tardigrade slow-paced XVII; (zool.) belonging to the family comprising the sloths XVIII. — F. tardigrade or L. tardigradus, f. tardus slow + -gradus stepping, walking; see next, -GRADE.
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lact- , lact- stem of L. lac, lact- milk (cf. Gr. gála, galakt-; see GALAXY) in derivs.: lactation XVII(f. L. lactāre), lacteal XVII (f. L. lacteus), lacteou… Autarchy , autarchy absolute sovereignty. XVII. — Gr. autarkhíā, f. aútarkhos, f. autós AUTO- + árkhein rule; see -Y2. autarky self-sufficiency. XVII. — Gr. aut… Richard came a couple of steps nearer. , step / step/ • n. 1. an act or movement of putting one leg in front of the other in walking or running: Ron took a step back she turned and retraced… F , F, f [Called ‘eff’]. The 6th LETTER of the Roman ALPHABET as used for English. It originated in the Phoenician symbol waw, a vertical line forking at… atrocious , atrocious •factious, fractious •anxious • captious •precious, semi-precious •infectious •conscientious, contentious, licentious, pretentious, sentent… I walked across the lawn , walk / wôk/ • v. 1. [intr.] move at a regular and fairly slow pace by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the grou…
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