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Things that exist or are used or enjoyed for only a short time. Latin “ephemera” < Greek “efemeros”=lasting only one day (referring to a fever) < “epi-“=upon + “imera”=day.

A medical device for taking blood from someone‚Äôs body or putting liquid, drugs etc. into it, consisting of a hollow plastic tube and a needle. Latin “siringa” < Greek “surinx”=a pipe, channel, or tube.

A chunk or cube of bacon used to add fat to meat before cooking. French “lardon” < Old French “lard”=bacon < Latin “lardum”=fat, grease < Greek “laros”=pleasant to the taste.

Following some traditional or generally accepted rules or beliefs of a religion, philosophy, or practice. Latin “orthodoxus” < Greek “orthodoxos” < “orthos”=straight, correct, right + “doxa”=opinion.

The study of matter and energy and the way they act on each other in heat, light, electricity, and sound. Latin “physica”=natural science < Greek “fusika”=natural things.

Large flightless African bird with long legs and long neck, which can run very fast. Anglo-Norman “ostrige” < Latin “avis”=bird + “struthio”=sparrow < Greek “strouthos”=sparr

A child whose parents are dead. Latin “orphanus” < Greek “orfanos”=bereaved, deprived of protection.

A three-dimensional spiral shape such as a corkscrew or spiral staircase. Latin “helix” < Greek “iliks”=anything of a spiral form.

A form of government where (a) property is required in order to hold office or (b) rulers are motivated by ambition or love of honor. Old French “tymocracie” < Latin “timocratia” < Greek “timokratia” < “timi”=honor or value + “kratia”=rule.

A small box or container. Diminutive of Old French “coffre”=chest < Latin “cophinus” < Greek “kofinos”=basket

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