1. dramatic performance the act of performing a drama
  2. specific performance the performance of a legal contract as specified by its terms
  3. dramatic irony when the audience understands something the characters don't
  4. theatrical performance a performance of a play
  5. linguistic performance a speaker's actual use of language in real situations
  6. musical performance the act of performing music
  7. dramatis personae the actors in a play
  8. dramatic production the act of performing a drama
  9. performance the act of doing something successfully
  10. pragmatic concerned with practical matters
  11. high-performance modified to give superior performance
  12. nonperformance failure to act with the prudence that a reasonable person would exercise under the same circumstances
  13. Dermatobia hominis large tropical American fly
  14. reticular formation a complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem; monitors the state of the body and functions in such processes as arousal and sleep and attention and muscle tone
  15. dramatic event an episode that is turbulent or highly emotional
  16. zygomatic process a slender process of the temporal bone that strengthens the zygomatic arch
  17. Thematic Apperception Test a projective technique using black-and-white pictures
  18. chromatic aberration an optical aberration in which the image has colored fringes
  19. aromatic hydrocarbon a hydrocarbon that contains one or more benzene rings that are characteristic of the benzene series of organic compounds
  20. osteitis deformans a disease of bone occurring in the middle aged and elderly

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