Vocabulary

 

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1. LOCH IS IRISH FOR LAKE.

2. NESSIE IS THE LOCH NESS MONSTER'S NICKNAME.

3. A PLESIOSAURUS IS AN AQUATIC REPTILE THOUGHT TO BE EXTINCT FOR 65 MILLION YEARS.

4. SONAR IS A DEVICE WHICH EMITS A WAVE ALLOWING ONE TO SEE OBJECTS IN THE WATER.

5. CRYPTOZOOLOGY IS THE STUDY OF HIDDEN ANIMALS.

6. A LAKE THAT IS LAND LOCKED IS ONE THAT HAS NO RIVERS LEADING FROM IT TO THE OCEAN.

7. ARCHAEOCETI IS A PREHISTORIC TYPE OF WHALE.

8. ALLEGED - TO MAKE A CLAIM WITHOUT PROVIDING A REASON, EXPLAINATION OR EVIDENCE FOR THE CLAIM.

9. A SCEPTIC [pronounce SKEPTIK ] IS A PERSON WHO DOUBTS SOMETHING IS TRUE OR RIGHT.

10. A BELIEVER IS A PERSON WHO THINKS SOMETHING IS TRUE OR RIGHT.

11. A NAYSAYER IS A PERSON WHO DOES NOT BELIEVE THE LOCH NESS MONSTER EXISTS.

12. A HOAX IS A DELIBERATE ATTEMPT TO FOOL OR MAKE OTHER PEOPLE BELIEVE SOMETHING THAT IS NOT REAL.

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