acceptance without protest
When I don’t argue, he takes it as
the period between the beginning of puberty and adulthood
My brother became a successful high-school football coach and a mentor to hundreds of young men, helping them through the difficult transition from
adolescence to manhood.
gradual healing through rest after sickness or injury
After a period of
convalescence, the horse returned to racing, only to be injured again.
the process of bubbling as gas escapes
In most cases it is the freeing of carbon dioxid that constitutes
effervescence, but the freeing of any gas from liquid is
the period of greatest prosperity or productivity
efflorescence of Iran’s young filmmakers in the 1990s is directly tied to this sense of acute economic disappointment, which produced movies with searing allegories that won numerous international awards.
the event of fading and gradually vanishing from sight
Here today, gone tomorrow, they are like rare birds, seldom glimpsed, who remind us of the
evanescence of all things, most of all physical beauty and the casual grace of youth.
light emission by a body as its temperature is raised
He explains that the orange flame is colored by soot particles heated to
the visual property of having lustrous, varying colors
iridescence, an object reflects different colors at different angles, separating white light into its constituent colors.
the emission of light without heat
Because in terms of energy-efficiency, if alternative light sources are available, there is no need for an organism to produce its own
falling into disuse or becoming out of date
To safeguard access to stored information in the face of decay or technological
obsolescence, archivists regularly transfer data to new media.
a state of possibly temporary inaction or dormancy
But over the next eight years, as solar activity built to a peak and then regressed back toward
quiescence, the sun emitted no high-energy gamma rays at all.
the organic process of growing older
“As organisms – and people – age, changes build up in their cells that eventually trigger cellular
senescence,” she said.