20 February 2015

Vocab 2/20/15

doggo (adv.) -- in concealment: Martha lies doggo in the turnstile's tinted phone booth.

parthenogenesis (n) -- a form of reproduction in which an unfertilized egg develops into a new individual, occurring commonly among insects and certain other arthropods

logomania (n) -- a mania for words or talking

mania (n) -- an excessively intense enthusiasm, interest, or desire

preternatural (n) -- surpassing what is normal or usual; extraordinary

ballast (n) -- heavy material that is carried to improve stability or maintain proper trim, as on a ship, or to limit buoyancy, as on a balloon

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