Class Notes (809,509)
Canada (493,754)
Biology (2,170)
BIOL 359 (64)


4 Pages
Unlock Document

University of Waterloo
BIOL 359
Jonathan Witt

Biol 359 Words of the Day Recondite - Understood only by experts, require detailed or specialized knowledge to understand - Deal w/ difficult material to difficult to understand w/o specialized knowledge Incredulous - Unwilling to believe or unconvinced by something - Showing or characterized by disbelief Vernacular - Every day or ordinary use of word Indolent - Lazy, lethargic not showing interest or making any effort Boor - Rude, obnoxious, ill-mannered, crass person Stultify - To diminish somebody’s interest and liveliness of mind by being repetitive, tedious, and boring Iconoclast - Somebody who challenges traditional beliefs, customs, values or goes against established practice Salubrious - Good for or beneficial to one’s health Nihilist - Someone who believes nothing is worthwhile, life Is pointless, all human values are worthless, completely disregard established social conventions, rules, and beliefs Histrionics - Overdone emotion, exaggerated overdramatic behaviour done for show or reaction Hyperbole - Obvious and deliberate exaggeration for attention Melodrama - Exaggerated behaviour or emotional display Lurid - Sickening, horrifying or shocking sensation - Sensational with graphic details of horror, devastation, violence Desultory - Pointlessly, aimlessly passing from one thing or place to another - Random happening in a random or disorganized to unmethodical way Sanctimonious - Holier than thou – make an exaggerated how or greatness or moral superiority Hackneyed - Ordinary, dull and unimaginative - Something that is commonplace and stale from overuse Impecunious - Poor, having little or no money Purulent - Relating to pus, containing or exuding 1 Biol 359 Words of the Day pus Inveterate - Habitual: fixed in habit or practice or firmly established and of long standing Venerable - Highly respected and revered Magnanimous - Noble-spirited: generous, kind and forgiving (magnanimously) Imprecate - Curse: to put something or somebody down, to call harm on something or someone (imprecator, imprecation, imprecatory) ZOSTEROPS LATERALIS - KNOW THIS NAME Extirpate - Localized extinction of population 2 Biol 359 Words of the Day Presuppose Believe is truth before any evid
More Less

Related notes for BIOL 359

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.