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Unformatted text preview: the scientiﬁc study of languages, including their historical development and the relationships between various languages phobia intense, often irrational feeling, especially fear of certain things pirouette (from the French for spinning top) in ballet, a complete turn of the body on the point of the toe or the ball of the foot pizza (from the Italian for bite) an open-faced baked pie topped usually with spiced tomato sauce, cheese, and other garnishes placecards small cards used with formal table settings to indicate where each guest is to sit podiatrist a medical spet in the care, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the feet policy a course of action of an organization or government polygamy the practice of having more than one spouse (usually more than one wife) at one time; also called plural marriage pompous puffed up with vanity; pretending to be grand and elegant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) emotional and mental disturbances resulting from war experiences potpourri (from the French for rotten pot) a mixture of dried ﬂower petals and spices, kept in a jar for their fragrance; also, any mixture of assorted objects precede to go ahead of or before someone or something chronologically predominant the most common or important; the most dominant prejudiced holding an opinion formed without consideration of the facts; creating a negative impact on someone else preliminary happening before something else that is more important pretentious always trying...
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