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cartography

cartography

/kɑːɹtˈɑːɡɹəfi/
noun
the art or process of drawing or making maps

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to contextualize

to contextualize

verb
*** to place (something, such as a word or activity) in a context

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to corroborate

to corroborate

/kɝˈɑbɝˌeɪt/
verb
support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm

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counterintuitive

counterintuitive

/kˌaʊntɚɹɪntˈuːɪtˌɪv/
adjective
contrary to what common sense would suggest

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credibility

credibility

/ˌkɹɛdəˈbɪɫɪti/
noun
the quality of being believable or trustworthy

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to crystalize

to crystalize

/kɹˈɪstəlˌaɪz/
verb
assume crystalline form; become crystallized

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derivative

derivative

/dɝˈɪvətɪv/, /dɝˈɪvɪtɪv/
adjective
resulting from or employing derivation

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to discredit

to discredit

/dɪsˈkɹɛdət/
verb
cause to be distrusted or disbelieved

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to distill

to distill

/dɪˈstɪɫ/
verb
to purify a liquid by a process of heating and vaporization to later condense and collect it in drops

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dormant

dormant

/ˈdɔɹmənt/
adjective
inactive but capable of becoming active

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e.g.

e.g.

/ˌiˈɡi/
adverb
as an example

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eclectic

eclectic

/ɪˈkɫɛktɪk/
adjective
selecting what seems best of various styles or ideas

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to eclipse

to eclipse

/əˈkɫɪps/, /iˈkɫɪps/, /ɪˈkɫɪps/
verb
cause an eclipse of (a celestial body) by intervention

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embryonic

embryonic

/ˌɛmbɹiˈɑnɪk/
adjective
in an early stage of development

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empirical

empirical

/ˌɛmˈpɪɹɪkəɫ/
adjective
based on or connected with scientific experiment or experience rather than theory or pure logic

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empiricism

empiricism

/ɛmˈpɪɹəˌsɪzəm/
noun
a theory stating that all knowledge is derived from experience

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to emulate

to emulate

/ˈɛmjəˌɫeɪt/
verb
strive to equal or match, especially by imitating

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erudite

erudite

/ˈɛɹəˌdaɪt/
adjective
having or showing profound knowledge

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exacting

exacting

/ɪɡˈzæktɪŋ/
adjective
severe and unremitting in making demands

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exhaustive

exhaustive

/ɪɡˈzɔstɪv/
adjective
performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial

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to extrapolate

to extrapolate

/ɛkˈstɹæpəˌɫeɪt/
verb
draw from specific cases for more general cases

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incontrovertible

incontrovertible

/ˌɪŋˌkɑntɹoʊˈvɝtɪbəɫ/
adjective
true in a way that leaves no room for denial or disagreement

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irrefutable

irrefutable

/ˌɪɹəfˈjutəbəɫ/
adjective
impossible to deny or disprove

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jargon

jargon

/ˈdʒɑɹɡən/
noun
words, phrases, and expressions used by a group of people, especially those who have the same profession, which are incomprehensible to others

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layperson

layperson

/ɫeɪˈpɝsɪn/
noun
someone who is not a clergyman or a professional person

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meticulous

meticulous

/məˈtɪkjəɫəs/
adjective
marked by extreme care in treatment of details

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paradigm

paradigm

/ˈpɛɹəˌdaɪm/
noun
the generally accepted perspective of a particular discipline at a given time

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patent

patent

/ˈpætənt/
noun
a formal document that gives someone the right to be the only one who makes, uses, or sells an invention or product, which bars others from doing so

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peripatetic

peripatetic

/ˌpɛɹəpəˈtɛtɪk/
adjective
traveling especially on foot

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to peruse

to peruse

/pɝˈuz/
verb
examine or consider with attention and in detail

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presumptive

presumptive

/pɹiˈzəmptɪv/
adjective
affording reasonable grounds for belief or acceptance

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to saturate

to saturate

/ˈsætʃɝˌeɪt/
verb
cause (a chemical compound, vapour, solution, magnetic material) to unite with the greatest possible amount of another substance

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sentient

sentient

/sˈɛnʃənt/
adjective
endowed with feeling and unstructured consciousness

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spectrum

spectrum

/ˈspɛktɹəm/
noun
an ordered array of the components of an emission or wave
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Scientists use the term "autism spectrum" to refer to the range of abilities that autistic people display.

It's a spectrum.

Really, I never have any visitors unless it's maintenance and Spectrum

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static

static

/ˈstætɪk/
adjective
motionless and unchanging

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to substantiate

to substantiate

/səbˈstænʃiˌeɪt/, /səbˈstæntʃiˌeɪt/
verb
establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

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thoroughgoing

thoroughgoing

/θʌɹˈoʊɡoʊɪŋ/
adjective
performed comprehensively and completely; not superficial or partial

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to unearth

to unearth

/əˈnɝθ/
verb
recover through digging

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untenable

untenable

/ənˈtɛnəbəɫ/
adjective
(of theories etc) incapable of being defended or justified

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virtual

virtual

/ˈvɝtʃuəɫ/
adjective
existing in essence or effect though not in actual fact

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zeitgeist

zeitgeist

/ˈtsaɪtˌɡaɪst/
noun
the spirit of the time; the spirit characteristic of an age or generation

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