1. solar constant the rate at which radiant solar energy is received at the outer layer of the earth's atmosphere
  2. sacristan an officer of the church who is in charge of sacred objects
  3. square knot a double knot made of two half hitches and used to join the ends of two cords
  4. gargantuan of great mass; huge and bulky
  5. Sergei Eisenstein Russian film maker who pioneered the use of montage and is considered among the most influential film makers in the history of motion pictures (1898-1948)
  6. segregationist someone who believes the races should be kept apart
  7. color constancy the tendency for a color to look the same under widely different viewing conditions
  8. Gary Weinstein Azerbaijani chess master who became world champion in 1985 by defeating Anatoli Karpov (born in 1963)
  9. sugar candy made by boiling pure sugar until it hardens
  10. Kirghizstan a landlocked republic in west central Asia bordering on northwestern China; formerly an Asian soviet but became independent in 1991
  11. gas constant (physics) the universal constant in the gas equation: pressure times volume = R times temperature; equal to 8.3143 joules per kelvin per mole
  12. colour constancy the tendency for a color to look the same under widely different viewing conditions
  13. segregation the act of keeping apart
  14. size constancy the tendency to perceive the veridical size of a familiar object despite differences in their distance (and consequent differences in the size of the pattern projected on the retina of the eye)
  15. Frankenstein the fictional Swiss scientist who was the protagonist in a gothic novel by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley; he created a monster from parts of corpses
  16. Lake Constance a lake in southeastern Germany on the northern side of the Swiss Alps; forms part of the Rhine River
  17. Okapia johnstoni similar to the giraffe but smaller with much shorter neck and stripe on the legs
  18. constant uninterrupted in time and indefinitely long continuing
  19. Turkestan a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West
  20. Turkistan a historical region of central Asia that was a center for trade between the East and the West