forms a noun


  • aegis

    Something done under the aegis of an organization or person is done with their support, backing, and protection.

  • catharsis

    Catharsis is the act or process of shedding intense memories or strong emotions by expressing them through writing, acting, or viewing other art forms.

  • stasis

    Stasis is a state of little change over a long period of time, or a condition of inactivity caused by an equal balance of opposing forces.

  • synthesis

    A synthesis is the combination or blend of two or more things to form a new whole.

  • thesis

    A thesis is a main idea for a paper that its author tries to prove by giving examples that support the idea.

  • crisis

    A crisis is a very bad or dangerous event that causes a lot of struggle.

  • amniocentesis

    (pregnancy) extraction by centesis of amniotic fluid from a pregnant woman (after the 15th week of pregnancy) to aid in the diagnosis of fetal abnormalities

  • analysis

    an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole

  • homeostasis

    (physiology) metabolic equilibrium actively maintained by several complex biological mechanisms that operate via the autonomic nervous system to offset disrupting changes

  • megalopolis

    a very large urban complex (usually involving several cities and towns)

  • pertussis

    a disease of the respiratory mucous membrane

  • psoriasis

    a chronic skin disease characterized by dry red patches covered with scales

  • synopsis

    a sketchy summary of the main points of an argument or theory

  • peristalsis

    the process of wavelike muscle contractions of the alimentary tract that moves food along

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