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Dwayne Jordan Basic Composition Dr. Carl Nelson November 22, 2010 Vocabulary Words 1. Vocabulary Word : etched (65) Original Sentence: American astronomer Percival Lowell claimed that he could see artificial canals etched into the planet's parched surface Dictionary Definition: To cut, bite, or corrode with an acid or the like; engrave with an acid or the like, as to form a design in furrows that when charged with ink will give an impression on paper Paraphrase : Lowell said that he could see artificial canals engraved into the planets parched surface 2. Vocabulary Word : existential (65) Original Sentence: Whether or not we are alone is one of the great existential questions that confront us today. Dictionary Definition: Pertaining to existence Paraphrase : One of the greatest existence questions brought up today is we are alone or not 3. Vocabulary Word : obliquely (65) Original Sentence: Opinion polls and Web-site hits indicate strong support for and interest in space missions that are linked even obliquely to this search Dictionary Definition: In an oblique manner or direction Paraphrase : It is shown that there is a strong support for space missions even indirectly to this search 4. Vocabulary Word : unprecedented (66)
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