [1250 1300; ME;… …

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  • 182 martial — martialism, n. martialist, n. martially, adv. martialness, n. /mahr sheuhl/, adj. 1. inclined or disposed to war; warlike: The ancient Romans were a martial people. 2. of, suitable for, or associated with war or the armed forces: martial music. 3 …

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  • 183 Martial — /mahr sheuhl/, n. (Marcus Valerius Martialis)A.D. 43? 104?, Roman epigrammatist, born in Spain. * * * I Latin Marcus Valerius Martialis born с AD 38/41, Bilbilis, Hispania died с 103 Roman poet. Born in a Roman colony in what is now Spain,… …

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  • 184 mawkish — mawkishly, adv. mawkishness, n. /maw kish/, adj. 1. characterized by sickly sentimentality; weakly emotional; maudlin. 2. having a mildly sickening flavor; slightly nauseating. [1660 70; obs. mawk maggot (late ME < ON mathkr maggot) + ISH1. See… …

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  • 185 nasty — nastily, adv. nastiness, n. /nas tee/, adj., nastier, nastiest, n., pl. nasties. adj. 1. physically filthy; disgustingly unclean: a nasty pigsty of a room. 2. offensive to taste or smell; nauseating. 3. offensive; objectionable: a nasty habit. 4 …

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  • 186 nauseate — /naw zee ayt , zhee , see , shee /, v., nauseated, nauseating. v.t. 1. to affect with nausea; sicken. 2. to cause to feel extreme disgust: His vicious behavior toward the dogs nauseates me. v.i. 3. to become affected with nausea. [1630 40; < L… …

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  • 187 pyridine — pyridic /puy rid ik/, adj. /pir i deen , din/, n. Chem. a colorless, flammable, liquid organic base, C5H5N, having a disagreeable odor, usually obtained from coal or synthesized from acetaldehyde and ammonia: used chiefly as a solvent and in… …

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  • 188 queasy — queasily, adv. queasiness, n. /kwee zee/, adj., queasier, queasiest. 1. inclined to or feeling nausea, as the stomach, a person, etc.; nauseous; nauseated. 2. tending to cause nausea; nauseating. 3. uneasy or uncomfortable, as feelings, the… …

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  • 189 sickening — sickeningly, adv. /sik euh ning/, adj. causing or capable of causing sickness, esp. nausea, disgust, or loathing: sickening arrogance. [1715 25; SICKEN + ING2] Syn. nauseating, disgusting, loathsome. * * * …

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  • 190 sickish — sickishly, adv. sickishness, n. /sik ish/, adj. 1. somewhat sick or ill. 2. somewhat sickening or nauseating. [1575 85; SICK1 + ISH1] * * * …

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  • 191 sickly — sickliness, n. /sik lee/, adj., sicklier, sickliest, adv., v., sicklied, sicklying. adj. 1. not strong; unhealthy; ailing. 2. of, connected with, or arising from ill health: a sickly complexion. 3. marked by the prevalence of ill health, as a… …

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  • 192 vomitous — /vom i teuhs/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or causing vomiting. 2. Informal. repugnant; disgusting; nauseating: vomitous business methods. [1950 55; VOMIT + OUS] * * * …

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  • 193 Cromwell, Oliver — born April 25, 1599, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, Eng. died Sept. 3, 1658, London English soldier and statesman, lord protector of the republican Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1653–58). He was elected to Parliament in 1628, but… …

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  • 194 Valle-Inclán, Ramón María del — orig. Ramón Valle y Villanueva de Arosa born Oct. 28, 1866, Villanueva de Arosa, Spain died Jan. 5, 1936, Santiago de Compostela Spanish novelist, playwright, and poet. Early on he was influenced by the Symbolist movement, and his first four… …

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  • 195 Gentianales — ▪ plant order Introduction   gentian order of flowering plants, consisting of 5 families with more than 1,100 genera and nearly 17,000 species. The families are Gentianaceae, Rubiaceae, Apocynaceae (including Secamonoideae and Asclepiadoideae),… …

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  • 196 movement perception — ▪ process Introduction       process through which humans and other animals orient themselves to their own or others physical movements. Most animals, including humans, move in search of food that itself often moves; they move to avoid predators… …

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  • 197 sensory reception, human — Introduction  means by which humans react to changes in external and internal environments.   Ancient philosophers called the human senses “the windows of the soul,” and Aristotle described at least five senses sight, hearing, smell, taste, and… …

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  • 198 Psychotherapy — • That branch of therapeutics which uses the mind to influence the body Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Psychotherapy     Psychotherapy      …

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  • 199 Russian Language and Literature — • Russian is a Slav language belonging to the Indo European family Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Russian Language and Literature     Russian Language and Literature …

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  • 200 treebark — noun The bark of a tree. Others, having no grain, made nauseating, poisonous concoctions of weeds, treebark, and even clay and manure …

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