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  • (sooh-doh-SEYE-uhns) A system of theories or assertions about the natural world that claim or appear to be scientific but that, in fact, are not.

    pseudoscience

  • (sooh-KAHR-noh) A statesman who became the first president of Indonesia when it gained independence from The Netherlands in 1949.

    Sukarno

  • (sooh-puhr-kon-duk-TIV-uh-tee) A property of some materials in which their electrical resistance drops to zero, and they acquire the ability to carry electric current with no loss of energy whatsoever.

    superconductivity

  • (sooh-puhr-EE-goh) In Freudian psychology, the part of the psyche that incorporates parental or community values and standards and acts as an inner check on behavior.

    superego

  • (sooh-puhr-NOH-vuh) A large star in its death throes that suddenly explodes, increasing many thousands of times in brightness.

    supernova

  • (sooh-puhr-kon-duk-TIV-uh-tee) A property of materials by which their electrical resistance goes to zero, and they acquire the ability to carry electric current with no losses whatsoever.

    superconductivity

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