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Function: verb (or verb construction) that requires an object
Etymology: Latin refractus, to break Date: 1612

physics alter course of wave of energy: to alter the course of a
wave of energy that passes into something from another medium,
as water does to light entering it from the air

A photographic lens will refract the light that enters it.
Function: noun
Date: 1934
1 : a combination of five of a kind 2 : one of five offspring born at one
Sentence: Did you hear about the singing quintuplets?
Pronunciation: \bə-ˈzär\
Function: noun
Etymology: Persian bāzār
Date: 1612
1: a market (as in the Middle East) consisting of rows of shops or stalls
selling miscellaneous goods 2 a: a place for the sale of goods
b: department store 3: a fair for the sale of articles especially for
charitable purposes
Pronunciation: \i-ˈkä-lə-jē, e-\
Function: noun
Etymology: German Date: 1873
• 1: a branch of science concerned with the interrelationship of
   organisms and their environments
• 2: the totality or pattern of relations between organisms and their
• Sentence: I want to be an ecology major when I go to college.
Pronunciation: \in-ˈsi-dē-əs\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin insidiosus, from insidiae ambush, from insidēre to sit
in, sit on, from in- + sedēre to sit — more at sit Date: 1545
1 a: awaiting a chance to entrap : treacherous b: harmful but enticing
: seductive <insidious drugs>
2 a: having a gradual and cumulative effect : subtle <the insidious
    pressures of modern life>
Pronunciation: \ˈlü-də-krəs\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Latin ludicrus, from ludus play, sport; perhaps akin to Greek
    loidoros abusive
Date: 1712
1 : amusing or laughable through obvious absurdity, incongruity,
 exaggeration, or eccentricity 2 : meriting derisive laughter or scorn
as absurdly inept, false, or foolish synonyms see laughable
Pronunciation: \ˈkär-di-gən\
Function: noun
Etymology: James Thomas Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan died 1868
English soldier Date: 1862
: a usually collarless sweater or jacket that opens the full length of the
center front
Sentence: I bought my father a cardigan sweater.
Rubella :
Pronunciation: \rü-ˈbe-lə\
Function: noun
Etymology: New Latin, from Latin, feminine of rubellus
reddish, from ruber red — more at red Date: 1883
a contagious viral disease that is a milder form of measles
lasting three or four days; can be damaging to a fetus during
the first trimester (German measles)
Sentence: Rubella is otherwise known as the German measles.
Pronunciation: \sə-ˈba-ti-kəl\
Function: adjective
Etymology: Late Latin sabbaticus, from Greek sabbatikos, from sabbaton
Date: 1599
Noun: a leave usually taken every seventh year
adjective: of or relating to sabbatical leave
(Example: "Sabbatical research project") adjective: of or relating to the
   Sabbath (Example: "Friday is a sabbatical day for Muslims")
Pronunciation: \ˈin-tə-rəm\
Function: noun
Etymology: Latin, adverb, meanwhile, from inter between — more at inter-
Date: circa 1580
an intervening time : interval
Tom Cable was named interim coach of the Oakland Raiders.

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