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bending of a ray of light

The meaning of the word refraction is bending of a ray of light.

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hazardventure; put in danger; risk; Ex. hazard a guess; N: possible source of danger
cannyshrewd in money matters; thrifty
limboregion near heaven or hell where certain souls are kept; prison (slang); Ex. Purgatory and Limbo
meterarrangement of words in the form of poetry (by accentual rhythm)
disclaimdisown; renounce claim to; deny; CF. disclaimer
annotatecomment; make explanatory notes
grouchbad-tempered complaint; person who keeps complaining; V: complain; grumble
discerningmentally quick and observant; having insight; perceptive; able to make good judgments; V. discern: perceive
boorrude, insensitive person
orthographycorrect spelling; CF. ortho-: straight; correct; Ex. orthodontics