Terminology Chapter 2 A

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acme

highest or greatest point, culmination

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antithesis

total opposite

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chaos

complete and utter confusion

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dogma

doctrine; belief taught, especially as part of formal religion

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enigma

puzzle, riddle

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epitome

someone or something that is representative of something else

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epoch

period of time, age

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phobia

obsessive, morbid fear, often beyond that which is reasonable

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-phobia

abnormal fear of

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stigma

stain's on ones reputation; a mark of disgrace or dishonor

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stoic

one who controls his/her feelings and is indifferent to pleasure or pain

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stratagem

scheme-often complex- for deceiving an enemy, especially a political opponent

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theoretical

dealing with theory or that which hypothesized rather than factual- based on theory not fact