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    Antiperistasis - (n.) Opposition by which the quality opposed asquires strength; resistance or reaction roused by opposition or by the action of an opposite principle or quality.
    Apostasies - (pl. ) of Apostasy
    Catastasis - (n.) That part of a speech, usually the exordium, in which the orator sets forth the subject matter to be discussed.
    Catastasis - (n.) The state, or condition of anything; constitution; habit of body.
    Diastasic - (a.) Pertaining to, or consisting of, diastase; as, diastasic ferment.
    Diastasis - (n.) A forcible of bones without fracture.
    Ecstasies - (pl. ) of Ecstasy
    Ectasia - (n.) A dilatation of a hollow organ or of a canal.
    Ectasis - (n.) The lengthening of a syllable from short to long.
    Entasia - (n.) Tonic spasm; -- applied generically to denote any disease characterized by tonic spasms, as tetanus, trismus, etc.
    Entasis - (n.) A slight convex swelling of the shaft of a column.
    Entasis - (n.) Same as Entasia.
    Epitasis - (n.) That part which embraces the main action of a play, poem, and the like, and leads on to the catastrophe; -- opposed to protasis.
    Epitasis - (n.) The period of violence in a fever or disease; paroxysm.
    Fantasia - (n.) A continuous composition, not divided into what are called movements, or governed by the ordinary rules of musical design, but in which the author's fancy roves unrestricted by set form.
    Fantasied - (a.) Filled with fancies or imaginations.
    Fantasies - (pl. ) of Fantasy
    Hypostasis - (n.) That which forms the basis of anything; underlying principle; a concept or mental entity conceived or treated as an existing being or thing.
    Hypostasis - (n.) Substance; subsistence; essence; person; personality; -- used by the early theologians to denote any one of the three subdivisions of the Godhead, the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
    Hypostasis - (n.) Principle; an element; -- used by the alchemists in speaking of salt, sulphur, and mercury, which they considered as the three principles of all material bodies.
    Hypostasis - (n.) That which is deposited at the bottom of a fluid; sediment.
    Hypostasize - (v. t.) To make into a distinct substance; to conceive or treat as an existing being; to hypostatize.
    Menostasis - (n.) Stoppage of the mences.
    Metasilicate - (n.) A salt of metasilicic acid.
    Metasilicic - (a.) Designating an acid derived from silicic acid by the removal of water; of or pertaining to such an acid.
    Metastasis - (n.) A spiritual change, as during baptism.
    Metastasis - (n.) A change in the location of a disease, as from one part to another.
    Metastasis - (n.) The act or process by which matter is taken up by cells or tissues and is transformed into other matter; in plants, the act or process by which are produced all of those chemical changes in the constituents of the plant which are not accompanied by a production of organic matter; metabolism.
    Microtasimeter - (n.) A tasimeter, especially when arranged for measuring very small extensions. See Tasimeter.
    Protasis - (n.) A proposition; a maxim.
    Protasis - (n.) The introductory or subordinate member of a sentence, generally of a conditional sentence; -- opposed to apodosis. See Apodosis.
    Protasis - (n.) The first part of a drama, of a poem, or the like; the introduction; opposed to epitasis.
    Stasimon - (n.) In the Greek tragedy, a song of the chorus, continued without the interruption of dialogue or anapaestics.
    Stasis - (n.) A slackening or arrest of the blood current in the vessels, due not to a lessening of the heart's beat, but presumably to some abnormal resistance of the capillary walls. It is one of the phenomena observed in the capillaries in inflammation.
    Systasis - (n.) A political union, confederation, or league.
    Tasimer - (n.) An instrument for detecting or measuring minute extension or movements of solid bodies. It consists essentially of a small rod, disk, or button of carbon, forming part of an electrical circuit, the resistance of which, being varied by the changes of pressure produced by the movements of the object to be measured, causes variations in the strength of the current, which variations are indicated by a sensitive galvanometer. It is also used for measuring minute changes of temperature.
    Telangiectasis - (n.) Dilatation of the capillary vessels.
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    Fantasia - n. Free or improvisatory musical or other composition, or one based on familiar tunes. [italian: related to *fantasy]
    Fantasize - v. (also -ise) (-zing or -sing) 1 day-dream. 2 imagine; create a fantasy about.
    Iconostasis - n. (pl. -stases) (in the eastern church) screen bearing icons. [greek: related to *icon]
    Metastasis - n. (pl. -stases) transference of a bodily function, disease, etc., from one part or organ to another. [greek, = removal]
    Stasis - n. (pl. Stases) 1 inactivity; stagnation. 2 stoppage of circulation. [greek]

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