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circumference
/ˌsɝˈkəmfɹəns/
noun
the distance around the external boundary of something
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circumlocution
/sˌɜːkəmləkjˈuːʃən/
noun
the deliberate use of unnecessary words or phrases in an attempt to avoid addressing a topic directly
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to circumnavigate
/ˌsɝkəmˈnævəˌɡeɪt/
verb
to travel all the way around something, especially the globe, by sea, air, or land
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to circumscribe
/ˌsɝkəmsˈkɹaɪb/
verb
to limit the power, freedom, or activity of something to a set of boundaries
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circumspect
/ˈsɝkəmˌspɛkt/
adjective
very cautious before doing something to avoid potential problems or consequences
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to circumvent
/ˌsɝkəmˈvɛnt/
verb
to evade an obligation, question, or problem by means of excuses or dishonesty
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necrology
/nəˈkɹɔɫədʒi/
noun
an announcement of someone's death, often containing details about them
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necromancy
/ˈnɛkɹəˌmænsi/
noun
the act of claiming to communicate with the spirits of the dead in order to gain knowledge about the future or unknown things
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necropolis
/nəˈkɹɑpəɫəs/
noun
a large cemetery or burial ground, often located in an old city or town
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necrosis
/nəˈkɹoʊsəs/
noun
a type of cell death that occurs due to injury, infection, inflammation, or other forms of cellular stress
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necrobiosis
/nɛkɹˈoʊbaɪˈoʊsɪs/
noun
the normal programmed death of cells
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complicity
/kəmˈpɫɪsəti/, /kəmˈpɫɪsɪti/
noun
the act of participating in a crime or wrongdoing along with another person or group
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granular
/ˈɡɹænjəɫɝ/
adjective
having the shape of small particles, like the texture of a powdery substance or flour
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to granulate
/ɡɹˈænjʊlˌeɪt/
verb
to form the specialized healing tissue involved in wound repair
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granule
/ˈɡɹænjəɫ/
noun
a small piece of a substance that has the shape of a small grain
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regal
/ˈɹiɡəɫ/
adjective
impressive in a way that befits royalty or those in positions of highest authority
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to regale
/ɹɪˈɡeɪɫ/
verb
to provide with fine food, wine, and other luxuries
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regalia
/ɹɪˈɡeɪɫjə/
noun
the clothes and instruments that symbolize royal or elevated rank, authority, or sovereignty
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