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  • taxonomy

    Taxonomy is the science of classifying plants and animals into an organized system.

  • cynosure

    A cynosure is an object that serves as the center of attention.

  • sycophant

    Sycophants praise people in authority or those who have considerable influence in order to seek some favor from them in return.

  • sacrosanct

    Something that is sacrosanct is considered to be so important, special, or holy that no one is allowed to criticize, tamper with, or change it in any way.

  • iconoclast

    An iconoclast is someone who often attacks beliefs, ideas, or customs that are generally accepted by society.

  • dichotomy

    If there is a dichotomy between two things, there is a division of great difference or opposition between them.

  • anthropomorphic

    Something anthropomorphic is not human, but is shaped like a human or has human characteristics, such as behavior.

  • choreography

    The choreography of a work of dance is either the art of arranging the steps or the actual dance composition itself.

  • chronological

    A chronological history is one that arranges events in the correct order in which they happened.

  • demographic

    A demographic study describes the characteristics of part of a population that is usually used for purposes of marketing.

  • melodramatic

    When you are acting in a melodramatic way, you are overreacting to something in an overly dramatic and exaggerated way.

  • metropolitan

    A metropolitan area contains a very large city.

  • pathological

    If you have a pathological condition, you are extreme or unreasonable in something that you do.

  • cenotaph

    A cenotaph is a monument, memorial, or empty tomb to someone who has died but who is actually buried elsewhere.

  • topography

    The topography of an area is how the land lies, that is, if it is flat, rolling, mountainous, etc.

  • aristocratic

    When someone is aristocratic, she possesses characteristics of the nobility, which might include being well bred, elegant, sophisticated, and snobbish.

  • anthology

    An anthology is a book that contains a collection of a particular writer's best works; it can also be a gathering of similar writings, such as short stories or poetry, by different authors.

  • cosmopolitan

    A cosmopolitan area represents large cultural diversity and people from around the globe; a cosmopolitan person is broad-minded and wise in the ways of the world.

  • carcinogenic

    A substance that is carcinogenic is known to cause cancer.

  • misogynist

    A misogynist is someone who hates women or is highly critical about the female gender.

  • acrostic

    An acrostic is a poem or piece of descriptive writing in which usually the first letters of each sentence in the text, taken together, form a word that the lines describe.

  • androgynous

    Someone or something that is androgynous has traits or characteristics that could be feminine or masculine; as a result, gender is not readily distinguishable.

  • epistemology

    Epistemology is the philosophical study of knowledge, including its limits, source, and nature.

  • eschatology

    Eschatology is the philosophical study of what happens after death; it can also pertain to religious doctrines concerning death and its aftermath.

  • genotype

    An individual's genotype is their genetic makeup that determines the physical traits that they as a particular individual possess.

  • hagiography

    Hagiography is the study of and/or the writing of the lives of saints; that is, it is both writing the biography of a saint and the subsequent study of its contents.

  • oligopoly

    An oligopoly is a market condition in which there are only a limited number of suppliers of a particular product.

  • ontology

    Ontology is a branch of philosophy that discusses such concepts as the very nature of reality, being, essence, and the ultimate entity that gives rise to existence.

  • physiognomy

    A person's physiognomy is their face or facial features.

  • semiotics

    Semiotics is the study of signs and symbols and what they communicate to the people who see them; this word also refers to the study of linguistic signs and symbols.

  • democratic

    A democratic government is based on the idea that all people are equal and therefore should all have a say about not only how to rule a country but also what their country's laws should be.

  • geography

    The study of geography deals with the lands of the earth, including such things as their mountains, rivers, cities, and people that live there.

  • economic

    An economic decision is based on the supply of money or wealth that is involved.

  • technology

    Technology is advanced or modern scientific knowledge of new machines and equipment, such as computers and smartphones that are used in education and business.

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