“Simon’s Saga,” Vocabulary from Episode 32 – 30 Words

implication

something that is inferred

That means the laws of the universe are not immutable, but changing over time. The implications are quite astounding, really.
terminology

a system of words used to name things in a discipline

Listen, if you want this in “dude” terminology I can’t go into higher mathematics and the more recondite ramifications of the discovery. The best way to put it is to say that at a deeper level it’s all the same.
distinctive

of a feature that helps to identify a person or thing

“So, now imagine there are other places that are vibrating at a different sort of rate. These places—let’s call them planes—each would probably have its own distinctive appearance and so forth, right?”
protruding

extending out above or beyond a surface or boundary

Angels and other spirits, ghosts, even UFOs, could be things on other planes that are kind of protruding from their own plane, poking a bit into ours.
entity

that which is perceived to have its own distinct existence

I told you before about the evidence that some extraterrestrial entity has been contacting people using telepathy.
causality

the relation between reasons and effects

I know the evidence is that telepathy transcends the laws of causality, as well as our ideas of space and time.
presumption

a premise that is taken for granted

But I’ve been working on the presumption that these guys are in our universe, not some hypothetical other plane.
conceivable

capable of being imagined

“But if ESP is independent of space and time, it’s conceivable that this communication could be from one of these planes,” Simon said.
conclusive

forming an end or termination

On the other hand, the evidence for telepathy is conclusive.
posit

take as a given; assume as a postulate or axiom

So why posit the existence of these planes when you’re trying to explain telepathy?
insuperable

incapable of being surpassed or excelled

I mean, if different laws control each plane, you would think that a traveler would face some pretty insuperable difficulties.
linear

involving a single dimension

Maybe it flows in a different direction on each plane. Or, maybe instead of being linear, it’s circular.
viable

capable of being done with means at hand

“It just doesn’t seem to be a viable way to travel.”
fabricate

put together out of artificial or natural components

“But is it at least conceivable that some sort of way to protect a traveler could be fabricated?”
mitigate

lessen or to try to lessen the seriousness or extent of

“there would have to be some way to counteract the disparities between his world and the one he’s visiting. Or some way to at least mitigate the effects.”
feasible

capable of being done with means at hand

“Let’s say that it’s possible. But even if it’s feasible, how could he interact with the environment around this capsule?”
impermeable

preventing especially liquids to pass or diffuse through

Sort of like a plastic bubble around him that’s impermeable to things that would harm him but would allow in certain things. He could see and perceive—maybe not perfectly, but well enough—and he would be protected.
psychiatrist

a specialist in the treatment of mental disorders

The famous psychiatrist Carl Jung thought that UFOs might be creations of the human psyche, something we create because we live in this extremely rational world to fulfill our need for the magical, the nonrational.
psyche

that which is responsible for one’s thoughts and feelings

The famous psychiatrist Carl Jung thought that UFOs might be creations of the human psyche, something we create because we live in this extremely rational world to fulfill our need for the magical, the nonrational.
exude

make apparent by one’s mood or behavior

He exuded absolute confidence and control.
enrapture

hold spellbound

And Xela was gazing back at Axel, completely enraptured.
indelible

not able to be removed or erased

Simon had seen Xela smile quite a few times, and each one was etched indelibly in his memory.
cherub

an angel portrayed as a winged child

It was the smile of a cherub before the Almighty.
detachment

lack of emotion or interest

And Axel seemed huge, a towering figure surveying his kingdom with godlike detachment.
timorous

shy and fearful by nature

What had happened to Axel, the timorous little boy?
impervious

not admitting of passage or capable of being affected

It was as though some virtually impervious protective layer had been removed from him and she was seeing him for the first time as he really was.
emanate

proceed or issue forth, as from a source

Rays of joy seemed to be emanating from her, like some powerful cosmic phenomenon.
cosmic

pertaining to or characteristic of the universe

Rays of joy seemed to be emanating from her, like some powerful cosmic phenomenon.
ineffable

defying expression or description

Ineffable joy.
sagacious

acutely insightful and wise

It was a voice that sounded almost infinitely old and sagacious.

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