The latin word for "cut off" is currently used in Cartesian Geometry to refer to the x-axis. The same word is used in a more general sense for distance along the x-axis. What is the word?
It's name comes from the Greek roots meaning "food of the gods" and a suffix denoting that it is an alkaloid. It does not contain any part of the compound which is part of its name. It is contained in cocoa and chocolate and has numerous therapeutical uses.
It is also known as "devil's dung", "devil's herb", "stinking gum", "food of the gods" and "giant fennel". Its English and scientific name is derived from a combination of the Persian word for resin and a Latin word which refers to its strong sulfurous odor (the reason for its many unpleasant names). What?
In mid 2005, Vanity Fair put a name and face to what they called "one of American democracy's heroes". His experience as an anti-Nazi spy hunter early in his career endowed him with a bag of counter-intelligence tricks and is believed to have helped him keep his identity a secret from federal agencies. Who?
In 1987, John Knoll wrote an image viewer called Display. His
brother, Thomas Knoll was quite impressed with it, and the two
brothers collaborated to spruce it up into a full-fledged image edito
called ImagePro. This name did not last long, and with a changed
name, the brothers gave a demo in Silicon Valley, and thus began
this product's journey. Identify the product.
This construction material's name comes from a Latin word
meaning "hardened". It solidifies and hardens after mixing with
water and placement due to a chemical process known as
hydration. It is used more than any other man-made material: more
than seven billion cubic meters per year. It powers a US$35-billion
industry worldwide, with China consuming 40% of the world's
Which 2003 work of fiction that won international acclaim (the
Whitbread award and the Commonwealth Prize) deals with
symptoms of the Asperger's Disorder?
In particle physics what name is given to the elementary particles
that cause quarks to interact, and are indirectly responsible for the
binding of protons and neutrons together in the nucleus of the
It is the common name for a group of flowering plants
characterized by leaves with sharp prickles all over the plant, such
as on the stem and leaves. This prickly nature has made it the
national emblems of Scotland and fictional Syldavia. What?
It is the fourth largest city in Ukraine, and a major sea port on the
Black Sea. The formal entrance into the city from the direction of
the sea is its best known landmark, and is actually named after the
French nobleman Duc de Richelieu, though people tend to know it
better by the name of a naval vessel, thanks to a famous movie.
Identify the city.