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al·che·my
1 : a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
2 : a power or process of transforming something common into something special
3 : an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting

as·cen·dan·cy
Variant(s): also as·cen·den·cy /&-'sen-d&n(t)-sE/
: governing or controlling influence : DOMINATION

bla·zon
Function: noun
1 a : armorial bearings : COAT OF ARMS b : the proper description or representation of heraldic or armorial bearings
2 : ostentatious display

blazon
Function: transitive verb
1 : to publish widely : PROCLAIM
2 a : to describe (heraldic or armorial bearings) in technical terms b : to represent (armorial bearings) in drawing or engraving
3 a : DISPLAY b : DECK, ADORN
- bla·zon·er /-n&r; -z&n-&r/ noun
- blazoning noun

ex·trap·o·late
Function: verb
transitive senses
1 : to infer (values of a variable in an unobserved interval) from values within an already observed interval
2 a : to project, extend, or expand (known data or experience) into an area not known or experienced so as to arrive at a usually conjectural knowledge of the unknown area b : to predict by projecting past experience or known data
intransitive senses : to perform the act or process of extrapolating

fu·tile
Pronunciation: 'fyü-t&l, 'fyü-"tIl
Function: adjective
1 : serving no useful purpose : completely ineffective
2 : occupied with trifles : FRIVOLOUS

in·fi·del
Pronunciation: 'in-f&-d&l, -f&-"del
Function: noun
1 : one who is not a Christian or who opposes Christianity
2 a : an unbeliever with respect to a particular religion b : one who acknowledges no religious belief
3 : a disbeliever in something specified or understood
- infidel adjective

lin·go
Pronunciation: 'li[ng]-(")gO
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural lingoes
Etymology: probably from Lingua Franca, language, tongue, from Provençal, from Latin lingua -- more at TONGUE
Date: 1660
: strange or incomprehensible language or speech: as a : a foreign language b : the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest c : language characteristic of an individual

ru·di·men·ta·ry
Pronunciation: "rü-d&-'men-t&-rE, -'men-trE
Function: adjective
Date: 1839
1 : consisting in first principles : FUNDAMENTAL
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al·che·my
1 : a medieval chemical science and speculative philosophy aiming to achieve the transmutation of the base metals into gold, the discovery of a universal cure for disease, and the discovery of a means of indefinitely prolonging life
2 : a power or process of transforming something common into something special
3 : an inexplicable or mysterious transmuting

as·cen·dan·cy
Variant(s): also as·cen·den·cy /&-'sen-d&n(t)-sE/
: governing or controlling influence : DOMINATION

bla·zon
Function: noun
1 a : armorial bearings : COAT OF ARMS b : the proper description or representation of heraldic or armorial bearings
2 : ostentatious display

blazon
Function: transitive verb
1 : to publish widely : PROCLAIM
2 a : to describe (heraldic or armorial bearings) in technical terms b : to represent (armorial bearings) in drawing or engraving
3 a : DISPLAY b : DECK, ADORN <the town was blazoned with flags>
- bla·zon·er /-n&r; -z&n-&r/ noun
- blazoning noun

ex·trap·o·late
Function: verb
transitive senses
1 : to infer (values of a variable in an unobserved interval) from values within an already observed interval
2 a : to project, extend, or expand (known data or experience) into an area not known or experienced so as to arrive at a usually conjectural knowledge of the unknown area <extrapolates present trends to construct an image of the future> b : to predict by projecting past experience or known data <extrapolate public sentiment on one issue from known public reaction on others>
intransitive senses : to perform the act or process of extrapolating

fu·tile
Pronunciation: 'fyü-t&l, 'fyü-"tIl
Function: adjective
1 : serving no useful purpose : completely ineffective <efforts to convince him were futile>
2 : occupied with trifles : FRIVOLOUS

in·fi·del
Pronunciation: 'in-f&-d&l, -f&-"del
Function: noun
1 : one who is not a Christian or who opposes Christianity
2 a : an unbeliever with respect to a particular religion b : one who acknowledges no religious belief
3 : a disbeliever in something specified or understood
- infidel adjective

lin·go
Pronunciation: 'li[ng]-(")gO
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural lingoes
Etymology: probably from Lingua Franca, language, tongue, from Provençal, from Latin lingua -- more at TONGUE
Date: 1660
: strange or incomprehensible language or speech: as a : a foreign language b : the special vocabulary of a particular field of interest c : language characteristic of an individual

ru·di·men·ta·ry
Pronunciation: "rü-d&-'men-t&-rE, -'men-trE
Function: adjective
Date: 1839
1 : consisting in first principles : FUNDAMENTAL <had only a rudimentary formal education -- D. J. Boorstin>
2 : of a primitive kind <the equipment of these past empire-builders was rudimentary -- A. J. Toynbee>
3 : very imperfectly developed or represented only by a vestige <the rudimentary tail of a hyrax>

su·per·sede/supercede
Pronunciation: "sü-p&r-'sEd
Function: transitive verb
Inflected Form(s): -sed·ed; -sed·ing
Etymology: Middle English superceden, from Middle French superseder to refrain from, from Latin supersedEre to be superior to, refrain from, from super- + sedEre to sit -- more at SIT
Date: 1654
1 a : to cause to be set aside b : to force out of use as inferior
2 : to take the place, room, or position of
3 : to displace in favor of another : SUPPLANT
synonym see REPLACE

un·found·ed
Pronunciation: "&n-'faun-d&d
Function: adjective
: lacking a sound basis : GROUNDLESS, UNWARRANTED
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