orogeny

Mar. 13th, 2011 09:32 pm
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o·rog·e·ny 


[aw-roj-uh-nee, oh-roj-]

–noun
Geology:
the process of mountain making or upheaval

Also called or·o·gen·e·sis  [awr-uh-jen-uh-sis, or-uh-]


orogenic or orogenetic
-adjective

orogenically or orogenetically
-adverb

orotund

Jan. 5th, 2011 12:05 pm
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o·ro·tund 


[awr-uh-tuhnd, ohr-]

–adjective
1. (of the voice or speech) characterized by strength, fullness, richness, and clearness
2. (of a style of speaking) pompous or bombastic

obnubilate

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obnubilate

PRONUNCIATION:
(ob-NOO-buh-layt, -NYOO-)

MEANING:
verb tr.: To cloud over, obscure, or darken.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Latin obnubilare (to darken or obscure), from ob- (in the way) + nubilare (to be cloudy), from nubes (cloud). The word nuance is also a derivative of nubes.
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ob·so·les·cence


[ob-suh-les-uhns]

–noun
the state, process, or condition of being or becoming obsolete.

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