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The meaning of the word catechism is book for religious instruction in question-and-answer form; religious instruction by question and answer; V. catechize.
|paleontology||study of prehistoric life or fossils; CF. paleo-: ancient or prehistoric; Ex. paleography: study of ancient written documents|
|vitriolic||causing sharp pain to the mind; caustic; corrosive; sarcastic; of vitriol; N. vitriol: sulphuric acid (which burns flesh deeply); bitterly abusive expression; caustic expression; CF. glass|
|thrash||beat with a whip or flail; defeat utterly; talk about thoroughly in order to find the answer; move wildly or violently; Ex. The fishes thrashed about in the net.|
|rhapsodize||speak or write in an exaggeratedly enthusiastic manner; Ex. rhapsodize over the beauty of the scenery|
|recrimination||countercharges; V. recriminate|
|treatise||article treating a subject systematically and thoroughly|
|supplicant||one who supplicates; ADJ.|
|berserk||mad with violent anger; frenzied; madly excited|
|nauseous||causing nausea; feeling nausea|
|speck||small piece or mark; Ex. speck of dust in the eye|