awl
a pointed instrument for piercing small holes in leather, wood, etc
blitzkrieg
a sudden rapid attack
broiled
to cook by direct heat
cadaver
a dead body
capitulation
surrendering or giving up
chaplain
a member of the clergy who conducts religious services for an institution
chimera
an imaginary monster made from a grotesque combination of animal body parts
comatose
unconscious
confessor
a priest granted he authority to hear confessions
corporeal
of the physical body
debriding
removal of dead or burnt skin tissue
defibrillator
An electrical device used to restore normal heartbeat by applying a brief electric shock
electrolytes
chemical containing ions that help control fluid balance in the body
endotracheal
placed within the trachea (windpipe)
eschar
a hard crust or scab, as from a burn
escharotomy
surgical procedure cutting into burnt skin to assist the healing of underlying tissue
hair shirt
a garment of coarse haircloth, worn next to the skin as a penance by ascetics and penitents
heliocentric
with the sun as the centre
hypothesis
guess or assumption
immolation
destroy by fire
isotonic
having the same concentration of solutes as the blood
IV
medicine administered by insertion into veins
jejunostomy
surgical opening through the abdominal wall into the lower intestine
kismet
destiny
Lothario
a man who obsessively seduces and deceives women
matins
morning prayer
mercenary
a professional soldier hired to serve in a foreign army
metabolic activity
The chemical processes by which cells produce the substances and energy needed to sustain life
metronome
rhythm or beat
nasogastric
relating to the nose and stomach
perpetuity
perpetual or endless
quixotic
idealistic without regard to practicality
Rorschach test
psychological test using inkblots
Schadenfreude
pleasure felt at someone else's misfortune
spelunking
caving
transcendence
a spiritual separation from the physical world
vernacular
the language of a particular place