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Definition Word % Correct
the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth's equatorequinox
31.5%
the usual method of cell divisionmitosis
28.1%
inhalation and exhalation of air; breathing.respiration
28.1%
almighty or infinite in power, as God. omnipotent
25.8%
a form of government in which all power is vested in a few persons or in a dominant class or clique; government by the few. oligarchy
24.7%
the side of a right triangle opposite the right angle.hypotenuse
23.6%
to accuse (a public official) before an appropriate tribunal of misconduct in office. impeach
23.6%
pertaining to motion. kinetic
23.6%
a person who fears or hates foreigners, strange customs, etc. xenophobe
23.6%
before or existing before the war, esp. the American Civil War. antebellum
22.5%
to go or maneuver aroundcircumnavigate
22.5%
shedding the leaves annually, as certain trees and shrubs. deciduous
21.3%
to convert (an element) into an oxide; combine with oxygen. oxidize
21.3%
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaningirony
20.2%
(esp. in plants) the synthesis of complex organic materialsphotosynthesis
20.2%
any of several threadlike bodies, consisting of chromatin, that carry the genes in a linear orderchromosome
19.1%
admit to citizenship, esp. to the right of voting.enfranchise
19.1%
any complete change in appearance, character, circumstances, etc. metamorphosis
19.1%
to take and use ideas, passages, etc., from (another's work)plagiarize
19.1%
of or pertaining to building or construction; constructive; architectural. tectonic
19.1%
to show to be false; contradictbelie
18%
the use of irregular or obstructive tactics by a member of a legislative assembly to prevent the adoption of a measure generally favored or to force a decision against the will offilibuster
18%
the oxygen-carrying pigment of red blood cells that gives them their red color and serves to convey oxygen to the tissueshemoglobin
18%
the science or technique of classification. taxonomy
18%
the liquid part of blood or lymph, as distinguished from the suspended elements; a highly ionized gas containing an approximately equal number of positive ions and electronsplasma
16.9%
An advocate of the extension of political voting rights, especially to women. suffragist
16.9%
of or pertaining to a centralized government that does not tolerate parties of differing opinion and that exercises dictatorial control over many aspects of life. totalitarian
16.9%
a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of somethingepiphany
15.7%
An economic theory from the 18th century that is strongly opposed to any government intervention in business affairs.laissez faire
15.7%
the dividing of a state, county, etc., into election districts so as to give one political party a majority in many districts while concentrating the voting strength of the other pgerrymander
14.6%
characterized by or showing servile complaisance or deference; fawningobsequious
14.6%
confidently optimistic and cheerful; a blood-red colorsanguine
14.6%
the science concerned with the relations between heat and mechanical energy or work, and the conversion of one into the otherthermodynamics
14.6%
to seize and hold (a position, office, power, etc.) by force or without legal rightusurp
14.6%
Definition Word % Correct
esp. with the meaning “western European,” particularly in reference to the European financial market or the European Economic Communityeuro
13.5%
excessive pride or self-confidence; arrogance. hubris
13.5%
inventory or record; the vocabulary of a particular language, field, social class, person, etc. lexicon
13.5%
an utterance or discourse by a person who is talking to himself or herself or is disregardful of or oblivious to any hearers presentsoliloquy
13.5%
A temple tower of the ancient Assyrians and Babylonians, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories. ziggurat
13.5%
to expurgate (a written work) by removing or modifying passages considered vulgar or objectionable. bowdlerize
12.4%
having one's identity concealed, as under an assumed name, esp. to avoid notice or formal attentions. incognito
12.4%
elaborated; embellished; produced or shaped by beating with a hammer, as iron or silver articles. wrought
12.4%
to act in an obsequious manner; show servile deference. kowtow
11.2%
to certify a document, contract, etc.notarize
11.2%
given or felt by each toward the other; mutualreciprocal
11.2%
a roundabout or indirect way of speaking; the use of more words than necessary to express an idea. circumlocution
10.1%
injurious to healthdeleterious
10.1%
a mature sexual reproductive cell, as a sperm or egg, that unites with another cell to form a new organism. gamete
10.1%
leadership or predominant influence exercised by one nation over others, as in a confederation.hegemony
10.1%
composed of parts or elements that are all of the same kindhomogeneous
10.1%
of or pertaining to moneypecuniary
10.1%
the making of amends for wrong or injury donereparation
10.1%
inclined or eager to fight; aggressively hostile; belligerent; pugnacious. bellicose
9%
boorish; rudechurlish
9%
not meant to be taken seriously or literallyfacetious
9%
talking or tending to talk much or freely; talkative; chattering; babbling; garrulousloquacious
9%
the set of points in a plane that are equidistant from a fixed line and a fixed point in the same plane or in a parallel plane.parabola
9%
to bring under complete control or subjection; conquer; master. subjugate
9%
a farmer who cultivates his own landyeoman
9%
sparing or moderate in eating and drinking; temperate in diet.abstemious
7.9%
trickery or deception by quibbling or sophistrychicanery
7.9%
without interest or significance; dull; insipid; juvenile; immature; childishjejune
7.9%
any technology on the scale of nanometers. nanotechnology
7.9%
a set or system of names or terms, as those used in a particular science or art, by an individual or communitynomenclature
7.9%
one of over a thousand known extragalactic objects, starlike in appearance and having spectra with characteristically large redshifts, that are thought to be the most distant and mquasar
7.9%
to review by a brief summary, as at the end of a speech or discussion; summarize. recapitulate
7.9%
promising success; propitious; opportune; favorableauspicious
6.7%
total rejection of established laws and institutions. nihilism
6.7%
Definition Word % Correct
limit or boundary; guidelineparameter
6.7%
to implant by repeated statement or admonition; teach persistently and earnestly inculcate
5.6%
usual or customary; everydayquotidian
5.6%
haughtily disdainful or contemptuous, as a person or a facial expression. supercilious
5.6%
to subject to some process of separating or distinguishing; analyze critically; siftwinnow
5.6%
to deprive of force or strength; destroy the vigor of; weaken. enervate
4.5%
to purge or cleanse of moral offensiveness. expurgate
4.5%
A person legally appointed and authorized to hold assets in trust for another person.fiduciary
4.5%
lacking social grace, sensitivity, or acuteness; awkward; crude; tactlessgauche
4.5%
not open to question or disputeincontrovertible
4.5%
the basic, underlying framework or features of a system or organization. infrastructure
4.5%
to insert, estimate, or find an intermediate term ininterpolate
4.5%
mournful, dismal, or gloomy, esp. in an affected, exaggerated, or unrelieved mannerlugubrious
4.5%
the art of writing words with the proper letters, according to accepted usage; correct spelling. orthography
4.5%
extremely or impassably steepprecipitous
4.5%
characterized by excessive piousness or moralistic fervor; having an oily or soapy feel, as certain mineralsunctuous
4.5%
to renounce, repudiate, or retract, esp. with formal solemnityabjure
3.4%
to abolish by formal or official means; annul by an authoritative act; repealabrogate
3.4%
keen insight; shrewdnessacumen
3.4%
foolish or inane, esp. in an unconscious, complacent manner; silly. fatuous
3.4%
ineffective; incompetent; futilefeckless
3.4%
a compound of high molecular weight derived either by the addition of many smaller molecules,or by the condensation of many smaller molecules with the elimination of waterpolymer
3.4%
needless repetition of an idea, esp. in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearnesstautology
3.4%
tumultuous; turbulenttempestuous
3.4%
without contents; emptyvacuous
3.4%
zealous; ardent; impassionedvehement
3.4%
lacking confidence in one's own ability, worth, or fitness; timid; shy. diffident
2.2%
vanishing; fading away; fleeting.evanescent
2.2%
not affiliated with or limited to a specific religious denomination. nonsectarian
2.2%
a set of forms all of which contain a particular element, esp. the set of all inflected forms based on a single stem or theme; an overall concept accepted by most people in an inteparadigm
2.2%
a rapid rotatory movement of cosmic matter about a centervortex
2.2%
an indefinite portion, part, or share. moiety
1.1%

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