04 February 2015

Vocab 2/5/15

perspicacious (adj.) -- having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted

paginate (v) -- to number the pages of; page


catheter (n) -- a hollow flexible tube for insertion into a body cavity, duct, or vessel to allow the passage of fluids or distend a passageway; its uses include the drainage of urine from the bladder through the urethra or insertion through a blood vessel into the heart for diagnostic purposes


cabal (n) -- a conspiratorial group of plotters or intriguers

ziggurat (n) -- a temple tower of ancient Mesopotamia, having the form of a terraced pyramid of successively receding stories

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