Monday, April 18, 2005

Charlie Chan Book Shelf

We are pulling our Charlie Chan Dictionary off our shelf today for words from Charlie Chan at Treasure Island, our movie for our Monday Night Chat Room!*

So how's your Chan vocabulary?!

ACTUARY--one who calculates insurance and annuity (a sum of money payable yearly or at regular intervals) premiums, reserves and dividends.+

CLAIRVOYANCE--SEE; EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION.

ECTOPLASM--a substance held to produce spirit materialization and telekinesis (the production of motion in objects [as by a spiritualistic medium] without contact or physical means).+

EXPOSE--a) to make known: bring to light (as something shameful)
b) to disclose the faults or crimes of.+

EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION (aka ESP)--perception (as in telepathy, clairvoyance, and precognition) that involves awareness of information about events external to the self not gained through the senses and not deductible from previous experience.+

LEVITATION--the act or process of levitating: the raising or lifting of a person or things by means held to be spiritual.+

PRECOGNITION--SEE: EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION

PRESTIDIGITATION (aka SLEIGHT OF HAND)--1a) a conjuring trick requiring dexterity . . . 1b) a cleverly executed trick or deception
2a) skill and dexterity in conjuring tricks . . . 2b) adroitness in deception.+

SLEIGHT OF HAND--SEE: PRESTIDIGITAION.

TELEPATHY--SEE: EXTRASENSORY PERCEPTION.

+See Merriam-Webster Dictionary.
*See www.charliechan.info.

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